Haunting text written on mirror of blood-stained bathroom at Benghazi consulate: ‘I am Chris from the dead’

The disturbing find was reported by Foreign Policy:

When we visited on Oct. 26 to prepare a story for Dubai based Al Aan TV, we found not only Stevens’s personal copy of the Aug. 6 New Yorker, lying on remnants of the bed in the safe room where Stevens spent his final hours, but several ash-strewn documents beneath rubble in the looted Tactical Operations Center, one of the four main buildings of the partially destroyed compound. Some of the documents — such as an email from Stevens to his political officer in Benghazi and a flight itinerary sent to Sean Smith, a U.S. diplomat slain in the attack — are clearly marked as State Department correspondence. Others are unsigned printouts of messages to local and national Libyan authorities. The two unsigned draft letters are both dated Sept. 11 and express strong fears about the security situation at the compound on what would turn out to be a tragic day. They also indicate that Stevens and his team had officially requested additional security at the Benghazi compound for his visit — and that they apparently did not feel it was being provided.

Villa C, which was used as [U.S. ambassador Chris] Stevens’ residence during his stay in Benghazi, is located 50 meters from the TOC building. Here, an open window leads to the safe haven — a sealed-off part of Villa C where Stevens and Smith suffocated to death. On the destroyed bed lay the Aug. 6, 2012, copy of the New Yorker. The magazine’s cover carries a label with Stevens’s name and his diplomatic mailing address.

A few meters to the right is the safe haven’s bathroom. Everything here is blackened by smoke. One of the two white toilets is covered with bloodstains. On the mirror in the bathroom, an unknown person has written a macabre text in a thin layer of ash. “I am Chris from the dead,” it reads.

In related news, President Obama told the Red Cross on Tuesday, “we leave nobody behind.”

  • http://twitter.com/angelcandy54 candy martin

    Obama ”We leave nobody behind….” We Americans don’t but you did! Can’t wait for him to get out of Washington!!

    • Misty Mitchell

      He is no American. He has no ones back but the Muslim Brotherhood.

    • AT

      We can do something to honor these brave Americans who did not receive the support that our government should have provided…. elect a real leader!!! Vote Mitt Romney!!!!!!! God bless these brave souls and give them peace!!!!!

  • Richard Dalton

    I’ll bet anything he thought Obama and Hillary would have his back ! They were suppose to be friends .

  • salvagesalvage

    Anything to keep the Benghazi balloon in the air huh wingnuts? It’s funny how 9-11 was totally “WHOCOULDKNOWN?!!!” but Obama is a traitor for not protecting four Americans from a riot.

    Well funny isn’t the word.

    • http://twitter.com/MingoPink Kelly Boyle

      He most certainly is. He watched the entire situation as it happened. He KNEW these men were in jeopardy; He REFUSED to send help. You are such moron.

      • salvagesalvage

        He watched it? I thought he didn’t know what was going on?! That he went to Vegas? It’s hard to keep track of wingnut delusions, the shift endlessly.

        But yes, you’re right, they were all “We should send help!” and Obama was all “Mwahahah! I am a secret Muslims who hates America, let them die!!! Allah ackbar!”

        Or maybe Obama thought shooting up an area with civilians wasn’t such a great idea, I know, I know, Bush did it all the time and how’d the work out? Oh yeah, killed thousands of civilians and made Iraq into an Iranian ally and al Qaida breeding ground.

        It truly sucks to have a President that thinks first then shoots huh?

        • News Reporter

          Thanks for your anonymous contribution to Twitchy, Ms Stephanie Cutter. You may now go back to MSNBC for further lsd ramblings.

        • detroit19

          His not knowing is almost worse.

        • daryl

          Boy, you sure have been drinking that Obama koolaid!!!! You better get your facts straight before making comments on Benghazi…your beginning to sound like Biden with his big mouth. You must be one of the few that follow MSNBC!!!

        • wbmccl
          • salvagesalvage

            Now that is actually a good point, well done! a rarity around here.

            Quite right Obama has certainly killed civilians in drone strikes and that is certainly a war crime and he should stop and heck even be arrested.

            I guess Obama has different rules for different countries and targets.

            At any rate it an airship strike probably wouldn’t have made the situation any better and if Obama had done that wingnuts would be screeching about that.

            See this is why you don’t matter, you don’t have opinions beyond winning an election, policy cause and effect are immaterial.

            I guess that’s why you all hate Christie now, he actually seems to think beyond elections..

          • wbmccl

            It takes a special kind of hypocrisy to shoot your mouth off about things you don’t know in blind support of a political figure, and then blame other people for not having legitimate opinions on matters of policy.

