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Ambassador Stevens warned of Islamic extremism before Benghazi attack

There are 74 comments on the Washington Times story from Oct 20, 2012, titled Ambassador Stevens warned of Islamic extremism before Benghazi attack. In it, Washington Times reports that:

Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, in a diplomatic cable from Libya last June, cited the apparent rise of "Islamic extremism" and the spotting of "the Al Qaeda flag" over buildings outside the city of Benghazi, where he and three other Americans were ultimately killed in an attack on Sept.

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Since: Nov 08

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#1 Oct 20, 2012
And the USS Obama goes sinking slowly into the sunset.
xnutmegger

Phoenix, AZ

#2 Oct 20, 2012
No shytt Dick Tracy while the minions of LEFTY on this forum were part of Obama's coverup.

The ambassadors concerns were first mentioned on CNN about 4 days after his death from a CNN retrieved journal. Good for CNN.
OBAMA 2012

La Puente, CA

#3 Oct 20, 2012
Can't wait for the debates on Monday. Rmoney will be beating his war drum again and Obama will put him in his place AGAIN.
Bloodyhands

Elk Grove Village, IL

#4 Oct 20, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Can't wait for the debates on Monday. Rmoney will be beating his war drum again and Obama will put him in his place AGAIN.
Obama and Clinton have the blood of those for people right on their hands. The inaction, lies, and lack of response in some misconceived notion of 'normalizing' the embassy lead to this conspiracy. This is treasonous. They both neglected their sworn oath of office. They left those people out to dry and tried to scam their way thru this.Sure to bring Opee down and Hillary is completely done in public office.
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“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#6 Oct 20, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Can't wait for the debates on Monday. Rmoney will be beating his war drum again and Obama will put him in his place AGAIN.



Ambassador Stevens Asked for Security - OBAMA DENIED IT! Stevens DIED!




This is just another reason Obama GOT HIS TEETH KICKED IN By Mitt Romney in the Last 2 Debates.





- OUCH!-
bottlecap

Tampa, FL

#7 Oct 20, 2012
This line of inquiry that I'm concerned about and one which Obama totally ignored when asked point blank about it by a participant in the Town-Hall Debate; concerning Who in the State Department rejected requests for additional security??

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22154...

Nordstrom, the former security official in Libya, addressed the diplomatic security issue in an October 1 email to a congressional investigator.

He said his requests for more security were BLOCKED by a department policy to 'normalise operations and reduce security resources'.

In that interview, Nordstrom said he sent TWO CABLES to State Department headquarters in March 2012 and July 2012 requesting additional diplomatic security agents for Benghazi, but he received no responses.

He stated that Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary for international programs, wanted to keep the number of U.S. security personnel in Benghazi artificially low.

He said Lamb believed the Benghazi facilities did not need any diplomatic security special agents because there was a residential safe haven to fall back to in an emergency.
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Somebody MADE THE DECISION to deny additional security at Bengazi and one can be sure that BOTH H. Clinton and Obama are already WELL AWARE of the particulars.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

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#8 Oct 20, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Can't wait for the debates on Monday. Rmoney will be beating his war drum again and Obama will put him in his place AGAIN.




The illegal war in Libya

By Glenn Greenwald

Do you remember this one?

“The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation”— candidate Barack Obama, December, 2007

“No more ignoring the law when it’s inconvenient. That is not who we are.... We will again set an example for the world that the law is not subject to the whims of stubborn rulers”— candidate Barack Obama, August 1, 2007

When President Obama ordered the U.S. military to wage war in Libya without Congressional approval (even though, to use his words, it did “not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation”), the administration and its defenders claimed he had legal authority to do so for two reasons:(1) the War Powers Resolution of 1973 (WPR) authorizes the President to wage war for 60 days without Congress, and (2) the “time-limited, well defined and discrete” nature of the mission meant that it was not really a “war” under the Constitution (Deputy NSA Adviser Ben Rhodes and the Obama OLC). Those claims were specious from the start, but are unquestionably inapplicable now.

From the start, the WPR provided no such authority. Section 1541(c) explicitly states that the war-making rights conferred by the statute apply only to “a national emergency created by attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions, or its armed forces.” That’s why Yale Law Professor Bruce Ackerman — in an article in Foreign Policy entitled “Obama’s Unconstitutional War”– wrote when the war started that the “The War Powers Resolution doesn’t authorize a single day of Libyan bombing” and that “in taking the country into a war with Libya, Barack Obama’s administration is breaking new ground in its construction of an imperial presidency.”

