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UPDATE 1-U.S. staffer dies in Libya mission clash
Reuters ^ | 11 Sep 12 | Reuters

Posted on 09/11/2012 5:02:19 PM PDT by xzins

BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 12 (Reuters) - An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound, Libyan security sources said on Wednesday.

"One American staff member has died and a number have been injured in the clashes," Abdel-Monem Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya's Supreme Security Committee, said, adding that he did not know the exact number of injured and could not say what the cause of death was.

Armed gunmen attacked the compound on Tuesday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces before the latter withdrew as they came under heavy fire. The armed group is said to have been protesting a film being produced in the United States.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 20120911; 911; benghazi; carterisobama; consulate; embassy; emptychair; islammovie; libya; motivation; movie; obama; obamaiscarter; usconsulate; usconsulateburned; usembassyplots
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1 posted on 09/11/2012 5:02:26 PM PDT by xzins
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To: xzins

Paging the Pres__ent Resident. Paging the Pres__ent Resident. Please pick up the gray courtesy irrelevance phone.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 5:06:37 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: DoughtyOne

He’s busy....applauding.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 5:07:11 PM PDT by livius
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To: xzins
So, the "arab spring" is going just as planned... The US Department of State's moderate muslim brotherhood buddies and friends have now attacked the US embassies in both Libya and Egypt.

Mark

4 posted on 09/11/2012 5:08:29 PM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: xzins

Ah yes, that wonderful “Arab Spring”.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 5:09:25 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: livius

Probably so. That’s close to he’s busy being appalling. I guess it’s both...


6 posted on 09/11/2012 5:09:29 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: xzins

So what will Obama do/say about this?


7 posted on 09/11/2012 5:09:49 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: xzins

Statement earlier today from the Obama administration:

“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions,” the embassy said in a statement published online.

So, has Obama apologized to Libya yet? He’d better hurry up and do it! We’re really sorry that Muslim fanatics are killing our staffers, and we promise not to do it again!


8 posted on 09/11/2012 5:10:09 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: xzins

The video coverage on CNN is startling. Really does remind me of Iran in 1979.


9 posted on 09/11/2012 5:10:37 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: xzins

Napalm.


10 posted on 09/11/2012 5:10:47 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: xzins

Jimmy Carter Part Deux...Obama is destined to repeat history.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 5:10:56 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: xzins
In the D.C. mindset, if this was a service member it will be no big deal, but if this was a State Department civilian, there could be some negative fallout from this.

We should send in Huma Weiner to talk some sense to her peeps.

12 posted on 09/11/2012 5:11:54 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rod1

I think an American death changes the picture. If this is a Libyan staffer working for the Americans, and the write-up does not make it seem that it is, then Obama has wiggle room.

But, if it’s an American death on US soil, at a minimum he has to announce a criminal investigation, doesn’t he?


13 posted on 09/11/2012 5:12:04 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: xzins

Embassies burn while Ner0 fiddles with DJ Limp Pimp.


14 posted on 09/11/2012 5:13:31 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: xzins

Carter only gave us one Islamic Republic.
Obama gave us three and counting


15 posted on 09/11/2012 5:14:09 PM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: cornfedcowboy

What was that, 444 days?

Reagan took the oath, and IRan immediately backed down. They feared him.

They don’t fear Obama, and it’s an even bet that they think he’s on their side.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 5:14:52 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: rod1

[ So what will Obama do/say about this? ]

He’ll probably apologize.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: livius; DoughtyOne
He’s busy....applauding.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 5:15:51 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: hecht

Good point. But I guess that’s because Jimmy was just an idiot and not an idiot Muslim.


19 posted on 09/11/2012 5:16:15 PM PDT by livius
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To: xzins
This, along with the attack on the US Embassy in Cairo, are fruits of the Arab Spring engineered by Obama. The Media and the Obama PR machine will swing into action to minimize this. One problem is the report of numbers of Consulate injuries and the one fatality in Bengazi. We need to get accurate information out and the Administration will try to shape and contain the reports.
20 posted on 09/11/2012 5:16:24 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: bigheadfred

When the going gets tough...the tough go golfing.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 5:17:24 PM PDT by livius
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To: rod1

That the U.S. Consulate staffer “acted stupidly”?


22 posted on 09/11/2012 5:18:07 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: rod1
So what will Obama do/say about this?

What else? "We're sorry"

23 posted on 09/11/2012 5:18:34 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: livius

Par for the course.


