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Benghazi: The Scandal That Won’t Go Away
Posted By Helle Dale On July 27, 2013 @ 7:00 am In Security | Comments Disabled
Rumors of the disappearance of the Benghazi scandal are vastly premature. This week, Special Forces veterans  gathered on Capitol Hill to unveil a 60-foot scroll of signatures demanding a discharge petition for legislation authorizing a House select committee to investigate Benghazi.
In April, appearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry  promised to clear the air and make survivors of Benghazi available for congressional questioning. Though a few have bravely come forward (at the peril of professional retaliation, one might add), little firsthand testimony of the attack has come out. Members of Congress have charged that State Department and CIA witnesses  continue to be intimidated and warned against testifying, resulting in the postponement of two hearings planned for last week.
Four basic questions  still have to be answered before any Benghazi investigation can be considered closed and the lessons learned:
Unanswered questions, total lack of accountability, and zero punishment or retaliation for the four Americans murdered in Benghazi 10 months ago continue to outrage Members of Congress—and appropriately so.
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 veterans: http://video.foxnews.com/v/2561962151001/special-ops-vets-demand-investigation-of-benghazi-attack/
 John Kerry: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/04/22/benghazi-no-lets-not-move-on/
 witnesses: http://dailycaller.com/2013/07/23/stockman-suggests-witness-intimidation-behind-stalled-benghazi-investigation/
 questions: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2012/11/lessons-from-benghazi-attack-rethinking-us-diplomatic-security
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