Ackerman detailed why Obama’s sweeping claims of war powers exceeded that even of past controversial precedents, such as Clinton’s 1999 bombing of Kosovo, which at least had the excuse that Congress authorized funding for it:“but Obama can’t even take advantage of this same desperate expedient, since Congress has appropriated no funds for the Libyan war.”


Obama is Warmongering FILTH!

Obama sent Stevens to His Death along with the Navy Seal and other Diplomats.


It's time to send that Jackass back to whatever village is missing their idiot.



http://www.salon.com/2011/05/19/libya_7/

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#9 Oct 20, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Can't wait for the debates on Monday. Rmoney will be beating his war drum again and Obama will put him in his place AGAIN.




The Nation‘s John Nichols explained that Obama’s unilateral decision “was a violation of the provision in the founding document that requires the executive to attain authorization from Congress before launching military adventures abroad.”

Put simply for a Dumbass like you, as Daniel Larison concluded in an excellent analysis last week,”the war was illegal from the start.”



http://www.salon.com/2011/05/19/libya_7/
Pinot

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#10 Oct 20, 2012
bottlecap wrote:
This line of inquiry that I'm concerned about and one which Obama totally ignored when asked point blank about it by a participant in the Town-Hall Debate; concerning Who in the State Department rejected requests for additional security??
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-22154...
Nordstrom, the former security official in Libya, addressed the diplomatic security issue in an October 1 email to a congressional investigator.
He said his requests for more security were BLOCKED by a department policy to 'normalise operations and reduce security resources'.
In that interview, Nordstrom said he sent TWO CABLES to State Department headquarters in March 2012 and July 2012 requesting additional diplomatic security agents for Benghazi, but he received no responses.
He stated that Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary for international programs, wanted to keep the number of U.S. security personnel in Benghazi artificially low.
He said Lamb believed the Benghazi facilities did not need any diplomatic security special agents because there was a residential safe haven to fall back to in an emergency.
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Somebody MADE THE DECISION to deny additional security at Bengazi and one can be sure that BOTH H. Clinton and Obama are already WELL AWARE of the particulars.
Which begs the question...did the administration deliberately use "the video" to flame the fires of protest and violence in other countries to obfuscate its failure in Benghazi? Did they sacrifice the Constitutional rights of an American citizen and endanger his life to provide cover for their hideous negligence?

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#11 Oct 20, 2012
Bloodyhands wrote:
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Obama and Clinton have the blood of those for people right on their hands. The inaction, lies, and lack of response in some misconceived notion of 'normalizing' the embassy lead to this conspiracy. This is treasonous. They both neglected their sworn oath of office. They left those people out to dry and tried to scam their way thru this.Sure to bring Opee down and Hillary is completely done in public office.




Obama had up to the minute information on the atatcks that Killed Stevens. There's Actually VIDEO of if by our drones!

Obama REFUSED to send Stevens Help!
Obama went to a Fundraiser Instead!

Stevens is now Dead.




Obama is a piece of excrement and that may be an insult to shit!
bottlecap

Tampa, FL

#12 Oct 20, 2012
Bloodyhands wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama and Clinton have the blood of those for people right on their hands. The inaction, lies, and lack of response in some misconceived notion of 'normalizing' the embassy lead to this conspiracy. This is treasonous. They both neglected their sworn oath of office. They left those people out to dry and tried to scam their way thru this.Sure to bring Opee down and Hillary is completely done in public office.
This is my thinking also. However they choose to characterize the attack is secondary to their duty to provide reasonable security which the Libyian Government could not provide.

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/...

A cable signed by Stevens on the day of his murder, September 11, described a meeting with the Acting Principal Officer of the Supreme Security Council in Benghazi, commander Fawzi Younis, who “expressed growing frustration with police and security forces (who were too weak to keep the country secure)…”

Issa and Chaffetz say they’ve “been told repeatedly” that the Obama administration not only “repeatedly reject(ed) requests for increased security despite escalating violence, but it also systematically decreased existing security to dangerous and ineffective levels,” and did so “to effectuate a policy of ‘normalization’ in Libya after the conclusion of its civil war.”
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As I said already, Obama ALREADY KNOWS the particulars and who REJECTED the request for more security. It appears that he will try to KEEP that info from American citizens until after Nov. 6.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

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#13 Oct 20, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Can't wait for the debates on Monday. Rmoney will be beating his war drum again and Obama will put him in his place AGAIN.


