As many of you know, I have served as a Navy SEAL and continue to belong to the fraternity through the UDT-SEAL Association. This is all part of my DNA. It has been this longstanding relationship that fostered many of the foundations for my “extreme prospecting” activities, and also my unconventional way of looking at the world.
I have included just two of my personal Navy SEAL-era adventures in my new book, mainly because it is generally frowned upon by others in our community for individual SEALs to put themselves in the spotlight for doing things that most others do quietly and without any fanfare. My stories are there for the purpose of bringing to light what all SEALs are made of.
For the most part, you will not hear me talk much about the SEALs. But every once in a while, something important comes up that needs to be talked about. In this case, it has to do with the two SEALs (once you make it into the Teams, you are never an “ex-SEAL”) who got killed trying to defend our consulate in Libya several weeks ago. Their names were Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.
Contrary to what is being reported in the news, it turns out these two warriors were not assigned to the consulate security detail at all. They were not even in the consulate when the assault began. They were in Libya on other business. When the attack on the consulate started, they heard all the noise from someplace else. Then they sprinted over to help defend in what became a two-hour pitched battle against overwhelming odds. The ambassador was already dead when they got there.
Taking weapons from the retreating security detail that was actually assigned to defend the consulate, these two extremely courageous men held the line against the attackers while twenty embassy staffers managed to get out alive.
You have to wonder what our brave men and woman are fighting for in these wars when they get hung out to dry by the highest levels of our own government, politicians who are more interested in their own political careers than telling the truth. Give me a break!
The heartbreaking story, as it is presently known, can be found right here. It makes interesting reading for those of you who care about this stuff. If you click on the associated links, you will see uncomfortable images that are not being shown on television. It’s not pretty.
The bigger story will come out in time. Why there was so little effective security in that place? Why was the advanced Intel about the coming attack completely ignored? Exactly how did Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods get killed? Were they the only ones there fighting off the enemy? Why did the Ambassador’s personal bodyguard leave for safety while the Ambassador got killed and dragged through the streets by our enemies? Why were CNN reporters picking up vital evidence in the compound just hours after the attack, while our FBI team was held back for three weeks for their own safety? This is pretty disgraceful.
No matter how you look at it, this all adds up to a terrible sign of the times. But it is better to know, than to be in the dark about what is happening in America.