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  • A Containment Policy for Militant Islamist Ideologues

    03/11/2015 8:38:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    "The government strongly opposed militant forms of Islam, which it viewed as a threat to the regime." So said the State Department's 2008 human rights report (published in February 2009) on a certain North African nation. "Although there is no explicit law guaranteeing religious freedom, in practice the government generally respected the right to observe one's religion," said the report. This did not mean, however, that it allowed the full "free exercise" of religion that is guaranteed by our First Amendment. "Although there is no law prohibiting conversion from Islam," said the report, "the government prohibits efforts to proselytize Muslims...
  • 20 Copts abducted by Libyan militants

    01/06/2015 4:56:08 PM PST · by detective
    Arab News ^ | 5 January 2015
    BENGHAZI: Militants have abducted 20 Egyptian Christians in Libya in recent days, a source close to the government said Saturday. The Ansar Al-Sharia militia kidnapped 13 of them Saturday in the coastal city of Sirte and the rest of them there over the past few days, the source said. Their identity was not immediately clear, except that they were said to be Coptic Christians. Thousands of Egyptians work in Libya, mainly in the construction and craft sectors, and they have been targeted as the country has descended into chaos. In February, the bodies of seven Egyptian Christians who had been...
  • Rand Paul: Hillary's 'war hawk' policies led to Benghazi attack, rise of ISIS

    08/28/2014 7:53:52 PM PDT · by Plummz · 50 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 27 Aug 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Paul expanded on his remarks and offered a detailed rendering of his views on foreign policy that, regardless of their merits, are undoubtedly innovative for a man likely to seek the GOP's presidential nomination in 2016. … : I would say the objective evidence shows that Libya is a less safe place and less secure place, a more chaotic place with more jihadist groups—and really, we’ve had two really bad things happen because of Hillary’s push for this war. One is that our ambassador was killed as a consequence of not having adequate security and really as a consequence of...
  • US sends assault ship with 1,000 Marines near Libya, asks Americans to 'depart immediately'

    05/27/2014 6:18:56 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 51 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 27 May 2014
    The US is sending 1,000 Marines in an amphibious assault ship to Libya's coast as a “precautionary” move should the US embassy require evacuation, a US official said. Security concerns also led the US to suggest Americans in Libya "depart immediately." Adding to tensions, gunmen attacked the Tripoli home of Libya’s new prime minister, Ahmed Maiteeq, on Tuesday. Businessman Maiteeq, 42, and his family escaped harm, according to AFP. An aide to Maiteeq said "there was an attack with rockets and small arms on the prime minister's house" in Tripoli at 3:00 a.m. (0100 GMT). Maiteeq’s guards opened fire on...
  • Algerian troops find huge arms cache on Libya border [incl 500 MANPAD]

    10/24/2013 4:01:40 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:47pm EDT | Lamine Chikhi
    (Reuters) - Algerian troops discovered a huge arms cache near the border with Libya, including hundreds of surface-to-air missiles, rockets and landmines, an Algerian security source said on Thursday. ... The source said the cache was found in Illizi in southern Algeria, about 200 km (125 miles) from the Amenas gas plant, which Libyan-based Islamist militants attacked in January, killing nearly 40 foreign contractors. The weapons included 100 anti-aircraft missiles, more than 500 MANPAD shoulder-launched rockets often used against low flying aircraft like helicopters, and hundreds of rocket launchers, rifles, landmines and rocket-propelled grenades, the source added.
  • Russia Blames USA for Middle East Chaos

    10/05/2013 7:37:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 5, 2013 | Nightwatch
    India-Pakistan: Indian military authorities report a week-long series of gun battles has been taking place in the central region of the Line of Control in Kashmir. Some 30 to 40 fighters crossed the Line on 24 September, up to 12 of whom have been killed by Indian soldiers. Five Indian soldiers have been wounded. The infiltrators holed up in an abandoned village, which appears to be the location of the gun fights. Although General Officer Commanding of the Army's 15 Corps Lt Gen Gurmit Singh had said it will be premature to say whether the Pakistan Army was involved in...
  • Russian Embassy In Libya Attacked

