by Guy Farmer

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September 22, 2012
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American diplomats in a dangerous world

During my 28-year U.S. Foreign Service career I experienced sniper fire in Grenada and traveled in armored vehicles in Peru, but that's nothing compared to the daily dangers faced today by American diplomats in the volatile Middle East, and beyond.

This ominous situation became apparent to everyone a few days ago when one of our most dedicated career diplomats, U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, was murdered by bloodthirsty Islamic terrorists at the besieged American Consulate in Benghazi. Despite the Obama administration's attempts to blame widespread violence on an obscure Internet video, it's apparent that Stevens and three of his …

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