Benghazi Security Team Says CIA Officer Did Not ‘By Any Means’ Deserve Medal of Honor
Three security contractors from the CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya, joined Glenn Beck Thursday evening to discuss Michael Bay’s new film “13 Hours” and what went wrong on the night of Sept. 11, 2012. One of the first things they said the government got wrong: handing a Medal of Honor to the officer in charge of the intelligence annex, known only as “Bob.”
“From the very beginning, you guys walk in, and the CIA chief is really hostile. … I think most Americans would find this awful to know that you guys are treated this way. Can you tell me, was that overplayed at all [in the movie]?”
“No, it really wasn’t,” Kris “Tanto” Paronto quickly replied.
Paronto told Beck that the tension between him and “Bob” depicted in Bay’s movie, which is a film adaptation of the book “13 Hours” that purports to explain what happened the night of the Benghazi attack, was “pretty accurate.”
Paronto and his fellow security team members Mark “Oz” Geist and John “Tig” Tiegen strongly skewered “Bob,” who has been criticized for his delayed response to the attack. In fact, they went so far as to say the officer in charge didn’t deserve to receive the Medal of Honor at all.