Obama "Condemns" Attack: Live Webcast

Tyler Durden's picture

Moments ago it was Mitt Romney saying a bunch of canned, pre-election stuff. Now it is Obama's turn to say another bunch of canned, pre-election stuff. The sad thing is that for both the death of US civilans in the line of duty is an electoral gambit.

And while listening, here are some details of the graphic non-election reality in Libya from the NYPost:

The US ambassador to Libya and three American members of his staff were killed in the attack on the US consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Mohammad, Libyan officials said Wednesday.


They said Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed Tuesday night when he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff as the building came under attack by a mob guns and rocket propelled grenades.



AFP/Getty Images: Libyan civilians help an unconscious Chris Stevens, at the US consulate compound in Benghazi . Stevens and three of his colleagues were killed in an attack on the US consulate.


The three Libyan officials who confirmed the deaths were deputy interior minister for eastern Libya Wanis al-Sharaf; Benghazi security chief Abdel-Basit Haroun; and Benghazi city council and security official Ahmed Bousinia.


The State Department identified one of the other Americans as Sean Smith, a foreign service information management officer.


The identities of the others were being withheld pending notification of next of kin.


In a statement, President Obama said, "I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi." The four Americans "exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe," he said.


Obama also said he had ordered "all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe."

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hedgeless_horseman's picture



"I did not have inflationary relation with that nation.........Libya.  I never told anybody to pront dollars, not a single time.""

camaro68ss's picture


Killing an ambassador is not cool guys. I’m warning you…. You better not do it next time or ill write you a really really mean letter.


Vote for change....

Troll Magnet's picture

man, our fearless preznit is workin' his ass off this mornin'!

MillionDollarBonus_'s picture

I find it reassuring and heart-warming that both US Presidential Candidates have condemned these appalling attacks and both candidates agree that military intervention may be required in the case of further uprisings. It's comforting to know that despite their differences, Presidential Candidates still share basic values of morality and decency.


notbot's picture

I'm pretty sure a Libertarian President would ACTUALLY get the military out of middle east, not just say he would to get (re)elected, and then issue an even more strongly-worded condemnation than Bush when bad things happen because we are still there.  

By the way, who opened up this front in Libya? Oh yeah...the Nobel-Peace-prize-in-Chief 

Hope and Change anyone?

Ron Paul video: "It's the policy that is wrong.  Bring 'em home.  I'd immediately back off of the Middle East"


Bicycle Repairman's picture

Clearly a replay of the October Surprise.  Would a couple of drone attacks by Obama satisfy your blood lust?

RSloane's picture

Blood lust? He's talking about bringing all the troops home. Where the fuck did you get blood lust out of that?

Bicycle Repairman's picture

Talking to the neo-con/Romney nut jobs.  I agree with Ron's foreign policy.

TheCanadianAustrian's picture

The dripping sarcasm is like sweet nectar landing on my tongue.

Zero Govt's picture

you reap what you sow


"Do you know what amazes me more than anything else? The impotence of force to organize anything." - Napolean

malikai's picture

"When I promote a man to office, I create 100 dissidents and 1 ingrate."

My favourite Napolean quote.

CrashisOptimistic's picture

Romney is a dork, but HE is not responsible for the ongoing avalanche of foreign policy failure.

ZH had it right earlier.   Number of US Ambassadors to Libya killed under Gadaffi = 0.  Number of US Ambassadors to Libya killed under the Obama installed regime = 1.

The man is pathetic.

Zero Govt's picture

Crash  -  like the puppet in office makes a jot of difference in US foreign policy.

Romney, OBumma, a Patagonian Monkey changes nout of either the beauracracy or the elite pulling the strings and their process under way. Govt is a Titanic with a set course, the Captain is usually playing golf on deck when not called to the dining room for his auto-cue speech

xtop23's picture

Correct. Romney is not to blame. The policies of the people he is controlled by are. Whether it be Obama or Romney, in office come the spring, there will be no difference. 

If Romney is elected, THEN he will bear the responsibility for our functionally retarded foreign policy. Because not a single fucking iota of it will change.

As far as Obama's comments ...... ugh, I feel like I need a bath when he opens his mouth. Not so much for the words but the context.

rfaze's picture

Do the people holding Stevens look like the Lib. military Obama said took him to the hospital.... 

Freddie's picture

Our own m**lim pretzeldent named Hussein would like to us?

RSloane's picture

Yes, that was their Glorious People's Ambulance Brigade.

SAT 800's picture


fonzannoon's picture

I wonder if he will mention the all out attack on silver that just took place....

