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‘Hillary killed my son’ (Sean Smith's Mother Responds to NYT Article on Benghazi)
World ^ | Dec. 31, 2013 | J.C. Derrick

Posted on 01/01/2014 7:25:48 PM PST by xzins

WASHINGTON—The mother of a victim in the 2012 Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack blasted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in an interview with WORLD, saying a recent article in The New York Times is only trying to protect Clinton’s 2016 presidential aspirations.

“They’re just covering up for Hillary,” Pat Smith, mother of slain foreign-service officer Sean Smith, told me by phone. “Hillary killed my son. … As far as I can tell from all my sources, she was responsible—directly.”

Lawmakers, media outlets, and analysts have all criticized a front-page story in Saturday’s edition of The New York Times, in which reporter David Kirkpatrick, after “months of investigation,” concluded neither al-Qaeda nor other international terrorist groups were involved in the 9/11 anniversary attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Kirkpatrick, whose story is part of his forthcoming book, also wrote that “contrary to claims by some members of Congress, [the attack] was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam.”

Smith told me that conclusion doesn’t jive with reports from her sources, many of whom have reached out to give her information since she testified before Congress in September. She said she’s “very upset” about the Times article, which doesn’t mention Clinton and offers no explanation for why security was porous or why reinforcements were told not to go help during the all-night attack.

“All the [U.S. Navy] SEALs and everybody I’ve talked to recently, they say they would never, ever, ever leave someone to be sacrificed. And that’s what happened—they were sacrificed,” she said.

The Times story contradicted the sworn testimony of Gregory Hicks, then the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Libya, who in May told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that the YouTube video was a non-event for Libyans. Hicks—who spoke by phone with Stevens during the attack, the last known conversation the ambassador had—said he talked with Clinton at 2 a.m. local time, and the video was never discussed as even a possible reason for the attack. Hicks said he was stunned when he heard the administration blaming the film: “My jaw dropped. And I was embarrassed.”

According to Victoria Toensing, Hicks’ legal counsel, Kirkpatrick made no attempt to talk to Hicks for his article or the book. “It’s obvious he didn’t want to talk to my client,” she told me. “It’s inexplicable to me why he did not call.”

Kirkpatrick built his story mostly on sources, including numerous anonymous ones, from Benghazi, which Toensing said was like going to Japan during World War II to ask if they attacked at Pearl Harbor. “The story is based on proving a negative,” she said. “I was shocked that The New York Times published something so unsophisticated.”

The story says al-Qaeda had been unable to establish a foothold in Libya, a claim that runs counter to the U.S. government’s findings a month before the attack. An August 2012 Library of Congress report said al-Qaeda “has established a core network in Libya,” though it “remains clandestine and refrains from using the al-Qaeda name.” It said Ansar al-Sharia, the group that immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, “has increasingly embodied al-Qaeda’s presence in Libya.”

Kirkpatrick acknowledged Ansar al-Sharia’s role in the attack but found “no evidence” to suggest a “direct role” for al-Qaeda. Kirkpatrick contended only local extremists, led by an “eccentric” militia leader named Ahmed Abu Khattala, carried out the assault.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of that committee, both told Fox News the Times story was misleading. Rogers said the FBI is targeting people with “strong al-Qaeda ties” in connection with the attack, and Schiff said, “The intelligence indicates al-Qaeda was involved.”

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said the Times story largely tracks with what the State Department believes happened in Benghazi, though the investigation is still ongoing. When asked if she agreed that al-Qaeda played no role, she chose her words carefully, saying no “core al-Qaeda” members directed or planned the attack, but “extremists were involved. … These were clearly terrorists.”

Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer who is part of the Citizens Commission on Benghazi, said it would be very easy to identify what kind of attack took place if the administration would release the surveillance.

“They’ve got a lot of camera footage, and they’re not releasing it,” she told me. “They knew who broke through, when they broke through, and what weapons they were carrying.”

TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; alqaeda; benghazi; davidkirkpatrick; election2014; election2016; hillary; libya; memebuilding; militaryfamilies; navyseals; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; seansmith; soshillary; terrorism; threatmatrix
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To: Eleutheria5

There is a backstory to all of this. And it began months in advance of it. By US.

41 posted on 01/01/2014 9:14:41 PM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: dynamitehack

Think the RATS are going to have to go with Cuomo now.

They’ve been consulted ‘don’t worry about this Benghazi blip, Big Dog will come out and make everything all right’.

And DWS has been soothing them as well, saging of orgasmic Zerocare success stories right around the corner. RATS bought that, too.

And now each CongressRAT has been assured of a posh lobbyist, bureaucratic, or cronyist job for when they lose in November.

RATS know they’re dead men and women walking. They will walk away from vandalizing America and her economy into pitch-fork-free wonk jobs.

42 posted on 01/01/2014 9:21:58 PM PST by txhurl
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If PIAPS runs that poster needs to be plastered on to every billboard in America!

43 posted on 01/01/2014 9:27:29 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama is not American.. he has no clue what it is to be American.)
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To: Batman11; JPG

If not every billboard, then at least on every forum regarding HRC until 2017.

44 posted on 01/01/2014 9:30:19 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: G Larry
From the time when Hillary was fired from the legal team working on the Nixon/Watergate investigation because as a young lawyer she was found to be tampering with and falsifying evidence, destroying documents and lying to investigators, she has been making a mockery of our systems of government and justice.

Now there are people who want her to be our president ...amazing!

45 posted on 01/01/2014 9:39:32 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Her behavior, however, did not cause the death of the four Americans.

The Ambassador had on several occasions asked for stepped-up security for the privately-leased homestead that was not hardened and was denied at least twice.

