Charlie Woods. Although I didn't know your son Ty, I am reminded America is the Country it is today because of a few who made a difference, and who made the ultimate sacrifice in the process! Please remember, Ty will always be remembered for his willingness to come to the aid of fellow Americans when no-one else would!
I Pray that God Bless you and your Family. Ty although no longer here on this earth is definitely in Heaven. There is no greater sacrifice than someone willing to lay their life down for their fellow man!
This is the worst piece of journalism I have ever witnessed in my 43 years of life. Hannity politicizing this hero's death in an election season, and for no other reason. Hannity is a compete coward. Do you really thing the WH would ignore doing anything if they could? This is treason by Fox news. Wake up Fox news viewers, Obama is not the second coming, he is a genuine person doing the best he can for the country he loves. We have a difference of opinion, that is all. Get your news from varied sources and you might understand that Hannity is a horrible American, an anti-american, a right wing republican only. Total asshole.
Obama doing the best he can for this Country? WHAT? Worst journalism? How about no coverage from the MSM?
In time you'll find out it was Obama who denied reinforcements to these fine young men who risked and lost their lives coming to the aid of fellow Americans. Mark my words! It is comments like what you wrote that be-little Ty's sacrifice.
I do agree Hannity shouldn't have gone so far to an extent. But the MSM shoved their heads in the sand to cover a President who doesn't deserve the dedication you give him! America and especially the families of those lost in Libya need to know the truth! However I seriously doubt Obama will ever tell it! As usual, he'll lay blame to someone else. Because we all know Obama isn't to blame for anything!!
He's a bigger man than me.
I hope God keeps and protects these families... and comforts them with peace and love.
Obamaladen gave his Libyan terrorist buddies 20,000 ways to kill. Why would he allow these weapons into the hands of terrorists in the first place?
the msm doesn't want to talk about this. obama/liberals make the excuse of "you're just politicizing a tragedy" to try to get the american people (and romney campaign) to SHUT UP and NOT ASK QUESTIONS TO OUR GOVERNMENT. they use that to try to guilt-trip us. that's why not too many people are even talking about this.
and as a result... how many americans have NO idea what's going on about this? yet they know all about binders and big bird. if more people knew about all this, there would be a HUGE outrage and no way obama would stand a chance of getting re-elected.
so we need to do what the msm isn't doing. we need to be the ones to spread the word and inform others about this. share on fb, twitter, and blogs, and tell others to share too. if we all do this, eventually, this will reach even the low-info voters. if you don't share info about this whole libya scandal, you're just helping obama!
God bless this man and his brave son.
To intentionally leave men to die in combat is treason and should be prosecuted accordingly. No rationalization from Panetta or Clinton or Obama will nullify their despicable actions. There is no excuse. They failed in their duty and a just nation would see them convicted. That they will all walk is a given, because our congress in inept and none have the integrity or the ability to admit they have greviously failed not only the Ambassador and his detail, but all Americans. Everyone in Washington is to blame. All of this makes me profoundly sad for my country and angry beyond words.
What happened to those at that consulate is disgraceful and should be unacceptable to every single person in this country. It should be reported - at the top of every news broadcast and on the front page of every newspaper - by every news organization. That most in the media are ignoring this is just as criminal as this administration allowing those brave men to die when they could have been saved. I am sickened by this.
To be able to openly lie to the families of four dead Americans takes a very special brand of cruelty. And for Hillary Clinton to say that they were going to imprison the film maker of this bogus video, rather than saying that the full resources of the United States military will be used to kill those responsible for the attack, shows just how morally bankrupt this administration is. Shame on them. And to all you voters out there, just remember that this could have been your son, your father, your uncle, or your brother lying out in the dirt of that street in Benghazi. And to think that your own government wouldn't lift a finger to help you is just plain evil.
could it be any clearer? the higher-ups, knew that this attack was going on (in fact, they had hints even BEFORE it happened) and they gave orders NOT to send reinforcements. i don't know who, but someone high up said, "do not fire/do not go." i want to know who is responsible. well, i know that several people in the obama administration are responsible, including obama himself. THEY KNEW THIS WAS HAPPENING. THEY HAD A LIVE VIDEO FEED. THEY WATCHED AMERICANS DIE AND DID NOTHING.
and then all this nonsense about the youtube video! WHO started that rumor?!
