WOW: Ted Nugent Watches 13-Hours, You Won’t Believe What He Said (The Secret Service is Probably Investigating)

In a startling reaction to the blockbuster 13-Hours Benghazi movie, Ted Nugent demanded that Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama should be tried for treason and hung. He also contends that it was our “unholy rotten soulless criminal America destroying government” that “killed 4 Americans in Benghazi.”

Here’s Nugent’s raw post in his characteristically brutal, racially-tinged form:

Our unholy rotten soulless criminal America destroying government killed 4 Americans in Banghazi. Period! What sort of chimpass punk would deny security, turn down 61 requests for security, then tell US forces to STAND DOWN when they were ready to kickass on the allapukes & save American lives! Obama & Clinton, thats who. They should be tried for treason & hung. Our entire fkdup gvt must be cleansed asap.

A preview by Benghazi security officer Kris “Tanto” Paronto of 13 Hours, the block-buster Michael Bay film that premieres on Thursday, raises dramatic new questions about the refusal by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to authorize a military rescue of the besieged U.S. diplomatic facility and the nearby CIA Annex on Sept 11-12, 2012.

In a presentation at a conference organized by the Maryland Citizen Action Network last weekend, Paronto revealed that two AC-130H “Spectre” gunships were “on call” that night, both within range of Benghazi.

One of them was a six-hour flight away, co-located with a U.S. special operations team in Djibouti.

The other was at Naval Air Station Sigonella, in Sicily. “That’s a 45-minute flight,” Paronto said. [OPS note: AC-130H flight time for that distance is somewhat longer than 45 minutes. The end result is identical to what the author intends].

The Spectre gunship with its 25mm rapid-fire gatling guns, its 40 mm precision Bofors gun, and its 105mm canon is “good in urban warfare because you have little collateral damage,” Paronto explained.

In fact, it was just what the beleaguered security team needed. They could see the jihadis advancing on the Annex compound throughout the night and lit them up with lasers, which the airborne crew could have used for precision targeting purposes. On-line videos of the Spectre gunship in operation show that it can walk its cannons up narrow streets, killing fighters while leaving the surrounding buildings intact and people inside them unharmed.

“I asked for the Spectre and ISR [an armed Predator drone] at 9:37 pm,” Paronto said, certain that the attacks actually started at 9:32 pm local time, not 9:42 pm as previously reported. “At midnight, they told us they were still working on getting us that Spectre gunship. Not that it was not available, but that they were still working on it.”

And there were more forces immediately available for a rescue effort, in particular, the European Command (EUCOM) Commander’s In-Extremis Force, which was then on a counter-terrorism training mission in Croatia, a 3 hour flight from Benghazi.

Paronto knew people in that unit, and remembers calling them after he and his security team got back to the CIA Annex from the diplomatic compound, where they had just rescued the surviving U.S. personnel. “They were loading their gear into their aircraft and ready to go,” he recalled.

Later, his friends in the unit told him they had been shut down sometime after midnight.

All evidence now points to a specific stand-down order issued by Secretary Clinton, since the Libyan facilities came under her direct authority. Without a specific request for assistance from the State Department, the Pentagon was powerless to act.

Last month, the State Department released a critical email, sent at 7:09 pm Washington time (1:09 am Benghazi time) from Jeremy Bash, a top aide to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, informing Mrs. Clinton’s office of various military assets that were “spinning up as we speak” to deploy to Benghazi.

Among those assets were C-110 in Croatia, two U.S. Marine Corps Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) platoons based in Rota, Spain, the Spectre gunships, armed Predator drones, and possibly elements of Marine Expeditionary Units in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

In preparation for deploying C-110 directly to Benghazi from Croatia, General Carter Ham, commander-in-chief of Africa Command (AFRICOM), issued orders transferring authority for C-110 to him from European Command (EUCOM).

General Ham was doing what any smart U.S. military officer would have done, by laying the ground work for a formal order he expected to come down an hour or two later.

“Assuming Principals agree to deploy these elements, we will ask State to secure the approval from host nation,” Bash wrote. “Please advise how you wish to convey that approval to us.”

When Bash sent that email, Paronto and his team-mates had just fought off an assault on the Annex by twenty or more well-armed jihadis. They would continue to fight throughout the night, as larger and increasingly brazen groups of jihadis gathered in dark areas beyond the Annex the security officers referred to as “Zombieland.”

They certainly could have used the support from the Spectre gunship, or the arrival of forty or so well-armed Special Operations combat specialists from C-110.

To date, the State Department has not released any reply from Mrs. Clinton’s office to Bash’s 7:09 PM request. However, we know from the testimony of the top U.S. diplomat in Tripoli at the time, Greg Hicks, that the State Department never requested country clearance from Libya for any U.S. forces that night.

And when the orders finally went out from Panetta’s office an hour later, they included a retransfer of C-110 from AFRICOM back to EUCOM, along with orders for the unit to move to Sigonella the next day and hold in place, instead of flying to Benghazi.

In other words, because Mrs. Clinton refused to authorize those forces to deploy into Libya to assist State Department personnel and State Department facilities, Panetta had no other choice but to put them on hold.

“The State Department was concerned that an overt U.S. military presence in Libya could topple the government,” a senior AFRICOM commander involved in that night’s events told me. “They were in denial. They wanted a narrative that al Qaeda was on the run. Instead, four Americans died.”

With the release of the Bash email and 13 Hours, Mrs. Clinton’s cover has been blown.

I also asked Paronto last weekend if he had heard reports of an Iranian Quds Force presence in Benghazi, as I had been hearing from numerous U.S. military intelligence sources, including senior AFRICOM commanders.

