More disgusting, politically-motivated misinformation about the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Benghazi

Someone I went to high school with posted an absolutely horrific photo on Facebook today of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens being dragged naked through the streets of Benghazi and tortured with a cattle prod after being set on fire and repeatedly raped. I hesitate to share it here, as it’s so graphic, but I feel as though people need to know the truth… which, of course, is that Ambassador Stevens was never raped, or tortured in the streets of Bengazi.

Stevens was, as all of us who bothered to read the actual reports know, carried by Libyan civilians to the Benghazi Medical Centre in the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attack on the American consulate. He, as we all know, died from the injuries he sustained, but his body was not desecrated, and he was neither raped nor tortured. (Speaking of the attack, murder charges were filed yesterday against Ahmed Abu Khattala, the prominent Benghazi militia leader thought to be responsible.)

Here’s the image that my friend shared with me today, followed, a bit later, by the actual image of Stevens being carried to the hospital… You’ll notice that my friend was just one of 9,516 to share the image, and the associated text.


I would love to focus 100% of my anger directly on those individuals responsible for this attack, but I find it difficult when so many of my fellow Americans have chosen to add insult to injury by grabbing ahold of this terrible tragedy and using it to further their own political agendas. As you can clearly see in the text accompanying the image, the point of sharing this isn’t to mourn the tragic passing of a dedicated public servant, but to see our President weakened by it. “If ANYTHING is going to take Obama down, IT IS THIS!!”, the author says. But, as I said above, it’s not real… not that reality matters anymore.

A quick Tineye search of the image has turned up several instances in which the photo in question appeared on the web in 2009 and 2010. I’ve been translating sites for the past half hour or so, and I still can’t find a definitive source, but I don’t imagine it really matters, seeing as how its existence prior to 2012 alone proves that it couldn’t be Stevens. (This same image has been used to illustrate articles about Spanish war crimes, Argentinian war crime, and the activities of the CIA in the Middle East.)

BenghaziStevensHere, by way of context, is an excerpt from a post I wrote about Benghazi in November of last year. (The image to the right, by the way, is of the real Chris Stevens being dragged to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.)

…Based on the evidence, I think it’s safe to say that this is nothing more than a disgraceful attempt to capitalize on tragedy.

Let’s start with the fact that, contrary to what the Republicans in Congress would have you believe, American embassies and consulates are attacked quite frequently. During the Bush administration, for instance, seven American embassies were attacked. These attacks took place in Saudi Arabia (2004), Uzbekistan (2004), and Athens (2007), among other places. The bloodiest attacks took place in Karachi, Pakistan, where ten people were killed and fifty-one were injured in 2002, and in Yemen, where ten people lost their lives in 2008. To my knowledge, none of the people now calling for a formal investigation into what happened in Benghazi so much raised a single question about Bush’s role relative to embassy security in the wake of any of these attacks.

To be honest, I can’t even recall the Republicans being this aggressive in response to the 9/11 attacks on our country, in which 2,996 individuals were murdered. And, in that case, we actually had solid evidence demonstrating that the President had disregarded warnings of an imminent attack on American soil. I mean, among other things, the man was actually handed a national security briefing document by a CIA official on August 6, 2001 entitled Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US, and yet, by all accounts, did nothing. But, yet it’s the Benghazi attack that has Republicans talking about impeachment. I can’t be the only one that finds that a little odd, right?

If any of you doubt what this is really about, I’d encourage you to look into the actions of Senator John McCain this morning. After days of demanding that a special select committee be formed to investigate what happened in Bengazi, and making the case that it’s critically important that we understand exactly what happened, John McCain chose to skip a closed-door briefing about the deadly Benghazi attack this morning, opting instead to go on television, demanding immediate answers. And, when the irony of this was pointed out to him, he wasn’t happy….

But this isn’t anything new. The Republicans, who apparently have no shame whatsoever, have been attempting to politicize the deaths of these four Americans since the night of the attack, when Romney violated his pledge not to make partisan comments on the anniversary of 9/11, called a press conference, and proceeded to lie to the American people, saying that “the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.” It wasn’t true then, and it wasn’t true several weeks later, when, during the second presidential debate, Romney went back to the issue, claiming falsely that Obama had failed to call the attack an act of terrorism, only to be fact-checked in real time. And it’s certainly not true now… This was a horrific event, and we should mourn the loss of the four American men who died there that night, while serving their country, not use their deaths to further our own political agendas…

While I reached out to my old friend, and let her know that the image that she’s sharing isn’t of Stevens, I wonder about the other 9,515 people who’ve shared it thus far. Is anyone telling them? And I wonder why it is that my friend still hasn’t removed it from her page. And maybe that’s the more troubling thing… the fact that someone, knowing that it couldn’t possibly be Stevens, would still keep it up. My guess, and I’d have to ask her, is that she still thinks, somehow, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that it could be him. That’s how strong the narrative being pushed by the right has become. As with the Obama birth certificate story, they’ve decided to go all in on Benghazi, knowing that, after a solid year of continuously blowing smoke, there are going to be a certain number of people who, regardless of what evidence they’re shown, will believe that there’s fire. And that’s why, almost a year after these tragic events, we’re confronted by a huge number of people who honestly believe that Obama was somehow responsible for the deaths of these three Americans… or, worse yet, maybe even had a hand in planning it. Sadly, that’s the world we live in today.

And the truly terrible thing is that all of this nonsense is distracting us from what we should be doing… which is coming together in order to bring the men responsible for theses deaths in Benghazi to justice, and demonstrating to the people of the world that we’re a nation governed by laws, and not by paranoid delusions delivered by way of social media.

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  1. Robert
    Posted August 7, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t read your comments. As soon as I saw the title, I knew you were drinking the Obama Cool-aid and I would only be risking getting brainwashed by your words if I read them. Nice try though.

  2. anonymous
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    These people have no fucking shame. I doubt very seriously whether the original poster is even a real person. This kind of thing is reprehensible.

  3. EOS
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 8:48 am | Permalink

    Those damn Republicans. How did they brainwash Mark’s progressive friend into posting their doctored photos on her Facebook page?

  4. anonymous
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    When did Mark say that his friend was progressive? Judging from what he’s conveyed in this post, I’d say she’s a Tea Partier like you, EOS.

  5. Robert
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    EOS must have ESP, because he knows Mark’s friend is progressive. You may have noticed, he picks up a lot of details through his ESP that the rest of us aren’t sensitive enough to ascertain.

  6. anonymous
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    I read through the last Benghazi conversation that took place here, and found EOS’s explanation as to why the President should be held accountable.

    EOS: “This administration attempted to deceive the American people, and the rest of the world, into thinking that something other than extremist muslims were responsible. This administration left American citizens abroad in jeopardy, without sending in troops or seal teams, because they felt it would be politically advantageous.”

    Neither of these things is true. Obama said from the beginning that this was an act of terrorism, and troops could not be sent to the consulate for several well documented reasons.

  7. anonymous
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    More on why troops couldn’t be sent to quell the attack.

    The following is from Robert Gates, who served under both Obama and President George W. Bush as defense secretary.

    full story:


    “We don’t have a ready force standing by in the Middle East — despite all the turmoil that’s going on, with planes on strip alert, troops ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. And so getting somebody there in a timely way — would have been very difficult, if not impossible.”

    Republicans have harshly criticized the Obama administration’s military response to the Benghazi attack. In recent days, they have been championing the suggestions of Gregory Hicks, the former deputy chief of mission for the U.S. in Libya, who testified before a House committee last week.

    Hicks said he was furious that the administration did not send in a team of Special Forces or fly a fighter jet over Benghazi to intimidate the attackers.

    Gates did not single out Hicks by name on Sunday, but he mocked those sorts of suggestions, saying they painted “a cartoonish impression of military capabilities and military forces.”

    “And frankly, I’ve heard, ‘Well, why didn’t you just fly a fighter jet over and try and scare ’em with the noise or something?’ Well, given the number of surface to air missiles that have disappeared from Qaddafi’s arsenals, I would not have approved sending an aircraft, a single aircraft — over Benghazi under those circumstances,” he said.

