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Written by: Diana West
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 7:08 AM 

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), bless him, isn't letting go of Benghazi and seeks a select committee to  investigate the many secrets of Benghazi that remain unknown to the American people.

To that end, Wolf  has been taking to the House floor to ask a Benghazi "Question of the Day."

There are seven to date.

Question #7 reveals that Amb. Stevens made multiple phone calls seeking help on that terrible night:

According to an excerpt of the new book Under Fire: The Untold Story of the Attack in Benghazi, which was published in this month’s Vanity Fair magazine, on the night of the attack, Ambassador Stevens made several calls for help after reaching what he believed was a safe room on the consulate compound.  Some of those calls were made to “nearby consulates.”  Assuming the authors are correct, the government should have the phone records from that night.  Which foreign consulates did he call? How did those consulates respond?

Good questions, all. The answers belong to the American people, not a deceptive and secretive cadres of White House officials.

It's also worth recalling that the last visitor Amb. Stevens met with before the attack began on 9/11/12 was Turkish consul Ali Akin.

While under attack, did Stevens call the Turkish consulate? What happened next?

I interviewed Ali Akin here here back in December 2012.

Back to Wolf:

If Stevens was calling foreign consulates, did U.S. officials in Tripoli or Washington call any allies with assets in Libya to help respond to the attack?

Did the Pentagon contact any NATO allies with military assets in the region that could have provided assistance that night?  

Given how close many of our European allies are to the Mediterranean, wouldn’t they have planes or response teams stationed in locations in or nearby the region that could have been mobilized upon request from Washington? 

And speaking of force posture, what have we done to ensure that if another incident were to happen this September 11 that we’re prepared to respond?

There are people who know these secrets. Likely, they include former SecState Hillary Clinton, currently pulling in $200,000 per speech, and former DefSec Panetta, currently writing his memoir a reported $3 million.

How much would they be able to charge if the American people knew the truth?

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