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'Allah-u-Akbar': State Department unclassifies first official photos from aftermath of Benghazi...
Daily Mail ^ | June 21, 2013 | David Martosko In Washington

Posted on 06/21/2013 8:04:56 AM PDT by maggief

A set of seven stunning photographs emerged Thursday, showing the first official glimpse of the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya that left US. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.

The grainy, scanned pictures, released by the advocacy group Judicial Watch, were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request lodged with the U.S. Department of State. They are the first images of the Benghazi attack released by the State Department.

Three of them show Arabic-language spray paint graffiti. According to translations provided to MailOnline by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, they likely read 'Thrones of HamzaIn'; 'Allah-u Akbar'; and 'Unity of ranks.' The group's translator emphasized that his analysis was preliminary.

'Allah-u-Akbar' is a familiar rallying cry among Islamist radicals, meaning 'God is great.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: altereddate; benghazi
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'Allah-u-Akbar': State Department unclassifies first official photos from aftermath of Benghazi attack, including jihadi graffiti left behind

1 posted on 06/21/2013 8:04:56 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

and their ILK still runs free ...


2 posted on 06/21/2013 8:11:38 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: maggief

They oughtta ban YouTube for causing all this.


3 posted on 06/21/2013 8:15:58 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Demand Common Sense Nut Control.)
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For the first time in my life ... I have to ask the question of the elected in D.C. .... WHO ARE YOU?


4 posted on 06/21/2013 8:16:33 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: maggief

5 posted on 06/21/2013 8:17:39 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Free Stuff, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: maggief

Pics of “allahu akbar” graffiti sprayed on walls are initially classified... why?

Oh, yeah... tough to push that “it’s the video’s fault for the ‘spontaneous’ attack” narrative when the evidence clearly says otherwise.


6 posted on 06/21/2013 8:18:04 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: maggief

As kids we used to write messages in Arabic all winter long...we just called it peeing in the snow.


7 posted on 06/21/2013 8:21:34 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: maggief
Benghazi is where Ambassador Stevens worked, so to Obama this is just another minor case of "Workplace Violence".


8 posted on 06/21/2013 8:24:24 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Free Stuff, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: maggief

Shocked upon learning of these things in the Washington Post next week, pResident Obama decided to send even more Libyan munitions to the Syrian Islamic Front, particularly Jabhat al-Nusra, composed largely of former Iraqi insurgents and which has sworn allegiance to al Quaida.

The WH press secretary: “If at first you don’t succeed ... and we spy with our little eye what you freepers are doing. FYI, thoughtcrime doesn’t entail death. TC IS death.”


9 posted on 06/21/2013 8:28:20 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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For the D.C. elected and the lame-stream drive bys ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRPredUExcU


10 posted on 06/21/2013 8:30:49 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: maggief
A set of seven stunning photographs emerged Thursday, showing the first official glimpse of the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate Special Mission Compound in Benghazi, Libya that left US. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead.

That phrase grates me every time I see it. They weren't just 3 other random people. They had names.

Tyrone Woods
Glen Doherty
Sean Smith

11 posted on 06/21/2013 8:30:50 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: maggief

Caption on the 4th picture: “A protester reacts...”

Protester? Really? Gee, maybe it’s a trick of the light, but that sign he’s carrying looks to me to be shaped an awful lot like an automatic firearm.


12 posted on 06/21/2013 8:35:58 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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'Thrones of HamzaIn'

Anyone know what this refers to? Web search does not turn up much.

13 posted on 06/21/2013 8:37:39 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: maggief

Obama wanted Osama,
he called the Seals.
Seals needed backup,
They got Dailtone.


14 posted on 06/21/2013 8:38:08 AM PDT by Big Red Badger (True Haters HATE Truth!)
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To: edpc
They weren't just 3 other random people. They had names.

And, let it not be forgotten, if not for these three, FORTY PEOPLE would have died in Benghazi because Obama couldn't be bothered to send help and the rest of the US government is too craven to stand up for their sworn duty.

15 posted on 06/21/2013 8:42:46 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything. Bolshies' gonna bolsh.)
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To: BigBobber; Perdogg; hoosiermama; penelopesire; SE Mom; MestaMachine; thouworm; crosslink; ...
'Thrones of HamzaIn' Anyone know what this refers to? Web search does not turn up much.

Nothing ...

Found this possibly relating to “unity of ranks”.

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/rick-moran/muslim-brotherhood-claims-egypts-presidency/

Muslim Brotherhood Claims Egypt’s Presidency
June 25, 2012

EXCERPT

Morsi, in his first public speech following the announcement of his victory, sounded like a broken record. He said all the right things about “inclusion,” made all the right noises about representing all of Egypt, and made sweet sounds about democracy and unity:

Egypt, the nation and the people, is in need for a unity of ranks and word so that this great and patient people could reap the fruits of its sacrifices.

16 posted on 06/21/2013 9:00:02 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Nothing to see here....the ‘riot’ was spontaneous and caused by a non-existent film.....

(do I really need the sarcasm tag?)


17 posted on 06/21/2013 9:11:08 AM PDT by Nifster
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To: maggief

Allah FUBAR


18 posted on 06/21/2013 9:18:52 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: BigBobber; maggief; FARS

Could Thrones Of Ham za In. be misspelled on purpose?


19 posted on 06/21/2013 9:44:14 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: maggief

Check out Hamza ibn

Related to


20 posted on 06/21/2013 9:54:19 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: hoosiermama

It’s a translation from Arabic, so it’s possible something got mixed up.

Interesting if the nationality of the writer can be deduced from the phrase. I have seen speculation that the fighters were not Libyan, and could be from Egypt or other neighboring country.


21 posted on 06/21/2013 9:57:14 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: maggief

Geeez, I hope the release of these photos won’t offend the muzzies and cause a riot. (snort)


22 posted on 06/21/2013 10:04:51 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: maggief

The muted colors and graininess remind me of old-time postcard photos.


23 posted on 06/21/2013 10:11:27 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: BigBobber

Freep mail on way. We can’t post wiki But he’s related to Mo hammed
Hamm Ibn Has his own cult


24 posted on 06/21/2013 10:14:20 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then!)
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To: maggief

All hell is breaking loose over there. It appears someone is supplying intelligence to help topple the Military in Turkey.

Turkey: Helicopter Carrying Commanders Attacked
June 21, 2013 | 1127 GMT
A Turkish army helicopter was fired on from the Ikiyaka Mountains in the southeastern province of Hakkari on June 20, Hurriyet reported June 21. The Gendarmerie Corps Commander of Public Security and the Third Division Commander were both in the helicopter. The helicopter was partially damaged, but no casualties were reported.


25 posted on 06/21/2013 11:35:49 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: BigBobber

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamza_ibn_%e2%80%98Abd_al-Muttalib

Related to this person? Uncle of Mohammed? No clue if there is some contemporary sect that it refers to.


26 posted on 06/21/2013 1:10:52 PM PDT by boxlunch (Psalm 2)
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