Skip to comments.October Surprise? White House Eyes Striking Terrorists Behind Libya Attack
Posted on 10/15/2012 6:10:09 PM PDT by mandaladon
The White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to strike militant targets from Libya to Mali if investigators can find the Al Qaeda-linked group responsible for the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya.
But officials say the administration, with weeks until the presidential election, is weighing whether the short-term payoff of exacting retribution on Al Qaeda is worth the risk that such strikes could elevate the group's profile in the region, alienate governments the U.S. needs to fight it in the future and do little to slow the growing terror threat in North Africa.
Details on the administration's position and on its search for a possible target 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 on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the high-level debates publicly.
The dilemma shows the tension of the White House's need to demonstrate it is responding forcefully to Al Qaeda, balanced against its long-term plans to develop relationships and trust with local governments and build a permanent U.S. counterterrorist network in the region.
Vice President Joe Biden pledged in his debate last week with Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan to find those responsible for the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.
"We will find and bring to justice the men who did this," Biden said in response to a question about whether intelligence failures led to lax security around Stevens and the consulate.
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This was the plan all along. Have an uprising, have the Ambassador kidnapped, trade him for the Blind Sheik, and send a drone in to bomb a cave, to make the impostor look presidential, and decisive.
This scum cant go soon enough.
Any remember the damage to the White House when the Toon left? Can you imagine what this bunch is going to do to our house when (if) they leave?
Yep. They'll be sacrificed for "the cause."
"... but in the meantime, we need to bomb somebody."
Is he going through Congress this time? Too little, too late.
The target is long gone...... The leaders are who knows where in the world, spirited away into the gloom of history.
“Why would you kill people who were just offended by a youtube video? /s/”
I nominate you for best post of the day!
/ slam on what the oh-so-wanting-to-be-credible, closeted muslim perceives to the majority of the US, we "bitter clingers".
A Middle East blow up?
What does obozo care so long as the media doesn’t give any such major downside credence before Nov. 7?
Speaking of the media forestalling the near inevitable by their choice of lens (or lens cap), do we have any idea what was actually going on behind the scenes in the three weeks “the video excuse” was holding so many in suspended disbelief?
Fallout from negative press was stalled, giving rise to opportunities for mayhem yet undiscussed.
Would the military find enough reasons to delay a strike for another 3-1/2 weeks?
my prediction is that it will not come up tonight in debate, at least not by moderator or audience question.
I hope to be proven wrong for sure!!!!
MSM is really Not covering story
“I suppose well find out if the hit on Benghazi is a false flag to help 0bama win re-election. Also the theory that it was intended to be a hostage-taking but the foreign actors didnt know the SEALs would be there and would fire upon them.”
DID OBAMA STAGE BENGHAZI ATTACK?
OCTOBER 15, 2012 BY C.O. JONES
I received a phone call from an old friend that has been in Washington D.C. for years and is “fairly well-connected politically”. What she told me was ugly and sinister, yet very compelling.
She said she had received information from someone “high up in White House circles”, and wanted my thoughts.
No, there is no leaked email, no concrete proof, and this article is based on hearsay. Im not one that usually engages in or repeats hearsay, but
if this is true, it could be the “Biggest Story in 50 years”.
According to her, Barack Obama, wanting an October Surprise, had secretly arranged with the Muslim Brotherhood for a kidnapping of our ambassador.
Then sometime in October before the election Obama was to orchestrate some great military action to rescue Ambassador Stevens, causing all of America to cheer Obamas strong foreign policy and bravery and making him look like a hero.
After all, his supposed killing of Osama Bin Laden bounce had long since faded. Thus, sweeping him to victory in November. Imagine the headlines and talking points. The election would be a lock.
The Muslim Brotherhood has every reason to want Obama re-elected in November and have an American President sympathetic to their causes. Not to mention an administration filled with Muslim appeasers. Therefore, they agreed to aid in these theatrics.
Unfortunately for Ambassador Stevens and three others, the Brotherhood could not control the “hired thugs” that were to perform the kidnapping and things escalated and four American lives were lost.
“Panic” set in at the White House and with little time to place blame as far away from Obama as they could, they settled on a ridiculous fairy tale about an irrelevant video posted four months prior on YouTube and ran with it. Barack Obama even ran with it after evidence showed he knew better and ran with it all the way to his speech at the U.N.
So now, they are admitting it was a “terrorist attack”. They are admitting that the State Department had denied requests for more security from Washington, but nobody told them.
Blame anyone but Barack Obama.
Im betting the White House is smirking and perfectly happy to be accused of having a breakdown in communication as opposed to the alternative. This scenario, if true, more than satisfies my common sense gland.
It would trigger more riots and terrorist activity, which would put more focus on the “you apologized, and they hate us more” aspect.
Aren’t they on Hillary’s staff?
Let me guess. This military action will be coordinated to occur just before November 6. How predictable.
How is thst going to fly with the radical core of Obama supporters that are also anti-war and anti-ANY military action by the USA?
Oh wait. They’re also hypocrites, aside from being leftists. It’ll be perfectly fine since Obama isn’t a Repubican. Nevermind.
Roflmao that’s rich
How the hell are they going to find a few Arabs out of thousands of Arabs? Their odds of bringing “justice” to the right people are slim. There’s a good chance some innocent smuck is going to be getting his virgins before too long. Then all of his family will come out and prove he wasn’t involved. And this is why obama can’t act militarily.