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Frank Gaffney on Benghazigate scandal
Canada Free Press ^ | 11/5/12 | Frank Gaffney Jr

Posted on 11/06/2012 9:23:56 AM PST by ebysan

Frank Gaffney on Benghazigate scandal

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/categories/C4

Gaffney talks about Benghazi's purpose was to try to secure weapons left over from Gadhafi's stock pile. The US was moving these weapons to arm our enemies.... jihadists & al Qaeda!!

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/22/the-real-reason-behind-benghazigate/

GAFFNEY: The real reason behind Benghazigate Was Obama gun-walking arms to jihadists?

Thanks to intrepid investigative reporting — notably by Bret Baier and Catherine Herridge at Fox News, Aaron Klein at WND.com and Clare Lopez at RadicalIslam.org — and information developed by congressional investigators, the mystery is beginning to unravel with regard to what happened that night and the reason for the subsequent, clumsy official cover-up now known as Benghazigate

The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East. Starting in March 2011, when American diplomat J. Christopher Stevens was designated the liaison to the “opposition” in Libya, the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

Fox News has chronicled how the Al Entisar, a Libyan-flagged vessel carrying 400 tons of cargo, docked on Sept. 6 in the Turkish port of Iskenderun. It reportedly supplied both humanitarian assistance and arms — including deadly SA-7 man-portable surface-to-air missiles — apparently destined for Islamists, again including al Qaeda elements, in Syria.

What cries out for further investigation — and debate in the remaining days of this presidential election — is whether this shipment was part of a larger covert Obama effort to transfer weapons to our enemies that could make the Iran-Contra scandal, to say nothing of Operation Fast and Furious, pale by comparison.

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***Gaffney explains Obama's purpose in Benghazi.... Movement of weapons to our enemies Jihadists & al Qaeda****

This is the reason for lack of Security.... Obama Administration did not want to bring attention to these weapons

This is a Major Cover-Up of this Operation to Move these weapons.

**** This is a Bigger Scandal than Iran-Contra!!****

1 posted on 11/06/2012 9:24:02 AM PST by ebysan
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To: ebysan
This is a Bigger Scandal than Iran-Contra!!

Only if the New York Times or CNN says it is.

2 posted on 11/06/2012 9:27:09 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend
Only if the New York Times or CNN says it is.

If these two outlets do not see what they have done to America then trash the bastards down.

3 posted on 11/06/2012 9:32:06 AM PST by Logical me
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To: ebysan
I didn't read the article but if you analyze all of 0bama's comments and strange absence of his willingness to say "terrorist attack", "terrorist act" or "war on terror", it's CLEAR that he is going out of his way to PROTECT the terrorist organizations, including AL QAEDA.

WHY? Because he was either colluding with them to stage a kidnapping of Stevens OR he was colluding with them by funneling heavy weapons for their battle to hijack the revolution in Syria. 0bama should be immediately arrested and brought before Congress for prosecution for treason. There are MANY counts against 0bama, to include abandoning troops in distress (Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Ty Woods). 0bama's every movement must be investigated on that day/night and the following morning.. Who did he call, consult with, what time he went to bed, etc..

4 posted on 11/06/2012 9:32:37 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: vanilla swirl

Ferlater


5 posted on 11/06/2012 9:33:51 AM PST by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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To: ebysan

Nully explains Benghazi:

IMHO, the attack was pre-arranged as a hostage taking kidnapping; if not originated in the Oval Office, at the very least accepted and blessed there.

What the White House naïvely bought into IN ADVANCE was a scheme to allow Amb. Stevens to be kidnapped and held for ransom.

Obama and Valerie Jarret desperately wanted to show Obama as the Master Negotiator, a mensch capable of doing what even the Great Jimmy Carter couldn’t: successfully redeem hostages from muslims, and just in time for the election.

As an added bonus, it would provide the all the cover needed to release the Blind Sheik and all the “political” prisoners from Gitmo.

I believe Bronco and Val were astonished when the scorpion stung them in mid-river.

