CBS News reporter Elizabeth Palmer went to our burned-out consulate in Benghazi and gives us an inside view of where Stevens was when he died. She says in her report that there were no signs of heavy weaponry used at the consulate, just lots of soot and black everywhere. She also interviewed a commander of one of Benghazi’s most powerful militias who says he met with three Americans on Sept. 8, one from the embassy, and that he warned them of deteriorating security:
“Benghazi is disaster now. Benghazi is not safe. Don’t stay a long time here.”
He told Palmer that his impression was that his advice was shrugged off.
They then switch to Margaret Brennan who gives more details on what happened the night of the ambassador’s death, saying that men broke in the consulate, sprayed diesel fuel everywhere and then lit it on fire. Stevens was sealed off back in his bedroom area but was unable to escape through the window like his personal security guard. His guard went back for him but due to the heavy smoke he was unable to locate Stevens.
Watch the full report below: