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Benghazi Hero Suspended, Forced to Delete Tweet Critical of Obama

Kris Paronto, a former Army Ranger and military contractor who survived the Benghazi terrorist attack, was forced to delete a tweet in which he called out claims that Barack Obama killed Osama Bin Laden.

In what may be one of the biggest social media fails of all time, twitter user @itmustend_ made the claim in response to a challenge by Robert O’Neill, the Navy SEAL who actually pulled the trigger and killed Bin Laden.

O’Neill blasted Obama who, in a blistering speech directed at President Trump facetiously asked how difficult is it to criticize Nazis. “Nazis are bad,” he wrote. “Now try saying ‘Radical Islam…'”

Rather than letting O’Neill have the obvious victory in that exchange, the user with the handle ‘Secret Society Alumnus’ shot back, “He kinda killed Osama Bin Laden, so….”

A social media beatdown ensued, with numerous followers calling out this tool for saying that to the man who actually killed Bin Laden.

One of those critical of the ridiculous comment was Paronto. He blasted out the kind of no-nonsense response you’d expect from the Benghazi hero.

“OMG??!! Did you just tell the guy who Shot Bin Laden that @BarackObama did it? BWAHAHAHA Thank you for verifying that BHussein Obama worship and TDS causes liberals to skip retard and go straight to potato. #YouAreAnIdiot #NeverGoFullRetard

And for that, he got into some trouble with the folks on Twitter.

The brass over at the social media giant suspended Paronto and forced him to delete the tweet critical of Obama and his fan prior to reinstating him.


@itmustend_ claimed they did not report Paronto’s tweet and they were not offended by it.

It is possible that use of the term ‘retard’ could have triggered the action, though that phrase is prevalent on Twitter and the comment was a clear reference to a famous line from the movie “Tropic Thunder.”

Obama, during his speech, dismissed those criticizing his response to the Benghazi terrorist attack as conspiracy theorists.

“The politics of division and paranoia has found a home, unfortunately, in the Republican party. … they’ve embraced wild conspiracy theories by those surrounding Benghazi,” he claimed. “Or my birth certificate.”


Dismiss the reality of four Americans dying as a conspiracy, but criticize the man who failed to send help that day and you’re off social media.

The dust-up comes amidst last week’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in which Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey faced questions about censorship of conservative content.

This surely won’t help Dorsey’s argument that, “We do not look at content with regards to political viewpoint or ideology.”

Read more at the Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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