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U.S. Said to Be Preparing Potential Targets Tied to Libya Attack
The New York Times ^ | October 2 | Eric Schmitt

Posted on 10/02/2012 10:59:20 AM PDT by PghBaldy

WASHINGTON — The American military’s top-secret Joint Special Operations Command is preparing detailed information that could be used to kill or capture some of the militants suspected in the attack last month in Libya that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, senior military and counterterrorism officials said on Tuesday.

Preparing the “target packages” is the first step in a process that the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency are taking in preparation for, and in advance of, any orders from President Obama and his top civilian and military advisers to carry out action...

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziattack; islam; libya; octobersurprise; wagthedog
NYT must be excerpted.
1 posted on 10/02/2012 10:59:26 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: PghBaldy

What are they thinking?? They’re insane. Stuff is ALWAYS on the table...but is it necessary OR PRUDENT to advertise it??


3 posted on 10/02/2012 11:01:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: PghBaldy

Either the NYT revealed (yet, again) classified info.....or they are trying to make Obama appear like he’s a ‘tough guy’.


4 posted on 10/02/2012 11:01:12 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: PghBaldy

Apparently, Libya has asprin factories, too.


5 posted on 10/02/2012 11:01:41 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: PghBaldy

They don’t investigate it, yet they re planning to attack. They and the media have the gall to criticize Romney as a “shoot first, ask questions later” guy, yet they do this? We should retaliate properly, I just don’t trust this knuckleheaded hck and his politicized national security team.


6 posted on 10/02/2012 11:03:00 AM 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

So how does taking military action match up against the argument that the video caused the riots?
An admission that it was a planned coordinated action.


7 posted on 10/02/2012 11:02:59 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
they are trying to make Obama appear like he’s a ‘tough guy'

That's my vote. Have to lay some kind of cover for the "a movie ignited the middle east" lie.
8 posted on 10/02/2012 11:03:10 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
or they are trying to make Obama appear like he’s a ‘tough guy’.

We have a winner..

9 posted on 10/02/2012 11:03:53 AM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yes.


10 posted on 10/02/2012 11:04:56 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: PghBaldy
Obama is going to "wag the dog" the first week of November, probably on Sunday after the morning talk shows are over.

They'll have control of the news cycle for the next 48 hours, which is all they need to claim victory. Even if it turns out to be a cluster...k afterwards, the election will be over.

11 posted on 10/02/2012 11:06:03 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: PghBaldy

The Military started planning targets within a few hours of 9/11/12, it’s standard procedure. The NYT is just pimpin’ the Long Legged Mack Daddy.


12 posted on 10/02/2012 11:06:07 AM PDT by swamprebel (a Constitution once changed from Freedom, can never be restored.)
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To: PghBaldy

Wow. When I hear ahead of time via the NYT that targets are being prepared, I expect some of our guys to die. With this admin, I expect leaks and ambushes. Maybe the NYT can show us on a map where the targets are specifically.


13 posted on 10/02/2012 11:06:53 AM PDT by petitfour
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To: PghBaldy

Must be the warmonger Republicans doing this, everyone knows it was a ‘spontaneous’ protest caused by an American YouTube video.


14 posted on 10/02/2012 11:07:49 AM PDT by theymakemesick (Please join the corpse, please!)
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To: justlurking

“Obama is going to “wag the dog” the first week of November, probably on Sunday after the morning talk shows are over.”

Depends upon how much traction the Libya coverup gets. If its a lot and it becomes an issue in the campaign, Nov would be too late, it would be just too obvious.


15 posted on 10/02/2012 11:08:25 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Eagle of Liberty

See this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2939128/posts

Issa to Hillary: Why did State refuse requests to bolster Benghazi security?

From the article:

Furthermore, terrorists had posted pictures of Ambassador Stevens going for a routine morning jog and threatening to abduct or kill him. The Libyan security guards in the Benghazi consulate had been receiving warnings for weeks before the attack to quit, as an attack was planned for the facility. According to Issa, the embassy asked for heightened security for their diplomatic missions — and got nothing but static in response.


16 posted on 10/02/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: PghBaldy
Wanna bet we pound sand?

Just sand....in the middle of no where.

Just so Hussein can say "We took the fight to the bad guys!"

(No actual camels or goats (much less Jihadis) will be harmed in this exercise.)

17 posted on 10/02/2012 11:10:43 AM PDT by stboz
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To: PghBaldy

They gonna blow up youtube?


18 posted on 10/02/2012 11:11:55 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: PghBaldy

As I posted yesterday get ready for wag the dog.


19 posted on 10/02/2012 11:15:07 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: PghBaldy

I bet they get targeted, killed, and buried at sea without any public pictures. I bet this happens 1 week before the election.


20 posted on 10/02/2012 11:16:05 AM PDT by lwoodham (I am Andrew Breitbart. Don't doubt me on this.)
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To: PghBaldy
Libyan papers will be full of ads for human shields tomorrow.

"Must be photogenic with an innocent, Western look..."

21 posted on 10/02/2012 11:17:20 AM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: petitfour

OUR TOP STORY TONIGHT -- ABDUL AZIZ OF 13453 CASBAH WAY IN BENGAZI IS TARGETED FOR ASSASSINATION TOMORROW!"

22 posted on 10/02/2012 11:17:31 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: stboz

No. Someone will die. The thing is, obama doesn’t care who...whether it’s Mexican civilians, American Border Patrol Agents, or random muslims or Christians in some godforsaken hellhole.


