Where Did They Bury The Survivors?

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Sharyl Attkisson:

Six months later, where are the Benghazi survivors?

Today marks six months since the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya in which four Americans were killed, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Some watchdog groups, members of the media and Republican members of Congress are asking: Where are the more than two dozen U.S. personnel who survived the attack but haven’t been seen nor heard from in public since? There were also an undisclosed number of witnesses at the U.S. compounds in Tripoli but they also have not spoken publicly.

In a recent press report, Secretary of State John Kerry said he visited one survivor at “Bethesda hospital,” and referred to him a “remarkably courageous person who is doing very, very well.” Kerry added, “I’ve called his wife and talked to her.” But the identities, condition and testimony of the survivors and witnesses have been closely held from the public.

Republicans demanded more information about Benghazi in recent weeks before they would agree to allow Obama Administration nominees to move forward in the Senate. A source familiar with material turned over to the Senate Intelligence Committee by the Obama Administration in response tells CBS News that long sought-after FBI transcripts of some survivors were included but had been “blacked out” or redacted. Three Senate Republicans including Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., say they want the survivors to be made available for interviews about what happened the night of the attacks.


In truth the Republicans haven’t been pushing all that hard. But the real problem is the media. Except for a handful of intrepid and relentless reporters like Attkisson the whole issue has been a taboo topic.

We know more about Ann Romney’s horse than we do about what really happened that fateful night in Benghazi.

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45 Responses to Where Did They Bury The Survivors?

  1. 49erDweet (D) says:

    We actually know more about Elizabeth Warren’s ancestors’ life on the plains than about what/who survived Benghazi. Strange. We heard more about a convenient lie than we do about a deadly disaster. Apparently “transparency” is simply the name of a tribe.

  2. myiq2xu says:

    ROFL:

    The grilled shrimp appetizer had just arrived at the 128th annual press-pols Gridiron dinner Saturday night when NAACP President Benjamin Jealous fell into conversation with a fellow white-tied dinner guest about the Supreme Court’s recent argument over the Voting Rights Act.

    The distinguished-looking gentleman told Jealous he thought the NAACP Legal Defense Fund lawyer, Debo P. Adegbile, had done a fine job arguing that the law needed to be continued.

    Sure, but what happened to the solicitor general? Jealous wondered aloud, he was just awful.

    Well, I am the solicitor general, Donald Verrilli Jr. replied.

  3. angienc (D) says:

    Here I am again to repeat myself: the Republicans didn’t push Bengazhi because they realized if they did they couldn’t pretend Obama “won” the election.
    After the Oct. 3rd debate & the mid-October Gallup poll with Romney over 50% outside the MOE, the establishment Republicans were faced with the horror that Obamacare (and the money to be made & stolen with it) was going to be over turned and the ABRs are a bunch of idiot prima donnas who seem to like cutting off their noses to spite their faces waiting on their “ideal candidate” to run before they can be bothered to get off their asses to vote.

  4. myiq2xu says:

    I’m shocked!

    “This is a joke. We’re wasting the president’s time and ours,” complained a senior White House official who was promised anonymity so he could speak frankly. “I hope you all (in the media) are happy because we’re doing it for you.”

    Another said the president was sincerely trying to find common ground with stubborn Republicans. “But if we do it,” the aide hastened, “it won’t be because we had steaks and Merlot with a few senators.”…

    This was predictable. The White House was warned by Democratic allies in Congress and on K Street that, fair or not, voters ultimately punish presidents for malfeasance in Washington. Even more jarring than Obama’s lack of engagement was his public protestations that there was nothing he could do to strike a deal with the GOP. “It made him look weak,” said a Democratic strategist with close ties to the White House. “It made him look – can I used this word? – impotent.”

    • angienc (D) says:

      It doesn’t just make him *look* weak & impotent — it *makes* him weak & impotent.

      • myiq2xu says:

        Minor quibble: It is evidence that he is weak and impotent. You could even say it’s proof. But it did not create the condition.

  5. myiq2xu says:

    Hmmmm?

    It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic…. In stark contrast, among men, heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity compared to gay males.

    Hypothesis: Getting some dick once in a while is good for your health.

    • wmcb says:

      Partially stolen from an Althouse commenter, but this is the deal:

      Straight men and lesbians compete for the sexual attention of women. Women care more about status, money, personality, etc., than they do looks. Thus, the pressure to be fit is diminished. Therefore straight men and lesbians are generally fatter.

