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Career intel officers: Obama’s not telling you how far Al Qaeda has penetrated into Libya and Egypt
Hotair ^ | 7:21 pm on October 5, 2012 | Allahpundit

Posted on 10/05/2012 5:59:35 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

I don’t get it. Why would the Foreign Policy President, who supported the revolutions in Libya and Egypt, not want to talk about that?

I thought he likes talking about foreign policy.

Weeks before the presidential election, President Barack Obama’s administration faces mounting opposition from within the ranks of U.S. intelligence agencies over what career officers say is a “cover up” of intelligence information about terrorism in North Africa.

Intelligence held back from senior officials and the public includes numerous classified reports revealing clear Iranian support for jihadists throughout the tumultuous North Africa and Middle East region, as well as notably widespread al Qaeda penetration into Egypt and Libya in the months before the deadly Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi…

Officials with access to intelligence reports, based on both technical spying and human agents, said specific reporting revealed an alarming surge in clandestine al Qaeda activity months before the attack in Benghazi…

“The Obama Administration is afraid to admit al Qaeda is running rampant throughout the region because it would expose the truth instead of what President Obama so pompously spouted during the Democratic Convention” said the official.

Follow the link for allegations that AQ is coordinating in Egypt via Al-Azhar University with the help of Mohammed al-Zawahiri, brother of you-know-who and, until this year, a prisoner of the Egyptian government. That was news to me, but the possibility of Al Qaeda setting up shop in Libya was not. Two reports prepared for Congress and released in August — before the attack in Benghazi — warned explicitly that the power vacuum in Libya combined with easy access to heavy weapons stolen from Qaddafi’s stockpiles made the country a natural draw for jihadists. One of those reports claimed that Al Qaeda’s senior leadership in Pakistan had dispatched top operatives to Libya with orders to start setting up a new network there under a different name. All of this was an entirely foreseeable consequence of toppling Mubarak and Qaddafi, and arguably a price worth paying in order to set those countries on track to democracy and, maybe someday, more liberal societies. But note: Entirely foreseeable. If you’re going to up-end the political table in these countries in the name of ousting autocrats, then you need to plan for an inevitable period of chaos — and terror — in the aftermath. Did we do that in Benghazi? Based on what we know right now, it looks like we did the opposite: Less security, not more, even when more was requested. Watch the new clip below from ABC and Jake Tapper for the latest on that. Madness.

I’d love to hear the Foreign Policy President explain why his State Department didn’t think to ramp up protection for Chris Stevens in Al Qaeda’s new backyard, but I think we all know what his “public statement” about the situation is going to be. No explanations forthcoming.

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1 posted on 10/05/2012 5:59:40 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Bush’s fault.


2 posted on 10/05/2012 6:00:38 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Don't need "intel" to figure this one out.
3 posted on 10/05/2012 6:00:51 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

4 posted on 10/05/2012 6:04:55 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

5 posted on 10/05/2012 6:07:11 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

He had better be careful not to pee off the CIA. Dallas is still in Texas.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 6:08:46 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: hinckley buzzard
Don't need "intel" to figure this one out.

AGREE 100% DEFUND, DISMANTLE "intel". Why are WE paying these clowns?

Fislam

7 posted on 10/05/2012 6:09:21 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Of course not. After all, al Obama is friends with the Muslim Brotherhood who are friends with al Qaeda.


8 posted on 10/05/2012 6:09:41 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Diogenesis; Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; SunkenCiv

Excellent!


9 posted on 10/05/2012 6:10:21 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Diogenesis

BTTT for another GRRRRREAT post, Dio!


10 posted on 10/05/2012 6:11:02 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Career intel officers: Obama’s not telling you how far Al Qaeda has penetrated into Libya and Egypt AND AMERICA, dammit!
11 posted on 10/05/2012 6:11:27 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: rfp1234

The Ambassador is dead and Al Queda is alive!

(Please Ryan use this in the debate with SlowJoe)


12 posted on 10/05/2012 6:11:41 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I’m wondering how much they have invaded this country. Obama has dealt some major damage to our security.


13 posted on 10/05/2012 6:11:56 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Candor7; Fred Nerks

ping


14 posted on 10/05/2012 6:16:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Just think how different things could have been if Cllinton had reacted when we had OBL in our sights.

Wonder what docs were in Sandy Berger’s pants...


15 posted on 10/05/2012 6:17:41 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: dalebert

Hell there is one in the White House HMFNIC


16 posted on 10/05/2012 6:18:01 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Email Shows State Department Rejecting Request of Security Team at US Embassy in Libya

I should have pinged you to this earlier.

17 posted on 10/05/2012 6:18:11 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I wonder how far AlQuida has penetrated into the USA and into our government?


18 posted on 10/05/2012 6:21:53 PM PDT by Lion Den Dan
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

If a POTUS of either party told the truth and said we are losing the WOT and this is just an example of this would America wake up..No


19 posted on 10/05/2012 6:22:23 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: TigersEye
Thanks.

Was trying to look at the video...but didn't play well with my software.

20 posted on 10/05/2012 6:25:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yep.


