Meet two men who could change your opinion of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack

On Friday, Glenn reacted to the claims made in a new book, 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, by several security operators responsible for guarding the CIA station in Benghazi, Libya. These men were on the ground in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 when terrorists attacked the United States consulate, killing four Americans. On radio this morning, commandos Mark “Oz” Geist and John “Tieg” Tiegen joined Glenn to discuss the stand down orders they received that tragic night.

“We want to spend a few minutes with two guys that may change your point of view on Benghazi,” Glenn said. “If you happen to believe that we didn't have the resources, we didn't have any planes, we didn't have any way to save the ambassador, that this was just a spontaneous event, that no one was told to stand down, you need to listen to the next few minutes.”

As Glenn explained, Geist was the oldest member of the security team. Having spent a dozen years in the Marine Corps, Geist became a police chief in Colorado before running a private investigation company. In 2004, Geist became a security contractor for the State Department. Tiegen, meanwhile, is a former Marine, who spent several years as a security contractor for Blackwater in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq before joining the CIA's Global Response Staff.

“This is a story of what happened on the ground… It's the part that's not been told yet,” Geist said. “All the talking points have been told, but the view point of those of us that were on the ground, of what we dealt with, and what we had to do to save the lives of the State Department guys and of the 25 other personnel over at the annex, hasn't been told yet.”

While U.S. officials have denied a stand down order was ever given, both Geist and Tiegen said they were each told to both “wait” and “stand down” at least three times. At that point, the team at the CIA annex was aware of the attack at the consulate, and both Geist and Tiegen said they eventually defied orders.

“We left on our own. It wasn't [a] very hard [decision],” Tiegen said. “I just kind of wish we left a little sooner, instead of waiting the three times. We should have just waited the one time and left. I mean, it was something that had to be done.”

“I kind of put it this way, Glenn,” Geist added. “You have six highly trained, very experienced operators that not only trained in getting in the gun fight or getting out of a gun fight, but in observation, in information gathering, and you want to keep them from going over and at least getting eyes on [the situation] and depend on the local nationals to tell you your intelligence?”

Both men believe the leadership on the ground in Bengahzi “did what they thought was correct.” When asked why they weren’t asked to respond, Geist theorized commanders might have hoped to be able to maintain a lower profile.

“Why would you have been told to stand down or wait, when this situation was so obviously dire,” Pat asked.

“To possibly utilize the other assets they had or believed they had,” Geist said. “[It] puts a lower profile of our presence there.”

“So they didn't want everybody to know how many people we had there,” Pat pressed.

“You know, I can't speak for them,” Geist added. “But I would think that would be a prudent thing to think about in a normal setting.”

Ultimately, Tiegen was adamant something could have been done to save the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the other Americans who died that night had different steps been taken.

“I believe strongly, if we would have left within the five minutes that we got ready, that Sean [Smith] and the Ambassador would still be alive,” he concluded. “They died of smoke inhalation, not from a gunshot wound or anything else.”

Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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The incoming Biden administration plans to waste no time in overturning much of the progress achieved by President Donald Trump.

On his radio program Monday, Glenn Beck ran through 10 executive orders President Joe Biden plans to announce on "day one" of his time in office — including rejoining the Paris climate accord, canceling the Keystone pipeline, mask mandates on federal land and during interstate travel, and a proposed federal minimum wage of $15 an hour.

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Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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