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  • Chaos at the State Department (UPDATE) (Libya)

    09/27/2012 3:37:36 PM PDT · by mojito · 46 replies
    PowerLine ^ | 9/27/2012 | Steven Hayward
    Fox News has just reported that the US is withdrawing (supposedly temporarily) all its personnel from the US embassy in Tripoli, Libya. What–did they get advance word of a YouTube sequel to The Innocence of Muslims? Are they worried of another imminent “spontaneous” protest with marchers who carry mortars with them? More likely the Clousseaus of Foggy Bottom have figured out they have serious security breach problems in Libya and perhaps elsewhere.
  • Carney: We Didn't Lie About Libya, We Just Had Different Facts At the Time

    09/27/2012 5:22:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 35 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 9/27/12 | Katie Pavlich
    During a press gaggle on board Air Force One this morning in Virginia Beach, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney accused Mitt Romney of "politicizing" the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in reference to pressure from the campaign to come clean about what really happened. Carney also referred reporters to an ongoing FBI investigation when asked about specifics on Libya. The problem? The FBI still isn't in Benghazi despite the administration saying repeatedly they are. Carney also tried to spin Obama's refusal to call the attack an act of terrorism and covered for the administration in its lie...
  • Some Officials Were Concerned About Initial White House Push Blaming Benghazi Attack on Video

    09/27/2012 4:25:46 PM PDT · by cdchik123 · 24 replies
    ABC News ^ | 9/27/12 | Jake Tapper
    Jake Tapper By Jake Tapper @jaketapper Find on FacebookFollow on Twitter Sep 27, 2012 6:13pm Some Administration Officials Were Concerned About Initial White House Push Blaming Benghazi Attack on Mob, Video Email 25 Smaller Font Text Larger Text | Print Even before Defense Secretary Leon Panetta contradicted the initial story about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, today, Obama administration officials told ABC News they were concerned after the White House began pushing the line that the attack was spontaneous and not the work of terrorists. Events were too uncertain, and suspicions had been aroused, officials said....
  • Libyan president: Of course the violence had nothing to do with a YouTube video

    09/26/2012 6:20:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Why should we listen to what Mohamed Magarief has to say about the terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, which claimed the lives of four Americans, including the first US Ambassador murdered in the line of duty since 1979? For one thing, the Libyan president’s story hasn't changed --- unlike that of the White House. While UN Ambassador Susan Rice insisted ten days ago that the sacking of the consulate happened because a protest over a YouTube video "spun out of control," Magarief has insisted all along that not only was there no protest before the attack, the...
  • Bombshell: US knew Stevens assassination was work of terrorists within 24 hours of attack

    09/26/2012 6:33:50 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 55 replies
    Five days after the attack on the Benghazi consulate that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the Obama administration sent UN Ambassador Susan Rice onto five Sunday talk shows to insist that the sacking of the consulate was the result of a protest over a YouTube video that “spun out of control.” The government of Libya was already scoffing at that story, and by the end of the next week the White House began reluctantly admitting that terrorists had attacked the diplomatic mission. Today, however, Eli Lake reports for the Daily Beast that the Obama administration knew...
  • Libyan president to NBC: Anti-Islam film had 'nothing to do with' US Consulate attack

    09/26/2012 12:12:50 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sept. 26, 2012 | NBC News staff
    An anti-Islam film that sparked violent protests in many countries had "nothing to do with" a deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi earlier this month, Libya's president told NBC News. In an exclusive interview with NBC News' Ann Curry, President Mohamed Magarief discounted claims that the attack was in response to a movie produced in California and available on YouTube. He noted that the assault happened on Sept. 11 and that the video had been available for months before that. "Reaction should have been, if it was genuine, should have been six months earlier. So it was postponed...
  • Leader Of Libya Attack Linked To Obama Donor

    09/24/2012 5:07:37 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 14 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/21/2012
    As the administration’s false narrative about the events leading up to the sacking of our consulate in Benghazi and the killing of our ambassador continues to unravel, a sordid detail has come to light. The leader of the the attack is believed to be an alumnus of Guantanamo Bay who was released from custody via an anti-American left wing group headed by an Obama donor. First, the terrorist: Abu Sufian bin Qumu. Bin Qumu, according to his Guantanamo file, was picked up in Pakistan in early 2002 after being identified by the Libyan government (that would be the same government...
  • Breaking: White House Knowingly Gave False Information to Media on Benghazi Terror Attack (Video)

