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“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#789486 Oct 31, 2012
Benghazi was staffed by CIA operatives whose job may have been not just to secure and destroy dangerous weapons (like RPGs and SAMs) looted from former Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi’s stockpiles during and after the 2011 revolution, but also perhaps to facilitate their onward shipment to the Al-Qaeda- and Muslim Brotherhood-dominated Syrian opposition.
Obama signed an intelligence finding sometime in early 2012 that authorized U.S. support for the Syrian rebels and by mid-June 2012, CIA operatives reportedly were on the Turkish-Syrian border helping to steer weapons deliveries to selected Syrian rebel groups. According to an Oct. 14, 2012 New York Times article, most of those arms were going to “hard-line Islamic jihadists.”
One of those jihadis was Abdelhakim Belhadj, former leader of the Al-Qa’eda-linked Libyan Islamic Fighting Group Abdelhakim Belhadj (LIFG) and head of the Tripoli Military Council after Qaddafi’s ouster. During the 2011 revolt in Libya, Belhadj was a key contact of the U.S. liaison to the Libyan opposition, Christopher Stevens.
In November 2011, Belhadj met with Syrian Free Army (SFA) leaders in Istanbul, Turkey, as well as on the Turkish-Syrian border. Further, Belhadj’s contact with the SFA comes in the context of official policy adopted by the post-Qaddafi Libyan “government,” which sent a delegation to Turkey to offer arms and possibly fighters to the Turkish-backed Syrian rebels.
The multilateral U.S.-Libya-Turkey agreement to get weapons into the hands of Syrian rebels – which were known to be dominated by Al-Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood elements -- by working with and through Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist figures like Belhadj, was confirmed by the appearance of a Libyan-flagged vessel, Al-Entisar, which docked at the Turkish port of Iskanderun on September 6, 2012.
Suspected of carrying weapons bound for the Syrian rebels, the ship’s cargo reportedly included Russian-designed, shoulder-launched missiles known as MANPADS, RPGs and surface-to-air missiles—all of them just the sort of weapons available in Libya.
U.S. Ambassador Chris StevensStevens’ last meeting in Benghazi the night he was killed was with the Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin, who is variously reported to have been there to discuss a weapons transfer or a warning about the possible compromise of the Libyan weapons pipeline to Syria. Whatever the topic of Ambassador Stevens’ discussion with Akin, he clearly and knowingly put himself in harm’s way to be there, in Benghazi, on the night of September 11.
The urgency that compelled Stevens to Benghazi that night seems especially difficult to understand given what was known to him as well as to senior levels of the Obama administration about the extremely dangerous situation in post-Qaddafi Libya.
It is all the more baffling then that, in view of the obvious priority that the U.S. government had placed on its Libya-to-Syria weapons pipeline operation, such a systematic effort in the weeks leading up to the September 11 attack was dedicated to stripping the Benghazi base of the security protection it so desperately needed in a deteriorating Libyan security environment and despite the repeated pleas of Ambassador Stevens and others in both Tripoli and Benghazi for more security.
From at least February, 2012 onward, the Regional Security Officer (RSO) at the U.S. Tripoli Embassy, Eric Nordstrom, had urged that U.S. security measures in Libya be expanded, citing dozens of security incidents by “Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, including Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)…”
In August 2012, Stevens reported that the security situation in Benghazi was deteriorating, yet in spite of this, the 16-man Site Security Team assigned to Libya, comprised of Special Forces led by SF LTC Andy Wood, was ordered out of Libya, contrary to the Ambassador’s stated desire that they stay.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#789487 Oct 31, 2012
Note that, at any time, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could have ordered the deployment to Benghazi of additional security experts from the Department of Security (DoS) Bureau of Diplomatic Security (or Diplomatic Security Service—DSS), but apparently chose not to do so.
Instead, DoS hired a British firm, Blue Mountain, to manage its security in Benghazi, and Blue Mountain subcontracted the job to a local jihadist militia called the February 17 Martyrs Brigade who have known Muslim Brotherhood ties.
Furthermore, Nordstrom testified at the October 11, 2012 Congressional hearings that “in deference to sensitivity to Libyan practice, the guards at Benghazi were unarmed"-- an inexplicable practice for a place as dangerous as Benghazi.
Then, in what may have been the attack “green light,” on September 10, 2012, AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called on Libyans to avenge the death of his Libyan number two, Abu Yahya al-Libi, who had been killed in a June, 2012 drone strike in Pakistan. The timing suggests that al-Zawahiri may have given the attack go-ahead after receiving word that Stevens had arrived in Benghazi that day—further suggesting that perhaps AQ knew of Stevens’ travel plans.

