“Ignorance is bliss.”
If the above is your mantra, I suggest you stop reading this article.
This past weekend, it was a priority of mine to see Michael Bay’s latest movie 13 Hours, a true story which puts a timeline on the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya on the night of September 11, 2012. The movie continues to receive praising reviews, despite Vox publishing a piece which hilariously asserts the movie “promotes some of the worst Benghazi conspiracy theories” and has “everything to do with the adolescent conceptions of masculinity that generally define [Michael Bay’s] films.” Megyn Kelly, however, recently sat down with three of the heroes of that fateful night to discuss 13 Hours.
Mark “Oz” Geist, Kris “Tanto” Paronto, and John “Tig” Tiegen affirm that the movie accurately portrayed the attack sequence, and Paronto states that watching the film was “draining” because “it brought him right back to the besieged American diplomatic compound and nearby CIA annex.” Furthermore, they confirm that the CIA chief at the annex repeatedly told them to “stand down” despite hearing the cries of those at the compound saying if help did not come, they were going to “f—ing die.” After twenty to thirty minutes of listening to these calls, they defied orders and set out to find Ambassador Chris Stevens, described as “beloved” by the Libyan people themselves, and his two-man security detail.
The left is terrified of 13 Hours and what it implies about the Obama administration and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. There were no protests in Benghazi leading up to the attacks, and despite what Secretary of State Clinton asserted early on, there was nothing spontaneous about the weapons used by the terrorists which required the predetermined coordinates of the compound. The left is terrified that people across the nation are refusing to back down on finding justice for Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods.
So, are you choosing not to see 13 Hours? Are you “just too busy” to watch the film, like presidential candidate Hillary Clinton? Or are you hiding behind the cover-ups that plague the current administration?
“Freedom exists for the sake of truth…Without truth, there is no freedom.”
-Archbishop Karol Wojtyla, Second Vatican Council, 1964
Elizabeth Marcello has followed the investigation of Benghazi in her previous pieces:
She will continue to do so until justice is served.