Benghazi hero’s widow has message for Hillary Clinton

Today we held our first Allen West Foundation Veteran’s Motorcycle ride, which ended at the US National UDT-Navy SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce Florida.

Unknown to many, the origins of the modern day Navy SEALs began here in South Florida. The idea of the museum originated in the home of Albert Stankie, where he and other former UDT Frogmen gathered personal artifacts and experiences from their service in World War II. They worked to procure the defunct Ft. Pierce Treasure Museum building and site. This evolved into a dedicated facility, which opened in 1985, and was recognized as a National Museum by an act of Congress signed into law on my 47th birthday, February 7, 2008.

The museum collection includes a number of rare artifacts dating from the founding of the SEALs, from the days of Scouts & Raiders, through the Underwater Demolition Teams, to recent present-day activities of US Navy SEALs.

The focal point of the museum is the UDT-SEAL Memorial, the only memorial in the world dedicated exclusively to the United States Navy SEALs and their predecessors. The memorial consists of a 500-pound, 9-foot tall, bronze sculpture of a modern Navy SEAL. The names of all Underwater Demolition Team members—the “Frogmen” of World War II and modern Navy SEALs—who have died in the service of the country are carved into black, granite panels on the walls surrounding the sculpture and its reflecting pool.

Sadly, one of the recent names on the SEAL Memorial Wall is that of Aaron Vaughan, a local warrior from Stuart, Florida. Each November the SEAL Museum hosts the annual “muster” which is a high reunion for the SEAL community and recognition of its legacy. It’s just amazing to see original World War II UDT members. And for those who like celebrities, there is Rudy Boesch, the man who competed in the first “Survivor.” In the museum you’ll find his US Navy dress uniform on display.

Today a new statue was dedicated, that of two Vietnam War Medal of Honor recipients, Tommy Norris and Mike Thornton, a dear friend. Their story is one of heroic lore, for it is the only time in history where one MOH recipient was rescued by another. The Honorable Ross Perot was there for this year’s muster. However, the person who stole the show was the widow of Navy SEAL Ty Woods, Dr. Dorothy Narvaez-Woods. Her speech articulated the code of the warrior, the US Navy SEAL, and she spoke of the hurt and pride she felt equally at the moment of being notified Ty had lost his life in Benghazi. The words she spoke which garnered her a standing ovation were, “I knew that at the moment of decision Ty did not say, ‘at this time what difference does it make?’” Her mother and father sat before me and I gave her young son one of our Allen West Foundation coins. While inside the museum I made a simple promise to Dorothy relating to 2016, and I plan on keeping it.

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Susan Rosser ruehrwein
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Susan Rosser ruehrwein

I am sure that is how all those men felt! They are the heros! Hillary Clinton is just another selfish and uncaring politician of which we have too many of! She doesn’t care about anyone but herself!

leelee
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Bless you. And bless Dr. Narvaez-Woods.

Barbara Brumbley
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Why is No One Being
Held Accountable for These Killings? I can Name you A Few People Obama,Hillary,Rice for Her Talking Points and Hillary for saying What Difference Does It Make Well It Makes A Big Difference To Me We Lost 4 Good Lives and We Want Answers.

William E Dunn Jr
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Hillary was completely incompetent as SOS, what makes anyone believe she would do any better as POTUS, barring all Libtard logic that is!

Ranger
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Not only incompetent but more concerned with what sort of podium she had to use to give a speech. I know this to be true.

Patricia Hanthorn
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With you on this for sure.

Patrick Mannelly
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Many of us are standing by to help you with that promise regardless of what it might be!

George Burgess
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Praise these extremely brave men for there are few that can come closer to this great nation than them in LOYALTY .. (y) <3

Conservative NOT Racist
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Conservative NOT Racist

Ready when you are sir.

STQ
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What is the 2016 promise? hmmm?

brynda50
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Depends on who makes it.

carolyn lintner
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I am appaled at the statement Mrs. Clinton made when asked aboutwhat happened to cause the deaths of our servicemen in Bengazi. How dare her say ” what difference does it make “. Who does she think she is fooling by this comment. Only a cold hearted calculating politician would make this mistake. I hope Americans remember this comment should she ever run for office again.

brynda50
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Perhaps “heartless” alien? She, in my opinion, is one of Satan’s many minions. She’s just like all those progressive/socialistic idiots now holding reign in Congress. And if Obama doesn’t like how things turn out in any Senate vote, etc., he just signs another Executive Order. Note: Throughout our history all presidents combined signed approximately 106 Exec. Orders; Obama has signed over 950 at last count.

conservocop
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You said it well Carolyn … ” cold hearted ” !!!!

