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CBS: Libyan security team fingered US ambassador to be killed; Libyan president issues apology
Hotair ^ | 09/12/2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 09/12/2012 7:21:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

In the confusion surrounding the murders of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya yesterday, the Libyan government --- which exists due to the military intervention of the US and NATO --- initially left the impression that loyalists to dead dictator Moammar Qaddafi conducted the assassinations. CBS, however, now reports that the Libyan government has changed its tune. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and the other diplomatic personnel got moved to another building by Libyan security forces when the consulate was attacked, and then betrayed by them to the attackers:

Military officials told CBS News an anti-terrorism team of U.S. Marines was being deployed to Libya to help secure U.S. interests in the country following the attack. The State Department said, however, that no Americans were remaining at the facility in Benghazi. State officials would not confirm how many Americans were evacuated, or to where.

Wanis al-Sharef, a Libyan Interior Ministry official in Benghazi, said the four Americans were killed when the angry mob, which gathered to protest a U.S.-made film that ridicules Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, fired guns and burned down the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

He said Stevens, 52, and other officials were moved to a second building, deemed safer, after the initial wave of protests at the consulate. According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack.

Stevens, 52, was the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979.

The dispatch of more Marines to Libya comes a little late, writes Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart, who wonders why the US didn’t have more Marines stationed at this mission in the first place. Or did they have any?

Security at the consulate was apparently provided by Libyan nationals hired by the United States. While security for American embassies is typically provided by our own Marines, the two Marines reported killed in yesterday’s attacks appear not to have been stationed at the embassy, but were sent there from another unknown location as the violence erupted. There is also no indication if these two Marines were the only American military personnel on site at the time of Ambassador Stevens’s death.

All reports indicate that the security forces at the consulate were overwhelmed by the size of the militant crowds and offered no resistance as they stormed the building, looted it, and killed the four Americans.

As the facts surrounding the destruction of the American consulate and death of Ambassador Stevens become known, investigators will focus on these question: Did the State Department provide adequate security for our embassy staff there? If not, why not?

And finally, the most important question of all: Where were the Marines?

We’d better get those answers quickly … perhaps as quickly as tomorrow. The Muslim Brotherhood, which now controls Egypt, has called for a “peaceful protest” on Friday throughout all the country — and wants “all national forces” to participate in it:

Egypt’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday called for nationwide protests Friday after a film deemed offensive to Islam sparked a deadly attack in Libya and furious protests in Cairo.

The Brotherhood calls “for peaceful protests on Friday outside all the main mosques in all of Egypt’s provinces to denounce offenses to religion and to the Prophet,” the Muslim Brotherhood’s Secretary General Mahmud Hussein said in a statement.

He also urged all “national forces to join the protests.”

The Muslim Brotherhood, from which President Mohammed Morsi emerged, is the largest and most organized political force in the country.

We’d better figure out our security in Cairo ASAP, or get our people out of there. This is going downhill fast, and the weak-sauce responses from the Obama administration is very clearly not dissuading radicals from their purpose.

Update: Libya’s interim president, Mohammed el-Megarif, issued an explicit apology for the murders of Stevens and the three other Americans:

Mohammed el-Megarif described the attack as “cowardly” and offered his condolences on the death of Ambassador Chris Stevensand the three other Americans. Speaking to reporters, he vowed to bring the culprits to justice and maintain his country’s close relations with the United States. He said the three Americans were security guards. ….

“We extend our apology to America, the American people and the whole world,” el-Megarif said.

Contrast that with the silence coming from Egypt’s leadership after the attack on the US embassy.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 9112012embassyattack; 9112012embassyriots; 9112012libyaattack; libya; libyapresident; usembassy
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1 posted on 09/12/2012 7:21:11 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought.....they loved us??

Arab Spring? It was all over the Twitters!!!


2 posted on 09/12/2012 7:23:40 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SeekAndFind

Has obama apologized yet?


