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Chaos at the State Department (UPDATE) (Libya)
PowerLine ^ | 9/27/2012 | Steven Hayward

Posted on 09/27/2012 3:37:36 PM PDT by mojito

Fox News has just reported that the US is withdrawing (supposedly temporarily) all its personnel from the US embassy in Tripoli, Libya. What–did they get advance word of a YouTube sequel to The Innocence of Muslims? Are they worried of another imminent “spontaneous” protest with marchers who carry mortars with them?

More likely the Clousseaus of Foggy Bottom have figured out they have serious security breach problems in Libya and perhaps elsewhere.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 9112012libyaattack; benghazi; benghazigate; libya; shadowwars; statedepartment; susanricelies; threatmatrix; tripoli
Can't find anything more on this for the moment.

I suspect they're being pulled in advance of a cruise missile strike on militia targets in Libya.

It's also why Hussein cancelled his debate prep, which was reported earlier.

1 posted on 09/27/2012 3:37:41 PM PDT by mojito
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How about those 15,000 SA-24 Grinch MANPADS anti-aircraft missles they have floating around Libya?

Especially now that the names of the natives who’d been helping us to recover some of them are known to the enemy....


2 posted on 09/27/2012 3:39:46 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: mojito
one of biggest foreign policy fail in history. thanks alot Obama!
3 posted on 09/27/2012 3:41:27 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: gaijin

“Especially now that the names of the natives who’d been helping us to recover some of them are known to the enemy....”

Who knows what they looted from the embassy “safe house” for cripes sake..


4 posted on 09/27/2012 3:41:52 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: mojito

you can bet they will kill someone to make obama look good. dead men can’t answere questions


5 posted on 09/27/2012 3:43:06 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: gaijin
How about those 15,000 SA-24 Grinch MANPADS anti-aircraft missles they have floating around Libya?

No problem! Most of those are in the Sinai now. It's the Israelis problem.

6 posted on 09/27/2012 3:43:14 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Great post. Obama doesn’t want another GhaziGate. He’s
4 for 4 which alone equals to 4 years too long. No one that has had 4 terrorist attacks against the United States on their watch should or would get reelected!!


7 posted on 09/27/2012 3:43:26 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: mojito

Just a bump in the road...


8 posted on 09/27/2012 3:44:43 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: jessduntno

Who knows? No one.

But it doesn’t matter, because when the help you’re getting from another person could get that person KILLED, then just small doubts about the POSSIBILITY you could let others know of their help are enough to make them STOP helping you.

ALL that is required for people in the field to stop helping is for them to think it’s POSSIBLE their names were on a sheet now in the hands of the enemy.

See?


9 posted on 09/27/2012 3:45:37 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: mojito

I guess they found an aspirin factory to attack . . .


10 posted on 09/27/2012 3:46:23 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: dalebert

We are all acceptable losses when it comes to Obama.


11 posted on 09/27/2012 3:46:55 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: mojito
Here's a little more, from the JPost:

“The United States is temporarily withdrawing more staff from its embassy in Libya's capital for security reasons, but hopes to return them to Tripoli early next week, the US State Department said on Thursday.

“This is a temporary further drawdown of staff for security reasons. We will review our posture again early next week with the goal of restoring staff as soon as conditions allow,” a State Department official said in New York, where Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is attending the UN General Assembly.

The senior official declined to say how many staff were being withdrawn or discuss specifics.”

http://www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=286407

12 posted on 09/27/2012 3:51:05 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
It's also why Hussein cancelled his debate prep,

If he bombs Libya, he's likely hoping his CIC moment will overshadow the debate next week...thus, no need to prep.

Either that, or he's looking for any excuse to get away from Kerry.

13 posted on 09/27/2012 3:52:49 PM PDT by what's up
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To: mojito
The window shade just went up of the Melting down of the Obama administration....the cowardly community organizer would not even talk to Netanyahu...says probably by phone tomorrow...hasn't the time today. How could so many Americans elected this sorry man for POTUS. (stupid for obama)
14 posted on 09/27/2012 3:52:58 PM PDT by yoe (Vote for the Real American whose love for his country was NEVER in question.)
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To: mojito

Iran?


15 posted on 09/27/2012 3:56:12 PM PDT by is_is (VP Dad of Sgt. G - My Hero - "Sleep Well America......Your Marines have your Back")
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To: mojito

Great. On the one hand, it might well be that the Libyan “government,” whatever that is, was involved in the murder of a US ambassador. That would be an act of war. On the other hand, the US has absolutely nothing to gain from going to war with Libya. So hit them with a missile or two, and hope there will be no further consequences. Like jumping off a cliff and hoping there’s a big pile of hay at the bottom, but then again, supporting the Islamist revolution in Libya was no different. Note to the President/State/international yoyos: Stop jumping off cliffs. Hay is not always at the bottom, in fact it almost never is.


16 posted on 09/27/2012 3:56:56 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mojito
It's also why Hussein cancelled his debate prep, which was reported earlier.

