The widely anticipated motion picture about the Benghazi massacre in 2012 will open in theaters throughout the nation on Friday, just days after Americans saw photographs of American Navy servicemen being captured and imprisoned by the Iranians. In both incidents, the White House displayed a lack of leadership and a penchant for political spin and dishonesty.
During his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama failed to even mention the capture of U.S. sailors by Iran. In fact, Obama’s weak-kneed Secretary of State John Kerry handled the hostage situation as if it was a misunderstanding between friends.
Over the past six months the Iranians have:
-Sealed a nuclear deal with the U.S.
-Kept four Americans in prisons and captivity inside Iran under harsh conditions
-Has maintained its role as the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world
-Repeatedly violated UN sanctions with a series of missile tests
-Taken captive 10 U.S. Navy sailors for allegedly drifting into their claimed waters
During the State of the Union address, Obama scolded Americans a number of times but treated the 10 U.S. sailors being photographed like prisoners of war in his usual feeble way when confronting America’s enemies.
“One can only wonder how President Obama and his administration will handle millions of Americans seeing a film this week that shows audiences the contrast between brave men fighting for their country as well defending their fellow Americans, with theduplicitous, dishonest and despicable Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and their minions.
The new motion picture, to be released in theaters throughout the nation and overseas this Friday, January 15, is expected to explore the story of how an American Ambassador was killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, in a battle that saw a small security team struggle to save him and try to make sense out of the chaos. It’s also the story of a politically correct administration that places its euphemism for cowardice above the live of Americans.
Veteran filmmaker Michael Bay has brought his celebrated talent to tackle one of the new millennium’s biggest tragedies and one of history’s biggest political cover-ups in13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.
More than a few critics of Hillary Clinton’s and Barack Obama’s handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack, and other international issues, are accusing the White House and its sycophants, such as Rep. Elijah Cummings, who sits on the House’s Benghazi select committee, of stonewalling investigations into Clinton and the Benghazi bloodbath. Meanwhile the Democrats and the news media continue their complaints about the length of time and the amount of money devoted to those investigations.
“The news media knows exactly what they’re doing, but because reporters today behave as if they are part of the Democratic Party, as pointed out by Sen. Marco Rubio during the recent GOP presidential debate, they help Cummings and the Democrats convince voters there are no scandals,” said political strategist Michael Barker.
Clinton has always claimed that the murdered Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was her “close friend,” yet there are no emails between the two. In fact, the House Select Committee on Benghazi discovered that Hollywood movie star Ben Affleck had Hillary Clinton’s private email address but Ambassador Christopher Stevens didn’t.
“This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack. 13 HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. This riveting film takes viewers into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country. 13 HOURS is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense motion picture – but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men – and what they accomplished–is unforgettable.”
Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show..
He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.