Co-author of “13 Hours” says operators will leave military if Hillary is elected

Mark Geist, John Tiegen (center) & Kris Paronto during an interview with Bonnie Laufer Krebs (screenshot from YouTube video below)

A former CIA operative and survivor of the Benghazi incident says the Special Operations Community’s cream of the crop will bow out if Hillary Clinton gets elected.

Former Marine, CIA operative and Private Military Contractor John “Tig” Tiegen told The Daily Caller News Foundation that if the former Secretary of State is elected president, many in the special operations community will quit their jobs, just as many of their contemporaries did in the aftermath of the Benghazi incident.

“There’s guys leaving now just because of that,” Tiegen said on Tuesday. “Cause they don’t know if the call for help is going to be heard.”

Tiegen, who also co-wrote the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, says that while there are operators who want to serve their country, the current administration’s habit of “downgrading” them in foreign hot zones has left a sour taste in their mouths- and that they feel Clinton will be even worse.

“If you ask for help, or you need your help, you expect the military to come help you, one way or another,” he said.

Tiegen then went on to describe a similar situation that occurred a year after Benghazi, where surrounded Marines in Afghanistan were left without a consistent lifeline following Obama’s decision to withdraw troops.

Tiegen suggested that fighting radical terror threats is more of a simple question than a complicated one, saying that the Clinton-Obama foreign policy has led to more attacks on US soil, such as San Bernardino and Orlando.

“Do you want to fight terrorists at home,’ he asked, ‘or do you want to fight them overseas?”

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