Didn't Clinton bomb an aspirin factory to 'change the subject'? Obama's not ready for this debabe - even with liberal moderators who would pay to kiss his behind...

The first story - about the film - was a lie. This one's probably a lie too. (they're pulling out - but I doubt there's a threat beyond the normal)

17 posted on 09/27/2012 3:56:58 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: Ohiobelle

Hope you’re right. But, I’m doubtful that most of our fellow Americans are neither aware of nor understand the issues. They’re still shrilling about the Packer loss .....


18 posted on 09/27/2012 3:58:32 PM PDT by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: Ohiobelle

“We are all acceptable losses when it comes to Obama.”

Yes. 0bama needed plausible deniability and got it.

He knew.


20 posted on 09/27/2012 3:59:34 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The only other thing I can figure is that they somehow stumbled on to some actionable intelligence that the Tripoli embassy was going to be attacked in the next few days, and they decided to bug out.

Another embassy attack now wouldn’t be just another bump in the road for the Won.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 4:00:01 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Shouldn’t that be The Wen?


22 posted on 09/27/2012 4:04:24 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: dalebert

Remember Barack Obama saying in May of 2008 while campaigning for President: “I mean, think about it,” he said. “Iran, Cuba, Venezuela – these countries are tiny, compared to the Soviet Union. They don’t don’t pose a serious threat to us...”

Now Obamamugabe is cutting and running from Libya?


23 posted on 09/27/2012 4:05:14 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: combat_boots

Yes he did. Have you ever wondered why Obama hit the campaign trail to Las Vegas on September 11th?? Obama knew weeks before the attack. Too bad Anderson handed over the journal. Stevens warned Obama this would happen last July.


24 posted on 09/27/2012 4:10:20 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Eleutheria5

You’re right.

I don’t want to mention anything associated with “winning” and the man called Hussein.


25 posted on 09/27/2012 4:11:39 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Maybe the locals are planning another “protest”.....

FU Obama and the Wookie you rode in on.


26 posted on 09/27/2012 4:17:52 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: mojito

Bwahahahahahaha! nobama (and his sagging, dried-up, world’s-smartest-woman minion, mrs. klintoon) are so above their pay grade. They both should be in prison for the rest of thei9r pathetic, loser lives.


27 posted on 09/27/2012 4:19:51 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: mojito
Here re some very recent articles:

US withdraws more staff from Tripoli embassy AFP - ‎30 minutes ago‎ NEW YORK — The United States is withdrawing more staff from its embassy in Tripoli, some two weeks after cutting personnel to emergency levels following an attack on its consulate, officials said Thursday. "This is a further drawdown of staff for security ...

US temporarily reduces staff at Tripoli embassy BBC News - ‎22 minutes ago‎ It said staff were being withdrawn from Tripoli for security reasons. The US ambassador to Libya was killed in what the US defence secretary has said was a "terrorist" attack in Benghazi on 11 September. The attack followed protests triggered by an amateur ...

US temporarily reduces staff in Libyan embassy Reuters - ‎44 minutes ago‎ The senior official declined to say how many staff were being withdrawn or discuss specifics, but a statement on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli warned of possible demonstrations in Tripoli and Benghazi on Friday. "The demonstrations are a ...

US pulls out more staffers from embassy in Libya over security fears Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎ A senior State Department official said Thursday that the reduction in personnel at the embassy in Tripoli, which has already been operating with limited staff after the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is expected to be temporary.

US temporarily reduces more staff from Libya embassy Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎ NEW YORK, Sept 27 (Reuters) - The United States is temporarily withdrawing more staff from its embassy in Libya's capital for security reasons, but hopes to return them to Tripoli early next week, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. "This is a ...

US pulls more embassy staff from Libya Deutsche Welle - ‎29 minutes ago‎ "The demonstrations are a continuation of those that took place in Benghazi September 21-22, 2012," said a statement on the website of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli. The demonstrations last week were in support of democracy and against the Islamist militias, ...

http://www.google.com/news?ncl=d1UjYs-eMOJPSZMoNTYMixwHAZIEM&q=tripoli&lr=English&hl=en

28 posted on 09/27/2012 4:20:23 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: PghBaldy

CODE PINK called HILLARY and told her to avoid any more major screw-ups to abandon ship until after the election.


29 posted on 09/27/2012 4:34:21 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Ohiobelle

On Sept 8th, a man died in front of Chris Stevens at the Tripoli embassy. He was crushed by a car.

“Accidental Death of Libyan at US Embassy in Tripoli
09/08/2012 17:51:00

By Hind Turki

In an unfortunate fatal accident on Tuesday, a Libyan guard was reportedly crushed to death by the entrance gate of the US embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. The incident occurred when the gate lethally dislodged from its pathway and fell on the guard.

The embassy, which is located in Walie Al-Ahed road in the Sidi Slim area, has a large, heavy gate that bars the entrance and is manned by guards for security measures.

