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Russian Embassy In Libya Attacked
Zero Hedge ^ | October 2, 2013

Posted on 10/02/2013 1:21:27 PM PDT by Zakeet

First it was the Americans. Now it is the Russians' turn. Al Arabiya reports (and Itar-Tass confirms) that "Gunmen attacked the Russian embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Wednesday, Al Arabiya correspondent reported. The sound of gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades could be heard around the embassy, the correspondent added. No further details were immediately available." According to unverified reports on Twitter, the embassy had been evacuated before the attack (the Russian NSA appears to be more efficient than its US equivalent).

The Russian embassy in Tripoli:

RT adds:

The Russian embassy in Tripoli, Libya, has come under fire and there were attempts to get into Russia’s diplomatic compound, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“There has been an incident in Tripoli tonight, in which there was shelling and attempts to enter the territory of the Russian Embassy in this country,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Aleksandr Lukashevich told RT.

According to preliminary information, there are no reports of injuries among the staff.

Nearly two years after Gaddafi was deposed and killed, Tripoli and other Libyan cities have been plagued by violence, lawlessness and factional infighting.

The presence of militiamen remains more visible than actual state security forces in the capital, while vast portions of the oil-producing desert country remain completely out of the central government’s control.

A possible photo from the scene of the attack.



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: embassy; lybia; russia; russiaembassy; terrorattack; tripoli; waronterror

What difference does it make!

1 posted on 10/02/2013 1:21:27 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

zer0, hitlery, and panetta’s fault!


2 posted on 10/02/2013 1:23:09 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: Zakeet

A guess; Russia will aid it’s people more than we did.

Just as Putin is more worthy of trust than the US Prez.

Russia has a flat tax, while the USA does not.

Not saying they’re NICE, just that the worm has really, really turned.


3 posted on 10/02/2013 1:23:38 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Zakeet

I hope Putin finds, and mercilessly kills the attackers. Russia doesn’t put up with this crap.


4 posted on 10/02/2013 1:24:34 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: gaijin

Russia is funding Assad and al Queda is trying to tkae him out so makes sense Libyan al Queda forces would attack Russian Embassy.


5 posted on 10/02/2013 1:26:45 PM PDT by dblshot (I am John Galt.)
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To: Antihero101607

Putin gave us info on the Boston Bombers before that happened. Wonder if Zero gave Putin any information/heavy sarc


6 posted on 10/02/2013 1:26:56 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Zakeet

They didn’t get in, and nobody was hurt.

The Russian also know how to handle this sort of crap. The attackers (and probably their families, too) will shortly become acquainted with the friendly folks from the Spetznaz. I don’t envy them.


7 posted on 10/02/2013 1:27:06 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray

Mexican drug-wars really bring out the Aztec in the hombre —one narco would deep-free the feet of his targets, then slowly lower the rest of them into boiling oil.

When feeling extra frisky he’d to the KIDS of the target.

The Russians should consider this, and I think they will.


8 posted on 10/02/2013 1:30:38 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Red in Blue PA

NObama won’t rat out his brothers.


9 posted on 10/02/2013 1:30:59 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Zakeet

A chinese embassy was hit by a mortar round a few days ago.


10 posted on 10/02/2013 1:31:37 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Zakeet

Watch and see. Every thing the US did in response to the Libyan attack?

The Russians will do the opposite.

The Libyan terrorists ought to know: You can torture and kill our ambassador and get way with it. (What difference does it make?)

But I don’t think Putin will be so pussified.


11 posted on 10/02/2013 1:32:38 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: gaijin

Not smart. Vlad Putin and his SPETSNAZ forces do not p*ssy foot around with things the way Obama does.


12 posted on 10/02/2013 1:32:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SpaceBar
A chinese embassy was hit by a mortar round a few days ago

IMO, Islam will end when they push things too far with the ChiComs, who will turn Mecca into a smoking field of green glass.


13 posted on 10/02/2013 1:34:35 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SpaceBar

Wow, the nutjobs attacked the Russians and the Chinese?

Guess they really want their 72 virgins.

There’s fixin to be a LOT of dead muslims over this.

And they will get the right ones.


14 posted on 10/02/2013 1:35:15 PM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: Zakeet

Russia may not be a super super power at the moment, but they are rather able to make problems like this go away, in such a way that those who did it won’t be back.


15 posted on 10/02/2013 1:36:39 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Buckeye McFrog

The muzzies have taken on the Chinese on their western border. Did not end well for them.


16 posted on 10/02/2013 1:37:31 PM PDT by Texas resident (Watch the other hand.)
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To: Zakeet

Could it be US backed Al Queda proxies attacking the Russians?


