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How murder of U.S. ambassador to Libya plunges Obama's re-election campaign into crisis
Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/12/2012 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 09/12/2012 6:15:35 AM PDT by nhwingut

The Obama administration is engulfed in a full-blown foreign policy crisis just two months before the presidential election with the two campaigns trading angry accusations over events in Libya, Egypt and Israel.

Footage of the body of Christopher Stevens, United States ambassador to Libya, slung over the back of a protester, was reminiscent of the 1993 'Black Hawk Down' incident in Somalia in 1993 when militia fighters lynched American aircrew in the streets of Mogadishu.

President Barack Obama's staff will also be mindful that a shadow was cast over Jimmy Carter's presidency by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.

A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012issues; 911ii; bho2012; bhoforeignpolicy; carterisobama; christopherstevens; egypt; lybia; muslims; obama; obamaiscarter
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1 posted on 09/12/2012 6:15:42 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

This is the monster 0bama helped create. I hope it destroys him.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 6:17:04 AM PDT by henkster (We're the slaves of the phony leaders...)
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To: nhwingut
A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.

I remember that well, Reagan didn't have to do anything but show conviction.

The Iranians could handle a fool however they weren't prepared to confront Ronald Reagan.

3 posted on 09/12/2012 6:19:21 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: nhwingut

It’s tough to blame Bush for this one, but I’m sure Obama will give it the old college try.


4 posted on 09/12/2012 6:19:40 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: nhwingut

The American people, enough of them, saw this or enough of it to see what kind of people Obama and Hillary are.

Obama will now try to sound tough and do nothing while Hillary is sent to apologize.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 6:20:21 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: nhwingut

It certainly should. He is personally and directly responsible for the deaths. He is an embarrassment and a murderer.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 6:21:16 AM PDT by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 !)
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To: nhwingut

Here is the 12-minute trailer that is driving the muslim world (more) insane.

http://youtu.be/qmodVun16Q4


7 posted on 09/12/2012 6:21:51 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: nhwingut

Then it could be that this is the “crisis” Obama needs to cancel the elections and invoke martial law. An early “October surprise”?


8 posted on 09/12/2012 6:22:06 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: nhwingut

“The Hostage Crisis” all over again.

Welcome Back, Carter.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 6:22:45 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (John Roberts did more to endanger the lives of Americans than all 9/11 hijackers combined.)
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To: nhwingut

This is Mitt’s opportunity to take control of the election. Will he take. advantage of it?


10 posted on 09/12/2012 6:23:21 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: nhwingut
Just picked this up off Twitter:

"Excerpted from CBS News: Wanis al-Sharef, a Libyan Interior Ministry official in Benghazi, said the four Americans were killed when the angry mob, which gathered to protest a U.S.-made film that ridicules Islam’s Prophet Muhammad, fired guns and burned down the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. He said Stevens, 52, and other officials were moved to a second building, deemed safer, after the initial wave of protests at the consulate. According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack."

11 posted on 09/12/2012 6:24:11 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: henkster

Yah, wouldn’t ya just love to see 0bumer try to have a sit down with these hyenas to discuss differences... why people aren’t throwing shoes at 0bumer is beyond me...


12 posted on 09/12/2012 6:24:11 AM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: nhwingut

Hillary has gone rogue and has decided the murdering islamists actually have a pretty good point.

I can’t wait till Barry comes out of his closet and says something about this.

At least we won’t be talking about birth control for a couple of days.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 6:24:19 AM PDT by DManA
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To: dfwgator; All

Arab spring, my ass.....


14 posted on 09/12/2012 6:25:08 AM PDT by ken5050
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To: nhwingut

If this plays out badly for him in any way.... he will initiate strikes against Iran with Israel before the election. Israel has already made it known that they’re ready to go now.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 6:25:47 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: henkster

Agreed. Obama handed Libya to the muslim brotherhood, and this is how they pay him back.

Filthy muslims are killing our ambassadors, but Barry has to make time to go on the David Letterman show but cant meet with PM Netanyahu when he comes to the US. The Kenyan insults our ally in order to suck up to celebrities. Barry is a pathetic excuse for a “leader.”


