U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in attack. Update: Photo of mob carrying body

Ashish Kumar Sen
The Washington Times

The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed after armed men stormed the U.S. diplomatic mission in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday.

Ambassador Chris Stevens died from injuries sustained in the attack.

President Obama confirmed Mr. Stevens death on Wednesday morning and in a statement condemned what he described as an outrageous attack.

The mob in Benghazi was angry over a video reportedly produced in the U.S., which they said was insulting to Islam’s prophet, Muhammad.

“I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens,” Mr. Obama said.

The victims “exemplified America’s commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives,” he added.

Mr. Stevens had run the U.S. mission in Benghazi after the revolution against Moammar Gadhafi’s regime erupted in February of last year. He was confirmed as ambassador to Libya by the Senate earlier this year…

The article continues at The Washington Times.

Related: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens

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

Al-Sharef said two U.S. Marines sent to Benghazi when the clash erupted were shot and killed by the well-armed protesters. It was not immediately clear whether the Marines were part of Stevens’ security detail. The American whose death was confirmed on Tuesday also died of a gunshot wound. He was identified by the State Department on Wednesday as Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith.

Deputy Libyan Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur said on his Twitter account that, “Amb. Stevens was a friend of Libya and we are shocked at the attacks on the U.S. consulate.” The Libyan Prime Minister also expressed grief and condemned the attack…

CAJ note: “Shocked.” This is ‘Arab Spring.’  In Libya.  This is The Religion of Peace and Perpetual Outrage™.  Are you shocked?

An armed man waves his rifle as buildings and cars are engulfed in flames after being set on fire inside the U.S. consulate compound in Benghazi, Libya, Sept. 11, 2012. (Credit: Getty) Click here to enlarge.


Update: via Drudge


Obama supported this uprising in Libya. He placed our troops in a war there without Congressional approval.  Photo H/T Althouse

Update 2::  Muslims Execute US Ambassador to Libya: take a look at the man Islam killed

Update 3: Murdered FSO Sean Smith, “Assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.”

…On Tuesday, Sean Smith, a Foreign Service Information Management Officer assigned to the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, typed a message to the director of his online gaming guild: ”Assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.” The consulate was under siege, and within hours, a mob would attack, killing Smith along with three others, including the U.S. ambassador…

…Intelligence experts and U.S. government officials are starting to view the attack in Libya that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in Benghazi as a coordinated attack…

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Update 4:

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