Last week, the Daily Wire said the final, harrowing words uttered by Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Benghazi were revealed during testimony in Washington against Ahmed Abu Khattala, the terrorist accused of orchestrating the attack on the consulate in 2012.
“When I die, you need to pick up my gun and keep fighting,”Stevens said, according to testimony given by Diplomatic Security Special Agent Scott Wickland, the ambassador’s bodyguard.
According to the Independent Journal Review:
In his testimony, Wickland admitted he didn’t know if he was going to survive the attack. He also described the heartbreaking moment he lost Stevens and U.S. State Department staffer Sean Smith.
Wickland said he saw Stevens and Smith crawling behind him as they searched for a bedroom with a window to escape out of. When he exited the window, he was alone.
Vomiting from the smoke and taking fire, Wickland climbed out of the room and pulled the ladder up.
“That’s when I knew [Stevens and Smith] were dead,” Wickland recalled.
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“Abu Khattala has pleaded not guilty to 18 counts including murder, attempted murder, material support of terrorism and destruction of U.S. facilities in the Benghazi attacks of Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, 2012. He faces a life sentence if convicted,” the Washington Post said.
The Daily Wire added:
Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was serving as secretary of state under President Barack Obama at the time of the attack, an attack she initially, and falsely, blamed on an anti-Islam YouTube video.
According to an 800-page report released from the House Benghazi Committee, Clinton’s State Department refused or ignored repeated requests for increased security on the compound, which they knew was undermanned.
Moreover, it was determined that the “administration failed to respond in time, in part because of political concerns.”
In 2016, the Daily Wire’s James Barrett noted:
Then-Defense Secretary Leon Panetta ordered U.S. forces to be deployed to rescue our personnel in Benghazi. Though they were mobilized to a staging area in Italy and were ready to take action, not a single asset he ordered deployed ever left the ground. The damning reasons for this failure include political concerns about how the Libyan government wanted our military personnel dressed.
During a two-hour “deputies meeting” which Clinton attended that took place while the 13-hour attack was underway, the State Department ate up valuable time “by insisting that certain elements of the U.S. military respond to Libya in civilian clothes and that it not use vehicles with United States markings. Both restrictions appear to have been concessions to the Libyan government that did not want an identifiable U.S. military presence on the streets of Libya.”
Larry O’Connor notes that another “even more troubling” revelation is that “nearly half of the action items that came out of this critical meeting involved the YouTube video, Innocence of Muslims, which the Obama Administration falsely claimed to be the impetuous for the deadly terror attack.”
Clinton herself came under fire for her handling of the Benghazi mess, and the terror attack dogged her throughout her 2016 campaign. Nevertheless, she maintains that she was unfairly criticized.
According to Fox News:
Hillary Clinton seemed to add Benghazi to her already-long list of culprits to blame for her upset loss to Donald Trump last November, on the heels of the five-year anniversary of the terror attack.
In her first live interview since the election timed with the release of her new memoir “What Happened,” Clinton on Wednesday brought up the controversy over the Benghazi terror attack in response to a question about her likability.
Clinton said she was unfairly criticized, even suggesting the incident was no different than past tragedies dating back to the Reagan administration.
“Take the Benghazi tragedy—you know, I have one of the top Republicans, Kevin McCarthy, admitting we’re going to take that tragedy—because, you know, we’ve lost people, unfortunately, going back to the Reagan administration, if you talk about recent times, in diplomatic attacks,” Clinton told Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie on NBC’s “Today.” “But boy, it was turned into a political football. And it was aimed at undermining my credibility, my record, my accomplishments.”
“She’s been in plausible deniability about Benghazi ever since it happened,” Michael Ingmire, the uncle of foreign service officer Sean Smith told Fox News. “She was standing, basically before the coffins of Americans, blaming a horrible anti-Islamic video, but she’s just being consistent with her psychosis. The liar, the criminal, the crooked politician — those are the three faces of Hillary.”
But for Clinton, the “real” threat comes from conservatives, not terrorists like those who killed Ambassador Stevens.
“The idea among some that I really do take seriously is the threat posed by the right to this country,” Clinton said. “To our economic equality, to our civil rights—I take it really seriously. It’s not just a political issue for me, and they are constantly trying to undermine me.”
Ambassador Stevens couldn’t be reached for comment…
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