They were told not to relieve the ambassador. They were told not to offer assistance. That's what they were told. They weren't told to stand down. What that means is, “Sit tight and don't go there and don't help.” He violated orders. He went over there.
He found where the mortar fire was coming from. He painted it with his laser. Now, folks, talk to anybody in the military. There's only one reason you do that. He was painting where that mortar fire was coming from because he figured there was air support that was then gonna take that mortar location out. That's why he was lasering it. He was effectively lighting it up.
He thought there was air support. He thought there was cover. Because all he did was tell the terrorists at the mortar control place where he was! They were able to find him, and it was that mortar fire that killed him. Now, why would he light it up? Why would he paint it if there was no assistance? He clearly thought there was. This becomes more outrageous as the days go by and as we continue to learn more and more about it.
RUSH: Jim Hoft at the Gateway Pundit has run across a bombshell blog post from a former Delta operator, BlackFive. “Having spent a good bit of time nursing a GLD (ground Laser Designator) in several garden spots around the world, something from the report jumped out at me. One of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION!
“Probably an AC130U,” an airplane on station. This is a former Delta operator. This guy has painted targets with lasers, which guide the bombs from the aircraft. In this case, the Specter is the C-130 out of Italy. We're told we didn't have any assets. We're told the assets were told to “stand town” and the people were told to “stand down.” But BlackFive, this former Delta operator, said (summarized), “Wait a minute, I heard that Tyrone Woods was painting the target.” In other words, he was giving the laser-guided bomb the target.
“One of the former SEALs was actively painting the target. That means that Specter WAS ON STATION! Probably an AC130U,” an airplane. A ground laser designator is not a briefing pointer laser. You do not ‘paint’ a target until the weapons system/designator is synched; which means that the AC130,” the Hercules, “was on station. Only two places could have called off the attack at that point; the WH situation command (based on [presidential] direction) or AFRICOM commander based on information directly from the target area.”
And we first learned of AFRICOM with our really wonderful, great caller last week.
“If the AC130 never left [Italy] (as Penetta [sic] says) that means that the Predator that was filming the whole thing was armed. If that SEAL was actively ‘painting’ a target; something was on station to engage! And the decision to stand down goes directly to POTUS!” That’s from this former Delta guy, and this is what got Tyrone Woods killed. Because by painting the target, he was also illuminating himself.
He was targeting a laser-guided missile to the mortar-fire encampment, location. I don't know what the military term for that is, but where the terrorists were firing mortars, he had found it and he was painting it for a strike. He thought that there were assets in the sky. There would be no reason -- you don't need a Delta operator to tell you this. Common sense. There's no reason to paint that target and give yourself up in the process if there's no attack.
Why point the laser at a target that's gonna guide the missile if there isn't a missile? So what all of these military people who know this stuff are thinking -- and you can see this popping up now on various blogs all over the Internet. There is an outrage bubbling up because the lies are being compounded, and none of it makes any sense. What Panetta and the White House and the State Department and all these other people are saying doesn't make any sense, when put in context with the actions taken by the SEALs on the ground.
So the conclusion these guys are coming to is that the asset was there to launch the laser-guided missile. Tyrone Woods was painting the target, but the missile wasn't fired. So the question becomes: Who ordered no attack, after having the asset? And if it wasn't the Hercules it means the drone that was videotaping this -- which is what enables the White House and the State Department to see it in real time, the drone up there -- then the drone was armed and somebody pulled the order to have the missile fired from the drone.
This is outrageous, folks. This is just unacceptably outrageous. It's not just the incompetence here. It is now the lying and the cover-up that is really getting to people. Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, was on Fox. He’s been all over the place, but he said some really powerful stuff on Saturday night.