The war obama started in Libya without Congressional approval and who thought the new leader was his buddy are now killing our men, John Christopher Stevens The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed after protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam’s Prophet Muhammad stormed the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi. OR was it a reminder of what happen here in America on 9/11?
Did obama go on TV and address the Nation when it happen, NO, he will be speaking today about the terrorist act. A large mob stormed the U.S. consulate Tuesday night, with gunmen firing their weapons, said Wanis al-Sharef, an Interior Ministry official in Benghazi. A witness said attackers fired automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at the consulate as they clashed with Libyans hired to guard the facility.
Outnumbered by the crowd, Libyan security forces did little to stop them, al-Sharef said.
The crowd overwhelmed the facility and set fire to it, burning most of it and looting the contents, witnesses said.
“I heard nearly 10 explosions and all kinds of weapons. It was a terrifying day,” a witness who refused to give his name because he feared retribution told the AP.
Demonstrations also broke out Tuesday in Egypt, where protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, and tore and replaced the American flag with an Islamic banner. Demonstrations continued outside the U.S. facility Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday’s attacks were the first such assaults on U.S. diplomatic facilities in either country, at a time when both Libya and Egypt are struggling to overcome the turmoil following the ouster of their longtime leaders, Gadhafi and Hosni Mubarak, in uprisings last year.
U.S. military officials told NBC News that “no decisions have been made” to provide any American military support or assist in possible evacuation of U.S. personnel from Libya.
“It’s way too early in the process,” one official told NBC. “No decisions have been made.”
The events appeared to underscore how much the ground in the Middle East has shifted for Washington, which for decades had close ties with Arab dictators who could be counted on to muzzle dissent.
Obama’s administration in recent weeks had appeared to overcome some of its initial caution following the election of an Islamist Egyptian president, Muhammad Morsi, offering his government desperately needed debt relief and backing for international loans.
So we are paying these people so they can turn around and kill our men…way to go obama