    10/02/2013 1:21:27 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 2, 2013
    First it was the Americans. Now it is the Russians' turn. Al Arabiya reports (and Itar-Tass confirms) that "Gunmen attacked the Russian embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Wednesday, Al Arabiya correspondent reported. The sound of gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades could be heard around the embassy, the correspondent added. No further details were immediately available." According to unverified reports on Twitter, the embassy had been evacuated before the attack (the Russian NSA appears to be more efficient than its US equivalent). The Russian embassy in Tripoli: RT adds: The Russian embassy in Tripoli, Libya, has come under fire and...
  • Worldwide loss of oil supply heightens Syria attack risk

    08/30/2013 1:56:04 AM PDT · by TexGrill · 5 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 08/29/2013 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    “We are currently witnessing the collapse of state in Libya, and the country is getting closer to local wars for oil revenues,” said the Swiss-based group Petromatrix. The country’s oil ministry said production has slumped to an average of 300,000 barrels per day (b/d) in August, down by more than four-fifths from its peak after the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime two years ago. “Militia groups are behaving like terrorists, using control over oil as political leverage to extract concessions,” said Dr Elizabeth Stephens, head of political risk at insurers Jardine Lloyd Thompson. Port closures and strikes have compounded the...
  • Nice. Barack Obama Loves the Marines… To Hold His Umbrella

    05/16/2013 1:07:47 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 56 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-16-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama loves the troops… To hold his umbrella. POTUS deploys Marines for rain in Rose Garden with Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan. (Major Garrett)
  • Jihadi told Russians about Tamerlan

    05/04/2013 5:23:44 AM PDT · by penelopesire · 39 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | May4,2013 | Matt Stout, John Zaremba
    A slain Canadian jihadi gave Russian counter-terrorism agents the tip that put alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev on their radar two years ago, Bay State U.S. Rep. William R. Keating confirmed yesterday — raising questions about whether Tsarnaev’s direct link to the known militant was ever passed on to the FBI or local authorities. Keating told the Herald yesterday his staff in Russia has learned William Plotnikov, while under interrogation in the militant hotbed of Dagestan, named Tsarnaev as a fellow extremist. “That’s when the Russian government started looking at Tamerlan and he showed up on a jihadist website,”...
  • CBS Highlights FBI's Latest Benghazi Development; NBC Yawns

    05/02/2013 6:34:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 2, 2013 | Matthew Balan
    Thursday's CBS This Morning singled out the FBI's pursuit of three persons of interest who could provide information on the September 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Margaret Brennan touted how "what happened that night is still the topic of debate in Washington", and noted that members of Congress "want to speak to those Americans evacuated from Benghazi, but claim the White House won't release the names." ABC devoted a news brief to the FBI's investigation on Wednesday's World News, but didn't cover the development the following morning on Good Morning America. NBC apparently didn't find...
  • The road of jihad

    04/27/2013 7:04:26 PM PDT · by cunning_fish · 28 replies
    Last week in the U.S., Europe, and the Caucasus, people are asking how the terrorists got to Europe and then into the United States. Why didn't they have problems when moving into these countries, while ordinary citizens encounter enormous problems trying to enter these countries even on tourist visas. Just a week before the infamous acts of terrorism in Boston, I began to study the way in which a hypothetical terrorist could conceivably enter legally into the United States. I am not arguing that this happened in the case of Tsarnaev, but it is a fact that this route is...
  • Obama’s Passiveness over Benghazi Defended

    02/08/2013 10:34:30 PM PST · by John Semmens · 36 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Feb 2013 | John Semmens
    Recent testimony at the Senate Armed Services Committee by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey disclosed that President Obama showed little interest in the September 11, 2012 attack on the US Consulate. “Some 90 minutes into the seven-hour siege I briefed the president with what I felt we knew at the time,” Panetta said. “He didn’t react. He asked no questions. He gave no instructions.” How this sworn testimony should be interpreted in light of Obama’s unsworn assertion that he gave clear directives to “secure our personnel” posed a challenge for Press Secretary...
  • Russia's Vladimir Putin says West is fomenting jihadi 'blowback'

    01/26/2013 3:44:29 AM PST · by cunning_fish · 47 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 25, 2013 | Fred Weir
    Moscow Both Vladimir Putin and his foreign minister have lashed out at the West in recent days for pursuing what they regard as naive and incoherent Middle East policies. The critique targets Western backing of anti-dictator rebellions in Libya and Syria, which, as Mr. Putin tells it, only fuels the spreading flames of extreme Islamist insurrection, including the current war in Mali and last week's terrorist strike on a gas complex in Algeria. "The Syrian conflict has been raging for almost two years now. Upheaval in Libya, accompanied by the uncontrolled spread of weapons, contributed to the deterioration of the...
  • Obama Inaugural: Full of Audacity, but Little Hope