That they were so (dare I say it?) UNEXPECTEDLY betrayed caught them so utterly flat-footed that they still haven’t come up with a good cover story!

Just one old, tired and cynical guy’s opinion, of course.

Prove me wrong. Cite one demonstrable fact that says they didn’t commit conspiracy to commit kidnapping at the least, murder and treason, both capital crimes, at the worst, if you can...


6 posted on 11/06/2012 9:35:37 AM PST by null and void (Day 1386 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: ebysan

There will be enormous pressure on the Romney admin to “be big abuot it” and to “learn to reach across the aisle” by not pursuing any of this. Hey, people need to go to JAIL —this is huge and involved life and death.

The strong Republican temptation will be to “get them to LIKE us” by letting all of this go.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 9:36:20 AM PST by gaijin
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To: ebysan

This is amazing. With actions of our leaders such as these, then we are in big trouble. Where are our friends?

God help America. Forgive America our offenses and lead us in the way eternal with Thee LORD, in Jesus name, amen.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 9:37:22 AM PST by geologist (The only answer to the troubles of this life is Jesus. A decision we all must make.)
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To: ebysan
This is a Major Cover-Up of this Operation to Move these weapons.
**** This is a Bigger Scandal than Iran-Contra!!****
BUMP TO THE TOP..
AND BE SURE TO VOTE (FOR R/R ;)

9 posted on 11/06/2012 9:48:46 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth. - RWR 8-)
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To: ebysan

The video is one of many smoking guns... False Flag Op...
I agree with this guys analysis of the films origin and distribution:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CE5b6WqpAg&feature=relmfu

1.
Hillary Clinton Speaking at a press conference from the State Department on September 13, 2012
“Let me state very clearly — and I hope it is obvious — that the United States Government had absolutely nothing to do with this video.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXYdb57P7T4

2.
Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney — Golden, CO, 9/13/12
“As Secretary Clinton said today, the United States government had nothing to do with this movie.”
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/13/press-gaggle-press-secretary-jay-carney-golden-co-91312

3.
Hillary Clinton Speaks at Ceremony as Bodies of Americans Killed in Libya Arrive in the US September 14, 2012
“We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with.”
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/09/14/transcript-video-hillary-clinton-speaks-at-ceremony-as-bodies-of-americans-killed-in-libya-arrive-in-the-us/

4.
White House spokesman Jay Carney held a press briefing September 14, 2012
“The reason why there’s unrest is because of the film. This is in response to the film… this is not a film that the United States government had anything to do with. We reject its message and its contents we find it both reprehensible.”
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/09/14/carney-anti-islam-video-completely-to-blame-for-unrest/

5.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, goes on morning shows at NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and CNN. September 16, 2012
Rice called the attack a “direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501713_162-57541739/timeline-of-comments-on-attack-on-us-consulate/

6.
Sept. 18: Obama was asked about the Benghazi attack on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
“As offensive as this video was and, obviously, we’ve denounced it and the United States government had nothing to do with it.
http://factcheck.org/2012/10/benghazi-timeline/

7.
President Barack Obama’s speech to the UN General Assembly — full text September 25, 2012
“That is what we saw play out the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/president-barack-obamas-speech-to-the-un-general-assembly-full-text/


10 posted on 11/06/2012 9:54:37 AM PST by Sleeping Freeper
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To: geologist

First, Obama/Hillary send thugs to whack Gaddafy so they can loot his billions, then when Obama sees he is toast in the upcoming election , he sees the urgency to whack Ambassador Stevens to cover up the trail of gunrunning to Arab Sprong


11 posted on 11/06/2012 9:58:01 AM PST by KTM rider
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To: ebysan

