Islamists Ransack U.S. Embassy, Throw A Pool Party
September 1, 2014 10:19am PST
The U.S. Embassy in Libya had been unoccupied since July 26, when U.S. diplomats evacuated to neighboring Tunisia under military escort. But that all changed, when a group of Islamists made the bold move to ransack the building, and even threw themselves a terrorist pool party. This news comes as the two-year anniversary of the tragedy in Benghazi nears.
An inside look at the U.S. Embassy compound in Libya.
The dining room of the compound stormed by militiamen.
As reported by MailOnline:
Islamist militiamen stormed the residential annex of America’s embassy in Tripoli on Sunday then took the time to give curious journalists in the Libyan capital a tour.
The group has taken up residence in the annex just over a month after diplomats fled to Tunisia over fears of mounting violence in the North African nation in recent months.
An Associated Press journalist walked through the U.S. Embassy compound Sunday after the Dawn of Libya, an umbrella group for Islamist militias, invited onlookers inside.
Windows at the compound had been broken, but it appeared most of the equipment there remained untouched.
A commander for the Dawn of Libya group said his forces had entered and been in control of the compound since last week and are there to protect the compound from looters.
An outside shot of the U.S. Embassy.
Members of the Dawn of Libya are taking full advantage of everything the compound has to offer.
Do you believe that the militants who invaded the U.S. Embassy did so to stop looters? Or do you think they had slightly less admirable motives? Sound off in the comments section!