Monday, January 18, 2016

13 Hours

Hat tip Creeping Sharia

Last night, my wife and I went to see "13 Hours", the movie about the attack on our mission in Benghazi by the Libyan Al Qaeda-connected terror group, Ansar al Sharia. As advertised, it was a powerful movie, and I urge everyone to see it. It will leave you asking why US forces could not have been mobilized to come to their rescue. (I guess we have been asking that question for over three years now, haven't we?)  This was a dual attack that began at the US mission at about 7:30 pm and carried over to the CIA annex only ending when Libyan forces came and escorted the Americans to the airport for evacuation. During all of that, one of the dead, Glenn Doherty, responded with others from Tripoli to Benghazi, was delayed for hours getting to the annex, only to die heroically defending it.

Keep in mind that three of the surviving heroes portrayed in this film have come out publicly. They appeared on Sean Hannity's Fox News TV show and said that the movie is factually accurate. In the film, the CIA station chief is portrayed as having tried to stop the security contractors from responding to the mission when it was attacked. (That person, now retired and identified only as, "Bob", has given an interview in which he denies the charge.)

It might be a sad commentary on today's society, but how ironic if it would take a movie to finally turn enough American's against Hillary Clinton to bring an end to her presidential hopes.

And if that isn't enough, we have this news story coming out of Missouri (hat tip Creeping Sharia).

A final note: When 13 Hours ended, the audience applauded. That doesn't happen with too many films. Consider that.


Siarlys Jenkins said...

Not only have three survivors come out publicly as saying the film is accurate, they worked closely with the producers to make sure it was accurate, AND, they said people trying to make political hay off of it is a slap in the face to those who died.

Squid said...

I too saw the "13 Hours" movie. It was riveting and revealing at the same time. At the end, most of the audience stood up and clapped, giving their approval of this very well done dramatization/documentary. A CIA spokesman spoke out yesterday, to say the movie was shameful. I do not like to criticize our three letter Fed agencies, but the "shameful" call is unwarranted and dishonest. It was the CIA, under temp Director of the CIA, Morell, who approved the Video narrative as the cause of Benghazi. Double shame on the CIA! For those who have the patience, here is a very detailed account of the events of Benghazi, as it occurred and the cover-up in the aftermath, including the CIA's role. Hillary lied and Americans died. So did Obama.



Gary Fouse said...

Not sure what your point is. That is correct. Three of them were advisers and consultants to the movie. So who do you believe-them or Hillary Clinton? Who do you believe- the words of the surviving families who were at Andrews Air Force Base or Hillary Clinton?

Gary Fouse said...

Our audience also applauded, a note which I just added to this post.

Siarlys Jenkins said...

So who do you believe-them or Hillary Clinton?

I infer you are responding to me, not to Squid, although you are not specific about that.

I don't believe anything Hillary Clinton says.

I believe that the three veterans, advisors, consultants, would be as outraged by your use of the movie in a partisan blog to advance a point of view as they would be of any other attempt to make political hay out of this set of events.

Gary Fouse said...

If that is true why were they interviewed on Fox News by Sean Hannity and Megyn Kelly? They have gone public. The families of the victims have gone public with what Hillary told them at Andrews AFB.