CBS News’ Sharyl Attkisson is reporting today that U.S. officials requested the murdered U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens be listed as “John Doe” on the Benghazi Medical Center’s death certificate. The reason? An anonymous source told Attkisson it was “to avoid drawing undue attention to the importance of the victim as Americans rushed to figure out how to recover Stevens’ body and return it to the U.S.”

Attkisson offers the following timeline of events in what she calls “the most complete accounting yet of Stevens’ whereabouts and passing in the eight and a half months since his death.”

Somebody transported [Stevens] to Benghazi Medical Center where CPR was attempted. Initially, it’s believed that doctors did not know who Stevens was. An unidentified man speaking Arabic used a cell phone Stevens had in his possession to call the U.S. embassy in Tripoli (the number was programmed into the phone). He seemed to want Americans to come to the hospital to retrieve Stevens, but U.S. officials were suspicious. The hospital was known to be under the influence of hostile militia and Embassy officials sensed a possible trap, so they opted not to attempt to send a U.S. rescue team now waiting at Benghazi’s airport.

It’s remarkable how much is still unknown about the events in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, but despite what others have claimed, it does make a difference.

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  • Steve

    Another stone uncovered.

    • mike_in_kosovo

      And more cockroaches scattering…

      • Steve

        Gonna need a KING SIZED can of “Raid”.

        • mike_in_kosovo

          Boy, ain’t *THAT* the truth!!!

        • Joe W.

          Or a visit from the Orkin Man, I suspect…

          • Steve

            Break out the gas masks, it’s getting stinkier in here

  • Surry918

    So, is this what happens when journalists from other media organizations start doing their jobs instead of cheer leading this administration?

    • mike_in_kosovo

      Amazing how that works, isn’t it?

    • BlueGood

      You mean to say the Alphabet Syndicates are actually starting to do their frickin’ JOBS????….

      How will their low information voter audience get over the SHOCK of hearing about actual facts instead of Bullschit???

      Trauma Teams required STAT at about 47% of American Households!…percussive snort!

      • in_awe

        A short lived aberration at CBS, Sharyl is out in July when her contract ends. She had been all over Fast & Furious too until that disappeared from the face of the earth like it never happened. Like a hand lifted from a pail of water leaves no trace.

  • Elaine

    “to avoid drawing undue attention to the importance of the victim as Americans rushed to figure out how to recover Stevens’ body and return it to the U.S.” ??
    Right! Like everyone didn’t KNOW who he was? Come on.. they DRAGGED him through the streets?

    • beebop1952

      A BLONDE guy in the Middle East? DUH.

      • in_awe

        and taken to the hospital from the American consulate…

  • LinTaylor

    And ever more, the Obama Administration resembles Monty Python’s Black Knight.
    “Look you bloody fool, you’ve got no arms left!”
    “Yes I have!”

  • http://twitter.com/ChampionCapua ChampionCapua

    “…as Americans rushed to figure out how to recover Stevens’ body and return it to the U.S.” Rushed? RUSHED?

  • TocksNedlog

    Yeah, because if they DIDN’T list him as a John Doe there was a risk that his body might be sodomized and desecrated!

    Oh, wait; that had already been done BEFORE they ever got their hands on the body.

    Oh well.

  • Liberty

    The article says “Stevens’ body was then taken to an FBI facility in Dover, Del., for an
    autopsy which revealed he died of asphyxia, presumably from smoke
    inhalation. Officials found no internal damage, no indication of assault
    and no mistreatment of his body.” How do we know that’s true or not? Sharyl’s doing great work but has the administration really been up front about anything to do with this?

    • Marvin Nelson

      There is enough bovine scat in that article to fertilize a football field.

    • Shawny

      I’ll bet that’s not the cause of death on the John Doe certificate from the hospital.

    • detroit19

      If the current administration told me that it was dark on the East coast, May 30, 2013, @ 9:53 pm, I wouldn’t believe it even as I sit here, on the East coast, in the dark. Absolutely NO confidence in these lying liars who lie. We, the People owe Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Davis & Glen Doherty SO much more :'(

  • RightFinShark

    Stevens was a liberal too, one of their “hand picked” own, and they hung him out to dry. Tells you all you need to know about the kind of scum we are up against with this administration. If they did that to one of their own, imagine what they are capable of doing to their real enemies like using the I.R.S. against the Tea Party and much, much more. F’ing Creeps.

    • in_awe

      Both Barack and Hillary did repeatedly call him their “good friend” while lying through their teeth in front of his casket. Wonder if he thought the same about them in the months leading up to his death as his pleas for more security were rebuffed and his security resources were actively drawn at the insistence of Washington to improve Barack’s chances to be re-elected. Friends helping friends and all that.

  • lcky9

    WHAT real NEWS with REAL FACTS from MSM.. I just turned CBS to actually WATCH more than the weather report. let’s hope it trickles down to LOCAL news reporting,,

  • Baba Ghanoush

    She has to be one of my favorite new follows on twitter. Sharyl means business!

  • Ashley Everhart

    That’s the other piece to Mike’s telling of getting a call with info on body and where 2 pick up etc. I am ? the name change as a non-issue. For security I had done same.

  • right_on

    US officials reportedly wanted Benghazi hospital to list Amb. Chris Stevens as ‘John Doe’, because they didn’t want his body defiled by Islamist “criminals?” Who conveyed this message to the Benghazi Hospital authorities? Must have been the “Intelligence” community, right?

