As he recounted in a recent post on his website, former Republican congressman Col. Allen West recently had an interesting conversation aboard a commercial flight. Sitting beside him was a personal acquaintance of one of the Americans killed during the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Using drawings to put his claims in perspective, West wrote that the source provided a detailed account of the day’s events.
“I learned about the repeated orders to the men at the CIA annex to stand down and do nothing – thank God two of them, Glenn Doherty and Ty Woods, lived up to their code of honor and ran to the sound of the guns, resulting in their loss of life – but the preservation of life for others, their fellow Americans.”
The source confirmed those behind the attack were al-Qaeda affiliates, explaining the escalation of violence was not a surprise to the Americans being targeted.
“I came to understand why Ambassador Chris Stevens was there in the first place and that he had in fact requested better security but was denied – the question is, by whom?”
According to West’s account, the airline passenger informed him that those with knowledge of the attack have been threatened with the loss of their pensions should they decide to speak out. Furthermore, he said, American forces were apparently complicit in making sure terrorists could carry out their attacks.
“We had been supplying radical Islamists with weapons against Libyan President Moammar Gadhafi, effectively supplying the enemy and destabilizing that country. And it seems that there was a CIA weapons buy-back program, the aim of which was to ship the retrieved weapons out of Libya through Turkey, and to the Islamist forces in Syria.”
The ensuing cover-up by the Obama administration, he suggested, has been an attempt to bring attention away from the fact that the Benghazi attack was far from a run-of-the-mill kidnapping.
“The web of lies spun is coming apart, and all other committee hearings on this matter should be shut down.”
He insisted that, in order to get to the bottom of the scandal, everyone involved – including Barack Obama – must be compelled to testify before the House select committee being led by Rep. Trey Gowdy.
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