CBS: Libyan security team fingered US ambassador to be killed; Update: Libyan president issues apology

posted at 9:21 am on September 12, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

In the confusion surrounding the murders of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya yesterday, the Libyan government — which exists due to the military intervention of the US and NATO — initially left the impression that loyalists to dead dictator Moammar Qaddafi conducted the assassinations.  CBS, however, now reports that the Libyan government has changed its tune.  Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and the other diplomatic personnel got moved to another building by Libyan security forces when the consulate was attacked, and then betrayed by them to the attackers:

Military officials told CBS News an anti-terrorism team of U.S. Marines was being deployed to Libya to help secure U.S. interests in the country following the attack. The State Department said, however, that no Americans were remaining at the facility in Benghazi. State officials would not confirm how many Americans were evacuated, or to where.

Wanis al-Sharef, a Libyan Interior Ministry official in Benghazi, said the 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.

He said Stevens, 52, and other officials were moved to a second building, deemed safer, after the initial wave of protests at the consulate. According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack.

Stevens, 52, was the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979.

The dispatch of more Marines to Libya comes a little late, writes Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart, who wonders why the US didn’t have more Marines stationed at this mission in the first place.  Or did they have any?

Security at the consulate was apparently provided by Libyan nationals hired by the United States. While security for American embassies is typically provided by our own Marines, the two Marines reported killed in yesterday’s attacks appear not to have been stationed at the embassy, but were sent there from another unknown location as the violence erupted. There is also no indication if these two Marines were the only American military personnel on site at the time of Ambassador Stevens’s death.

All reports indicate that the security forces at the consulate were overwhelmed by the size of the militant crowds and offered no resistance as they stormed the building, looted it, and killed the four Americans.

As the facts surrounding the destruction of the American consulate and death of Ambassador Stevens become known, investigators will focus on these question: Did the State Department provide adequate security for our embassy staff there? If not, why not?

And finally, the most important question of all: Where were the Marines?

We’d better get those answers quickly … perhaps as quickly as tomorrow.  The Muslim Brotherhood, which now controls Egypt, has called for a “peaceful protest” on Friday throughout all the country — and wants “all national forces” to participate in it:

Egypt’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood on Wednesday called for nationwide protests Friday after a film deemed offensive to Islam sparked a deadly attack in Libya and furious protests in Cairo.

The Brotherhood calls “for peaceful protests on Friday outside all the main mosques in all of Egypt’s provinces to denounce offenses to religion and to the Prophet,” the Muslim Brotherhood’s Secretary General Mahmud Hussein said in a statement.

He also urged all “national forces to join the protests.”

The Muslim Brotherhood, from which President Mohammed Morsi emerged, is the largest and most organized political force in the country.

We’d better figure out our security in Cairo ASAP, or get our people out of there. This is going downhill fast, and the weak-sauce responses from the Obama administration is very clearly not dissuading radicals from their purpose.

Update: Libya’s interim president, Mohammed el-Megarif, issued an explicit apology for the murders of Stevens and the three other Americans:

Mohammed el-Megarif described the attack as “cowardly” and offered his condolences on the death of Ambassador Chris Stevensand the three other Americans. Speaking to reporters, he vowed to bring the culprits to justice and maintain his country’s close relations with the United States. He said the three Americans were security guards. ….

“We extend our apology to America, the American people and the whole world,” el-Megarif said.

Contrast that with the silence coming from Egypt’s leadership after the attack on the US embassy.


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All right .
That’s the last straw.
Time for an industrial strength apology.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 12, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Obama = Carter

WordsMatter on September 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Grisly pic of body dragged in street at Gateway Pundit.

mikeyboss on September 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

All right .
That’s the last straw.
Time for an industrial strength apology.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 12, 2012 at 9:24 AM

iPods and little plastic helicopters for everyone in Egypt!

Gatsu on September 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

This is what Democracy looks like.. Second term of Jimmy Carter.

nobar on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM

What a disgrace.

changer1701 on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM

I think Romney needs to back off for a few hours and see what Obama comes up with at his presser. He will get criticized from all angles for overstepping the President if he jumps in first. He’ll still get his chance- Barry will no doubt blow it anyway.