23 posted on 10/02/2012 11:19:59 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: MestaMachine

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/02/us-usa-libya-benghazi-idUSBRE8910X220121002

Libya still working out cooperation with U.S. in Benghazi probe

(Reuters) - Libya and the United States have yet to agree how a U.S. investigative team will cooperate in a probe into a deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, a senior Libyan official said on Tuesday.


24 posted on 10/02/2012 11:23:39 AM PDT by maggief
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To: PghBaldy

And the FBI has still not gotten into Libya. I’m sure the crime hasn’t been compromised by now.


25 posted on 10/02/2012 11:24:05 AM PDT by AU72
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To: PghBaldy

This was predicted. A few harmless missiles sent in to undefined “targets” right before the election and the Obmanation will be crowing about his foreign policy “triumphs”.


26 posted on 10/02/2012 11:25:12 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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These ragheads are not dumb. They’re not hiding out in the desert where a SEAL team can find and kill them as happened a few times to the camps in Qaddafi’s Libyan desert. They’ll be hiding out in the cities of Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia;Tunis, Torbruk, Tripoli, Cairo, Alex. And we’re not going to drone them in those environments. Too big a chance of collateral damage, and as the cities in Tunisia have many Italian and French residents, too big a chance of killing a friendly. The ONLY group that has the people, the skills, the appearance, the cultural knowledge and language to do the job? Well we don’t talk to them anymore. And as long as Bombo is POTUS I don’t think they’ll pick up the phone if we call.


27 posted on 10/02/2012 11:27:13 AM PDT by xkaydet65
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To: PghBaldy

I would be glad if they could get the terrorists who did this.

But I have no faith that they will. They are just as likely to just kill some random people and CLAIM they got the terrorists.

And the media will simply accept whatever they are told. All these drone strikes, and the media has never questioned whether we are actually killing the people we claim we are killing.


28 posted on 10/02/2012 11:28:04 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: PghBaldy
This isn't about justice, retribution or strategy.

This is about Rambo's Obama's reelection.


29 posted on 10/02/2012 11:28:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: MestaMachine
According to Issa, the embassy asked for heightened security for their diplomatic missions — and got nothing but static in response.

Kinda like what happened with Massoud "The Lion of Panjsher" when he asked for CIA assistance under Clinton.

The Silence of the Lion
30 posted on 10/02/2012 11:30:10 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: maggief

Thar is simply ridiculous. The whole damn thing is right out there for anyone with a working brain cell to understand. What are they gonna do? Dust for fingerprints?
What I want to know is the EXACT cause of Chris Stevens’ death and the condition of his body when it was recovered.


31 posted on 10/02/2012 11:31:32 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: Sacajaweau
I think some people, or the 'pro-America' leftovers from the Bush era want the perpetrators to be killed. Unfortunately, the man at the top seeks to protect his Muslim brothers, so outing the plans gives the enemy a heads-up. I also believe that the Obama regime was involved with Wikileaks in disclosing America's secret cables.

OBL was killed against 0bama's wishes. I don't think he made the decision to raid that compound and was probably upset at how much this angered his Muslim brothers.

32 posted on 10/02/2012 11:33:21 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: ClearCase_guy

Love it. Thanks!


33 posted on 10/02/2012 11:33:27 AM PDT by MarMema (eh.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
All these drone strikes, and the media has never questioned whether we are actually killing the people we claim we are killing.

Or even confirming a kill!
34 posted on 10/02/2012 11:34:05 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: AU72

FBI too busy looking for Jimmy Hoffa under a driveway.


35 posted on 10/02/2012 11:34:19 AM PDT by Claytonbridge
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To: PghBaldy

BARACKTOBER SURPRISE in the making?


36 posted on 10/02/2012 11:35:07 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: PghBaldy

Quick! Bomb them before everyone figures out we supplied them!


37 posted on 10/02/2012 11:36:54 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: PghBaldy

Don’t tell hussein, he’ll leak it to his comrades on the other side.


38 posted on 10/02/2012 11:38:55 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
Can we really expect the Blow-hole in office to exact any attack? The best Obama
has ever done is to attack a single person. Maybe there's a plumber over there who is listed on his hit list.
39 posted on 10/02/2012 11:41:36 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: PghBaldy

Wag the Dog to get the news of the Benghazi Scandal off the News A.S.A.P.


40 posted on 10/02/2012 11:43:45 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Uncle Miltie

Bet they hit the consulate itself!


41 posted on 10/02/2012 11:43:56 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: Eagle of Liberty


Guess we don't need to. All info has been "compromised" in the fire.
42 posted on 10/02/2012 11:46:58 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: PghBaldy

We need to forget nation building and start punitive expiditions. Find the Al-qida villages and hit them with a MOAB bombs.

“Kill them all. Nits make lice”.-Chivington


43 posted on 10/02/2012 11:47:08 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Eagle of Liberty

Oh yeah. clinton ingratiated himself with an inordinate number of terrorist orgs, read drug runners, both before and after becoming president. He actually wanted Masoud to surrender to the taliban.


44 posted on 10/02/2012 11:48:45 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason.)
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To: PghBaldy

Good thing none of the targets reads the NYT nor knows anyone that does.


45 posted on 10/02/2012 11:51:26 AM 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: PghBaldy

October Surprise on the menu.


46 posted on 10/02/2012 12:15:06 PM PDT by Argus
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