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Accidental Death of Libyan at US Embassy in Tripoli
Tripoli Post ^ | September 8, 2012 | By Hind Turki

Posted on 09/12/2012 4:22:12 PM PDT by combat_boots

In an unfortunate fatal accident on Tuesday, a Libyan guard was reportedly crushed to death by the entrance gate of the US embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The incident occurred when the gate lethally dislodged from its pathway and fell on the guard.

The embassy, which is located in Walie Al-Ahed road in the Sidi Slim area, has a large, heavy gate that bars the entrance and is manned by guards for security measures.

The gate is intended to be controlled mechanically, however due to damages allegedly sustained by the mechanism, the gate has to be manually opened and shut by the security guards throughout the day.

A spokesman for Ambassador Stevens contacted by The Tripoli Post said: "The employee was a valued member of the embassy who served the embassy with courage, dedication and distinction. We have conveyed our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his family and friend.Our thoughts and prayers are with them."

The official details of the incident, including the identification of the victim, were not released by the embassy.

However, sources told The Tripoli Post that the accident occurred at around 3:30 pm on Tuesday in the presence of several witnesses, including three Libyan guards and two American embassy employees, as well as the ambassador himself.

(Excerpt) Read more at tripolipost.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 20120908; embassy; gate; jihad; libya; maintainance; wot
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1 posted on 09/12/2012 4:22:15 PM PDT by combat_boots
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To: combat_boots

What?


2 posted on 09/12/2012 4:24:57 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: combat_boots

Karma? hehe


3 posted on 09/12/2012 4:25:34 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: combat_boots

Bush’s fault.


4 posted on 09/12/2012 4:27:19 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: combat_boots

I saw it on tv ..demonstrators were there. bet it was no accident..I heard something about a head injury on tv.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 4:27:24 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: combat_boots

that’s just a darn shame, tsk tsk.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: ColdOne

Note the date.


7 posted on 09/12/2012 4:28:26 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Last Tuesday.


8 posted on 09/12/2012 4:28:36 PM PDT by keat
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To: combat_boots

Oh my.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 4:29:56 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: dalebert

Hmmm.. Didn’t something else happen at the Consulate? Let’s all pretend this is a coincidence because 0bama’s ‘hope and change’ has spread all throughout the land!!! /s


10 posted on 09/12/2012 4:30:32 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: combat_boots

oh I am just so saddened.....and I don’t believe a word of it


11 posted on 09/12/2012 4:36:29 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: MeganC

12 posted on 09/12/2012 4:37:18 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: combat_boots

A lethal dislodgement?


13 posted on 09/12/2012 4:38:01 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: combat_boots

So the main gate has collapsed and the defenses are compromised right as a series of attacks are being staged? Sounds like a bit of a coincidence to me.


14 posted on 09/12/2012 4:38:38 PM PDT by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: combat_boots

Never mind. This will be dealt with on Zero’s next apology tour.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 4:40:24 PM PDT by Postman (........................................................I'm thinking! I'm thinking!!)
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To: combat_boots

That’s what you call ‘Dropping the hammer’ on someone!


16 posted on 09/12/2012 4:40:42 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: combat_boots
when the gate lethally dislodged from its pathway ...

Quick, obama. Issue an Executive order banning lethal gates!

If a writer had put that piece across my desk, they wouldn't have a job long.

17 posted on 09/12/2012 4:51:38 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: combat_boots

A freakin’ gate is not the only thing that should be falling and hurting people in Tripoli right now.


18 posted on 09/12/2012 4:56:10 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: combat_boots

you mean yesterday?
Like some thugs shoved the gate open and it collapsed on the security guard?
Then the thugs killed the ambassador and everyone else that was there?


19 posted on 09/12/2012 5:11:02 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: combat_boots

Does he have a lawyer? He can sue!


20 posted on 09/12/2012 5:32:22 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: dalebert

No accident, I agree.


21 posted on 09/12/2012 5:33:15 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: combat_boots
the accident occurred at around 3:30 pm on Tuesday in the presence of several witnesses, including three Libyan guards and two American embassy employees, as well as the ambassador himself ...

What? All lined up, to witness someone's accidental death?

Rubbish I do not believe this story.

I believe this was the first attempt on the ambassador's life, and this Libyan guard died doing his duty, and repelling militants. Probably, he was all alone in this.

They then staged a second attack, in Benghazi, a few days later, and met with no resistance at all.

22 posted on 09/12/2012 5:35:56 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: BlackVeil

Agreed.


23 posted on 09/12/2012 5:38:51 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots
Accidental Death of Libyan at US Embassy in Tripoli 09/08/2012 17:51:00

The article was originally written on 9/8/2012.....I don't know what to make of it.

24 posted on 09/12/2012 5:39:40 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: yldstrk
you mean yesterday?

No, on Sept. 8.......

25 posted on 09/12/2012 5:40:54 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: combat_boots
My heart just bleeds for him.....


26 posted on 09/12/2012 5:48:31 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I'm a grown-ass man, I thought I'd seen it all.)
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