Father of security agent killed in Libya speaks out
Radio host Lars Larson weighs in
- Duration 11:11
- Date Oct 25, 2012
Radio host Lars Larson weighs in
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When -- developments in the Ben Ghazi attack that killed four Americans on 9/11 of this year.
We have just learned that the Senate Intelligence Committee will hold hearings on the circumstances surrounding the attack.
The closed hearing is set for November 15.
Originally -- by bipartisan panel of Democrats and Republicans had demanded more answers from this administration about what happened and why.
Additional hearings were told we'll follow they will look into the response.
The effort to find the terrorists responsible.
And whether there is adequate security -- other US government facilities in the region.
Well now the father of one of those four Americans killed and then Ghazi is speaking out.
Saying that he was moved.
By the news you hear you heard right here on America live in Fox News this week.
About how the White House and top State Department officials and Department of Defense officials knew.
In real time.
That are Americans were under attack in Libya.
The father a former navy seal Tyrone woods calling into the Lars Larson radio show.
Telling a remarkable story about meeting President Obama and secretary of state Hillary Clinton after his son that was killed.
Tyrone woods again was in Ben Ghazi when the consulate was attacked he was stationed in an annex about a mile away from the consulate.
He responded to calls for help.
And escaped only to be found nearly six hours leader back at the annex and that is where he was killed by mortar fire.
This is the aftermath of that attack.
-- September 14 the bodies of Tyrone -- US ambassador Chris -- to other Americans were returned home.
Their coffins were met at Andrews Air Force Base by the president and the secretary of state among others.
And that is where we pick up the story of Tyrone woods' father he was there as well.
And -- -- to Lars meaning the president and the secretary of state.
Here is part of his interview.
With Lars Larson.
When the president -- Leah -- and a little -- the areas there with each one of the families and when he came over at our little area.
I could kill the kind of -- -- you know I'm sorry.
He is -- was looking at me that he is it's looking over my shoulder like he could not look me in the -- And it was not a sincere I'm I'm really sorry you know that your side and I had diluted.
Merkel -- I am sorry.
Yeah do it like it is shaking hands with that in that situation.
You know I.
It just didn't feel right and now it's coming out that apparently.
The White House situation room weren't watching.
Are people die.
In real this was happening.
And that it I haven't called any of these shows right there anything but when I heard that this morning this is something I would really.
In two and I hope that the public does not forget that well this is what Hillary if she came over and you know she's.
Didn't -- -- you know.
And separately came over to Antarctica I gave her culture her -- and she -- it did not appear to be one bit sincere at all.
And you know she mentioned that thing about.
We're going to look at that person arrested and prosecuted.
That is the video that was the first company -- heard anything like that it hasn't.
You know apparently even the State Department -- lies.
And was aware of their holes for help this let myself it was -- and there he will -- At the -- about a mile away he got the distress call.
She knew she heard them crying for help that's why he and -- risked their lives to go that extra mile.
Just a picture of this situation and I'm sure it.
She wasn't the only one that -- that distress call you know -- save our lives.
You know I'm sure that other people in the military and the State Department and the White House received that same all the he would receive six -- -- would have been home.
You know it's it's not a matter honoring him or anyone else that.
In this not a matter the American either.
Just -- coming out right now kind of that whole feeling that I thought about -- when it -- -- We're not until the troops something fishy as well capital -- -- this just doesn't.
And that all the information coming out.
Videos being -- stream calls for help he -- the White House station under that is the it's just we need to make sure that this does not happen again so that you know people liked.
-- were out there.
And men in women there.
Are willing to sacrifice reliance that they won't.
-- the commander and chief.
Well Lars Larson joins us now he of course is the host Lars Larson radio show African could -- of this program when extraordinary interview.
You conducted their large -- you're doing your radio show.
He just call then he wasn't scheduled guest he just felt the need to speak out in the wake of the news that broke this week tell us more.
Well I'm based in Portland Oregon or -- studios -- there's a connection of Tyrone woods to this very and his father just decided to call in and as you heard him say.
He doesn't call talk shows but -- Excuse me he.
He was just it took my breath away when I realized who I was talking to and of course we did the back checks to make sure that that we -- were talking to Charles woods.
But you you notice he's not angry about this but he's more puzzled than anything else.
Why would a White House sit there.
And watch a live video feed be receiving emails that we now know about six weeks later that said this was and -- terrorist attack.
