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U.S. officials told Benghazi hospital to list Stevens as “John Doe” on death certificate

posted at 6:10 pm on May 30, 2013 by

An interesting, if not damning, scoop from Sharyl Attkisson about the night of the attack. This is simple (and surprising, under the circumstances) common sense in action: With jihadis rampaging for American blood, why do anything that might help them find Stevens’s body and desecrate his remains?

U.S. officials gave instructions for Benghazi Medical Center to use a “John Doe” pseudonym on the death certificate of Ambassador Christopher Stevens after he died of asphyxiation in the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. That’s according to a U.S. official speaking on condition of anonymity because the official isn’t authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The reason for the pseudonym, says the official, was to avoid drawing undue attention to the importance of the victim as Americans rushed to figure out how to recover Stevens’ body and return it to the U.S…

In the 11 p.m. hour (5 p.m. ET), a group of Libyans, possibly looters, found Stevens and pulled him out of the U.S. mission. Somebody transported him to Benghazi Medical Center where CPR was attempted. Initially, it’s believed that doctors did not know who Stevens was. An unidentified man speaking Arabic used a cell phone Stevens had in his possession to call the U.S. embassy in Tripoli (the number was programmed into the phone). He seemed to want Americans to come to the hospital to retrieve Stevens, but U.S. officials were suspicious. The hospital was known to be under the influence of hostile militia and Embassy officials sensed a possible trap, so they opted not to attempt to send a U.S. rescue team now waiting at Benghazi’s airport.

A friendly local ended up transporting Stevens’s body to the airport so that it could be flown home. Per Attkisson, no mistreatment of the remains was found when it arrived in the U.S. Stevens evidently died of suffocation from the smoke.

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So much lying and dissembling from this Administration.
Is there anything they’ve told us in 4.5 years that is true?
Hopefully the MSM will assume Obama and his spokesmen are lying just as soon they move their lips and question accordingly.

richardb on May 30, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Apparently John Doe in Arabic is Fulan al-Fulani.

Too bad the administration regime is not Fulan anybody anymore.

steebo77 on May 30, 2013 at 6:26 PM

We should have had a strong force on the ground capable of surrounding the suspected trap and destroying it. With all the forces the US has in the Middle East and the insane amounts we spend on defense, it is absurd that we dont have enough troops to beat a terrorist militia on hand in a nation known to be full of terrorist militias.

kaltes on May 30, 2013 at 6:26 PM

So much lying and dissembling from this Administration.
Is there anything they’ve told us in 4.5 years that is true?

richardb on May 30, 2013 at 6:17 PM

Only by accident.

The Rogue Tomato on May 30, 2013 at 6:48 PM

A little late in the game to be concerned with the treatment of Stevens.

HumpBot Salvation on May 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM

An unidentified man speaking Arabic used a cell phone Stevens had in his possession to call the U.S. embassy in Tripoli (the number was programmed into the phone). He seemed to want Americans to come to the hospital to retrieve Stevens, but U.S. officials were suspicious.

Were they concerned that some of the people at the hospital might have also seen the video?

farsighted on May 30, 2013 at 7:21 PM

Farsighted wins the thread.

The Schaef on May 30, 2013 at 7:30 PM

…so they sodomized John Doe?

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2013 at 7:40 PM

A little late in the game to be concerned with the treatment of Stevens.
HumpBot Salvation on May 30, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Bad news: they sodomized and murdered an American ambassador.

Good news: Well, we somehow managed to not turn over his body to his rapist-killers!

Dodged a bullet there, they did.

whatcat on May 30, 2013 at 8:17 PM

“Smoke inhalation”. Right. Sure.

tsj017 on May 30, 2013 at 10:04 PM

A friendly local ended up transporting Stevens’s body to the airport so that it could be flown home.

Heckuva job, Hillary! Nice work, everyone….. You’ve got “the local help” dropping off your dead ambassadors at the airport. What’d they do, stick a “FEDEX” sticker on his ass and ship him home????

Drill into this story….keep drilling!

ted c on May 30, 2013 at 11:40 PM

What difference, at this poi….oh, nevermind.

TexasDan on May 30, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Wait missing the point here guys… now will this reporter now get a visit form the department of justice? Their and the family phone records pulled? You know… I am sure this is classified information.

watertown on May 31, 2013 at 12:37 AM

Stevens was hand-picked by Obama. Yes the man wanted the job and knew the MB, Turks, and various other unsavory groups in the region, but he did have to get a Senate confirmation (one of those ‘if there are no objections’ type).

He served a purpose in moving MANPADS from Libya to the Syrian ‘rebels’ via Turkey.

It was 9/11.

He met with a Turkish diplo with defense credentials just hours before the attack. The official was able to leave, easily.

There was a CIA outpost there which now appears to have been trying to clean up for State Dept. in sending arms and running arms.

The attack came out of nowhere, without a protest to start it and a video was not cited as the reason for the attack by the attackers.

The attackers knew Stevens and the defense arrangements as they were associated with the local jihadi’s that were hired to GUARD Stevens, but they left the scene that day.

Officials attempt to sweep Stevens cause of death under the rug.

The President shows no signs of worry nor concern over what happens and hits a fundraiser in Las Vegas the next day.

Does this sound like a ‘Terrorist Attack’ or a mob hit?

Because all of this does not add up to cover-up of a terrorist attack, no matter how misguided the Administration is, being this cold to someone you sent over personally doesn’t fit, even for Obama.

Someone wanted Stevens dead. He knew too much and maybe had just found out a bit more than he was supposed to from the Turks.

Terrorism has been used as a cover for crime before and often crime is used to fund terrorism. If you are willing to wage war as a non-Nation State entity, then a bit of murder for hire on the side is not only not far-fetched, but a good business opportunity. Especially if you have guarantees that no one will be chased down for the attack.

I’ve researched a lot of terrorist attacks, terrorist organizations and the history of terrorism.

This was not a terrorist attack.

ajacksonian on May 31, 2013 at 7:09 AM

This was not a terrorist attack.

ajacksonian on May 31, 2013 at 7:09 AM

benghazi truth.

sesquipedalian on May 31, 2013 at 8:51 AM

There’s something about this story that just doesn’t pass the smell test. Photographic evidence already shows the attackers in possession of the Ambassador’s body is various stages of undress, so two questions come to mind. One, why the worry about the jihadis gaining possession of the body when they already had it, and two, if the Ambassador was sodomized as some news reports say, how was the cell phone found on a naked body which had been dragged through the streets? Sharyl is a bright lady and I’m sure she is already looking for answers to those questions. I’m looking forward to what she has to say.

yesiamapirate on May 31, 2013 at 9:02 AM

…so they opted not to attempt to send a U.S. rescue team now waiting at Benghazi’s airport

Who are they, who sent them, when did they arrive, when did they leave, who carried them into Libya, who carried them out, etc???
Whiskey-Tango-Foxtrot!?! What are the freakin’ FACTS of this case, anyway?

DublOh7 on May 31, 2013 at 10:17 AM

…so they sodomized John Doe?

KOOLAID2 on May 30, 2013 at 7:40 PM

You’re obsessed.
And not with the truth.

verbaluce on May 31, 2013 at 12:34 PM

This was not a terrorist attack.

ajacksonian on May 31, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Proxy act of war by Syria<-Iran<-Russia – payback for Barky's gun running to the Syrian opposition. Vlad ain't happy.

bofh on May 31, 2013 at 2:24 PM