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U.S. Said to Be Preparing Potential Targets Tied to Libya Attack
New York Times ^ | October 2, 2012 | Eric Schmitt

Posted on 10/02/2012 11:36:27 AM PDT by Evil Slayer

WASHINGTON — The American military’s top-secret Joint Special Operations Command is preparing detailed information that could be used to kill or capture some of the militants suspected in the attack last month in Libya that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and

Preparing the “target packages” is the first step in a process that the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency are taking in preparation for, and in advance of, any orders from President Obama and his top civilian and military advisers to carry out action against those determined complicit in the attack on the United States Mission in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

Mr. Obama, whose administration has faced criticism from both Republicans and Democrats over a possible intelligence failure before the Benghazi attack, has vowed that he would bring the killers of Mr. Stevens and the three other Americans to justice, but he and his top advisers have not indicated how that might happen.

Mr. Obama has a range of options available — including drone strikes, Special Operations raids like the one that killed Osama bin Laden; and joint missions with the Libyan authorities — but all carry substantial political, diplomatic and physical risks. Administration officials say no decisions have been made on any potential targets.

The Joint Special Operations Command, which includes the Navy SEAL team that killed Bin Laden, works continuously with the C.I.A. to update several lists of potential terrorist targets around the world.

Since the attack on the diplomatic mission and a nearby annex in Benghazi on the night of Sept. 11, American officials say that Special Operations planners have sharply increased their efforts to track the location and gather information on several members of Ansar al-Shariah as well as other militants with ties to Al Qaeda’s arm in North Africa — Al Qaeda

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 10/02/2012 11:36:29 AM PDT by Evil Slayer
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To: Evil Slayer

Well, I’m glad the Obama Administration is keeping all of this stuff secret.

\s


2 posted on 10/02/2012 11:38:07 AM PDT by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: MeganC

I hope they target our enemies and not our friends.


3 posted on 10/02/2012 11:39:03 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: MeganC

Loose lips sink ships.....this man is a coward and this proves it.......


4 posted on 10/02/2012 11:39:47 AM PDT by rxtn41
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To: Evil Slayer

Wag the Dog to get the Benghazi scandal off the news A.S.A.P.


5 posted on 10/02/2012 11:39:54 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Evil Slayer

Gotta be a lie.

After all, the White House goons wouldn’t target themselves.


6 posted on 10/02/2012 11:40:31 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: DannyTN
perhaps this is how Amidinajad is going to take out Israel — by getting the empty chair to do it
7 posted on 10/02/2012 11:41:39 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: Evil Slayer
the times running with the zer0 crowd's talking points or zer0 crowd is preparing wag the dog. The zer0 crowd supported the dog! They brought them to power!
8 posted on 10/02/2012 11:42:19 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Well I guess we know what Obama’s October Surprise is going to be.


9 posted on 10/02/2012 11:43:12 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Evil Slayer

Somewhere in Libya, a camel is about to get hit in the butt by a ten million dollar missile.


10 posted on 10/02/2012 11:43:42 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Evil Slayer

He will pull a Clinton and send a few missles to bomb a few camels and announce he has destroyed the killers and inflicted massive payback.


11 posted on 10/02/2012 11:45:06 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: no-to-illegals
First time I ever seen Code Pink support a war... Sarcasm...
Watch all the left and MSM support this....
12 posted on 10/02/2012 11:45:48 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Evil Slayer
This is not about killing the evil terrorists who murdered Americans, nor is this about deterring future attacks. If those were the goals, then the first we would hear would be the announcement that they were dead.

This is an intentional national security leak from the White House for political reasons, to look "tough on terror". Instead of keeping the leak secret to protect national security from exceptionally grave damage, the NYT is helping the White House to publicize the creation of this target package list. The White House and NYT both know that doing so will make it far more difficult to acquire critical information on these targets. They don't care. All that matters to them is keeping power over the American people, not keeping us safe from terrorists. Obama and his followers disgust me.

13 posted on 10/02/2012 11:46:17 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Evil Slayer

Wow. That’s some Presidential stuff right there... “Hey, it’s been about a month and we’re seriously thinking about blowing something up from afar.”

What a loser.


14 posted on 10/02/2012 11:46:20 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: circlecity

Yes


15 posted on 10/02/2012 11:49:19 AM PDT by colonialhk (O lies, everyday all day!)
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To: Evil Slayer

BS

The first target Oblamer targeted was the FIRST AMENDMENT!


16 posted on 10/02/2012 11:51:06 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Evil Slayer
It is more lies from the times. What a waste. If the zer0 crowd would have acted immediately it would have shown they did not support the action. The data was there, the perpetrators whereabouts were known after the attack. Going in now is meaningless. The perps have blended back into the population, but let's go kill some people and make it look like we caired, is the zer0 crowd's plan. Dang, zer0 and hilary resign! Quit! Give It Up! You gave the Ambassador and the Ambassador's People to the people you supported.

Sorry for the rant, Evil Slayer. You were not involved. Am ranting at the zer0 crowd and zer0's lap dogs.

17 posted on 10/02/2012 11:51:12 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Oblamer: The first amendment's fault!

The MSM: Film's Fault!
CIA's Fault!
Intelligence Failure's Fault

Everyone's Fault BUT Obama/Clinton


18 posted on 10/02/2012 11:55:34 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Evil Slayer

So...are SpecOps guy going to take out the wierd film maker? I am confused...isn’t he in jail?