BettyRuth on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Bush’s fault.

MaiDee on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Sad incompetence on display for the Muslim world to see. Time for strong leadership unlike what our president is capable of doing…

jbh45 on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Maybe if we weren’t building schools and training corrupt Afghani police we’d be able to better react.

MoreLiberty on September 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Why is the consulate in the Islamist hotbed of Benghazi? Did they more the capital from Tripoli to Benghazi after Obama made sure the jihadists gained power?

forest on September 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Hiring the locals for your Embassy security?!?

Obama, you own this one, too…

As for their betrayers, I hope they and their masters meet the cold edge of a knife across their jugulars and feel that looming monet just before the SEALs send them to their Allah.

Or, alternatively, we can play the Air Force’s favorite game called ‘Catch The Smart Bomb’

theflyonthewall on September 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

The Libyan demonstrators may have used social media to amass their mob.

RBMN on September 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and the other diplomatic personnel got moved to another building by Libyan security forces when the consulate was attacked, and then betrayed by them to the attackers:

There is no excuse for the pathetic response from the rat-eared bastard and his pig-in-a-pantsuit SECSTATE.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Calling Ronald Reagan……

GeorgiaBuckeye on September 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM

STRONGLY worded statement forthcoming from Jay Carney…

Obama continues to travel to his campaign apprearance…

“Hey! Can somebody please hand Emperor Nero another fiddle?!”

Khun Joe on September 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Where in earth IS Hillary? C’mon, she has to be somewhere.

DaydreamBeliever on September 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Some shouted, “We are all Osama,” referring to al-Qaida leader bin Laden.

Let’s see Obama spike that football again

J_Crater on September 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Time for the President to lead from the front.
If he blows this one, the Mideast is lost.

Jabberwock on September 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM

The Libyan demonstrators may have used social media to amass their mob.

RBMN on September 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

No doubt they did. And there will be alot more horrible cell phone images and video going around too.

forest on September 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

I think Romney needs to back off for a few hours and see what Obama comes up with at his presser. He will get criticized from all angles for overstepping the President if he jumps in first. He’ll still get his chance- Barry will no doubt blow it anyway.

BettyRuth on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Those few hours were yesterday. Mitt needs to go full force today.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

So, under 0, muslim brotherhood is alive and ambassador Stevens and is dead.

runner on September 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Bush’s fault.

MaiDee on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM

I am really expecting this line to rear its head at some point today.

I am truly disgusted by our supposed “leader” in all this. Mind boggling…

Gatsu on September 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Why did President Obama get America involved in Libya?

JoeHanson on September 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

But, but, Romney did not mention Afghanistan in his RNC speech.

mwbri on September 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Our only response was were sorry we hurt your feelings? Even Kirsten powerts couldn’t believe it.

paulrtaylor on September 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Absolutely indefensible for the Obama administration to have put those American embassy personnel in Libya without providing adequate security for them.

There is just no excuse for this. We already know, from the hundreds of U.S. service personnel who have been murdered by our native “allies” and “partners” in Afghanistan and Iraq, that Muslim locals cannot be trusted to provide security for our personnel.

This was off-the-charts stupid.

AZCoyote on September 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

what would mittens do? why don’t his sons volunteer for military service?

Pragmatic on September 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

MAN UP MITT!!!!!

Get out front on this. Are you Reagan?

Show us!!!!

PappyD61 on September 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Do any of you have confidence in the SCFOAMF to deal with this?
Me neither.

DRayRaven on September 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I say a call for immediate impeachment, followed by deep regret that the Democrats have become so bitterly partisan that won’t even consider an unanswered attack against American soil as a cause, is on the cards for the Speaker. Has he cried his sack out?

Archivarix on September 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM

perhaps as quickly as tomorrow

How about today?

conservative pilgrim on September 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM

We’ll be lucky if World War 3 isn’t the bitter fruit of this administration. This election cannot come fast enough.

