Investigative Report – A Deadly Mix in Benghazi

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on December 28, 2013

A Deadly Mix in Benghazi By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK December 28, 2013, New York Times [snipped]

“”A fuller accounting of the attacks suggests lessons for the United States that go well beyond Libya. It shows the risks of expecting American aid in a time of desperation to buy durable loyalty, and the difficulty of discerning friends from allies of convenience in a culture shaped by decades of anti-Western sentiment. Both are challenges now hanging over the American involvement in Syria’s civil conflict. The attack also suggests that, as the threats from local militants around the region have multiplied, an intensive focus on combating Al Qaeda may distract from safeguarding American interests…”

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