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  • The Benghazi Inquiry, and the Difference an Investigation Makes

    05/14/2014 2:28:47 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 14, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The Administration disapproves of the House Select Committee, chaired by Congressman Trey Gowdy, chartered to investigate the events surrounding the September 11, 2012 attacks on the United States mission (essentially a branch office, a sub-embassy) at Benghazi, Libya, in which the complex was attacked, robbed, and largely destroyed, and four US government employees were killed by Al Qaeda-connected militia. Now, it is understandable that the Administration disapproves of such an investigation. They haven’t responded to the dozens of church bombings all over Africa in recent years… they haven’t responded to the thousands of Christians killed in the ongoing islamofascist attacks...
  • Suspected ringleader in Libya attack scoffs at US in plain sight

    10/19/2012 6:47:40 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/19/2012 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK / NY Times
    Witnesses and the authorities have called Ahmed Abu Khattala one of the ringleaders of the Sept. 11 attack on the American diplomatic mission here. But just days after President Obama reasserted his vow to bring those responsible to justice, Mr. Abu Khattala spent two leisurely hours on Thursday evening at a crowded luxury hotel, sipping a strawberry frappe on a patio and scoffing at the threats coming from the American and Libyan governments. Libya’s fledgling national army is a “national chicken,” Mr. Abu Khattala said, using an Arabic rhyme. Asked who should take responsibility for apprehending the mission’s attackers, he...
  • Libyan authorities name Islamic group leader in Benghazi embassy attack

    10/18/2012 7:20:10 AM PDT · by matt1234 · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Oct. 18, 2012 | Ron Recinto
    Authorities in Libya have named a leader of a Benghazi-based Islamist group as commander in the attack that killed the U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans last month, the New York Times reports. Libyans involved in the investigation say Ahmed Abu Khattala was seen by witnesses as leading the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Abu Khattala is leader of the Ansar al-Shariah, a militant group that wants to advance Islamic law in Libya, according to the the Times.
  • Obama: Extremists used video as 'excuse' to attack

    09/20/2012 8:05:57 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 75 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT | KEN THOMAS
    President Barack Obama said Thursday that extremists used an anti-Islam video as an excuse to assault U.S. interests overseas, including an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. The president's comments came as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton faced questions from members of the House and Senate about the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi in a series of closed-door classified briefings on Capitol Hill. Republicans have accused the Obama administration of misreading the assault as the outgrowth of widespread demonstrations in the Middle East over the video....
  • The White House Disinformation Campaign on the Libya Attack

    09/20/2012 2:08:39 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 19 replies
    The Foundry/Heritage Foundation ^ | September 20, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Helle Dale
    The Obama Administration has now acknowledged the glaringly obvious: that the four Americans who died in the September 11 attack in Libya “were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy.” This statement came from no less an authority than Matthew Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, in response to a question at an open Senate hearing Wednesday. Finally, someone is making sense. Reversing itself 180 degrees, the White House today scrambled to back Olsen up. “It is self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack,” White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters traveling...
  • Evolution of administration statements on Libya attack

    09/20/2012 12:34:04 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 16 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | unattributed
    The Obama administration's account of what may have happened in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi last week has evolved by the day. At first, officials were reluctant to say whether the strike that killed four Americans including the U.S. ambassador to Libya was premeditated. Top-ranking officials ranging from White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice subsequently gave briefings and went on television to claim they had no evidence the strike was pre-planned. Carney and others then began to open the door to other possibilities, as accounts emerged that there...
  • US spends $70k to air Obama, Clinton denunciation of anti-Islam film in Pakistan

    09/20/2012 12:25:35 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/20/2012 | Matthew Lee
    The Obama administration is trying to tamp down public anger in Pakistan over the anti-Islam film produced in the U.S. The American Embassy in Islamabad is spending $70,000 to run an ad on Pakistani television featuring President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton denouncing the video. The State Department says the embassy compiled clips of Obama and Clinton rejecting the contents...
  • White House opens door to other explanations behind Libya attack

    09/18/2012 7:32:38 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 19 replies ^ | September 18, 2012 | unattributed
    Two days after the Obama administration's top diplomat to the United Nations insisted the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was "spontaneous," the White House opened the door Tuesday to the possibility of other explanations. "We have provided information about what we believe was the precipitating cause of the protest and violence based on the information that we have had available," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Tuesday. "The FBI is investigating, and that investigation will follow the facts wherever they lead." Carney continued to claim that "we do not have any indication at this point of...
  • Israeli Foreign Ministry officials say U.S. ignored Arab wrath

    09/15/2012 5:15:34 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 10 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sep.16, 2012 | 1:01 AM | Barak Ravid
    Foreign Ministry official on signs of ‘radicalization’ in Arab world: ‘We knew what was happening, but the Americans preferred to find excuses.’ _____________________________________ For months before the most recent attacks on U.S. embassies in North African states, Foreign Ministry and U.S. State Department officials had been arguing over developments in these countries. Senior figures in Jerusalem claimed that Washington was burying its head in the sand and ignoring the increasing radicalization in states such as Tunisia and Egypt. The Obama administration, which since the beginning of the Arab Spring has aided, directly or indirectly, the forces that brought down the...
  • Sudan rejects U.S. request to send Marines to secure embassy

