#Benghazi whistle-blower names revealed

Posted by: Phineas on May 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

**Posted by Phineas

US Consulate, Benghazi

They called for help.

And these are people in position to know what happened:

Appearing before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will be three career State Department officials: Gregory N. Hicks, the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya at the time of the Benghazi terrorist attacks and, upon the killing of Ambassador Stevens in those attacks, the highest-ranking American diplomat in the country; Mark I. Thompson, a former U.S. Marine and presently the Deputy Coordinator for Operations in the State Department’s Counterterrorism Bureau; and Eric Nordstrom, a Diplomatic Security officer who was formerly the regional security officer (RSO) in Libya, the top security officer in the country, in the months leading up to the Benghazi attacks.

More on Mr. Hicks:

Hicks is a veteran Foreign Service officer whose overseas postings have also included Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen. According to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), another member of the committee, Hicks was in Tripoli at 9:40 p.m. local time on September 11 when he received one of Stevens’s earliest phone calls amid the crisis. “We’re under attack! We’re under attack!” the ambassador reportedly shouted into his cell phone at Hicks. According to Chaffetz, who subsequently debriefed Hicks, the deputy “immediately called into Washington to trigger all the mechanisms” for an inter-agency response. “The real-life trauma that [Hicks] went through,” Chaffetz recalled to Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren, “I mean, I really felt it in his voice. It was hard to listen to. He’s gone through a lot, but he did a great job.”

Read the rest. These hearings on Wednesday are going to be very interesting.

via JCinQC

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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8 Responses to “#Benghazi whistle-blower names revealed”


  1. Drew the Infidel says:

    The mere thought of the squirming and sweating that is taking place in Obhammud’s inner circle is a specter that would bring a smile to old Tecumseh’s weathered cheeks.

  2. Joy says:

    Let all Americans hope that we will finally learn the truth about what happened in Benghazi. Steve Hayes has an article in the Weekly Standard that I highly recommend. It has three versions of the Administration’s talking points about Benghazi which are quite revealing. …however, still no reason for the lies about the video UNLESS IT WAS SOLELY TO PROTECT OBAMA PRIOR TO THE ELECTION.

  3. Nate says:

    OTOH, the Slowbama Administration now has four days to destroy those folks’ credibility, and they’ve got the Lamestream Media to help them do it.

    (Four days: today, tomorrow, Monday, and Tuesday)

  4. Carlos says:

    @Nate: I now consider what you refer to as the “Lamestream Media” as the COAM – the “Cover Obhammed’s Arse Media.”

    And yes, we will find out in the next four days all the dalliances and divorces, any bankos, any security breeches, any negative information at all, including whether any claims Christianity. That in itself should put them on JanNap’s terrorist watch list.

  5. CaMom says:

    I sincerely hope that these people have serious protection around them. Would hate to have their honestly and love of country cause them to be ‘offed’ by an Obama follower. True American heroes, the three of them. So proud of their courage…

  6. Lorica says:

    It is my prayer that the real information comes out regarding Benghazi. That there is no way to cover this up, and that those democrats who are not blind, will start to realize the evil that has taken over their party. Sadly, these people gave their lives, and for what, to initiate sympathy for Obama?? This man needs to be impeached for this. – Lorica

  7. Charlotte says:

    It is about time that we learn the truth.

    But will we? The obummer worshipping media is going to do EVERTHING possible to sully the reputation of every single one of the brave people who will testify. (the American media…what a bunch of latrine duty whores for obummer!)

    Americans are certainly entitled to find out why 4 Patriots in Libya were left to die while this administration fiddled.

    I hope enough of us CARE.