17 posted on 10/02/2013 1:38:51 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Zakeet

I wonder which “film maker” is responsible for this?!


18 posted on 10/02/2013 1:41:11 PM PDT by jag.drafting
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To: grumpygresh

Could it be US backed Al Queda proxies attacking the Russians?


There will be hell to pay if Al Qaeda used American-supplied weapons.


19 posted on 10/02/2013 1:41:24 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Why are people dying in no gun zones?)
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To: gaijin

Neah, the Russkis are civilized.
The are, however, known to send small body parts (fingers, ears, etc.) from loved ones to those who are misbehaving, to encourage them to behave better.
This happened waaaay back in Lebanon when some unpleasant folks kidnapped some embassy wonk, and they got him back - unharmed.


20 posted on 10/02/2013 1:41:52 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Zakeet

The Libyans picked the wrong leftist to mess with...


21 posted on 10/02/2013 1:48:50 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: Zakeet

22 posted on 10/02/2013 2:03:34 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
Putin gave the NSA and Obama information before the Boston Atrocity
so the terrorists were let into the USA without a passport.

Does Congress care? No.

23 posted on 10/02/2013 2:19:53 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Zakeet

To the Halls of Moscow-Putin
From the shores of Tripoli


24 posted on 10/02/2013 3:01:05 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Zakeet

BO dropped a dime on his MB friends and told them to stir up trouble to make Putin look ineffectual. I’ll betcha!


25 posted on 10/02/2013 3:24:23 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: Little Ray

Maybe Zero can ask Putie to take out the Benghazi attackers while his special forces are at it.


26 posted on 10/02/2013 3:24:57 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: gaijin

Yo, Gaijin,

I remember back when the Iranian “students” sacked our embassy in Tehran.

Japan Times ran a cartoon from someone. Jimmay Cataahh was standing in front of a pristine Soviet embassy, he was looking all raggedy and beat up. He was talking through the fence to your quintessential “Boris” type.

The caption read: “Why not us too? Comrade, they KNOW we do not ALLOW such things!”

I’ve been trying to find it, but that was almost 35 something years ago.

It was really funny.


27 posted on 10/02/2013 3:33:34 PM PDT by ConradofMontferrat ( According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: Zakeet

Russians are saying that attack “was repelled”...


28 posted on 10/02/2013 3:41:01 PM PDT by kronos77 (Kosovo is Serbian Jerusalem. No Serbia without Kosovo.)
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To: Zakeet
Vlad threw a big old giant Russian monkey wrench in the Obama/ al Queda plan to screw around with Syria and Assad.Maybe this is retaliation.However Vlad may prove there is a little less talk and a lot more action past HIS red line.
29 posted on 10/02/2013 4:25:33 PM PDT by johnny reb (When in the course of human events.....)
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To: Zakeet

Hilarious, because the Russians have zero sense of humor about crap like this.

It’s like the time some terrorists kidnapped Americans in Lebanon. To which the US behaved rather impotently. So the terrorists decided to kidnap four Russians. Bad idea.

Before sundown, some very hardcore Russian killers were enroute from Moscow. They didn’t try a rescue or to attack the fortified enclave of the terrorists. Instead, they counter-kidnapped the “spiritual leader” of that particular group of terrorists, and Fedexed some snippets of some of his less important body parts to the terrorists.

With instructions to immediately release their Russian captives, or more body parts will be coming their way, and soon.

This so horrified these terrorists that they not only let the Russians go, but drove them to the Russian embassy in Beirut.

In any event, if the Russians behave true to form, which we should all hope they do, there is going to be some impressive butchery of those terrorists responsible for this attack. And their families. And their friends. And their house pets.


30 posted on 10/02/2013 4:54:45 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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To: Zakeet

Well, there goes Libya. Unlike us, Russia isn’t eaten up by guilt and self-hatred and doesn’t think it deserves every bad thing that happens to it.


31 posted on 10/02/2013 5:00:06 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (The Left: speaking power to truth since Shevirat HaKelim.)
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To: Texas resident

The Al Qaedas are also attacking Iranian assets in Syria. So overjoyed. Al Qaeda is attacking EVERYBODY!


32 posted on 10/02/2013 10:49:16 PM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Little Ray

The Russians never forget and always use retribution...


33 posted on 10/03/2013 2:17:04 AM PDT by Netz
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To: kronos77
>>Russians are saying that attack “was repelled”...

The Russians have people equipped with real ammo defending their ambassador.

34 posted on 10/03/2013 2:33:41 AM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: gaijin

Some people did predict twenty or more years ago that Russia would be trending toward more freedom and free enterprise as the United States of America descended into the insanity of collectivism. It appears to be an ongoing process right now.


35 posted on 10/03/2013 10:12:22 AM PDT by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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