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Americans tour base to recruit Libyan anti-militant force: commander (Benghazigate!!)
Reuters ^ | Tue Nov 6, 2012 2:22pm EST | Hadeel Al Shalchi

Posted on 11/06/2012 7:11:22 PM PST by haffast

(Reuters) - U.S. officials in Libya have begun to look for recruits for a commando force which they plan to train to fight militants, a former commander of Libyan rebels who toppled Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday.

There was no immediate U.S. comment. After a wave of anti-American violence in the Arab world in September during which the U.S. ambassador to Libya died in an Islamist militant attack, President Barack Obama took measures to improve the security of U.S. diplomatic installations in the region.

A team of about 10 Americans from the embassy in Tripoli visited a paramilitary base in the eastern city of Benghazi 10 days ago to interview and get to know potential recruits, according to militia commander Fathi al-Obeidi.

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He also helped a team of U.S. marines in September lead a rescue effort that saved a group of Americans hiding in a safe house after an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in which U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens died.

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He said that the team of American officials included current U.S. charge d'affaires Laurence Pope and the future head trainer of the Libyan special forces team.

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Obama and other U.S. officials have acknowledged that the attack was a "terrorist" act by militants with suspected links to al Qaeda affiliates or sympathizers.

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But Washington may struggle to decide whom to target. The increasingly diffuse nature of al Qaeda, its allies and sympathizers complicates the job of identifying precisely which individuals and groups were behind the attacks.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 20110911; 201211; alobeidi; alqaeda; arabspring; benghazi; fathialobeidi; libya; obeidi; syria; thirdworldwar; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi
Also here: http://news.yahoo.com/americans-tour-recruit-libyan-anti-militant-force-commander-192253980.html
1 posted on 11/06/2012 7:11:23 PM PST by haffast
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To: haffast
This is about as stupid as it gets.
How many Americans are going to get shot in the back by their "allies" in that part of the world?

Withdraw and nuke it.

2 posted on 11/06/2012 7:16:10 PM PST by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: haffast

So what? What does it matter? Obama slides,. The Senate remains dem and won’t investigate him. The press will cover for him. Ball welcome the new King George!!!


3 posted on 11/06/2012 7:17:00 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: Travis McGee; Squantos; Cindy

ping


4 posted on 11/06/2012 7:26:13 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks haffast.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 3:20:25 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: haffast
U.S. officials in Libya have begun to look for recruits for a commando force which they plan to train to fight militants, a former commander of Libyan rebels who toppled Muammar Gaddafi said on Tuesday.

After World War II, Genoud served as the financial advisor to the Grand Mufti. In 1958, the Swiss Nazi set up the Arab Commercial Bank in Geneva to manage the war chest of the Algerian National Liberation Front, whose partisans were fighting to free their country from French colonial rule. Several Third Reich veterans, including Maj. Gen. Otto Ernst Remer, who had served as Hitler's bodyguard, smuggled weapons to the Algerian rebels, while other German advisors provided military instruction. Under the guise of supporting the Arabs' struggle against French colonialism, Genoud and his Nazi cohorts were following the same geopolitical strategy that Hitler had pursued in the Middle East. -----------The Swastika and the Crescent

The more things change, the more they stay the same...

6 posted on 11/07/2012 1:10:06 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

“The more things change, the more they stay the same... “

Yes, and that is because people are ignorant and/or willfully ignorant and they do not know history.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 6:04:57 PM PST by Cindy
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