Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Benghazi Survivors Remain Gagged By Federal Law
Breitbart ^ | 2/20/13 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 02/21/2013 6:31:20 PM PST by paltz

Many continue to ask why the media and lawmakers have not spoken to or brought forth those who survived the deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi last September. The truth of the matter is the Americans who survived that attack cannot legally reveal to members of the press or most lawmakers that they were even witnesses to the attack in Benghazi.

According to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, immediately following the attack, the FBI, as part of the agency’s investigation, interviewed survivors of the Benghazi attack.

Bill Bransford, a Washington, D.C. attorney at Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C. who specializes in federal employment law told Breitbart News on Tuesday, “First of all, I’m assuming that most of these people who witnessed the attack, except for the State Department folks, would be intelligence people, and they are not covered by the whistle blower protection laws.”

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; benghazisurvivors; gagorder; nohillary; travesty

1 posted on 02/21/2013 6:31:23 PM PST by paltz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: paltz

That’s OK. I’m sure Hillary! will have a full report on the entire situation and why she left four Americans to die for Saint Peter when she sheds her mortal coil...much like the SNAKE she is. :)


2 posted on 02/21/2013 6:37:22 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MestaMachine

FYI


3 posted on 02/21/2013 6:47:42 PM PST by Faith
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: paltz

Hillary doesn’t know EXACTLY how many survivors there are? “25 to 30”? Good to know that she wants to be President, but she doesn’t know exactly how many survivors there are. Good to see how much she really cares. How in the world could she not know the exact number? Why don’t we know the exact number?


4 posted on 02/21/2013 6:48:55 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blueunicorn6
Why don’t we know the exact number?

we'll see how many are left after they are done assigning them to distant and dangerous outposts and Fosterizing the remainder...

5 posted on 02/21/2013 6:53:23 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: paltz

WHAT DOES IT MATTER WHAT THEY SAW?!?


6 posted on 02/21/2013 6:55:18 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: paltz

WHAT DOES IT MATTER WHAT THEY SAW?!?


7 posted on 02/21/2013 6:55:18 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Free the Benghazi Survivors!!!

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

8 posted on 02/21/2013 6:55:33 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Free the Benghazi Survivors!!!

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

9 posted on 02/21/2013 6:56:47 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: blueunicorn6

In all my early military training, there would inevitably be a Colonel who would appear and ask me how many people I had there. I would tell him 40, and sure enough, he would have sent one of my Soldiers off somewhere.
“Are you SURE you have 40 Soldiers out here Lieutenant?”
I learned to keep close watch on everyone and make sure my subordinates did the same. There’s nothing like having a formation out at some training site with a Colonel standing there counting your people and he turns to you and says,
“You told me you have 40 Soldiers out here. I only count 39. Are you a liar or can you not keep track of your Soldiers?”
That’s one of those questions that doesn’t have a right answer.
That’s the kind of leadership training these Democrats lack.


10 posted on 02/21/2013 6:58:16 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Faith

Thank you.


11 posted on 02/21/2013 6:58:23 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: paltz
except for the State Department folks, would be intelligence people, and they are not covered by the whistle blower protection laws.”

How could it be "whistle blowing" if the questions haven't been asked yet?

Why can't Congress change the law and ask? You would think with very apparent treason, they would.

12 posted on 02/21/2013 7:16:10 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: paltz
I’m not sure we need any “reports”.

We know what went down. We know there should be prosecutions that will never take place.

But, WE KNOW.

And what we hold in our heads can not be suppressed.

Although the line is invisible to liberals, there is a line. We KNOW, it is one that has been crossed. They can cover it up like a cat covering its poop. But it still smells.

We know it. They know it.

I’m not sure where that knowledge will take us. But, we should always remind them that we know. We will always know. Benghazi is fuel, fuel that the libs would rather not see ignited. Keep them guessing.

None of this means anything right now. But I suspect it will..someday.

