Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods honorably defended the Benghazi consulate. May they rest in peace.
Four American “diplomats” are widely reported the tragic victims of the seven-hour raid at Benghazi, Libya on the anniversary of the September 11th attacks. But details have surfaced showing that two of these “diplomats” were former SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty — members of a security team tasked with providing armed support and counter-surveillance for the Benghazi consulate, and were located at a CIA safehouse about one mile away when the initial attacks began.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had accurately referred to the two men’s duties as “security personnel” in a September 13th press statement. Nonetheless, numerous sources have conflated the diplomatic team at the Benghazi consulate, U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and diplomat Sean Smith, and the Global Response Staff, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, who were members of a CIA security team.
When the Benghazi consulate came under fire, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty reportedly requested to intervene to suppress the attack. This would be in line with their tasked mission. As numerous reports surfacing now show, requests for military assets to be dispatched to the consulate were denied, on multiple occasions.
New accounts from FoxNews and other sources suggest that Woods and Doherty intervened regardless of unconfirmed orders to stand down. The men were heavily outgunned, but may have killed as many as sixty of the attackers.
One of the best sources for what happened that night comes from Mark Levin, who provides a fact-driven account of how Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty are not mere victims, but national heroes.
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UPDATE: Please consider donating to the Ty Woods Memorial Account (details here), which has been set-up for the fallen soldier’s widow and baby son.