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Congress will hear from Africa special forces commander on Benghazi attack (Col. George Bristol)
Washington Times ^ | 7-19-2013 | Shaun Waterman

Posted on 07/19/2013 12:37:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing

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To: smoothsailing
This case is still pending???
51 posted on 07/20/2013 9:15:51 AM PDT by Drawn7979
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To: Texas Fossil
If Col. Bristol tells the whole truth, this could be interesting. But I doubt we will hear what is actually said.

That's my biggest worry.

The regime manages everything/Benghazi.

If they are letting Bristol testify I doubt we will learn anything at all.It appears this guy is still active until the end of the month and in that case basically his supreme commander is zero/valjar.

There's no way they will let him tell anything of significance.He's probably already been bribed or threatened.

It's what they do.

All this should have been done months ago!!Once again our side has dropped the ball.

The left is always 6 step ahead of us. And, I sincerely hope that I am wrong. Bottom line we have to try.

52 posted on 07/20/2013 2:21:33 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Exactly that’s just how it works.
The trayvon BS effort by the DBM/regime is now covering up almost a dozen or so scandals which will all be forgotten when they get tired of trayvon the card carrying Crypt gang member and what a saint he was.


53 posted on 07/20/2013 2:23:50 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: MestaMachine

“In that role, Colonel Bristol had detailed knowledge of special forces assets that might have been employed to assist American diplomats and security contractors who were under attack. Four U.S. officials, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed. There was no military response; early reports suggested that we lacked assets in the region at the time the assault began. When it was revealed that an American SOF team was actually on the ground in Tripoli—with an airplane waiting to fly them to Benghazi—the narrative changed. Current accounts suggest the team was “held” in Tripoli in case U.S. facilities in that city came under attack. Various administration officials have also denied claims that the commander of that SOF unit, Lieutenant Colonel S.E. Gibson was told to “stand down” when he volunteered to respond to the situation in Benghazi.”

Seems there was an SOF team with a plane in Tripoli standing by to go to Benghazi. I’m dying to hear why it was not sent.
First excuses are that Tripoli would then become insecure,what BS. The above is from the link below.

http://formerspook.blogspot.com/

Here’s more from the link above.

“The good Colonel is spending a lot of time on terminal leave. While it’s not uncommon for retiring service members to spend 30 or 60 days in that status before retirement, Bristol will be in that category for for 122 days—a full, four months. To accumulate that much leave time, Colonel Bristol had to carry over the year-to-year “max” (75 days); utilize all leave accumulated during the current fiscal year (25 days) and take three weeks of permissive TDY, which is allowed in conjunction with permanent change-of-station moves. Not entirely unheard of; many military members try to “bank” as much leave as possible in conjunction with their retirement. Colonel Bristol did one helluva job in maximizing leave in the months before retirement—and covering his tracks. So far, no one can find the mysterious Colonel, who had a long career in special ops, and is credited with developing the Marine Corps’ current martial arts training program.

Obviously, DOD is in no mood to help Congress locate Colonel Bristol. But we’ve also got to wonder if our legislators are really serious about the task. Given the various databases and resources outlined above, finding George Bristol should be a relatively simple process. Yet, members of the House and Senate seem no closer to securing his testimony than they were a few months ago. Obviously, Congressional Democrats are concerned about what Bristol might say; in his former position, Colonel Bristol was almost certainly involved in the high-level consultations on the evening of September 11, 2012, and the ultimate rejection of a military response. But we’re also starting to wonder about members of the GOP. They deserve great credit for pursuing the truth on Benghazi; so why aren’t they being more aggressive in pursuing the testimony of the senior special ops officer for the Africa region, on a night when such assets were available—and desperately needed—but never used.”


54 posted on 07/20/2013 2:40:15 PM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: smoothsailing

He’ll probably lie for that next promotion to general.


55 posted on 07/20/2013 2:56:35 PM PDT by RetiredArmy ("As in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of Man." The LORD said it would be like this.)
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To: Sequoyah101

No need for the media to harp on the Martin case... Hannity is doing just fine and taking care of that. If I’ve heard him say “ground and pound mma style” once it has been 10,000 times.


Yup, thats been driving me nuts, too. ‘Ground and pound’ over and over and over again. Good grief. I think he does it because to him it sounds so macho. I think he pictures himself as a Rambo type of guy. And he’s always eager to call for military action, to call for others to be put in harms way, yet he never volunteered for military service himself. I’ve always disliked the word ‘chickenhawk,’ but I will apply it to him. I have my suspicions that in real life Hannity is a wimp who would pee and crap himself if he ever found himself in a dangerous situation where he had to defend himself.


