Daily Archives: July 29, 2015

The Fire Still Burns

Saying or writing the word, “Benghazi” stirs up raw emotions more than two and a half years later.

The September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Multiple warnings had been issued in the months prior, clearly requesting the need for increased security measures to be put in place. The requests were ignored. Libya is located in the one of the most volatile regions in the world, after all. Sadly, the worst fears were realized when a premeditated strike by terrorists with heavy weaponry was used against the U.S. compound that became filled with the enemy running wild, bullet holes, destruction and raging fire.

The aftermath was devastating to watch on the news. It was September 11th…again.

The rest is a bit of a mystery, due to the purposeful misleading of the Obama administration in efforts to escape culpability. This includes then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shielding emails during critical months that year relating to Libya, as well as her reprehensible reply in congressional testimony, “…what difference does it make?”

However, Michael Bay’s newest explosion-filled trailer for his movie (sans CGI robots) 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi does not include the political aspects of this controversial tragedy. The film is based on the book of a similar name by respected writer Mitchell Zuckoff. 13 Hours aims to give a Zero Dark Thirty-like account of real-time events involving American special forces and their attempt to save American lives.

Like Chris Pratt, John┬áKrasinski is another NBC sitcom star looking to show fans his military credentials with his character’s SEAL training, deep concentration and manly beard. Here is the aforementioned trailer, released today.

13 Hours arrives in movie theaters on January 15, 2016. With this trailer, we’re beginning to see (and not just hear) about what really happened in Benghazi based on gritty, heart-pounding first-hand accounts.

One thing is for certain: Michael Bay’s movie will be explosive.