13 posted on 02/21/2013 7:20:09 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: paltz; MestaMachine
paltz, Thank you for this thread. Mesta, Thank you for the ping.
14 posted on 02/21/2013 8:20:43 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: KittenClaws
Thank KittenClaws. You are exactly over the target.
15 posted on 02/21/2013 8:23:34 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: MestaMachine

I thank you, Mesta, for your tireless work on this sad situation.

Whoever would have thought it would come to this?


16 posted on 02/21/2013 8:23:41 PM PST by jacquej
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: blueunicorn6
I bet your Colonel was probably Full Bird. I know your Colonel knew his way around. Each of learns the hard way. If and only if some things which should take place do take place will the democRATs learn. A toast to learning.
17 posted on 02/21/2013 8:26:43 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

Ping


18 posted on 02/21/2013 8:26:43 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

Another toast to teaching. Hand in hand, step by step.


19 posted on 02/21/2013 8:28:27 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


20 posted on 02/21/2013 8:38:29 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blueunicorn6
Hillary doesn’t know EXACTLY how many survivors there are? “25 to 30”? Good to know that she wants to be President, but she doesn’t know exactly how many survivors there are. Good to see how much she really cares.

US diplomats, Marine rescue team were also attacked at safe house, Libyans say Sept. 12, 2012

Miscommunication that understated the number of American survivors awaiting rescue -- there were 37, nearly four times as many as the Libyan commander expected -- also meant survivors and rescuers found themselves short of transport to escape this second battle, delaying an eventual dawn break for the airport.


21 posted on 02/21/2013 9:29:32 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: paltz

To those involved, this is my advice:

Speak now, or forever watch your back.


22 posted on 02/21/2013 10:12:02 PM PST by capecodder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: paltz

To those involved, this is my advice:

Speak now-——or forever watch your back.


23 posted on 02/21/2013 10:13:34 PM PST by capecodder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: capecodder

Either way.


24 posted on 02/21/2013 10:14:50 PM PST by capecodder
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: no-to-illegals

Those responsible WANT this to be a point of contention. It is a show of power. To them, we are like a horse with a harsh bit in its mouth.

To them, our impotent efforts to expel the bit empowers them. It just makes true to them what is not true.

That they do not need to explain, to a mere animal, why the bit is there. We are being told it is none of our business.

It is about power.

And we fall for this krap?

I REFUSE to give them that power. People died. Our people. People that could have been saved.

That’s it. That is all the facts we need. To hell with inquiries. To hell with committees and questions.

If our congress does not have the balls to speak up, then we must have the balls to remain silent.

Until we will be silenced no longer.

They should fear our silence. And they do. As long as we bitch, it gives them voice, they can not answer a full and angry silence, for it will lead to their downfall.


25 posted on 02/21/2013 10:35:39 PM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: KittenClaws
mccain saw and sensed the anger. I agree we must hold our fire and prepare and if they come we must fire with our words and votes first. And in silence we shall be marched away to our fate if we remain silent. May we not have to fire anything other than words KittenClaws. May it never come the time we must throw away our God Given Rights, by remaining silent. May it never come the time we will know our words have been meaningless and our elected refused to address our grievances. May no shots be fired other than our votes. May God make it to be. In Jesus Name, I pray. Amen.
26 posted on 02/22/2013 2:27:05 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: TigersEye

I’m pretty sure the government knows how many survivors there are. That leads to the question, “Why won’t they tell us the exact number?”
The answers to that question are all awful.


27 posted on 02/22/2013 6:55:11 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: blueunicorn6
I’m pretty sure the government knows how many survivors there are. That leads to the question, “Why won’t they tell us the exact number?”

I can understand not releasing names if most of them came from the CIA Annex, but a number? We can't know a NUMBER?!
28 posted on 02/22/2013 7:19:18 AM PST by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: no-to-illegals
mccain saw and sensed the anger. I agree we must hold our fire and prepare and if they come we must fire with our words and votes first. And in silence we shall be marched away to our fate if we remain silent. May we not have to fire anything other than words KittenClaws. May it never come the time we must throw away our God Given Rights, by remaining silent. May it never come the time we will know our words have been meaningless and our elected refused to address our grievances. May no shots be fired other than our votes. May God make it to be. In Jesus Name, I pray. Amen.

