Act of Valor, Part II.. Warriors run to the sound of the guns, Hero’s stand valiant facing death, Updated.

Why is it?

That as the truth of what happened in Benghazi comes out and the outright distortions of the administration are exposed, that the only sources covering the story are foreign, mostly British, newspapers and web-based news-writers? Some of the stories are now over a month old, I’ve even done a search on the NYT’s database looking for stories about the ex-Navy Seals, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty. They were not employed by the State Department to protect the Ambassador or the compound but were private contractors with quite a different mission.  Mostly American Media News-sources continue to repeat the same bland lie that these men were part of Stevens security protection and as such could be expected to be among the causalities. Perhaps even implying  they failed at their job and merit some of the blame for the ambassadors death.

Except that wasn’t their job or their responsibility. They began the fight, neither armed or armored for battle, taking from irresolute and unreliable Libyan security guards what weapons they could. They stood and fought for two hours protecting consulate  personnel while a US drone circled overhead and Washington did nothing.  It wasn’t their fight and the odds were crazy bad and we don’t know the details of the battle except that the British papers are crediting them with the survival of twenty consulate staff.

Someday the whole story may be known and I guess that the only venue that most Americans will pay attention to will be a movie with a big Hollywood star. Or if they are smart, they will do it the same way (same cast?)  as “Act of Valor“. Real Navy Seals! (There is a rumor floating around that one of the deceased Benghazi ex-Seals was the shooter that killed the Somali pirate and saved Captain Phillips in 2009, true or not, it will be in the movie.)

Captain Renault: I’ve often speculated why you don’t return to America…. I like to think you killed a man. It’s the Romantic in me.

Warriors run to the sound of the guns, Hero’s stand vigilant facing death.

You never lived to see
What you gave to me
One shining dream of hope and love
Life and liberty

With a host of brave unknown soldiers
For your company, you will live forever
Here in our memory

In fields of sacrifice
Heroes paid the price
Young men who died for old men’s wars
Gone to paradise

We are all one great band of brothers
And one day you’ll see we can live together
When all the world is free

I wish you’d lived to see
All you gave to me
Your shining dream of hope and love
Life and liberty

We are all one great band of brothers
And one day you’ll see – we can live together
When all the world is free

_______________________________

Washington Guardian, Sept. 19th

U.S. officials clarify administration description of two heroes in Libya attack

Ex-Navy Seals weren’t part of ambassador’s security detail but rose to occasion, officials now confirm

The Independent, UK. Sept 14th.

Exclusive: America ‘was warned of embassy attack but did nothing’

October 25th, Fox News, excerpt …

The fighting at the consulate was over within an hour, according to recently leaked State Department emails obtained by Fox News. Officials in Washington reading those cables may have thought at the time that the attack was over, but it is now clear this was a two-pronged assault on two separate locations, spanning more than six hours.

At 4 a.m. local time — 6 hours and 20 minutes after the initial attack began — former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed at the CIA annex by a mortar shell. The machine gun they were firing was caked in blood, suggesting they continued fighting after being hit.

“The last two casualties occurred well over six hours after the initial attack,” McCain and Graham noted. “It is disappointing to hear that our national command authorities failed to try to reinforce the consulate with timely air assets, and that a consulate located in one of the most dangerous regions in the world was so unsecured.”…

About On the North River

Forty years toiled in the Tel-com industry, married for 36 years widowed at sixty-one. Tea Party supporter. Do like to kayak, cook, take photos, bike, watch old movies and read.
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One Response to Act of Valor, Part II.. Warriors run to the sound of the guns, Hero’s stand valiant facing death, Updated.

  1. To date, very few media sources have corrected the “two marines working consulate security” story or given few credit to these two men. None of the Main-Stream-Media have done so.

    I didn’t think it was possible for me to feel more contempt for the talking heads than I already did, but I do.

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