Skip to comments.Sources: More than a dozen ISIS operatives in Libya, but no US authority to strike
Posted on 03/04/2015 10:48:58 AM PST by EBH
More than a dozen Islamic State fighters from Iraq and Syria -- some with direct ties to the group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi -- are now in Libya working on behalf of the terror group, according to U.S. and European sources.
And the U.S. has no authority to take them out.
The fighters are in addition to dozens of ISIS sympathizers in the country. The situation is raising fresh security concerns, as the U.S. and its allies struggle to keep tabs on the many arms of the ever-expanding ISIS network.
One source, who is not authorized to speak on the record given the sensitivity of the data, said they would not be surprised "if the next 9/11 came out of Libya."
An ISIS presence has been flagged in Benghazi, Derna and Sirte, in addition to training camps providing a steady flow of recruits. But a State Department spokeswoman insisted U.S. policy is not to blame.
"Are we happy with the situation in Libya from a governance and security perspective? No. Absolutely not," spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters."At the end of the day, though, this is not just a line, it's true. This is ultimately up to the Libyan people, leaders in Libya to take the security of their country into their own hands and try to move it in a better direction with our help, the U.N. and others' help as well."
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More than a dozen?
13 or 13,000?
BTW “Authority” didn’t mean much when Obozo and pals wanted to eliminate Kadaffi.
Libya is in a civil war with no government per se.
Hmmmm, there's a pattern to all of this isn't there...
Well, NOW WE KNOW WHY.
Yes there is and we do indeed have a group of traitors in the White House.
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I’ve said all along that O’s foreign policy was designed to knock over governments to replace them with Muslim Brotherhood. Turns out its worse. He is replacing them where he can with ISIS.
what’s the problem? Obama has never asked or given adamn about getting any authority to deploy our great US military forces (and our tax money and tons of weapons) on behalf of IslamoNazis anywhere in the world...
Obama don’t need no stinkin’ Congressional authority!!!!
(famous movie picture goes here...just put O’s face on it)
Funny... we had no authority to remove Gaddafi, either, but it didn’t stop Obama at the time...
Don't ask....just take them out....who's going to complain and if someone does, who cares???