NOTE from the Author this is an UPDATE on the original article.
I wrote this article on October 30, 2012; just 49 days after the terrorist attack in Benghazi which took the lives of Ambassador Stevens, two Navy Seals, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty and the office manager Sean Smith. Eight months later, we are finding out the truth, and that truth appears to be exactly what I reported in this article. According to the following testimony of Gregory Hicks; “But as the special operations team headed to the airport, Hicks said, they got a phone call from Special Operations Command Africa saying, “you can’t go now; you don’t have authority to go now.” http://thehill.com/homenews/house/298093-whistle-blower-special-forces-could-have-saved-americans-in-benghazi#ixzz2SbmX4sKW&f
Individuals were poised to help, at the ready; the U.S. Special Operations Forces in Libya, they could have saved the American’s who were killed in the seven hour terrorist attack on that fateful night in Benghazi last September 11th, but they were told by their Commander-in-Chief, to STAND DOWN!
October 30, 2012
By: Andrea K. Robson
STAND DOWN: No Help in Sight
I know logically in my head, that I live in the United States of America. I know this because it says so on my passport! It say’s so on my Driver’s license, and my mail is delivered to an address in the United States of America. But that is the only way I can say with any certainty any more that I am still living in the United States; because honestly, if I did not have the aforementioned information, to prove this, I would honestly not believe it to be the case. As it stands, I am convinced that I have entered the Twilight Zone!
Our Ambassador, a staff member and two Navy Seals were under attack, two Predator drones were sent into the situation to video “real-time” information, which was sent back to the State Department, and the Situation Room in the White House! What does this mean, it means that President Obama was able to watch real-time video of what transpired during that 7 hours. According to Col. David Hunt, they were also listening on a telephone to the State Department, and they were also listening on a Military secured channel from the CIA on the ground to the CIA in Langley. Col. Hunt describes that the live video feed would have gone to fifteen different headquarters starting with Europe Command, to National Military Headquarters, to the White House Situation Room, to the CIA, to mention a few. According to retired Army, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, because this happened in the middle of the business day, everybody was watching this, from the White house to the CIA and the Pentagon; everybody was watching this go down in real-time! He goes on to say that “never have communications been better in the field then what we have now.”http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/10/28/Report-Obama-Watched-Benghazi-Attack-From-Situation-Room
Obama, Panetta and Biden watched in real-time, what was happening on the ground in Benghazi as it was happening! It should be noted that the two Navy Seals, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty were located at the CIA Annex not far from the Consulate. During the attack, Tyrone Woods, sent request, after request after request for help, during the 7 hour ordeal, and was told to “Stand Down!” Are you joking! WTH! Now, I’m sorry, but according to the aforementioned information there is no way on God’s green earth that the President of the United States, did NOT know what was going on, that he was NOT aware of the situation on the ground, during those 7 hours! We know now, without a shadow of a doubt that e-mails had been sent to the State Department and to the Situation Room at the White house, and these e-mails were sent during the 7 hour ordeal that Ambassador Stevens, his staff member and the two Navy Seals endured!
From the CIA Annex, Tyrone Woods asked for one predator drone, just one saying that with the help of that one drone, he could take out the terrorist attacking the Consulate, and save everyone. No help was sent, and Tyrone was told to Stand Down! Now imagine being in Tyrone’s shoes at that moment in time… you are standing there, under fire, you have a laser locked in on this terrorist and all you are asking for is one drone, not one troop, not one warm body, just a drone and this is all over! And your President does nothing; your Commander-in-Chief gives the Order to “Stand Down!” O.M.G you have got to be kidding me!! How must Tyrone have felt receiving that order? As a Navy Seal, whose training and ethics is never to leave a man behind. Think of the level of trust that must be fostered in such training that was shattered in a matter of seconds by that order given by his Commander-in-Chief!
