People who were on the ground, present at the U.S. Consulate in Libya and at the CIA Annex about a mile away, are talking to Jennifer Griffin, one of the most well-respected reporters at the Pentagon, about what happened on the night of September 11th, and it is worse than any of us could have imagined.
The CIA operatives on the ground asked for help – three times – and three times they were denied. The attack that began at about 9:40 p.m. at the Consulate was recorded and transmitted real time back to Washington where it was available at CIA headquarters, the Pentagon and the White House Situation Room.
Tyrone Woods, former Navy Seal and a member of the small team at the CIA Annex, eventually ignored orders to “stand down” and joined two others who went to the Consulate and led the survivors, still under attack, to the safety of the Annex. By then, Ambassador Stevens was already missing and one American was killed. The attack then moved to the Annex where, by the end of the night, Woods and former Navy Seal Glen Doherty were also dead.
As the article lays out in excrutiatingly painful detail, Washington knew what was happening, as it happened. The opportunity to respond and save their lives was ignored. Our American heroes were begging for help and turned down three times. Four Americans ended up dead and the President, the Secretary of State, the Ambassador to the UN, and every member of the administration who responded to these horrific events has lied. Whether or not they all knew they were repeating a lie is debatable. Whether or not the President should have known is not.
We have just one Commander-in-Chief. It is beyond belief that a decision as to whether or not to send in the military would have been made without conferring with the President. What happened on September 11th is horrific; the attacks, the murders, the ignored pleas for help. What happened on September 12th and every day since, as the President and his administration continue to lie to the American people, is corrupt, despicable and unforgivable.
Charles Woods, father of Navy Seal Tyrone Woods, wants to know who made the decision not to at least try to save his son. Mr. Woods deserves an answer, and so do the American people.