            You seem to have real trouble developing a consistent and cogent argument, one wonders whether you might one day graduate towards informed opinion. If so, I wish you the best of luck. Until then, please consider that you’d do better increasing your knowledge of the real world rather than spending all our time firing off half-baked comments.

          • salvagesalvage

            See? Now this is pure winnutty goodness right here, I say:

            “Quite right Obama has certainly killed civilians in drone strikes and that is certainly a war crime and he should stop and heck even be arrested.”

            And read that and say “blind support of a political figure,”.

            Wingnuts and reality; even when it is right in front of them they still can’t see it.

          • wbmccl

            “Or maybe Obama thought shooting up an area with civilians wasn’t such a great idea, I know, I know, Bush did it all the time and how’d the work out? Oh yeah, killed thousands of civilians and made Iraq into an Iranian ally and al Qaida breeding ground.

            It truly sucks to have a President that thinks first then shoots huh?”

            “I guess Obama has different rules for different countries and targets.”

            You don’t know anything about my political ideology, my voting preferences, my personality – anything, yet the mere fact I could enter into debate with you is enough to label me a “winnut.” I make no reference to the election, and yet you accuse me of making this all about electoral politics. I don’t even have an opinion on Governor Christie, yet I must hate him because he supported the President’s response to Hurricane Sandy.

            You advance the electoral cause of a political figure, you make this tragedy a political one, you embarrass yourself with your sweeping generalizations and arrogant disregard for differing opinions. Please, look in a mirror.

          • http://twitter.com/WilloughbyAnnie Annie Willoughby

            History supports the fact that, once a totalitarian regime is firmly entrenched; bootlickers are the first to be disposed of. :) Small comfort but comfort nonetheless.

          • salvagesalvage

            Ha! Ha! Yes! Obama is a totalitarian leader! And he will start killing people who like him! You are very smart!

          • Marie

            It’s happened before. Do a search on “useful idiots” – you might learn something, but then again, you’re an Obama zombie, mindlessly devoted to the one he thinks will shower him with free sex and free beer, or whatever.

            Hint: you are the useful idiot. That’s what they were referring to. Now, if you’re not too lazy, go find out who coined the term.

          • salvagesalvage

            Ahahaha! Yes! I know! Obama is Stalin J Hitler secret Muslim born in Kenya here to destroy America!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

            No civilian has ever died in the course of a drone strike? Please ask the very liberal LA Times for a retraction http://articles.latimes.com/2012/sep/24/world/la-fg-drone-study-20120925

          • Marie

            You’re a liar. You were lying. You’re still a mindless Obama cult member and no amount of lying will change that.

            I see right through your silly little “look, I can criticize Obama too” act. If you really meant that, you wouldn’t be here calling us names and defending Obama’s mistakes in Benghazi. You wouldn’t be a liberal if you really believed that.

            Everything else you’ve said in this thread is ample proof that you’re a gullible, feeble-minded idiot who would vote for Obama even if he had slaughtered people on live television.

            Your protestations to the contrary are cute, but are not effective because they aren’t fooling anyone.

          • salvagesalvage

            Do you know what projection is? Cuz you are very good at it!

          • Marie

            I do ate Christie and have from the beginning.

            Of course, all libtards like you can do is lie, cheat, steal, insult and make assumptions.

            Pardon me if I think your little statement on drones is insincere and full of crap. You are a mindless Obama cult member. That much is very obvious.

          • salvagesalvage

            Well I’m sure he ates you too, he looks like he ates everything.

            Why did you hate him?

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          He went to Vegas the next day. That evening, he went to bed before the ambassador’s condition was known. Protocol would dictate that he remain in the situation room monitoring the unfolding events.

          • salvagesalvage

            HAHAHAH! PROTOCOLS! YES! There is a book of rules that Presidents have to follow and they say when a consul is under attack the President must stay in the situation room.

            Why hasn’t this monster been impeached?!?!1

        • Marie

          Yeah, he did watch it and then went to Las Vegas the very next day. All facts.

          Of course, you blindly believe everything the Obama administration tells you, probably because you’re a lazy bum who wants free crap from Obama’s “stash.”

          • salvagesalvage

            You mean he didn’t stay in the Situation Room watching?!?!1 IMPEACH!!!!

            HA! Ha! Yes! I am a lazy bum and Obama is going to give me weed because we are all smelly hippies from the 60s!