The thing about Dictators is that they get to say who can do business in their country. They also want a lot of bribe money for themselves and to give to their generals to keep the military from tossing them out. Now a businessman, a real businessman, always looks to get his best Return On Investment (ROI). He only has so much money to invest, so he wants to put it where he’ll get the best return (the most money back). Now, say you’re George Soros. Those dictators in Libya and Egypt and Syria are sitting on some countries that could be developed and bring you some real profits. The only problem is, they don’t like you or they want too big of a cut. So you think “how can I get rid of those dictators so I can go into their countries and make some real loot? Which country has the resources to go in and get rid of those dictators? Hmmmmmm....the United States! How can I get the US to go and overthrow the governments of Libya and Egypt and Syria? I guess I’ll have to buy me a President. I can get my best ROI there. Now, those Chicago Democrats appear to be easily bought. I’ll buy a Chigago Democrat! They’ll use American taxpayer money, personnel, equipment and facilities to overthrow these dictators. I won’t have to spend a dime! I’ll talk about what a peacenik I am all the while I’m making profits from my buddy Obama. It’s the sweetest deal ever!”
And now you know why Benghazi is being covered up. It’s part of the sweetest Democrat deal ever. People, innocent people, are getting killed so Obama and his buddies can make some bucks.


12 posted on 11/06/2012 10:00:56 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Sleeping Freeper

Thanks for great posting of time line of “LIES” form Obama Administration!!!

Last night I posted this to Drudge..They ignored it

I posted it to breitbart.com they too ignored it

This information needs to be out there today!!!!


13 posted on 11/06/2012 10:02:06 AM PST by ebysan (ebysan)
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To: gaijin
you can thank Newt for newtering the impeachment process by prosecution Monicagate

now these investigations are just seen as a joke

14 posted on 11/06/2012 10:04:27 AM PST by KTM rider
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To: null and void
Cite one demonstrable fact that says they didn’t commit conspiracy to commit kidnapping at the least, murder and treason, both capital crimes, at the worst, if you can...

Stevens was left alive at the site. The alleged kidnappers just left him there. He was found alive by the looters and died at the hospital.

We need to be careful of swallowing false bait conspiracies leaked just to make our side look bad. The left always takes the false bait (911 inside job).

The primary benefactor from the attack is Syria/Iran. They have motive. Al Qeada was getting arms from Libya. Why rock that boat ?

15 posted on 11/06/2012 10:05:47 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: gaijin

I share your concerns.

99% of the public for example, don’t realize that when Clinton left office, he was disbarred, and fined for perjury in his testimony in the Jones case.

Queit, hush hush, move along...

That ain’t justice...


16 posted on 11/06/2012 10:10:19 AM PST by Professional
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To: justa-hairyape

Stevens was an Obama/Hillary love child, just another victim of late term abortion


17 posted on 11/06/2012 10:20:46 AM PST by KTM rider
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To: ebysan
The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East. Starting in March 2011, when American diplomat J. Christopher Stevens was designated the liaison to the “opposition” in Libya, the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

The U.S. provided military support with full knowledge that Al Qaeda was part of the Libyan opposition.

As the United States transfers control of the Libyan operation to NATO, officials say the American military will continue to be a part of the effort.

Since the operation began more than a week ago, the United States' "unique capabilities" have been referred to time and time again by U.S. officials, from the president to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. But what exactly does that mean? The U.S. has military tools that other coalition and NATO countries do not, or do not have as much of, including surveillance and communication jamming capabilities that are major keys to any successful operation or war.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/28/libya.us.military.capabilities/index.html

“It’s almost a certitude that at least part” of the Libyan opposition includes members of al-Qaeda, said Bruce Riedel, a former senior CIA analyst and adviser to President Obama. Riedel said that anti-Gaddafi elements in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi have had “very close associations with al-Qaeda” dating back years.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/libyan-opposition-includes-%20a-small-number-of-al-qaeda-fighters-us-officials-say/2011/03/29%20/AFRlXWyB_story.html

18 posted on 11/06/2012 10:30:43 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: ebysan
The evidence suggests that the Obama administration has not simply been engaging, legitimating, enriching and emboldening Islamists who have taken over or are ascendant in much of the Middle East. Starting in March 2011, when American diplomat J. Christopher Stevens was designated the liaison to the “opposition” in Libya, the Obama administration has been arming them, including jihadists like Abdelhakim Belhadj, leader of the al Qaeda franchise known as the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.

