Ambassador Stevens: A Man, A Hero & A Friend Oct10


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Ambassador Stevens: A Man, A Hero & A Friend

American Heroes Are Not Known Many Times Until They Are Lost.

Tragically America has lost 4  heroes in the last few days to radicals at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, security officers Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and computer expert Sean Smith… murdered. Ambassador Chris Stevens was known not only as a very intelligent man but as a man who had a human touch. Stevens graduated from the University of California, Hastings College of  Law, and received a masters degree from the National War College. After working as an attorney for only two years he gave up law and  joined the Peace Corps where he was sent to Morocco to teach English. He was fluent in French and Arabic.

In 2011 during the height of the revolution that eventually toppled Kadafi, Chris Stevens quietly slipped back into Libya aboard a Greek cargo ship to serve as U.S. envoy to the rebels battling the strongman. In a hometown article Steven’s neighbor stated “He was so intelligent, but never lost the human touch,” Johnson said. “He could make anyone feel comfortable and make them a part of his world because he fit into theirs.” This explains reports that at a pro-America rally in Benghazi , demonstrators held up signs that read, “Chris Stevens was a friend to all Libyans,” and, “Sorry, People of America.” 

The Libyan government arrested four people who were involved in the plot to assassinate Ambassador Stevens and his team. What will be interesting to watch as this story plays out is if this event will be a defining moment for the Obama administration and the November presidential election. It was announced on Sept. 3rd that the US would be forgiving debt owed to the US taxpayers to the tune of $1 billion. According to the New York Times this was part of an international assistance package intended to “bolster [the country’s] transition to democracy,” 

Will the American people stand up and hold Obama accountable now that it has also been reported: America ‘was warned of embassy attack but did nothing ‘The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi and the supposedly secret location of the “safe house” in the city, where the staff had retreated, came under sustained mortar attack. Other such refuges across the country are no longer deemed “safe”. 

Dana Loesch has said, “today’s headlines are tomorrow’s history”. Will this be the headline that changes the course of history for America and the world? 


Alice Linahan lives in the DFW region and is the
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