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Sources: US weapons stolen in Libya raids, fueling Special Forces pull-out
Fox News ^ | September 11, 2013 | Adam Housley

Posted on 09/11/2013 1:24:51 PM PDT by don-o

Highly sensitive U.S. military equipment stored in Libya was stolen over the summer by groups likely aligned and working with terrorist organizations, State Department sources told Fox News -- in raids that contributed to the decision to pull Special Forces personnel from the country.

The stolen equipment had been used by U.S. Special Forces stationed in the country. Lost in the raids in late July and early August were dozens of M4 rifles, night-vision technology and lasers used as aiming devices that are mounted on guns and can only be seen with night-vision equipment.

"This stuff is how we win wars. The enemy doesn't have that," one source said.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziweapons; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; libya; specialforces
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To: newfreep

100%.


41 posted on 09/11/2013 2:22:12 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
No, no it's all just a coincidence! Talk to a homicide detective about coincidences.

How come nothing good ever happens to US? It's weird, it just seems like we have really, really bad luck. Hmm

42 posted on 09/11/2013 2:23:37 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: TigersEye

It’s a red herring designed to lead away from the real reason these SF guys were pulled out of Libya. They were getting close to nailing the Benghazi attackers.

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I wonder if Obamugabe will let the MB know when and how these SF guys are leaving, i.e., set them up like he did with the guys who were on the UBL mission.


43 posted on 09/11/2013 2:25:24 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: TigersEye
"They were getting close to nailing the Benghazi attackers."

Probably so !
It seems that the press can always find these guys for a news commentary , but the military , not so much .
Have you ever heard of Zippey ever getting responsibility / resitution action against any Muslim attrocity ?
Nope ,.. me neither !
A lot of bluster , yes ,..a lot of talk , but never any substantive action !

44 posted on 09/11/2013 2:25:25 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: don-o

Is this just a leak to soften the blow when the real “stolen” stuff is identified? => So then the media will dutifully follow standard operating procedure and label it all “old news”.

You can see right through the propaganda now...it’s old hat.


45 posted on 09/11/2013 2:27:11 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: TigersEye
Maybe the SF 'real purpose' for being there with so much modern equipment was a CIA 'arms drop' .
That's a point to consider .
46 posted on 09/11/2013 2:28:51 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

I spoke too soon - I just heard Russia stopped Barack Obama from starting Armageddon - well, that’s pretty cool


47 posted on 09/11/2013 2:28:56 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: Bigtigermike
The cover story is “stolen”. They real story is “gift”

There were gifted by us to be used against us...There must be something other than a woodchuck in the woodpile...

48 posted on 09/11/2013 2:29:16 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Obama is the most incompetent commander in chief we have ever had, and that is including Jimmy Carter.

Americans need to wake up and realize once and for all that all this "incompetence" is in reality what obozo and his gang are deliberately doing to destroy our republic.

49 posted on 09/11/2013 2:29:23 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: don-o

Why am I thinking this stuff was stolen from Benghazi and not Tripoli. In the CIA compound were not one but two warehouses full of arms on their way to Syria. If they are used against airliners Benghazi will be in the news again


50 posted on 09/11/2013 2:31:45 PM PDT by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Sure. Why would we be training the Libyan military on equipment they wouldn’t have? Makes no sense.


51 posted on 09/11/2013 2:31:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: atc23
Sorry , I missed your /sarc tag
LOL !
Gog and Magog .. too soon ?

In respect to Coincidence, when it comes to spooks, spys , and criminals , there is no such thing as coincidence .

52 posted on 09/11/2013 2:35:43 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Exactly, it was not stolen it was given and that is why 4 Americans were murdered in Benghazi.

So who helped Al Qaeda murder them and why does the Obama admin not want the truth told?

O knew they were going to use these weapons, God, this admin is as evil as you can find.


53 posted on 09/11/2013 2:38:14 PM PDT by dforest
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To: don-o

Just another form of “redistribution.”


54 posted on 09/11/2013 2:45:54 PM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: dforest

Benghazi?
Jus’ workplace accident


55 posted on 09/11/2013 2:54:12 PM PDT by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepeesssssed)
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To: TigersEye

Ok we prepare for a mission in country. We run through the drills until dark. We then leave all of our gear in a closet. We call the local warlord and ask him to watch our stuff while we head to the holiday inn. Do we change before we leave in a locker room like top gun with mirrors and towels.

Right I am sure that’s the truth.


56 posted on 09/11/2013 2:57:29 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: penelopesire; ConservativeMan55; AllAmericanGirl44; Nachum; Jet Jaguar; maggief; hoosiermama

Ping


57 posted on 09/11/2013 3:00:20 PM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: don-o

certainly not stolen from Special Forces.

how about more detail on how this stuff went missing?? stolen from Consulates or the Embassy?? - was this some of the equipment given by Obama to aid the revolt and kill Gaddafi?? - how did it happen??


58 posted on 09/11/2013 3:01:00 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: don-o

Stolen? I’d bet they were given away or sold.


59 posted on 09/11/2013 3:08:21 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then)
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To: don-o

Stolen. Is that what they call that? When you let somebody take something?


60 posted on 09/11/2013 3:14:51 PM PDT by petitfour
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