Protecting Americans: Did administration fail in Benghazi?
Did we learn lessons from Mogadishu?
- Duration 4:57
- Date Jan 29, 2013
Did we learn lessons from Mogadishu?
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The real life 1993 battle of Mogadishu was revisited in the movie Blackhawk down.
In the two -- firefight eighteen Americans were killed as a group of soldiers tried to rescue their fallen comrades.
Critics say back then the Clinton White House failed to provide our men with the resources needed complete the mission.
A tragedy similar to that have been -- so is being -- see this president's black hawk down.
-- right now is the author of seal team six memoirs of an elite navy seal sniper.
Howard more into -- -- they didn't talk to you again you survived the battle there at at Mogadishu.
And put put in perspective the parallels if you will between Mogadishu.
And in Gaza.
Well first of all see that Secretary Clinton really is responsible.
For not acting on being -- there's.
Definitely parallel here looks like she took a play borrow a page from her husband's playbook which is.
Not to give what's asked for in -- I can speak first -- we -- for armor wasn't given the armor Powell's friends and that battle.
Now the seals of being Ghazi I think it's well documented now that.
There was a desperate cry for help going out there wasn't heated before and during the attack so.
I don't really know if you -- -- say the clintons are the Hillary Clinton responsible for not acting but I can tell you haven't worked with the CIA.
Diplomatic security regional security officers I know that there's a flash message that can go well.
They'll -- you help right now sure there -- troops in theater that could've helped with that so.
For some reason like this president aren't.
Taking the tests -- that I watched appallingly on sixty minutes the other day and found out that we live in a dangerous and complicated world.
But what the clintons or the -- will never understand is.
My dangerous complicated world is different from there's.
I've lost friends in combat I've been wounded in combat I got a son right now -- all in combat missing his baby girl grow up.
I got CB -- Brothers in combat right now.
The clintons they Obama will never ever have that there will never have anybody close to them in harm's way they're gonna have protection all the time so that dangerous.
Complicated world that they were chuckling about the other night.
Doesn't apply to them the rest of us have to live in -- world.
And why the American people why CNN why the mainstream media is not picking up on this why they're not asking the tough questions.
Really surprises me -- -- here's something you won't -- on the mainstream media.
Here's how you defeat terrorism America you take a hard stance on it if you're not killed by Americans.
You will be brought here not given three hots and a cot not given an attorney not allowed to lawyer up you'll be brought here and somebody like me.
-- water board you and I'm gonna get the information nominated featured your grass roots so that you can't recruit because it's a lot less appealing.
To the people being recruited if they know they got somebody like me this waiting for when they get to America.
Gotta be recruited because you got a president -- and we need to retake our moral high ground.
Here's what I say.
Tutored a body one of the head and then if you do survive.
We're gonna torture you -- -- enhance interrogate you until we get our answers that's how you defeat terrorism.
Well put Howard Howard handled -- let me ask you about this and so in recent history the only times you know an administration has left.
Guys expose let guys behind were Mogadishu.
And also in Ben -- So if you're a member of the military and you're stuck somewhere and you're waiting for help what's the message.
You know -- the sad thing about that is there's no doubt in my military mind of those seals on the ground being Ghazi.
We're expecting help to become -- From day one of training you're -- you're trained in us.
In your brain fit your country's gonna support you -- country's gonna do everything possible to help you -- -- a -- situation so the fact that.
We didn't get what -- needed in Mogadishu Somalia.
Is a lesson learned that wasn't incorporated into being Ghazi and that's how a lot of times you get better in your tactics and techniques you have a screw up.
You admit that it was messed up and then you go on -- don't make the same mistake again unfortunately our country.
Has a short term memory and we forget if we appear soft we make ourselves a target.
Howard was in the -- seal team six memoirs and -- navy seal sniper.
Thank you very much for your service in your story -- You -- do you have a great day god bless America god bless America thank you sir.