US AMBASSADOR MURDERED!
Here is Ambassador Christopher Stevens talking about his exciting work in Libya.
This is an act of war.
Yesterday, Islamist radicals not only attacked our U.S. Embassy in Benghazi they murdered our U.S. Ambassador and three of his staff members, who were also U.S. citizens. Two of the staff members were US Marines who died defending the embassy.
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 center 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. …
In neighboring 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.
The Middle East is falling apart, our U.S. diplomats are being murdered, and Obama is out campaigning. But, our “fearless” leader does have time to apologize…to the Islamist murderers declaring war on our country. Nice.
A vehicle sits smoldering in flames after being set on fire inside the US consulate compound in Benghazi late on September 11, 2012. An armed mob protesting over a film they said offended Islam, attacked the US consulate in Benghazi and set fire to the building, killing one American, witnesses and officials said. (AFP PHOTO)
Update: Fox News just reported U.S. Ambassador Stephens was suffocated and the other three Americans were shot.