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That's -- right -- we've been telling you about a group of Ben Ghazi witnesses.
Who want to reveal what they know about the deadly terror attacks that left four Americans -- nearly eight months ago.
But they are reluctant to come forward because they fear government retaliation.
And listen -- -- there's a high pro full profile whistle blower who works -- the Pentagon.
And he tells Fox News that there is good reason for them to be afraid national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin is live for -- at the Pentagon this morning.
Hi there Jennifer tell us about what this whistle blower had to say about possible retaliation.
Well Heather I spoke to France -- a marine who served in Iraq who later worked here in the Pentagon.
He noticed a problem back in the 20062007.
A request for heavily armored mine resistant vehicles also known as an M -- with being slowed down.
He says at the Pentagon by the Marine Corps in particular it was a two year requests for this vehicle.
Known as an M -- that he and others believed would save troop lives he first spoke to then senator Biden's office.
Then agreed to speak to USA today and then he testified openly on Capitol Hill.
I asked him why he decided to come forward to take on the entire Marine Corps and pentagon.
Well because the issue was solving the issue at hand with -- more important than.
That allowing it to remain -- chain of command didn't work at some point was shut down in terms of what I was.
Needed to share with the offices of secretary of defense.
-- at that point I realized that the only way to do this school around to come.
Eventually he got the attention of Defense Secretary Robert Gates who ordered the M -- to deploy immediately no matter the cost.
A decision that did save lives -- -- says the rich yet to retaliation against him began almost immediately.
And then finally.
The -- To my suspension for over one year that was sent home with pay understandably but it was the -- my firing.
And the stripping the ball -- clearances without clearance of the can't do much.
The Marines say that if whistle blowers and the Pentagon are elsewhere have.
Problems with what happened they can go to the inspector general they would not comment specifically on France scouts case Heather -- -- -- since he was a whistle -- -- another kind of case he says you know there's a precedent here and this is what could happen to -- -- -- guys.
OK so what advice does he have for the -- got -- whistle blowers.
-- his best advice is to get a lawyer and to reach out to the nonprofit groups such as project on government oversight pogo.
And the government accountability project that's who he reached out to they help whistle blowers like himself.
-- sympathize with these folks who are.
Who would like some transparency on what's issue this issue on and that's it which I know nothing about it to.
And because I'm coming here is an individual would not represented in the government at all.
But I sympathize with them.
And a they'd like to throw gasoline on that issue -- doesn't happen again in the future.
-- what I was doing -- and I just know what they're gonna go through.
The bottom line is -- Skiles who was prominent whistle blower here in the Pentagon.
Says that as much as the government says that it protects whistle blowers he himself has had a very difficult time for -- for the past five years as a result of coming forward -- Machine okay Jennifer Griffin thank you so much like present to -- --
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