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Zawahiri: Benghazi Showed US Weakness
UPI ^ | Published: Nov. 7, 2012 at 12:51

Posted on 11/07/2012 5:29:04 PM PST by drewh

CAIRO, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Deadly attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, suggest American "awe is lost" in the region, a message from al-Qaida's leader Ayman al-Zawahiri said.

Zawahiri, in an audio message addressed to Somali militant group al-Shabaab, said U.S. influence in the Middle East was waning now that it's military engagements there have ended.

"They were defeated in Iraq and they are withdrawing from Afghanistan and their ambassador in Benghazi was killed and the flags of their embassies were lowered in Cairo and Sanaa (Yemen)," a translation of the message published by the online Long War Journal read.

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ordered the FBI to investigate the Sept. 11 attack in Libya. Shortly afterward, she suggested al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb was likely behind the raid. U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said it was "pretty clear" that the attack in Benghazi was an act of terrorism.

"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

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; kenyanbornmuzzie; libya; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi; waronterror; zawahiri

1 posted on 11/07/2012 5:29:09 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Ol’ Ayman didn’t get the Memo re: al-Queda....


2 posted on 11/07/2012 5:34:33 PM PST by mikrofon (+ Prayers for America +)
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To: drewh

But, but, that is all okay..... most of what’s left of America is fine with it.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 5:46:33 PM PST by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: mikrofon

Gotta agree with him on this one.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 5:46:59 PM PST by oldernittany
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To: drewh

Ah, maybe so. Or ignore us at your peril. We shall see.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 5:47:32 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
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6 posted on 11/07/2012 5:55:28 PM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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7 posted on 11/07/2012 5:56:00 PM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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8 posted on 11/07/2012 5:57:02 PM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks drewh.


9 posted on 11/07/2012 6:26:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Mali: France pointed against al-Qaeda

Mali: France pointed against al-Qaeda | Le Figaro | September 24, 2012 | Isabelle Lasserre | Posted on 09/26/2012 9:55:01 AM PDT by JerseyanExile

10 posted on 11/07/2012 6:42:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: drewh

He’s right. Of course it did. When the president is too spineless to even try to help 41 of his own emissaries and leaves them to die the rest of the world knows you’re nothing but a punk.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 9:02:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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12 posted on 11/08/2012 5:21:56 AM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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13 posted on 11/08/2012 5:22:23 AM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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14 posted on 11/08/2012 5:24:44 AM PST by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: SunkenCiv; TigersEye; Marine_Uncle; onyx; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; LucyT; ...
Great map.

Remember Senate hearing Nov 15.. I believe.

15 posted on 11/08/2012 10:10:09 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
Here's a thread of interest...

Benghazi Gates Part 2, What happened to Ambassador Stevens?

16 posted on 11/08/2012 10:38:08 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

I guess we will have to wait and see how many more American lives are taken because of an unwilliness to offend or destroy the enemy.


17 posted on 11/08/2012 11:42:31 AM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: oldernittany

Sad, ain’t it? When you have to agree with Zawahiri. Geesh


18 posted on 11/08/2012 11:44:56 AM PST by dforest
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To: NY Attitude
The American people have decided that we're going to have to wait for a few things now. Wait to see if Iran is allowed to make some nukes. Wait to see if the U.S. sits on the sidelines while the Arab-Muslim world tries to annihilate Israel. Wait to see how hard our economy will crash. Wait to see how much destruction 0bamaCare does to the field of medicine.

We're going to wait and watch the lit fuses on these bombs burn down and see if they really do set them off. The libs want real proof that they really are bombs. Or they like fireworks.

19 posted on 11/08/2012 11:51:02 AM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: TigersEye

Apparently the only people that showed some chutzpah was the American Military, and 3 top military leaders were replaced for responding to the request for help. It is no longer Teddy Roosevelt’s America that would go to war for one of it’s citizens that were in a foreign land.


20 posted on 11/08/2012 12:37:41 PM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: NY Attitude

Not just any citizens. 41 citizens who were directly or nearly directly employed to serve in that high risk environment by the POTUS.


21 posted on 11/08/2012 12:53:15 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "Remember Senate hearing Nov 15.. I believe."
That is what I read at Fox the other day.
22 posted on 11/08/2012 2:10:24 PM PST by Marine_Uncle
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