      Gay men and straight women compete for the sexual attention of men. Men are visual. Men care about looks. Therefore gay men and straight women are generally thinner.

      There. This isn’t hard, people. Now pay me $1.5 million.

      • votermom says:

        It would be interesting to compare the status / wealth of single straight vs single lesbian women.

        • wmcb says:

          I’m betting the lesbians win, but I could be wrong. Seriously, though – do the uber-educated persons who embark on this kind of research have complete tunnel vision or something? Do they pull their heads out of the details of their PhD specialty long enough to take a look around at humanity for more than, say 5 seconds?

          One can learn a lot by mere observation over time. Or talking to your grandparents. By reading some history. By taking an interest in observing what makes human society tick, and has for hundreds of years. These sociological masters of the Brave New World approach every single problem as if history began about a decade ago. And it’s all so mysssteeerrriiioouss. I am puzzled at their continual puzzlement, at their insistence on re-inventing the wheel, except in a more lopsided shape. And then the follow-up study, wherein they announce the exciting !!!Discovery!!! that wheels are ever so much more *rounded* than their previous study had indicated. Yeah. Thank you for spending a gazillion dollars to tell us that amazing fact.

      • yttik says:

        LOL! The shorter version is that many men are simply attracted to people who look like boys in drag, hence the fashion industry and all those emaciated female models. Many women starve themselves to try and meet this standard.

        Lesbians and a few men with good sense realize that women are not in fact, boys in drag, but rather womanly and curvy.

  6. wmcb says:

    Long tweet by Glenn. You have to click the link to see it.

  7. DandyTiger says:

    My DT persona is now on “The Facebook”. Friend me if you dare. https://www.facebook.com/dandy.tiger.3

  8. wmcb says:

    The Dems budget strategy revealed, on facebook. Too hilarious. Especially Joe and his shotgun. http://www.caintv.com/secret-budget-talks

  9. myiq2xu says:

    Via AofS:

    I think the other day I said it was in third grade that the school gave us trouble over Robert. I was wrong, it was actually in first grade. I sent them a kid who could read, write and was working on fractions. Imagine our shock when in our first first grade conference, the teacher informed us that Robert was learning disabled and would probably never learn to read and write. This was particularly surprising since one of her pieces of evidence was a worksheet that consisted of 1+0, 2+0 etc. across the top of which Robert had written in properly spelled words “this is stupid and boring. A number plus zero always equals the number.”

    Dan and I threw a fit – we would – and they insisted Robert needed to be in Title One and remedial education. We insisted he didn’t. In the end, they had him IQ tested, after priming the school psychologist, who used a “set” that topped out at 107 IQ. Then they informed us his IQ was 107 and he needed to be in Title One and remedial education.

    At that point I wanted to go raze the school or perhaps set it on fire. (I did say I’m excitable, right?) But Dan wouldn’t let me. Instead we burned around 1k dollars we didn’t have (we were so tight in those days we hugged each cent till it squealed. Considering whether to buy an extra head of lettuce was existential. We drove a $1500 car, and only had one for the two of us,) found the most reputable psychologist in town, and had him tested over Christmas break. (They were making noises about a “staffing” meeting in January and how they’d take our parental rights away if we didn’t sign Robert for “what’s best for him.”) We said nothing, just had him tested.

    He tested profoundly gifted (which is a technical designation.)

    So, next thing you know, Dan marches into the staffing meeting with the results, authenticated by a psychologist who was known and respected in the region. He first asked them what they thought of her, and they said she was very good, but of course very expensive. Then he laid the results on the table.

    Shock, horror and confusion ensued, the most important – the teacher, who btw, we later found out did this every year to a kid she perceived as ‘minority’ (this, btw, in a town that is one of the most liberal areas in CO. I told this story to a leftist friend who absolutely refused to believe it. And yet it happened.) and her friend, the school psychologist were both present – reaction being BETRAYAL. “How could you go and do this behind our backs, without warning us?”

    Then the meeting broke up in disarray, Robert got put in “gifted” classes and no more was said about it.

    • wmcb says:

      My opinion? Get your kids out of public schools if at all possible, even if you need to home school. I never thought I’d say that, but it’s to that point.

      • myiq2xu says:

        If your kid is exceptional in any way you need to get him/her out of public school if you can. Public schools are designed to grind out “average” kids. If your child is above average they will be ground down until they fit.

        • DandyTiger says:

          Especially now. I think back in the day, some *cough* *cough* years ago, they weren’t bad. But now I wouldn’t touch them with a 10 foot pole.

