Monday, November 5, 2012

Mother of Seal: 
“I Believe that Obama 
Murdered My Son”
by Jeanette Steele and Nathan Max - UT
12:01 a.m., Nov. 2, 2012
A father and a mother used the word “murder.” A brother said he won’t second-guess decisions made in the heat of battle.

The families of three Americans killed in the Sept. 11 U.S. consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, are offering widely different reactions to recent reports that U.S. personnel issued several requests for help that were turned down.

Patricia Smith, the mother of slain State Department employee Sean Patrick Smith, is now blaming President Barack Obama for her son’s death.

“I believe that Obama murdered my son,” she said Thursday from the living room of her Clairemont home. “I firmly believe this.”

Patricia Smith, who voted for Obama in 2008 at the insistence of her son, said reporting by Fox News is the basis for much of her belief that Obama is ultimately responsible for her son’s death. She said Sean, who went to Mission Bay High School but lived abroad, was a fervent supporter of the president.

Smith’s view echoes that of Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, the 41-year-old former Navy SEAL from Imperial Beach who died fighting in Benghazi.
Charles Woods appeared on Fox News shows over the weekend to denounce decisions made by U.S. officials during the Libya attack.

“I’m a retired attorney, and I know that these actions legally do not constitute murder. But in my mind the people in the White House, all of them who have authority to send in reinforcements to prevent what they knew was going to be the death of my son, are guilty of murdering my son,” Woods said Sunday on Fox’s Sean Hannity show.

The older brother of Glen Doherty, a former Navy SEAL from Encinitas working as a U.S. security contractor, said Doherty and Tyrone Woods were part of the force that responded to the consulate attack.

“They rescued a bunch of people and brought them to the (consulate) annex, and then people defended the annex after Glen and Ty fell. All those people didn’t get overrun and wiped out. They had enough people to fight off that battle,” said Greg Doherty, who lives in Kensington in Northern California.

In that light, Doherty said the debate over needing more help doesn’t make sense to him, unless it might have been U.S. airstrikes against a mortar position used by attackers.

“But then you are getting into real specific strategy, and I don’t think it is civilians’ job to pick apart an actual battle and talk strategy, unless you are a general,” said Doherty, reached by telephone Thursday.

“It just seems like people are looking to direct their anger at Obama somehow.”

The debate about how the administration handled security for the Libya consulate is heating up in the week before the presidential election.

Despite that, Charles Woods, reached by U-T San Diego Thursday afternoon, said, “I don’t want this to become political and become dishonoring to Ty.”

He declined to answer any further questions.

The extended Navy SEAL community around San Diego is talking about the details of the Libya attacks.


  1. Glen Doherty's family is local and have been very clear about not wishing to politicize his death. They asked a harpy on rabies radio to knock it off, she's been fired but apparently because of low ratings.

    I do not believe the right wing has been anything but self serving in this matter.

  2. FT,
    Please see THIS about Benghazi-gate. Worth your time -- and possibly some blog fuel.

  3. Listen, Bastardo, leftists are the very last people on earth who should DARE to claim that someone ELSE is "self-serving."

    Besides, haven't you ever heard that ALL is fair in Love and War?

    Well, honey lamb, THIS is WAR.

    You can believe whatever cockamamie fantasy you want. But so can I, and believe me there is NOTHING to which I would not stoop to win THIS one. I only wish I had a more powerful supply of ammunition.

    I know all your ridiculous carping is just a game. You aren't half as bad as you make yourself out to be -- and vice versa. I think we both know that, just as I believe Shaw knows it.

    I love and have loved many leftists dearly on the personal level, but my feelings of affection -- and even admiration in several instances -- have NO influence whatsoever on my POLITICAL convictions.

    If Odumbo stays in the White House, my personal goose will be COOKED. He -- and the rotten collectivist thinking he represents -- is MY mortal enemy.

    I am by nature an unusually charitable person. You'll just have to take my word for that, but it's perfectly true.

    What I resent -- and FEAR -- the most is that four more years of economic degeneration, desecration and devastation will make it impossible for me to continue helping several people who depend in me for their very survival. Obama and his filthy ilk will FORCE me into a self-protective mode antithetical all my best instincts and upbringing.