    09/15/2012 12:06:13 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat, 15 Sep 2012 16:08 GMT | Ulf Laessing
    KHARTOUM, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Sudan has rejected a U.S. request to send a platoon of Marines to bolster security at the U.S. embassy in Khartoum, the state news agency SUNA said on Saturday. *** "Sudan is able to protect the diplomatic missions in Khartoum and the state is committed to...
  • Marine unit en route to Sudan to secure US Embassy

    09/14/2012 4:38:03 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 17 replies ^ | September 14, 2012 | unattributed
    A U.S. official says an elite Marine rapid response team is headed to Sudan in the wake of violence and protests against the embassy in Khartoum. The deployment comes as Sudanese police opened fire on protesters trying to climb the walls of the U.S. Embassy. The Marine unit, known as a fleet antiterrorism security team, was sent in response to Friday's violence and as a precautionary measure, The move follows news that Marines arrived on the ground in Yemen to deal with the aftermath of another attack on the U.S. Embassy in the capital city of Sanaa. They arrived in...
  • Police had been warned in advance, claim protesters (US Consulate in Chennai, India)

    09/14/2012 3:56:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Hindu ^ | September 15, 2012 | Vasudha Venugopal
    Muslim groups who staged an angry protest outside the U.S. Consulate at Gemini Circle on Friday afternoon, taking police and passers-by by complete surprise, claimed they had informed the police about their plans to hold a demonstration outside the building. M. Thamimun Ansari, a functionary of the Tamil Muslim Munnetra Kazhagham, which organised the protest, said there were less than 10 policemen with barricades and they were unable to handle the protesters. “We had already informed the police that there will be at least 7,000 people gathering at the Thousand Lights mosque at 4 p.m. But when we came here,...
  • Is Arab Spring turning against US?

    09/12/2012 2:38:30 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 27 replies
    CSM via Yahoo ^ | Howard LaFranchi
    The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi Tuesday underscore how anti-authoritarian revolutions across the Arab world have unleashed extremist Islamist forces violently opposed to America and its ideals. “The big question for the United States, and it’s only been made more urgent by these events, is how to adjust to a world where [moderate Muslim] governments have paved the way for more extremist elements to wield their influence,” says Patrick Clawson, director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington. “It’s...
  • Obama condemns rocket attack that killed U.S. envoy to Libya... [updated: Hillary Clinton statement]

    09/12/2012 7:30:17 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | September 12th, 2012 1o:07 AM EDT | unattributed
    U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in Libya overnight, "risked his life to stop a dictator" when he was sent to Benghazi last year as the American envoy to the rebels working to topple Moammar Gadhafi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday in the wake of an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left Stevens and three other Americans dead. "This is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world," Clinton said. "We condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence and we send our prayers to...
  • Explosives-Carrying Man Arrested Near US Embassy in Vienna (Austria)

    10/01/2007 7:31:55 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 56 replies · 1,227+ views
    Vienna - A man was arrested in Vienna Monday after he planted a backpack filled with explosives and nails in a street near the US embassy to Austria, the Austrian press agency reported. According to initial information the suspect, a man with Bosnian background living outside Vienna, suddenly dropped the bag filled with hand grenades and other explosives in Pfluggasse in Vienna's 9th district. Before that he had visited the US-embassy in nearby Boltzmanngasse, police said.
  • Analysis: Greek anti-Americanism

    01/12/2007 12:32:04 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 55 replies · 2,004+ views
    BBC ^ | Friday, January 12, 2007 | Malcolm Brabant
    Many Greeks will have reacted with satisfaction to the dawn rocket attack on the US embassy in Athens. There is an undercurrent of anti-Americanism in Greece, which began after the Great Powers carved up Europe at Yalta towards the end of World War II. It has been perpetuated every generation since, by some aspect of US foreign policy. Police said a rocket was fired at the US eagle emblem Revolutionary Struggle, the left-wing guerrilla group which claims to have fired the Russian-made rocket, is continuing the tradition of its predecessor November 17, of attacking targets which have - in...
  • Syria Says US Behind Attack On Own Embassy

    09/14/2006 10:17:26 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 50 replies · 1,200+ views
    AHN ^ | September 13 2006
    Senior Syrian government official have accused the US of being behind Tuesday's assault on its own embassy in downtown Damascus. A Baath party official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told WorldNetDaily, "We in the government are 100 percent sure America was behind this attack, which is not the same as other attacks by Islamic groups." He explained, "Only the Americans can succeed in carrying out an attack just 200 meters from President [Bashar] Assad's residence in the most heavily guarded section of Syria." The official charged that Washington had orchestrated the attack to "prove Syria is filled with terrorists...