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Administration Welcomed Wolves Into The Sheepfold
Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Diane West

Posted on 10/12/2012 10:28:12 AM PDT by Kaslin

Imagine, pre-9/11/12, that you were responsible for arranging the defense of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Would you have considered American interests and personnel best protected by bringing in a local security outfit called the February 17 Martyrs Brigade?

The question has yet to come up in House hearings, but I think it holds the key to the Obama administration's betrayal of the American people in "Benghazi-gate." To an American with common sense not subverted by advanced degrees, the thought of putting Islamic "martyrs" in charge of American "infidels" in Benghazi -- which, fun fact, literally means "city of holy warriors" -- would trigger the inevitable "heck, no." And that's without even knowing what is significant about Feb. 17.

But I'm talking about Washington, D.C. Here, placing the lives of Americans in the hands of a thug-army linked to multiple atrocities and drawn from jihad-epicentral eastern Libya disturbs no collective brain wave. No matter that Benghazi and nearby Derna sent more men, per capita, to Iraq to kill Americans than anywhere else in the world. As far as the Obama administration is concerned, putting local boys in barracks inside the consulate compound was a great idea. Why not? President Obama's ambassador, the late Christopher Stevens, was, as they say, "reaching out" across the jihad spectrum on official business.

Meanwhile, Ansar al Sharia ("Supporters of Islamic Law"), the al-Qaida-linked militia believed to have led the consulate assault in September, is a spinoff of the February 17 Martyrs Brigade, but that didn't scratch the lacquered political surface, either. And even as reports remind us of ties among February 17 Martyrs Brigade leadership, the Muslim Brotherhood and the web of jihad-poison spun by Qatar's Yusuf al-Qaradawi and Libya's Ali al-Salabi -- the latter having been tapped by the Qatari dictatorship to distribute $2 billion to Libyan "rebels" -- the focal point remains elsewhere.

Partly, that's because the breathtaking lies the Obama administration has told us post-9/11/12 distract our attention from the disastrous policy previously in place. Plus, there remains a lingering confusion over good guys and bad guys. After all, Uncle Sam isn't supposed to support bad guys. The Obama administration, however, threw in Uncle Sam's lot with bad guys -- the "rebels," the "martyrs," the Muslim Brothers, the whole jihad-happy crew in Libya and the wider Middle East. Uncle Sam, more or less, crossed to the "Other Side." It is this alliance or support for "martyrs" and their sympathizers in Libya, Tunisia, Egypt and Syria that is the betrayal from which Benghazi-gate rises, particularly as our veterans cemeteries and hospitals are filled with casualties caused by such "martyrs."

Whether, as The Daily Beast reported, the February 17 Martyrs Brigade may have been ordered by a pro-al-Qaida Libyan politician to "stand down" for the attack remains to be verified. Meanwhile, the State Department reminds us not to forget the service of two brigade members who were beaten and two who were shot defending the compound. "But there were some bad apples in there as well," one intelligence source told The Daily Beast.

How could there not be? And here is where the significance of Feb. 17 comes in.

John Rosenthal, an independent journalist based in Europe, wrote early on that the Libyan rebellion wasn't led only by al-Qaida commanders. This anti-Gadhafi movement was symbolically also an Islamic jihad on Western liberty itself. We know this because, as Rosenthal reported, the "Day of Rage" called for Feb. 17, 2011, to kick off the Libyan civil war was the fifth anniversary of another assault on the West, also in Benghazi.

Following Friday prayers on Feb. 17, 2006, thousands of Benghazians attacked the Italian Consulate to punish the temerity of an Italian minister, Roberto Calderoli, who several days earlier had publicly defended free speech in the West. The world was then experiencing another cycle of Islamic violence, this one orchestrated to punish a tiny Danish newspaper for publishing a sheet of Muhammad cartoons and, in turn, Denmark itself for refusing to punish the journalist-transgressors of Islamic law, which outlaws any critiques and all depictions of Muhammad.

Calderoli didn't merely defend free speech. During his TV interview, he dramatically unbuttoned his shirt to reveal a T-shirt featuring a cartoon of Muhammad. Referring to Islamic rioters worldwide, he added: "When they recognize our rights, I'll take off this shirt." He was forced to resign from his post the next day, a sacrifice on the altar of Shariah (Islamic law) by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. It wasn't enough.

"We feared for our lives," the wife of the Italian consul later told the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, describing the attack in which the consulate was set on fire. All personnel were safely evacuated. Libyan police used tear gas to try to disperse the rioters, later opening fire and killing 11 attackers.

These are the "martyrs" who serve as role models for the security team that was defending the U.S. Consulate. Symbolically, they figure into the wider war in Libya, which is often called the February 17 Revolution. With this in mind, it becomes clear that the Islamic war on free speech, the basis of our liberty, was an inspiration of "regime change" in Libya. And we supported it.