That time has already arrived.

In clarification of my silence comments, I did not imply a meek silence, but the sort of silence one holds for those no longer worthy of our words.

I do not condone silence and blind obedience among We The People. But the Feds darn sure know we are angry and it's time to disallow them their sounding board.

A panther in a tree is silent, it does not mean he is unaware or incapable of defense if attacked. If he's not hungry and remains unprovoked, chances are you can walk under that tree unmolested.

29 posted on 02/22/2013 9:00:06 AM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: KittenClaws
True KittenClaws. There has to be a way and means to have the word spread between us and reach out to those outside of us. A prayer for it to be found and our leaders will have no choice but to listen to our grievances. One last ditch attempt is better than no attempt before the panther makes its move is better than to watch in horror as the move is made. Writing quickly and know this should be worded to a higher plain. Maybe a final product will be worthy of reading and our elected will know whom We the People actually are and actually were.

I have now given away freely a method to an end with which to approach our elected. Tom Paine style along with our Founders' documents. Authors and FReepers, step up to the bar?

30 posted on 02/22/2013 9:11:42 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: no-to-illegals

Given the number of people on Freerepublic and number of survivors..there must be a connection there somewhere. Most of their families knew they were in Libya or Benghazi. We need to track down the people just like our MSM would do if this were a GOP sponsored disaster.


31 posted on 02/22/2013 9:19:41 AM PST by Oldexpat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Oldexpat

Great point and the people at this site are excellent with research and finding things either missed or abandoned. May there be some dropped clues, for it has been decided, it does seem that the media will not do their jobs. When the media will not do their jobs, their jobs fall to someone else. Prayers the digging will produce clues (plural), and not misdirections.


32 posted on 02/22/2013 9:28:38 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: no-to-illegals
True KittenClaws. There has to be a way and means to have the word spread between us and reach out to those outside of us. A prayer for it to be found and our leaders will have no choice but to listen to our grievances. One last ditch attempt is better than no attempt before the panther makes its move is better than to watch in horror as the move is made. Writing quickly and know this should be worded to a higher plain. Maybe a final product will be worthy of reading and our elected will know whom We the People actually are and actually were. I have now given away freely a method to an end with which to approach our elected. Tom Paine style along with our Founders' documents. Authors and FReepers, step up to the bar?

Your words are exceptional n-t-i.

I was remiss in not commenting on the role of prayer and faith in the Father during these and all times.

Remember, Our Lord was silent during His public persecution, but He was in prayer. His holy silence spoke far louder than words heard, then dismissed by the ears of men.

We are a Christian nation. Pharaoh stands no chance against a prayerful people, even for the sake of one.

33 posted on 02/22/2013 9:33:05 AM PST by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: KittenClaws
Your words are exceptional n-t-i.

Have to disagree KittenClaws. I have never been exceptional with words. Had a few thoughts once and a politician stole the idea. Well actually I gave those thoughts freely and that particular politician did not steal. I wish that politician had been listened to that brought that one idea forward (dang that word). Perhaps things would be better for all Americans if other politicians had listened to the politician who actually took the time to propose a plan. I received no credit. I want no credit. I simply want what is best for our nation and to see the best of our nation come forward to begin the task which has been placed before each of us. I am a humble citizen. I have never run for office, and would not care to. I have never authored a book. That maybe should be a consideration. I have ideas. Ideas built this land. May all of the people's ideas not be cast aside by our elected. The time is now ... if not now when? Each of us must act to fulfill our Nation of being a people under God and prayerfully ask for His guidance. God will ultimately decide and I will have no voice but if we (at this site unite) we maybe could shake this nation to its core. I believe in each and every one here and each here has the ability to do a good shake (I prefer vanilla, others prefer chocolate). We owe ourselves a chance, I owe to my children and grandchildren and future generations to take a chance. When viewed in that context ... Failure is not an option till God's voice comes from the Burning Bush and says you tried, you failed. Then and only then should we surrender. Humbly submitted and guaranteed failure.

