Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, aka Mark Basseley Youssef: America's first political prisoner in generations
Bumps In The Road
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Charles Woods, the father of murdered SEAL Tyrone Woods, has given several interviews and described meeting Obama and Hillary Clinton.
[Obama] when he came over to our little area, I could tell, he kind of just mumbled. You know, “I’m sorry.” His face was looking at me, but his eyes were looking over my shoulder like he could not look me in the eye. And it was not a sincere, “I’m really sorry” you know “that your son died.” It was a totally insincere, more of a whining type, “I’m sorry.” And it was like shaking hands with a dead fish. It just didn’t feel right.
And Hillary had something even better to offer him. “She did not appear to be one bit sincere at all. She mentioned that thing about, “We’re going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video.”
This acknowledges that the prosecution of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, aka Mark Basseley Youssef has nothing to do with parole violations. It’s a political prosecution with the decision made by the White House and the State Department. And that makes the man who has been detained for a month, America’s first political prisoner in generations.
Clinton’s State Department botched Benghazi and the entire illegal Libyan War and when she met the father of the man who stood and fought against impossible odds, facing down the killers who had been set loose by the Obama Administration’s illegal war, all that she could think to tell him was that the Bill of Rights and the Constitution that his son had sworn an oath to support and defend would be trashed to appease his son’s killers.
Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty disobeyed orders and left a CIA safe house to try and save those at the consulate.
And once there they fought a desperate fight, evacuating the consulate employees and “for over two hours they were able to fight back against approximately 200 al-Qaeda terrorists”. Numerous calls were issued for help and went unanswered.
Instead of their bravery holding the line and inspiring a rescue effort, they were left to die under orders from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held a pathetic news conference explaining that there wasn’t enough intel to act. The photo that illustrates this article comes from that conference.
We — we quickly responded, as General Dempsey said, in terms of deploying forces to the region. We had FAST platoons in the region. We had ships that we had deployed off of Libya. And we were prepared to respond to any contingency and certainly had forces in place to do that.
But — but the basic principle here — basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on;
And who knew what was going on? Sure there were multiple calls for help over the period of an extended firefight. There was a drone overhead and a CIA office on the ground. There was an extended workup on the attackers, even from the declassified documents that we saw, so that Panetta and Co. knew what armaments they had at their disposal. And AC-130U gunships were already there and would not have required putting anyone on the ground. The SEALS asked for them to come and painted the mortars as targets. But still they were denied.
Senate Homeland Security Committee insiders are calling this an “Administration Wide Breakdown” This wasn’t about putting “forces in harm’s way”. That doesn’t hold water. Not when there were plenty of forces on the ground already in harm’s way.
Charles Woods has some strong words for Obama, Clinton, Panetta and Co.
“If in fact those people in the White House were as courageous and had the moral strength that my son Ty had, immediately, within minutes of when they found there was a first attack they would have given permission, not denied permission, for those C130s to have gone up there.
“I don’t know much about weapons but it’s coming out right now that they actually had laser focused on the mortars that were being sent to kill my son. And they refused to pull the trigger. They refused to send in those C130s. To me, I’m an attorney, this may not be the legal test of murder. But to me that is not only cowardice, but those people who made the decision and who knew about the decision and lied about it, are murderers of my son.
“That’s a very strong statement for me to make, but for their benefit they need to clear their conscience.”
But do they have a conscience? That’s the question?
Both Panetta and Dempsey look sick and disgusted in that photo. Those are not the appearances of men discussing a routine situation. Those are the appearances of men of loose morals who have done dirty things for politicians before who feel sickened by what they are being asked to do and the potential cost to their careers and their souls.