Obama's Illegal War ends Up Killing our Ambassador Stevens


It was equally clear from the start that this Orwellian-named “kinetic humanitarian action” was, in fact, a “war” in every sense, including the Constitutional sense, but that’s especially undeniable now.

While the President, in his after-the-fact speech justifying the war, pledged that “broadening our military mission to include regime change would be a mistake,” it is now clear that is exactly what is happening.”Regime change” quickly became the explicit goal. NATO has repeatedly sought to kill Gadaffi with bombs; one attack killed his youngest son and three grandchildren and almost killed his whole family including his wife, forcing them to flee to Tunisia.

If sending your armed forces and its AC-130s and drones to another country to attack that country’s military and kill its leader isn’t a “war,” then nothing is.



http://www.salon.com/2011/05/19/libya_7/

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0311/520...









Obama is Clearly a WAR CRIMINAL.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

United States

#14 Oct 20, 2012

Stevens is DEAD because of Obama's Illegal Filthy War



Professors Ackerman and Hathaway argue today that Libya will create an all new and dangerous precedent for the imperial presidency:

Once Obama crosses the Rubicon, future presidents will simply cite Libya when they unilaterally commit America to far more ambitious NATO campaigns.

Make no mistake: Obama is breaking new ground, moving decisively beyond his predecessors. George W. Bush gained congressional approval for his wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Bill Clinton acted unilaterally when he committed American forces to NATO’s bombing campaign in Kosovo, but he persuaded Congress to approve special funding for his initiative within 60 days. And the entire operation ended on its 78th day.

In contrast, Congress has not granted special funds for Libya since the bombing began, and the campaign is likely to continue beyond the 30-day limit set for termination of all operations....

If nothing happens, history will say that the War Powers Act was condemned to a quiet death by a president who had solemnly pledged, on the campaign trail, to put an end to indiscriminate warmaking.


http://www.salon.com/2011/05/19/libya_7/
bottlecap

Tampa, FL

#15 Oct 20, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
Can't wait for the debates on Monday. Rmoney will be beating his war drum again and Obama will put him in his place AGAIN.
Candy Crowley fell on her sword for Obama in that:

1) She interjected herself into the debate
2) She let Obama have a whopping 4 EXTRA Minutes speaking time
and
3) She was constantly interrupting Romney as he was getting ready to answer Obama's assertions.

These actions are INTOLERABLE.

PS: In ALL three debates so far the dems have had more time to peddle their propaganda, hardly a coincidence.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Oct 20, 2012
OBAMA 2012 wrote:
"The most important lesson I've learned is that you can't change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside."
--Barack Obama, 2012

Set Obama free!

Let him affect change ... from the outside.
OBAMA 2012

La Puente, CA

#17 Oct 20, 2012
Wow, the reflubs have their panties in a twist...they will be even worse after the debate on Monday!
bottlecap

Tampa, FL

#18 Oct 20, 2012
Pinot wrote:
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Which begs the question...did the administration deliberately use "the video" to flame the fires of protest and violence in other countries to obfuscate its failure in Benghazi? Did they sacrifice the Constitutional rights of an American citizen and endanger his life to provide cover for their hideous negligence?
Sadly, the CORPORATE MSM makes it a priority "to provide cover for their hideous negligence."

They have already put the lid on the HORRIFIC PERSECUTION of black-Africans in Libya from the NATO installed rebels because they did not want to embarass Obama.

http://globalciviliansforpeace.com/2011/11/22...

Jesse Jackson Jr. tried to get the International Criminal Court to investigate these atrocities and the MSM crushed Jesse Jr. like a June bug being hit by a speeding Mack Truck.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#19 Oct 20, 2012
Ambassador Stevens warned of Islamic extremism before Benghazi attack

and Obama didnt have time....He must go!!!!
well

Stoney Creek, Canada

#20 Oct 20, 2012
Obama administration thought that after Bin Laden al qaeda will cease to exist. They went to sleep.

“Waytogo”

Since: Oct 09

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#21 Oct 20, 2012
Wonder when our government will get it that only way for our troops and people ever to be safe is for us to pull all troops all people out of middle east for good.....Enough is enough.....

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