24 posted on 09/11/2012 5:20:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: xzins

Maybe Nato can carpet bomb the fleeing miscreants...../sarcasm.


25 posted on 09/11/2012 5:24:43 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: bigheadfred

Where is romney? Why is’nt he calling for SWIFT RETALIATION? Where the HELL is he?


26 posted on 09/11/2012 5:24:50 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: bigheadfred

Eisenhower was a big golfer, but I think Obama will be our first mulligan Pres__ent Resident.


27 posted on 09/11/2012 5:25:12 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: bigheadfred

And appearing on Letterman tonight. Obama is spitting in the faces of the American people, maybe because he knows the zombies will still vote for him


28 posted on 09/11/2012 5:26:07 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rod1
So what will Obama do/say about this?

The same thing he said about the motorcycle officer killed yesterday.

29 posted on 09/11/2012 5:26:35 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Even Jimmuh didn’t apologize. I think I’m going to be sick...


30 posted on 09/11/2012 5:28:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: marygonzo
Where is romney? Why is’nt he calling for SWIFT RETALIATION? Where the HELL is he?

Upon who? The Libyans??? Or Obamaaaaaa......???????

31 posted on 09/11/2012 5:28:26 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: xzins

Faux News downplayed this event all day.

Guess they couldn’t keep casualties out of the news.


32 posted on 09/11/2012 5:29:33 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Cicero
We’re really sorry that Muslim fanatics are killing our staffers, and we promise not to do it again!

Should we send them a sorry card?


33 posted on 09/11/2012 5:29:53 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: livius

No I think he is busy prepping for his visit to a DJ named “The pimp with the limp”. For realz playa...


34 posted on 09/11/2012 5:29:55 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: DoughtyOne

Eisenhower deserved to get in some golfing.


35 posted on 09/11/2012 5:30:25 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: DoughtyOne

The President is in conference with Mr Pimp the Limp.


36 posted on 09/11/2012 5:32:21 PM PDT by DManA
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To: DoughtyOne; stephenjohnbanker; Gilbo_3; NFHale; Imp
1981

2012


37 posted on 09/11/2012 5:36:57 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: bigheadfred

Yep, I agree. No comparison.


38 posted on 09/11/2012 5:37:41 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks xzins.
The armed group is said to have been protesting a film being produced in the United States.
Oh, okay, the attack was completely understandable and justifiable then.


39 posted on 09/11/2012 5:37:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: DoughtyOne
"Paging the Pres__ent Resident. Paging the Pres__ent Resident. Please pick up the gray courtesy irrelevance phone."

MA3AM Cankles is on her own. The Preezy has an late-morning tee time...

40 posted on 09/11/2012 5:39:23 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (2008 + IN, NC, FL, VA, OH, NE1, IA = 272EV)
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To: DManA

Not that I disagree, but who is Mr. Pimp the Limp? ;^)


41 posted on 09/11/2012 5:39:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Yes, but it this case there is an alarming twist to the story - the US and NATO actively brought these people to power, and bombed Libya into submission.


42 posted on 09/11/2012 5:42:46 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Bingo.


43 posted on 09/11/2012 5:43:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: SunkenCiv

LOL! Triple LOL!

Yes SV, it turns out to have been a matter of legitimate self-defense ...


44 posted on 09/11/2012 5:44:03 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: MarkL
So, the "arab spring" is going just as planned... The US Department of State's moderate muslim brotherhood buddies and friends have now attacked the US embassies in both Libya and Egypt.

The whole thing is a dead giveaway. Two embassy compounds attacked simultaneously, on 911, with the excuse of a phony movie. If this isn't Obama/Hillary, then it is Soros/Code Pink. Probably all the above.

45 posted on 09/11/2012 5:44:18 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

The Oval Office..., where Leftist presidents go to mast—bate, and little else.


46 posted on 09/11/2012 5:45:22 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: StAnDeliver

No doubt...


47 posted on 09/11/2012 5:47:08 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama, our first Mulligan Pres__ent Resident.)
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To: DManA

Our President began this day wise cracking and trading NFL trash talk with a S. Florida DJ named Mr. Pimp the Limp.


48 posted on 09/11/2012 5:47:09 PM PDT by DManA
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To: C210N

Are we going to lower our flags again, or are they still at half-mast?


49 posted on 09/11/2012 5:49:55 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: xzins
Alert. Chuck Norris coming up on the O’Reilly Factor.
50 posted on 09/11/2012 5:51:19 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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