21 posted on 10/05/2012 6:29:03 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: TigersEye
Video at the bottom of the text:

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/10/email-shows-state-department-rejecting-request-of-security-team-at-us-embassy-in-libya/#.UG7KCfX4Co4.twitter

I haven't read the text....I assume it agrees with the Video.

22 posted on 10/05/2012 6:30:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It worked for me. I will say it seems that the big TV networks have the worst designed websites and use the clunkiest video software on the internets.


23 posted on 10/05/2012 6:31:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: montanajoe

Obama+Hillary = Treason


24 posted on 10/05/2012 6:33:03 PM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yes, I just now watched that video. I think it substantially matches the text.


25 posted on 10/05/2012 6:33:19 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Lion Den Dan; dalebert
See if I can find the thread on the NAIC (Iranian front organization.)

Dai vs. NIAC :The real David vs. Goliath story ( Iranian Lobby hidden in Washington --revealed)

Appears that had heavy influence on Obama's Iran policies via Valerie Jarrett.

26 posted on 10/05/2012 6:38:45 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: TigersEye

I went back to a rel 10 Mint with Firefox 10....That worked.


27 posted on 10/05/2012 6:40:19 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: hinckley buzzard

yep. you are correct.
...though some even here, thought the Arab Spring, especially in Libya, was a good thing.
(Like that idiot McCain, who now wants to do the same in Syria... adding to the Islamist collection.)
=
also, many believed the “mantra” that Sunni Al-Quada would never cooperate with Shia Iran...


28 posted on 10/05/2012 6:43:59 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

and what about the Palestinians imported to this country...


29 posted on 10/05/2012 6:46:32 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: TigersEye

That's the flag they want to see flying at the White House.

30 posted on 10/05/2012 6:49:22 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I don’t give much of a sh*t about Egypt or Libya — I want to know how deep AQ has penetrated into our society.


31 posted on 10/05/2012 6:54:58 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: Fred Nerks

Thankfully SEALs BUD/S classes continue as we speak. ;-)


32 posted on 10/05/2012 6:55:26 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: IrishPennant
"Career intel officers: Obama’s not telling you how far Al Qaeda has penetrated into Libya and Egypt AND AMERICA, dammit!"

Bears repeating - and this is what I was going to say myself.

33 posted on 10/05/2012 6:56:19 PM PDT by the anti-liberal
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
It is possible that the shit is yet to hit the fan regarding this particular dereliction of duty, by the White House and the State Department, respectively. And we yet await the "October surprise".

34 posted on 10/05/2012 6:58:19 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Because he is one. Always was.

Plenty intel folks know. Trust them to move when the time comes.


35 posted on 10/05/2012 7:00:47 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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36 posted on 10/05/2012 7:03:02 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Hardraade

Obama treats the American people like Mushrooms ,keep them in the dark and feed them sh#t


37 posted on 10/05/2012 7:04:11 PM PDT by molson209
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To: musicman
That pic is hilarious!

Hey, you're not trying to make muzzies riot are you? You blast femur!

38 posted on 10/05/2012 7:11:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye
I will say it seems that the big TV networks have the worst designed websites and use the clunkiest video software on the internets.

I have noticed that as well.

My guess is that they are 'directed' to purchase these 'products' from government supported/funded companies (startups) that are just fronts for passing through CAMPAIGN funds.

On the other hand, it may be because of the PLAN to CHARGE for all VIDEO on the internet. That's why YOUTUBE's player is SO CRAPPY.

After all, if there were program (Video Player) that worked well (which there is, actually there are several), then why wouldn't everyone use the same program ? Why does everyone have to keep RE-INVENTING the WHEEL ? Is it because of MONEY ?

39 posted on 10/05/2012 7:11:56 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: TigersEye



40 posted on 10/05/2012 7:16:35 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: 353FMG
I recommend the book by Dave Horowitz --"Unholy Alliance"

That will give you an insight as to how the far leftists are in bed with the Islamists....

They will do anything to take down America.

41 posted on 10/05/2012 7:22:47 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: musicman

LOL Heck, they fought each other to be first in.


42 posted on 10/05/2012 7:34:12 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This is a further illustration of the problem not being with the field personnel.
The problem is with those at the 'desk level' and their superiors.
Gathering is one thing - Interpretation and collation is where the whims and whimsy of the perfumed princes has it terrible effects.

Waaaay Past Time for a GS15 and above "Saturday Night Massacre."

...just my opinion...of course.
43 posted on 10/05/2012 7:36:26 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: UCANSEE2

I just put it off to nepotism and arrogance. They think so highly of themselves they haven’t bothered to even check and see if they’re putting out a quality product.


44 posted on 10/05/2012 7:40:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.


45 posted on 10/05/2012 7:48:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TigersEye

Placemark for link.


46 posted on 10/05/2012 8:40:49 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Obama’s not telling you how far Al Qaeda has penetrated into Libya and Egypt the White Crib, Pentagon, and State Department
47 posted on 10/05/2012 8:55:43 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Everytime the Left gets into office crap happens. Look at the Clintons.


48 posted on 10/05/2012 9:23:56 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I doubt that any of our congresscritters bothered to read the book.

And if they did, they kept the knowledge to themselves and intended to do nothing about it.


49 posted on 10/06/2012 1:49:15 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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