The terror attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 still remains a festering wound in the minds of many Americans. Recently, Ambassador Chris Stevens’ bodyguard came forward to tell the world the last words of the dying diplomat.
Agent Scott Wickland, a government witness against Libyan terrorist leader Ahmed Abu Khattala, told the court that Ambassador Stevens’ last words were: “When I die, you need to pick up my gun and keep fighting.”
Agent Wickland shared an isolated compartment in the CIA annex with Stevens and IT officer Sean Smith. Of the three, only Wickland managed to survive.
Khattala is considered one of the masterminds behind the Benghazi attack. “Abu Khattala set the attack in order,” Assistant US Attorney John Crabb said during his opening statement in the trial. “Abu Khattala incited others to do his dirty work.”
Wickland’s testimony reveals that prior to the attack, everything was quiet at the compound. Then, when Wickland and others heard chanting outside of the compound, he realized that something was seriously wrong.
In the wake of the terror attack, many of the annex’s security team accused both the CIA and the Obama administration of repeatedly failing to provide adequate security to the annex and Ambassador Stevens.
Several of the operators who participated in the subsequent battle to protect the annex have come forward to say that the CIA station chief in Benghazi not only delayed rescue efforts that may have gotten Stevens killed, but also did nothing to deserve the medal that the US government gave him.
Stevens himself had written to the State Department several times in order to request more security at the compound. Hillary Clinton, then Secretary of State, repeatedly failed to honor these requests.
Making matters worse, the State Department and the Obama administration tried to cast the entire assault off as an impromptu reaction to an obscure anti-Islam video made by an expatriated Egyptian Christian.
Clinton and other administration officials lied to the families of the deceased by repeating this narrative. The filmmaker even served a year in prison all because Obama officials could not keep from supporting the lie.
To top it all off, Hillary Clinton cried crocodile tears in front of Congress and shouted “What difference at this point does it make?” when asked pointed questions about her department’s handling of the Benghazi attack.
All of this news makes it abundantly clear that Ambassador Stevens was a brave and courageous man. Wickland’s testimony also clarifies the true depth of the State Department’s malfeasance. The Obama administration not only did nothing to protect American lives in Benghazi, but it doubled down on its mistake by lying to the American public about why the attack happened at all.
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Dr. Dorothy Narvaez-W0ods, the wife of Benghazi victim Ty Woods, has summed up how the families feel regarding the Obama administration’s handling of this attack. “Ty’s death was handled — the way it was narrated, the way it was ultimately handled — with disrespect and negligence by both Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration,” she said.
The same could be said for the deaths of Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, and Glen Doherty.