For a few weeks now, I have had my suspicions about the truth behind the Benghazi, Libya debacle, but was reluctant to spread rumors or theories. But as of yesterday, the lid has been blown off this scandalous betrayal of true American heroes. The father of slain Navy Seal, Tyrone Woods, has come forward to reveal facts that the White House (and I believe, the media) has concealed.
This is not a knee-jerk reaction from a grieving father. Charles Woods took his time before deciding that his son's death could not go unanswered. Our special operations warriors are intensely honorable men, and I'm sure Charles Woods wanted to proceed in a manner that would show respect for his son.
This is nothing less than a bungled nightmare; a demonstration of incompetence, and a supreme lack of leadership. And I am indescribably angry! Where was the Commander in Chief when the men, who take their oath of service so seriously, needed him? I know my opinion won't have any effect on this situation, but I am keenly aware of the sacrifice our military makes to keep this country safe and the best in the world. I believe in them and honor their service, and I am just so outraged that those who were in command failed them. AND THEN THEY LIED TO US!
My knowledge and experience is inadequate to understand all the facts and details of how such an operation would go down. But it is becoming quite clear that it was a fiasco; totally mismanaged and it cost the lives of four Americans. But rather than me continuing with my indignation, I would like to share a concise and appropriate essay by someone who has the experience to know how this situation should have been handled. Matthew Bracken is a former Navy Seal, who has written a series of popular books about the decline of America. He has written a biting post on Western Rifle Shooters Association that lays the blame squarely at the feet of the White House. No apologies, just the facts!
So don't take my word for it. This man knows what he is talking about. Read his article!
I guess what makes me so angry, and incredibly sad, is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Dougherty displayed remarkable honor, decency and character by ignoring orders to "stand down" and went to the rescue of Ambassador Stevens; upholding their oath to serve and protect. And those who are in charge of leading these principled men have shown nothing but cowardice; unable to be honest with the American people and lying to cover up their immoral behavior.
It's time to stop the lying. It's time to do right by those who sacrificed their lives for America. I pray that honor can be returned to our land and to our leadership. As Matthew Bracken so eloquently expressed ..... God help us!
Final Thought: If you are a faithful reader of this blog, then you know my opinion on the judgments that have come against America due to the decisions made by our government. Could the coming "Perfect Storm" that is ready to slam into the East Coast be God's reaction to the indefensible position our leaders took in Benghazi? After all, the storm is right on track to strike Washington D.C. Something to think about!
Psalm 3:35 "The wise inherit honor, but fools get only shame."