The former CIA chief in Benghazi says a pivotal scene in "13 Hours" —the new Michael Bay movie about the 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead — is baloney, NBC News reported.
Identified only as Bob, the CIA man said he never gave an order to abort the mission to rescue the besieged U.S. diplomats less than a mile away from his base in the Libyan city — a scene depicted in the movie, opening Friday, that purports to be a true retelling of the tragedy.
"There never was a stand-down order," Bob, speaking publicly for the first time, told the Washington Post. "At no time did I ever second-guess that the team would depart."
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MItchell Zukoff, the author of the book on which the movie is based, told the Washington Post he stands by the scene and that it is based on first-hand accounts.