JailBank's picture

Don't mess with Obama! He plans to take a letter of condemnation all the way up to the UN!

Darth Mul's picture

So can we bomb Iran now?




Muslims are bad, m'kay?

BlackholeDivestment's picture

...oh, so somebody did shit on a Koran and used the weakness of Islam like a punked out bitch so they could be seen as reacting in defense against Allah fool. Gee, did not see that card being pulled out of the attack Iran deck of Illuminati Cards. This bullshit is so pathetic, if it were all a movie script nobody would go to see it, however they may read The Book. Lol.

LongSoupLine's picture



Sooo Nobel Prize selection commitee...how's front running your Peace winner working out?



Dr. Engali's picture

What's this have to do with the Kardashians?

Cindy_Dies_In_The_End's picture

someone needs to grow balls and handle this. My condolences to the Americans who died there.

Troll Magnet's picture

my condolences go out to all the millions and millions of non-jews who have been killed or will be killed due to our pro-zionist policies.


Darth Mul's picture



They messed up with Building 7.   The plane that was shot down over PA was likely supposed to hit it after it turned off its transponder, like the other planes, at just the right 'gap' in the radar coverage.


It is so clearly a demolition they have to rely on the network of Sayanim to keep it quiet in the press, and also people's capacity to believe official stories and dismiss better explanations if someone says 'conspiracy theory' or 'antisemitic canard.'


It's not 'the jews' though.  It's Likudnik, Neocon Jews.  Perle, Feith, Wolfowitz, Cohen, Wurmser.

et. al.



Troll Magnet's picture

neocon jews...and bankster jews. fixed it for ya.

lakecity55's picture

well, it won't be the gay president.


maybe dirty harry is still available.

Cindy_Dies_In_The_End's picture

Morons, they arwe clinging to that picture being one of "help" of an obviously dead man. I guess the guy taking his picture with his cell phone also helpful.. The Pravda never quits do they.

fuu's picture

Notice that those are "civilians" helping him, not the "protesters" who stormed the building.

nonclaim's picture

Killing an ambassador with an rpg needs planning that is "just a notch" above the protest level but we won't see that anywhere in the msm.

Sauk Leader's picture

Where were the Marines. The government HIRED Libyan's to protect our embassy? This doesn't add up.

RSloane's picture

Two marines were killed in the attack.

nofluer's picture

A marine spokesperson said this AM that he was not aware of any US marines being in the area. He also said that the State Department had hired security for the Embassy. (Implying "instead of Marines.")

I can guaran-effing-TEE you that had there been Marines in that embassy they'd be counting up the Lybian bodies on camera, not US bodies.


SAT 800's picture

Hilary's state deptment doesn't add the way you do; when they add 2 and 2 they get 3.5.

Panafrican Funktron Robot's picture

Yeah, apparently the dude got away in the attack on the embassy, and got taken out by an RPG as they were leaving via motorcade.  That's at least one version put out there.  Man are they getting sloppy; then again, not hard to convince the zombies, they'll pretty much accept whatever the fuck you put out there.

So, now the mystery of who he managed to piss off.  Surely he was a roadblock to somebody's interests.  I guess I should go ahead and ask which oil company stooges offed him?


Oh, thanks WSJ!  Fucking homicidal bastards.

"Foreign oil companies with production interests in Libya—such as Germany's Wintershall AG, Eni SpA ENI.MI -0.33% of Italy and Total SA FP.FR -0.35% of France—have sent back expatriate workers."

"When it resumed its operations in May, BP BP.LN -0.45% PLC, which has by far the largest exploration plans in Libya, involving investment of $900 million, said the move would pave the way for a return of its expatriates."

BP stooges are some nasty motherfuckers.


JJSF's picture

Just gets worse and worse..  Show must go on..



vmromk's picture

It seems he is busy giving the Bernank the reach around.

asteroids's picture

An unfortunate accident. The embassador was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Kinda like innocent civilians killed in US drone strikes.

azzhatter's picture

I thought we determined all those innocent civillians are insurgents

Urban Redneck's picture

Setember 11, 20xx.  `

The most poorly defended pieces of sovereign US soil. 

Whodda thunk it? 

Perhaps they should bring back the retard`s color coded chart. 

At least we now know that both of them are utterly in competent when responding to that phone call at 3am.

BlackVoid's picture

What civilians?

It is just collateral damage, move along.

icanhasbailout's picture

Is that an iPod they're using to take pictures of him?

mckee's picture

It'll be so much clearer with the new iPhone!

virgilcaine's picture

Obama has been in Campaign mode for 4 Yrs.