Photos of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens Dragged Through the Streets- Fiction!
Embassy Attack Was an Act Of Terrorism - Truth!
Senate Report Singled Out State Department for Failing to Bolster Security- Truth!
 

Summary of the eRumor:
Two photographs taken of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens during the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate Outpost in  Benghazi, Libya are circulating in forwarded emails.  They allege that Ambassador Stevens was dragged through the streets in a preplanned attack while the Obama Administration has called it a protest over an Anti-Muslim video. 
 

The Truth:  
The photos are real and were taken on September 11, 2012 from a video after Ambassador Stevens was found in the wreckage of the sacked Benghazi Outpost.   The photos and video have been misinterpreted into something other than what they documented, a rescue.

According to a September 18, 2012 article by the Associated Press, "Libyans tried to rescue Ambassador Chris Stevens, cheering 'God is great' and rushing him to a hospital after they discovered him still clinging to life inside the U.S. Consulate, according to witnesses and a new video that emerged Monday from last week’s attack in the city of Benghazi."

Eleven years after the terrorist attack of the World Trade Center in New York, there was an attack on the U.S. Consulate Outpost in Benghazi, Libya where U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens along with three members of his U.S. embassy staff were killed.  Shortly after that violence erupted around the world at the sites of various U.S. Embassies.
 



Senate Hearing Report Released January 15, 2014

On January 15, 2014 the official report from the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearings was released.  
Click here for the report.


Analysis of the Senate report by the New York Times said in a January 15, 2014 article that the September 11, 2012 attack "that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented, singling out the State Department for criticism for its failure to bolster security in response to intelligence warnings about a growing security crisis around the city."   Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State during the incident.





Was this a Preplanned Attack or a Protest of an Anti-Muslim Video on YouTube?

At first, there were questions asking if this was a preplanned act of terrorism or a protest to an anti-Muslim video on the Internet.  President Obama issued a statement about the deaths of Stevens and members of his staff and told the American public that an increase in security measures would be taken to protect U.S. Embassies and members serving in the U.S. diplomatic corps.   Three days later Press Secretary Jay Carney, a briefing to reporters, denied any act of planned terrorism saying that the protests were in reaction to an anti-Muslim video.  


Press Secretary Carney at White House Briefing on YouTube

 

A poorly produced video called Muhammad Movie Trailer that depicted the life of founder of Islam was posted last July on the popular video sharing website, YouTube.com, We found other samples of the same video titled Innocence of  Muslims.   It portrayed the Islamic prophet in a satirical sense focusing on his sexual promiscuity and violent past.  The video also showed the persecutions Jews by Muhammad as was as persecution of Christians in modern times.   With all the negative videos and commentaries  on the World Wide Web about Islam, could a fourteen minute video actually spark  Muslims to react violently at U.S. Embassies around the world? 

Reports conflicting to the White House press statement allege that the attack was a strategically planned operation by Al Qaeda who called for the killing of American diplomats and used the protest of the video as a cover for their mission. 

In a September 16, 2016 article by Fox News, Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif told NPR in an interview that his country had been infiltrated by foreigners over the past few months and said, "We firmly believe that this was a precalculated, preplanned attack that was carried out specifically to attack the U.S. Consulate."
  

In a September 19, 2012 article Fox News reported that
Intelligence sources told them that the the news network that they were convinced that the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate Outpost in Benghazi, Libya, was directly tied to Al Qaeda and was led by a former Guantanamo detainee.   The article also said, "in the face of these conflicting accounts, Carney on Tuesday deferred to the ongoing investigation and opened the door to the possibility of other explanations." 

It took just over a week after the incident for the White House to finally admit that Americans and been attacked by terrorists. 

In a September 20, 2012 article Fox News reported that the White House "conceded Thursday that it was 'self evident' that it was an act of terror -- an admission that took eight days for any administration official to make."   Press Secretary Carney told reporters, ""It is, I think, self evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack. Our embassy was attacked violently and the result was four deaths of American officials. That is self evident."   The White House announcement came after National Counterterrorism Center Director Matt Olsen confirmed the act of terrorism during a Senate hearing on September 19th saying, "Yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy."

Posted 09/12/12 Updated 01/17/14

 

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A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

U.S. Ambassador Stephens Body Dragged Through Street XXXXX Graphic

Bastards.... Anyone tired of the b.s. yet? ANYONE who has spent ANY time in the Middle East KNOWS that nation building there is a waste of hope, blood and treasure. They will take your money and support with a smile and then knife you in the back when you turn around. Its been this way for CENTURIES.

