Skip to comments.‘Hillary killed my son’ (Sean Smith's Mother Responds to NYT Article on Benghazi)
Posted on 01/01/2014 7:25:48 PM PST by xzins
WASHINGTONThe 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 Clintons 2016 presidential aspirations.
Theyre 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 responsibledirectly.
Lawmakers, media outlets, and analysts have all criticized a front-page story in Saturdays 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 doesnt 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 shes very upset about the Times article, which doesnt 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 Ive talked to recently, they say they would never, ever, ever leave someone to be sacrificed. And thats what happenedthey 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. Hickswho spoke by phone with Stevens during the attack, the last known conversation the ambassador hadsaid 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. Its obvious he didnt want to talk to my client, she told me. Its 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. governments 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-Qaedas presence in Libya.
Kirkpatrick acknowledged Ansar al-Sharias 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.
Theyve got a lot of camera footage, and theyre not releasing it, she told me. They knew who broke through, when they broke through, and what weapons they were carrying.
The regime pissed on the 1st Amendment as cover for gross negligence.
Senator should have responded to Hillary:
The difference, Madame Secretary, is THE TRUTH!
And the American people and this Senate deserve and DEMAND THE TRUTH!
The difference, Madame Secretary, is that this was important enough for Susan Rice, The President, and YOU, TO LIE ABOUT SOME BOGUS VIDEO!
The difference, Madame Secretary, is that in spite of the fact nobody had any way of knowing how long the attack would last, and yet FORCES PREPARED TO EFFECT A RESCUE WERE ORDERED TO STAND DOWN!
Madame Secretary, because you come before this body, and arrogantly and loudly proclaim that you do not recognize what difference it makes, I DEMAND THAT YOU SUBMIT YOUR RESIGNATION, IMMEDIATELY!
Hillary was a disaster at every single subject she touched. She is totally incompetent.
I agree with your entire statement.
They also ran a disinformation campaign against the American people using all the resources of the federal government to hide their incompetence.
Benghazi is Obama's crisis...not Hillary's (she will say).
She will demonstrate how she would have saved the Ambassador were it not for the stand-down order issued by ValJar.
Obama was in charge...not Hill.
This is where she will sweep up the votes. And Obama will slide even lower into history.
Kudos Huzzah Bingo Hurrah and Well Put!
Now just a cotton pickin’ minit here. Let’s be fair. Hillary did not take part in the attack on the Benghazi compound (did she?). She sat on her hands and prevented US assets in the area from coming to the rescue, but that’s not the same thing as picking up an AK47 and shooting her son in the head with it. That she did not do, unless the footage they’re withholding shows her doing it. In which case, Pat Smith’s statement is accurate.
The mother should be in every commercial the republicans run.
Gotta disagree. Conspirators to murder are also guilty of murder.
Additionally, Clinton was grossly, criminally negligent after repeated requests for additional security so that her lack of action rises to criminal negligent homicide. I think that’s a 2nd degree murder or manslaughter charge. (I’m no lawyer, but I think I remember such a discussion during the George Zimmerman trial this summer. Zim’s supposed “negligence” rated a murder/manslaughter charge according to many of his detractors.)
I agree. It will be interesting to see if she gets challenged and if her democratic challenger uses Benghazi to attack her.
I don't know about that. She will be campaigning while Obama is still in office. I doubt that narcicist will allow her to say that without leaking the truth about Hillary's participation in pre-attack weapons smuggling and subsequent lack of response to the attack.
Not a disaster though to the American people, and they will elect her to whatever she runs for.
She was supposed to be a sure thing the last time, too. And she couldn’t even win the democrat nomination.
No reason that can’t happen again. I think she has plenty of enemies.
But, I am supposed to run for president in 2016!
Sacrificed and murdered. The plan was to sacrifice ALL the Americans at the compound. It's worse when you get down to the nitty gritty. And we can't stop with hillary. obama, petraeus, panetta, holder, and brennan need to be hung for treason.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
Hillary has the name ID that thrills the American people, but I have no idea why someone would be thrilled by Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Hillary has so much bad karma I don’t even want to think about it.
She looks drunk...
She’s all cuddles...need some a lot
I agree. Having her in charge would bring all that badness down on the nation....as it has with Obama.
speak up lady
all you pussies in the military that know what really happened need to get over yourselves and speak up too
The only negligence was that they did not count on the Navy Seal/CIA guys coming and messing up their plan. Obama needed to show that he could be tough on Islam. He planned to have the Ambassador kidnapped and then he would get tough on the terrorists and they would give the Ambassador back. Obama a hero, election in the bag. He stripped away all the security to make it easy. Problem was that some Navy Seals showed up and started kicking some Muslim butt. Terrorists figured they were set up and the real plan was to wipe them out. They thought that Obama was trying to be the hero by defending the Ambasador. Things spin out of control, Ambassador is abused and killed Muslin style. Obama and Hillary have to go into spin and lie mode. It seems to me that the facts of what happened seem to fit well into this scenario.