I'm posting this letter because it was written about 2 hrs before I listened to this father's interview. See it below:
I am appalled at the way the MSM with the exception of Fox News are handling the Benghazi, Libya issue by refusing to talk about it in most cases and misleading the public in other cases. The reason they are avoiding it is because they know that if the majority of the people knew that Obama, Biden, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and national security people listened and watched video from drones overhead as our people were under attack for 7 hours and that they did not provide any military assistance to potentially save lives that this is a bombshell. THAT IS THE SCANDAL. Instead of focusing totally, exclusively and solely on this aspect of the story Fox is all over the place and the other network news and talk shows are avoiding this aspect completely. Fox is trying to understand why the administration would blame a video and they speculate about Obama’s policy regarding not wanting to label this a terrorist attack.
The following scenario best explains the reason for this administration’s action. Once they made the decision that no help would be sent to these people under attack they realized that the American people would likely condemn them for their inaction. A spontaneous mob caused by a video made by some obscure person was the pawn to put the cover up for their inaction in place and send everyone down a rat hole of speculation so that they could get through the election. They knew that the MSM would not pursue the issue. Their strategy was put in jeopardy a little by the house committee hearing. Since congress was out of session they did not expect any hearing until after the election. Since they were all there when the INACTION DECISION was made that is the reason why no one contradicted the video story.
Finally this bombshell would result in a landslide election of Republicans if handled properly by Karl Rove’s Crossroad, the RNC, and Mitt Romney’s campaign. The ad should simply say “THEY LISTENED WHILE OUR PEOPLE WERE UNDER ATTACK AS IT HAPPENED AND THEY DID NOT ATTEMPT TO SAVE THEM. WHO DO YOU TRUST NOW THAT YOU KNOW THIS INFORMATION?” That ad would be devastating and will get them the presidency and a majority in the house and senate.
As the father said politics should not enter this tragedy but these incompetent people do not deserve reelection and neither do the democrats who willfully stood by in silence while they try to perpepuate this fraud upon the American people.
The fact that Romney and RNC are ignoring this worries me.
I cannot get out of mind the image of Obama watching four Americans being murdered, then going to bed, and the next day flying off to a fundraiser in Nevada. It absolutely curdles my blood. How cold and calculated.
I personally think he let them die because he wanted the Libyans to like us and think we were being nice to them by not invading their airspace or something. I believe it was a conscious decision by this very evil man we now have for president. He not only meets, but exceeds, all that I thought he was. Why is this not treasonous?
Charlie Woods is a fine man, a fine father, no wonder his son turned out to be such a hero.
Frankly, I am in tears, the more I learn what he and his colleague did.
This administration does not deserve to be served by such heroes.
I hope they get hauled before a court, for murder.
I'm a Christian, and right now I'm having a difficult time forgiving BO and this administration. God will deal with these people, in his own way and his own time.
i'm a Christian and not supposed to "hate" but i can't help hating obama and everyone in his administration who is responsible.
I thought Megyn was going to cry and also Admiral Nash. Gen. Mcelheny (sp) looked like he was spitting nails.
All of America must show their grief and ANGER!!!
I dare Clinton, Panetta (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/26/panetta-military-lacked-enough-information-to-intervene-during-benghazi-attack/), Biden and Obama to sit face to face with this man, look him in the eye and repeat their lies. Sadly, I think they would without blinking twice.
I guess the only good news is that the foul criminal, Obama, will be unable to say that any of the heroes of Benghazi looked enough like him to have been his son. The racist, murdering bastard!
Mr. Woods is a gentleman and I don't know if I could be as gracious as he if it were my own son. I cannot imagine the anguish felt by this family knowing the sane govt his son was serving stood by and did nothing to save him. My thoughts and prayers are with him and all of Ty's loved ones.
Anyone involved in this massacre from the president down needs to be tried, convicted and punished because this IS murder. There can be no excuse made which would warrant anything less than a guilty verdict. It is also treason and therefore must be dealt with accordingly.
May everyone involved repent before the Lord and to the families of those slain on the night of 9/11/12 at Benghazi. As a Christian the Lord tells me to forgive and I will admit I am having difficulty but I will; not sure how right now but I will.
