Skip to comments.3 Benghazi survivors in diplomatic security, sources say, as GOP demands access
Posted on 03/14/2013 7:08:56 PM PDT by NoLibZone
Three diplomatic security agents were among the Americans injured during the terrorist attack last September on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, sources tell Fox News, though it remains unclear how many total were injured in the assault.
Four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador, were killed in the attack, and the Obama administration faced intense criticism from Republicans in the aftermath over security problems and apparent inconsistencies in officials explanation of what happens. Lately, however, the focus has turned to the attack's survivors, who still have not been named.
Republican lawmakers this week stepped up their campaign to gain access to the survivors, with one claiming the Obama administration is engaging in a "cover-up" and another threatening to bring "legal charges."
Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., told Fox News on Tuesday that some of the survivors have been at a Washington-area military hospital since the attack, saying their injuries must be "serious."
Yet, he said, "we don't honor these people, we don't mention their names."
"It's like it's a dark hole, and I think we're now at a point -- now there is a cover-up," Wolf told Fox News, calling for a "select committee" to investigate Benghazi.
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months later and all we know is that bozo, spke with Panetta once in all those hours, we have no idea about who said stand down and did bozo go to bed for Vegas the next day and still the people who were there have not been interviewed AND STILL THE MEDIA WILL NOT BRING THESE ISSUES UP.
If the President any of them past or rpesent went to bed knwing Americans were being killed and attacked and he went to bed and to sleep then it not only tells u that he has no heart, no soul and couldn;t give a crap but also he was not doing his duty and therefore impeach\\
Not that our side has any balls except Rubio, Cruz, Col West, Sarah
Time to file a habeas corpus.
I’m trying to think of a case where there was a catastrophe and all the survivors were kept in hermetic isolation for 6 months, but I simply can’t think of one.
Now? There has been a coverup from Day One, when they blamed an unseen video and then sent Susan Rice out to the Sunday talk shows to swear to it.
I’m sure Obama is “still looking into it”.
Don’t you have to have names to do that? I don’t think we have any. Families are going to have to start reporting people missing and such.
Plenty of cases under Stalin, Mao, and Castro. Our leaders used to be different than those guys.
Impeachment File on Benghazi-Coward B. Hussein Obama.
Yep. 0bama has a few car accidents planned for them, THEN he’ll give the Republicans access. Or maybe they’ll just get shot at a gun range by a crazed PTSD dude.
Well, this ticks me off a little bit. How about honoring these men fighting for their lives by letting them heal!
Actually, from what I have read, these men need prayers for healing more than they need to be political pawns. There are people who know what was going on. Focus on them.
I’m not sure that you do have to have names. I think that there were people filing them over unknown gitmo detainees a few years back. I don’t know though. You could be right.
How many spy catastrophes do you know about?
I don’t understand your question.
Even if found these people will never talk.
If they are not official CIA spies, they have still been told that any information they give that isn’t authorised will find them in jail.
They will have been threatened with national Security scares, and threats and by now it is a waste of time to even think of questioning them.
The cover-up is secure.
Yep. What day is this? We should post this count, daily.
I’m trying to understand your position.
Are you saying the Federal Government has them in isolation in order to “help them recover”?
How long do you think that might take? A year? 5 years? 10 years? Until Barry isn’t President anymore?
Reminds me of the TV movie THE DISAPPEARANCE OF FLIGHT 412 in which a plane load of people are taken to a “secret” location and debriefed to believe they did not see the UFOs they saw.
No doubt these Benghazi survivors are being properly “debriefed”.
Kind of like the movie DARK CITY in which your memories have been replaced with others.
theory: the feds have them under arrest/courtmartialed because they acted in direction violatoin of obama’s orders, whatever they were.
As long as there is dead silence all theories are valid.
Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!
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"Around thirty" people, if initial reports are to be believed, are being held incommunicado. All of them presumably have families -- wives (or husbands), children, mothers, fathers, etc.
Yet not a single person has raised his voice -- or contacted anybody who has spoken out.
This is a strong indication that some serious threats have been made. Or that money has changed hands in return for secrecy.
All of which serves to deepen the mystery. Clearly, there IS a cover-up going on. And, just as clearly, the affair is deeply incriminating -- a scandal of potentially monstrous proportions. But what, exactly, is being covered up?
It's a shame there is no longer any taste for investigative journalism in the press...
Kind of like the movie DARK CITY in which your memories have been replaced with others.
Have you considered that you might be confusing Hollywood movies with real life? You might want to say away from HBO for a while.
Or they don't exist?
At this point, how do we know they’re even alive?
Alright, who proofread this?
“It’s a shame there is no longer any taste for investigative journalism in the press...”
No doubt it has been Fostered/Brietbarted.
***You might want to say away from HBO for a while. ****
I don’t watch HBO or SHOWTIME or SKINIMAX.