        • Ra

          No hope for you…….can’t fix stupid

        • youhavegottobekiddingme

          maybe he was shooting up? oh no he was a crackhead sorry to mix up the two

          • salvagesalvage

            Well he could have been doing both, this is Obama and he is multifaceted as shown by his propensity for Islamic atheist fascist socialist communist totalitarianism while being a Black Panther anti-Semite Alinskyite. If it’s bad Obama does it!

    • Dwayne Jackson

      Kinhda of a lame comparison.

      • salvagesalvage

        I know because it makes wignuts look like a bunch of partisan idiots who will use any dead body to score political points. Beyond lame really.

        • Brenda Hellwig

          I hate when people use dead bodies for political points, like a woman who died of cancer and those who died from meningitis. The consulate expressed deepening concern for their safety especially after being subjected to previous attacks prior to the one 9/11. They requested additional security for themselves and were denied. While there were warnings that Bin Laden planned an attack on American soil, there are thousands of potential targets and staging areas to consider and monitor. A very daunting task particularly considering the push back any profiling would have received from far left groups and the media. That is a far different prospect than the specific target of the Benghazi consulate presented.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          Are you so blind, politically, that you fail to see how badly the Libyan homicides were managed?

        • Marie

          As opposed to you libtards who shamelessly used both 9/11 and hurricane Katrina to score points against Bush.

          Quite frankly, you are too stupid to live. Really.

          • salvagesalvage

            Ha! Ha! Yes! It’s not like Bush got a memo the month before saying “bin laden determined to attack” and it’s not like Bush went from “Dead or alive!” to “bin Laden? Meh, not a big deal” after loosing him. And of course they won Afghanistan and complelty destroyed the Taliban.

            Right up until Obama got elected and then suddenly it was all lost and the Taliban were back! Damn that Obama!

            And gosh, why would anyone blame Bush for appointing an idiot to run FEMA? He did a heckuva job! I mean it’s not like he lost all of New Orleans!

    • http://www.facebook.com/luke.guidryiii Luke Guidry III

      It wasnt a riot! but a terrorist attack! The only thing you got right is that it isnt funny!

      • salvagesalvage

        It’s amazing how much wingnuts know about a place and situation that before they knew nothing about.

        Of course if it was President McCain it would be a riot.

        • disqus_UCVriaqaYX

          It’s also amazing how Obama apologists like you only hang onto insulting people instead of actual facts.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

          Your faulty generalizations are the tools of poor rhetoric and desperate partisanship. On it’s face, isn’t the very definition of education the attainment of knowledge, where once there was none?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dave.wald Dave Wald

      he is a traitor for lying about it…it wasn’t a “riot” it was a preplanned attack by al queda. that was forseen and extra protection was asked for…thus the lie that it was a riot because of an unseen movie…what a crock. RIOT?!? what riot! get your facts straight man…dont listen to the propoganda

      • GaryTheBrave

        Now SS, you know dang well that the Honorable President George W. Bush sought war against Al Quaeda and the Taliban because of the Terrorist Attacks of 2001. He did bring the matter before the people by addressing Congress. It was the Democrats in both houses who did not want a formal declaration of War, but members of both parties passed spending bills to pay for the conflict.

        The weak and wimpy WMD ploy you just made was a single sentence that President Bush said in a speech before the General Assembly of the United Nations to explain just one of the reasons he was going after Sadam Hussein, because he had used WMD’s against his own people.

        Now I am certain you are aware that WMD’s do not have to be massive, just their destruction. It could be something small like a nuclear bomb in a suitcase, or Anthrax mailed in plain envelopes.

        Sadam Hussein was supporting Al Quaida. Before you head down the primrose path of denying that fact consider how much AQ spent in Iraq after he was overthrown to defeat us. If Sadam Hussein did not support AQ then Iraq would be AQ’s enemy. By us defeating Hussein we would be the enemy of their enemy. In short AQ would have no reason to fight us.

    • detroit19

      The issue at hand is that he LIED after four Americans died. And you’re right, funny isn’t the word’. More like incompetent…

      • salvagesalvage

        How many died going after those WMD again? A couple of thousand? It’s cute the way wingnuts pick and choose their outrages.

        • Marie

          It’s cute how you pick your outrages. 9/11 was done by Bush, but Obama did absolutely nothing wrong regarding Benghazi.

          Once again, you are a pathetic hypocrite.

          • salvagesalvage

            No, 9/11 was done by terrorists, Bush just screwed up the aftermath. Oh and he was told the attack was going to happen but whatevs!

            And what did Obama do wrong again? Oh yeah, he said “act of terror” and didn’t stay in the situation room long enough.