That's the real scandal.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: benghazi; islam; islamicextremists; nationalsecurity; securitypolicy; usembassy

1 posted on 10/12/2012 10:28:16 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
Eric Nordstrom, when telling about how he was REFUSED the security he needed, actually said he felt like "the Taliban was in the building"......but was he talking about the WHITE HOUSE (HUSSEIN OBAMA)....the STATE DEPT (HILLARY and HUMA), the Pentagon or just the Embassy??

REPORTERS...ALERT...please ask Eric Nordstrom was he was referring to...PLEASE!!!

2 posted on 10/12/2012 10:32:33 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin

It’s either insane or a deliberate act intended to make what happened -—happen.

With Obama and Hillary I cannot say which.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 10:33:05 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

When are these hearings continuing?

I have to go to a neighbor’s house to see C=Span.

I need a schedule here, please. Thanks


4 posted on 10/12/2012 10:35:03 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: Kaslin

These are the geniuses that will prevent the Iranians developing a nuclear bomb. You can stake your life on it.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 10:35:22 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Kaslin
punish a tiny Danish newspaper for publishing a sheet of Muhammad cartoons


6 posted on 10/12/2012 10:37:57 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Kaslin

Worse yet is the 10,000 to 20,000 shoulder to air missals that can SHOOT DOWN CIVILIAN AIR LINERS that because of obama are loose in Libya! Congressmen Dennis Kucinish questioned Ambassador Kennedy about this in the hearings on Benghazi earlier this week!

You can find it a little after the 1:52:53 mark on the video.

http://youtu.be/3K7ryAS3ISc

Has obama warned the public about these missing shoulder to air missals that could take down civilian air liners? If not , why not?

And just think how hard obama fights to keep from protecting our boarders while he knows there are all those missing missals! I get chills just thinking about it.

I don’t fly but I sure wouldn’t want to now!


7 posted on 10/12/2012 10:39:28 AM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: Tennessee Nana

This cartoon can not be posed enough


8 posted on 10/12/2012 10:43:35 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

“The taliban is inside the building”.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 10:47:48 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: GloriaJane

Missal: A liturgical book containing all instructions and texts necessary for the celebration of Mass.

Missile: A self-propelled guided weapon system.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 10:50:47 AM PDT by beelzepug ("0bama is a feckless crapweasel")
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To: Venturer

It’s either insane or a deliberate act intended to make what happened -—happen.

With Obama and Hillary I cannot say which.

^^^^
I am betting on the latter.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 11:08:28 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: beelzepug

Was that a nice way of telling me my autism is showing? Thanks for the heads up.

After all these years of dealing with my imperfect self I’m glad God made me just as I am. Bad spelling, punctuation, sentence structure and all. And what spell check doesn’t catch or fix for me, oh well, life goes on.


12 posted on 10/12/2012 11:16:52 AM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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To: Kaslin
...placing the lives of Americans in the hands of a thug-army linked to multiple atrocities and drawn from jihad-epicentral eastern Libya disturbs no collective brain wave. No matter that Benghazi and nearby Derna sent more men, per capita, to Iraq to kill Americans than anywhere else in the world. As far as the Obama administration is concerned, putting local boys in barracks inside the consulate compound was a great idea. Why not?

We could ask the mothers of the dead Americans 'why not'? They might know... Or we could ask the New York Times to interview some of the Muslim Brotherhood guys working for us - and see what they say. I suspect they think it's a great idea.... and isn't that all the New York Times needs to know? If there's still doubt ABC could come up with an 'objective' journalist to beat the crap out of the grieving mothers...

13 posted on 10/12/2012 12:12:57 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: GloriaJane

No intent to offend, I was just having a little fun. I usually spell the word “missle’. Lucky for me, spellcheck will catch that. You spelled missal correctly so spellcheck wouldn’t have helped. Have a nice rest of your day.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 12:24:02 PM PDT by beelzepug ("0bama is a feckless crapweasel")
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To: Bigg Red; All

Hi Bigg Red, I just posted the following on another thread:

WOW! I heard Lamb say she was watching the attack - LIVE - but I thought it was from on-site cameras at the consulate .. not a drone.

And if they had time to launch a drone .. what amount of advance knowledge did they have that the attack was going to take place ..???

And .. if they knew it was going to take place .. why would they just watch and not do anything to save our Ambassador and his staff member ..??? Plus the two Seals who tried to come to the rescue of the Ambassador - but were caught in the melee. To watch and do nothing was CRIMINAL.

For me .. I still can’t shake the idea that it was the Obama/Biden stooges who planned and executed the making of the “video”, with the objective of having a ready-made excuse for the terrorist attack the stooges already knew was coming. I’m even going to go so far as to say I believe it may have been a Jarrett/Axelrod operation .. in order to make Obama look unconnected with the attack .. unconnected to another “terrorist attack” upon America on a 9/11.