When will we stand up and do something about this…

The attack was planned long before the date of 9/11. Even our own administration wants to blame it on the stupid video…

If this doesn’t make more Americans mad as hell, we’re sunk. We know how Obama has handled it… embarrassing for sure

 

These are pictures you will not see in the Obama media. Our US Ambassador to Libya being dragged through the streets before being murdered. Here is our American Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, diplomat, father, husband, and American Citizen, being dragged through the streets of Benghazi , and your President does NOTHING! . . . except go to Las Vegas for a fund raiser, plus two more today.


To most Americans this is an act of war. To our president it's just another act of office violence like Fort Hood . He and the Secy of State have already apologized and will soon send them another $6.3 Billion in foreign aid. This is as sad as it gets.






Other version:
 

Please, please read.

Fortunately in the world of modern communication, the real truth can ultimately be brought to light. Sad…………………..

THIS IS A TRUE STORY...and a dirty one!
Cynthia Lee Meyers –

You need to read this true account of what happened to our Ambassador Stevens and the other 3 who died. If this doesn't make you mad...............
Cynthia Lee Myers Wanted to share the truth of what happened over in Libya, you will not find this in the media yet but it aired on FNC.....please read....

"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 three 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 three 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 an 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 three 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 water-gate look like, a kid who told his bff's secret to the class.


THIS PART YOU DON'T KNOW, BUT SHOULD.

AMERICAN VALOR, BENGHAZI, LIBYA:
The stunning part of this story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.

The news has been full of the attacks on our embassies throughout the Muslim world, and in particular, the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in Benghazi, Libya. However, there's a little known story of incredible bravery, heroics, and courage that should be the top story.

So what actually happened at the U.S. embassy in Libya? We are learning more about this every day. Ambassador Stevens and Foreign Service officer Sean Smith, along with administrative staff, were working out of temporary quarters due to the fact that in the spring of 2011 during the so-called Arab Spring, the United States cut ties with then president Moammar Gadhafi.

Our embassy was looted and ransacked, causing it to be unusable. It is still in a state of disrepair. Security for embassies and their personnel is to be provided by the host nation. Since Libya has gone through a civil war of sorts in the past 18 months, the current government is very unstable, and therefore, unreliable.

A well-organized attack by radical Muslims was planned specifically targeting the temporary U.S. embassy building. The Libyan security force that was in place to protect our people deserted their post, or joined the attacking force. Either way, our people were in a real fix. And it should be noted that Ambassador Stevens had mentioned on more than one occasion to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that he was quite concerned for his personal safety and the welfare of his people. It is thought that Ambassador Stevens was on a "hit list".

A short distance from the American compound, two Americans were sleeping. They were in Libya as independent contractors working an assignment totally unrelated to our embassy. They also happened to be former Navy Seals.

When they heard the noise coming from the attack on our embassy, as you would expect from highly trained warriors, they ran to the fight. Apparently, they had no weapons, but seeing the Libyan guards dropping their guns in their haste in fleeing the scene, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty snatched up several of these discarded weapons and prepared to defend the American compound.

Not knowing exactly what was taking place, the two Seals set up a defensive perimeter. Unfortunately Ambassador Stevens was already gravely injured, and Foreign Service officer, Sean Smith, was dead. However, due to their quick action and suppressive fire, twenty administrative personnel in the embassy were able to escape to safety.
Eventually, these two courageous men were overwhelmed by the sheer numbers brought against them, an enemy force numbering between 100 to 200 attackers which came in two waves. But the stunning part of the story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.

As it became apparent to these selfless heroes, they were definitely going to lose their lives unless some reinforcements showed up in a hurry. As we know now, that was not to be. I'm fairly certain they knew they were going to die in this gun fight, but not before they took a whole lot of bad guys with them!

Consider these tenets of the Navy SEAL Code:

1) Loyalty to Country, Team and Teammate,
2) Serve with Honor and Integrity On and Off the Battlefield,
3) Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit,
4) Take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your teammates,
5) Excel as Warriors through Discipline and Innovation,
6) Train for War, Fight to Win, Defeat our Nation's Enemies, and...
7) Earn your Trident every day.

http://www.navyseals.com/seal-code-warrior-creed

Thank you, Tyrone and Glen. To the very last breath, you both lived up to the SEAL Code. You served all of us well. You were courageous in the face of certain death.
And Tyrone, even though you never got to hold your newborn son, he will grow up knowing the character and quality of his father, a man among men who sacrificed
himself defending others.

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

This should be passed on and on and on.

NO TRUE AMERICAN WOULD OBJECT TO RECEIVING THIS MORE THAN ONCE ... SO PASS IT ON And Let us never forget Hillary Clinton's Comment "What Difference Does It Make?"

And she wants to be our next president! GOD SAVE US FROM HER!