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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Soon, after lots of twisting and spinning, this will all be Romney’s fault…and Americans will all go enjoy an Obama Food Stamp dinner…

Barry’s going to Vegas!

;-)

albill on September 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Just saw Romney’s press conference. What a disgrace. The MSM asked him the same question 4 or 5 times. They are in full Obama protection mode.

Mark1971 on September 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

First killed since 1979

Kaddafi klan loyalists also murdered Bonnie Pugh (wife of US Ambassador to Chad) aboard UTA 772 in 1989.

This is what the Kaddafi klan do.

Terp Mole on September 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM

If barry had been president during 9/11, he would have claimed the crashes were an accident.

chango butt on September 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

No, the rat-eared bastard’s first statement would be that we shouldn’t jump to conclusions about the source of the attacks. Then he’d condemn the terrorists while spreading the lie that Islam is a religion of peace. Then he’d prosecute the Taliban through the judicial process.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM

I ask myself, how could this happen? How could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?” Clinton said. “This question reflects just how complicated and, at times, how confounding the world can be.

Democrats think they can work a peace treaty with hornets, and then proclaim surprise when they get stung.

Clinton’s statement above shows how absolutely incompetent our current administration is.

Gird your loins; more Americans will be murdered as a result of Obama’s foreign policy.

BobMbx on September 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM

THE PHOTO THAT WILL END THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

Mutnodjmet on September 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Terp Mole on September 12, 2012 at 10:54 AM

Step 1: Ignore reality

Step 2: Obfuscate

mankai on September 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Its payback time. Libyan troops sold us out and its time for action. Enemies.

Philly on September 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

~~~~~~~~

Oh boy, yes…and notice the “explicit” aplology from the interim president? He’s scared…my husband always thought that instead of joy upon seeing the TT collapse, OBL felt fear…in an, “oh sh*t, what have I started”, way…I pray Megarif feels this right now, and i pray we give him reason to be afraid. With this absolute disaster of a president, I won’t get my hopes up…

ellifint on September 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM

The MSM asked him the same question 4 or 5 times. They are in full Obama protection mode.

Mark1971 on September 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Local talk radio has a clip from an open mic before Romeny’s speech where they were coordinating just how they would ask the question in an attempt to paint Romney into a corner over daring speak out about this atrocity.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM

It will take us decades to overcome the effects of four years of Barack Hussein Obama…

d1carter on September 12, 2012 at 11:24 AM

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

Bobmbx’s response: “F**k you….sleep well”

BobMbx on September 12, 2012 at 11:24 AM

MSM out in full force trying to make this an epic Romney blunder.

SAZMD on September 12, 2012 at 11:18 AM

That just means he was more Presidential than Barry.

The more they blather about how wrong Romney is – the more he is spot on IMO.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Mitt look focused and principled, O and Shillary looked befuddled and discombobulated…

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 11:25 AM

THE PHOTO THAT WILL END THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

Mutnodjmet on September 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM

~~~~~

Should have put a warning on that. OMG, that poor man, and his poor family. I pray they don’t ever see that picture.

ellifint on September 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Mr. Obama…This is what you get when you bow down to our adversaries and make apology tours. The blood of these dead Americans is on your hands.

StarLady on September 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I say we deliver hundreds of copies of the “offensive” videos to Cairo and Behghazi.

Just tape one to the nose of each warhead.

novaculus on September 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

If it were me… I’d have this to say:

Carpet bombing will commence within the hour.

Chaz706 on September 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

I think its very likely some parts of the world will be a dangerous place over the next few months. They know Obama is preoccupied with the election and campaigning, on top of being weak. However, they also may gamble that many low information voters will prefer to keep “the experienced hand” on the foreign policy rudder, and they’ll have Obama to play with for another 4 years.

moo on September 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Is Obama campaigning today?

djl130 on September 12, 2012 at 10:02 AM

Yes.

