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US planning to attack terror networks in Benghazi?
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Posted on 10/03/2012 9:20:25 AM PDT by chessplayer

Now that the Obama administration has belatedly admitted that the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi was a terrorist attack — and not, as they claimed for nearly two weeks, a particularly lively movie review — now what? The New York Times reports this morning that the US has begun preparing for a military attack on the “militants” involved in the terrorist attack, but that may run into some complications:

The United States is laying the groundwork for operations to kill or capture militants implicated in the deadly attack on a diplomatic mission in Libya, senior military and counterterrorism officials said Tuesday, as the weak Libyan government appears unable to arrest or even question fighters involved in the assault.

The top-secret Joint Special Operations Command is compiling so-called target packages of detailed information about the suspects, the officials said. Working with the Pentagon and the C.I.A., the command is preparing the dossiers as the first step in anticipation of possible orders from President Obama to take action against those determined to have played a role in the attack on a diplomatic mission in the eastern city of Benghazi that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three colleagues three weeks ago.

Let’s pause for a moment here. If this is so “top-secret,” then how can the NYT be reporting on it? Simple: the administration is leaking this in the desperate attempt to look like they’re back on top of this situation. The Obama administration has discovered what happens when the White House lies, and lies badly, about terrorist attacks and their preparation for those attempts, and now they want to undo some of the damage by looking tough.

That’s going to be hard to do, however:

But any American military action on Libyan soil would risk casualties and almost certainly set off a popular backlash at a moment when gratitude for American support in the revolt against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi has created a measure of appreciation for the United States in the region.

Reflecting a surge in nationalism, the Libyan government has opposed any unilateral American military action in Libya against the attackers. “We will not accept anyone entering inside Libya,” Mustafa Abu Shagur, Libya’s new prime minister, told the Al Jazeera television network. “That would infringe on sovereignty and we will refuse.”

At the same time, the Libyan government still depends almost entirely on autonomous local militias to act as the police, complicating any effort to detain the most obvious suspects. Libyan and American officials acknowledge the possibility that some of the perpetrators may have fled the country, perhaps across the porous southern border.

In other words, don’t expect any cooperation from Tripoli on drone strikes or Special Forces operations.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baracktobersurprise; benghazi; impeachnow; libya; october; octobersurprise; surprise; waronterror
obama going to pull a "rally around your CIC" ploy?
1 posted on 10/03/2012 9:20:28 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Yep, question is do they wait until the last weekend before the election or do it sooner to defuse the accusations of pulling an “Oct Surprise”.


2 posted on 10/03/2012 9:22:45 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: chessplayer

So was this whole deal just a plan to get us pulled into the conflict?


3 posted on 10/03/2012 9:22:52 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

“So was this whole deal just a plan to get us pulled into the conflict?”

Right about 8 pm tonight, 7 Central.


4 posted on 10/03/2012 9:25:18 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: chessplayer

so we are going to attack the guys who were our demcratic loving allies when they went after quaddafi? juan mcvain’s and lindsay grahamnesty’s friends? the guys we gave money to and backed?

anyone who votes for 0 this time is inworthy of being a friend of mine.


5 posted on 10/03/2012 9:28:58 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: chessplayer

Roundup and BOMB the USUAL suspects.


6 posted on 10/03/2012 9:34:28 AM PDT by jerod (Pro-Abortion Gun Control Freaks & Environmental Nuts who hated Capitalism? The Nazi's)
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To: chessplayer

Obama needs a Baracktober Surprise to cover for his and Hillary’s and Susan Rice’s lies about the attack on the Libyan embassy which left a U.S. Ambassador and four others dead.

They are stalling, misdirecting, etc. trying to suppress it before the election.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see bombs falling on Libya the week before the election. Or some drone strikes.

Stand by for Wag the Dog II.


7 posted on 10/03/2012 9:38:50 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: chessplayer
The week before the election Rambo Obama will have a few random nomadic goat herders blasted into atoms by drones.

He will claim they were leaders of the group responsible for the "man made disaster" that killed the four Americans on 9/11.


8 posted on 10/03/2012 9:43:21 AM PDT by Iron Munro (US Embassies Come and Go But An Obama Apology Lasts Forever)
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To: chessplayer
Your summary fails to distinguish between Morrissey's article and quotations from the NYTimes.

Not good.

If this is so “top-secret,” then how can the NYT be reporting on it? Simple: the administration is leaking this in the desperate attempt to look like they’re back on top of this situation.

This might be the right thing to do, but leaking it sure isn't, and at this point belief in the admin to do the right thing is pretty low.

9 posted on 10/03/2012 9:51:58 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: jerod

Aspirin Shortage in Libya. Film at 11.


10 posted on 10/03/2012 9:55:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

There is a film studio in California on Red Alert. Targets, soon to be NYSlimes-leaked, also include the editing room and the folks who did the special effects.

Any place that had anything to do with Innocence of Muslims, Heads-Up!


11 posted on 10/03/2012 10:01:03 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: chessplayer

Obama, man of action.
I wonder which worthless camel tent
will be blown up....


12 posted on 10/03/2012 2:20:19 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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