US Ambassador To Libya, Three Others, Killed

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Yesterday it was the US embassy in Egypt which fell victim to rioting as angry protestors stormed the building and replaced the US flag with a black one. Today, the violence shifts to Libya where the US ambassador and three staffers was just killed after an attack over a US-produced filmed deemed insulting to Muslims. Perhaps it is time for the US to replace one "pro-democracy" regime with another. From Reuters: "The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on their car, a Libyan official said, as they were rushed from a consular building stormed by militants denouncing a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad." Number of US ambasadors to Libya killed under Gadaffi's regime? Zero.


The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on their car, a Libyan official said, as they were rushed from a consular building stormed by militants denouncing a U.S.-made film insulting the Prophet Mohammad.


Gunmen had attacked and burned the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi, a centre of last year's uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, late on Tuesday evening, killing one U.S. consular official. The building was evacuated.


The Libyan official said the ambassador, Christopher Stevens, was being driven from the consulate building to a safer location when gunmen opened fire.


"The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets at them," the official in Benghazi told Reuters.


There was no immediate comment from the State Department in Washington. U.S. ambassadors in such volatile countries are accompanied by tight security, usually travelling in well-protected convoys. Security officials will be considering whether the two attacks were coordinated.


Libyan deputy prime minister Mustafa Abu Shagour condemned the killing of the U.S. diplomats as a cowardly act.


The consular official had died after clashes between Libyan security forces and Islamist militants around the consulate building. Looters raided the empty compound and some onlookers took pictures after calm returned.


In neighbouring Egypt, demonstrators had torn down an American flag and burned it during the protest. Some tried to raise a black flag with the words "There is no God but God, and Mohammad is his messenger", a Reuters witness said.

From Al Jazeera:

The US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, has died from smoke inhalation in an attack on the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, the country's interior ministry and security sources have said.


An armed mob attacked and set fire to the building in a protest against an amateur film deemed offensive to Islam's Prophet Muhammad, after similar protests in Egypt's capital.


The ambassador was paying a short visit to Benghazi when the consulate came under attack on Tuesday night, Al Jazeera's Suleiman El-Dressi reported from the eastern Libyan city.


He died of suffocation during the attack, along with two US security personnel who were accompanying him, security sources told Al Jazeera. Another consulate employee, whose nationality could not immediately be confirmed, was also killed.


Two other staffers were injured, Idrissi reported. The deaths were confirmed by Wanis al-Sharif, the Libyan deputy interior minister, to the AFP news agency.


Mustafa Abu Shagur, the Libyan deputy prime minister, condemned the "cowardly act of attacking the US consulate and the killing of [the ambassador] and the other diplomats".


The bodies of the dead were transported to the Benghazi international airport, to be flown to Tripoli and then onwards to a major US airbase in Germany.


Abdel-Monem al-Hurr, a spokesman for Libya's Supreme Security Committee, said on Wednesday that rocket-propelled grenades had been fired at the consulate from a nearby farm.


"There [were] fierce clashes between the Libyan army and an armed militia outside the US consulate," he said. He also said roads had been closed off and security forces surrounded the building.


A group calling themselves the 'Islamic law supporters' carried out the attack in response to the relaese of the film, Al Jazeera's El-Dressi reported.

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Non Passaran's picture

Hope & change, the Middle East version

theMAXILOPEZpsycho's picture

RIP a brave man trying to bring liberal western democracy to the world

Davalicious's picture

I thought this film was from an Israeli film maker? 

Just the Jews writing checks that American blood has to cash.

ThirdWorldDude's picture

+1 You got that right and even the Jooz themselves are admitting it:


"Bacile, a California real estate developer in his fifties who identifies himself as an Israeli Jew, said he believes the movie will help his native land by exposing Islam's flaws to the world. "

"Islam is a cancer, period," he repeatedly said in a solemn, accented tone.

The two-hour movie, "Innocence of Muslims," cost $5 million to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors, said Bacile, who wrote and directed it.

The film claims Muhammad was a fraud. An English-language 13-minute trailer on YouTube shows an amateur cast performing a wooden dialogue of insults disguised as revelations about Muhammad, whose obedient followers are presented as a cadre of goons."


