13 Hours

13 Hours, 2016 film starring John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale.  True story of the ‘Battle of Benghazi’, the famous story that saw the US  then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who knew almost immediately that the Benghazi attack was the planned work of terrorists, not a spontaneous mob action and she did nothing to help the US citizens that were there under attack.

A group of ex-military contractors who were working one mile down the road at a secret CIA base as security decide that it was up to them to help the ambassador and the people there and to get them out because it looked like no one was coming to help.  They do and the battle ensues and after rescuing as many as they could (Unfortunately not the Ambassador) they are followed back to the secret base and the battle continues.  They do their utmost best to fight them off until morning when the can escape to the airport.  Along the way they loose some of their team.

I absolutely love to see true stories and this one was one of the more poignant ones to hit the screen which shows the corruption in top level government in real life.  I was saddened to learn of the loss of life there that was completely avoidable if the powers that be would have sent in the troops.  This film is a must see for everyone who wants to try and understand what they went through.

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