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State Department names groups behind Benghazi strike
Fox News ^ | 10 Jan 2014

Posted on 01/10/2014 9:36:30 AM PST by mandaladon

The State Department on Friday for the first time blamed specific groups and militants for the 2012 Benghazi attack, designating them as terrorists -- a move that further undermines initial claims the attack was spontaneous.

The department announced that it was labeling Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi and Ansar al-Sharia in Darnah as terror organizations, in part over their role in the Benghazi attack. It applied the same label to Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia, over a separate attack on Americans in Tunis.

The State Department also labeled as terrorists Sufian bin Qumu, head of the Darnah branch and a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, and Ahmed Abu Khattalah, head of the Benghazi branch.

Fox News previously reported that the two were suspected of playing a role in the attack. And despite State Department claims that Al Qaeda leadership was not involved and a recent news report echoing that assessment, Fox News has learned that bin Qumu has Al Qaeda ties.

According to his Guantanamo file, he has historic ties to the Al Qaeda network, including training at one point at "Usama bin Laden's Torkham camp."

The State Department, in its announcement Friday, specifically discussed allegations against the Ansar al-Sharia branches.

"Ansar al-Shari'a in Benghazi and Ansar al-Shari'a in Darnah have been involved in terrorist attacks against civilian targets, frequent assassinations, and attempted assassinations of security officials and political actors in eastern Libya, and the September 11, 2012 attacks against the U.S. Special Mission and Annex in Benghazi, Libya," the department said. "Members of both organizations continue to pose a threat to U.S. interests in Libya."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmedabukhattalah; alqaeda; benghazi; catchandrelease; fridaynewsdump; gitmo; guantanamo; hillary; hillary2016; hillarybeghazi; hillarycleanup; libya; navyseals; obama; sufianbinqumu; terrorism; threatmatrix
Four Americans died in the 2012 attack, and so far nobody has been brought to justice in connection with the killings......................The guilty ones belong to the Obama administration
1 posted on 01/10/2014 9:36:30 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Was the Tea Party one of them?..................


2 posted on 01/10/2014 9:39:50 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: mandaladon

Group = Islam


3 posted on 01/10/2014 9:41:43 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: ChicHarley

Hello world.


4 posted on 01/10/2014 9:41:45 AM PST by hobbes1 (Hobbes1TheOmniscient® "St.Sarah, the1Tru Conservative that REFUSES to unite us and Save America"you)
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To: mandaladon

For what reason are we to believe a single word coming out of the State Department these days? They lost *all* credibility over a year ago.


5 posted on 01/10/2014 9:42:13 AM PST by Fester Chugabrew
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To: mandaladon

What about the group Al Obamadmin?
And Al Secostate?


6 posted on 01/10/2014 9:42:29 AM PST by Yaelle
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To: Red Badger

So it wasn’t a Youtube video?


7 posted on 01/10/2014 9:43:00 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: Red Badger

Probably Tea Party members that make movies. /s


8 posted on 01/10/2014 9:43:40 AM PST by ken in texas
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To: mandaladon

Ansar al Sharia IS al-Qaeda.

It is the name that Osama bin Laden himself wanted to replace al Qaeda with.


9 posted on 01/10/2014 9:44:01 AM PST by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: mandaladon

What about all the guys screaming that they were from Morsi?


10 posted on 01/10/2014 9:44:14 AM PST by struggle
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To: mandaladon

So now what?


11 posted on 01/10/2014 9:44:52 AM PST by bergmeid (Resist we much!)
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To: Antihero101607
So it wasn’t a Youtube video?

First it was, then it wasn't, then just last week the NYT corrected EVERYBODY, informing us that, yes, indeed, it WAS a youtube video. Now, we go back to not a video?

Anybody wanna wager and predict when we go back to it being a youtube again?

12 posted on 01/10/2014 9:46:52 AM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: mandaladon

Yep...FReepers were talking about this back in September 2012...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2933548/posts


13 posted on 01/10/2014 9:49:13 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: mandaladon

“Oh, tough guy, eh?”


14 posted on 01/10/2014 9:49:26 AM PST by onedoug
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To: mandaladon; 1_Rain_Drop; 2111USMC; 2ndDivisionVet; Absolutely Nobama; acapesket; ...
How much more of this before someone says enough???

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


Benghazi Index

15 posted on 01/10/2014 9:51:03 AM PST by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: mandaladon

My money is on those rascals of the Al-Falfa gang.


