If there has been a U.S. Congressman whose behavior relative to the investigation of what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, has been bizarre, it’s Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), the recently retired congressman and former chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). According to John Shaw, former deputy undersecretary of defense to international technology security, the security company Rogers’ wife worked for as a high-ranking official, may provide more of those answers.
As Shoebat.com reported, shortly after Mr. Rogers became HPSCI Chairman in early 2011, the company she worked for (Aegis) began its work in Libya. What role Aegis played has to this point, been largely unclear. However, Shaw’s claims point to a trail of security outsourcing that ended up in the hands of February 17 Martyrs Brigade (F17MB), which provided security at the Benghazi Special Mission Compound (SMC) the night four Americans were murdered.
Shaw is quoted as saying:
“…Aegis in the U.K. gave the contract to provide the U.S. security services in Libya to another security company called Blue Mountain, based in Wales. Blue Mountain in turn subcontracted the State Department contract to provide security at the U.S. consulate in Libya to the bad guys, the February 17 Martyrs Brigade, the same group that ended up abandoning their posts and joining the bad guys who attacked the CIA compound at Benghazi where Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed.”
Kristi Rogers was not just any employee with Aegis. In 2011, she became vice chairman of the company’s board of directors. She quietly left Aegis three months after the Benghazi attacks and began working for a law firm, which she quietly left within two weeks of her husband’s announcement that he would not be running for re-election and would try his hand at being a radio talk show host.
As to why F17MB was a bad idea for security in Benghazi, the reasons are multiple, to include the incestuous relationship between F17MB and Ansar al-Sharia but to better illustrate the insanity, have a look at this May 8, 2013 exchange between Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX), Deputy Chief of Mission at the time of the Benghazi attacks Gregory Hicks, and Eric Nordstrom, Diplomatic Security Officer (cued up to start when discussion turns to F17MB):