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Obama Administration Official at Libyan Memorial: Death of Diplomats ‘Truly A Shared Loss’


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At a memorial service in Tripoli attended by at least 200 people, nearly all Libyans, top government leaders paid tribute in Arabic about the man they called their friend, Ambassador Chris Stevens. A large picture of Stevens was centerpiece at the service with pictures of the ambassador operating in various locations around Libya hanging throughout the hall, some with the words “Thank You” written underneath.


The President of Libya, Mohammed el-Megarif, said that Ambassador Stevens had “gained the trust” of the Libyan people. A member of the Libyan Parliament, Moneim Alyaser, was so moved by the death of a man he referred to as his “close friend” he requested he be allowed to speak.

Under Secretary of State William Burns represented the U.S. at the ceremony and was the only American to speak. Burns was the most senior Obama administration official to visit Libya since last week’s attack on the Benghazi consulate that killed Ambassador Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.


“This is truly a shared loss,” said Burns. ” I can see that sense of loss on the faces of all those gathered here this evening . . . the loss of a tireless friend and advocate, a man who dreamed your dreams and wanted deeply to help you achieve the dignity you deserve, after so many decades of tyranny.”


Burns spoke about the night Stevens and the others were killed, and how Libyans fought shoulder to shoulder with the Americans, the same way they are mourning today.



Too bad the WH had to lie so much to avoid any blame and the MSM cooperated.

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