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Congressman Frank Wolf Links Syria to Benghazi Attack

Congressman says CIA, State Department may have been stockpiling weapons at U.S. consulate.

Congressman Frank Wolf (R-10th)
Congressman Frank Wolf (R-10th)
Northern Virginia Congressman Frank Wolf (R-10th) claims there is a link between violence in Syria and Benghazi, where a U.S. ambassador and three others were killed last year.

Wolf has been pushing for months to get a special committee appointed to look into what happened when four Americans were killed Sept. 11, 2012 at the American consulate in Libya.

If diplomatic talks currently underway fail, Congress could take up a vote next week on whether to take military action against Syria, in response to reports the government there had gassed its own people with chemical weapons. 

"... it is increasingly apparent that U.S. actions in Benghazi since 2011 have a strong connection with U.S. policy toward assisting the Syrian rebels," Wolf said Monday in a panel discussion at Judicial Watch, a conservative think tank.  

"Many of these rebels are now believed to be al Qaeda connected affiliates, including those that may have participated in the attack on the consulate and CIA annex in Benghazi," Wolf said. 

Wolf has brought up the CIA connection in the past.

"In light of the evidence that has emerged following the attacks, I firmly believe that whatever the State Department and CIA were doing in Benghazi had a direct connection to U.S. policy in Syria—a policy that to date has not been fully revealed to the American people or Congress," Wolf said.

"While troubling in isolation it is all the more so in light of the president’s request to Congress this week to authorize military intervention Syria.  How can this conversation advance in a responsible manner without clarity about what transpired that night in Benghazi?"

The Northern Virginia congressional delegation, minus Wolf, has signaled they would vote for military action against Syria. Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-11th) has co-sponsored legislation that would put a narrow definition on the American response. The congressman has received some criticism for his stance on taking military action.

Others representing Northern Virginia, including Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th) and Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, all Democrats, are reportedly on board with military action

Congress could take up a vote next week if diplomacy fails; Secretary of State John Kerry is in talks with Russian officials in Geneva.

Kathy Keith September 13, 2013 at 08:34 PM
Also, Bob, the others (and there were not 50 Americans killed, by the way) were almost all suicide bombings--not an orchestrated attacks. There were not battles involved in the other incidents. There was not an ongoing battle where the US government did not attempt to send aide. Yes, I know, there was no help available they tell us--but how did they know when the fight would end. They should have at least tried. John Brennan had a meeting prior to 9/11/2012 in the White House to prepare for 9/11--what did they do to prepare? And, where was the commander in chief? No one yet has said what President Obama was doing that night. Getting ready for his fundraising trip to Vegas maybe? And, of course, once again, the fact that for a week they said and/or implied that it was all because of a video that no one had seen.
Bob Wells September 16, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Blah blah blah, just another exercise in Obama-bashing. You have no idea what you're talking about, but that never stopped anyone on the right when there can be some good Obama-bashing to do.
Kathy Keith September 16, 2013 at 01:00 PM
Okay, Bob, then how you document the 50 AMERICANS that you said have been killed at embassies since 9/11? Typical liberal response when someone challenges your "facts". Can you count?
Bob Wells October 12, 2013 at 09:57 AM
Kathy, a drooling moron with a 25 IQ could google that and get all the details. Funny how you know nothing about all the embassy atttacks while Bush was president but apparently are an expert on Benghazi. Oh, was it 48 instead of 50? is that your idiotic response?
Kathy Keith October 12, 2013 at 11:26 AM
Bob, Was that really necessary? I'll try to refrain from returning the insult. Go back and read your "googled" information and look for how many AMERICANS were killed-as I said before. You are including the numbers of the locals that were killed. I think that it is a shame, but it is certainly not the same as an Ambassador and three others. And, when people were killed in those places, it was almost always by suicide bombers and not ongoing battles. And, did you know that there were people hurt in Benghazi that we have heard little about. One was still at Walter Reed a couple of months ago. I don't know if he is still there, because they don't tell us about this stuff. And, again, how many times did our government lie to us about those other deaths?

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