United States Diplomatic Mission Of The New Transitional Government

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On September 11, 2012, radical members of the Islamic State carefully executed planned attacks on the United States Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi, Libya. They attacked the building at gunpoint at 9:40pm, however the US Ambassadors hid in a secret room and could not be found, so the attackers burst the buildings into flames at 10:30pm, killing everyone hidden inside. The attacks continued at 4am when a brutal attack using mortars launched at a CIA facility, killing two Navy SEALs. This violence was completely senseless and cannot be justified in any way. Of great concern is that this kind of violence is exhibited all over Libya, in particular those parts of the country that are not under the control of the new Transitional Government. Libyan history begins as an imperial colony, soon changed by World War II sending them into independence and then a dictatorship that left behind ideals of a militaristic government. These ideals obstructed the success of a new democracy, resulting in a horrible power dispute that causes a lot of violence accompanied by social and economical issues in Libya today. Libya started its modern history with Italian conquest and industrialization as an Italian colony, but they soon became independent after involvement in world conflict. The 1912 Treaty of Lausanne officially granted the Italian Kingdom power over Tripoli and Cyrenaica in Libya. This treaty resulted from the Italo-Turkish war fought over North Africa; this marked the beginning of…

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