9 top questions for the Benghazi Select Committee

9 top questions for the Benghazi Select Committee

Anyone familiar with the sordid Benghazi story can construct their own list of compelling queries. We invite you to leave yours in the Comments below.

In compiling ours, we acknowledge the valuable help of Aaron Klein’s new book — “The REAL Benghazi Story: What the White House and Hillary Don’t Want You to Know.” Klein has published dozens of questions elsewhere. Here are the varied questions we find the most compelling, in no particular order.

1) What was the real purpose of the “special mission” in Benghazi that was so important and timely that Amb. Chris Stevens was sent into this most dangerous Libyan city just as the Red Cross and other countries withdrew? Was it really trans-shipping Libyan weapons to Syrian rebels, a favored cause of Secy. of State Clinton?

2) In this dangerous environment, why were repeated requests by Stevens and others for additional security ignored by Clinton’s State Department in the weeks and months leading up to that night? The compound’s security was deemed so inadequate it required a special waiver from Washington to continue operation. Who authorized that waiver?

In fact, despite knowledge of at least 10 terrorist training camps in the vicinity, the mission’s security was actually decreased the previous month with the removal of a special ops security detail over the protest of its commander? Why?

3) Why in the world would the mission’s local security have been entrusted to a local militia, the 17th of February Martyrs Brigade, with its known ties to al Qaeda affiliate Ansar al-Sharia?

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