        • elliesmom says:

          I’ve been trying to talk my daughter into homeschooling my grandson. He’s in first grade and can handle reading chapter books, but they want to treat him like he has ADD because his mind wanders when they give him reading worksheets to do about “cat” rhyming with “bat”. He spent two hours looking at my beach sand collection under a microscope, but he has an “attention span” problem in school. She’s afraid she won’t be able to do a good job, but I keep telling her if it doesn’t work out, they have to take him back so why not try it. I think they’d both love it. I wish I had homeschooled her, but it took working in the public school system for me to see just how bad it is.

      • foxyladi14 says:

        Yes!!! And this has been going on for a very loooong time. 👿

    • yttik says:

      I can verify that information, four times over. I have four children who all went into kindergarten knowing how to read, write, and do math. That was when our trouble with public school began and it’s been a downhill journey the entire way.

    • Somebody says:

      I had a similar situation to these people with my oldest, when he was in kindergarten. We too had private testing and we found out our son had an exceptionally high IQ and was 2 years ahead of grade level. I was so nervous as he was being tested. I remember thinking what if they’re right, what if I’m just biased. Once I got the results I went straight back to the public school and flaunted it at them. Bottom line his teacher had an issue with left handed students so she just got rid of them.

      Elliesmom I hope your daughter will consider homeschool. It is intimidating at first, well if you take it seriously it is. There are good days and there are bad days, but overall it is such a rewarding experience. Are there any homeschool groups in her area? At Barnes and Noble or Book a Million they have homeschool sections, she can thumb through some of the first grade stuff and I think it will ease her mind……..It’s pretty easy until you get to high school level and then you suddenly start to remember all the stuff you forgot and why you forgot it, LOL! I have to get my daughter through next year and then she’ll be doing mostly dual enrollment classes at the community college.

      • myiq2xu says:

        Homeschooling isn’t right for everyone, but then what is? It takes a dedicated, caring parent whose life circumstances allow them to do it – or better yet, two parents.

        My sister homeschooled her boys. Both are very smart, one is still in college and the other has a BS in computer stuff.

        • elliesmom says:

          I think if I could guarantee her that I would still be here and able to help her get her kids through high school, she’d do it. I taught high school science and could even get the grandkids through calculus today, but I can’t promise her that I’ll still be able to do that when she needs me. I’m healthy and in complete control of my faculties at 61, but who knows where I’ll be at 79 or 80. But I think she should do it and worry about when they’re high school age later. Both she and her husband have college degrees at least as good as the kids’ teachers have.

        • DandyTiger says:

          The homeschooling industry is big with lots of support and lots of materials. So she’s not on her own at all. It does take a lot of time, but materials and help and guidance are there.

  10. HELENK says:

    I just met a young man in a book store today that if I had a company I would hire in a minute. not college educated but has common sense and gets it. He is an electrician and just got a job with a solar panel company. He was in the book store buy a book about wireless and solar panels. he says when he rides to and from work he reads. finished a book in 2 days. than thought wait a minute this is down time that I could be learning something that might get me a raise. so he bought the book and will use his time wisely.
    this young man has a future because he is smart enough to learn what is needed and go for it.

  11. HELENK says:

    please read this it made my day

  12. tommy says:

    I can’t comment on the US personnel. I don’t know them. But the locals…..I was born and brought up in Arab countries. I’ve resided in most of the Arab nations. The locals on the ground in Benghazi tell me that they’ve been warned to keep their mouths shut bout what really happened that day. Both by their own authorities (who threatened them with torture and death), and by US officials. Thats all I can say.

    • wmcb says:

      I figured as much. There are too many survivors and too many witnesses for there to be DEAD SILENCE on the issue. It’s weird as hell.

  13. yttik says:

    The silence from those survivors is what motivates many of us to question the official story on Benghazi. This was allegedly a spontaneous mob, hyped up over a video. Yeah, well how come they only killed four people, two of them practically accidentally? Was this an angry out of control mob or a more level headed, precise military action? If it were an out of control mob, there would have been more casualties, more destruction. If it were a more precise and targeted attack, what took them so long and what were they doing? The embassy was overwhelmed immediately. Then what happened?

    • Erica says:

      The whole episode reeks of subterfuge and cover up. There are way too many unanswered questions and a silence that is deafening. I haven’t read the author noted in the post, but I wish her, and anyone who cares about this, perseverance and safety. Perseverance to keep pushing the questions, and safety from whomever it is that’s demanding the silence.

  14. wmcb says:

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