    • WVS

      Anticipating and preventing a well-organized terrorist attack, especially in a place like Libya, is next to impossible. I don’t hold it against Obama that we didn’t stop this one, just as it wasn’t Bush’s fault the 9/11 hijackers succeeded. I do want an explanation of the decision to sacrifice these men. And I do want an apology for misrepresenting the actual events, intentionally or otherwise.

      Edit – I don’t hold it against the president that we didn’t foresee it. I do hold him accountable for not acting in response, once it was known.

      • salvagesalvage

        I’m not sure if it was a decision in the sense that they could have done much.

        And you seem to understand how difficult the situation was, figuring out what happened in the days that followed would also be tricky.

        It could have been a planned “riot” as cover for an attack or it could have been the terrorists using the riot as cover by ginning it up. After all that type love using civilians as cover.

        • WVS

          New emails indicate the administration was aware of the attack, which lasted seven hours, within two hours of its beginning. I guarantee we can have overwhelming force on the ground or in the air, at any point on Earth, well within that time frame. Obama said don’t go, and a general who moved to ignore that order was relieved of his command. That’s a decision. He may have reasons, but the families deserve to hear them.

          And what riot? The way I understand it, there’s only one person using a “riot” as cover for this attack.

          • salvagesalvage

            And what do you think the scenario here is? They get emails saying they’re under attack in Libya and Obama then jumped up and said “Aha! Let them die as we watch because I am a secret Muslim who hates America, Americans and the Baby Jesus!”

            See this is why this isn’t a scandal, terrorists attacked in an unstable part of the world and people died but it’s all Obama’s fault because he didn’t call the terrorist attack a terrorist attack but rather an act of terror?

            It’s weird how you think if you keep on yelling about something it will become something.

          • WVS

            Holy straw men, Batman. I’ve never seen so many people play the Muslim card for a man who’s probably not a Muslim. It’s not directly Obama’s fault that terrorists attacked them. And we can argue semantics over that “acts of terror” phrase if you want, Candy Crowley…I think it was a generality, but that’s not important. What I’m upset about is this:

            The President knew the consulate was under attack roughly five hours before the massacre ended. We had resources available to at least attempt a rescue of survivors. For unknown reasons–not as stupidly sinister as you suggest–Obama chose not to use those resources. The administration as a whole then led us to believe that this was a demonstration-gone-bad over some sketchy Youtube video. In reality, there likely was no demonstration.

            Isn’t it legitimate to be upset about that? But you’re right. Given the current state of the media, it’s hopelessly idealistic to expect answers.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      By chance, have you read the 9/11 commission report?

    • Marie

      Could you be more of a hypocrite? So you blindly accept whatever the Obama administration tell you – the very thing you accuse us of doing.

      So glad I voted for Romney.

      • salvagesalvage

        Yes! That’s me right there, never criticized Obama for anything and certainly not right in this very thread!

        SO you voted for the guy who did socialized medicine in his own state, used tax money to pay for the Olympics (a bail out if you will) and keeps on changing his mind about abortion?

  • Misty Mitchell

    I will never understand why this administration gets away with even murder.

    • $8245944

      Blame it on our traitorous media–they are an enemy of the American people and a threat to our national security.

      • Misty Mitchell

        Your right!! The Liberal Media are destroying this country in my view.

        • $8245944

          Should have written: Traitorous LEFTIST Media.

      • RaggedyAnn46


  • Cruz Quintana Jr

    Who is Chris?

    • MaryIndiana

      Christopher Stevens,our murdered ambassador.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Harry-David-Travis/100000550622111 Harry David Travis

    Obummer has to be prosecuted and thrown into gitmo with the rest of his moslem bastards, he is worthless, spineliss bastard
    and he hideas behind the impeached one billary another bastard

  • Annmarie F. Cash

    This message on the mirror was obviously left by someone who violated the crime scene, and not Stevens himself. Why is it news? I adamantly believe Obama should be impeached for this horrible blunder by him and his administration. I beleive they are covering it up, just like they covered Fast & Furious, and it’s negligence on a criminal level. However, things like this only serve to muddy the water. Let’s stick to the facts of why Benghazi is such a tragedy, and forget about the graffiti that only serves to hurt the families of these victims.

    • stepper57

      Impeachment isn’t enough…if there is any truth to the story that he was setting this up as a kidnapping to trade Stevens for “the Blind Sheik” that went awry when the SEALS took action to protect Stevens, then he should be shot for treason!

