Mother of Former Navy SEAL Killed in Libya Attack Frustrated by Pace of Investigation
The mother of one of the former U.S. Navy SEALs killed in the U.S. Consulate attack in Libya is voicing her frustration at the pace of the investigation into the attack.
Tyrone Woods’ mother wrote on her Facebook page:
“Don’t want to ever politicize the loss of my son in Libya,
but it has been 16 days and the FBI has yet to get to Benghazi to begin their investigation. Apparently they have made it to Tripoli but haven’t been allowed to enter Benghazi. Meanwhile, the diplomatic outpost where Tyrone and [former SEAL] Glen [Doherty] died, was not and is not secured. Absolutely unacceptable.”
Mike Ritland, a former Navy SEAL and friend to Woods and Doherty, joined America’s Newsroom and said that in cases of such magnitude, the crime scene has to be secured as quickly as possible.
“The longer period of time that transpires between when it happens and when you start your investigation, the less actionable the intelligence that you get,” he said.
Ritland also addressed the apparent lack of communication within the Obama administration about the attack, saying, “For me it’s troubling to know that within a presidential administration that there’s big a miscommunication. That would prove problematic at say a management team of a Burger King restaurant. When you are talking about this level of responsibility, it’s catastrophic.”