SEAL father: Who denied backup during Benghazi attack?
Father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods wants answers
- Duration 6:40
- Date Oct 26, 2012
Father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods wants answers
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Thank you as Jennifer just reported the CIA requested military back up three times for the besieged US consulate in Libya and three times it was denied.
US navy seal Tyrone woods was one of the four Americans killed in the terror attack.
He ignored the orders to stand down he went to the consulate to try to save those -- He fought to the bitter and all the way back -- the CIA -- trying to keep the attacker today.
His body was found slumped over his machine gun.
They believe he fire to the last moment.
His -- Charlie.
Is not interest in political arguments but he does want to know who in the administration made the call not to dispatch military assets that might have saved his son's life.
Instead of leaving Tyrone woods and the other -- To fend for themselves.
Charlie woods joins us live now by phone Charlie your reaction to the breaking news.
Well thank you I appreciate your introduction and I do want to reiterate this.
And really emphasize again this is not about politics is is that how it.
In the world about all they couldn't decide and -- This test do our integrity.
As you learn.
More about his final moments.
How he relates to back up twice three times three times and was tonight three times and how he ignored the orders to stand down how he rushed to the scene to try to save the ambassador.
And ultimately paid.
But with his own life for his heroism.
-- -- -- This news that he disobeyed his orders.
There's not surprise me my son was an American hero.
And she -- according he had the moral strength to do what it was right.
Eastern yes that would professionally cost him his job.
-- -- it would essentially.
Constant -- She was a hero who's willing to do.
-- was necessary.
To their first -- help.
Yes in fact most people cannot buy outs were as courageous and -- moral strain.
That -- Immediately.
Within minutes when they found it was the first attack it would -- -- it it wouldn't -- an -- not to Knight commission.
That is 138.
C 130s to gone up there.
In this is that I don't know much about weapons that is coming out right now if they actually have laser.
Focused on the mortars.
He set he killed my son and they've refused to pull the trigger even used and those utilities to me.
I'm an attorney this may not.
Meet their legal system murder but to me that is not only counter -- that those people who they -- decision.
And who knew about decision lied about it.
Are murderers but my that very strong statement -- it didn't make that put there have been and we need to do their conscience.
And he changed the direction of their lives and want to -- now you know who you are.
I couldn't good news is that ethical use them now you changed the direction you want.
-- -- -- Charlie do you feel like you are getting.
From the administration and -- It is this at all capitalized.
And that's one thing as a father whose -- was built a did not issue bites.
Do not appreciate counts naked pictures.
I don't look -- and -- -- -- the one on him and I hope -- not if he's been stung.
I'm very glad that actually coming out right now I do not the -- Even speak you know we can you make the decision saying.
The sex came out that in real time the White House but minutes after the -- bullet -- -- You watched myself.
Is used there so.
Violated this orders in order to protect the lives of at least -- -- people.
You've risked his life to be here I wish the leadership in place -- that same level.
The war footage in those that might this but it is it.
As we look at the beautiful pictures you give us of -- when he was younger when he was in high school the picture of the two of you together.
We remember his legacy he is an American hero Charlie and -- the last forty.
Well you know I appreciate and I I hate accentuate those pictures I have and I -- and I wanted to be sure there's -- people there.
And that is -- the people -- inspired and you know that I was just a normal kid.
But if you're an encrypted -- like what we were normal.
You know I ain't it cool it legacy he did on.
You know do we would raise that -- generation.
Of American heroes that they would be inspired by his pictures and that is quite.
And we -- it -- -- in the nation but they're here.
There are strong morally and strong every other aspect of life you do not believe that it generation.
-- the world straight if Einstein used her if you're.
Charlie -- all the best to you -- your family.
-- Well I really appreciate what's happening and I really wish the best because people.
That allowed by you know there and I mean that there's -- -- And want the best of them but they need to stand up needed to change -- -- their lives and.
Thank you all about -- I know I speak for a lot of our viewers and I say -- your son witnessed and we honor his memory.
Today -- lottery time what did he do it.
We -- gonna have much more -- on this story.
We're taking your thoughts on it right now you can seventy and on Twitter -- Maine Kelly I do read them.
And still ahead we will be joined by the former White House.
Chief of staff under president George W.
Bush -- card as well as general Tom McInerney.
Who said yesterday that more could've been done much more.
-- it right here in America life.