Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Breaking: photos of slain US ambassador surface

Photos purporting to be of slain US Ambassador Christopher Stevens being dragged through the streets have begun surfacing on Libyan and Arabic TV networks. 

The Consulate was attacked by a group of protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad, according to the Associated Press, but evidence now indicate the attack was a premeditated plot by an al Qadea 
"This was a coordinated attack, more of a commando-style event," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told CBS News Capitol Hill producer Jill Jackson. "It had both coordinated fire -- direct fire and indirect fire. There appeared to be military maneuvers approaching the facility."

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in the attack.
Stevens, a diplomat and lawyer, was the first U.S. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979.

His ties to the Bay Area ran broadly and deeply. Born and raised in Piedmont, Stevens attended Piedmont High School before graduating from the University of California, Berkeley in 1982, and the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in 1989.

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