The Bombing Of The United States Essay

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On September 11th, 2012 a United States outpost in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked. Leaving four Americans killed, Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and two CIA operatives, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, both former Navy SEALs. Stevens is the first U.S. ambassador killed in an attack since Adolph Dubs was killed in 1979. Questions have continued to arise over the role of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the attack — or rather lack of role to do anything to help these men. Hillary Clinton is essentially who to blame for the heart wrenching deaths of these four Americans. To being, I am going to talk about a little bit of background.” The attack was coordinated against two United States government facilities in Benghazi, Libya by members of the Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia.” (The Atlantic Times, Pg 1, 2016) “At 9:40 PM, September 11, members of Ansar al-Sharia attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi” (CNN.com pg 1, 2016), resulting in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith. The timeline shows that at around 4:00 AM on that day, the group launched a ordinance attack against a CIA annex approximately one mile away, killing CIA contractors Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty and injuring ten others. At the Command of the CIA, top U.S. officials initially described the attacks as the product of a unplanned protest triggered by recently released

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