Photos show it’s not Libya against the United States

Conservatives love pointing to the Clash of Civilizations theory any time there is any clash. Historical, political, economic circumstances… shmistorical, political, economic circumstances. And many have already presented the attack and tragic killing of the US ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others to a cultural war between Libyans and Americans, or Muslims and non-Muslims, as if all Libyans, Muslims, people of the Middle East, were one American-hating monolith.

Hillary Clinton explained how the attack was the act of a small group and that Libyans helped defend and rescue the Americans in the consulate.

transcript and more photos after the jump

a small and savage group, not the people or government of Libya. Everywhere Chris and his team went in Libya, in a country scared by war and tyranny, they were hailed as friends and partners. And when the attack came yesterday, Libyans stood and fought to defend our post. Some were wounded. Some Libyans carried Chris’s body to the hospital and they helped rescue and lead other Americans to safety.

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Here are some photos of Libyans expressing sorrow and grief over the attack and deaths.

Check out more photos here.

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  • http://feministing.com/members/smiles/ Smiley

    Probably true.

    The article below this one is titled ’55 ways Republicans hate women’. Ironic, no?!