Many of us who are carefully observing and reading the stories coming out surrounding the terrorist attack on Benghazi from 9/11/2012 know that something is still amiss. Even now, Congressional Republicans are putting together a select committee to investigate further what happened that night and what, if anything, the government lied about in the aftermath. To say that Democrats are incredulous about this investigation would be a massive understatement. But something is… off… in the White House’s version of events — and everyone knows it.
There is much more to the story of what happened in Benghazi and what was sold to us afterward than the ever changing fairy tale that the White House keeps trying to pass off as the truth.
Recently our friend and fellow Liberty Alliance member, the honorable Col. Allen West, happened to be on a flight with someone who was there on the roof in Benghazi that night – and they were very excited to share the “ground truth” of what happened that night with Col. West.
My seat mate drew schematics to orient me to the “time and spacing” and the direction of the attack. I learned about the repeated orders to the men at the CIA annex to stand down and do nothing — thank God two of them, Glenn Doherty and Ty Woods, lived up to their code of honor and ran to the sound of the guns, resulting in their loss of life — but the preservation of life for others, their fellow Americans.
I learned about the proximity of the staging area of the attack to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, and the attackers were indeed Ansar al-Sharia, a group affiliated with al-Qaida. I came to understand why Ambassador Chris Stevens was there in the first place and that he had in fact requested better security but was denied – the question is, by whom? And I learned that the Martyrs of 17 February Brigade were in charge of security and were the ones who opened the gates, then fled.
I learned there are those who are being threatened with their pensions being cut off if they come forth to speak.
And I learned, as I presumed, that there was a covert weapons scheme going on in Libya, Benghazi. We had been supplying radical Islamists with weapons against Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi, effectively supplying the enemy and destabilizing that country. And it seems that there was a CIA weapons buy-back program, the aim of which was to ship the retrieved weapons out of Libya through Turkey, and to the Islamist forces in Syria.
Benghazi and the operations in Libya are shrouded in a fog of lies, deceit, manipulation, threats, intimidation, coercion, abandonment, and worst of all, potentially treason.
I hope and pray that the House investigation led by Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is able to unravel the web of lies and half-truths to get to the heart of the Benghazi scandal. The American people should know the truth of what happened that night, why it happened, and why we were misled about it for the next two years. The truths may be uncomfortable. The truths may even hurt… but the men who lost their lives that night deserve to have the truth aired.
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