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How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria
Business Insider ^ | Oct 19, 2012 | Michael Kelly

Posted on 10/19/2012 6:37:14 AM PDT by KeyLargo

How US Ambassador Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked To Jihadist Rebels In Syria

Michael Kelley | 46 minutes ago

US Weapons Are Going To Hard-Line Jihadists Fighting To Topple The Syrian Regime

The details of the September 11 attack that killed four Americans at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi are still murky and there's certainly more to be known.

Former CIA officer Clare Lopez argues that the key issue is "the relationship of the U.S. government, Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya with Al Qaeda."

That relationship, Lopez argues, could be connected to the rise of Islamic brigades in Syria, who recently created a "Front to Liberate Syria" to wage jihad against the Syrian regime and turn the country into an Islamic state.

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


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To: golfisnr1
Fawn Hall.

This whole Bengazi thing is beginning to sound like it's a Lybia-(Syria)Contra exercise (like Iran-Contra except for the lack of an attractive assistant).

51 posted on 10/19/2012 9:07:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: KeyLargo

The administraion’s going to keep pushing stories until they find one people will buy - that can’t be countered. This is closer than the film...


52 posted on 10/19/2012 9:14:20 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: KeyLargo
The administration’s going to keep pushing stories until they find one people will buy - that can't be countered. This is closer than the film...
53 posted on 10/19/2012 9:14:54 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: tflabo

UNLESS... Bam was hoping to trade the Blind Shake for Stevens, without repercussions from the unwashed masses.
Plus come off as a hero for rescuing the “Ambassador.”

Morsi’s first request from our admin was for the Shake.

(intentional misspelling)


54 posted on 10/19/2012 9:20:11 AM PDT by Delmarksman (Pro 2A Anglican American (Ford and Chevy kill more people than guns do, lets ban them))
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To: KeyLargo

Obama represents an entity (NOT us, but using us, our power). The Islamic Jihadists are an entity.

What is the profit motive of the Obama entity for this action involving their encouragement of the Islamic Jihadist entity?

The obvious end is insane, therefore what is their real goal?

What the HELL is going on?


55 posted on 10/19/2012 9:21:26 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: tflabo
They have known for a long time Zippo isn't going to win.

This was a set up for Hillary to run against Romney in 2016.

They intended to blame it on the republicans.

The left has been helping the terrorist in their quest for a Caliphate, and the terrorist have been helping the left in their quest for absolute power.

The left is not about to let some jug eared twerp get in their way. They will throw him under the bus in a heartbeat.

56 posted on 10/19/2012 9:23:22 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: KeyLargo

Thank you for the link.


57 posted on 10/19/2012 9:24:24 AM PDT by angelsonmyside (Someone please send the Loser in Chief a "President For Dummy's" book.)
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To: KeyLargo; thouworm
And we know that the CIA has been funneling weapons to the rebels in southern Turkey. The question is whether the CIA has been involved in handing out heavy weapons from Libya. In any case, the connection between Benghazi and the rise of jihadists in Syria is stronger than has been officially acknowledged.

So now members of the Intelligence community are the bad guys? Handing out weapons like in Nicaragua? Same group pushing the same old same old story? They're going to throw a dead raped ambassador under the bus? And the CIA with him? The plot thickens...

58 posted on 10/19/2012 9:25:19 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: Fred Nerks
And we know that the CIA has been funneling weapons to the rebels in southern Turkey. The question is whether the CIA has been involved in handing out heavy weapons from Libya. In any case, the connection between Benghazi and the rise of jihadists in Syria is stronger than has been officially acknowledged.

So now members of the Intelligence community are the bad guys? Handing out weapons like in Nicaragua? Same group pushing the same old same old story? Maybe.... They're going to throw a dead raped ambassador under the bus? And the CIA with him? The plot thickens...

59 posted on 10/19/2012 9:26:26 AM PDT by GOPJ
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To: COUNTrecount

No transcript on the Blaze website, but they are saying this will be the topic of the Beck’s Monday show on The Blaze TV at 5:00 p.m.


