Posted on 01.17.2020

Benghazi Ain’t Going Away

"After the deluge of responses from the image we posted honoring the 10-year Benghazi attack anniversary on Sunday, 9/11/2022 - since it occurred on 9/11/2012 - I thought it important to set the record straight, that this is something that dad was passionate about - we know people who were there - and not - as many trolls tried to assert - "deflection" from anything that they think Donald Trump is guilty of. It was merely keeping dad's legacy alive. He wrote his thoughts on the subject about 6 months before he passed in January of 2020, and we wanted to share it, whether you support the sentiment, or not." - CD, Jr.
Almost every day for the last several years, I have tweeted “Benghazi ain’t going away” on my Twitter page.

There are a couple of reasons. First of all, I have met the three men who were fighting the mob from the roof of the embassy annex, getting shot all to hell in the process.

They find it to be ridiculous that help could not have been sent and arrived in time.

Secondly, the battle lasted for thirteen hours and considering the fact that a commercial airliner can fly across the Atlantic Ocean in half that time and the proximity of military bases close enough to send help makes Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton one of two things, either the two stupidest, most inept people whoever became President of the United States and Secretary of State or downright bald-faced liars.

Their contention that there was no stand-down order given did not make sense because “no man left behind” is at the core of the brotherhood of those who protect this country and there would have been literally thousands of warriors who would have been chomping at the bit to come to the aid of their brothers in arms.

Since Susan Rice went on TV and told the world that the “protest” was fueled by some anti-Muslim videotape – that some obscure and, so far, unseen film producer had made - and was played on some video outlet and Hillary’s famous “WHAT DIFFERENCE, AT THIS POINT, DOES IT MAKE?” statement, little has been said, but this incident is viewed as a betrayal by true warriors and Americans with enough sense to step over a crack in the sidewalk and at last the first - hopefully the first of many more - first-hand accounts has surfaced.

I have received permission to publish the account of a Marine who was in the region and could have arrived with adequate troops and armament to turn the tide had not the Secretary of State had not interfered.

I will let him tell you in his own words:

“I was the Officer in Charge of the Marine response after the Benghazi attack of 2012, in which the American consulate was destroyed and the Ambassador murdered. Our mission was to reinforce the Embassy. I was in charge of a program that had a company of Marines aboard a US Navy amphibious ship (USS McHenry) conducting amphibious landing exercises around Africa. After the attack happened, we were re-tasked to respond and protect the Embassy. We came up with a plan that included inserting 250 Marines and all their weaponry using Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, refueling in flight with Air Force tankers, inserting directly into the Embassy. Unbeknownst to most, the State Dept. must approve of military action to reinforce embassies and consulates. At the last minute, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said our plans and actions would “send the wrong message” and that we didn’t want to appear to be “invading the Middle East”. Keep in mind, the American ambassador was just murdered and his body assaulted in a terrorist attack timed to coincide with the 9/11 anniversary. Ultimately, we were directed to insert the Marines via commercial type aircraft and then chartered bus, and not in uniform. In addition to exposing the Marines to incredible risk, it ensured massive delays as well. Contrast that with the response to the current situation with the Embassy in Iraq. It really struck me when I saw the fully outfitted and uniformed Marines reinforcing the Embassy via tactical aircraft landing right on the spot. Followed by 4,000 Army paratroopers moving into position to respond. And now, as of today, 2,000 more Marines enroute. Quite a difference isn’t it?” - Jon Myers January 2, 2020, from his Facebook account

You see, this thing could have been over within a matter of minutes, the troops could have inserted directly onto the embassy grounds, made short work of the bad guys and rescued the survivors and let the world know that America will not tolerate being attacked.

But when you have a Secretary of State who would rather “look diplomatic” than to save American lives and a president with an undeniable soft spot for Islam and neither one of them have any idea of what in the hell they are doing, that’s the kind of catastrophe that results.

Now, what was Ambassador Stevens doing in Benghazi anyway?

There are strong reasons to believe that Ambassador Stevens was sent to Benghazi to secretly retrieve U.S.-made Stinger Missiles that the State Department had supplied to Ansar al-Sharia in Libya WITHOUT Congressional oversight or permission and that one of the stingers had found its way to Afghanistan and downed an American Chinook helicopter.

Sounds kinda like a little Obama-Eric Holder venture called Fast and Furious, doesn’t it?

