“Spitting on Their Graves: Democrats Leave Benghazi Hearing Before Testimony From Families of Victims”

During the second portion of a House Oversight and Government Reform hearing about Benghazi Thursday on Capitol Hill, the majority of Democrats on the Committee left the room and refused to listen to the testimony of Patricia Smith and Charles Woods. Ms. Smith is the mother of Sean Smith, an information management officer killed in the 9/11 Benghazi attack. Charles Woods is the father of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was also killed.

via Townhall.

Seems very disrespectful to me.

Unless I’m missing something?

Wish we could trust our news media to tell us the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but. I’d like to know what (if anything) I’m missing.

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In Remembrance 9/11/13

“Even more than memorials of stone and water, your lives are the greatest tribute to those that we lost, for their legacy shines on in you. When you smile just like him, when you toss your hair just like her, when you foster scholarships and service projects that bear the name of those we lost and make a better world; when you join the firehouse or you put on the uniform or you devote yourself to a cause greater than yourself, just like they did, that’s a testimony to them.”

– President Obama

via ABC

BENGHAZI+MEMORIAL+3

Wednesday marked the one year anniversary of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

A ceremony was held at the old Florida Capitol to remember the four Americans killed.

They include Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

via WCTV

“Gowdy alleges massive Benghazi cover-up”

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) is accusing the Obama administration of a massive cover-up in the deadly Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack, saying it was “dispersing” witnesses around the country and changing their names in an effort to hide the truth about what happened.

In an interview Thursday with Fox News host Greta Van Susteren, Gowdy said the administration is “changing names, creating aliases” of U.S. agents who were in Benghazi on the night of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks.

“Stop and think what things are most calculated to get at the truth? Talk to people with first-hand knowledge. What creates the appearance or perhaps the reality of a cover-up? Not letting us talk with people who have the most amount of information, dispersing them around the country and changing their names,” Gowdy said.

via The Hill

Although I will say this: if calling someone a “conpsiracy theorist” is a sure-fire immediate way to discredit them, Obama is doing a darned good job of making it easy to discredit his political foes.

Needless to say, you don’t change people’s names for a phony scandal. If this can be substantiated it is clear evidence of a cover up.

from Brietbart

“Dozens of CIA operatives on the ground during Benghazi attack”

CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.

Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings.

The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.

In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, “You don’t jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well.”

Another says, “You have no idea the amount of pressure being brought to bear on anyone with knowledge of this operation.”

via CNN

This ought to be a bipartisan (nonpartisan?) issue: if our government is hiding information from us, we need to do something.

In the aftermath of the attack, Wolf said he was contacted by people closely tied with CIA operatives and contractors who wanted to talk.

Then suddenly, there was silence.

“Initially they were not afraid to come forward. They wanted the opportunity, and they wanted to be subpoenaed, because if you’re subpoenaed, it sort of protects you, you’re forced to come before Congress. Now that’s all changed,” said Wolf.