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Benghazi | U.S. vows 'justice' for consulate attack in Libya -

CAIRO — The attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans was carried out by a small group of militants who arrived late at night, unleashed a fusillade from AK-47 rifles and rocket-propelled grenades, then torched and ransacked the building, according to witnesses and U.S. officials.

Benghazi | Why Benghazi is not Obama's Carter moment – Telegraph Blogs

Republicans have rushed to compare the US Embassy attacks in Cairo and Benghazi with the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis that arguably sunk Jimmy Carter 1980 re-election. You can see the temptation, but the comparison is both silly and cynical – for the following reasons. First, and most obviously, the 1979 crisis lasted 444 days. This [...]

Benghazi | Blasphemy riots: less about theology, more about power plays -

Although riots in Egypt and Libya were said to be provoked by a blasphemous portrayal of the prophet Muhammad, Islam scholars say the teachings are ambiguous and co-opted for political ends.

Benghazi | The Hollywood connection: how a real estate man's film led to rage in Libya | World news |

The Innocence of Muslims drew almost no one to the cinema in California. In Benghazi it provoked deadly fury

Benghazi | Twitter Responds to Anti-Islam Movie That Sparked Protests - Speakeasy - WSJ

Notables took to Twitter to share reactions to the killing of U.S. ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other U.S. diplomats; the tweets included criticism of the film that sparked the protests in Libya and Egypt, "Innocence of Muslims."

Benghazi | Film That Stoked Mideast Violence Has Murky Parentage -

The trailer for the video at the center of the violence in Libya and Egypt was uploaded to the Web by an individual whose identity remains in question.

Benghazi | US consulate attack in Libya: the warning signs were there in Benghazi - Telegraph

About 24 hours before the mob attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, al-Qaeda's leader made his first public statement for four months.

Benghazi | RETHINKING SECURITY · Observations on Embassy Attacks

The above picture depicts a man waving the flag of declared enemies of the United States over US government property on the anniversary of September 11. Some reflections on what the incident tells us...