Skip to comments.Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info
Posted on 07/05/2013 5:42:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing
July 5, 2013
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.
I’m sure the IRS can find him.
.... hope he travels in a heavily armored Humvee and stays well within the posted speed limits...
Congress controls the purse strings. Take Air Force one and ground it till the Col appears!
Somebody should check Fort Marcy Park. The same park where Vince
Foster was found.
Get Morsi from the Egyptian Military, have him testify before Congress and then send him to Gitmo’.
If he is a man, why hasn’t he stepped forward?
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.
Of course old Doof is a lot less harmful than the DNC or Obama.
get the outfit that tracks down student loan defaulters and they’ll find em
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.
If he is a
man Marine, why hasnt he stepped forward?
Maybe a SA Marauder instead of Humvee? Top Gear showed it to be a durable piece of machinery.
I recon he’s not far from this place.
Isn’t this precisely what Obama Inc tells us the NSA surveillance program is for? To find persons of interest...?
He’s a sissy. You are a man- step out.
Pentagon spokesman Major Robert Firman told CBS News that the Department of Defense "cannot compel retired members to testify before Congress."