The Michael Bay film, “13 Hours,” based on the book “13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi” by Mitchell Zuckoff, opened last month on January 15th and, unfortunately, I hadn’t been able to see the movie because I am not yet sufficiently mobile from my surgery.
I was able to see it late last night, Saturday, at the very final showing at a local theatre. With the assistance of my Wifely Wife and her sister, the knee scooter was loaded into the Kraut Kar and off we went.
Essentially, the film and the book make liars and fools out of Barack Hussein Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
The team’s CIA station chief told the Washington Post the stand-down order “is fiction and the film is flat-out wrong.” Further, the CIA says that the film is “shameful and a distortion of the events and people who served in Benghazi that night.”
Juan Williams also believes the film and the book are fabrications.
What is sad is that American journalists yuck it up over the deaths of four Americans in Libya. Somehow Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Officer Sean Smith and former SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods get forgotten. [Watergate brought down a presidency where no one was killed. Contrast and compare this to Benghazi, and its lies then and now.]
When I wrote this post initially a few weeks ago, three of the actual operators who responded to the Benghazi call for assistance, Kristian “Tanto” Paronto, John “Tig” Tiegen, and Mark “Oz” Geist were interviewed on the Megyn Kelly show. They unequivocally stated that they were told to stand down by CIA representatives.
These GRS (Global Response Services) employees, former soldiers and private security contractors hired as security elements, provided protection in austere and high-threat environments for the Central Intelligence Agency.
“This is the true story you were never told.”
Part of what you didn’t know is that the six GRS contractors were at the CIA annex, less than a mile from the Benghazi consulate. You saw that clearly illustrated in the film “13 Hours.” They could hear the distress calls over the radio. The CIA station chief at that annex told the GRS contractors repeatedly to “stand down.”
All three operators interviewed on The Kelly File specifically remembered the CIA station chief pointedly telling them, to their faces, to “stand down.” A deputy chief, chief of base and a team leader saying “stand down.”
“If you guys don’t get over here, we’re all gonna fucking die,” radioed the State Department people at the Benghazi, Libya consulate to anyone who was listening.
The contractors decided to “buck orders and we left.”
All the operators testified to this in DC.
Do the operators believe the men who died would be alive today if the US had responded appropriately from the beginning? They expected assistance from the US government that never came. Why do they think four Americans paid the ultimate price?
First, they were looking for air support. Instead, an unmanned drone was sent. And the drone footage was useless because it was 30 seconds behind what was occurring in real time on the ground. Do you remember the issue regarding staffers watching the drone over Benghazi as the assault occurred?
ALL of the operators believe everyone would be alive today had they been allowed to respond when they were asked. Unequivocally. They all said it in front of Megyn Kelly.
When told the CIA response was they were never told to stand down, the operators said “that’s just silly.” “Somehow they don’t want to believe that we were told to stand down. They believe everything else.”
Megyn Kelly asked: “Do you have a political motive?”
They said the politics is what prompted them to go public. The lies and the disinformation and the obfuscation.
Was it about a video? And who is lying? Hillary Clinton says “it’s not me.” Meaning the operators were lying and the surviving family members are lying.