    01/24/2013 6:39:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Michael Barone
    Commentators both left and right agree that Barack Obama's second inaugural speech Monday was highly partisan, with shout outs to his constituencies on the left and defiance of his critics on the right. Obama quoted the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and made brief reference to Abraham Lincoln's sublime Second Inaugural ("blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword"). But there was not much in the way of "with malice toward none, with charity for all." There were more references than in many inaugural speeches to specific programs and policies. One interesting question is what the practical effect...
  • Hillary Clinton faints, suffers concussion

    12/15/2012 9:29:03 AM PST · by brewcrew · 89 replies
    CBCNEWS/AP ^ | 12/15/12 | AP Staff
  • World War IV is just beginning: North Africa is this century's Czechoslovakia and Israel is Poland

    11/08/2012 5:14:20 PM PST · by cll · 22 replies
    Free Republic | 11/08/2012 | cll
    Obama is indeed the 21st century's Chamberlain. In another disastrous bid for appeasement, he has handed control of North Africa to Al Qaeda. If Al Qaeda controls North Africa, it will soon be in position to interdict the Mediterranean through terrorism against shipping. As it builds up, it will then seize control of the Straits of Gibraltar. It already rules the Suez Canal. A bankrupt, islamized and weakened Europe will be in position to do absolutely nothing. Obama will look the other way. On the other end of the Middle East, the major sects of Islam will join to attack...
  • U.S. Offers New Details Of Deadly Libya Attack (NPR calls it a mob)

    11/01/2012 7:01:49 PM PDT · by Drango · 50 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/1/12 | Tom Bowman
    Once a mob began attacking the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on the night of Sept. 11, officials in Washington, D.C., watched with alarm. Now, new details are emerging about their response to the deadly attack. President Obama and his entire national security team monitored what was going on half a world away. Army Gen. Carter Ham, who was the regional commander for Africa, happened to be in Washington that day. One source familiar with the events said there was a sense of urgency. The consulate was burning, and Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was visiting the consulate with a small...
  • Speaking Of Videos, Why No Mention Of Lybian Ambassador Chris Stevens Torture/Rape Video?

    10/21/2012 5:01:18 PM PDT · by joeclarke · 34 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 10/2102012 | JoeClarke.Net
    As we look forward, or not, to Monday's final Presidential debate focused on U.S. foreign policy, it should be a slam dunk for Romney to expose the incomprehensible diplomatic policies of President Obama, Hillary Clinton, D.O.S, Susan Rice, representative to the United Nations, and everyone else connected to United States foreign policy decisions, including the Pentagon, CIA, NSA etc. Obama has admitted that, "The Buck Stops Here," and Hillary Clinton has taken full responsibility for the Benghazi attacks with the reservation that there was bad decision making because of the Fog of War. Too bad they never gave W Bush the same tolerance when he...
  • Barry Ignores Question on Hillary and Libya

    10/16/2012 2:40:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | October, 16, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Hillary Clinton may think that she's taking the hit for Obama, but she isn't. She's always gonna be in the hot seat given her position, but Obama cannot escape this! I don't care what they think. He cannot escape this. His usual defense, "It's Bush's fault," that doesn't work here. So for Benghazi, Obama can't blame Bush. He can't blame the rich. He can't blame what he inherited. He can't blame the Republican majority in the House. He can't blame Bain Capital. He can't blame Romney. He can't blame Hillary. He can't blame anybody. It's all on...
  • Just Who DID answer the 3:00AM Call?

    10/13/2012 6:49:46 PM PDT · by Eric · 88 replies
    WRKO Radio ^ | 10/12/2012 | Howie Carr/Col. David Hunt
    "Fox military analyst Col. David Hunt checked in with us again after the revelation that there were multiple listening posts which heard the cries for help from the US Embassy in Libya and none of them did anything. The State Department says they still do not know what really happened in Libya."
  • Did the White House order a cover-up over the murder of Libya's US Ambassador?