“Everyone knew the Iranians were there,” he replied. “Especially once the Red Cross [Red Crescent] team from Iran was ‘kidnapped’ in Benghazi [on July 31] by Ansar al-Sharia, we knew about them and were tracking them.”

As I reported in Dark Forces: the Truth About What Happened in Benghazi, U.S. military and civilian intelligence agencies produced between 50 to 60 reports on the Iranian presence in Benghazi and Derna in 2012, and Iran’s deep involvement with Ansar al-Sharia, the group that claimed responsibility for the Benghazi attacks. Multiple FOIA requests seeking copies of these reports from the National Director of Intelligence and from AFRICOM have gone without response.

It’s time to remove the wraps of secrecy from those reports as well, so the American public can finally learn the truth about who plotted, organized and paid for the Benghazi attacks.

Kenneth Timmerman is the New York Times best-selling author of “Dark Forces: the Truth About What Happened in Benghazi,” and other books.

  • Karen Bracken

    They put young kids in prison for smoking pot and murderers like Clinton and Obama don’t get as much as a smack on the wrist and the American people sit back and do nothing. So who is to blame here? Better start looking at yourself in the mirror. The North American Law Center has been working to impeach this President and take Hillary down with him for a long time and the American people cannot even find the time to get behind them. The media won’t cover it. The RNC just voted down a resolution supporting the NALC Articles of Impeachment and not a peep about it on the news. Millions of Americans need to shut off their TV and get to DC and not leave until Obama and Clinton are put in prison.

  • Mobties

    Talk about a “video” arousing popular ire, and I’m not referring “God versus Allah” that Hillary and Barack Hussein used as their explanation for the Benghazi attack, I’m referring to 13 Hours. Hillary and Barack may soon feel the wrath of a people who feel betrayed by their government.

    • jimbo124816

      It’s more like God and America verses Barack, Hillary, and Allah.

      • Linda

        allah AKA lucifer, devil, beelzebub

  • Bill Meeker

    As a retired GI, Ted’s response was identical to mine when I first heard the news of Benghazi and while this article and quite possibly the movie were excellent recaps of what took place, none of this is news. What would be “news” is the true mission of the Ambassador’s unit and why he and the other Americans on site were sacrificed by Clinton and Obama. Yes, both were/are inept and incompetent in their positions of Secretary of State and President, but there is more to this story when the both of them chose to ignore the advice of those around them leading to what eventually happened.

    • Linda

      EXACTLY !!

    • Eagle2758

      Running guns for ISIS

  • brabbie2002

    My sentiments exactly. And I would let their bodies swing in the wind from a tree on Pennsylvania Avenue as a deterrent to other political pukes who are trying to cover their own a$$es. We, the American public, have had enough of your BS and we will be coming through the courts for you!!!!! This will include any judges who want to make a political statement with their offices!

    • carol-Christian Soldier

      RIGHT ON !!!!
      C-CS

  • TruthToBeTold

    That is one of the possible penalties for treason. It’s statute law.

  • greg stoddard

    The Nuge, always kiddin around…

  • wandamurline

    Ambassador Stevens was on a sanctioned (by Obozo and Billiary and Panetta) gun running mission from Turkey through Libya into the hands of the Syrian rebels (terrorists) without Congressional approval. The Ambassador was meeting with Turkish officials and the Turks were allowed to leave before the terrorists attacked. Ambassador Stevens was LEFT to DIE because it would have been very damaging to Obozo and Clinton had he lived and called before a Congressional Oversight Committee asking for an explanation of what the hell he was doing there. They were going to allow ALL of the people in the building to die, but the brave men who went against their orders of Stand Down and did the right thing, about 35 other people were saved….those people have had a gag order from Obozo since they returned to the US and if we had anyone in Congress with any gonads, those people would be testifying or they would be in jail. Enough of this sh!t. Impeachment and indictment for treason is what needs to be done.

    • Barbaree

      I don’t understand why Congress can’t force these people to testify!!! By the time they’re allowed, the dems will be bleating that it happened so long ago, they don’t remember the facts correctly!

  • knowsit

    4-Star Amiral James Lyon speculated the attack was to capture Ambassador Stevens. so Obama could then exchange him for the Blind Sheik Abdul Rahman, in Prison for the first WTC Bombing.
    This act of “Statesmanship” was to assure Obama’s 2012 re-election.
    Obama has tried several time to free the Sheik because of supposed failing health, but he will free him, before he leaves office.
    So the order to NOT assist the rescue of Ambassador Stevens came from the White House, he needed him to free the Blind Sheik

  • bbb

    Benghazi is one of hundreds of examples of treason in DC from the WH to the Justice Department to the Pentagon to the Supreme Court to the Senate and to the House of Congress. Fire them all. Yes, there must be strong actions, trials, imprisonment and huge fines for all the perps who now occupy the governing seats of the United States of America. Would that Ted Nugent chose to run against John Cornyn for Senate this year.

  • LYNN

    Ted Nugent is a patriot. he will stand tall no matter what.

  • Linda

    I agree with Ted 100% !! Be sure & water board them before hanging . Oh, an ICE Water Enema to clean out all the junk too !

  • Paul

    From the very first day America became a nation, the forces of evil (government, politicians and false religions) were hard at work to destroy our freedom and slowly take control of our nation and the people. That is nothing new and it is, in fact, their nature (look at the history of the world if you don’t believe me). It is up to the people to keep government in check and as small as possible. The people are equally guilty for allowing it, for the sake of free stuff. As it was stated by someone long ago – freedom is but a generation away from extinction. We are at the point now that our government is above our laws and our destruction is at our door steps. Wake up people; your nation is dying right before your eyes.