Skip to comments.U.S. ambassador to Libya, three staff killed in rocket attack
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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Not to make light of this situation, but I see a strongly worded letter coming from the WH very soon.
More to come, I fear. Obama won’t do anything.
Damn... Just... damn....
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.
Why do the western world bother to help these people?
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!
This happens all the time, right? In every administration, correct?
Prayers for the families of those killed and hurt :-(
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:
Does anybody know why the Ambassador was in Benghazi and not Tripoli.
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.
Great minds think alike FRiend! ;)
He must have a name.
Is it Gene A. Cretz?
I thought I saw a pic of a woman being floated around last night.
He is named in other stories, yes, as Gene Cretz.
Heres 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
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.
From a year and a half ago, March 14, 2011:
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.
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.
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