Copyright © 2014 by Wayne Stegall
Was Chris Stevens set up to die?
In medicine, an order to allow a patient to die is called a no code. Historically, many corrupt leaders have dealt with their enemies by placing them in a situation where they were expected to die. In another article, I explained how I deduced that Nortel blackmailed Clinton to keep their guilt at bay.1 However, that left me to the wolves, to die at the hands of anyone that blamed me for my adversaries' crimes. This was in spite of the fact that the necessity of blackmail infers that there was knowledge of things exculpatory to me at some culpable place of power during that time. I was expected to die. Indeed, an elderly black man at work speculated that I would not live past the end of that year, 1994.
A continuing cause and effect observation on my part – that collateral trouble arises when my more deep set adversaries feel their interests in jeopardy – then plays into the isolation that tampering with my attempts to access the process of the law produces. Is it a coincidence that this sets me up for harm? The fact that this protects political and corporate criminals leaves one to think it not.
If they had done this to me, would they do it to others? Having this thought recently lead me to examine whether Christopher Stevens had any relationship with the Clintons for which they might target him. Then I found an article that reported that Andrea Mitchell of NBC at one point during the Benghazi scandal asserted that Christopher Stevens was a Republican and an enemy of the Clintons. From this she drew the absurd conclusion that Stevens had sacrificed his own life to bring the Clintons down. The summary sentence opening the article follows.
In a stunning development, NBC correspondent Andrea Mitchell has revealed that former ambassador to Libya, the late Christopher Stevens, was a Republican, and had a personal vendetta against Secretary of State Hillary Clinton so deep he was willing to die to embarrass her.2
To a thinking mind however other possibilities arise, especially if you believe that Larry Nichols confession that he was the Clintons' hit man makes the Clintons capable of setting Stevens up to be for a fall. To logically analyze this assertion, it seems best to ask, and examine the answers to a few questions.
Was Stevens really a Republican as Andrea Mitchell says? Joel Rubin is cited as saying of Chris Stevens
He was a career Foreign Service Officer and a former Peace Corps Volunteer, meaning that he lived his life promoting American values and ideas around the world. While I was a Democratic Senate staffer and Chris worked for a Republican member, it was clear that those values infused his every move. He wasn't partisan; he worked across the aisle; he was professional and kind. And above all, he was friendly. Friendly to me and friendly to my wife, alongside whom he worked. Everyone liked Chris.3
Do the facts of obvious negligence extend to suggest a more sinister motive. Consider the following facts typically attributed to State Department negligence
... the late Christopher Stevens ... had a personal vendetta against Secretary of State Hillary Clinton so deep he was willing to die to embarrass her.2as revealing Hillary's motive projected onto her adversary, it would be interpreted instead as
... the late Christopher Stevens ... had a personal vendetta against Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to embarrass her so deep that he had to die.6Ordinary police procedure would rate the preceding as probable cause for a serious investigation. Instead, why do such things usually get covered by political subterfuge?
I am only here to tell you these things because of many miracles of protection from God. Chris Stevens was not so lucky. O! for the audacity that they have: to think you will elect them again!
2Tom Crowe, Catholic Vote.org, "Andrea Mitchell: Christopher Stevens Was A Republican Out To Embarrass Hillary Clinton," catholicvote.org, link.
3Sahil Kapur, "Diplomatic Community Mourns Loss Of Chris Stevens," September 12, 2012, talkingpointsmemo.com, link .
4David Kirkpatrick, "New Book Says C.I.A. Official in Benghazi Held Up Rescue," September 4, 2014, nytimes.com, link.
5See related article: Where's Larry?
6Projection is a well-established psychological concept where a person attributes their qualities, attitudes, motives, etc. to others; things that apply to themselves instead, especially if done subconsciously.
October 3, 2014 Created.
October 9, 2014 Added reference to stand down order given to stop attempted rescue. Corrected some grammar.
October 10, 2014 Improved the analysis at the end to better show Hillary Clinton's motive.
October 31, 2014 Corrected some grammar.