Obama Schedule || Wednesday, September 12, 2012

by Keith Koffler on September 11, 2012, 10:09 pm

10:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
1:15 pm || Departs White House
3:00 pm PT || Arrives Las Vegas, Nevada
5:25 pm PT || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Cashman Center, Las Vegas
6:40 pm PT || Departs Las Vegas, Nevada
9:10 pm MT || Arrives Aurora, Colorado

Cody1991 on September 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM

If 0bama campaigns today – or for at least the rest of the week, for that matter, unquestionably he should be impeached. Impeached for utter dereliction of duty as the Mid-East burns, AND for stupidity.

cane_loader on September 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Anyone that was around in 1979 knows….

Obama = Carter

blink on September 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Jimmy Carter is indignant.

CycloneCDB on September 12, 2012 at 11:29 AM

So let me understand this, the demonstrators were irate over a video made in June about mohammed, so according to the us goverment, a FEW radicals ON 9/11, in two different countries just so happen to attack our embassies on the same day.

Further, these radicals, in Libya, who again are a few, had our ambassitor and three others MOVED BY GOVERNMENT SECURITY to a different location where they were murdered.

Bullsh*t!!!

This was a coordinated planned terrorist attack. The government was a complicited bystnder in both Libya & Egypt.

It makes me boil that our government is now taking the track that the governments weren’t involved so they can protect them. Thinking a new government could be worst.

WHAT’S WORST THAN KILLING OUR AMBASSITOR. REMEMBER, 1979, and Iran, we did jack and have gotten 30 plus years of a terrorist nation.

We need to cut the $1.5 BILLION in aid to Egypt and we need to drone attack terrorist in libya.

Obama and his words aren’t good enough, I’m sick of getting our people killed!!!!

Danielvito on September 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM

So Canada pulled their diplomats out of Libya and closed their embassy recently because they couldn’t garantee the safety of their personnel.

Meanwhile, our Secretary of State confuses parading the dead body of our ambassador through the streets with “taking him to the hospital”.

And the question of the day is whether or not Mitt Romney made a blunder by calling our response “weak”?

He made a blunder all right, he should have called it Delusional.

Lily on September 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM

Portia46 on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 AM

I was able to get on Gateway Pundit, and they do have a picture of those f*cking savages dragging that Ambassador’s dead body out of the Consulate. I don’t know if you really want to see it. I’m shaking now.

Night Owl on September 12, 2012 at 11:30 AM

from Obama statement:
While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.

Obama is such a dhimmi. Why give credit to the notion these murders had anything to do with religion? And if he thinks they did, let him explain where in Islam is says to kill anyone who slanders the Prophet, and then let’s hear Obama on whether that is a good thing, or a bad thing. His words are so vague as to be meaningless.

If at the same time he “rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others” and yet “must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants” … what does that mean? If it’s senseless violence, then why mention denigration of religious beliefs? Is he trying to make sense out of it?

Paul-Cincy on September 12, 2012 at 11:31 AM

If 0bama campaigns today – or for at least the rest of the week, for that matter, unquestionably he should be impeached. Impeached for utter dereliction of duty as the Mid-East burns, AND for stupidity.

cane_loader on September 12, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Yep. And….. he has said that he will spend much of his time if reelected campaigning. Evidently in his spare time he will be issuing executive orders, aka ‘work arounds’, to circumvent Congress and the legislative process.

INOW, a repeat of his first term. Four more years of this and it won’t be just the ME that goes up in flames.

Cody1991 on September 12, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Regarding: Obama =’s Carter.

Not exactly.

Obama has the knowledge or should have the knowledge of Carter’s failure and the reasons why, therefore Obama should not act out the same weak way.

But, yet does so and more so.

Therefore evidence is Obama is 100 times worse or more.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on September 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM

“Apology accepted, Captain.”
– Darth Vader

mojo on September 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Yes and no – if I may be so bold.

Romney want to be POTUS tomorrow – so he better lead today.

jake-the-goose on September 12, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Romney was the ONLY one leading, last night with his statement and his Press Conference today. Did you miss it?

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Dear Obama and the Democrat Party,

Of some note: There is a war on women. The same ones who killed our ambassador.

Ones with eyes and ears know.

ps
Tell your PETA buddies these of the death cult hate dogs too and wage war on defenceless dogs.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on September 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM

“The Libyans acted stupidly.”

cane_loader on September 12, 2012 at 11:38 AM

What is happening in Egypt and Libya is just the beginning. Things are going to get much worse in the region and very soon.

zoyclem on September 12, 2012 at 11:41 AM

This is what the Kaddafi klan do.

