Saturday Fox News released the name of the 3 Benghazi whistle-blowers.
Gregory Hicks, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Libya, Mark Thompson, former Marine and DCO at State’s Counterterrorism Bureau, and RSO (Regional Security Officer) Eric Nordstrom have all come forward to testify.
As reported in my October 11 article on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s Benghazi hearings:
Mr. Nordstrom was key in reporting the lack of sufficient security in Libya and wrote in a document dated October 1, the last paragraph read by Rep. Jason Chaffetz,”These incidents paint a clear picture that the environment in Libya was fragile at best and could degrade quickly. Certainly not an environment where posts should be directed to ‘normalize’ operations and reduce security resources in accordance with an artificial timetable.”
And from my October 19 article, In Search of the Truth About Benghazi:
39 years ago the American media had a feeding frenzy with the Watergate hearings, led by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. The scandal concerned burglaries and wire-tappings at the DNC Headquarters at Watergate.
The media would not leave the illegal event alone until everyone was questioned and prosecuted–many involved served prison time and President Nixon resigned. Again, the crime included burglaries and wiretaps, and then the cover-up of the illegal activities.
39 years later, the MSM is scoffing at Benghazi-gate and declaring any serious investigation “politicizing” to effect an outcome in the presidential election. The Media must be strong-armed by the citizenry into right action. Benghazi resulted in the slaughter of 4 Americans: not just lying, not just cover-up! This is a far graver situation.
And you bet it should effect the outcome the presidential election! If President Obama denied assets to Benghazi, or knew of the denial of assets, he’s implicit in the murders. If the President did not know of the Libyan attacks leading up to 9/11, and did not know of the requests to extend and augment the SST, his ineptness and ignorance is so extreme as to disqualify him to be Commander-in-Chief.
President Obama imagined himself an enlightened ruler, with enlightened policies which he was convinced would endear America to Middle Eastern countries and calm down their nests of extremists. Hence, he built his foreign policy around his vain imaginings, and in so doing, endangered Americans.
The honor of Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, and Sean Smith demands answers. The safety of all Americans, including the 11,500 working in US installments and embassies world-wide demands actions. America deserves a president who can do more than correctly pronounce foreign names: America deserves a president with sound, peace through strength foreign policy.
As The Washington Examiner’s Joel Gehrke reported last Sunday:
Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., promised that the House will soon hold a series of “explosive” hearings on the Benghazi terrorist attack, adding the strong hint that the survivors of the attack will add “direct eyewitness” testimony about the conduct of the siege.
“There are more Benghazi hearings coming,” Gowdy told Fox News. “I think they’re going to be explosive.”
When asked to reveal some of the “explosive evidence,” Gowdy demurred, saying that “direct evidence, direct testimony by eyewitnesses is always the most compelling form of testimony and evidence.”
America will watch in the coming week as new congressional hearings commence: thankfully, Rep. Darrell Issa, will pilot the proceedings, aided by the determined Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and other conservative congressmen.
May the truth be known and justice be done…the honor and memory of Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Christopher Stevens demands no less.
From left: Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, Christopher Stevens