Formation of Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi Announced at Washington Press Conference [Video]

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A newly formed Commission is determined to get to the bottom of the many questions surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi last September 11th. The Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi, organized by Accuracy in Media, held a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C on July 30th to announce the launch of the fact-finding group.

Four of the current 10 members of the commission spoke and took questions. They were Roger Aronoff, Editor of Accuracy in Media, Retired Admiral James “Ace” Lyons, former CIA officer Wayne Simmons, and Retired General Thomas McInerney. (Click on the links to each name to hear their comments. Video of the Q&A will be posted on Thursday.)

The media, which for the most part seem to have adopted the Obama administration’s declaration that Benghazi is a “phony scandal,” likewise took a lukewarm reception to the press conference and did not send reporters, just cameras. NBC and Fox News had cameras running for the full news conference. This does not make the revelations that we hope will come forth from our efforts any less important to the American public. According to a recent Fox News poll, 59% of voters say that they are following news about Benghazi at least “somewhat closely.”

The Commission speakers announced a conference that will take place in Washington, D.C. on September 16th at the Heritage Foundation, and issued the Declaration of the Citizens’ Commission. “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country, to help explain, ‘What difference does it make’ how and why these people died in Libya,” states the Declaration. “Did our elected and appointed leaders do enough to protect our ambassador and other Americans involved, and if not, why not?”

“But it is our firm belief that people sitting at home, watching this on TV or over the Internet … will feel compelled to step out of the shadows, and bring new insights and information to this investigation that will lead to additional conferences or meetings by the Commission.”

You can watch the comments from each of the four speakers in attendance at this press conference. They are posted on the Commission’s new website,, where you can learn about what happened regarding Benghazi, and keep up with the Commission’s work. More information regarding the Benghazi attacks and the press conference will be forthcoming in the weeks ahead.

Roger Aronoff, Editor of Accuracy in Media

Retired Admiral James “Ace” Lyons

Former CIA officer Wayne Simmons

Retired General Thomas McInerney


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3 thoughts on “Formation of Citizens’ Commission on Benghazi Announced at Washington Press Conference [Video]

  1. interesting…

    have you seen this from CNN no less?


    “CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.

    Read: Analysis: CIA role in Benghazi underreported

    Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings.

    The goal of the questioning, according to sources, is to find out if anyone is talking to the media or Congress.

    It is being described as pure intimidation, with the threat that any unauthorized CIA employee who leaks information could face the end of his or her career.

    In exclusive communications obtained by CNN, one insider writes, “You don’t jeopardize yourself, you jeopardize your family as well.”

  2. I’d love to find the truth! Actually I’d love it if you found the WHOLE TRUTH. on ALL these abuses of power, expose ALL the lies, deceit, & abuse of this entire administration… And, I hope you do, however, I’ve seen a great deal of big talk… No so much action… There’s been accusations, some hearings, & that’s it! No one is fired, exposed publicly, tried for treason, and to this day I’ve heard no admission of OBAMA giving the STAND DOWN ORDER… even though we all know he HAD to be the one to give it… It’s now my prayer that YOU, will actually follow through, and please, PLEASE IMPRESS US ALL!

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