Like all Americans I am saddened by the lose of Amb. Stevens. The events in Cairo and Bengazi trouble me.
As the son of a career diplomat I have been witness to many troubles. My father was a career diplomat for the SD, (Read CIA, there is little distinction.)
I grew up in Turkey and visited many duty stations in the 1950's, and 60's. While I did not always travel with my father, I was the junior bartender at the meetings at our house with his deputies. The house was considered more secure because it was easier to sweep than the offices at the embassy.
I was privvy to conversations I should probably have not been. I learned alot though how our intelligence network operated.
In regards to the statement released by the Cairo Embassy two days ago, they were in total compliance with their directives.
I'm talking too much, and I have chicken to cook. JD
PS We should honor Amb. Stevens and the work he was doing. Bombing, military strikes should not be considered. Amb. Stevens should be replaced ASAP and his work continued. JD