When I first heard Tyron Woods had laser painted the mortar position I wondered why he did so if there was not a weapon in the vicinity to bomb it. I didn't say anything here because I really don't know that much about these new weapons but some very interesting facts and questions about this are coming out. Stuff like this is breaking out all over the web in military and other sites.
"The Benghazi coverup is much worse than you think. Clearly there were air assets on the scene above the CIA annex and they were denied permission to fire.
Tyrone Woods was painting a target with a ground laser designator (GLD). Those are only used when the air asset is overhead, ready to fire. The jihadis can use cell phones with night-vision capabilities to see the laser beam, which then pinpoints the location of the person using the GLD. As a former Navy SEAL, Woods wouldíve known that. He would only have exposed himself if he thought that the mortar squad was about to be taken out. The air asset didnít fire, and Woods and Glen Doherty were killed by the mortar squad.
There was either a Spectre gunship or an armed Predator or Reaper drone overhead, and it was denied permission to fire. Thatís the only explanation that fits. Woods would not have used his GLD for any other reason than to paint a target for an immediate air strike.
Only the commander of AFRICOM and the president have the authority to tell the air asset to not fire in this situation.Ē
How Can This Not Be at the Top of the News Everywhere? - By Kathryn Jean Lopez - The Corner - National Review Online