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Libya rescue squad ran into fierce, accurate ambush
CNBC ^ | 9/12/12 | Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Andrew Osborn

Posted on 09/12/2012 6:42:57 PM PDT by Kartographer

A squad of U.S. troops dispatched by helicopter across the Libyan desert to rescue besieged diplomats from Benghazi on Wednesday ran into a fierce overnight ambush that left a further two Americans dead, Libyan officials told Reuters.

Accounts of the mayhem at the U.S. consulate, where the ambassador and a fourth American died after a chaotic protest over a film insulting to Islam, remain patchy. But two Libyan officials, including the commander of a security force which escorted the U.S. rescuers, said a later assault on a supposedly safe refuge for the diplomats appeared professionally executed.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 9112012embassyattack; 9112012libyaattack; libya
Inside information? OPSEC breach?
1 posted on 09/12/2012 6:43:01 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: All

time to prosecute the leaker.. oh, never mind...


2 posted on 09/12/2012 6:44:52 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Kartographer

So much for Muslim “security forces” that Obama spent our dwindling taxpayer money on during their “revolution.” Looks like the Arab Spring turned out to be a Helluva Summer in the Middle East.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 6:46:23 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Kartographer

F. U. O.


4 posted on 09/12/2012 6:48:17 PM PDT by davetex (Sick of moochers)
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To: Kartographer

Ok that makes 6 right. 4 at the embassy + 2 in the rescue team. I remember hearing bits and pieces of this. A report that 2 marines were killed. It didn’t add up until now.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 6:50:53 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Talk about echoes of Carter . . .


6 posted on 09/12/2012 6:56:29 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: newnhdad
Hmmmmmm, a typical ObamaNation story that keeps changing until they get one that the media will accept. With all the ... uh .... pro-American Libyans involved in the defense of the Consulate, the evacuation and the rescue how is it that they had no casualties?
7 posted on 09/12/2012 6:57:14 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again")
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To: Kartographer

You GOTTA be kidding me!!!This gets sadder and stupider by the hour. And Hizzoner Obama is entertaining the crowd in Las Vegas...


8 posted on 09/12/2012 6:59:53 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Kartographer

Such a sad feeling thinking about the ones who were killed and to see another day of unrest in that region. I am getting tired of our people getting killed all for a holy war that’s not going to end. Prayers for the families.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 7:02:39 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: Kartographer

AND: About 5,000 SA-12 Strella MANPADS missles are likely in the hands of AQ now.

That’s a really good anti-aircraft missile. Not 500 —5,000.


10 posted on 09/12/2012 7:03:19 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Kartographer

Reading this article and with what proceeded the rescue attempt, it sounds like we are in chaos, and that our people in the state department and the military were caught flat-footed, and are sending almost suicide squads, who are struggling in heroic desperation while vastly outnumbered and ill-equipped, and reinforced, and they are suffering battlefield defeats.

This article is devastating, what is going on over there?

Eight Americans in the rescue force, 1, possibly 2 dead, and 2 wounded?


11 posted on 09/12/2012 7:04:14 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Aug. 27, 2012-Mitt Romney said his views on abortion are more lenient than the Republican Platform)
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To: Kartographer

Leading from behind.


12 posted on 09/12/2012 7:06:01 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Kartographer

THE KILLINGS AND RIOTING IN EGYPT AND LIBYA ARE ALL PART OF OBAMA’S PLAN. ONLY THE BEGINNING. COMPLETELY ASTOUNDING THAT HE’S GETTING AWAY WITH THIS. WE ARE IN DEEP TROUBLE. OBVIOUSLY HE CANNOT FINISH WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO (HEARING THE BEAT OF AN ISLAMIC DRUMMER) UNLESS HE WINS THIS ELECTION. CAIRO IS UP IN ARMS,VIOLENT RIOTING IN THE STREETS AND IT’S 4 IN THE MORNING THERE. OBAMA CANNOT UTTER THE WORDS ISLAMIC TERRORIST AS IT’S AGAINST HIS RELIGION. I AM SO ANGRY THAT THIS COUNTRY VOTED FOR THIS MADMAN TO BE OUR PRESIDENT!!!!