MTF on September 12, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Hiring the locals for your Embassy security?!?

Obama, you own this one, too…

As for their betrayers, I hope they and their masters meet the cold edge of a knife across their jugulars and feel that looming monet just before the SEALs send them to their Allah.

Or, alternatively, we can play the Air Force’s favorite game called ‘Catch The Smart Bomb’

theflyonthewall on September 12, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Actually that is pretty standard, and has been for years. External security is always provided by host country nationals. Internal security is provided by US Marine embassy guards and DSS.

MoreLiberty on September 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Obviously it’s time for Obama to offer his extra strong kowtow and maybe even a bow and scrape or two.

This is sick.

rplat on September 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

The fanaticism of these Muslim morons is equal or greater than that of the Japanese in WW2. The only way to get over this constant derangement they exhibit every time someone “disgraces” Islam is to make the pain so bad for them that they finally get the point. It took many bombers and some splitting atoms for the Japanese to finally get it, I don’t see how it will be any different for the Muslim world. Or we can capitulate and let their religion run the world. Good luck with that!

Deano1952 on September 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

This is really bad news for the Empty Chair, he may have to skip the front nine today.

TXUS on September 12, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Dont worry the next strongly worded disapproval will have exclamation marks, then all violence will stop.

aikidoka on September 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM

runner on September 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Full of win.

Ted Torgerson on September 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM

We’d better get those answers quickly … perhaps as quickly as tomorrow. The Muslim Brotherhood, which now controls Egypt, has called for a “peaceful protest” on Friday throughout all the country — and wants “all national forces” to participate in it:

Don’t be surprised if the response consists of the filmmaker being arrested and the film is pulled if it’s still showing.

I think Romney needs to back off for a few hours and see what Obama comes up with at his presser. He will get criticized from all angles for overstepping the President if he jumps in first. He’ll still get his chance- Barry will no doubt blow it anyway.

BettyRuth on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM

I doubt Romney will have much to say further regardless of what Obama does, except for some pro-forma expression of sympathy for the deceased and their families and a condemnation of the attack itself.

Doomberg on September 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM

“While I strongly condemn yesterday’s murders of our personnel, this is not the time for harsh reaction. I have appointed several advisers to hold talks with Libyan officials to keep such things from happening again.”

-POSGRP

I’m tellin’ ya, this is what he is going to say.

Bishop on September 12, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Stevens, 52, was the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979.

When Obama’s high school/college transcripts are finally revealed, I’d be real interested to see what grade he got in history.

My guess—-Incomplete.

dirtseller on September 12, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Has Barry apologized for America and bowed to the Libyan prime minister yet?

WisCon on September 12, 2012 at 9:35 AM

what would mittens do? why don’t his sons volunteer for military service?

Pragmatic on September 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

He probably wouldn’t first apologize to the murderers, diss Israel with a snub and then book a visit to that sexist pig David Letterman.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright must be proud of his prime pupil bigot (Obama).

sentinelrules on September 12, 2012 at 9:35 AM

Grisly pic of body dragged in street at Gateway Pundit.

mikeyboss on September 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Also the front page of Drudge.

Killed our ambassador? That’s as old of a cassus belli as there ever has been…

JohnGalt23 on September 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Chickens coming home to roost, maybe?

LizardLips on September 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM

From “The Audacity of Hope”.

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” – BHO

there it is on September 12, 2012 at 9:36 AM

These murderers are the people we backed over Qaddafi, remember that the next time you listen to McCain or Krystal or the rest on the right that pushes this sh*t.

lowandslow on September 12, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Too late for apologies – time for some bombs to start dropping….

redguy on September 12, 2012 at 9:37 AM

I think Romney needs to back off for a few hours and see what Obama comes up with at his presser. He will get criticized from all angles for overstepping the President if he jumps in first. He’ll still get his chance- Barry will no doubt blow it anyway.

BettyRuth on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM

He should wait a few hours, but if at midday Obama is still AWOL on this, Romney needs to speak up. He already showed more leadership a couple weeks ago when he went to New Orleans days before Obama ever got around to it. But this could be a big game changer if Mitt can remind the American people what real leadership looks like.

