Kris Paronto, who was one of the CIA security contractors who defended the American compound at Benghazi during the 2012 attack, was forced to delete a Twitter criticism of former  President Barack Obama when his account was temporarily suspended over the weekend. Tweeting after his account came back online, Paronto included the original tweet that got him into trouble. He also tagged Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and suggested that the platform does after all engage in censorship. 

“After being in the Twitter penalty box for a few and having to delete the below tweet for offending the leftist hate group It Must End for their epic fail of telling Rob O’Neill that Barack Hussein Obama killed Osama bin-Laden and not him, I’m back up..sooo Twitter doesn’t censor ehh Jack?” he tweeted.

The tweet that Twitter found offensive was a response by Paronto to an anti-Trump account, in which the former US Army Ranger challenged a claim that Obama had “killed” Osama bin Laden. It Must End had been exchanging Twitter salvos with former Navy SEAL Rob O’Neill, who lays claim to shooting and killing Osama bin Laden. 

The left-wing It Must End account responded to say that it 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.”

On Friday, Obama openly criticized President Donald Trump, taking credit for the economy. Targeting the GOP, he said it is “embracing wild conspiracy theories — like those surrounding Benghazi. Or my birth certificate.” Paronto tweeted after Obama’s speech: “Benghazi is a conspiracy Barack Obama?!” Paronto went on to write, “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 and AK-47’s at you while terrorists lob 81mm mortars killing 2 of your buddies all while waiting for U.S. support that you never sent.”

Then, in an appearance on Sunday on “Fox & Friends,” Paronto said of Obama, “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.”

Paronto, who survived the Benghazi attack, said that Obama’s remarks were “completely offensive.” When Paronto said, “I wish I had the man sitting in front of me right now. I really do, without his Secret Service,” Fox News host Pete Hegseth warned, “We’ll be careful with that. He’s a former president.”

Donald Trump Jr. came to Paronto's defense, writing on Twitter: :"He obviously misspoke... he clearly meant Benghazi was a Negligent Homicide with gross incompetence so that he & Hillary could attempt to create at least a single foreign policy win before her anointment. I mean who cares about a few great Americans if you can score pol points?" Paronto thanked Trump Jr. and praised the president for raising him.

M Meanwhile, Twitter accounts for former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Hamas terrorist group, and racist Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan remain active.



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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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