The U.S. Diplomats murdered in the attacks on the United States consulate in Benghazi on September 11th have been identified. An arrest has been made and "three or four" Libyans are being "actively pursued." Will there be arrests for those who looted and torched the consulate?
Interim Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur said that there are "suspicions that these people belong to some extremist group, but ... that is something we don't know." This is a somewhat troubling statement, as presumably citizens without radical ties would hardly be likely murderers.
CNN reports that in addition to U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, two security officers, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods (both former Navy SEALs); and a State Department computer expert, husband and father, Sean Smith, were killed in the attack. Hopefully their families will have a sense of closure once the perpetrators are caught and brought to justice.
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Sadly, it has been reported that in addition to the murder of the Ambassador, he was dragged through the streets. The sickening photos of his dead body have made the front page of many newspapers. There have been reports from that before he was killed, he was raped. Was this the case for the other U.S. Diplomats?
The mainstream media has been focusing on the YouTube video that may or may not have sparked the protests, which have since spread throughout the Middle East. They have also obsessively reported on Mitt Romney's comments made in response to the U.S. Embassy in Egypt announcement condemning those who "hurt the religious feelings" of Muslims.