Benghazi’s Silenced Witnesses Hidden In Plain Sight?
Benghazi Scandal: A Virginia congressman says the witnesses to an act of war on sovereign U.S. territory are being held incommunicado in a Washington, D.C., hospital by their own government. Free the American 30.
When 52 Americans were seized and held hostage by the foreign government of Iran and held for 444 days, it was a national embarrassment that helped bring down a presidency and spawned a late-night news program, “America Held Hostage,” which would become ABC’s Nightline.
The Sept. 11, 2012, organized and planned terrorist attack on our diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, is a similar national embarrassment, an event prompted by what in a court would be deemed criminal negligence as U.S. diplomats were denied the security they needed and requested as a callous administration, through its Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, would later say, “What difference, at this point, does it make?”
It makes a difference how and why it happened, and that the survivors of that terrorist attack could tell us the how and why if they weren’t being held hostage by their own government under the cover of an “ongoing” investigation that is seemingly going nowhere.
Worse yet, they may be held in plain sight, right under the eyes of a sleeping Washington press corps.
It matters to GOP representatives Frank Wolf of Virginia and Jim Gerlach of Pennsylvania, who have written to new Secretary of State John Kerry asking him for the names and contact information for each of the individuals who survived Benghazi.
According to Rep. Wolf, citing two confidential sources, “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.
As we’ve noted, in a March 1 letter to Kerry, the two Republicans said they’d been informed that “as many as 30” Americans — including State Department and CIA officers and government contractors — were injured in the attack, including seven reportedly treated at Walter Reed Hospital.
They demanded the names and contact information for each survivor “so that we can make appropriate arrangements” to talk to them and get their unfiltered story.