Grandmanotnana
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and SHE wants to be POTUS – are ANY of you going to WORK to defeat her??? I MOST certainly will!

magi52
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Carol, i listen to a video of a woman who was raped by Bill Clinton decades ago and Hillary actually threatened her if she went to the authorities. The Clintons BOTH are low-lifes.

FLASHBACK: Juanita Broderick was raped by Bill Clinton…
http://youtu.be/EWrlZ_WbjF8

Hillary Clinton threatened Juanita Broderick just 2 weeks after being raped by Bill Clinton
http://youtu.be/lNMP73p7XUE

MsJan1955
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Promise relating to 2016??? God, please let it be that he’s running for Potus.

Ms_Scotty
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Thank you for this story, Col. West. God bless Dr. Narvaez-Woods, her son and her courageous husband.

Miketrt
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What difference does it make… man, that pisses me off.

Barb
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Those 4 men, and the others who survived, are heroes for a reason. They did not just say ” We will do it for publicity”, “We do it to see our names in headlines” We do it so others will see how great we are”. They do it because a job needed to be done! They will sacrifice their lives for one another! Unlike Obama and Clinton who must see that they get every photo op they can! I pray they will be answered for, we lost 4 amazing men that night—some one must be held accountable!
Virgil Dwain Holmes
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Please run for POTUS Sir!!We need your common sense in the highest office of the USA (used to be the world but Obama has degraded that) and You could bring it back to the highest most respected office in the world!! Hilary will just take Us farther down the slippery slope Obama has started Us on!!!

tpishdad
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Honored to have Congressman West present Cynthia Watkins, my wife and LTC (R) US Army with a West Foundation coin as we were both volunteering in support of the SEAL Museum. We have volunteered the last 5 years!! My brother, is a retired LtCDR SEAL Teams, Class of 80!! Oh, “What difference does it Make”….Makes my blood BOIL!! God Bless our HERO’s!!!

Ann Hauser
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It makes my blood boil also. I still cannot believe that b…. had the nerve to say that, but I heard her. I watched the hearings. She will still get hers.

Pat Nash
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Love me some Navy Seals. Epitome of Bravery

PhylBoyse
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Thank You Dr. West for doing this. And thank Dr. Woods, her son and her beloved hero Husband, whom the entire country lost at the negligence of the administration. God Bless them all.

Richard Lawler
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betspotter
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Mr. West, you choose the right issues at the right time for all the right reasons. You would make a wonderful Commander in Chief.

Mary
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I truly hope and pray that the promise you made his widow was that you would not only run for office but would bring to justice those in Washington who sat by while our hero’s like her husband were killed.

Gail Krauthoff
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I thank your parents and you for the man you are and do solemnly ask you to represent us in Washington as President, Vice President or Secretary of State. You are a true leader!

brynda50
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Amen!

Daryl Watson
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Col West I respect you very much, but Ross Perot is anything but honorable it was his candidacy that got Bill Clinton elected.

James. C
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Ross is too an American hero just ask his workers held over seas when no one would rescue them Ross paid for it all out of pocket. I admire the mans grit

Daryl Watson
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They were his workers he was responsible for them not the tax payers of the US Perot was tool of the democratic party and I’m sure he was supported by many democrats to help Clinton get elected.

Virginia
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Looking at these three above posts…within those posts explains the problem. We want to elect a great POTUS. We are looking for a backbone and the fortitude to represent us. Splitting the vote helps to elect the opposite of what our country was founded on. The Democrats want total government control over our lives. Conservatives want our country to be free as it was founded under the constitution. We have Republicans who are not conservative, we have RINO’s. When push comes to shove…we need a true (NO LIES) President who is sincere to lead this free country and all it… Read more »
JAN
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Mr, West, I have a very strong feeling, call it intuttion, your promise is to make damn sure Hillary Clinton IS NOT elected the next president of the United States in 2016!! Amen!

pacman925
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It is difficult to beat democratic positions, their treasure chest is mostly from foreign/muslim dollars…obama has been paid off !

