U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens http://wfpl.org en Paul Outraged Over Ambassador Stevens Killing, Demands Sanctions http://wfpl.org/post/paul-outraged-over-ambassador-stevens-killing-demands-sanctions <p>U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is calling for sanctions against Libya in reaction to the killing of four American diplomats, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.</p><blockquote><p>From Paul's office:<br>&nbsp;<br> "I am heartbroken and outraged by the murder of four U.S. citizens, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost loved ones in this tragedy.<br> &nbsp;<br> The perpetrators of this senseless attack must be brought to justice. I, therefore, demand that until the Libyan police hand over suspects to U.S officials, any U.S. foreign aid to the government of Libya be contingent on their full support in this matter."</p></blockquote><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:49:52 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1632 at http://wfpl.org Paul Outraged Over Ambassador Stevens Killing, Demands Sanctions McConnell Condemns Killing of U.S. Diplomats in Libya http://wfpl.org/post/mcconnell-condemns-killing-us-diplomats-libya <p>Speaking on the Senate floor Wednesday, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., condemned the attacks against the U.S. Consulate in Libya that resulted in the murder of four American diplomats, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.</p><p>The consulate in Benghazi was bombarded by a group of protestors who were furious over <a href="http://youtu.be/qmodVun16Q4">an amateur film released via YouTube that mocked Muhammad,</a> Islam's founding prophet. According to reports, <span id="articleText">Stevens was leaving the building for a safer location when gunmen launched an attack.</span></p><p>From McConnell's office:</p><blockquote><p>"These attacks remind us of the sacrifices made on a daily basis by foreign service officers, diplomatic security personnel, and our Marine Security Guards.</p><p>I join my colleagues in strongly condemning the murder of these innocent Americans. And I support employing every available tool at our disposal to ensure the safety of Americans overseas and to hunt down those responsible for these attacks.</p><p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 14:40:25 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 1629 at http://wfpl.org