Press didnít do its job
On Sept. 11, 2012, we had an attack on our embassy in Libya. Prior to this, we had 20 incidents. On one occasion they blew a 12-foot hole in the wall. The British pulled all of their people out as well as the Red Cross because their lives were in danger. Our ambassador pleaded for extra help but that request was turned down.
This is no ordinary location. The terrorists are all around this area, and you would think on 9/11 you would take special precaution to protect our people.
The terrorists thought that date had special significance and they attacked. Our people escaped to an annex for protection, but they did not get far. We even had an ex-Navy Seal call for help and he was told to stand down (do nothing). He disobeyed that order and went to try and rescue the ambassador. He again called for help and was told again to do nothing. He again refused the order and went in to help and called a strike on their location with a laser, which put his life in danger.
No help came and four were killed: the ambassador, two ex-Navy Seals and one other. Now the story that you have not been told: There was a Predator (unmanned drone) flying overhead with a camera onboard beaming live video to the situation room in the White House. This was in the middle of the day in DC.
I know you remember the pictures of the situation room when Bin Laden was killed, with our president, head of the CIA Panetta and State Department head Hillary watching. You might be thinking: Why no pictures of the situation room this time?
We also had F-16 jets that could have responded. We had a C-130 gunship with Gatling gun and howitzer that can totally destroy a target on hand, and also Special Forces that could have responded.
This attack went on for seven hours. You would think, during almost a full workday in that room, the president would have responded to protect and try to save their lives.
I might add this. This attack happened while a heated battle for the White House was in the last days. Everyone scattered for cover and you could not get a comment from anyone in the White House. The president later said he had given the order to do all that was possible to protect our people. That order was given way too late to make a difference.
It is now four months after this tragedy and the news media has refused to cover it. I know that they were trying to suppress the story prior to the election, but how can they have no curiosity and have no sense of responsibility to the public. They are destroying their credibility.
We have men and women fighting on foreign battlefields, some being wounded and some giving the ultimate sacrifice Ė their lives Ė for our freedom in hopes that our press would do their job and inform the public of those most important issues.
January 31, 2013