Libya: Washington reaps what it sowed

Media Reports on the Tragic Assassination of  US Ambassador  J. Christopher Stephens

New York Times
September 12, 2012

J. Christopher Stevens arrived in Benghazi, Libya, in April 2011 aboard a Greek cargo ship carrying a dozen American diplomats and guards and enough vehicles and equipment to set up a diplomatic beachhead in the middle of an armed rebellion.

 

 

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Washington Post
September 12, 2012

In a State Department briefing last year, Mr. Stevens described arriving in Benghazi in April 2011, when the city was in rebel hands but the war was not over. His mission was to set up a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, a strong show of support for the forces trying to unseat Gaddafi.

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New York Times
September 12, 2012

Aleksei K. Pushkov, the head of Russia’s parliamentary Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote via Twitter: “Under Qaddafi they didn’t kill diplomats. Obama and Clinton are in shock? What did they expect – ‘Democracy?’ Even bigger surprises await them in Syria.”

Yevgeny Y. Satanovsky, president of the Institute of the Middle East in Moscow, said American leaders should not expect “one word of sympathy” from their Russian counterparts.

“It is a tragedy to the family of the poor ambassador, but his blood is on the hands of Hillary Clinton personally and Barack Obama personally,” Mr. Satanovsky said.

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Hillary Clinton in Tripoli, Libya two days before the murder of Muammar Gaddafi

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Hillary Clinton on October 20, 2011 after Gaddafi’s killing

 

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