False-flag deep-fried swans, anyone?

strannick's picture

Portraying the followers of Muhammad as a cadre of goons? As in killing random people because a movie gets made? I guess they just helped prove the truth of that premise. Islamists murdered close to a million Christians in Sudan. This continues in Nigeria, Tunisia, Egypt. The western press refuses to cover this because it doesnt fit their script that all beliefs are happy happy. Why be shocked that a US Embassador got killed over a movie? Remember the Satanic Verses? or the Dutch having the audacity to criticize Muhammed? Anyone actually ever read what is between the covers of the Koran? Islam is demented.

GetZeeGold's picture



From the shores of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.


A long history of peas with those guys.


CharlieSDT's picture

So Allah and his Prophet must be the biggest pussy gods ever if violence from his followers is required every time someone "insults" them.  Doesn't Islam mean "peace" anyways?

His Noodly Appendage wouldn't put up with shit like that, he'd send a flaming meatball down on the blasphemer.  Or just hit the bowl again.

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N. B. Forrest's picture

Just another day of Muslims behaving badly. 

GetZeeGold's picture




Been doing that crap for years....they're pretty good at it now.


BaBaBouy's picture

Quick, Quick, We Need Another War, Im Not Paying Enough For Gas Yet ...

GetZeeGold's picture




Just be patient.


Brazil is about to come online.


Alaska.....not so much.


The only sound you hear from the gulf of Mexico is crickets chirping...



Popo's picture

Anyone got a YouTube link to the "offensive" film?


GetZeeGold's picture




Would you like a match with that cup of gas?

Slewburger's picture

Are we really supposed to believe 13 minutes of Youtube caused this, not years of occupation in the ME.

I don't believe it.

!Bring meee ZeE mecro Filmz!

Manthong's picture

 Well, he was an Ambassador, but the concern is whether he was like an Archduke to Obama.

Oh regional Indian's picture

This audience, those killers, the shekinahhhh, shock-in-awers, the diplomats doing dirty deeds...

Actors all. Surprising, the degree of anti-muslim sentiment on this "globa" and "informed" board...

Funny that people still buy the lie, so to speak.

It's all propaganda...



Slewburger's picture

I have to wonder, what did security look like at an embassy in a recently destabilized country.

This is expected blow back for supporting the rebels is it not?

sushi's picture

Did this movie have scenes depicting the horde of goons firing Hellfire missiles from an UAV and incinerating a wedding party?

Any footage of a helicopter gunship firing on children in Iraq and then using the same weapons system to destroy the man who went to their assistance?

Archduke's picture

I doubt its purpose is to draw OBM into war. It's an election year.
There will be no major US intervention or shift in Policy.
Conversely everyone and their dog are pushing as much as they can get away with.

smlbizman's picture

as i watch clinton, romney et als (until i puke) be so appalled that someone could do did their minds become so disconnected with humanity and reality....i honestly think they are being sincere, not acting,...they in their hearts believe that the slaughtering of thousands upon thousands of innocent  human beings is "honorable and just"...we are the good guys and if we have to kill every person on this planet to prove it we are they so able to destroy life  without remorse? convince the brainwashed citizens to believe that those lower life forms deserve to be killed is one thing, ....i just cannot wrap me my mind around how they convince theirselves...


....and obama, romney, clinton et.als....please stop telling the world that i as an american "people" agree with your thoughts ,words and actions....your group is the biggest  collections of shameless murders the world has ever seen.. and i dear sirs and madam, i do not want any other person to think i condone you or your group...

Dalago's picture

So do ya'll think the American Intelligence regrets creating radical Muslim (Mujahideen) to fight against Communist Russia.  With that said, do you think that the CORPORATIONS regret creating radical Muslims in order to protect their profits instead of having it controlled by governments??



cynicalskeptic's picture

'Blowback' is the term for the unintended consequences (usually the opposite of what was intended) when the CIA's 'solution' turns out to be orders of magnitude WORSE than the original problem they were trying to 'solve'.... Iran is another prime example.....

GIven the abject failure of the CIA to forsee the major events after WWII - China going Communist, the invasion of South Korea by the North, the revolt in Hungary, Cuba going Communist, the Czech Spring, Polish SOLIDARITY and the eventual collapse of the Soviet Union (almost in spite of US efforts), and their unerring willingness to suppress any signs of real democracy in Latin and South America, Africa and Asia,, not to mention their continued involvement in drug running (from the Golden Triangle to Iran-CONTRA to Afghanistan) one has to wonder just what the REAL purpose of the CIA is..... because it sure hasn't been 'intelligence'.  

