Benghazi Team Member John Tiegen Slams Media's Iraq-Benghazi Comparisons

  • 2020-01-02
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Benghazi Team Member John Tiegen Slams Media's Iraq-Benghazi Comparisons
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A Benghazi team member has slammed the media's attempt to compare the riots at the Iraq embassy with the attack on the US embassy in Benghazi.

He said it wasn't even close and lauded the Trump administration's response to the crisis.

According to Fox News:

“I kind of laughed when someone said that, ‘Oh, this is Trump’s Benghazi,’” Tiegen told “Fox & Friends.”

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The "Benghazi rants" was in reference to Trump's repeated attacks against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her handling of the matter.

“To sit there and say it was just like Benghazi? There was no ambassador there and there was no consulate [and], technically, no personnel at all because they all got evacuated prior to the protesters getting there and that’s the big difference between this administration and the last administration.

“At least this one took a stance before it actually was coming,” said Tiegen, a Marine veteran who was working as a security contractor protecting the CIA annex in Benghazi when it was attacked in 2012.

The Trump administration quickly sent a force of 100 Marines to the embassy to bolster security. This presence quickly ended the uprising.

 Source: TTN

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