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More Links about Benghazi attack
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Tino Calabia (Peru1963-65) Comments on "13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"

More Links about Benghazi attack

Thank you Tino Calabia for your penetrating review of “13 Hours.”Here are links that give more  information about the horrendous attack. The “brave soldiers” of the Benghazi movie were EX military. They had jobs as contract security for the CIA. Here is what their CIA boss says about the movie: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/former-cia-chief-in-benghazi-challenges-film-version-of-2012-attack/2016/01/15/9cf2defc-baf7-11e5-b682-4bb4dd403c7d_story.html Here is what the heartbroken father of Ambassador Stevens pleaded: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218117/Father-Ambassador-Chris-Stevens-says-abhorrent-play-politics-sons-death-Benghazi.html Here is  career foreign service officer Gregory Hicks’s testimony before Congress. Hicks recounts that he was in charge of the Embassy in Tripoli because Ambassador Stevens had gone to the Benghazi outpost on 9/11. Hicks  knew that embassies in the Mid East were being attacked.Yet, at the end of his work day, he retired to his villa and was watching TV. He missed two cell phone calls from Ambassador Stevens. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/08/transcript-whistle-blower-account-sept-11-libya-terror-attack.html

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Tino Calabia (Peru1963-65) Comments on "13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi"

Most RPCVs, new Volunteers, and staff know of RPCV Christopher Stevens’ model service as a PCV and then a U.S. Ambassador until he was slain in Libya in 2012.  Many may be curious to see how Hollywood would portray him.  Now we know.  In “13 Hours: the Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” Stevens is, in Hollywood-speak, “a bit player.” Nonetheless, “This is a true story” declares a typed preface rolling at the film’s start.  The name of Libya’s second biggest city has become an epithet of scorn meant by many to besmirch Hillary Clinton’s record as President’s Obama’s first Secretary of State.  The killing of Stevens and three colleagues had fanned the partisan flames of the 2012 Presidential campaign, and surely those flames will flare up again before this year’s Presidential election is over.  But little in this movie can be easily argued to derail Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The reason?  “13 Hours . . . .

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