Did it really make sense that Hillary Clinton, who has been involved in the upper echelons of government most of her life would be so dumb as to think she could get away with having state secret documents going back and forth on a private server not protected by the government’s vast security apparatus?

And then go to the limits she did to destroy over thirty-thousand emails to remove the evidence of the business she was conducting on that server.

Two things; arrogance and the cocksure conviction that she would be the next president and could make all of this go away with the wave of her hand.

Folks, the Benghazi incident is a festering sore, a huge lie and an act of betrayal at the highest levels of our government and has got to be exposed, for several reasons.

First of all, to give some closure to three warriors who laid their lives on the line for America against overwhelming odds while sustaining grave wounds for thirteen hours.

Mark Geist, Kris Paronto and John Tiegen deserve at least that much.

To honor the deaths of four Americans who died that day, to at least let the world know why Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods were murdered and who was responsible for it.

And lastly, to punish the guilty.

There is a very popular phrase around Capitol Hill these days on the Democrat side of the aisle,

“No one is above the law.”

Well Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Schiff, Mr. Nadler and Mr. Schumer, we’re about to find out which side of your mouths you’re talking out of.

Benghazi ain’t going away.

Pray for our troops our police and the peace of Jerusalem.

What do you think?

God Bless America

—  Charlie Daniels



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AFRICOM General Hamm in response to Rep Chaffetz's questioning during closed door meeting was quoted by Chaffetz: "Sir, we had proximity. We had the capability. We did not have the authority to respond. We could have made a difference." Air miles from Sigonella, Italy to Benghazi, Libya = 474 miles.
Posted by Martin
Thank you, Charlie for this insight into what happened. I retweet your "Benghazi aint going away" tweet every day. I will never forget. God bless our military and our LEOs.
Posted by Suzanne
Charlie: Thanks for keeping it going. You are absolutely correct. These men died to cover a gun running operation gone bad. The ambassador was a CIA operative sent to "fix" the problem that was created by HRC, John McCain and others who signed off on arms shipments into Qatar that were hijacked by Al Qaeda and used against our military personnel in Syria. (Google "Marc Turi") I find it interesting that Trey Gowdy never questioned HRC regarding this issue during the Benghazi hearings. Someone is still being protected, and they need to come out into the light! God bless.
Posted by Michael
Benghazi Ain't Going away.
Thank you for keeping this in the open. We as nation have a gaping wound. Until the truth is revealed it will never heal.
Posted by Ruth
Permission to post this on Facebook
Thanks for this information on Benghazi. I would like to share this on my news feed on Facebook. *NOTE* All our posts can be shared, it's also on the CDB Facebook page. - TeamCDB/BW
Posted by Harry
Red Pills For Everyone...........
This President has opened so many people's eyes by doing the right things that I don't think we will ever go back. The cracks keep getting bigger and bigger......
Posted by Barbara
Enjoyed this post as well as your comments on Twitter. God bless you!
Posted by Stan
thank you for you post Mr Daniel's. We can never forget what happened in Benghazi and if we do anything, we must hold those in our government responsible for the murder of these brave men. This was a traitorous act by obama and Clinton to sit back and do nothing. THEY MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
Posted by Bryan
Thanks for the first-hand account
Charlie, thanks for the repost of the first-hand account. I always wondered why Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi.
Posted by George
Thank you sir for your faithfulness to keep Benghazi in the face of the American people. What happened should never be forgotten. Justice needs to happen for these brave men.
Posted by Colleen
Thank You for posting this on Benghazi. Things have been covered up on both Benghazi and Extortion 17 ( the Chinook that was shot down). Our Son SSG Patrick Hamburger was the flight engineer and gunner on that mission. The military still says it was a lucky shot that took it down instead of the Stinger as we have suspected.
Posted by Doug
Second amendment
Mr. Daniels is right on !!
Posted by Ron
Thank You
Mr. Daniel's Thank you for your continued support of our Great Troops & Nation. May Gods protection cover you and yours. Prayers 1SG(R) Martin - US Army
Posted by Olin
Charlie Daniels
I read your post every day! I have a small voice and standing. I will follow you in every way I can. I am a huge President Donald Trump supporter. Thank you Thank you Thank you for your strong voice! 🇺🇸
Posted by Thelma
