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Tue September 18, 2012
Idaho Senator Condemns Attacks On U.S. Embassies
Idaho Senator Mike Crapo says U-S security is being threatened by the ongoing attacks on American embassies in the Middle East and around the world.
The Republican condemned the violence during a conference call with reporters this morning. “The attacks heighten and give emphasis to the fact that the United States must continue to maintain its defense posture and its intelligence system in a way that will help us to defend our national security interests abroad.”
Crapo says he doesn’t know if all the violence was sparked by an anti-Muslim movie trailer shown on YouTube. He says it’s too early in the investigation to know if that was the case. “There have been arguments made, allegations made that this was coordinated and it was not just something that happened accidentally. And either al-Qaida or other interests could be stimulating these kinds of actions across the Middle East.”
In an NPR interview, the President of Libya says the embassy attack that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens was planned and carried out by al-Qaida.
Crapo says he hopes to learn more this week when the Obama Administration holds a briefing for Congress on the investigation.
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