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Claim: The American ambassador in Libya was raped and murdered during an attack on the U.S. Consulate.
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The American Ambassador in Libya was sexually raped before being killed, the American press has not said anything yet. Very disturbing and explicits pictures that have not been shown in the US. The American Ambassador in Libya was sexually raped before being killed, the American press has not said anything yet. The news has jumped in some Lebanese ultra left blogs. The perpetrators of the massacre at the American Embassy in Libya savagely tortured the American Ambassador, Chris Stevens, violated sexually, before killing him. They then had a festive dance of death, swinging the corpse from one side to another. Written by a cousin of Ambassador Stevens, a US Navy Chaplain, Senior Pastor Ret'd Here is my story. A week out the Embassy in Tripoli began receiving multiple tips about an Al Queda cell in the area planning an attack on 9/11 in response to the killing of Bin Laden. For the next several days, the state dept and WH were asked for a security force and were denied at least six times. Ambassador Stevens and his team were given the all clear that the Consulate in Benghazi was safe and there was no need for a security force other than his 3 personal guards (one being my cousin) and a few Libyans who were not armed. Then the attack and murders occurred. Immediately the WH claimed it was a protest gone bad over a you tube video. Obama made a quick speech in the Rose Garden on Sept.12 before catching a plane to Vegas to campaign. He made a generic statement at the end of his speech after placing the blame on an overheated protest over the video. He said "No act of terror will shake the resolve of America. Later that day and over the next 2 days, the liberal media began saying Ambassador Stevens and the other 3 men died of smoke inhalation. This was not the case. Out of respect for my cousin, I'm not going to be specific about his murder. However Ambassador Stevens was brutally murdered. His genitals were cut off, he was sodomized and beaten and cut and stabbed and burned. He was drug thru the streets and left for dead. This is eyewitness testimony of a local Dr. who found the Ambassador in a ditch and tried to save his life. He had no idea who he was. The other 3 men, including my cousin, met similar fates. And deaths due to smoke inhalation is a 100% fabricated LIE. The next week I drove my aunt and Uncle and 2 others to DC to receive his body. We met with Hillary, Panetta, and Susan Rice. ALL of whom apologized and said it was a protest gone bad over a video and exited the area. Next, Obama entered with the same story and didn't apologize and wasn't sympathetic. My aunt cried to this man and all he did was hand her flowers and walk away. I tried to get his attention, but didn't. I got upset and yelled liar to him, he kept walking. Then a secret service agent grabbed my arm and led me to a room where I was held till the proceedings were over. America, I saw firsthand how cold this man is. What kind of liar he is. Most of you haven't a clue about this tyrant and yet you support him. And act like every word he says is Gospel. These murders and the fast and furious cover ups make Watergate look like a kid who told his bff's secret to the class. Dr. Charles R. Roots Senior Pastor Former Staff Sergeant, USMC Captain, U. S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Ret.)
PUBLISHED: 14:22 GMT, 8 November 2013 | UPDATED: 20:49 GMT, 8 November 2
CBS has issued an apology after realizing that a man that they interviewed about his actions on the night of the attack in Benghazi was lying on air.
Dylan Davies previously worked as a security contractor hired by the State Department and he told 60 Minutes that he was not on the ground of the Special Consulate when the attack began on the night of September 11, 2012, but he rushed over as soon as he heard.
After his interview with reporter Lara Logan aired on the show last Sunday, his account began being questioned publicly and though the initially stood by him- believing his claims that he was the subject of a slander attack by the State Department- they issued a public apology for their mistake on Friday.
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Mea culpa : Logan said on November 8 (pictured) that they were wrong to air her interview with a man called Dylan Davies who lied about his role on the night of the attacks on the American mission to Benghazi
In hiding: Dylan Davies told a story that has now been proved to be false during a 60 Minutes interview and has since received death threats against his family
‘The most important thing to every person at 60 Minutes is the truth, and today the truth is we made a mistake. That's very disappointing for any journalist, that's very disappointing for me,’ Logan said when she gave an on-air mea culpa during CBS This Morning.
‘Nobody likes to admit that they made a mistake, but if you do, you have to stand up and take responsibility and you have to say that you were wrong and in this case we were wrong.’
During the original interview, Davies- who went by the pseudonym that he used while writing a book about his version of events, Morgan Jones- said that he scaled a 12 foot wall and fought off a terrorist when he arrived at the consulate on the evening of the attack.
He also said that he later saw the body of Ambassador Chris Stevens when he went to a local hospital that evening.
Now it has been revealed that in reports he made both to his company, Blue Mountain Group, and the FBI, he said that he never made it to the compound on the night of the attack. He said in those reports that he never made it to the Special Mission compound until the next morning on September 12.
Logan said that they were aware of the discrepancy between the version of events that he was telling CBS and the Blue Mountain Group report, saying that before they aired the piece he told them that he lied in the company’s report to go along with his boss’ story which said that Davies tried going to the mission but there were roadblocks and he couldn’t make it.
Lies: Davies told 60 Minutes that he scaled a 12-foot wall to get into the compound and then fought a terrorist to the ground once he got inside. He also said he saw the dead body of the American ambassador
‘His boss is someone he cared about enormously. He cared about his American counterparts in the mission that night, and when his boss told him not to go, he couldn't stay back. So that was always part of the record for us,’ Logan said.
She made it clear that what they did not know was that Davies had given that account to the FBI in their incident report. His involvement with the FBI report came via The Washington Post after the 60 Minutes piece aired, and Logan said that when they confronted him over the claims, he denied it.
Logan said that they have since tried contacting Davies about the situation and they have not been able to get in touch with him.
‘We were misled and we were wrong and that's the important thing and that's what we have to say here: we have to set the record straight and take responsibility,’ she said.
Placing the blame: While she repeatedly said 60 Minutes was taking responsibility, she said that they were 'misled' by Davies who did not tell them that he gave a different version of events to the FBI
Davies motivation to lie presumably has something to do with the fact that he is coming out with a book about alleged warnings that he gave the U.S. government about security flaws before the attack.
The publisher of the book, The Embassy House, has now said that they have retracted the book.
Pulled: The publisher announced on Friday that it will stop selling Davies' book
It had already been on sale online and an unknown number of people had already bought the book. Simon & Schuster announced Friday afternoon that 'in light of information that has been brought to our attention' they will no longer be selling the book.
Anyone who purchased the book in the past week since it went on the market can now return it to the publisher, Politico reports.
The book itself was another problem for 60 Minutes because while they did disclose that Davies had a book that was being published, they failed to mention that Threshold Editions is an imprint of Simon & Schuster which is owned by CBS.
CNN said that they got a statement from Davies who said that his book is 'consistent' with what he told U.S. authorities and the FBI, but their own reporter said that there were discrepancies between his book and official reports.
When asked about what steps they took to vet that Davies was telling the truth before they put him on air, Logan said that they did independent research and also used material that he provided.
'We verified that he was who he said he was, that he was working for the State Department at the time, that he was in Benghazi at the Special Mission compound the night of the attack,' she said on CBS' morning news show.
'He gave us access to communications that he had with government officials. we used US government reports and congressional testimony to verify many of the details of his story and everything checked out. He also showed us photographs that he had taken at the Special Mission compound the following morning.'