Thank you Charlie gor your great support of our military, i retweet your Benghazi not going away every time I see it, I think heads need to roll and roll hard for leaving our ambassador Chris and Glen, Sean and Tyrone to the fate that awaited them👍👍🇺🇸🇺🇸❤️❤️
Posted by Donny
Cabal ... a secret political clique or faction
I hope you're right Charlie, it's no secret that the Obama administration from the top down were corrupt and would stop at nothing to hold on to power. Now, I know that government at the core is corrupt and ,always has been,but I think what we are going to learn about the past dozen years will make you sick. Obama, "Homer" Biden, HRC, Kerry, Lynch, Brennen, Clapper,Comey, Pelosi and many more are all guilty of playing fast and loose with the rules (D.C.speak for, High Crimes and Misdemeanors) Writing books, doing the TV shows,speaking tours the money seems unlimited for these crooks and lets not forget the family members who profit from the cabal. People think I'm crazy but I think Donald J. Trump can pull this nation back from the edge, but he's going to need our help. Vote, help someone else vote, help out at the polls,be an observer they pay you for training and work. Pray for the President and our nation. Deplora-Bill (good guy with a gun)
Posted by william
Thank you for spreading the truth about what happened. Like you, my anger over that horrible sequence of events has not waned at all. That no one has been held accountable for their inaction and failures is a stain on our nation, and something that we must never stop trying to rectify.
Posted by Dennis
May God Save Us
Thank you Charlie Daniels for all you do. May the Peace of the Lord continue to bless the United States of America.
Posted by Tom
God Bless You Charlie
This is one incident that must not be forgotten ever and There Must Be A Reckoning! 4 Americans were left to die because of an upcoming POTUS Reelection and the grasping for power of a future POTUS Candidate. It was another "Gun Running Scam" gone bad & rather than risk being embarrassed, those two individuals, whose name do not deserve to be seen here, allowed their own countrymen to be Murdered out of hand. They were also so Brazen, Craven and Mendacious as to Lie To The Faces Of The Families Of The Fallen Americans, while pretending to offer comfort and promise Justice to them. No matter the Country involved, it doesn't get any worse than that. God Bless You Charlie for helping keep this story alive.
Posted by Dwight
Stupid & Liars
Amen, Amen & Amen Charlie, I believe that the sodomite & Jezebel are dumber than a box of rocks and lie every time their mouth moves. They knew from the get go that Benghazi was terrorist attack on the USA, they watched from the situation room via a live feed from a drone, they gave the stand down order because Obama is a Muslim himself and thought they could hide their new Fast & Furious fiasco on steroids. The truth will someday shine true, the only question is weather these two scoundrels will be around to face it or rotting in Hell....nuff said God BlessPlowboy
Posted by Plowboy
The Fast and Furious Comparison Makes More Sense
Some say Obama has been reluctant to be aggressive against radical Muslims because he’s a Muslim. That’s far-fetched. Muslims fight each other all the time. And if he is a Muslim, he’s a moderate, not a radical. -- Tru Cola
Posted by Tru
Thank you For All you Do,getting the word out on One Of The Most Corrupt Politicians ,Obama administration. God Bless You,Mr.Charlie Daniels
Posted by Frank
OUR Weapons Are for US
During the Cold War, we’ve supplied weapons to right-wing dictators. Reagan supplied weapons to Saddam Hussein and Afghan rebels (one of them Osama bin-Laden). Obama supplied weapons to Ansar al-Sharia in Libya. And Trump supplied weapons to Saudi Arabia. We’ve GOT to stop supplying foreign countries and rebels with our weapons. -- Tru Cola
Posted by Tru
The only person Hilary is trying to protect us herself and no one else. Their blood is on her hands.
Posted by Margaret
Thank you, Charlie. You are a true patriot. I follow you on Twitter. It is my fervent prayer that the Lord’s Justice will be served here on earth for all to see on these traitors. God bless you, Sir and God bless our amazing President. 🦅🇺🇸
Posted by Sally
The article today provides such a different outcome for our military. Those who made decisions to NOT protect Americans should be held accountable for their actions. Thank you for sharing this story.
Posted by Stephanie
Mr. Daniels thank you so much for your post. The Benghazi incident should never be allowed to go away. Obama and Clinton should be charged and convicted of treason. I pray daily that I see Clinton brought to her knees before I die.
Posted by Roselyn
Thank you both for not letting these deaths and all the brave souls that answered the pleas of this horrid attack! May the good Lord bless all who answered that call, and all who keep it alive in the public squares. You are the angels of integrity and the comfort for the men who fought and the families of those who died.
