President Obama appoints Christopher Stevens as ambassador to Libya. [1. State Department – Christopher Stevens Biography http://www.state.gov/outofdate/bios/193075.htm]
An Islamist attack on the Red Cross office in Benghazi [2. Reuters – Rocket damages Red Cross office in Libya’s Benghazi http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFBRE84L0NL20120522] 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.