Father Of Murdered Marine In Libya: "The order was - don't help them, let them die"
October 31, 2012
Slain Libya Hero's Dad: Hillary Lied to MeFather of ex-Marine Tyrone Woods in emotional interview: "The order was – don't help them, let them die." By Gil Ronen First Publish: 10/31/2012, 8:33 PM
The father of ex-Marine Tyrone Woods gave an emotional interview to Fox News' Sean Hannity Monday, in which he blamed the White House for refusing to send help to the U.S. consular compound in Benghazi when it came under a terror attack September 11. Tyrone disobeyed orders to stand down and came to the assistance of the beseiged consulate. He was subsequently killed in the attack. Larger U.S. forces that could have come to the consulate's aid did not do so, upon orders from above.
"They watched my son die," said Charles Woods. "As far as I'm concerned, there are people, in the White House, whoever it was that was in that room, watching that video of my son dying, their cries for help, their order 'don't help them at all, let them die,' whoever that might be, it might be numerous people, you have the blood of my son, you have the blood of an American hero on your hands. I don't know who you are, but one of these days the truth will come out. I still forgive you, but you need to stand up."
When asked by Hannity why he thinks the White House obfuscated the nature of the attack for weeks on end, he replied: "I don't know what their motivation is, but Hillary, a couple of days later when the bodies were flown in, she had the nerve to lie to me. I knew she wasn't telling me the truth. She's smarter than I am. She had to know the story she gave me about the film was not the truth either."
He was referring to the Obama administration spin that portrayed the attack as a spontaneous reaction by an angry Muslim crowd to an unprofessional anti-Islamic video made by a group of private citizens in California.
"I don't want to point any fingers," said Woods, "but obviously, people in the White House were watching this happen. Real time. They – someone in the White House, or many people in the White House, watched the events unfolding, and knew that if they gave the order to stand down, that my son would die. They watched my son die.
"As far as I am concerned, there are people in the White House – whoever it was that was in that room watching that video with my son dying, their cries for help, their order 'don't help them at all, let them die' – whoever that might be, it might be numerous people – you have the blood of my son; you have the blood of an American hero on your hands. I don't know who you are, but one of these days the truth will come out. I still forgive you, but you need to stand up."
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