Julie
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Mr West, please run for president!!!

smackoj
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we love you Colonel and we love Ty Woods also!

cynicrealist
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ANY MESSAGE TO THAT HILLARY THE HUMP FROM ME WOULD BE WELL LACED WITH EXPLETIVES/DELETEDS!!!!

leewacker
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Thank you, Colonel, for your very interesting story. We remember Ty Woods, also, and will avenge him soon!

chris
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I hope that you do avenge him, and all the others who died there because of our administrations traitorous behavior.

JAN
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Thank you Mr. West for your service to our country and continued support to keep our country everything our founding fathers meant it to be..a free and strong nation built on morals, principles, the constitution and one nation under God! My father was a Korean War Veteran, serving 22 years of his life in the United States Air Force. I am sure he is appalled at the way our current adminstration is trying to destroy our country. The laws were changed to keep good men like you from having a say in our lawmaking process. Corruption is rampant in Washington… Read more »
facebook
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We hear about it all the time, but when’s it going to happen? Soon I pray.

Jan
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I do as well. Our current congress doesn’t have it in them otherwise Fast and Furious and Benghazi would be history, O, H and VJ would be behind bars.

Mr Hyde
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I quite agree! Why is it these investigating committees can’t seem to finish the job and start prosecuting the usurpers? They just want to look like they’re doing something about it, but don’t have the balls to finish it. Get rid of all of them!

kenneth Hadley
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That is the way I see it too Mr. Hyde… Any political leader that does not understand the importance of resolving the Benghazi Affair does not need to be in office…

Larry Williamson
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I second that. Could not have said it better.

Jan
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Thank You!

killer63
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If there is any way you can post a video Dr. Woods’ speech (if one is available), I know we would all like to hear it. Thank you, again, Lt. Col. West for all you have done, all you do, and all I know you will continue to do for this country.

Patriot Granny
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I hope & pray that killary klinton, obummer, val-Iranian jaret, lying rice & all other accessories in the murders of these 4 valiant Americans really get justice for how they set them up Benghazi to get rid of them to keep Amb. Stevens from bailing out & talking about how killary & obummer had armed al q in Libya to get rid of Qadaffi. It’s treason, plain & simple & that is what they are hiding. And it does make a difference, especially since killary is planning to run in 2016. Treason & I will leave it unsaid what I… Read more »
brynda50
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I wouldn’t hold my breath. We will never get justice for these men and the deplorable way they were abandoned by our government in a time of extreme need under the Obama Administration. Obama will never, and has never, apologized for anything–he’s too egotistical. He’s the know-nothing, do-nothing President. The latest debacle with the ACA is just one example. His “apology” did not rise to the meaning of the word. Think about this: he has stated many times that he would “get to the bottom” of the IRS scandal, Benghazi, and now his ACA. He is very cavalier. As president,… Read more »
mercy
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I sould like it if they were all water boarded …first

Jerry Curtis
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Col. West I dp believe I here out Country calling you again.

Renie Laster Keen Roseberry
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Renie Laster Keen Roseberry

Col Allen West ~ We want you for our PRESIDENT.

Inform&ShareFar&Wide
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Check out the so-called conservative patriot Allen West’s voting record before you think he should be president! Allen West voted YES for NDAA, Patriot Act, Obamacare, and many other anti-American bills! Also Mr. Allen West was asked to help stand up against Obama’s crimes and usurpation by Mr. Zullo & Sheriff Arpaio as Obama is a Terrorist Serial Criminal Madman Usurper who is using 100% illegal and fake USA IDs. West REFUSED to do so, saying he had a political future he wanted to pursue in 2016, and West choose to protect his political future, instead of protecting the USA… Read more »
MotherBatherick
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Lemme guess…you’re one of those Occupier Useful Idiots that haven’t bathed in a month and now it’s going to your head.

Ewade
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I have one question for you, Ana, Mother, and all of you that are condemning this person and his/her rantings. Did ANY of you do as suggested and look at Colonel West’s voting record? My guess is most of you did not. Well, I did, and I don’t like at all what I saw. Who’s the useful idiot now?

Ana Eichenlaub
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.Nice try…. You need some serious anger management help…it is people like you that guarantee people we have in our administration a seat. Stating that you are a strong christian is insulting; Christians don’t go about speaking such hateful words; or do you not read the bible? Forgive thy enemies? If Mr West is such a terrible person as you like to say….then pray for him and ask God to help him in his ways..