Doughboy on September 12, 2012 at 9:37 AM

God save us all. Pray for Ambassador Stevens’ family as they have to see ghastly pictures of him being dragged through the streets like a dog. What have we come to. I am sick.

Ozwitch on September 12, 2012 at 9:37 AM

BettyRuth on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Will we hear from Preezy, or just poor, poor Jay ??
Seriously wonder, has a Preezy appearance been announced ??

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 9:37 AM

All right .
That’s the last straw.
Time for an industrial strength apology.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 12, 2012 at 9:24 AM

No, no. This requires an over-the-top, disproportional response. Something that will strike fear within their hearts. After all, strength is the only thing they respect.

Time for…a strongly worded letter.

Mitoch55 on September 12, 2012 at 9:37 AM

0634 hours (Pacific) UPDATE:

USMC “FAST” team enroute. Translation: 50 heavily armed Marines moving at a rapid rate of speed to secure the compound.

President Present to speak at 0735 (Pacific).

Didn’t see Romney remarks at 0630 (Pacific). He is hopefully deferring until around 0800 or so.

Khun Joe on September 12, 2012 at 9:37 AM

If Apology Tourapolooza part 2 doesnt work for Bambi tjen perhaps send Hillar Clinton on a Mid-East Rainbow Tour complete with Beer, Jello Shots, Music, Dancing, and Red Reset Buttons.

Varchild on September 12, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Libyan president issues apology

Sorry, sorry, sorry…

Come now, let’s not bicker and argue over ‘oo killed ‘oo…

The Rogue Tomato on September 12, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Actually that is pretty standard, and has been for years. External security is always provided by host country nationals. Internal security is provided by US Marine embassy guards and DSS.

I am guessing that there are internal memos indicating that the Administration knew there was the possibility of Islamist violence related to this film. Why did the Obama administration act on them?

Time for the House to start trying to collect those docs before they disappear.

18-1 on September 12, 2012 at 9:38 AM

People, please.

Obama was too busy filling out his 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets.

sentinelrules on September 12, 2012 at 9:38 AM

I think Romney needs to back off for a few hours and see what Obama comes up with at his presser. He will get criticized from all angles for overstepping the President if he jumps in first. He’ll still get his chance- Barry will no doubt blow it anyway.

BettyRuth on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 AM

He’ll be accused of politicizing it regardless, but you’re probably right.

changer1701 on September 12, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Stevens, 52, was the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty since 1979.

And who was president at this time?

Rio Linda Refugee on September 12, 2012 at 9:39 AM

Give the people of Benghazi 5 days to clear out, then lay waste on the entire place. Apology accepted.

simkeith on September 12, 2012 at 9:39 AM

So, under 0, muslim brotherhood is alive and ambassador Stevens and is dead.

runner on September 12, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Thinkin’ I hear a bumper sticker in there somewhere.

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Obama = Carter

WordsMatter on September 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Obama < Carter

Carter was never manevolent.

(turfmann, who grew up during the Carter malaise and pushed his pickup truck up to gas pumps on more than one occasion, is having a hard time reconsiling that Carter is not the worst president to have served during his lifetime. And turfmann cannot figure out why he is posting in the third person…)

turfmann on September 12, 2012 at 9:40 AM

These murderers are the people we backed over Qaddafi, remember that the next time you listen to McCain or Krystal or the rest on the right that pushes this sh*t.

I remember liberals laughing about the end Kaddafi met – being sodomized with a bayonet before being summarily executed.

The man well deserved the latter – but I think there is something very wrong with the sort of people that would do the former…or the liberals who thought it amusing…

18-1 on September 12, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Bishop at 9:34 is exactly correct.
Obama punts this one..
Ain’t no way he has the balls to confront the issue even though it is begging for a direct response.

Jabberwock on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Fox is saying the SOS will speak at 9:45AM Also B.O. to speak at 10:30 or 10:45AM

Romney is in Jacksonville, Fla and is to address these attacks also, per Fox News.

