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2012 Benghazi Attack Barack Obama

Stevens Becomes Libya Ambassador

22 May, 2012

President Obama appoints Christopher Stevens as ambassador to Libya. 1

An Islamist attack on the Red Cross office in Benghazi 2 is followed by a Facebook post that warns “now we are preparing a message for the Americans.” Another Facebook posting a month later highlights Stevens’ daily runs in Tripoli in an apparent threat.

  1. State Department – Christopher Stevens Biography
  2. Reuters – Rocket damages Red Cross office in Libya’s Benghazi