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U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Steven’s body being dragged through the streets of Benghazi by raging Muslims
Jim Holt writes for Gateway Pundit, Sept. 12, 2012, that last night, radical Islamists attacked the US Consulate in Benghazi with rocket propelled grenades and machine gun fire. They killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens, then dragged his body through the streets.
The U.S. Consulate in Benghasi was destroyed.
A man walks inside the U.S. consulate, which was attacked and set on fire by gunmen yesterday, in Benghazi September 12, 2012. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three embassy staff were killed as they rushed away from the consulate building, stormed by al Qaeda-linked gunmen blaming America for a film that they said insulted the Prophet Mohammad. Stevens was trying to leave the consulate building for a safer location as part of an evacuation when gunmen launched an intense attack, apparently forcing security personnel to withdraw. (REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori)
The same consulate was bombed this June, but the Obama Administration did nothing.
CBS News reports that Wanis al-Sharef, a Libyan Interior Ministry official in Benghazi, said Ambassador Stevens, 52, and other officials were moved to a second building – deemed safer – after the initial wave of protests at the Benghazi consulate compound. But members of the Libyan security team guarding the U.S. consulate “seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated.” The mob then attacked that second building, and killed Stevens and three other Americans.
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.
Front Page Magazine reports Ambassador Stevens was tortured: “The latest reports say that he did not die of gunshot wounds, but of suffocation, that would mean that he was likely manually killed.”