Two of my SEAL brothers (Doherty and Woods) were in Benghazi, working with the CIA on an intelligence mission to locate shoulder fired surface-to-air missiles that were stolen by Al Qaeda when Libya fell. They heard several shots being fired near the consulate. It was recorded that Ty radioed to inform his superiors and tell them what he was hearing and requested permission to assist at the consulate. However, they were told to “stand down!” An hour later, they called again to report the gunfire and requested to assist and were again told to “stand down!” WHY? And by whom? Only the President can give the order to military units to cross a country’s borders.

On or about midnight, while shooting in various areas was still going on, it was reported that Woods and Doherty called for any U.S. military support they could get because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house/annex. The request was denied. There were no communications problems at the annex, according those present at the compound (which was verified by the radio recordings and by the drone that was flying overhead.) The team was in constant radio contact with their headquarters. In fact, it was reported that Doherty was on the roof of the annex manning a heavy machine gun killing several terrorists when mortars were fired at the CIA compound. Because they knew that there was a drone overhead, Woods had a laser on the mortar position for targeting. However, the drone was reported to be unarmed.

It was reported that both Woods and Doherty were killing every terrorist that appeared. Ty repeatedly requested back-up support from a Specter gunship that was in a neutral area. This is a C-130 aircraft that fires 20mm bullets (about the size of a man’s thumb) and 105 howitzer rounds at laser-illuminated targets. This aircraft is commonly used by U.S. Special Operations forces to provide support to Special Operations teams on the ground involved in intense firefights. The aircraft was told to “stand down”! WHY? And by whom? Again, only the President can give the order to military units to cross a country’s borders or not to.

It was learned that the fighting at the CIA annex alone went on for more than four hours; this was enough time for any planes based in Spain, Italy, or Djibouti to arrive and assist. However, two separate Tier One Special operations forces were told to wait: a special Marine FAST unit and Delta Force operators. WHY? And by whom? Only the President can give the order to military units to cross a country’s borders. Why did the president NOT give the order?

It was learned through various witnesses that the end came when the terrorists fired mortar rounds that detonated on top of the annex. It is believed that Doherty was killed when the mortar exploded, and Ty Woods was mortally wounded. Woods bled out from his wounds for several hours after he was hit. This was reported by those who were sent in to recover the Ambassador’s body; and when they saw the type of wounds that Woods had received from the exploded mortar round and the amount of blood that he had lost, it was speculated that he had lived for perhaps 1 or 2 hours before he finally died from the loss of blood.

My sources are those who were attached to various support units (and who were in and around the area at the time); and I gave them my word that I would not publicize their names, as some are still on active duty. This is ONLY a small bit of the information that was notarized and sent to several representatives. Our team compiled 42 pages of information. When the entire report is read, one can ONLY conclude that these Americans were deliberately left there to die, due to the criminal negligence and inaction on behalf of Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Hillary ignored pleads for assistance in security to shut down the consulate, as it was becoming unsafe. Hilary also had a part in forging documents and openly lied about a movie being the cause of the attacks. Furthermore, she told the parents of Doherty and Woods that “They are going to prosecute those responsible for making the movie, which sparked the attacks.” WHY the lie about a movie?

Obama, as president, is the ONLY one who can give cross-border permission to any military command or unit to go into another country. Obama NEVER gave that permission. Obama also did NOT stay apprised of the situation when he was informed of the dangers in Benghazi. It is known that Obama was very ambiguous in his presidential responsibilities and told aides to (paraphrased) “do what they think is right.” Obama also lied to the American people about why the attack happened by blaming this event on a movie. WHY the lies? WHY did he NOT authorize the military rescue? WHY did he not get ALL Americans out of Benghazi the moment that he learned that Americans, especially one of his ambassadors, were in danger? What was to be gained by NOT taking ANY action and leaving Americans there to die? The president would have been hailed a hero for sending in a rescue team to save Americans, especially during an election. Yet he decided NOT to take ANY action and leave the next day for a fundraiser in Las Vegas! By not taking the appropriate military action to rescue Americans, President Obama is responsible for the deaths of four Americans! WHY did he NOT take action?

Billy Allmon is a retired Navy SEAL and honorably served his country from 1969 to 1993. He retired as a chief petty officer and is a combat veteran of three wars. While in the SEALs, Mr. Allmon participated in numerous covert and overt missions around the world in support of US and foreign governments, militaries, and other official agencies.
His new book, When the Bullet Hits Your Funny Bone: The Essence of a U.S. Navy SEAL, is a collection of stories about his time in the U. S. Navy SEALs and how they use their humor to cope with all the tragic events and horrific sights, which all Navy SEALs must deal with throughout their professional careers.
This article originally appeared at PPSimmons.com and is reprinted here with permission.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by WesternJournalism.com.


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