Benghazi office of Libya Foreign Ministry hit by bomb on anniversary of Sept. 11 attack on U.S. ConsulatePosted: September 11, 2013
Updated 8:14 a.m. ET – TRIPOLI, Libya – A powerful car bomb exploded Wednesday near Libya’s Foreign Ministry building in the heart of the eastern coastal city of Benghazi, security officials said, exactly one year after an attack there killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. The early morning blast targeted a building that once housed the U.S. Consulate under the rule of King Idris, who former Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi overthrew in a 1969 bloodless coup. The explosion caused no serious casualties, though several passers-by were slightly wounded, officials said. Read the rest of this entry »
The CIA has been subjecting operatives to monthly polygraph tests in an attempt to suppress details of a US arms smuggling operation in Benghazi that was ongoing when its ambassador was killed by a mob in the city last year, according to reports.
Up to 35 CIA operatives were working in the city during the attack last September on the US consulate that resulted in the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, according toCNN.
In a surprise, New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan criticized her paper in a Thursday afternoon blog post for downplaying the congressional hearings into the deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya. The Times made the interesting decision to put the second day of hearings on page 3 Thursday, in the International section, as opposed to the National section, which begins in the middle of the paper. In contrast, the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal both put the hearings on the front page, while the Los Angeles Times carried original reporting from Libya not the hearings on the front page.Sullivan asked the Timess editors why they chose to ignore the story in their main section and soon got a response: “there were six better stories.”
- Can the NYT stop providing phony “balance” and help readers know what to believe? (althouse.blogspot.com)
- Media Bias on Full Display in Libya Debacle (redalertpolitics.com)
- Security Lax in Libya? House Panel To Hear Testimony [VIDEO] (radio.foxnews.com)
- Libya Consulate Was Invaded, Torched by Armed Mob: US (themoderatevoice.com)
- More details emerge on U.S. ambassador’s last moments (cnn.com)
A masked gunman assassinated a Yemeni security official who worked for the U.S. Embassy in a drive-by shooting Thursday near his home in the capital, officials said, adding the assault bore the hallmarks of al-Qaidas Yemen branch.
The attack comes amid amid a sharp deterioration of security in Yemen and several other Muslim countries since the collapse of police states controlled by autocratic leaders during a wave of uprisings known as the Arab Spring…
- Al-Qaida beheads 3 Yemeni security agents linked to U.S. drone strikes (sgt-jim.blogspot.com)
- Yemeni protesters storm U.S. embassy in Sanaa: witnesses (news.yahoo.com)
- Angry Muslims Target US Embassies (foxnews.com)
- Protesters storm U.S. Embassy in Yemen (washingtontimes.com)
- U.S. Embassy in Yemen Stormed as Gunfire Heard in Vicinity (bloomberg.com)
- Yemenis shun call to protest deployment of U.S. Marines (dailystar.com.lb)