Obama Inc. Blocking Access to AFRICOM Colonel with Benghazi Info

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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.

  • janice kraczon

    obama must be having a heck of a time trying to figure out ways to shut all these people up that can expose him….

  • Ewe Cee Davis

    Hard to image a fellow with a raspberry in his pocket, a fawning corps of journalists spin-polishing every utterance, and a bully pulpit cannot flick his finger to encourage the retiree to appear. Is this another illustration of a weak occupant at the head shed?

  • Michael Shreve

    Translation: IF this man testifies, hew will LOSE all government benefits. Question: Does HE have the balls to come forward ANYWAY?

    • Glen Saunders

      The only way this Officer can lose his benefits is if he’s charged with a felony, convicted and sentenced. Even then it has to be a very serious person felony. No it’s all bullshit. Congress can subpoena him and he’ll testify. More smoke and mirrors from Obama…..

  • Anamah

    I think must be far more than risking their benefits pay…but in every case maybe between all of them there is few brave and decent willing to tell the truth… the whole truth they know. And may Congress protect them and their families!

  • Un Known

    He can be found if CBS, NBC or ABC WANT to find him. They just aren’t making the effort to save O’s butt.

  • Jean Aschman

    It is just like one of the other commentators said here – he receives a US Military Pension. For the DOD spokesman to say they cannot reach him is absolute HOGWASH!!!

  • LyingAboutLibya

    Found a new high-energy song about the final moments in Benghazi. It’s worth a listen. Search iTunes for Chris Trafford. The song is called Stand Down. Here’s a shortcut:

    https://itunes.apple.com/album/stand-down-single/id669556978?l=nl&v0=9988&ign-mpt=uo%3D1

  • ConcreteCowboy1

    They can’t find him? Really? What’s the address that they send his retirement check to?

  • dontbelieveitatall

    I just stuck in the name Obama and will let you all decide if he indeed is the incarnation of the King of England of the past.
    Remember this document Americans…
    –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security

    He, Obama has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

    He Obama has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
    He Obama has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
    He Obama has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
    He Obama has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
    He Obama has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
    He Obama has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
    He Obama has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
    He Obama has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
    He Obama has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
    He Obama has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
    He Obama has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
    He Obama has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
    For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
    For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
    For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
    For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
    For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
    For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
    He Obama has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
    He Obama has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
    He Obama is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation. (NSA, CIA for instance)
    He Obama has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
    He Obama has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.