Briefly reported by U.S. news media on 26 July 2014:
In another stunning violation of international protocols and diplomatic norms; the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli has been over-run and seized. 150 U.S. Diplomatic staff fled for their lives. U.S. Marines escorted the 150 Americans, most unceremoniously in an act not seen since President Carter lost the U.S. Embassy in Tehran and diplomats were held hostage for 444 consecutive days U.S. Embassy in Tripoli over-run
It is disgraceful and demoralizing, when an American Embassy is seized by armed thugs and remains unprotected by the host country. The attack on any Embassy is an attack on the sovereign ground of that diplomatic mission. It is considered by the norms of international law, an act of war.
CNN reports Tripoli embassy evacuation The CNN and cable news reports were a blip on the otherwise voracious 24 hour news cycle. Where is the investigative reporting? Who took the embassy? Why were we not prepared to defend the embassy? Did the U.S. sever diplomatic ties to the people of Libya? Does it make a difference? Is this any indication of a failure of Obama foreign policy?
Cricket chirping silence since that dastardly day in U.S. history. The U.S. media behavior towards reporting accurately the failures of the Obama Administration in domestic or foreign policy, or even the slightest critique, is treated as socially unacceptable as flatulence in a crowded elevator.
Just because no American hostages were taken, the U.S. Embassy grounds are American soil. It is has much a hostage of hostile force as any American would be.
The lack of reporting by U.S. media outlets, seemingly engaged in the theater of distractions, that aim to minimize the severity of this foreign policy and diplomatic failure. The truculent policy of attacking Libya with U.S. military and NATO forces, without any clear objective, rationale, or declaration of war from the U.S. Congress, led to the fiascos that resulted in the murder of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and 3 Americans gallantly defending their position for over 8 hours, waiting for help, that never arrived.
The same ambivalence expressed by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who testified to congress the now infamously callous rhetoric, defending the Obama Administration; “what difference does it make?”
Apparently, one month later, the fall of an American diplomatic outpost, whose significance to U.S. history is enshrined in the stanzas of the U.S. Marine Corps hymn: “From the Halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli..”
Disgrace, dishonor, and depraved indifference describe accurately in present day terms what has happened. There is a difference between honor and dishonor, right and wrong, good and evil, American prestige and American shame.
The Obama Administration attacked the people of Libya without provocation. As a result, American diplomats and personnel were brutally murdered, they were shamelessly abandoned by their government, untold caches of weapons were absconded with and undoubtedly fell into the hands of terrorists, to be capped with the national disgrace of tucking tail and fleeing our diplomatic outpost, most unceremoniously, in shame and perpetual dishonor.