BENGHAZI”cousin letter”PENDING FACTCHECK (one has debunked it) purported to be from Chris Stevens’ cousin?

Published August 10, 2014 by wallacedarwin

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UPDATE ON “COUSIN” LETTER ON CHRIS STEVENS’ DEATH IN BENGHAZI…

Roots Not Related to Ambassador StevensPosted on June 12, 2014

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Q: Is Charles Roots a cousin of the late U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, and did he write the “true story” about Stevens’ death?

A: No. Roots is not related to Stevens, and he says he is “disgusted” by a story attributed to him about Stevens’ death. 

From factcheck.org

LETTER BASED OM FALSE REPORTS:

AFP said in response to the Tayyar report that:

Concerning your query on the report published by a Lebanese website according to which ambassador Stevens was sodomized.

That report falsely quoted our news agency and
*has no truth whatsover to it.* AFP promptly sent a strongly worded complaint to that website and they removed the report and published a denial, saying that AFP did not report such a thing.

U.S. news accounts reported that Ambassador Stevens was not raped and killed by members of that mob, as claimed above:
*he was alive when brought to a hospital,
*he bore no external injuries, and
*he died of smoke inhalation from the fire started in the attack on the consulate:

The ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, was missing almost immediately after the start of an intense, four-hour firefight for control of the mission, and his body was not located until [the following] morning at dawn, when
*he was found dead at a Benghazi hospital. 

Within 15 minutes the militants had gained access to the compound “and began firing into the main building, setting it on fire. The Libyan guard and our mission security personnel responded,” [a U.S.] official said. 

Three people, including Stevens, a security officer, and information management officer Sean Smith, were in the building, the official said, asking not to be identified. 

They became separated
*due to the heavy smoke. “The regional security officer made it outside, and then he and other security personnel returned into the burning building in an attempt to rescue Chris and Sean.” 

“Security personnel were endeavoring to get him out of the building when they got separated by the
*incredibly thick smoke and fire,” the official said, adding that photos from the incident gave “some sense of how awful the conditions were.” 

“And they then turned right back, and got more help, and went back in to look for him. So *this was really quite an heroic effort.” 

The team found Smith’s body, but could not find the ambassador, and were driven back out of the building by the smoke and heavy arms fire. 

Wanis al-Sharef, a Libyan Interior Ministry official in Benghazi, said Stevens and other officials were moved to a *second building — deemed safer — after the initial wave of *protests at the consulate compound. According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack. 

A Libyan doctor who
*treated Stevens said he
*died of severe asphyxiation, apparently from smoke. In a sign of the chaos of during the attack, Stevens was brought alone *by Libyans to the Benghazi Medical Center with no other Americans, and no one at the facility knew who he was, the doctor, Ziad Abu Zeid, told The Associated Press. 

Stevens was practically dead when he arrived close to 1 a.m., but
*”we tried to revive him for an hour and a half but with no success,” Abu Zeid said. The ambassador had bleeding in his stomach because of the asphyxiation but
*no other injuries, he said.

CNN obtained a video which, contrary to accounts that Ambassador Stevens was murdered by the U.S. consulate’s attackers, is said to *show a group of Libyans attempting to rescue a still-alive Stevens from the burned-out consulate building: 

Read more at http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/stevens.asp#doq93svSH3Del4QO.99

LETTER (DEBUNKED)

EVERYBODY – It was requested that this be passed on – CHRIS STEVENS COUSIN WROTE THIS:

“What Difference Does It Make?”
Written by a cousin of Ambassador Stevens…..
a US Navy Chaplain, Senior Pastor Ret’d………

THIS IS A TRUE STORY…and a dirty one!

You need to read this true account of what happened to our Ambassador Stevens and the other 3 who died. If this doesn’t make you mad………Cynthia Lee Myers wanted to share the truth of what happened over in Libya , you will not find this in the media yet, but it aired on FNC…..please read….

“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 wereasked 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.

THIS PART YOU DON’T KNOW, BUT SHOULD.

AMERICAN VALOR, BENGHAZI , LIBYA :

The stunning part of this story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force.

Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.

The news has been full of the attacks on our embassies throughout the Muslim world, and in particular, the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in Benghazi , Libya .. However, there’s a little known story of incredible bravery, heroics, and courage that should be the top story.

So what actually happened at the U.S. embassy in Libya ? We are learning more about this every day. Ambassador Stevens and Foreign Service officer Sean Smith, along with administrative staff, were working out of temporary quarters due to the fact that in the spring of 2011during the so-called Arab Spring, the United States cut ties with then president Moammar Gadhafi. Our embassy was looted and ransacked, causing it to be unusable. It is still in a state of disrepair. Security for embassies and their personnel is to be provided by the host nation. Since Libya has gone through a civil war of sorts in the past 18 months, the current government is very unstable, and therefore, unreliable.

A well-organized attack by radical Muslims was planned specifically targeting the temporary U.S. embassy building. The Libyan security force that was in place to protect our people deserted their post, or joined the attacking force. Eitherway, our people were in a real fix.

And it should be noted that Ambassador Stevens had mentioned on more than one occasion to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that he was quite concerned for his personal safety and the welfare of his people.
It is thought that Ambassador Stevens was on a “hit list”. A short distance from the American compound, two Americans were sleeping. They were in Libya as independent contractors working an assignment totally unrelated to our embassy. They also happened to be former Navy Seals.
When they heard the noise coming from the attack on our embassy, as you would expect from highly trained warriors, they ran to the fight.

Apparently, they had no weapons, but seeing the Libyan guards dropping their guns in their haste in fleeing the scene, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty snatched up several of these discarded weapons and prepared to defend the American compound.

Not knowing exactly what was taking place, the two Seals set up a defensive perimeter. Unfortunately Ambassador Stevens was already gravely injured, and Foreign Service officer, Sean Smith, was dead. However, due to their quick action and suppressive fire, twenty administrative personnel in the embassy were able to escape to safety. ( But all have been silenced and kept away from congress and all investigations on Benghazi !! ) Eventually, these two courageous men were overwhelmed by the sheer numbers brought against them, an
enemy force numbering between 100 to 200 attackers which came in two waves. But the stunning part of the story is that Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty killed 60 of the attacking force. Once the compound was overrun, the attackers were incensed to discover that just two men had inflicted so much death and destruction.

As it became apparent to these selfless heroes, they were definitely going to lose their lives unless some reinforcements showed up in a hurry. As we know now, that was not to be. I’m fairly certain they knew they were going to die in this gun fight, but not before they took a whole lot of bad guys with them!

Consider these tenets of the Navy SEAL Code:
1) Loyalty to Country, Team and Teammate,
2) Serve with Honor and Integrity On and Off the Battlefield,
3) Ready to Lead, Ready to Follow, Never Quit,
4) Take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your teammates,
5) Excel as Warriors through Discipline and Innovation,
6) Train for War, Fight to Win, Defeat our Nation’s Enemies, and…
7) Earn your Trident every day.

Thank you, Tyrone and Glen. To the very last breath, you both lived up to the SEAL Code. You served all of us well. You were courageous in the face of certain death. And Tyrone, even though you never got to hold your newborn son, he will grow up knowing the character and quality of his father, a man among men who sacrificed himself defending others.

Dr. Charles R. Roots Senior Pastor
Former Staff Sergeant, USMC Captain,
U. S. Navy Chaplain Corps (Ret.)
This should be passed on and on and on.

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