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January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.
The Kolkata incident was a spontaneous attack on an American Cultural Center not a US consulate! It was run and operated by India and did not involve American citizen deaths.
June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al-Qaida attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.
A truck with a fertilizer bomb driven by a suicide bomber was detonated outside the United States Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. Twelve people were killed and 51 injured, all Pakistanis.
October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of “Bali Bombings.” No fatalities.
No fatalities. No attempt to blame a video. Nice try but not good enough.
February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.
It was actually Karachi, not Islamabad. On February 28, 2003, gunmen killed two police officers and wounded five other officers and a civilian in front of the consulate. The attack was conducted from motorcycles, and was deliberately aimed at the paramilitary rangers who have taken over guard duties at the consulate from the Pakistani police.
May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al-Qaida terrorists storm the diplomatic compound killing 36 people including nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck bomb.
As early as February 2003, the US State Department issued travel warnings that Westerners could be targeted by terrorists. The warnings followed an explosion at a private residence where weapons, explosives, cash, and false documents were subsequently discovered. In early May 2003, the US State Department warned that terrorists were in the final stages of planning terrorist attacks in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi government also warned of this, and issued an alert for 19 men believed to be members of AL-Qaeda planning attacks.
President Bush was informed of the attacks while on a national trip, and called them "ruthless murder". Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah condemned the attacks as the work of "monsters" and vowed to destroy the terrorist group that ordered them. After the attacks, Saudi Arabia began a harsh crackdown on the insurgency, arresting more than 600 terrorist suspects and seizing bomb-making materials, bomb belts, and thousands of weapons.
On 7 June 2003, an official Saudi statement identified twelve men as the perpetrators of this attack. According to that statement, the identification was based on DNA found at the scene. The names were Al-Qaeda member Khaled Muhammad bin Al-Arawi Al-Juhani , Muhammed Othman Abdullah Al-Walidi Al-Shehri, Hani Saeed Ahmad Al Abdul-Karim Al-Ghamdi, Jubran Ali Ahmad Hakami Khabrani, Khaled bin Ibrahim Mahmoud, Mehmas bin Muhammed Mehmas Al-Hawashleh Al-Dosari, Muhammed bin Shadhaf Ali Al-Mahzoum Al-Shehri, Hazem Muhammed Saeed Kashmiri, Majed Abdullah Sa'ad bin Okail, Bandar bin Abdul-Rahman Menawer Al-Rahimi Al-Mutairi, Abdul-Karim Muhammed Jubran Yazji, and Abdullah Farres bin Jufain Al-Rahimi Al-Mutairi.
Abdul Rahman Jabarah was killed in a gunfight with Saudi security forces, believed to have been involved in the attack, as was Zubayr Al-Rimi.
Much different response than that of Benghazi.
July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.
Two Uzbek security guards were killed in both bombings. NO AMERICAN DEATHS.
December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al-Qaida terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.
Gunmen fought their way into the complex, reportedly taking 18 staff and visa applicants hostage for a short time before Saudi security forces stormed the building, killing three attackers and arresting two others.
Witnesses reported hearing two explosions, which breached the heavily-guarded compound's walls as the attack began shortly before midday local time (0900 GMT).
The blasts caused fire to break out, and clouds of thick black smoke could be seen above the consulate. Around 200 national guardsmen surrounded the building, and witnesses reported heavy exchanges of gunfire.
"We have five confirmed dead among our locally engaged staff and one of them is a contract [security] guard," the US embassy spokeswoman Carol Kalin said.
She said no Americans had been killed and a "handful of other employees" had been taken to hospital. Security sources told Reuters the dead were Arabs and Asians.
March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S. diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers.
On March 2, 2006, a suicide car bomb killed four people and injured thirty outside the Marriot Hotel in Karachi, which is about 20 yards from the consulate. Among the dead was David Foy, an American diplomat and three Pakistanis. It appears that Foy was the direct target of the bomber, who detonated his vehicle in the car park behind the consulate as Foy arrived. The bomb was reported to be the most powerful attack of its kind in Karachi, and it left a two meter crater in the car park and destroyed at least ten nearby cars.
Not the US Consulate, but in a car park behind the consulate, with a SPECIFIC target. This is an assassination.
September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four armed gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar” storm the U.S. Embassy using grenades, automatic weapons, a car bomb and a truck bomb. Four people are killed, 13 are wounded.
What BULLSHIT. 3 of the 4 killed WERE the attackers. Nice spin on the attack by the pussy liberals. Three gunmen and a Syrian security guard were killed in a foiled attack on the US embassy. Gunmen tossed grenades over the perimeter walls before opening fire with automatic weapons. A car bomb was detonated outside the embassy, although a truck bomb filled with pipe bombs and gas cylinders failed to explode. Thirteen people were wounded, including two security guards and a Chinese diplomat.
January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Members of a Greek terrorist group called the Revolutionary Struggle fire a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Embassy. No fatalities.
No fatalities. Non issue.
March 18, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen. Members of the al-Qaida-linked Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the U.S. Embassy. The shot misses the embassy, but hits nearby school killing two.
More BULLSHIT. The March 18, 2008 attack in Yemen has been disputed by Yemini Ambassador as being "a private dispute and that the school that was hit by a mortar shell was indeed the target and not the US Embassy next door. The mortar injured 13 students at the school 3 of them critically but no casualties were reported in the incident.
July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.
Really? Six killed, 3 of them ATTACKERS! The 2008 United States consulate in Istanbul attack was a result of gunfire on the consulate resulting in six casualties; of which three were the three gunmen, and three Turkish National Police officers. The attack occurred on July 9, 2008 in the morning hours, at a time when the embassy is at full function and an attack is most likely to cause more casualties. It is the responsibility of the host state to take care of security as per Article 30 of the Vienna Convention.
September 17, 2008. Sana’a, Yemen.Terrorists dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months.
Except, that there is some dispute about the first attack, as described above. And let's set the record straight on the casualties. 16 dead. ONE American, Susan el-Baneh (Yemeni-American), cousin to Jabar A Elbaneh, on the FBI Terrorist most wanted list. 6 dead were attackers. 6 dead Yemeni Security force. 6 bystanders. NO AMERICAN EMBASSY PERSONNEL KILLED.
Now, how about the US response: Foreign Minister Abou Bakr al-Qurbi said: "The attack on the U.S. Embassy was retaliation by al-Qaeda for the measures taken by the government to fight the terrorists." US Department of State spokesman Sean McCormack said that "the multi-phased attack bore all the hallmarks of al-Qaeda."
Again, MUCH DIFFERENT FROM THE BENGHAZI RESPONSE.
Warnings issued. Consulate and Embassy security doing their jobs. No attempt to cover up or downplay any terrorists intentions. No denial of support. Looks like they did things right in the Bush years. Nice try liberals.
I'm shocked! I was so sure you'd give an objective response.
WTF was I thinking?
Not this time AMac. I'm sick and tired of the Liberals giving this son of a bitch a pass on every fuckup he does. And this one is crystal fucking clear. They KNEW it was a terrorist attack, and purposly lied to cover their own incompetence. There was help available, brave men ready to answer the call, 7 of whom disobeyed direct orders and went to their aid. Now two of them are dead, as well as the Ambassador, and another employee, and this fucking administration tried to downplay, hide, and otherwise cover up every fucking aspect. I don't give a shit what Bush knew or didn't know about WMD's, or 9-11. He owned up to every fucking thing he did, unlike this fuck.
Peddle your Bush Bashing to someone else. It doesn't fly in this scandal. It doesn't fly in this level of incompetence, both Obama's and that stupid bitch Hillary.
That many hemroids has to hurt.