Get this Mom on film and find someone with the guts to run it in primary state after primary state. It would torpedo Hillary’s chances. Then again, the same media outlets who had no problem with “Romney killed my wife” ads in 2012 would probably find these objectionable and reject giving them airtime.
I believe you misspelled "mrs bill".
I have it on good authority that she absolutely HATES being called that, so I take every opportunity possible to do so. *grin*
I worked at an operational nuclear power plant during a refueling. We were doing something unsafe. We were working about 100’ directly over the main walkway into the drywell, without any netting or fall protection for the scaffolding that we were building freehand. If any of the components fell and struck a person, serious injury or death could result.
I filled out a safety suggestion form and my supervisor went berserk, first pointing his finger in my face, while standing over me at the lunch table, then angrily yelling at me as to why I filled out a safety suggestion form, and finally, moving me elsewhere. The craft discipline that I was a part of, continued doing the work without any changes to prevent someone from being hit or killed by a falling object.
I went over my supervisor’s head, and talked to plant management. I also quit (a very lucrative paying job) so that I would not be intimidated into keeping quiet about the safety issue. Intimidation is a felony in a nuclear power plant.
My point is, no one was willing to speak up about what we were doing wrong, and no one was about to stand up to the supervisor, and no one was going to quit to better make the point. By the time I got home the business agent (union) had driven to my house to coerce me out of taking my complaint up channel. I had given the plant management enough information to have my supervisor removed. They did. They gave him the easy way out by more or less telling him it was time for him to retire and to go home and collect his pension. I believe that I could have seriously compromised his freedom by going to the NRC with my intimidation complaint.
I did not push the issue (further) upon finding out the supervisor was no longer at the helm. I worked for less than two years with a former employer, deciding over time that the union was dead to me, and walked, with no regrets. In this instance, no one was injured or killed.
My point is: people that were part of the staff at the consulate need to man up and do the right thing and tell the truth loud and clear even if (especially if) they have something incriminating/damning to say, and even more so if intimidation tactics are being used against them. People died.
“At this point what difference does it make.” EXACTLY. What is the administration going to do about it? What is the Justice Dept. going to do about it? What is Congress going to do about it? What is the military brass going to do about it? It is left up to the people to do something about it! But will they? >>> Shaking head <<<
Well, at least hanged.
I believe that the obama/Hillary! plan was to have them captured and held hostage, so that obama would have an excuse to release the blind sheik and many/all Gitmo prisoners.
When the SEALS showed up, the muzzies assumed they'd been betrayed (after all such duplicity is what they would have done!) and proceeded to emasculate, sodomize, murder and sodomize Amb Stevens in pure spite, blood lust and revenge.
Now the treasonous bastiches really need a coverup!
As you say...
Please. All the idiocy spouted during the Zimmerman circus had only an occasional bit of truth in it. The detractors and supporters of Zimmerman had all the legal knowledge of the late Morton Downey Jr.’s studio audience.
Conspiracy? I would love to believe it, but there’s no proof that she wanted them dead, or sicked the mob on them. There was a cover up, but for political reasons.
Unfortunately, I don’t know what the federal statute says constitutes criminally negligent homicide. But I recall the NY penal code says that criminal negligent homicide is when a person substantially deviates from the behavior of a reasonable person and thereby increases the risk that their behavior will cause the death of another, and thereby causes the death of another. Criminally reckless homicide is when a person substantially deviates from the behavior of a reasonable person and knows that thereby he is increasing the risk that their behavior will cause the death of another person, and it causes the death of another person. Let’s just say the federal statute says something or other like that.
Her behavior, however, did not cause the death of the four Americans. The angry mob did that. Had there been no angry mob of terrorists, having insufficient security would not have caused anyone’s death.
It might have been what’s called “depraved indifference” homicide, because she knew there was an angry mob out there howling for blood, but did not care if they killed Ambassador Stevens and the three servicemen, thereby showing a depraved indifference for their lives. But even though I’m not a lawyer, just a fortunately-no-longer-active paralegal with a couple decades’ experience, I doubt that charge would fly.
I doubt she’s even the real culprit. More likely, it was Obama his very own treasonous Kenyan self who ordered everyone to do nothing (something he’s very good at) and simply vote ‘present’.
You are quite right and I will be on my toes forevermore.
There is a backstory to all of this. And it began months in advance of it. By US.
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.
If PIAPS runs that poster needs to be plastered on to every billboard in America!
If not every billboard, then at least on every forum regarding HRC until 2017.
Now there are people who want her to be our president ...amazing!
Her behavior, however, did not cause the death of the four Americans.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Totally agree. We’re at DEFCON-1. Total annihilation is called for.