Obama strongly condemns killing of US envoy in Libya

Published: September 12, 2012

"I have directed my administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya," says Obama. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Wednesday strongly condemned the killing of the US ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff as an “outrageous attack” and ordered increased security at US diplomatic posts worldwide.

“I have directed my administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe,” Obama said in a statement after the US diplomats were killed in a rocket attack on their car in Benghazi.

“While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants,” he said.

Reader Comments (8)

  • Shamy
    Sep 13, 2012 - 2:05AM

    “senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants”…hey dude…so wasssup with ur drones and killing of innocent civilians ?? lets talk.

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  • Ghaddafi
    Sep 13, 2012 - 2:21AM

    Well Said Mr President.Recommend

  • pakistanibaloch
    Sep 13, 2012 - 9:05AM

    what u say about those thousand muslims who are being killed by americans …

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  • Pakistani
    Sep 13, 2012 - 9:55AM

    Does he forget what sort of senseless violence they are involved in all over the world….

    and why talk about the religion, plssss this has nothing to do with religious beliefs

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  • FU John B
    Sep 13, 2012 - 10:48AM

    You destroyed Libya, & still expect that they will garland you. Shame on your mindset and neo con ideology of exploitation.

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  • peace for all
    Sep 13, 2012 - 11:36AM

    It’s real drone strike for USA due to killed innocent peoples in world.

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  • Gratgy
    Sep 13, 2012 - 11:43AM

    If not for the violence no one would have known this film existed. Now the whole world is going to see this film out of curiosity. Good going Al Qaeda, good job in promoting the movie worldwide.

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  • sam
    Sep 13, 2012 - 1:24PM

    truth is that American allies in Libya (Al Qaeda) killed American diplomats. Thats why President is using soft words. USA used Al Qaeda fighters to defeat Gaddafi. Now they turn against America.There is another world beyond news stories. that world is only visible when powerful people die. like American diplomats. if Taliban had done this America would have killed many Afghan civilians and threatend Pakistan of a military strike.

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