The gate is intended to be controlled mechanically, however due to damages allegedly sustained by the mechanism, the gate has to be manually opened and shut by the security guards throughout the day.

A spokesman for Ambassador Stevens contacted by The Tripoli Post said: “The employee was a valued member of the embassy who served the embassy with courage, dedication and distinction. We have conveyed our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his family and friend.Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

The official details of the incident, including the identification of the victim, were not released by the embassy.

However, sources told The Tripoli Post that the accident occurred at around 3:30 pm on Tuesday in the presence of several witnesses, including three Libyan guards and two American embassy employees, as well as the ambassador himself.

An investigation into the victim’s death is currently being carried out. The question is being raised as to the safety of the facility. “

http://www.tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=1&i=8984

So, the embassy gate was damaged and Stevens was moved. And 0bama was not in intelligence briefings.

Convenient.


30 posted on 09/27/2012 4:35:22 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: mojito
Now here’s a mischievous question for the class: which candidate would Al Qaida like to see win our election?

Naah, that's a stupid hypothesis. Here's one that is more in keeping with Islamist (and Marxist) thinking:

This is gettin' while the gettin's easy.

Obama is making it easy for al Quaeda to do as much damage as possible to America while he still has the opportunity and will let them sell as much useful intelligence to our other Marxist enemies as they want to pay for. He will facilitate AQ consolidating the Middle East to prepare for a caliphate by doing everything he can to make America appear incompetent and feckless.

My take is that the reason for AQ's focus on Yemen is its proximity to Mecca. They will strike from there.

31 posted on 09/27/2012 4:45:39 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: mojito

The story for nightly news Tonight would be: “Hillary Clinton admits planned attack by Al Qeada in Libya”.

NOW the story will be: “BREAKING: Film maker responsible for Libyan Ambassador death is arrested.”

=> it’s just that simple.

Have people here not been following the story, it’s about delayed release of facts, deversion, 15 days and running now.


32 posted on 09/27/2012 4:53:59 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: mojito

And it describes him perfectly, too. Wen = vaginal orifice (Middle English?)


33 posted on 09/27/2012 4:57:15 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Ohiobelle

Obama acted tooooooo unconcerned about the ambassador’s murder. I suspect Obama knew the attack was coming and KNEW the ambassador would be killed.


34 posted on 09/27/2012 4:59:49 PM PDT by abclily
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To: mojito
I suspect and hope since the enemy now has all the classified information we had they are trying to protect personnel
35 posted on 09/27/2012 5:13:28 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: mojito

The security problem is the 4 H club.

Hillary, Hussein, Huma, and Harry.


36 posted on 09/27/2012 5:13:37 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: mojito

May be in advance of Hillary’s resignation and the feared backlash from the Muslim Brotherhood at losing one of their top allies.

I can hope can’t I?


37 posted on 09/27/2012 6:01:35 PM PDT by Billyv (Freedom isn't Free! Get off the sidelines!)
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To: abclily

Definitely. I believe they watched it all happen minute from minute on live feed. They just couldn’t explain the 5 hours they “lost track of them”. They would have to be honest about what they saw. Absolutely horrible.


38 posted on 09/27/2012 7:08:12 PM PDT by Ohiobelle
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To: Hotlanta Mike

there has to be a sound bite of that somewhere


39 posted on 09/27/2012 8:48:54 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Eleutheria5

The Wank.


40 posted on 09/27/2012 9:26:23 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: dalebert

there has to be a sound bite of that somewhere


Foggy Bottom has been totally infiltrated by moderate Muzzies (as has our bases in Afghanistan) and is now busy running civil war games against American vets and the Tea Party and sexually molesting “terrorist” grandmas at the airports. Everything is fine.

If only Bachmann would shut up and they could halt free speech! That’s the real terrorist problem “getting the soldiers killed.”


41 posted on 09/27/2012 10:16:14 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: mojito

!


42 posted on 09/27/2012 11:05:12 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: mojito
" I suspect they're being pulled in advance of a cruise missile strike on militia targets and goat brothels in Libya. " ....

There now, fixed.
43 posted on 09/28/2012 3:47:15 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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" Definitely. I believe they watched it all happen minute from minute on live feed. They just couldn’t explain the 5 hours they “lost track of them”. They would have to be honest about what they saw. Absolutely horrible. "

Televised live via drones ?
44 posted on 09/28/2012 3:54:36 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: SaraJohnson

NO MUZZIE FILMS FOR OIL !!


45 posted on 09/28/2012 3:56:10 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Eleutheria5

If we attack Libya, The Disaster will be facing $5 gasoline across the nation not just in Chicago. That alone will sink him and any claim of recovery.

He damned if he do and damned if he don’t.


46 posted on 09/28/2012 9:00:10 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: what's up
Either that, or he's looking for any excuse to get away from Kerry.

LOL I can't imagine being in the same room with that a--hole more than about ten minutes and not wanting to strangle him with my bare hands.

47 posted on 09/28/2012 7:07:25 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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