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Battle in Benghazi as crowds attack militia blamed for US diplomat's death
Guardian UK ^ | 9/21/12 | Chris Stephen

Posted on 09/21/2012 6:19:10 PM PDT by Nachum

Fierce fighting broke out on Friday night after crowds trying to storm the Benghazi base of a militia blamed for the death of US ambassador Chris Stevens came under fire.

Earlier in the evening protesters calling for an end to militia rule had stormed the headquarters of the Islamic Ansar al-Sharia brigade in the city, setting fire to buildings after pushing past guards who fired in the air.

But the protesters ran into a hail of fire when they moved south to storm a much larger secondary base of the militia, whose members are accused of the attack on the US consulate that left Stevens and three other diplomats dead.

Machine-gun fire burst out as the demonstrators tried to enter the compound, a former base of Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

Later there was pandemonium as police and army vehicles jostled with civilian cars and ambulances trying to get the wounded through traffic to hospital.

Sirens, screams, car horns and the rattle of heavy machine-gun fire filled the air, with long bursts of fiery red tracer fired from inside the base going over the heads of panicked protesters.

Hours earlier, Benghazi had been quiet, its people toasting the peaceful end of a rally that saw 20,000 people gather in the city centre to demand an end to militia violence.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20120922; ansaralsharia; ansaralshariah; attack; battle; benghazi; libya; lifg; militia; waronterror

1 posted on 09/21/2012 6:19:15 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Same old story. I remember a few “peace marches” in Lebenon.

They always end with bombs and assassinations, and the most ruthless prevail.


2 posted on 09/21/2012 6:21:32 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Nachum

Curiouser and curiouser.

Erosion of the official Obama party line on this atrocity.


3 posted on 09/21/2012 6:23:06 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Nachum

this will be the spin to put a better face on it.


4 posted on 09/21/2012 6:23:14 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Travis McGee

yeah, not all Germans were Nazis but they didn’t fight it hard enough, or maybe take it seriously and one day they woke up and they had no choice. That’s the fear. Still, this took some serious guts, IMO.


5 posted on 09/21/2012 6:25:22 PM PDT by ScarletRed
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To: Nachum
20,000 people demanding an end to militia violence.

God bless the innocent and the upright.

6 posted on 09/21/2012 6:32:32 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne." Psalm 89:14)
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To: Nachum
20,000 people demanding an end to militia violence.

God bless the innocent and the upright.

7 posted on 09/21/2012 6:32:35 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne." Psalm 89:14)
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To: Puckster

What did Hussein know and when did he know it?


8 posted on 09/21/2012 6:32:35 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Nachum

I hope the protesters are successful in booting the militias for their sake.


9 posted on 09/21/2012 6:34:11 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Nachum

The re-election committee seeing his poll numbers going down are there to clean up the mess ?


10 posted on 09/21/2012 6:36:31 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Travis McGee

Interesting, nonetheless, eh?


11 posted on 09/21/2012 6:38:57 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Travis McGee
They always end with bombs and assassinations, and the most ruthless prevail.

And we don't even know who these people are. I do know that the area where these people live sent more suicide bombers to Iraq than any other area of the muslim world.

Seems to me that cheering for these "peace protesters" is about as bright as launching a war in Libya without knowing who your allies are. On the other hand the "Freedom protesters" in Cairo had plenty of FR support as well.
12 posted on 09/21/2012 6:44:09 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum

Good on those Libyans, who are obviously seeking a better life, and who are plainly our friends.

My question about this is: why did this crowd even have a base to attack? Why didn’t we flatten it a week ago? I know the answer, but I thought that this issue needs to be discussed.


13 posted on 09/21/2012 6:44:28 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Ancesthntr
Good on those Libyans, who are obviously seeking a better life, and who are plainly our friends.

Yup, just like Cairo. LOL
14 posted on 09/21/2012 6:47:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum
The Administration had no intention of telling those people that they had been deceived by their own “brotherhood”. Its not consistent with the Obama ass kissing Mideast policy.
15 posted on 09/21/2012 6:48:06 PM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The American brain has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: cripplecreek

sorry, but if they are getting shot protesting the violence, it isn’t much of a leap to figure out they are not the same. As I previously said about the Nazis, these are the ones who are taking it seriously and fighting it before it no longer matters that they are moderate. We are not talking about giving them arms or money, but we can sure as hell cheer them on.


16 posted on 09/21/2012 6:50:52 PM PDT by ScarletRed
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To: cripplecreek

sorry, but if they are getting shot protesting the violence, it isn’t much of a leap to figure out they are not the same. As I previously said about the Nazis, these are the ones who are taking it seriously and fighting it before it no longer matters that they are moderate. We are not talking about giving them arms or money, but we can sure as hell cheer them on.


