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Are Benghazi Survivors Hiding In A Washington, D.C. Hospital?
Forbes ^ | 3-25-2013 | Richard Miniter - OP/ED

Posted on 03/25/2013 1:15:25 PM PDT by smoothsailing

March 25, 2013

Are Benghazi Survivors Hiding In A Washington, D.C. Hospital?

Richard Miniter

For more than six months since the September 11, 2012 attacks on America’s diplomatic outposts in Benghazi, the Obama administration has been unwilling to turn over the names or whereabouts of any survivors. They may be hiding plain sight.

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) has learned that “as many as seven Americans have been or are currently being treated,” at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C.—less than 11 miles from the U.S. Capitol. Rep. Wolf cited two independent confidential sources for his information.

And the number of survivors may be even larger than previously suspected. There may be more than 30 survivors, including State Department and CIA personnel as well as government contractors, according to a March 1, 2013 letter sent by Rep. Wolf and Rep. Jim Gerlach to Secretary of State John Kerry . As for those government contractors mentioned, they are believed to include former U.S Navy Seals and other former special-forces operators.

And it seems that the survivors have been told not to talk. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who has been in touch with the family members of Benghazi survivors, has said that the survivors have been “told to be quiet” by Obama administration officials. “The public needs 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.”

Responding to Sen. Lindsay‘s remarks, a White House spokesman denied....

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; benghazisurvivors; survivors

1 posted on 03/25/2013 1:15:25 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Nope more like in Gitmo


2 posted on 03/25/2013 1:16:56 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: smoothsailing

If this is true, what the h is wrong with the relatives and friends of these survivors? How can NOONE be saying anything? Are they all afraid of doing the right thing?


3 posted on 03/25/2013 1:18:29 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (When will the rest of America's citizens wake up to the Obamanation?)
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To: smoothsailing

Are they being held against their will?? Or is there money involved??


4 posted on 03/25/2013 1:18:45 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: JimSEA

I suspect all of these people are CIA spy agents and we will never hear from them.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 1:22:49 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Wisconsinlady

These people make a living not talking about what they really do.

They call themselves “quiet professionals.”

Unlike the political hacks in the Fedgov, these folks take their responsibilities very seriously.

They run @200 operations a year - and only a few are ever heard about. When you do hear, it is not from the quiet professionals.


6 posted on 03/25/2013 1:23:15 PM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Venturer

I suspect you are correct.


7 posted on 03/25/2013 1:23:28 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: smoothsailing

Congress and the Constitution once ruled in America.

Now it is only the Tyrant and his Moslem Brotherhood.


8 posted on 03/25/2013 1:24:01 PM PDT by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Wisconsinlady

They want to keep their jobs. But, who’d want to work for someone who left their co-workers to die.


9 posted on 03/25/2013 1:26:08 PM PDT by jch10 (Hey GOP! Only Conservatives get my vote.)
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To: Wisconsinlady

Add in the hospital staff as well. Unless of course, they aren’t really in a hospital. hmmm, and yet I wonder!


10 posted on 03/25/2013 1:26:34 PM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44 (Fluck this adminstration of misfits.)
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To: smoothsailing

If I lived near Walter Reed, I would go visit some people there.


11 posted on 03/25/2013 1:27:00 PM PDT by bergmeid (I told you so - now pass the ammo.)
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To: smoothsailing

hinky linky


12 posted on 03/25/2013 1:28:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: BenLurkin

Which one? I’ll repost it for you. I just checked and all the links are working fine for me.


13 posted on 03/25/2013 1:34:22 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Wisconsinlady

Fear? Concern for what the repercussions could be for their loved one? Hard to say for sure.


14 posted on 03/25/2013 1:36:41 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

It was an act of war facilitated against the U.S. by treason from the WH Situation room and others in this regime.


15 posted on 03/25/2013 1:36:41 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: smoothsailing
Both links take be to an advertisement. There is a hyperlink text which say “continue to site” but it routes right back to the ad.
16 posted on 03/25/2013 1:37:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Venturer
Nonsense. You can still "hear from them" in classified debriefings that keep their identities secret. And there is no reason for the State Department security officers not to appear at public hearings that are circumscribed in terms of what information can be disclosed publicly.

