On Benghazi, we know that Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans are dead. We know the attack on the consulate had nothing to do with a stupid You Tube video. We know that as these Americans were being attacked by savages nobody was sent to help them. We know that security was extremely lax, despite repeated warnings. But we don’t know why there wasn’t additional security. We don’t know why special forces were not deployed immediately after the hours-long attack began.
Oh, but now we know that a general the administration claimed was retired, and therefore could not be compelled to testify before Congress, really wasn’t retired after all. Also, survivors of the attack have essentially been gagged.
Marine Col. George Bristol was in charge of special operations forces in Northern Africa on the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack. A series of requests for Bristol’s testimony from Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham were initially met with a Pentagon claim that since Bristol had retired, it “cannot compel” him to tell congressional panels what he knows about the Benghazi attack.
After a report in the Marine Corps Times, which cited a Marine Corps source concluding that Bristol’s retirement would not be final until Aug. 1, and that he had been available for testimony all along, Pentagon officials tried to explain it away as an “administrative error.”
On Sept. 11, 2012, Bristol was commander of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara, placing him directly in the chain of command where decisions were made about evaluating and deploying assault teams when American personnel in Northern Africa are in harm’s way. He has much to tell about a story the administration wants to go away.
The administration clearly does not want anyone to talk to the survivors of the Benghazi attack.
On July 19, Rep. Frank Wolf, a Republican from Virginia, said on the House floor that “many if not all of the survivors of the Benghazi attacks, along with others at the Department of Defense (and) the CIA, have been asked or directed to sign additional nondisclosure agreements about their involvement in the Benghazi attacks.”
Why, Wolf asked, would the “most transparent administration” ask them to do so?
Then there’s the curious case of Gen. Carter Ham, former head of U.S. Africa Command. (Read More)
But this is supposedly just a “phony scandal.” The mother of Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, one of the slain victims in Benghazi, doesn’t think it’s a phony scandal.
One of the survivors is still in Walter Reed recovering from the many surgeries he’s endured since being wounded while fighting back against the terrorists alongside Smith and the other former SEALS. He’s finally telling his story.
One of the most severely wounded survivors of the Benghazi terror attack, Diplomatic Security agent David Ubben, risked his life to help save his fellow Americans, and is still being treated at Walter Reed medical center to this day, Fox News has learned.
Fox News is the first news organization to make direct contact with Ubben — who has had multiple surgeries at Walter Reed to save his right leg, which was badly wounded in the Sept. 11 attack.
Fox News has also learned new details about Ubben’s heroic actions on the night of the attack, including fighting alongside the former Navy SEALs who were later killed.
The Diplomatic Security agent, earlier in the night, helped recover the body of Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith, going back into the smoke and flames at the Benghazi consulate multiple times until he found Smith, whom he believed to be already dead from smoke inhalation. (Read More)
Wouldn’t it be nice if we heard from the other survivors? Don’t you want to hear from General Bristol to find out if there was a stand down order, and if so, where it came from? Shouldn’t the American people be given the opportunity to hear why Americans were left on their own to die at the hands of terrorists?