60 posted on 10/19/2012 9:31:41 AM PDT by reegs
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To: MissMagnolia
"I will repeat my "dream scenario" that I posted on another thread a week or so ago .... Seal Team 6 perp walking Obama and The Mooch out of the White House .... "
61 posted on 10/19/2012 9:40:37 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Texas Eagle

Who benefits?

When a political event doesn’t make sense it should be examined from a different direction.

Benghazzi might be a question of pay back.

Syria is no slouch in the information gathering business and likely have their own assets capable of pulling off an attack like Benghazzi.

Say Syria heard about US arming the people trying to oust Assad and know Stevens is a principle figure in the scheme.

How sweet for Syria that 9/11 exists. They can dress up their force in civilian clothes expecting them to be eventually identified as AlQuada.

All the sweeeter for Syria, launching Operation Payback on 9/11 reinforced the connection to America’s nightmare.

According to accounts, the attack was well done. On the scale of a military operation. Maybe even more military than officially recognized.

Just giving the caffeine free rein.


62 posted on 10/19/2012 9:45:38 AM PDT by MurrietaMadman
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To: rdcbn

“In the aftermath of the Embassy attack there has been a move to turn Stevens into some sort of Sainted Martyr.

In reality, he was an Arabist and an Milddle East Nativist who internalized much of the mind set of the Radical Arab world. He was a supporter of the PLO and maintained close connections dn ties to Middle East radical groups.”

CHRIS STEVENS’ MURDER A SMOKESCREEN FOR JOINT NATO-CIA EXERCISES IN BENGHAZI?

http://libya360.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/nato-cia-al-qaeda-and-the-alleged-murder-of-us-diplomatic-staff-in-benghazi/


63 posted on 10/19/2012 9:56:04 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: kevslisababy

Generally, aren’t the MB and AQ kind of nomatic.
They take over areas throughout the entire ME...?


64 posted on 10/19/2012 9:56:23 AM PDT by Leep (Forward! to serfdom)
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To: livius
Stevens was certainly a useful idiot and an islamophile

Since he died in the service of his nation, do you have any evidence to back up your claims? Stevens, after all, was homosexual and would know Islam does not looks kindly upon his people.

65 posted on 10/19/2012 10:10:02 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: KeyLargo
Am I the only person that has always felt that Fast & Furious possibly involves distributing weapons to be used by jihadists or other radicals and is not a 2nd Amendment set-up only? Aren't we also missing some larger, more advanced weaponry? Couldn't a plan to effectively disarm Americans been better orchestrated within the U.S.? Why were they distributed across the border?
66 posted on 10/19/2012 10:10:22 AM PDT by taraytarah
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To: KeyLargo

My antennae tell me that a U.S. strike in Libya is imminent. Let’s see if I’m a seer. ;>).


67 posted on 10/19/2012 10:11:43 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: crosslink

Such a scheme is WAY out of the state dept’s purview or even capability. What most of that bunch knows about weapons would fit in Hillary’s pill box. And would be a good way to get a double dealing ambassador killed. Ya think?


68 posted on 10/19/2012 10:35:06 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: rdcbn

Further, check Steven’s bio-—in the past two decades he’s done duty in nearly every Casbah in the Middle East. His story reads like a single guy who got way too chummy with the natives-——what could go wrong?


69 posted on 10/19/2012 10:41:13 AM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: newzjunkey

He had a long track record of positive writings about Islam ever since college, supported Islamic causes and organizations such as the PLO, and was in fact a Muslim convert (to Sufism). While Sufism is considered a mystical/syncretist form of Islam and is frowned upon by mainstream Muslims and probably wouldn’t have earned him many friends, it is very strict about homosexuality (this was even affirmed to me by a gay friend who had been a Sufi but left because of that). So if he had been a practicing homosexual before that, he certainly wasn’t one after he became a Sufi.

This wasn’t a personal attack on him, or at any rate not for anything about him personally. It was an attack against the United States, and probably was also focused on some activity he was involved in.

I think the latter, in fact, is quite likely; the question is simply which one of the players needed to take him out.


70 posted on 10/19/2012 10:43:56 AM PDT by livius
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To: MissMagnolia
I will repeat my "dream scenario" that I posted on another thread a week or so ago .... Seal Team 6 perp walking Obama and The Mooch out of the White House .... and doing the same for Biden out of the USNO residence.

