Former Rep. Allen West says a chance encounter aboard a commercial flight gave him a chance to learn the “ground truth” of events surrounding the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012.
And, the conservative Republican writes, it involves a “fog of lies, deceit, manipulation, threats, intimidation, coercion, abandonment, and worst of all, potentially treason.”
Writing on a blog post Friday, West describes a flight from Detroit home to Florida seated next to “someone who personally knew one of the men who was there on the roof in Benghazi.”
My seat mate drew schematics to orient me to the “time and spacing” and the direction of the attack. 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.
In the post, West argues the House Select Committee investigating the Benghazi attack and the way it was handled by the Obama administration must get testimony from everyone in the administration who was involved in the decision-making process from before the attack – when Ambassador Christopher Stevens request and was denied additional security for the Benghazi station – to the days afterward when it was shamefully blamed on an Internet video attacking the origins of Islam.
The House has established a Select Committee — quite telling that the same has not been done in the Senate — and those involved, to include the President, MUST appear before Rep. Trey Gowdy.
West doesn’t identify his source, or explain what made the information so convincing, but he leaves no doubt that he believes it.
“Am I afraid because of what I now know?” he writes. “Heck no. I’m honored to have been entrusted, so I for one can be on the right side of history.”
As The Blaze points out, without the identity of West’s source, it’s impossible to verify how solid the information is, but if the Senate majority leader can scoop up media attention in the middle of a presidential campaign by claiming – baselessly – that a little birdie told him the Republican nominee was a tax cheat, a former representative’s anonymous seatmate can’t be discounted out of hand.
We’ll see how standard the mainstream’s standards really are.
H/T: The Blaze
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