’13 Hours’ born to dispute political ‘hijacking’

“13 Hours” discusses the attack on Sept. 11, 2012. This terrorist assault occurred right in the middle of the 2012 presidential election. Since then both parties are attempting to put their political spin on what happened. Benghazi has also become an issue during the current presidential campaign. After speaking with these brave heroes and talking to the author Mitchell Zuckoff, it is obvious their only agenda is to get at the truth of what happened.

This is the story of an Islamic terrorist attack on the U.S. State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012.

Four Americans were killed: U.S. ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen “Bub” Doherty, and Tyrone “Rone” Woods. The five operators who provided the account are John “Tig” Tiegen, Kris “Tanto” Paronto, Mark “Oz” Geist, and two others who are known by the pseudonyms Dave “D.B” Benton and Jack Silva. Both the book and the movie tell the story of true heroism in the face of unbeatable odds.

Oz and Tig directly commented, “Both the right and left hijacked the story for political purposes and seemed to forget about the guys on the ground. We were a small group of people who came together and tried to overcome insurmountable odds. Five working at the Consulate and over two dozen at the CIA Annex was saved.” They have not forgotten their responsibilities to their peers, starting an organization, Shadow Warriors Project.

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Elise Cooper

Elise writes book reviews that always include a short author interview.