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When was the last time a US Ambassador was murdered (in the line of duty) in a foreign country

Posted on 09/12/2012 12:59:30 PM PDT by topher

In the 1970's, the US Ambassador to Iran was captured (and later released. Was there any time in the 20th Century (or the 21st Century) when a US Ambassador was murdered in a foreign country at the place of his/her posting?


TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: ambassador; libya; vanity
This has happened so infrequently in the past, I consider this to so how incompetent the current president is.

But maybe we have lost some ambassadors in the past 40 years after the Jimmy Carter presidency...

1 posted on 09/12/2012 12:59:37 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher

Adolph Dubs, Afghanistan, 1979 — under Carter


2 posted on 09/12/2012 1:03:05 PM PDT by DRey (Ryan/Cruz 2020)
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To: DRey

So yeah media, yeah obama, this is a big f’n deal.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 1:04:28 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: topher

Obama and Hasan say this was a ‘workplace accident’.


4 posted on 09/12/2012 1:04:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: topher
"According to the State Department Office of the Historian, five U.S. ambassadors have been killed by terrorists:
—Adolph Dubs, in Afghanistan, 1979
—Francis E. Meloy Jr., in Lebanon, 1976
—Rodger P. Davies, in Cyprus, 1974
—Cleo A. Noel Jr., in Sudan, 1973
—John Gordon Mein, in Guatemala, 1968

Two other U.S. ambassadors have died in plane crashes:
—Arnold L. Raphel, in Pakistan, 1988
—Laurence A. Steinhardt, in Canada, 1950

Source: Chris Stevens is among six U.S. ambassadors killed by terrorists

5 posted on 09/12/2012 1:04:52 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: topher

Intelligent enough to post on an internet forum, but unable to perform an internet search.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 1:05:12 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: DannyTN

Four out of five (Guatemala is the exception) were killed in connection with Muslim terrorists, under the Watergate/post-Vietnam encumbered Presidencies of Nixon and Ford, and of course the hapless Jimmy Carter. Lesson learned: a weak foreign policy and a President seen as ineffective will lead to attacks on Americans overseas in high risk areas.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 1:10:47 PM PDT by Wallace T.
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To: 1rudeboy
Intelligent enough to post on an internet forum, but unable to perform an internet search.

WOW... Really?

Smarta$$ comes to mind. Just sayin...

8 posted on 09/12/2012 1:12:13 PM PDT by bayliving
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To: DannyTN

Bookmark


9 posted on 09/12/2012 1:13:30 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: 1rudeboy

Boy, is your screen name appropriate.

You’re NOT a gentleman, sir.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 1:15:47 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I'm a grown-ass man, I thought I'd seen it all.)
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To: topher

Six murdered.

One in Afganistan by muslims helping the Soviets.
One in Cyprus, by probably a Turkish sniper.

FOUR by AQ, FAR, PFLP and Black september. All orgs with ties to the democrats (Clinton and Obama, specifically).


11 posted on 09/12/2012 1:19:30 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Wallace T.

Øbøzø = Jimmuh Cahtuh II.

Next: “American Held Hostage: The Sequel”


12 posted on 09/12/2012 1:20:43 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: topher

But, but, but, he wasn’t murdered! According to Obama and Clinton he tripped, and fell and all those concerned peaceful muslims where just taking him to the hospital.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 1:21:47 PM PDT by apillar
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To: DRey

I was on active duty aboard the USS South Carolina, about to return to conus from a medcruise, it was a very big deal.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 1:24:54 PM PDT by exnavy (The time is upon us, fish or cut bait, may God guide your heart.)
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To: topher

33 years ago, as noted previously. However, it was not just that Ambassador but also his Communicator, Information Management Specialist/Foreign Service Specialis Sean Smith.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 1:26:24 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: Emperor Palpatine

BWAHAHAHA

poopytine, you don’t impress anyone.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 1:26:52 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: topher

,,,,, not likely .


17 posted on 09/12/2012 1:28:46 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: topher

Cleo Noel was Ambassador to the Sudan and was murded by Black September in 1973 I believe.


18 posted on 09/12/2012 1:36:12 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: apillar

“... and the dog in back has sore front paws”.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 1:37:48 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: topher

Today it is a US embassy abroad, tomorrow it will be the US Capitol in DC.