We are now sending Marines there.

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 AM

The upside of social media fueled riots is that there’s lots of photos circulated that can be invaluable in tracking the scum down for payback. I’m gobsmacked that the security for our embassies appears to have been outsourced, but I’m sure there’s a really good explanation that will comfort the families of the victims.

I’m just shaking my head at the overall ineptitude of this administration and the blatant conspiracy to try and bury bad news at the NYT. Embassy attacks are so common now they get relegated to…page 3?

The debates just took on a whole new level of relevance. Obama has a lot to answer for.

CitizenEgg on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 AM

Romney and Shrillary are giving pressers in a few minutes- I’m sure Hill’s was scheduled to overtake Romney’s and Barry’s is planned for an hour from now- still think Mitt should see what Barry says so he can comment on that.

BettyRuth on September 12, 2012 at 9:42 AM

I can’t wait for the look of concern and consternation from Barackabama today.

SouthernGent on September 12, 2012 at 9:42 AM

It’s about time, reports are that Obama, this very moment, has called in his whole staff and is drafting a tersely worded statement…

right2bright on September 12, 2012 at 9:43 AM

NOT ONE MORE AMERICAN DIME to these savage sand monkeys.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Half of the murderers in those mobs will be living in the UK on full benefits within six months.

The West is weak and stupid. This is what happens to weak and stupid nations.

Django on September 12, 2012 at 9:44 AM

what would mittens do? why don’t his sons volunteer for military service?

Pragmatic
Pathetic on September 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

dmann on September 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Again folks, Obama thinks Libya and Egypt have been a success, and one of the things that he has done well.

Romney needs to hammer him, and hammer him hard, on his failures in both countries, along with Syria and Iran.

milcus on September 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Iran delende est. The rest will fall into place.

claudius on September 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM

Romney to speak in moments per Fox

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 9:45 AM

It’s about time, reports are that Obama, this very moment, has called in his whole staff and is drafting a tersely worded statement…

right2bright on September 12, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Hah! It will be so wordy that it can be interpreted to mean anything.

esr1951 on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

We’d better figure out our security in Cairo ASAP, or get our people out of there. This is going downhill fast, and the weak-sauce responses from the Obama administration is very clearly not dissuading radicals from their purpose.

…alright!!!
………that’s it!!!!

If this keeps up…Obama will cancel any speeches or golf games he has scheduled in these countries.

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

People, please.

Obama was too busy filling out his 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets.

sentinelrules on September 12, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Yeah, I’d like to see the press (and public) demand an embargo on any extracurricular activities for the President during this time of crisis. Unless Letterman is prepping a top 10 list of all the crimes Islamic terrorists need to suffer retribution for, I resent strongly the appearance of a president looking to bolster his likeability rating in the wake of weak performance.

So cut out the golf, the talk shows and get to work jerk! If you have something to say, I’m sure the WH press corps would LOVE to hear from you. They may even have a few questions that don’t revolve around your hoops game or favorite color.

CitizenEgg on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Out: Arab Spring

In: Terror Spring

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Where in earth IS Hillary? C’mon, she has to be somewhere.

DaydreamBeliever on September 12, 2012 at 9:29 AM

She’s in consultation with Huma.

petefrt on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

what would mittens do? why don’t his sons volunteer for military service?

Pragmatic on September 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

If they did, would you use them to provide security at our overseas missions instead of using locals or would you point them out to the mob so they could be murdered. Reflect deeply before you answer.

KW64 on September 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Why have a staffed embassy in such an unstable country like Libya in the first place? Did the marines have guns with real bullets or bean bags? Maybe Big Sis could spare a few rounds of hollow points so that those stationed in the next sh#t hole sand box can at least defend themselves. This kid glove namby pamby treatment of people who enjoy cutting off the heads of those who disagree with their so called religion of peace needs to stop.

Kissmygrits on September 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM

CBS: Libyan security team fingered US ambassador to be killed; Update: Libyan president issues apology

What did the Libyan a$$hole apologize for, an act of war? Time to send in the B2 and level the place.

