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U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuates personnel
CNN ^ | July 26, 2014 | Barbara Starr

Posted on 07/26/2014 5:26:08 AM PDT by McGruff

The U.S. Embassy in Libya evacuated its personnel on Saturday because of ongoing militia violence in the capital, Tripoli, U.S. officials said.

About 150 personnel, including 80 U.S. Marines were evacuated from the embassy in the early hours of Saturday morning and were driven across the border into Tunisia, U.S. officials confirm to CNN.

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KEYWORDS: libya; libyachaos; usembassy
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She just did a live report on this. Apparently the airport is in such bad shape they had to drive 6 hours to get out of there. They didn't even inform the "current goverment" they were leaving. Drones and military escort was following them.
1 posted on 07/26/2014 5:26:08 AM PDT by McGruff
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Another mess Obama and Sen. McCain created.


2 posted on 07/26/2014 5:28:13 AM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: McGruff
Doesn't Libya have a leader?

They did!

Yeh, we killed him!!

Who gave the "illegal" order to assassinate him?

3 posted on 07/26/2014 5:29:22 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Actually, his own people killed him.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 5:32:45 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: McGruff

Good thing Obama has Al Quada on the run!


5 posted on 07/26/2014 5:34:26 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: McGruff

Tunisia is also in turmoil.
http://www.tunisia-live.net/2014/06/05/libyan-turmoil-threatens-tunisian-security/

OBAMA AND HIS “ARAB SPRING”, the Kenyan-American grifter’s gift to the Moslem Jihad’s world.


6 posted on 07/26/2014 5:36:48 AM PDT by BilLies ( it isn't the color of the skin, but culture that is embraced that degrades.)
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To: McGruff

Leading from behind - such a great strategy. Look how it has turned out.


7 posted on 07/26/2014 5:39:44 AM PDT by BlackVeil ('The past is never dead. It's not even past.' William Faulkner)
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To: Cold Heat

I don’t think your answer was responsive to Sacajaweau’s question.


8 posted on 07/26/2014 5:39:52 AM PDT by BilLies ( it isn't the color of the skin, but culture that is embraced that degrades.)
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To: McGruff

Bush or YouTube’s fault this time?


9 posted on 07/26/2014 5:39:52 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: McGruff

Yup. Neither one has any moral standing to whine about Russia.


10 posted on 07/26/2014 5:40:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: BilLies

I did not see a question.


11 posted on 07/26/2014 5:41:48 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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Obama Administratio0n Foreign Policy record:

1: Overthrew the Egyptian government. Muslim Brotherhood took over.

2: Overthrew Libyan government. Al Queda took over.

3: Tried to overthrow Syrian government. ISIS would be in charge now.

4: Overthrew Ukraine's government. Still a mess.

5: Tried to overthrow Iraq's government. ISIS would probably take over.

Did I miss any? And they called Bush a War Monger.

12 posted on 07/26/2014 5:42:45 AM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: McGruff

Did anyone else hear or read about when the Pentagon wanted this done?


13 posted on 07/26/2014 5:46:07 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: All

The US embassy in Libya has shut down and all diplomatic staff have been evacuated to neighboring Tunisia by military escort because of ongoing clashes and violence between rival militias sweeping the country.

Some 150 personnel were moved across the border “due to the ongoing violence”, State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf tweeted.

“We had to take this step because the location of our embassy is in very close proximity to intense fighting...between armed Libyan factions,” she added.

A new Libya travel warning was issued by the US State Department on Saturday, advising against all travel and recommending that US citizens “depart immediately”.

“The security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable. The Libyan government has not been able to adequately build its military and police forces and improve security following the 2011 revolution,” the travel warning explained.

The move comes as the Obama administration continues to express wariness over the safety of US staff abroad, and Libya has been of particular concern since a deadly 2012 attack in Benghazi, during which four diplomatic personnel died, including the then US ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

New clashes broke out at Tripoli airport on Friday between rival Libyan militant groups attempting to seize control of it. Loud explosions rang through its grounds following 13 continuous days of shelling which have severed air links between the city and the outside world.

