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US military units put on alert as security situation deteriorates in Libyan capital
FoxNews.com ^ | 5-10-2013 | Jennifer Griffin, Justin Fishel

Posted on 05/10/2013 9:45:50 AM PDT by topher

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.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: africom; britishembassy; embassy; islam; jihad; libya; libyadeterioration; libyafallingapart; libyawarning; muslim; tripoli; usembassy; wagthedog
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Some will say House hearings caused this.

I hope this time they will have KC-135/KC-10 Tankers available and hopefully have Aircraft Carrier Task Force steaming into the area.

Unclear with O-bozo - in - chief.

1 posted on 05/10/2013 9:45:50 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher

How nice..they named the town in Spain after our pResident.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 9:48:00 AM PDT by left that other site ((Ban the ubiquitous and deadly solvent, Di-hydrogen monoxide!!!))
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To: topher
The article reports that non-essential people have been evacuated.

I don't know if that is just the US Embassy or the UK Embassy as well... I will have to re-read.

3 posted on 05/10/2013 9:48:11 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

I’m suspicious. So under Kerry they will act appropriately but not clinton?


4 posted on 05/10/2013 9:48:18 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: topher

Gee, I wonder what Valerie Jarrett will tell the infant-minded, illegal Kenyan-born alien to do. Hope she doesn’t disturb Obambi in case he’s golfing or in front of a mirror.


5 posted on 05/10/2013 9:48:58 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: topher

Why bother putting them on alert? We’ve been told repeatedly that it would take too long to get to Libya, anyway.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 9:50:20 AM PDT by LimitedPowers (Citizenship is not a Hate Crime!)
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To: topher; ASA Vet; Ernest_at_the_Beach

This action appears to be 8 months too late after the Benghazi murders on 9/11/2012.


7 posted on 05/10/2013 9:50:57 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (I'm afraid to go visit any American college because of all the foreign students with bombs.)
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To: topher

They know they screwed up Benghazi, and now have to put on a dog and pony show


8 posted on 05/10/2013 9:51:38 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: RummyChick
The British and the French are taking this situation seriously.

In the case of the September 11th attack, there were no demonstrations beforehand (in Libya at least -- they occurred in Egypt).

The article states that there were protests on SUNDAY... So this has been developing over several days...

9 posted on 05/10/2013 9:52:23 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

If the embassy is attacked and we respond as we should, Obama is in deep poop explaining the variances in the two situations.


10 posted on 05/10/2013 9:52:53 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: topher

Jennifer Griffin is an accurate reporter.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 9:54:18 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: topher

Can’t get to Libya from Italy, what changed?


12 posted on 05/10/2013 9:54:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: topher
I wrote:

I hope this time they will have KC-135/KC-10 Tankers available and hopefully have Aircraft Carrier Task Force steaming into the area.

We need to have two Carrier Task Groups in that part of the world -- one in the Arabian Sea (just in case), and one in the Mediterrean.

The one in the Mediterrean could always take shore leave in Spain/France/Italy (provided host countries allow it).

13 posted on 05/10/2013 9:55:04 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Zero broke it and he owns it,according to Colon Powell’s spiel.Benghazi compound guarded by an Al-queda off shoot,et-all


14 posted on 05/10/2013 9:56:22 AM PDT by sportscaster ("LET'S ROLL")
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To: topher

Send in Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking to calm the situation with an anti-theist lecture. LOL


15 posted on 05/10/2013 9:57:03 AM PDT by CMB_polarization
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To: topher
Hey! They must have finally read Hicks' cable!!!
16 posted on 05/10/2013 9:57:46 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama Denied ->Americans Died ->Hillary Lied ->the Media Complied.)
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To: left that other site

LOL


17 posted on 05/10/2013 9:57:48 AM PDT by united1000 (A government big enough to give you everything u want, is strong enough to take everything u have)
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To: cripplecreek
They can if they have tankers (aircraft -- KC-135 or KC-10).

They can if they have a Carrier Task Group nearby or at least US Navy ships capable of Helicopter Ops.

I believe in the testimony on Wednesday, it was stated that there were no aircraft tankers available despite the fact that US fighters could be there in 2 to 3 hours from NATO bases.

The Dimwits (Democrats) muddled the hearing intentionally so that points like this did not immediately come out.

18 posted on 05/10/2013 9:58:09 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: united1000

bttt


19 posted on 05/10/2013 9:59:24 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: onyx
Good!

Fox might get the award winning reporter from CBS as she is quite upset with CBS over muffling her over the hearings...

20 posted on 05/10/2013 9:59:56 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
Little Chuckle:

"A specialized Marine unit based in Moron, Spain....

Maybe they should rename their base.

"We're from the Moron Base and we're here to help you!"

21 posted on 05/10/2013 10:00:30 AM PDT by cookcounty (Obama Denied ->Americans Died ->Hillary Lied ->the Media Complied.)
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To: topher

Well, does Fox ever win?


22 posted on 05/10/2013 10:01:13 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: topher

to hell with human lives no matter where they are, the obozo hussein will do anything to get Benghazi out of the news and his best avenue for that is to order the US military into action. Just like Bill Clinton did in Serbia when Ken Star had proof that slick got a nob-job from the WH intern, Monica Lewinski. Wag the effing dog all over again.


23 posted on 05/10/2013 10:01:24 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: onyx
They're evacuating personnel Britain also via Fox just now
24 posted on 05/10/2013 10:01:44 AM PDT by caww
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To: laweeks

Or playing ball with Reggie


25 posted on 05/10/2013 10:02:45 AM PDT by winodog
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To: caww

TYVM.
I’m listening to Rush. Not watching TV.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 10:03:10 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: left that other site

LOL. A Tommy Boy reference.


