U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three staffers were killed during an outbreak of violence at the American embassy complex at Benghazi Tuesday, the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The attack in Libya occurred the same day that Muslim protesters flocked to and attempted to breach the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Some have speculated that the events were connected, and Stevens's killing was coordinated.
It has been reported that the protests in Cairo and possibly Benghazi were touched off by a film released in July, directed by an Israeli-American and promoted by Florida Pastor Terry Jones that insults Islam. However, one Egyptian activist noted that it would be hard for Americans to process how attacks on the embassy on September 11, at which Al Qaeda affiliated flags were flown, would be entirely related to a film protest.
Eric Trager from The Washington Institute joined "Real News From The Blaze" Wednesday to discuss what we know about the attacks thus far, how the attacks may have been connected, and whether or not American officials could have responded better to the news. Watch a clip from Wednesday's segment below: