US Ambassador Killed


U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed at age 52, on September 11, during an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The attack also killed Sean Smith, an Air Force Veteran, and two other diplomats. Stevens was the first sitting U.S. ambassador to be killed in a violent since 1979.

Libya is currently in a dangerous civil war, the only way into the country is by sea, and for Ambassador Stevens last year, by Greek cargo ship. Stevens explained that his mission in Libya is to support a democratic transition in its government. For the last forty years, Libya has been controlled by Moammar Gaddafi.

Good luck to the democratic movement!

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12 Responses to US Ambassador Killed

  1. dorseyj says:

    I think this should not have been able to happen. The U.S. Embassy’s should have better security.

  2. edmirfin says:

    in war there are certain unspoken rules. One of them is to not harm somebody that is not a threat to you. I think this event either means that Libya is really mad at the US for getting involved, or they are in a bad situation and feel threatened by anything other then the people on there team…….either way, I don’t think the US should be involved anymore.

  3. jessrichards12 says:

    i think we should do more about this. i don’t know exactly know how but we shouldn’t just be sitting here while they’re killing our people over there.

  4. lillabutters says:

    Well. I don’t know if I’m supposed to respond to the questions, but I have nothing better to do, so yeah, here goes:
    Josh: I think Obama’s reaction was decency. I think it’s such a hard thing to deal with, so I think keeping it simple while giving condolences is a good idea.
    Rose: Because Moammar Gaddafi has been harshly ruling Libya for forty years, and the “rebels” want a transition in the Libyan government to a democracy.
    Amanda: I think that that’s a possibility, and I think (hope) that this will make the U.S. even more supportive and involved in Libya.
    Mia: I don’t know, it could have been a planned attack, using the war to cover it up, but I’m not sure.
    Andrea: Probably, I hope it won’t be necessary, but probably.

  5. acreighton19 says:

    This is all over the news now. I can’t believe how much this movie is impacting the people of Libya. It said on the news that also the killing was a 9/11 plan. It is bad over there.

  6. kinzlera says:

    Do you think this will caution other US ambassadors?

  7. davidborne says:

    That’s awful. He was no threat to anyone and was killed.

  8. zayasm says:

    Was it just a coincidence that he was killed on September 11?

  9. karlssona says:

    Do you think the Ambassador was killed because of his help in the democratic transition? Do you think America will still continue to help the movement?

  10. rosegraziul says:

    why is Libya having a civil war?

  11. mfsjosh says:

    What is your view on how the president reacted to the killing of the Ambassador?

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