Russia on Benghazi: This Is Why We Opposed Involvement

Protests Continue as World Reacts to Attack

The attack on the Benghazi Consulate and the death of the US Ambassador to Libya has elicited a flurry of responses from around the globe, and while most of the world is issuing the typical “shock and condolences” statement, Russia, who led the opposition to NATO intervention, is also feeling a bit vindicated.

So while Russia’s official statement was also a condemnation, a number of other Russian officials and analysts chimed in with addendums, calling this the inevitable consequence of imposing regime change.

“You are the Soviet Union now, guys, and you pay the price,” said Yevgeny Satanovsky, President of the Moscow Institute of the Middle East. MP Aleksei Pushkov, the head of the Duma’s Foreign Affairs Committee noted “Obama and Clinton are in shock? What did they expect – Democracy?”

The attack came as protests are taking place against US embassies and consulates worldwide, and while there is some reason to think that this attack may be entirely unrelated, the US is ratcheting up security and the protests show no sign of slowing down.

Author: Jason Ditz

Jason Ditz is senior editor of