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Source: Slain ambassador Stevens said he was on al Qaeda list
cnn.com ^ | 9/20/12 | CNN Wire Staff

Posted on 09/20/2012 10:32:39 AM PDT by ColdOne

(CNN) -- In the months leading up to his death, Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, worried about constant security threats in Benghazi and mentioned that his name was on an al Qaeda hit list, a source familiar with his thinking told CNN.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; assassination; chrisstevens; christopherstevens; hitlist; libya; obama; obamasfault; usambassador

1 posted on 09/20/2012 10:32:41 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
fight the smears

The Obama Administration's Foreign Policy at work...

Cover up after the disaster - with a nod and wink from the MSM...

2 posted on 09/20/2012 10:37:27 AM PDT by Bon mots (When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...)
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To: ColdOne
Complete negligence got our ambassador killed. The guy feared for his life, he had no security that we know of, Libyan officials warned us of a plan and it was 9/11. Hillary Clinton needs to be on the hot seat along with her “boss”.
3 posted on 09/20/2012 10:40:17 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: ColdOne

Why was Stephens in Benghazi on 9-11? Why not in the fortified embassy in Tripoli?

Who sent him to Benghazi on 9-11, when he had death threats against him?


4 posted on 09/20/2012 10:43:33 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: ColdOne

I would have resigned if I thought my safety was in jeopardy, especially in that part of the world. I wonder if, when he got appointed to be ambassador, he thought this was going to be a plumb assignment? I don’t know if I would have taken the gig in the first place.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 10:44:30 AM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Travis McGee

Excellent questions indeed!


6 posted on 09/20/2012 10:45:29 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Travis McGee

I wonder if he was being blackmailed and was told to go or else.


7 posted on 09/20/2012 10:52:36 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: ColdOne

8 posted on 09/20/2012 10:55:18 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: ColdOne
Gosh, here is some free advice for the State Department:

It is prudent to assume that ALL US embassy personnel in the ME are on SOMEBODY’s hit list & therefore (just to be clear) they are ALL in extreme danger.

9 posted on 09/20/2012 10:55:33 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: ColdOne
"The attackers used the protest as a diversion, the sources said."

According to articles I've read, the attack occurred around 10 p.m. Since when do protests take place after dark? Attacks, yes...protests, NO!! I am so sick and tired of the term "protest" being used when it was obviously a pre-planned attack, conducted at night to take advantage of the dark to have the element of surprise, and to protect those committing the crime.

10 posted on 09/20/2012 10:57:00 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: MissMagnolia

That Obama flag is so appropriate since it features the blood trails of Americans who have died as a result of Obama’s policies.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 10:59:50 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: ColdOne

Well, then, he shouldn’t have made that movie! ... Oh, wait ...


12 posted on 09/20/2012 11:01:29 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: ColdOne

So it was really an assassination. And Obama could give a damn. And he had the nerve to use the 4 slain for a photo op. Lousy SOB............


13 posted on 09/20/2012 11:02:05 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Travis McGee

Hitlery is giving an “intelligence briefing” to the Intelligence Committee today.

Timely, huh?


14 posted on 09/20/2012 11:03:28 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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To: MissMagnolia

That’s a powerful image..


15 posted on 09/20/2012 11:03:35 AM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: mass55th

There was another thread where folks were trying to come up with an image of the bloody handprint & the “Obama” flag .... people were seeing a visual connection. This image was more what I was thinking than the images posted on that thread (last time I visited) and I think it is just ‘perfect’ in a lot of ways. Obama’s vision of America & his policies led to blood being spilled ... and he has done nothing about it .... doesn’t even act bothered about it .... trips to Laa Vegas, Letterman, Beyonce/JayZ party, etc. As Allen West said last night, he should be in the ‘situation room’ taking care of business.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 11:07:31 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: MissMagnolia

17 posted on 09/20/2012 11:09:15 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: ColdOne
I suspected this. He was one of the ones who was reporting that trouble was coming.

ME protests: the hardline 'tele-Islamist' who brought anti-Islam film to Muslim world's attention

...but nobody had paid attention to its crude libels against the Prophet Mohammed until Mr Abdullah's show broadcast clips from it last weekend,... - Sept. 8-9

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Egypt intelligence warns (on Sept 4th) of attacks on Israel, US embassies

Congress was warned about Libya last month

Libyan president: 'No doubt' attack 'preplanned' (Magariaf on Face the Nation)

"It was planned, definitely. It was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago. And they were planning this criminal act since their arrival," Magariaf said.