16 posted on 09/12/2012 6:26:48 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: nhwingut

NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN POLICY MEGA FAILURE.... yes Mr. Obama, you built that.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 6:28:13 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: nhwingut

fubo and hillary have just accomplished the impossible...

there was no way i was going to vote for the socialist lite mcromney....

until now...

during the attempted rescue of the iran hostages, i was on an aircraft carrier in the med... we were at battle stations for over 24 hours.. we were shooting aircraft off the decks like there was no tomorrow ( this in itself was an amazing feat, considering there were no spare parts, very little fuel and ammunition, thanks carter )..

i guess i will now have to face the fact that electing a socialist is better than keeping the marxist islamist loving fubo, who is worse than carter ever could dream of being...

would chairman Issa and the pubs please just impeach this guy already?


18 posted on 09/12/2012 6:29:34 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: Travis McGee

? This like a high school mass media project.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 6:30:23 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: nhwingut

Can we say Kenyancide?


20 posted on 09/12/2012 6:32:41 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: EGPWS
The Iranians could handle a fool however they weren't prepared to confront Ronald Reagan.

Precisely!

21 posted on 09/12/2012 6:36:05 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: henkster
This is the monster 0bama helped create. I hope it destroys him.

Obama's muslim spring has sprung a little sooner than he expected.

He brought this on - I hope it totally backfires on him.

Of course, he can count on the Obama Media Group to protect him as much as possible.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 6:36:16 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: nhwingut

Obama will make a show of this, just wait. He will drone or Seal them, and we will see more pictures of him in the situation room, and videos of the kill. Get ready for the hawk Obama again.


23 posted on 09/12/2012 6:38:11 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: nhwingut

As well it should. Another failure from Øbama...
But, who’s surprised by this¿


24 posted on 09/12/2012 6:41:16 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: henkster

This is the monster 0bama helped create. I hope it destroys him.
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I do, too.....and I hope he’s condemned to hell for all eternity. But, that’s not up to me.


25 posted on 09/12/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: nhwingut

Obama, how’s that bowing and apologizing doing for ya now?


26 posted on 09/12/2012 6:41:37 AM PDT by coconut47
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To: nhwingut
Obama’s Statement on the Muslim attacks on American missions

To all my Muslim friends. Peace be unto you in the name of Mohammed, blessed be his name.

If you MUST kill Americans, please try to refrain from hacking their bodies to pieces as it makes them difficult to identify.

Thank you.

Statement from Mitt Romney

American Embassies are AMERICAN SOIL. If you attack another American Embassy, unlike in Cairo where you morons violated our territory and destroyed property and where the Marine sentries were ordered by the Muslim friendly Obama administration to STAND DOWN, our security forces will FIRE FOR EFFECT. If necessary, I will dispatch carrier based air cover and additional ground forces to protect our people and remove them from your clutches.

The Marine Hymn contains the line “…to the shores of Tripoli.” If you wish to continue your insane tribal and sectarian madness, we will be back just long enough to bring out every American citizen then leave you to your national insanity until you’re all dead.

27 posted on 09/12/2012 6:41:39 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Obama for president -- of KENYA!)
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To: nhwingut

No, it won’t. They’ll spin it to be a PC crisis. It’ll be our fault and he’ll declare a Send a $1 or Hug a Muzzie Service Day.


28 posted on 09/12/2012 6:43:36 AM PDT by bgill
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To: EGPWS
I remember that well, Reagan didn't have to do anything but show conviction.

Reagan had a lot of behind-the-scenes negotiating going on to free the hostages. After the election, the Iranians knew they would have to deal with Reagan rather than Carter.


29 posted on 09/12/2012 6:45:04 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: nhwingut
Gee, it sounds like BO is not up to the job. He had no intention of protecting this country or its citizens from the get go.

We gotta let him go.

30 posted on 09/12/2012 6:46:40 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Toespi
Obama will make a show of this, just wait. He will drone or Seal them

Drone or Seal who? This was a flash mob. There's no way he can go after Libyan citizens. And he can't put this on the government (although we all know the complicity).