    “And with respect to — sending in special forces or a small group of people to try and provide help, based on everything I have read, people really didn’t know what was going on in Benghazi contemporaneously,” Gates added. “And to send some small number of special forces or other troops in without knowing what the environment is, without knowing what the threat is, without having any intelligence in terms of what is actually going on on the ground, I think, would have been very dangerous.”

  8. Robert
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    I agree with EOS. The Obama Administration deliberately left the embassy vulnerable so that 4 Americans would die. What he didn’t count on is that the GOP would notice and hold him accountable, sort of like the X-Men would.

  9. EOS
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink


    We gave the surface to air missiles to Libyan rebels in an attempt to help them overthrow Qaddafi. More than 30 CIA operatives were at the consulate and its annex at the time of the attack. They were attempting to buy back the missiles and ship them through Turkey to the rebels in Syria to assist them in overthrowing Assad. Americans were left to die because the CIA did not want exposure of its covert activities. And we wonder why they hate us.

  10. Robert
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Oh EOS, now you’re trying to blame the CIA for what Obama did?

  11. EOS
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    No, I blame Obama for what the CIA did.

  12. Sparklemotion
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    I think all the Libya talk is pretty much a smokescreen for the left, whose President has continued if not expanded the worst policies of GWB. Of course, the bitching is much more subdued now that the left’s man us in power. Someone died. Whoopie doo. That’s what terrorists do. Now eroding civil liberties at an accelerating pace? Thats something terrorists could only dream of.

  13. Megan
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I just love how 20+ people died at embassies under Bush’s watch and Republicans didn’t seem to give a shit about them. But with a Democrat in office??? Oh boy!!! Let’s blow everything out of proportion for the sole purpose of winning the White House back so that we can go back to not caring who dies.

  14. Randy Milgrom
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Great piece, Mark. You work hard on this stuff and I, for one, appreciate it.

    Anonymous — why do you post anonymously?

  15. Randy Milgrom
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    In fact, why is everyone on this thread posting anonymously?

  16. anonymous
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Don’t take it personally, Randy. It’s an Internet thing. I just think it’s best to leave as little trace of my existence as possible. But I’m not the only one who posts here under this handle. There’s at least one other, and maybe more. They may have different reasons for not wanting to be know. Or, maybe Anonymous is their actual name. I suppose that’s possible.

  17. Maria
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    That first picture looks like the a picture released many years ago where the Marine in Somalia was ambushed in the city, along time ago.. I think there was a movie made about that event.

  18. Randy Milgrom
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Would you be interested in talking to me further about this offline for a story I’m writing about internet anonymity?

  19. anonymous
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 8:41 pm | Permalink

    I’m commenting anonymously because I’m a dog.

  20. Randy Milgrom
    Posted August 8, 2013 at 9:33 pm | Permalink

    Why would you say it’s an internet thing? How so? And why would you want to leave as little trace of yourself as possible? What would be wrong with making yourself known?

  21. Robert
    Posted August 11, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    Randy, there is an ongoing investigation to determine the identity of the person who posts here as EOS. We can use some extra help if you’re interested.

  22. EOS
    Posted August 12, 2013 at 5:09 am | Permalink

    Because Robert is obsessed. He might start stalking me in person, or worse. Of all the anonymous posters, he has offered a reward for only one. To what end?

  23. Randy Milgrom
    Posted August 12, 2013 at 5:43 am | Permalink

    Robert — Will you please contact me by email?

  24. Robert
    Posted August 12, 2013 at 8:17 am | Permalink

    Oh, EOS, I started stalking you a long time ago. “Obsessed” would be a dramatic understatement.

  25. jimbo for reason
    Posted August 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    4 people killed by terrorists on Obama’s watch: impeach the MF brother!

    nearly 3000 killed by terrorists under president Cheney and VP Bush: pass

  26. Don
    Posted August 18, 2013 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    I hope someone will show the picture of the Ambassador being torture when Hillary the witch is doing a speech or even better during one of the debates when she runs for the White House, with a caption saying “It doesn’t Matter” yeah right, tell,it to his family

  27. Zimmerman
    Posted August 19, 2013 at 10:26 am | Permalink

    You are just as bad as the rest by stating unknowns as truths. Right now, however, the facts are mounting up that the ambassador was indeed found alive and tortured. Putting this photo aside, there are many articles written in the middle east that support this as well as inconsistencies when photos have been evaluated by the experts. Since his autopsy is kept under lock and key by our administration it will continue to fuel the search for the truth. Americans will never believe Obama because he has lied so many times. He lied while grandstanding in front of Ambassador Stevens casket. I hope you are enjoying that cool aid.

  28. Posted August 20, 2013 at 7:01 am | Permalink

    Thanks for giving us the facts – amazing how much ‘damage’ (as intended by the propaganda) a viral post can do.

  29. Zimmerman
    Posted August 20, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    @Sue. If you are deeming this article as the facts, you are sadly mistaken. Fact finding should not be an article that does not reference any of their research. If you actually do some research yourself, you will uncover that the United States government has not released Ambassador Stevens autopsy. Fact is Stevens was removed alive then was delivered dead to the hospital. If you look up congressional hearings following the days of the attack, you will hear congressman talking about his torture. Those are the facts. The main street media will not put this on TV because they are protecting the anointed one. There are photos of the ambassador being drug through the streets and articles in the middle east talking about his torture. You like the author of this article continue to drink the cool aid.

  30. Goffery
    Posted August 20, 2013 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Sources?! How exactly did you back or prove anything you just claimed? You have alot in common with the Ostrich, and i agree with the first poster. Your hiding hole is certainly flooded with the drink.

  31. John Galt
    Posted August 20, 2013 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    He was alive when he made it to the hospital. He then died. The cause is clear. Raped to death. It’s the only explanation possible.

  32. Posted August 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Once again the Liberals want to use their favorite dodge to avoid the truth that is “well something worse happened under Bush” When are you going to quit blaming the man he has been out of office for 6 years. When is Osama Obama going to step up and take responsibility for what happens on his watch. Who gave the order to the response troops to stand down and why? Don’t give me the crap about they couldn’t get there in time. The attack lasted for 7 hours. Why was the lie about this being a demonstration that got out of control still being spread by the administration 10 days afterwards when they knew from the start it was an Al Quita attack. Why did it take so long to get Hillary to the witness stand. I don’t buy the crap about the concussion etc. The bitch has been dizzy for years. and lastly please explain the “what difference does it make” remark by her dizziness, I’ll tell you what difference it makes 4 Americans died and nobody in the current administration gives a damn because they can’t get any political boost from it. Where is the openness promised by Obama in his campaign speeches. How the hell you liberals can keep supporting this traitor I will never know

  33. Kelly Kafir
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 1:39 am | Permalink

    To quote your future DNC nominee, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” (Add your own screeching voice to this.) This blog, which, BTW is NOT a good source and ONLY an apparent Demoncrat’s opinion to protect his Messiah and his crew from the responsibility they had to protect these guys. Aviano was close enough to send in help!!! We know that Obama’s puppet master Valerie Jarret gave the order to stand down! THIS IS DERELICTION OF DUTY AND OBAMA CANNOT BLAME BUSH FOR THIS!

  34. steve davis
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 6:45 am | Permalink

    any way you libs spin this the fact is they were not protected by the OBAMA administration!!!!!!!

  35. site admin
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    Whee are you people coming from? Was this written about on The Blaze?

  36. Anna
    Posted August 21, 2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Regardless if this is a picture of Ambassador Stevens or an US Marine or a nameless Iranian man…he is a HUMAN!!!! And the absolute horror of his torture breaks my heart! NO ONE should EVER be subjected to such depravity!

  37. Mama
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    I, too, saw that picture on a friend’s Face Book timeline. It made me feel angry, sick and sad all at the same time. I didn’t know Ambassador Stevens, but I felt for his family who probably saw this picture of someone being brutalized and their loved one’s name attached to it. I read your blog. Thank You. It made me search for anything to debunk that awful photo. I found this very well-written article (on about the last days of Chris Stevens’ life. The article opens with a very somber photo of 2 young girls in Arab dress, holding a picture of Ambassador Stevens and cups with candles in them. I braced myself for the worst. The article painted a picture of a man who loved the country he served and the people he was serving. Thank you for pointing those of us who wanted to know the truth in the right direction. Thanks.

  38. nino
    Posted August 22, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

    Attack was known before it occurred. There was shoulder mounted surface to air missles being sold possibly black market sale. It may be possible that I fear to say Ambassador Stevens was involved in without permission or approval. This may of been what you call a mafia hit, to put it simply for you to understand.
    I do not know what happened to the thousand or so missles that were delivered incomspiciously in a rusty small ship. Do some research on this and you may find more info before the cia makes it disappear

  39. Posted August 23, 2013 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    Mark, you are a magnet for insanity.

  40. Oliva
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Peter, you’re right. Insanity is rampant and self-propelled in the USA these days. What happens when we strip education funding over the decades and let screwballs decide what to teach and berate thinking and learning, etc. But hope is hardy (I hope).

  41. EOS
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 8:13 am | Permalink


    Please show us the reference that documents your claim that funding for education has been reduced over the decades.

  42. EOS
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink

  43. anonymous
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Be sure, when you’re looking at per-student spending, to correct for inflation as well.

  44. EOS
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 8:37 am | Permalink

    The real heartbreak is that, for the last 50 years at least, the achievement level of the average student is inversely proportional to the amount of funding provided.

  45. anonymous
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Even taking inflation into account, it looks as though per-pupil spending is still increasing slightly.

  46. anonymous
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Until just recently, that is.

    It’s now dropping.

  47. anonymous
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    “Overall, public elementary and secondary school systems spent $595.1 billion in 2011, down 1.1 percent from 2010. It was the second year in a row that total expenditures fell. ”

  48. EOS
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 8:45 am | Permalink


    By the data you provided, supplied by NCES, from 1960 till 2009, the rate of increase for education is nearly 4 times higher than the rate of inflation.

  49. EOS
    Posted August 23, 2013 at 8:48 am | Permalink


    Total expenditures are down. The number of students enrolled in public schools is down even more.

  50. Maria
    Posted August 24, 2013 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Not sure, EOS, where you are going with your posts. Less kids in public schools, are you excluding charters? Are there just less kids as the Boomers age? Are kids, especially, some kids, needier than before, and possibly are being exploited by the system that collects money for them?

  51. Posted August 24, 2013 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    Country level expenditure data is useful, but might not reflect local expenditures. Some areas might be way up and others way down.

    I don’t know much about education and local/state/federal spending, however.

    What’s the situation in Michigan/washtenaw/Ypsi?

  52. EOS
    Posted August 24, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    Here’s a link to all the school districts in Michigan:

    For the 2010-2011 school year, here’s what was spent per student

    Ypsilanti $16,653
    Lincoln Consolidated $11,674
    Willow Run $13,137
    Ann Arbor $13,629
    Saline $11,589
    South Arbor Charter $8552
    Dexter $14,365
    Eastern Washtenaw Multicultural Academy $8799
    Milan $20,459
    Detroit $19,983

  53. EOS
    Posted August 24, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    In 2010-2011 Ypsilanti Public Schools spent 24% more than the state average, per pupil, and less than 10% met the expectations of the MEAP test in any subject. Hope the new school district has a better plan.

  54. EOS
    Posted August 24, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Of the districts listed on my short list, Saline had the best test scores on the MEAP.

  55. EOS
    Posted August 24, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    All I’m saying is that academic achievement is not correlated with academic funding. We are spending record high amounts on public education and are producing extremely dismal results.

  56. Posted August 24, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    It’s because they aren’t buying guns for all teachers. If they’d just invest in armament, test scores would improve.

  57. Posted August 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    For me and many of the Libertarians/Conservatives with whom I share ideas this wasn’t an issue of “taking Obama down”. The fury came from the lack of accountability from the current administration. And worse than the lack of accountability was the rush to blame a completely unrelated pop-culture anti-Muslim film (through pop and culture may both be extremely generous based on the actual output). To live in a country where a multi-starred general calls a private citizen who is expressing his freedom of speech, no matter how vile we may find it, and tell that private citizen to cease and desist is neither acceptable, nor American. For the Scty of State to not understand that the devil is absolutely in the details and that EVERY FACT can make a difference in how we react to a terrorist act , including the fact that the US orchestrated, or at least facilitated, some pretty underhanded sh*t over there (arming the right/wrong people) and this was the price that we paid for getting involved in other countries’ political and religious issues. I’m so tired of hearing/reading, “BUT BUSH…” comments in response to the horrified reaction to our government’s response to the Benghazi attack. This has nothing to do with what happened under Bush or Obama. It has everything to do with how the entire event was mismanaged and redirected by the people who are supposed to work for all of us.

  58. Will
    Posted August 24, 2013 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    Carol, I assume you’re as outraged by what happened to Oscar Grant.

  59. wobblie
    Posted August 25, 2013 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    Since Public schools have privatized almost all services out side of the teachers, it would be interesting to know how much of the increase in per student spending has gone to our corp. masters to provide transportation, food services, janitorial services, administrative services etc. which were once provided by public employees. All of those services are dumped into “per pupil cost”. In addition it would be interesting to know what percentage of “public charter” school enrollment is made up of “special needs” children. I know that much of the money Ypsi spent beyond the per pupil allotment from the state came from grants to provide services to special need children. Since more and more of the money we spend on public education is siphoned off as profits for the privately owned service providers, I don’t understand the problem right wingers have with this trajectory.

  60. EOS
    Posted August 25, 2013 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Employee costs make up approximately 85% of public school expenditures. Privatization of services has always reduced those costs. Competitive bidding ensures that privately owned service providers keep costs low yet still meet essential requirements. On the other hand, bureaucratic administrations and unionization of public employees work synergistically to escalate costs on a continuous basis, with no mechanism in place to limit expenditures, to the detriment of all taxpayers.

  61. Robert
    Posted August 25, 2013 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    EOS, countries which haven’t sold their soul to some strict privatization ideology are kicking our asses on the world economic stage. That’s enough proof for any sane and sensible person to back away from these ridiculous absolutisms you like to proclaim.

  62. EOS
    Posted August 25, 2013 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Which countries are thoose Robert?

  63. Robert
    Posted August 25, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    The Scandinavian, Germanic speaking and some southeast Asian countries. One could argue Japan, China, and Russia to some degree as well. They all have much better long term planning, and investing strategies. Any other stupid questions, EOS? Would you like me to do your homework for you too?

  64. Robert
    Posted August 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Oh, I forgot Canada and Australia.

  65. Robert
    Posted August 25, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    See how easy that was, EOS? It’s called ‘answering a question’. You should try it sometime. You should also try this thing called self-examination. The people in your life would be grateful.

  66. Posted August 25, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    The United States’ deeply decentralized educational system has long been a profound failure.

  67. EOS
    Posted August 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    I’ve done my homework. Your list of countries who “kick our ass on the world economic stage” is absurd. Let’s look at some facts. Here’s the GDP’s of the coutries you listed as compared to the U.S.

    U.S. $15.94 trillion per capitta $50,700
    China $12.6 trillion per capita $9,300 25% of the population doesn’t have access to good water, sanitation and are illiterate
    Japan $4,7 trillion per capita $36,900
    Germany $3.25 trillion per capita $39,700
    Russia $2.55 trillion per capita $18,000
    S. Korea $1.64 trillion per capita $32,800
    Canada $1.51 trillion per capita $43,400 (essentially part of the U.S. economy with 90% of its people living within 100 miles of U.S. border and NAFTA providing borderless trade)
    Australia $987 billion per capita $43,300
    Sweden $400 billion $41,900 per capita
    Norway $281 billion $55,900 per capita
    Finland $200.7 billion $37,000 per capita

    The United States has the largest, most technologically advanced economy for the greatest niumber of people. In what stretch of the imagination can you claim any of these countries kick our ass economically?

  68. Posted September 2, 2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    The truth is that none of us were there for a 1st hand account of what happened. Obama lied, Bush lied, many before them lied and new liars are lining up for there shot at the Oval. We believe we want to be believe, see what we want to see and argue with each other about that which we really know nothing about. Left, right….reports and released documents, we all drink the cool-aid and we are all sheep. That’s where this government want us, not in the black and white but in the gray area. The truth….nobody posting here knows a damn thing or the truth.

