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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; oh boy .... The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American staff members were killed Tuesday in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, the White House confirmed. President Obama, in a written statement ...

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Old 09-12-2012, 08:09 AM   #1
 
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US ambassador to Libya, 3 American staff members killed in attack

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The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American staff members were killed Tuesday in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, the White House confirmed. President Obama, in a written statement issued Wednesday morning, called the attack "outrageous" and "senseless."
Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed Tuesday night when he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff. The protesters, angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad, were firing gunshots and rocket-propelled grenades.
"I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens," President Obama said in a statement Wednesday morning. "Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives."
Obama said he's directed the administration to provide "all necessary resources" to support security for U.S. personnel in Libya and to increase security at diplomatic offices around the world.
"While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants," he said.
Obama called Stevens "a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States" who "selflessly served our country and the Libyan people" throughout the Libyan revolution.
"His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice," the president said.
The State Department identified one of the other three Americans killed as Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, a husband and father of two who had worked for the State Department for 10 years. The U.S. government is still notifying the next of kin for the other two individuals killed, and has not identified them.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton described Stevens as a passionate and dedicated diplomat who had devoted himself to the transition in post-Qaddafi Libya.
"As the conflict in Libya unfolded, Chris was one of the first Americans on the ground in Benghazi. He risked his own life to lend the Libyan people a helping hand to build the foundation for a new, free nation," she said.
Stevens was appointed as ambassador to Libya in May 2012.


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Old 09-12-2012, 08:12 AM   #2
 
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Is this a coincidence that it occurred on the anniversary of 9/11?
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Originally Posted by SmashMouth View Post
Is this a coincidence that it occurred on the anniversary of 9/11?
Err no....
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"I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens,"

And a tongue lashing is surely going to teach them a lesson, wtf? I strongly condemn your strong condemnation.
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Has anybody heard what this supposed "offensive film" is called? How the heck did the Libyans and Egyptians hear about it, when American news outlets don't even know the farkin' title???
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Originally Posted by mutineer10 View Post
Has anybody heard what this supposed "offensive film" is called? How the heck did the Libyans and Egyptians hear about it, when American news outlets don't even know the farkin' title??
Because the dumb-ass president appologized for the movie before anybody even heard of it. So the movie didn't get these people in Libya killed...the president did. IMO
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:08 PM   #7
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Word is we're going to fly drones to gather data and try to find the people responsible - then we're going to hand that data over to Libya.

I am disgusted by our leadership. Absolutely disgusted.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:07 PM   #8
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That movie has been on the internet for over a year.
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