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Report: White House Considering Retaliatory Libya Strike
Politico ^ | 10/15/12 4:17 PM EDT | Byron Tau

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; ambassadorstevens; benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; bho44; christopherstevens; falseflag; libya; obama; soshillary; stevens
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1 posted on 10/15/2012 2:03:47 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Are they really this tone deaf?

*looks at the Big Bird ad*

Yeah. I guess they are.


2 posted on 10/15/2012 2:05:02 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BAL1OK/)
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To: drewh

Are there dogs in Libya?


3 posted on 10/15/2012 2:05:21 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: drewh

Wag the rodent....


4 posted on 10/15/2012 2:06:14 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: ZOOKER

That will impress the American people! /s


5 posted on 10/15/2012 2:06:27 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (ZERO DARK THIRTY (coming soon to an embassy near you))
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To: drewh

6 posted on 10/15/2012 2:06:39 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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To: drewh

um.... wow

so soon?

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.


7 posted on 10/15/2012 2:06:58 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: drewh

Tell all Janitors to take a vacation.


8 posted on 10/15/2012 2:08:20 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: drewh

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?


9 posted on 10/15/2012 2:08:42 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: drewh
Obummer's mind:

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!!

10 posted on 10/15/2012 2:09:02 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: ZOOKER
Well palyed, sir.


11 posted on 10/15/2012 2:09:02 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Official leaks. Right before the debate?

How convenient!


12 posted on 10/15/2012 2:09:31 PM PDT by Rushmore Rocks
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To: drewh

Too little and too late, Obummer!

You slit your own throat with the BenGhazi coverup.


13 posted on 10/15/2012 2:10:31 PM PDT by miserare
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To: drewh
Obozo already decided what was responsible and immediately addressed it.

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution!

That didn't take him long at all.

   

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...

14 posted on 10/15/2012 2:11:01 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: drewh
if U.S. investigators can find the ... group responsible for the death of the U.S. ambassador in Libya.

We already know which group is responsible and they aren't in Libya.

15 posted on 10/15/2012 2:12:02 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: drewh

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.


16 posted on 10/15/2012 2:12:05 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: drewh

They’re going to hit movie studios?


17 posted on 10/15/2012 2:12:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: drewh
Bull!!!Do these fools really think if they do go through with such a thing it will give them a win..Or are they trying to blackmail the public and say if you vote for me the democrat communist I won't go to war..
18 posted on 10/15/2012 2:12:59 PM PDT by PLD
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To: drewh
They're waiting for the focus group feedback and the results of the internal polling before deciding if they should move ahead.

President Jarrett and Secretary Axelrod are on top of things.

19 posted on 10/15/2012 2:13:33 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: drewh

This is absolutely despicable.


20 posted on 10/15/2012 2:14:35 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Administration officials say the White House has put special operations strike forces on standby,

THEY ARE ALWAYS ON STANDBY
battlion of 82 sitting on red ramp
21 posted on 10/15/2012 2:14:53 PM PDT by acsrp38 (Obama lied, people died, Solyndra)
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To: drewh

Never let a good crisis go to waste...


22 posted on 10/15/2012 2:15:00 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: drewh

...Jimmy Carter once had an idea like that.


23 posted on 10/15/2012 2:15:09 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: drewh
October surprise??? I read this article on Rapture Ready web site a few days ago. This writer wondered about this also. Good article:

http://www.raptureready.com/soap/meehan6.html

24 posted on 10/15/2012 2:15:54 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Scriptures clearly tell us we are in the last days, the end times. Christ is the only answer!)
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To: drewh

I guess Obama found a couple of tents to bomb in the desert, or had his Muslim Brotherhood buddies put them up.


25 posted on 10/15/2012 2:16:09 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: PGR88
It will NEVER happen.

I agree. After the Bin Laden thing Vallerie ain't letting him out of her sight anymore.


