Benghazi Victim’s Mother Furious No Officials Fired

Pat Smith said she still knows very little about what happened in Benghazi nearly a year ago.

Originally reported 1:53 p.m. Aug. 23.

The mother of one of three San Diegans killed last year in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, told a local television station Wednesday that she is angry that no State Department officials have been fired.

Pat Smith's son, Sean, grew up in Clairemont and graduated from Mission Bay High School in 1995.

Ex-Navy SEALS Glen Doherty, 42, of Encinitas, and Tyrone Woods, 41, of Imperial Beach, were also killed, along with Ambassador Chris Stevens. On the side, Doherty was a fitness trainer at an Encinitas gym, and Woods used to own a bar.

Marcus Boyd August 23, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Really? Fire state department officials? Well then, we should jail those responsible for thousands of parents losing sons and daughters in Iraq - over knowingly inaccurate reports of weapons of mass destruction.
Libi Uremovic August 23, 2013 at 05:40 PM
they were private citizens that took a high risk job because they needed the money.... there are hundreds of american kids working as indentured servants in the middle east - they get out of the military and they can't adjust to civilian life.... they can't get decent jobs and they have no skills or training in running their own business or support themselves...
Pitcher Erick August 23, 2013 at 10:26 PM
The two comments above me make me sick to my stomach! Typical liberals...our country is so screwed.
Pitcher Erick August 23, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Makes me so sick that I'm going to delete IB Patch. Nattering Nabobs of Negativity!
Libi Uremovic August 23, 2013 at 10:33 PM
liberal means: "of free though" - it's the basis of democracy and a compliment, not an insult....you've been programmed to oppose democracy in you own country and oppose anyone that goes against government oppression....
Libi Uremovic August 23, 2013 at 10:43 PM
this is who i am - i walk the walk - http://www.libionline.net/ who are you? another 'hero in your head', but a coward hiding behind the blogs in reality? no more lies, no more living out political fantasy games....everyone is going to learn the live in reality ...
Dante Pamintuan August 24, 2013 at 01:43 AM
Pitcher Erick. Please reconsider and stand your ground. There are usually about three to five people here who always comment about everything on the IB Patch (You know who you are.) Many times their comments are designed to incite emotion in the name of activism. There is a certain person here that always comments and believes the IB PATCH is her kingdom. Let her live her fantasy life. She lives in Imperial Beach, California, and as an American, she is entitled to her opinion. The IB PATCH is a unique social media resource that allows opinions from anyone. And they are just that...personal opinions. The news and articles are usually presented in an objective manner with facts. It's the colorful commentary that makes for entertaining reading. However there are times that some comments seem to be very inappropriate to the topic and unrelated. That is when it becomes a rambling party. These rants also turn off many people, but they are already aware of the nonsense and just let it be. Don't take the easy way out. Stick around and make it fun. Hope you stay. The BEST is before us IB.
Libi Uremovic August 24, 2013 at 07:09 AM
i don't lie dante - i don't tell lies and i don't repeat lies .... until you are a man that doesn't tell lie or repeat lies then i suggest you focus on fixing yourself... if you've got criticisms of me then you can tell me to my face and no, i'm not the 'nice person' i appear to be in the blogs....
Paula Winchester August 24, 2013 at 09:26 AM
Dante, you are right. Sometimes it's better to just ignore those who consider the Patch their personal blog and focus on the other individuals who are just giving their opinions instead of spewing words. Occasionally when I read a comment here I can almost see the angry red face of the typist in my mind. But that is what makes us Americans, our soldiers fought for the right to keep our free speech, even those we don't agree with, and even those who do not comprehend what sacrifices gave them that right.
Russel Ray August 24, 2013 at 10:08 AM
Hopefully in 2014 we'll fire all those obstructionist Republicans who cut the security budget for our overseas embassies. Of course, I'm still waiting for Bush & Cheney to be brought up on war crimes for invading foreign countries, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands, including many American citizens.................
Russel Ray August 24, 2013 at 01:37 PM
Regretfully, you're right. Waiting for Bush & Cheney to be brought up on war crimes is not reasonable...........lol
Libi Uremovic August 25, 2013 at 06:04 AM
your government lies & deceives you and you continue to follow blindly ... your fellow man tells you the truth and you're 'offended'... explain to me how you ration that in your own minds...??
Robin Clegg August 25, 2013 at 01:15 PM
So sorry for this mother's loss and can't begin to imagine what it is like for her to have unanswered questions along with the loss of her child.
Status Quo August 25, 2013 at 05:39 PM
"truth" - seen any lately 'Libi'? I align myself, with 'Robin Clegg's remarks as an uncle to a Navy SEAL under this particular lawless administration.
Libi Uremovic August 25, 2013 at 06:01 PM
i also agree with robin - it's horrible that people are used as pawns when they're in a vulnerable time in their lives.... we saw the same thing during the bush administration with the mother following around bush 43 after her kid was killed....but that kid was in the military... in this case of beganzi - these were grown american men that had to take work in the middle east because they can't make enough money in their own county to support their families... they're the equivalent of mexican immigrates ... of all that put bengazi on a pedestal - not one mention of how to prevent this in the future ...
Libi Uremovic August 25, 2013 at 06:15 PM
'...an uncle to a Navy SEAL ...' do you know what kids in the military talk about? they talk about what they're going to do when they get out... they talk about how they want to live the american dream - just like every other kid from impoverished countries around the world ... they talk about getting an education and owning a business and they talk about how they would live their lives if they were free men... our own kids dream of coming to america and living the american dream... i got a nephew - he's in the music industry - he developed his own company - a booking/recording agency .... i would like your nephew to have the same opportunities in life as my nephew...
Status Quo August 25, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Your false equivocations, make reading your comments non-tolerable. You 'Libi', obviously have no idea what SEALs speak about.
JOhn August 25, 2013 at 08:26 PM
Hey Libi no one is forced to join the military, and for many young men and now women that is a way out of poverty, myself included. Not everyone can afford to go to college and this American Dream you talk is only possible because young men and women volunteer to put their lives on the line so you can take advantage of those rights and freedoms and bitch about everything from behind your computer.
Libi Uremovic August 25, 2013 at 08:52 PM
'...that is a way out of poverty...' getting government subsidies isn't a 'way out of poverty' ... it's a way into poverty.... our military & debt expand and the working class population shrinks .... the gop are right - give people government subsidies they'll never learn to support themselves....
JOhn August 25, 2013 at 09:35 PM
So what Libi is saying is that the military should not be paid.
Status Quo August 25, 2013 at 11:09 PM
Ain't sayin' yes, and ain't sayin' no... jes' sayin' mebeee'.
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