  69. Books Moore
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 2:35 am | Permalink

    The definitive source of the image is here:

    It from Argentina.

  70. mr b
    Posted September 5, 2013 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    The cattle prod pic is not Stevens. But to write that these men did the honorable thing is incorrect, a Lebanese newspaper confirmed the day after the attack that stevens was raped, dragged through the city before being murdered. Thats NOT a US source, which is censored. That was from a paper in Lebanon. Even other Arabic media outlets reported the same. Just cuz it was quashed in the US, didnt mean he died a peaceful death. These are a brutal people that dont go nicely on captives.

    Not to mention theres still the question of how did these attackers know where the safe house was unless given inside info to that by a traitor?

  71. Posted September 5, 2013 at 8:14 pm | Permalink

    I don’t believe your article Mark, on the niceness of the folks that allegedly took Ambassador Chris Stevens to a hospital following the attack at Benghazi. The folks that supposedly assisted Ambassador Stevens were in close proximity to the very attack, and during it. Therefore, they were not the pure, snowy white, rescuers depicted by you and others who wrote essentially your story. These folks were terrorists Mark; They were an extension of the same people who were right then in a gunbattle with the two, now dead, Navy SEALS on the roof of the embassy. The one and same people who killed and injured the remainder of the embassy employees. If they weren’t terrorists, Mark, they wouldn’t have been there. Because the only folks there that night were attempting to kill the embassy and employees.
    Decent, gentle people would not have been in the proximity of this attack, Mark. Those folks would have been at home, hoping to God these savages weren’t going to come to their house next and kill them too. Decent, gentle people, the rescuers of the world, do not go to an all out gun battle. Those kinds of folks want to be as far away as possible from this kind of fiery gun battle. These kind of folks want to protect their children, not bring them to a freaking gun battle to endanger themselves, and their family.
    I don’t know what happened to Ambassador Stevens Mark. Neither do you. But, I do know that based the standard m.o. of the savages that terrorists are would indicate that what your ‘friend’ showed you was a lot closer to the truth than what you just purported. These people are true savages. What do we know of them and their hatred for infidels – one of whom would be Ambassador Stevens. We know these savages have beheaded several Americans, burned bodies of those killed, cut the throat of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl, forcibly removed the eyes from two captured American soldiers who surrendered to them. So, would it be difficult for you to believe that the savages did exactly what your ‘friend’ showed you? It’s their m.o. Mark. Believe it.

  72. Linda
    Posted September 11, 2013 at 2:56 pm | Permalink

    To Robert: Ha, please re-read your comment. In other words, you don’t want to be exposed to the truth because then you would have to admit that everything you’ve been spewing and hearing about the president has been FALSE! lol

  73. Linda
    Posted September 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    To roquer: This is a photo taken in 2009. It is NOT Ambassador Stevens.

  74. Marie Jean
    Posted September 12, 2013 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    Check out the information on this link regarding the misinformation and false photos regarding this matter. ” the photo we see could not have been Chris Stevens being tortured being tortured by Muslims because it was taken prior to the year 2009 and the Benghazi Consulate Attack that Stevens died in was a 2012 incident. Stevens reportedly died of smoke inhalation.”

  75. Posted September 29, 2013 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    so I read the comments, funny its one side or the other, even when the fact is a photo taken 4 years ago, they come up with some BS to say it aint so, so many Obama haters so many lies, hey I don’t care for some of what our president does, but at least I take the time to research many sites to make up my own mind, and not jump on the hater train

  76. Posted October 1, 2013 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    To all the jack wagons on here lets get down to the point here, a standing US diplomat was killed. an Ambassador has the power to enter into agreement and trieties with forien powers and the US is obligated to honor them. This man and some of his staff were killed on station. Military assest were told to stand down, high ranking officers were relieved over it. Obama knew what was going on, hilery also know because that the kind of stuff they wake you up over. they chose to let them die and that is unforgivable. I plan on doing a video about this on my site this is a travisty . I am not a big fan of Obama I did not vote for him. A big boy decision was needed and he came up short. plan and simple. I welcome your comentry

  77. Posted October 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this post. I was really upset when it popped up on my Facebook today – not just because it’s graphic, but because it’s patently false. This image is not Ambassador Stevens. This photo is from the 1980s, when Argentinian authorities systematically tortured and killed political dissidents (see: Argentina’s Dirty War). What’s more, these images have been online since at least 2004.

    By all credible accounts (ex post facto AQAP posturing not withstanding), Stevens was not raped and tortured and dragged through the streets. Quite the opposite. “With the clearing of smoke, Ambassador Stevens’ rescuers found him within a room in the safe area of Villa C, did not know his identity, pulled him out through an egress window, and sought medical attention for him…. [Stevens] was brought to the emergency room by six civilians. The identities of these civilians are unknown at the time of this report, but to the best knowledge of the Board these were ‘good Samaritans.’”

    The actual facts were sad enough without resorting to graphic disinformation.

    Sources:, Page 26

  78. Mike Hope
    Posted October 22, 2013 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    It is amazing how those who have never served, never sacrificed, never worked, never given anything to anyone, can be so stupid and opinionated at the same time. Most of the drivel above is written by the radically ignorant, and provides more misinformation about “misinformation” than has ever been seen even on the far left media channels… You morons need to wake up, because I, and millions like me, are tired of paying for your FREE crap…

  79. Mike Hope
    Posted October 22, 2013 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    I’m sure my comment will be removed as this anti-American website/blog, or whatever it is called, seems to be “occupied” by idiots…

  80. Posted October 22, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I am just letting u know the picture was just sent on my facebook

  81. loser
    Posted October 26, 2013 at 11:28 pm | Permalink


  82. Posted October 28, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Sooooooo, 60 minutes just aired interviews after an long exhaustive search for the truth and found that this was organized and executed by extremist terrorists and that there was more than enough warning and time to avoid this from happening. The media and talking head kool aid drinkers who attacked those who told you what happened yet you refuse to believe the truth to your ideologic blindness.

  83. jim
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    Thanks Mark for writing this. I for one independently came to very same conclusions after research. As far as drinking the “Obama cool aid” the believers of the conservative propaganda should look at themselves and ask why am I so incredibly gullible.

  84. mike
    Posted November 14, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Weird, you say in your article that the republicans are trying to make a big deal about this attack. Then you point out that embassies get attacked frequently, seven during Bush’s presidency. So if embassies are attacked frequently and Libya was in a state of hostility then why wasn’t their as much if not more diplomatic or military security protecting ambassador Stevens again? I think that’s what the republicans are actually asking as well as anyone else that is somewhat intelligent. Hey out happens all the time so let’s ignore communications which illustrate an unusual amount hostility towards an American presence? Doesn’t sound like incompetence to me at all…You’re proof any fool can write drivel.

  85. Duke
    Posted November 16, 2013 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    That’s typical: use some obscure “right winger” media source(s) as gospel for ALL republicans, ALL conservatives, ALL libertarians or any and ALL other groups that oppose the socialists in power and their sheep. You are yet another bomb thrower with no credibility and sadly you will remain so. Get a clue dude because you suck at reality and what it means to be a true journalist. Think about it or are you bright enough for self analysis? … probably not.

  86. Fran
    Posted November 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    Despite the name or date or religious affiliation, political beliefs, or anything else… The fact IS THIS WAS SOME MOTHERS SON, a husband, brother or even a father, but more importantly A HUMAN BEING……and an ABSOLUTE ATROCITY COMITTED BY others who were obviously undeserving of being referred to as human…… And BLAME WHO U WANT, HE IS DEAD…… And in the ARMS OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST NOW WHERE HE WILL NEVER SUFFER AGAIN….. Could we hav done more to save this man, possibly, did our Government- NO….how could we, this administration cant even get a website up and running…. No i do not drink the koolaide, nor do i hav my head in the sand…. I hav my head in THE BIBLE……as our country’s leaders should be also….. I believe Winston Churchill said it best( and i know u will correct me if im wrong)…. “WAR IS HELL”….. And may the perpetrators of this horrible atrocity an others like it GO STRAIGHT TO HELL…. GOD BLESS AND COMFORT THIS MANS FAMILY….. And hold ALL ACCOUNTABLE IN ALL GOVERNMENTS!!!!

