Skip to comments.Pentagon does about-face on key Benghazi witness, makes Marine colonel available to talk
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.
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Which of his family members are they holding until after he testifies?
The fact that the Pentagon LIED to a Senator, even Sweet Lindsey,
is a scandal in itself.
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
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.
Which of his family members are they holding until after he testifies?
Probably the little toddler grandchildren.
..he’s allowed to talk NOW because everything is about to be exposed anyway
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.
Who wudda thunk Linda could intimidate the Pentagon?
Uber RINO Lindsey Ping
"Republican by day, Democrat by night."
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h/t to martin_fierro for the graphic
What are the odds he will take the fifth or hide behind it being an issue of national security and cannot comment?
Keep in mind, these are Pentagon civilians, not uniforms, ultimately controlling this.
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Yup. The odumbo regime already got to him and threatened him.
Are redacted transcripts of the classified testimony being made available to the public. Can we see them?
Real nice little family you've got there, Colonel.
Ask the Chinese...
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.
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?”
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?
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.
Yes, I doubt that the good Colonel is going to be perfectly forthcoming. If it’s not his family, it’s his pension.
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.
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.
The whole damned government has gone rogue.
We need more than one.
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.
Ya-suh, Ya-suh... I sho be luvin’ me sum dat dere heapin’ helpin’ o’ dat Obama transparency....
Congress needs to call on the military to depose the Illegal Alien ID Thief!
The fix is in.
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.
Didn’t they lie by saying he retired?
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!
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.
Great pic. I lost a mouthful of water through my nose.
I’ll bet the beefed up his retirement benefits so he can supports the regimes narrative.
OMG! I have never seen that pic of Lindsey...lol. Too funny!
Sounds promising. Now where are the rest of them? Thanks for the ping!
Glad y’all liked the pic.
Only after they were caught lying. This nest of vipers in DC are disgusting