Thursday, March 7, 2013

Benghazi Survivor Wants to Talk: An SKK Exclusive

At least one survivor who lived through the horrific attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi wants to talk to lawmakers, a source confirmed. The survivor is hospitalized, and communicated through an intermediary who spoke to me on condition of confidentiality.

"The survivor has information that [s/he] believes is crucial to the understanding of this event," the source said. "The individual has concerns that this information has not been elicited."

According to the source, the survivor asked that a message be made public via this blog: "I want to talk."

As many as seven survivors are believed to be in hospital at Walter Reed, recovering from injuries.

A second source, connected to U.S. intelligence, confirmed to me that the survivors as a group have not been properly debriefed.

More than one is capable of going through debrief, the survivor-contact said.

"The injuries are serious, but not so devastating that none can talk."

"In fact," the source added, "some of them don't understand why they haven't been brought in to testify. They expected to be called in to hearings. They expected extensive debriefing."

I asked the source whether the survivor or survivors felt silenced or marginalized.

The response: "Draw your own conclusions."

I asked the source if officials wanted to conceal something pertaining to the Benghazi mission.

The response: "Draw your own conclusions." 

One of the most significant findings teased out by three U.S. Senators asking about Benghazi is that survivors have yet to be properly debriefed. In a statement published on Sen McCain's website and earlier today on this blog, U.S. Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte wrote the following.

"We do not know why the testimonies of the U.S. personnel who were evacuated from Benghazi on September 12 – eyewitnesses who knew there never was a demonstration outside the U.S. Mission – were not shared in a timely way with, and immediately factored in to the judgments of, our intelligence community."

I expect to have more on Benghazi in days to come.

18 comments:

Another Navy Guy said...

You found a survivor. How did you do that.

Bill said...

{Hillary hat on} "Really Susan, What difference, at this point, does it make?” {Hillary hat off}

Susan Katz Keating said...

Well you see, Hill, it's like this....

Dbie said...

Get some, Susan!

LongTabSigO said...

Are they being detained? Or are they just in a medical condition that keeps them in hospital?

Susan Katz Keating said...

Excellent questions. Some have medical conditions. I don't know about the others.

Anonymous said...

On State Department website and article was written by a DS agent that was in BENGHAZI With Amb. Stevens Listing several names of people who were from State Department working in Benghazi
I provided this information to Sen. Graham and Sen. McCain and Greta at Fox news several times
Article was written on 12 2012

Susan Katz Keating said...

Anon, thank you for dropping in. Did you hear anything back from either of those three? Please feel free to email any info to me at DearSKK@live.com. Many thanks for your efforts to reveal the truth.

Anonymous said...

BEEN TRYING TO EMAIL U INFO SINCE U REPLIED TO MY ANON POST, BUT EMAIL WONT SEND I HAVE LINKS AND FILES I ALSO POSTED SUM ON YOUR TWITTER FEED

Anonymous said...

BY THE WAY NO I HAVE NOT HEARD FROM ANY1 I SENT INFO TO
HOWEVER GRETA ASKED ON AIR IF ANY1 KNEW A SURVIVORS NAME LET HER KNOW
SHE SAID THAT AFTER 3WEEKS OF ME SENDING HER OVER AND OVER NAMES
GUESS I SHUD HAVE FOUND ACTUAL PERSON 4HER

Anonymous said...

Anon- did you try DearSKK@live.com? I think SKK is in the field now tracking this story.

Anonymous said...

SENT EMAIL 2 @LIVE ACCT LET ME KNOW THANKS,

Susan Katz Keating said...

Nothing yet, Anon. Try again?

jms said...

I call utter bullshit. These attacks happened six months ago! We are supposed to believe that six months after all these staffers successfully evacuated on their own two feet, every single one of them is still recovering from serious injuries, not in a rehab center, but in hospitals? This article says Walter Reed. John Kerry said Bethesda. What sort of injuries are these anyhow?

Your "sources" are feeding you bullshit. There probably are no survivors. They were most likely all killed in the attack. That would explains why they have all disappeared into thin air. That would explain why there are conflicting reports about where they are. That would explain why Congressional investigators have not shown any interest in debriefing them. That would explain why the administration completely freaked out and fabricated a bullshit story about a filmmaker. We had an entire embassy slaughtered to the last man two months before an election. The entire story about "survivors" was a ruse to conceal a diplomatic disaster. Maybe you could start investigating that instead of letting your "sources" piss on you and tell you it's raining.

Susan Katz Keating said...

You do realize that WR and Bethesda are one and the same, right?

Stay tuned. You might be enlightened.

Richard said...

Susan, Fact check the validity of this person. This administration will go to extraordinary lengths and I wouldn't rule out a poser or actor. How you can do that I cannot say but it has a mild odor to it.

Susan Katz Keating said...

Congressional investigators have been screaming to talk to these people. They have not been made available.

Rick, roger that. This is why it's taking so long to dig.

Susan Katz Keating said...

Jms, please see today's post regarding a Ramstein-based USAF general, who says his unit evacuated 32 survivors and 4 dead.