56 posted on 07/20/2013 9:29:38 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

I share that set of sentiments.


57 posted on 07/20/2013 9:44:21 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: smoothsailing
Hence the _Resident's "Trayvon" remarks.

Divert, divert, divert, deflect.

58 posted on 07/21/2013 10:48:47 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: smoothsailing
That's a pretty good illustration of the old Bill Buckley mot about the Jesuits and their habitual method of defending a man accused of having murdered two men and a dog, of working things up to a dramatic pitch and, at just the right moment, suddenly producing the dog, alive.
59 posted on 07/21/2013 10:53:02 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: chessplayer
Yup, thats been driving me nuts, too. ‘Ground and pound’ over and over and over again. Good grief. I think he does it because to him it sounds so macho.

Dissenting a bit from your view, I think Hannity is doing it to beat the Sharpton Lynch Mob to death with the observation that Trayvon Martin had been trained -- by whom?! -- in MMA and other thug tactics (the shirt over the head thing, grabbing a pistol to disable it) and was in fact the aggressor.

I think he was doing it to "ground and pound" the _Resident's media thugs with evidence totally refuting to the point of elenchus, the "liddle Twayvon" lie they've been putting out relentlessly since Day One.

"Elenchus" = consummation of refutation, a.k.a. "the lie has died in your mouth".

60 posted on 07/21/2013 11:00:55 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: rodguy911

Issa and the “leadership” don’t want to know. Slam-dunk proof of gross dereliction of duty, orders to stand down while our own people were being slaughtered at the hands of sub-human islamotrash are explosive. Public knowledge of such facts would force them to actually do something about it.

They are afraid to do anything. Cowards.


61 posted on 07/22/2013 8:58:06 AM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Starboard

Yeah, General Ham was a disappointment. His response was basically that a military response involving our supersonic jets, other advanced weapons, SOCOM Troops, and high tech aircraft wouldnt have made any difference in the outcome. Basically, it was a huge disappointment hat echoed Hillary Clinton and reaked of some kind of GEN Petraeus blackmail.


62 posted on 07/22/2013 6:25:07 PM PDT by Prole
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I have no doubt that the government’s Orwellian machinery was used to blackmail GEN Ham, just as it was used to blackmail GEN Petraeus and SCOTUS CJ Roberts. Similar machinations and agents were used to murder Breitbart andHastings. Surely COL Bristol will also succumb to these same machines, one way or the other. The truth will never be revealed.


63 posted on 07/22/2013 6:42:10 PM PDT by Prole
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To: smoothsailing

“The initial confusion on Col. Bristol’s retirement status was due to a military personnel administrative error, but that has now been rectified,” the official said.”

“...rectumfied”


64 posted on 07/22/2013 7:38:53 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: lonevoice

“...Color me cynical, but I doubt very seriously that their sudden ability to find him means that he has anything of significance to say.”
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Was it the Administration/Pentagon (with the many Obama political generals now in position) that “found him” or was it the Marine Corps Times (God bless them) that broke where he was and his status?


65 posted on 07/23/2013 11:43:41 AM PDT by House Atreides ( D)
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To: Prole

..and Chris Kyle. They were mortified about his ability.


66 posted on 07/23/2013 12:51:08 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Thank you, you are certainly correct.


67 posted on 07/23/2013 1:22:51 PM PDT by Prole
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To: House Atreides

He is supposedly in a Congressional Hearing TODAY, behind closed doors.


68 posted on 07/25/2013 11:36:11 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: MestaMachine; All

Commie Obama’s talking points are smokescreen distractions for the products of Obama’s first 4 years in office:

* Refusal to close US Southern Border to Mexican illegal alien invaders
* No known un-forged records of Citizenship, or Scholarship
* Benghazi Massacre
* Cover up of Benghazi Massacre
* Destruction of Seal Team Six
* IRS-Obama’care” Commune Death Grip on Wealth and Health
* NSA-Gestapo Death Grip
* Destruction of the US Coal Industry
* Refusal to permit XL Pipeline construction
* Trillion Dollar a year Federal Overspending
* Monthly violations of the US Constitution by Obama

BTW, the best indicator of a PHONY ADMINISTRATION is the number of its REAL SCANDALS.


69 posted on 07/28/2013 8:32:18 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
He's going to say We couldn't do anything.....it was too far away....No, Pres. Obama didn't give a "stand down" order....I did".

He retires the NEXT DAY!!

70 posted on 07/30/2013 2:41:54 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion.....the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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