Skip to comments.Report: White House Considering Retaliatory Libya Strike
Posted on 10/15/2012 2:03:40 PM PDT by drewh
The Associated Press reports:
Administration officials say the White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to hit militant targets from Libya to Mali, if U.S. investigators can find the al-Qaida-linked group responsible for the death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya.
But the officials say the administration also is weighing whether the short-term payoff of being able to claim retribution against al-Qaida is worth the risk that such strikes would be ineffective and rile governments in the region.
Details were provided by three current and one former administration official, as well as an analyst who was approached by the White House for help. All four spoke only on condition of anonymity.
The White House would not confirm the reports.
(Also on POLITIOC: Clinton defends State on Benghazi)
"The investigation is on-going and we have nothing new right now. As [Pentagon spokesman] George Little has briefed recently, the DoD continues to monitor the situation closely and we are ready to respond with additional military measures when directed by the president," Robert Firman, a spokesman for the Department of Defense, told POLITICO.
Philip Ewing contributed to this report.
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Are they really this tone deaf?
*looks at the Big Bird ad*
Yeah. I guess they are.
Are there dogs in Libya?
Wag the rodent....
That will impress the American people! /s
I think Reagan would have paid them a visit hours after it started
Remember when Reagan bombed Libya’s leader Khadaffy’s house? Good thing he was having a campout in a tent outside that night or he would have been a goner.
He never made another peep to Reagan.
Tell all Janitors to take a vacation.
It will NEVER happen.
Will show Obama’s utter foolishness and fecklessness. 1 short year after helping overthrow Qaddafi for the wonderful “Arab Spring” - we are now bombing them?
Moreover, just up until recently, we are told it was all due to a “video.” How can you bomb someone over that?
Must look presidential before the election...Must not look weak like in the debates...Must keep biden away from media...Must look presidential before the election... I know, Lets bomb someone!!
Official leaks. Right before the debate?
Too little and too late, Obummer!
You slit your own throat with the BenGhazi coverup.
The MSM is still making up its mind, but they know that it is not Obama - so they are trying to black out the story...
We already know which group is responsible and they aren't in Libya.
What an indecisive putz.
The time for action was last month. But of course at that time the official WH plan to stage a political uprising to benefit Obama’s plans for an October suprise had FAILED.
Instead of a minor skirmish, FUBO’s plans lead to a US diplomat being raped and killed. And thus began the biggest coverup in the White House since Watergate.
They’re going to hit movie studios?
President Jarrett and Secretary Axelrod are on top of things.
This is absolutely despicable.