I might even be able to improve on that "dream scenario" a bit:

Depending on what she knew and did, Hillary might get perp walked too.

71 posted on 10/19/2012 10:51:37 AM PDT by GCC Catholic
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To: Paladin2
"It’s all about Zer0’s Islamic Faith."

I truly believe you are very close to the mark!

72 posted on 10/19/2012 11:22:50 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: KeyLargo

Has the Imposter given us an October Surprise?


73 posted on 10/19/2012 11:26:35 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: MurrietaMadman

Your theory is the only one that makes sense. Other than snuffing him out to keep it quiet, why would terrorists bite the hand that feeds them? In that case, Obama and Hillary probably wet themselves.


74 posted on 10/19/2012 11:28:17 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: KeyLargo

The Obama administration was running guns to Al-Queda in Syria. Hence the cover-up because Obama didn’t want anyone to know that he was in bed with Al-Queda so he blamed it all on a spontaneous protest. Now it all makes sense.


75 posted on 10/19/2012 11:40:11 AM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: GCC Catholic
Depending on what she knew and did, Hillary might get perp walked too.


76 posted on 10/19/2012 11:53:17 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: golfisnr1

I think it may be Fawn Hall (IIRC) of Iran-Contra documents-in-her-underwear fame.


77 posted on 10/19/2012 11:53:57 AM PDT by rfp1234
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To: generally

Now that is clarity to the issue and it makes sense.


78 posted on 10/19/2012 12:13:51 PM PDT by Maryhere ("HE comes to rule the earth")
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To: generally

Yes and the mother of Sean Smith, also killed along with Amb Stevens, said, she believed the 4 men died because they knew too much.

and btw, where has Ms. smith been? She was doing great in contributing info to break this story.


79 posted on 10/19/2012 12:27:25 PM PDT by uncitizen (Obama is a traitor!)
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To: rfp1234

Scotty, is that you?


80 posted on 10/19/2012 12:40:12 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: KeyLargo

The Syrian Information Minister just called the bombing in Beirut a “Terrorist Act”. AMERICA’S PRESIDENT WILL NOT CALL AN ATTACK BY JIHADISTS A “TERRORIST ATTACK”! If this doesn’t speak volumes about 0bama, nothing does.


81 posted on 10/19/2012 12:46:00 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Paladin2

Scotty had more integrity in his rodent whiskers, than this whole sorry bunch of national-security amateurs in the Obamanation.


82 posted on 10/19/2012 12:46:39 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: kevao

a strongly worded letter is in order ....


83 posted on 10/19/2012 12:54:18 PM PDT by uncitizen (Obama is a traitor!)
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To: Paladin2
From Was Ambassador Stevens’ death a hit? (Was Stevens in the know of Obama’s life on the “Down Low”?)
84 posted on 10/19/2012 1:00:37 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: KeyLargo
From " How U.S. Amb. Chris Stevens May Have Been Linked to Jihadist Rebels in Syria (And It Involves Weapons)"
85 posted on 10/19/2012 1:07:50 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: KeyLargo; All

FRiends, Keep bumping this up! It’s important as many people as possible know about this. TIA


86 posted on 10/19/2012 1:26:21 PM PDT by uncitizen (Obama is a traitor!)
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To: KeyLargo

The USA and NATO just overthrew one Gov’t in favor of another. We were aiding the rebels and coordinating bombing with them. OF COURSE someone had to be be overseeing the distribution of cash, communications equipment, and guns to them.

As is the case with all such Gov’t plans, the law of unintended consequences kicks in, as well as the fallacy of control. Quite of few of the thugs being pulled into Uncle Sam’s embrace probably hate the USA as much as they hated Qadaffi. They knew Stevens, and they knew where to find him.

Play with fire, and you will get burned.


87 posted on 10/19/2012 1:46:03 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: KeyLargo
May have been linked? any documents backing this up though?
88 posted on 10/19/2012 2:06:08 PM PDT by johnsondavid841
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To: GCC Catholic
Depending on what she knew and did, Hillary might get perp walked too.

Hell, she and Bill burned a lot more that 4 people to death in Waco and nothing happened.