    10/02/2012 11:52:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 70 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | October 2, 2012 | Con Coughlin
    Immediately after the murder of Chris Stevens, America's Ambassador to Libya,I suggested that the assault on the US consulate in Benghazi on September 11 could have profound consequences for President Barack Obama,particulary if he failed to take appropriate action against the murderers–the most likely candidates being members of al-Qaeda's new terror franchise in Mali. But with the US presidential contest entering its critical final phase, the Obama administration deftly avoided getting into any controversy over the murder of Mr Stevens and three other members of the consulate staff by leading everyone to believe the murders were not part of an...
  • Benghazi-gate – Obama Knew

    09/29/2012 7:47:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2012 | Bob Bauprez
    In the days following the assassination attack in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 that left Ambassador Chris Stevens and three aides dead it was appalling to watch the Obama Administration's painstaking efforts to deny any connection to radical Islamic terror.   A week later, the White House was forced to admit a connection to al Qaeda after the Director of the National Counterterrrorism Center, Matthew Olsen, testified to a Senate Committee that Benghazi was indeed a "terrorist attack on our embassy" with likely "connections to al Qaeda." The week long contortions and denials by the Administration became even more befuddling when...
  • A United States of Islam in the Middle East?

    09/22/2012 11:42:24 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 30 replies
    Dinesh D'souza ^ | September 22, 2012 | Dinesh D'souza
    Something very big is going on in the Middle East. This is not about an inflammatory film or a political assassination in Libya. Rather, recent events confirm that throughout the Muslim world, radical Islam is on the march. The radical Muslims have figured out a much better strategy than the Al Qaeda strategy of the past decade. Instead of terrorist acts aimed at directly wounding the “far enemy,” namely the United States, Islamic radicals are using democracy and public protest to defeat the “near enemy,” namely their own autocratic governments, and seize power. Remarkably President Obama seems to be responding...
  • Col. David Hunt: "State Department just allowed our guys to get killed"

    09/16/2012 6:02:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 16, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    If you weren't already uncontrollably furious over the debacle in Libya that led to the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other embassy personnel, this is likely to send you over the edge.  From Breitbart News: In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, Fox News military analyst Colonel David Hunt laid the blame for the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the Benghazi, Libya American mission on Hillary Clinton and the State Department:"The State Department just allowed our guys to get killed. If you approve no bullets in guns for the mission security guards...
  • GOP pins Jimmy Carter on Barack Obama

    09/13/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies
    GOP pins Jimmy Carter on Barack Obama By: Glenn Thrush September 13, 2012 06:39 PM EDT When the going gets tough, Republicans get Jimmy Carter. Republicans and their surrogates spent much of Thursday pinning the Carter kick-me sign on Barack Obama, portraying the current commander-in-chief as a Carter-esque wimp unwilling to challenge Islamist militants raging outside U.S. consular buildings in Libya, Yemen and Cairo. Crazy-gluing the 44th president to the 39th has been a favorite Republican pastime for years. Carter is the brand name for fecklessness, indecision and weakness in the Oval Office. But up until now Mitt Romney, running...
  • Lebanon News: US Ambassador Was Raped Before He Was Killed

    09/13/2012 7:49:52 AM PDT · by Springfield Reformer · 89 replies
    Joe Miller-Restoring Liberty ^ | september 13, 2012 | Joe Miller
    This report just broke from an Arabic site called “Lebanon News.” The Arabic Lebanon News (Tayyar.org) is the number one Lebanese online news site (ranked number eight of all sites in the nation) and has significant coverage throughout the Arab world. What follows is the rough Google Translation of the site’s report on the Ambassador’s gruesome murder: Sources AFP that “the U.S. ambassador to Libya was raped sexually before killing by gunmen who stormed the embassy building in Benghazi last night to protest against the film is offensive to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh),” The sources said that “Ambassador was killed...
  • Rep. Louie Gomert Speaking The TRUTH! (floor speech)

    09/13/2012 6:49:29 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/12/2012 | GohmertTX01
    Man, he really nails it!!!! Bravo, sir!
  • An Assassination of International Proportions (Botched Qaddafi assassination)