    • DrMorbius

      Obviously? I respectfully disagree. It is possible that it was left by a jihadist, but I highly doubt that, especially as it is in English; it would be much more likely that a jihadist would write in Arabic, and say something like Allah Akbar or Death to America, some simple-minded slogan like that.

      I also doubt it was Libyans who might have wandered thru before the compound was re-secured; don’t ask me why, I just have a gut instinct on that one…

      I also highly doubt it was any of the US or (possibly) allied operatives who have visited the compound, or any of the journalists

      If it was anyone, it most likely would have been a crew member of some news agency team.

      But I doubt that as well.

      To me, that macabre statement rings true; the last words of a man, a man who had been under severe stress for hours, watching others die around him as they tried to protect him, knowing that he, himself, is already a dead man, a dead man whose final breath was just minutes, or even just seconds away….

      I know very well I could be wrong, but… I am convinced those were the last words of Ambassador Stevens.

    • Jesse Malkin

      How can you be so sure Amb. Stevens did not write it himself? Like you say, let’s stick to the facts.

  • an american

    obama behind this, it went wrong was supposed to be a kidnapping to make obie look good, he failed these brave men and he lied to us and our country rot in H*ll

  • sharinite

    No can believe one word this president or his minions say…”we leave nobody behind..”…please what was Chris Stevens and the other three? Garbage?


    If the President can not protect four begging for help Americans ,then how can we trust him the whole country!!!!! ”we leave nobody behind.”???????

  • Susan Schipper


  • http://twitter.com/mez70 Mary Zwahr

    He literally makes me sick to my stomach…..”we leave no political oportunity behind ” is more like it!

  • Kimberly Schutzenhofer

    Yea so much for Ovomit’s proclamation today in WI that Al Qaeda is decimated. Maybe he doesn’t know the meaning of the word.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.blasioli.52 Tony Blasioli

    If, by some corrupt trickery, Obama wins this election, I believe the Senate will flip to the Republicans and Obama will be impeached before he is inaugurated. How the hell this can even be a close election is beyond me. Corruption at the polls is the only way Obama will win.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dena.piraino Dena Piraino

      I agree!!

    • mschmidt48

      Both Obama and Biden need to be impeached. Obama for treachery, and Biden for incompetence.

    • Mary Lou Miller


  • detroit19

    I could cry every time I read stories about this…how terrifying and what a sense of betrayal Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty must have felt. For the first time in my life, I was ashamed to be an American and I fully intend to make it the last time on Tuesday, November 6th! Romney/Ryan!!!!

    • mschmidt48

      I’m not ashamed to be an American, I’m just ashamed on who is presently our president. Four more days!
      Romney/Ryan 2012

  • Sylvia Sparks Simpson

    If this doesn’t make your blood boil I don’t know anything that would. What kind of man shows up amid a tragedy in NY and NJ for a photo op but so coldly lets four Americans die amid their cries for help and then refuses to truthfully talk about it. Makes me sick to my stomach. This is pure evil.

  • disappearing moderate

    And O is out campaigning today in his C in C jacket. He has to go.

  • Conrad2010

    Wrong!! Christ has been alive for the past
    Two thousand & twelve years, Idiot.

  • Dave Silva

    still wondering when the treason charges are coming. watching americans murdered on tv and doing nothing is the definition of treason.

  • ClinkinKY

    For the “first time in my life” I am proud of Al Gore. He took time out from being the inspiration for “Love Story” to “invent” the internet…./s… (is this really needed?)
    Can you imagine the narrative of the MSM re Libya, if there wasn’t an alternative to their lies? Thank you Al Gore:)

  • RogueRose

    The same article reports that a swastika was also found on a wall.

  • Dandee

    Well apparently the Red Cross is leaving people behind. Must be catching

  • rjb

    It smacks of the illuminati, certain aspects s–especially thestand down.

  • dha

    What I don’t understand is they keep saying Stevens died in that room. The video that was shown clearly shows him alive when he was being drug through the streets. His clothes were dirty but he didn’t look to be covered in soot. They also said local said he was sodomized. Another story said he was killed by a mortar attack, so which is it? What do you think?

  • ranchdancer

    Help me out..immediately after ther attack, it was said that the people wrote notes of apology and support for the Americans who lost their lives…then why wasn’t the FBI in there investigating the scene right away. State Depart. said it was too dangerous. Also why arn’t the other 20 people who survived the attack even mentioned, where are they and what is their story. All I hear are crickets from the lame stream media.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BrendaACarmody Brenda Carmody

    Something is very WRONG in America.

  • http://www.facebook.com/karengfla Karen Mastrario Gravley

    YOU did!