  87. gil hurlbut
    Posted November 26, 2013 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Thanks for reporting this info. The chain letter just got to me.
    I have reported your article to along with noting the photo at
    “Photograph of alleged torture by Argentinian authorities in the 1980s”

  88. david wesson
    Posted November 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    gil hurt butt, you think anybody gives a damn who you report to. You can report to Snopes,com or who gives a damn stupid ass. Im from Mississippi, we don’t back down from anything. Bring it on!!!!

  89. Theadversary
    Posted November 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    Seems that snopes disagrees with your categorical assertion that the Ambassador wasn’t raped. And why is it, as Snopes notes at the bottom of its article, that Obama won’t release the autopsy information?

    Finally, Gates is a moron. We have ready special ops forces on standby 24/7 and have had them for decades. It has been well documented that not only did the embassy call for such help, but that administration officials refused to allow the request to be granted (quibbles over the difference between “hold in place” at a location that was NOT being attacked and “stand down” notwithstanding).

  90. Posted December 21, 2013 at 7:43 am | Permalink

    …. I would love to focus 100% of my anger directly on those individuals responsible for this attack …:

    Sayyid Barry Buraq Hussayn bin Buraq Hussayn bin Hussayn Oogooboogoobama Samuel Doe Charles Taylor Frank Marshall Davis Soetoro and Missus Billy-Bubbah Blythe “Cli’ton,” you mean?

    Go ahead and focus. It’s easy if you try ….

  91. Posted January 1, 2014 at 1:36 am | Permalink


  92. Flyingfingers
    Posted January 15, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    What difference does it make!? I wanna be president some day.

  93. Anonymous II
    Posted January 16, 2014 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    can translate Span. > Eng. for “approximate” translation

  94. DR Win
    Posted January 16, 2014 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Gotta love the attitude of those who are screaming the loudest about the attack. We are AMERICANS and no matter what we want to do, or where we want to do it, we should be invincible, invulnerable and supreme. It’s a big world, we are just one country in it, and yeah, the era when the good ‘ol American passport was a guarantee of safety and security is over. So get used to it. Now they are saying that Benghazi was “preventable.” So was World War II, if you look at it a certain way. So is every murder, accident and tragedy that ever occurred. But guess what? Stuff happens. I’ve worked at Embassies and been under attack at Embassies, and not even the US can send in a Marine Regiment every time it happens. And not even the “Big Stick” faction in the US can make everyone “fear our wrath.” Especially in the Arab world, where so many people want to be violent martyrs.

    One question that no one seems to be asking is: what was the U.S. Ambassador doing 600 miles from the Embassy, in an otherwise bush-league consulate, surrounded by CIA? Sounds like a mission that was not entirely in keeping with the typical diplomatic/political assignment.

    The rabid right needs to wake up, grow up, and start dealing in facts. This country would be a lot better for it. (And before some fool hurls the inevitable “liberal” label: my politics are somewhere to the right of Genghis Khan, but I am not dumb enough to think that today’s absurd version of “conservatism” and knee-jerk party-line politics is helping the country.)

  95. Joe
    Posted January 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    As is typical of those who are so partisan they do not care about he facts (and that my friend is a two way street) you completely miss the point.

    The point is they knew this was a terrorist attack, and they knew this fact very soon. They knew it was pre-planned and coordinated. Therefore it could not possibly be what they said it was.

    That is all that matters: they tried to cover up what had happened, the reality, for political gain.

  96. sara
    Posted February 1, 2014 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    “Stevens was, as all of us who bothered to read the actual reports know” In light of all this government’s lying about what happened in Benghazi, what say you now? Frankly, I’m surprised you gave any of the “reports” by the gov’t or their lapdog media any credence in the first place. Now, whether this picture is or is not Ambassador Stevens, the truth is that he certainly shouldn’t be dead right now, nor the other three gentlemen who were purposefully left to DIE!

  97. Noah
    Posted February 22, 2014 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Its called or referred to as Cognitive Dissonance when someone is provided with or shown facts to their face and they still wont accept it due to the fact that if they do accept the truth as the truth, then they will have to question their entire perception of life as they know it.

    Why does explaining the truth, providing evidence or facts mean you are drinking Kool Aid or taking sides politically???

    The side I take is the truth…

  98. Noah
    Posted February 22, 2014 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    And Sara,

    your a fucking idiot. Stevens was serving in a post conflict country in a post where he receives danger pay…. Are you fucking kidding me that he wouldnt be in any danger??? He was negotiating arms buy back deals so he could potentially arm insurgents in nearby Syria. What the fuck do yiu think the CIA does exactly??? Sell boy scout cookies to the neighbors???

    Ive actually worked for the US State Dept providing Security for our Ambassador in Afghanistan. We rolled pretty deep and heavily armed to protect him and still the Embassy in Kabul has come under attack….

    This wasn’t even an embassy or a consulate yet… It was a CIA Annex with a Safe House near by….

    Those former Seals were killed and there to provide the Ambassador protection. Your lame assertion about he shouldnt have been killed no matter what is about the equivilant of naivety in assumin Police Officers while armed and the good guya should never get killed and lose their lives in the line of duty because you think so.

    Welcome to the real world….

  99. Kevin
    Posted March 19, 2014 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    The government issued a report today that the torture and rape were real. This article is propaganda.

  100. Knox
    Posted March 19, 2014 at 8:59 am | Permalink

    Do you have a link to the government report that was released today, Kevin?

  101. EOS
    Posted March 19, 2014 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    This was released several days ago. I skimmed it. I saw no mention of rape.

  102. Meta
    Posted March 19, 2014 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    The Senate Select Committee’s Benghazi Report was released over a month ago, on January 15, and says nothing about Stevens being tortured and/or raped.

  103. Posted March 20, 2014 at 7:12 am | Permalink

    Like Hillary said, “What difference does it make”?

    Posted April 8, 2014 at 4:55 am | Permalink

    It amazes me how white guilt still keeps this president popular. It’s rather obvious he is a failed president. He has done nothing but cause further demise to a country already in peril. Yet, the people still love him. It’s all white guilt. Everybody feels bad for the black man in 2014. Next on the docket is gonna be the 2016 election of the next Clinton. She will be voted into office for no reason other than she is a woman(sort of). Television and media has turned this generation into liberal lovers of everybody and everything. No accountability. They just vote people into office because they are other than white males. I love America but in a sick kind of way I like watching the people suffer as punishment for what they did at the poles. You asked for it, you got it.

  105. Delbert
    Posted April 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

    Your article on Chris Stevens is not fact, it is opinion, even Snopes says that the claim is unsubstantiated yet you somehow believe you are an expert.

    You also claim that Romney was claiming falsely that Obama had failed to call the attack an act of terrorism.

    This is NOT false it is the truth and if you read Obama’s speech from the Rose Garden you will see that the only time he mentioned the word terrorism was in regards to the act committed on 9/11/02. Here is part of what he said. The first quote is the start of his speech, the next quot is where he mentioned terror.

    “Yesterday, four of these extraordinary Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in Benghazi. Among those killed was our Ambassador, Chris Stevens, as well as Foreign Service Officer Sean Smith. We are still notifying the families of the others who were killed. And today, the American people stand united in holding the families of the four Americans in our thoughts and in our prayers.

    Of course, yesterday was already a painful day for our nation as we marked the solemn memory of the 9/11 attacks.

    No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation, alter that character, or eclipse the light of the values that we stand for. Today we mourn four more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America. We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.

    Never did he mention that Benghazi was a terrorist act.

    You must be one of the more ignorant liberals that think you opinion is fact and that if you twist a word it can mean anything that you want it to be

  106. Posted April 8, 2014 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    Are there news stories other than Benghazi? Because I can’t find them.