    09/23/2012 11:43:08 PM PDT · by Fred · 153 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 092312 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama White House knowingly gave false information on the Benghazi terrorist attack. The Obama Administration repeated to reporters that the consulate attack was the related to an offensive YouTube document but they privately were circulating a very different view on the murderous attack. Catherine Herridge from FOX News reported: “There was this private narrative you see in the intelligence community where they separate what happened in Libya from this YouTube clip and then you have this public narrative that you have from this administration. And I got a hold of this Homeland Security Assessment. It talks about the scope...
  • NPR: Libyan Militiaman Says He Warned U.S. Of Dangers

    09/20/2012 5:17:27 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies
    npr ^ | 9/20/2012 | by Leila Fadel
    Two days before the deadly Sept. 11 attack on Americans in Libya, three U.S. officials met pro-government militias working to provide security in the city of Benghazi. In that meeting, which included the American economic and political counselors, Mohammed el Gharabi, a leader of a prominent militia, says he warned the Americans that the security situation in Benghazi was deteriorating. Assassinations are becoming rampant; no one is safe, including militiamen like himself, he says he told the Americans. He asked for help to secure Benghazi and suggested scaling back or possibly closing diplomatic missions until conditions were more secure. He...
  • UK Security Firm Not Approved/ZERO Protest at Libyan Consulate: 'There Wasn't an Ant Outside'

    09/21/2012 5:40:29 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | September 21, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    A badly wounded 27-year-old Libyan man says he was hired by a British group to guard the exterior of the Libyan consulate on the night Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered. He says there were a total of 8 guards. There were no protests – “there wasn’t a single ant outside.” “The attack “was immediate and bold…” The State Department sent Victoria Nuland to a microphone to say “at no time did we contract with a private security firm in Libya.” Contrary to Friday’s claim by State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland that “at no time did we...
  • Obama Went to Bed While Consulate was Under Siege

    09/22/2012 10:21:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Front Page ^ | 9/23/12 | Daniel Greenfield
    Forget the 3 AM phone call. Obama couldn’t even be trusted with an 11 PM phone call. They say that only a man with a clear conscience, or no conscience at all, can sleep this way. But hey, he had to be rested for the next fundraiser and the next party. Jay-Z and Beyonce, unlike dead ambassadors and Libyan militias, actually matter. Fox News’ Special Report informed us that Barack Obama knew of the attack on the Libyan consulate within 90 minutes of it beginning. There is no doubt that Obama knew that the attacks involved AK-47s, along with Rocket...
  • OBAMA TO CONDEMN CHRISTIAN FILMMAKER BEFORE UNITED NATIONS

    09/22/2012 2:28:06 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 210 replies
    Breitbart - Big Government ^ | 9-22-2012 | John Nolte
    September 22, 2012 OBAMA TO CONDEMN CHRISTIAN FILMMAKER BEFORE UNITED NATIONS John Nolte Not only are we seeing the White House and State Department call more attention to the Mohammed-mocking "Innocence of Muslims" than any terrorist network ever could've hoped for, but the President's indefensible scapegoating of the film and filmmaker to draw attention and blame away from U.S. security failures apparently knows no bounds. Next week, Obama will denounce the film in a speech before the United Nations General Assembly:National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor previews the president's speech to the UN General Assembly next week: "UNGA always provides...
  • Benghazi attack: Why the White House changed its story (because Obama is a liar!)

    09/22/2012 3:03:26 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 19 replies
    yahoo ^ | 9/22/2012 | Patrik Jonsson | Christian Science Monitor
    President Obama has been forced to reassess his view of what caused the attack in Benghazi, Libya that killed US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, raising questions about whether the White House has a solid grasp on the underpinnings of the angry convulsions rocking the Middle East and the impact of the so-called “Cairo doctrine” laid out by Obama shortly after he took office in 2009. The White House initially laid the blame for the attack, as well as dozens of other protests that continue to roil the Mideast, on a YouTube clip from a movie called “The Innocence of Muslims” insulting...
  • Enemies without, enemies within and the battle for free speech

    09/17/2012 10:07:08 AM PDT · by The Shrew · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 17, 2012 | Scott Swett
    As the fires burn across the Middle East, Barack Obama and his surrogates loudly insist that the wave of Islamic attacks on American interests, including the brutal murder of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, has all been caused by a YouTube video. As many observers have noted, this tactic is useful in deflecting attention from the administration's security failures, but it also serves a more sinister purpose: facilitating the suppression of political speech in America.
  • US Relied on Muslim Brotherhood for Benghazi Consulate Security

