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Unsecured Libyan Weapons Went to Boko Haram
Commentary ^ | May 8, 2014 | Abe Greenwald

Posted on 05/08/2014 9:53:52 AM PDT by PJ-Comix

Add another drop of tragedy to the story of America’s reluctant, no-boots-on-the-ground operation in Libya in 2011: Weapons that were never secured after Muammar Gaddafi’s ouster made their way to Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist organization now holding hundreds of Nigerian girls. Last May, Boko Haram staged an attack in the town of Bama, killing 55 innocents and freeing 100 prisoners. That month Reuters ran a story by Tim Cocks headlined “Nigeria’s Islamists staging bolder, deadlier comeback.” It explained:

The Bama attack showed their substantial firepower, including machine guns, large numbers of rocket propelled grenades (RPGs) and pick-up trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns, a sign the weapons flood from the Libyan war that helped rebels seize parts of Mali last year has reached Nigeria, officials say.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziweapons; bloodyhillary; bokoharam; libya; libyawar; libyaweapons; nigeria; statedept
And other weapons in Libya went to Al Qaeda rebels in Syria.
1 posted on 05/08/2014 9:53:52 AM PDT by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

You know the failure of Libya was Bush’s Fault, there I said it.


2 posted on 05/08/2014 9:58:25 AM PDT by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: PJ-Comix

What difference does it make anyway? Just repeating what I heard a Sec of State once say!


3 posted on 05/08/2014 9:58:29 AM PDT by ncfool (Hilary 2016 Procol Harum or Boko Haram. What difference does it make?)
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To: PJ-Comix
Add another drop of tragedy to the story of America’s reluctant, no-boots-on-the-ground operation in Libya in 2011

Because, you know, everything went so smoothly when we had boots on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Does anybody think this guy, or others, wouldn't have at least equally criticized a policy of aggressive American intervention?

4 posted on 05/08/2014 9:58:53 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: PJ-Comix

I know that during the testimony last week my congressman asked if the events in Mali were related to Benghazi. I believe the answer was possible but unsure.


5 posted on 05/08/2014 10:08:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PJ-Comix

Its huff po 2013

Libyan Weapons Arming Al Qaeda Militias Across North Africa, Officials Say

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/20/libyan-weapons-al-qaeda-north-africa_n_2727326.html


6 posted on 05/08/2014 10:11:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek
It bares emphasizing that report was published on February 20, 2013, in a reputable and well-read source. Since then, the US has continued to arm the terrorists in Syria and created mayham in Ukraine, now with organized neo-Nazis involved. Only Egypt's military and Assad have tried to stop the mayham we've created.

I'm wondering (pure speculation) if the Obama administration is unwilling to step on the toes of black leadership in Africa, no matter how ineffective it is. It's outrageous that Nigeria, a relatively prosperous nation, does not protect its children.

7 posted on 05/08/2014 10:18:53 AM PDT by grania
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To: PJ-Comix

Why did Hillary and Obama use American taxpayer dollars to provide personnel, equipment and funds to overthrow the government of Libya?


8 posted on 05/08/2014 10:24:43 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: PJ-Comix


9 posted on 05/08/2014 10:25:20 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: PJ-Comix

Kadafi (or however it is spelled) had become peaceful after Bush instituted regime change in Iraq. He had become content to just stay within his borders and oppress his people.

Leave it to El-Presidente to choose the wrong side in any conflict.


10 posted on 05/08/2014 10:31:26 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: blueunicorn6
Why did Hillary and Obama use American taxpayer dollars to provide personnel, equipment and funds to overthrow the government of Libya?

To set Al Qaeda free and make amends for the Evil Bush Regime.

11 posted on 05/08/2014 10:33:29 AM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: Trueblackman

Thanks for clearing that up.

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12 posted on 05/08/2014 10:54:23 AM PDT by MileHi
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To: PJ-Comix

Now, if we could only figure out who left those unsecured weapons lying around...


13 posted on 05/08/2014 10:57:47 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: grania
Since then, the US has continued to arm the terrorists in Syria

And I bet a dollar to a donut, McCain is in that up to his ears.


14 posted on 05/08/2014 11:02:41 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

I wonder if this “gutsy” committee will call McCain to testify. Since it’s established that he met with terrorists in Syria, he might be able to say if they were using US weapons.


15 posted on 05/08/2014 11:13:54 AM PDT by grania
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16 posted on 05/08/2014 11:45:06 AM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: PJ-Comix
"no boots on the ground..."? Let someone try, we`ll see what happens to them come the November election cycle! No more policing the f-ing world! We`re bankrupt already, or is that bankruptcy A-OK but the one brought on by taking care of deadbeats the bad one?

Didn`t Frankenstein`s monster have a similar line? "Bankruptcy from militarism, GO-OOD! Bankruptcy from deadbeats, BA-AAD!

17 posted on 05/08/2014 2:47:31 PM PDT by nomad
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To: Nachum

Is Boko Haram the group that recently kidnapped 200 Nigerian girls to sell into slavery or use as slaves themselves?

Isn’t ANYONE in the MSM/gov going to mention this and other atrocities carried out by Moslems?

I am waiting for the press conference.


18 posted on 05/08/2014 6:58:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: nomad
Looks like to me that boko haram is now loosely associated with al queada. This should give them a pass with this administration. Hence, we have a toothless “team” entering the country to do little of anything except establish a pr base for the adm. When all they had to do is shoot down these bastards with cia satellite info/intel in minutes.
19 posted on 05/09/2014 1:37:03 AM PDT by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin our secret weapon)
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To: rodguy911
Well we need to stop starting then feeding wildfires around the world because somehow it just does not seem to be going too well and, call me a pessimist, but I kinda doubt that`s going to change anytime soon .
20 posted on 05/09/2014 2:55:09 PM PDT by nomad
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To: PJ-Comix
And other weapons in Libya went to Al Qaeda rebels in Syria.

IF that is the case then why is Assad still in power? What caused Obama and lord McCain to go silent on the drum beat of Assad has to go?

Back in debate No. 2 presidential election 2012, Romney had Obama on the Benghazi ropes. (Yes, I remember the Crowley cow interference but,) Debate No. 3 Romney's answer regarding Benghazi, was Russia? Something tells me that Obama's Syrian rebels did not get the Benghazi weapons. Else Assad would indeed be gone.

21 posted on 05/09/2014 3:08:00 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: PJ-Comix
And other weapons in Libya went to Al Qaeda rebels in Syria.

IF that is the case then why is Assad still in power? What caused Obama and lord McCain to go silent on the drum beat of Assad has to go?

Back in debate No. 2 presidential election 2012, Romney had Obama on the Benghazi ropes. (Yes, I remember the Crowley cow interference but,) Debate No. 3 Romney's answer regarding Benghazi, was Russia? Something tells me that Obama's Syrian rebels did not get the Benghazi weapons. Else Assad would indeed be gone.

22 posted on 05/09/2014 3:08:38 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: PJ-Comix

So sorry for the double.


23 posted on 05/09/2014 3:09:12 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Jesus said Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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