13 posted on 09/12/2012 7:06:44 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Kartographer
It's a good thing I'm not president. My primary question would be. "How can we guarantee 10,000 dead Libyans by morning? More would be OK, but I'll be real upset if you can only give me 9,999 dead Libyans. What do we have in theater that can get that job done?"

The Islamic world hates us -- so why bother playing nice? Just send the message: you don't want to eff with us. We don't need boots on the ground, because we don't want to possess your land. We want to be left alone, and we will hurt you real bad if you don't leave us alone.

14 posted on 09/12/2012 7:08:01 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: Kartographer
OMG, Obama has his own “Desert One”

President Carter announces to the nation, and the world, that eight American servicemen are dead and several others are seriously injured, after a super-secret hostage rescue mission failed.

President Obama doesn't announce to the nation, and the world, that two American servicemen are dead and a dozen or more others are injured, after a super-secret besieged diplomats rescue mission failed.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/49009776

15 posted on 09/12/2012 7:08:01 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: faucetman

You just can’t make this stuff up!


16 posted on 09/12/2012 7:10:09 PM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Kartographer

Hey! Hey! Hil-la-ry! How many dead Americans will there be?

She has got to be fired. This is gross incompetence that resulted in dead Americans. The only reason the media isn’t calling for her to be fired is because they’re being paid off. No ideologue would try to make excuses for this kind of incompetence.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 7:16:18 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Not the way I read the article, but the composition is a little disjointed...

I read that Stevens and one other person (likely Smith, the IT guy) were killed at the consulate. It was later at the "safe" house, when the US Marines from Tripoli arrived to help evac the 37 other Americans, when they came under another apparently very well planned attack that killed the 2 Marines.

Last sentence of article says that estimated dozen more Americans were wounded; but it does not specify if from both attacks, the rescue attempt, or what.

18 posted on 09/12/2012 7:21:58 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: Kartographer
Carter meet Obama; Obama meet Carter.

Read the full article, Freepers - words fail and anger triumphs.

19 posted on 09/12/2012 7:24:22 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: faucetman

FUBAR


20 posted on 09/12/2012 7:29:44 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: Kartographer
Drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip, drip. This is the sound of obama’s future bleeding out. He cannot walk back the lies that he and his SoS spewed today. People are starting to realize just how inept and unprepared our government is compared to 4 years ago. They can never again say that we are safer or better off... and if they do... it will drive even more away from them.

LLS

21 posted on 09/12/2012 7:31:09 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Sounds like SEALs rather than Marines.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 7:34:35 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Kartographer
Captain Fathi al-Obeidi, whose special operations unit was ordered by Libya's authorities to meet an eight-man force at Benghazi airport, said that after his men and the U.S. squad had found the American survivors who had evacuated the blazing consulate, the ostensibly secret location in an isolated villa came under an intense and highly accurate mortar barrage.

. Secret location ? guess not.
23 posted on 09/12/2012 7:34:51 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama -> Ransom "Rance" Stoddard)
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To: ansel12
This isn't Bush's government. I miss a President that starts his day at 4AM and works until midnight or later. I miss a President that would have already prepared for this because he received several security briefings a day... or more if needed. sparky hasn't attended a Security meeting in months.

LLS

24 posted on 09/12/2012 7:35:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: ansel12
"...what is going on over there?" The more I read the article, the angrier I got.

Another question: what is going on over HERE?

25 posted on 09/12/2012 7:45:11 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: DefeatCorruption
Agree with everything you posted.

All we need now is the 12th Mahdi...

