Publisher‘s Note: We will give you updates on this when we hear more from our own contacts.To the Warmongering Zionist, Globalists and Neocon Elites, isn’t it fascinating that the first real casualty is the one you put there when you made sure our TEAM was out of your way? Undo everything you have done to the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Egypt and against all the Arabs.
September 12, 2012 (TSR) – The US ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack last night that targeted his car in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi,Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif reported today.
J. Christopher Stevens and three other consulate employees were reportedly killed on Tuesday during clashes between armed militia members and army soldiers, as a mob stormed the compound.
A witness said attackers fired automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at the consulate as they clashed with Libyans hired to guard the facility.
Outnumbered by the crowd, Libyan security forces did little to stop them, al-Sharef said.
The crowd overwhelmed the facility and set fire to it, burning most of it and looting the contents, witnesses said.
One American was shot to death and a second was wounded in the hand, al-Sharef said. He did not give further details.
The ambassador allegedly died of suffocation in the fire, BBC reports.
John Christopher Stevens, US ambassador to Libya, shakes hands with Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) chairman Mustafa Abdel Jalil (R) after presenting his credentials during a meeting in Tripoli, June 7, 2012.(AFP Photo / Mahmud Turkia)
“The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets at them,” the official in Benghazi told Reuters. Asked about the deaths, a US Embassy employee in Tripoli said: “We have no information regarding this.” The employee said the embassy could confirm the death of one person.
The violence at the consulate lasted for about three hours, but the situation has now quieted down, said another witness.
US State Department neither confirmed nor denied the death of its ambassador.
The US diplomatic facility in eastern Libya was evacuated following violent clashes, and an enraged crowd of militia members stormed the building and set it on fire.
An Egyptian protester (centre) holds a placard reading in Arabic ‘no to sectarian strife’ during the protest. (Photo: EPA) NOTE TO ZIONISTS, NEOCONS and GLOBALISTS: You need to stop instigating all this. You may control mainstream media and suppress TRUTH, but none of us are stupid, including the Arabs of your motives. Stop your Islamophobia nonsense. Leave the Arabs alone and give them their right to exist and their sovereign rights. We are also not falling for your public relations schmoozing. You are all hypocrites and liars, and are the very same ones who destroyed these Arab nations’ dignity. Give them back. This is one of your vicious propaganda again to divide these peaceful loving citizens. As someone who know the plight of the Coptic Christians in Egypt, I condemned you for putting them in a dangerous position in the eyes of the Egyptian Muslims. There was peaceful co-existence in various religions before you instigated everything in 2011. – Lady MJ Santos
The violence was part of a protest against an American amateur film “Innocence of Muslims” deemed offensive to the Prophet Muhammad.
A similar incident took place in Cairo, Egypt’s capital. Around 2,000 mostly Islamist protesters converged on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, with some scaling its walls, tearing down the American flag and hoisting a black banner inscribed with the Muslim proclamation of faith: “There is no god but God and Mohamed is his prophet.”
The crowd grew throughout Tuesday evening, with thousands standing outside the embassy. Dozens of riot police lined up along the embassy walls but did not stop protesters as they continued to climb and stand on the wall – though it appeared no more went into the compound.
The crowd chanted, ‘Islamic, Islamic. The right of our prophet will not die.’ Some shouted, ‘We are all Osama,’ referring to al-Qaida leader bin Laden.
Young men, some in masks, sprayed graffiti on the walls. Some grumbled that Islamist President Mohammed Morsi had not spoken out about the movie.
A group of women in black veils and robes that left only their eyes exposed chanted, ‘Worshippers of the Cross, leave the Prophet Muhammad alone.’ By midnight, the crowd dwindled.
By early today, only about a dozen protesters remained, chanting ‘No God but Allah’ for the benefit of news camera at the scene. Two bearded men nearby loudly debated about way to stop ‘America from harming the prophet.’
Most streets leading up to the embassy reopened to traffic except for a side street employees use to enter the compound. Six Egyptian army armored vehicles were parked, next to a line of anti-riot police in helmets and body armor.
The embassy announced there will be no visa services today.
A senior Egyptian security official at the embassy area said earlier last night that authorities allowed the protest because it was ‘peaceful.’
When they started climbing the walls, he said he called for more troops, denying that the protesters stormed the embassy. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters according Daily Mail.
The Cairo embassy is in a diplomatic area in Garden City, where the British and Italian embassies are located, only a few blocks away from Tahrir Square, the center of last year’s uprising that led to the ouster of Mubarak.
The U.S. Embassy is built like a fortress, with a wall several meters high.
But security has been scaled back in recent months, with several roadblocks leading to the facility removed after legal court cases by residents.
Demonstrators in both countries said they were expressing anger at the production of a movie they said was made in the U.S., saying it vilifies Mohamed.
Protesters pull on an American flag pulled down from the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Sept. 11, 2012. (Photo: AP)
The Associated Press spoke by phone to film writer and director Sam Bacile, 56, who says he’s an IsraeliJew who made the $5 million, two-hour movie, “Innocence of Muslims.” The Californian real estate developer told AP that he’s now in hiding.
