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September 12th, 2012
06:36 PM ET

Watch how Libya attack unfolded

CNN's Tom Foreman breaks down the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 others.

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  1. z.v

    Just an opinion but .... Opinion of many.

    It was a dirty trick that went out of control!

    Someone wants to change the election results in America.
    (Obvious to all that Obama wins)
    The movie is just a cover ...

    Give young frustrated Muslims story about Muhammad,
    Money and TV and they go to the streets in thousands

    September 17, 2012 at 3:39 am |
  2. Mark

    does Romney understand he's not the president? He should just shut up right now and let Obama work. Romney is making this worse, not better!

    September 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
  3. Mo

    Wolf – How about making a suggestion to the US government to begin their search for Ambassador Steven's killers and his staff, inside the United States. The person who created the video and allegedly lied to the cast in the video should be investigated and charged with inciting an insurrection against the United States and causing the death of three US State Department personnel.

    September 13, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  4. Joan

    I don't understand how Mitt Romney could issue a statement criticizing the President's response to the violence in Libya BEFORE the violence actually began. Did he have a premonition that it was going to happen or did he know something that others didn't? Also, why hasn't more information about the film maker and his backers been reported? This man has incited such hatred and violence with his despicaple film and he needs to be held accountable for the deaths and unrest in the region.

    September 13, 2012 at 8:05 am |
  5. Linda

    It's about time that "Youtube" takes some responsibility for the current events in the
    Middle East. Internationally speaking, everyone knows how sensitive the topic of religion is, not only to Moslems, but to people of all faiths. Controversial films like
    this should be filtered out of the system. If this can't be done, then perhaps it's time for the extremists to go after the "Youtube" offices for airing such trash.

    September 13, 2012 at 7:49 am |
  6. Ursula

    Wolf – When simplemindedness comes together with fanatism and mass behavier, the most dangerous combination of influance on human crowd happened. In the disorder of Lybias currently society it is easy to bring people to such action. The stupidness of others, if acting naive or not, ist the reason why Ambassador Chris Stevens and his assistents had to die. Please give my condulence to the families of the victims!
    Ursula Hoffmann, Little Sociological Internet Newspaper, Hamburg, Germany

    September 13, 2012 at 1:05 am |
  7. larry

    I just listened to the former mayor of NYC and some others..he said that this was an act of war..we need to be careful.
    Whoever is responsible for placing that video on youtube had to know from past reactions what was at stake; and the timing; Romney and the Israli prime minister so ready to react; war against who? Cowboys, ready for gun play...don't be surprised if this whole youtube thing is traced back to the tea party; I don't put NOTHING PAST the extreme rilght wing...something about this whole incident is strange...

    September 13, 2012 at 12:43 am |
  8. Joan

    Probably the government is already doing this, but I think media investigators should be looking to find out what individuals or groups were behind the making of the offensive film which obviously was meant to incite hatred and violence. It costs a lot to make a two hour movie with eighty actors, so the guy must have had someone with money behind him. If he is an American-Israeli who hates Muslims then he probably is a Conservative. Also, I read on another site that he was supported by that crazy pastor from Florida who also caused violence when he burnt the Quran. He was a far right radical. Now I am not making any accusations, but if there were individuals behind this whole thing who wanted to create unrest and violence in the region then they should be rooted out and exposed for the cowards and criminals that they are. They have the weight of the deaths of four innocent American citizens on their shoulders. They need to be held accountable. I hope the truth comes out.

    September 12, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
  9. Ann

    Stop asking political questions about the Libyan tragedy. You are only opening the door for detractors like Mayor Guliani to find a way to slam President Obama. I am frankly disgusted by Guliani's rant about the President's wording of his comments on the Libyan tragedy. If Guliani prefers the "cowboy" style of speaking he can watch re-runs of Bush speeches. They sounded good but were worth only air – no substance, just like his entire presidency. Look around Guliani – your time is over.

    September 12, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
  10. Linda

    Wolf – Please ask that Mr. Romney contact his "buddy from Bain", Mr. Netanyahu, and ask him to comment on the person who created this film which has now sparked not only the assassinations in Lybia but the additional chaos that has erupted in the region. He claims to be an Israeli citizen so he must be speaking on behalf of the State of Israel.

    September 12, 2012 at 6:59 pm |

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