Former U.S. Ambassador Talks Libya Attack

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A St. Louis woman who’s been a U.S. Ambassador says the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Libya and the U.S. Embassy in Egypt raise questions about security provided by the host countries.

Ann Wagner, republican candidate for congress in the second district, was U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg from 2005 until 2009.

She says the Libyan and Egyptian governments are the ones responsible for protecting the outside of the u-s facilities. “The perimeter and the boundary and the safety and security of that sovereign U.S. territory is absolutely the duty of the national government,” she said. “So I think the question that the U.S. government should be asking is why Egypt and why Libya could not defend that border and what happened and really try to get to the bottom of it.”

Libya’s deputy U.N. Ambassador says ten Libyan security guards were killed trying to defend the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

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