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Panetta Promises 'Proper' Response to Algerian Terror Attack
breitbart.com ^ | 1/17/13 | AWR Hawkins

Posted on 01/17/2013 3:55:46 PM PST by ColdOne

Speaking from Rome, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said the U.S. will take "all necessary and proper steps" in response to the attack and subsequent hostage crisis in Algeria.

Panetta called it a "terrorist act" and said "it is a very serious matter when Americans are taken hostage, along with others."

Yesterday, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb made it clear that the targeting of Americans was intentional--that it was a way to send a message that the U.S. will "face the consequences" if they help the French fight Malian Islamists in southeast Algeria.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
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Ambassador Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods unavailable for comment.
1 posted on 01/17/2013 3:55:54 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

which means nothing


2 posted on 01/17/2013 3:57:54 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ColdOne

A firmly worded post-it note.


3 posted on 01/17/2013 3:59:44 PM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: ColdOne

OOOOOH, tough talk, Like that response to the Benghazi attack.

Terrorists have NOTHING to worry coming from America. Our leadership is a bunch incompetant liberal twits.


4 posted on 01/17/2013 3:59:54 PM PST by A message
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To: Doogle

Yup. Soothing words, sorry to the terrorists. etc This from the same clown who said “why would people need assault weapons?”


5 posted on 01/17/2013 4:00:01 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: ColdOne

Proper response in what form? Is he going to unilaterally decide to send in troops? Are they sending in more SpecOps? You know, the guys that obama thinks are the guys in Call of Duty and Medal of Honor.

Pretty sad when a guy with a history like Panetta’s is the most aggressive stance on things.


6 posted on 01/17/2013 4:00:29 PM PST by qaz123
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To: Doogle

What do you mean? I heard him say yadda,yadda, yadda!


7 posted on 01/17/2013 4:03:05 PM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: qaz123

Are you sure O doesn’t want to send in some corpsemen?


8 posted on 01/17/2013 4:03:19 PM PST by Blue Highway
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To: ColdOne

Will take? What specific actions has obama taken?


9 posted on 01/17/2013 4:03:42 PM PST by plain talk
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To: ColdOne

Leon I’m ready for the proper response...

Nuke them from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.


10 posted on 01/17/2013 4:04:14 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: ColdOne

they’re gonna blame algeria, and exonerate al queda.


11 posted on 01/17/2013 4:06:32 PM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: ColdOne

(cough) Benghazi (cough)


12 posted on 01/17/2013 4:06:32 PM PST by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: ColdOne

Lets take it to the faculty lounge (aka the white house)and toss it around for a few weeks until it just dies..like Benghazi.


13 posted on 01/17/2013 4:07:39 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: ColdOne

I bet that the response will be so clear to the terrorists that we can expect them to do it again any day now . . .

The message: “We don’t care! We are on your side in principle.”


14 posted on 01/17/2013 4:13:49 PM PST by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: ColdOne
Panetta Promises 'Proper' Response to Algerian Terror Attack

Right...they will appoint a committee to analyze the situation; then they will formulate an opinion; then, they will write a white paper with recommendations; then they will submit it to higher authority for final review; and by the time any action is approved, all the hostages will have died of old age. Fools, All.

15 posted on 01/17/2013 4:15:11 PM PST by GoldenPup
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To: ColdOne

As far as I am concerned, everything about the Obama administration and his treasonist democrats.... is an ongoing “terrorist act”.


16 posted on 01/17/2013 4:16:40 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: ColdOne
Words, just words.

Terrorists love words. Gives them room for actions.

17 posted on 01/17/2013 4:23:34 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: jagusafr

jagusafr ~ :” (cough) Benghazi (cough) “

Hey , Panetta !! We’re still waiting for “a proper response “ to Benghazi !!
or did you already send a properly worded email to the Lybian ambassador .
You rememeber it .. Don’t you ? 9/11
Not that the date would have any siginficance to you , although the Mooselimbs have given it significance , ..again !
You know , the one that was casued by “ The Movie “ ~ not !
Thourghly investigated by FBI in 7 hours , 27 days after the fact ! ~ not !
The one where 4 Americans were murdered in cold blood
The incident where an American ambassador , the first one in 30 years was killed
You know , the one where people were ordered : “STAND DOWN”
The one where over 30 people were rescued , never to be heard of publicly again to tell us what happened
You know, the one that you watched from an above drone ‘in real time’
You know , the incident where people were ordered to : “STAND DOWN”
You know , the incident that preceeded the arrest of two officers who ignored the order to “Stand Down”
You know, the same incident that a Congressional committee is trying to get the Head of State Dept. to appear
You know , that incident that the Secretary of State couldn’t make the hearing because she had a pressing wine engagement in Australia

Its only been FOUR MONTHS and its already off your calendar of ‘things to do’.
Yeah , you continue to give a ‘proper response’
Your actions speak louder than your rhetoric


18 posted on 01/17/2013 4:29:12 PM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt (Pay attention - the inmates ARE running the asylum!)
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To: ColdOne

Leon Panetta’s son is a Navy intel guy.

Leon is type of guy who is OK with watching his son’s co-workers DIE in real time, on TV, over the course of an 8-hour engagement WITH a response team idling on the tarmac 90-minutes away.

Do you want THIS guy to “have your back”...?


19 posted on 01/17/2013 4:29:39 PM PST by gaijin
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To: ColdOne
"all necessary and proper steps"

All necessary steps should have been taken at Benghazi...they weren't....it was Hillary Clinton's call, or so you would think. Maybe it was Valerie Jarret's call...it wasn't Leon The "basic principle is that you don't deploy forces into harm's way without knowing what's going on; without having some real-time information about what's taking place,"what a dumb statement Panetta.. his call or was it. All work for do-nothing Obama of Coddle Islam fame. Hilary's foreign policy's are atrocious...she was in charge.

20 posted on 01/17/2013 4:42:13 PM PST by yoe
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To: jagusafr
Oh, oh! Someone is fixing to get a concussion.
21 posted on 01/17/2013 4:49:28 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (Proud Thought Criminal since 1984)
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To: Doogle

No, really! He will have a proper response for Algeria just as soon as he figures out his response to Bengahzi!


22 posted on 01/17/2013 5:09:53 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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