“Many military-grade weapons remain in the hands of private individuals, including antiaircraft weapons that may be used against civilian aviation,” emphasized the travel warning.

http://rt.com/usa/175820-us-libya-shut-embassy/


14 posted on 07/26/2014 5:47:23 AM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: Cold Heat

“Who gave the “illegal” order to assassinate him? “
Just trying to help..:^)


15 posted on 07/26/2014 5:51:57 AM PDT by BilLies ( it isn't the color of the skin, but culture that is embraced that degrades.)
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To: McGruff
With all these burning airliners burning at airports and exploding in the air, we may experience “global warming” after all. Thanks Obama voters and the entire Jackass Party (along with their RINO buddies)in general!
16 posted on 07/26/2014 5:52:28 AM PDT by texican01
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To: cripplecreek

Russia is a different situation. The Ukraine has little strategic value, other than it’s a proxy battle between Western influence and Russia. So it’s a valid intervention.

Libya was of no value at all and I believe there should be a rule set in stone that says....

“If you break it, you have to fix it.”

To fix Libya, just like Iraq, and any other country where they have never had a government even slightly resembling democracy and have live under one authoritarian ruler or another, it would have to take at a minimum a 30-40 year program of aid and assistance to get them converted.

You have to create a environment where the next generation of people begin to assume roles in government before you can eradicate the old.

The Ukraine is not of that category. It requires much less effort and time.

That is why Iraq, Libya, and any other tin pan dictator country that has been that way for generations, will never be fixed by a short term intervention.

Hope that answers the question from my perspective.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 5:52:42 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: Cold Heat

I didn’t ask a question.


18 posted on 07/26/2014 5:55:24 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PghBaldy
I just found it. No plans to go back, airport closed, had to drive 6 hours to leave, couldn't announce in advance because of danger, yet THEY LEFT THE AMBASSADOR BEHIND today:

http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2014/07/26/us-embassy-evacuated-in-libya-click-to-read/

19 posted on 07/26/2014 5:55:45 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: McGruff
This is interesting.

There is the usual level of Muslim on Muslim violence taking place throughout the Muslim world. But then, either through our direct involvement or through relinquishing our influence, wherever Muslim strongman dictators are removed, the countries devolve into either sectarian or tribal conflicts.

This seems to happen even in relatively stable places like Egypt.

it seems that there can be no other conclusion, that these sects, tribes, nations are incapable of peaceful existence sans a strong man. Even then peace only seems to be kept through a dominant violence and ruthlessness.

We either need to provide moral guidance backed with a military threat or stay out of these places. I vote for the second.

20 posted on 07/26/2014 5:57:56 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: BilLies

If my memory serves, they actually tried to save his sorry butt.

But I don’t think they wanted to get that involved. We did have some special operators on the ground, but they were either to late, or were not able.

Everything else was done from the air, if you recall. All we had there was a small detachment and they were based on a off shore ship.

I don’t think we gave a order to kill him. I don’t think the rebel clans would take it if we gave it. They did not need any urging.


21 posted on 07/26/2014 5:58:42 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: PghBaldy

OK, Gretawire says Ambassador staying in the “region.” I guess that means outside of Libya, but in hiding... GREAT job Obunghole.


22 posted on 07/26/2014 5:58:53 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: cripplecreek

sorry....meant to post that to someone else...got too many windows open.


23 posted on 07/26/2014 5:59:45 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: McGruff

What does Susan Rice have to say about this, or has she left for vacation already?


24 posted on 07/26/2014 6:01:18 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: PghBaldy
Saw where we have fighter jets providing cover. Were these not available for Benghazi?
25 posted on 07/26/2014 6:01:20 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: mac_truck

We have no knowledge of this. Or anything else.

