Skip to comments.US planning to attack terror networks in Benghazi?
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.
Lets 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 theyre 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.
Thats 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, Libyas 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, dont expect any cooperation from Tripoli on drone strikes or Special Forces operations.
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”.
So was this whole deal just a plan to get us pulled into the conflict?
“So was this whole deal just a plan to get us pulled into the conflict?”
Right about 8 pm tonight, 7 Central.
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.
Roundup and BOMB the USUAL suspects.
He will claim they were leaders of the group responsible for the "man made disaster" that killed the four Americans on 9/11.
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 theyre 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.
Aspirin Shortage in Libya. Film at 11.
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!
Obama, man of action.
I wonder which worthless camel tent
will be blown up....
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