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Unbelievably detailed Benghazi article from 2 days after attack
CNN ^ | 9/13/2012 | Nic Robertson

Posted on 05/01/2014 8:35:08 PM PDT by cubs25

(CNN) -- A pro-al Qaeda group responsible for a previous armed assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is the chief suspect in Tuesday's attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, sources tracking militant Islamist groups in eastern Libya say. They also note that the attack immediately followed a call from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri for revenge for the death in June of Abu Yahya al-Libi, a senior Libyan member of the terror group. The group suspected to be behind the assault -- the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades -- first surfaced in May when it claimed responsibility for an attack on the International Red Cross office in Benghazi. The following month the group claimed responsibility for detonating an explosive device outside the U.S. Consulate and later released a video of that attack. Noman Benotman, once a leading member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and now based at the Quilliam Foundation in London told CNN, "An attack like this would likely have required preparation. This would not seem to be merely a protest which escalated."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazitimeline; obama
I can't believe the detail in this article written two days after the terror attack in Benghazi. Almost everything in this article has turned out to be true, yet I haven't seen any of these reporters defend their work.

The administration knew all of this almost immediately. And why doesn't anyone mention the Al zawahiri video? Seems like a very important point. He specifically called for attacks on Americans in Libya the day before the benghazi attack.

1 posted on 05/01/2014 8:35:08 PM PDT by cubs25
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To: cubs25

ahhh but the real question is.......how long did Hillary know about “ the internet video “ before.....BEFORE......Benghazi.


2 posted on 05/01/2014 8:38:58 PM PDT by advertising guy ( <------------- lotta white in here ------------>)
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To: cubs25
You are forgetting the Demorat talking points:

"Nothing here! -does't have anything to do with Benghazi! - it was the movie! - etc., etc., etc.!

3 posted on 05/01/2014 9:06:15 PM PDT by celmak (Darn, forgot the "c" again!)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Benghazi ping.

Benghazi is blowing up big-time, and I cannot keep up with all the stories, especially as I will be away without internet for the weekend. But this one looked particularly good.

So do let me, Republicanprofessor, know of any especially exciting stories and I will do my best to catch up with pings when I get back.

Also let me know if you want on or off this Benghazi ping list.


4 posted on 05/02/2014 5:29:07 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: Republicanprofessor

Thank you for all of your work on this Benghazi ping list. Have a great weekend!


5 posted on 05/02/2014 6:10:23 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: cubs25

Remember this. Mohammar Ghadaffi would have done a better job protecting the lives of the Begghazi 4 , than Obama did, and Obama effectively had his proxy thugs execute the man.


6 posted on 05/02/2014 6:29:27 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: cubs25

Add this piece to the puzzle
Rice received a tweet telling her what was happening during the attack. She knowingly lied to the five networks

http://www.maggiesnotebook.com/2014/04/benghazi-91112-617-pm-susan-rice-given-tweet-from-freelancer-jomanacnn-in-libya-ansar-al-sharia-attacking-benghazi-compound/


7 posted on 05/02/2014 6:30:02 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: Candor7

Kadaffi was connected to the black Muslim Chicago street gang founded by a Mexican Drug cartel that controlled the community 0 organized.——Gun running and funding domestic terrorism JJs half bro Noah Robinson (as in M Robinson O) is doing life for his involvment with the gang.

Have always wondered what O was trying to keep hidden by making sure Kadaffi was dead!?!?!


8 posted on 05/02/2014 6:44:32 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: hoosiermama

He wasn’t necessarily trying to hide anything.

It may very well just have been a simple case of wanting to replace a government only slightly-hostile to the US with a government virulently-hostile to the US.


9 posted on 05/02/2014 7:16:11 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: hoosiermama; maggief; TigersEye; penelopesire; ConservativeMan55; AllAmericanGirl44; Nachum; ...

Not sure if you get the Blaze, here is a summary of thier report from this week. Has CIA people and the guy from State who arranged the weapons to be transfered. Stuff you have all know for years but now with sources. Not sure how long it will be up on utube, google ,For the record zero footprint.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xMqdvgC8BY


10 posted on 05/02/2014 7:30:36 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: crosslink

sorry for the spelling error, on the road.


