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All across the world.
American diplomats and civilians worked tirelessly.
To advance the interests and values of our nation.
There -- -- that families.
A -- great danger.
Yesterday at four of these extraordinary Americans were killed in an attack on our diplomatic post in bank Gaza.
Among those killed was our ambassador Chris Stevens as well as.
Foreign service officers Sean Smith.
We are still notifying families.
The others who were killed.
And today the American people stand united and holding the families of the four Americans and our thoughts and our prayers.
The United States condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack.
Working with the government of Libya to secure our diplomats.
-- also directed my administration to increase our security at diplomatic posts around the world.
And make no mistake we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers.
Since our -- The United States has been a nation -- respects all faiths.
All efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.
But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence.
The world must stand together unequivocally reject these -- -- Already many Libyans have joined us in doing so in this attack will not break the bonds between the United States and Libya.
Libyan security personnel fought back against the attackers alongside Americans.
Libyans help some our diplomats find safety and they carried ambassador Stevens -- bodies to the hospital where.
We tragic we learn that he would dot.
It's especially tragic but Chris Stevens died in the Gaza because it is a city that he helped to say.
At the height the Libyan revolution.
Chris let our diplomatic post in the Gaza.
Characteristic skill courage and resolve.
He built partnerships we have Libyan revolutionaries and help them as they plan to build a new Libya.
-- the Gaddafi regime came to a man.
Chris was there to serve as our ambassador to the new Libya worked tirelessly to support this young democracy and it.
Both Secretary Clinton and I -- deeply on his knowledge.
The situation on the ground there.
A role model to all who worked with and young diplomats.
Who aspire to walk in his footsteps.
Along with his colleagues.
Chris died in the country -- still striving to emerge from recent experience of war.
Today the loss of these four Americans -- -- by our memories of them went wrong.
I have no doubt that the legacy will evolved through the work that they did far from our shores and in the hearts of those who love them.
-- just there was already a painful day for our nation as we mark the solemn memories of 9/11 attacks.
We warned with the families who were lost on that day.
I visit the graves of troops who made the ultimate sacrifice in.
Iraq and Afghanistan.
And had captured -- say thank you.
There's some are wounded warriors at Walter -- That last night we learned -- -- of this attack in the Gaza.
Let -- never ever.
Forget that our freedom is only sustained because our people were willing to fight for.
To stand up for in some cases lay down their lives for.
What country is only as strong as the character of our people and the service of those both civilian and military.
Who represent us around the globe.
No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve this great nation.
Alter that character.
Or clips light of the values we stand for.
Today we mourn for more Americans who represent the very best of the United States of America.
We will not waiver in our commitment to see the justice is done for this terrible act and make no mistake.
Justice will be done.
We also know that the lives these Americans let stand in stark contrast.
To those of their attackers.
These four American stood up for freedom.
And human dignity.
This should give every American great pride in the country but they served.
In the hope that our flag represents to people around the globe who also -- -- live in freedom and with dignity.
We grieve with -- fairways.
Let us carry on -- memory.
And let us continue their work of seeking a stronger America and a better world for all of our children.
-- got blessed memory of those we lost and may god bless the United States.
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