26 posted on 07/26/2014 6:03:57 AM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: mac_truck

I think Obama gave her a cushy job as a Security Advisor or something...don’t recall...(don’t pay much attention..lol)

Anyway she is now reading your e-mails and posts..


27 posted on 07/26/2014 6:05:12 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: McGruff

Geez....think they might ought to have done something similar to this before 9/11/2012?


28 posted on 07/26/2014 6:08:06 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: McGruff

"Well, Here's another fine mess you've gotten me into,"

29 posted on 07/26/2014 6:08:41 AM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: McGruff

See a pattern there? It appears that the results of his foreign policy are intentional. Muslim brotherhood, indeed.


30 posted on 07/26/2014 6:11:27 AM PDT by fivecatsandadog (IMPEACH THE IMPERIAL P.O.S.. ARREST, CONVICT, INCARCERATE, DEPORT.)
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To: everyone

Video of Barbara Starr’s original Breaking News report here:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/26/world/africa/libya-us-embassy-evacuation/index.html

CNN can do good international reporting if they leave out their political views. I’m sure they’ll be blaming Bush before long.


31 posted on 07/26/2014 6:20:29 AM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: All

You guys are not focusing on the even closer war, which is the invasion from Central America. Their goal will be to have them overthrow our state govt to give the Fed’s more power.


32 posted on 07/26/2014 6:20:43 AM PDT by I_Publius
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To: McGruff
Did I miss any?

Iran, Afghanistan, Israel.

33 posted on 07/26/2014 6:24:42 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: I_Publius
You guys are not focusing on the even closer war, which is the invasion from Central America

And IRS scandal, Veterans Administration scandal...

Textbook Wag The Dog scenario.

34 posted on 07/26/2014 6:24:44 AM PDT by McGruff (We can't even secure our border never mind Ukraine's.)
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To: PghBaldy

You mean there was actually someone who took the job after what happened to the last Libyan ambassador? I would’ve thought that position would be hard to fill.


35 posted on 07/26/2014 6:25:20 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Cold Heat

Well they beat him, raped him, beat him some more, shot him, dragged him thru the streets, killed him, raped him some more, and then paraded his body through the streets.


36 posted on 07/26/2014 6:28:28 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Cold Heat

“The Ukraine has little strategic value, other than it’s a proxy battle between Western influence and Russia. So it’s a valid intervention.”

Why is that valid? See Buchanan and Stockman here: http://davidstockmanscontracorner.com/my-thoughts-on-pat-buchanans-brilliant-and-incisive-take-on-washingtons-ukrainian-fiasco/?utm_source=wysija&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Mailing+List+Mid+Day+Friday


37 posted on 07/26/2014 6:29:37 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: PghBaldy

>> THEY LEFT....! <<

Now just a bleepin second, what the hell is this?

Benghazi: Take Two?


38 posted on 07/26/2014 6:30:01 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: I_Publius; McGruff; All

By the way folks;

Isn’t this crisis just a predictible RATagandist cover to deflect attention from the last crisis (supporting Hamas/betraying Israel)

...which was a predictible RATagandist cover to deflect attention from the previous crisis (Illegal-kid gate)

...which was a predictible RATagandist cover to deflect attention from the previous crisis (betraying Ukraine)

...which was a predictible RATagandist cover to deflect attention from the previous crisis (delivering Iraq to alkida)

...which was a predictible RATagandist cover to deflect attention from the previous crisis (supporting alkida in Syria)

...which was a predictible RATagandist cover to deflect attention from the previous crisis (IRS abuse/Lois Lerner hearings)

...which was a predictible RATagandist cover to deflect attention from the previous crisis (Marine left to rot in Mexican jail)

...which was a predictible RATagandist cover to deflect attention from the previous crisis (Benghazi hearings)

...which was a predictible RATagandist cover to deflect attention from the previous crisis (insert impeachable disaster here)


39 posted on 07/26/2014 6:47:15 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: McGruff
They didn't even inform the "current goverment" they were leaving.

