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    Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate Benghazi leaves 4 dead, inc. U.S. Ambassador[W:939]

    Before I was mad. Now I'm pissed.


    Libyan officials said Wednesday that U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens was among four Americans killed in an attack by Muslim protesters on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi the previous evening.

    "I do condemn the cowardly act of attacking the US consulate and the killing of Mr Stevens and the other diplomats," Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur said on his Twitter account. "Amb. Stevens was a friend of Libya and we are shocked at the attacks on the U.S. consulate."


    Abushagur said in a subsequent tweet: "I condemn these barbaric acts in the strongest possible terms. This is an attack on America, Libya and free people everywhere."...


    The U.S. Embassy in Libya, in the capital city of Tripoli, would say Wednesday only that officials were still gathering information on the attack in Benghazi, which an official called an "intense battle".



    Wanis al-Sharef, an Interior Ministry official in Benghazi, said a total of four Americans were killed when the angry mob, which gathered to protest a U.S.-made film that ridicules Islam's Prophet Muhammad, fired guns and burned down the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.


    Good on the Libyan government for not trying to either quietly ignore or appease these thugs. Looking at you, Egypt.

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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Just another reason that our political policy should be.....

    ISOLATIONISM

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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Just another reason that our political policy should be.....

    ISOLATIONISM

    Yea! become like North Korea!.. poor and paranoid!
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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Yea! become like North Korea!.. poor and paranoid!
    Political Isolationism versus Social Isolationism...seems like a pretty big difference to me.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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    Yeah I was just about to throw this up. Good Catch CP. That it was the US Ambassador Stevens. Plus 3 others now. Also there are still missing people. What really makes this bad is Libya really doesnt have an Army per say.

    All of this has been sparked by that movie. Which was actully shown last year. But because it bombed at the box office they released it on U-Tube. Where guess, who picked it up. Which is what Jones wanted anyways. Plus now they have discovered the Producer was an Israeli who now has gone into hiding. This is far from being over with now.

    Still it is an American Ambassador. They Fired a RPG into the building. US property has been destroyed and now more than one life lost. Plus others hiding and trying to find some place safe. Hope none are women. Again the Libyans have none that can go after these thugs.

    I have heard nothing about getting the rest of our people out. Nor for other American to get out of that country. This Sunny Sheik should be brought before us.....IMMEDIATELY! Since he is an EGYPT at his MOSQUE.The Egyptians should be busting in that door and and bringing him to answer his call.

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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Political Isolationism versus Social Isolationism...seems like a pretty big difference to me.
    Cant have political isolationism without social isolationism.. or economic isolationism. Either you are a part of the world or you are not.
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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post


    Yeah I was just about to throw this up. Good Catch CP. That it was the US Ambassador Stevens. Plus 3 others now. Also there are still missing people. What really makes this bad is Libya really doesnt have an Army per say.

    All of this has been sparked by that movie. Which was actully shown last year. But because it bombed at the box office they released it on U-Tube. Where guess, who picked it up. Which is what Jones wanted anyways. Plus now they have discovered the Producer was an Israeli who now has gone into hiding. This is far from being over with now.

    Still it is an American Ambassador. They Fired a RPG into the building. US property has been destroyed and now more than one life lost. Plus others hiding and trying to find some place safe. Hope none are women. Again the Libyans have none that can go after these thugs.

    I have heard nothing about getting the rest of our people out. Nor for other American to get out of that country. This Sunny Sheik should be brought before us.....IMMEDIATELY! Since he is an EGYPT at his MOSQUE.The Egyptians should be busting in that door and and bringing him to answer his call.
    Terry Jones was NOT involved.. The film maker is Sam Bacile, an Israeli.. who KNEW the film would set off riots.

    Sam Bacile, Anti-Islam Filmmaker, In Hiding After Protests

    Though Bacile was apologetic about the American who was killed as a result of the outrage over his film, he blamed lax embassy security and the perpetrators of the violence.

    "I feel the security system (at the embassies) is no good," said Bacile. "America should do something to change it."

    A consultant on the film, Steve Klein, said the filmmaker is concerned for family members who live in Egypt. Bacile declined to confirm.

    Klein said he vowed to help Bacile make the movie but warned him that "you're going to be the next Theo van Gogh." Van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist in 2004 after making a film that was perceived as insulting to Islam.

    "We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen," Klein said.

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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post


    Yeah I was just about to throw this up. Good Catch CP. That it was the US Ambassador Stevens. Plus 3 others now. Also there are still missing people. What really makes this bad is Libya really doesnt have an Army per say.

    All of this has been sparked by that movie. Which was actully shown last year. But because it bombed at the box office they released it on U-Tube. Where guess, who picked it up. Which is what Jones wanted anyways. Plus now they have discovered the Producer was an Israeli who now has gone into hiding. This is far from being over with now.

    Still it is an American Ambassador. They Fired a RPG into the building. US property has been destroyed and now more than one life lost. Plus others hiding and trying to find some place safe. Hope none are women. Again the Libyans have none that can go after these thugs.

    I have heard nothing about getting the rest of our people out. Nor for other American to get out of that country. This Sunny Sheik should be brought before us.....IMMEDIATELY! Since he is an EGYPT at his MOSQUE.The Egyptians should be busting in that door and and bringing him to answer his call.
    While I agree that those who did all this mess should be punished.... those that started the whole mess should also.... shouting fire in a packed theatre and then starting the fire is illegal.
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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Terry Jones was NOT involved.. The film maker is Sam Bacile, an Israeli.. who KNEW the film would set off riots.

    Sam Bacile, Anti-Islam Filmmaker, In Hiding After Protests

    Though Bacile was apologetic about the American who was killed as a result of the outrage over his film, he blamed lax embassy security and the perpetrators of the violence.

    "I feel the security system (at the embassies) is no good," said Bacile. "America should do something to change it."

    A consultant on the film, Steve Klein, said the filmmaker is concerned for family members who live in Egypt. Bacile declined to confirm.

    Klein said he vowed to help Bacile make the movie but warned him that "you're going to be the next Theo van Gogh." Van Gogh was a Dutch filmmaker killed by a Muslim extremist in 2004 after making a film that was perceived as insulting to Islam.

    "We went into this knowing this was probably going to happen," Klein said.
    Terry Jones is involved, maybe not directly but reports state that he might be involved in financing and distribution.

    Now personally I would want Google to pull the video from YouTube. They pull jihadist crap, so why not this crap.
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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Cant have political isolationism without social isolationism.. or economic isolationism. Either you are a part of the world or you are not.
    America was very good at being policical isolationists without sacraficing our social or economic positions in the world pre WWII. Think we can do that again.

    Furthermore, we can participate on the world stage through the UN. We do not need to be their spear and shield anymore though.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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