Terp Mole on September 12, 2012 at 11:21 AM

It wasn’t Gaddafi loyalists.

Next.

mankai on September 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM

A US ambassador, 2 Marines and another guard killed on 9/11…..

Lord help us.

ted c on September 12, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Shut off the lights and drop every bridge in Libya…

ted c on September 12, 2012 at 11:43 AM

Let’s face it: We picked the WRONG nominee

jules on September 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Shut your hole, too. 55days, it doesn’t f’n matter now. The only thing that matters is ousting Obama, one way or another.

rayra on September 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Therefore evidence is Obama is 100 times worse or more.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on September 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Bigger difference:

Carter did it because he actually thought that kindness works…Obama is doing it to bring American down from it’s perch, to distribute it’s wealth and power.

Totally different reasons, and the outcome is much worse under Obama…Carter we could and did recover from in a few years, Obama’s policies are much deeper and longer lasting, they are actually changes in American policies, rather than a change in approach or attitude.

right2bright on September 12, 2012 at 11:44 AM

I told you two days ago that he’d go to Vegas today, again…heck, he’s got campainin’ to do.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Romney was the ONLY one leading, last night with his statement and his Press Conference today. Did you miss it?

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I did not miss it – however – the obvious question Romney should have asked – and has yet to ask: Where was the Marine Guard>

jake-the-goose on September 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Our Dear Leader, a total piece of scum if there ever was one. A disgusting, filthy, revolting excuse for a president if there ever was one. Using the lower case “p” for this garbage. He needs to be removed from office asap.

electricfunksandwich on September 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

I did not miss it – however – the obvious question Romney should have asked – and has yet to ask: Where was the Marine Guard>

jake-the-goose on September 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Not the time, since we don’t know the details, he was simply stating that they have mixed signals from the White House, and it causes confusion.

Later can be second guessed as why all the embassies were not on “red alert” on 9/11, especially given what had happened just hours prior in Egypt.

right2bright on September 12, 2012 at 11:49 AM

THE PHOTO THAT WILL END THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.

Mutnodjmet on September 12, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Please don’t ever do that again without posting a warning.

Connie on September 12, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Is Oblunder still pattin’ himself on the back over how much more he’s made the rest of the world love America, cuz what they did in Egypt and Libya, yeah, that really screams we love America.

stukinIL4now on September 12, 2012 at 11:52 AM

Local talk radio has a clip from an open mic before Romeny’s speech where they were coordinating just how they would ask the question in an attempt to paint Romney into a corner over daring speak out about this atrocity.

Happy Nomad on September 12, 2012 at 11:23 AM

Can you expand on that or provide a link that substantiates that open mic moment?

bayview on September 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

AHEM:

Confirming al-Libi’s death for the first time in a video posted online Monday, al Qaeda chief Ayman Al-Zawahri called on Muslim’s in al-Libi’s native Libya to take revenge for his death.

Was this in the Presidential Daily Briefing Too Busy Obama rarely finds the time to attend? It sure doesn’t appear as if security was beefed up.

PS: It’s a good time to remember why we have a Marine Corps. Everything old is new again.

Buy Danish on September 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Leading from behind. It’s safer there.

de rigueur on September 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Can you expand on that or provide a link that substantiates that open mic moment?

bayview on September 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I can corroborate it — WMAL, in the DC area, Chris Plante show…

affenhauer on September 12, 2012 at 11:54 AM

mankai pants: It wasn’t Gaddafi loyalists.

And you know this (unequivocally) how exactly?

The empty boasts of Kaddafi-kuddlers don’t impress anyone.

Terp Mole on September 12, 2012 at 11:55 AM

As of 12/31/2011 – There was 1 member of US Navy housed in Lybia, presumably at this Embassy, and nobody else for protection.

This is a chart of our military Deployment through 2011 in each country:

http://siadapp.dmdc.osd.mil/personnel/MILITARY/history/hst1112.pdf

NOTE: This 1 member ‘stationed in Lybia’ counts as part of the “800 Military bases abroad in 150 countries” lie that Ron Paul tells.

jp on September 12, 2012 at 11:56 AM

Eight Weeks.
Remember.

spiritof61 on September 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

The Lybian guards and friends of Obama, identified the visiting ambassador and killed him, along with 3 others, and set it all on fire.

