A Hero Died Because He Refused To Follow Cowardly Orders

I’m sure the latest reports coming from FOX News are only the tip of the iceberg regarding what really happened at the US embassy in Benghazi when it was attacked by Islamofascists. But ALL Americans should be outraged over this latest item:

Former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was part of a small team who was at the CIA annex about a mile from the U.S. consulate where Ambassador Chris Stevens and his team came under attack. When he and others heard the shots fired, they informed their higher-ups at the annex to tell them what they were hearing and requested permission to go to the consulate and help out. They were told to “stand down,” according to sources familiar with the exchange. Soon after, they were again told to “stand down.”

Woods and at least two others ignored those orders and made their way to the consulate which at that point was on fire. Shots were exchanged. The rescue team from the CIA annex evacuated those who remained at the consulate and Sean Smith, who had been killed in the initial attack. They could not find the ambassador and returned to the CIA annex at about midnight.

Obviously the bureaucrat who gave the order to stand down was observing the protocols of the Obama Administration to “lead from behind” even if the act of doing so would result in the deaths of Americans serving their country.

Tyrone Woods was later joined at the scene by fellow former Navy SEAL Glen Doherty, who was sent in from Tripoli as part of a Global Response Staff or GRS that provides security to CIA case officers and provides countersurveillance and surveillance protection. They were killed by a mortar shell at 4 a.m. Libyan time, nearly seven hours after the attack on the consulate began — a window that represented more than enough time for the U.S. military to send back-up from nearby bases in Europe, according to sources familiar with Special Operations. Four mortars were fired at the annex. The first one struck outside the annex. Three more hit the annex.

It’s one thing to be incompetent; it’s another thing to coverup both the incompetence and the fatal consequences of said incompetence. Does this episode constitute high crimes, misdemeanors, or both? President Barack Obama won’t resign over this debacle so we can only hope he loses in November & thus spare our country the spectacle of his impeachment.

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  • geo999
  • …just to advance the “Libyan talking point”.  

    First, as I have pointed out to you before, if the right-wing had been equally obsessed with learning what obvious clues George Bush and he’s team were given before 9-11.  Talk about grounds for impeachment.

    Let’s assume there was tragic FUBAR that night.  Your showing how desperate things are, trying to transform the fog of war into a impeachable offense.  Desperate.  

  • …maybe you feel CIA Director Petraeus should resign?  According to the story, it was the Agency that owns this mess.  

  • But what is the standard for when it is ok to refuse to follow an order?

  • geo999

    Only a thorough investigation will reveal whether the President’s were criminally negligent or simply ignorantly incompetent.

    But we do have sufficient facts before us now to justify a decision not to renew this man’s contract for another four years.