    09/13/2012 6:08:52 AM PDT · by Renfield · 12 replies
    Counter Psy Ops ^ | 8-25-2012 | Thomas Van Hare
    --Aftermath and Cover Up of the Shootdown-- Qaddafi had escaped clean and clear from the aerial assassination attempt. He would live on, the penultimate survivor, until Libya’s “Arab Spring” of 2011. France would never speak publicly about the events of that night. Italy too would choose a policy of silence [...] The Dark Story of Itavia Flight 870 On the night of June 27, 1980, Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 (a DC-9 registered as I-TIGI) departed Bologna, Italy, en route to Palermo, Sicily. On board were 77 passengers, two pilots and two flight attendants. Of those, 64 were adult passengers, 11...
  • Timeline: Obama Admin Took 16 Hours to Disavow Embassy Apology

    09/13/2012 4:11:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Breitbart: Big Government ^ | 9-13-12 | John Sexton
    A timeline of yesterday's events shows that it took the Obama administration 16 hours to disavow a statement posted on the US Embassy in Cairo website. It appears that the administration's failure to correct the embassy and the doubling down by embassy staff 13 hours after the statement was published prompted Mitt Romney's curt comments about the administration's response. Here is a partial timeline of events. All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST), 6 hours earlier than Cairo time. 5:50AM - Cairo Embassy publishes a statement on its website which rejects those who "abuse" free speech. This is a reference...
  • Libya Attack: Speak Softly and Carry a Very Big Stick!

    09/12/2012 8:49:19 PM PDT · by John Leland 1789 · 7 replies
    Email Subscription from Dr. Boys | September 13, 2012 | Don Boys, Ph.D.
    Wednesday morning, Americans awakened to learn that Muslim fanatics had attacked the American Embassy in Cairo, Egypt and the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya killing American Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. My first reaction (after thinking about how “peaceful” Islam is) was, “Where were the Marine guards? How many fanatics did they kill?” I doubt that we will hear about any brave Marine guards killed in the attack or the hundreds of fanatics they sent to Paradise. Maybe we have heard nothing because the Marines were ordered not to fire. If so, someone has blood on his...
  • Obama Got His 3 a.m. Call. He Decided To Sleep Through It.

    09/12/2012 5:48:45 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 14 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 09/12/2012 | Ace
    Drudge highlights part of the story that the LA Times, of course, does not. The president was updated throughout the evening, and notified late Tuesday that Stevens was unaccounted for. Obama learned Wednesday that Stevens was confirmed dead Wednesday morning, the official said. Man needs his rest. He's in Vegas right now. You can't do Vegas right if you're short of sleep. By the way, the media is all dutifully reporting the Obama line: That while he is jetting his ass off to Las Vegas, "it's not a day of politics as usual" (via Mark Knoller) and that his Political...
  • How the media turned Obama's foreign policy bungle into a Romney gaffe

    09/12/2012 5:31:29 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 53 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 12 Sep 2012 | Philip Klein
    We're still learning more details about the events leading up to and surrounding the attacks by Islamic radicals on the U.S. consulate in Libya and embassy in Egypt, but the media has already agreed on one thing: Mitt Romney is the political loser. "Unless the Romney campaign has gamed this crisis out in some manner completely invisible to the Gang of 500, his doubling down on criticism of the President for the statement coming out of Cairo is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign," opined Time's Mark Halperin....
  • Storming Embassies, Killing Ambassadors, and ‘Smart’ Diplomacy (Victor Davis Hanson)

    09/12/2012 11:57:54 AM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 12, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The attacks on the U.S. embassy yesterday in Cairo and the storming of the American consulate in Libya, where the U.S. ambassador was murdered along with three staff members — and the initial official American reaction to the mayhem — are all reprehensible, each in their own way. Let us sort out this terrible chain of events.Timing: The assaults came exactly on the eleventh anniversary of bin Laden’s and al-Qaeda’s attack on America. If there was any doubt about the intent of the timing, the appearance of black al-Qaedist flags among the mobs removed it. The chanting of Osama...
  • EXCLUSIVE: NO RECORD OF INTEL BRIEFINGS FOR OBAMA WEEK BEFORE EMBASSY ATTACKS

    09/12/2012 11:50:13 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    breitbart ^ | september 12, 2012 | wynton hall
    According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing--known as the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)--in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff:
  • Barbarians at the Gate--another Iran-in-the-making

