Hillary Speaks by Remote Satellite to Dodge Protest by Benghazi Mom

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Hillary’s profiles in courage continues as she avoided a protest by the mother of one of her victims, canceling a personal appearance and instead appearing remotely by satellite.

A crowd of sign-wielding protesters gathered Friday morning outside the San Diego Convention Center to voice their discontent with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s handling of the Benghazi crisis.

Among them was Pat Smith, mother of San Diego native Sean Smith, one of the four Americans who died in the highly-publicized 2012 attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. She has been a prominent voice in the ensuing fallout, with Clinton and others in the Obama administration accused of not acting on requests for adequate security at the compound and then covering up the severity of the attacks.

Smith, who sat in a wheelchair Friday, joined about 75 demonstrators as they marched in front of the center while Clinton delivered a speech via satellite at a health care convention.

Smith, a Clairemont resident, told the protesters about the experience of losing her only son. Her voice quavered as she demanded that Clinton give more information about the Benghazi attacks.

“I want everyone to know that if you send people out, they better have backup,” said Smith, 73.

Following her son’s death, Smith said she has developed health issues and now struggles with heart problems and cancer.

In her remarks to the crowd, Smith also condemned any calls for Clinton to run for the 2016 presidency.

“Hillary cannot be president,” she said. “Anybody but Hillary. She lied to me to my face.”

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  • Ken Zevo

    Maybe Ms. Smith should organize a group of like-minded people, and Occupy something illegally for a few months? The gov’t seems to take such people WAY more seriously.

    Just sayin’.

  • Erudite Mavin

    This was around 5 minutes away from me. Pat Smith is a warrior.
    3 of the 4 killed at at Bengahzi were San Diego men.
    Photo of some of the75 protesters yesterday
    http://media.10news.com/photo/2014/04/11/hillary_clinton_protesters_lawrence_1397253632526_4051431_ver1.0_640_480.jpg

    http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/apr/11/benghazi-victims-mother-among-anti-clinton/all/?print

    • A Z

      So San Diego will not host the Democrat nominating convention?

      • Erudite Mavin

        That would be a No

        • A Z

          I meant that comment as a way it rub their noses in it.

          It needs to be brought up on air during interviews.

          • Erudite Mavin

            Exactly.

    • darnellecheri

      Crickets. We won’t see HRC perform her “Benghazi Shuffle” like in Vegas?

      • Erudite Mavin

        HRC will not be a good campaigner for Pres. if she l
        side steps the tough cities.

  • pmmg

    Ms. Clinton really brave??????? Remember in the ’08 run when she implied she would be the one who could take the 3:00AM call? But no guts when facing those who know Ms. Clinton is responsible for the murder of four Americans & not sending help or giving protection that was asked for at the compound.

  • SoCalMike

    Yo Mrs. Clinton,
    Your 3 am call came and you rolled over and went back to sleep.
    Your boss, too.

  • DogmaelJones1

    Looks like HIllary’s going to be dodging many things in her run-up to 2016: mothers of Islamic raids she refused to send help to, shoes, her record of “achievements,” and her reputation for being simply a lying, manipulative b**tch. Satellite appearances just aren’t going to do the trick. She’s got to put in a personal appearance some time. And then there’ll be more inconvenient signs, and flying shoes.

  • gerry

    She should campaign from the space station,would be prety safe from there.

  • truebearing

    Hillary would have been there but she’s developed a fear of people wearing shoes. She’s even more terrified of walking a mile in someone else’s shoes, but for some bizarre reason, thinks she can fill the biggest shoes. I guess she figures once she’s stumbling around in them, no one can throw any at her and she can tread on an enemy, real or imagined, that gets in her paranoid way.

  • notme123

    just like she fell just before she was to testify.

  • Habbgun

    I guess we know what her campaign ad will look like. She’ll take that 3 a.m. call while hiding under the bed.