The private, non-Ambassadorial rental house was targeted, and that Turkisk Ambassador came over that morning to tell him to get back to the real Embassy. The ambassador refused. He had business to oversee outside the eyes and ears of those watching.

His attackers, knowing he was unprotected, started threatening the rented house and even his IT guy was alarmed enough to tell friends he was online-gaming with (evilratXXX, I forget his screenname) that he expected to die soon since they were not getting support messages from the local intel assets.

They knew they were going down, and their pleas alarmed the CIA guys who eventually went in, realizing the stand-down had been issued, trying to do the right thing.

46 posted on 01/01/2014 9:39:33 PM PST by txhurl
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To: xzins

If she wants to be President—she needs to meet with this woman who lost her son and tell her the truth. Hillary needs to toss Obama under the bus on this one.

47 posted on 01/01/2014 9:46:53 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

She needs to toss Jarrett under the bus, she was holding the football codes while she sent zero napping on AF1 to campaign in Vegas.

48 posted on 01/01/2014 9:57:31 PM PST by txhurl
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To: txhurl

Toss them all under the damned bus. Throw the bus off a cliff. Start throwing rocks after them to see if they catch up with the falling bus. A curse on the lot of them.

49 posted on 01/01/2014 10:02:08 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Totally agree. We’re at DEFCON-1. Total annihilation is called for.

50 posted on 01/01/2014 10:13:36 PM PST by txhurl
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To: xzins

When I think of all the mainstream media coverage given to that whackjob Cindy Sheehan all in the effort to destroy Bush, it is enraging to see and hear how the same press has ignored Pat Smith’s living hell over Benghazi. Hillary’s State Dept. refused to give her information, using the lame excuse that she is not immediate family of her son. Likewise, Tyrone Woods’ father Charles Woods endures the same hell as both parents have testified in front of Issa’s panel and have been totally kept in the dark.

This catastrophe supercedes politics and is all about our corrupted government and leadership from both parties. The media is at the core of the spread of corruption, lies and cover-ups. The only network I have seen covering this scandal properly is Fox, and we all know how the rest of the media empire tries relentlessly to destroy them.

As much as the GOP disgusts and disappoints, they have a golden opportunity to report, compare and contrast the media’s blackout of this story and Mrs. Smith’s and Mr. Woods’ living hell, to the nauseating saturation coverage they gave to Cindy Sheehan. Run the ads, compare, contrast and just tell the truth. It’s all there. Will the GOP do it or are they too busy telling us how dangerous the Tea Party is? Will we ever see subpoenas and get some indictments? Will the Congress finally stand up and fight? Just once can Boehner lead on this matter of utmost importance and fight? Not holding my breath.

51 posted on 01/01/2014 10:27:48 PM PST by untwist (One Bad-Assed Mistake, America!)
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To: xzins

My heart goes out to the parent, who has not been treated properly by her government. That sort of hurt wont go away and is made worse by Hillary’s weak little lies that fool no one, not even the dunces who voted for him are fooled.

52 posted on 01/02/2014 12:39:44 AM PST by lee martell
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To: xzins

The former presidents wife and thats it! My only nightmare is the wookie running for prez in the future

53 posted on 01/02/2014 2:57:55 AM PST by ronnie raygun
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To: xzins
As far as I can tell from all my sources, she was responsible—directly.

This is what we need to get the truth out. Go ahead and demonize a fallen soldiers mother you maggots.

54 posted on 01/02/2014 3:11:19 AM PST by McGruff (I stand with Phil.)
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To: xzins

A lot of mothers could come together and form a club calle “Hillary Killed Our Sons”. Vince Fosters mother could be a charter member.

55 posted on 01/02/2014 3:14:28 AM PST by Old Yeller
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To: RoosterRedux

That’s why we need to impeach Obama now and see who’s left twisting in the wind. It will rip the Democrats apart. Obama versus Clinton in the Octagon. I’ll take Obama to survive. I don’t see the Democrat machine abandoning the magic Negro. What would happen to the plantation vote if they did?

56 posted on 01/02/2014 3:15:00 AM PST by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I’m in no position to defend Hillary against the information gathered by the mother of Sean Smith, a dead former Seal who was “on assignment” as a Foreign Officer (black op). She says “her sources”. That means that Sean Smith’s buddies have back-channeled her.

Now, she is saying that “Hillary killed” her son. Since it’s obvious to everyone that Hillary didn’t use the weapon, then we are left to interpret that Hillary’s actions/inactions rise to the level of murder in the eyes of a mom who has back-channel sources.

I trust the mom to be competent and knowledgeable. And I don’t know you or your sources.

57 posted on 01/02/2014 3:35:14 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Two years this has been going on!!!!!!

And our FERAL Government, Republicans and Democrats, have not given a truthful answer to the AMERICAN Citizen as to what happened in Bengazi.

Fricking digraceful. They should ALL be hung.

58 posted on 01/02/2014 3:39:48 AM PST by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: xzins
“Hillary killed my son. … As far as I can tell from all my sources, she was responsible—directly.”

Hillary was in over all command of the transfer of Libyan weapons to Al-CIA-duh in Syria, just like she was behind the overthrow of Gaddafi. Stevens was running the op on the ground and was having second thoughts about giving them thousands of shoulder launched SAMs. And you know what they say, dead men tell no tales.

The hit would have gone down with out a hitch if weren't for those men on the ground who disobeyed direct orders and tried to rescue their fellow Americans under attack.

59 posted on 01/02/2014 5:43:25 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: dennisw

She looks all bloated in that picture. By the time 2016 rolls around she’ll deflate and look worse.

60 posted on 01/02/2014 5:46:30 AM PST by jersey117
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