11 posted on 05/02/2014 7:31:12 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Republicanprofessor; MeshugeMikey; Diogenes; RitaOK; Nachum; All

All these foreign policy distractions are getting getting very complex!!

Even Democrat Intellectual, Ex-Speaker Nancy Pelosi is growing weary of reading parts of some of the Left Stream Media articles about, as she says: “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi!”

Clearly, Nancy PP is ready to be MOVING FORWARD!

Nobel “White Guilt” Peace Prize winner B. Hussein Obama as Commander in Chief of the US Military will probably, IMHO of course, soon issue an Executive Order to ban the awful term “War,” and replace it with the more user-friendly term “workplace violence.”

However, even this future, astute, PC Executive Order does not effectively deal with the root cause of these foreign policy distraction, namely the Videos!

The Cover Up White House still has nightly showings of the “Awful Benghazi Video” to refresh the memory of Staffers who have forgotten what difference Benghazi made.

Now comes ANOTHER Video, this one produced on the run, of course, by the same decimated leadership that was the key to getting Obama re-elected in 2012.

” - - - The video released by the Brigades in June showed nighttime explosions around the consulate, interlaced with footage of Osama bin Laden and al-Zawahiri, along with images from the 9/11 attacks. At the time the Brigades claimed it had launched the attack in response to the first reports of al-Libi’s death in a drone strike in the tribal areas of Pakistan. - - - “

One might even call this “The Tale of two Videos.”

What difference does it make?

The simple answer is as follows:

“Osama bin Laden is dead, and B. Hussein Obama has been reelected to continue to “Fundamentally transform the United States of America.”


12 posted on 05/02/2014 7:43:02 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Graewoulf
"....nightly showings of the “Awful Benghazi Video”.."

ahahahahaha YES!




13 posted on 05/02/2014 8:18:43 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: cubs25

Ex-AFRICOM Brig. General: Military Should Have Responded to Benghazi Attack

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 1, 2014 In The Point

General Lovell also served as the Deputy Commanding General of Joint Task Force ODYSSEY GUARD with the mission to plan for any potential United States military missions in Libya following the fall of the regime of Moammar Gadhafi. Joint Task Force ODYSSEY GUARD was instrumental in providing support to the Department of State as it reopened the United States Embassy in Tripoli.

Parts of retired Air Force Brigadier General Robert Lovell’s testimony are technical having to do with AFRICOM, but he makes one very important point. The Obama side on the Benghazi side has repeatedly claimed that there wasn’t enough time to do anything. But that’s a retroactive argument.

If you do nothing, then you’re rolling the dice that the enemy might finish off your people before you could have done something and then you have an excuse.
Instead of a military response to Benghazi, Obama absurdly enough sent in the FBI.
Lovell’s testimony is the first from a member of the military who was at Africa Command at the time of the attack. Lovell was deputy director for intelligence at Africa Command.

Lovell did not question the Pentagon claim that it could not have scrambled forces in the region quickly enough to have prevented the deaths of the Americans. Lovell said no one at the time of the attack knew how long it would go, so could not have determined then that there was no use in trying.

“As the attack was ongoing, it was unclear whether it was an attempted kidnapping, rescue, recovery, protracted hostile engagement or any or all of the above,” Lovell said.
It’s not just about the timeline. It’s about the fact that Obama and Hillary refused to even try and that their response was to shift blame and send a scapegoat to prison for offending Muslims.

Cummings broke in with his buffoon act again.
“Why are you testifying that the U.S. military did not try to save lives,” Cummings asked.

Lovell said he was not disputing that information.

“We should have continued to move forward with whatever forces we had to move forward with,” Lovell said.

He described a sense of desperation while attack unfolded when asked by Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, how the military responded during the attack.

“We sent a drone overhead,” Lovell said, almost mumbling. “It was desperation…. There was a lot of waiting for State Department for what it was that they wanted.”
Which means that it really came down to what Hillary wanted.

“We didn’t know how long this would last when we became aware of the distress nor did we completely understand what we had in front of us, be it a kidnapping, rescue, recovery, protracted hostile engagement or any or all of the above,” Lovell said. “But what we did know quite early on was that this was a hostile action. This was no demonstration gone terribly awry.”

But the lie had to be told anyway.


14 posted on 05/02/2014 10:02:17 AM PDT by Dqban22
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