Father of Dead SEAL Blasts Obama White House: “They Murdered My Son”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


We know now that former former 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.

“The second wave of attacks at the annex brought even more firepower upon them. Yet they held their position providing time for the 20 consulate employees to be rescued. In total for over two hours they held off upwards of 200 attackers, under heavy fire from RPGs, mortars, and at least one 23mm Anti Aircraft gun firing on their position(s) around the consulate grounds and the annex building.”

This is Medal of Honor stuff, but under Obama it’s become the stuff of a cover-up. Instead of their bravery holding the line and inspiring a rescue effort, they were left to die under orders from Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. “They called again for military support and help because they were taking fire at the CIA safe house, or annex. The request was denied.”

It’s that simple and now Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, has blasted the Obama White House in a passionate and moving interview.

“The news that he disobeyed his orders does not surprise me. My son was an American hero and he was going, he had the moral strength to do what was right, even if that was going to cost him professionally, cost him his job, even if it would potentially cost him his life. He was a hero who was willing to do whatever was necessary to respond to their prayers for help.

“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, they need to stand up and they need to change the direction of their lives.

“What I want to say right now, you know who you are. I totally forgive you, but I hope years from now you have changed the direction of your life.”

The number of mentions of Charles Woods in any media outlet that isn’t FOX News is 1. A blog post on US News and World Report. The number of stories on “Binders of Women”? 15,542.

  • John D.

    I fell sorry for Mr.Woods to have lost his son for something he strongly believed in.Ty believes were to fight for and defend our freedom at all costs. I know they ( both Seals disobeyed orders ) but they were doing what they were taught to do. That is to help out when Americans are in danger to bad we could not get the same response from the White House. Yes Mr. Woods your son and the other seal were definetly HEROS trying to fight off the attackers. I agree with you that they should receive the Medal Of Honor for their bravery. I do understand all about war I am a Viet Nam vet.

  • Thomas Ware

    If this information is proved to be correct, every person that was there in the situation room watching this go down, should be in fact, procecuted for treason against the US. This is what kind of cowardly BS this so called commander in chief is responsible for. The American people need to know the truth about this communist/marxist. But I doubt that anything will ever be reported on the state run media.

  • bkopicz

    This is a terrible tragedy; the Navy SEALs were true heroes righteous in thought and deed.

    • BS77

      This was no "tragedy". A tragedy is when a young child dies from the flu. This is criminal malfeasance…deliberate LYING and perjury….covering up a preventable attack on our embassy with a series of LIES. The families of the victims were told LIES as the coffins were coming off the jet.
      The whole scenario was unfolding in real time….but it was turned into a LIE about some irrelevant youtube video…total nonsense. This story is huge….it makes Watergate look pathetic by comparison.

      • seektruth

        Right on, BS77!
        This is clear sign of an agenda driven madman who has nothing but contempt for American soldiers. Besides, how would it have even been possible to "stand down" in the face of such madness and surrounded by an insane crowd that is hellbent on your destruction? and given that these men had SWORN an oath that they had taken very seriously. Unlike the Imposter-in-Chief who was unable to give his oath publically, which in my opinion, never really took place at all.

  • BLJ

    This makes me furious. Obama and his minions should all be put on trial for this.

  • Lorraine

    Absolutely disgusting that this would happen with the full knowledge of the White House administration.

  • Christie

    Our president was obviously more worried about offending his Brotherhood than saving American lives.

  • http://www.facebook.com/spincoach Bill Sanford

    Our president was too worried about getting re-elected. Asshat.

  • tony

    votr thispiece of treasonous piece of trash out of office aMERICAS FUTURE IS AT STAKE

  • Goemon

    Maybe I'm getting too paranoid from Obamao's antics, but I think he let this happen to show the Islamists that they are free to do as they please an as long as he is president USA wont stop them. It's like this is his way of saying hurry and turn the whole region into a sharia hellhole, even all of Israel, because I might not get a chance to be president again and protect you.

  • OMEGA MAN RADIO

    OMEGA MAN RADIO salutes these two fallen soliders who are heroes.

    Anyone who will not stand up and vote obama out of office has the blood of not only these two men but all those that will be murdered by obamaination if he is allowed to remain in office to oversee the destruction of america by his murder of the innocent, his stance against Israel and his support of perversion

    VOTE OBAMA OUT OF OFFICE – SEND HIM PACKING TO KENYA IN DISGRACE!

  • kenny b

    I had a dream last night – President Obama boarded a plane on Dec. 8, 1941 bound for Tokyo to ask Hirohito what America had done to anger the Japanese and to suggest ( beg? ) that the issues be resolved diplomatically.

  • https://www.facebook.com/jeanette.capellihutchison Jeanette Capelli Hutchison

    All respect to our men and women serving our country….Ty Woods and Glen Doherty are exceptionally brave men with moral strength and conviction to perform what they where train to do…..for our leaders to leave our own to death is shocking to me! Two men choosing to disobey orders in order to save our own and did succeed to save 30 people giving their own lives is a HERO! There are many that have paid the unlimate sacrafice and are all Heros. What a disgrace to our country to have president Obama our own representing one of the greatest country's selfishly serving "Himself"…….God be with the family's of Ty and Glen as hard as it must be for you…..they did not die in vein…the truth is now being revieled and they will always be remembered.

  • marli23514

    everyone involved in this cover up should be charged with treason and murder. Americans under attack and the President goes to Vegas? This is not a leader! Why is Ms. Clinton covering for this President? What is the true story? Mr. President step up and tell the truth.

    • Mary Sue

      Clintons usually have their reasons for doing what they do, though if Ed Klein is to be believed, Bill wants her to come clean. There's probably something nefarious going on behind the scenes that is selfishly causing her to protect Obama at all costs.

  • chip Dale

    Our government, (read president Obama), seems to think treason is defined as anything said, done or published abiout him personally. Treason is action or inaction that directly adversely affects our country and it’s citizens. The lack of intervention and closed eye approach Mr. Obama haas taken toward this situation is indeed treasonous. May he pay for his crimes.

  • Jerry

    Why do these people personally blame Obama? Their sons are seals, expected to face life threatening situations sometimes with fatal consequences. These are the same group of people who will support the NRA dispite 20 little children dying at hands of an assault weapon which shouldn't be in the hands of ordinary citizens .