17 posted on 09/21/2012 6:50:58 PM PDT by ScarletRed
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To: ScarletRed
sorry, but if they are getting shot protesting the violence, it isn’t much of a leap to figure out they are not the same.

Just like Cairo.
18 posted on 09/21/2012 6:52:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: stboz

And, when did he willfully ignore it?

With intelligence sources confirming details, there is a gathering storm for Obama.

I have no doubts of Paul Ryan and the other guy winning the election, but, I’m thinking this, and any further revelations, will make this a landslide of epic proportions.


19 posted on 09/21/2012 6:52:55 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Ancesthntr

Look, good question. I do however think it’s a great thing that they have been able to do so. My first instinct would have been to retaliate. We probably didn’t know at first who had taken the action though, so cooler heads may have been a good idea for once.

The fact that Libyans have made it patently clear they are sick of this s—t, sends a message that is loud and clear, and may be better than something we could have done.

We should probably make it clear we are happy to have friends in Libya who share dismay at our loss. We should promote the shared things that we have in common, and seek to promote those sorts of relations.

We should also thank the government for it’s expressions of sorrow, even if we don’t fully buy it. There are ways to move minds that don’t involve threats or retaliation. And I’m quite a hawk when it gets right down to it.


20 posted on 09/21/2012 6:59:44 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I would start by asking the government why they didn’t protect these people. And make it clear that we support the counter protests and expect the government to do the same.


21 posted on 09/21/2012 7:11:29 PM PDT by ScarletRed
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To: Nachum

Not one of them acknowledges the right of any non-muslim to be a non-muslim.

None is rejecting the islamic code of convert, dhimmi, or die.

This is yet another strategy to try to dup the GOP-e into “we can live with the “good muslims” peacefully.

According to islamic teaching and the koran, a good muslim is one who kills Jews and Christians and any other “infidels”.

Just because you fed the bear and and he’s sleeping, don’t cuddle up with him: you’ll be his next meal by the time you wake up.

We get completely sucked in by hucksters - this is muslim group A angry at muslim group B. Not one of them is pro-Israel.

Sadat tried that and he died for his “wandering”.

It’s amazing how gullible Americans can be.

Show me the Libyan house with an American and Israeli flag PROUDLY DISPLAYED. Show me the welcome wagon for Christians and Jews in Libya. It does not exist.

This has not been happening for 14 years - it’s been happening for 1400 years.


22 posted on 09/21/2012 7:11:29 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

To be fair, I don’t think they were being interviewed. But you’re right. Lets crush it just in case.


23 posted on 09/21/2012 7:13:53 PM PDT by ScarletRed
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To: PieterCasparzen

I learned my lesson about touching a hot stove a long time ago.


24 posted on 09/21/2012 7:16:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3
Obama bows down to Saudi King | American Thinker | April 02, 2009 | Clarice Feldman | Posted on 04/02/2009 8:19:47 AM PDT by rdb3

25 posted on 09/21/2012 7:19:53 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Nachum.


26 posted on 09/21/2012 7:20:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ScarletRed

We cannot and should not dictate to these people.

I’m not convinced the government there doesn’t agree with us. What’s to be gained by insulting them if they do?

Seems to me the direction has changed and we should seek to capitalize on that.


27 posted on 09/21/2012 7:22:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us so many new friends.)
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To: DoughtyOne

I say we make all the people of Africa go to one side so it’ll capsize.


28 posted on 09/21/2012 7:26:59 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: cripplecreek

What happened in Cairo?


29 posted on 09/21/2012 7:34:23 PM PDT by RightCenter
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To: Nachum

Whatevuh ....

When “The Religion of Peace”© goes intramural and absolutely decides to rid humanity of their scourge I’ll start respecting them.

Won’t happen in my lifetime.


30 posted on 09/21/2012 7:36:10 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome

They need to renounce their fake religion. Otherwise they can shove it.


31 posted on 09/21/2012 8:03:26 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Bout the only way I’m gonna ever fall in love with them or they can come to the only reasoned and reasonable conclusion and that is they are incompatible with the rest of the world and it’s time to get off the religious island and swim to the mainland so they enjoy freedom.


32 posted on 09/21/2012 8:40:35 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Nachum

I’m sorry, but these people are just identifying themselves to be betrayed at a later date by the US. They may be sincere (or not) but it won’t matter when we turn on them, which we will.

Drones coming.


33 posted on 09/21/2012 9:54:42 PM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Nachum

There is one difference here. Those who attacked the extremists also have weapons and know how to use them. Hope they don’t take any prisoners.


34 posted on 09/21/2012 11:04:34 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Nachum
Why haven't we destroyed these bases with air strikes? Because they are obama’s boys.

LLS

35 posted on 09/22/2012 4:49:58 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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