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Al Qaeda, ex-Gitmo detainee behind consulate attack, intelligence sources say
FOX ^ | 9/19/2012

Posted on 09/19/2012 3:54:28 PM PDT by tobyhill

Intelligence sources tell Fox News they are convinced the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was directly tied to Al Qaeda -- with a former Guantanamo detainee involved.

That revelation comes on the same day a top Obama administration official called last week's deadly assault a "terrorist attack" -- the first time the attack has been described that way by the administration after claims it had been a "spontaneous" act.

"Yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy," Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said during a Senate hearing Wednesday.

Olsen echoed administration colleagues in saying U.S. officials have no specific intelligence about "significant advanced planning or coordination" for the attack.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: detainee; guantanamo; holder; libya

1 posted on 09/19/2012 3:54:31 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

But... but... we had to release him from the inhumane conditions of Gitmo. /S


2 posted on 09/19/2012 3:55:57 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine
but, but, Obama supported him taking over Libya.
3 posted on 09/19/2012 3:57:16 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: tobyhill

and but, but... if we release the blind sheik to Egypt, where they’ll promise to keep him in detention, they’ll like us a lot more...

No ifs, ands, or buts: Obama is either a feckless fool, or a person who has certain priorities. Maybe he’s an atheist, but his priorities place Islam and Marxism above American interests, and those of any minority above those of the public as a whole.


4 posted on 09/19/2012 4:20:32 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: tobyhill

It’s almost like Obama accidentally assassinated his own ambassador.


5 posted on 09/19/2012 4:20:52 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

but, but, but maybe Obama should’ve gotten Congressional approval to help the bad guys oust the terrible guy with a bunch of worse guys.


6 posted on 09/19/2012 4:22:21 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Pearls Before Swine
But... but... we had to release him from the inhumane conditions of Gitmo. /S

Lest we forget the whole time Bush was POTUS he was fighting dimocrat lawsuits for detaining prisoners in GITMO because they weren't captured soldiers.

This is Bush's fault just as much as it was Bill Clinton who changed welfare to workfare and balanced the budget in the 90's.

7 posted on 09/19/2012 4:28:30 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Crucial

Stevens was allegedly gay.. Obama is, well.. Put two and two together. Someone had stories to tell, so..


8 posted on 09/19/2012 4:28:52 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: tobyhill

and that is why this white house has told the media to report that it was all over a video on you tube.

The media lies because the white house tells them to lie and he sheep and idiots of this country have no clue it was all because of obama and his failed forign policy and an ex gitmo turd and a place where obama wanted to close.


9 posted on 09/19/2012 4:30:35 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Pride in the USA; Stillwaters

And to think that this b*stard had settled down to a quiet, peaceful life in the suburbs until he saw that darn youtube video two weeks ago and suddenly became psychotic.


10 posted on 09/19/2012 4:32:13 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: tobyhill

The fact that this guy was released from Git-Mo in 2007 (aka Bush did it) you are going to get a lot media spin on this.


11 posted on 09/19/2012 4:37:05 PM PDT by timlot
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To: timlot

Bush did it because the government was sued by Eric Holder’s lawfirm, and was forced to transfer this guy - to a stable country whose dictator had been intimidated by us.

Obama and the “Al-Qaida Spring” changed all that, and that’s what led to his release.


12 posted on 09/19/2012 4:41:13 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius
Bush did it because the government was sued by Eric Holder’s lawfirm, and was forced to transfer this guy

If that's the story (Bush was forced to do it), all fingers can point to Holder.

I don't see a downside.

13 posted on 09/19/2012 4:43:53 PM PDT by what's up
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To: timlot
The fact that this guy was released from Git-Mo in 2007 (aka Bush did it)

Yes, but was Bush forced to do it because Holder's law firm won a case as I've been reading?

If so, I don't see how Bush will be blamed.

Rather, we can double up on flakking Holder.

14 posted on 09/19/2012 4:45:32 PM PDT by what's up
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To: tobyhill

No, Susan Rice said it was the movie.


