While the nation once again mourned the incredible loss of American lives that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, not one official in President Barack Obama’s administration — including his then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton –mentioned the attack that occurred on Sept. 11, 2012 which is now known as the Battle of Benghazi, thanks to filmmaker Michael Bay (“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”).
There were speeches galore by America’s leaders who remembered the worst attack on U.S. soil in American history and the family members of those innocent victims were once again given their opportunity to publicly honor their dearly departed.
But those who continue to mourn the loss of loved ones killed by radical Muslims in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, did so in relative silence.
The terrorists’ siege on the ill-fated U.S. diplomatic mission in the war-torn city of Benghazi happened just four year ago and cost the lives of four American heroes, including our ambassador. Had it not been a sore point for the Democrats, especially presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, journalists would have been reminding Americans that Islamic jihad is far from over. In fact, four years after the Battle of Benghazi, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is now a major threat in Libya adding to that nation’s chaos and violence.
“If the major players involved were Republicans, the journalists would remind Americans about the cover-up that followed and fell apart, but received scant coverage by the news media, except to claim the GOP lawmakers were politicizing the tragedy,” said former U.S. Marine and New York police officer Sid Franes. “In their zeal to help Hillary Clinton to become President of the United States, the major news organizations have allowed themselves to become as corrupt as the Democratic Party, the Obama White House, the State Department, the Justice Department, the Director of the FBI and other individuals who would saddle the American people with a ultra-corrupt leader,” Franes added.
One would think that on the anniversary of the Battle of Benghazi, reporters would interview the parents, widows and family and friends to hear how they continue to plead for justice and a full inquiry. That would include the late Ambassador Chris Steven’s former fiancee, French actress and model Lydie Denier.
While the face and name of Lydie Denier is known to many as a first-rate actress and stunning model – she portrayed Tarzan’s mate-for-life, Jane, in a hit television series — Denier is practically being ignored by the U.S. news media because she was at one time the fiancée of Ambassador Chris Stevens. Yes, that Chris Stevens: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s “friend” who was left to die in 2012 at a diplomatic mission in one of the world’s most dangerous cities.
What is truly astounding is the news media’s failure to cover the reaction of family members, loved ones and friends to Ambassador Chris Stevens’ murder. And the sad and angering fact that reporters never got in touch with that someone – Lydie Denier — who knew Amb. Stevens as a best friend, a lover and a former betrothed.
Now, a mere few months before Clinton faces the American voters for the office of the President, Denier is being heard from thanks to Newsmax TV host Steve Malzberg, nationally-syndicated talk radio host Chuck Wilder and others who believe she deserves to be heard. And she isn’t holding anything back when discussing Hillary Clinton.
On April 23, 2016, this writer published his first story about Denier after the Steve Malzberg Show’s host interviewed her. During the videotaped segment Denier spoke about the late ambassador and described an article she wrote at the beginning of April, titled, “A Voice for Ambassador Chris Stevens.” On Monday, May 22, she again appeared on Malzberg’s show.
Denier, who began dating Stevens while he served as a diplomat with the U.S. State Department in 1994 said he was her very first and only love. Her heartfelt description of him contrasted greatly with what she had to say about Hillary Clinton’s role prior to the devastating incident, during the actual Battle of Benghazi and the orchestrated cover up that followed the deaths of the ambassador and two CIA contracted security agents and a State Department staff member.
“As far as Hillary Clinton … it will take more than six minutes for me to say how I feel,” Denier began, “but obviously I feel… I think she should have done a better job for security and (should not have] ignored his request.” Miss Denier referred to Clinton ignoring the requests for additional security in Benghazi after a number of bombings and attacks by Islamists.
“If he was a friend — she said he was a friend — then you don’t let your friend down,” said the actress. When asked if she believes Clinton is getting a pass, Denier noted that the Clintons are “very powerful.”
Denier, who is working on a documentary about Stevens, said she tried to reach out to Clinton but “hasn’t succeeded.” When asked why she thought Mrs. Clinton didn’t respond to numerous pleas for enhanced security at State Department facilities in Libya, she conceded she had no idea why the Secretary of State and others failed to protect Amb. Stevens and his staff from Islamic terrorists.
“The truth is, according to many military, intelligence and law enforcement experts, thanks to the biased left-wing media, the tragedy in Benghazi has never received the public scrutiny it deserves. As Hillary Clinton seeks the Oval Office – which her husband Bill once turned into a “bordello” — hopefully those with a voice will elevate this and her numerous other travesties to a more truthful level within public discourse,” added Det. Franes, who served on an anti-terrorism police unit..
Voters must not be allowed to forget the damage Hillary Clinton has done. Amb. Stevens’ former fiance hopefully will be vigorous in her effort to be his voice in the months leading up to the 2016 Presidential Election.
Read Lydie Denier’s new book: A Voice for Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens
Lydie M. Denier, former fiancée and the love of Chris Stevens’ life, paints an intimate portrait of the brilliant and mercurial diplomat, teacher and Arabist that was Chris Stevens. Murdered in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, along with Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, Chris’ voice has been silenced, his personality buried beneath an avalanche of sordid headlines, political agendas and lies. In her book, Ms. Denier gives Chris a voice, finally setting the record straight about their passionate and turbulent love affair, his commitment to the people of the Middle East, and her dedicated quest to uncover the truth about what really happened the day Chris Stevens was killed and more importantly, why he was not protected. From Hollywood to Cairo, Washington D.C. to Libya, Ms. Denier shares the joy and pain of love, loss, tragedy and healing.