Wednesday, September 12, 2012

No Good Deed Shall Go Unpunished

U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three others were killed when an angry crowd stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi Tuesday night. For 20 minutes Libyan guards exchanged fire with the attackers, but they were overcome by automatic weapons, rocket propelled grenades and firebombs.

Christopher Stevens.

This senseless attack is an example of the phrase that, "No good deed shall go unpunished."

Ambassador Stevens supported the Libyan cause for liberation. His help to the Libyan people in their time of need was repaid with blood. That the film that precipitated the attack was not the work of the United States but a lone individual, demonstrates that hate needs no logic.

But as the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton observed, small and savage groups always try to hijack the cause of freedom.


Since the initial reports of the attack on the consulate office in Benghazi, it appears that the security guards initially identified as U.S. Marines were actually former Navy Seals. One of the former Seals has been identified as forty-two-year-old Glen Doherty, a native of Boston. CBS News.The other security guard/former Navy Seal was identified as Tyrone S. Woods. Woods was married, the father of three sons, and a veteran of  tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

NBC News.

The information specialist killed along with Ambassador Stevens and the two guards was Online Gamer Sean 'Vile Rat' Smith, part of the gaming Goonswarm guild, a husband and father of two sons. With the consulate under attack, Smith typed a message to Goonswarm director Alex “The Mittani” Gianturco, “Assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures.”

The Hollywood Reporter

The point of the afterward being don't jump to conclusions, people are often wrong about their facts, and, most importantly, real people die.

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