Posted by Valerie
Our Troups
Thank you Mr Daniels. We need more celebrities like you who are willing to stand by the truth.
Posted by Kathy
No, Benghazi is not going away! We have a president that is taking care of business! We have a president that loves our country and there never will be another BENGHAZI as long as PRESIDENT TRUMP is our PRESIDENT!!
Posted by Barb
Anyone with minimal military knowledge, knows darn well we could have had reinforcements on the ground within 1 to 2 hours. All the requests for additional security in the preceding weeks that were denied, were the red flag. I will always believe that the Ambassador had found out about the gun running and was eliminated before he could notify congress. He was sacrificed for the Obama/Clinton agenda.
Posted by Jodi
Thanks Charlie for this post, I post never forget Benghazi often and I agree that Clinton & Oboma should be held responsible.
Posted by Benjamin
You are 100% correct Charlie and thank you.
Posted by Don
Spot on
Your absolutely right CD Obama and Clinton guilty as hell I’d call them murders who watched our men die A great read thank you
Posted by Diane
I wonder if Ambassador Stevens being more qualified for Democratic Nomination than Billary had anything to do with it?
Posted by Dennis
Benghazi Ain't Going Away
Charlie, you have such a powerful platform that you use for exactly the right reasons. Benghazi and our Veteran's suicide rates are two great examples. The posts I appreciate the most, though, are your daily scriptural posts. Please don't stop. And come back to the Wharf in Orange Beach soon. We love you!
Posted by Randy
Thank You
Mr. Daniels, thanks for keeping this grievous error of our government on the front burner. Our soldiers and ambassador were plain out right murdered and their blood is on past president and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. I pray someday they will face their crimes either in a court of law or at the feet of our Almighty Creator.
Posted by Stephen
Never forget Bengazi
Thank you Charlie for posting the real facts. I am so ashamed how we haved allowed Hillary and Obama to go under the radar with their shananigans and corrupt stunts has cost the lives of our soldiers I am disgusted. I hope i live long enough to see eyeryone responsible sent to prison where they will rot.
Posted by Mary
Hillary Clinton and Bingazzi
Totally agree with Charlie
Posted by Connie
Benghazi was investigated 10 times with a total cost of 7 million. Time you stop being so arrogant yourself. All you are is another Hillary bully because it makes you feel good to put down a strong woman,]
Posted by Vera
I can respect anybody’s opinion but Benghazi is a dead horse it’s been beat to death there’s nothing to find their get over it and move on. Another crazy conspiracy theory Another crazy conspiracy theory by an old man just looking to be relevant
Posted by Robin
So true!! Keep posting! Thank you for all you do for our military and for America. Our son-in law gave his life in Operation RedWing. God bless America!
Posted by Lydia
I"ve always valued comments from Charlie Daniels. He is always straight forward , to the point and tells it exactly how it is!. I'm glad he is keeping this tragic event alive and one day it may lead to having those responsible held accountable. That is all us common people can do. At one time, I really believed Trey Gowdy was 'taking the bull by the horns', but that just 'fizzled' away! Maybe 'they' got to him, too!
Posted by William
Benghazi ain't going away.
I think Obama held back support because his upcoming election was close and he had just bragged about his anti-terrorist success in Libya. He couldn’t take the vote hit so he didn’t send help. Then staff, undoubtably with his approval, created the video narrative to divert attention from the terrorist reality. They then claimed innocence of wrongdoing. It was completely obvious from the first hour of attack, it wasn’t “spontaneous violence erupting from a video protest”. There is no way they wouldn’t have known that. No one brings RPG’s and AK’s to a spontanious protest. There were coordinated offensive waves directed at the diplomatic compound. Military would have told them it was a planned attack. Thing is, Obama and his admin walked away from the scandal relatively unscathed. Grrrrrrrr Benghazi ain’t going away.
Posted by Rob
God bless you Charlie Daniels and God bless America 🇺🇸
Posted by Brian
Benghazi, we will not forget.
Mr Daniels you are absolutely right. Thank you for your stance on this.
Posted by Karen
I've heard on several legit podcast that we had help Tier 1 operators standing by in Italy and Northern Africa that were ready willing and able to help as well as Drones on Target able to rain down hell, but because of the "Political Climate" were told to Stand down. Kris Paranto said Ambassador Stevens was the equivalent to a 3 Star General. I Love and Salute our Warfighters wether conventional or covert. We all will answer one day.
Posted by Joel
Benghazi Ain’t Going Away
