This page has been archived and commenting is disabled.

Obama Issues Statement, "Strongly Condemns" Killing Of US Ambassador In Libya

Tyler Durden's picture


While everyone, everywhere is earnestly scratching their heads if under the 'Fairness Doctrine' the murder of a US ambassador to a recently "liberated" Muslim country is considered casus belli, or merely the signal to turn the other cheek, and eagerly awaiting Hillary Clinton to advise on the issue, here is the just released statement by the president.

Statement by the President on the Attack in Benghazi

I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.

I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.

On a personal note, Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi. As Ambassador in Tripoli, he has supported Libya's transition to democracy. His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. I am profoundly grateful for his service to my Administration, and deeply saddened by this loss.

The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward.


- advertisements -

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:34 | 2784810 ParkAveFlasher
ParkAveFlasher's picture

harsh language, bitchez!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:38 | 2784827 pasco35
pasco35's picture

How in the hell did this happen?!?!?!?!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:42 | 2784834 ParkAveFlasher
ParkAveFlasher's picture

Hey everybody, let's get caught up and cry "invade them".

That'll help the economy along.



Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:42 | 2784839 Rubicon
Rubicon's picture

What goes around comes around America. Welcome to the rest of the world.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:49 | 2784856 GetZeeGold
GetZeeGold's picture



You have our full attention.....this is really gonna piss off everyone in every single 57 state.



Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:56 | 2784875 Ratscam
Ratscam's picture

what about the condemnation of dead women and children killed by US drones? Nevermind ...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:02 | 2784908 GetZeeGold
GetZeeGold's picture




They started it - Thomas Jefferson


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:52 | 2785825 Manthong
Manthong's picture

Four Proud Words: "This Means War!"

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:10 | 2784949 Zero Debt
Zero Debt's picture

You didn't get the memo? Drones are good! Insurgents are bad!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:40 | 2785085 Sudden Debt
Sudden Debt's picture

That where non American peoples children. According to the media their parents don't feel greef when they are killed.


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:44 | 2785100 smlbizman
smlbizman's picture

see, they didnt kill that guy,....another group trying to take credit for their own success.. they couldnt have done it without  the govt. and its help 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:26 | 2785020 azzhatter
azzhatter's picture

What hole was he on?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:53 | 2785130 azzhatter
azzhatter's picture

Krugman is cheering the burning of the embassy- broken windows stimulus

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:36 | 2784815 ZippyBananaPants
ZippyBananaPants's picture


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:37 | 2784820 Sutton
Sutton's picture

Muzloids dare to raid our embassy in Egypt on 9/11 and now this. 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:57 | 2785149 azzhatter
azzhatter's picture

Muslims have nothing to fear from our muslim president- Hussein Obama is sympathetic to them

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:38 | 2784822 UGrev
UGrev's picture

This pussy president doesn't have the balls to retaliate. 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:09 | 2784944 Zero Debt
Zero Debt's picture

Retaliation against retaliation never really worked as justification.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:35 | 2785060 GetZeeGold
GetZeeGold's picture



Worked on Montezuma.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:49 | 2785118 UGrev
UGrev's picture

this is one of those posts that ends up going into the history of the crusades. I don't have the energy this morning to do that. Suffice it to say that when there is constant back and forth retaliation.. it just means that either party didn't "win" the first time. 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:15 | 2784970 CPL
CPL's picture


Your memory must be shorter than a gnat, NATO invaded/supplied weapons remember?  Those people that killed the US citizens...those are your "allies" like Pakistan.  Expect more of this nonsense as gas continues to climb to 8 a gallon over the next month and a half.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:52 | 2785106 UGrev
UGrev's picture

Not my allies.. Maybe president "suck-ass"s allies, but most definitely not MY allies. Suggesting that just because NATO propped them up/created them doesn't mean shit to me. I don't support NATO at all and I don't recognize NATO. 

