13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi


Washington Free Beacon

A second trailer for Michael Bay’s action thriller—or possibly documentary—about the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was released Tuesday.

The trailer for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi features new action sequences and clues about the plot.

“When everything went wrong, six men had the courage to do what was right,” reads the trailer’s accompanying text.

The film is adapted from the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi by Mitchell Zuckoff, which documents the heroism of six American security operators as they tried to fend off a deadly attack by an al-Qaeda offshoot.

Bay’s take on Benghazi has drawn the ire of liberal writers, many of whom already hold the “the auteur of awesome” in contempt for his populist work product.

Salon said the first trailer was a “shallow and jingoistic treatment” of an al Qaeda terrorist attack, as opposed to the infinitely-nuanced and cosmopolitan treatment the author evidently preferred. A patronizing Vox article called the trailer racist, “patronizing and dishonest.” Slate said the trailer is “baffling.”

Underlying these critics’ grave concerns is the chief concern that the film will hurt the image of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, which has finally begun to recover following her testimony before Congress and a media blitz by her campaign network.

Clinton’s defense of her handling of the Benghazi attack has been complicated by news from her testimony. Emails released by the Benghazi committee reveal that Clinton knew within hours that the attack was carried out by al Qaeda-like elements, yet she told the public that the attack was a spontaneous outgrowth of a protest of an anti-Islam video.

13 Hours will be released January 13.


Private Emails Reveal Ex-Clinton Aide’s Secret Spy Network, Which Included Activity In Libya…


Weasel Zippers

Hillary was running her own clandestine operation in Libya.

Via ProPublica

Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account.

The emails, which were posted on the internet in 2013, also show that Blumenthal and another close Clinton associate discussed contracting with a retired Army special operations commander to put operatives on the ground near the Libya-Tunisia border while Libya’s civil war raged in 2011.

Blumenthal’s emails to Clinton, which were directed to her private email account, include at least a dozen detailed reports on events on the deteriorating political and security climate in Libya as well as events in other nations. They came to light after a hacker broke into Blumenthal’s account and have taken on new significance in light of the disclosure that she conducted State Department and personal business exclusively over an email server that she controlled and kept secret from State Department officials and which only recently was discovered by congressional investigators.[…]

The dispatches from Blumenthal to Clinton’s private email address were posted online after Blumenthal’s account was hacked in 2013 by Romanian hacker Marcel-Lehel Lazar, who went by the name Guccifer. Lazar also broke into accounts belonging to George W. Bush’s sister, Colin Powell, and others. He’s now serving a seven-year sentence in his home country and was charged in a U.S. indictment last year.[…]

It’s unclear who tasked Blumenthal, known for his fierce loyalty to the Clintons, with preparing detailed intelligence briefs. It’s also not known who was paying him, or where the operation got its money. The memos were marked “confidential” and relied in many cases on “sensitive” sources in the Libyan opposition and Western intelligence and security services. Other reports focused on Egypt, Germany, and Turkey.

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Obama hides terror truth – Benghazi (LIBYA)

Family Security Matters

Until Friday, there were two possible explanations for why the White  House  failed to immediately call the Benghazi attack an act of  terrorism. One was  incompetence, the other was worse.

Now there is  only one, and it is the worse one. Based on the persuasive  testimony of  ex-CIA boss David Petraeus, it is clear the Obama administration  made a  deliberate decision to mislead Congress and the American people.

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