These two will face justice...they are the faces of two of the most evil unamerican people we’ve ever had infiltrate our government. These honorable men who lost their lives are heroes and I pray for them all the time and the ones who survived, I’m sure they relive this nightmare constantly, asking how could the President of the United States and the Secretary of State have told them to “stand down”? No, Benghazi Ain’t ever going away, it can’t! God bless our military and police and let there be peace!
Posted by Meegan
I am so thankful that the real story is being told. God Bless you Charlie and God bless the United States of America.
Posted by Sid
Responding to Vera
Vera, this has nothing to do with Hillary being a woman. If she was a man she'd be just as bad. There are plenty of men in politics as corrupt as her and plenty of women who are not. You've been drinking the left-wing's kool-aide. -- Tru Cola
Posted by Tru
Relax you all. The government is busy investigating the Las Vegas shooting. Once they finish with that, I'm sure they'll complete the Benghazi investigation.
Posted by Bill
No surprise. The precedent was already set by Hillary's wife, Bill, when he refused to provide proper support in Somalia. The result was the Blackhawk Down debacle. A shameful family.
Posted by David
Never Forget Benghazi
Thank you, Charlie, for your daily reminders. It ain't going away! We never got an account of Obama's whereabouts. What was the commander and chief doing? Hillary apparently went home to drink tea. But a stand down had to be given. We knew from those patriots on the ground that they were being prevented from responding But they went anyway. All would have been scrubbed in a giant full frontal lobotomy if Hillary was elected. Yes, the still festering wound keeps oozing. And those who call it a dead horse or over investigated miss the point. More attention was paid to the Russian election conspiracy than this -- an actual physical terrorist attack and coverup. God Bless you, Charlie. ~ NIMOC
Posted by Jeff
Charlie daniels & benghazi
This is a must read for every American! Clinton &Obama are guilty of murder and treason! This woman must NEVER hold a public office of any kind!!
Posted by Rebecca
Thanks for this post and the shedding of light on this subject. Thanks to those who stood their ground and God Bless them and those we lost. Keep up the good work. What goes around comes around. They know who they are. In the long run you will be judged.
Posted by Darlene
I worked for a Department of Defense support Agency at this time and had many mllitary contacts, friends and fellow workers. Several of my family members have also served in the military during various wars. I STILL GET CROSS EYED angry when I am reminded of the absolute underhanded, corrupt power/image covering bull that went on and what those people had to endure!!! BUT I MUST tell the STORY of how I too was squashed, abused, mentally and constantly harrassed because of MY absolute disgust and anger over what happened to those people over there! OUR orga inization was being power manipulated as well, much to the very sad, illegal and harmful effects to our servicepeople and warfighters!
Posted by Chris
I agree with Charlie’s column along with the marine’s comments too! The Marine is correct not being able to come in full armor and politics getting in the way of soldiers doing their jobs
Posted by Jim
I loved reading your Dad's thoughts on this. Sadly, nothing has been done nor will be done. And the media makes sure this slinks back in the darkness and all the news the democrats want on there is all they speak of. Until we get a strong Republican with a back bone in office - this and all the riots of BLM and the burning, looting of small businesses and killing of our police officers will go unexposed and unpunished. They are trying desperately to destroy our beautiful nation. 🇺🇲
Posted by Theda
My name is Michael Ingmire, I am a musician and writer based in NC. Benghazi hero Sean Smith was my nephew. Thank you for keeping the subject alive. I continue to do the same:
Posted by Michael
Benghazi Coverup
Thanks for posting this. There must still be facts about this atrocity that are NOT being shared. Just the fact the Administration tried to excuse the whole thing based on a terrible lie means they were covering for somebody's screw-up OR illegal actions. The TRUTH must be told!
Posted by Larry
Wake up America. Benghazi ain't going away. Don't be afraid to say what you really think! The corrupt politicians must be held accountable, from Obama on down thru the ranks. God bless America.
Posted by Beverly
Sept 2022: Thank you for continuing to post about this to keep it fresh in the hearts and minds of all people who care about our country. This kind of recklessness and self-serving people in our government needs to stop and the only way that can happen is for people to wake up and say enough is enough and end their political careers by booting/voting them out of office.
Posted by Franz
I met Tyrone Woods dad. My heart goes out to him and his family
Posted by Liz