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  • New evidence: Email from Libya warned State Dept. NOT to lie and blame attack on video

    11/01/2015 6:39:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    BIZPAC Review ^ | 11/01/15 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Top U.S. State Department officials, including then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, were warned in an email not to blame the obscure “inflammatory” Internet video for the 2012 attack on Benghazi. That email was sent from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya three days after the September 11 attack, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, and two days before then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice blamed the event on the video while speaking to five Sunday talk shows, according to Fox News. “The film’s not as explosive of an issue here as it appears to be...
  • As oil output falls, Libya is on the verge of economic collapse

    04/18/2016 2:48:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 16 April 2016 | Sudarsan Raghavan
    The rapid deterioration of Libyas oil-dependent economy is threatening the objectives of the countrys new Western-backed government and budding efforts to confront the Islamic State in North Africa, political and security analysts say. Within hours of arriving in Tripoli two weeks ago, the government made controlling the nations oil a priority. It persuaded a powerful militia to hand over three oil terminals, and the national oil company gave its support. But the road to securing Africas largest reserves is riddled with even greater obstacles, and bringing the battered industry back to its full potential promises to be a colossal mission....
  • The truth about how our founding fathers fought Islamic extremists - A President's Day Message

    02/15/2016 1:18:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies
    Move America Forawrd
    Today we celebrate President's Day, a day in which Americans are expected to look back and honor our founding fathers and their contributions to our Nation's proud history. The words and writings of our founding fathers offer us wisdom and insight that stretches across the ages. The ideas about freedom and liberty that they wrote about and fought for are still serving America today. The system of government that they envisioned and set up for us continues to persevere, has brought great prosperity to the people residing in the United States. Through the centuries, millions of brave troops have risked...
  • I just saw 13 HOURS

    01/14/2016 7:22:26 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 24 replies
    self | 1/14/16 | self
    not much to say Good movie, not a waste of money However, i guess it was anti-climactic, if our government had changed things since then, it would have meant more, but knowing they are still covering up for the lack of support, which the movie CLEARLY COVERS the repeated calls for it... It is worth the price. Go see it.
  • Beheaded for practicing 'magic': ISIS releases its latest horrific video as it executes two ...

    12/07/2015 5:48:01 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 20 replies
    Masked ISIS terrorists have beheaded two men they accused of being sorcerers in front of a baying crowd in Libya. In its latest barbaric video, the accused - both blindfolded, bound and wearing orange jumpsuits - are led in the centre of a crowd to be executed in Tripoli. The footage was reportedly shot in Libya, where there is estimated to be some 2,000 jihadis and they have begun to impose sharia law and horrific punishments. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3349555/Beheaded-practicing-magic-ISIS-releases-latest-horrific-video-execute-two-sorcerers-Libya-baying-crowd.html#ixzz3tgpns6Y9 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Tripoli embassy to Hillary: Don’t push the video angle on the Benghazi attack

    11/02/2015 7:31:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/02/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Three days after the attacks on the consulate in Benghazi and the deaths of four Americans, the US embassy in Tripoli urged Hillary Clinton and other State Department officials not to blame it on the YouTube video, “Innocence of Muslims.” In fact, the thus-far anonymous official warned that the video hadn’t actually created that much of an issue in Libya — and that putting an international spotlight on it would make the situation in the failed state exponentially worse. Yet two days later, Susan Rice went on five Sunday talk shows to push that meme, and Hillary and the...
  • Clinton Emails Show Tripoli Embassy Warned D.C. Not to ‘Conflate’ Video With Benghazi Attack

    11/01/2015 1:19:52 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | October 31, 2015 | By Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    As former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton continued to blame the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi on a controversial YouTube video, a State Department official at Embassy Tripoli in Libya wrote an email to D.C. colleges that urged them to be “cautious” in their messaging just a few days after the attack. According to the email from the official in Libya on Sept. 14, 2012, “it is becoming increasingly clear that the series of events in Benghazi was much more terrorist attack than a protest which escalated into violence.” The email was released Friday in the first dump...
  • "Aid For Syrian Refugees" Cargo Container Arrives in Greece Full of Weapons & Ammunition

    09/10/2015 4:01:35 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 31 replies
    The Last Refuge - Conservative Tree House ^ | September 10, 2015 | Sundance - Conservative Tree House
    Rut Roh A Refugee Relief Supply cargo container arrives In Greece devoid of Refugee Relief Supplies Watch the video to see what the aid for Syrian refugees was: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn-UCR5p0y0#t=10
  • White Slaves Pirate Gold

    09/20/2004 11:00:52 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 16 replies · 1,115+ views
    I watched this cable channel program yesterday. Somehow I do not recall my history teachers, teaching about the Muslim hatred for Chistians. But then again I went to public schools. "The hundred and nine men, women and children abducted by Murat Reis were at sea for nearly forty days. GERALD OBRIAN "They left Baltimore 4pm on June 20th 1631 and they arrived in Algiers on July 28th 1631, and as far as we know, everybody survived the crossing." Some would wish they were no longer alive. For them the harbour entrance of Sale was the gate to a world of...
  • Vanity: 1797 TREATY WITH TRIPOLI (need some help)

    06/29/2002 7:46:31 AM PDT · by ResistorSister · 7 replies · 446+ views
    1797 TREATY WITH TRIPOLI ^ | Copyright 1997 Gene Garman | by Gene Garman
    Was and is the 1797 Treaty with Tripoli an official treaty of the USA? Yes, all 12 articles as printed in English. See Treaties and Other International Acts of the United States of America , Hunter Miller,ed., 2:349-385:Treaty of Peace and Friendship, signed at Tripoli November 4, 1796,. . . and at Algiers January 3, 1797, . . . . Original in Arabic. Submitted [in English] to the Senate May 29, 1797. (Message of May 26, 1797.) Resolution of advice and consent June 7, 1797. Ratified by the United States June 10, 1797. . . . Proclaimed June 10, 1797...
  • Why the Marine Hymn Contains "Shores of Tripoli"

    03/05/2015 8:19:50 AM PST · by Parmy · 36 replies
    Subject: Why the Marine Hymn Contain Shores of Tripoli"... Interesting bit of history. This may be one of the more informative history lessons you ever read. Why the Marine Hymn Contains the Verse "To the Shores of Tripoli" Most Americans are unaware of the fact that over two hundred years ago the United States had declared war on Islam and Thomas Jefferson led the charge! At the height of the eighteenth century, Muslim pirates were the terror of the Mediterranean and a large area of the North Atlantic. They attacked every ship in sight, and held the crews for exorbitant...
  • Suspected Plotter of U.S. Embassy Attacks Abu Anas Al-Libi Dies in New York

    01/03/2015 5:40:45 AM PST · by Straight Vermonter · 33 replies
    NBC ^ | 1/3/15 | Jonathan Dienst and Robert Windrem
    A one-time associate of Osama Bin Laden died in New York on Friday while awaiting trial for allegedly plotting the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. Abu Anas al-Libi, 50, was captured in Libya by U.S. commandos in Oct. 2013 and brought to New York where he was due to stand trial. He had been wanted for more than a decade and there was a $5 million reward for his arrest. Al-Libi had pleaded not guilty. The al Qaeda terror suspect has been in poor health and suffered liver disease as a result of hepatitis C, according...
  • 1 American among the dead in Libyan hotel attack

    01/27/2015 3:11:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | January 27, 2015 | AP
    WASHINGTON A senior State Department official is confirming the death of one U.S. citizen in Tuesday's attack on a Libyan hotel. The official isn't providing any further details. Libyan officials said four foreigners and five guards were killed Tuesday after gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. The ensuring standoff ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said. The attack on the Corinthia Hotel, which sits along the Mediterranean Sea, started in the morning hours and included a car bombing, said Essam al-Naas, a spokesman for a Tripoli security agency.
  • The Interrogation of Abu Anas al-Libi

