Several Libyans Died Defending US Ambassadoron September 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm
But you wouldn’t know it by listening/watching/reading the majority of American media. Via the Washington Post:
UNITED NATIONS — Libya’s deputy U.N. ambassador on Wednesday blamed “an extremist group” for the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, whom he called “one of the greatest friends of Libya.”
Three other American diplomats and several Libyan security officers were also killed in the attack Tuesday night.
Speaking to the U.N. Security Council, Ibrahim Dabbashi reiterated his government’s vow that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.
While the right was busy squealing about Muslims and ungrateful Libyans, several of them laid their lives down to defend an American that did not share their faith. The mainstream media has not made much of their sacrifice either; only mentioning it for the most part as a throw away line as seen above. We may not know all the details but it seems clear, to me at least, that such heroism on the part of Libyans interrupts the narrative of out-of-control Muslims. Don’t expect to hear their names or see their faces. They’re only Libyans, so who cares if they died trying to protect our citizens?
There are times the media makes me physically ill.