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Killing of Libyan ambassador ‘an act of war,’ Grassley says
Cedar Rapids Gazette ^ | 12 September 2012

Posted on 09/12/2012 8:38:51 AM PDT by iowamark

The rocket attack in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador to that country and three staff members should be treated “like an act of war,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday morning.

“There ought to be serious implications,” the Iowa Republican said on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. “Particularly when you get a rocket attack, it’s an act of war and ought to be treated like an act of war.”

Grassley also expressed his regret to the families of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other embassy staff who were killed in the assault on the American consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

Stevens and the others were fleeing the consulate when a rocket-propelled grenade struck their vehicle, according to news reports from Benghazi.

Grassley joined Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in condemning the attack on the consulate.

In a statement released by the State Department, she condemned the “vicious and violent attack that took their lives, which they had committed to helping the Libyan people reach for a better future.”

Although he’s still waiting for details of the attack, Grassley said the U.S. must “show the world we are a nation that lives by international law.”

“We expect other countries to live by international law,” he said, “and this is a violation and you have to take appropriate action.”

He did not suggest what that might be. CNN reported that the Defense Department has dispatched two Marine anti-terrorism security teams to Benghazi to reinforce security there.

Grassley complimented President Obama for his effort early in his term to mend fences in the Middle East.

“Four years ago the president made a very gracious effort going around that part of the world, giving speeches, showing that the expression of friendship of our people toward that part of the world,” he said. However, Grassley added, “I suppose now it looks like that was maybe a mistake because it shows some weakness on our part.”

Unfortunately, Grassley said, “it didn’t do the good it was meant to do, but it was good-intentioned.”


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 911ii; grassley
video at C-SPAN.org
1 posted on 09/12/2012 8:38:52 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark
The rocket attack in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador to that country and three staff members should be treated “like an act of war,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday morning.

Oh no, it's just a simple misunderstanding that we need to apologize for as a nation ASAP!

2 posted on 09/12/2012 8:41:32 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: iowamark

Here is the 12-minute video trailer that is driving the muslim world and our own libtards (more) insane.

http://youtu.be/qmodVun16Q4


3 posted on 09/12/2012 8:43:44 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: EGPWS

“We must try to understand why they hate us.”


4 posted on 09/12/2012 8:44:46 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: EGPWS

Since Moammar Gadhafi’s downfall, the U.S. government has provided $170 million in transitional aid to Libya to help confront humanitarian and security challenges.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 8:46:23 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth Income = Net Work)
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To: iowamark
“We expect other countries to live by international law,” he said, “and this is a violation and you have to take appropriate action.”

Exactly right. The world is watching.

If the US doesn't follow that law, other countries would then feel free to back down when there are acts of aggression, and all hell would break loose.

6 posted on 09/12/2012 8:48:07 AM PDT by what's up
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To: iowamark
“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” --Barack Obama, “Audacity of Hope”
7 posted on 09/12/2012 8:50:06 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: dfwgator
“We must try to understand why they hate us.”

Because we aren't goats willing to prostrate ourselves to them on demand.

8 posted on 09/12/2012 8:55:06 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: iowamark

Where was he and all the other politicians during ‘Arab Spring’?


9 posted on 09/12/2012 8:55:09 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: iowamark

The rocket attack in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador to that country and three staff members should be treated “like an act of war,” Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday morning.

Well Senator, 30 years ago it would have been treated as such. Now we have a Government that is weak, broke and lacks any moral compass. In fact we have a very large segment of our at society that is weak and lacks any moral compass. So looks like we will do what America does now. Blame ourselves and beg the scumbags forgiveness.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 9:00:20 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for e an the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Travis McGee

This video was put on youtube on July 2 (as one person noted in comments). Strange it would now be blamed for the attack.


11 posted on 09/12/2012 9:00:49 AM PDT by Cedar
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To: iowamark
So why have Grassley and Grahm suddenly grown a set of balls? Normally the are cowering for the press.
12 posted on 09/12/2012 9:01:52 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth Income = Net Work)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
bttt
13 posted on 09/12/2012 9:02:57 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth ///// Income = Net Work)
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To: iowamark

After initially apologizing for hurting the feelings of the perpetually offended nation of Islam, the administration sputtered outrage today at the killing of the US ambassador.

Now it appears they are trying to spin this travesty as the actions of conservative muslims angry at being “marginalized”.
So no big thing, let’s move along and let Obama finalize his gift to Egypt of one billion American tax dollars, nothing to see here. We’ll just have to cross our fingers and hope they don’t buy weapons as in Operation Fast and Furious.

Even though it appears the Libyans “guarding” the embassy guided their marginalized conservative—it’s important to repeat that word as often as possible—brothers in their attack, the administration is hoping we can all get over this as soon as possible and return to the serious business of campaigning and dirty politics.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 9:05:50 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: iowamark

It’s time for “O” to go!


15 posted on 09/12/2012 9:21:38 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: iowamark

According to a recent story, the Iraqi security forces who were “guarding” the compound told the attackers where the Ambassador and his staff had taken refuge.

Which makes this an act of war in which the Government of Libya—which Obama and Hillary helped install during an illegal war during which they never even bothered to consult with congress—was a participant?

“Miss me yet?” might not only be spoken by W, but even by Kaddafi, who was our ally at the time we started bombing Libya.

This was not some sort of idiot screwup. Obama knew exactly what he was doing, handing Egypt and Libya over to Muslim terrorists. And so did Hillary.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 9:23:33 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: All

From CNN article:

But a London think tank with strong ties to Libya speculated Wednesday that Stevens was actually the victim of a targeted al Qaeda revenge attack.

The attack “came to avenge the death of Abu Yaya al-Libi, al Qaeda’s second in command killed a few months ago,” the think tank Quilliam said Wednesday.

It was “the work of roughly 20 militants, prepared for a military assault,” the think tank said, noting that rocket-propelled grenade launchers do not normally appear at peaceful protests, and that there were no other protests against the film elsewhere in Libya.

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/12/world/africa/libya-us-ambassador-killed/index.html


17 posted on 09/12/2012 9:24:31 AM PDT by Cedar
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To: Cedar

Sure, it was the “on the shelf” pretext the mob organizers had in their pockets to spring on 9-11.

And our media are gullible enough to buy it at face value. “Gee, Sally, they sure are upset about that movie...”


18 posted on 09/12/2012 9:27:21 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

AMEN!!!


19 posted on 09/12/2012 9:29:36 AM PDT by OldEagle
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To: iowamark
Oh, I'm sure demoncrats will rush to condemn that which their little barry bastard commie has appropriated billions of dollars to fund, albeit indirectly. When will the American People have enough of this blatant treachery by the current occupant of Pennsylvania Ave. and the criminal enterprise party which exalts him to demigod status?
20 posted on 09/12/2012 9:43:06 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: what's up

Beware false flag operations designed to drag more of our military into ‘foreign adventures’.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 9:59:15 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: stocksthatgoup
So why have Grassley and Grahm suddenly grown a set of balls?

Notice that Grassley complimented Xero on his groveling tour, saying it was well intentioned.

If our GOP leadership has no clue about the intent of the terrorists then what hope is there for the Republic.

22 posted on 09/12/2012 10:06:57 AM PDT by itsahoot (I'll write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: itsahoot

Just another perfumed fop at court!


23 posted on 09/12/2012 10:16:35 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Travis McGee
Here is the 12-minute video trailer that is driving the muslim world and our own libtards (more) insane.

It was good for a few chuckles

24 posted on 09/12/2012 10:40:34 AM PDT by fso301
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To: Cedar

It was “the work of roughly 20 militants, prepared for a military assault,”....

Good to know that Hillary is doing her part by ‘creating jobs’ in Libya. Did they enjoy the meal and booze on the SOS’s plane ?


25 posted on 09/12/2012 12:20:32 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: iowamark

Hmmmm...act of war.

But we can’t afford another war.

If we act it must be quick, cheap, and terminally decisive.

What to do, what to do?


26 posted on 09/12/2012 12:32:56 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Chaguito

“What to do, what to do?”
Full nuclear, biological and chemical assault for about a week, or until such time as Libya’s population is reduced to zero. Strike Mecca during the month of pilgrimage with multiple ICBMs. Let the Islamic world know that to offend the US is to commit national, regional, even religious suicide. If the UN objects, withdraw from it, and give it an escort out of NY permanently.


27 posted on 09/12/2012 12:51:06 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Travis McGee

Wow, that was hard to watch. Pretty stupid.


28 posted on 09/12/2012 1:03:00 PM PDT by sunny48
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To: Travis McGee; iowamark; ntnychik; little jeremiah

29 posted on 09/12/2012 1:08:31 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Fakistan)
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To: GenXteacher

That seems to fit the criteria of fast, cheap, and effective.


30 posted on 09/12/2012 2:36:49 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: iowamark

Screw the prophet, we should give the mudslime world something to actually be angry about. Bomb Mecca, for instance. I’d leave nothing but a huge smoldering crater surrounded by 50 miles of molten glass. I’d do the same to Medina a few days later, just to underscore the message in case they didn’t understand the first time around.


31 posted on 09/12/2012 2:59:12 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: iowamark

Of course it’s an act of war. How can there be any question about it?


32 posted on 09/12/2012 3:07:32 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: iowamark

We’re already at war. It’s called the “War on Terrorism”. sarc


33 posted on 09/12/2012 6:48:06 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: PhilDragoo

Yes, it was an act of war. Too bad the freak in the WH is on their side.


34 posted on 09/12/2012 8:30:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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