Hillary Clinton Chimes In

Tyler Durden's picture

As requested previously. Cutting to the chase, the murder of a US ambassador is not casus belli. Perhaps because it is not quite certain just whom the US would retaliate against, if it indeed decided to do so...

Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Benghazi attack

It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the death of four American personnel in Benghazi, Libya yesterday. Among them were United States Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and Foreign Service Information Management Officer, Sean Smith. We are still making next of kin notifications for the other two individuals. Our hearts go out to all their families and colleagues.

A 21 year veteran of the Foreign Service, Ambassador Stevens died last night from injuries he sustained in the attack on our office in Benghazi.

I had the privilege of swearing in Chris for his post in Libya only a few months ago. He spoke eloquently about his passion for service, for diplomacy and for the Libyan people. This assignment was only the latest in his more than two decades of dedication to advancing closer ties with the people of the Middle East and North Africa which began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco. 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. He spent every day since helping to finish the work that he started. Chris was committed to advancing America’s values and interests, even when that meant putting himself in danger.

Sean Smith was a husband and a father of two, who joined the Department ten years ago. Like Chris, Sean was one of our best. Prior to arriving in Benghazi, he served in Baghdad, Pretoria, Montreal, and most recently The Hague.

All the Americans we lost in yesterday’s attacks made the ultimate sacrifice. We condemn this vicious and violent attack that took their lives, which they had committed to helping the Libyan people reach for a better future.

America’s diplomats and development experts stand on the front lines every day for our country. We are honored by the service of each and every one of them.

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Ruffcut's picture

Watch out now, when hillbillary gets her fat ass in the mix.

Never waste a crisis.

smlbizman's picture

score board update we are now only winning 57,000(+- a million or so) to 4.....

BigJim's picture

  ...Perhaps because it is not quite certain just whom the US would retaliate against, if it indeed decided to do so...

Silly Tyler! Obviously it was the Iranians! or the Syrians!

Gene Parmesan's picture

Run Marty, it's the Libyans!

CheapPanderingCrony's picture

So does that mean that the September 11 attacks were also not a casus belli?


Temporalist's picture

No see, in that case it was mainly Saudis who were the attackers so the US knew to attack Iraq and Afghanistan since...well...it's confusing.  If you don't know who to attack you make something up, if you do know who to attack then you don't attack at all.  You'd understand if you were a PhD and rubbed elbows with the smart people.

Sofa King Confused's picture

Sounds like they didn't get the kind of govt they wanted installed in Egypt and Libya.  Now creating problems so they have to go in and fix them.  I always thought the playbook was to destroy infrastructure and give the rebuilding contracts to US companies. 

Nukz's picture

"21 year veteran of the Foreign Service, Ambassador Stevens"..... RIP, will this poor man's death provide the U.S with exaclly what it has wanted... enough political will to put forces on the ground in Libya? 

BigInJapan's picture

One could hope.

Go on now, git that oil!

toothpicker's picture

Nah, they have already shipped out all the gold

magpie's picture

Ah, no one could have seen that one coming. Does the oil still get to be priced in Euros though ?

ziggy59's picture

Hmmm.. no Iranians or Syrians blamed, yet?

Still early...

EvlTheCat's picture

Well maybe you could start by bombing Israel.  Or is the United States supporting free speach this month?

knukles's picture

This month is "One man one vote month" as amply demonstrated at the conventions.

Last month was "Free speech" month, so no more free speech until next August, bitchez.



Ima anal sphincter's picture

The only things missing from that bitch is horns and a tail.

More and more senseless death. We kill them - they kill us. Why?

Temporalist's picture

You've seen her naked?  I know, too close to breakfast.

BigInJapan's picture

She's got a few million more children to kill before she reaches the level of say a Madeline Albright.

machineh's picture

... and several hundred more dykes to do with a dildo ...

autonomos's picture

new normal sadomasochism: salafistfucking bitchez

Remington IV's picture

Hillary Clinton has a new hair style .... interesting

giovanni_f's picture

She'll be able to work in a ghost train or as a scare crow should her employer (Monsato) release her

Tsar Pointless's picture

Tsar Pointless now chimes in.

Religious zealots killing people over the words and acts of other religious zealots.

But, yeah, those damn liberals and queers are destroying our world.

Funny, huh?

mlbs's picture

Each and evdry one of us has our own special set of talents.

Just like each and every one of us destroys our own special part of the world.

Gene Parmesan's picture

"[T]he death of four American personnel"? Or is it the murder of the US Ambassador and three others at the hands of an angry mob recently supported by the US government?

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

A lot of pandering mealy mouth words there. "He risked his own life to lend the Libyan people a helping hand to build the foundation for a new, free nation." No, I'd say he PAID with his life, you stupid bitch. And for what-- so that Muslim extremists could hijack the country before Gaddafi's body got cold?

Gene Parmesan's picture

She doesn't even mention that there was violence or an attack until the 5th paragraph.

dick cheneys ghost's picture

End the Petrodollar and all the killing ends..............

pods's picture

Yeah but realized depressions suck.


darteaus's picture

It is Hillary's responsibility, and, thus, her fault:

"The Secretary of State, and by extension, the Chief of Mission (COM), are responsible for developing and implementing security policies and programs that provide for the protection of all U.S. Government personnel (including accompanying dependents) on official duty abroad."