    10/09/2013 7:08:11 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-09-13 | Wordsmith
    This image from the FBI website shows Anas al-Libi. Gunmen in a three-car convoy seizedNazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, known by his alias Anas al-Libi, an al-Qaeda leader connected to the1998 embassy bombings in eastern Africa and wanted by the U.S. for more than a decade outside hishouse Saturday in the Libyan capital, his relatives said. (AP Photo/FBI) In a time when the current administration appears to favor kills over capture as well as "catch and release", last Saturday Abu Anas al-Libi (Zawahiri's man in Libya) survived President Obama's kill list to be captured instead of droned upon: Since President Obama stepped...
  • Over 50,000 Books Burned in Christian Library in Lebanon Over Blasphemy Claim

    01/07/2014 1:00:07 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/07/2014 | Tyler O'Neil
    American leaders denounced the burning of a Christian leader's library in Tripoli, Lebanon, last Friday night as based on false pretenses and said it's a threat to religious liberty. "The really bad news is that this is not out of the ordinary," Robert P. George, chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), told The Christian Post in an interview on Monday. George emphasized the need to advocate for religious freedom across the world to prevent attacks like this one. The Friday night fire burned two-thirds of some 80,000 books and manuscripts in the Al-Saeh library owned...
  • 'The Dawn of Libya' Islamist Militia Storms US Embassy Compound In Tripoli [

    08/31/2014 9:53:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    Daily Mail (UK)a ^ | August 31, 2014
    'The Dawn of Libya' Islamist Militia Storms US Embassy Compound In Tripoli Footage reportedly taken inside the compound shows men gathered around the embassy swimming pool, with some even jumping in An official claims the compound is being 'safeguarded' and was not 'ransacked' The compound has been unoccupied since July 26 when U.S. diplomats evacuated to neighboring Tunisia under a U.S. military escort It comes near the two-year anniversary of the death of US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libyas second-largest city, Benghazi 31 August 2014 An Islamist-allied militia group says it has 'secured' a U.S. Embassy...
  • Libya capital under Islamist control after Tripoli airport seized

    08/24/2014 6:51:00 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    gulfnews.com ^ | 21:54 August 24, 2014 | Chris Stephen
    The victory, which secures Islamist control over Tripoli, was a culmination of weeks of fighting triggered by elections in July which Islamist parties lost. Rather than accept the result, Islamist leaders accused the new parliament of being dominated by supporters of former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, and have sought to restore the old national congress. The general national congress will hold an emergency meeting in Tripoli to save the country, said congress spokesman Omar Ahmidan. Libyas official parliament, the House of Representatives, in the eastern city of Tobruk, denounced the attack as illegal, branding Dawn a terrorist organisation and announcing a...
  • War planes attack Libyan capital again as airport terminal is destroyed (The Mysterions?)

    08/24/2014 5:04:00 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8-24-2014 | Heba al-Shibani and Ahmed Elumami
    Fire destroyed the terminal at Tripoli's main airport on Sunday, one day after it was seized by militia fighters from the Libyan city of Misrata, witnesses said. Unidentified war planes also attacked targets in the capital, residents said, the latest stage of the worst fighting in Libya since the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. Tripoli residents heard jets followed by explosions at dawn but more details were not immediately available. (SNIP) Misrata forces have blamed the air strikes on Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, two countries which have cracked down on Islamists. Libya's government says it does not...
  • Libyas Islamist militias claim control of capital

    08/24/2014 3:59:26 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 30 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 25 August 2014 | anon
    CAIRO: Libyas Islamist militias said Sunday they have consolidated their hold on Tripoli and its international airport, driving out rival militias to the outskirts of the capital following a weekslong battle for control of the strategic hub. ...
  • Libya Islamist militias 'seize Tripoli airport'

    08/23/2014 12:17:53 PM PDT · by sunmars · 30 replies
    A statement shown on screen on An-Nabaa television, regarded as close to the Islamists, said: "Fajr Libya announces that it totally controls Tripoli international airport." Earlier on Saturday, leaders of the Islamist coalition, partly comprising men from Misrata, east of Tripoli, said their forces were advancing on the airport, having taken a bridge and a military base. The strategic site 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of the Libyan capital, has been shut since July 13 amid skirmishes between the Islamists and the Zintan force, allies of rogue general Khalifa Haftar, based at Benghazi in eastern Libya and hostile to the...
  • Germany tells citizens to get out of Libya

