Flashback: Christopher Stevens found ‘Alive’

In light of developments since the 9/11/12 attacks in Benghazi, we thought we’d take another look at the video purporting to be the late U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens being pulled from the Special Mission Compound (SMC) the night of his death. In this video, what looks like the body of Stevens is seen being pulled from the compound by Libyans who can be heard shouting in Arabic, that Stevens is ‘Alive’. The claim shouted in this video cannot be confirmed by viewing the video.

This past May, Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News reported the following about the video:

According to the official, U.S. officials aren’t certain to this day whether Stevens was still alive when local Libyans made cell phone video recordings of his body being carried or dragged from the U.S. mission, possibly by looters. And they still don’t know exactly who transported him to the Benghazi Medical Center where they say medical personnel attempted resuscitation, unsuccessfully, for about 40 minutes (90 minutes, according to published accounts from a Libyan doctor).

Next, as we’ve reported before, via Bill Gertz at the Free Beacon, an al-Qaeda terrorist stated that Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him went awry:

An al Qaeda terrorist stated in a recent online posting that U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens was killed by lethal injection after plans to kidnap him during the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack in Benghazi went bad.

The veracity of the claim made by Abdallah Dhu-al-Bajadin, who was identified by U.S. officials as a known weapons experts for al Qaeda, could not be determined. However, U.S. officials have not dismissed the terrorist’s assertion.

On May 8th of this year, State Department whistleblower Gregory Hicks stated that the hospital Stevens was taken to was believed to be under the control of Ansar al-Sharia. Again, via the Free Beacon:

As we wrote in Ironclad: Egypt involved in Benghazi attacks, via Almogaz News, the goal of Ansar Al-Sharia Egypt is to “release Islamist prisoners”. Also, based on that report, probable cause exists that Ansar al-Sharia Egypt was involved in the Benghazi attack.

Moreover, based on research we uncovered in our Addendum Report, the founder and leader of Ansar al-Sharia Egypt is Marjan Salem. In an interview, Salem confessed to both killing and kidnapping Americans.

As Gertz makes clear in his report on the lethal injection, the veracity of that charge cannot be determined, nor can the shouts from the Libyans that Stevens was alive when he was pulled from the Compound. However, there is either probable cause or demonstrable evidence that the other charges are accurate.

Here is video reported to be of Stevens one day after the attack:

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