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AP on Benghazi attack: 150 gunmen involved, arrived in Ansar al-Sharia trucks
Hot Air / The Associated Press ^ | October 27, 2012 | Allahpundit

Posted on 10/27/2012 5:59:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

The highest estimate I’d seen before this of the number of attackers was 40. Read this piece and think about not only how many people were involved but how organized and deliberate they were, particularly in setting up roadblocks before making their move. Then think about Chris Stevens and the skeleton crew of unarmed Libyan guards that State left him with trying to repel something of this magnitude. This explains why a Spectre gunship might have been needed: There were a lot of jihadis swarming the consulate that night.

The AP spoke to five Libyan witnesses. No one saw any protest about the movie before the attack, but one of them did see Ansar al-Sharia using the movie as a bit of attack theater...

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghaziwitnesses; hillary; libya; obama; waronterror
Drip, drip, drip...
1 posted on 10/27/2012 6:00:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Unexpected!


2 posted on 10/27/2012 6:06:49 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
CBS reported on Sept. 13th that it was Ansar al Sharia and that they are an offshoot of al Qaeda.

Al Qaeda offshoot a prime suspect in Libya attack Sept. 13, 2012

(CBS News) A radical Islamic group called Ansar al Sharia is, according to U.S. officials, the leading suspect in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans. The name means "Supporters of Islamic law" and U.S. officials describe it as an offshoot of al Qaeda.

0coward is still investigating.

3 posted on 10/27/2012 6:06:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I notice no one has written on a part of the original Fox News article that got missed by apparently everyone.

There were 3 terrorist caught by those in the CIA compound. They were ordered to turn them over to Libyan authorities and have now disappeared.

I have not seen anything on this since.

4 posted on 10/27/2012 6:26:02 PM PDT by Snuph ("give me Liberty...")
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To: Snuph

Exactly. Where’d that story go? I saw one of the caught terrorists was killed somehow after he was taken into custody. How?

150. Higher numbers fits the Administration “was too dangerous to send military” bs.

Early reports all said 40-50 insurgents.

Pretty sure 100 highly trained US troops could have obliterated a bunch of monkey bar climbing sand jockeys.


5 posted on 10/27/2012 6:32:23 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How many walked away?


6 posted on 10/27/2012 6:37:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
All this is very interesting but these details pale beside the fact that the White House - Obama Biden Hillary and Panetta, left valiant Americans to die alone unaided.

I just cannot get my soul around this .... it makes hollow our ethic of "No man left behind". It brings shame on America.

It was not treason. It was murder.

7 posted on 10/27/2012 6:37:44 PM PDT by Rapscallion ( Has the House Judiciary Committee also gone AWOL?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obozo planned to use the movie “insult” to Islam to justify suppression of our !st Amendment speech rights. Guess it has, last I heard the producer of the movie is still under arrest.

FUBO!


8 posted on 10/27/2012 6:38:33 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Little S-10 Pickups ? or full blown military pickups ? or big military trucks ?


9 posted on 10/27/2012 6:48:10 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A friend of mine came up with a theory that our seals acting out of instinct and loyalty caused a plan to kidnap the Ambassador to fail. The Ambassador was to be used as a trade for the blind Sheik. A sinister plot gone awry?


10 posted on 10/27/2012 6:53:54 PM PDT by StraightDave (.)
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To: Rapscallion
I just cannot get my soul around this .... it makes hollow our ethic of "No man left behind". It brings shame on America.

It was not treason. It was murder.

For the political gain of one Barack Hussein 0bama or whatever the h@ll his name really is.

I hear you about the soul part. BH0 doesn't have one, of that I am convinced. He is NOT an American.

11 posted on 10/27/2012 6:58:27 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

AP yet! Very interesting.


12 posted on 10/27/2012 6:58:34 PM PDT by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Marine_Uncle
Thread of interest:

Fiasco,

What was really going on at the annex ... The John Batchelor Show ^ | October 27,2012 | John Batchelor

13 posted on 10/27/2012 7:00:08 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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14 posted on 10/27/2012 7:06:07 PM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Rather convenient to have the police put a bullet in his head.


15 posted on 10/27/2012 7:11:13 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: StraightDave
A friend of mine came up with a theory that our seals acting out of instinct and loyalty caused a plan to kidnap the Ambassador to fail. The Ambassador was to be used as a trade for the blind Sheik. A sinister plot gone awry?

I agree and believe there was even more involved. There has been a threat to cut further Egyptian aid. My theory is Morsi was going to "heroically" free our kidnapped Ambassador. Out of gratitude totus would arrange a humanitarian turnover of the blind Sheik.

Part of the plan was also the release of the fake movie and an attack on the first amendment. This was all preplanned to fall before the election. I can not get my mind behind all the high crimes and treason committed by this administration.
16 posted on 10/27/2012 7:16:39 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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I wonder what's going to have to happen for Americans to realize that Muslims aren't our friends and we just need to get medieval on their sorry a*ses...if an Ambassador gets killed in Benghazi, pull our people out, and then make it so there is a smoldering crater for a 1 mile radius from where he was killed.

I hate to say this, and God, I pray it doesn't happen, but I really do think now it may take some type of nuclear attack like a dirty bomb or something for people to get it and finally deal with them like the vermin they are. I hate that its the case, but thats the only thing I can think of that can still put people into a state where they realize its kill or be killed with these animals.

17 posted on 10/27/2012 7:46:53 PM PDT by SoCalTransplant (Hoping I get Romnesia, so that I can forget the the past 4 years ever happened.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe, 0bama and Panetta thought those men were attached to a wedding party (SARC)


18 posted on 10/27/2012 8:09:00 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: StraightDave

Doesn’t add up - ambassador was already gone and they murdered him, didn’t keep him alive. I guess that part might have gone awry, perhaps.

I think the simplest explanation is best — the WH or Panetta gave the stand down order to sacrifice our guys for Libyans.


19 posted on 10/27/2012 9:26:19 PM PDT by agrarianlady
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.


20 posted on 10/29/2012 5:04:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This from the AP? Will wonders never cease. The story must be pretty strong to get the administration press to write a story.

I’m glad that it’s finally getting coverage outside of Fox, talk radio, and the internet.


21 posted on 10/29/2012 5:21:25 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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