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U.S. officials: Deadly Libya attack likely planned ("Commando-style event")
CBS News / The Associated Press ^ | September 12, 2012

Posted on 09/12/2012 1:23:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. officials believe that an attack on a U.S. Consulate in Libya resulting in the death of an American ambassador may have been planned and not solely the actions of a spontaneous mob demonstrating against an online video ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad.

"This was a coordinated attack, more of a commando-style event," House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told CBS News Capitol Hill producer Jill Jackson. "It had both coordinated fire -- direct fire and indirect fire. There appeared to be military maneuvers approaching the facility."(continued)

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; christopherstevens; congress; islam; libya; muslims; obama; osama; shadowwars; threatmatrix

1 posted on 09/12/2012 1:23:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

But by whom?

The Moslem Brotherhood in the Lincoln Bedroom.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 1:25:08 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One thing I have been attempting to understand:
Are our embassies guarded by our military?
Are they armed?
What are their Rules of Engagement?
Why were the first terrorists who broke past the fence not mowed down?


3 posted on 09/12/2012 1:26:12 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight
United States embassies are guarded by US Marines and civilian state department staff, as well as police forces of the host country outside the embassy walls, IIRC. Yes, they are armed. An armed force of 2-4,000 is going to get through that perimeter.
4 posted on 09/12/2012 1:29:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s absolutely inane to think it wasn’t a planned attack. September 11th? Of course it was planned!


5 posted on 09/12/2012 1:31:44 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Then somebody needs to get on the phone with General Martin Dempsey. Calling General Dempsey, please pick up the white courtesy phone. Those who know more about what's going on than you are calling...
6 posted on 09/12/2012 1:31:55 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are the Marines allowed to fire on violent armed mobs breaching the perimeter?


7 posted on 09/12/2012 1:35:16 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Proud2BeRight

Two Marines were among the four Americans killed. So far no word about the ROE. But there IS word that we were warned and obama ignored it...has not attended security briefings for months and no meetings with intel at all in the week leading up to this. Security was not beefed up at any of our embassies on 9/11. In Egypt, they were sent home early.


8 posted on 09/12/2012 1:37:52 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not the Iraq embassy it wont.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 1:38:55 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Proud2BeRight

Higgledy-piggledy pogroms typically don’t have RPG’s and military tactics at their disposal.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 1:41:19 PM PDT by mkboyce
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To: Proud2BeRight

Who currently sits in the White House and who is his secretary of state?


11 posted on 09/12/2012 1:43:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: JudyinCanada

Even worse, obama posted a love video to muslims on arab forums on 9/11 telling them how wonderful they are on the day we mourned our dead at THEIR hands. Words cannot express....


12 posted on 09/12/2012 1:47:51 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: Proud2BeRight; 2ndDivisionVet

As 2ndDivisionVet said. In addition Ambassadors are in command of the USMC at the embassy and set ROE. Note that this is not always in accordance with State Dept nor even National Policy, though the Ambassor might get called down or replaced.

During the early days of the Viet Nam war the early efforts of MACV-SOG chasing VC and NVA infiltrating from Laos were stymied by the US Ambassador to Laos. He refused to grant his ‘permission’ to allow SF Hatchet Forces to cross the border searching for NVA supply and command centers.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 1:52:32 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Duh !!!!! a planned 9/11 event ,,, you bet ,,, and now that the early apology came from our embassy in reference to that 17 min. anti-mohammed movie they can use that as an excuse instead of the president’s bragging of how he killed UBL .

The mob was chanting “ we are Osama’s 0bama “ .


14 posted on 09/12/2012 2:02:42 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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15 posted on 09/12/2012 2:07:56 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Republican pizza man who only votes for democrats - what's his Freeper name?)
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16 posted on 09/12/2012 2:08:04 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Republican pizza man who only votes for democrats - what's his Freeper name?)
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To: NoLibZone

Is the ambassador already dead in that photo?


17 posted on 09/12/2012 2:15:29 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Deadly Libya attack likely planned

Gee, ya think?

18 posted on 09/12/2012 2:16:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

According to one of the doctors who regularly show up on Fox, the dark marking around his mouth suggests that he has expired - because of smoke inhalation.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 2:39:26 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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