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NPR: Libyan Militiaman Says He Warned U.S. Of Dangers
npr ^ | 9/20/2012 | by Leila Fadel

Posted on 09/20/2012 5:17:27 PM PDT by tobyhill

Two days before the deadly Sept. 11 attack on Americans in Libya, three U.S. officials met pro-government militias working to provide security in the city of Benghazi.

In that meeting, which included the American economic and political counselors, Mohammed el Gharabi, a leader of a prominent militia, says he warned the Americans that the security situation in Benghazi was deteriorating.

Assassinations are becoming rampant; no one is safe, including militiamen like himself, he says he told the Americans.

He asked for help to secure Benghazi and suggested scaling back or possibly closing diplomatic missions until conditions were more secure. He didn't cite any specific threat, but reminded the Americans that there had been an attack in June on the fortified U.S. Consulate, which is enclosed by a high wall, topped with concertina wire.

They didn't heed his warning, he says.

So far, the U.S. government has been tight-lipped about the security procedures that day when a two-pronged attack on the consulate and a safe house left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 9112012libyaattack; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; libyawarning; waronterror

1 posted on 09/20/2012 5:17:34 PM PDT by tobyhill
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2 posted on 09/20/2012 5:21:28 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: tobyhill

npr turns on Dear Leader.

Next up, dogs and cats living together...


3 posted on 09/20/2012 5:23:06 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: tobyhill
(Obama and Hillary have blood on their hands)

.... and they're both looking for George W. Bush's shirt to wipe them clean.

4 posted on 09/20/2012 5:25:03 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: tobyhill

NPR? NPR? Someone at NPR is going to lose their job tonight.


5 posted on 09/20/2012 5:25:21 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: tobyhill

I think the “film” thing has run its course. People aren’t buying that Clinton bull**** anymore. Protesters do not carry RPGs and bring mortar companies with them to their protests.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 5:33:39 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: tobyhill

7 posted on 09/20/2012 5:33:46 PM 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

Should be buying billboard space for that graphic. I’ll bet all the Progressive-Liberal cartoonists will be copying it..............not.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 5:52:32 PM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: BilLies

It is such a powerful image it doesn’t need words.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 5:59:39 PM 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; All

that’s obama’s new flag - available in ‘bumbles campaign site -

they actually replace our flag!

https://store.barackobama.com/obama-2012-store-collections/artists-for-obama/our-stripes-flag-print.html


10 posted on 09/20/2012 6:15:04 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: tobyhill
Somebody please inform CNN that Stevens warned our government that he was being targeted. Our government had other intentions. We certainly wouldn't want to offend the enemy. This could have been prevented! I can't believe people are not questioning the fact they had no security at a US Embassy in Libya??? They are hoping you don't ask but I and many more unfortunately know the true. Screw politics, left or right, Obama or Romney... forget it all. This is about justice and honor to our military and all those that serve. I will be their voice. I encourage all those who know the truth to respect the families first. Details will follow later. Our government spent $70 grand to apologize for the murder of our military and Ambassador! This makes our country weak. Obama has made us weak and the terrorists stronger. There was never a movie, just an excuse. THEY WORK FOR US UNTIL WE VOTE THEM OUT!
11 posted on 09/20/2012 6:15:20 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Protesters do not carry RPGs and bring mortar companies with them to their protests.

Libya is a free fire zone anyway with an unprotected ambassador traveling around.

12 posted on 09/20/2012 6:16:55 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: freedumb2003

Yeah. What’s up with that?


13 posted on 09/20/2012 6:16:55 PM PDT by nicmarlo (I'll Take the Mormon Over the MORON)
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To: maine-iac7

Exactly .... the ‘Obamination’ flag ... stripes that look like they are painted in blood and the Obama cult symbol in the corner. This is all part of the cult worship of Obama .... they have one of the US, too .... stripes in the shape of the country and the cult symbol in the upper left.

Only $35 each. Don’t everyone order at once and crash the website. /s


14 posted on 09/20/2012 6:28:12 PM 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: BlueStateRightist

I am praying that NPR puts politics aside. This certainly has to upset them and all liberal media outlets that were lied to. OUR DIVISION MAKES GOVERNMENT STRONGER. WE CAN ALL AGREE WE DON’T LIKE BEING LIED TO.


15 posted on 09/20/2012 6:29:10 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Ohiobelle
THEY WORK FOR AGAINST US UNTIL WE VOTE THEM OUT!

ixed it for ya

16 posted on 09/20/2012 6:39:21 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: MissMagnolia

Now THAT is a good graphic. Your work?


17 posted on 09/20/2012 6:51:33 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (things that make you go hmmmmm)
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To: BlueStateRightist

“NPR? NPR? Someone at NPR is going to lose their job tonight.”

I don’t think so. They don’t like being played. They particularly don’t like being shown to have been played. They’re trying to save some face.


18 posted on 09/20/2012 6:56:12 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (things that make you go hmmmmm)
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To: RKBA Democrat

I got it from a post by FReeper mkboyce who said “pass it around” ... so I am!


19 posted on 09/20/2012 6:59:11 PM 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: hole_n_one

I AGREE! AT LEAST WITH BUSH WE KNEW OUR MONEY WAS BEING SPENT FOR OUR SAFETY; ALL OF OUR SAFETY. BLACK, WHITE, LEFT, RIGHT.. ALL OF US. THEIR POWER ONLY COMES FROM OUR DIVISION.


20 posted on 09/20/2012 7:02:56 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: maine-iac7

Thank you. I missed that. Nice call, done respectfully.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 7:04:38 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: MissMagnolia

Unforgettable graphic.

God bless us all.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 7:05:17 PM PDT by capecodder
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To: MissMagnolia

Very nice. I was thinking that FReepers might be losing their edge.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 7:09:32 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (things that make you go hmmmmm)
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To: Diogenesis

That bottom photo looks like Thulsa Doom in Conan.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 8:49:24 PM PDT by gotribe (WTF?)
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