McLean, VA (PRWEB) December 13, 2012
Nolan W. Peterson, Director of the Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes National “Campaign To Remember Our Benghazi Heroes”, announced today a series of questions that must be addressed in order to properly honor the four heroes of the terrorist attack on the Benghazi Consulate on September 11, 2012.
“As a journalist and former special operations pilot, I am disappointed by the way the media has covered the Benghazi attack,” Peterson said, “The media conversation has been focused on sex scandals and political intrigue, and not on the most important part of this story, which is—what really happened that night in Benghazi? This is the “Blackhawk Down” of our generation, and the media has largely ignored it.”
“Along with other patriotic and concerned Americans, I have launched a national campaign, as a project of the Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes,” (http://www.benghaziheroescampaign.com) Peterson said, “We want to redirect the conversation back to the pursuit of the true story of what happened in Benghazi in order to honor the memory of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens; Consulate Info Officer, Sean Smith; and Navy SEALs, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty who died in that attack, and to prevent something like this from happening again. We demand that the tough questions are asked and this important story is not abandoned until the full truth is told. This is what the families of the fallen, and what the American people deserve.”
“Our national campaign will demand that journalists ask and seek answers to the following questions,” Peterson stated:
(1) Why was Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi on the night of September 11, 2012 and not at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli?
(2) Why was the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi denied the extra security it requested?
(3) Was General Ham relieved of command of AFTRICOM because he intended to send a rescue mission to the U.S. Consulate facility in Benghazi?
(4) Why were U.S. military assets in the Mediterranean not put on alert for the September 11th anniversary? U.S. F-16s on alert at Aviano AFB, Italy could have been in Benghazi in less than 2 hours—if they had been on alert.
(5) Why did Defense Secretary Panetta wait five hours before issuing orders to deploy special operations forces to respond to the Benghazi attack?
(6) Why did it take 24 hours for the first U.S. troops to arrive in Libya after the attack?
(7) Why have we not heard testimony from the survivors of the Benghazi attack?
(8) Why did Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not publicly answer questions about the Benghazi attack and why did Ambassador Rice go in her place?
(9) What support was requested by ex-Navy SEALs Woods and Doherty? Why did Woods and Doherty paint targets with a laser designator if no aviation assets were available?
(10) Was there an AC-130 gunship on scene in Benghazi, and was it refused permission to engage?
“These questions and getting answers to them is the goal of the massive national media campaign which was announced by the Foundation through a press release two weeks ago, to insure that the heroes of Benghazi are not forgotten and that the truth be told”, said Peterson.
Founding Board Member and executive director of the Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes (http://www.illuminateamericasheroes.com), David C. Jamison, stated: “The national media campaign of our Benghazi heroes project will utilize all forms of media; radio and television spots, the internet, YouTube videos, newspapers and magazines, media interviews and hopefully an eventual television documentary. All of this is necessary to insure that our four heroes of the Benghazi attack are not forgotten and that the truth be told—getting truthful answers to the essential questions that Nolan Peterson has announced here today.” “This is the goal of the national media campaign of the “Campaign to Remember Our Benghazi Heroes”(http://www.benghaziheroescampaign.com)
“We want to tell the stories of these heroes, utilizing all of the media avenues available to us”, Jamison said, “Our efforts to tell the world what these four heroes did on that fateful night will only be limited by the amount of donations the Foundation receives for this project.”
“The Goal of our media campaign is to redirect the national conversation back to what actually happened in Benghazi,” he said. “The Foundation’s campaign is designed to insure that these heroes of the Benghazi attack are not forgotten,” he added. “Our memories of them, who they were, what they heroically did and how important they are to us and our country will be kept alive through this massive national media campaign, using radio and television spots, the internet, interviews, articles in popular magazines and a possible future documentary. You can help tell their story by your donations to this project. Only in this way can we truly honor the lives of these four fallen heroes.”
Rick Reed of Rick Reed Media is an International Advisory Board Member of the Foundation and the co-producer of the famously successful Swift Boat Veterans and POWs for Truth media campaign, which had such a profound effect on the Presidential race 8 years ago. Mr. Reed will be actively involved in the Foundation’s massive national media campaign, “To Remember…To Honor…and To Illuminate Our Heroes of Benghazi” so that they are not forgotten and that the truth be told.
The Foundation is offering the opportunity to all patriotic American donors to participate in illuminating the inspiring story of these four American heroes through the tax-deductible, charitable Foundation which will enable their heroic story to be told to America and the world.( http://www.benghaziheroescampaign.com)
The Foundation is also making a personal appeal to all patriotic Americans to virally spread the word of this this National “Campaign To Remember Our Benghazi Heroes”--To Remember, Honor & Illuminate Our Four Heroes of Benghazi who heroically lost their lives in the terrorist attack on our Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012. at http://www.benghaziheroescampaign.com, through all social media; sharing a link to this press release with their best contacts and members of the media they know; and to email links to their Twitter accounts and on their Facebook pages.
For further information and/or questions about the Heroes of Benghazi Campaign, please contact Nolan W. Peterson, Director of The Campaign To Remember Our Benghazi Heroes, at nwp04(at)hotmail(dot)com or at (941) 993-7939. Please also visit our special project at http://www.benghaziheroescampaign.com.
The Foundation to Illuminate America’s Heroes, Inc.