34 posted on 02/22/2013 10:01:47 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: paltz

Billowing clouds of oily smoke, and 4 dead Americans. And to THAT, “What DIFFERENCE does it make...?!!!”

A good opener for THIS story from Hillary’s past, when Bill was still Arkansas Governor:


Bill belted Juanita Broadderick in the face in an Arkansas hotel room, and raped her —”Better put some ice on that”.

But she later still showed up at one of Bill’s fundraisers afterwards, and knowing Bill and what had he’d done to her, Hillary feared losing the impending confrontation —instead Hillary went, “All in”:

She intercepted Juanita before she reached Bill, seizing Juanita’s hand, “We want to thank you for everything you’ve done for Bill...!” and she held on to Juanita’s hand more tightly:

“I mean EVERYTHING you’ve done for Bill...!” and her eyes bored meaningfully into Juanita’s skull.


Now you SEE the insect we’re dealing with, here...?

Hillary the feminist deliberately intimidated a RAPE VICTIM.


35 posted on 02/22/2013 11:37:53 AM PST by gaijin
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: blueunicorn6

I have no doubt they know who and how many survivors there are. I find it strange, non-disclosure laws and agreements notwithstanding, that we have not heard a word from any of them. Even more so that Congress can’t speak to them even behind closed doors.


36 posted on 02/22/2013 11:57:48 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: paltz

How many are still alive? We may never know....


37 posted on 02/22/2013 12:09:41 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MestaMachine; KittenClaws; blueunicorn6
Thanks, MestaMachine! .................................................. FRegards
38 posted on 02/22/2013 3:23:36 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: jacquej

“Whoever would have thought it would come to this?”

I would say that MOST of us knew it would come to this from minute one.
How many DIFFERENT stories did we hear on Benghazi in just the first few hours? And how many DIFFERENT stories since then? And how many DIFFERENT stories remain to be told?
Ty Woods’ father said he received a communication from one of the survivors and he was shut down almost instantly. Where is HE? Why haven’t we heard a word from him since? WHO told him to shut up?


39 posted on 02/22/2013 3:51:26 PM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: TADSLOS

How many are alive? Good question. This gag order placed on the survivors is unprecedented. How is it being enforced? Each of these men and women have relatives and friends to whom I am sure they have spoken about their ordeal.

What measures are being taken to keep these dozens of people silent? Not only silent, but secluded. They are the Hostages of Benghazi.

Maybe Ben Affleck can make a movie about them. / sarc


40 posted on 02/25/2013 5:24:41 PM PST by miserare
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: paltz

From Breitbart, these may be the names of some of the survivors, depending on whether they were still stationed there on 9/11/12:

If the committee wanted the names of the DS agents who were in Benghazi with Chris Stevens during the 2011 rebellion—as opposed to those who were with Stevens in Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack—all they would need to do is go to the State Department’s website and look up the December 2011 issue of State Magazine.

Mario Montoya
RSO Mike Ranger.
DS Special Agent Joshua Vincent.
Diplomatic Security Service agents Brian Haggerty,
Kent Anderson,
Josh Vincent,
Chris Deedy,
James McAnelly,
Jason Brierly
Ken Davis,
Agent in Charge Keith Carter
Political Officer Nathan Tek
DS agents Jeremy Clarke,
Chris Little
medic Jack Van Cleve,
Security Protective Specialists Domingo Ruiz and Ronald Young


41 posted on 02/25/2013 5:58:41 PM PST by miserare
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: paltz

The survivors, who are quickly being moved up the ladder, position wise within the Diplomatic Core, arn’t about to talk.
Want some answers about Benghazi ?
Ask Hillary’s 24/7 lesbo Muslim side kick Huma.
She was the messenger to the Muslim Brotherhood in the days before Benghazi happened.

The botched kidnapping of the Ambassador has Hillary’s and Obama’s blood all over it.


42 posted on 02/28/2013 4:12:44 AM PST by Sicario
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson