Today’s shocking Libya report has gone viral. The hashtag #StandDown trending on Twitter and tens of thousands of Blaze readers are responding to and sharing the story on Facebook. This morning, radio host Glenn Beck reacted to the new allegations — that numerous requests for assistance were denied during the September 11 attack in Benghazi and that the now-deceased former Navy SEALS were ordered to “stand down.”
Aside from showing his personal horror after learning the new details, he repeatedly asked, “What have we turned into?” and proclaimed: “Today officially is the day that I no longer recognize my country.”
During the segment, the popular radio host also took the time to praise the bravery of Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, the ex-Navy Seals who perished in the attack, noting that they selflessly gave their lives. Beck described the men as “hero Americans” who did “the opposite of what the White House did.”
“Tyrone is a guy who was over in Benghazi. He was not charged to protect the ambassador. He was not charged to protect the CIA safe house. He was over there not doing any of that,” Beck said. “He happened to be in the area and he heard the cries for help. He didn’t call a superior. He didn’t call anybody. He got into his car and he drove to the CIA safe house.”
While visibly moved by the bravery and disturbed over the allegations that Americans were left to fend for themselves in Benghazi, Beck noted that the entire incident is “a game-changer.”
Below, read one of the most powerful portions of Beck’s monologue:
“How can a president ‑‑ I don’t even ‑‑ I don’t even understand somebody like this. You have ‑‑ you’ve hired that ambassador. You’ve hired him. This is a guy you chose. You said. Chris Stevens. You go in there. The CIA guys he didn’t know. But the ambassador he did know. You go in. The guy begs you for weeks, ‘Please, please, something’s going on. Please, they’re targeting me.’ You don’t do anything then when it’s targeted ‑‑ because maybe you’re so arrogant you say, ‘You know what? Nothing’s going to happen. It’s September 11th. I’ve got it all under control.’
And then when something happens and your military is there and you can do something to save the man that you pointed out and said, ‘You go in our name! You go stand there!’ and then he does nothing, I don’t understand it. I don’t understand it. That’s not America. That’s not who we are! That’s not the way we treat Americans! This is a voluntary system! This is something that we say, ‘I believe in it! I want to do it!’ You don’t just grab somebody up and throw them in a school and make them the ambassador from birth like in Communist countries. These are people who are volunteering!
And the president is the last ‑‑ the guy who says, ‘We’re not going to leave a single person behind.’ We won’t leave our people behind. My gosh. What have we turned into? If we don’t turn this corner, America, we will not ‑‑ we will become a force, a global, terrifying force for evil. It’s not just our destruction. We’re talking about the destruction of our souls. You can’t be this kind of a person or acountry. You can’t. We didn’t want to look at Ghost Planing and everything else. You’re talking about American citizens going in and saying, ‘We’re trying to do the right thing here.’ Can you imagine?
Can you imagine being the guy who had the laser pointer and he’s like, ‘I’m just asking ‑‑ I’m not asking you to send a troop in. I’m asking you to send ‑‑ I’m going you to send one robotic plane in! One! And I can take them out and I’ll live and so will everybody else! I’m asking for one robotic plane!’ And you don’t send it? How theseguys ‑‑ what these guys, what these Navy SEALs had to be thinking in their own head, ‘What have I sacrificed for? What do we even mean?’ Wow. I’ve never seen anything like it. Today officially is the day that I no longer recognize my country.”
Watch Beck’s moving comments, below: