Skip to comments.Accidental Death of Libyan at US Embassy in Tripoli
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 ...
I saw it on tv ..demonstrators were there. bet it was no accident..I heard something about a head injury on tv.
that’s just a darn shame, tsk tsk.
Note the date.
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
oh I am just so saddened.....and I don’t believe a word of it
A lethal dislodgement?
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.
Never mind. This will be dealt with on Zero’s next apology tour.
That’s what you call ‘Dropping the hammer’ on someone!
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.
A freakin’ gate is not the only thing that should be falling and hurting people in Tripoli right now.
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?
Does he have a lawyer? He can sue!
No accident, I agree.
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.
The article was originally written on 9/8/2012.....I don't know what to make of it.
No, on Sept. 8.......
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