I saw the first show over 43 years ago an still remember it as well as I do SHADOW ON THE LAND. Dark City came later.
It is like seeing a film version of Animal Farm, 1984, and Brave New World all rolled into one.
Meanwhile where are the Benghazi survivors?
You hide the survivors for 6 months, people will start inventing explanations.
Put the survivors in a press conference. End of conspiracy theories.
“Alright, who proofread this?”
Lol. I don’t know, but let’s hope they don’t give us a visit.
(Sorry. I couldn’t resist. ;)
We really don't, do we? Aside from John Kerry's report that at least one is still alive.
That's if you trust Kerry to tell the truth, of course.
Most of the people involved were probably CIA, CIA contractors and other security people. Most (if not all) reportedly came from the "CIA Annex", after all.
If everything had been kosher, I presume that State and CIA officials would have made representations to the Senate and House Intelligence Committees straightforwardly explaining the whys and wherefores of their presence and what had happened to them. Thus, there would've been no need to interview the survivors.
The fact that such representations were not made is instructive in itself. Something was going on in Benghazi that shouldn't have been going on. And the administration is determined that nobody's going to find out about it.
If I am not mistaken, whatever it was was a John Brennan operation. As I recall, this came out in association with Petraeus' resignation.
So, not only is the President and the Secretary of State directly implicated in the affair, so is the current Director of the CIA.
I have read that one of the survivors is fighting for his life. I have read that another is fighting to keep a limb. There are others who aren’t hospitalized. Leave the ones in hospital alone. That is what I am saying. I have no clue about the others. They could be in the field. The reports are that they killed over 100 attackers that night. I don’t think parading the survivors around in public honors them. As for whether or not they were carrying out questionable orders, closed hearings are a better way to find out those answers in my opinion. I would like to know what they were doing. I would like to know a lot of things. I would like to be able to trust that we have elected representatives who are wise enough to ask the right questions and honorable enough to do the right thing by those who put their lives on the line doing things that will never be told due to the nature of clandestine operations.
I don't have a clue, but any member of Congress can interview them via subpoena. If that can't work anymore, maybe we are in some cheesy Hollywood movie script, but I don't see any evidence of that.
Sorry for my 'slap' at you, but I just hate Hollywood so much that comparing real-world serious stuff to those bastards and their fantasy scripts just ticks me off. I see far too many young folks who think Hollywood is somehow real life. Never was, (even at their best) never will be even close as long as the hard left owns the industry.
Today, Hollywood is just a multi-billion dollar propaganda machine for the hard left.
Clandestine and probably illegal. Certainly foolish.
“So, not only is the President and the Secretary of State directly implicated in the affair, so is the current Director of the CIA.”
Which is, as you know, the reason they were selected for those positions, to guarantee their silence and make sure everyone else maintains that silence.
At first i thought this was a CIA detention operation, but now I’m going with the gun-running operation. 30+ people is just too many people for a facility that wasn’t even an embassy. (I haven’t been keeping up with this, so my theories are most likely old news; perhaps even outdated.)
Whatever it was, it was huge and warrants their extreme and ongoing cover-up measures, that’s for sure.
I am not a fan of foolish! And I would like the ones who came up with the foolish to be held to account.
I really wouldn’t doubt if it was the main base of operations for gunrunning into Syria and beyond. I also wouldn’t be surprised if it was a planned October surprise ‘kidnapping’ gone bad, especially since BHO was behind in polls at that point.
We never knew the truth about whitewater, filegate, fostergate, chinagate, rapegate, blah-blah-blah, and this will probably end up the same.
***I see far too many young folks who think Hollywood is somehow real life. ****
So what is the difference between real life, a movie script (W/O Superheroes) and an Ayn Rand novel? Lot of people “Going Galt” now days.
I've been inclined toward the gun-running explanation myself.
But stop and think about that. If the admninistration admitted to "providing arms to the Syrian rebels", how big a deal would that be? We were already giving them money -- and what would they spend it on but weapons? And if somebody objected to arming the Syrian rebels without Congressional approval, they could always seek refuge behind Ronald Reagan and Iran-Contra.
I'm starting to think there may well be something more than gun-running to the Syrian rebels (which, we're pretty sure, was going on with Turkey's connivance). What it might be, I've no idea -- but it's apparently scandalous. At this point, I believe you've got to think like John Brennan...and I'm not up to doing that.
One of the things that bothered me the most was that pre-planned apology on the state department website. I saw it myself, before Benghazi ever went down. That’s huge.
Well, try Ex lax Watson!!!!!
Yeah, those are good points abut the gunrunning theory. If that’s all it was, that would make the cover-up efforts be way out of proportion to the original crime. Makes no sense.
What about Brennan shipping arms from Benghazi to Syria via Turkey?
It's a huge deal to the Russians.