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US:Warships move toward Libya,consulate in Berlin evacuated [The purpose : keep focus offshore]
AP ^ | Sept 13 2012 | AP

Posted on 09/13/2012 12:58:28 PM PDT by NoLibZone

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say the Pentagon is moving two warships to the Libyan coast, in the aftermath of the attack in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador and three others.

Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed when an armed mob stormed the U.S. consulate in Benghazi Tuesday and set it ablaze.

Officials say one destroyer, the USS Laboon, moved to a position off the coast Wednesday, and the USS McFaul is en route and should be stationed off the coast within days. The officials say the ships, which carry Tomahawk missiles, do not have a specific mission. But they give commanders flexibility to respond to any mission ordered by the president.

U.S. investigators are looking into whether the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya was a coordinated terrorist assault to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and not just spontaneous mob violence triggered by an anti-Islam video on YouTube.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012elections; cairo; libya

1 posted on 09/13/2012 12:58:33 PM PDT by NoLibZone
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To: NoLibZone

The purpose of the DNC mad film released through Liberal Google is to help Obama keep focus offshore.

Movie is 6 months old.


2 posted on 09/13/2012 12:59:55 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Republican pizza man who only votes for democrats - what's his Freeper name?)
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To: NoLibZone
But they give commanders flexibility to respond to any mission ordered by the president.

Well sure. But no, you know....ammunition. That would be too aggressive.

3 posted on 09/13/2012 1:01:12 PM PDT by RetroSexual (Eat mor chikin!)
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To: NoLibZone

“...an armed mob...”??

Really?

How about a trained and professional bunch of stateless, murdering TERRORISTS?


4 posted on 09/13/2012 1:04:24 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: NoLibZone

Did Obama have them offload all weapons before moving into the area?


5 posted on 09/13/2012 1:05:20 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: RetroSexual

Better make sure they are American and not Russian warships. One never knows these days.


6 posted on 09/13/2012 1:05:20 PM PDT by milkncookies (Molon Labe)
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To: NoLibZone

yes it is..I think more should be made of this fact..cold blooded to let people die own selfish reasons.And someone needs to tell the truth about how they died. not just the lies they are putting out. Obama should be impeached.


7 posted on 09/13/2012 1:05:55 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: NoLibZone

Obama will order the ships to wag their gun barrels at the thugs and say, you better stop that, or, or, or, we’ll write a letter and get really really mad.


8 posted on 09/13/2012 1:08:16 PM PDT by mark3681
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To: NoLibZone

ARE THESE OUR SHIPS? OR RUSSIAN LIKE THE SHOWED AT THE DNC?


9 posted on 09/13/2012 1:08:40 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Proud2BeRight; no-to-illegals; FARS; All

Well at least Obama is sounding more aggressive:

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-warns-egypt-ally-enemy-140958144—election.html


10 posted on 09/13/2012 1:09:17 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: NoLibZone

Decatur, Where are you?


11 posted on 09/13/2012 1:09:35 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (Semper Fi. Who knew??)
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To: NoLibZone

I’m surprised that we’re not calling for a special U.N. assembly to discuss the future dates for a meeting that will form a working group to give options on a framework for discussion of the possible preconditions for a conference.


12 posted on 09/13/2012 1:13:26 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: NoLibZone

Berlin is a Muslim hot bed?


13 posted on 09/13/2012 1:14:05 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: gleeaikin; NoLibZone

One extremely interesting and true comment at the posted AP link. Third comment down, when last checked.


14 posted on 09/13/2012 1:30:12 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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Note AP link at top of thread.


15 posted on 09/13/2012 1:30:56 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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Note comment is now 2nd on AP link
16 posted on 09/13/2012 1:33:24 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: NoLibZone

Gee I wonder if they will be allowed to be armed or will they also be like the unarmed guards at our U.S. consulate in Benghazi?


17 posted on 09/13/2012 1:34:59 PM PDT by chiefqc
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To: NoLibZone

*snort* Are we sure they are US Warships and not Russians? It wouldn’t be the first time in a week that the Obamas werent able to make the distinction..


18 posted on 09/13/2012 1:37:57 PM PDT by cardinal4
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To: NoLibZone

Dont you mean the consulate in Benghazi? Why evacuate the consulate in Berlin Germany?


19 posted on 09/13/2012 2:01:41 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar
Why evacuate the consulate in Berlin Germany?

According to the AP link (top of page) suspicious odor from visa application envelope.

20 posted on 09/13/2012 2:07:47 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: NoLibZone
...consulate in Berlin evacuated...

Hitler's going to be hopping mad!

21 posted on 09/13/2012 2:14:07 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: bunkerhill7

If you want powder, you’ll have to take our balls with it.”

-Stephen Decatur, to a Barbary pirate who wanted two bags of gunpowder as tribute.


22 posted on 09/13/2012 2:14:43 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: NoLibZone

Be sure we also have an SSGN and SSN under the sea there. Two destroyers alone are simply targets.