Congress has already composed a formal letter of apology ready to be delivered after the terrorist act has been committed. A movie will be shown illustrating the evils of Christianity and the virtues of Islam.

Free hummus and shawarmas for democrats.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 1:51:37 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: topher

If you are some terrorist, why not kill some American diplomats?
Nothing it seems will happen to you cept you go home to a heros welcome.
Obammy? Yeah, like he’s going to do shit? Worthless piece of crap he is.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 1:52:22 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: mamelukesabre

Neither do you.

I could buy and sell you, pal.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 1:54:53 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I'm a grown-ass man, I thought I'd seen it all.)
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To: topher
Francis E. Meloy, Jr.the incoming U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon He was assassinated in Beirut, Lebanon June 16, 1976

Adolph "Spike" Dubs United States Ambassador to Afghanistan He was killed in an exchange of fire after a kidnapping attempt February 14, 1979

Arnold Lewis Raphel ambassador in Pakistan died on August 17, 1988. The plane mysteriously crashed.

John Christopher "Chris" Stevens the U.S. consulate was attacked in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012


Note the pattern? All by the religion of peace

23 posted on 09/12/2012 1:55:56 PM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric Cartman voice* 'I love you, guys')
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Thank you
/posting out of character
24 posted on 09/12/2012 2:15:46 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy; topher

“Intelligent enough to post on an internet forum, but unable to perform an internet search.”

Did it occur to you that perhaps...just perhaps, topher was posting merely for the purpose of discussion?

No, of course, you didn’t.


25 posted on 09/12/2012 2:25:20 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: DannyTN
—Adolph Dubs, in Afghanistan, 1979

This was the opening shot in the communist (Russian) takeover of Afghanistan.

—Francis E. Meloy Jr., in Lebanon, 1976

PLFP is credited with this one.

—Rodger P. Davies, in Cyprus, 1974

Greek Cypriot demonstrators.

—Cleo A. Noel Jr., in Sudan, 1973

Another PLFP operation. Arrafat actually had a hand in this, and he later won the Nobel Peace Prize. Go figure.

—Arnold L. Raphel, in Pakistan, 1988

Mysterious plane crashes are the hallmark of the ISI, Paki intelligence service.

Dubs and Meloy were on Carter's watch. There doesn't seem to be much downside to these activities. You might even win a Nobel Prize. I wish Reagan was president.

26 posted on 09/12/2012 2:26:21 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Obamanomics-We don't need your stinking tar sands oil, we'll just grow algae.)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
Discussion, right. I love it when others do my work for me.
27 posted on 09/12/2012 2:31:16 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Wallace T.

“Four out of five (Guatemala is the exception) were killed in connection with Muslim terrorists”

actually it was 3 out of 5

the one in Cyprus was committed by Greek Cypriots

still 3 out of 5 equals a 60% rating, for Muslims alone


28 posted on 09/12/2012 2:41:21 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: DannyTN

In the late sixties American Ambassador Elbrick was captured and held for weeks by leftist terrorists in Brazil. The same terrorist gang had already murdered a Japanese envoy and a European Ambassador. They threatened to kill Elbrick if detained Brazilian terrorists were not released. The Brazilians released the terrorists, who flew to Cuba. Elbrick was then released. Other diplomats below the rank of Ambassador have also been murdered. For example, a foreign service officer was killed with Cleo Noel in Sudan. Other FSOs have been killed or wounded in hot spots ranging from Guatemala, Lebanon, Africa to Vietnam.One thing for certain: our Ambassador to libya was not an Obama bundler like the sorry gang of hooked up play diplomats that occupy plush spots from Dublin to Paris.


29 posted on 09/12/2012 3:43:34 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I’d have to be for sale first, jackass. Still not impressing anyone, ya putz.


30 posted on 09/12/2012 3:50:46 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: 1rudeboy
Intelligent enough to post on an internet forum, but unable to perform an internet search.

Correction: Intelligent enough to post on an internet forum, but too damn lazy to perform an internet search.

Sloth and an entitlement mentality are two overabundant commodities at FR.

31 posted on 09/12/2012 3:55:13 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise
I would agree. I value more what information about the deaths about past ambassadors from Freepers than I do from the MSM.

For one thing, you will get the facts from Freepers...

google.com may try to buy a picture of a US ambassador if I did a search. Just too much nonsense from the MSM and even Google.

32 posted on 09/14/2012 8:04:37 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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