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Benghazi Attack

Attack in Libya Represents Subtle But Meaningful Shift in Threat to American Interests

Nada Bakos | Posted 10.01.2012 | World
Nada Bakos

The recent attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi likely represents a subtle but meaningful shift in the extremist threat to American interests. Withdrawing from the world is every bit as implausible as treating every militia as if it is al Qaeda.

Joshua Hersh

Obama Adviser Slams Romney For Arab Spring Criticism | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.26.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Colin Kahl, a top foreign policy adviser to President Barack Obama's campaign, defended Tuesday the president's handling of the Arab Spr...

The Honor of Benghazi

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 11.24.2012 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

In the merciless struggle since the fall of the dictator that has pitted the assassins of cities and their supporters, the urbiciders and the local citizens, it is the latter, the civilized citizen city-dwellers, who have marked the decisive point -- and that, also, is irrevocable.

Joshua Hersh

Top Intelligence Republican Contradicts White House On Libya Consulate Attack | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2012 | World

A top Republican on the House Intelligence committee said Sunday that he has "seen no information" that there was a separate protest going on outside ...

Clinton Orders Investigation Into Libya Attack

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

* White House labels assault on consulate "terrorist" attack * Lawmakers want answers on envoy's death, security * Probi...

White House: 'Self-Evident' That Libya Attack Was Terrorism Act

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2012 | World

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Sept 20 (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it was "self-evident" that an assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya that...

Shades of Blue for Benghazi

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

So what can we do while dwelling in shades of blue? First, we can remember that feeling grief is a natural and normal response that honors the very vibrancy of human life, the loss of which we mourn.

Donors Raise Nearly $70,000 For Family Of Diplomat Slain In Libya

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 09.19.2012 | Impact

Donors are digging deep to raise money for the family of a foreign service officer killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya last week. A...

American Diplomats and Interests Attacked: The Right Time to 'Double Down'?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

It will be interesting to see how the GOP manages to pin these anti-U.S., anti-Obama demonstrations in Australia, one of our staunchest allies, on President Obama's alleged lack of leadership and on his alleged "sympathizing with those who make these attacks."

Is Spiritual Logic An Oxymoron? What About Sufi Salafism?

Claire Alkouatli | Posted 11.16.2012 | Religion
Claire Alkouatli

When you step into the Prophet Muhammad's mosque in Medina--at the heart of the Islamic world, shoulder to shoulder with people of every ethnicity on earth--the deep subtle brilliant beauty is resounding. Everything is in perfect balance.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week saw the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. It also saw Mitt Romney's reaction to the tragic events, which was to the 2012 campaign what John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin was to 2008 -- the kind of desperate act that makes even one's allies worry about their candidate's fitness to lead. It's a bell that cannot be unrung. The week also brought word that over 46 million Americans remained below the poverty line last year, while a new study found that poverty is "nearly invisible in U.S. media coverage of the 2012 election." When you have 46 million people living in poverty and neither the candidates nor the media want to talk about it, you know the American Dream is in serious trouble.

Benghazi Was Not the Beginning of the End

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 11.14.2012 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The tragedy of Benghazi and riots in Yemen do not signal the end of the Arab Spring. Nor is it an indication of any "failed policies," any more than it is justification for the shameful practice of political candidates in the US attempting to make points from a US Ambassador's death.

Spy Planes Fly Over Benghazi

Reuters | Posted 11.14.2012 | World

By Hadeel Al Shalchi BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Libya closed its air space over Benghazi airport temporarily because of heav...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Hit For 'Whoop Dee Doo' Campaign Amid Libya Tragedy | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fiery Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert (Texas) hammered President Barack Obama Thursday for his response to the deaths of four Americans in...

What to Tell Your Right-wing Friends When They Blame Obama for the Benghazi Attack

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Obama had nothing to do with that at all; for much of it, he was in college, law school, or the Illinois Senate. Why turn it into something it's not?

Libya Picks New PM

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

(Adds details, background) TRIPOLI, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Libya's national congress has picked Mustafa Abu Shagour, the current deputy p...

Cairo and Benghazi Attacks: Addressing the Deeper Problem

Omar Baddar | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Omar Baddar

The relationship between the Muslim fanatics who whip up into violent frenzy and the Islamophobes who incite them is very similar to the relationship between a violent and emotionally troubled school kid and the schoolyard bully who taunts him.

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney's Accusation Of Obama 'Sympathy' With Benghazi Attackers Makes No Sense | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

In 2006, the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published a series of satiric editorial cartoons that lampooned the prophet Muhammed, touching off demon...

Christopher Stevens, U.S. Ambassador To Libya, Slain

Reuters | Arshad Mohammed and Samuel P. Jacobs | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - As a mid-level U.S. diplomat, Chris Stevens dreamed up the idea of building bridges with Iran by having the United S...

Salafi Violence in Libya

Geoff D. Porter | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Geoff D. Porter

Apart from some very crude accounts of what sparked protests outside the consulate and the eventual assault on the building, it is not entirely clear what transpired in Benghazi. But the Libyan government's inability to curtail violence in the country is a central a concern.

Libyan Consulate Attack: Who's to Blame?

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 11.12.2012 | World
Kristen Breitweiser

Many people will assuredly believe that the only people to blame for this deadly violence are the Muslims who did it. And undoubtedly, those who carried out this horrendous act are guilty. But please remain mindful that the Muslims might not be the only ones responsible.

Gaza Protests Anti-Islam Movie

Posted 11.12.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya -- Dozens of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have burned American flags and chanted "Death to America," protesting an American film that...

Photos Appear To Show Slain U.S. Ambassador (WARNING: GRAPHIC)

Posted 09.12.2012 | World

Following the White House's confirmation of the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans, an image purporting to show Ambassado...

Libyan Leader Apologizes For Deadly Attack

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

DUBAI, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Libyan leader Mohammed Magarief apologised to the United States on Wednesday over an attack on its consulate in Benghazi ...

Deputy PM Condemns Attack In Libya

Reuters | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

TRIPOLI, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shagour confirmed on Wednesday that the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher ...