Wednesday, September 12, 2012

U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in Benghazi attack


Reuters
The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on their car, a Libyan official said, as they were rushed from a consular building stormed by militants denouncing a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.

Gunmen had attacked and burned the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, a center of last year's uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, late on Tuesday evening, killing one U.S. consular official. The building was evacuated.

The Libyan official said the ambassador, Christopher Stevens, was being driven from the consulate building to a safer location when gunmen opened fire.

"The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets at them," the official in Benghazi told Reuters.
The US consulate is United States sovereign territory. That is an attack on the United States. An act of war.

What are we - and by we, I mean, of course, the Federal Government, the "only thing that we all belong to," the "things we do together," under the Commander in Chief - going to do about it?

You know, other than apologizing for offending Muslims with our freedom of speech.  Oh, and attacking the Romney campaign for having the nerve to comment on it...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope you have plenty of air in that bubble you live in.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fact-checker/post/an-embassy-statement-a-tweet-and-a-major-misunderstanding/2012/09/12/a2d32a8c-fd24-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_blog.html

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/romney-defenders-have-to-ignore-the-substance-of-romneys-statement-on-the-attacks/

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/criticizing-administration-policy-is-legitimate-and-absolutely-necessary-lying-about-it-isnt/

2:58 PM  
Blogger Lyford said...

Don't bother posting links to the Washington Post's "fact-checker" because, most of the time, he isn't. Most of the time, he's just another liberal pundit parading his opinions as unbiased fact.

As to this - "This was a case of accusing the administration of something (i.e., sympathizing with embassy attackers) that it plainly had not done and wasn’t about to do" - it's nonsense. There's not a word of Romney's statement that is either false or even debatable.

Romney: "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

First relevant comment from the Obama administration (as represented by the official twitter stream of the US Embassy in Cairo, before the breach:
"We condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims— "

First response of the Obama administration to the breach (again, as represented by the embassy):
"This morning's condemnation (issued before protest began) still stands. As does our condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy"

To repeat what Romney said that has people up in arms: "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

You may not like it, but it is self-evidently true.

6:46 PM  

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