Special Ops Vets Plan Rally on Capitol Steps

EDITOR’S NOTE:  I received the message below from my friend Capt. Larry W. Bailey, former commander of the U.S. Navy SEALs Training Program, co-founder of Special Operations Speaks and one of the folks who’ve endorsed my latest book, THE CLAPPER MEMO.  Please READ and SHARE ASAP!

photoDear Benghazi Patriot,

This is short notice for such a major event, but it has to be done.

You see, Special Operations Speaks has just been asked by Congressman Steve Stockman to mount an event to put pressure on the House of Representatives (and especially Speaker Boehner!) to form a select committee to investigate the tragedy that was Benghazi.

As a first step toward causing Congress to get serious about assigning responsibility for what happened at Benghazi, we are organizing a rally at Cong. Stockman’s request that will be held on the steps of the U.S. Capitol at noon, Tuesday, July 23, 2013.  That rally will hear words from a number of patriots, including Cong. Stockman and Cong. Louie Gohmert, both of whom have been very supportive of our efforts to answer Hillary Clinton’s heartless answer to a Senator’s question about the men who died at Benghazi: “What difference does it make?”

Be with us next week as we demonstrate to Hillary and others like her “what difference it makes.”  Bring yourself, a carload, or a busload, but be there.

Thousands of you showed up to protect the Vietnam Wall in 2007; please help us demonstrate that we will not tolerate the murder-by-neglect of four of America’s finest on September 12, 2012.  Please help us send a message to our nation’s leaders that we demand full accountability for this national crime.

Thanks in advance for doing what you can to help make this rally a success!

Related:  Special Ops Veterans Demand Answers About Benghazi

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

VIDEO: Special Ops Veterans Demand Benghazi Answers

Members of the nonprofit group, Special Operations Speaks, are featured in a new video released this week in an attempt to keep up the pressure on the Obama Administration to come clean about what really happened in Benghazi, Libya, Sept. 11, 2012.

The release of the video comes almost six months after the attack of the U.S. Consulate by Islamic terrorists that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and computer specialist Sean Smith. In addition, however, it comes after Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. attempted to rewrite the history of what happened and after copies of emails obtained by one news organization proved President Barack Obama lied about the attacks.

Leading Special Operations Speaks’ effort to find out what really happened at Benghazi is Capt. Larry W. Bailey, the same retired Navy SEAL commander who recently endorsed my soon-to-be-published book, THE CLAPPER MEMO, by saying it exposes “an unconscionable cover-up” inside the U.S. military.

EDITOR’S NOTE: I encourage you to watch the video, share it widely and contribute to Special Operations Speaks so they can keep up the pressure on the White House. Thanks in advance!

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Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August and THE CLAPPER MEMO. To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Ads Deserve Immediate Attention of Every American Voter

My friends at SpecialOperationsSpeaks.com ran two advertisements in The Washington Times this week.  Both deserve the attention of every American voter.

Click to download ad (pdf).

The first ad (above) features the names of more than 500 flag officers (i.e., retired admirals and generals) who endorsed Mitt Romney’s campaign for president and ran early this week.  The second ad (below) ran today in a 40-story special section of the newspaper and calls for an investigation of potential high crimes and misdemeanors related to “BenghaziGate,” the tragic and preventable series of events that took place Sept. 11, 2012, and resulted in the deaths of four Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.  Please download and share both ASAP!

Click image to download ad (pdf).

FYI:  The folks at Special Operations Speaks endorsed my book, “Three Days In August,” which chronicles the life and wrongful conviction of former Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart. To learn more about it, read this post on the SOS Noble Warriors webpage.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.

Special Ops Veterans’ Facebook Page Suspended

Mark Zuckerberg‘s social networking gurus at Facebook seem to think the men and women of Special Operations Speaks, who’ve spent much of their lives fighting on behalf of their fellow Americans do not deserve the freedom to exercise the rights guaranteed them under the First Amendment — at least, not when that exercise involves criticizing President Barack Obama days before an election about his mishandling of and lying about Sept. 11 events in Benghazi, Libya.

On Saturday, a Benghazi-focused meme (above) was posted on the organization’s website by Political Media Inc. President Larry Ward, the man who handles SOS social media and publicity efforts. It’s message: “Obama called the SEALs and they got Bin Laden. When the SEALs called Obama, they got denied.”

Twenty-four hours later, Ward was informed by Facebook monitors that he had violated Facebook’s Statement of Rights and Responsibilities with the meme. As a result, the SOS account was suspended for 24 hours. At last check, the meme is back up on the SOS Facebook page.

