Benghazi survivor and former U.S. Army Ranger Kris “Tanto” Paronto wished everyone a Happy New Year on Instagram.
His words: This is the time to put trouble and past mistakes behind you, but remember to learn from them so they’re not repeated, and start with a clean slate. Also this is a good time for me to thank all of you for your immense support, I couldn’t have continued without it. God Bless you.
Former baseball ace and current political commentator Curt Schilling saw Paronto’s message and responded with one of his own…
As most people would imagine, a far left troll wasn’t too far away.
“Hateful Hairdresser” wrote: Trump cut their benefits and raised their taxes. Good job.
After seeing those words, Paronto unloaded on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton…
Here are Paronto’s thoughts on former NSA chief Susan Rice, per Fox Business:
As controversy continues to mount regarding former National Security Advisor Susan Rice and the role she played in “unmasking” the names of Trump officials prior to the President taking office, former Army Ranger and Benghazi survivor Kris “Tanto” Paronto of the American Legacy Center simply believes “she’s a liar.”
“Pathological or not, she continues to lie. There needs to be some repercussions. The people in D.C., and these last three years with me dealing with this Benghazi issue, I’ve seen that a lot of them think they are untouchable,” Tanto said during an interview on the Fox Business Network. “Trump has really been given the opportunity to show, or set an example and show that these people are not untouchable.”
Rice has denied any foul play and defended her requests of Trump officials as routine. She was also responsible for advocating that an anti-Islam YouTube video was responsible for the Benghazi attack.
But Tanto says he is “mad as hell,” and hopes House Intelligence Committee Chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) can find the truth.
More on Paronto, via Washington Times:
One of the heroic survivors of the 2012 Benghazi attack, who held off invading Islamists until rescuers reached the besieged CIA base, has begun a national campaign to counter President Obama’s narrative on the terrorist threat.
Former Army Ranger Kris “Tanto” Paronto has started a nonprofit called Leading From the Front, which he hopes will translate into a national movement to drive home the real threat Islamic extremists pose to America.
“Radical Islam is at war with America, and we are slowly losing,” Mr. Paronto said. “From Benghazi to Orlando, we are seeing the deadly consequences of President Obama and Secretary [Hillary] Clinton’s ‘leading from behind’ and their willful blindness towards the threat of radical Islam.”
Mrs. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was Mr. Obama’s secretary of state when terrorists besieged the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012.
Then a private security officer, Mr. Paronto witnessed two of his battle mates die during the 13-hour firefight, in which a U.S. ambassador and his aide also were killed.
He then heard what he considered lies from the administration about who attacked the mission and why. He read a “shameful” report from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that cleared the CIA.
He said the president is refusing to identify the enemy as “radical Islam” or offer any real criticism of Muslim scholars who underpin a growing terrorist organization, the Islamic State.
Mr. Paronto’s Leading From the Front is one of the first projects under the American Legacy Center. Executive Director Adam Waldeck said the center operates off of a small donor base and will tap former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Donald Trump supporter, for help on campaigns.
“My weapon now is my voice, not a gun anymore,” Mr. Paronto told The Washington Times.
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]