The Benghazi tragedy may have happened five years ago, but U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens’ words are yet to be revealed.
“When I die, you need to pick up my gun and keep fighting.”
Stevens addressed his bodyguard, Diplomatic Security Special Agent Scott Wickland with these words prior to his death.
Confessing to that was Wickland himself who confirmed it during the Monday trial of Ahmed Abu Khattala, who is a Lybian terrorist that was labeled as the ringleader of the Benghazi attacks. In the attack, Stevens and other three American citizens lost their lives.
Abu Khattala, who his directly responsible for the loss of these lives, was captured overseas by U.S. commandos back in 2014.
Abu Khattala’s trial went on with him pleading not guilty to 18 counts including murder, attempted murder, material support of terrorism and destruction of U.S. property on the attack that took place on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, 2012.
Should he be found guilty, he is facing a definite life sentence. Wickland, who was uncertain whether he’ll live or die, explained the play-by-play of Stevens’ death.
Wickland noted himself, Stevens and Smith, were trying to search for a window to go out of. When Wickland exited the house, no one was following him. window to escape out of. When he exited the window, he was alone.
Wickland set up the ladder but no one showed up.
“That’s when I knew [Stevens and Smith] were dead,” Wickland recalled.
Former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Smith were also murdered in the vicious and sneaky attack.