19 posted on 10/02/2012 11:56:53 AM PDT by gr8eman (Ron Swanson for President!)
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To: Noamie

Amazingly enough the strikes have been scheduled ahead of time and just happen to coincide with all 4 debate nights.


20 posted on 10/02/2012 11:59:10 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Evil Slayer

Two days late and five dollars short, as usual.


21 posted on 10/02/2012 11:59:27 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: Evil Slayer

This is how Obama seals his election victory, and mutes Romney’s attacks: by appearing decisive and bombing an aspirin factory somewhere (does it really matter where?) as Clinton did.


22 posted on 10/02/2012 11:59:28 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Evil Slayer

“I’m gonna be patient, about this thing, and not go firing a 2 million dollar missile at a 10 dollar tent just to hit a camel in the butt”. George W. Bush


23 posted on 10/02/2012 12:02:27 PM PDT by rhombus
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To: Evil Slayer

Why do these security leaks always come from the New York Times?


24 posted on 10/02/2012 12:07:57 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (47%, pull off the leeches in 2012!)
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To: Evil Slayer

Well, I guess they’re going to be trying to take out Libya YouTube central since YouTube is partly responsible for conveying this video to the Middle-East, and we all know Obama still thinks the video was the real cause of all this.


25 posted on 10/02/2012 12:09:03 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Imagine how bad these global protests would be, if Obama hadn't won us s o many new friends.)
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To: American Constitutionalist

“Wag the dog”

Exactly, but O will be pushing his luck. Just as likely to backfire politically.


26 posted on 10/02/2012 12:10:01 PM PDT by LongViewSC
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To: montag813
Wag The Dog Flashback....

August 17-Late August 1998: President Clinton Criticized for Using Missile Strike on Al-Qaeda as Distraction from Personal Sex Scandal

Clinton said he had "convincing" intelligence that bin Laden's terrorist network was behind the embassy bombings. And he accused groups tied to bin Laden of a host of murderous attacks and foiled plots like killing international peacekeepers in Somalia and planning to assassinate the Pope.

But while the Republican leadership rallied to support the raids, some members of Congress reacted suspiciously, noting that the action followed by three days Clinton's acknowledgment to the public and a grand jury of his relationship with former intern Monica Lewinsky.

When Clinton's motorcade abruptly left the borrowed estate where he was secluded with his wife and daughter, reporters and photographers who were idling at the entrance assumed that he was going to play golf. Instead Clinton made a brief dramatic appearance to announce the strikes. Clinton flew to Washington for his Oval Office address as Ms. Lewinsky was testifying for a second time before the grand jury here.

27 posted on 10/02/2012 12:14:27 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Because the NY Times is *2 on the WH phone autodial.


28 posted on 10/02/2012 12:15:57 PM PDT by dartuser ("If you are ... what you were ... then you're not.")
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To: DoughtyOne

This just in... targets include sites in California. Hardest hit will be the filming locations, casting, the building where editing was performed...


29 posted on 10/02/2012 12:20:54 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Evil Slayer
The American military’s top-secret Joint Special Operations Command is preparing detailed information that could be used to kill or capture some of the militants suspected in the attack last month in Libya that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and...

Is this now a conspiracy?

They now think that there were more than one film producer involved???

30 posted on 10/02/2012 12:23:09 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Evil Slayer
Administration: Uhh, no, we did NOT do nothing after our diplomat was murdered, we, umm, formed a committee nearly a month after the fact to suggest targets for any retribution...

State Department: We told you these morons were worse than Quadaffi.

CIA: The people we were working with all fled to France with billions.

Pentagon: We were ready within an hour after word of the attack took place to put ordinance on any spot anywhere in the country.

Man, no wonder Jimmy Carter's smiling so big these days. Someone finally topped every bonehead mistake he ever made.

31 posted on 10/02/2012 12:23:14 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: LongViewSC
" Exactly, but O will be pushing his luck. Just as likely to backfire politically. "

Yeah, and what if this spills over into a major war in the middle east ? the middle east region is a powder keg ready to broil.
32 posted on 10/02/2012 12:25:42 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: MeganC

The focus group results are still secret.


33 posted on 10/02/2012 12:26:21 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Evil Slayer

Obama will give them a heads up —


34 posted on 10/02/2012 12:28:24 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Evil Slayer

Libyan aspirin shortage expected. Film at 11.


35 posted on 10/02/2012 12:28:37 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: Evil Slayer

“Or I’ll huff and I’ll puff...”


36 posted on 10/02/2012 12:31:21 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Eleutheria5

I wonder who he is going to hit in Egypt,
they stormed our embassy too, and we still
owe Iran a little something.


37 posted on 10/02/2012 12:32:27 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Evil Slayer

He can bomb away. That won’t change anything because we still have 4 bodies and no answers as to why the Ambassador didn’t have the security he asked for.


38 posted on 10/02/2012 12:35:17 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: MeganC

no no no.....TOP Secret with the decoder ring and everything.

These people are so unbelievable it makes a person just hurt all over.....


39 posted on 10/02/2012 12:38:49 PM PDT by eartick (Been to the line in the sand and liked it)
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To: Evil Slayer; MeganC; DannyTN; rxtn41; American Constitutionalist; Da Coyote; Cowman; ...
Wag the Dog-Whistle Bump!

Except that muslims don't like dogs.

We're all racists now.

40 posted on 10/02/2012 12:43:57 PM PDT by sam_paine (X .................................)
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