Skip to comments.About the two Navy SEAL’s killed in Libya: Earn your Trident every day…
Posted on 10/28/2012 11:07:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
About the two Navy SEALs killed in Libya:
Quite an astounding tribute to the courage and bravery of the two former Navy SEALs that went to the aid of Ambassador Stevens and Embassy staff. Courageous!
Recently I was teaching a class in my church on the biblical character, Joshua. You remember him hes the one who took over for Moses to lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. God made several promises to Joshua in the opening verses of this book of the Bible named after him. Three times God instructs Joshua to be strong and courageous. In fact, one of those times God instructed him to be very courageous. The road ahead was a tough one and Joshua would need to be up to the task.
The news has been full of the attacks on our embassies throughout the Muslim world, and in particular, the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in Benghazi , Libya . However, apart from the shameful amount of disinformation willingly distributed by the Main Stream Media and the current administration, theres a little known story of incredible bravery, heroics, and courage that should be the top story of every news agency across the fruited plain.
So what actually happened at the U.S. embassy in Libya ? We are learning more about this every day. Ambassador Stevens and Foreign Service officer Sean Smith, along with administrative staff, were working out of temporary quarters due to the fact that in the spring of 2011 during the so-called Arab Spring, the United States cut ties with then president Moammar Gadhafi. Our embassy was looted and ransacked, causing it to be unusable. It is still in a state of disrepair. Security for embassies and their personnel is to be provided by the host nation. Since Libya has gone through a civil war of sorts in the past 18 months, the current government is very unstable, and therefore, unreliable
A well-organized attack by radical Muslims was planned specifically targeting the temporary U.S. embassy building. The Libyan security force that was in place to protect our people deserted their post, or joined the attacking force. Either way, our people were in a real fix. And it should be noted that Ambassador Stevens had mentioned on more than one occasion to Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, that he was quite concerned for his personal safety and the welfare of his people. It is thought that Ambassador Stevens was on a hit list.
A short distance from the American compound, two Americans were sleeping. They were in Libya as independent contractors working an assignment totally unrelated to our embassy. They also happened to be former Navy SEALs. When they heard the noise coming from the attack on our embassy, as you would expect from highly trained warriors, they ran to the fight. Apparently, they had no weapons, but seeing the Libyan guards dropping their guns in their haste in fleeing the scene, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty snatched up several of these discarded weapons and prepared to defend the American compound.
Not knowing exactly what was taking place, the two SEALs set up a defensive perimeter. Unfortunately Ambassador Stevens was already gravely injured, and Foreign Service officer, Sean Smith, was dead. However, due to their quick action and suppressive fire, twenty administrative personnel in the embassy were able to escape to safety. Eventually, these two courageous men were overwhelmed by the sheer numbers brought against them, an enemy force numbering between 100 to 200 attackers which came in two waves. But the stunning part of the story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.
As it became apparent to these selfless heroes, they were definitely going to lose their lives unless some reinforcements showed up in a hurry. As we know now, that was not to be. Im fairly certain they knew they were going to die in this gun fight, but not before they took a whole lot of bad guys with them!
Consider these tenets of the Navy SEAL Code: 1) Loyalty to Country, Team and Teammate, 2) Serve with Honor and Integrity On and Off the Battlefield, 3) Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit, 4) Take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your teammates, 5) Excel as Warriors through Discipline and Innovation, 6) Train for War, Fight to Win, Defeat our Nations Enemies, and 7) Earn your Trident every day ( http://www.navyseals.com/seal-code-warrior-creed).
Thank you, Tyrone and Glen. To the very last breath, you both lived up to the SEAL Code. You served all of us well. You were courageous in the face of certain death.
And Tyrone, even though you never got to hold your newborn son, he will grow up knowing the character and quality of his father, a man among men who sacrificed himself defending others. God bless America !
Dr. Charles R. Roots Senior Pastor Former Staff Sergeant, USMC Captain, U. S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Ret)
This should be passed on and on and on.
I am humbled by such dedication and courage. We cannot allow these heroes to die in vain! Those that left them there to die must answer for their actions!
It’s a shame that their “commander in chief” isn’t worthy enough to lick the mud off of their boots.
If you want to get more military insight into Benghazi and other military issues, I recommend the radio show on KFI LA AM 640 8-10 Sat and Sunday nights, Brian Suits, A Dark Secret Place.
The squeamish and cowardly inactions of “leaders” such as Hillary Clinton, Leon Panetta and Barack Hussein Obama denied even a FEW REINFORCEMENTS for these brave men. HELL! If they’d only had a few more SEAL REINFORCEMENTS, above the sixty (60) attackers these former SEALS killed - those FEW more would have certainly dispatched the rest of the crowd effectively. - It’s true; the brave only taste of death but once, cowards many times. - Obama diddling while Rome burns; Hillary playing with the famous “3:00 am call”. - Now, it appears that Obama’s purging any top brass that might defy him . . very interesting.
The media is going to use Sandy to try to bury all this. We need to take your rallying cry, REMEMBER BENGHAZI, and really give it some legs!
It needs to be shouted from one end of this country to the other. What these two ex-Navy Seals did, which is being suppressed by the Obama administration, should be told and retold everywhere as two of the greatest heroes in the history of this nation.
why are we not hearing their stories? Are they locals who can't be found? Or are they on lock-down from Obama's Admin?
I said it on another thread, when these 20+ realize oBams abandoned them and left them for dead, some will realize their loyalties are misplaced, and will report the facts to the American public. Covering for the traitor that tried to get you killed is not a plan for long term success.
The line in their oath to “support and defend...” does not refer to Obama
Panetta’s son a navy intel guy, now a reservist and some kind of counter-drug lawyer guy in Oakland, California. Seeing his father’s cover-up after the death of two SEALs now, I wonder how he now feels about his dad?
These men, these SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty are the stuff of Heros. They acted in the finest tradition of past Metal-Of-Honor recipients through America's history and should be submitted for the awards.
Write your Congressional Representative and Senators.
Hoo-yah SEALs, you are the best of the best.
I agree 100% with they deserve.
We all need to remember in the Obama world they disobeyed orders, if they were not dead they would be facing a court some where. This is so wrong.... so very wrong
1.The former Seals were on CIA contract who asked permission to aid the consulate and were denied a couple of times before they decided to do what was needed.
2. There were four people who went to the aid of the consulate, not two. We do not know the names of the other people.
3. There were several attacks that were fought off successfully. The two former Seals were killed by mortar fire. One of them was manning a heavy machine gun at the time.
More details are sure to come out. There were a number of survivors.
Powerful. I’m glad I read it. Elections have consequences and obama’s voters are among those responsible for failing these men. May God have mercy on all of us and let justice prevail.
Who said they were under CIA contract? It could be, but has that been confirmed or is it assumed?
Fully agree with that.
I heard Ty Woods father say that some of the people who were rescued have emailed him telling him that Ty saved their lives.
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