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U.S. Hired al_Qaida-Linked Group to Defend Benghazi Mission
Newsmax ^ | 05/02/13 | John Rosenthal

Posted on 05/02/2013 9:46:10 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins

The Libyan militia group that the State Department hired to defend its embattled diplomatic mission in Benghazi had clear al-Qaida sympathies, and had prominently displayed the al-Qaida flag on a Facebook page for months before the deadly attack.

That organization, the February 17th Martyrs Brigade, was paid by the U.S. government to provide security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. But there is no indication the Martyrs Brigade fulfilled its commitment to defend the mission on Sept. 11, when it came under attack.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 17thmartyrsbrigade; alqaeda; alqaida; benghazi; caliphate; hillary; holder; india; islam; jarrett; jihad; libya; mumbai; nationalsecurityfail; obama; pakistan; statedept; taliban; terrorism; terrorists

1 posted on 05/02/2013 9:46:10 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

Just another Obama payoff with the added bonus that they could kill Americans.


2 posted on 05/02/2013 9:52:07 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

Hoping Hillary 2016 won’t be the date of her first parole hearing. Hoping that that will be further out.


3 posted on 05/02/2013 9:53:32 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Mastador1
Impeach!, Indict!, Incarcerate!
4 posted on 05/02/2013 9:56:07 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Nachum

Ping


5 posted on 05/02/2013 9:57:06 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

Nobama and his criminal ilk should be in prison prior to being deported.


6 posted on 05/02/2013 9:57:08 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: FReepers; Patriots; FRiends






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7 posted on 05/02/2013 10:02:16 PM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

[[U.S. Hired al_Qaida-Linked Group to Defend Benghazi Mission]]

Imagien IF thsi headline had been abotu a republican president- how hte left woudl be howling and demanding blood


8 posted on 05/02/2013 10:02:58 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

Can we go with impeach, indict, incinerate instead? I know I would be happier, after all someone enamored of a medieval religion should warrant a medieval result.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 10:04:10 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

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10 posted on 05/02/2013 10:14:24 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

A more recent entry[to February 17th Martyrs Brigade's Facebook page], dated March 2, features a graphic celebrating Jabhat al-Nusra, the offshoot of Al-Qaida in Iraq that has played a leading role in the Syrian insurrection against the rule of Bashar al-Assad.

The U.S. State Department had hired the February 17th Martyrs Brigade to provide security at the U.S. mission in Benghazi. A document recovered from the mission two days after the attack indicated the State Department had arranged for the Martyrs Brigade to act as a “Quick Reaction Force” to protect the mission. The Memorandum of Agreement states that “in the event of an attack on the U.S. mission, QRF will request additional support from the 17th February Martyrs Brigade.

Throughout the summer leading up to the attack, embassy officials repeatedly asked the State Department for additional security. But the State Department actually reduced security, pulling out a military detachment that had been tasked with defending diplomats in Libya.

One reason the requests for additional security may have been denied: They did not fit into the administration narrative that al-Qaida elements no longer posed a threat to U.S. interests.

One diplomatic cable to the mission indicated that the U.S.-based deputy assistant secretary for diplomatic security was “reluctant to ask for [additional security] apparently out of concern that it would be embarrassing to the [State Department] to continue to have to rely on [Defense Department] assets to protect our mission.”

When the mission’s regional safety officer expressed an interest in July 2012 asking State Department official to permit the military security team to continue to protect the mission, Charlene Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary in charge of diplomatic security, sent an e-mail that responded: “NO, I do not [I repeat] not want them to ask for the [military security] team to stay!”



11 posted on 05/02/2013 10:36:41 PM PDT by henbane
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To: henbane

Somehow the link ended up with a period in front of it and isn’t working. Can someone provide a valid link to the article on the newsmax site?


12 posted on 05/02/2013 11:03:28 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: CottShop

The left lets Obama do whatever he wants because he is black.


13 posted on 05/02/2013 11:06:34 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: ogen hal

Maybe give them the cell that they put the film maker who had nothing to do with it in.


14 posted on 05/02/2013 11:15:19 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins
This link should work.

