Four Americans Killed In Embassy Attack In Libya
Breaking news, it wasn’t just our ambassador to Libya who was killed yesterday (see previous post)
(Fox News) 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.
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.
Embassies around the world (read: in the Muslim world) have been put on notice to be on guard against further violence.
I’m confident all the Islamist apologistas will be out in full force (ones like The Atlantic’s Max Fisher), blaming America and attempting to paint Christians as exactly the same, yet, can anyone point towards Christians storming buildings, setting them on fire, and killing people? No one ever seems to be concerned about offending Christians and Jews, partly because …… Christians and Jews won’t go bat guano insane and riot, burn, and kill. And, about that video
A spokesman for the Muslim Brotherhood, the mainstream Islamist group and the sponsor of Egypt’s first elected president, Mohamed Morsi, urged the United States government on Tuesday to prosecute the “madmen” behind the video, according to the English-language Web site of the state newspaper, Al Ahram.
The spokesman asked for a formal apology from the United States government and warned that events like the video were damaging Washington’s relations with the Muslim world. He also emphasized that any protests should remain peaceful and respect property.
Sorry, bub, but we have a thing called freedom of speech here in the US, and do not prosecute people for offending Muslims and denigrating Mohammed…..actually, under the crazy “hate crimes” laws, that could actually happen.
More: I listened to Hillary Clinton’s statement earlier, and some of it was just plain aberrant
(Mediaite) “This is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world,” said Clinton. “We condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence and we send our prayers to the families, friends and colleagues of those we’ve lost.”
Um, why should it shock Christians, Jews, etc? This was being done in the name of Mohammed.
“This is not easy,” said Clinton. “Today, many Americans are asking — indeed, I asked myself — how could this happen? How could this happen in a country we helped liberate in a city we helped save from destruction?”
Anyone else get the feeling she’s somewhat blaming the US? Anyhow, we kinda know the answer, and that it involves al Qaeda/hardcore Islamist front groups getting heavily involved with the Libyan rebels, much like in many other “Arab Spring” countries.
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