A team of about 50 Marines has been dispatched to the Libyan city of Benghazi to secure the U.S. Consulate after attacks Tuesday left four Americans dead including the U.S. ambassador. The move follows President Obamas order for "all necessary resources" to be provided to Libya to support the security of U.S. personnel in the country. U.S. posts are on alert amid protests, in Libya and Egypt, over a film that ridiculed Muhammad.
Meanwhile….Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell condemned the attack on the U.S. Embassy in a speech on the Senate floor.
And secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the attacks will not disrupt the friendship between America and Libya…..
The man who made the film that offended Islam and triggered the violence in Libya Egypt has gone into hiding. Speaking by phone from an undisclosed location, a man calling himself Sam Bacile remained defiant calling Islam a cancer and that he intended his film to be a political statement to condemn the religion. Bacile is a California real estate developer who identifies himself as an Israeli Jew who believes his movie will help his native land by exposing Islam's flaws to the world.
The U.N. atomic agency has received new intelligence over the past month that Iran has moved further toward the ability to build a nuclear weapon. Iran has consistently denied any interest in nuclear weapons and calls US and Israeli intelligence…fabricated. At the same time, for over five years, Iran has blunted all efforts by the International Atomic Energy Agency to investigate them.
Given the astounding hype created by the unveiling of the iPhone 5 and….with the super pace of tech development, can anyone predict the next three to five years? Facebook Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took a crack at it…
While Iranian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani was recently freed from jail, his lawyer, Mohammad Ali Dad-khah, continues to face the threat of a nine-year prison sentence for his involvement in human rights cases. The American Center for Law and Justice which has closely followed the whole case says that now is the time for the international community to turn its focus to Dad-khah. There are many human rights lawyers who face imprisonment in Iran. The ACLJ says Nadarkhani's release can serve as an example of why it is important to hold Iran accountable for its religious freedom indiscretions; because then more religious prisoners, like Nadarkhani, may be released.
In a startling admission, Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams says that he could have done more to stop the division that formed in the global body over the issue of homosexuality. He then suggested that leading the church might be too much for one person to handle. They he criticized British Prime Minister David Cameron, whose push to legalize gay marriage in the country by 2015 has forced the church to stand up in defense of traditional marriage, but not without facing accusations of homophobia. The Archbishop of Canterbury highlighted though…. that the church was wrong in the past to stand aside and not fight for the civil rights of gays and lesbians.
IN HEALTH NEWS…
Ever wonder why some people can eat anything and never gain weight, while others gain ten pounds just looking at a rich dessert? Scientists have wondered too. New research finds it could have something to do with bacteria in the body.
Sixteen-year-old Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas plans to write a memoir to be published by Christmas. The title: "Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith. It's about overcoming struggles with faith and her dreams about writing it started long before her dreams of becoming a gold medalist. Douglas made history in London at the 2012 Summer Olympics when she became the first African-American to win the gold medal in the all-round individual gymnastics competition.