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U.S. ambassador to Libya, three staff killed in rocket attack
Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 12, 2012

Posted on 09/12/2012 2:27:16 AM PDT by Lonely Bull

BEIRUT, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on Tuesday in the Libyan city of Benghazi, a Libyan official said.

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1 posted on 09/12/2012 2:27:27 AM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: Lonely Bull

Not to make light of this situation, but I see a strongly worded letter coming from the WH very soon.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 2:31:24 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Lonely Bull; SunkenCiv

More to come, I fear. Obama won’t do anything.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 2:31:31 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 election.)
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To: Lonely Bull

Damn... Just... damn....


4 posted on 09/12/2012 2:31:43 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Jet Jaguar

More to come, maybe, but Obama is going to have to do something now. When a US Ambassador gets killed in country, the entire world takes notice. Romney will castrate him if he doesn’t respond.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 2:34:49 AM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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Why do the western world bother to help these people?


6 posted on 09/12/2012 2:35:28 AM PDT by ConfusedSwede
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To: Lonely Bull

Let’s see. Bush gets Kadaffy to disarm his WMD, Kadaffy helps out with intellegence, etc., Kadaffy keeps a lower profile after 9/11 and Obama helps kill him. Then the new, liberated, free people of the Muslim Brotherhood kills one of our ambassadors. Hopey/ Changey rides on again!


7 posted on 09/12/2012 2:35:46 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Lonely Bull

This happens all the time, right? In every administration, correct?


8 posted on 09/12/2012 2:36:32 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Lonely Bull

Prayers for the families of those killed and hurt :-(


9 posted on 09/12/2012 2:37:03 AM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: Lonely Bull

But did we have an ambassador there and who was he?

Here’s wikipedia on the post, but Gene Cretz is also listed as having been named ambassador to Ghana in August:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Ambassador_to_Libya

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Cretz


10 posted on 09/12/2012 2:38:30 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Lonely Bull
Say wait a minute, didn't everyone tell us that once we got rid of ol' Muammar Gaddafi that everything would be wonderful, 'a thousand flowers of democracy would bloom' from the 'Arab Spring', and all that claptrap?

Funny isn't it, Gaddafi voluntarily turns over his WMD programs to the UK and the US, and was found to be far closer to achieving a nuclear capability than suspected, and he still winds up dead. I'm not at all defending the little turd, but let's face it: 0bama's illegitimate military incursion into Libya has produced nothing but the traditional Mongolian cluster screw-up, and now we have a dead ambassador and other consulate workers to show for it.

0BAMA LIED, and PEOPLE DIED!!!
11 posted on 09/12/2012 2:39:08 AM PDT by mkjessup (On Nov 6th, vote as if America's survival counted on getting rid of 0bama. Here's a clue: IT DOES!)
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To: Lonely Bull

Does anybody know why the Ambassador was in Benghazi and not Tripoli.


12 posted on 09/12/2012 2:39:08 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Lonely Bull

Is this the first report of the ambassador being killed? I knew one staffer had been killed but an ambassador? This is a big deal /Biden.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 2:39:29 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Safetgiver

Great minds think alike FRiend! ;)


14 posted on 09/12/2012 2:39:54 AM PDT by mkjessup (On Nov 6th, vote as if America's survival counted on getting rid of 0bama. Here's a clue: IT DOES!)
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To: Lonely Bull

He must have a name.
Is it Gene A. Cretz?


15 posted on 09/12/2012 2:41:16 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: johniegrad

I thought I saw a pic of a woman being floated around last night.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 2:42:35 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: nuconvert

He is named in other stories, yes, as Gene Cretz.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 2:44:27 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: 9YearLurker
But did we have an ambassador there and who was he?

Here’s wikipedia on the post, but Gene Cretz is also listed as having been named ambassador to Ghana in August:

I found the same thing and looked further.

J. Christopher Stevens
Ambassador
Libya
Term of Appointment: 05/22/2012 to present

Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He arrived in Tripoli in May 2012 as U.S. Ambassador to Libya. Ambassador Stevens served twice previously in Libya. He served as Special Representative to the Libyan Transitional National Council from March 2011 to November 2011 during the Libyan revolution and as the Deputy Chief of Mission from 2007 to 2009.

