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Benghazi Book ’13 Hours’ Movie Adaptation Set For Release In January

Benghazi Book ’13 Hours’ Movie Adaptation Set For Release In January

Hillary sycophants hardest hit?

The book 13 Hours, based on events on the ground in Libya on September 11, 2012 has been adapted for the big screen and the movie will be released in January, 2016.

Mitchell Zuckoff, the author of the book opted, instead of trying to wrap a narrative around the book, basically just told the story of what happened on the ground, leaving politics largely out of it.

The film was directed by Michael Bay which will be a departure of sorts for him. While Bay has directed fun, popcorn style action movies with lots of explosions, the subject matter here is much more delicate. It’s real and four Americans were killed including the Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens.

The real question is: How will it be received by Democrats, particularly, Hillary Clinton?

Here is the trailer:

The left is very quick to denounce movies about the military that are not favorable to their narrative about things. When ‘Black Hawk Down’ was released in December 2001, former members of the Clinton administration were furious about portrayals of higher ups (never named) who would not approve insertion of snipers to help defend a crashed black hawk helicopter until the third request. Though it was only suggested there was bureaucratic red tape causing issues, it was assumed of course that calls were being made by higher ups, likely at the White House (the incident took place in 1993).

In ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ there was the implication that enhanced interrogation techniques helped lead to the killing of Osama bin Laden. The Obama administration and liberals were apoplectic that such a thing would be suggested. The criticism was so harsh and the pushback so bad, that director Kathryn Bigelow actually had to write a response to it in the LA Times. Thankfully, she didn’t acquiesce to pressure and defended her film.

The most egregious example was the response to a television mini-series called ‘The Path To 9/11’ The movie started in 1993 with the bombing of the World Trade Center and covered events leading up to attacks of 9/11. The movie portrayed some of the Clinton administration in a bad light. The pushback was so intense, members of the Senate actually wrote a letter to ABC complaining about it. The pressure worked. The mini-series has never aired again. It cannot be purchased anywhere. Not in DVD format or on iTunes. The movie has basically been thrown into a vault, never to be seen again.

All of this suggests that if ’13 Hours’ has even a hint of criticism directed at the Obama administration or Hillary Clinton about the events surround Benghazi, the pushback is going to be fierce.

Especially in a Presidential election year.


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Not A Member of Any Organized Political | July 31, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Do the Democrat primaries start in January or February?

Spiny Norman | July 31, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Unlike the Made-For-TV “Path to 9/11”, this is a big budget Hollywood project with a big budget director, so I don’t think the Clintons can get it “spiked”. However, do not be surprised if there’s several “minor” changes made at the studio’s request (nudge-nudge wink-wink)

Received by Democrats and Republicans. While Democrats are immediately and directly responsible for the unequivocal mess in Libya and the loss of human life, including Americans, this is yet another teachable moment to assess our foreign policy generally. The so-called “Arab Spring” has been a disaster for people across The Middle East and Africa, but also Europe, America, etc. through ancillary (e.g. selective humanitarian) actions.

Hillary will have to survive until January in order to be affected by the movie. It’s questionable whether she will.

I waiting for the Democrat convention and the movie “Thrillary: Secretary of Snowden”.