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Libya Rescue Squad Ambushed; Two Americans Killed
Reuters via BigPeace.com ^ | 9/13/2012

Posted on 09/14/2012 12:00:48 AM PDT by GVnana

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - A squad of U.S. troops despatched 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.

Miscommunication which understated the number of American survivors awaiting rescue - there were 37, nearly four times as many as the Libyan commander expected - also meant survivors and rescuers found themselves short of transport to escape this second battle, delaying an eventual dawn break for the airport.

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 911ii; benghazi; imamobama; jimmycarterredux; libyanrescuesquad; marxistbrotherhood; muslimbrotherhood; whathappened
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My God!
1 posted on 09/14/2012 12:00:57 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

Hang fire, this is a day-old story we have no information on. Were these the two marines dead at the embassy, or a further two marine now dead. Nothing on the wire yet. If it is a further two killed, was the chopper shot down? What happened?


2 posted on 09/14/2012 12:02:47 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GVnana

“A U.S. official told POLITICO: “There’s no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated.”


3 posted on 09/14/2012 12:02:49 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: GVnana

A report said the location of the safe house and a list of Libyans who are helping America was taken from the consulate.


4 posted on 09/14/2012 12:03:11 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Viennacon

These are the two SEALs who were killed. I am guessing.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 12:05:33 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: D-fendr
“A U.S. official told POLITICO: “There’s no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated.”

Scum.

6 posted on 09/14/2012 12:07:10 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: petitfour

Then what’s the story. Were they ambushed attempting a rescue, or were they already at the embassy defending it?


7 posted on 09/14/2012 12:07:28 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

I am guessing they were killed while allowing the consulate personnel escape. Too many bodies to move at once. Again, I am guessing. And I did not read the article.


8 posted on 09/14/2012 12:08:28 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: D-fendr

Don’t believe anything a U.S. official says.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 12:08:48 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Viennacon
Of the eight American troops who had come from Tripoli, one was killed and two were wounded, Obeidi said. A Libyan deputy interior minister said a second American was also killed in the attack on the safe house. It was not clear if this was a diplomat or one of the consulate's original security detail.

A stinking confusing mess!

10 posted on 09/14/2012 12:09:46 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: Viennacon

Not that our “leaders” are any help...


11 posted on 09/14/2012 12:11:00 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: Viennacon

My take from reading a bunch of stories tonight is that they were in Libya on another assignment. They were sent in to extract the consulate officials who were under fire. They were ambushed. There were more bodies to move than they had expected. And they were not prepared for the number of combatants.

The two SEALs who were killed were among the best of the best. They saved those who could be saved. They gave their lives In the process.


12 posted on 09/14/2012 12:13:32 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: GVnana

Sending 50 Marines against an entire country is BS.

This guy stinks on ice.


13 posted on 09/14/2012 12:15:58 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: petitfour

My impression...the Libyan attackers were conducting a fully planned operation, and anticipated every step the Americans would take. I’d take a strong guess that someone on inside of the top level of the Libyan gov’t had a hand in the planning of this.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 12:16:28 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice

Well, we already know Libyan authorities were complicit in the murders. Now they’ve suddenly come up with 4 suspects in custody. How convenient!


15 posted on 09/14/2012 12:18:26 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GVnana

This was mentioned yesterday. There was confusion if the two troops were part of the 4 reported killed.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 12:19:36 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: GVnana

“a fourth American died after a chaotic protest over a film insulting to Islam”

I may be senior citizen material, but I am yet to be drooling on myself and know this is a flat out lie. Sadly, knowing Dems, they’ll buy this propaganda.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 12:22:26 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: mylife

High gas prices, islamic uprising, sacked embassies, a botched rescue mission with helicopters in the desert. I’d swear it’s the late seventies all over again.


18 posted on 09/14/2012 12:34:07 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: GVnana

I want to know how many of the ambushers were killed and/or wounded.


19 posted on 09/14/2012 12:36:10 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: SpaceBar

It’s worse.
We have no Reagan on the horizon.


20 posted on 09/14/2012 12:39:14 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: GVnana

The linked to Reuters article was published Wednesday and is probably what the CNBC article/FR thread was based on.


21 posted on 09/14/2012 12:42:05 AM PDT by fso301
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To: GVnana

*


22 posted on 09/14/2012 12:43:41 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: GVnana

Wait... What?


23 posted on 09/14/2012 12:45:29 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: petitfour
Obama and State had better come clean on this. Quick! If sensitive information, at least to our cleared Congressional Intellience and Military Operations Committees. Congressman West ought to get out front and center on this one.

24 posted on 09/14/2012 1:42:49 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Donate, & walk precincts, not for "Parties", but for individual, principled "Candidates" (& for FR)
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Where’s Obama today? Chilaxing??/


25 posted on 09/14/2012 2:16:02 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: GVnana

Is it war yet, Jimmuh?


26 posted on 09/14/2012 2:34:32 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: GVnana

Time for the Obama’s to go on vacation again... /sarc


27 posted on 09/14/2012 2:35:40 AM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is July 4th, Democrats believe every day is April 15th.)
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To: cynwoody

A US official told POLITICO: There is no intelligence. The attack in Benghazi was premeditated (but we won’t admit it, because then we’d look stupid).

