According to Sen. Lindsey Graham, our government is telling witnesses to the September 11 attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, to keep silent about what they know.
Some jobs require an oath of secrecy, particularly certain positions in the military, law enforcement or intelligence fields that may expose a person to genuine national secrets.
Then there are those situations where you might be sworn to secrecy but it just doesn’t feel right, like when the school bully warns you not to rat him out to the principal after taking your lunch money.
Congressional staff members who have been investigating Benghazi believe there are 33 eyewitnesses who have for all intents and purposes “vanished.” The White House has not come forward with a list of names and won’t tell members of Congress who or where the survivors are.
White House spokesman Jay Carney has denied that the Administration is interfering with the Benghazi investigation, saying, “I’m sure that the White House is not preventing anyone from speaking.”
He’s believable because it’s perfectly normal that 33 witnesses to an embarrassing international incident wouldn’t make a peep in our media-saturated modern world. After all, it’s not like any major media outlets would be so hungry for ratings that they would grant anonymity to a source who was fearful for his job, career, family, life or whatever. That never happens.
Graham for some reason is just being stubborn when he doesn’t accept Carney’s excuses.
“The bottom line is they feel that they can’t come forth, they’ve been told to be quiet,” Graham told Fox News.
“We cannot let this administration or any other administration get away with hiding from the American people and Congress, people who were there in real time to tell the story,” he added.
At least one witness, a CIA agent, was visited in the hospital by Secretary of State John Kerry, and possibly Hillary Clinton. I’m sure they were just checking on the fellow.
Other Republicans, like Rep. Dana Rohrbacher, are just as convinced as Graham that the Administration is still hiding something from the media and Congress.
It’s hard to imagine what, since so much information has been leaked to the New Media regarding Benghazi and how the U.S. “mission” was actually a gun-running operation to fuel the fighting in Syria. It’s also known that the U.S. screwed up by relying on al-Qaida-linked mercenaries to overthrow Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
At least it’s known to the global media and the New Media — just not the lame-stream media like NBC.
We should urge Sen. Graham and other conservative representatives to keep pressing for answers.