Oh the irony of all this happening to Obama, while he rattled Libya and Egypt, stable dictatorship ‘friends’ of the U.S. Now they have ‘democracy’ we’re told.

Fox and others can’t report all this cogently. This is the root of all of this and it couldn’t happen to a bigger dummy as CiC.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Perhaps the film being identified as the instigating issue of this violence, isn’t really the instigating issue and just being used as such to draw attention from the following.

Per the UK International Business Times, Al- Queida put out a video yesterday accusing the United States of:

“US will Wipe Out American Muslims, Says al-Qaida
Al-Qaida video says American Muslims should brace for a ‘holocaust’””The US government is on a mission to wipe out the Muslims and the American Muslims should brace for a “holocaust,” says the Islamic militant group al-Qaida in a video released on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attack,”

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/383410/20120912/9-11-al-qaida-taliban-osama-obama.htm

integrity now on September 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Eight Weeks.
Remember.

spiritof61 on September 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Don’t celebrate. Always count on the idiocy from the right, always.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Bin Laden and the United States of Islam: The result of O’s misguided ME policy.. https://twitter.com/betsy_hiel/status/245813431377215488/photo/1/large

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Obama is giving the Egyptians $1 billion to buy some German U-Boats. What’s next, trains?

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 11:59 AM

That just means he was more Presidential than Barry.

The more they blather about how wrong Romney is – the more he is spot on IMO.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

So true. Let them show Barry’s statement and then Romney’s. LOL
A no brainer.

Just think if McCain had acted Presidential we wouldn’t have this poser.

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Poor Hillary, she looks more and more like a shrew. I think she’s mortified of the idiot which is Obama. If only she would speak her mind. He sends her out to “stand for American values”, the morning after.

America wake up. You are hoaxed by Obama, you once wonderful land.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM

tragic. for those who did not see it, here is the movie!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmodVun16Q4
spread it around.

nathor on September 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM

The ironly of this clusterfark in Libya and Egypt makes me incredilby schadenfreudig against Obama and his moronic “we are all brothers”…just watch the idiotic Cairo speech and hurl.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Obama is giving the Egyptians $1 billion to buy some German U-Boats. What’s next, trains?

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Last week he forgave them 1 billion in debt.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:02 PM

The Twitter statements prove that Obama is lying, the charlatan.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I think in this case, she was personally shaken up…she chose Stevens personally and new him very well.

I, for once, felt sad for her, she lost a good friend…and hopefully she will carry this with her and know who is really to blame for this mess.

right2bright on September 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Maybe Obama will find the time to attend his National Security Breifings now.

pseudonominus on September 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM

These atrocities were coordinated to coincide with 911. You help an Islamic country and are repaid with a finger in the eye.

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 12:05 PM

I’m waiting for the next Ramirez cartoon of Mitt Romney and an empty chair next to him representing the marxist as they both take questions from the press.

bgibbs1000 on September 12, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Schadenfreude snarked: The Lybian [sic] guards and friends of Obama al-Qaeda, identified the visiting ambassador and killed him, along with 3 others, and set it all on fire. Oh the irony

ftfy

What planet were you orbiting over the past decade while Taliban sympathizers killed Americans (repeatedly) by infiltrating Afghan security forces?

FLASHBACK 1989: Kaddafi klan loyalists murder Bonnie Pugh (wife of US Ambassador to Chad) aboard UTA 772.

FLASHBACK 2011: Kaddafi busy arming al-Qaeda

This is what they do. Try harder to keep up.

Terp Mole on September 12, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Poor Hillary, she looks more and more like a shrew.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM

My first thought was that she looks like Benjamin Franklin.

pseudonominus on September 12, 2012 at 12:07 PM

The Islamic people need to develop a little self control.
Their religion teaches them to control everything but themselves when in fact the only thing any of us can control is ourselves.

We should absolutely not reward their temper tantrums when they throw one. They should get the opposite.

The Rock on September 12, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I don’t have any proof, but it was probably Qaddafi loyalists from Benghazi. Maybe the same ones who hoisted the flag of al-Qaeda over the courthouse.