15 posted on 09/19/2012 4:47:03 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: tobyhill

Okey dokey. How’s the release of the blind dude coming?


16 posted on 09/19/2012 4:47:04 PM PDT by bgill
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To: tobyhill

“significant”

More weasel words from these traitors.

Tell the victims loved ones that it wasn’t “significant”.

I am so stinking sick of the lies.


17 posted on 09/19/2012 5:09:29 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: tobyhill

When did Libya release this terrorist from their prisons?

Was that an Arab Spring event?

If so, the blood of Stevens is on Obama.


18 posted on 09/19/2012 5:09:35 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: what's up

“If that’s the story (Bush was forced to do it), all fingers can point to Holder.
I don’t see a downside.”

The downside is that too many Americans can’t keep more than a sound bite in their brain.

That’s why we have a President Obama.


19 posted on 09/19/2012 5:16:49 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: Presbyterian Reporter

Nope Qaddafi let him out of prison the very next the very next year.


20 posted on 09/19/2012 5:17:29 PM PDT by timlot
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To: timlot
Sorry FRiend. At this point (in time) nothing is certain.
21 posted on 09/19/2012 5:20:48 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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Well, what the hell did you expect? /rhetorical

Pris: "Then we're stupid and we'll die"

22 posted on 09/19/2012 5:27:38 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: timlot; tobyhill
FRiend, I was wrong. There are things which are certain. Take for example the Headline of this thread.
23 posted on 09/19/2012 5:33:26 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: tobyhill

“with a former Guantanamo detainee involved. “

Isn’t that special. It simply reinforces the fact that we need not take any stinkin muzzie prisoners. They need to be shot on site.


24 posted on 09/19/2012 5:38:38 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Crucial

As tasty as that sounds, the report suggests he was released in 2007....


25 posted on 09/19/2012 5:39:14 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: what's up
If facts as are stated, I don't see the "blame Bush" crowd getting the upper hand on this one.

In this case I think even the soundbyte masses will get that Holder pushed for release if alternative media uses the bullhorn (and if indeed that is what happened).

26 posted on 09/19/2012 5:41:01 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Bshaw

all we have for certain is the word “suggests” was released in 2007 or 2008. We have an unknown, though am betting it is a known.


27 posted on 09/19/2012 5:47:02 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: livius

So what number is this guy? I know there have been numerous former Club Gitmo members who have gone on to bigger and better jihad.


28 posted on 09/19/2012 5:52:38 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: tobyhill
Have come to another conclusion ...

People are afraid. A whole heap of people are afraid. zer0 could have been taken down a long time ago with the truth and the truth has been denied, refuted, disavowed, repudiated, (add as many fifty cent words as one wishes), and the result has been undeniable for four long years; Americans have been lied to. Wonder why everyone is afraid? I truly believe a lot of people care, but I smell fear where there should be none. Why are Americans afraid? Why is the media afraid? Why is Congress afraid? Have the bad guys and girls already won, and everyone (media, congress, supreme court) forgot to tell Americans. Are things this bad?

29 posted on 09/19/2012 6:00:02 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: tobyhill

Bookmark


30 posted on 09/19/2012 6:54:26 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: timlot
Qadaffi let him and several others out as part of a "reconciliation" effort with the islamists.

Some reports say he let them out in 2008 while one says the release was in 2010.

31 posted on 09/19/2012 7:34:01 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: timlot; All

Ugh. Can’t catch a damn break.

This will be the news for the next week of Bush’s policies led to this. Do you want Bush 2?

Arggghh!


32 posted on 09/19/2012 7:50:48 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: tobyhill
What am I missing?

1.Stephens, 2 Exseals, and 1 attachee were reported in Benghazi. I heard 1 report that 32 people got out of the consulate (not security, or did not act to secure the Ambassador). That leaves 2 Ex-Seals who were not security (our government has now finally revealed this) for the Ambassador.

2.The Attachee was not security.

3. Benghazi is about 1,016 miles from Tripoli (site of Embassy). He was in a vehicle which was not secure.

4. What was an Ambassador doing 1,016 miles from the Embassy in Benghazi, unsecured, without any security or protection, on September 11? Is this what an Ambassador's job description includes?

