President Barack Obama has vowed to bring to justice killers of the U.S. envoy in Libya. U.S. officials say that two warships have left the country and are heading towards the Middle East.
While standing in the White House Rose Garden, the president strongly condemned the attack in Benghazi that resulted in the deaths of a U.S. ambassador and three other diplomats. The middle-eastern violence caused by a U.S.-made anti-Islamic film soon sent its vibrations toward the presidential campaigns of both the candidates and is thought to have strong implications on the attitude of the voters towards revolutions across the Arab world.
Yesterday, presidential hopefulattacked Obama for sympathizing with the killers of U.S. citizens in a harsh exchange of words soon after the national tragedy. Obama therefore responded to Romney’s attacks, claiming that the United States aims to work with the new Libyan government to punish those responsible for the act of violence.
"And make no mistake: justice will be done," Obama said with Secretary of Stateon his side.
The president has ordered increased security for the U.S. embassies around the world while dispatching two warships to Libya as an effort to provide extra security for U.S. personnel working there.
Pentagon spokesman George Little said, “Without commenting on the specific ship movements, the United States military regularly takes precautionary steps when political contingencies might arise in a given situation. That is not only logical in certain circumstances; it’s the prudent thing to do.”
A military official said the ships that carry Tomahawk cruise missiles do not have a specific mission at the moment; however, to give the commanders some flexibility, their presence is important in case the president issues an order for begin a mission. Troop movements are top secrets that are not to be discussed with the media or anyone else; therefore the official spoke on the condition of anonymity.
The Obama administration supported the Libyan elections that took place this July and called it a major milestone towards democracy after the Gaddafi reign. President Obama said that while there are a lot of challenges ahead for the people of Libya, United States will act as a partner with the newly formed government.