Update On The Killing Of U.S. Diplomats In Benghazi And The Attack In Cairo

Update On The Killing Of U.S. Diplomats In Benghazi And The Attack In Cairo

Update on the killing of U.S. diplomats in Benghazi and the attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Diane and guests discuss security implications for the region and rising tensions between the U.S. and the Arab world.

Turmoil in the Arab world spread to Yemen today as hundreds of protesters stormed the U.S. embassy there. The action comes two days after the American ambassador was killed in Libya and crowds attacked the u-s embassy compound in Cairo. The chaos has been linked to a provocative video that maligns the prophet Mohammed. But u-s officials say attackers at the Benghazi consulate seemed organized and well trained, raising questions about whether there was some level of advance planning. And reaction to the volatile events in Egypt and Libya are spilling over into the u-s presidential race. Diane and guests discuss the turmoil in the Arab world.

Guests

Nancy Youssef

Middle East bureau chief for McClatchy Newspapers.

Robin Wright

journalist, joint fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and the Woodrow Wilson International Center, and author of "Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World."

Nadia Bilbassy

senior U.S. correspondent for MBC TV -- Middle East Broadcast Center.

Ambassador David Mack

former deputy U.S. assistant secretary of state, Near Eastern Affairs (1989-1993).

Frederic Wehrey

senior associate for the Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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