Newsmax

15 posted on 05/02/2013 11:18:26 PM PDT by henbane
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Maybe they should have hired the 18th martyrs brigade...or something.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


Benghazi Index

16 posted on 05/02/2013 11:35:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine
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To: henbane

Thanks.


17 posted on 05/02/2013 11:56:00 PM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins
Al Qaeda also being used to turn over governments in countries for the Muslim Brotherhood..Libya, Syria. we are funding the supposed enemy

Hagel: WH Rethinking Opposition to Arming Syrian Rebels

Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links

18 posted on 05/03/2013 12:51:47 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Muslim Brotherhood seems to be acting as a terrorist organization in Egypt.
Are RINOs really siding with the Obama administration on all of this?


19 posted on 05/03/2013 1:22:55 AM PDT by Freedom of Speech Wins
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

I learned how this works when I hired the fox to guard my hens.


20 posted on 05/03/2013 2:00:58 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: CottShop

I cnduo’t bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae.


21 posted on 05/03/2013 2:03:41 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Mastador1

Let me guess-—nobody in the State Dept or the wh was aware of this affiliation and it doesn’t make any difference now anyway?


22 posted on 05/03/2013 4:09:50 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3013145/posts

From Jim Robinson on tyranny

... When the American-hating Marxist/Islamofascist president conspires with foreign powers and uses American assets to overthrow middle eastern governments and replace them with his Muslim Brotherhood friends,that is tyranny.


23 posted on 05/03/2013 4:30:34 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: MestaMachine

One word:

IMPEACH!

There is absolutely no excuse possible for this outrage..none at all.


24 posted on 05/03/2013 6:28:24 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: MestaMachine

Have you seen this yet:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/benghazi-talking-points_720543.html?page=1

Another article about above article:

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/05/03/Weekly-Standard-Publishes-Benghazi-Talking-Points-Smoking-Gun


25 posted on 05/03/2013 8:00:42 AM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

For their next stupid stunt a fox will be hired to guard the chicken coop....


26 posted on 05/03/2013 9:24:16 AM PDT by GOPJ (The screed of so-called journalists: 'If it doesn't fit, you must omit.' - - freeper Vigilanteman)
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To: Right Wing Assault

[[I cnduo’t bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae.]]

Finlaly, a post htat doesn’t make me dizzy


27 posted on 05/03/2013 10:18:21 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: opentalk; Freedom of Speech Wins

We have a history of using/funding/supplying Muslim terrorists in order to achieve certain objectives/results. Recall the use of the Taliban in Afghanistan, as another instance. And if WikiLeaks is believable, the terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India were also perpetrated by a U.S.- and Pakistan-supported Islamic grouo.


28 posted on 05/03/2013 10:56:35 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Right Wing Assault

“I cnduo’t bvleiee taht I culod aulaclty uesdtannrd waht I was rdnaieg. Unisg the icndeblire pweor of the hmuan mnid, aocdcrnig to rseecrah at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno’t mttaer in waht oderr the lterets in a wrod are, the olny irpoamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rhgit pclae.”

Is there any software program that can automagically make text as readable as the above? Thanks.


29 posted on 05/03/2013 11:02:37 AM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins; ExTexasRedhead

Ping for later ...................................................................................................... FRegards


30 posted on 05/03/2013 2:47:06 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Freedom of Speech Wins

sorry, but I’m beginning to wonder where Al Qaeda ends and our government, especially CIA, begins....the boundaries, if there truly are any, are oddly fluid.


31 posted on 05/03/2013 5:14:14 PM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: henbane
Being paid by the State Department to reconnoiter the complete Benghazi compound for their AQ buds, then to be sure to get out of the way to let the really bad boys in to do the dirty work: Nice work, if you can get it!

Which work, of course, they could be paid nicely to do with Barry-the-Muslim's Look-the-Other-Way Administration!

HF

32 posted on 05/05/2013 1:34:17 PM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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To: Kimberly GG
With John O. Brennan in the top seat of the CIA, it is a Muslim Brotherhood operation.

HF

33 posted on 05/05/2013 1:37:01 PM PDT by holden (Alter or abolish it yet?)
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