This puts Obama in a bad spot. Sure, there are many things he can and should do, but he's not up to them. Especially with those he has as advisors...

31 posted on 09/12/2012 6:47:06 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: nhwingut

Not a good day for Zero. I am trying to call the White House and cannot get through after several attempts. Zero must be getting hammered and he deserves this and more. He is one POS.


32 posted on 09/12/2012 6:47:47 AM PDT by elephant
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To: Dick Bachert

They have killed our ambassador. The marines only fired warning shots as the protestors entered the embassy and took down the US flag and replaced it with theirs. Someone gave the rules of engagement that had to be followed.


33 posted on 09/12/2012 6:52:46 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: nhwingut

The Cletus Solution:

Dear Libya:

You have 7 days to find the perpetrators of this act of war and present them to the US Marines. They will then be transported to the US and be tried as war criminals. If these criminals are not presented in 7 days, Ben-ghazi will be subject ot wholesale destruction with no discrimmination for man, woman or child.

If that does not bring about the perpetrators for trial, Tripoli will be likewise levelled.

Warmest Regards
Cletus

What the hell, it worked against the Japs!


34 posted on 09/12/2012 7:04:24 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: InterceptPoint

“Members of the Libyan security staff pointed out to the protestors the building in which the ambassador and staff had taken refuge...”...

This just gets worse and worse.

Thanks for posting this information.


35 posted on 09/12/2012 7:05:19 AM PDT by livius
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To: nhwingut

“But.....but.....I killed Bin Laden.”


36 posted on 09/12/2012 7:06:07 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Travis McGee

bfl


37 posted on 09/12/2012 7:06:58 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: nhwingut

Here are the nuts at Kos flailing about that range from nearly responsible comments to the truly deranged anti-1st Amendment ones.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/12/1130680/-U-S-Ambassador-to-Libya-killed-Romney-and-GOP-play-politics#comments


38 posted on 09/12/2012 7:09:51 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: GeronL

Just saw her speaking- Buckwheat is, as usual, out shooting hoops or playing golf........


39 posted on 09/12/2012 7:12:07 AM PDT by matthew fuller (Obama- If you get re-elected, who are you gonna blame for the mess you will inherit?)
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To: dfwgator
This is Mitt’s opportunity to take control of the election. Will he take. advantage of it?

If he doesn't, he has no intention of becoming President...

40 posted on 09/12/2012 7:12:47 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
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To: nhwingut

This was not only a murder of our ambassador, this was a terrorist ATTACK on our country!

There should be an immediate military response!


41 posted on 09/12/2012 7:12:48 AM PDT by servantboy777
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To: Iscool

We’ll know very soon if it’s true.


42 posted on 09/12/2012 7:13:26 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

Will Mitt take advantage of this opportunity? No, he will say Zero is a nice guy but is in over his head again.


43 posted on 09/12/2012 7:15:13 AM PDT by CapnJack
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To: Travis McGee

Looks like a high school play.


44 posted on 09/12/2012 7:16:23 AM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: henkster

Yes, he built that.


45 posted on 09/12/2012 7:18:04 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: henkster
Photobucket
46 posted on 09/12/2012 7:18:48 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: nhwingut

They will use this as an excuse to ratchet the Nazi TSA goons at airports,
train stations, etc.
More SEIU employees.


47 posted on 09/12/2012 7:20:04 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: henkster
For all those who criticize this movie trailer please explain to me how you protested Monty Python's Life of Bryan? This trailer looks to me EXACTLY how a Monty Python movie looks like.
48 posted on 09/12/2012 7:21:33 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: dfwgator
Take a good look at the slain ambassador, people. His name was J.C. Stevens and he was just appointed to the position in June, replacing a senior foreign service officer who was packed off to Ghana.

Like Brian Terry, Stevens, two U.S. Marines and a junior foreign service officer slain with him, were all just expendable pawns in a giant Obama game to downsize America's influence in the world.

49 posted on 09/12/2012 7:21:33 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nhwingut

Well Obama has topped Carter turning 2 countries over to the Wacko muslims


50 posted on 09/12/2012 7:21:49 AM PDT by uncbob
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