September 17, 2012
Video: Ambassador Stevens Being Dragged from Building
I've just finished reviewing this video that claims to be of the removal of Ambassador Stevens. The uploaded claims he is alive at this point, but its impossible to tell. One thing is clear there are many more of these pictures and videos circulating most likely on cell phone networks in Libya and elsewhere.
The Arabic title and descriptions with the video translate as.
U.S. Ambassador Maholt people of Benghazi saved before his deathUh yeah they are saving him. Which might be true, the middle east is famous for how they grab wounded people and finish them off saving them. But usually they take off dragging the saved person. These folks don't seem to be in any big hurry to me. I mean they seem more interesting in Praising Allah that they have the Ambassador and that he's 99% dead. But I'm sure secretary Clinton can explain that, no?
Moment directed the U.S. ambassador before his death.
Update: Like I said there will be many of these, Brietbart has another here. This video is much more clear.
Update:Two separate translators looking at this say the dialogue in the video as described in the NYT's is essentially accurate.
“I swear, he’s dead,” one Libyan says, peering in.Our sources say there is no indication that the crowd bore ill will towards the Ambassador and they did later take him to the hospital, although the video does not show a complete timeline.
“Bring him out, man! Bring him out,” another says.
“The man is alive. Move out of the way,” others shout. “Just bring him out, man.”
“Move, move, he is still alive!”
“Alive, Alive! God is great,” the crowd erupts, while someone calls to bring Mr. Stevens to a car.
Mr. Stevens was taken to a hospital, where a doctor tried to revive him, but said he was all but dead on arrival.
Hat Tip: Rusty.