The U.S. provided military support with full knowledge that Al Qaeda was part of the Libyan opposition.

As the United States transfers control of the Libyan operation to NATO, officials say the American military will continue to be a part of the effort.

Since the operation began more than a week ago, the United States' "unique capabilities" have been referred to time and time again by U.S. officials, from the president to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. But what exactly does that mean? The U.S. has military tools that other coalition and NATO countries do not, or do not have as much of, including surveillance and communication jamming capabilities that are major keys to any successful operation or war.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/03/28/libya.us.military.capabilities/index.html

“It’s almost a certitude that at least part” of the Libyan opposition includes members of al-Qaeda, said Bruce Riedel, a former senior CIA analyst and adviser to President Obama. Riedel said that anti-Gaddafi elements in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi have had “very close associations with al-Qaeda” dating back years.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/libyan-opposition-includes-%20a-small-number-of-al-qaeda-fighters-us-officials-say/2011/03/29%20/AFRlXWyB_story.html

19 posted on 11/06/2012 10:33:12 AM PST by BlatherNaut
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To: justa-hairyape
It is by no means certain that Amb. Stevens was alive for that bit of theater of rescuers transporting him to the hospital.

We need to be careful of swallowing false bait conspiracies leaked just to make our side look bad.

Agreed.

I know for a fact that this isn't something leaked from the left.

It's mine. All mine. Clearly labeled as such, with no claim to inside information or accuracy.

20 posted on 11/06/2012 10:35:06 AM PST by null and void (Day 1386 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: null and void

“It is by no means certain that Amb. Stevens was alive for that bit of theater of rescuers transporting him to the hospital.”

ISLAMISTS DRAG ? DEAD BODY OF US AMBASSADOR THROUGH THE STREETS (For 8-12 hours!! Reports from Middle East he was also Sodomized many times in this 8-12 hour drag through the streets

Hillary said they were carrying his body to hospital......... give me a break!!

The photos don’t depict islamist gently carrying Ambassador Chris Stevens
to the Hospital!!!


21 posted on 11/06/2012 10:53:32 AM PST by ebysan (ebysan)
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To: gaijin
Hey, people need to go to JAIL

Jail? Traitors are hanged.

22 posted on 11/06/2012 11:02:47 AM PST by null and void (Day 1386 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: ebysan; justa-hairyape

That too. It generally takes me less than 8 hours to get a critically injured person to the ER.


23 posted on 11/06/2012 11:05:57 AM PST by null and void (Day 1386 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: null and void
I know for a fact that this isn't something leaked from the left.

Would not be leaked from the left. Would be leaked by the same group of people that leaked 911 was an inside job. From the people that actually run DC. RINO/DINO. And they do not have to leak it. Just start the rumors and others will pick it up for blog hits and away she goes.

The purpose of them starting the 911 was an inside job theory, was to obfuscate that 911 was facilitated by people inside the US government. Why were none of those people prosecuted ?

24 posted on 11/06/2012 11:31:41 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: All

If Obama loses will there be more focus or less on Bhengzi-gate or less?


25 posted on 11/06/2012 11:41:08 AM PST by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: justa-hairyape; All

Let us assume that this is correct, why would al Queda do something which would destroy this pipeline? This is what collapses this theory for me.

Now it does appear to me to be true that someone wanted Stevens dead for some reason.
1- requests for more security were declined;
2- security on the spot was actually REDUCED;
3- armed drones patrolling Libyan chemical weapons depots were withdrawn from their normal 24-7 actions;
4- there had been two prior terror attacks on the compound;
5- after an unsuccessful assassination attempt the British Ambassador was withdrawn from Benghazi;
6- security evaluation was screaming for more;
7- Stevens was sent into this cesspool without a chance.

When the ex-SEALS decided to act against the chain of command things got derailed.

Either the idea was to set up a kidnap-release scenario or creating a Gay Hero Martyr either for the benefit of The Disaster’s Campaign. This was about the only way they could win.