You're right about one thing.. I do expect more of this shit as a consequence of "no-balls-obama". 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 14:09 | 2786649 UGrev
UGrev's picture

4 people have forgotten that we created the Mujahadeen and these clowns as well. 4 people don't ponder why we keep doing this same shit over and over expecting different results.  We either cut off all ties with this part of the world or end it once and for all. No more fucking around trying to make them our friend. They'll never be.. 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:38 | 2784824 mckee
mckee's picture

Should've thrown a shoe!


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:38 | 2784826 Upland27
Upland27's picture

War is the health of the State.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:42 | 2784833 magpie
magpie's picture

Minister Stevens had the misfortune to be slain "blue on blue" by the "good" terrorists, doing God's Work in Syria and expressing their displeasure over a movie trailer.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:41 | 2784835 scatterbrains
scatterbrains's picture

speaking of which... where is their new central bank facility and which is more secure the Embassy or the bank ? hmm


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:42 | 2784836 Temporalist
Temporalist's picture

"Strongly condemn" is that like in A Few Good Men when Demi Moore "strenuously objects?"

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:53 | 2784868 Zero Govt
Zero Govt's picture

it's like anything on Mr Presidents auto-cue 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:28 | 2785026 crusty curmudgeon
crusty curmudgeon's picture

Well, I guess it beats "bittersweet."  I'm reminded of another phrase from that same movie..."galactically stupid."

"Government has lost its ability to ever blindside me again. I no longer read the news and believe the written pages. I no longer assume the guilt of those I see arrested. I have learned to open my eyes and see a story other than the one that the government and the media want me to see." —Sunni Liston

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:47 | 2784854 Pig Brotha
Pig Brotha's picture

How can this embarrassment of a president act outraged by this event? He is the one who armed these savages during the "arab spring". Chickens coming home to roost Barry? This is why we need to extricate ourselves from that part of the world, we do not have a clue as to how the minds of these savages function, nor should we care. Let them all destroy each other.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:59 | 2784894 bobnoxy
bobnoxy's picture

Yeah. We'd be so better off with the Republicans like Romney and McCain who keep arguing that we should be arming the revolution in Syria!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:25 | 2786259 Urban Redneck
Urban Redneck's picture

And the US MIC ìsn`t "arming the revolution" in Syria with the current occupant of 1600?


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:13 | 2784964 KidHorn
KidHorn's picture

I've always thought the solution in the middle east was to let Israel and the arabs go to war and settle things once and for all. The rest of the world would turn our back and let the dominos fall wherever they may.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:49 | 2784860 dariomilano
dariomilano's picture

..and obama loses the election..

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:58 | 2784890 Zero Govt
Zero Govt's picture

a Puppet Show sponsored by the banks, simply can't wait

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:02 | 2784913 Watauga
Watauga's picture

This will be painted by the MSM as a triumph of Obama's brilliance before it is over, and the disciples will worship at the feet of their messiah even more devoutly.  This will not hurt Obama.  This will allow him to do all that is necessary to win the election.  Romney will be an afterthought.  The October surprise arrived a little early.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:18 | 2784977 Zero Debt
Zero Debt's picture

To please the masses, Obama needs to kill. In the eyes of the sheep, he is looking weak. To prove his worth to them, he must demonstrate brutality. They will feel safer, as this will reinforce trust that he will not use his violence against them and thus is sheltering them from evil. Thus, the electorate naturally demands that blood shall flow and the sooner the better. Besides, TV viewership is falling and the stations are craving for a propaganda fest. For best results, finish off with war bonds bought by the Fed and the election is a done deal.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:54 | 2785838 hoos bin pharteen
hoos bin pharteen's picture

Thumbs-up for the observation.  Blood for votes.  This is what happens when a Presidency is run by its campaign committee, instead of vice-versa. 