And not all of them are CIA agents.

17 posted on 03/25/2013 1:39:25 PM PDT by kabar
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To: BenLurkin

Try this:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardminiter/2013/03/25/are-benghazi-survivors-hiding-in-a-washington-d-c-hospital/

If that doesn’t work then I’m at a loss to know what to do.


18 posted on 03/25/2013 1:41:50 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: BenLurkin

The Forbes.com links work fine for me. Clicking on “continue ...” skipped the ad. The link at wolf.house.gov loaded immediately.


19 posted on 03/25/2013 1:44:48 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: al baby; MestaMachine; thouworm; maggief; Myrddin; shibumi; Hardraade; Candor7; ...

Why are the survivors so important? As eyewitnesses, they are uniquely placed to tell the public about the deadliest attack on a State Department facility since...".

[snip]

Libyan reports indicate that there were upwards of 100 attackers in Benghazi, that they were organized into machine-gun fire teams and mortar crews, and appeared to take orders from men wearing Afghan-style clothing.

We miss you Mesta. You're still in our Prayers.

20 posted on 03/25/2013 1:49:49 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: ken in texas

I thought Walter Reed Hospital had closed?


21 posted on 03/25/2013 1:49:53 PM PDT by princess leah
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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/


22 posted on 03/25/2013 1:52:12 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: LucyT; MestaMachine; NoGrayZone
If they let the survivors out the Regime's official timeline of events will be all screwed up!

And they can't even get it straight without them!

Thank you for the Ping Lucy, It's good to be back on top of it.

Although I am Praying for the Day when Mesta joins us again. She is a special person :)

23 posted on 03/25/2013 1:54:30 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: princess leah; ken in texas

“Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) was established on November 10, 2011, as a result of the Base Realignment and Closure Act, which consolidated National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center on the grounds of the former NNMC campus in Bethesda, Maryland.”

http://www.wrnmmc.capmed.mil/SitePages/home.aspx


24 posted on 03/25/2013 1:59:31 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: KC_Lion

If they let the survivors out the Regime’s official timeline of events will be all screwed up!

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I think there’s more than just the timeline that they are afraid of. I suspect this facility was a CIA black ops location and they were torturing enemy combatants there.

But of course the Bamster doesn’t want us to know that because he would lose his face after having outed our EIT program after taking office and claiming that he would never do that.


25 posted on 03/25/2013 2:03:48 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: KC_Lion; MestaMachine; Hardraade
Thank you for the Ping Lucy, It's good to be back on top of it.

Although I am Praying for the Day when Mesta joins us again. She is a special person.

You're welcome, KC_Lion. She is special, and no one can fill her shoes.

26 posted on 03/25/2013 2:07:54 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: kabar

Yeah, well I am sure they will all be glad to testify then.


27 posted on 03/25/2013 2:15:53 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: LucyT; MestaMachine; Hardraade; onyx; NoGrayZone
I am so sad that Mesta is laid up this Wonderful Passover!

I Pray she get well and stays well soon!

Ana El Na Refa Na La


28 posted on 03/25/2013 2:29:24 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: LucyT; MestaMachine

Thanks, Lucy.

Mesta, we not only miss you......we need you.
Get well and get back.


29 posted on 03/25/2013 2:30:02 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: smoothsailing; butterdezillion; All

Who in the Liberal Media has ventured forth with a “Freedom of Information” inquiry at the various DC Hospitals?


30 posted on 03/25/2013 3:03:05 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf

It’s a good question. My guess is no one. Obama is their creation, they must protect him.


31 posted on 03/25/2013 3:11:20 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Were they overrun and captured? If so, they probably took pictures of them and they’d be done for undercover work anyway. Watergate was front page news for years, and nobody was killed. I know the liberal media tell each other that they are doing a fine job, but they aren’t. This isn’t Democrat/Republican politics. This is the Big Game. It’s serious. People died because of Obama’s and Hillary’s incompetence. This is bigger than politics, and the liberal media should hang themselves for their purposeful inattention.


