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Libya attack: Obama vows justice for killed US envoy
BBC News ^ | 9/12/12 | BBC

Posted on 09/12/2012 3:02:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

US President Barack Obama has vowed to bring to justice those who killed the US ambassador to Libya during protests against a film that mocks Islam.

But he told reporters that the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi would not break the bonds between the US and the new Libyan government.

His election rival Mitt Romney criticised his handling of the crisis.

Ambassador J Christopher Stevens reportedly died of smoke inhalation after a crowd stormed the consulate.

Three other Americans were also killed and the consulate set ablaze, in what the White House described as a "complex" attack. Unconfirmed reports - including Arab officials - suggest the violence could have been planned in advance.

The assault on Tuesday night included the use of rocket-propelled grenades, reports say. Charred vehicles could be seen parked near the damaged buildings on Wednesday.

US officials confirmed that all remaining staff in Benghazi had been evacuated and the US diplomatic mission in Tripoli had been reduced to emergency staffing.

A US marine anti-terrorism team is being sent to Libya to bolster security after the attack, a US defence source told reporters in Washington.

Protesters against the film attacked the US embassy in Cairo on Tuesday night. 'Especially tragic'

Speaking in the Rose Garden at the White House, President Obama told reporters: "Make no mistake. Justice will be done."

He said he condemned "in the strongest possible terms the outrageous and shocking" attack.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; embassy; emptychair; envoy; justice; libya; nobelpeaceprize; obama; vows
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To: NormsRevenge

Liar


21 posted on 09/12/2012 3:14:27 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: mojito
And like OJ, our fearless president will search every golf course in order to bring the real criminals to justice,

Very good point; and yes; it should not be long; before Obama hits the links. No doubt, without his 'bath house' activities to reduce stress; we should see him, back 'on course'; soon.

22 posted on 09/12/2012 3:14:53 PM PDT by cricket
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To: NormsRevenge

Sure obama sure.Just like your buddy bubba clinton said he would bring justice for WTC in 93 and uss Cole,sure.


23 posted on 09/12/2012 3:15:36 PM PDT by ohiobushman (Only in N.Y.C can u buy beer by the case,liquor by the gallon,but be a criminal buying a soda!)
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To: pfflier

They should hold this one; in Chicago. Of course; we know there will be none.


24 posted on 09/12/2012 3:16:01 PM PDT by cricket
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To: skeeter

He did have a gash on his forehead. I guess that may be smoke inhalation.


25 posted on 09/12/2012 3:16:08 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama shoots blanks.


26 posted on 09/12/2012 3:17:04 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: NormsRevenge

No he doesn’t. Obama is full of sh!t.


27 posted on 09/12/2012 3:17:14 PM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: NormsRevenge
From Twitchy:

NRO’s Trinko destroys the press on this. Here are just a few of the questions asked by “real journalists.”

1. Reporter brings up that Romney had a “toughly worded statement last night,” and asks, “Do you regret the tone at all given what we know now?”

2. “Do you think, though, coming so soon after the events really had unfolded over night was appropriate, to be weighing in on this as this crisis was unfolding in real time?” Follow-up: “What did the White House do wrong then, Gov. Romney, if they put out a statement saying they disagreed with it?”

3. “The world is watching. Isn’t this itself a mixed signal when you criticize the administration at a time that Americans are being killed? Shouldn’t politics stop for this?”

My answer to the third one:

People DIED, Obama LIED.


28 posted on 09/12/2012 3:17:50 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s obviously time for another Nobel Peace for Obama.

As some guy named Kevin Eder Tweeted,

“Mysteriously left out of most media coverage today: the time Obama launched a war in Libya without congressional approval.”


29 posted on 09/12/2012 3:18:32 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: NormsRevenge
President Obama was candidly photographed at the start of a video conference with Arab leaders today:


30 posted on 09/12/2012 3:18:51 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: NormsRevenge
US President Barack Obama has vowed to bring to justice those who killed the US ambassador to Libya during protests against a film that mocks Islam.

HORSESH!T.

Barack Hussein Obama still has not brought Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, mastermind of the 9-11 attacks, to justice even though Bush caught him YEARS ago.

31 posted on 09/12/2012 3:18:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bttt.


32 posted on 09/12/2012 3:18:56 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: mojito

I was just about to post that. ;-)


33 posted on 09/12/2012 3:19:23 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Eat Mor Chikin!)
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To: cardinal4
I have actually been to the Embassy in Cairo. In 1982, we got along with everyone we met. We never saw any anti-american sentiment..

Afghans sponsored Al Qaeda after, not before, we helped them defeat the Soviets.

34 posted on 09/12/2012 3:19:59 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah in O World that means he will give them the Medal of Freedom...dirt bag


35 posted on 09/12/2012 3:20:10 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: NormsRevenge

Look for a drone attack on some randomly picked target.

Obama and the media will declare the perps were brought to justice and Obama is a brilliant leader.


36 posted on 09/12/2012 3:20:10 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: NormsRevenge

< Obama vows justice for killed US envoy >

Was this before or after he appologized to Islam for the movie?


37 posted on 09/12/2012 3:21:11 PM PDT by Ed Story
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To: NormsRevenge

Horse pooh,
obammy ain’t gonna do squat.


38 posted on 09/12/2012 3:21:29 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: NormsRevenge

Videos on Chris Stevens:
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=chrs+stevens+kibya&qs=n&form=QBVR&pq=chrs+stevens+kibya&sc=0-14&sp=-1&sk=


39 posted on 09/12/2012 3:22:34 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Better make it happen within the next 2 months.


40 posted on 09/12/2012 3:22:39 PM PDT by lowbridge (Joe Biden: "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy.")
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