16 posted on 01/10/2014 9:58:20 AM PST by bgill
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To: C210N

Has anybody claimed that Bush was there inciting the mob, yet?


17 posted on 01/10/2014 9:58:39 AM PST by Antihero101607
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To: mandaladon

But the reports I read said it was Ansar al-Hollywood.

What changed? Has Her Majesty been informed?


18 posted on 01/10/2014 10:07:44 AM PST by InterceptPoint
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To: mandaladon; GeronL; Revolting cat!

“YouTube”
“Some filmmaker who’s video had 35 page views...”

There, the State Department has gotten tough and NAMED NAMES as to who was responsible!


19 posted on 01/10/2014 10:24:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: mandaladon

Barack, Hillary, Joe, Valerie


20 posted on 01/10/2014 10:24:53 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: All

If the recent Slimes story was an attempt to cover for Hilary, then this seems to be a rejoinder meant to neuter that defense. Why and at whose direction? Kerry? Obama?


21 posted on 01/10/2014 10:29:07 AM PST by pluvmantelo (Disqus seems to be taking longer than usual. Reload?)
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To: mandaladon

I thought they already caught their man (sarcasm)

22 posted on 01/10/2014 10:30:55 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: mandaladon

Lawyers get paid to pick nits. Since these groups were “labelled” terrorists today, does that mean they weren’t terrorists before today? It’s a technicality, but in a treason trial, where the punishment could be death, the defense will attempt to use every technicality to save their client(s).
So, if these groups weren’t technically “terrorists” before today, then the Obama administration knowingly providing them aid and comfort say before the attack on Benghazi might technically not be treason. Nice try, Democrats, but won’t work. It’s still treason.


23 posted on 01/10/2014 10:32:55 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: C210N
Anybody wanna wager and predict when we go back to it being a youtube again?

Right before elections?

24 posted on 01/10/2014 10:36:46 AM PST by ~Pandora
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To: Fester Chugabrew

Exactly. After reading the article, my question is, “What’s the rest of this story?”


25 posted on 01/10/2014 10:48:02 AM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Dapper 26

The NY Slimes article is just the piece that the Hillary campaign will use to show it wasn’t her.

Everything else is irrelevant and the media will ignore.


26 posted on 01/10/2014 10:56:58 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("The GOP fights its own base with far more vigor than it employs in fighting the Dims.")
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To: mandaladon

Proving yet again that the current regime can lie to the world with impunity since the ass-kissing lapdog media will not call them on their lies and dec eptions like the ‘video caused the reaction’ crap which protects their demigoddess hatellary and give commanded cover to little barry bastard boy.


27 posted on 01/10/2014 11:10:19 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: mandaladon

TREASON - continuous, in-your-face, agency-abetted, media-complicit, representative-enabled, ongoing…

R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods. Condolences to your families. Condolences to your friends.


28 posted on 01/10/2014 11:14:06 AM PST by PGalt
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To: hobbes1

Ugh. This is almost more trouble than it’s worth. Getting frustrated today.


29 posted on 01/10/2014 11:17:11 AM PST by ChicHarley
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To: mandaladon

Wait a minute — wasn’t it an anti-islamic video that was the sole cause for the Benghazi attack?

It’s all so confusing, to say the least.


30 posted on 01/10/2014 11:23:51 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: mandaladon

Did they find a bankers box with the files in Hillary’s old apartment?


31 posted on 01/10/2014 11:33:11 AM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: mandaladon

According to the administration, the inhabitants saw a video on YouTube and got really mad and brutally attacked and killed the ambassador and three soldiers.

So then, those people are so mentally unbalanced and unstable that they can not control their primitive savage instincts and they resort to violence.

I see. That’s a good reason for locking the borders to keep them out, and for kicking out the ones who are already here. We don’t need any subhuman savages.


32 posted on 01/10/2014 11:44:17 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: mandaladon

“What, at this point, DIFFERENCE does it make??”

(rolling eyes!)


33 posted on 01/10/2014 7:54:50 PM PST by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: mandaladon

Impeachment File for “B. Hussein Obama,” aka Barry Soetoro, a documented legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


34 posted on 01/10/2014 9:05:57 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Antihero101607

I believe I read that Minister Farraklown has been quoted as having said”

” Them BUSHES were behind this thing”


35 posted on 01/11/2014 4:25:57 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( Help fight The Neo Stalinists! Donate to your Free Republic)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks mandaladon.


36 posted on 01/11/2014 5:48:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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