September 13th, 2012
04:10 AM ET

U.S. amps up hunt for killers of ambassador, other Americans in Libya

The hunt for those who killed U.S. diplomatic staffers in Libya will include warships and surveillance drones as outraged Americans and Libyans deplore the violent killings.

The slain U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, helped save Libya's eastern city of Benghazi during last year's revolution. He died there Tuesday night, along with another diplomat and two State Department security officers, when a mob stormed the U.S. Consulate and set it ablaze.

The Benghazi consulate was one of several American diplomatic missions that faced protests after the online release of a film that ridiculed Muslims and depicted the Prophet Mohammed as a child molester, womanizer and ruthless killer.

But U.S. sources said Wednesday the four-hour assault in Benghazi had been planned beforehand, with the attackers using the protest as a diversion.

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  1. Philip

    Good thing these diplomats weren't run over by an Israeli driving a US bulldozer or we would never get to the bottom of it.

    September 13, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    And, really? You folks believe that books and movies actually move people to violence? What next? Thinking the same of gangsta rap and pournography?

    September 13, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    The reaction has been as 'hoped' by this vile film maker. Violence is though not to be condoned but that is how it is always and everyone knows.

    September 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ancient Texan

    It's doubtful that the video actually anything to do with the attacks. They appear to be well planned and timed to coincide with the 9/11 date.

    September 13, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. ITs all GOOD HOLLYWOOD

    Hollywood cowboys and Hollywood oil....Holywood cowboys need constant feeding... just more T.V. shows to watch about nothing while I play my little moron digital games..... and watch more Hollywood women drive off social cliffs...... no big deal.

    September 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. james

    Seriously? We have to worry about offending Muslims and avoid all mention of the pedophile Mohammad, who I am pretty sure abused donkeys as well.

    September 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
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