H/T Gateway Pundit
H/T Gateway Pundit
Speaking to the “Lars Larson Show,” father of SEAL Tyrone Woods – who died in Benghazi defending the consulate annex – shared his experience of meeting President Obama and Secretary Clinton at the memorial service for the fallen heroes a few days after the attack. Charles Woods said Obama “couldn’t look me in the eye” and “mumbled” an “I’m sorry”. He said Secretary Clinton assured him that they were going to “arrest and prosecute” the man that made the scapegoated youtube video critical of Allah… Which had nothing to do with the 9-11 terror attack in Benghazi.
Here’s the complete call:
The father of one of the former Navy SEALs killed in the terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya says President Barack Obama wouldn’t even look him in the eye and Vice President Joe Biden was disrespectful during the ceremony when his son’s body returned to America. He also says the White House’s story on the attack doesn’t pass the smell test.
Charles Woods, father of Tyrone Woods, called into “The Glenn Beck Program” on TheBlazeTV Thursday and recounted his interactions with the president, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Biden at the ceremony for the Libya victims at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He told host Glenn Beck that what they told him, coupled with new reports that indicate the Obama administration knew very good and well, almost immediately, that a terrorist attack was occurring in Benghazi, make him certain that the American people are not getting the whole truth.
Vice President Biden, as he has become known to do, reportedly made a wildly inappropriate comment to the father who had just lost his hero son.
Woods said Biden came over to his family and asked in a “loud and boisterous” voice, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”
“Are these the words of someone who is sorry?” said Woods.
The grieving father also described his brief encounter with President Obama during the ceremony for the Libya victims.
“When he finally came over to where we were, I could tell that he was rather conflicted, a person who was not at peace with himself,” Woods said. “Shaking hands with him, quite frankly, was like shaking hands with a dead fish. His face was pointed towards me but he would not look me in the eye, his eyes were over my shoulder.”
“I could tell that he was not sorry,” he added. “He had no remorse.”
Beck said he wanted to give the president “the benefit of the doubt,” and asked Woods how he could be sure that Obama wasn’t just uncomfortable or nervous during their conversation. Woods said it was Obama’s “demeanor.”
Hillary Clinton’s comments to Woods raise even more questions about the White House’s official story on the Benghazi attack, which has already been extremely inconsistent.
After apologizing for his loss, Woods said Clinton told him that the U.S. would “make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted.”
Obviously, Clinton was referring to the anti-Muslim YouTube video that the Obama administration spent nearly two weeks blaming for the attack. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice, Clinton and the president himself all blamed the video at various points. Beck pointed out that the White House is now trying to claim that it has always considered terrorism as the cause of the attack.
“When she said that, I could tell that she was not telling me the truth,” Woods said about Clinton.
Watch part I of the interview with Beck here via TheBlazeTV:
Reading another State Department email that further calls into question the U.S. response to the attack, Beck revealed that the U.S. government was made aware that the compound in Benghazi was under attack by “mortar fire,” hardly a sign of a spontaneous protest.
“The question that I had in my mind,” Woods replied, “was why did we not do something to protect our forces?”
“We didn’t even dispatch anybody,” Beck lamented.
“You released the information that the White House within minutes of the attack, watched in real time the events unfolding,” Woods told Beck earlier in the program. “They denied the pleas for help and they watched my son die.”
Woods went on to read the following statement, in honor of his son:
“I want to honor my son, Ty Woods, who responded to the cries for help and voluntarily sacrificed his life to protect the lives of other Americans. In the last few days it has become public knowledge that within minutes of the first bullet being fired the White House knew these heroes would be slaughtered if immediate air support was denied. Apparently, C-130s were ready to respond immediately. In less than an hour, the perimeters could have been secured and American lives could have been saved. After seven hours fighting numerically superior forces, my son’s life was sacrificed because of the White House’s decision. This has nothing to do with politics, this has to do with integrity and honor. My son was a true American hero. We need more heroes today. My son showed moral courage. This is an opportunity for the person or persons who made the decision to sacrifice my son’s life to stand up.”
Tears in his eyes, Beck told Woods that his son was not even there for security purposes but after hearing cries for help he voluntarily protected his fellow Americans, knowing his life would be put in danger. Beck called Tyrone Woods a “hero” multiple times throughout the show.
“I am sorry for your loss, and I know there are millions of Americans that are sorry for your loss,” Beck concluded.
Watch part II of the interview here via TheBlazeTV:
Holiday music, holiday lights and holiday sales are unavoidable the first week of December, but tisn’t really the season without a holiday display controversy in Leesburg, Va.
A skeleton dressed in a Santa suit and nailed to a cross was set up on the Loudoun County courthouse lawn in Leesburg on Monday.
The macabre Kris Kringle was one of the nine approved displays for this Christmas season, but it was not standing for long. Someone tore the skeleton down, sparking a debate about free speech.
It’s not a new argument. In 2009 Christmas displays on the courthouse lawn were banned after the constitutionality of a Nativity scene was questioned. Last year that decision was overturned, and 10 displays were allowed on the lawn based on a first come first serve basis.
Leesburg council member Ken Reid spoke out strongly against the skeletal Christmas display. “I think that it’s just extremely, extremely sad,” he said, “that somebody in this county who would try to basically debase Christmas like this. This really crossed the line.”
After laying face down in the grass for several hours, the Santa-suited skull and bones was taken away on Monday night by the mother and son from Middleburg who had put the display together.
“The message to me at least,” said atheist douchenozzle Jonathan Weintraub, “is that the meaning of Christmas, which is about faith and family, is dead and has been replaced by commercialism.”
