- Four died: Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA operatives, Glen Doherty (CIA Tripoli) and Tyrone Woods (CIA Benghazi), both former Navy SEALs.
- Location: Benghazi Mission compound and CIA Benghazi Annex (compound)
- ??? Video where R confirms the Benghazi investigation was political.
- ??? Hillary debunks stand-down order
- Stevens’ Sister, Stevens’ Aide
- Sep 9, 2012, “Expatriate Copts ignite sedition produced film is offensive to the Prophet .. politicians are attacking the American pastor Terry Jones and «honest» and «Zklmh» and demanding legal prosecution of the film .. Radwan: Egyptian Christians by Muslims against the film. Translated by Google from Egyptian newspaper.
- ??? “According to the Wall Street Journal, the film depicts the Muslim prophet Muhammed as a “womanizer, pedophile and fraud” Also the actors in the film had their words changed.
- Sep 11, (morning) US Cairo Embassy says “”The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions,” Politico Then “The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government,” an administration official told POLITICO.
- Sep11, 2012, “Angered by reports in the Egyptian media that members of the Coptic Christian diaspora in Washington had produced a crude film mocking the Muslim prophet, protesters climbed the walls of the United States Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and tore down the American flag. NYTimes Also: “In Cairo, thousands of unarmed protesters gathered outside the embassy during the day.” NYT
- Sep 11, 2012, 9:40pm local (3:40pm EST) attack occurs
- Sep 11, 2012, Hillary’s statement: “The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.” NYT
- Sep 11, 2012, “…We are heartbroken by this terrible loss…. Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind. …” NYT
- Sep 12, 2012, Obama (Hillary present) “No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation. [at 4:24]” Earlier in the statement he said that religion was no excuse, but he did not attribute the attack to either the film or pure terrorism. NYT
- After an initial burst of criticism, most Republicans in Washington — even some of President Obama’s fiercest critics — joined Democrats in denouncing the violent attacks on American diplomatic outposts in Egypt and Libya while refraining from criticizing the Obama administration’s response. NYT
- Sep 13, 2012, The NYT reports: “American and European officials said that while many details about the attack remained unclear, the assailants seemed organized, well trained and heavily armed, and they appeared to have at least some level of advance planning. But the officials cautioned that it was too soon to tell whether the attack was related to the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
- Fighters involved in the assault, which was spearheaded by an Islamist brigade formed during last year’s uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, said in interviews during the battle that they were moved to attack the mission by anger over a 14-minute, American-made video that depicted the Prophet Muhammad, Islam’s founder, as a villainous, homosexual and child-molesting buffoon. Their attack followed by just a few hours the storming of the compound surrounding the United States Embassy in Cairo by an unarmed mob protesting the same video. On Wednesday, new crowds of protesters gathered outside the United States Embassies in Tunis and Cairo.
“On three separate occasions, we got told to wait by the chief of base, and we told us to stand down,” said John Teigen, a security contractor working at the CIA compound the night of the attacks who co-wrote “13 Hours” with fellow ex-contractor Mark Geist. —On first night of R Convention.
Geist said: “Benghazi was about opportunity, opportunities taken when we defied stand down orders and opportunities squandered when Hillary Clinton failed to protect her people on the ground. Had she done her job that night, we wouldn’t have had to compromise the annex. Ty, Glen, Sean, and Ambassador Stevens would be alive today.” —1st night R Con.
The Republican majority of the House Armed Services Committee also concluded: “There was no ‘stand down’ order issued to U.S. military personnel in Tripoli who sought to join the fight in Benghazi.”
“The evidence … provides no support for the allegation that there was any stand-down order. Rather, there were mere tactical disagreements about the speed with which the team should depart prior to securing additional security assets.”
MIKE PENCE: “It was Hillary Clinton who left Americans in harm’s way in Benghazi and after four Americans fell, said: What difference, at this point, does it make?”
Clinton: “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, senator. It is, from my perspective, less important today looking backwards as to why these militants decided they did it than to find them and bring them to justice, and then maybe we’ll figure out what was going on in the meantime.” —January 2013 Senate hearing
Nine bipartisan congressional investigations into the circumstances surrounding the Benghazi attack, which occurred while Clinton was secretary of state, have failed to identify any wrongdoing or evidence of culpability on her part before and during the siege on the compound.
The conclusion of the most recent and comprehensive investigation last month, U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chair of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, pointedly declined reporters’ invitations to blame Clinton or the White House for the loss of life.
[Rupublicans] gave Smith an evening speaking slot and signed off on what amounted to a murder charge against the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee slightly more veiled than the statement she made just before the 2012 election, to the San Diego Union-Tribune, “I believe that (President Barack) Obama murdered my son.”
Sometimes convention speakers depart from their scripts, but Smith’s line “I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son” was in the text of her prepared remarks distributed in advance to the media.
“Hillary for prison! She deserves to be in stripes!” –Smith at R convention. —Courant
Patricia Smith: “I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son. Personally. In an email to her daughter shortly after the attack Hillary Clinton blamed it on terrorism. But when I saw Hillary Clinton … she lied to me and then called me a liar. When I saw Hillary Clinton … she looked me squarely in the eye and told me a video was responsible.” —- She originally said then-U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta blamed Muslim outrage over a YouTube video, which at time resulted in protests in 40 countries in the world. But then her account changed to include also Clinton, Obama and Vice President Biden making similar statements.
“During the attack, a stand-down order was given, and our troops were told to change their clothes four times, and we needed, you know, permission from the Libyans to actually save Americans, and that’s what they were discussing” in Washington, Hannity said on his program that evening. (June 28 )–Hannity on Fox News
- 16-07-21 Checking R quotes, Business Insider