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.
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.
Neither do you.
I could buy and sell you, pal.
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
“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.
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.
“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
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.
I’d have to be for sale first, jackass. Still not impressing anyone, ya putz.
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.
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.