Demands for answers about events surrounding the 9/11/12 attacks on the U.S. Special Mission Compound and CIA Annex in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of four Americans are not letting up. Hundreds of retired Special Ops personnel have petitioned the U.S. House of Representatives to form a Select Committee to investigate.
The decision to form a select committee in the House falls on one person – Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who has been reticent to fight such battles.
General William G. (Jerry) Boykin is among the signatories.
Seven hundred retired Military Special Operations professionals from the organization “Special Operations Speaks” sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to support H.Res 36, which will create a House Select Committee to investigate last September’s deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.
“It appears that many of the facts and details surrounding the terrorist attack which resulted in four American deaths and an undetermined number of American casualties have not yet been ascertained by previous hearings and inquiries,” the letter states. It continues further, “Additional information is now slowly surfacing in the media, which makes a comprehensive bipartisan inquiry an imperative. Many questions have not been answered thus far.” The letter puts forth over twenty unanswered questions the select committee should address.
Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA), a sub-committee chairman on the House Appropriations Committee, issued a resolution for a House Select Committee to investigate issues surrounding the Benghazi Attack last November in the 112th Congress. He re-issued his resolution for the select committee when the 113th Congress began. The resolution currently has over 60 co–sponsors.
Only Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) can appoint a Select Committee and Boehner appears to mainly rely on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to investigate the Benghazi attack. However, any information that may be garnered from that committee will, as always, remain classified.
Here is a copy of the letter:
Additionally, Pat Smith, the mother of one of the men murdered at the SMC, appeared on Sean Hannity’s radio show and made it clear that she is not satisfied with the investigation and that she is being told to shut up, though not by the Government. In a later interview, she revealed that her family in the Netherlands told her that she was embarrassing them.
Here is the very compelling interview between Hannity and Pat Smith: