Last week, President Obama made a shocking claim: that what happened in Benghazi in 2012 is nothing but a "right-wing conspiracy theory." Apparently the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, U.S. Foreign Services Officer Sean Smith and CIA contractors Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were somehow made up? But we're the crazy conspiracy theorists?!
Obama calls the Benghazi attack, which resulted in the deaths of 4 Americans, a "wild conspiracy theory." pic.twitter.com/zQSMHPd8G1— Ryan Saavedra ???? (@RealSaavedra) September 7, 2018
Kris "Tanto" Paronto, a former U.S. Army Ranger and CIA security contractor, who was in Benghazi during the 2012 attack, took to Twitter to ridicule Obama (and rightfully so):
Benghazi is a conspiracy @BarackObama ?! How bout we do this,let’s put your cowardly ass on the top of a roof with 6 of your buddies&shoot rpg’s&Ak47’s at you while terrorists lob 81mm mortars killing 2 of your buddies all while waiting for US support that you never sent????#scum— Kris Paronto (@KrisParonto) September 7, 2018
How can the President of the United States deny the fact that multiple people, including an Ambassador, died during a brutal attack?
On the sixth anniversary of the Benghazi attack, Paronto appeared on Dana Loesch's NRATV show "Relentless" to talk about the claims that Obama made:
Benghazi hero Kris Paronto responds to Obama: "It's a complete kick in the balls from a former president still trying to change history and say that Benghazi didn't happen... it dishonors the heroism of my teammates, who were willing to sacrifice everything and two of them did." pic.twitter.com/fDP7FtJpNX— NRATV (@NRATV) September 11, 2018
Not only did the Obama administration fail to help those in Benghazi by sending reinforcement but the former president has the audacity to say the death of four heroes is a "conspiracy theory?" Talk about a slap in the face.
During an interview with American Military News (AMN), Paronto reflected on that horrific day.
"They [the people who died] showed tremendous courage. It was amazing to be with people who exemplified American spirit, patriotism and courage,” Paronto told AMN. “The only reason I was courageous is because of my teammates. None of them looked like they had fear in their eyes. Fear can be contagious, but so can bravery and courage.”
Paronto also said he's angry “because of what’s going on today and the leaders – [former President Barack] Obama, [former Secretary of State] Hillary [Clinton] and [former Defense Secretary] Leon Panetta – who left us to die. They left us to die and are now not saying anything and trying to rewrite history."
President Barack Obama and Secretary Hillary Clinton should be absolutely appalled by their actions (or lack thereof) that took place on that tragic day. The least they could do is admit that their failed leadership is the reason that these brave men are no longer with us. Denying that this attack took place is saying that their lives and their sacrifice don't matter. And that is a disgrace to everything America stands for.