33 posted on 09/19/2012 8:03:06 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: tobyhill
What am I missing?

1.Stephens, 2 Exseals, and 1 attachee were reported in Benghazi. I heard 1 report that 32 people got out of the consulate (not security, or did not act to secure the Ambassador). That leaves 2 Ex-Seals who were not security (our government has now finally revealed this) for the Ambassador.

2.The Attachee was not security.

3. Benghazi is about 1,016 miles from Tripoli (site of Embassy). He was in a vehicle which was not secure.

4. What was an Ambassador doing 1,016 miles from the Embassy in Benghazi, unsecured, without any security or protection, on September 11? Is this what an Ambassador's job description includes?

34 posted on 09/19/2012 8:03:06 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (<)
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To: onyx; Lakeshark; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup; exit82
the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was directly tied to Al Qaeda -- with a former Guantanamo detainee involved.

I assume you heard about this already???

35 posted on 09/19/2012 8:06:33 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: tobyhill
Hot Air is saying there are two groups with the same name, and Obama Admin may be confusing the two:

"Very much worth noting, though: Counterterror expert Aaron Zelin https://twitter.com/azelin/status/248556964643229697 seems to think this is a case of mistaken identity. Qumu’s group is Ansar al-Sharia, based in Dernah. The group suspected in the consulate attack is Katibah Ansar al-Sharia, based in Benghazi. Someone may have heard “Ansar al-Sharia” and made the assumption that it was Qumu’s group, not the Benghazi one, that led the assault. Just something to note as reporters begin to chase this angle."

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/19/obama-official-yes-benghazi-was-a-terrorist-attack-and-there-are-indications-al-qaeda-was-involved-update-ringleader-released-from-gitmo-in-2007/

36 posted on 09/19/2012 8:09:06 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: rwfromkansas

If the media uses and announces such, it will be another lie. The lies are piling up for a whole heap of people in the media, congress, the executive branch, perhaps even the supreme court. There is a break out there FRiend; it maybe is closer than any of us think. Unanswered and unasked questions rule this day, and the days before this time. May we know some truthful answers soon.


37 posted on 09/19/2012 8:32:08 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: nicmarlo; Lakeshark; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup; exit82

Yes, and shame on Hitlery, Jay Carney, the Marxist, Susan Rice, the evil lapdog media and everyone else involved in the outrageous lies about the “obscure film” when in fact, our nation suffered ANOTHER TERRORIST ATTACK, and I truly believe Cairo was another.

THE MARXIST MUST GO DOWN IN FLAMES.


38 posted on 09/19/2012 9:51:50 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: onyx; Lakeshark; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup; exit82
The lies are beyond outrageous.

THE MARXIST MUST GO DOWN IN FLAMES.

I can't imagine the eternal flames which deservedly await him.

39 posted on 09/19/2012 9:58:07 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: tobyhill
on the tele this am, a former FBI official stated, IIRC, the release occurred in March of 2010. Also stated, was released during revolution by those not supporting Qadaffi. If am correct, and I heard what I think I heard, there is much much more to this.
40 posted on 09/20/2012 4:47:05 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: tobyhill; Ernest_at_the_Beach; BIGLOOK; ASA Vet; Travis McGee; STARWISE; onyx
"Intelligence sources tell Fox News they are convinced the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was directly tied to Al Qaeda -- with a former Guantanamo detainee involved."

Carter is Obama. Obama is Carter.

Both are Traitor Losers, who hate America!

Jimmy Carter's presidency was doomed 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.

1979

2012


As Clint noted, the Empty Chair improved by codetoad:

It is past time to fire Barack and his empty chair and have both of them hit the road back to Chicago!

Thanks to RushIsMyTeddyBear and Focault's Pendulum and for finding these morphing graphic art realities

41 posted on 09/20/2012 10:07:50 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Grampa Dave
PREFECT ©

42 posted on 09/20/2012 10:41:40 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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