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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:08 AM
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'US ambassador killed' in Libya protest - live updates


www.guardian.co.uk

The ambassador was paying a short visit to Benghazi when the consulate came under attack on Tuesday night, Al Jazeera's Suleiman Idrissi reported from the eastern Libyan city.

He died of suffocation during the attack, along with two US security personnel who were accompanying him, security sources told Al Jazeera. Another consulate employee, whose nationality could not immediately be confirmed, was
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:08 AM
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early reports only breaking now. one would imagine that there will be consequences from this. early reports say that a greek contractor has identified the body. u.s state dept commenting now. still hazy on details as this is only just breaking.

reuters says rocket attack in benghazi has killed the amabssador and 3 others.

www.guardian.co.uk
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:10 AM
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breaking here now on australian t.v news services. fox news still not reporting yet.

now being reported on aljazeera. press conf. being held...not sure who it is but saying its the old regime to blame.
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:21 AM
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Forgive me for being a bit uneducated when it comes to who's who of foreign ambassadors but who actually was the us ambassador to lybia.....my simple google search function wont give me a name or a wiki page.


any ideas who he was? any name?

Duke



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:23 AM
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christopher stevens. appointed by obama in may of 2012.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:23 AM
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Originally posted by DukeEligos
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Forgive me for being a bit uneducated when it comes to who's who of foreign ambassadors but who actually was the us ambassador to lybia.....my simple google search function wont give me a name or a wiki page.


any ideas who he was? any name?

Duke


libya.usembassy.gov...

seems your google search function was way too simple.

J. Christopher Stevens



His wiki page has been updated with info on his death with the following link:
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:41 AM
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Guardian broke this?


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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:44 AM
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Foxnews just broke / confirmed the US Ambassador to Libya has been killed. 3 Staff members have also been killed and 1 other staff member was killed earlier. The State department has only confirmed the Ambassador and the 1 staff member.

While I am for religious toleration I am done with these pathetic cowards who defile their own religion in the name of Allah. They need to pull their heads out of their asses or we can do it for them. If the goal is to get the US out of the region attacking US personnel, including diplomatic staff now, will not do it.

Apparently they failed to understand attacking an embassy under intrnational law is an act of war. I say, since they declared it, we finish it.

Libya should be given a choice -
Either do your job in protecting our Embassy and our personnel, including tracking these cowards down and holding them accountible...

Or we will do it for them.

I need to find it but the US Embassy released a press release basically apologizing for the "anti Islam movie" that was made. I was stunned when the White House and the State Department publically stated that release was not the position of the US government.


* Some Reference links *
US State Department - Diplomatic Mission to Libya - Overview
U.S. Embassy - Libya
Statement by Secretary Clinton on Embassy Attack
US Ambassador to Libya dies in rocket attack in benghazi
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:49 AM
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first we take libya,next we'll take iran!

god help us.
heres a clip of the offensive video the muslims are pissed about.
it was supposedly made by a jewish guy,but i cannot confirm that.
it reminds me of a montey python movie.
i'm not muslim,but it is a rediculous joke of a movie that only intends to bash another person's beliefs.
i'd be pissed too!
stuff like this makes it all to easy for the west to rev up war fever!



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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:51 AM
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Originally posted by Xcathdra
While I am for religious toleration I am done with these pathetic cowards who defile their own religion in the name of Allah. They need to pull their heads out of their asses or we can do it for them. If the goal is to get the US out of the region attacking US personnel, including diplomatic staff now, will not do it.


I said it in the other thread, I will say it again. That is called "Blowback".

The US / Europe / NATO helped create a Sharia state there. Now they get what they called for.

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 05:59 AM
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Originally posted by reficul
first we take libya,next we'll take iran!

god help us.
heres a clip of the offensive video the muslims are pissed about.
it was supposedly made by a jewish guy,but i cannot confirm that.
it reminds me of a montey python movie.
i'm not muslim,but it is a rediculous joke of a movie that only intends to bash another person's beliefs.
i'd be pissed too!
stuff like this makes it all to easy for the west to rev up war fever!
I guess the other thread got deleted, so I will post the information in this one.It is being reported that the filmmaker is now in hiding, but that's not the only interesting piece of information.