Is there a government currently?

40 posted on 07/26/2014 6:51:46 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: McGruff
Did I miss any?

Afghanistan will be lost to the jihadists before Zero leaves office, count on it.

41 posted on 07/26/2014 6:53:37 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: McGruff

US State Department Travel Warning - July 26, 2014

http://libya.usembassy.gov/tw_072614.html

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately. On July 26, the U.S. Embassy suspended all embassy operations in Libya and relocated staff, due to ongoing violence between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the Embassy.

The security situation in Libya remains unpredictable and unstable. The Libyan government has not been able to adequately build its military and police forces and improve security following the 2011 revolution. Many military-grade weapons remain in the hands of private individuals, including antiaircraft weapons that may be used against civilian aviation. Crime levels remain high in many parts of the country. In addition to the threat of crime, various groups have called for attacks against U.S. citizens and U.S. interests in Libya. Extremist groups in Libya have made several specific threats this year against U.S. government officials, citizens, and interests in Libya. Because of the presumption that foreigners, especially U.S. citizens, in Libya may be associated with the U.S. government or U.S. NGOs, travelers should be aware that they may be targeted for kidnapping, violent attacks, or death. U.S. citizens currently in Libya should exercise extreme caution and depart immediately.

Sporadic episodes of civil unrest have occurred throughout the country and attacks by armed groups can occur in many different areas; hotels frequented by westerners have been caught in the crossfire. Armed clashes have occurred in the areas near Tripoli International Airport, Airport Road, and Swani Road. Checkpoints controlled by militias are common outside of Tripoli, and at times inside the capital. Closures or threats of closures of international airports occur regularly, whether for maintenance, labor, or security-related incidents. Along with airports, seaports and roads can close with little or no warning. U.S. citizens should closely monitor news and check with airlines to try to travel out of Libya as quickly and safely as possible.

In Tripoli, armed groups have contested territory near Tripoli International Airport since July 13, rendering the airport non-operational. State security institutions lack basic capabilities to prevent conflict, and there remains a possibility of further escalation.

There are no plans for charter flights or other U.S. government-sponsored evacuations. U.S. citizens seeking to depart Libya are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. Land port closures occur frequently.


42 posted on 07/26/2014 7:01:13 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: ReaganGeneration2

We disagree..on that..I know their positions.


43 posted on 07/26/2014 7:01:54 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: ReaganGeneration2

“Why is that valid? “

In my view, and I thought I explained it in my posts, it’s valid because a Cold war is a valid tactic.

A cold war is a proxy for a hot one.

Interventions like the Ukraine are the biggest part of what a cold war is.

There are only two alternatives, and one of those is impossible now, but it’s always being worked on anyway.

Total peace or total war.

Both sides would like peace, but there is always some within each government who would do everything possible to screw it up.

So the best alternative is proxy wars.


44 posted on 07/26/2014 7:11:25 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I was wrong. I misread the story.


45 posted on 07/26/2014 7:13:05 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

It’s OK, I followed you right over the cliff.


46 posted on 07/26/2014 7:14:20 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Cold Heat
Both sides would like peace,

Peace is what happens when one side overwhelmingly defeats or annihilates the other.

47 posted on 07/26/2014 7:17:24 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Ummm....yup....in most every case.

There are few exceptions. For example, we did not have to annihilate the Brits.


48 posted on 07/26/2014 7:23:20 AM PDT by Cold Heat (Have you reached your breaking point yet? If not now....then when?)
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To: McGruff

Now does ISIS step in and set up housekeeping?


49 posted on 07/26/2014 7:23:57 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: Cold Heat

Thanks for the reply. The question really is - why Putin’s Russia? Our economy is now built on fake money so we can’t afford another Cold War. Are we sure Putin has the same intentions as his Soviet predecessors? Do you trust Obama to kick this off?


50 posted on 07/26/2014 7:24:32 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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