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Wolf, Boykin & Gaffney to Hold Press Conf Wed to Push House Select Cmte on Benghazi

Yesterday, more than seven hundred retired Military Special Operations professionals from “Special Operations Speaks” sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to support H.Res 36, which would create a House Select Committee to investigate the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. 

Kerry Picket reported the news at Big Peace: 

Signers of the letter believe the House Select Committee should look into a number of issues, including the lack of military response to the events in Benghazi, if any non-military assistance was provided during the attack; the number U.S. personnel who were injured in Benghazi; the current locations of survivors; the names of the individuals in the White House Situation Room (WHSR) during the entire 8-hour period of the attacks and was a senior US military officer present.

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), along with retired Lt. Gen. William G. “Jerry” Boykin and President of the Center for Security Policy Frank Gaffney, tomorrow will hold a press conference to discuss the letter and urge their representatives to support H. Res. 36.

Boykin, who formerly served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and has played a major role in many of the U.S. military’s most important special operations over the past 40 years, is one of the letter’s signers.  Gaffney acted as an Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy under President Reagan and is now the president of the Center for Security Policy, which has supported Special Operations Speak, the group that circulated the letter endorsing Wolf’s legislation, which now has a total of 70 cosponsors.

In a conference call with bloggers, yesterday, Frank Gaffney mentioned a talking point that then Sec. of State Hillary Clinton repeated during her hearing on Benghazi. ”We are confronting a global jihadist threat,”  she told the Senators several times. But the failure that was manifest on Sept 11, Gaffney reminded us, was that the Regime didn’t recognize the global jihadist threat in any way shape or form. Clinton failed to countenance the global jihadist threat until she was heading out the door.

Another thing Gaffney thought was kind of stunning was the absence of any of the folks who survived the attack from the public domain. He called it a “witness suppression program.”

The sixteen questions the Special Op vets are demanding answers to can be read, here.

The press conference will take place at 1:30 p.m. Eastern.


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