The more the social media giants insist there’s no censoring of conservative views, the more reality proves otherwise.
Kris Paronto, one of the CIA security contractors on the ground that fateful night in Benghazi, was forced to delete a tweet critical of President Barack Obama when his account was temporarily suspended over the weekend.
In a tweet posted after his account was restored, Paronto included the original tweet that got him put in the dog house and tagged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in suggesting that the social media platform does indeed censor.
“After being in the @Twitter penalty box for a few and having to delete the below tweet ? for offending the leftist hate group @itmustend_ ? for their epic fail of telling Rob O’Neill that BHusseinObama killed UBL and not him I’m back up..sooo Twitter doesn’t censor ehh @jack ?” he tweeted.
The tweet in question was in response to an anti-Trump account, with the outspoken former US Army Ranger countering a claim that Obama “killed” Osama bin Laden — the other account was engaged in an exchange with former Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill, who says he was the one to shoot and kill the terrorist.
For what it’s worth, the left-wing account responded to say that they did not report Paronto’s tweet.
Well, I didn’t report it, I couldn’t care less and didn’t feel offended in any way.
— ❎??Secret Society Alumnus??❎ (@itmustend_) September 9, 2018
Having reentered the political arena Friday, Obama openly criticized his successor, President Donald Trump and took credit for the booming economy. He also targeted the Republic Party for “embracing wild conspiracy theories — like those surrounding Benghazi. Or my birth certificate.”
The comment didn’t sit well with Paronto, who was one on the heroes who defied orders to rescue the Americans at the US consulate in Benghazi, and watched two teammates die in subsequent attacks as they waited for help that never came — it’s still unclear to this very day what Obama was doing that night and why the order to help never came.
“Benghazi is a conspiracy @BarackObama ?!” Paronto tweeted Friday after Obama’s speech earlier in the day. “How bout we do this, let’s put your cowardly ass on the top of a roof with 6 of your buddies & shoot rpg’s & Ak47’s at you while terrorists lob 81mm mortars killing 2 of your buddies all while waiting for U.S. support that you never sent.”
The veteran has been just as critical of Hillary Clinton, who, in her role as secretary of state, lied to the American people AND the family of those killed in order to boost Obama’s reelection chances, claiming that the terrorist attack was over an anti-Islam video.
As seen, Paronto takes the politicization of the tragic night personal. Very personal.
Just how personal can be seen in an appearance Sunday on “Fox & Friends,” when he was responded to Obama shrugging Benghazi off just as conspiracy
“He’s a true narcissist. Just an elitist that — I honestly believe he thinks it didn’t happen,” Paronto said of Obama. “He did nothing wrong that night. He sent no support. Benghazi was made up. We lost two of our friends and it was a fantasy.”
“It’s disgusting,” he continued. “It just raises the bile inside of me. I had a hard time watching the speech itself. I just wanted to see what he had to say and when that came across, I wanted to reach through the screen and grab him and choke him saying are you kidding me, are you kidding me that you would have gall to disgrace the memories of my teammates and what we did there to call it a conspiracy.”
Having lived through the attack and now living with the memories every day of his life, Paranto would later add that “it’s completely offensive.”
“I wish I had the man sitting in front of me right now. I really do, without his Secret Service,” he said, running with his emotions.
The remark prompted this reply from Fox News host Pete Hegseth, “We’ll be careful with that. He’s a former president.”
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