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Obama "Condemns" Attack: Live Webcast

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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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Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:31 | 2785681 Hippocratic Oaf
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Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:37 | 2785703 hedgeless_horseman
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"I did not have inflationary relation with that nation.........Libya.  I never told anybody to pront dollars, not a single time.""

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:37 | 2785719 camaro68ss
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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....

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:43 | 2785758 Troll Magnet
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man, our fearless preznit is workin' his ass off this mornin'!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:00 | 2785884 MillionDollarBonus_
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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.


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:15 | 2785902 notbot
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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"


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:19 | 2785980 Bicycle Repairman
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Clearly a replay of the October Surprise.  Would a couple of drone attacks by Obama satisfy your blood lust?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:14 | 2786195 RSloane
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Blood lust? He's talking about bringing all the troops home. Where the fuck did you get blood lust out of that?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:58 | 2786365 Bicycle Repairman
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Talking to the neo-con/Romney nut jobs.  I agree with Ron's foreign policy.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:20 | 2786228 TheCanadianAustrian
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The dripping sarcasm is like sweet nectar landing on my tongue.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:48 | 2785777 Zero Govt
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you reap what you sow


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

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:54 | 2785843 malikai
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"When I promote a man to office, I create 100 dissidents and 1 ingrate."

My favourite Napolean quote.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:47 | 2785788 CrashisOptimistic
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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.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:53 | 2785835 Zero Govt
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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

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:29 | 2786438 xtop23
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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.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:50 | 2785813 rfaze
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Do the people holding Stevens look like the Lib. military Obama said took him to the hospital.... 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:46 | 2786095 Freddie
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Our own m**lim pretzeldent named Hussein would like to us?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:13 | 2786416 RSloane
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Yes, that was their Glorious People's Ambulance Brigade.

Mon, 09/17/2012 - 13:28 | 2804022 SAT 800
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Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:43 | 2785754 fonzannoon
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I wonder if he will mention the all out attack on silver that just took place....

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:01 | 2785894 JailBank
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Don't mess with Obama! He plans to take a letter of condemnation all the way up to the UN!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:06 | 2785920 SoCalBusted
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...and in ALL CAPS

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:56 | 2785858 Darth Mul
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So can we bomb Iran now?




Muslims are bad, m'kay?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:33 | 2786500 BlackholeDivestment
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...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.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:02 | 2785901 LongSoupLine
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Sooo Nobel Prize selection commitee...how's front running your Peace winner working out?



Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:35 | 2785697 Dr. Engali
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What's this have to do with the Kardashians?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:37 | 2785718 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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someone needs to grow balls and handle this. My condolences to the Americans who died there.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:46 | 2785781 Troll Magnet
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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.


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:02 | 2785897 Darth Mul
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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.



Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:11 | 2785942 Troll Magnet
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neocon jews...and bankster jews. fixed it for ya.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:27 | 2786261 lakecity55
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well, it won't be the gay president.


maybe dirty harry is still available.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:41 | 2785744 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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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.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:54 | 2785827 fuu
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Notice that those are "civilians" helping him, not the "protesters" who stormed the building.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:40 | 2786071 nonclaim
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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.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:53 | 2786118 Sauk Leader
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Where were the Marines. The government HIRED Libyan's to protect our embassy? This doesn't add up.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:04 | 2786167 RSloane
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Two marines were killed in the attack.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 15:43 | 2787107 nofluer
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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.


Mon, 09/17/2012 - 13:53 | 2804125 SAT 800
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Mon, 09/17/2012 - 13:55 | 2804133 SAT 800
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Hilary's state deptment doesn't add the way you do; when they add 2 and 2 they get 3.5.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 16:41 | 2787365 Panafrican Funk...
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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.


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:35 | 2785706 JJSF
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Just gets worse and worse..  Show must go on..



Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:36 | 2785707 Cult_of_Reason
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Yet another apology speech from Obama.


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:36 | 2785708 vmromk
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It seems he is busy giving the Bernank the reach around.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:36 | 2785710 asteroids
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An unfortunate accident. The embassador was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Kinda like innocent civilians killed in US drone strikes.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:58 | 2785874 azzhatter
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I thought we determined all those innocent civillians are insurgents

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:01 | 2785890 Urban Redneck
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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.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:37 | 2785720 BlackVoid
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What civilians?

It is just collateral damage, move along.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:38 | 2785730 icanhasbailout
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Is that an iPod they're using to take pictures of him?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:25 | 2786003 mckee
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It'll be so much clearer with the new iPhone!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:43 | 2785740 virgilcaine
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Obama has been in Campaign mode for 4 Yrs.

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