    09/12/2012 5:19:50 AM PDT · by SJackson · 30 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 12, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Barbarians at the GatePosted By Mark Tapson On September 12, 2012 @ 12:55 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 5 Comments Yesterday angry protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, tore down the American flag, and held up shredded bits of it to television camera crews. Welcome to the new democratic Egypt, a product of the glorious, Obama-inspired Arab Spring which sent so many thrills up the collective leg of the mainstream media.The embassy had been cleared of diplomatic personnel earlier that day,...
  • Biden on slain diplomats: 'As courageous as any of our warriors'

    09/12/2012 10:53:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 20 replies
    politico ^ | 9/12/12 | BYRON TAU
    FAIRBORN, Ohio — Starting his Ohio campaign rally on a somber note, Vice President Joe Biden paused to remember the four American diplomats killed in Libya — casualties that included the United States ambassador to Libya. "As we always have, Americans must be steadfast, resolved and committed in the face of such horrific events," Biden told supporters. Biden told supporters that foreign service officers and other diplomatic personnel serving in dangerous countries were just as brave as any member of the military.
  • Need help from Freepers with Photo Morphing skill

    09/12/2012 10:29:11 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 26 replies
    Self | self
    We need a picture of Jimmy Carter morphing into Obama and back. Many of us with our embassies under attack are feeling the pain of Carter deja vue. A picture of Carter morphing into Obozo and back might help the younger folks who wern't around when Carter allowed the Islamofacists to take over our embassy. That picture of Carter morphing into Obozo and back should/might wake up a lot of voters in a semi conscious daze.
  • Trump Tweet: Go into Lybia and take the oil - like we should have done in first place.

    09/12/2012 9:48:11 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 19 replies
    TwitLonger ^ | 09/12/2012 | Donald Trump
    An attack on our Embassy is an attack on our soil. We have been attacked by Libya. Go into Libya & take the oil--like we should have done in the first place!
  • Egypt intelligence warns of attacks on Israel, US embassies (Obama knew!)

    09/12/2012 8:37:24 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/11/2012 | By JPOST.COM STAFF
    Thanks to swamprebel who posted this in another thread! Obama KNEW this was going to happen. ______________________________________________________ Egypt's General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm. According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5.
  • How murder of U.S. ambassador to Libya plunges Obama's re-election campaign into crisis

    09/12/2012 6:15:35 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 94 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/12/2012 | Toby Harnden
    The Obama administration is engulfed in a full-blown foreign policy crisis just two months before the presidential election with the two campaigns trading angry accusations over events in Libya, Egypt and Israel. Footage of the body of Christopher Stevens, United States ambassador to Libya, slung over the back of a protester, was reminiscent of the 1993 'Black Hawk Down' incident in Somalia in 1993 when militia fighters lynched American aircrew in the streets of Mogadishu. President Barack Obama's staff will also be mindful that a shadow was cast over Jimmy Carter's presidency by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US...
  • While Syria burns: Obama stands idly by and embarasses the nation

    04/27/2012 8:45:46 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 13 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 4/27/2012 | Charles Krauthammer
    Last year President Obama ordered U.S. intervention in Libya under the grand new doctrine of “Responsibility to Protect.” Moammar Gaddafi was threatening a massacre in Benghazi. To stand by and do nothing “would have been a betrayal of who we are,” explained the president. In the year since, the government of Syria has more than threatened massacres. It has carried them out. Nothing hypothetical about the disappearances, executions, indiscriminate shelling of populated neighborhoods. More than 9,000 are dead. Obama has said that we cannot stand idly by. And what has he done? Stand idly by. Yes, we’ve imposed economic sanctions....
  • US Mercenary “Took Part” in Gaddafi Killing; Sent to Assist Syrian opposition

    03/24/2012 5:15:32 AM PDT · by Makana · 5 replies
    Alakhbar English ^ | March 19, 2012 | Yazan al-Saadi
    US government officials requested that an American private security firm contact Syrian opposition figures in Turkey to see “how they can help in regime change,” the CEO of one of these firms told Stratfor in a company email obtained by WikiLeaks and Al-Akhbar. James F. Smith, former director of Blackwater, is currently the Chief Executive of SCG International, a private security firm with experience in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya. In what appears to be his first email to Stratfor, Smith stated that his “background is CIA” and his company is comprised of “former DOD [Department of Defense], CIA and former...
  • Nightmare in Libya: 20,000 Surface-to-Air Missiles Missing

