Benghazi Survivors: Where Are They And Why Have They Been Told To Be Quiet?

As a man suspected of involvement in the September 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi is being held in Libya, wounded Benghazi survivors of the attacks are still under wraps and once again U.S. Senators are applying pressure to hear from them.

Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says that he "had contact" with some of these Benghazi survivors and they have been "told to be quiet." In an interview on Fox News, Lindsey called their story "chilling" and "the bottom line is they feel that they can't come forth, they've been told to be quiet."

“The best evidence of what happened in Benghazi is not a bunch of politicians in Washington trying to cover their political ass,” Graham said. “This is the people who lived through the debacle, and I’m going to do all I can to get them before the Congress and American people.”

"We cannot let this administration or any other administration get away with hiding from the American people and Congress, people who were there in real time to tell the story,” he continued.

The White House countered Graham. When asked about Benghazi survivors, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, "I'm sure that the White House is not preventing anyone from speaking." Sure about that are you Jay? Maybe as sure as you were that the White House stopped tours due to sequestration?

Graham thinks the administration is "trying to cover it up."

The South Carolina senator said that we need "to hear from people who were on the ground, their desperate situation. They need to understand from people who were there for months how bad it was getting and how frustrated they were that nobody would listen to them and provide aid when they were requested. This is a story of an administration deaf and blind to the reality of what people were living with every day in Libya.”

He said the Benghazi survivors should be allowed to "tell their story without fear." He also made the accusation that the Obama administration was “hiding from the American people and Congress the primary source of truth in Benghazi – people who lived through it.”

Reports indicate that as many as 30 Americans, including State Department and CIA officers and government contractors, were wounded in the attack and at least seven were treated at Walter Reed Hospital.

In a letter dated March 1, Representatives Frank Wolf (R–VA) and Jim Gerlach (R–PA) demanded names and contact information for each survivor, some State Department employees, and some CIA contractors to make it possible to contact them. Wolfe’s argument is that the Benghazi survivors should not just be questioned but also publicly acknowledged for their bravery that night in September. “We should be honoring them,” Wolf said. “We should be thanking them.”

“That’s why this story continues to perpetuate itself,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), the chairman of the House Oversight subcommittee on National Security. “And it will not end, because the State Department’s not allowing us to put a nice, tight ribbon on it.”

The Hill reports,

Democrats say Republicans are simply looking for any avenue to score political points.

“Benghazi is over and done with,” Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), a senior member on the Intelligence Committee, told The Hill. “As far as [Republicans] are concerned ... this has always been a political issue and that is the way they will continue to [pursue] it.”

Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) put the blame squarely on the administration’s shoulders.

“This all could have been resolved a long time ago,” he said, if the White House had fully disclosed all the pertinent details about its response to the terrorist attack.

There are still questions that need to be answered, and thus far no one has been held accountable. Not one person has had justice brought upon their heads. Not one person has lost their job. These Benghazi survivors need to be brought forward and testify before Congress, not in secret, but openly on national television and then once the truth is known, bring justice upon those who are responsible.

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  • Francis Murray

    Impeachment and High Treason now

  • shamu9

    Jay Carney is a Screamin' Phag!! Just Look at him!

  • Joanne Satmary

    Quite obviously Obama is the culprit and everyone is covering for him. It is a no brainer. That being said it is time to remove him from office. He has done tremendous damage to this Country already and we do not need any more of it.

  • hiskid1964

    share this

  • Cincinnatus

    Watergate was a ripple in a glass of milk compared to this Tsunami in a cesspool we call the progressive-marxist Obama administration. Nixon wasn't half the liar, or criminal Obama is.

  • lokiswife

    Chicago thug style politics is alive and well in DC, no one will be charged for any crimes until a majority of America stands up and demands it and harasses their elected officials to get the truth and report to America. The mainstream media is giving Obama and Hillary a free pass on four murders...

  • Suescritters

    Benghazi is not over until all of the facts and truth has been made public by these survivors with out worrying abought their lives,families lives and financial future is not in peril. I'm sure they have been told to keep quiet until Dems can cook the ballot an make sure Hillary is sitting in the Oval Office.

  • Back2God2010

    Don't you wonder how Jay Carney sleeps at night having to keep track of so many lies?!

  • lokiswife

    On Rep. Frank Wolf's House site, there is a timeline of Benghazi. Wolf has House Resolution H.Res 36 to investigate and report on Benghazi. There are 59 co-sponsors, are your reps signed on to it? If people don't stand up and back an investigation, the mainstream media will give a pass to Obama and Hillary....

  • NRApatriot

    I have been told by someone I know who works for the State Department that Obummer and the ambassador Stephens that was killed were at one time college roomates and lovers and Obama was using the ambassador to smuggle weapons to the rebels and radical muslims to overthrow the Libyan dictator so the Muslim Brotherhood could gain control of the country! Thay came up with a plan to capture and hold the ambassador before the last election so that Obama could come to his rescue and be the hero but it all unraveled when they threw in freeing the muslim cleric spending time in prison for the failed twin towers bombing attempt! That would explain why no security was sent even though Stephens was begging for it! This is the same president who did away with the national day of prayer and right after had representatives of the muslim brotherhood at the White House praying to the false god Allah!Unless we put a stop to this godless muslim communist would be tyrant he will not stop his persecution of patriots and Christians until he has completely demolished the Constitution and all our God given rights and makes us slaves to government! The president, his cabinet, and entire administration along with all his allies are all guilty of treason and should be hanged!

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  • cmjay

    The only person CONVICTED in BENGHAZI GATE is the man who made the VIDEO which RICE talked about in the MEDIA.. As Clinton puts it - what does it really matter now . How insensitive is that . These families are SCARED for they have been threatened. This will NEVER be resolved as long as Obama is in control.

  • Peter S. Guild

    Are there any survivors of Benghazi?

  • AmericanLass

    "Over and done with" ? Really, just shows how little Lib's think of human lives. I know the families of the dead American's might think differently.