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Pentagon does about-face on key Benghazi witness, makes Marine colonel available to talk
Daily Mail ^ | 19 Jul 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO

Posted on 07/19/2013 2:27:47 PM PDT by mandaladon

Col. George Bristol was in charge of Special Operations Forces in Northern Africa on the night of the Benghazi, Libya terror attack The Dept. of Defense had refused to tell Congress where to find him, claiming that he was retired and entitled to protection under privacy laws After pressure from Sen. Lindsey Graham, the Pentagon has changed its mind - now acknowledging that Bristol is not yet retired Questions remain about why commandos were not sent to Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, even though a team was standing by to board a plane

The U.S. Department of Defense has agreed to make available to Congress a Marine Corps colonel who was in command of U.S. Special Forces in Northern Africa on the night armed terrorists staged a military-style assault on an American diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. A series of requests for Marine Col. George Bristol's testimony from Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, both Republicans, had fallen on deaf ears until Friday. The Pentagon had claimed that since Bristol had retired, it 'cannot compel' him to tell congressional panels what he knows about the Benghazi attack. Chaffetz said on July 9 that the Defense Department was 'not willing to pass along any sort of information' related to Bristol's whereabouts.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazy; georgebristol; navyseals; obamaspeople; terrorism; threatmatrix
Now Army Maj. Robert Firman has confirmed to MailOnline that due to an 'administrative error,' Bristol was mistakenly classified as a retired officer despite his current active-duty status.......................Can you believe this crap?
1 posted on 07/19/2013 2:27:47 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Which of his family members are they holding until after he testifies?


2 posted on 07/19/2013 2:30:38 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: mandaladon

The fact that the Pentagon LIED to a Senator, even Sweet Lindsey,
is a scandal in itself.


3 posted on 07/19/2013 2:31:28 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: mandaladon

The U.S. Department of Defense has agreed to make available to Congress a Marine Corps colonel who was in command of U.S. Special Forces in Northern Africa
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How nice of DoD to make a key witness “available” for the peoples’ representatives. /sarc

It’s amazing it taken so long, but we all know that what’s been going on to prep the colonel for this. This will be another sandbagging.


4 posted on 07/19/2013 2:32:28 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Steamburg

Which of his family members are they holding until after he testifies?


Probably the little toddler grandchildren.


5 posted on 07/19/2013 2:34:05 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds are diseased.)
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To: mandaladon

..he’s allowed to talk NOW because everything is about to be exposed anyway


6 posted on 07/19/2013 2:34:10 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: mandaladon

I’ll bet one of our standup Congressman such as Trey Gowdy told someone at the Pentagon to “straighten this BS out” and make this guy available, and then slammed the phone down.


7 posted on 07/19/2013 2:35:17 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: mandaladon; alarm rider; Alex1977; at bay; Babsig; BILL_C; bnelson44; ColdOne; DesScorp; G.Love; ...
After pressure from Sen. Lindsey Graham, the Pentagon has changed its mind - now acknowledging that Bristol is not yet retired

Who wudda thunk Linda could intimidate the Pentagon?

Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."


Want on or off this ping list?
Just FReepmail me.

h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic

8 posted on 07/19/2013 2:39:53 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
In case you missed it.

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


9 posted on 07/19/2013 2:41:12 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work, You gotta earn them.)
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To: mandaladon

What are the odds he will take the fifth or hide behind it being an issue of national security and cannot comment?


10 posted on 07/19/2013 2:42:06 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: mandaladon

Keep in mind, these are Pentagon civilians, not uniforms, ultimately controlling this.


11 posted on 07/19/2013 2:42:30 PM PDT by clintonh8r (white Caucasian)
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To: mandaladon; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; ...
I wonder what the "an essay" finally found to blackmail him with?...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don’t add you to the list...

12 posted on 07/19/2013 2:44:42 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: Doogle

Yup. The odumbo regime already got to him and threatened him.


13 posted on 07/19/2013 2:44:59 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: mandaladon

Are redacted transcripts of the classified testimony being made available to the public. Can we see them?


14 posted on 07/19/2013 2:46:24 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: mandaladon
TO: Col. George Bristol

FM: Pentagon/WH

Real nice little family you've got there, Colonel.

15 posted on 07/19/2013 3:00:45 PM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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To: Triple
Are redacted transcripts of the classified testimony being made available to the public. Can we see them?

Ask the Chinese...

16 posted on 07/19/2013 3:01:03 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: clintonh8r

Lying to Congress from the Pentagon
to HIDE their support
of al Qaeda is treason.

Not to mention STUPID since al Qaeda bombed the Pentagon.

But then, so did Bill Ayers and HE sleeps in the
Lincoln Bedroom with al Qaeda and the Moslem Brotherhood.


