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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks about the deaths of diplomatic staff in Libya.
UPDATE: Two of the victims of yesterday's riot have been identified as U.S. Ambassador John Christopher Stevens and foreign officer Sean Smith.
Mrs. Clinton's statement identified another of those killed in Benghazi as Sean Smith, a foreign service information management officer who was the father of two. The names of the remaining two diplomats were being withheld pending notification of their families, according to U.S. officials.
A team of 50 Marines is on their way to Libya.
Muslim-hating American extremists will do almost anything to get publicity, and it doesn't matter who gets hurt, or what it does to our own country. Now a U.S. official in Libya has been killed, thanks to their efforts. The Rev. Terry Jones, famous for causing a major uproar by threatening to burn Korans, was last seen hanging President Obama in effigy. What disgusting, ego-maniacal people these haters are:
A U.S. State Department officer was killed in Benghazi, Libya after armed protesters stormed the U.S. Consulate there, furious about an amateur video allegedly produced in the U.S. that has been viewed as insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.
Sec. of State Hillary Clinton confirmed American's death in a statement on Tuesday evening.
"Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet," Clinton said in the statement. "The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others."
The attack left much of the consulate burned, witnesses said, and came hours after demonstrators in Egypt climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to protest the video.
The Wall Street Journal says Jones posted the inflammatory video online:
The movie, "Innocence of Muslims," was directed and produced by an Israeli-American real-estate developer who characterized it as a political effort to call attention to the hypocrisies of Islam. It has been promoted by Terry Jones, the Florida pastor whose burning of Qurans previously sparked deadly riots around the world.
[...] The film's 52-year-old writer, director and producer, Sam Bacile, said that he wanted to showcase his view of Islam as a hateful religion. "Islam is a cancer," he said in a telephone interview from his home. "The movie is a political movie. It's not a religious movie."
[...] The flashpoint appeared to be the film about the Prophet Muhammad, portions of which in recent days have been circulating on the Internet. Contravening the Islamic prohibition of portraying the prophet, clips from the film show him not only as flesh and blood—but as a homosexual son of undetermined patrimony, who rises to advocate child slavery and extramarital sex, for himself, in the name of religion.
Mittens, of course, accused the administration of sympathizing with those who attacked the consulate instead of condemning them. Apparently he has yet to understand the meaning of the word "diplomacy."
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