Ambassador Stevens and 3 other Americans were killed when gunmen attacked the fortified
consulate in Benghazi.
Now everyone knows Benghazi
was the main city of the Libyan rebels that toppled Muammar Gaddafi last year.
Backed by Western air-forces, the rebels took the Libyan capital of Tripoli and killed Muammar
Right now the attackers are blamed as part of a mob. I don’t believe it for a second.
consulate was attacked by men using guns, mortars and grenades. Not that
unusual in Libya
right now, but the attackers had a plan to ambush rescuers as they tried to
save survivors in the consulate. Also it came on the 11th anniversary of 9/11.
I am not a man that cares much about coincidences.
The main problem is that
America only itself to blame for
this mess. The whole time the Libyan uprising was in effect, America, UK,
France and their allies in
NATO were warned by Russia
and China (mostly Russia) that extremists will use the uprising to
gain power in Libya.
Russian and Chinese warnings were ignored (much like what’s happening now in Syria) and now
the world is paying the price.
Also things are not going to get better in the short term.
America is now moving their people from Benghazi to Tripoli but this
is a useless move as they might be in even more danger in Tripoli. Tripoli
was the powerbase of Gaddafi, the man America helped ousted! His
supporters are not going to go to bat for Americans.
In short, the Russian were right. Libyan extremists have used the Libyan uprising to gain power in the country and
America is now almost without friends in Libya.