Well, It’s About Time!!!

CIA director clears Benghazi survivors to talk to lawmakers

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From Fox News, Washington –  New details about what happened the night of the Benghazi terror attack one year ago may finally be made public.

CIA Director John Brennan now says his agency will make survivors of the Benghazi attack available to talk to lawmakers, in a possible breakthrough for members of Congress investigating the strike.

Brennan made his comments in a three-page response to a letter sent to him by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers.

The Sept. 3 letter comes as five separate House committees are investigating the attack and demanding why no one has been held responsible or brought to justice.

“You cannot have an attack on the mission, 12 months later identified a good number of the participants, and have absolutely no consequences for the taking of American lives,” Rogers said.

Brennan’s comments were in response to an Aug. 2 letter from Rogers who asked  the head of the CIA a series of question on Benghazi including whether survivors were told not to come forward and share their first-hand account of  what happened that bloody night in Libya.

“To the best of my knowledge after inquiry, I am unaware of any such officer who has been threatened with reprisals,” Brennan wrote. “Information identifying  those officers is classified. We will work with the Committee to provide the relevant information via classified channels.”

The leaders of an independent review board that investigated the Benghazi attack are scheduled to testify at a House hearing next week.

Rep. Issa announced Wednesday that retired Adm. Mike Mullen and former Ambassador Thomas Pickering will appear before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Sept. 19.

The various investigations into the attacks have had virtually no input from those on the ground during the assault.

The House Intelligence Committee has twice heard from an agency official who was present but none of the transcribed interviews conducted so far by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which has done much of the  investigating of the Benghazi attacks, were with on-the-ground survivors of the  attack, the Weekly Standard reported.

Earlier this week, Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., along with Frank Gaffney, Jr.,  president and CEO of the Center for Security Policy, pushed for the formation of  a House select committee. Wolf said more than 172 lawmakers had signed on to his  petition.

One day following the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi,  President Obama promised to track down those responsible and bring them to justice.

For Pat Smith, whose son Sean was one of the four Americans killed in the attack, trying to get answers from the government on what happened has been both frustrating and fruitless.

“I’m not important enough,” she told Fox News on Wednesday. “I have gotten no answers. Where are they? Where?”

During a 9/11 memorial ceremony at the Pentagon, Obama mentioned the four Americans killed in the Benghazi attack.

“We pray for all those who have stepped forward in those years of war – diplomats who serve in dangerous posts, as we saw this day last year in Benghazi, intelligence professionals, often unseen and unheralded who protect us in every way – our men and women in uniform who defend this country that we love,” Obama said.

The White House also cited the Benghazi attack in a statement released  Tuesday night about security preparations for 9/11.

“September 11th has been a day of remembrance for 12 years for Americans and others around the world. The events of last year, losing four brave Americans — Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods — brought home the reality of the challenges we face in the world,” the statement said. “We remain committed to bringing the perpetrators of the Benghazi attacks to justice and to ensuring the safety of our brave personnel serving overseas.”

Smith wasn’t convinced.

“What do I think of it? I think it’s a bunch of bullfeathers,” she said on Fox News.

Meanwhile in Benghazi, a car bomb detonated Wednesday morning causing serious  damage to Libya’s Foreign Ministry building, as well as the building next door housing the Benghazi branch of the Libyan Central Bank.

“The car had a large amount of explosives and was placed just next to the building,” Abdullah Zaidi, a local security official, told Reuters.

The officials told The Associated Press that several passers-by were slightly injured by the blast, which blew out windows in nearby buildings.

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I have to agree with Mrs. Smith – Bullfeathers!! Twelve long months have passed since this happened and we have five separate House committees investigating, and still no answers. That is completely unacceptable.

Brennan says he is unaware of officers who has been threatened with reprisals, yet the story came out in July that they were being forced to sign non-disclosure agreements. In fact, Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia spoke about it on the House floor, so Brennan had to know. 

Why are the identities of these officers classified and why do they have to work through classified channels? Is it in case they need to get disappeared for saying the wrong thing?

~Kathy

 

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10 Responses to Well, It’s About Time!!!

  1. There is absolutely no integrity in this administration. There is no transparency. There is no Truth. There is absolutely no sense of responsibility to the demands of the American public.

    My disgust with this spot of dog vomit knows no bounds.

  2. Buck says:

    Looking at the picture of Hillary when she said, “..What difference does it make?”
    It looks so phoney. I’ll bet before going before the committee she practiced several hours in front of a mirror just to get the gesture down with the “..What difference does it make..” statement.
    And some folks STILL think her shit don’t stink.

    • Kathy says:

      Personally, I don’t see how she could stand to look in the mirror. And to think she could be the candidate for 2016 – God help us before that becomes a reality.

  3. Mrs AL says:

    It’s starting to come home to roost. Better fasten your seatbelts b/c the leftist/progressives/whatever they are will not take failure graciously.

    • Kathy says:

      You’re right, Mrs. AL. It would be my guess that we (the public) never hear a word out of these guys since it will be done through ‘classified channels’. They sure wouldn’t want the people to hear the truth.

  4. CW says:

    So will the survivors be accompanied by WH lawyers advising them not to answer questions when they appear before congress? I’m guessing they’ve all been warned about what to say and not say.

    The very notion that the WH had the power to prevent congress from talking with these folks in the first place says a lot about where this nation is at right now.

    • Kathy says:

      Yes, it does say a lot about where our nation is at this point. Those survivors, who made it through the most horrible night of their lives, who’ve been in hospitals for months (?) and silent for a year, will, most likely, never be seen or heard publicly. Lawyer or no.

  5. clyde says:

    I’m with CW. Not only that, but you can bet the farm ANYTHING they may say will be well sanitized to the point it is truthless.

  6. Terry says:

    If they ARE seen publicly, I will be looking for scars on their heads, and signs of a frontal lobotomy.