    07/27/2014 10:08:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 27 Jul 2014 19:02 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Germany on Sunday advised all citizens currently in Libya to immediately leave the strife-torn country, following measures taken by countries including Britain and the United States to protect citizens from increasing violence. The situation is extremely unpredictable and uncertain, the German foreign ministry said. German nationals are at increased risk of kidnapping and attacks.
  • The rich get richer, the poor get poorer, Barry plays through.

    07/27/2014 6:01:59 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-27-2014 | MOTUS
    In case you thought it was just your imagination, its not:In the Age of Obama, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer; no matter how hard Big Guy works for the American people:Meanwhile, the U.S. embassy in Libya was abandoned on Saturday due, I guess, to all that tranquility that weve generated in the Middle East; it must be irritating the local Islamic terrorists. Reports are that our embassy staff was evacuated to Tunisia via motorcade as the U.S. Department of State 747 was unavailable for takeoff because the Tripoli airport was, uh, closed due to...
  • US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff to Tunisia as security deteriorates in Tripoli

    07/26/2014 7:05:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/26/2014
    The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. "Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, we have temporarily relocated all of our personnel out of Libya," spokeswoman Marie Harf said. The withdrawal underscored the Obama administration's concern about the heightened risk to American diplomats abroad, particularly in Libya where memories of the deadly 2012...
  • Keel Laid For Amphibious Warship Tripoli

    06/25/2014 6:54:05 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    USNI News ^ | June 20, 2014 3:21 PM | Sam LaGrone
    Keel Laid For Amphibious Warship Tripoli By: Sam LaGrone Published: June 20, 2014 3:21 PM Updated: June 20, 2014 3:21 PM Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks during the keel-laying ceremony for the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA-7). US Navy Photo Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV) Ray Mabus delivers remarks during the keel-laying ceremony for the amphibious assault ship Tripoli (LHA-7). US Navy Photo The keel for the next-generation amphibious warship Tripoli (LHA-7) was laid in a ceremony at Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula, Miss. on Friday. The ceremony marked the official start of construction for the second...
  • 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 Libyas 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). Maiteeqs guards opened fire on...
  • US recommends its citizens depart Libya 'immediately'

    05/27/2014 4:38:25 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 95 replies
    Washington (AFP) - The US State Department recommended Americans in Libya "depart immediately," in its latest travel warning on Tuesday.
  • Libya evacuation decision 'minute by minute,' U.S. official says

    05/20/2014 2:36:19 PM PDT · by mojito · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/20/2014 | Jomana Karadsheh and Barbara Starr
    Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- The U.S. military has doubled the number of aircraft standing by in Italy if needed to evacuate Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, CNN has learned. A decision to evacuate as violence in the Libyan capital grows is "minute by minute, hour by hour," a defense official told CNN on Monday. Fierce fighting swept across the city Sunday after armed men stormed the country's interim Parliament. Sporadic bursts of gunfire and blasts could still be heard on the outskirts of the capital Monday evening. The violence appeared to be some of the worst since...
  • Senate Report -- CIA: 'Libya: Al-Qaida Establishing Sanctuary'

    01/22/2014 10:43:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 22, 2014 | Terry Jeffrey
    When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a brief self-congratulatory trip to Tripoli, Libya, in October 2011 -- with U.S. military assets lurking offshore in case they needed to rescue her -- she joked, in the presence of then-Ambassador Gene Cretz and Assistant Secretary of State Jeffrey Feltman, that they had not-so-long-ago been worried that the ambassador might end up the target of a murderous Libyan assault. "As Gene and Assistant Secretary Feltman and I were walking through here, they were talking about how the last time Jeff was here was when we were very worried that Gadhafi and [Libyan...
  • New Benghazi Witnesses

