America Under Attack: Pictures Of Assault On US Consulate In Libya

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It has been a long time since US territory abroad, i.e., a US embassy, was openly attacked. It has been even longer, or about 33 years, since a US ambassador was last killed in the line of duty in 1979 Afghanistan. Both happened last night. Below, courtesy of Reuters, are pictures of the event.

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Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:04 | 2785480 vote_libertaria...
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Winning!!!

 

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:05 | 2785485 fightthepower
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Fuck you Bernanke!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:09 | 2785498 Ratscam
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odd that no navy seals or other special troops secured the building.
Even in calm Switzerland the embassy is protected by the military.
Oh, yes Lybia is different ..... strange ...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:10 | 2785518 camaro68ss
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We need to turn that whole area into radioactive glass

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:14 | 2785544 Vincent Vega
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WE need to bring OUR troops home and let THEM turn THEMSELVES into a radioactive glass field. <imho>

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:19 | 2785586 Pladizow
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Bring all guns home and point them outwards!

Let the middle east kill themselves!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:24 | 2785608 MillionDollarBonus_
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Nerdy libertarians, Ron Paul looneys and sovereign citizens should be conscripted into forced military service as punishment for their inexcusible cowardice. There is no greater disservice to America than whining about 'non-intervention' when our freedoms are under constant attack from terrorists. These freaks need to be taught a lesson about national pride. America is literally drowning in terrorism and these cowards are still whining about 'body scanners' and 'homeland security' ... During our next military intervention in Libya, there will be boots on the ground, and they will be exclusively the boots of libertarian sell-outs and anti-war splinter groups.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:27 | 2785650 ZDRuX
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You've got your head so far up your ass you can't even see what is happening anymore. I feel sorry for you and your limited understanding of the world and propaganda.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:28 | 2785658 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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Another one bites the dust!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:35 | 2785704 fuu
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You do realise that some people know he is just spoofing and would still kick him in the face?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:41 | 2785742 Dr. Richard Head
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Exactly.  I am not one for violence by any stretch, but I would verbally assault that prick MDB.  Not because he is spoofing his comments in a troll trap, but because he is the personification of many of the WWII vets (the majority voting public) and their ideals of securing freedom.  Meanwhile, those same vets are fully willing to let a TSA touch their junk because of terrorists.  Cognitive dissonace much?

Either way, MDB's words really do trouble me, as they do reflect the majorities mindset. 

Just like watching the CNN and FOX newscasts of Syrian citizens that are being slaughtered by the rebels the US government openly supports, while condeming the rebels in the same breath.  The media war maching is a powerful fucking drug.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:50 | 2785808 Dalago
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Its Sam Bacile's fault for inciting violence by making this deformation movie.  He is an Israeli trying to get the American's to do his dirty work.  Send Same to Egypt and have him explain himself.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:55 | 2785851 Dr. Richard Head
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I assume that was sarcasm.  You really think the movie was the motivator or the US involvement in helping to instal the Muslim Brotherhood into power.  reminds me of Palestinian "free" elections the US helped to promote that resulted in Hamas being elected.  Or Pakistan and Karzai drug cartel alliance.  Or Iranian Shah installation by US.  How about the mujahadeen, etc. etc.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:33 | 2786025 Manthong
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How can you possibly deform a twisted political cult of collectivisation and subjugation? 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:33 | 2786030 Dr. Richard Head
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Look to the Soviet Union?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:43 | 2786085 Ahmeexnal
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or the european union.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:44 | 2786088 Manthong
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Crud..   “collectivization”,   regardless.. Yes, Allah and his camel driver are the ploy for those in a widening sphere of the disaffected and hopeless, as is the “market economy”  for the former Soviets and Chicoms.

Sadly, the tradition of freedom is giving away to collectivization and the culture of indentured servitude in the U.S.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:22 | 2786237 Maghreb
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Muslims's don't pay tax, its their duty to be armed and form millitia's for mutual defense they are supposed to choose "their leaders from the best amongst them", anyone involved in predatory lending is to have their head smashed in with a rock. They're alot more  like the libertarians  than "collectivists".