26 posted on 09/12/2012 7:47:33 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: Kartographer

27 posted on 09/12/2012 7:50:04 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Republican pizza man who only votes for democrats - what's his Freeper name?)
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To: faucetman
"President Carter announces to the nation, and the world, that eight American servicemen are dead and several others are seriously injured, after a super-secret hostage rescue mission failed."

That's just what I was telling Mr. hummingbird. It is deja vu all over again.

Will there be another NIGHTLINE-style program counting days of chaos?

28 posted on 09/12/2012 7:51:12 PM PDT by hummingbird
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To: ClearCase_guy
The Islamic world hates us -- so why bother playing nice? Just send the message: you don't want to eff with us. We don't need boots on the ground, because we don't want to possess your land. We want to be left alone, and we will hurt you real bad if you don't leave us alone.

Kindness is weakness. They would understand the above.

29 posted on 09/12/2012 7:53:44 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Correction: Kindness is viewed as weakness in the Islamic world.


30 posted on 09/12/2012 7:55:37 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Kartographer
, including the commander of a security force which escorted the U.S. rescuers,.

is that the guy who was reported taking photos an hour before the attack, according to Wired?

31 posted on 09/12/2012 7:58:52 PM PDT by LadyDoc
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Plus a dozen or more Americans ‘hurt.’ This is the first I’ve heard of additional, non-fatal, casualties.


32 posted on 09/12/2012 8:00:08 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: Kartographer
Inside information? OPSEC breach?

In a word:

Yes.

33 posted on 09/12/2012 8:09:18 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: hummingbird

Clinton too—Somalia.


34 posted on 09/12/2012 8:13:53 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: gandalftb; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Kartographer.


35 posted on 09/12/2012 8:15:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Correction: Kindness is viewed as weakness in the Islamic world.


36 posted on 09/12/2012 8:15:57 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: newnhdad

FIOA request for Obama’s email, tweets, and texts?


37 posted on 09/12/2012 8:22:30 PM PDT by norton
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To: Kartographer

You have to search for important information like this on the internet, but can’t avoid the media dump of Romney gaffe articles.


38 posted on 09/12/2012 8:31:06 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Kartographer

What a Charlie Foxtrot.


39 posted on 09/12/2012 8:35:30 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
It's a good thing I'm not president. My primary question would be. "How can we guarantee 10,000 dead Libyans by morning? More would be OK, but I'll be real upset if you can only give me 9,999 dead Libyans. What do we have in theater that can get that job done?"

The Islamic world hates us -- so why bother playing nice? Just send the message: you don't want to eff with us. We don't need boots on the ground, because we don't want to possess your land. We want to be left alone, and we will hurt you real bad if you don't leave us alone.

They aren't going to leave anyone alone.

For 1400 years, they've been telling the whole world that, while raping, butchering, slaughtering and murdering everyone they can reach, in every country in the world, to this very day, hour, minute and second.

You want to know what to do with Muslims?

Simple.

Take them at their word. Believe their history. Really let yourself GET it. Then no one will have to tell you anything.

40 posted on 09/12/2012 8:37:05 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Kartographer

A squad is only 8 men. Suicide mission. God bless these brave troups.

Who sent them in? Mogadishu revisited?


41 posted on 09/12/2012 8:40:07 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Leading from behind”

Or leading from Las Vegas
Or leading from the scampaign trail
Or leading from a fundraiser
Or leading from the sandtrap next to 12th green

Leading from behind = The Obama Doctrine
(I’m sure you concur)


42 posted on 09/12/2012 8:45:55 PM PDT by Sivad (Nor Cal Red Turf)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

You mean whose gutsy call was it?


43 posted on 09/12/2012 8:56:58 PM PDT by willyd (Don't shoot, we're Republicans!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
"How can we guarantee 10,000 dead Libyans by morning?"

I don't know if this can carrier launch but it would get their attention...

44 posted on 09/12/2012 9:08:35 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Sivad

Indeed.


45 posted on 09/12/2012 9:13:30 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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