17 posted on 07/19/2013 3:04:10 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: mandaladon

We had a squad exercise that we called “The Unsolveable Problem”. Star Trek fans will know it as The Kobiyashi Maru Exercise. No matter what the Squad Leader did, he was going to get his donkey kicked. Captain Kirk reprogrammed the computer so he could win. You couldn’t reprogram the lane evaluator. You just got your donkey kicked. You lost every Soldier in the squad. You lost them one at a time and slowly. The purpose of the exercise was to see how you handled getting your donkey kicked. Would you run away? Would you break down? All Combat Arms Officers, at least the good ones, realize that they might be called on to make some tough decisions.
“I’m going to have to sacrifice a company to save the battalion. Which company do I sacrifice?”
Tough call.
Sometimes, you have to call in artillery on your own position. What happens if it kills one of your own Soldiers? Maybe a round will get you?
Tough call.
Sometimes, you sacrifice your career. You kiss that promotion goodby. Your kid isn’t going to be able to have that computer. Your wife is going to have to work and the kids will be on their own after school. You’ll have to squeeze a few more years out of the Honda. That “Dream House” is always going to be a dream.
Tough call, but you volunteered for it. Sometimes, you just get your donkey kicked. Are you going to run away? Are you going to quit? F**k those politicians. We’re talking about brother Soldiers.


18 posted on 07/19/2013 3:12:13 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: JPG

Yes, I doubt that the good Colonel is going to be perfectly forthcoming. If it’s not his family, it’s his pension.


19 posted on 07/19/2013 3:14:04 PM PDT by livius
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To: mandaladon

And are forcing the 30+ survivors to sign the NDA’s also an administrative error? There is something very serious about this that Obama doesn’t want Americans to know about.


20 posted on 07/19/2013 3:25:23 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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Marine Corps Col. George Bristol, right, outgoing commander of Joint Special Operations Task Force-Trans Sahara, is presented with a shadow box with awards and insignias from his career as a retirement gift during a change of command ceremony on Kelley Barracks, in Stuttgart, Germany, on March 13, 2013.
David Rogers/Stars and Stripes

Special operations in Africa task force changes commanders

21 posted on 07/19/2013 3:25:44 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: Doogle
..he’s allowed to talk NOW because everything is about to be exposed anyway

Maybe it took this long, from when congress intimated they wished to talk to him for PRISM to be fired up [searched through] and finding info on him or his family/friend's that would ruin lives/reputations.

22 posted on 07/19/2013 3:29:46 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: mandaladon

The whole damned government has gone rogue.


23 posted on 07/19/2013 3:29:52 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: mandaladon

We need more than one.


24 posted on 07/19/2013 3:33:53 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: mandaladon

Since when does being retired mean you can’t testify anyway?

That’s a bunch B.S.

You testify when congress calls you. I don’t care WHAT your current employment situation is.


25 posted on 07/19/2013 3:39:58 PM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: mandaladon

Ya-suh, Ya-suh... I sho be luvin’ me sum dat dere heapin’ helpin’ o’ dat Obama transparency....


26 posted on 07/19/2013 3:41:44 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: mandaladon

Congress needs to call on the military to depose the Illegal Alien ID Thief!


27 posted on 07/19/2013 3:46:30 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: mandaladon

The fix is in.


28 posted on 07/19/2013 3:47:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: mandaladon

I smell a fix. They wouldn’t let him out unless they thought they had him muzzled.

They also have not kept him “unavailable” because there is nothing to hide.

Drip, drip, drip, drip.


29 posted on 07/19/2013 3:51:53 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: tennmountainman

Didn’t they lie by saying he retired?


30 posted on 07/19/2013 3:59:15 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: mandaladon

Is Firman Jay Carney’s new name at DOD?

How much more political corruption can the Dept. of Defense absorb before it becomes a military eunuch, incapable and unwilling to defend the US and our allies?

Obama and his marxists have poisoned so much of American society that he is well on his way to completing a “fundamental transformation of America” into a red state.

When will patriotic Americans wake up, stand up, and take back our country before it is too late.

You can’t trust the IRS, TSA, NSA, FBI, DOJ, EPA, Commerce, Health & Human Services, Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Secy of State/State Dept., the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Dempsey the Fool, the DEA/ATF, and the Dept. of Education.

When this happens, it is called a “DICTATORSHIP”.

George Orwell, welcome home!


31 posted on 07/19/2013 4:13:58 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MaxMax

Yep.


32 posted on 07/19/2013 4:14:17 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Starboard
It’s amazing it taken so long, but we all know that what’s been going on to prep the colonel for this. This will be another sandbagging.

Hey, it takes time to cross vette his PowerPoint testimony slides between DoD, State Dept and CIA before getting the final chop from the Lizard Queen at the WH.

33 posted on 07/19/2013 4:21:46 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: upchuck

Great pic. I lost a mouthful of water through my nose.


34 posted on 07/19/2013 4:24:26 PM PDT by Buck-I-Guy
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To: mandaladon

I’ll bet the beefed up his retirement benefits so he can supports the regimes narrative.


35 posted on 07/19/2013 4:54:07 PM PDT by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: upchuck

OMG! I have never seen that pic of Lindsey...lol. Too funny!


36 posted on 07/19/2013 5:09:39 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: MestaMachine

Sounds promising. Now where are the rest of them? Thanks for the ping!


37 posted on 07/19/2013 5:10:27 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: penelopesire; Buck-I-Guy

Glad y’all liked the pic.


38 posted on 07/19/2013 5:22:18 PM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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To: null and void

Only after they were caught lying. This nest of vipers in DC are disgusting


39 posted on 07/19/2013 6:59:44 PM PDT by Nifster
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