    09/21/2012 3:15:31 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 23 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | 9/21/2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The more we learn about what happened in Benghazi, the clearer things become. Two U.S. intelligence officials told The Daily Beast that the intelligence community is currently analyzing an intercept between a Libyan politician whose sympathies are with al Qaeda and the Libyan militia known as the February 17 Brigade—which had been charged with providing local security to the consulate. In the intercept, the Libyan politician apparently asks an officer in the brigade to have his men stand down for a pending attack—another piece of evidence implying the violence was planned in advance.
  • Why Is Obama Disputing Israeli and Libyan Intelligence

    09/21/2012 10:07:33 AM PDT · by robowombat · 11 replies
    The Daily Rant ^ | 19 September 2012. | Mychal Massie
    Why Is Obama Disputing Israeli and Libyan Intelligence Posted on 19 September 2012. Why is the Obama administration spending so much time and energy disputing the Israeli and Libyan intelligence reports that the Benghazi Embassy attack was not a spontaneous eruption of violence–rather that it was a carefully planned and choreographed attack? When it comes to intelligence gathering in the Middle East, none is more sophisticated and credible than Israel. As I pointed out in my September 17, syndicated article “BHO: A Portrait Of Stupidity,” An Israeli Foreign Ministry official, speaking in reference to the growing signs of ‘radicalization’ in...
  • Obama’s embassy cover story dissolves

    09/21/2012 10:04:58 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 54 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 9/21/12 | Jennifer Rubin
    It is a measure of how skewed the reporting is and how intellectually inconsistent is most of the “analysis” from the mainstream media that while Mitt Romney’s comment on the embassy attacks held the attention of the press for days (when in fact he had correctly surmised that the administration was trying to make excuses for the embassy attack by expressing regret over an anti-Muslim video)), there has been comparatively little concern with a much more critical story: Did the Obama team intentionally lie to voters (or just shoot first and aim later) for a week about what it knew,...
  • The Sexual Pathology of the Libyan Attackers

    09/21/2012 5:35:44 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | September 21, 2012 | Mark Tapson
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - The Sexual Pathology of the Libyan AttackersPosted By Mark Tapson On September 21, 2012 @ 12:50 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments Soon after the terrorist attack that left four Americans dead in Libya, reports began coming in that U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was not only murdered by the Muslim mob, but also sodomized both before and after his death, and his corpse dragged through the streets. This grotesque defilement was willfully suppressed by the mainstream media, who were focused like a laser on a much more horrific story: presidential candidate Mitt Romney...
  • Report: Ambassador Stevens Said He Was on an Al-Qaeda Hit List

    09/20/2012 4:20:09 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Sept. 20, 2012
    American intelligence officials insist that the attack on the Benghazi consulate was not pre-planned, but a new CNN report says that Ambassador Chris Stevens had expressed concerns about the safety of the mission in the months before his death. According to "a source familiar with his thinking," Stevens was worried about the growing threat of al-Qaeda and other extremists in Libya and even mentioned that he was on a terrorist "hit list."
  • Mystery surrounds attack on Benghazi’s US consulate

    09/17/2012 8:59:10 AM PDT · by 1066AD · 21 replies
    France24 ^ | 9/17/2012 | Leela JACINTO
    Mystery surrounds attack on Benghazi’s US consulate By Leela JACINTO the 17/09/2012 - 15:18 New reports gleaned from Libyan officials and militia commanders suggest that contrary to earlier accounts, last week's deadly attack apparently occurred at two different Benghazi sites in two stages. Amid contradictory accounts of whether the deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi was spontaneous or premeditated, alarming new details have emerged on the September 11 assault, which killed the US ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. According to senior Libyan officials, as well as militia sources and witnesses on the ground, last week’s seemingly...
  • More details emerge on U.S. ambassador's last moments (They WERE WARNED ABOUT SECURITY PROBLEMS)

    09/16/2012 7:13:34 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 13 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/16 | Damon
    Benghazi, Libya (CNN) -- Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security. Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security. He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn't good for international business. "The situation is frightening, it scares us," Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded. Inside the U.S....
  • Christopher Stevens Feeds the Crocodile

    09/14/2012 2:42:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Winston Churchill once said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last.” On September 11, Christopher Stevens, a career diplomat, became one of the first Americans in Libya to feed the crocodile of Ansar Al-Sharia and learned too late that while appeasers may hope to be eaten last, they are often eaten first. Christopher Stevens was a Middle Eastern diplomat who typified the new breed going from the University of Berkeley and the Peace Corps to desks in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria. He taught English to Moroccan children in the Peace Corps and...
  • Libya rescue squad ran into fierce, accurate ambush