26 posted on 10/15/2012 2:16:59 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: drewh

This is how you know the Obama campaign is FINISHED..they are in full desperation mode..so they are deciding over a month later to MAYBE go after the scum bags who killed 4 Americans in Libya..this would be like President Bush waiting a few months after 9/11 and saying “Hey remember that World Trade Center attack, maybe we should do something about it.” Obama is scared to death, he knows as well as his campaign that he’s done..stick a fork in this fool he’s finito


27 posted on 10/15/2012 2:17:17 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: drewh
Let's see... the narrative they were using was not working so time for a change.

Just telegraph the bad guys we are coming to get them so they have plenty of time to pack up and leave.

This administration is something else!

29 posted on 10/15/2012 2:17:50 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: drewh

Interesting announcement the day before the debate.


30 posted on 10/15/2012 2:20:08 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: drewh
And which one of your Muslim buddies is the enemy???

Kaddafi had control over the radical muslims and warned you that alqueda was running the show. And you assassinated him!!!

31 posted on 10/15/2012 2:20:26 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: drewh

I’ve already voted to fire these jerks. I just wish that I could vote again, 2-3 more times.


32 posted on 10/15/2012 2:21:19 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: mojito
President Jarrett and Secretary Axelrod are on top of things.

Sad but so true and scary to the extreme.

33 posted on 10/15/2012 2:21:26 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: tapatio
Just telegraph the bad guys we are coming to get them so they have plenty of time to pack up and leave.

We don't even know who the bad guys are but I'm sure there's a threatening asprin factory just begging for it.
34 posted on 10/15/2012 2:22:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: drewh

Send in the B-3 Bomber.


35 posted on 10/15/2012 2:22:26 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Rushmore Rocks

Raise your hand if you knew this was coming. I thought he would do it in the hours before the Foreign Policy debate. He’ll find someone to shoot with a drone and claim Mission Accomplished.


36 posted on 10/15/2012 2:22:43 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (I'm voting AB0/RYAN)
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To: drewh

How long did it take for the Gipper to get this done ?


37 posted on 10/15/2012 2:22:57 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: cripplecreek

Yes. Highly suspect, given there has been little to no movement on Libya, except for a 12 hour FBI visit.


38 posted on 10/15/2012 2:23:27 PM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: Bon mots
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39 posted on 10/15/2012 2:23:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: miss marmelstein

...Jimmy Carter once had an idea like that.


Another ”but it seemed like such a good idea at the time ‘moment for the Obama Administration


40 posted on 10/15/2012 2:23:56 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: drewh
He man woman hat3r Barry's October He Man surprise.

We ain't buying whut yer sellin! Who still believes in the Truth Fairy?


41 posted on 10/15/2012 2:25:05 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: drewh

WOW! and it only took a MONTH!...........


42 posted on 10/15/2012 2:25:32 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: BenLurkin

Aspirin factories in Libya are on full alert.


43 posted on 10/15/2012 2:26:58 PM PDT by Know et al (The greatest argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with a voter: Churchill)
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To: drewh

if we’re really going to attack them, why are we announcing it first? stupidest thing I ever heard of!!


44 posted on 10/15/2012 2:27:04 PM PDT by midnightcat
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To: drewh

Why are we in Libya again?


45 posted on 10/15/2012 2:28:07 PM PDT by oblomov
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To: cripplecreek

He will make the dramatic announcement on the stage at the debate. Imagine the drama; “under my direction, US special forces have . . . . “

The obamites have watched too many movies.


47 posted on 10/15/2012 2:29:47 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: drewh

Maybe they can hit a camel in the butt.


48 posted on 10/15/2012 2:30:48 PM PDT by Argus
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To: drewh

I’m puzzled. Why would 0 do this? Libya didn’t make that video and they already arrested the the guy who did.


49 posted on 10/15/2012 2:33:05 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (I can haz CW 2 now?)
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To: drewh

Obama and his cabal of idiots just don’t get it.
Its the MUSLIMS STUPID!
Al Queda Taliban PLA Mulsim Brotherhood etc etc..
This is not a group of a few people it is ISLAM that is attacking and killing us.......


50 posted on 10/15/2012 2:34:39 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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