Members of Congress Can’t Find Key Missing Colonel On Benghazi, Pentagon Won’t Help

July 7, 2013 6:27 pmViews: 6796

Colonel George Bristol


Just so you know, the White House has done very little to be entirely forthcoming about what really happened in Benghazi. They have hardly done a thing in the pursuit of the actual terrorists; and in fact, they have done everything to mess up the chase and bring out the true perpetrators of this amazingly huge injustice.

There is a key person who was in a critical position on the night of the terrorists attack on our consulate in Benghazi Libya on September 11, 2012 that killed 4 Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. This key person is Col. George Bristol who was up the chain of command of the U.S. Africa Command and would have been making extremely important decisions that night. Unfortunately, the key question right now is, where is the guy?

That is the question that some Republicans who are investigating the Obama regime over the Benghazi terrorist attack would like an answer to, but according to the story from CBS News below, the Pentagon is not saying and they are saying he is not compelled to testify because he is retired. Oh how convenient for the Obama administration. You mean to tell me the Pentagon refuses to locate one if their former commanders so he can testify to members of the United States Congress? How fishy is that?

Read more on this story from CBS News below:

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.

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