    Mutually shared poverty brings out the BEAST in us all. That is where YOUR type of thinking is BOUND to lead, so I feel a DUTY to RESIST it and REPEL it with any and all available means.

    As a typical Alinskyite, self-righteous posturing ill becomes you, so CUT IT OUT.

    ~ FT

  4. Could THIS have been Obama's real goal in casting Benghazi blame in the direction of a YouTube video?

    The theory in the above essay seems farfetched to me. Then, again, so much about Obama is so farfetched!

  5. FT,
    If Odumbo stays in the White House, my personal goose will be COOKED.

    So many of us can say exactly the same!

    My biggest nest egg, this old house that sits on property that should go for some decent bucks for development, may no longer be the retirement that I had planned on. **sigh**

    Ah, well. I'm glad that I'm as old as I am -- and childless. Horrible things to say, but there you have my unvarnished thoughts.

  6. I'm sorry, Freethinker. Did I point out that the fringe right has brought a little shame on itself? Unusual?

    Fact is that these fools running around talking about "Bengahzigate" do not know what happened. My bet is a CIA screwup but at any rate the number of embassy attacks and deaths is much lower than during the Chucklenuts administration.

    The embassy personnel were brought to safety in the very early moments of the attack. There was then a several hour standoff which produced NO casualties.
    Now wold you have sent in a heavy military response which might have seen more killed and possibly caused further deterioration of relations in Libya?

    As for Obama (no prize) "cooking your goose" well, at AOW's blog it was established that she knows nothing about the function of the deficit and thinks this is her home checkbook. I would ask both of you just what he is going to do that Mittens won't do in greater magnitude.

    It has been a goal of conservatives to eliminate the NEW DEAL social programs. I don't know where either of you stand but if you don't want them eliminated you don't have much hope.
    Actually, Obama is much, much more likely to execute the "grand bargain" and achieve serious reductions.

    But don't worry, he won't touch defense. To many monied interests scamming the marks on that item.
    Still, there is likely to be resistance to Mittens. You conservatives who are fool enough to want to cut your own throats are much better off with Obummer.

  7. "While the public is aghast at the damage caused by the fire, they are not paying attention to the crime it covered, hoping that it will all be relegated to the ash heap of history. We must look through the smoke from the burnt embers and pick through the ashes to see what was covered up by the fire. When we do, we will find the singed blueprints of activities so nefarious that they will explain the cover-up. To best understand the cover-up, it helps to identify and understand the crime.

    Full disclosure of the Benghazi situation would expose an agenda that would surprise many Americans and answer a lot of questions about what’s really going on in the world, even offering explanations for such issues as Obama’s low-bow to the Saudi Royals to the exposure of a plan for the global power structure. It’s that big and that revealing, and that important."

    Here's a link that looks deeper into what was really going on in Benghazi...

  8. Waylon, Doug Hagmann is a frequent collaborator with Alex Jones.

    That's the dumbest of dumb.
    This is the guy who was linking Katrina contributions to Muslim terrorism. Just a ring master working the fringe right bed wetters.

  9. Since I don't get the opportunity to catch Alex Jones, Ducky, should I take the opinion of a loony leftist quack to heart about Doug Hagmann, someone who I do get a chance to read.

    I know what he writes about wouldn't get published in the New York Times, Washington Post or the Boston Globe. But I do think he has more depth to his analysis than you'll find in your typical leftist rags.

  10. Alex Jones is really ON to something, believe me. He's busy exposing The Oligarchs for what they are. NATURALLY the enemies of freedom -- and the host of ignorant dupes who aid and abet them unwittingly by their complacency and complaisance -- HAVE to portray brave souls like Alex Jones, Glenn Beck and Andrew Breitbart as "lunatics.

    The truth is SO horrifying very very few have the stomach to withstand knowledge of it without going into shrieking, roaring denial.

    Once The Oligarchs get their way, Canardo, you too will be handed an oar and forced to row for Trireme Amerika -- IF they don't kill you first.

    Leftists are so incredibly naive -- and utterly perverse. They refuse to believe that evil exists outside Christ's Church and the Capitalist system, and thus steadfastly see our Salvation as our Nemesis, and vice versa.

    They routinely attempt to play with poisonous serpents and want to believe they will never be bitten.

    ~ FreeThinke



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