 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:31 | 2786279 marathonman
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Except that part about allowing other faiths to coexist - those guys get their heads bashed in with rocks.  Not quite so libertarian.  Just sayin'.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:53 | 2786345 Maghreb
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You got a point. Jews and Christians pay a tax. Argument is its because they are allowed have their own seperate economies and do not have to undertake millitary service. Pagans on the other hand.........

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:58 | 2786361 potlatch
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funny how you got voted down, huh?  I don't get it either.  Being non-religious myself, I cannot even being to imagine the nightmare of a state that tries to control religion, either by dictating, outlawing it, or favoring one of them.  Serious, on the religion front?

 

God Bless America, no joke.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:26 | 2787005 Michael
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Mossad/CIA lousy movie making.  I couldn't even sit through the whole thing without getting a  migraine.

They should have gotten James Cameron or Stephen Spielberg to direct it.

And another thing;

It's not for me to decide how Muslims in other countries should upholster their women.

The women in my country already have it figured out and look great. Try to take their cell phones and cars away from them.

Go sell your pity party some place else Israel, we're all stocked up here.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 19:49 | 2787830 Manthong
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Oh yeah, fractured plot, weak development, real bad acting, mom's basement effects, cheesey,,

but nontheless a reasonable story.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:58 | 2786363 InjuredThales
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Except for the fact that libertarians aren't just about freedom for themselves, and don't go about oppressing and killing other people. What about the jizya imposed on the dhimmis?  What about the wanton murder of anyone who doesn't meet Mohammed's version of what a Muslim should be, or who commits thought crimes such as having or practicing non-orthodox Muslim beliefs?  Islam isn't a religion: it's intolerance, inhumanity, cruelty and brutality codified.  I vomit all over your vaunted Koran.  Now go kill someone because I made that statement.

The only thing on this planet further from libertarianism than Stalinism is Islam as it is practiced and preached today. 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:59 | 2786617 Clashfan
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The newer, more radical Muslims over there are terrorizing and killing Christians. There used to be many Christians in the region before 1947.

Since then, many have fled or been forced out.

Those that remain have to stay very low-key. Converting Muslims is a serious crime in many places. Muslims who leave the Muslim faith face a few problems, too.

Israel may be a bad lot, but the Muslims are not really much better, are they?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 20:46 | 2787933 nmewn
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Plus a trillion or so.

Right about now I'm for throwing a few rocks...laser guided...and not only puking on that Quran but shitting on it and forcing them to eat it. These are some of the dipshits from the "Ärab Spring". You can't reason with fanatics and the ME is crawling with them.

So, apparently, the idea now is to give the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt a billion Benny Bucks AND sell fifty Abram tanks to them.

And down in the bowels of hell, satan is laughing his ass off...nice job brownie...take another bow.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:24 | 2786253 Lord Koos
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You do know the difference between Egypt and Libya, right?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:45 | 2786317 piliage
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Sure. The two billion a year we pay Egypt is through the congress, and the two billion we are probably funneling to Libya is a covert ops fund not seen by the general public, and also through congress. Any more questions?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:04 | 2787209 lolmao500
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reminds me of Palestinian "free" elections the US helped to promote that resulted in Hamas being elected.

Hamas was elected because Palestinians were tired of the corruption of Fatah and how nowhere they got with Israel on the path to statehood... they voted AGAINST Fatah, not for Hamas.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:18 | 2787487 Urban Redneck
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Shah Reza might take the position that it was his dick, and not the CIA, that put his son on the thrown.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:47 | 2786324 The_Dude
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Exactly....as usual, the US is the dumb gorilla standing in the middle of fight instigated by one of our 'friends'.  With friends like these, who needs ......