Forgiving is the hardest thing.
Praying for His help so we can learn to forgive is one way to do it.
Charles Wood, I'm sure, needed the long weeks of prayer, before he made these calls he made today and yesterday.
Did those b@$tards even ASK for your forgiveness ?
So why are you going around forgiving them , not even knowing WHO they are ?
You are just making it easier for them to kill my kids too .
On my first day in the filed in RVN, we were sent on a training mission , outside the "wire" to test our weapons, learn how to rappel out of a helicopter, (1st CA AirMobile), learn what damage you could do with a half full,gasoline cans, a grenade, C4, etc. Four, combat experienced instructors led the training mission that thousand of previous 1st Cav soldiers had taken without incident.
That night, the training mission was attacked by VC with small arms and mortars. 150 trainees, sitting in holes on a mountain top in the middle of the night with four, old hands in charge.
That night I was introduced to "Puff, the Magic Dragon" which was posted, airborne, every night, just in case it was needed.
When the fire from the mini-gun aboard that old C-47 converted gunship lit up the sky, raking the red Vietnamese earth in the barbed wire like a dragon's breath, a cheer went up, probably never heard before in that part of VietNam.
"F*** you, Charlie!," a hundred and fifty-four Americans shouted.
I don't know how many of the 154 survived their year in the bush, but I know 150 young Americans and four senior soldiers were saved that night because someone at HQ had a plan. And executed it
An the AC 130's they did have access to is Puff. You could climb the rounds into the sky they are so thick. Great story, Brother.
Slightly off topic, but this is one of my favorite videos ever. A few yrs. ago when I first saw it, I asked my dad if they really did this -- they do! C130 is amazing. (I understand there are 4 versions)
This is a better man than I am. I am afraid that I would handle things differently, I am afraid I am not that nice
May God give him peace and comfort and may November 6 come and go with a new President Elect
No one who knows what happened that day could ever vote for Obama. The problem is getting the word out. The lefty media will not report the facts. MY lib friends on FB ignore any posts I put up except pictures of my grandson. NBC, CBS and ABC are willing coconspirators in the destruction of our country! It makes me sick!!!
He forgives them? How do you say someone murdered your son and in the next breath say you forgive them?
Because he is a true Christian, living his faith.
Forgiveness is the hardest thing - but we are told to forgive and forgive, because if we don't forgive, why should He forgive our trespasses?
I get the Christian idea of forgiveness. But you forgive for yourself, so you won’t drag hatred around with you. Also, forgiveness is for things that are forgivable. Murder isn’t forgivable because the only person who has standing to forgive the murder is gone. He’s dead. Those who are left behind can forgive only the wrong that was done to them. I don’t think I’d do that until the murderer had paid with his own life. Then I’d forgive, but for myself not for the scumbag who committed the murder.
To learn that someone murdered your son and then immediately launch into a show of forgiveness is more about sanctimonious self aggrandizement than true forgiveness. If a murderer is ever to be forgiven, well I’d leave that to G-d.
Christ forgave us, so we can forgive others. Mr. Woods is just a lot better at it than some of us right now.
I do understand what you mean, but I do have to disagree. Here's why:
remember the murder of those schoolchildren in an Amish village, a few years ago? Someone wrote a book about it (I can't remember the title, and I gave it away), because he couldn't understand why the Amish forgave the murderer, how they could do it.
One of them said it very simply: "We forgive. and when we get up the next morning, we forgive again."
That means - forgiveness is something Christians need to practice, because it really does not come natural. I personally find it very hard, but with prayers and constantly 'getting up in the morning and forgiving again', it does work.
I think that's one reason why Ty Wood's father took so long to speak out: he was working on this. He didn't do it immediately, and his talk was not so much about forgiveness. He only talked about it because he wanted to make quite clear that he wants to know the truth, for justice's sake, not for revenge.
I know others whose son was murdered, and who forgave the murderers. It isn't sanctimonious, they don't carry their forgiveness around like a flag, but we feel uncomfortable when we hear them, because we know in our hearts that we are not (yet) such good Christians, that we haven't worked hard enough nor prayed enough to be as good as they are.