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Mystery: What was Amb. Chris Steven's actual cause of death?

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On Sept. 11, 2012, 52-year-old Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya died, sometime during, or shortly after our consulate office in Benghazi was attacked...That is what we know. What we do not know, a year-and-a-half later, is exactly how he died.

Libyan doctor, Ziad Abu Zeid, told the Associated Press that he worked for 90 minutes at the Benghazi Medical Center, in an attempt to revive Amb. Stevens, who Abu Zeid says died from "sever asphyxia" which caused stomach bleeding, but had no other injuries. Of course, photos of Stevens' lifeless body being carried through the streets of Benghazi show that the career diplomat had at least one other injury...a large gash on his forehead.

Abu Zeid's account should be considered suspect at best, as whistle-blower Gregory Hicks testified before Congress that Benghazi Medical Center is controlled by the terrorist group known as Ansar al-Shariah (the very group believed to have led the attack).

Unfortunately, the Libyan doctor's assessment is the only one ever publicly offered up to this point. No official cause of death has ever been released by the Obama administration.

Amb. Steven's body, along with those of the three U.S. security personnel, also killed in the attack, was quickly sent back to the United States...Was there no autopsy performed by a U.S. doctor, either back home or overseas?

The Washington Free Beacon has even reported the claim by al-Qaeda weapons expert, Dhu-al-Bajadin, that Stevens was killed by "lethal injection," during a botched kidnapping. According to al-Bajadin, Stevens would be used for an "exchange of high-level prisoners" being held in the U.S.

Perhaps, Stevens was to become a bargaining chip in gaining the release of the so-called "Blind Sheik" Omar Abdel Rahman, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, as suggested by Admiral James "Ace" Lyons.

There are many troubling questions surrounding the Benghazi attack which remain unanswered...

-Was Amb. Stevens raped, as reported by the Arabic language website, Lebanon News, a day after the attack?

The Google translated LN report read: "The U.S. ambassador to Libya was raped sexually before killing by gunmen who stormed the embassy building in Benghazi last night to protest against the film is offensive to the Prophet Muhammad The sources told AFP said that 'Ambassador was killed and representation of his body in a manner similar to what happened with Gaddafi, such as murder.'"

Of course, U.S.-backed rebels were caught on video sodomizing the late Libyan leader, Moamar Gaddafi, with a bayonet, after capturing him.

Again, the Obama administration has never addressed this claim. Nor, are they likely to do so.

-Why did Attorney General Eric Holder wait three weeks to send the FBI into Benghazi to investigate the attack and Stevens' death?

The official reason given, was that the area was simply too dangerous to send in a team...Seriously?

The site could have easily been secured by the U.S. military, State Department Security, and by the FBI themselves. So, that answer, like so many from this administration, simply does not hold water.

In fact, only a few days after the attack, CNN's Anderson Cooper reported that the network was in possession of Amb. Stevens' personal journal, which was discovered at the burned-out consulate. So, the crime scene was "too dangerous" for the FBI, but not for a cable news stringer?

In short, only six U.S. ambassadors have been killed in the line of duty (The last one killed before Stevens' death, came in 1979, when Amb. Adolph Dubs was shot to death in Afghanistan during a kidnapping attempt.), and the American people have a right to know exactly what happened that night...Regardless of what President Obama wants.

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