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.”

COVID is back! Or that is what we’re being told anyway...

A recent spike in COVID cases has triggered the left's alarm bells, and the following institutions have begun to reinstate COVID-era mandates. You might want to avoid them if you enjoy breathing freely...

Do YOU think institutions should bring back COVID-era mandates if cases increase? Let us know your thoughts HERE.

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Both of Upstate Medical's hospitals in Syracuse, New York

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There was a time when both the Left and the Right agreed that parents have the final say in raising their children... Not anymore.

In the People's Republic of California, the STATE, not parents, will determine whether children should undergo transgender treatments. The California state legislature just passed a law that will require judges in child custody cases to consider whether parents support a child’s gender transition. According to the law, the state now thinks total affirmation is an integral part of a child’s “health, safety, and welfare.”

We are inching closer to a dystopia where the state, not the parents, have ultimate rights over their children, a history that people from former Soviet nations would feign repeating.

Glenn dove into the law AND MORE in this episode titled, "Parental Advisory: The EXPLICIT plot to control YOUR kids." To get all the research that went into this episode AND information on how YOU can fight back, enter your email address below:

If you didn't catch Wednesday night's Glenn TV special, be sure to check it out HERE!

The Biden admin has let in MORE illegal aliens than the populations of THESE 15 states

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There are currently an estimated 16.8 MILLION illegal aliens residing in the United States as of June 2023, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR). This number is already 1.3 million higher than FAIR's January 2022 estimate of 15.5 million and a 2.3 million increase from its end-of-2020 estimate. Even Democrats like New York City's Mayor Adams Mayor Adams are waking up to what Conservatives have been warning for years: we are in a border CRISIS.

However, this isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010. In the first two years of the Biden administration alone, the illegal alien population increased by 16 PERCENT nationwide, imposing a whopping net cost of $150.6 BILLION PER YEAR on American taxpayers. That is nearly DOUBLE the total amount that the Biden administration has sent to Ukraine.

This isn't the same border crisis that Republicans were warning about back in 2010.

These large numbers often make it difficult to conceptualize the sheer impact of illegal immigration on the United States. To put it in perspective, we have listed ALL 15 states and the District of Colombia that have smaller populations than the 2.3 MILLION illegal immigrants, who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration. That is more than the entire populations of Wyoming, Vermont, and South Dakota COMBINED—and the American taxpayers have to pay the price.

Here are all 16 states/districts that have FEWER people than the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. under the Biden administration.

1. New Mexico

Population: 2,110,011

2. Idaho

Population: 1,973,752

3. Nebraska

Population: 1,972,292

4. West Virginia

Population: 1,764,786

5. Hawaii

Population: 1,433,238

6. New Hampshire

Population: 1,402,957

7. Maine

Population: 1,393,442

8. Montana

Population: 1,139,507

9. Rhode Island

Population: 1,090,483

10. Delaware

Population: 1,031,985

11. South Dakota

Population: 923,484

12. North Dakota

Population: 780,588

13. Alaska

Population: 732,984

14. Washington DC

Population: 674,815

15. Vermont

Population: 647,156

16. Wyoming

Population: 583,279

POLL: Should the Government control the future of AI?

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Earlier this week, tech titans, lawmakers, and union leaders met on Capitol Hill to discuss the future of AI regulation. The three-hour meeting boasted an impressive roster of tech leaders including, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, and others, along with more than 60 US Senators.

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The meeting was closed to the public, so what was exactly discussed is unknown. However, what we do know is that a majority of the CEOs support AI regulation, the most vocal of which is Elon Musk. During the meeting, Musk called AI "a double-edged sword" and strongly pushed for regulation in the interest of public safety.

A majority of the CEOs support AI regulation.

Many other related issues were discussed, including the disruption AI has caused to the job market. As Glenn has discussed on his program, the potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real, and many have already felt the effects. From taxi drivers to Hollywood actors and writers, AI's presence can be felt everywhere and lawmakers are unsure how to respond.

The potential for AI to alter or destroy jobs is very real.

Ultimately, the meeting's conclusion was less than decisive, with several Senators making comments to the tune of "we need more time before we act." The White House is expected to release an executive order regarding AI regulation by the end of the year. But now it's YOUR turn to tell us what YOU think needs to be done!

Should A.I. be regulated?

Can the government be trusted with the power to regulate A.I.? 

Can Silicon Valley be trusted to regulate AI? 

Should AI development be slowed for safety, despite its potential advantages?

If a job can be done cheaper and better by AI, should it be taken away from a human?

Do you feel that your job is threatened by AI?