Looking Back at a Failed and Bloody Record–
A suicide bomber blew up today at the US Embassy in Turkey killing himself and one other person.
Medics carry an injured woman on a stretcher to an ambulance after a suspected suicide bomber detonated an explosive device at the entrance of the U.S. Embassy in the Turkish capital, Ankara, Turkey, Friday Feb. 1, 2013. The bomb appeared to have exploded inside the security checkpoint at the entrance of the visa section of the embassy. A police official said at least two people are dead. (AP /Burhan Ozbilici)
Today’s attack marked the final US embassy attack under the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s reign at the State Department.
Her last day as Secretary of State is today.
** Here’s a look back at the US embassy attacks under Secretary of State Hillary Clinton:
Islamist protesters attacked the US Embassy in Jakarta in September screaming “F**k America!”
The Islamists chucked rocks and bricks at the embassy guards and torched a US Flag.
Islamic radicals chanting “Death to America!” stormed the US Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen in September.
They stormed the building and torched vehicles.
in November 2012 the Talban carried out a massive attack near the US Embassy in Kabul. An RPG fired at house used by British diplomats.
Afghan police inspect the dead body of one of the suicide attackers following the 18-hour assault in April. (Daily Mail)
Islamists stormed the US Embassy in Sudan in September.
A Sudanese demonstrator burns a German flag as others shout slogans after torching the German embassy in Khartoum during a protest against a low-budget film mocking Islam on September 14, 2012. (AFP /Ashraf Shazly)
Al-Qaeda was involved in a number of the attacks…
Cairo – Tuesday 9-11 2012
An Egyptian protester tries to raise an islamic Flag at the US embassy during a protest in Cairo Tuesday. (New York Post)
Yemen – Thursday 9-13 2012
A Yemeni protester (c.) destroys an American flag pulled down as others hold a banner in Arabic that reads, ‘any one but you God’s prophet’ at the US Embassy compound during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday. Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the US Embassy in Sanaa to protest the made-in-America film ‘The Innocence of Muslims,’ deemed blasphemous and Islamophobic. (Hani Mohammed/AP)
In Benghazi, Libya – Our consulate was destroyed and our ambassador murdered.
And, now we know the al-Qaeda flag was seen at the consulate during the terrorist strike on the embassy.
And it was seen several times over Benghazi government buildings during the year.
Despite these numerous attacks, the Obama Administration insists that Al-Qaeda is on the run.