  107. viki
    Posted April 9, 2014 at 1:57 am | Permalink

    Now to the photograph itself and remember this is NOT a newly released photograph but a photograph now seen differently, because one main point in this photograph has been overlooked by all…until now that is. Remember reports by a Libyan doctor claimed Stevens died ‘at the consulate’ of “severe asphyxia,” sometimes known as smoke inhalation, but results of an autopsy done on Stevens’ body after it was returned to the US have NOT been made public to either prove or disprove that. And then known al-Qaeda terrorist Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin piped in claiming Stevens was killed by lethal injection ‘at the consulate’, and while some do NOT discard that as a possible cause of death that too has NOT been proven or disproved, again because our government has NOT released our US done autopsy results. But no matter as neither of those scenarios is the truth because Ambassador Stevens did NOT die at the Benghazi consulate…he died…NO he was MURDERED… after being taken very much ALIVE from the consulate and at the direct hands of the enemy…an enemy aided by our president…and here’s the proof…

    Notice Ambassador Stevens being carried by the barbarians…notice his right arm hanging down limp…now notice his bent left arm up by his face trying to either protect his face, cover his eyes, or even wipe tears from his eyes, but guess what…dead men do NOT wipe tears from their eyes nor do they try to cover their faces…NO…AMBASSADOR STEVENS WAS ALIVE NOT DEAD FROM SMOKE INHALATION and NO crap that he died at the hospital…and NO nonsense that maybe rigor-mortise had set in to bend his arm because that takes hours to happen and the time frame for that just isn’t here. This man was NOT being taken to a hospital after death as claimed but was dragged ALIVE through the streets, raped, sodomized, brutalized, and murdered by these muslim bast*rds, and this is why NO official US autopsy reports have been released. This fact had and still has to be hidden at all costs for Stevens being alive at this point could very well blow Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s cover-ups of why that night in Benghazi happened.

    Bottom line…our miserable muslim sympathizing president and his equally miserable former Secretary of State both NOT only LIED to us all about the reason for Benghazi, but also covered-up the cause of Ambassador Stevens’ death and everything relating to Benghazi. And that, I believe, is grounds for immediate arrest for treason. I found this ad

  108. clarise
    Posted April 30, 2014 at 11:47 am | Permalink


    Skip all this empty sophistry. Don’t even read it.

    Demand the AUTOPSY.

    Moreover, as regards the entire Benghazi Scandal: do you think it makes no difference? FLIP IT. Imagine that it took place under the watch under W. Bush and Cheney. Then ask yourself: would it still have made no difference to you?

    Cowardly hypocrites reply yes.

  109. Theresa Campbell
    Posted May 2, 2014 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Hi all, I just wanted to say on this,,, I am a republican, I am not here to gain favor with anyone. I don’t try to change the world. I am just deeply saddened by the loss of life period.Ambassador Stevens appeared to be a very warm caring individual who was attemptint to help the people of a country he loved very much and it is a travesty what happened to him. I feel horrible that he passed insuch a way no matter the details. No life is worth nothing…all are important. lets not get so far ahead that we forget this. everyone has a mother or sister or dad or unclethat mourns their passing. It is after all a life. god bless you all and stay safe. I don’t post anonymously as I don’t say anything I wouldn’t say to your face….

  110. Bert Sierra
    Posted May 3, 2014 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    Mark —

    Thanks for this post. I did a similar TinEye+Internet Archive search and uncovered an instance of the same image that was on a news website from March 2005 through January 2010. It was subsequently deleted, but The Internet Archive shows instances of exactly the same photo from a much earlier period.

    The author provided a caption describing the photo as an alleged victim of torture from Argentinian authorities in the 1980s, but that attribution is uncertain. The important point is that the photo appeared as early as 2005 on at least the website.

    Thought you and your readers might like to know.

  111. albert
    Posted May 4, 2014 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    That’s very worst.

  112. Banafsheh Zand
    Posted May 5, 2014 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    I agree with this writer in part though I am exceedingly disturbed by his lack of will to explain the fact that this tragic event WAS NOT as a result of some video (various top military officials at Africom headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, said that they watched live video feed from a Predator drone over the Special Mission Compound and later, over the Benghazi airport and the Annex, which clearly showed there were no protests). Then the writer fails to get angry about the fact that orders were issued, then recalled, to deploy a 50-man Special Forces unit from Croatia that could have reached Benghazi within hours. AND to add insult to injury, that Ben Rhodes specifically told Susan Rice to spin it by saying: “Reinforce the president and administration’s strength and steadiness in dealing with difficult challenges,” he wrote to UN Ambassador Susan Rice. He instructed her to “underscore” that the events in Benghazi were “protests . . . rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”

    Now, I suggest that the writer puts the righteous indignation aside and weigh the facts and pick his battle and pick it rationally.

  113. Meta
    Posted May 7, 2014 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    “Tomorrow, President Obama is going to do interviews with meteorologists all across the country about a new climate change report…I hope they ask him about Benghazi!” — Fox News host Dana Perino

    Read more:

  114. carol
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    Written by a cousin of Ambassador Stevens, a US Navy Chaplain, Senior Pastor Ret’d

    Here is my story. A week out the Embassy in Tripoli began receiving multiple tips about an Al Queda cell in the area planning an attack on 9/11 in response to the killing of Bin Laden. For the next several days, the state dept and WH were asked for a security force and were denied at least six times. Ambassador Stevens and his team were given the all clear that the Consulate in Benghazi was safe and there was no need for a security force other than his 3 personal guards (one being my cousin) and a few Libyans who were not armed. Then the attack and murders occurred.

    Immediately the WH claimed it was a protest gone bad over a you tube video. Obama made a quick speech in the Rose Garden on Sept.12 before catching a plane to Vegas to campaign. He made a generic statement at the end of his speech after placing the blame on an overheated protest over the video. He said “No act of terror will shake the resolve of America. Later that day and over the next 2 days, the liberal media began saying Ambassador Stevens and the other 3 men died of smoke inhalation. This was not the case.

    Out of respect for my cousin, I’m not going to be specific about his murder. However Ambassador Stevens was brutally murdered. His genitals were cut off, he was sodomized and beaten and cut and stabbed and burned. He was drug thru the streets and left for dead. This is eyewitness testimony of a local Dr. who found the Ambassador in a ditch and tried to save his life. He had no idea who he was. The other 3 men, including my cousin, met similar fates. And deaths due to smoke inhalation is a 100% fabricated LIE. The next week I drove my aunt and Uncle and 2 others to DC to receive his body. We met with Hillary, Panetta, and Susan Rice. ALL of whom apologized and said it was a protest gone bad over a video and exited the area. Next, Obama entered with the same story and didn’t apologize and wasn’t sympathetic. My aunt cried to this man and all he did was hand her flowers and walk away. I tried to get his attention, but didn’t. I got upset and yelled liar to him, he kept walking. Then a secret service agent grabbed my arm and led me to a room where I was held till the proceedings were over.

    America, I saw firsthand how cold this man is. What kind of liar he is. Most of you haven’t a clue about this tyrant and yet you support him. And act like every word he says is Gospel. These murders and the fast and furious cover ups make Watergate look like a kid who told his bff’s secret to the class.

    Dr. Charles R. Roots Senior Pastor
    Former Staff Sergeant, USMC Captain,
    U. S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Ret.)

  115. Brian
    Posted May 9, 2014 at 8:28 pm | Permalink

    I hope that the author of this page will retract all this bs about there wasn’t this and there wasn’t that. Lies and deception run wild in this current administration and we must not let this continue! No more with the executive decree and my pen and my phone nonsense, we want the truth and we want all responsible to be tried and convicted of the crime committed TREASON crimes against the people and crimes including conspiracy, murder, arms traffic to known terrorists groups, knowingly allowing drug cartels to launder countless millions, selling out positions in his admin. to anyone who is willing to pay the asking price,
    Why must we be forced to remove our GOD given rights to appease immigrants? Why must we give our traditions to the pages of history just to avoid outcry from these same individuals who beg and plead to come into our country. If you want to be a citizen then please understand we do not give up what helped to form our nation just to make you feel good. You asked for entry into this land, we granted it that is as far as it goes! If you don’t like it then by all means please exit on the first mode of transportation you can find and scurry on back to your ‘homeland’

  116. Posted May 12, 2014 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    So, I guess we’re just supposed to take your word for it, since you don’t provide any citations for 99% of your claims here. No thanks, anther word for “liberal” is “liar.”

  117. alan2102
    Posted May 12, 2014 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    WOW! Intelligent life exists here on …….