The display was discussed Monday night at a Loudoun County Board of Supervisors meeting, where it was labeled “provocative” and “obscene.” In the meeting, some suggested a complete ban of public displays in front of the courthouse.
This morning, county officials are meeting and are expected to make a decision on what to do with the displays.
What a pig.
Earlier today it was reported that a woman was sexually assaulted at the #Occupy St. Louis squatters camp earlier this month. The news only broke today after it was reported first by two local bloggers.
Later today in an interview with KMOV TV, the mayor’s Chief of Staff Jeff Rainford commented on the assault by lashing out at the tea party. He also called St. Louis Police Sgt. Gary Wiegert, the officer who broke the story, an extremist.
Man arrested for sexually assaulting woman at OccupySTL encampment
A 20-year-old woman participating in the OccupySTL protest reported to police that a man sexually assaulted her while she was in her tent on November 8, three days before tents were removed by the city. view full article
Jeff Rainford also told reporters that St. Louis did not have problems with the far left #Occupy squatters like other cities. Well, except for yesterday.
Occupy St. Louis protesters broke into the Municipal Courts Building and hung “occupy everything” banners from the upper floors. (FOX2)
Then later the #Occupy goons shut down rush hour traffic on the Martin Luther King Bridge to Illinois.
A 5.8 magnitude earthquake, the biggest to strike Virginia in more than a century, hit about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Richmond, rocking buildings from Washington to Boston and causing office workers in New York City to rush into the street.
Vibrations were felt as far west as Columbus, Ohio, and as far north as Toronto after the quake hit at 1:51 p.m. local time today, the U.S. Geological Survey said on its website. The temblor, which was 3.7 miles deep, was the strongest to hit the Virginia area since 1897, according to USGS data. There were no immediate reports of major damage, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said.
“I was sitting at my computer in the second floor of my house when all of a sudden I feel the table shaking,” Brian Loebig said by telephone from Chesterfield, outside Richmond. “I was doing laundry, so I thought maybe the spin cycle had got out of whack. It would have had to have been incredibly out of whack. It was maybe two minutes. The dog was going crazy.”
About seven miles from the epicenter near the town of Mineral, Dominion Resources Inc.’s North Anna nuclear power plant safely shut down its reactors, the company said in a statement. The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond was open and operating, and employees didn’t evacuate, Laura Fortunato, a spokeswoman for the central bank, said in an e-mail.
“We’re all just scared to death,” said Pam Harlowe, mayor of Mineral, a farming and bedroom community with a population of about 430. The temblor damaged drywall at a local school, dumped food into the aisles of grocery stores and knocked pictures off the walls of her house, she said by telephone.
Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell said he was working with federal, state and local agencies to assess the situation and determine if there were any damage.
“All resources of the commonwealth have been put on alert to assist in any way necessary as we move forward,” he said in a statement.
The quake struck as residents of Mid-Atlantic states prepared for Hurricane Irene, which is forecast to strike the North Carolina coast this weekend.
Airline flight delays rippled across the northeastern U.S. as almost 400 planes ran at least a half-hour late at New York and Washington airports after the Federal Aviation Administration halted some flights into John F. Kennedy Airport, Newark Liberty Airport and Washington’s Ronald Reagan National. Control towers at Kennedy and Newark were evacuated.
The Holland Tunnel connecting New York and New Jersey reopened after closing for about five minutes for inspection, said Ron Marsico, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Verizon Communications Inc., AT&T Inc. and Sprint Nextel Corp. experienced a surge in phone calls and said they had no immediate reports of network damage.
Workers in downtown Washington gathered on street corners. While there was no visible damage, the quake jarred residents unused to such temblors.
“I thought, ‘I just better get out of here,’” said Alex Vasquez, 25, whose 10th-floor office near the White House shook. He said he assumed it was a construction accident until he spoke with others fleeing the building.
U.S. Capitol police prevented pedestrians from coming within a block of the building.
“It’s very unusual for an earthquake of this size on the East Coast,” said Thomas Hillman Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, in a telephone interview. “It’s a moderate-size earthquake, and on the East Coast they tend to be felt over a much larger area.”
“This is a good reminder that even on the East Coast you want to be prepared,” he said. There is a risk of aftershocks, he said.
Amtrak service was disrupted after Washington’s Union Station was evacuated, said Steve Kulm, a spokesman. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority slowed all its Metro trains to a maximum of 15 miles per hour. New York commuters will find regular train and subway service for tonight’s rush hour, transportation agencies said.
Some New York courthouses were evacuated, as were offices including City Hall and Lazard Freres & Co. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. cut short a press conference about the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case when the quake hit.
“We have so far no reports of any damage any place and let’s just hope that nobody got injured or killed in this,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in an interview outside City Hall after it was evacuated. The mayor is founder and majority owner of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP.
In Trenton, New Jersey, the state Capitol shook for about a minute during the temblor and offices emptied as those in the building rushed into hallways. The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management said it was monitoring the effects and that there were few reports of damage to any infrastructure.
In the Philadelphia area, where the quake rattled windows and swayed tall buildings, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission sent inspectors to nuclear power plants and declared an “unusual event,” the lowest of NRC emergency classifications, said Diane Screnci, an agency spokeswoman in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
Plants near Salem, New Jersey; Calvert Cliffs, Maryland; and Limerick, Pennsylvania; were among those to alert extra staff. They remained in operation with no damage, she said.
Jim Maring, 40, was nearing the end of a tour in the White House with his wife and three young children when the floor started to shake.
“I thought, well our tour is now over,” said Maring, of Middleville, Michigan.
“The Secret Service and armed guards started telling us to leave firmly,” said his wife, Barbara, 42, who at first feared it was a bomb. “Our kids won’t ever forget that experience.”