Skip to comments.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?
But maybe we have lost some ambassadors in the past 40 years after the Jimmy Carter presidency...
Adolph Dubs, Afghanistan, 1979 — under Carter
So yeah media, yeah obama, this is a big f’n deal.
Obama and Hasan say this was a ‘workplace accident’.
Two other U.S. ambassadors have died in plane crashes:
Arnold L. Raphel, in Pakistan, 1988
Laurence A. Steinhardt, in Canada, 1950
Intelligent enough to post on an internet forum, but unable to perform an internet search.
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.
Smarta$$ comes to mind. Just sayin...
Boy, is your screen name appropriate.
You’re NOT a gentleman, sir.
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).
Øbøzø = Jimmuh Cahtuh II.
Next: “American Held Hostage: The Sequel”
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.
I was on active duty aboard the USS South Carolina, about to return to conus from a medcruise, it was a very big deal.
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.
poopytine, you don’t impress anyone.
,,,,, not likely .
Cleo Noel was Ambassador to the Sudan and was murded by Black September in 1973 I believe.
“... and the dog in back has sore front paws”.
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.
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