3 posted on 09/12/2012 7:25:02 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1332 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does everyone love us yet?
Has Obama restored America’s image, abroad yet?
Has Obama/Biden “Foreign Policy experience” proved to be better than Romney’s supposed lack of same?


4 posted on 09/12/2012 7:26:36 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: SeekAndFind

Goes to prove once again that Liberals and Democrats should never have power in government or be in charge.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 7:27:36 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why would we relay on Libyans in a hot spot on an anniversary of 9/11..to protect our personnel???

Yes, where were the Marines???


6 posted on 09/12/2012 7:27:56 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: SeekAndFind

I see they drug his body though the town it seems on Drudge.

I thought we were safer? I thought they loved us more?. I hate this admin.

This is on their hands. I wonder how he will blame Bush when el heffe speaks this morning. Will he bow? Will he say we are not in a war with Islam?


7 posted on 09/12/2012 7:28:48 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Arab “Street” - those loveable bunch of goofballs - strikes again.


8 posted on 09/12/2012 7:29:00 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: SeekAndFind

I think it’s obvious to anyone with half a brain that Ann Coulter’s original take was the right one:

“We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”


9 posted on 09/12/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As more information trickles out, it gets worse and worse. What was doing there with no American security???!!!


10 posted on 09/12/2012 7:29:47 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: sappy

I know what I’d do. No (like $0) foreign aid to both of them. Let them wallow in their own excrement and starve to death. Egypt has about enough food and dollars to purchase food to last them about three months. When you are broke, you don’t give to charity, especially to people who hate you and want you dead.

So, now Obama (and Hillary) can run on their foreign policy experience! Carter x 2


11 posted on 09/12/2012 7:30:17 AM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: SeekAndFind

“Security at the consulate was apparently provided by Libyan nationals hired by the United States. “

SOUND FAMILIAR????? It SHOULD!!!!

Our “trust” in AFGHAN military personnel has generated how many dead American soldies??

When are we going to wake UP??????

You can’t TRUST Muslims if you are a non-Muslim - PERIOD!!!


12 posted on 09/12/2012 7:31:04 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: RummyChick
Yes, where were the Marines???

They're being dispatched to be sacrificed to secure the burning rubble of our embassy.
13 posted on 09/12/2012 7:31:50 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: SeekAndFind

i’ve seen many reports indicated a film that was offensive to islam, but nooone ever named the film, what was it? What was it about? That Islam was violent?


14 posted on 09/12/2012 7:32:53 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: SeekAndFind
Barack's Spring Terrorists go on attack against the US.
15 posted on 09/12/2012 7:33:01 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: RummyChick

“Yes, where were the Marines???’

Hillary thought they weren’t necessary, she actually thought the appeasement program was working.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 7:34:48 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (I'm starting a business. Who's going to build it for me?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Obliterate the Middle East.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 7:35:47 AM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: sitetest; All

18 posted on 09/12/2012 7:36:11 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: nobamanomore

this whole administration is a joke! I can’t wait to vote against this tool and his tool vp


19 posted on 09/12/2012 7:36:37 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Heck, Democrats should never be in charge of so much as a lemonade stand.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 7:36:53 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SeekAndFind

With Muslim “security forces” killing our military almost daily in Afghanistan, why in the world do our diplomats trust any of them? This naivete cost these men their lives.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 7:39:03 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: 4rcane

Well, I know that 2016: Obama’s America is insulting to the Progressive’s prophet, but I haven’t heard of one insulting the Muzzie’s. Knowing them it is probably something that came out five years ago and they are just know hearing about it in their sandhuts.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 7:39:40 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: null and void

“While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants. “- B Hussein Obama


23 posted on 09/12/2012 7:41:23 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama asks instead of applause, people wave their legs in the air in support of wimmyn.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I worked late last night and this is the first I have heard of this betrayal and outrage. Brutally killed AND DRAGGED THROUGH THE STREETS!!!!!?? My God how much more do we as Americans have to put up with. I am sick of this. I don’t care if these people like us...I want them to fear and respect us. Speak softly and carry the biggest damn stick in the neighborhood.


24 posted on 09/12/2012 7:44:10 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why is the msm lying to cover for the terrorists? I just heard hillary give a statement saying that the Ambassador was taken to a hospital. There is a HUGE difference between what she said and what is being reported. I also wonder how the “handful” of radicals she referred to was actually a mob of thousands who proceeded to cheer the burning of our flag. Not one report mentioned these descrepancies.


25 posted on 09/12/2012 7:44:35 AM PDT by marstegreg
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To: SeekAndFind
Maybe four were not enough, if Obama had sent more tribute sooner they would only have been held for ransom.

Unless they were Jews...

26 posted on 09/12/2012 7:45:38 AM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Girlene

What a strong President should do are the following:

1) Demand that the perpetrators be brought to justice.

2) Since the crime was committed in AMERICAN TERRITORY, America will try them and sentence them.

3) Tell Libya and Egypt that unless the above demands are fulfilled, THE CHECKS ARE NOT COMING.

We then give them a deadline.

If by the deadline, the above demands are not fulfilled, we do what Reagan did to Khadaffy.


27 posted on 09/12/2012 7:46:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: PghBaldy
Listen up bambi.

Either turn that place into glass or personally go to the embassy with libyan-only guards, pull down that offensive black flag and raise the Flag of the United States of America.

Then, when you return to these shores, get on your knees and beg the forgiveness of the citizens of these United States. Do that or talk to the hand..

28 posted on 09/12/2012 7:52:39 AM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Rennes Templar

silver lining? this should quash any ‘further aspirations’
for her thighness. a huge failure at the end of her
term as s.o.s. hussane will throw her under the bus on this
one.


29 posted on 09/12/2012 7:53:22 AM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: SeekAndFind
I want the whole story. How many involved? Was it just a mob? Did official types in Libya try to help out? Or did they participate? Or did they stand by and do nothing?
30 posted on 09/12/2012 7:56:03 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: ZULU

Every embassy or consulate I’ve been to had locals as the first line of defense. They can speak the language. The military bases are the same way except some places they will have US personnel with them.


31 posted on 09/12/2012 7:58:34 AM PDT by USAF80
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To: SeekAndFind

There should NEVER be any checks sent to these savage sand dwelling goat f#ckers...there never SHOULD have been any. Taking taxpayer money to support people who HATE us is an insult to every American who pays taxes.

They hate us, they’ve ALWAYS hated us, they WILL always hate us. Fair enough...why support your enemy...let ‘em die. Every last friggin one.


32 posted on 09/12/2012 7:59:14 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: SeekAndFind
"CBS: Libyan security team fingered US ambassador to be killed; Libyan president issues apology"

Wait a minute. THis can't be right.

OBAMA JUST SAID IN THE PRESSER THAT THE LIBYAN SECURITY FORCES FOUGHT SIDE BY SIDE WITH THE MARINES TO DEFEND THE AMBASSADOR!

33 posted on 09/12/2012 8:02:39 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: SeekAndFind
The middle east continues to boils and our Ambassador and three other Americans have been murdered and dragged through the streets of the town he worked to secure and stabilize after the uprising.

So what is Bark doing today? Flying off for campaign Fundraisers, of course:

10:35 am - The President delivers a statement Rose Garden Open Press

10:45 am - The President receives the Presidential Daily Briefing Oval Office Closed Press

1:15 pm - The President departs the White House en route Joint Base Andrews South Lawn Open Press

1:30 pm - The President departs Joint Base Andrews en route Las Vegas, Nevada Press Information

6:00 pm - The President arrives Las Vegas, Nevada Local Event Time:

3:00 PM PDT- McCarran International Airport Open Press

8:25 pm The President delivers remarks at a campaign event Local Event Time:

5:25 PM PDT- Cashman Center

9:40 pm- The President departs Las Vegas, Nevada en route Aurora, Colorado Local Event Time:

6:40 PM PDT- McCarran International Airport Open Press

11:10 pm - The President arrives Aurora, Colorado Local Event Time:

9:10 PM MDT- Buckley Air Force Base Open Press

34 posted on 09/12/2012 8:04:07 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: SeekAndFind
When are the uber-intellectual political class in America going to wake up and get it? Muslims will apologize after each deadly attack until the very last one of us is dead - and then they'll plant an Islamic flag on the last corpse.
35 posted on 09/12/2012 8:06:09 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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To: USAF80

Well, OBVIOUSLY, trusting in MUSLIMS is NOT a good idea. Having them as front men is fine, but you need a back-up force to provide REAL proection.

Better yet, instead of setting up Ambassadors in Islamic cities, we should be INCINERATING them (the Islamic cities) - ALL of them.


36 posted on 09/12/2012 8:08:36 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: SeekAndFind

At times like these I agree with O’Barry... we should reduce our Nuclear stockpile... by using some of the older outdated warheads on Libya... maybe Egypt as well...


37 posted on 09/12/2012 8:20:55 AM PDT by Cliff Dweller (No such thing as a threat... just targets)
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To: Cliff Dweller

LOL!!!!


38 posted on 09/12/2012 8:21:56 AM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

At times like these I agree with O’Barry... we should reduce our Nuclear stockpile... by using some of the older outdated warheads on Libya... maybe Egypt as well...


39 posted on 09/12/2012 8:26:57 AM PDT by Cliff Dweller (No such thing as a threat... just targets)
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To: All
OK, what were US Marines doing in Syria if they were not guarding the embassy?

Do you think they could be keeping the Iraqi WMD (the ones that never existed, and were removed just before the US bombing) secure?

40 posted on 09/12/2012 8:27:13 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: null and void

Yes he has. In fact he’s done so twice if you count Hilary’s statement. Truly disgusting!


41 posted on 09/12/2012 8:29:05 AM PDT by dannybob ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: ColdOne

That’s not true. They were carrying him to the hospital. Obamugali said so.


42 posted on 09/12/2012 8:29:44 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: sitetest
I think it’s obvious to anyone with half a brain that Ann Coulter’s original take was the right one:

“We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity.”

Ann is much kinder than I am.

Kill their leaders, flatten their infrastructure, divide their countries along ethnic lines, set them at each other's throats, walk away.

43 posted on 09/12/2012 8:38:32 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1332 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Girlene
As more information trickles out, it gets worse and worse. What was doing there with no American security???!!!

In a muslim country? Why would they need security???

44 posted on 09/12/2012 8:40:43 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1332 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: SeekAndFind

“..Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday called for nationwide protests Friday ...”

“never let a crisis go to waste” - Obama taught them well or is he directing them???


45 posted on 09/12/2012 8:52:50 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: null and void
In a muslim country? Why would they need security???

Especially a security force that is American. Once again, obama shows how unAmerican he is. He must not have thought there was any difference between Libyan and American security for our consulate.
46 posted on 09/12/2012 9:12:22 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Girlene

*shrug* The DNC showed pictures of Russian ships while allegedly praising our Navy.


47 posted on 09/12/2012 9:16:08 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1332 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: VanDeKoik

I thought.....they loved us??

Arab Spring? It was all over the Twitters!!!


Better to have savages fear you than love you...


48 posted on 09/12/2012 9:18:07 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: VanDeKoik
He said Stevens, 52, and other officials were moved to a second building, deemed safer, after the initial wave of protests at the consulate. According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack.

If Obama's not man enough to go after the killers, he could at least sue for the return of back wages paid to members of the Libyan Security Team ... the jerks paid by American tax payers... the jerks who tipped off the mob ... Lowlifes. Well paid lowlifes - and we want our money back....

49 posted on 09/12/2012 9:37:38 AM PDT by GOPJ (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading - T. Jefferson)
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To: PghBaldy

Our Vacillator in Chief. He’s like a fluttering leaf.


50 posted on 09/12/2012 11:52:34 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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