Screw all these people.  Let them all go pound the sand that they have decided to squat on.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:48 | 2786104 Joe Sixpack
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America is under attack in... Libya? Why are we there?

 

My sympathies for those killed, and their families.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:56 | 2786133 pods
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That new central bank ain't gonna run itself!

pods

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:10 | 2786184 Matt
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"America is under attack in... Libya? Why are we there?"

Your question, reworded: why do we have embassies in other countries? I mean, what's the point of diplomacy?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:46 | 2786319 Cathartes Aura
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lawl, "diplomacy"

foreign embassies are to "diplomacy" what the Fed is to "federal government organisation serving citizens"

really, let's drop the old memes and dare to look behind the curtain/labels.

doublespeak.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 08:17 | 2788817 Joe Sixpack
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With all due respect, an "embassy" would be located in Tripoli.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 21:20 | 2788004 mjcOH1
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"America is under attack in... Libya? Why are we there?

My sympathies for those killed, and their families."

 

Because most countries maintain reciprocal consolates or embasies to aid business and diplomacy.  And we're under the mistaken but idealistic belief that Libya is a country, with an organized government interested in either business or diplomacy.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:54 | 2786127 Overfed
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That's just it. MDB channels the sheeple with eloquence and poigniancy. Since he always says the opposite, is a junk actually an up arrow for him?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:49 | 2785806 MillionDollarBogus_
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Speaking of spoofing.........

Yes, MDB is a troll, and proud of it....

Bonus is bogus...

Keep feeding the troll and it keeps coming back for more...

Negative reinforcement is all it wants.....

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:01 | 2785896 economics9698
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Ron Paul is a Vet.  I am a Vet.  Lots of Libertarian Vets.  For me the military was a exercise in learning bureaucracy and institutionalized injustice, affirmative action, and petty dictatorship.

FYI I would have preferred war and action to the petty affirmative action.  At least in war the weak are left behind or killed.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:47 | 2786100 chubbar
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How many folks have heard of this woman, who apparently had been targeted for assassination after stopping a false flag attack by the U.S.?

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/08/28/the-truth-about-the-2007-invasion-of-iran-and-the-woman-who-stopped-it/

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:20 | 2786226 Jena
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Thanks for that.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:23 | 2786251 Things that go bump
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That writer couldn't even spell.  How can I take him seriously?  

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 14:07 | 2786643 Clashfan
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Thanks, Chubbar. I love learning new info on ZH. That's a riveting read.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 22:28 | 2788100 TheObsoleteMan
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I'm not buying any of it. DON'T YOU KNOW A LEFT WING FRONT, POSING AS A VETERANS PUBLICTION WHEN YOU SEE ONE? That said, I would not have put in pass Bush & Co. to have planned such a thing, but to see it in print tells me it is bullshit.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:48 | 2786103 hampsterwheel
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Straight up Economics.... I learned in the military as an Officer that PC was more important than mission. Some of our ships in Gulf War 1 had casualty rates of 10-15% among the women - they wanted to go home, so got pregnant they were flown home had an abortion (funded by the USN) and then sat on the beach while their male counterparts had to cover the extra watch sections - seen it happen, got the shirt - unless you were there with me in GW1 - you don't now jack about what the modern military is all about.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:58 | 2786360 resurger
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WS Eco

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:26 | 2787513 Ignatius
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No military experience here. The way things are going, though, I fear some of us will get some para-military experience.

College taught me to remember my Social Security number, so I can't say it was a complete waste of time.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:37 | 2785722 Oh regional Indian
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The revolution will be CGI'd televised, edited, twittered, instagrammed, facebooked, controlled....

ori 

for-dis-believers

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:42 | 2785750 Dr. Richard Head
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I wonder why the 1997 movie Wag the Dog comes to mind - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnSauj2855M

Oh yeah, this one is for you Oh Regional Indian - direct from Sheldon Nidle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QA1JEiEKGes&feature=plcp

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!