The two-hour movie, "Innocence of Muslims," cost $5 million to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors, said Bacile, who wrote and directed it. The film claims Muhammad was a fraud. An English-language 13-minute trailer on YouTube shows an amateur cast performing a wooden dialogue of insults disguised as revelations about Muhammad, whose obedient followers are presented as a cadre of goons.
Anti-Islam filmmaker in hiding after protestsSo who exactly financed this film? This isn't to justify the current events, but one has to wonder if this film and stance wasn't intentional to raise tensions.
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 06:01 AM
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someone removed it too the trash bin. i had posted in two forums. current news first as i couldnt find any sources to post in breaking news.
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 06:02 AM
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Not really...

This attack was retaliation because of a US pastor in Florida who made a movie that looked at Islam and asked pointed questions / made accusations. The radical uneducated tools who constantly defile Islam by doing stuff like attacking an embassy and killing diplomatic staff is not blowback.

For the radical extremist who defiled their own religion to do this its -
Its cowardice...
Its uneducated...
Its Panzy ass...

Innocence_of_Muslims
The video was made in the United states, where we have freedom of religion.
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 06:02 AM
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Originally posted by ALF88

Originally posted by Xcathdra
While I am for religious toleration I am done with these pathetic cowards who defile their own religion in the name of Allah. They need to pull their heads out of their asses or we can do it for them. If the goal is to get the US out of the region attacking US personnel, including diplomatic staff now, will not do it.


I said it in the other thread, I will say it again. That is called "Blowback".

The US / Europe / NATO helped create a Sharia state there. Now they get what they called for.

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The chickens have come home to roost.
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 06:05 AM
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So they attack U.S. embassies and kill our people over that ridiculous garbage, on 9/11?

Is there any way they've even seen the movie? This really doesn't smell right. There have to be more factors at play here, even as offensive as that trash movie appears.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 06:10 AM
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Found it -
Attack on US Embassy in Egypt

White House Repudiates U.S. Embassy Apology to Rioting Muslims in Cairo

Embassy release -

The U.S. embassy in Cairo put out a statement early Tuesday that apologized for an anti-Muslim film being circulated by an Israeli-American real estate developer.

"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions," the embassy said in a statement published online.



Secretary Clinton response -

"Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind," Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a Tuesday statement.



President Obama response -
Obama administration disavows Cairo apology


The Obama administration is disavowing a statement from its own Cairo embassy that seemed to apologize for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.

"The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government," an administration official told POLITICO.
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 06:13 AM
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Originally posted by freemarketsocialist

Originally posted by ALF88

Originally posted by Xcathdra
While I am for religious toleration I am done with these pathetic cowards who defile their own religion in the name of Allah. They need to pull their heads out of their asses or we can do it for them. If the goal is to get the US out of the region attacking US personnel, including diplomatic staff now, will not do it.


I said it in the other thread, I will say it again. That is called "Blowback".

The US / Europe / NATO helped create a Sharia state there. Now they get what they called for.

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The chicken has come home to roost.


Elaborate. Didn't "liberal" westerners encourage this "change " in egypt through social media?
Why are they in war mode? (egypt military)



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 06:16 AM
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likely some of the Muslims at the Charlotte, NC democrat Party convention Jumma gathering,
sponsered by the demoncrats... returned home to North Africa and participated in this fiasco too.


i gather that it (the attacks) sprung from a film that degraded the Prophet Mohammad...



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 06:18 AM
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Irony or what. Here we have a perfect example of destabilization, the true reason for our continued interference in the middle east. Only morons still ask "why?".
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 06:20 AM
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For the record, I'm watching the trailer to this video and even as someone that doesn't believe in religion I can see how it can be highly offensive. It makes a mockery of the entire islamic religion. We have freedom of speech and religion in this country, but respecting the beliefs of others goes a long way. I'm not saying these attacks are justified in any way, but I can see why people would be mad about this.





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