27 posted on 05/10/2013 10:04:42 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: topher
Gunmen surround foreign ministry in Libya capital

This all started back in late April. The government of Libya has effectively been locked down since then. To be fair the only control the government has had for the last two years is handing out bags of cash to the various militia groups to keep them from rounding the government up and executing it. They've had about as much luck disarming Libya as Rahm has disarming Chicago.

28 posted on 05/10/2013 10:05:27 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: Grampa Dave

Yes, I think they are a little late to the party.
Can’t even joke about this horrid event. People should be in jail for this, starting with the crowd at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 10:05:55 AM PDT by 9422WMR (: " Tolerance is the virtue of a man who has no convictions".)
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To: RummyChick
[I’m suspicious. So under Kerry they will act appropriately but not clinton?]

I wouldn't whiz on Kerry if his pompadour was on fire. But Kerry is better equipped for this post and has anticipated getting the job since Obama was elected. He has hit the ground running. Obama likely has more trust in Kerry than he could have in Hillary so Kerry can be allowed more independence. The more competent and visible Kerry is the worse Hillary's lackluster tenure will be seen in contrast.

30 posted on 05/10/2013 10:09:48 AM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: topher

The distance from Aviano to Benghazi is 1680 kilometers or 1044 miles only, F-16 could make it in under 2 hours and still have enough fuel to take care of business. They are lying.


31 posted on 05/10/2013 10:10:22 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

Get ready for Wag the Dog II, Benghazi Edition...

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32 posted on 05/10/2013 10:10:59 AM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: left that other site

Alright, that’s funny.


33 posted on 05/10/2013 10:11:20 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: reagandemocrat

Moron’s next to McKeesport.


34 posted on 05/10/2013 10:12:40 AM PDT by reagandemocrat
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To: crosslink

NAS Sigonella, Sicily, is only half as far from Benghazi as Aviano.


35 posted on 05/10/2013 10:13:16 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Brad from Tennessee

“The more competent and visible Kerry is the worse Hillary’s lackluster tenure will be seen in contrast. “

that’s the point and why I am suspicious.

Given that Obama was behind the rebels in Libya..it may be he has someone in there stirring it up right now.


36 posted on 05/10/2013 10:14:41 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: topher

This is impossible because the Military can’t get to Libya in a timely fashion.

We’ve been told so in sworn Congressional testimony by multiple Administration Figgers.


37 posted on 05/10/2013 10:15:03 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Mandatory BB Guns for 10 Year Old Boys would solve most of America's problems.)
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To: All; everyone
The city name is Morón, not Moron.

The accent changes the meaning...

There is a Spanish word moron which basically has the same meaning as the English spelled word.

38 posted on 05/10/2013 10:16:38 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...
Gee. NOW they do it. We should have read THIS in September 2012.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


39 posted on 05/10/2013 10:17:04 AM PDT by MestaMachine
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Maybe one of you younger guys will know better, but wouldn't there be one or two Marine Expeditionary Units floating around on assault ships with the 6th Fleet?

Those gentlemen have sort of a thing about rescuing people from the shores of Tripoli.

40 posted on 05/10/2013 10:17:30 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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Can’t help but wonder what happened to the US Marine Corps Battalion Landing Team that is on station in the Mediterranean Sea 24/7/365. Commonly called the Med Cruise when I was in the Corps. A complete and functioning battalion with infantry, artillery, Force Recon, helicopter landing ship, LST’s, tank company etc. A complete self contained little army to take care of things like Benghazi.


41 posted on 05/10/2013 10:18:19 AM PDT by Flint
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To: topher
I posted this on a different thread but it applies here also.

Send McCain back over there to cleanup the mess he created.


42 posted on 05/10/2013 10:18:54 AM PDT by McGruff (You are either with us or you are with the RINOs.)
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To: Pan_Yan

they should just put the city on lockdown and tell everyone to stay home.


43 posted on 05/10/2013 10:19:25 AM PDT by CJ Wolf
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To: jjotto

Thanks, I knew that I was just pointing out they could have reached the annex on Sept 11 also and the people who said different are Full of S it


44 posted on 05/10/2013 10:19:46 AM PDT by crosslink (Moderates should play in the middle of a busy street)
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I hope this time they will have KC-135/KC-10 Tankers available and hopefully have Aircraft Carrier Task Force steaming into the area.

Oh, hell no! Stand down! STAND DOWN!

There is no terrorism and there are no terrorists! Terrorism no longer exists! King Barky the First defeated them all!

45 posted on 05/10/2013 10:21:28 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: MestaMachine
Makes me think our Military has done an end run around the obama crowd. Praises for Our Girls and Boys! Thank You Lord for each one!
46 posted on 05/10/2013 10:21:55 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: topher

Thank You topher!


47 posted on 05/10/2013 10:23:00 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: topher
Some will say House hearings caused this

It's the sequester! The sequester, I tell ya!

Damn those wascally wepublicans!

48 posted on 05/10/2013 10:23:22 AM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Mr. Lucky
With Syria supposedly using WMD's, it seems we should have some assets in the Mediterrean just for that reason.

Let alone if our INTEL folks tell us thinks are heating up.

And we should have had them on 9/11/2012.

If Reagan was still president, I am sure Benghazi would have went down quite differently...

49 posted on 05/10/2013 10:23:49 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: crosslink

And that’s really secondary anyway, as we know that stand-down orders were given to known forces that were nearer.


50 posted on 05/10/2013 10:23:58 AM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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