Tess Peters
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hhhmmmmmmmmmmmm

Bob Hill
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Col. West is no fan of the ACA. He did not vote for it. It is also correct that he did not vote to defund it. I saw a quote where he said that, ” fighting to defund Obamacare is like the battle of Thermopylae.”
He was right about that. I have seen no evidence that Col. West is not a patriot.

Virginia
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O.K. Look, I’ve been following Col. West recently and I like what I hear, a lot. Is he conservative or not? If he turns out to be a RINO like Chris Christy then I will be disappointed. He can stand up for the American people like Ted Cruz did or is he saying there is no hope to fight? We need the best to battle against this government takeover and if he calls it -already lost-then we need some one stronger. Where’s the fight? The battle is between The American People and the lying government. If we don’t put in… Read more »
MotherBatherick
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Please google Allen West youtube and watch every speech West has ever made. I guarantee that if you do, you will have no doubts as to Allen West’s loyalty and his love for our Country. By serving in the military, he’s already proven that he’s willing to die for us but when he came home from Iraq and ran for Congress and started speaking out, it proved all the more that he is a loyal conservative American. In the Republican camp, you won’t find him hanging out over in McShame’s tent.

Ana Eichenlaub
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I would like to see someone who is strong and fearless run to bring this Country back to its original foundations. Trey Gowdy is a strong fighter who is truly dedicated to finding the truth and correcting the record. We need some strong Scottish blood to take to the hills and lead us in the Battle. TREY GOWDY for President.

enoughtisenough
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Remember West lost his seat in Congress because he stood up to the Left!!! He has proven his loyalty!! Col West is not another J.McCain. Research his history in Congress. You will be very satisfied with his record.

brynda50
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No. Allen West is, from all I have researched, an honorable, conservative man. What needs to happen is that the Tea Party, Libertarian Party, and Conservative Republicans need to band together to put forth the best candidate possible and not divide the vote. Otherwise, we will end up losing again. I believe, with the funds pooled among these parties (which all basically want the same thing for our country), we can take back our government and beloved Constitution. Personally, I want a stronger presence of God back in our country. “If My people, who are called by My name, shall… Read more »
Ana Eichenlaub
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Amen. Mr West is an Honorable Man and i respect him; the low information Voter is who failed him…he failed nobody. I personally think we need to ask all conservative based groups to stop bashing one another…that will send us into certain failure. Look at what happened in VA. A Libertarian knowing he wasn’t strong enough stayed in a Race he knew he would lose and took vital votes from Cucinelli…instead of stepping aside and endorsing Cucinelli; he selfishly pursued something he could not take and guaranteed the DEM party a Governor seat.

Kim Brett
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Well said! we definitely need to pick our strongest conservative candidate and not split the vote. brynda, those are some great ideas that i hope you are sharing often with everyone you can–including on the facebook pages of our prospective conservative candidates. i plan to copy a portion of your statement and share it on my facebook page and discuss at our Tea Party meeting. thanks and God bless you and yours.

enoughtisenough
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Agree. What divides us is petty fights among Republicans. We need to unite in order to get a President that represents us. The left, especially ‘O’, have been very effective in telling lies about us. We need to start now on righting this wrong.

Jimmy
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What we have to do is stop the old Republican establishment from pushing another unelectable candidate on us. I never again wish to vote for the lesser of two evils like RINO McCain or Chris Christie.

"Worried for America"
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"Worried for America"

Col. West, I have confidence that you can and will help our nation get back to being a nation that most are proud to live in, one nation UNDER GOD with liberty and justice for all. Sir, will you and can you promise that you’ll do your best to restore this once great nation? Sincerely “Worried for America’