My premise is reached because immediately both Obama and Hillary made this statement, “...We had nothing to do with this video”. Hmmmmm ..?? Both of them said it continually, even spending $70,000 to produce a commercial to espouse the idea “we had nothing to do with the ‘video’”. Geeeee .. is somebody protesting too much ..??

Also, as soon as the “film maker” was arrested - I was even more convinced of the admin’s involvement .. because I questioned .. was this action a way to hide the guy from the media ..?? And/or, to keep the film maker from exposing the fact the “video” was a ruse from the get-go!!


15 posted on 10/12/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: Bigg Red; All

Hi Bigg Red, I just posted the following on another thread:

WOW! I heard Lamb say she was watching the attack - LIVE - but I thought it was from on-site cameras at the consulate .. not a drone.

And if they had time to launch a drone .. what amount of advance knowledge did they have that the attack was going to take place ..???

And .. if they knew it was going to take place .. why would they just watch and not do anything to save our Ambassador and his staff member ..??? Plus the two Seals who tried to come to the rescue of the Ambassador - but were caught in the melee. To watch and do nothing was CRIMINAL.

For me .. I still can’t shake the idea that it was the Obama/Biden stooges who planned and executed the making of the “video”, with the objective of having a ready-made excuse for the terrorist attack the stooges already knew was coming. I’m even going to go so far as to say I believe it may have been a Jarrett/Axelrod operation .. in order to make Obama look unconnected with the attack .. unconnected to another “terrorist attack” upon America on a 9/11.

My premise is reached because immediately both Obama and Hillary made this statement, “...We had nothing to do with this video”. Hmmmmm ..?? Both of them said it continually, even spending $70,000 to produce a commercial to espouse the idea “we had nothing to do with the ‘video’”. Geeeee .. is somebody protesting too much ..??

Also, as soon as the “film maker” was arrested - I was even more convinced of the admin’s involvement .. because I questioned .. was this action a way to hide the guy from the media ..?? And/or, to keep the film maker from exposing the fact the “video” was a ruse from the get-go!!


16 posted on 10/12/2012 12:46:35 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: CyberAnt

Holy Carp! Your conclusions are frighteningly plausible.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 2:20:25 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Venturer

I’d say both


18 posted on 10/12/2012 5:55:24 PM PDT by uncitizen (Religion of Peace my hind end !)
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To: TexasRepublic

VP Biden says not to worry about that cuz we have plenty of time before they get there. Don’t you feel better now? Everything is just dandy here.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 5:57:37 PM PDT by uncitizen (Religion of Peace my hind end !)
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To: Ann Archy

Thank you!


20 posted on 10/12/2012 9:01:11 PM PDT by uncitizen (Religion of Peace my hind end !)
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To: Bigg Red

Oh good .. I was afraid I was over-thinking things.

My concern .. getting somebody to investigate these possibilities.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 11:09:59 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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To: Josephat
We NEED to know what Eric Nordstrom meant by that..."the Taliban is in the building".......the White House, Hussein??....the State Dept, Hillary and HUMA ABEDIN???, the Pentagon???

WHO or WHAT DID YOU MEAN, ERIC??

22 posted on 10/13/2012 3:02:56 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: GOPJ

Amen......and WHY was Stevens even IN Benghazi instead of Tripoli?? especially on 9-11.


23 posted on 10/13/2012 3:05:26 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: CyberAnt

My concern .. getting somebody to investigate these possibilities.

^^^
Maybe you should contact the Breitbart group or Glenn Beck. Please keep us posted and ping me to any threads regarding this. Good luck and God bless. (And keep an eye on your cat.)


24 posted on 10/13/2012 6:39:17 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: CyberAnt; TigersEye

I was sure that the making of the video is traceable (or would be if there were investigative journalists looking into it) to the administration. For all the reasons you mention and probably more. TigersEye has a lot of info about this, you can click his name and find his comments and links.


25 posted on 10/13/2012 9:48:12 AM 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: Ann Archy

We NEED to know what Eric Nordstrom meant by that...”the Taliban is in the building”.......the White House, Hussein??....the State Dept, Hillary and HUMA ABEDIN???, the Pentagon???

All of the above and then some. Pray a lot.


26 posted on 10/14/2012 11:11:45 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: beelzepug

That’s ok. I’m used to people pointing out my mistakes cause spell check could never catch up to all my boo boo’s. You should see what I can do on a site that has no spell check. LOL
Have a good one!


27 posted on 10/16/2012 11:15:49 AM PDT by GloriaJane (Pro Choice = Pro Death - Pro Life = Pro LIFE!)
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