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Texas Teacher Killed in Libya Identified

Texas Teacher Killed in Libya Identified

A teacher from Texas has been shot to death while jogging in Libya's eastern city of Benghazi.

Officials say 33-year-old Ronnie Smith of Austin taught chemistry at Benghazi's International School. 

Smith was killed while jogging near the same U.S. Consulate where the ambassador and three other Americans were killed last year. 

"If you're going to be over there, you need to hunker down and be very aware of what you're doing," says terrorism expert Dr. Jeff Addicott of St. Mary's University.

"You don't put yourself out in a public setting like that because you're just asking to be killed," he says.

Smith leaves behind a wife and 2-year-old son.  He was expected to return home for Christmas next week.

"Thanks to the Obama fiasco of driving Gaddafi out of power, we now have a lawless country where all the Islamic extremists are out of jail, heavily armed and spreading throughout North Africa," says Addicott.

 

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