By my nearest count, there are about 30 survivors of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the United States’ Benghazi, Libya, consulate and nearby CIA facility. These were not deep-cover clandestine operatives whose identities still need protection. If so, they would not have been operating within these highly visible facilities that were well-known to the citizens of Benghazi – and to al-Qaida.
They were mostly security and communications personnel, administrators, managers and probably some overt intelligence collectors. They all were interviewed by U.S. investigators the day after the attack, and obviously have been interviewed more in-depth since.
Whatever they had to say, the Obama administration has gone to unprecedented lengths to conceal by refusing to have them interviewed by Congress or any news media. The administration even refuses to identify them or disclose their locations. We don’t know if they are under house arrest or imprisoned, or have been moved to some foreign location under a rendition agreement.
This contrasts sharply with the immediate release of sensitive information and availability of operations personnel to the media following the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. In the administration’s rush to take credit, it even disclosed the use of DNA to identify bin Laden – information that quickly led to the arrest and 30-year prison sentence for the Pakistani doctor who collected the DNA for us.
Now, this “most transparent administration ever” is in full cover-up mode a la Watergate, and is being assisted by a complicit liberal media that have shown no interest in the survivors. There are many questions to be answered about the killing of our ambassador and three other brave Americans at Benghazi, and the Obama administration is deathly afraid of the answers.
At least no one was killed in Watergate, but with Benghazi the stakes are much higher.
Donald L. Davis