    02/27/2014 2:31:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 27, 2014 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- National Security Advisor Susan Rice appeared on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday and said that when she had appeared on several news outlets back in September 2012 to state that the attack on an American diplomatic installation in Benghazi was a "spontaneous reaction" to an American-made film that appeared on YouTube she had used "the best information we [the White House] had at the time." Senator John McCain responded to her statement Sunday that it left him "almost speechless." The Arizona Republican said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that "I'm almost speechless, because it's patently obvious, first of...
  • Senior al-Qaeda figure leaves Iran amid a series of departures by terrorist suspects

    02/14/2014 6:17:31 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2014 | Adam Goldman
    A senior al-Qaeda figure with close ties to the terrorist groups current leader has left Iran, where he had lived for years after fleeing American forces in Afghanistan in 2001, according to former and current U.S. intelligence officials. Thirwat Shihata is the latest suspected terrorist to leave Iran, raising questions about the countrys motives for allowing or forcing the departure of a string of al-Qaeda members that it had sheltered over the past decade. A top-secret 2008 U.S. document, which was leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, lists 13 senior al-Qaeda figures or associates in Iran. Five...
  • Major Quake Likely In Middle East, Survey Finds

    07/26/2007 1:42:31 PM PDT · by blam · 44 replies · 1,129+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 7-26-2007 | Kate Ravilious
    Major Quake Likely in Middle East, Survey Finds Kate Ravilious for National Geographic News July 26, 2007 In A.D. 551, a massive earthquake devastated the coast of Phoenicia, now Lebanon. The disaster is well-documented, but scientists had struggled over the years to locate the earthquake fault. Now a new underwater survey has uncovered the fault and shown that it moves approximately every 1,500 yearswhich means a disaster is due any day now. "It is just a matter of time before a destructive tsunami hits this region again," said Iain Stewart, an earthquake expert at the University of Plymouth in the...
  • Bachmann, King and Gohmert tour Egypt, Lebanon and Libya (Tea Party)

    12/19/2013 5:31:04 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 19, 2013 | Al Kamen
    Yet a trip this week by tea party Republican Reps. Michele Bachmann, Steve King and Louie Gohmert has been quite hush-hush, even though they went to iffy places like Beirut, Cairo and even to Tripoli where the U.S. embassy last week issued a warning notice strongly advis(ing) against all but essential travel to Tripoli and against all travel . . outside Tripoli because of ongoing instability and violence. And, as best we can figure, they even flew commercial, not only to the region but even within the region. They even went to embassy briefings and such. So this is...
  • Heavy gunfire heard in Libya's capital Tripoli

    11/04/2013 4:58:59 PM PST · by Chad_the_Impaler · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/4/13 | Reuters
    Heavy shooting from guns and anti-aircraft weapons could be heard early on Tuesday in the Libyan capital Tripoli, Reuters witnesses said.
  • US forces reportedly carry out missions in Somalia and Libya

    10/05/2013 5:52:57 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 20 replies
    LAT ^ | October 5, 2013 | David S. Cloud
    WASHINGTON -- Navy SEALs carried out a predawn raid Saturday against a suspected Shabab leader in Somalia who is believed to have planned the group's deadly attack last month on a shopping mall in Kenya, two U.S. officials said. Also Saturday, a Libyan Al Qaeda leader wanted in connection with the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa was reportedly captured in Tripoli, Libya. A U.S. official said the Somalia raid involved commandos storming a beachfront house in a town not far from Mogadishu. It remained unclear whether the target of the raid was killed or even was...
  • Report: US captures al-Qaeda leader in Libya

    10/05/2013 3:49:06 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    ITV ^ | 10/5/13 | ITV
    A senior al-Qaeda leader has been captured near the Libyan city of Tripoli in an operation apparently unrelated to the raid in Somalia, NBC News reports. Anas al Libi, whose real name is Nazih Abdul-Hamed Nabih al-Ruqai'I, has been wanted by the US for more than a decade and has a $5 million reward on his head.
  • Gunmen attack Russian embassy in Tripoli, 1 Libyan killed