The question is who will he bomb - Syria?  An attack on Iran at this time would seem to be extraordinarily stupid.  MSM made no mention of the "coincidental" date for the attacks.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:50 | 2784861 buffettwanab
buffettwanab's picture

How many virgins for a rocket attack?


NICE religion

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:52 | 2784869 piliage
piliage's picture

Ah yes, our dividend for the US investment in the Arab Spring. And delivered on September 11th, I'm sure just a strange coincidence. Our foreign policy is a fucking joke, and this President is now every tin-pot Islamic dickhead's prison bitch.

Of course, we have a Private Equity banker against him. What a fucking choice.

America used to be a country run by stand up individuals with serious balls. Teddy Roosevelt was a bad ass. His wife and mother died on the same day. Distraught, he left politics, went to work on a ranch in the Dakotas, walked into a bar and was hassled by a local hood, and he dealt with the problem by knocking the thug flat on his ass with an uppercut.

He then organized the town to run the asshole out of the district.

Look at the shit we are left with now.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:47 | 2785114 Apocalicious
Apocalicious's picture

Teddy Roosevelt also delivered a 90 minute speech after having just been shot in the chest. The bullet was slowed by a steel eye-glass case, and the pages of a thick tome in his vest. However, the bullet entered into his chest cavity, and realizing he was not spitting up blood, Teddy knew his lungs had not been punctured.

He also actively campaigned against an incumbent fellow Republican president, aggressively marshalling votes for a quasi-third party, placing second in the general election (behind Wilson and ahead of Taft the incumbent).

Here is the platform for Mr. Roosevelt's spin-off Republican convention.

"To destroy this invisible Government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day."

We have nothing but hacks compared to this man.


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:04 | 2785181 piliage
piliage's picture

Damn Right! Let's start the Bull Moose Party again!!! Fuck the libertarians, BULL MOOSE!!!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:24 | 2785627 Apocalicious
Apocalicious's picture

Down 1? Apparently we have some supporters of maintaining the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics.

Well, they have our IP addresses. Been nice knowing ya...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:36 | 2785711 i love cholas
i love cholas's picture

Teddy is probably one of the greatest US Presidents of all time. Modern Republicans should move in his direction and stop swinging from Reagan's nuts.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:55 | 2784872 CaptainObvious
CaptainObvious's picture

"They exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives."

America is committed to freedom?  Then why'd you sign NDAA 2012, Obummer?  America is committed to justice?  Then why in fucking hell is Corzine still not incarcerated, Obomber?  America is in partnership with nations?  Then why do you keep sending troops to invade other nations, Obumbler?

America doesn't stand in stark contrast to the killers of these people.  We just use the gubmint to do the same types of deeds.  How many civilians of other nations have been killed by drones again?  Nobel Peace Prize my ass.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:57 | 2784885 Remington IV
Remington IV's picture

Jimmy Carter ???

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:03 | 2785176 piliage
piliage's picture

Yea, Carter sucked. But the record since then is hardly brilliant is it?

Regan and Lebanon

Clinton and Somalia and Balkans

Bush attacking Afghanistan and Iraq but sucking up to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia

Obama Supporting Arab Spring

Congress continuing to pay Egypt 2 billion a year

USA allowing Israel to continue to build settlements to satisfy the religious wings in the US and Israel

Putin calling our bluff in Ukraine

And hey, Obama, when is Guantanamo closing?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 07:59 | 2784895 teahouse
teahouse's picture

it's not just the market is the whole world ....

Obama, sorry to say, naive guy puppet

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:00 | 2784902 Watauga
Watauga's picture

Thanks, GWB.  Oh, wait, is he still President?

The truth is that weakness breeds contempt among evil men, and the U.S. appears horribly weak to the worst of those men.  This sort of thing will become commonplace and results from the cultural breakdown of the United States over the last 50 years.  We are lost, as a nation, and the cultural Left that rose in the Post-WWII era has won.  They will celebrate chaos and anarchy, as it feeds into their ultimate goal to impose Leftist/Statist tyranny.  The current President is the reflection and the puppet of this horror.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:02 | 2784911 Sofa King
Sofa King's picture

If Obama was any sort of real leader, the planes would be on their way from Souda Bay by now.

