Wednesday, October 31, 2012

A Parent’s Nightmare in Benghazi

Imagine you are the parent or family member of one of the Americans killed in the 9/11/2012 terrorist attack at our consulate in Benghazi? If you only watch the network news programs, NBC, CBS, or ABC, you probably have little idea of what I’m talking about. Let me fill you in.

Four Americans were attacked on 9/11/2012 by terrorists at our consulate in Benghazi. First thing to understand is the consulate is American soil. The Americans that are in that compound should be as safe as any place in the US. But we now know that threats against our citizens were increasing and their requests for additional security denied. The British Embassy pulled out all of their citizens days prior due to the increased threats of violence.

The terrorists showed up on 9/11 heavily armed to kill Americans. Drones flying above the compound were monitoring and sending video real time to authorities including the CIA, DOD, and the White House. The Americans under threat were sending messages about the situation to dozens of people as well as posting messages on social media. To no avail. Until a couple of brave men decided to disobey orders to stand down and decided to go help the Americans under attack. They were successful in saving approximately 16 Americans and holding off the terrorists for 7 hours. But no help arrived even though the situation was unfolding right in front of the people responsible for protecting them including the President and Secretary of State. Ultimately the terrorists succeeded in killing 4 Americans because their requests for help were denied by the president’s administration.

One of the slain Americans is former Navy Seal Tyrone Woods. His father Chris Woods has been out trying to get answers to why his son and other heroes did not get back-up during the terrorist attack. As a parent I can only imagine the pain and frustration he feels about his son’s death. But to add insult to injury, the media, except for FOX are not asking any questions about how this happened? So the father has made it his mission to get to the bottom of this failure.

The father Chris Woods is up against a lot of media noise like the recent storm, and a media that is protecting this president’s election chances instead of investigating the Benghazi failure. They seem to have no interest in getting to the truth about this huge failure of the Commander in Chief to protect Americans abroad, and giving the order to send help to those patriots. I have no doubt he will succeed eventually. The truth always finds the light of day.

But in the meantime my heart aches for the families of these heroes who were betrayed by this president and his administration. I am also disappointed the military went along with this failure. In the end this father and these families will get the answers, and the country will hold the people responsible no matter what the election outcome is on November 6th. It is devastating the level of corruption we have in the media. A media whose responsibility it is to hold government accountable.

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