And we had act air assets an hour away an hour's flight away in Italy.
That could have been sent in by the military and I've a feeling that the military would have been straining at -- -- to say let's go.
Let's go help save -- Americans do what we can do.
Even if it's late in the game.
And nothing was done and what's really stunning is that Megan you and fox and conservative talk radio virtually the only folks in the country are talking about the major networks you're spending almost no time on this on the emails on the live video feed.
We've got the scandal of an American president.
Whose people I don't know if he personally sat there watched that video.
But he -- people sat there and watched as this happened and did nothing didn't even try to call in -- -- the assets that were available.
This if anything is at 3 AM phone call that Hillary Clinton used to talk about when you get that call and something bad is happening and you need somebody to make the decision.
Who's gonna make it -- the -- making the decision I don't know if he was involved directly or not or whether even woke him up but nothing was done.
I don't know -- -- -- -- -- then I will say this general Keane was on the show yesterday four star general.
Former vice chair of the army and he said.
I'm not gonna second guess the military in something like this this is it's not that it doesn't work like it works in the movies you know there may have been all sorts of reasons civilians watching on the ground and so on.
That the jury not to do more but I mean you -- understand the grief of a father and we haven't really been told we haven't really been told exactly.
What went through the -- not since we've learned that they watched it unfold in real time.
-- -- -- -- -- -- I don't disagree with you on that but I'm not second guessing the military but I have a feeling this wasn't a military decision.
I'll bet this was a political decision.
We have a man -- desperate to hang on to the presidency he wants to win if he has to throw military assets in the Libya that it makes Libya look like the train wreck that it is.
I'm Amy was this decision prior to the attack -- -- -- -- you -- you can't really posit that the present United States is gonna sit there and -- -- people be massacred.
Because you know off politics at that moment I mean is that your is that what you're suggesting that he he'd let well I'm and I decided not to -- dashboards since at that moment because I'm said the.
-- and I simply posing I'm posing the question that I wish the mainstream media was pounding on President Obama as much as they pounded on bush about the decision to go into Iraq years ago and saying was at the right decision.
Asked President Obama were you involved in the decision where you ask should we send help.
Were you involved at all and if you weren't okay if this is made at lower levels fine but why wasn't the president consulted and asked we have an embassy under attack we have assets we -- -- should we send them if he was uninvolved but I guess the question would be.
Why wasn't the president notified and involved and asked what do you want us to do you're the man who makes the decision -- where the buck stops.
Far the the White House has declined to comment on that particular piece -- story they have yet that clear that apple way or the other I want to ask you.
About a piece of -- -- that mr.
woods Charles woods made in his interview with you Lars where he said that Hillary Clinton.
Pulled him aside at that ceremony for his son and said.
We will have that film -- arrested so.
You know that was the Friday after the Tuesday that the men were killed.
And it's the Friday may for the -- they're kinda leader -- that that Susan Rice was on that talk shows right saying that it was all about a video and now you have Hillary Clinton saying directly to him.
We're gonna have that filmmaker -- rested.
Even though we know from these cables we saw this week -- that she was told as it was happening.
And moments that right that this Islamic jihadist group on Charles -- -- was claiming responsibility for it and she knew the twenty guys with.
Weapons including RPG's and others.
Weapons were bombing the consulate and unleashing help.
-- this is why I think it was a political decision.
Because -- it was thirteen days later that the filmmaker was arrested and we know the film had nothing to do with this particular attack on this consulate so how is it that the State Department is saying we're gonna send a message down arrest this man.
Find a pre -- now.
You say well he probably did violate his federal parole Megan your lawyer I've talked to some people in federal law enforcement say -- lots of parolees who could be found guilty of some of the violation -- -- -- regulation on probation.
Right probation and send it -- and taken into custody I think this again was a political decision.
You know they went after this guy because they wanted to blame the incident on him even though as you point out they knew by that time for a fact that it wasn't the video that -- But if they took this action it would divert the media.
And it would divert the people on the other side of the planet get -- into believing.
That the United States was acting against the filming.
It's very -- to hear from him directly -- that had that -- secretary of state specifically was trying to comfort him as saying we were gonna have the filmmaker arrested yet another tie the administration and made.
Between the video.
And what happened and -- Ghazi Lars thank you for sharing that with us thank you meg and I appreciate.