    Posted September 2, 2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink
    The truth is that none of us were there for a 1st hand account of what happened. Obama lied, Bush lied, many before them lied and new liars are lining up for there shot at the Oval. We believe we want to be believe, see what we want to see and argue with each other about that which we really know nothing about. Left, right….reports and released documents, we all drink the cool-aid and we are all sheep. That’s where this government want us, not in the black and white but in the gray area. The truth….nobody posting here knows a damn thing or the truth.

  118. Carol G
    Posted May 13, 2014 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    To Carol regarding the chain e-mail “Written by a cousin of Ambassador Stevens, a US Navy Chaplain, Senior Pastor Ret’d”. WRONG! Stop being so gullible.

  119. Stephen
    Posted May 13, 2014 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    First of all, congratulatons, on still being able to use, and actually doing so, your 1st Amendment rights, before you end up losing them, along with the rest. Secondly, it does not matter whether he was drug through the streets and tortured, or his body rescued and taken to a hospital. As former US Army Special Ops, I can inform you, without any doubt, that we have stand-to groups, ready, at a moments notice, to be deployed to anywhere around the globe and be on location within 12 hours or less. I used to be a part of one of these, the 75th Rangers. The US Marines, US Navy Special Warfare, US Army Special Operations, etc., all have, and use these assets, including to defend any, and all, American targets, and citizens, that have been deemed to be a likely threat of attack by terrorists, or any other hostile force. We have, and still do, use these Special Ops units to protect our citizens around the world, regardless of where. In addition, there are Navy & Marine Special Operations units, including the teams, & Force Recon, stationed on US ships, throughout the worlds oceans, & seas, including the Mediterranean, within a short “hop” of the Libyan coast. One phone call from the Commander in Chief, and any one, or more, of these units would have been at the US Embassy, before any threat was enacted upon it. Our nation’s intelligence abilities, are far better than you could just about dream. I have seen them I action, first hand. And, with the addition of intelligence resources on the ground in Libya, our Commander in Chief would have known long before the attacks, that they were an imminent threat, and action would need to be taken. As I have said, been there, done that. So, there is absolutely no reason that our Commander in Chief (by the way, that is our president, for you idiots that seem to be prolific), to have dispatched a unit, or more, to defend, and safely retrieve all of the staff at the Benghazi Embassy. This is why there is an investigation into what happened, and why appropriate actions were not taken. Also, it is not just Republicans, who requested an investigation, but Obama’si own Democrats, as well. Also, unless you have actual fact a based evidence, and not just I heard from a friend, who got it from a friend…., and so on, you should refrain from spreading even more misinformation, whether pro-Obama, or against him. And, to make it clear, I belong to none of the political parties. I believe in voting for the person that best represents my beliefs, who will do the best job in office, and who will stand and fight for the Constitution, not destroy it. I believe that the game of politics, and political correctness, have destroyed this nation, and that only when the American people retake control, and their Constitutional power, back from those elected leaders in DC, will we see a greater nation return, and the status of a true Super Power be reestablished. All of this is off the subject, & I must apologize. But, you should truly educate yourselves, before speaking out, even though I believe you have every right to do so, due to our founding fathers making certain we had those rights. But, there is an old saying, that I try to remember, before I speak, “It is better to remain silent, and appear stupid, than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt.” Thank you.

  120. ede levarg
    Posted May 22, 2014 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but I saw a photograph of Chris in these clothes, but with pants pulled down and one of those men behind him, doing what he was doing to him. I can’t find the photo any more, imagine it was taken down for the family’s sake – hope so. It was awful and I can’t get the image out of my mind. They did what they did whether you want to believe it or not. I imagine COD was internal bleeding due to multiple blunt force trauma. Not hard to figure that one out.

  121. just me
    Posted May 22, 2014 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    Sadly you are despicable and as far as I am concerned just as bad as those that raped and tortured him. Maybe if he had been related to you you might just want to find out why our potus left him there to be murdered and tortured along with those brave men that fought to save all those people. But then some people

  122. Raddow
    Posted May 22, 2014 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    How to tell House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is bad at his job:

    Today, hoping to fuel the GOP’s Benghazi conspiracy theories, he leaked evidence that accidentally helps the White House.

  123. Robert Davis
    Posted May 23, 2014 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    Ummm, the whole Benghazi was a hoax. Same old filler content by the Powers To Be, created and scripting BS. Go to Ed Charini on Facebook or He is scientific in his research and you have to understand the history we are shown is BS and made up for and by the people that own everything. Why do you think, the USA and world goes in circles. Nothing ever gets done Uggggggh, come on people. and your PH’Ds. Geeeezzzz. It’s just simple, actors creating the BS reality we ALL day and night on TV and the airwaves.

  124. Posted May 26, 2014 at 6:43 pm | Permalink

    I believe that liberals are the single most destructive thing in this country and are lower than pedophiles. Obama is the king of these liberals with queen Hillary riding his coat tails to 2016 under the fake “war on women” mantra. Vile filthy sub humans all…

  125. Posted June 9, 2014 at 11:11 pm | Permalink

    Then why is his cousin, Dr. Charles R. Roots, Senior Pastor Former Staff Sergeant, USMC Captain, U. S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Ret.) saying the opposite? Go read about it at SyndicatedNews.NET

  126. Bruno
    Posted July 10, 2014 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    Hey smart guy? Yes, consulates and embassies are attacked frequently including during the Bush administration. Some questions for you, Mr Truth Seeker.

    1. How many times did Americans die? Answer: 2 out of 10 during the Bush admin.
    2. How many Americans ? Answer: 1 instantly in one attack. Some others in one other attack.
    3. Is it the job of the State Dept to protect foreign nationals from car bombs out front of our embassies? Answer, no.
    4. How many were blamed on spontaneous reactions to Politically incorrect videos ? answer, zero.
    5. How many occurred where we had requests for more protection that were rejected by the Sec State? Answer, none.
    6. How many times were the perpetrators brought to justice? Answer: In both cases where Americans died, perps died in raids afterwards.
    7. How many cover ups of what happened? Answer? Zero. It was fully disclosed that we got hit and no attempt was made to call it anything but successful terrorist attacks.
    8. Is mistaken ID of a man being brutalized by the same people in the same country necessarily lies? Answer. No, of course not. It looks like it could be him, was presented as such, and is quite in line with their “customs”. The fact that Quaddafyhi was given similar treatment before that would lend such claims credence.
    9. Would they have “raped” and tortured the Ambassador if they knew who he was or found his body? Answer: Probably yes, given their history.

    10. Does this change in any way the fact that his security detail was withdrawn and his requests for 13 additional personnel rejected? Answer. Of course not.

    11. Does this change in any way the fact that requests for a rescue were rejected, and forces told to stand down, leading to further deaths? Answer. Of course not.

    Nice try though, Mr. Truth Seeker.

  127. December
    Posted September 16, 2014 at 1:05 am | Permalink

    Ok…look at it this way….imagine if u were president and had to deal with all of this. Do u honestly think you could do a better job? I know i couldnt and i highly doubt u all could either….

  128. Everybodhi
    Posted October 6, 2014 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Here is a link to a site publishing this photo on March 4,2005, claiming it was taken in Argentina in the 80’s.

  129. Linda
    Posted October 7, 2014 at 6:16 pm | Permalink

    Written by a cousin of Ambassador Stevens, a US Navy Chaplain, Senior Pastor Ret’d

    Here is my story. A week out the Embassy in Tripoli began receiving multiple tips about an Al Queda cell in the area planning an attack on 9/11 in response to the killing of Bin Laden. For the next several days, the state dept and WH were asked for a security force and were denied at least six times. Ambassador Stevens and his team were given the all clear that the Consulate in Benghazi was safe and there was no need for a security force other than his 3 personal guards (one being my cousin) and a few Libyans who were not armed. Then the attack and murders occurred.

    Immediately the WH claimed it was a protest gone bad over a you tube video. Obama made a quick speech in the Rose Garden on Sept.12 before catching a plane to Vegas to campaign. He made a generic statement at the end of his speech after placing the blame on an overheated protest over the video. He said “No act of terror will shake the resolve of America. Later that day and over the next 2 days, the liberal media began saying Ambassador Stevens and the other 3 men died of smoke inhalation. This was not the case.