Once the attack unfolded at the Benghazi base, it quickly became apparent that the minimal number of U.S. and local security staff was completely unequal to the scores of heavily armed jihadist attackers swarming the compound. And yet, despite a live-streaming video from an overhead drone, plus cables and cell phone calls that, altogether, must have been received by hundreds of administration diplomatic, intelligence and military officials (including the U.S. President, Vice President, Secretaries of Defense and State, and Directors of National Intelligence and CIA), military support from regional bases was denied repeatedly to the besieged Benghazi defenders.
Worse yet, former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods, Tyrone Woodswho was providing security for CIA operatives at the Benghazi annex facility, and Glen Dougherty, who had arrived on a rescue flight dispatched by the CIA Chief of Station in Tripoli, repeatedly were denied permission by their CIA chain of command on the ground to go to the aid of Ambassador Stevens and the others.
Eventually, they went anyway, and succeeded in saving many lives because of their moral and physical courage. Again, Dougherty and Woods requested military backup, at least to silence the mortar fire that they had been able to identify by laser painting it. They fought on alone for hours, but when no help came, that mortar barrage eventually took both their lives and seriously injured others.

Ty Woods:“Where’s the fuck is the Spectre?”
Razors Edge

Oak Lawn, IL

#789488 Oct 31, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
btw i forwarded your child molestation posts to palos heights police department just for fun.
cant use my post dem got your ass..anyway do not even live in Il..LOL..
man up dem that original post by me kicked ur ass!!

“Barbie Doll Queen”

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#789489 Oct 31, 2012
Waxman wrote:
<quoted text>
Be sure to come back here on Noveber 7th to celebrate, OK?
It will be bitter sweet to see our President getting re-elected and I see you are from Windsor CT where I was born and where I am from? I have many Uncles and Aunts living back home

“Bill Clinton could have ”

Since: May 10

Prevented this

#789491 Oct 31, 2012
Mrs-Jessica-D wrote:
<quoted text>Something we can all agree on down with Romney I don't know about you but I am all fired up for this election
So are the looters. But don't worry when O'bama goes to Chicago to accept his lose. You too will have looters.
carol

Orlando, FL

#789493 Oct 31, 2012
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Your thinking is impaired babe__how far do you wish to go back??? ABSCAM far enough?
Guess my memory got blocked when every Democrat on the planet came out of the woodwork to defend Bill Clinton lying under oath and having kinky sex in the Oval Office.

And then they gave little Charlie Rangle a slight tap on the wrist. And then they coughed under their breath when Geitner was caught not paying his taxes. And not nary a word of condemnation about John Edwards' "indiscretions".

But it started with the vehement defending of Clinton's "personal sex life", I'm pretty sure.

Difficult to go back much further than that.

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#789494 Oct 31, 2012
dem wrote:
<quoted text>
Which war?
... talking to yourself, and laughing at your own jokes.

You need a professional with a couch in their office, and thorozine in the medicine cabinet.
:-D
dem

Chicago, IL

#789495 Oct 31, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Sure we can discuss the hurricane. O'bama supporters are ripping up the area that Sandy didn't. Have you seen the looting? all O'bama's peeps. They have gone wild.
you fkn maggots couldnt afford to live in a garbage can on the jersey shore.
carol

Orlando, FL

#789496 Oct 31, 2012
Mrs-Jessica-D wrote:
<quoted text>Something we can all agree on down with Romney I don't know about you but I am all fired up for this election
Have a fire extinguisher handy on November 6...just in case.
Realtime

Deltona, FL

#789498 Oct 31, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree. People were buying homes they knew they couldn't afford that were grossly overpriced and happily signed on the dotted line when banks offered them a deal they couldn't refuse - until three or four years later when their mortgage payment doubled.
Unbelievably stupid.
Which is why we kept renting after selling our home until sanity returned to the housing market.
Thing is, we started liking not having to worry about repairs and appliances breaking down and yard work. We're still happy renters.
But, like you, I blame people who couldn't even figure out what they could and could not afford.
It certainly wasn't Bush's fault any way you look at it.
It began on Bush's watch due to the unforeseen corporate greed inspired by the American Dream (down payment)Act of 2003.

The damage was nearly done by the time Da Bammy took office and included far more than knuckleheads buying more home than they could afford.

This has all been explained to you at least a hundred times Carol and in terms (minute detail) that a freakin moron would finally understand__but clueless Carol is still lost on the subject. Pitiful!
dem

Chicago, IL

#789499 Oct 31, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
<quoted text>
cant use my post dem got your ass..anyway do not even live in Il..LOL..
man up dem that original post by me kicked ur ass!!
you think this is truly anonymous, little tea bag retard?
topix gives up you child molesters ip addresses everyday to the cops.

hows your mommy?

“I'm here with bells on.”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#789501 Oct 31, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>Sure we can discuss the hurricane. O'bama supporters are ripping up the area that Sandy didn't. Have you seen the looting? all O'bama's peeps. They have gone wild.
He must have - it took 5 cops to escort him off the property.

