Skip to comments.US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff to Tunisia as security deteriorates in Tripoli
Posted on 07/26/2014 7:05:36 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said.
"Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya," spokeswoman Marie Harf said.
The withdrawal underscored the Obama administration's concern about the heightened risk to American diplomats abroad, particularly in Libya where memories of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in the eastern city of Benghazi are still vivid and the political uproar over it remain fresh ahead of a new congressional investigation into the incident.
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Odunga’s fault. If the left can squeal that Iraq would have been better off with Saddam still in power, the right can say the same about the USA’s complicity in the overthrow of Mubarak and Kaddafi in Libya and Egypt.
Agree completely. The mess in the Mideast is at the feet of the Bamster. And how much money did all those arms cost the American taxpayer??
Hey, Barak, how did that supporting the rebels in Libya to overthrow Kadafi work out for you? Maybe I can help you remember:
1. One Consulate burned and destroyed.
2. Four Americans murdered including the our ambassador.
3. Our embassy closed.
Barak, do us a favor and go swim the Bay of Fundy to prove you are as masculine as, if not Putin, Moochelle.
We still have to see what happens there. But, we may well see Libya and other countries become Al Qaeda states, or affiliated with other Muslim terrorists. Would that be a good result of the so called Arab Spring? The Arab spring which Obama and Hillary and others praised as a movement which was bringing freedom and democracy to those countries????
The Bay of Fundy has tides which rise and fall something like 60 feet from high tide to low tide. Can Obama swim when the tide comes in there?????
Nothing to see here. Move on...
The mess in the Mideast is at the feet of the Bamster.
The same could be said about the mess in the USA. Everywhere you look, things are a mess. An absolute mess.
We are caught in the Obama Vortex.
One of the “accomplishments” of Slick Willie’s wife. Quick! Somebody hit the toy “reset” button!!!
The Obama administration is really good at RUNNING away.
How can you say that, Hillary’s reset button worked perfect.
We’re right back to the Carter years and one step away from full blown WWIII, right where Hillary wanted it.
This is all by design, not by accident.
You got that right.
I’ve tried to tell people Hillary would start WWIII as a path to power but they laughed because Hillary is such a good person and cares about people and loves her country so much.
Well here we are.
Hillary has reset the world back to the cold war and one step away from WWIII.
For all the people that laughed before here’s another side splitter for you.
Hillary’s bringing war to the streets of America with her illegal alien invasion.
Laugh yourselves silly on that.
Springtime for Libya and Germany,
Winter for Bam-bam and France.
Yet another foreign policy “success” from the Clown Prince nobama brain trust (lunchbucket joe biden, hitlery “i can’t recall” klintoon, susan “i lie continuously” rice and the kept-man, idiot, traitor skerry). What a team of whom to be proud.
Had they done this 2 years ago, Stevens and three other Americans would still be alive, and hildabitch would have better chance on being the next President... running against President Romney.
More increased tranquility.
another of Obama/Clinton’s major failures - there is blood on their hands because of their personal beliefs, ideology and weakness. They have no business being in any position of authority which can affect the lives of anyone.
good job shrillery and skerry /sarc
The problem: Proverbs 26 6
Action required: 1Timothy 2 1-4
So, the miserable liberals in the media are always telling us that “if Saddam had stayed in power in Iraq, none of this would be happening. It’s Bush’s fault!”
Okay, so now that Libya is on fire, and the US Embassy had to be evacuated due to terror threats — should we blame Obama for this given that they helped oust Khaddafi? Remember Hillary’s comment: “We Came, We Saw, He Died!”? The mainstream media will NEVER connect these dots because they have their heads stuck in the sand.