When is a Conspiracy Theory not a Conspiracy Theory?

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM

So here is a question.

Kaddafi was scum and the world is better off with out him.

But looking at what is present in Libya currently, what did we gain by our involvement? Wouldn’t we have been better off leaving them in a stalemate?

It is amazing how Islamists have been able to respond to Obama’s two foreign policy successes – taking power in Egypt/Libya after Obama supported them, and assassinating our Seals after he leaked the details of the mission in which they killed Osama.

18-1 on September 12, 2012 at 9:48 AM

She’s in consultation with Huma.

petefrt on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

Who has muslim brotherhood connections…

You can’t both be American and muslim.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Ah yes, Obama’s foreign policy at work. This guy has screwed up everything he has touched.

rplat on September 12, 2012 at 9:48 AM

what would mittens do? why don’t his sons volunteer for military service?

Pragmatic Pathetic on September 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Why don’t you ask Obama…..he sends thousands off to die and is so far removed from the military he can’t even pronounce “corpsman” and uses Russian ships as backdrops for military ceremonies.

Baxter Greene on September 12, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Out: Arab Spring

In: Terror Spring

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

There is nothing wrong with the Arab Spring, that growing mushrooms would not correct.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 9:49 AM

I appreciate Sarah Palin’s FB post of last night, which in part says:

We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.

- Sarah Palin

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Some shouted, “We are all Osama,” referring to al-Qaida leader bin Laden.

If they all think they’re Osama [Bin Laden], perhaps we should treat them like Osama and bomb them back from the 7th century to the Old Stone Age.

CatoRenasci on September 12, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Did this happen before or after OFu@@head’s* insightful and hard hitting interview with Miami Hip Hop DJ Pimp with a Limp? Coincidentally, this urgent interview took place at the same time the daily National Securtity Briefing was taking place. Priorities.

*: I usually refer to this miscreant excuse for a president as OButthead, but his recent actions have intensified my utter contempt for him. HA policies preclude me from the appropriate lexicography to express this contempt

NOMOBO on September 12, 2012 at 9:50 AM

Why don’t you ask Obama…..he sends thousands off to die and is so far removed from the military he can’t even pronounce “corpsman” and uses Russian ships as backdrops for military ceremonies.

Hey don’t you remember how he told us his grandfather liberated Auschwitz in WWIII? The man knows all about the military!

18-1 on September 12, 2012 at 9:50 AM

We are now sending Marines there.

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 9:41 AM

To Jacksonville ???
;-)

pambi on September 12, 2012 at 9:50 AM

That picture on Drudge makes me cry, puke and want to punch someone all at the same time.

RIP Ambassador and the three other Americans who lost their lives. May your soul RIP and may God comfort your families.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 9:50 AM

We give Osama a proper Muslim burial, they parade our Ambassador through the streets. WTF?

ctmom on September 12, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Absolutely indefensible for the Obama administration to have put those American embassy personnel in Libya without providing adequate security for them.

This was off-the-charts stupid.

AZCoyote on September 12, 2012 at 9:31 AM

Yup, that’s no-brainer #1.

No-brainer #2 is cut off immediately foreign aid to Egypt and Syria.

petefrt on September 12, 2012 at 9:51 AM

This is why the hand-wringing about the polls (not that I was not worried) earlier this weekend and week was a bit overdone. So much can happen in just under 60 days. Obama’s team was trying to pivot the campaign to his foreign policy “experience,” and now he has a brewing Middle East disaster on his hands. He will still try to campaign through this and potentially give bad optics that even the MSM cannot ignore.

mwbri on September 12, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Remember what Reagan did to Qaddafi?

We need a leader in this country – not a muslim sympathizer who wants to be pen pals with the mullahs in Iran – someone who despises Israel because his racist pastor pounded the message into his empty head for 20 years (while he wasn’t listening).

We need a president who cares about America, its citizens, its interests. The take away from every one of BO’s actions over the last few years clearly demonstrates that he does not.

He simply does not care.

Cody1991 on September 12, 2012 at 9:51 AM

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