It seems no matter how hard the Obama administration tries to keep the lid on the simmering pot of Benghazi, someone comes along and turns up the heat.
This time it's an open letter signed by 700 of some of Americas top retired special operations military personnel. The letter demands answers to many of the unanswered questions regarding the Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans and wounded several.
Of key concern to the Special Ops personnel, is the code that says the US will support its forces and do everything humanly possible to send help if they are under attack. Answers provided so far by the Obama administration, seem to contradict that code and point in the direction that our personnel were abandoned by orders given high up in the chain of command.
Military personnel point out that if our fighting forces feel they will not be backed up if they are in dangerous situations, it will send a chill throughout the entire military.
Of course we still do not know who made the decision to deny our Libyan ambassador the additional security he desperately requested in the days leading up to the attack, even though he warned Hillary Clintons state department his situation was dangerous.
Here is the letter in its entirety.
Some of the key questions include:
Why was there no military response to the events in Benghazi?
Was military assistance requested by the Department of State? If so, what type?
How many US personnel were injured in Benghazi?
Why have the survivors of the attack not been questioned?
Where are the survivors?
Were any strike aircraft (such as an AC-130 gunship) in the area or possibly overhead that would cause former SEAL Tyrone Woods to laser-designate his attacker's position and call for gunship fire support, thereby revealing his own location that led to his death?
Who gave the order to "STAND DOWN" that was heard repeatedly during the attacks?
Why are so many agencies now requiring their personnel that were involved in or have access to information regarding the events that took place in Benghazi sign Non-Disclosure Agreements?
Even though the main stream media and the Obama administration seem to want to forget about this, a large segment of the American population doesn't... and they are demanding answers.
- First Published April 8, 2013 under the title: Will Benghazi come back to bite Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? 700 retired Special Forces warriors demand answers
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