Inform&ShareFar&Wide
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LILIES THAT FESTER by Roseann Salanitri (Nov 6, 13) http://mychal-massie.com/premium/lilies-that-fester/ Mr. West became corrupt, weak, and a RINO in office. Please read this short essay. Do NOT trust Mr. Allen West. We can trust honest, virtuous Godly leaders like Alan Keyes, Mychal Massie, Larry Klaymen, Jerome Corsi, Joseph Farah, Bob Unruh, Rep. Ted Yoho, Rep. J. Bridenstine, Rep, Gosar, Rep Trey Gowdy, Sen Rand Paul, Sen Ted Cruz, Sen Mike Lee, and others. Do NOT vote for Mr. West. He is a weak and corrupt non-leader RINO who voted in Congress against the people in FL who voted him in… Read more »
First Sergeant
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Water board half of DC and then tell us who and why military members are giving their lives to protect a bunch of thugs in DC. We know what Obama is, but, what we don’t know is why the majority of congress is protecting him. We, the people are looking for answers. You and other nationally know patriots need to either start a party, or take the tea party and jam it up their ass… The Tea Party needs to go into offense mode and the defense will come along. Stop pointing fingers and kicking ass… You know you don’t… Read more »
AMIRAM KOCHLANY
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ALLEN WEST FOR PRESIDENT !

MotherBatherick
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“Allen West For President”
-NOW you’re talking and we’re liking it!!

Keanu Noga
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Pathetic – our politicians are destroying our country from within…perhaps our SEALs should deploy to DC and launch an assault to Take Back Our Country – support http://www.babyboomergold.com to learn how!

MotherBatherick
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We need black ops. And yesterday wasn’t soon enough.

Christine Ferrara Fernez
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Christine Ferrara Fernez

we need those who took a oath for our country to help the AMERICAN people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

porkchop6209
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Thank you, Mr. West, for honoring our SEALS. Mrs. Woods, I am truly sorrowful over the loss of your husband and his brother’s in arms, and ashamed of the circumstances in which they perished.

lostinspace9
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Beautifully spoken!!

Patti Laudan
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I hope you promised her that Hilary wouldn’t be president in 2016. I’d help to keep that promise!

thinkingabovemypaygrade
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thinkingabovemypaygrade

Why didn’t patriotic people in the main media hold Hillary C. accountable for that brutal statement “What difference does it make/!!?” Media people have pushed famous people to take back much milder statements…when they cared enough to do so.

Hoping US votors are NOT foolish enough to elect her!

Abrogation
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Because the patriots would lose their job before the article ever got to air. The real influence is with the self interested owners of these Mega Corporations. They get that by owning and directing the government. Until corporations are advised (Forcibly if necessary) that they are not citizens, and cannot fund politicians in any way shape or form, this nation will continue on its downhill trend.

caser4liberty
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But we the people can stop purchasing anything these corporations have to offer or sell hurting them in their bottom line.

Paul
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Unlike a certain presidential hopeful, they knew what made a difference, and gave their lives trying to make that difference. I feel there is a special p-lace in Heaven for hero’s like them.

John Oliver
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Shame on you, Hillary. GOD will bring justice, you wait and see.

Richard
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BULLS**T in that picture showing a fat guy in a blue shirt shout a gun. IT is LEGAL to own and shoot a fully automatic weapons in NEVADA. You can even own Morters and cannons.

Opinionated American
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What pic? Yes you can with a federal permit.

Franklin Crittenden
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I have heard this “what difference does it make” and “there wasn’t enough time to save them” crap over and over!

IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND BY GOD YOU HAVE TO AT LEAST TRY NO MATTER WHAT YOU THINK!

Jay Hunt
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Only someone like Hillary, that doesn’t have a clue, would ask ” what difference does it make? ” To all my veteran brothers, Thank you for your service!! We are the ones that must vote and put this country back on track.

Lola in SC
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There are a lot of Americans who see the Benghazi heroes, Doherty and Woods, abandoned to die because of the narcissistic indifference of Obama and Clinton, as a lot more than just “bumps in the road.” We, who take the loss of their lives seriously, did not vote for the Marxist traitor in the White House and will never vote for his handpuppet, Hillary. However, it is heart-breaking to see that an American election can be swung by low information voters who don’t mind being bought with blood money.

Sgt Snuffy
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God Bless Them All.

Opinionated American
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I blame Hillary on up to the POTUS for the lack of enforcement prior to the attack and the stand down orders. Granted there have been attacks on other embassies in the past. At least there was security and backup. Unlike what we witnessed in Benghazi? As for Hillary to run as a candidate. What will happen if the radicals attack again? We know that she will lie and let them down. Since Obama has been in charge and takes their credit. Our Seals have suffered and died from lack of leadership. Mr. West I know you will keep this… Read more »
SunnyJS
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It just brings me to tears to know that we lost such as Ty Woods and we end up with such as Hillary Clinton…that is the difference it makes.