What difference does it make?

PJGunner

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THIS PART YOU DON'T KNOW, BUT SHOULD.
AMERICAN VALOR, BENGHAZI, LYBIA: The stunning part of this story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.
The news has been full of the attacks on our embassies throughout the Muslim world, and in particular, the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in Benghazi, Libya. However, there’s a little known story of incredible bravery, heroics, and courage that should be the top story.
So what actually happened at the U.S. embassy in Libya? We are learning more about this every day. Ambassador Stevens and Foreign Service officer Sean Smith, along with administrative staff, were working out of temporary quarters due to the fact that in the spring of 2011 during the so-called Arab Spring, the United Statescut ties with then president Moammar Gadhafi. Our embassy was looted and ransacked, causing it to be unusable. It is still in a state of disrepair.
Security for embassies and their personnel is to be provided by the host nation. Since Libya has gone through a civil war of sorts in the past 18 months, the current government is very unstable, and therefore, unreliable.
A well-organized attack by radical Muslims was planned specifically targeting the temporary U.S. embassy building. The Libyan security force that was in place to protect our people deserted their post, or joined the attacking force. Either way, our people were in a real jam. And it should be noted that Ambassador Stevens had mentioned on more than one occasion to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that he was quite concerned for his personal safety and the welfare of his people. It is thought that Ambassador Stevens was on a “hit list.”
A short distance from the American compound, two Americans were sleeping. They were in Libya as independent contractors working an assignment totally unrelated to our embassy. They also happened to be former Navy Seal’s.
When they heard the noise coming from the attack on our embassy, as you would expect from highly trained warriors, they ran to the fight. Apparently, they had no weapons, but seeing the Libyan guards dropping their guns in their haste in fleeing the scene, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty snatched up several of these discarded weapons and prepared to defend the American compound.
Not knowing exactly what was taking place, the two Seal’s set up a defensive perimeter. Unfortunately Ambassador Stevens was already gravely injured, and Foreign Service officer, Sean Smith, was dead. However, due to their quick action and suppressive fire, twenty administrative personnel in the embassy were able to escape to safety. Eventually, these two courageous men were overwhelmed by the sheer numbers brought against them, an enemy force numbering between 100 to 200 attackers which came in two waves. But the stunning part of the story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.
As it became apparent to these selfless heroes, they were definitely going to lose their lives unless some reinforcements showed up in a hurry. As we know now, that was not to be. I’m fairly certain they knew they were going to die in this gun fight, but not before they took a whole lot of bad guys with them!
Consider these tenets of the Navy SEAL Code:
1) Loyalty to Country, Team and Teammate,
2) Serve with Honor and Integrity On and Off the Battlefield,
3) Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit,
4) Take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your teammates,
5) Excel as Warriors through Discipline and Innovation,
6) Train for War, Fight to Win, Defeat our Nation’s Enemies, and...
7) Earn your Trident every day
(http://www.navyseals.com/seal-code-warrior-creed).
Thank you, Tyrone and Glen. To the very last breath, you both lived up to the SEAL Code. You served all of us well. You were courageous in the face of certain death.
And Tyrone, even though you never got to hold your newborn son, he will grow up knowing the character and quality of his father, a man among men who sacrificed himself defending others.
Dr. Charles R. Roots
Senior Pastor
Former Staff Sergeant,
USMC Captain,
U. S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Ret.)
This should be passed on and on and on and on....
NO TRUE AMERICAN WOULD OBJECT TO RECEIVING THIS MORE THAN ONCE ... SO PASS IT ON
And Let us never forget the Hillary Clinton Comment
“What Difference Does It Make??



I think we ALL know the answer to that.
 

DrMike

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I hope that the perfidy of Ms. Clinton is never forgotten. What a disaster should the nation ever have her imposed on it in any capacity again.
 

PJGunner

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Vince":3gji4twr said:
PJGunner,

Can I copy this and put it on my Facebook Page?

Vince


Be my guest. it was sent to me with the OK to pass it on to as many as I coud. I figured if I posted it, many more would see it than just those in my mailbox.
Paul B.
 

Vince

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PJGunner":2hh8c1qt said:
Vince":2hh8c1qt said:
PJGunner,

Can I copy this and put it on my Facebook Page?

Vince


Be my guest. it was sent to me with the OK to pass it on to as many as I coud. I figured if I posted it, many more would see it than just those in my mailbox.
Paul B.

Thank you.
 

filmjunkie4ever

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It makes all of the difference...if it was her kids over there getting murdered and no one cared maybe then she could understand a fraction of the anger and betrayal the rest of us are holding back each day. This was the biggest "foot in mouth" moment I've seen come out of this Benghazi fiasco. She needs to be held responsible for this....in my opinion it had to be her who told the cavalry to stand down. She was on the phone that night...She had to know what this was. And She did nothing. That is what makes the difference. She didn't and doesn't deserve the valiant blood that was spilled in Libya.
 

DrMike

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In her famous ad, asking who did we want in charge when the phone rang at 2 a.m., we now know we want neither BHO or her in charge--they can only dither and let our people be murdered!
 

Hegland

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DrMike":1xyiew7y said:
In her famous ad, asking who did we want in charge when the phone rang at 2 a.m.

Excellent reminder, Mike. True colors are showing through.
 

DrMike

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Yeah, one thing we know for certain--the phone is going to ring and the lives of good Americans will be on the line! It is worthless to send a drone to watch them being murdered.
 
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