26 posted on 11/06/2012 11:42:23 AM PST by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: justa-hairyape
Let me see if I understand what you are saying.

Are you explicitly accusing me of being a member of "the same group of people that leaked 911 was an inside job." of being one of "the people that actually run DC." of being a "RINO/DINO"?

A clarification or an apology would be greatly appreciated at this point.

27 posted on 11/06/2012 11:58:55 AM PST by null and void (Day 1386 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: null and void
No. This theory has been posted every now and then for over the last month by quite a few. Would have to spend some time investigating and searching to see who first posted the theory. And then investigate why that person came up with the theory. That is how I would run a proper investigation, but there is a little something else going on today that we should be spending time on.

If they wanted to kidnap Stevens, a simple road block would have worked. They would not have attacked a Mission with a known safe room. The primary purpose of the attack appears to be taking down the Obama/Hillary regimes covert gun running into Libya through Turkey. Stevens had just had a meeting with Turkish officials a couple of hours earlier that day.

28 posted on 11/06/2012 12:13:10 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

Thank you for the clarification.


29 posted on 11/06/2012 12:16:06 PM PST by null and void (Day 1386 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: arrogantsob
If they wanted Stevens dead, the attackers would not have left him alive. And if they wanted to kidnap him, they would have apprehended him while he was still alive and then continued to act as if he was still alive.

And just so you know, personally believe that Osama Bin Laden was already dead when they raided his home (kidney/liver failure). They killed a stooge, otherwise his wife would have died trying to protect him. So I believe some deal was made with Al Qeada. Let Obama appear as if he killed Osama, and they would get something in return. Like for example, all the weapons they need in Syria.

So I am willing to believe the Stevens was an insider job gone wrong theory, but we need the motives and facts to match the theory.

30 posted on 11/06/2012 12:24:38 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: justa-hairyape

I think the attackers wanted inside the compound. Lots of documents and computers with asset lists, equipment locations, names/locations of operatives, upcoming plans, etc. The Amb may have been the primary target, but the second would most likely have been the data/info in the compound.


31 posted on 11/06/2012 3:33:20 PM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Saoirise

PING!


32 posted on 11/06/2012 3:49:01 PM PST by 444Flyer
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To: justa-hairyape

Did I see that there had been a whole lot of millions of dollars US in CASH - that was there but then disappeared?

Surely motive for someone who knew.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 9:13:29 PM PST by PraiseTheLord
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To: justa-hairyape

yep.


34 posted on 11/08/2012 9:49:42 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: justa-hairyape; Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx; Fred Nerks; Carry_Okie
The primary benefactor from the attack is Syria/Iran. They have motive. Al Qeada was getting arms from Libya. Why rock that boat ?

Makes sense.

And I don't think they gave a damn about the blind sheik.

35 posted on 11/08/2012 9:53:53 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
...The primary benefactor from the attack is Syria/Iran...

I'm missing something? Aren't the Iranians on the side of Assad's government and the 'freedom fighters' destroying the country the same allah-akbar shouting scumbags that destoyed Libya with the help of NATO?

36 posted on 11/08/2012 10:34:56 PM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum...)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; justa-hairyape
The primary benefactor from the attack is Syria/Iran. They have motive. Al Qeada was getting arms from Libya. Why rock that boat ?

I have thought that myself. However, I think looking for a deep explanation for the attack is over thinking it. Al Qaeda chased out the Brits, Red Cross and all other westerners. I see no reason to think they wanted anything more than to humiliate the U.S. and chase us out. They did get a load of intel but IMO that was a happenstance bonus.

37 posted on 11/08/2012 10:48:28 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye; justa-hairyape; Fred Nerks; Marine_Uncle; onyx; Carry_Okie
And we have that thread....see if I can find it on the list.

Here we go:

Zawahiri: Benghazi Showed US Weakness

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"Their awe is lost and their might is gone and they don't dare to carry out a new campaign like their past ones in Iraq and Afghanistan," said Zawahiri.