    Out of respect for my cousin, I’m not going to be specific about his murder. However Ambassador Stevens was brutally murdered. His genitals were cut off, he was sodomized and beaten and cut and stabbed and burned. He was drug thru the streets and left for dead. This is eyewitness testimony of a local Dr. who found the Ambassador in a ditch and tried to save his life. He had no idea who he was. The other 3 men, including my cousin, met similar fates. And deaths due to smoke inhalation is a 100% fabricated LIE. The next week I drove my aunt and Uncle and 2 others to DC to receive his body. We met with Hillary, Panetta, and Susan Rice. ALL of whom apologized and said it was a protest gone bad over a video and exited the area. Next, Obama entered with the same story and didn’t apologize and wasn’t sympathetic. My aunt cried to this man and all he did was hand her flowers and walk away. I tried to get his attention, but didn’t. I got upset and yelled liar to him, he kept walking. Then a secret service agent grabbed my arm and led me to a room where I was held till the proceedings were over.

    America, I saw firsthand how cold this man is. What kind of liar he is. Most of you haven’t a clue about this tyrant and yet you support him. And act like every word he says is Gospel. These murders and the fast and furious cover ups make Watergate look like a kid who told his bff’s secret to the class.

    Dr. Charles R. Roots Senior Pastor
    Former Staff Sergeant, USMC Captain,
    U. S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Ret.)

  130. William Tompkins
    Posted April 22, 2015 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    The embassy being attacked has never been the issue that makes Americans angry. It is the completely false story regarding the video that was used to explain the impetus for the attack that makes Americans angry. I don’t care what political party one subscribes to, the average American does not like being lied to by their government. Obama is not the first president to be less than honest, but he is the first in my lifetime to be dishonest as a matter of course in his dealings with the American people. There are those on the fringes of the Republican and Democrat Parties that don’t care about facts, they will support their party no matter what the truth happens to be. However, it is all of those Americans in the middle, who are willing and able to digest the facts of any issue and come to a reasonable conclusion, who are responsible for Obama’s poor polling numbers. Obama has done this to himself. There is no one else to blame.

  131. The Yakim Kid
    Posted April 28, 2015 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    I think you need to read what Politifact and Georgetown University have to say about this.

    It seems that not only did the State Department refuse requests for additional security, they were in the process of reducing the security staff in Libya.

    No matter how many times you repeat a lie, it doesn’t make it true.

  132. Kevin
    Posted May 5, 2015 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    Nice post! It should be clear to rational thinking people when they see that image goes back to 2009 that a smear campaign is going on. Unfortunately, most people are not rational thinking.

  133. Gene
    Posted May 8, 2015 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    We continually hear about our “two party system” and how there is constant rangling between them. If one takes a really close look at how our present political system works, what we really have is a one party system with “two faces”. A steady diet of finger pointing keeps the general public looking in the wrong direction.

    We are being fed what leads us down the desired thought path, regardless the supposed side making a statement. Politics: poly means many, tics are blood suckers. Politicians are crooks, cheats, liars and thieves. All come from the “one party system” with two faces!

  134. Al
    Posted May 13, 2015 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Tortured, raped or smoke inhalation. Dead is dead. Here is what really happened, there was this video…that’s not right. It was not a video, somebody left the gate open…oh that’s not right either. Anyway Stevens died. He was smoking in bed and …oh that’s not right either. Okay, now the truth. Mike Morell has the real story:

    We had also sent an additional cable to Cairo because we had picked up specific intelligence from social media that there might be a violent demonstration there in reaction to an obscure film made in the United States that many Muslims believed insulted the Prophet Muhammad. The social media posting encouraged demonstrators to storm our embassy and kill Americans. It turned out that our embassy in Cairo had independently picked up the same social media report and had already taken precautions. The ambassador and most of her staff were not at the Cairo embassy on 9/11/12 when a mob breached the walls of the compound, setting fires, taking down American flags, and hoisting black Islamic banners. News of what the protesters had accomplished in Cairo spread quickly through Arab media, including to Benghazi.

    So it was the film that caused the demise of four Americans. Wait a minute,

    Morel continued, “We believe that in Benghazi — over six hundred miles away — extremists heard about the successful assault on our embassy in Egypt and decided to make some trouble of their own, although we still do not know their motivations with certainty.”

    However, the Cairo protest Sept. 11 was announced days in advance as part of a movement to free the so-called “blind sheik,” Omar Abdel-Rahman, held in the U.S. over the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

    The State Department’s 39-page ARB said a group acting to free Rahman was involved in previous attacks against diplomatic facilities in Benghazi.

    The anti-U.S. protest movement outside the Cairo embassy was a long-term project to free Rahman. As far back as July 2012, Rahman’s son, Abdallah Abdel Rahman, threatened to organize a protest at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and detain the employees inside.

    On the day of the Sept. 11, 2012, protests in Cairo, CNN’s Nic Robertson interviewed the son of Rahman, who described the protest as being about freeing his father. No Muhammad film was mentioned. A big banner calling for Rahman’s release can be seen as Robertson walked to the embassy protests.

    Regarding his attempt to connect the Muhammad film to Benghazi, Morell fails to mention an independent investigation that found no mention of the video on social media in Libya in the three days leading up to the attack. A review of more than 4,000 postings was conducted by the leading social media monitoring firm Agincourt Solutions, finding the first reference to the video was not detected on social media until the day after the attack.

    Back to my first point Dead is Dead.

  135. SumnerV
    Posted July 2, 2015 at 7:57 pm | Permalink

    ” (The image to the right, by the way, is of the real Chris Stevens being dragged to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.)”

    Because we all know, even jihadi jizzmatic democrats, that the right way to take someone to the hospital after they have been pulled from the fire, IS TO DRAG HIM THROUGH THE STREETS, you never carry them!

  136. Meta
    Posted October 1, 2015 at 9:23 am | Permalink

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy just admitted that the Behgnazi probe was really about hurting Hillary Clinton in advance of the 2016 race.

    Sean Hannity was pushing hard, asking House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to name some promises his Republicans had actually delivered on. He scoffed when McCarthy said the party would start undoing the Affordable Care Act — “you have the power of the purse!” He talked over McCarthy when the leader and candidate for Speaker of the House suggested that the party did not need to cut funds for President Obama’s “amnesty,” because courts had taken care of it. Only halfway into the interview did McCarthy finally catch a break.

    “Everybody though Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right?” McCarthy asked. “But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought.”

    “I give you credit for that,” said Hannity. “I’ll give you credit where credit is due.”

    The interview ran late Tuesday night, giving Hillary Clinton’s campaign and allies time to prepare a counterattack. They — and Democrats, generally — had always described the May 2014 creation of the Select Committee on Benghazi as a political fishing expedition. All of a sudden, McCarthy was saying so, just to mollify a partisan conservative TV host. Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon quickly argued as much on Twitter.

    Read more:

  137. 2nd4ever
    Posted January 12, 2016 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Points all taken, hey I am 55, wife, 2 kids, gave 20 years to the fire service for free. This is more about how your government relates to you as a citizen. If you like being told the cause is a video when it’s not, if you like being lied to on a regular basis then stay on the same path. But, I will tell you this, ALL forms of government by nature expand and eventually abuse their power, oppressing the people. I don’t care one bit about GOP or Dem labels, you young people have not been taught the art of ” critical thinking” where one absorbs all the information, then makes a decision for him or herself. Unfortunately most people simply regurgitate what they hear from others who share the same political philosophy. This is why so many people cannot deal with opposing points of view. It’s going to be your country when my generation is gone. I have done very well for myself and will have a very nice retirement, if you want to give your money and your healthcare to people illegally entering the country, don’t complain when you are required to give 80 percent of your income in taxes. If your right to bear arms is taken by executive action, don’t complain when some gang banger kicks in your door, rapes your wife and takes all your stuff. And when you can’t say anything on the net that the government finds offensive, don’t complain. Hey it’s YOUR country, right?

  138. Jon (NJ)
    Posted March 14, 2016 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Screen cap of the false torture photo originally from Argentina, January 17, 2004.

  139. update time
    Posted May 1, 2016 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Here is your update

  140. Arnold P.
    Posted July 5, 2016 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Unless Obummer’s government finally issues a CREDIBLE report of Stevens’ autopsy, verified by unimpeachable Conservative witnesses, assume the worst!

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