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.”

President Joe Biden and world leaders are spending the week discussing the biggest issues across the globe. But Mike Pompeo, former Secretary of State during the Trump administration, believes more needs to be done.

Pompeo joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to talk about President Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and to explain why he believes it's not just "appropriate," but necessary to hold Putin accountable for the recent cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline and the JBS meat processing company.

Pompeo said it's likely that "at the very least" Putin turned a blind eye to the major attacks against U.S. infrastructure. He stressed that the Biden administration should not abandon private businesses in the face of these ransomware hacks, but rather do everything possible to make sure those businesses' assets are secure from future invasions.

"This is an attack on America," Pompeo said. "It came through an attack on a commercial enterprise, but the capacity for pipelines to move product around on our east coast is an American national security interest.... We have to help these businesses protect their systems, and then there has to be a national effort to impose costs on those who put American lives at risk by denying available product around our country.

"Putin, at the very least, is turning a blind eye to [the cyberattacks], probably more. So, it's appropriate to hold Vladimir Putin and the Russians accountable for the actions taking place inside of their country," he added. "We have to do it, and there are tools by which we can."

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On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn read from the Bible's II Timothy 3, in which Paul warns of "perilous times" to come and describes a generation that will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, and the list goes on. Sound familiar?

But Glenn said the times we're facing — which will likely become more and more difficult — are not any graver than what our Founders faced. We can overcome, and while it won't be easy, it will be worth it.

"Just like George Washington and the badge of merit, we will not be able to conquer this evil unless we are on God's side. If we don't have Divine Providence, we will not be able to survive. The things that are arrayed in front of us, are no greater no less than what our Founders had arrayed against them," Glenn stated.

"So, what will we do? You must make those decisions, as a family, right now. What is the line for you that you and your family will not cross? Because if you don't know it now, you will cross it," he warned. "You have to speak out, be that voice. You have to be strong enough to lead."

Glenn went on to thank and praise his audience, saying, "This is the kindest, most generous audience I have ever encountered."

"You will stand. This audience could be the extra 5% that is needed to change things, for the better," he added. "We have great and glorious times, when I believe we will see the hand of God. We will see miracles. Expect them. And live in such a way where you can call them down."

Watch the clip to get Glenn's take on what's coming next and how to prepare yourself and your family.

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How many times must the corporate media get something completely wrong — and attack anyone who dares to disagree — before we realize who they have become?

On the radio program Friday, Glenn Beck shared an article from the Daily Caller titled, "Eight Anti-Trump Narratives the Media Finally Had to Admit Were False All Along." From the Lafayette Square controversy to the denial that COVID-19 could have anything to do with a lab in China to the "Russian bounties" story, the list of mainstream media conspiracy theories goes on and on. If it were anyone but the liberal media who got the facts this embarrassingly wrong, they would have been out of a job long ago.

Watch the video clip below to hear eight of the most anti-Trump the narratives shamelessly pushed by the media — that were completely wrong.


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Former President Barack Obama sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper recently for an interview scheduled to air in full on Friday. During the interview, Obama scoffed at the idea that critical race theory could be a "threat to our Republic," while claiming that "right-wing media venues" are "stoking the fear and resentment of a white population."

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck set the record straight: the right-wing media's efforts to call out the far-left have nothing to do with race in America, but rather everything to do with protecting our way of life that is being threatened more and more each day by the radical, Marxist ideology seeping into government.

"Mr. Obama, you lied," Glenn asserted. "You used the IRS to hunt down your enemy. You spied on the media. And your health care package, which was supposed to save every American $3,000 per year, has helped some, perhaps, while raising the cost of everyone's health care in double and triple percentages. But the worst thing that you did, is you planted, you watered, and you protected the Marxist seeds, by crying race."

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