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Gunmen attack Russian embassy in Tripoli, 1 Libyan killed
Al Arabiya ^

Posted on 10/03/2013 3:07:31 AM PDT by kronos77

Al Arabiya Dozens of angry protesters tried to storm Russia's embassy in Tripoli on Wednesday after reports that a Russian woman had killed a Libyan army officer, witnesses said. One of the attackers was killed by the gunfire, and four more were wounded, Libyan officials told the Associated Press. The sound of gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades could be heard around the embassy, Al Arabiya’s correspondent added. Russia's Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack saying none of its staff was injured. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Ekho Moskvy radio the attackers fired at the embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and tried to break into its grounds. She said that according to preliminary information no one among the embassy personnel was wounded. Libyan officials said they believed the break-in was in response to the death of a Libyan air force pilot, who they said was killed by a Russian woman. Wednesday's attackers took down the Russian flag that was hanging from the balcony of one of the buildings, an official who spoke on condition of anonymity told AP. The attack comes two days after conflicting reports emerged about the circumstances of the murder of an army officer in the Souk Juma district of Tripoli, according to AFP. Some sources said a Russian woman had killed the officer for his role in the 2011 revolt against the regime of late dictator Moamer Qaddafi. Others said the woman was the wife of the slain man and that the motive for the killing was a marital dispute.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: embassy; putin; russia; tripoli

1 posted on 10/03/2013 3:07:31 AM PDT by kronos77
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To: kronos77

These Libyan knuckleheads will soon find out it is not a good idea to piss off a bear with an attitude


2 posted on 10/03/2013 3:18:44 AM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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Gee someone willing to defend a Libyan embassy/consulate....


3 posted on 10/03/2013 3:21:43 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Fact Is: GOPe want ObamaCare.)
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To: kronos77

yep , attack a US embassy get an ambassador, attack a Russian embassy , get killed...

seems reasonable../sarc


4 posted on 10/03/2013 3:27:59 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: kronos77

They are not dealing with a pack of lying cowards when they are dealing with Russians.

Obama let our people die. Hillary set them up and Obama let them be knocked over.


5 posted on 10/03/2013 3:55:28 AM PDT by Venturer ( cowardice posturing as tolerance =political correctness)
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To: SeminoleCounty

“Gee someone willing to defend a Libyan embassy/consulate....”

Yeah, Let’s see how Putin deals with this. I’m thinking he won’t pass up such a tempting opportunity to show we Americans, and most especially our Girly Man President how it’s done.


6 posted on 10/03/2013 3:59:55 AM PDT by snoringbear (E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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To: kronos77

They never tell us the real story. My guess is that there is a lot of high-tech weaponry stored in that embassy that Al Qaeda desperately wants to get their hands on. Just like the U.S. embassy in Benghazi. But the Russians were having none of it.


7 posted on 10/03/2013 4:07:56 AM PDT by jespasinthru (Proud member of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy.)
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To: slapshot

The last time that happened Russia targeted family members.


8 posted on 10/03/2013 4:59:08 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of "gun free zones"?)
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Things the Libyans can expect Putin NOT to do:

1.) Deny security to his embassy

2.) Issue repeated stand-down orders

3.) Blame attacks on a video

4.) Stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift

5.) Head to Las Vegas to fundraise in the midst of the turmoil

6.) Play poker or head off to bed during the skirmish

Feel free to add to the list.......

9 posted on 10/03/2013 5:06:03 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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Putin Puta Pilot Slayer Pisses Populace


10 posted on 10/03/2013 5:11:05 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Travon... Felony assault and battery hate crime)
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Did that dead Libyan jihadi receive a ‘bear hug’ for his efforts?


11 posted on 10/03/2013 5:41:54 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: kronos77

A country defends its embassy.

What a novel idea...


12 posted on 10/03/2013 6:19:32 AM PDT by moovova ( "...uh, uhm...stop calling it Obamacare. Uh, George Bush did it...that's it! Call it BushCare.")
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Let’s send our Congresscritters letters asking them to hire the Russians to protect our embassies.

Cc that bastard in the White House.


13 posted on 10/03/2013 6:31:43 AM PDT by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama)
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To: logic101.net

If I recall there was a kidnapping of a KGB agent in Beirut (sp) in the 1980’s. To their credit, the Rooskies sought out the families of the kidnappers abducting a close family member or two. These family members were returned piece by piece until the PLO or whatever group got the message and let the KGB agent go. Since then ZERO attacks (other than Chechnyan extremists) on Russian foreign service personell


14 posted on 10/03/2013 1:32:51 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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