Skip to comments.US envoy dies in Benghazi consulate attack (4 dead)
Posted on 09/12/2012 2:48:41 AM PDT by nuconvert
The US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, has died from smoke inhalation in an attack on the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, security sources have told Al Jazeera.
The ambassador was paying a short visit to Benghazi when the consulate came under attack on Tuesday night,
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,
(Excerpt) Read more at aljazeera.com ...
video of Chris Stevens
Embassy personnel hang their asses out over the line and they look to the Flag as their protection and salvation in hostile surroundings. Can you imagine their horror at reading that we are sending apologies to the savage mob as our embassy burns and our flag is trampled underfoot?
Probably frantically sewing the ambassadors head back on before the American press gets there.
So 4 died ???
The fact that it was the ambassador himself is big...
Neither Obama not Willard have denounced the Islamic terrorists...
Obama apologized and Wilard used this poor guy’s death as an excuse to get political against Obama...
We are in a heap of trouble with our lack of national security and no leadership...now or next year...
Hard to say. Could have been trapped in a room that was on fire.
"The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets at them," the official in Benghazi told Reuters. Asked about the deaths, a U.S. Embassy employee in Tripoli said: "We have no information regarding this." The employee said the embassy could confirm the death of one person.
The Libyan official said the U.S. ambassador had been on his way to a safer venue after protesters attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and opened fire, killing a staff member, in protest at a U.S. film that they deemed blasphemous to the Prophet Mohammad."....................
Isn’t that considered an act of war?
“Isnt that considered an act of war?”
It used to be ...
Thanks, that's what I thought....
Only if the POTUS isn't a Muslim sympathizer...
Which means now its just considered the boys in the embassy neighborhood were blowing off a little steam. Nothing to see here, move along, and if you have the time for this then you have time to volunteer to help with the campaign to get Barry re-elected!
Reuters is now reporting ...
“The official said the ambassador and three other staff were killed when gunmen fired rockets at his car. He said the U.S. Embassy had sent a military plane to transport the bodies to Tripoli to fly them to the United States.”
How Obama responds to this will determine whether he is re-elected or not.
Stop posting your crap on all these threads. You have NO idea what a Romney administration response to this would be.
Obamas foreign policies in Libya are as effective as his economic policies at home.
But far too many of the voting idiots of American citizenry think he deserves yet another four years. God spare us!
Yeah I prefer the Mob acted Stupidly
“Embassy personnel hang their asses out over the line and they look to the Flag”
For however it helps, most Embassy and consulate personnel
are citizens of the host country.
There are relatively few US citizens working in them.
It sounds like Stevens was the only American killed.
“Before Tuesday, five U.S. ambassadors had been killed in the line of duty, the last being Adolph Dubs in Afghanistan in 1979, “
I guess the Islamic nutjobs didn’t get Sparky the Wonder Prez’s memo about commerating 9/11 through volunteer activities in their community.
What came from this administration was an absolute tragic farce on the world stage when the Egypt embassy took responsibility by apologizing for a film our government did not produce and then undercutting free speech on the world stage. Compare that to Romney's statement condemning the attacks in a statement that was carefully worded and you a world of difference.
At this point, without waiting to see how this day plays out, your remarks are so far off base it reflects badly on you.
Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagour...
“I condemn the cowardly act of attacking the U.S. consulate and the killing of Mr. Stevens and the other diplomats,” said Mr. Abushagour. “This is an attack on America, Libya and free people everywhere.”
I blame Obama
Omnia Me Impune Lacessunt
200 years from now, I want their children's children's children
to cower and cringe in fear whenever they hear the sounds of jet engines overhead
because their legends tell of fire from the sky.
I want them to hide in dark caves and holes in the earth,
shivering with terror whenever they hear the roar of diesel engines
because the tales of their ancestors talk about metal monsters
crawling over the earth, spitting death and destruction.
I want their mothers to be able to admonish them with
"If you don't behave, the Pale Destroyers will come for you",
and that will be enough to reduce them to quivering obedience.
I want the annihilation to be so complete that their mythology
will tell them of the day of judgment when the stern gods from across the sea
.. the powerful 'Mericans .. destroyed their forefathers' wickedness.
(Original created by BlueLancer ... 13 September 2001)
The White House just confirmed the death of the Libyan Ambassador with a statement issued by Zero. We all know it was penned by some low level lackey and not Zero. Heck he is not even up at this ungodly hour of 7:40 am Eastern!
He’d better be out in the Rose Garden making a statement by 9am or he’ll damage his campaign.
Posting false accusations again, I see. Romney was already responding before the attacks escalated into more deaths.
Im outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi, Romney said. Its disgraceful that the Obama Administrations first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.
Correction, another American killed....FSO Sean Smith
Concern about his campaign will be his primary, if not only, concern. That and blaming the filmmaker and, of course, apologizing.
“Concern about his campaign will be his primary, if not only, concern”
That goes without saying
We need to pull our people out and put a radioactive crater in Benghazi. That is a lesson that will stick with bastards and all of the ME.
We also need to hang this around Obama’s neck. He’s the one who, against the will of Congress, attacked Libya in support of the savages.
I was thinking about Blue Lancers reference to the dreaded “Mericans” last night.
Thank you so much for posting this.
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The military assault against the US Consulate in Benghazi should not be seen as part of a protest against a low budget film which was insulting Islam there were just a few peaceful protesters present at the event. Indeed, there have been no other demonstrations regarding this film in Libya.
We at Quilliam believe the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was a well planned terrorist attack that would have occurred regardless of the demonstration, to serve another purpose. According to information obtained by Quilliam from foreign sources and from within Benghazi we have reason to believe that the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi came to avenge the death of Abu Yaya al-Libi, al-Qaedas second in command killed a few months ago.
The reasons for this are as follows:
24 hours before this attack, none other than the leader of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, released a video on Jihadist forums to mark the anniversary of 9/11. In this video, Zawahiri acknowledged the death of his second in command Abu Yahya and urged Libyans to avenge his killing.
According to our sources, the attack was the work of roughly 20 militants, prepared for a military assault it is rare that an RPG7 is present at a peaceful protest.
According to our sources, the attack against the Consulate had two waves. The first attack led to US officials being evacuated from the consulate by Libyan security forces, only for the second wave to be launched against US officials after they were kept in a secure location.
The weak security environment in Libya including in Benghazi and the failure of the government to project its power outside of the capital have been used as a cover for the attack
And this just in: CNN BREAKING - THE ATTACKERS IN LIBYA PLANNED THE ASSAULT IN ADVANCE, USED THE PROTESTS AS COVER, U.S. SOURCES TELL CNN
Good one. I will be posting it...
Good source. Thanks.
Well Well...so the present Oval Office Idiot has finally managed to jack himself into an almost identical position as the previous owner of that title .....James Earl Carter-
I was referring to the US State Department personnel. Of course, when you add it all up, a lot of host country people work in an embassy. But they are not feeling quite as isolated and vulnerable, because they can walk out the gate and go home.