There is confusion today regarding not only the previous two unidentified Americans who died alongside Ambassador Stevens and information officer Sean Smith, but that two additional troops died in the rescue attempt in a highly coordinated attack on a US force responding to evacuate other Embassy personnel.*
There was never any doubt in my mind that the two unidentified who died alongside of Ambassador Stevens were either members of the Ambassador’s security detail or Marines who are the first line of defense for all embassies worldwide.
This morning we learn that one of the original four killed was a former Navy Seal, a member of the Ambassador’s security detail, who had served with distinction in Iraq, Afghanistan and other trouble spots around the globe. Fox News offered his name as Glen Doherty, 42 of Winchester, MA.
The name of the fourth member of the Ambassador’s staff is forthcoming.
TWO MORE TROOPS KILLED?
Now from the Chicago Tribune we learn two other troops were killed when they came to the rescue of Embassy personnel:
Libya rescue squad ran into fierce, accurate ambush
Hadeel Al ShalchiReuters
4:15 p.m. CDT, September 12, 2012
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – A squad of U.S. troops dispatched by helicopter across the Libyan desert to rescue besieged diplomats from Benghazi on Wednesday ran into a fierce overnight ambush that left a further two Americans dead, Libyan officials told Reuters.
Accounts of the mayhem at the U.S. consulate, where the ambassador and a fourth American died after a chaotic protest over a film insulting to Islam, remain patchy. But two Libyan officials, including the commander of a security force which escorted the U.S. rescuers, said a later assault on a supposedly safe refuge for the diplomats appeared professionally executed. Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-libya-ambassador-battlebre88b1jg-20120912,0,7896457.story
WHAT’S COMING: Expect more attacks, more coordination in an early “October Surprise” throughout the Middle East and perhaps even Europe and Latin America as Islamic estremists backed by Iran and the Muslim Brotherhood test the will and power of the current American administration.
See Red State post: http://www.redstate.com/jamesmpratt/2012/09/11/91112-they-are-at-war-are-we/
*Possible in the confusion that the two killed in addition to Mr. Stevens and Mr. Smith, could include former Navy Seal and an additional security officer just named, former Navy Seal Tyrone Woods.
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