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The Dawn Patrol Richard Falknor on 19 Sep 2013 08:55 am

AIM Benghazi Commission: Citizen Experts Probe The Atrocity

Accuracy in Media (AIM) has established a Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi here – a kind of “shadow” public inquiry. Conservatives everywhere should consider AIM’s example to address issues on any level of government when the bi-partisan fusion party simply won’t act — or fears to investigate.

The Commission launched its inquiry last Monday in Washington, D. C.

We wanted our readers at least to get a flavor of the distinguished panel of experts AIM had recruited together with the some of their initial concerns. 

Here are videos which AIM has made available of five experts from Monday’s meeting:

  • “Secrets of Benghazi: Former CIA officer Clare Lopez explains how Obama has embraced al Qaeda.”  Click here.
  • “Investigative journalist Kenneth Timmerman explains how the Obama Administration manufactured ‘intelligence’ about the August 21, 2013, chemical weapons attack in Syria” Click here.
  • “Admiral James Lyons explores the basis for Obama’s impeachment — arms for al Qaeda and another explanation of why Benghazi happened and what went wrong.” Click here.
  • Maj. Gen. Vallely Talks Treason about Benghazi. A truth so shocking it crosses the line into treason. The Obama Administration is arming al Qaeda.”  Click here
  • “The real story of Benghazi: Obama Arms Al Qaeda. Remarks by Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch at AIM conference on Benghazi.” Click here.

Presumably the Commission will be able to develop even more substantial information on what happened at Benghazi on September 11, 2012, and what steps the U. S. government failed to take here and here to support its officials on the ground.

We call readers’ attention to one particular peril which long-time intelligence expert Clare Lopez raised: the apparent sympathy here of the Obama Administration to the Islamist call for criminalization of speech critical of Islam. 

There was speculation (see also Cliff Kincaid’s summary here) by some of the presenters about why Speaker John Boehner persists in blocking Representative Frank Wolf’s proposal here for a select committee on Benghazi – a measure which now has 175 Republican sponsors.

Our own take is that the good Mr. Boehner has an earlier history here of opposing inquiries here into Islamist influence than simply the highly-focussed one on the Benghazi atrocity. Moreover he has taken care not to get into serious confrontations with Mr. Obama. In matters domestic and foreign, John Boehner is a tame Speaker of the House — at a time when the United States has a revolutionary president.

A most interesting question, not directly connected with Benghazi, would be whether Mr. Boehner or his close House circle informally acquiesced in or signed off on the Obama Administration’s 2011 purging of experts and files here from the intelligence community that Islamist organizations found “offensive.”

Kudos to AIM–  not just for this major inquiry — but also for showcasing a new way of government accountability at a time when our Political Class seems unable to do little more than protect its narrow interests.

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