Landmark – 9/11 Embassy Attacks
On the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11/01 attacks on the World Trade Towers, presumably pre-planned attacks hit U.S. interests in Egypt and Libya. They were quickly followed by attacks in at least four other locations.
9/11/12 – Cairo, Egypt
9/11/12 – Benghazi, Libya
“In Benghazi, rocket-propelled grenades and small arms were fired at the U.S. consulate and set a fire that killed the visiting United States Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, American private security employee Glen Doherty, former U.S. Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, and ten Libyan policemen; and injured two others. In later reports, officials said that the Benghazi attack appeared to be “complex” and professionally executed. U.S. officials, speaking under anonymity, said that they believed the Benghazi attack was coordinated and planned in advance, and not prompted by the film.”
Stevens was the first U.S. Ambassador killed since 1979.
On 9/13, the violence spread…
9/13/12 – Sana’a, Yemen
9/14/12 – Chennai, India
9/14/12 – Tunis, Tunisia
“Further protests were held at U.S. diplomatic missions and other locations in the days following the initial attacks. Related protests resulted in the death of one person in Tripoli, Lebanon.”