    09/27/2011 8:59:56 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 52 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/27/2011 | Brian Ross
    U.S. officials had once thought there was little chance that terrorists could get their hands on many of the portable surface-to-air missiles that can bring down a commercial jet liner. But now that calculation is out the window, with officials at a recent secret White House meeting reporting that thousands of them have gone missing in Libya. "Matching up a terrorist with a shoulder-fired missile, that's our worst nightmare," said Sen. Barbara Boxer, D.-California, a member of the Senate's Commerce, Energy and Transportation Committee. The nightmare has been made real with the discovery in Libya that an estimated 20,000 portable,...
  • Inside Gaddafi Compound: Gay Porn, Spinning Teacups, Golden Mermaid Sofa…Condoleezza Rice

    08/26/2011 11:38:26 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 24 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 25 Aug 2011 | Tiffany Gabbay
    One can only imagine the house of horrors that is Muammar Gaddafi’s personal compound. And, once rebels ransacked the beleaguered despot’s opulent abode, horrors, were indeed found. Among the eclectic, and, disturbing list of the Gaddafi family’s favorite things, was, oddly, a picture album of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, gay porn entitled “Boyz Tracks,” exotic cars, a golden mermaid sofa, a monogrammed director’s chair, and a full amusement park complete with “spinning teacups.” Rebels were reportedly completely taken aback by what they found. Adelaide Now reports: [O]ne man could only stare in disbelief at this theme park within...
  • Libyan rebels embrace U.S. and its flag

    08/11/2011 7:46:57 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 23 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 8/11/2011 | David Zucchino
    BENGHAZI, Libya — (MCT) Omar el Keish wanted to make a strong statement when he headed out with his wife and daughter recently for a revolutionary rally here in the de facto rebel capital. Keish decided to bring along a flag. It wasn't the ubiquitous Libyan rebel flag that flutters at every downtown rally. He chose the American flag — the Stars and Stripes — on a long, heavy pole. The 57-year-old airline pilot waved the big fluttering fabric with both arms, and rallygoers smiled and flashed the V for victory sign at the sight of Old Glory. "Libyans love...
  • Governor Palin: America Deserves Libya Explanation; Updated

    04/26/2011 3:28:36 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 9 replies
    conservatives4palin ^ | 4/26/11 | Whitney Pitcher
    Governor Palin posted the following Facebook note this morning: Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, “Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter.” But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson calls for investigation of Louis Farrakhan and his tactics

    04/11/2011 6:15:14 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 12 replies · 3+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 12, 2011 | abigail2
    Congress: Probe the radicalization of blacks Exclusive: Jesse Lee Peterson calls for investigation of Louis Farrakhan and his tacticsBy Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson This is the day of your doom! … It will be coming to your door, America!– Louis Farrakhan, March 2011Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., recently held a series of hearings analyzing radicalization among American Muslims. The hearings were met with fierce opposition from many Muslim groups, including CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), as well as the left. Rep. King was called a racist and a "modern-day Joe McCarthy." As important as Rep. King's hearings are to our...
  • Now Libya steps on President Obama's message

    04/04/2011 10:58:18 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 12 replies
    Poltico ^ | 4 Apr 2011 | GLENN THRUSH
    President Barack Obama’s decision to intervene in Libya has presented him with a whole new set of political problems with members of both parties. But its most worrisome effect for the White House is the way it’s undermining his efforts to address what has been his administration’s longest-running issue — the economy. The economy – and Obama’s claim that he rescued the country from the brink of depression — will be central to Obama’s reelection campaign, which he officially launched by releasing a video message to supporters Monday morning. But in the view of his closest allies, Libya is drowning...
  • Newsweek's Evan Thomas: Obama Administration a 'Headless Horse' on Libya

    04/01/2011 4:44:21 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 7 replies
    News Busters ^ | 1 Apr 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    Newsweek's Evan Thomas on Friday took a swipe at the White House's handling of its operation in Libya. As the subject was raised on PBS's "Inside Washington," Thomas said, "In this case, it’s always hard to know what the Administration is doing because it’s sort of a headless horse" (video follows with transcript and commentary): GORDON PETERSON, HOST: I keep thinking about “Charlie Wilson’s War.” We arm the mujahideen to get rid of the Russians, or to deal with the Russians, and then all of a sudden, the law of unintended consequences kicks in. EVAN THOMAS, NEWSWEEK: I mean, Secretary...