Perp walking anybody in this administration is nothing more than a wet dream.

89 posted on 10/19/2012 2:07:08 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: popdonnelly

Morris says today on Hannity that Obama’s October surprise will be a deal with Iran for them to cease nuclear production. And he will be the savior of the U.S. Barf alert.


90 posted on 10/19/2012 2:20:52 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: MissMagnolia

What if the other three Americans in the attack, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone Woods were all beheaded...wouldn’t that cause some in Congress to finally act on impeachment? Haven’t been able to verify that this happened as fact, but have read it on several blogs since the attack and the Stevens death photos, and still researching to confirm.


91 posted on 10/19/2012 2:21:25 PM PDT by WmShirerAdmirer
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To: SaraJohnson
One of the first info drops by wikileaks published in The Telegraph was State Department cables discussing a training program in the US for protest leaders for the creation of the “Arab Spring”. We brought over Muslim militants from Egypt to train them to lead the Arab Spring. Global community organizing...

I remember reading about these connections when it came out; however, recently I looked and could not find any references. If you have or come across any links to articles on this I would appreciate you pinging them or sending them to me.

Thanks.

92 posted on 10/19/2012 2:32:25 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: WmShirerAdmirer

Impeachment! I agree!

and here’s the thing I can’t understand. How is it that I knew that this was about supplying arms to terrorists right away and I dont know much about the Middle East, and yet Congress, who knows way more than the rest of us of how dirty politics is and only a few Of them on the committee seemed to barely scratch the surface of what was going on?

Seriously, I’m sure they figured it out too and maybe even some of them knew about it beforehand, but all we got was one guy calling for a follow up committee meeting which presumably is going to be held behind closed doors.

Point is, even if we are able to pop the blackhead that is Obama, we will still have a whole S load of Senators and Congressmen lying to us and hiding things from us. We might dodge one bullet but the war is not gonna be over til we get rid of every last traitor in our government.


93 posted on 10/19/2012 2:37:37 PM PDT by uncitizen (Obama is a traitor!)
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To: newzjunkey
Stevens, after all, was homosexual and would know Islam does not looks kindly upon his people.

His people? I would say homosexual sex defines a disorder -not a people. Anyway, I think with this observation you have pointed out the obvious delusion inherent in all leftists -they are utopians who think order is about controlling others rather than simply being responsible for themselves -they are delusional.

94 posted on 10/19/2012 2:47:54 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: KeyLargo

Looks like Stevens was the Man Who Knew Too Much and had to be eliminated by the Obama/Hillary cabal.

His being in Benghazi instead of Tripoli that day was not coincidence.

Stevens himself was not “optimal” to the Obama Re-election Campaign.


95 posted on 10/19/2012 3:03:17 PM PDT by miserare
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To: DBeers

I know I read it at The Telegraph. When I tried to find a link about six months later, it was gone. At that time The Telegraph was receiving and writing about a lot of State Department cable document dumps by wikileaks and the US government was threatening government workers who clicked on the wikileak stories. I’m not surprised it has disappeared from the internet.

I read it. I remember it. That is enough for me in this strange day and age. :)


96 posted on 10/19/2012 3:15:00 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: miserare

Bttt


97 posted on 10/19/2012 3:31:18 PM PDT by uncitizen (Obama is a traitor!)
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To: SaraJohnson
I’m not surprised it has disappeared from the internet.

Thanks. I will see what I can find -I have for sometime felt that Google was in the pocket of leftists so maybe another search method is warranted.

98 posted on 10/19/2012 5:00:52 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: SaraJohnson
Is thiswhat you're looking for? Look at Egypt protests: secret US document discloses support for protesters

Read from www.IsraelNationalNews.Com, WikiLeaks: US Secretly Backed Plans for Rebellion in Egypt.

You might want to look at 2011–2012 Egyptian revolution.
99 posted on 10/19/2012 5:51:26 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple. Fight ... or Die !)
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To: Theoria

Neither does protocol demand a Marine detachment nor is the Ambassador (in any country) to always be a neutral party. Where do you come up with this nonsense?


100 posted on 10/19/2012 6:18:31 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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