Skip to comments.US Hired al-Qaida-Linked Group to Defend Benghazi Mission
Posted on 05/03/2013 9:17:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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 some 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.
The assault claimed the lives of four Americans: Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, information officer Sean Smith, and former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Stevens was the first U.S. ambassador killed in the line of duty since 1979.
Several entries on the militias Facebook page openly profess sympathy for Ansar al-Sharia, the hardline Islamist extremist group widely blamed for the deadly attack on the mission. The State Department did not respond to a Newsmax request for an explanation as to why the February 17th Martyrs Brigade was hired to protect the mission.
On April 23, House Republicans released an interim progress report on their investigation into the Benghazi killings. It cited numerous reports that the Brigade had extremist connections, and it had been implicated in the kidnapping of American citizens as well as in the threats against U.S. military assets.
The report also stated that just a few days before Stevens arrived in Benghazi, the Martyrs Brigade informed State Department officials they no longer would provide security as members of the mission, including Stevens, traveled through the city.
From June 2011 to July 2012, Eric Nordstrom, the regional security officer for Libya at the time, documented more than 200 security threats and violent incidents threatening to U.S. personnel in Libya.
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Our top govenment officials may have top degrees, but we have some of the dumbest people in govenment right now, and the State Departments is home to the dumbest.
And the GOP is doing what about Hillary hiring ZQ?
Nothing. Lets keep voting tor them.
Sorry...AQ Al Queida
Epic Fail for Hussein.
Despite treason, attacks on America and killing Americans, the muslim-in-chief STILL hasn’t been able to free his terrorist buddy “the blind sheik” from jail or to close Gitmo.
Talk about the fox guarding the chicken coop.
Of course, it's not so "unclear" to those of us who recognize the "strapping, young, Muslim socialist" in the WH for what he is.
So we hired the fox to guard the henhouse...
Some of them couldn't find their own butts with both hands. If we did our jobs like some of these people we would have been fired long ago!
Or pay CCW owners to help guard schools.
No wonder Hillary didn’t want to answer questions about her screw-up.
Did Obama WANT his Ambassador murdered?
1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.
Plus Fact Two:
2) No rescue mission was attempted.
Equals Fact Three:
3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer: My sources tell me Obama was in the room watching Benghazi attack video 10-27-2012
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer said tonight that his sources tell him that Obama was one of the people in the room watching the Benghazi attack go down and both he and Col. David Hunt agree it would have taken an order by the president to intervene. Further, Col. Hunt said that we were only 20 min away by jet and a couple of hours away by AC-130 gunships and special forces, and the decision not to intervene had to be political.
You get what you paid for...
What do you expect from Hussein?