There are no innocent bystanders there now, just casulties of a conflict they instigated. 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:11 | 2784953 Sofa King
Sofa King's picture

As a side note, America should not tolerate these types of messages from pissed-off MOSAD agents.

If Obama wants to snub Netanyahu, it's his privlige as the American President...we should not be forced into conflict, but American blood must be avenged and unfortunatly that means Libiyan blood, at this time.



Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:40 | 2786307 Maghreb
Maghreb's picture

How do you know it wasn't the Mossad the popped this guy to get the marines in to protect the new bank?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:12 | 2784962 pies_lancuchowy
pies_lancuchowy's picture

If Osama was any sort of real leader, he would have took out an entire american city with one of those funky oversized suitcases , in RETALIATION for US atrocities in the east

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:15 | 2784971 bobnoxy
bobnoxy's picture

We tried that approach already. Iraq and Afghanistan. How's that working out? Two trillion out the window an an exhausted military wondering what it was all for, and both are eager to work against us if it'll make them a few extra bucks. Brilliant.

Maybe you're right, Bombing the shit out of them might make the entire region start liking us more. That should calm things down.

Maybe you can go be stupid somewhere else.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:23 | 2785005 Sofa King
Sofa King's picture

Eat Me, Moron.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:35 | 2787545 my puppy for prez
my puppy for prez's picture

Is that all you've got in response to facts and logic?

ZH ain't no kindergarten playground, dude!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:26 | 2785018 hangemhigh77
hangemhigh77's picture

Dumbass, WE put the people in that wasted the guy. It was OUR guys.  Everyone is SICK of us. We are the pariahs of the world and RIGHTFULLY so. We have CRIMINALS running our govt and military.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:42 | 2785092 piliage
piliage's picture

Right. A bit difficult since they are shooting us with weapons we sold to them 18 months ago...trained by the CIA no doubt.

Its like watching The Three Stooges do Foreign Policy.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:28 | 2785296 ejmoosa
ejmoosa's picture

I have to agree.

Collateral damage is necessary to get the people in thse places to change their leadership and objectives. 

As long as we try to participate in these very "neat" conflicts, those innocent bystanders never get involved and never put an end to things, even though they are the majority.

Those innocent bystanders are next weeks recruits....


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:09 | 2784948 orangegeek
orangegeek's picture

Get the drones!!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:14 | 2784967 Meesohaawnee
Meesohaawnee's picture

i strongly condemn the killing of the middle class with endless printing ..but what do we matter?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:22 | 2784997 EvlTheCat
EvlTheCat's picture

Maybe Barry can send the former ambassadors family a condolence form letter in the mail thanking them for their sacrifice.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:23 | 2785006 hangemhigh77
hangemhigh77's picture

Ahahahahahaha the bastard was killed with a rocket made in the USA and given to the guys who wasted them by HIM.  Serves him right.  Yeah, spreading "Democracy" throughout the world, more like disease and pestilence and the world is SICK of us. Killed by a rocket made in the USA, the only things we DO manufacture in this country....WEAPONS.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:50 | 2785024 larz
larz's picture

I loooove our first couple so much - Obamas forever!  I thougt the guy Michelle said we are lucky to have went over there and appologized for us being American already what went wrong??!?!!!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:30 | 2785033 azzhatter
azzhatter's picture

I feel a stern warning letter coming from the UN

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:47 | 2785388 larz
larz's picture

..followed by sanctions

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 13:22 | 2786459 CPL
CPL's picture

The amount of dislocated fingers from wagging them is staggering...can't even watch TV news right now.  Somehow the weather is related to 9/11 and the embassy drive bys.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:32 | 2785043 johnnymustardseed
johnnymustardseed's picture

Wouldn't it be nice if we closed about 700 miltary bases around the world, ended a couple of wars and spent a litlle more time and money taking care of our own?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:37 | 2785073 EvlTheCat
EvlTheCat's picture

Yes, yes and yes. 

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:36 | 2785065 Lost Wages
Lost Wages's picture

It's obvious. If they're not going to bomb anyone, it means they wanted him dead. Obama and Hillary will normally bomb anything that looks at them funny, whether they can figure out who is actually to blame or not.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:41 | 2785090 EvlTheCat
EvlTheCat's picture

They are doing Lloyd Blankfein's work.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:36 | 2785067 Michelle
Michelle's picture

What a freaking pussy! Obama weakened this country further today, one step closer to his goal of USA destruction.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 08:46 | 2785109 jjsilver
jjsilver's picture

I'm surprised more have not been killed since we (NATO) killed almost 30,000 innocent people to take over their country and install a Rothschild central bank.  See this very revealing speech by General Wesley Clark on the subject.


General Wesley Clark tells of how Middle East destabilization was planned as far back as 1991

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 14:35 | 2786771 piliage
piliage's picture

Ah Yes, General Wesley Clark, that genius who almost started a shooting war with the Russians. In a bizarre twist of fate, the man who saved WWIII from occurring was none other than that high-pitched girly man singer, James Blunt.



Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:09 | 2785200 Yellowhoard
Yellowhoard's picture

I thought that the Muslim Brotherhood was a peaceful largely secular organization?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:26 | 2785291 GetZeeGold
GetZeeGold's picture




Not so much.....go figure.


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:29 | 2785300 Stuck on Zero
Stuck on Zero's picture

I vote to have Hillary go replace the Ambassador.


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:36 | 2785322 Hedgetard55
Hedgetard55's picture

How did this moviwe slip by Big sis? Why didn't Choomboy shut down the Internet so it could not be shown? Coming...

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 09:51 | 2785411 Element
Element's picture

But ... but ... they were getting on so well ... in Syria.

Guess the oil is up for grabs again?

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:13 | 2785537 torak
torak's picture

I'm sure they'll be painting names on some Hellcat missiles in the next few weeks.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:24 | 2785629 riphowardkatz
riphowardkatz's picture

Dont we just need to oppose the violence? Does the fact that he was a public servant matter?  This guy is truly sick

"While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants. " 


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:43 | 2785760 Guinny_Ire
Guinny_Ire's picture

You're all wrong. This is Bush's fault.

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 10:53 | 2785833 Stuck on Zero
Stuck on Zero's picture

Didn't we just arm these fellows to the teeth? 


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 11:56 | 2786134 Never_Put_Down
Never_Put_Down's picture

Blow-back's a bitch ain't it

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:07 | 2786172 oldnbroke
oldnbroke's picture

Can anyone tell me why I can no longer vote up or down on comments of readers? Am I on someones list,or is it my computer? Thank You

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 17:35 | 2787543 AntiLIB
AntiLIB's picture

Sign in

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:07 | 2786175 CrawdadMan
CrawdadMan's picture

Yes, condemning an attack makes it not okay. In fact, strongly condemning the attack shows how angry we.


Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:15 | 2786199 OhOh
OhOh's picture

You cant trust those pissed off mossad guys to keep the safety on!

Wed, 09/12/2012 - 12:37 | 2786297 Maghreb
Maghreb's picture

No one has yet to mention Abdelhakim Belhadj is head of the Libyan army.  Linked to the Madrid Train Bombings, rumoured to have tried to start an insurgency in souther Thailand supposedly reformed by the efforts of Saif El Gaddafi. He led the most radical chunk of the rebellion and is now head of the army. What the fuck did you expect to happen after Gaddafi was gone? And now bunch of shills and cocksuckers are calling for war against Libya, boots on the ground.

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