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Response to Dazbog (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 7, 2019, 05:42 PM

5. Dazbog, Stevens was far from his fortresses and stayed too

long in one place. Stevens knew that Libya had over 5000 militias at the time and that he would be a prize target for most of them. Potential danger was not a new situation for him. In fact, he arrived secretly in Libya during the revolution on a freighter; no red carpet or dignitaries to greet him then. But that day he was too careless and his and his escort's luck was not with them.

You might like to read about that whole thing. He was a fine man and it's very interesting, far more than the Republicans' horror-cartoon version that an evil witch got him killed.

As for visiting foreigners, I've read that those working in out the oil sector are being evacuated, and no doubt many in the cities for business are cutting that short. Travel to Libya has been under warning of danger for years now. But please understand that if 1000 foreigners were killed it would not be a "repeat of Benghazi." Stevens was attacked because he was the U.S. ambassador and happened to be overnighting in a very indefensible location. Most visitors will be in Tripoli or other urban areas, many staying at places like the Radisson and other hotels in Tripoli, etc., that cater to foreigners and are close to air and sea ports.

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