Pictures really ARE worth a thousand words.
dem

Chicago, IL

#789502 Oct 31, 2012
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
... talking to yourself, and laughing at your own jokes.
You need a professional with a couch in their office, and thorozine in the medicine cabinet.
:-D
you're so fkn retarded youre probably trolling yourself for attention.
TSM

El Paso, TX

#789503 Oct 31, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Benghazi is so 'two weeks ago'....
Moving on...
I understand Liberals/Democrats wanting to move on!! We will in about a Week!! The 45th President of the United States… President Romney!!

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#789504 Oct 31, 2012
It is all the more baffling then that, in view of the obvious priority that the U.S. government had placed on its Libya-to-Syria weapons pipeline operation, such a systematic effort in the weeks leading up to the September 11 attack was dedicated to stripping the Benghazi base of the security protection it so desperately needed in a deteriorating Libyan security environment and despite the repeated pleas of Ambassador Stevens and others in both Tripoli and Benghazi for more security.
From at least February, 2012 onward, the Regional Security Officer (RSO) at the U.S. Tripoli Embassy, Eric Nordstrom, had urged that U.S. security measures in Libya be expanded, citing dozens of security incidents by “Al-Qaeda-affiliated groups, including Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM)…”
In August 2012, Stevens reported that the security situation in Benghazi was deteriorating, yet in spite of this, the 16-man Site Security Team assigned to Libya, comprised of Special Forces led by SF LTC Andy Wood, was ordered out of Libya, contrary to the Ambassador’s stated desire that they stay.
Note that, at any time, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton could have ordered the deployment to Benghazi of additional security experts from the Department of Security (DoS) Bureau of Diplomatic Security (or Diplomatic Security Service—DSS), but apparently chose not to do so.
Instead, DoS hired a British firm, Blue Mountain, to manage its security in Benghazi, and Blue Mountain subcontracted the job to a local jihadist militia called the February 17 Martyrs Brigade who have known Muslim Brotherhood ties.
Furthermore, Nordstrom testified at the October 11, 2012 Congressional hearings that “in deference to sensitivity to Libyan practice, the guards at Benghazi were unarmed"-- an inexplicable practice for a place as dangerous as Benghazi.
Then, in what may have been the attack “green light,” on September 10, 2012, AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called on Libyans to avenge the death of his Libyan number two, Abu Yahya al-Libi, who had been killed in a June, 2012 drone strike in Pakistan. The timing suggests that al-Zawahiri may have given the attack go-ahead after receiving word that Stevens had arrived in Benghazi that day—further suggesting that perhaps AQ knew of Stevens’ travel plans.

Who in the White House is fedding information to Al Qaeda?

Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#789506 Oct 31, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
<quoted text>
Romney and Murdoch have something in common.
China thanks them, and, the Bush tax cuts.
"sonic"
Quit being a phoney. The tax cuts are president nobama's, he pushed for the extension.
Peace
KMA
carol

Orlando, FL

#789508 Oct 31, 2012
Is Russia America's friend or foe?

"The 'sleeping bear' has been pretty restless lately: it has vetoed U.N. Security Council resolutions on Syria and blocked U.S.-led diplomatic efforts to end the civil war there; it has refused to pressure Tehran, even though it helped build Iran's nuclear enrichment program; and relentless push-back by Russian President Vladimir Putin against basing a missile defense shield in Poland and the Czech Republic – both former Soviet satellite states – has left those two NATO members exposed and nervous."

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/10/31...

Sure hope Obama reads this.

Unless he doesn't get the chance to become "more flexible", I mean.
dem

Chicago, IL

#789510 Oct 31, 2012
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>So are the looters. But don't worry when O'bama goes to Chicago to accept his lose. You too will have looters.
that brick in your head wont allow you to ever spell
loose
lose
or loss correctly in a sentence, no matter which character youre posting under..

LOL!
dem

Chicago, IL

#789511 Oct 31, 2012
carol wrote:
<quoted text>
Have a fire extinguisher handy on November 6...just in case.
many of you racist scums are using that same line.
another email from a friend, frau?

“Constitutionalis t”

Since: Dec 10

Spring, TX

#789512 Oct 31, 2012
Sister Kathryn Lust wrote:
<quoted text>Benghazi is so 'two weeks ago'....
Moving on...
On September 10, 2012, AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called on Libyans to avenge the death of his Libyan number two, Abu Yahya al-Libi, who had been killed in a June, 2012 drone strike in Pakistan. The timing suggests that al-Zawahiri may have given the attack go-ahead after receiving word that Stevens had arrived in Benghazi that day—further suggesting that perhaps AQ knew of Stevens’ travel plans.

Who in the White House is giving Al Qaeda information?

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