  • socalcon

    “The hospital was known to be under the influence of hostile militia and Embassy officials sensed a possible trap, so they opted not to attempt to send a U.S. rescue team now waiting at Benghazi’s airport.”
    Um, tell the ‘trapper’ on Steven’s cell that resources are on their way from Italy and it’d be hours before their arrival…then send the troops from the airport. Seems easy, lie to the [email protected]

  • socalcon

    “…autopsy which revealed he died of asphyxia, presumably from smoke
    inhalation. Officials found no internal damage, no indication of assault
    and no mistreatment of his body…” Sourced from the FBI? Sorry, not biting.

    • Spinmamma

      There were reports in local Arabic papers, for whatever they are worth, that the Ambassador was captured and sodomized before being taken to the hospital. Pretty sure the captors weren’t friendly. Since the autopsy report has never been released, we may never know.

      • detroit19

        Animals.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Great work Sharyl, but be very careful. You may soon receive a call for an IRS audit, and DOJ will know about that because they will be tapping your phones. You are one of the only real journalists left. Keep it up and don’t give these socialists crooks one bit of rest.

    • detroit19

      No call(s), we’re past the point of civility/constitutionality, just jack-booted thugs…

  • tops116

    Yeah, at this point, it would’ve been more surprising if they hadn’t tried that.

  • Terry_Jim

    Where was POTUS on 9/11?
    Why hasn’t Congress subpoenaed WH logs to get that answer?

  • Bill Board

    It is becoming increasingly obvious, this “administration” (and I use the term loosely) upon being informed of the events in Benghazi on the night of Sept 11, 2012, scrambled to hide the facts and cover their a**es instead of scrambling help to cover four Americans.

  • Jim Ward

    The reason for the pseudonym was to avoid drawing undue attention to the importance of the victim as Americans rushed to figure out how to recover Stevens’ body and return it to the U.S. They likely prevented the occurrence of the very deeds that you guys lied about in trying to exploit this loss for political gain. Remember? You lied about the Ambassador being dragged through the streets. You lied about him being tortured. You lied about him being raped and sodomized. You lied about him being targeted for being gay. Despicable lies to try and disrupt the political process during an election.

    • 1CatEye

      Prove those were lies. If you’re relying on the autopsy report, I have a really nice beachfront house in WY to sell you.

    • Abiss

      Of course. And there are no tanks in Bagdad. Thanks for the update Bob.

    • seek456

      Hmmmm, wonder who sent you to distort, deflect, cover, lie…..

      • $1014973

        DNC. He got the assignment last night.

      • Jim Ward

        Ah, of course. If I don’t parrot the “news” from Fox I am working for the Administration or a part of the so-called liberal media… Talk about deflecting from the truth…

    • $1014973

      I don’t believe you have a shred of evidence to the contrary of a single thing you just accused everyone of doing.

      • Jim Ward

        Just the testimony of our military and CIA leaders and the results of numerous investigations, hearings and reports — including Bush’s former Secretary of Defense, Republican Robert Gates who proclaimed that he would have responded just as the Obama Administration did in Benghazi.

  • Jeremy

    This is just another absolute disgrace to a man who loved this country it’s time to throw these bums in prison.

  • Roto

    From “All the Presidents Men”….
    Hugh Sloan — We were never told flat out “Don’t talk.” But the message was clear. They didn’t tell us to lie.
    Carl Bernstein — In other words, by their very silence there was a coverup.
    Hugh Sloan — Well, they sure didn’t ask us to come forward and tell the truth.

  • Socal71

    Even in death Ambassador Stevens gets no respect from the Obama administration.

  • Socal71

    Even in death Ambassador Stevens gets no respect from the Obama administration.

  • 3579

    Who transported him to the hospital is a better question.

    If Stevens’ was in Benghazi before, wouldn’t it be reasonable to assumed that the doctors knew who he was.

    Furthermore, why were the officials suspicious? Could they not see that the phone number was Stevens’?

    Do they not have drones to send in in order to see the situation unfolding and realize that it was not a trap?

    It is clearly obvious from that photo of Stevens’ being dragged through the streets that he was dead then. Purple in the face? Dead.

  • 3579

    Who transported him to the hospital is a better question.

    If Stevens’ was in Benghazi before, wouldn’t it be reasonable to assumed that the doctors knew who he was.

    Furthermore, why were the officials suspicious? Could they not see that the phone number was Stevens’?

    Do they not have drones to send in in order to see the situation unfolding and realize that it was not a trap?

    It is clearly obvious from that photo of Stevens’ being dragged through the streets that he was dead then. Purple in the face? Dead.

  • neoface

    It’s still unclear to me, was Stevens sexually compromised before they dragged his body through the streets, I heard he was. I wish Oblamer was in place of Stevens, I’m certain the story would have played out differently. This administration is cold, they basically left everyone at the consulate to died. If the two seals didn’t give up their own lives to save the remaining survivors, that would be the end of the story, who would be the wiser. I think all the survivors should speak up, tell the truth, instead of afraid of Obama’s retaliation.

  • neoface

    It’s still unclear to me, was Stevens sexually compromised before they dragged his body through the streets, I heard he was. I wish Oblamer was in place of Stevens, I’m certain the story would have played out differently. This administration is cold, they basically left everyone at the consulate to died. If the two seals didn’t give up their own lives to save the remaining survivors, that would be the end of the story, who would be the wiser. I think all the survivors should speak up, tell the truth, instead of afraid of Obama’s retaliation.