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Security at the consulate was apparently provided by Libyan nationals hired by the United States.

Outsourcing American’s security to Libya.

As to be expected from Obama: Hypocritical and incompetent. Fatally so.

Socratease on September 12, 2012 at 12:09 PM

Perhaps the film being identified as the instigating issue of this violence, isn’t really the instigating issue and just being used as such to draw attention from the following.

Per the UK International Business Times, Al- Queida put out a video yesterday accusing the United States of:

“US will Wipe Out American Muslims, Says al-Qaida
Al-Qaida video says American Muslims should brace for a ‘holocaust’””The US government is on a mission to wipe out the Muslims and the American Muslims should brace for a “holocaust,” says the Islamic militant group al-Qaida in a video released on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attack,”

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/383410/20120912/9-11-al-qaida-taliban-osama-obama.htm

integrity now on September 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Precisely. 911 has basically become the Islamists’ latest rallying call, like the Crusades. In our naivete, we stupidly believe that some movie caused this…

Pest on September 12, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Hillary is worthless as a statesman, ineffectively implementing her master’s foolish and suicidal policies. I have no sympathy for her whatsoever.

Don’t look for any last minute epiphanies from Dr. Utopia regarding the Muslim Brotherhood. Knowing him, he’ll double down rather than admit that the Arab Spring is really Springtime for Jihad.

Ocho Semanas.

spiritof61 on September 12, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Perhaps the film being identified as the instigating issue of this violence, isn’t really the instigating issue

integrity now on September 12, 2012 at 11:58 AM

I blame Obama: “Bin Laden is dead, and GM is alive”

Obama openly bragging about killing Muslims is part of this.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Hillary is cackling “We came. We saw. He died” like a ghoul now, is she.

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM

*isn’t

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 12:16 PM

blink on September 12, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Easy, blink. He failed to show yesterday, after being repeatedly invited to participate in the initial threads. Given his past performances on Libya threads, that fact is all anybody needs to know.

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Await for Obama to imply “Clinton Tried, Stavens Died” in his vain effort to shift the blame.

socalcon on September 12, 2012 at 12:30 PM

What is the link to the YT video they are riled about?

nottakingsides on September 12, 2012 at 12:34 PM

How come our media can’t give us photos of the scene. Here they are from the Daily Mail. Not graphic. Don’t worry.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201780/US-ambassador-Christopher-Stevens-killed-attack-Libya.html

thomashton on September 12, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Romney was the ONLY one leading, last night with his statement and his Press Conference today. Did you miss it?

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 11:36 AM

I did not miss it – however – the obvious question Romney should have asked – and has yet to ask: Where was the Marine Guard>

jake-the-goose on September 12, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Malkin is reporting that 2 Marines were killed. But don’t worry, B.O. is sending more NOW..

It is the CURRENT SOS/B.O. duty to answer your question, not Romneys.

Rush has/is covering this well today. Oh, the Cairo Embassy issued a statement PRIOR to any violence. You should have heard that.
This was all a coordinated plot.

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 PM

Running this country like a lemonade stand:

Obama has spent whatever political capital he may have had earned with the Muslims, during the 2008 “I’m not your Mullah’s Boooosh” Campaign and the follow-up “America Apology Tour”, with the (1)prolonged ‘occupation’ of Iraq and Afgahnistan, (2)the seemingly indiscriminant use of drones to take out AQ leadership, and (3) The Seal Team attack/killing of OBL.

AQ never has matched militarily against the west–hence, they renew their attacks of ‘soft targets’.

I guess the Presidency isn’t all AF1 vacations and Celebrity fundraisers, huh? This is what the left has wrought, putting a community organizer in charge.

socalcon on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 PM

If barry had been president during 9/11, he would have claimed the crashes were an accident.

chango butt on September 12, 2012 at 10:59 AM

If he had been president, his first statement would have been an apology to Mohammed Atta.