What is very disturbing is the fact that there are unconfirmed reports stating that Africom General Carter Ham was relieved of his Command minutes before ordering a Benghazi Rescue! It was reported by James M. Pratt in RedState.com on 10/29/12 that, “Word from Spec Ops insiders is that Tyrone Woods was ”painting the target” with a laser, meaning they believed that they were backed up by the syncing of the C130 or drone on station overhead. They expected that by revealing their position with the laser on the enemy mortar crew a laser guided missile would be on its way to defend them.” Ultimately they were killed by the same terrorist’s mortar crew they illuminated with their laser. http://www.redstate.com/jamesmpratt/2012/10/27/breaking-africom-general-carter-ham-relieved-of-command-minutes-before-ordering-benghazi-rescue/
It should be noted, that this information is being refuted, and a link to the story is available here:http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/was-africom-general-replaced-for-his-efforts-to-save-benghazi-security-officials/
Being the curious person that I am, I researched this story further, and found an updated story on-line at the washingtontimes.com 10/29/12. James Robbins states the following, “The information I heard today was that General Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready. General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it; he was going to help anyhow. Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command. The story continues that now General Rodiguez would take General Ham’s place as the head of Africom.” This clearly contradicts what Mr. Panetta stated on October 26 that General Ham advised against any intervention or rescue! And if all of this is false, then why has General Ham been fired by the President? Again, what in hell are they trying to hide?http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/robbins-report/2012/oct/28/general-losing-his-job-over-benghazi/#ixzz2AcIQlf7b
Now remember, we know that for two weeks prior to the Attack on the Consulate in Benghazi, Ambassador Stevens asked for more support, telling the State Department that something was very wrong, that he was being targeted, we know this to be fact, because it is in his Diary, and CNN retrieved this from the Consulate compound! Remember, this is a voluntary post, and the President of the United States, knew Ambassador Stevens. Ambassador Stevens and his family were no strangers to the President; they knew one another very well! Get the picture here? The President knew that Ambassador Steven’s life, as well as others, trapped at the Consulate was in danger, that they could die, and yet he tells Navy Seal Tyrone Woods to Stand Down! President Barrack Obama knew what was going on, he watched in real-time what was happening, and he read the emails sent during the attack in real-time! He knew there was military available to send in to help, and he did nothing. Our President did nothing, he allowed 4 people to die, and he left these men behind! He watched all this unfold, he told Woods to Stand Down, and then President Obama went to bed. The President of these United States received three (3) urgent requests for help, for military back-up, and he denied all three!
What must have been going through their heads? What these Navy Seals must have been thinking as the mob closed in for the kill! How on earth…it beggars’ belief! It would be impossible for the President of the United States not to know what was going on! The President of the United States is the only person that could give the order to launch, he did not. If he did not know what was going on, then heads must roll! And we have a much bigger problem on our hands! If he climes that he did not have any of the information that we have all seen, redacted, that shows what was happening in real-time, that was handed to the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense and the Situation Room, if Obama is saying that he did not have that information, he is either lying, or we need to demand a list of the people who did not forward this information on to the President of the United States and they must all be fired!!
On further investigation, I found that Ambassador Stevens may have been involved in a gunrunning operation to al-Qaeda and Jihadists in Libya, much like the gunrunning operation in Fast and Furious to the Mexican drug cartels; and that this gunrunning operation may have gone very, very wrong. Did the Obama administration set Ambassador Stevens up along with Navy Seals Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and computer expert, Sean Smith, to die? These and other questions were raised during a discussion between former 20 year CIA veteran Clare Lopez and Glen Beck on October 22nd. Glen Beck asked Ms. Lopez, if she felt that the brokering of these guns by Ambassador Chris Stevens was an accurate and plausible theory, to which she stated she believed that to be the case. Ms. Lopez agreed that we continue to gun-run now in Syria with the help of the Muslim Brotherhood. Ms. Lopes describes what might be the reasoning for our government to get involved in providing guns to what they might see as good jihadists! Ms. Lopez explains that the ideology, and the philosophy of our current administration is to empower the Muslim Brotherhood to come into power in places like Egypt, Tunisia and perhaps even Syria, and this might be the thinking behind the Obama administration’s involvement in the gunrunning operation! This rabbit hole goes very deep, and according to Ms. Lopes, Jordan is being targeted right now, and Saudi Arabia is next on the Muslim Brotherhood overthrow list! http://youtu.be/QjL-HH9HeEs
It appears that Ambassador Stevens may have been working with the CIA to provide guns to al-Qaeda and other Islamic Jihadist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, for the purpose of overthrowing governments in the Middle East with the President’s knowledge. If this proves to be true, then this scandal will make Water Gate look like a pic nick in the park, like child’s play!
An interesting side bar, on October 10th Mitt Romney was speaking to a crowd in a blustery Iowa, and shared a touching and humorous story about how he had met Glen Doherty at a Christmas Party in 2010. He reminisced about the things they had in common and recalled how much “care and concern Doherty had for the people he had met and working in the Middle East.” Romney went on to share how surprised he was to find out that one of the Navy Seals that lost his life in Benghazi was Glen Doherty. As he continued to reminisce on that blustery day in Iowa, Romney quoted reports from CNN International, that “Doherty had left a safe location to rush to the aid of the consulate under attack last month. They didn’t hunker down where they were in safety – they rushed there to go help.” Romney went on to say, “This is the American Way – we go where there’s trouble.” http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/102512-630874-no-marines-with-bayonets-at-benghazi.htm?p=full
Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty went where they were needed, they requested help three times, and were denied three times. They were instead told to “Stand Down” by their Commander-in-Chief! I leave you with this quote from Charles Woods, Tyrone’s father, “Better to die the death of a Hero, then it is to live the life of a Coward!”