Fixed.


28 posted on 09/14/2012 2:36:50 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mylife

Have the hostages been secured yet in Benghazi? Are they having fun over at the Libyan embassy in Washington?


29 posted on 09/14/2012 2:43:49 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: pepsionice

I’d take a strong guess that someone on inside of the top level of the Libyan gov’t had a hand in the planning of this.

I’d take a strong guess that they had help from someone inside the top level of the US gov. Think Huma.


30 posted on 09/14/2012 3:03:32 AM PDT by Josephat (`)
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To: GVnana

These murders and rapes were PLANNED by Obama/Clinton
and the DNC/StateDept.

The treason was condoned by the US Congress
which is ONLY busy fulfilling its greed while
leaving all borders open.

America HATES the Congress for this.
Justifiably HATES.


31 posted on 09/14/2012 3:07:03 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: GVnana

Desert II

FUBO!


32 posted on 09/14/2012 3:08:31 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: GVnana

Malaise 2.


33 posted on 09/14/2012 3:20:44 AM PDT by golas1964 (Obama must be defeated in 2012)
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To: treetopsandroofs
"Desert II"

Jimmie Carter II

34 posted on 09/14/2012 3:36:32 AM PDT by blam
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To: treetopsandroofs
"Desert II"

Jimmie Carter II

35 posted on 09/14/2012 3:36:49 AM PDT by blam
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To: All

The US Govt. is now leaking out the bad information in dribs and drabs.

Those Fockers are keeping information from us for absolutely political reasons.


36 posted on 09/14/2012 3:42:14 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: GVnana

Jimmy Carter all over again!


37 posted on 09/14/2012 3:48:22 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: Eleutheria5

Black Jimmah spending to much time drink’n white house Billy beer brewskis instead of going to national security meetings.


39 posted on 09/14/2012 4:18:16 AM PDT by Rodm
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Why would we? The US government has been caught lying and cheating so much that they no longer have any credibility.

LLS

40 posted on 09/14/2012 4:21:28 AM 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: GVnana

“The accuracy with which the mortars hit us was too good for any regular revolutionaries.”

Seriously scary stuff...when we praise an incoming attack, that says, to me, things like Iran’s finest, or other top-line troops (Russian, Chinese, Norks?) were there and coordinated things. This was a lot more than some people upset by a movie.


41 posted on 09/14/2012 4:38:42 AM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: GVnana

This is clearly a workplace man-made disaster.


42 posted on 09/14/2012 4:40:37 AM PDT by Edgerunner (Second Amendment Spoken Here)
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To: rbmillerjr
The US Govt. is now leaking out the bad information in dribs and drabs. Those Fockers are keeping information from us for absolutely political reasons.

Meanwhile Empty Chair is studiously pretending to ignore the situation while conducting Business as Usual (campaigning, skipping briefings). He's relying on his faithful Big Lie Media Brigade to wash this hideous mess away with a few iterations of the "spin cycle".

Unfortunately for him, the foreign media didn't get the "Conceal Obama's and Hillary's Perfidy at All Costs While Attacking Romney" memo.

43 posted on 09/14/2012 5:30:03 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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44 posted on 09/14/2012 5:30:40 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: mylife

LIBYA FAILS POWELL DOCTRINE
The Hill.com ^ | March 24,2011 | Dick Morris

Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:01:39 PM by Hojczyk

The doctrine has three main precepts: Avoid mission creep, clearly define your goals, and plan an exit strategy before you go in. Obama’s Libya intervention flunks on all three counts.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2693993/posts


45 posted on 09/14/2012 5:30:48 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

So does Afghanistan.

The Powell Doctrine is of no interest to Obama or his minions.


46 posted on 09/14/2012 5:35:45 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: GVnana

Any news of bodies? Where are they?
We should believe they are dead? Why? Because our trustworthy ally who allows an attack tells us that this is so?

Is anyone else out there getting a little afraid that Obama is enjoying this? Let the tensions grow, allow Iran to build a bomb that hits our shore, declare martial law, postpone the US election. Hmmmmmm

I guess I sound crazy, but then again, he has no problem with taking over 15% of GDP without any mandate from the people. He has no interest in governing, his interest is in ruling and making himself a popstar.


47 posted on 09/14/2012 7:00:49 AM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: SpaceBar

Yes

And this President needs the same treatment as that one.

DISMISSED!


48 posted on 09/14/2012 8:50:28 AM PDT by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: GVnana

AND what are the mediaBASTARDS reporting on at this very moment? THE ROMNEY GAFFE and it’s BUSH’s fault along with the film director. NOT A PEEP about the Black Turd!! Watch for an address to the nation from the Ojoker later on.


49 posted on 09/14/2012 8:58:24 AM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: LibLieSlayer; blam

I have looked in vain for followup or clarification to this story; can anyone shed any light?


50 posted on 09/20/2012 5:30:46 AM PDT by cyn
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