Update: 9/12,19:28: From a statement issued by Hillary Clinton: “And when the attack came yesterday, Libyans stood and fought to defend our post. Some were wounded. Libyans carried Chris’ body to the hospital, and they helped rescue and lead other Americans to safety.”
In photos out of Libya, it appeared as if he was being dragged but it does not seem to be the case if Clinton is reporting accurately.
Ambassador Stevens was allegedly taken to the hospital.
There are other reports coming out of Libya that when Ambassador Stevens and the three other murdered diplomats were taken to a safe house, the Libyan guards told the rioters where to find them.
Original Story: Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, was murdered in the consulate attack in Benghazi. The attack was coordinated with the attack in Cairo, the one for which our Embassy gave a cowardly and obsequious apology.
As in Cairo, the Libyan attack was blamed on the “anti-Mohammed” movie made in the United States. The film has been out since the beginning of the year and is nothing more than a Monty Python-type movie.
An attack on an Embassy is an attack on U.S. territory.
Can we now stop pretending the Arab Spring was about freedom? Some people in these countries wanted freedom but they were quickly overtaken by the theocratic fascists.
This is the Islamic Rising.
On 9/11, claiming to be angry about a movie made in our “free” country, 20 gun-wielding killers stormed the Libyan Embassy, firing automatic weapons and rocket-propelled granades (the media is under-reporting, it was a mob of barbarians).
The dozen or so Americans inside were protected by a small number of Libyan guards who exchanged fire for about 20 minutes. A firebomb was hurled inside and one building was burned to the ground.
Stevens was either killed by smoke inhalation or a car bomb as he tried to escape. Management Officer Sean Smith died from smoke inhalation. Two other murdered Americans go unnamed pending notification of their families.
President Obama said he strongly condemned it. He did not say he would close the Embassy even though the attack could be construed as an act of war.
Obama did apologize for our un-PC behavior: “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.
The movie-makers in question are free in this country, made a movie about Mohammed as they see him and it’s not a pretty picture. They are allowed to do that.
What would happen if Christians beheaded people when they put elephant dung on St. Mary or ants on Christ or if Jews tortured those who painted swastikas on their temples? Would they be issued an apology?
Is Obama going to ban anti-Mohammed movies now? Maybe all free speech? He thinks it is okay to apologize for non-PC movies, though anti-Christian and anti-Jewish anything is left without response? He thinks it appropriate to care about the movie with four Americans dead?
Americans are left unprotected under this presidency. A far stronger response was needed.
Obama’s community organizer verbiage is regarded as weakness in that part of the world. He should be operating from a position of power and strength.
Four Americans are dead and Obama rejects “efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others (Muslims only).
My prayers go out to Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith and the other Americans murdered by this mob. Rest in Peace.
We have sent billions in aid to Egypt and 1.5 million to Libya and have pledged more.