Marion Algier – AskMarion
As the president and his administration are out peddling their desperate and moronic campaign promoting the idea that the long list of scandals plaguing this White House are ‘fake and phony’, hoping that the American people are as stupid or programmed as they need them to be, there is the issue that a few of these scandals like IRS-gate and NSA-gate just keep getting worse. And then there is the little problem of Benghazi-gate that just won’t go away. From the very beginning it was viewed as Obama’s possible Watergate and Hillary’s possible political demise.
By Roger Aronoff – the Editor of Accuracy in Media; can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accuracy in Media(AIM), along with some of the country’s top retired military officers and national security officials, held a press conference on Tuesday, July 30, to launch the Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi. The press conference was at noon in The Zenger Room at the National Press Club. The newly formed group will focus on resolving some of the many questions surrounding the September 11th attacks last year on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, and the nearby CIA Annex, that remain unanswered to this day.
I am proud to stand with this distinguished group, which at this time includes the following (alphabetical order):
- Larry Bailey, Capt. (SEAL), USN (Ret.)
- Charles Jones, B/Gen., USAF (Ret.)
- Clare Lopez, former CIA operations officer
- Admiral James Lyons (Ret.)
- General Thomas McInerney (Ret.)
- Wayne Morris Col USMC (Ret)
- Wayne Simmons, former CIA officer
- General Paul Vallely (Ret.)
- Former Congressman and Retired Army Colonel Allen West
Additional members are anticipated in the coming days and weeks. Accuracy in Media has had a long history of working with and supporting America’s military, often in the face of severe criticism by the media. Reed Irvine founded AIM in 1969 because of media coverage of the Vietnam War, and the related Cold War. Later, in the 1980s, when PBS produced their 13 part series called “Vietnam: A Television History,” AIM answered back with a two-part documentary called “Television’s Vietnam,” which exposed the many inaccuracies and deceptions in the PBS series.
Irvine, who had himself been a Marine Intelligence officer in World War II, was passionate about his patriotism, and the role of the military in preserving our freedoms. AIM was in the forefront of the highly contentious issue of Prisoners of War, Missing in Action (POW/MIA). There were those in Congress and the media who didn’t want to accuse the Soviet Union, or the North Vietnamese, of lying about how many of our POWs they were holding, and how many had died in their captivity.
Today, we continue to honor Reed Irvine’s memory, and the organization he founded, by standing up for our military, and the values they represent. That is why AIM has established the Citizens’ Committee on Benghazi. At the July 30th press conference, members of the newly formed commission will state their intentions to investigate in a public forum, the scandal of the Obama Administration known as Benghazi, or BenghaziGate. And it’s not, by any means, as the Administration talking points describe it, a “phony scandal.”
We will announce plans to hold a conference in September, possibly the first of several, in attempt to ascertain what happened and who was responsible for the failure to provide sufficient security, or to withdraw our ambassador to Libya, who was one of four people killed on September 11, 2012. Also, was the failure to bring military assets to bear in a way that might have saved some of those lives a dereliction of duty? And finally, the cover-up, and the role of the media. You can see the entire press release here. More to follow.
In recent weeks, members of the House and Senate and their staffers have held two classified hearings on the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya; conducted more than 25 hours of formal, transcribed interviews with witnesses; and spoken informally with several dozen additional witnesses, including some who are being called “whistleblowers.”
Among those who have recently spoken to Congress is Marine Corps Col. George Bristol who was in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chain of command on Sept. 11. Earlier this month, CBS News reported that the Pentagon declined Republican congressional requests to produce Bristol for interviews. At the time, the Pentagon said Bristol had retired and that they “cannot compel retired members to testify before Congress.”
However, after that report about Congress’ search for Bristol, the Pentagon contacted CBS News to say their original assessment was in error and that Bristol is not retired, after all. Instead, he’s on “terminal leave.” The Pentagon added: “In response to a request from [South Carolina Republican] Senator [Lindsey] Graham’s office earlier this month, Colonel George Bristol (USMC) will be available to meet with House and Senate members and their staffs.”
Bristol has since met with Graham and is set to testify Tuesday behind closed doors in front of the House Armed Services Committee.
(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com …
In fact, Tuesday was also the day for General Bristol to testify behind closed doors as Jason Chaffetz discussed with Greta in interview. Video: Eagerly awaited Benghazi testimony coming to Hill
Chaffetz mentioned a document dump from the state dept as well.
According to CNN sources CIA is polygraphing operatives regularly, in an “unprecedented” attempt to keep Benghazi secrets. Sources now telling CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground the night of the Benghazi attack… And, to this day we still do not know a single order Barack Obama gave the night of Benghazi… Not one.. But it seems Colonel Reported That Hillary Made the Decision Not to Post Marines at Benghazi…