Gotta wonder how FUBAR an organization is when there's a specific term created to describe its screw-ups.

matrix2012's picture

@ cynicalskeptic, the C_i_A is just a R O T H S C H I L D's apparatchik

FEDbuster's picture

You can kill our diplomats, but don't demand gold as payment for your oil.

Element's picture

" ... our 'tools' work, we just need to use them more aggressively. ..."



Gully Foyle's picture


Just so you understand about the shared "peas" you posted.

It helps to understand that halls of Montezuma refers to Mexico.

The lyrics are contained in the book "Rhymes of the Rookies" published in 1917. The author of these poems was W.E. Christian. The book is available online in several formats. The book consists of a series of poems regarding military life prior to World War I.

Some of the lyrics were popular phrases before the song was written. The line "To the shores of Tripoli" refers to the First Barbary War, and specifically the Battle of Derne in 1805. After Lieutenant Presley O'Bannon and his Marines hoisted the American flag over the Old World for the first time, the phrase was added to the battle colors of the Corps. "The Halls of Montezuma" refers to the Battle of Chapultepec, during the Mexican-American War, where a force of Marines stormed Chapultepec Castle.

While the lyrics are said to date from the 19th century, no pre-20th century text is known. The author of the lyrics is likewise unknown. Legend has it that it was penned by a Marine on duty in Mexico. The unknown author transposed the phrases in the motto on the Colors so that the first two lines of the Hymn would read: "From the Halls of Montezuma, to the Shores of Tripoli", favoring euphony over chronology.

he First Barbary War (1801–1805), also known as the Tripolitan War or the Barbary Coast War, was the first of two wars fought between the United States and the Northwest African Berber Muslim states known collectively as the Barbary States. These were Tripoli and Algiers, which were quasi-independent entities nominally belonging to the Ottoman Empire, ‹The template Reference necessary is being considered for merging.› and the independent Sultanate of Morocco[citation needed].

GetZeeGold's picture



It helps to understand that halls of Montezuma refers to Mexico.


We could fight on two fronts.....even back then.

Gully Foyle's picture


"We could fight on two fronts.....even back then."

Fuck dude are you THAT stupid? Read the fucking dates!


The Mexican–American War, also known as the Mexican War, or the U.S.–Mexican War was an armed conflict between the United States of America and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution.

Combat operations lasted a year and a half, from spring 1846 to fall 1847


The line "To the shores of Tripoli" refers to the First Barbary War, and specifically the Battle of Derne in 1805.

GetZeeGold's picture



Fuck dude are you THAT stupid?


I suppose I could be if I really applied myself.


Gully Foyle's picture


Makes sense now , wisecracking dumbass who considers a big  conflated lump.

GetZeeGold's picture




who considers a big conflated lump.


No......I didn't even think of that actually.


Terminus C's picture

Posting in bold makes me sooo smrt.

NidStyles's picture

What's this we shit, are you in the military?

GetZeeGold's picture



Would you like my drone strike down your throat.....or up your ass?


NidStyles's picture

I think that's something you should probably be doing with your boyfriend. You're just another loudmouth civilian do nothing, with no issues sending other people to die for your belief's and lifestyle.

GetZeeGold's picture


sending other people to die


Naw.....thought I'd do a quick round of golf and then go myself.


GetZeeGold's picture



Somehow I think you doubt just about everything.


You probably don't even think Obama killed Osama with his bare hands.


Cindy_Dies_In_The_End's picture

GetZee, honey I like your style! ;)

Dr. No's picture

with no issues sending other people to die for your belief's and lifestyle.


I have not sent anyone to fight on my behalf.  And dont follow up with the jerk-off line "your elected officials..". It only makes you look naive.

ThirdWorldDude's picture

@strannick - Are you sure your way of thinking isn't exactly what the Zionists want and expect?  Divide & Conquer / Let-The Assholes-Kill-Each-Other-While-We-Exit-Stage-With-The-Loot is what this is all about.


The whole freaking financial world is imploding while the sheep are waking up to the truth of our Bankster Overlords, so this is how you kill 2 birds with one stone: divert sheep's attention and bring forward a long awaited crisis, of course outside of Pax Americana's Holy Land...  Don't you dare to look behind the curtains!

kralizec's picture


Oh, and...

"There is no God but Iblis, and Mohammad is his bitch!"

FIFY 6th century barbarians!

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Attacking a consulate is attacking sovereign territory. This is an act of war.

What do you think our Muslim president is gonna do? I'm guessing, nothing.

Maghreb's picture

Wars over , you won it, these are your allies. roll on Syria.