Are embassy attacks considered an act of war?

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  • 7 years ago
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    Only if it was done by a Government.

    The Egyptian and Libyan Governments did NOT attack our Embassies....so therefore, not an act of war, per se.

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    All attacks on the interests of a country can be an act of war, it's all open to interpretation (and what country your talking about) if your talking recent events and the USA no, the attack on our embassy was terrorism, not an act of war.

    Even if we prove that another county planned it it's unlikely we'd go to war over it unless we wanted to anyways.

    p.s. don't believe everything you read in the papers, the USA wants to go to war with Iran, and we my have to, it's not beneath the CIA or other groups here in the USA to kill a few Americans and blame it on our enemies to gain support for the war, happens all the time all over the world and has been going on ever since there have been countries to fight over.

  • 3 years ago

    war is political action by utilising different skill. Libyan Embassy attack is an act of war. the Embassy is US Sovereign soil an attack on an embassy is an attack on the country itself.. Obama will do not something, he's in marketing campaign mode and the re-election is extra major.

  • 7 years ago

    No, unless the nation with the embassy sponsored, funded, aided, or abetted the act. If rogue crowds did it, then you cannot declare war on rogue crowds or the nation they belong to. If it was discovered that some Libyan government official was involved, then the US would be justified in declaring war against Libya.

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Only if the attacks listed in the URLs below are considered acts of war .

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Not in this current situation, no.

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