No demonstration before attack on US Consulate, source says

"The intelligence source said no protests were happening before the attackers struck at about 9:35 p.m. local time last Tuesday. The account backs up claims by a purported Libyan security guard who told McClatchy Newspapers late last week that the area was quiet before the attack."

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(Ambassador) RICE: -- "was a result, a direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the US government had nothing to do with,..."

U.S. denies premeditation report

"The Obama administration is flatly denying a blaring British newspaper report that the U.S. diplomats in Libya were killed as a result of a “continuing security breach,” and that “credible information” about possible attacks had been ignored. A U.S. official told POLITICO: “There's no intelligence indicating that the attack in Benghazi was premeditated.”"

No doubt about it. There is no intelligence in the 0bama administration.

18 posted on 09/20/2012 11:11:02 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: timestax

Obama is a total disgrace to the Office of the President and the USA. Just beyond comprehension that this guy has a decent chance of 4 more years.


19 posted on 09/20/2012 11:14:37 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: ColdOne
You mean al Queda has a “Hit List” too???? Oh my! I wonder if it has been deconflicted with Obama’s hit list
20 posted on 09/20/2012 11:27:33 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: MissMagnolia

Obama is a disgrace to the Office of the President and a disgrace to the American people. But with the presstitutes of the mass media rooting for him, few who voted for him before, know what a disgrace he is.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 11:30:23 AM PDT by tillacum
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To: nanetteclaret

We sure won’t find out before Nov 7, and probably never.

Robert Ludlum couldn’t write it.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 12:16:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Glen Beck has had an amazing week. First he reported that he believed the media was wrong about the Navy SEALS killed there. Beck said they weren’t security. His thesis is that they were there trying to round up arms that the US gave to the rebels during the Arab Spring. Then the next day Beck said that he believes Obama is negotiating with Muslim brotherhood to release blind sheik. Beck was a day or two ahead of MSM to catch up. He’s fearless now. BTW, his network is on DISH TV now.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 12:51:32 PM PDT by tell me
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To: Travis McGee

Glen Beck has had an amazing week. First he reported that he believed the media was wrong about the Navy SEALS killed there. Beck said they weren’t security. His thesis is that they were there trying to round up arms that the US gave to the rebels during the Arab Spring. Then the next day Beck said that he believes Obama is negotiating with Muslim brotherhood to release blind sheik. Beck was a day or two ahead of MSM to catch up. He’s fearless now. BTW, his network is on DISH TV now.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 12:51:47 PM PDT by tell me
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To: tell me

I agree. I wonder how much of FOX News’s recent decline is due to his new show on Dish?


25 posted on 09/20/2012 1:27:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: tell me

He might be ahead of the MSM but he was a day or two behing us. ;-)


26 posted on 09/20/2012 6:36:04 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: tell me

He might be ahead of the MSM but he was a day or two behind us. ;-)


27 posted on 09/20/2012 6:36:14 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: tell me

Once they broke into Qadaffi’s arsenals they didn’t need much from us. There were thousands of shoulder launched surface to air weapons from Qadaffi’s arsenal that appear to be missing and these are most likely what is being hunted because of the hazard these pose against commercial flights if they are in the wrong hands.


28 posted on 09/20/2012 6:40:27 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: tell me

From February :

Algeria seizes missiles smuggled from Libya: source
Reuters ^ | 2/19/2012 | Lamine Chikhi
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2848805/posts


29 posted on 09/20/2012 6:47:33 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: ColdOne
CNN has moved or removed this story from your link so here is a new link to the same article.

Source: Slain ambassador Stevens said he was on al Qaeda list

30 posted on 09/20/2012 8:56:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: MissMagnolia

“Just beyond comprehension that this guy has a decent chance of 4 more years.”

He has no chance, and he knows it.


31 posted on 09/20/2012 9:48:40 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: TigersEye

thanks!


32 posted on 09/21/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: ColdOne
Not a problem. Sites like CNN suck for rotating stories on one URL so they can't be found later. I have found that often numerous other outlets will be carrying the same article under the same title so when a link dries up like that a search on the title will find it again.

Am I the only one that thinks that the major news outlets have some of the worst designed websites on the internet? I swear, most 8 yr olds could do a better job.

33 posted on 09/21/2012 10:13:46 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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