Skip to comments.Gunmen attack Russian embassy in Tripoli, 1 Libyan killed
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 Arabiyas 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.
These Libyan knuckleheads will soon find out it is not a good idea to piss off a bear with an attitude
Gee someone willing to defend a Libyan embassy/consulate....
yep , attack a US embassy get an ambassador, attack a Russian embassy , get killed...
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.
“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.
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.
The last time that happened Russia targeted family members.
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.......
Putin Puta Pilot Slayer Pisses Populace
Did that dead Libyan jihadi receive a ‘bear hug’ for his efforts?
A country defends its embassy.
What a novel idea...
Let’s send our Congresscritters letters asking them to hire the Russians to protect our embassies.
Cc that bastard in the White House.
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