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Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info
Front Page Magazine ^ | 7-5-2013 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 07/05/2013 5:42:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing

July 5, 2013

Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info

Daniel Greenfield

A suspicious mind would suspect that Obama Inc. has something to hide about Benghazi and doesn’t want to risk having the same kind of testimony from the military end that we saw from top diplomatic personnel who turned whistleblowers.

Fortunately I’m not the suspicious type at all. I’m sure this is all just some sort of misunderstanding involving the DOD being unable to find one of its own key people.

Marine Corps Col. George Bristol was in a key position in the U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) chain of command the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. As such, he’s high on the list of people that some Republican members of Congress want to interview. But they don’t know where he is and the Pentagon isn’t telling.

Pentagon spokesman Major Robert Firman told CBS News that the Department of Defense “cannot compel retired members to testify before Congress.”

“They say he’s retired and they can’t reach out to him,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told CBS News. “That’s hogwash.”

Bristol, a martial arts master, was commander of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara based in Stuttgart, Germany until he retired last March. In an article in Stars and Stripes, Bristol is quoted at his retirement ceremony as telling his troops that “an evil” has descended on Africa, referring to Islamic militant groups. “It is on us to stomp it out.”

Members of Congress in both the House and Senate, including Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., have asked the Pentagon for assistance in locating Bristol so that they can question him about events the night of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi. But those efforts have come up empty.

“The Department of Defense has been entirely forthcoming on all matters related to our response to the attacks in Benghazi from the outset,” said Pentagon spokesman Firman. He added that “any congressional committee can call the witnesses it needs” through subpoena, if necessary.

Bristol does have a LinkedIn profile so it can’t be that hard to find him.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina; US: Utah; War on Terror
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1 posted on 07/05/2013 5:42:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I’m sure the IRS can find him.


2 posted on 07/05/2013 5:44:44 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: smoothsailing

.... hope he travels in a heavily armored Humvee and stays well within the posted speed limits...


3 posted on 07/05/2013 5:45:17 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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To: smoothsailing
Uh-oh...someone forgot to set the parking brake on that buss.......
4 posted on 07/05/2013 5:45:52 PM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: smoothsailing

Congress controls the purse strings. Take Air Force one and ground it till the Col appears!


5 posted on 07/05/2013 5:47:36 PM PDT by SilverMine (silver@mainetv.net)
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To: smoothsailing

Somebody should check Fort Marcy Park. The same park where Vince
Foster was found.


6 posted on 07/05/2013 5:49:57 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: smoothsailing

Get Morsi from the Egyptian Military, have him testify before Congress and then send him to Gitmo’.


7 posted on 07/05/2013 5:53:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: smoothsailing

If he is a man, why hasn’t he stepped forward?


8 posted on 07/05/2013 5:55:00 PM PDT by JohnG45
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To: smoothsailing; Old Sarge; 2ndDivisionVet

Here we are at what is perhaps the greatest communication body in the whole world, and we’re asking others to do that at which we’re unequaled.

If you have military connections or Freepers who are ex-military, let’s get the word out and encourage Marine Corps Col. George Bristol to post on Free Republic, or at least contact people who will do so.

As we all know, the truth will set up free. Never more so that right now, and that especially means Benghazi.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 5:59:04 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: smoothsailing
"Democrats Evil Incorporated" or "Obama Evil Incorportated" your title made me think of old Doofenshmirtz and his plan to take over the whole Tri-State area!

Of course old Doof is a lot less harmful than the DNC or Obama.

10 posted on 07/05/2013 6:06:51 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: SatinDoll
These guys are on it too. My guess is Col. Bristol is aware of his duty and just wants to get this right. We can't know for certain, but getting it right may include protecting his loved ones.
11 posted on 07/05/2013 6:07:28 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
I would imagine he will succumb to a fiery crash in his Mercedes
12 posted on 07/05/2013 6:09:41 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Yesterdays conspiracies are todays truths)
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To: llevrok

get the outfit that tracks down student loan defaulters and they’ll find em


13 posted on 07/05/2013 6:12:34 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) ( Hey Rubio, eat pooh pal))
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To: smoothsailing

I wonder if he is still alive? It would be a shame if he has had a heart attack or a fall from a balcony or something.


