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Updated on September 27, 2012

Obama's eulogy to Chris Stevens at the U.N.

The assertion of the Libyan President Muhammed Magarief that the controversial movie that ignited the disturbances around the world did not have anything to do with the assault on the United States Consulate in Benghazi was very confusing and disturbing.

He maintained that the attack was pre-planned; however, whether it was made to coincide with the anniversary of the infamous 9/11, 2001 attacks on The World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D.C., was not clear, as he would add that the Benghazi attack was master minded by Islamists fundamentalists.

Hordes of Muslims took to the streets in Cairo, Egypt, on September 11, 2012, to protest against the said movie, and Magarief insisting that the Benghazi incident had nothing to do with it (movie) did not make any sense, as he said that it had been around for six months on the Internet, prior to what happened in Benghazi.

With the two events, the demonstration against the movie and the assault on the Consulate, taking place on the same day, that might have been part of the plan by the perpetrators, as they might have waited for their act (or acts) to occur simultaneously.

That would have prompted anybody to initially associate the demonstration in Cairo, about a movie denigrating Mohammad, with what took place in Benghazi, because the reports of both occurrences came out at the same time.

Therefore, the U.S. representative at the United Nations, Ms. Susan Rice, was reflecting what was happening on the morning of both the Cairo demonstration and the Benghazi assault, as there was no way to separate the two. The White House would have done just that, for the same reason that the reports were mixed.

What was more important for the Libyan authorities to do was to seriously help the investigation that was ongoing about the killing of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three American diplomats. Now that the Libyan president was certain that the Benghazi assault was pre-planned, it would be much easier to connect it to the group that was responsible for it.

That would be the utmost responsibility of the Libyan president, than for him to make conflicting statements to the media, and thus making the issue to be more confusing.

They (authorities) should gather all the necessary information, with respect to what was going on in their country around the time of the Benghazi attack, and assist in every way possible, for the attackers to be caught and brought to justice; and the sooner that was done, the better it would be for all concerned.

President Barack Obama has illustrated the seriousness of the Benghazi assault in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly, saying that it was an attack not only on the U.S., but on the aspirations upon which the Organization was founded.

His tone of voice on that occasion emphasised how deeply he felt about the passing of an exceptional human being Ambassador Chris Stevens was; to give his life to the service of his country, and to devote his career in helping the people of North Africa and the Middle East. There was no higher accolade before a world audience than that.

Chris Stevens personified what the U.S. stood for, and that was (and is) to bring peace, harmony and good relations between all nations. His life has touched millions of people, both at home and around the world; especially those in Libya, where he was senselessly killed.

The Obama administration would do whatever it took to make sure that the Libyan government did all in its power to fully engage itself and the citizens of that country in the investigation that has both Americans and Libyans taking part, for it to result in the capture of those, who caused the death of Chris Stevens and his diplomatic colleagues.

Most of all, the Benghazi Consulate compound happened to be U.S. soil; and so it would be incumbent on the Libyan government to extradite the killers to the U.S. for trial.

That was what many Americans would wish, as they would want the rest of the world to see how justice was practiced in their country; and the outcome of which would serve as a warning to those wanting to do harm to the U.S., and also for their four countrymen to have not died in vain.


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