The most disturbing aspect of the entire Benghazi scandal, after the deaths of the four Americans, is the Obama Administration’s decision to blame the freedom of speech for the attack and imprison a man for the crime of breaking Islamic law. That is one part of this whole affair that could have repercussions for decades to come. Even just a few years ago, the prospect of a Secretary of State saying that the U.S. was going to arrest a man because he made a film that offended Muslims would have been unthinkable. Now, no one cares.
In an exclusive interview with Sean Hannity on Friday, Charles Woods, the father of Benghazi hero and former Navy SEAL Ty Woods, hit back at the Obama administration and those who claim there are no more unanswered questions regarding the 2012 terrorist attack in Libya.
Newly-released emails — referred to as a “smoking gun” by some — reveal an apparent coordinated effort to portray the Benghazi attacks as the result of a video as opposed to a terrorist attack in order to protect President Barack Obama’s reelection chances. Reports and even congressional testimony indicate the intelligence community knew almost immediately the Benghazi attacks were terrorism-related.
When asked if he felt he was intentionally lied to, Woods recalled his meeting with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at Andrews Air Force Base back in September of 2012.
“Hillary Clinton came up to me and I gave her a handshake and a hug, and when I shook her hand she said to me, ‘We are going to have the filmmaker arrested.’ Even at that time, she was trying to place a spin on what happened,” he said.
Woods expressed his frustration that no attempts were made by the military to intervene and save the lives of Americans in Benghazi.
“And there was no attempt made,” he said after listening to the testimony of Brig. Gen. Robert Lovell (Ret.). “As many military have said, within an hour or an hour and a half they could have had jets from Italy above the battle at Benghazi. Whether they were armed or not, at least they could have broken the sound barrier, they could’ve dispersed and caused confusion on the battlefield. Even that was not done. No attempt was made.”
Hannity later asked Woods what he would ask President Obama if he had the chance. He said he would tell the president — as he did in a past letter — to imagine if it were a member of his family who was killed in Benghazi. Woods said Obama responded that he wouldn’t have done anything different if it were a member of his family.