Quinvarius's picture

Why is Hillary still in that job?  It is clear things are going into a direction where we need real diplomats.  A real member of the team would take one for the team and bow out.

ziggy59's picture

Why? Gives Bubba more time to be Free.. Free to whore for votes for The O, ..himself, etc..

Have you noticed how they recycle the same corrupt, and inept players?

..in reality as in nightmares.

Colonel Klink's picture

You could have just stopped at "Free to whore".

Wakanda's picture

"Perhaps because it is not quite certain just whom the US would retaliate against, if it indeed decided to do so..."

The US is very busy retaliating against itself in psychotic fits of self loathing.  I'm sure Barry will find the time to splatter some more blood in the occupied lands - maybe after some golf.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

just remember a democrat never ever went to war. WWII, Korea, Nam, libya,syria..Bush's fault. this mid east mess is going right into the democrats main policy: start wars after you have stolen and bled the people dry.

PS GOP is the democrats beard. they can go to hell. voting these 2 parties is not an option.

robobbob's picture

you left out WW1.

its an absolutely amazing display of the power of propaganda. thank goodness we have the MSM here to tell us which party stands for what.

Ar-Pharazôn's picture

"Perhaps because it is not quite certain just whom the US would retaliate against, if it indeed decided to do so..."


and what about twin towers? do you think that they were sure on who attacked them?

Bazza McKenzie's picture

I'm pretty sure the guys in the planes did it.

sumo's picture

Please ignore the Israeli intelligence agents dancing on top of a van, filming the planes just before impact.

Please also ignore the Israeli agents driving vans packed with explosives on the same day.

Please ignore the Israeli agents with fake passes doing "maintenance" work in the towers in the months before impact.

And please ignore the psycopathic treasonous asswipe who grounded NORAD for two hours.

robobbob's picture

you're assuming that the planes and the collapses were a physical cause and effect, as opposed to two related, yet entirely seperate, events.

Disenchanted's picture



Keep meddling around the world USA and then act shocked when this kind of thing happens...


see Killing Hope by William Blum


The Anti-Empire Report


Libya and The Holy Triumvirate


The words they find it very difficult to say — "civil war".


Libya is engaged in a civil war. The United States and the European Union and NATO — The Holy Triumvirate — are intervening, bloodily, in a civil war. To overthrow Moammar Gaddafi. First The Holy Triumvirate spoke only of imposing a no-fly zone. After getting support from international bodies on that understanding they immediately began to wage war against Libyan military forces, and whoever was nearby, on a daily basis. In the world of commerce this is called "bait and switch".


Gaddafi's crime? He was never respectful enough of The Holy Triumvirate, which recognizes no higher power, and maneuvers the United Nations for its own purposes, depending on China and Russia to be as spineless and hypocritical as Barack Obama. The man the Triumvirate allows to replace Gaddafi will be more respectful.


So who are the good guys? The Libyan rebels, we're told. The ones who go around murdering and raping African blacks on the supposition that they're all mercenaries for Gaddafi. One or more of the victims may indeed have been members of a Libyan government military battalion; or may not have been. During the 1990s, in the name of pan-African unity, Gaddafi opened the borders to tens of thousands of sub-Saharan Africans to live and work in Libya. That, along with his earlier pan-Arab vision, did not win him points with The Holy Triumvirate. Corporate bosses have the same problem about their employees forming unions. Oh, and did I mention that Gaddafi is strongly anti-Zionist?


Does anyone know what kind of government the rebels would create? The Triumvirate has no idea. To what extent will the new government embody an Islamic influence as opposed to the present secular government? What jihadi forces might they unleash? (And these forces do indeed exist in eastern Libya, where the rebels are concentrated.) Will they do away with much of the welfare state that Gaddafi used his oil money to create? Will the state-dominated economy be privatized? Who will wind up owning Libya's oil? Will the new regime continue to invest Libyan oil revenues in sub-Saharan African development projects? Will they allow a US military base and NATO exercises? Will we find out before long that the "rebels" were instigated and armed by Holy Triumvirate intelligence services?


In the 1990s, Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia was guilty of "crimes" similar to Gaddafi's. His country was commonly referred to as "the last communists of Europe". The Holy Triumvirate bombed him, arrested him, and let him die in prison. The Libyan government, it should be noted, refers to itself as the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya. American foreign policy is never far removed from the Cold War.


We must look closely at the no-fly zone set up for Iraq by the US and the UK (falsely claimed by them as being authorized by the United Nations) beginning in the early 1990s and lasting more than a decade. It was in actuality a license for very frequent bombing and killing of Iraqi citizens; softening up the country for the coming invasion. The no-fly zone-cum invasion force in Libya is killing people every day with no end in sight, softening up the country for regime change. Who in the universe can stand up to The Holy Triumvirate? Has the entire history of the world ever seen such power and such arrogance?


And by the way, for the 10th time, Gaddafi did not carry out the bombing of PanAm Flight 103 in 1988.1 Please enlighten your favorite progressive writers on this.


Racer's picture

"Chris was committed to advancing America’s values and interests,"

And that is a good enough reason for him to be killed unfortunately for him

Variance Doc's picture

What goes around comes around.

azzhatter's picture

Has Bibi identified the Iranian behind this?

TideFighter's picture

When it says, "Libya, Libya, Libya" on the table, table, table, Hillary is anal, anal, anal.

bigkahuna's picture

Condolences to the families.