I found $5 in a coat I hadn't worn in a year. I took that $5 and went to see 13 Hours. First, may I just say, everyone who gave a stand down order and refused to send support, should be shot. This movie is as heartbreaking as anything can get. I knew the day the attack happened was September 11, 2012. As the days ticked down to that day, I knew what was coming. But it hit me so hard. Four American lives lost: Ambassador Chris Stevens, Captain Sean Smith, and retired Navy S.E.A.L.s Glenn Dougherty and Tyrone Woods. Others were maimed from one missile after another hitting the C.I.A. compound. While no support came from America. No bombers. No F-16s. Absolutely nothing. They were left to fight this on their own.
Yes, over one hundred thousand held a rally apologizing for what happened and for the deaths which occurred. But that night the Libyan security, which Hillary Clinton said was good enough, ran away. The police ran away. Ambassador Chris Stevens, which they did not show in the movie thank goodness, was tortured and dragged through the streets before being returned to the compound where a group of Libyans found him and took him to the hospital. He was D.O.A.
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