The film was produced by a US-based group that includes Terry Jones, a Christian pastor involved in a Koran-burning scandal that triggered mass protests in Afghanistan. On the anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, he released a video promoting the film that portrays the Prophet in a “satirical” manner, according to Jones.
A 14-minute trailer of the movie that sparked the protests, posted on the website YouTube in an original English version and another dubbed into Egyptian Arabic, depicts Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman in an overtly ridiculing way, showing him having sex and calling for massacres.
The website’s guidelines call for removing videos that include a threat of violence, but not those that only express opinions. YouTube’s practice is not to comment on specific videos.
Speaking by phone from an undisclosed location, Bacile, who went into hiding today, remained defiant, saying Islam is a cancer and that he intended his film to be a provocative political statement condemning the religion.
Bacile said he believes the movie will help his native land by exposing Islam’s flaws to the world.
‘Islam is a cancer, period,’ he repeatedly said in a solemn, accented tone.
Though Bacile was apologetic about the American who was killed in Benghazi, he blamed lax embassy security and the perpetrators of the violence.
‘I feel the security system (at the embassies) is no good,’ said Bacile. ‘America should do something to change it.’
Bacile said the film was produced in English and he doesn’t know who dubbed it in Arabic. The full film has been shown once, to a mostly empty theater in Hollywood earlier this year, he said.
Morris Sadek, an Egyptian-born Christian in the U.S. known for his anti-Islam views, told The Associated Press from Washington that he was promoting the video on his website and on certain TV stations, which he did not identify.
Both depicted the film as showing how Coptic Christians are oppressed in Egypt, though it goes well beyond that to ridicule Muhammad – a reflection of their contention that Islam as a religion is inherently oppressive.
‘The main problem is I am the first one to put on the screen someone who is (portraying) Muhammad. It makes them mad,’ Bacile said. ‘But we have to open the door. After 9/11 everybody should be in front of the judge, even Jesus, even Muhammad.’
For several days, Egyptian media have been reporting on the video, playing some excerpts from it and blaming Sadek for it, with ultraconservative clerics going on air to denounce it.
Medhat Klada, a representative of Coptic Christian organizations in Europe, said Sadek’s views are not representative of expatriate Copts.
‘He is an extremist … We don’t go down this road. He has incited the people (in Egypt) against Copts,’ he said, speaking from Switzerland. ‘We refuse any attacks on religions because of a moral position.’
The Freedom and Justice Party, the Brotherhood’s political wing, “strongly condemned” what it said was a movie produced by U.S.-based Coptic Christians, dubbing it a “racist crime and a failed attempt to provoke sectarian strife between the two elements of the nation, Muslims and Christians,” according to a statement posted on the party’s website.
The movie is a “blatant violation of religious sanctities, international norms and conventions on human rights which emphasize that freedom of expression with respect to religion must be restricted by controls within the law that safeguard public interest,” the Freedom and Justice party statement said.
The party “affirms that both elements of the Egyptian people – Christians and Muslims – have been and will always be united in the face of such despicable attempts that seek to foment conflict in this homeland.”
Tunisian Salafis are now calling for an attack on their country’s US embassy, Arab media reported.
The Libyan official said the US ambassador had been on his way to a safer venue after protesters attacked the US Consulate in Benghazi and opened fire, killing a staff member, in protest at a US film that they deemed blasphemous to the Prophet Mohamed.
The official said the ambassador and three other staff were killed when gunmen fired rockets at his car. He said the US Embassy had sent a military plane to transport the bodies to Tripoli to fly them to the United States.
Gunmen assaulted the Benghazi compound yesterday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces, who withdrew under heavy fire. The attackers fired at the buildings while others threw handmade bombs into the compound, setting off small explosions. Small fires were burning around the compound.
John Christopher Stevens was born in northern California in 1960.
He was first sent to Libya in June 2007 as deputy chief of the country’s US mission. He served as chargé d’affaires at the Tripoli embassy until 2009.
Stevens came to Libya for a second time in April 2011, arriving on a cargo ship. The US government sent him to rebel headquarters in Benghazi to serve as a special representative to the Libyan National Transitional Council.
Stevens was the Special Representative to the Libyan Transitional National Council from March 2011 to November 2011 during the Libyan revolution and as the Deputy Chief of Mission from 2007 to 2009.
The news today follows confirmation by Secretary of state Hillary Clinton last night that a US state department officer had been killed in an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
Another American worker was wounded in the hand.
In March 2012, Stevens was named America’s ambassador to Libya.
Yesterdays attacks were the first such assaults on U.S. diplomatic facilities in either country.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry promised in a statement to provide the necessary security for diplomatic missions and embassies and warned that ‘such incidents will negatively impact the image of stability in Egypt, which will have consequences on the life of its citizens.’
Clinton expressed concern that the protests might spread to other countries. She said the U.S. is working with ‘partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide.’
‘Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet,’ Clinton said in a statement released by the State Department.
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