What really happened in Benghazi 4

A US security team in Benghazi was held back from immediately responding to the attack on the American diplomatic mission on orders of the top CIA officer there, three of those involved told Fox News Bret Baier.

The three men –  Kris (“Tanto”) Paronto,  Mark (“Oz”) Geist, and John (“Tig”) Tiegen – were ready to go but told more than once not to go.  The Obama administration, endlessly trying to excuse its moral turpitude, insists that no order to “stand down” was ever given. Maybe, but “do not go” is an order to stand down.

They finally ignored orders and went – but got there too late to save Ambassador Chris Stevens and Sean Smith.

We quote from Scared Monkeys:

Their account gives a dramatic new turn to what the Obama administration and its allies would like to dismiss as an “old story” – the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Speaking out publicly for the first time, the three were security operators at the secret CIA annex in Benghazi – in effect, the first-responders to any attack on the diplomatic compound.

Based on the new book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff with the Annex Security Team, the special sets aside the political spin that has freighted the Benghazi issue for the last two years, presenting a vivid, compelling narrative of events from the perspective of the men who wore the “boots on the ground”.

Now, looking back, the security team said they believed that if they had not been delayed for nearly half an hour, or if the air support had come, things might have turned out differently.

Ambassador Stevens and Sean [Smith], yeah, they would still be alive, my gut is yes,” Paronto said.

Tiegen concurred: “I strongly believe if we’d left immediately, they’d still be alive today.” 

See the video of the interview here.

President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, then Secretary of State, must be held responsible for those deaths.


  • Don L

    Who came up with the video idea? Who told the CIA chief in Benghazi, while he was on the phone, tell those guys to wait? Who told the press secretary there was never an order to wait (stand down makes no never mind)? Who now has told her there was an order to wait…for equipment and support…not a specific stand down order? And what equipment and what support? So many questions; so many lies being told by the “TRANSPARENT”…


    • liz

      Two of the men who were killed, as I recall, also went to help in spite of orders to stand down.
      This, like 9/11, will never be an “old story”. It is a crime that can’t be put to rest until those who perpetrated it are brought to justice.
      In the case of 9/11, that will be when Islam is blasted back into the Stone Age. In the case of Benghazi, it will be when the entire Obama “team” is behind bars.

      • Don L

        What I forgot to include in my comment was…I asked the questions the mainstream media is supposed to be asking?
        These ‘journalists” too are the product of the progressive…

        The Edward R Murrows are gone!

        • liz

          Yes, prison would be better than they deserve.
          That sinking ship you’ve mentioned would be more appropriate. Or the “Jurassic Park” island!