Fox News chief White House correspondent Ed Henry is reporting Friday night that four American service members are being held by the Libyan government. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki has confirmed the news.

CNN reports that the four were in Libya “augmenting security at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli.”

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Update:

Al Jazeera Live is reporting that all four have been released.

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Update:

Twitchy will update this post as details emerge.

Tags: Libya
  • Richard J Sunkle

    This administration is a rolling disaster.

    • clevonlittle

      I just hope that we get them back intact………folks on the line aren’t the reason why .

  • tartarus12

    When Barry gets back from vacation I trust he will blame a youtube film.

    • Andy from Beaverton

      Or just blame the TeaParty and Republicans.

    • clevonlittle

      any chance that he might be encouraged to stay ? Nice grass in Hawaii I hear…….some even on the golf courses .

    • gracepmc

      Sunday Talk Show Susan’s staff scouring YT. NSA assists.

  • QUINTIX256

    Wish we had truly wise people in the white house at the helm of this nonsense, but that cannot happen for another few years.
    Let’s pray this does not become a Benghazi part two and God guides the fickle opportunist hearts to not use this as another opportunity to show off how “really good at killing people” the POTUS is.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    “…[F]our military service members detained and in Libya custody were in the country ‘augmenting’ security at the embassy.”

    On a mission to find the killers of the four on 9/11/12 (and to deal with them “extra-judicially,” shall we say)— let’s hope. And let’s hope that the mission was not betrayed by anyone in Libya “on our side” (yeah, right) or by anyone in State.

    • Republicanvet

      Considering what Preezy Bobo and Hillary were doing there, it’s tough to know who our side is? or at least on the side of Bobo and Hillary at that time.

  • Republicanvet

    The media reported before the latest royal vacay that Omugabe was hoping for a quiet vacay.

    Preezy Bobo: “Uh, guys, I just want to eat my waffle here?”

  • DeadlockVictim

    Why we continue dealing with any of these sand demons, I have no idea.

  • Red Fred

    The success rate of getting back our citizens from other countries does not inspire my confidence. This is not good.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      We should definitely send Dennis Rodman.

      • Paul

        I love you for that haha, but we should be sending an HRT team. This is crap. We owe Libya notafucking thing. In by force, extract our guys, out by force. No apologies…

  • Michelle ✓classified

    Someone please be a dear and grab The One a newspaper so he can hear about this.

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Hawaii is usually a few days behind the curve if it reports the news at all. He wont hear about it until he gets back to DC.

  • Republicanvet

    Anyone know if searches on Youtube have spiked?

  • xbox361

    Sorry, reports won’t get to Hawaii over in Asia for some time.
    Sure it will blow over before his next press conference.

  • jd

    Since this is most likely another “false controversy”…state dept. quickly getting talking points and Susan Rice ready for Sunday morning…

  • sprdthewrd

    If we are really quiet Obozo may never know !!!

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Prayers going out to these four. Obama and Kerry wont lift a finger to help them. Never mind that arresting embassy personnel is a major breach of diplomacy.

    Benghazi established a new norm. We leave Americans behind to twist in the wind now.

  • HARP2

    Call Hillary..She’ll know what to do.

    • Michelle ✓classified

      I think they have to wait until 3:00 a.m. EST.

      • Republicanvet

        Nobody wants to risk her seeing sunlight huh?

        • Michelle ✓classified

          That made me chuckle. I think the 3:00 a.m. call time is because she once said she’s qualified to take that call because she used to live in the White House or some nonsense like that.

  • ICOYAR

    Just glass Libya.

    Most of our problems would disappear in an instant.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Those Soldiers were being held by the Libyan Government for one of three reasons: 1)They’re American;
    2)They’re Christians in a predominantly Islamic Country; and/or,
    3) The post-Qaddafi Government just wants to stir up trouble.
    Those are the only “logical” (yeah, right!) reasons I can think of…
    Jawamax 8<{D}

  • TocksNedlog

    Pfft. BIG deal! It’s not like there’s any reason to inform the president or anything.

    Let him know when they’re dead, so he can care even less.

  • George Allegro

    Where new ways of doing things are prohibited, we reach a point where our current knowledge shackles us to the known ways of today.

  • Cam

    Reject the despot’s designs for desolation and tyranny: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878