Hm.

From a year and a half ago, March 14, 2011:

U.S. Names Chris Stevens Liaison to Libyan Opposition

18 posted on 09/12/2012 2:44:33 AM PDT by Lonely Bull
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To: nuconvert

The death of the US ambassador, Christopher Stevens, was reported by Reuters, who had spoken to a Libyan official. It had not been confirmed.

It was not clear if the ambassador was in his car or the Libyan consulate when the attack occurred.

“The Libyan ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets at them,” the official in Benghazi told Reuters.

The attack on Tuesday night followed another earlier in the day on the American embassy in Cairo, in which no-one was injured but the flag was taken down and torn up and replaced with the black flag used by radical Islamists.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 2:44:33 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 election.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
More to come, I fear. Obama won’t do anything.

Oh yes, he will. He will secretly ask them to back off and give him more "space" until after the election. Then he'll have more "flexibility" to give our enemies anything they want.

He'll just make sure the microphone is off this time when he does it.

But the "pure" conservatives around here will keep up their attempts to destroy Romney and ensure Obama gets elected again.... God help us.

.

20 posted on 09/12/2012 2:44:39 AM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: nuconvert

This report says it was Christopher Stevens.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/9537683/US-ambassador-to-Libya-killed-in-attack-on-Benghazi-consulate.html


21 posted on 09/12/2012 2:46:09 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Lonely Bull

http://libya.usembassy.gov/principal.html

22 posted on 09/12/2012 2:46:21 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 election.)
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To: Lonely Bull

I am sad to confirm that it seems to be that man.

Norwegian press posted a picture of him when he was pulled out of the building.


23 posted on 09/12/2012 2:47:08 AM PDT by ConfusedSwede
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To: Nachum; LucyT

Ping


26 posted on 09/12/2012 2:48:30 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 election.)
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To: Lonely Bull

Why did it take so long for the specific news about the murder of an ambassador to come out?


27 posted on 09/12/2012 2:49:05 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: nuconvert

I read that his name was Chris Stevens. He was a young guy.


28 posted on 09/12/2012 2:49:08 AM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: Tamzee
But the "pure" conservatives around here will keep up their attempts to destroy Romney and ensure Obama gets elected again.... God help us.

Amazing isn't it. Watching some (not all but some) conservative purists morphing into the equivalent of "the enemy within", their words and deeds working to nobody's benefit except for the re-election of that filthy little Communist f*ck in the White House.

God help us INDEED.
29 posted on 09/12/2012 2:49:21 AM PDT by mkjessup (On Nov 6th, vote as if America's survival counted on getting rid of 0bama. Here's a clue: IT DOES!)
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To: Lonely Bull

Here he was in a government video when he was named to the post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_SIIxholL4


30 posted on 09/12/2012 2:51:04 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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‘US ambassador killed’ in Libya protest - live updates

LIVE• Four Americans reported dead in attack on consulate

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2012/sep/12/libya-egypt-attacks-muhammad-film-live


31 posted on 09/12/2012 2:52:29 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: John W

Think hillary had anything to do with the tardy reporting?


32 posted on 09/12/2012 2:52:47 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: BIV

Yes. I just posted an ‘extended’ article with more info and a link to a video on Chris Stevens.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2929787/posts


33 posted on 09/12/2012 2:54:02 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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Ambassador’s bodyguards also reported killed

Al-Jazeera has some more details of the consulate attack:

The ambassador was paying a short visit to Benghazi when the consulate came under attack on Tuesday night, Al Jazeera’s Suleiman Idrissi reported from the eastern Libyan city.

He died of suffocation during the attack, along with two US security personnel who were accompanying him, security sources told Al Jazeera. Another consulate employee, whose nationality could not immediately be confirmed, was also killed.

Two other staffers were injured, Idrissi reported.

The bodies of the dead were transported to the Benghazi international airport, to be flown to Tripoli and then onwards to a major US airbase in Germany.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2012/sep/12/libya-egypt-attacks-muhammad-film-live


34 posted on 09/12/2012 2:55:11 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: Ronin

——More to come, maybe, but Obama is going to have to do something now-——

Sorry, but your comment made me LOL...

One thing about Obama...when it comes to his core principles....he is unshakable.....as he states in his “ book”

” I will side with Islam “

He will do nothing except trot PIAPS out....to make some meaningless statement...


35 posted on 09/12/2012 2:55:21 AM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: Lonely Bull

Our eunuch-in-chief will respond with a titter.


36 posted on 09/12/2012 2:56:02 AM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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To: Unam Sanctam

“Does anybody know why the Ambassador was in Benghazi and not Tripoli.”
__________________________________________

I gather that there is a consulate office in Benghazi.
I would assume that the ambassador would make visits to the consulate.


37 posted on 09/12/2012 2:59:15 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Ronin

Romney will castrate him if he doesn’t respond.


Good luck Romney. They can’t find Zero’s birth certificate either.


38 posted on 09/12/2012 3:00:17 AM PDT by bytesmith
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Former deputy national security adviser Elliot Abrams and renowned Middle East scholar Barry Rubin lambasted the U.S. Embassy in Cairo’s response to Tuesday’s attack on it by Egyptian protesters.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2929761/posts


39 posted on 09/12/2012 3:00:20 AM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: Lonely Bull

Obama will immediately apologize.
...on his knees.


40 posted on 09/12/2012 3:00:45 AM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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To: Popman
He [0bama] will do nothing except trot PIAPS out....to make some meaningless statement...

OMG, now there is an acronym I've not heard for a while, and for the few who might be late to the show,

PIAPS = 'Pig In A Pant Suit' (aka Shrillery)
41 posted on 09/12/2012 3:01:51 AM PDT by mkjessup (On Nov 6th, vote as if America's survival counted on getting rid of 0bama. Here's a clue: IT DOES!)
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To: Lonely Bull
"U.S. ambassador to Libya, three staff killed in rocket attack"

I can't wait for Obama's response....

Five will get you ten its given in measured tones as to not offend his Muslim Brethren...

42 posted on 09/12/2012 3:03:17 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: mkjessup

Yes, amazing and terrifying :-(


43 posted on 09/12/2012 3:04:17 AM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: bytesmith
Romney will castrate him if he doesn’t respond.

So you think that Romney will surgically remove Obozo's vagina?
Oh my goodness...

44 posted on 09/12/2012 3:06:46 AM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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To: Mad Dawgg
If we are finding out now Obama has known for hours. Yet nothing. No response no statement not a damned thing. This is an attack on U.S. sovereign territory and Obama is too busy campaigning to be bothered with such trivialities
45 posted on 09/12/2012 3:08:47 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Lonely Bull

As an American I take this as a personal attack against me...

Hours have gone by and we have npot domne anything about this...

Hoping that a Romney adminbistration would have acted is no use either...

Willard is of the class that would have had Reagan say “Carter should have had this wall torn down...”


46 posted on 09/12/2012 3:09:04 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ConfusedSwede

Do you have a link? Our biased news media is going to try to ignore this.


47 posted on 09/12/2012 3:11:33 AM PDT by Belle22
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To: Ronin
 
 
What a nasty little trap Chairman Zero is in - if he does something militarily his moony left and islamic voting bases will surely castrate him - if he does nothing - such as sending a strongly worded Tweet - he'll be utterly vilified by the rest of the population. No choice is really a good choice for him at this point. Damned sad people had to die over it - their sacrifices may go unavenged.
 
 

48 posted on 09/12/2012 3:12:08 AM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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To: Lonely Bull
Maybe, this is all some twisted sacrificial effort by his muslim allies to give him an opportunity to use our military? A Sept/October surprise.

I don't put it past these evil spawn.

49 posted on 09/12/2012 3:12:51 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: Lonely Bull

Wow, it’s up to four killed as well as an ambassador.

What a day this turned out to be (yesterday). And not a good day, obviously.


50 posted on 09/12/2012 3:13:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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