Before the election next Tuesday, please consider donating to Special Operations Speaks and spread the word about how Obama denied assistance to people on the ground, including one U.S. ambassador and two former Navy SEALs, in Benghazi.

FYI: I applaud the guys at Special Operations Speaks for taking a courageous stand on this issue and also for endorsing my book, “Three Days In August,” which chronicles the life and wrongful conviction of former Army Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart. To learn more about the book, read this post on the SOS Noble Warriors webpage.

Bob McCarty is the author of “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice,” a nonfiction book that’s available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. His second book, “The CLAPPER MEMO,” is set for release this fall.

‘Three Days In August’ Endorsed by Special Operations Vets

On July 18, I announced that the leaders of a select group of Special Operations veterans had informed me that they had made a decision to champion efforts to bring about justice for two wrongfully-convicted soldiers about whom I’ve written much during the past three years. Today, they launched their effort online!

Simply click on the Noble Warriors tab near the top right corner of the Special Operations Speaks website and you’ll find links to several articles I’ve written about Kelly A. Stewart and Michael C. Behenna.

Stewart is the highly-decorated Green Beret combat veteran whose life story and wrongful conviction are chronicled in my book, “Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice.”

Behenna is the Army Ranger officer about whom I have written and published more than 60 articles. He is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for killing Ali Mansur, a known Al-Qaeda operative, in self-defense in Iraq in 2008.

I encourage you to visit the Special Operations Speaks website, click on the tab and share news about these two warriors who deserve better from the military justice system.

NOTE: “Three Days In August” is available in paperback and ebook via most online booksellers, including Amazon.com. Thanks in advance!

Special Operations Veterans Blast Barack Obama in New Video

Many of the same Special Operations veterans who helped derail Sen. John Kerry’s 2004 presidential campaign as members of Swift Vets and POWs for Truth released a video today in which they blasted President Barack Obama and members of his White House staff for leaking national security secrets that put American troops in danger.

The video was released barely three weeks after I shared news about the launch of SpecialOperationsSpeaks.com, the website bearing the new group’s name, and the fact that leaders of the group had pledged to champion the causes of several wrongfully-imprisoned soldiers, including Michael Behenna, the Army Ranger officer about whom I’ve written dozens of posts, and Green Beret Sgt. 1st Class Kelly A. Stewart, the man whose life story is chronicled in my book, Three Days In August.

Please share this important video as often as you can before election day in November. Thanks in advance!

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Soldiers’ Cases Grab Attention of Special Ops Vets in Battle Against Government ‘Gone Rogue’

Many of the same people who helped derail the 2004 presidential campaign of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) as members of Swift Vets and POWs for Truth are back in 2012 as members of Special Operations Speaks. As part of an effort to combat what one leader of the group describes as “a government that has gone rogue,” the group’s members have decided to champion the causes of two soldiers about whom I’ve written much over the past three-plus years: 1LT Michael Behenna and Sgt. 1st Class Kelly Stewart.

The good news came this morning in the form of an email from Beverly Perlson, founder of the pro-troops organization, The Band of Mothers, who had received the news from Larry Bailey, one of the leaders of Special Operations Speaks who is a retired Navy captain and also chairs the pro-military group, Gathering of Eagles.

Behenna is the Army Ranger officer about whom I have written and published more than 60 articles during the past three years. He is currently serving a 15-year prison sentence for killing Ali Mansur, a known Al-Qaeda operative, in self-defense in Iraq in 2008.

My most-recent post, American Warfighters Deserve Same Consideration as Taliban, offers details about Lieutenant Behenna’s case that will make you shake your head in disbelief.

Stewart is the highly-decorated Green Beret whose life story and wrongful conviction are chronicled in my book, Three Days In August: A U.S. Army Special Forces Soldier’s Fight For Military Justice.

Based on extensive interviews and never-before-published details taken from the actual Record of Trial, Three Days in August paints a portrait of military justice gone awry that’s certain to make your blood boil. The most-recent update on his case can be found here.

To learn more about Special Operations Speaks, visit the group’s website and/or read the post I published soon after the group’s launch early last month.

To offer support and/or keep up to date on both soldiers’ cases, visit DefendMichael.com and SaveThisSoldier.com.

*Note: The photo of Lieutenant Behenna above was shot prior to his deployment to Iraq when he was still wearing the gold bar of an Army second lieutenant.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct '11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May '13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.

Bob McCarty is the author of Three Days In August (Oct ’11) and THE CLAPPER MEMO (May ’13). To learn more about either book or to place an order, click on the graphic above.