23 posted on 09/13/2012 2:18:23 PM PDT by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: no-to-illegals

why don’t you post the comment here?
They change positions quickly over time.


24 posted on 09/13/2012 2:19:11 PM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: JewishRighter
"If you want powder, you’ll have to take our my balls with it.” - Barack 0bama to Larry Sinclair
25 posted on 09/13/2012 2:23:23 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: NoLibZone

Remember th Missourri, the Iowa, and the New Jersey? When they arrived offshore they made a real show.Pointing 16 inch guns brings a lot of attention.


26 posted on 09/13/2012 2:28:43 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: NoLibZone

>But they give commanders flexibility to respond to any mission ordered by the president.<

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Probably a courtesy visit by the naval vessels to formally offer apologies and a promise for an increase in foreign aid.


27 posted on 09/13/2012 2:30:07 PM PDT by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as good as those who enforce it.)
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To: Venturer

All of the Ladies you mention, have had their teeth pulled, and are now enjoying retirement in some back water, some where, I remember standing by the spot of the Missouri where the Japanese had signed the peace treaty.Those days of when we protected our interests are long gone.


28 posted on 09/13/2012 2:37:26 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 ("The plans I have for you are plans to prosper you.,not to harm you, Plans to give you hope)
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To: NoLibZone

Why?

The horse escaped the barn. Closing the door now serves no real purpose


29 posted on 09/13/2012 2:37:40 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: TigersEye

chuckle.

You know, my thought was to say that when Decatur talked of sending balls, he had real balls to send.


30 posted on 09/13/2012 2:42:21 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: JewishRighter
Well ... 0bama can't say that!

Neuteredceuticals don't count. ;^)

31 posted on 09/13/2012 2:48:56 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: BooBoo1000

I believe congress mandated that they be keep in fighting condition, just in case. Nothing impresses as much as an Iowa class battleship cruising a few miles offshore. Not even an aircraft carrier impresses like an old WW2 battleship. Sure wish we had a new one with modern 16 inch guns. Bet new guns could get twice the range of the WW2 guns maybe even longer. I have read that close to 100 miles is possible for a big modern gun. Oh and the HE round is 2,000 lbs, makes a very big bang when it goes off. The AP round can penetrate 160 feet of reenforced packed earth. Forgotten the penetration on concrete but it was impressive too.


32 posted on 09/13/2012 3:16:32 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: NoLibZone
Even now, the drones are frantically searching for any remotely placed baby milk factories.
33 posted on 09/13/2012 3:39:49 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: TigersEye

On a slightly more serious note, I smell a wag the dog thing coming where Obama hurls a few cruise missiles into the desert (the modern day equivalent of Decatur’s balls) to make a show of strength while actually doing nothing. That’s all the MSM’s will need to go bonkers proclaiming Obama the greatest American military leader since Patton and calling upon all good patriots to rally around (vote for) zerobama.

What say you?


34 posted on 09/13/2012 3:42:32 PM PDT by JewishRighter
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To: CJ Wolf

will remember to do so ... next time.


35 posted on 09/13/2012 3:44:10 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: JewishRighter
I agree that there is a high probablity of that and it would fit right in with my suspicions that numerous events on Sept. 11th were orchestrated for a greater purpose. Lobbing some missiles at some empty tents would help his re-election prospects and provide cover for behind the scenes fomentation of the "Arab street."
36 posted on 09/13/2012 3:53:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye; Travis McGee
Rally Round the Flag Effect:The effect has been examined within the context of nearly every major foreign policy crises since World War II. Some notable examples:

Note that in every event except that of George W. Bush, the peak of this effect occured at approximately the two month mark.

Early September, early October (1 month), early November (2 months).

I called this one a year ago.

37 posted on 09/13/2012 4:19:07 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: CJ Wolf
CJ, here is the comment I thought was truthful from the AP site:

Jack.FoooOOOBAAR 4 hours ago +21 Share | Flag
What's so funny about Communists like Obama and Hitlery, is that they are in the end, always eaten by their muslim allies- every single time. Their hate and disdain for Western Civilization makes the Communists think they have something in common with them. And the do share common interests, but they don't share the common will to do whatever it takes. Communists are cowards and ****. Muslim will burn the planet to ash with their family in it to get the job done. That's the difference. The fact is, the only people that have ever beaten the muslims are the Catholics. The rest of you don't have the depth of understanding to do what needs to be done. Communists aren't willing to die for their psychosis. Muslims are. Therefore- Obama and Hitlery, Communist idiots that they are, lose. Always. The end.

38 posted on 09/13/2012 4:19:49 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Lazamataz

He hasn’t done anything yet to merit the “Rally Round the Flag” bump though. Carter proved that the uptick is fragile but it would take time to cause the numbers to drop again. Only a really big screwup would cause them to evaporate over night. 0bungles does have Hillbilly though and she’s always been a really big screwup.


39 posted on 09/13/2012 5:12:09 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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