U.S. officials have said they were shifting their focus to the Asia-Pacific. A September report from U.S. policy center Rand Corp. warns that a "fourth wave" of al-Qaida is spreading to new areas of the Middle East and North Africa as the U.S. strategic focus moves east

*********************************************

Reminder how Obama was making a big campaign out of killing Osama bin Laden......then the Benghazi attack happened.

A ready made opportunity for Zawahiri to demonstrate that Al-Queda was alive...... How about that for motive......

There were weapons....cash....and a GIGANTIC PR EVENT....


38 posted on 11/08/2012 11:41:02 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: TigersEye

To be clear... I think you are right...I just wanted to support what you said.


39 posted on 11/08/2012 11:52:39 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I had just sent you a few personal mails. Don't feel obligated to respond in kind. Where on the same brain wave on issues discussed.
My prediction is we are going to see a huge increase in all the Al-Qaeda and associated Wahhabi and Salafist Muslim groups world wide in the years to come.
They will weather out the losses on their sides.

Their goal is as strong and resolute as the Commies now running the White House to totally undermine America, and make it into a Socialist State.
Greater. Unlike the puke now running the WH, they are actually willing to die for their cult's goals.

With that. I'm signing off E.. Need some rest.
40 posted on 11/09/2012 12:04:13 AM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Marine_Uncle

Me too...nite all.


41 posted on 11/09/2012 12:12:14 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Right.


42 posted on 11/09/2012 4:40:02 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: TigersEye
They did get a load of intel but IMO that was a happenstance bonus.

The US was kept off that site for so long that I don't think that passes the smell test. They wanted to allow our enemies to acquire all they wanted first.

43 posted on 11/09/2012 7:33:15 AM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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To: TigersEye

Have a problem with the reported fact from an eye witness that the attackers wore Afghanistan type apparel and that they wore Al Qeada emblems on their clothes. Hard to believe that they would be so brazen. Yes, it is Al Qeada, but this was just a few months before the Presdiential election. And they knew the US President would have a green light to counter attack. Remember how Osama and company packed up and ran into the mountains fearing the counter attack ? Someone obviously wanted the US to think this was Al Qeada.


44 posted on 11/09/2012 8:55:32 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
A ready made opportunity for Zawahiri to demonstrate that Al-Queda was alive...... How about that for motive......

Absolutely! That is more than enough motive. That is really the biggest win they could achieve. They make a fool and a liar of the CiC and stand untouched on the ground they have taken. It unmasks 0bama as a dupe who expended large amounts of U.S. treasure and lots of political capital in the 0bama/NATO sacking of Libya all for the benefit of al Qaeda who simply walk in and take the spoils.

45 posted on 11/09/2012 12:27:59 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
To be clear... I think you are right...I just wanted to support what you said.

Thank you. Completely understood. Excellent points you made.

46 posted on 11/09/2012 12:29:22 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Carry_Okie

I meant ‘happenstance’ regarding the intentions of the attackers.


47 posted on 11/09/2012 12:45:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: justa-hairyape
It has been reported that there were/are 10-11 separate al Qaeda affiliated groups in Benghazi. I don't think it is surprising that whoever attacked was al Qaeda even if they consisted of more than one bunch of them. Here is how Benghazi looked just a year ago.

Benghazi: A Sea of Al-Qaeda Flags NRO Nov. 5, 2011

48 posted on 11/09/2012 12:51:47 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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I meant ‘happenstance’ regarding the intentions of the attackers.

Given their weaponry and the amount of time it takes to set up mortars, etc, no, it was not a "happenstance" attack. There was evident planning and command structure. That denotes a higher level decision.

49 posted on 11/09/2012 12:52:38 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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Did General Petraus pull the adultery card to fold and run.?. This boondoggle was a CIA operation, yes/no? Today and tomorrow congressional access to videos followed by the suspect grilling next week?

Petraus and Obama are cutting deals.


50 posted on 11/09/2012 12:56:17 PM PST by Broker (Another sojourner)
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