Right Mover on September 12, 2012 at 11:19 AM

He would have prosecuted the owners of the WTC for putting an obstacle in the path of those planes.

slickwillie2001 on September 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM

6:40 pm PT || Departs Las Vegas, Nevada
9:10 pm MT || Arrives Aurora, Colorado

Cody1991 on September 12, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Bejeeezus, He’s in Colorado again? Mitt must be making headway!

socalcon on September 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Can you expand on that or provide a link that substantiates that open mic moment?

bayview on September 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I can corroborate it — WMAL, in the DC area, Chris Plante show…

affenhauer on September 12, 2012 at 11:54 AM

I think Rush is looking for info on this. Said he would play it if he finds it. Send it to him!!

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Let’s face it: We picked the WRONG nominee

jules on September 12, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Who is ‘we’ dickwad?

slickwillie2001 on September 12, 2012 at 12:47 PM

I blame Obama: “Bin Laden is dead, and GM is alive”

Obama openly bragging about killing Muslims is part of this.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Now it appears that al Qaeda is quite alive and Government Motors is on life-support.

slickwillie2001 on September 12, 2012 at 12:49 PM

Our ambassador and three others were murdered and Obama apologizes to muslims. Obama is despicable and more disgusting than I am allowed to express here.

jqc1970 on September 12, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Can you expand on that or provide a link that substantiates that open mic moment?

bayview on September 12, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I can corroborate it — WMAL, in the DC area, Chris Plante show…

affenhauer on September 12, 2012 at 11:54 AM

I think Rush is looking for info on this. Said he would play it if he finds it. Send it to him!!

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 12:46 PM

And to newsbusters and Brett Blair.

bayview on September 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM

Someone in the thread mentioned hearing a clip on local talk radio where the media coordinated to make Romney’s comments look bad. Anyone have a LINK? Much appreciated!

AmericanPatriot70 on September 12, 2012 at 1:03 PM

Malkin is reporting that 2 Marines were killed. But don’t worry, B.O. is sending more NOW..

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I’m guessing their first mission is to lock the barn door.

DrAllecon on September 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM

He would have prosecuted the owners of the WTC for putting an obstacle in the path of those planes.

slickwillie2001 on September 12, 2012 at 12:45 PM

More likely, would have invoked some sort of ‘attractive nuisance’ ordinance.

socalcon on September 12, 2012 at 1:10 PM

Someone in the thread mentioned hearing a clip on local talk radio where the media coordinated to make Romney’s comments look bad. Anyone have a LINK? Much appreciated!

AmericanPatriot70 on September 12, 2012 at 1:03 PM

I went to the WMAL radio link, Chris Plante show. Broadcast on demand is not yet posted for today.

Link: http://www.wmal.com/sectional.asp?id=35315

GrannyDee on September 12, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Secretary of State Clinton’s comments:

“We are working to determine the precise motivations and methods of those who carried out this assault. Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior, along with the protest that took place at our Embassy in Cairo yesterday, as a response to inflammatory material posted on the internet. America’s commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear – there is no justification for this, none. Violence like this is no way to honor religion or faith. And as long as there are those who would take innocent life in the name of God, the world will never know a true and lasting peace.

“It is especially difficult that this happened on September 11th. It’s an anniversary that means a great deal to all Americans. Every year on that day, we are reminded that our work is not yet finished, that the job of putting an end to violent extremism and building a safe and stable world continues. But September 11th means even more than that. It is a day on which we remember thousands of American heroes, the bonds that connect all Americans, wherever we are on this Earth, and the values that see us through every storm. And now it is a day on which we will remember Sean, Chris, and their colleagues.”

Clearly, she is making reference to 9/11 for a reason. She knows damned well this was a coordinated attack meant to happen on this day and she is putting people on notice that she does. I cannot stand that she is part of this administration — by the look on her face, she is positively hamstrung by them and would like to say a lot more than she is.

Anifin on September 12, 2012 at 1:21 PM

I went to the WMAL radio link, Chris Plante show. Broadcast on demand is not yet posted for today.

Link: http://www.wmal.com/sectional.asp?id=35315

GrannyDee on September 12, 2012 at 1:14 PM

Yeah – just now checked, myself. I’ll see if I can find out when they post the podcasts and will pass it along…

affenhauer on September 12, 2012 at 1:35 PM

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I’m guessing their first mission is to lock the barn door.

DrAllecon on September 12, 2012 at 1:04 PM

Seems it’s a habit. I hope we can correct this 2008 error!!

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 1:50 PM

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