November 2, 2012
On the U.S. government’s refusal to defend the Benghazi consulate…
They were warned multiple times, and cables were sent from the consulate that day… A cable was sent that day saying that an attack was being planned, assembled, and put together. Requests for help were made. The ambassador himself sent a cable in August telling everybody in the White House, top level, that this was happening. Al-Qaeda was massing. And Obama still, to this day, is on the campaign trail using the phrase: "Al-Qaeda's on the run; Osama bin Laden is dead!" Four Americans are dead. In some instances, they violated orders to help. They were told to stand down, and when you hear that they were "told to stand down," that's not the right terminology. They were told not to help. They were told to stay put. They were told not to offer any defense of the consulate or the ambassador or any of the people there. To say that they were "told to stand down" doesn't cut it. They were ordered to do nothing! They were ordered not to help! They were ordered not to offer a defense. And, as we know now, Tyrone Woods violated orders and went anyway because that's the nature of these people.