32 posted on 03/25/2013 3:13:03 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

The liberal media is an insidious enemy within. It is undermining our liberty and aiding Obama in his destruction of our country. It’s sedition and treason writ large.


33 posted on 03/25/2013 3:55:58 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Diogenesis

You are correct, more and more I believe the usurpation is all about Islam and its implementation here in the US..


34 posted on 03/25/2013 4:17:14 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Constitution? What Constitution?)
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To: Wisconsinlady
If this is true, what the h is wrong with the relatives and friends of these survivors? How can NOONE be saying anything? Are they all afraid of doing the right thing?

If you talk, and the media spikes the story, did the story really happen?

35 posted on 03/25/2013 4:25:46 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: cardinal4

The coup is meant to empower Islam and communism and black racism, and destroy the USA. Simple.


36 posted on 03/25/2013 8:56:35 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: smoothsailing

30 survivors and more than 6 months later...no one talking...follow the money. Of course we have to find the money first but what else could it be? They cannot ALL be dems, can they?


37 posted on 03/25/2013 11:04:47 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: tinamina
“Of course we have to find the money first but what else could it be?”

1) They all, as a matter of their work, has to sign a document that forbade them from speaking about all things classified - mine was 10 years in Federal pen and $10,000 fine in the late 60s - to anyone including Congress.

2) As early commentators (not on FR) on how things work in that world today mentioned, there is an order of battle.

a) Any such action against a US interest is sent as Flash Traffic, not email. Flash Traffic is the highest priority com, readers must log and sign off on. Designated and named readers are all listed as must read.

b) Mass media revelation of those readers would list POTUS, Sec State, and Sec Def among others as obligated by law to have read and signed off: Obama, Clinton and Penetta would have known what was happening within minutes of receipt. All their dissembling would be revealed to be just that and all the political consequences flowing from it.

c) Given the state of tech today, and Flash Traffic priority, each of the above individuals were able to - if not required by law - watch LIVE the entire 8 or so hours - ala the OBL pictures.

3) There was something planned and at foot larger than anyone cares to revel, beyond the arms transshipment between Lybia and Turkey or the training of favored groups of Syrian ‘rebels’.

a) Given Obama’s hostility toward Christians at home, and his pro-Islamic policies abroad, whatever the plan was it involved some behind the scenes favor or action to facilitate Islamic interests in the region.

b) Islamic interests in the region include, but are not limited to, the elimination of Israel and the acquisition of nuclear weapons. That these two are a common ME desire is beyond dispute, however, they also are the main interests of the Supreme Mullah of Iran.

c) One could conclude that the plan involved Iran in some way and would further their interests. But perhaps not. It might be more like a favor than a furthering of interest. It might be that the favor had to come first as a condition of the interest.

d) Who do you trust? A question which has no meaning in the ME where everyone is part of some tribe, each alternately at another’s throat of professing friendship, depending on season and self-interested whim.

(Americans understand groups, but not tribes - tribes are too far removed from most American’s understanding of How Things Work).

Trust, such as it is in the ME, is a short lived and expendable commodity. Trust can either be bought for money, earned by doing a favor, furthering (unbidden) some one’s interest, or by making a sacrifice.

4) The plan required a the US to make sacrifice (as money can be traced and overtly helping Islamic interests - particularly Iran's - would become too public) - enter Amb. Stevens ...

Hence, every one is in hiding and no one is talking. He who talks and family will have an ‘accident’. Doing the right thing may have too high a price tag attached. Put yourself in their place ...

38 posted on 03/26/2013 6:33:27 AM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: PIF

Thank you very much for your long and thoughtful answer. I wish you could have posted it earlier in the conversation so that more folks could have read it.


39 posted on 03/26/2013 12:28:57 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: tinamina

Thanks, tinamina.

I got up late this AM and so was tardy. I do try to be thoughtful, even when people disagree. Perhaps others will come back to that post later. We’ll see.

Cheers


40 posted on 03/26/2013 12:52:03 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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