    10/03/2013 3:07:31 AM PDT · by kronos77 · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya Dozens of angry protesters tried to storm Russia's embassy in Tripoli on Wednesday after reports that a Russian woman had killed a Libyan army officer, witnesses said. One of the attackers was killed by the gunfire, and four more were wounded, Libyan officials told the Associated Press. The sound of gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades could be heard around the embassy, Al Arabiyas correspondent added. Russia's Foreign Ministry confirmed the attack saying none of its staff was injured. Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Ekho Moskvy radio the attackers fired at the embassy in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, and...
  • Gunmen attack Russian embassy in Libya's capital Tripoli

    10/02/2013 5:08:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | October 2, 2013 | Chris Stephen in Tripoli
    Gunmen attacked the Russian embassy in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Wednesday hours after news broke that a Russian woman had been arrested and accused of killing a senior military official. The Russian foreign ministry said diplomats were safe and had been evacuated after unknown attackers attempted to break into the embassy grounds. Four Libyans were wounded in the attack, local media reported. Gun and rocket fire echoed through the streets around the compound, as police and army units were deployed around the building in pickup trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns. The attack came hours after Libyan authorities arrested a...
  • 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...
  • 31 dead on doomed voyage to Italy

    07/28/2013 7:19:24 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    The Local (Italy) ^ | July 28, 2013
    Thirty-one migrants, including nine women, drowned off the coast of Libya during an attempted crossing to Italy on a dinghy according to survivors who managed to complete the journey. A dinghy carrying 53 migrants capsized on Friday evening, and witnesses said 31 of those who had been thrown off it drowned in the accident. The twenty-two survivors, who come from Nigeria, Gambia, Benin and Senegal, said the dinghy had capsized after three days at sea. They were rescued by a passing merchant ship and taken to Lampedusa island, the reports said.
  • More than 1,000 inmates escape Libyan prison

    07/27/2013 1:04:32 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    fox ^ | July 27, 2013/
    In Tripoli, protesters appeared to be inspired by events in neighboring Egypt, where millions took to the streets Friday to answer a call from the army chief, who said he wanted a mandate to stop "potential terrorism" by supporters of the country's ousted president, Mohammed Morsi, who hails from the Brotherhood. "We don't want the Brotherhood, we want the army and the police," Libyan protesters chanted, repeating a slogan also used in Egypt.
  • 'I Am Your Papa': Moammar Khadafy Sex Slave Reveals Nightmare of Rape, Fear and Captivity

    07/07/2013 2:24:02 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 69 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 7, 2013 | MAUREEN CALLAHAN
    One weekday morning in April 2004, a Libyan girl named Soraya was accorded one of her nations highest honors: Col. Moammar Khadafy was visiting her school, and Soraya alone had been chosen to present him with a bouquet. You cant imagine the excitement, she recalled. To see Khadafy in person . . . His face had been known to me since I was born. Soraya was ushered into a makeshift dressing room, where she changed into traditional garb for the Libyan woman: red pants and tunic, small hat. My heart was beating a hundred miles a minute, Soraya said. She...
  • Libyans release suspect linked to Benghazi attack

    06/27/2013 5:49:53 PM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 27, 2013
    Libya's government earlier this month released a key terror suspect who U.S. officials say was involved in planning the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on U.S. diplomatic and intelligence facilities in Benghazi. Faraj al Chalabi, (also spelled Shibli) an al Qaeda terrorist also linked to the 1994 terrorist murder of two German tourists, was detained by the Tripoli government in March. However, al Chalabi was released June 12 based on claims that there was a lack of evidence to hold him custody. A U.S. official said the U.S. government has evidence al Chalabi was linked to the Benghazi attack but did...
  • Memorial Day: As We Remember the Many, Remember Too the Individuals

    05/27/2013 3:22:54 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | May 27, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Each Memorial Day, Americans proudly, and solemnly, display our flags only at the half-staff position for the morning, not to return them to the full-staff position until noon. This we do in memory of the million-some casualties whom our nation has lost in battle since the Founding era. We hold parades in their honor; we hoist a flag and raise a toast at city parks and private barbecues. We may wear red, white and blue clothing, or flag lapel pins, or decorate our homes with bunting. But for all this show of support, who are we really honoring? Do we...
  • End of siege fails to dispel Libyan security fears (Deal with Militas ...?)

