SOFREP.com is pleased to announce that it has sold the rights to their New York Times Bestseller, Benghazi: The Definitive Report to JW Endeavor Inc. of Santa Monica, California.
SOFREP.com is compromised of former military, government, and intelligence writers who report on military, domestic, and foreign affairs. In just two years the site has become known world-wide in over 220 countries for its original content, and Special Ops street credentials.
Their bestselling eBook with Harper Collins American Sniper Editor, Peter Hubbard was first to market in the Benghazi category. The book also provided the first authentic insider account, and details of what happened on the ground in Benghazi, Libya, when the Department of State compound came under attack September 12th, 2012. Penned by former Army 75th Ranger & Green Beret Jack Murphy, and former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb, the two bestselling authors leveraged their deep connections within the US Special Operations, and Intelligence communities to rock the main stream news media with their explosive investigating reporting with what’s contained in the book.
“I look forward to the partnership with Jack and Brandon on “Benghazi: The Definitive Account” production. I respect them as conscientious, investigative journalists whose in-depth understanding of the invisible war, its players, and its heroes, will help us make the movie we believe the audience wants to see.”
-Producer Jan Wellmann of JW Endeavor Inc.
“We were approached by several outlets but chose to partner with Jan because we trust that he will do a proper job with the story. There’s been many false production starts, and inaccurate accounts told when it comes to Benghazi. SOFREP.com intends to leverage our trusted contacts within the government to make sure this movie is historically accurate, and authentic as possible. We plan to work closely with the families of the two former Navy SEAL/GRS (Global Response Staff) CIA contractors to ensure that the true heroes of Benghazi, and their families are honored appropriately. This book hits close to home because Ty and Glen were both teammates, and Glen was a best friend, and uncle to my three children. I want to see this movie done right, and we are looking forward to working with Jan Wellmann of Endeavor.”
-Brandon Webb, Editor-in-Chief SOFREP.com
The Definitive Report
Jack Murphy, Brandon Webb, and the Editors of SOFREP.com
The deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, symbolically coinciding with the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, triggered a confluence of events that spilled into US domestic politics, military covert operations, and a number of classified CIA programs. Because the terrorist strike occurred in the run-up the US presidential election, it become a foregone conclusion that the truth of the attacks would be swept up and lost in political squabbling as both major parties jockeyed for position and got some cheap digs in on their opponents. Added to the media circus was the fact that various US government institutions and agencies did engage in a very real cover-up: they responsibly tried to keep covert operations secret. But they also sought to limit political liability on the guilty parties whose negligence led to the attack in the first place.
Conservatives claimed that President Obama callously denied military reinforcements to American forces on the ground in Libya who were badly outnumbered and outgunned. The American right sought to portray Obama in the most negative light possible, accusing him of glossing over the attacks to compensate for foreign policy failures. The narrative went, “President Obama: not tough on terrorism and betrayer of US Navy SEALs.”
Liberals decried the Republican persecution, doing damage control by laying blame on forces beyond the administration’s control. According to this narrative, the Benghazi attack happened because of an irresponsible amateur film that defamed the Prophet Muhammad, inflaming the religious fervor of the Islamic world. Soon protests formed outside US embassies across the Middle East, and the series of events rapidly reached its bloody climax in the attack on the US consulate in Libya.
For their part, libertarians announced that the attacks were further proof that America had no business interfering in the affairs of foreign countries. Meanwhile, conspiracy theorists pointed toward a sinister plot by powerful dark forces to liquidate Ambassador Stevens. In fact, every party commenting on or involved in the Benghazi affair seemed to refer to its opposition as conspiracy theorists at some point in order to delegitimize.
This e-book aims to cut through the static and white noise generated by the media pundits, partisan politics, and unfounded conspiracy theories. The truth does involve some conspiracy. After all, the major players were the CIA, Pentagon, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and State Department—institutions synonymous with backroom politics, intelligence gathering, and covert operations. But this report points in directions, and draws conclusions, that have been completely neglected by both the mainstream and alternative media up to this point.
When it comes to the hidden world of terrorists, counter-terrorists, and spies, the truth is usually stranger than fiction. Because of this, many will find the facts unfolded in this e-book to be both uncomfortable and unsatisfying. Obama’s foes will see a picture emerge in which the President is far from being a callous, evil man. Passionate supporters of the President will be angry to see Obama as an aloof and rather ineffective leader. Both political parties will be disappointed to see that this story, the 9/11 Benghazi attack, really doesn’t involve the President all that much one way or the other.
This is the reality of the modern state. The bureaucratic machinery is as extensive and sprawling as it is expensive. Various governmental agencies act under their own authority and make their own decisions. Mid- and high-level officials make decisions and latch on to the levers of power. With the Department of Defense running highly complex operations all over the globe, twenty-four hours a day, there is no way for American power to be projected effectively if every bureaucrat is waiting for the President to bless his actions. The power to act has to be delegated down the chain of command; that is a crucial—and cautionary—aspect of this story.
However, it cannot be overstated that this e-book does not cop out or shy away from the truth by placing blame on the rusty, dulled mechanics of a faulty bureaucracy. We do not accuse some abstract technical detail, saying that bad intelligence or poor communications led to the Benghazi debacle. Americans have heard enough of these types of excuses, from the original 9/11 attacks to the 2008 housing bubble and subsequent economic crash. We name names and hold accountable those who acted cowardly and those who erred by seeking to protect their political careers at the expense of human lives.
We also point to the heroes, men of tremendous character who showed exemplary physical and moral courage the night of the attack.
The story, and the aftermath, of the Benghazi attack is a complex series of events involving insider politics between agencies in proverbial smoke-filled rooms. It features double-dealing political players in Washington. It involves the interaction between different military units and paramilitary organizations. To the outsider, to the American public, it is all very complicated and strange. This is another reason why the full story has not yet been articulated to Americans, but we believe that an informed public is necessary in a functioning democracy.
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