14 posted on 07/05/2013 6:14:21 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: JohnG45
If I may.....

If he is a man Marine, why hasn’t he stepped forward?

15 posted on 07/05/2013 6:15:57 PM PDT by llevrok (We are in a new Cold War. At home.)
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To: ptsal

Maybe a SA Marauder instead of Humvee? Top Gear showed it to be a durable piece of machinery.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDoRmT0iRic


16 posted on 07/05/2013 6:18:45 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: smoothsailing

I recon he’s not far from this place.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Raider_Hall_%28Marine_Corps_Base_Quantico%29_001_crop.jpg


17 posted on 07/05/2013 6:20:35 PM PDT by batterycommander (a little more rubble, a lot less trouble)
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To: smoothsailing

Isn’t this precisely what Obama Inc tells us the NSA surveillance program is for? To find persons of interest...?


18 posted on 07/05/2013 6:39:53 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: JohnG45

He’s a sissy. You are a man- step out.


19 posted on 07/05/2013 6:45:55 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks smoothsailing.
Pentagon spokesman Major Robert Firman told CBS News that the Department of Defense "cannot compel retired members to testify before Congress."

20 posted on 07/05/2013 6:50:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: smoothsailing

Impeachment File on Benghazi Coward “B. Hussein Obama,” formerly known as Barry Soetoro, a Legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


21 posted on 07/05/2013 7:02:06 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: smoothsailing

Unless they have changed the rules recently, the Colonel, although retired, is still in the Ready Reserve. His current whereabouts and contact information can be obtained through the DOD Ready Reserve component.


22 posted on 07/05/2013 7:23:30 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The short list would be the list of all administration officials that are NOT pathological liars!)
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To: smoothsailing

If the good Col is smart the DOD really does not know where he is.


23 posted on 07/05/2013 8:10:29 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Sorry I'm so late but In case you missed it.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

24 posted on 07/05/2013 8:22:34 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: SatinDoll

Hmm, well, with the current thuggery in the White Hut the truth can get you killed if the criminal-in-chief thinks you would tell the truth.


25 posted on 07/05/2013 10:27:35 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: smoothsailing

Bristol does have a LinkedIn profile so it can’t be that hard to find him.


He and I have one shared LinkedIn connection. I could find him. Could our congressional investigators be having such a hard time?


26 posted on 07/06/2013 4:11:00 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation is destroying the USA.)
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To: OwenKellogg

The two congress critters quoted in the article, Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Sen. Lindsey Graham, are a couple of drama queens.

No one with a LinkedIn account is making much of an effort to hide.

If I had to hazard, I’d say Bristol is getting his ducks in a row, providing for the safety of his family, and he’ll step forward when he’s ready.


27 posted on 07/06/2013 10:11:23 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: OwenKellogg

www.linkedin.com/pub/george-bristol/60/361/62


28 posted on 07/06/2013 9:58:46 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot ("If this be treason, make the most of it." - Patrick Henry, 30 May 1765)
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To: smoothsailing

bttt


29 posted on 07/07/2013 5:33:58 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

And...... where are his retirement funds deposited every month?


30 posted on 07/07/2013 5:38:39 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Who will shoot Liberty Valence?)
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To: SunkenCiv

And I’m pretty sure Congress CAN compel a retired officer to testify, just as it can call any retired officer back to active duty.


31 posted on 07/07/2013 5:43:41 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: bert
And...... where are his retirement funds deposited every month?

That isn't important. I live in Philippines now, but my SS deposit goes into my WV bank. I then use my Mastercard to buy and get cash.

They KNOW where he is... They have every reason to keep him hid!

How many ways can they be called TRAITORS!


32 posted on 07/07/2013 5:46:04 AM PDT by WVKayaker ("...the press had better learn from their experiences of being duped "...-Sarah Palin 5/17/13)
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To: Sirius Lee

/bingo


33 posted on 07/07/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: bert

Call USAA.... the bank knows where he is...


34 posted on 07/07/2013 4:31:29 PM PDT by ptsal (Repubicans swallowing more kool-aide from Rove & Kristol)
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