Skip to comments.Obama Weighs Retaliation for Attacks in Benghazi (aspirin factories on high alert!)
Posted on 10/09/2012 11:40:35 AM PDT by pabianice
Obama Weighs Retaliation for Attacks in Benghazi, Libya, That Killed Chris Stevens
As the clock ticks on a decision about whether and how to target suspects in the Benghazi attacks, intelligence officials say the president might lose his shot if he doesnt act fast. Eli Lake reports.
President Obama has vowed to bring justice to those behind the Sept. 11 attacks in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, but the president hasnt chosen what kind of justice that will be. Five administration officials tell The Daily Beast that the White House is now weighing whether to pursue those responsible through law enforcement or via military means like drone strikes or special operations. Ambassador Christopher Stevens Barack Obama
The delay from the White House could allow specific intelligence on the locations of suspects to whither on the vine if the suspects flee the country and evade detection, according to three U.S. intelligence officials working closely on the manhunt in Libya. A list of so-called high-value targets is now residing at a Pentagon office responsible for contingency special-operations planning, according to two of those U.S. intelligence officials.
The existence of the list was first reported this week by The New York Times. It was compiled with input from several U.S. intelligence agencies and is being constantly revised and edited as new information comes in to the CIAs Counterterrorism Center. Some U.S. intelligence officials say there is enough detail to begin military operations to kill or capture 10 of the operatives tied to the planning of the attack.
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” As the clock ticks on a decision about whether and how to target suspects in the Benghazi attacks, intelligence officials say the president might lose his shot if he doesnt act fast. “
The election is in a few weeks. Blow up something or it aint gonna make the papers, says Axelrod.
Meanwhile, several owners of local Baby Formula Factories are understandably relieved.
Surprise! It’s October!
This appears to be the same article from last week.
That won’t change the incompetence which led to the terror attacks in the first place. Just like OBL’s death is no game changer.
I’m impressed, the FBI has found the perps after only 12 hours on the crime scene and 3 weeks after the event!
Anyone got (GP: does anyone have) an animated gif where the dog’s tail is stationary but the pooch is waving back and forth for all it’s worth?
Bit late, eh?
They guys who killed the ambassador are looooong gone. The shock value of punishment is gone - if we’d immediately issued an (impossible) ultimatum, followed by nuking Benghazi and Tripoli when they failed to comply, it would have gone a long way toward settling the Middle East (If you screw with the Americans everybody DIES!).
But now it is just capricious.
Which describes Obama’s foreign “policy” perfectly (except when its actually treasonous).
Maybe some token punishment will come just in time to erase the coverage of the VP debate or Hilly’s testimony about a lack of security. They have been beat up for lack of action, putting out lies after the fact, and not acting on known intelligence. The next spin will be ‘we took a while to determine what happened and acted with a measured response.’ This might be the October surprise. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
Given the latest polls, it appears to be time to bomb twice the number of usual suspects.
Who in the He!l is he going to retaliate against, himself or Hillary?
There two experts in skullduggery planned this whole thing.
Nobody’s gonna buy an attack on Ben-Gazi at this point.
Hey, this is the Arab Spring, er, Autumn!
Oh, he can go ahead and do it, but it won’t help him win the election. It will merely make him look like a kid who doesn’t know what he’s doing.
Once again, perhaps, Mr. Obama in over his head. Albeit, the smartest head in the room. Hah!
Taking his cues from 15,000 Feet Bill Clinton!
By lucky coincidence, like Clinton he’s also got a sour-faced inept gasbag of a female Sec of State to walk out and lie to the cameras about fighting terrorism.
Probably waiting on the results of the Biden/Ryan debate.
Ah, a new twist to the old "Vince Foster Solution."
Reminds me of the time when Slick coerced FOUR of his sawed off shortstuff Secretarys of Suckup (Shorty Reich, Shanana Layla, Madeleine Not-too-Bright, and some other memorable [not] asswipe) who trotted out onto the White House lawn and proclaimed that a bl@w job was not an impeachable offense. Honestly, you just can’t make this sh!t up.....
No...no animals will be harmed in this feature wag-the-dog film....we will spend two hundred million dollars worth of Tomahawk missiles blowing the sh!t out of some tents.