Yesterday, Americans and their allies around the world remembered the day that Islamic terrorists slammed two planes into the World Trade Center, one into the Pentagon, and one into a field in Pennsylvania. Six years ago Tuesday, however, a handful of brave contractors risked life and limb to defend a diplomatic mission and a Central Intelligence Agency annex in Benghazi, Libya.
The men who were there received no support from the American government, even though they were fighting to protect government resources and assets, and involved in a mission necessitated due to Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s decision to destabilize Libya and depose Muammar Gaddafi.
On Tuesday night, a former American politician revealed that Hillary and Obama fired the operators, stripped them of their security clearances, and left them in Germany to fend for themselves after the firefight in Benghazi.
It wasn’t what he saw in the city, though, that was shocking, but rather what happened in Germany.
The United States had lost Ambassador Christopher Stevens in the fight, though the contractors had bravely attempted to save him after the Libyan militia guarding his compound fled.
The contractors flew from Benina International Airport in Benghazi to Tripoli, then on to Ramstein Air Base in Germany, accompanied by their deceased brothers.
Chaffetz said that when the contractors reached Germany, they were fired, then stripped of their security clearances.
Mere hours after they had fought tooth and nail against a large force of extremists, after they had lost two men, and after they had watched their situation deteriorate while the United States provided no assistance to the annex, Chaffetz said that the Obama administration fired them.
But the indignities that these good men faced didn’t stop there. They were told that they were ‘released,’ and because of this, Chaffetz said, they had to pay for their own flights home.
The treatment that they received from the Obama administration and its members when they returned home was no better than their treatment abroad.
When they returned home to the United States, they had their security clearances stripped. According to a recent tweet by Kris ‘Tanto’ Paronto, this was done due to a decision by none other than James Brennan.
My principles are greater than clearances too John, especially when you and the @CIA kool-aid drinkers punished us for not going along with the Benghazi cover-up story in order to protect you, @HillaryClinton ‘s & @BarackObama ‘s failures. You put your politics before us. https://t.co/qWFWujKthL
— Kris Paronto (@KrisParonto) August 16, 2018
Stripping them of their security clearances means that these warriors–highly trained men who showed in 13 hours on a rooftop that Americans are a military force to be feared, no matter how few in number they may be–were no longer able to work as government contractors.
Kris Paronto has suggested before that this was done to silence them, and to punish the operators for daring to speak out against a government that did almost nothing to assist them in the fight of their lives.
It was Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s decision to destabilize the nation and undermine the Gaddafi regime that led to the need for this CIA annex in the first place.
Gaddafi, a horrific dictator by all accounts, maintained the peace in Libya with military might. When he was deposed, that all changed.
Worse still, however, the weapons that his military had hoarded and stored around the nation were no longer guarded, and fell into the hands of various Islamic warlords.
The State Department and military feared that the weaponry, specifically anti-aircraft, man-portable missile launchers, would wind up in the hands of terrorist groups. Because of this, the CIA started operating in the area, seeking to track and intercept weapons in the region, and to prevent a terrorist organization from being able to shoot down military and civilian aircraft.
According to these sources, the Clinton State Department and Obama White House treated the people who protected those tasked with fixing their mistakes with nothing but disdain after their unwillingness to support the annex or embassy led to one of the worst attack on Americans in foreign nations since then 1998 U.S. embassy bombings.
Is it any wonder that Paronto, who found work as a speaker, a shooting instructor, and an author, felt nothing but disdain for the last administration, and for people like Brennan who whine about ‘persecution’ when President Donald Trump suggested that they should lose their security clearances?