    05/14/2013 12:52:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sun, May 12, 2013 | Jessica Donati
    (Reuters) - Gunmen have ended a siege of Libya's foreign and justice ministries but the two-week standoff has left many unresolved questions about the government's ability to impose its authority in the capital, let alone the restive east of the country. The episode heightened security concerns that prompted oil group BP, one of the biggest foreign companies active in Libya, to announce on Sunday it was withdrawing an unspecified number of employees from Tripoli. The U.S. and British governments had already pulled out some diplomats temporarily. In a separate development, two more police stations were attacked in Libya's eastern city...
  • Britain evacuates some diplomatic staff from Libya (Tripoli this time)

    05/11/2013 7:56:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 3:11PM BST 10 May 2013 | David Blair
    Unrest on the streets of Libya's capital, Tripoli, has forced Britain to evacuate some diplomats from its embassy, the Foreign Office disclosed on Friday. Members of the Libyan security forces and civilians check one of the two police stations that were attacked on FridayPhoto: AFP
  • US military units put on alert as security situation deteriorates in Libyan capital

    05/10/2013 9:45:50 AM PDT · by topher · 98 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-10-2013 | Jennifer Griffin, Justin Fishel
    The U.S. military has alerted two elite military units in Europe to be on standby if needed to respond to a deteriorating security situation in Tripoli, Fox News has learned. In recent days both the U.S. embassy and British embassy in Libya have removed non-essential staff from their embassies. A specialized Marine unit based in Moron, Spain, is in the process of being repositioned closer to Libya; and in Stuttgart, Germany, a special operations force assigned to AFRICOM has been placed on heightened alert.
  • Benghazi diplo rips W. House ( House Hearings on Benghazi Attack & Killing)

    05/09/2013 7:11:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies
    NY Post ^ | Last Updated: 3:45 AM, May 9, 2013 | GERRY SHIELDS & GEOFF EARLE, Post Correspondents
    WASHINGTON The US diplomat who was second in command in Libya during the fatal attack on the Benghazi consulate fought back tears yesterday when he told lawmakers about his colleagues final moments and said he was stunned by administration claims it was sparked by a spontaneous protest.Gregory Hicks, the first person to testify to Congress who was on the ground in Libya during the fateful night of the Sept. 11, 2012 siege, told a House committee that he was incredulous just five days later when UN Ambassador Susan Rice said on Sunday talk shows that the assault was...
  • Whistle-blower: Special forces could have saved Americans in Benghazi

    05/06/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 5/6/2013 | Julian Pecquet
    U.S. special operations forces in Libya could have saved Americans killed in the attack last Sept. 11 on the consulate in Benghazi but were told to stand down, a State Department whistle-blower has told congressional investigators. The testimony by Gregory Hicks, who will appear before a House panel on Wednesday, contradicts previous testimony by administration officials who have said all U.S. forces in Libya were deployed the night of the attack. Hicks was in Tripoli during the attack and became the top U.S. diplomat in Libya when Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed. He said the special operations team was ready...
  • Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told "you can't go" to Benghazi during attacks

    05/06/2013 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 112 replies
    CBS News ^ | Monday May 6, 2013
    The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command South Africa. The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday. According to excerpts released Monday,...
  • DEVASTATING! CBS Publishes Benghazi Investigation Pummels Administration

    05/05/2013 5:24:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 291 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 5-5-2013 | Jim Hoft
    CBS released information on the Benghazi 9-11 massacre today that could potentially bring down the Obama Administration. Buried in their report (down in paragraph eight) CBS reported, Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned But they were told immediate help wasnt available. But, counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help. CBS reported: Throughout the night, sources say Americans on the ground in Libya at times felt helpless and abandoned. We relied on...