Ex-SEAL's mother frustrated by pace of Benghazi probe
Family, friends of victim want answers
- Duration 4:33
- Date Oct 1, 2012
Family, friends of victim want answers
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-- the mother of a former navy seal killed in the US consulate attack is now speaking out about the slow pace of this investigation.
Into the deaths of her son Tyrone woods and three other Americans on September 11 woods' mother posting on her FaceBook page this quote.
Don't want -- ever politicize the loss of my son and Libya.
But it has been sixteen days and the FBI has yet to get to -- -- to begin their investigation.
Apparently they have made it to Tripoli but haven't been allowed to enter -- Ghazi.
Meanwhile the diplomatic outpost where Tyrone her son and former CEO Glenn -- who was his friend.
Died it was not that she says it was not secured and that is absolutely unacceptable.
We're joined on this program once again by -- -- has a former navy seal was a friend of the two Navy SEALs.
Who died that day in -- with -- Mike good morning and welcome back here.
Good morning thanks for -- -- what do you think is going not why why is there no FBI investigation.
As to why I don't know you know my my take is that.
One -- something of this magnitude happens.
Rule number one -- you have to secure the crime scene.
You know the longer period of time that transpires between one happens.
And when you start your investigation nonetheless actionable.
Intelligence that you get in the information together from the scene.
It is so.
At this point it's going on almost three weeks now.
And my my feelings absolutely echo hers and that it is unacceptable and.
-- to the needs to be taken care of immediately -- if I need -- have cited in Dubai tennis the reasoning.
That seems to be.
What the cases is that the F they feel the -- pretty FBI to go in there to start that investigation.
I'm out agree that it's that it's and austere environment and -- it's not safe so far response to that is you do what you have to do.
To make sure that it is safe so that you can conduct your investigation.
You know you ask your your guys on the ground what what is needed to secure that area than you do it immediately.
To me there there is no other acceptable.
Course of action we're regarding it.
What do you think the more you learn about the details of that night.
And that year two.
Former colleagues -- where we're half a mile away and in another location.
And that this action apparently moved from the consulate where ambassador Stevens was.
To the area half a mile -- where they work and they got drawn into this.
What -- what does that tell you from your experience.
From operator's perspective.
Absolutely tells me that there -- a number of individuals.
Utilized in the attack without question in my opinion it was pre planned.
And it and it's.
You know it used to be coordinated pretty high level so it's not something that that's easy to pull off.
You know based on the fact that there -- multiple locations.
Good distances apart for sure that.
They had you know pretty -- reliable intelligence on what was going on where guys were what the movements were.
You know what type security was involved in so.
In my opinion it's pretty alarming that that -- -- -- -- -- often in the fashion that they did.
You know I think it speaks volumes to.
To what what is needed in that area -- to maintain security for US personnel.
What do you think about what you've heard -- out of the State Department and out of the UN.
-- for me it's it's troubling to know that -- a presidential administration and there's that.
The big miscommunication.
You know that that would prove problematic it's a the management team of a Burger King restaurant.
When you're talking about this level.
Of of responsibility has its catastrophic.
You know but I've heard several quotes about how things of unraveled at a fast pace and you know multiple excuses and you know the bottom line uses the people -- are in those positions.
Being paid to make.
Very good decisions.
Under extreme duress.
And if they're not able to do so than when it's time to put somebody else in those positions.
Mike thank you.
Good to talk to you what we'll stay on top of this story I'll bring you back there's more developments here many thanks so.