    09/12/2012 6:42:57 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 44 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/12/12 | Alastair Macdonald; Editing by Andrew Osborn
    A squad of U.S. troops dispatched by helicopter across the Libyan desert to rescue besieged diplomats from Benghazi on Wednesday ran into a fierce overnight ambush that left a further two Americans dead, Libyan officials told Reuters. Accounts of the mayhem at the U.S. consulate, where the ambassador and a fourth American died after a chaotic protest over a film insulting to Islam, remain patchy. But two Libyan officials, including the commander of a security force which escorted the U.S. rescuers, said a later assault on a supposedly safe refuge for the diplomats appeared professionally executed.
  • Report: U.S. consulate in Benghazi had no Marine protection (Unfortified bldg. in a volatile city)

    09/12/2012 5:43:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2012 | AllahPundit
    But what about Romney’s gaffes? The consulate where the American ambassador to Libya was killed on Tuesday is an “interim facility” not protected by the contingent of Marines that safeguards embassies, POLITICO has learned ...A senior administration official Wednesday called the Benghazi consulate “an interim facility,” which the State Department began using “before the fall of Qadhafi.” It was staffed Tuesday by Libyan and State Department security officers. The consulate came under fire from heavy machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades at about 10 p.m. local time on Tuesday. By the time the attack ended several hours later, four Americans were...
  • REPORT: LIBYAN SECURITY SHOWED RADICALS WHERE TO ATTACK AMBASSADOR

    09/12/2012 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 35 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | September 12 2012 | by MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    According to a CBS News report updated at 8:39 am Eastern time Wednesday, the Libyan security forces hired to protect the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya moved Ambassador Chris Stevens to a second building within the consulate, then told the militant crowds where he was
  • Obama condemns ‘outrageous attack’ in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador

    09/12/2012 5:15:09 AM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 161 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 12, 2012 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama said Wednesday he strongly condemns the “outrageous attack” by a mob in Libya that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. “Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. “They exemplified America’s commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.” Mr. Stevens and three other Americans were killed Tuesday in an attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi by protesters angry...
  • CBS: Libyan security team fingered US ambassador to be killed; Libyan president issues apology

    09/12/2012 7:21:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/12/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In the confusion surrounding the murders of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya yesterday, the Libyan government --- which exists due to the military intervention of the US and NATO --- initially left the impression that loyalists to dead dictator Moammar Qaddafi conducted the assassinations. CBS, however, now reports that the Libyan government has changed its tune. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and the other diplomatic personnel got moved to another building by Libyan security forces when the consulate was attacked, and then betrayed by them to the attackers: Military officials told CBS News an anti-terrorism team of U.S. Marines was being...
  • Marine unit dispatched to secure consulate in Benghazi after deadly attacks

    09/12/2012 7:21:36 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 57 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 12, 2012
    A team of about 50 Marines has been dispatched to the Libyan city of Benghazi to secure the U.S. Consulate after attacks Tuesday left four Americans dead including the U.S. ambassador, a senior U.S. military official told Fox News. The official said a Marine "fast team" is being sent from the U.S. Naval base in Rota, Spain. They are not yet on the ground. The move comes after President Obama ordered "all necessary resources" provided to Libya to support the security of U.S. personnel in the country.
  • Obama condemns rocket attack that killed U.S. envoy to Libya... [updated: Hillary Clinton statement]

    09/12/2012 7:30:17 AM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | September 12th, 2012 1o:07 AM EDT | unattributed
    U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in Libya overnight, "risked his life to stop a dictator" when he was sent to Benghazi last year as the American envoy to the rebels working to topple Moammar Gadhafi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday in the wake of an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that left Stevens and three other Americans dead. "This is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world," Clinton said. "We condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence and we send our prayers to...
  • ISLAMISTS DRAG DEAD BODY OF US AMBASSADOR THROUGH THE STREETS OF BENGHAZI! (Updated)

    09/12/2012 7:45:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 274 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-12-2012 | Jim Hoft
    Islamists dragged the dead body of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens from the embassy after he was murdered last night. The radical Islamists attacked the embassy with rocket propelled grenades and machine gun fire.Al- AhramThey dragged the ambassador’s dead body from the embassy.Islamists murdered the US ambassador and three others including two US Marines at the embassy last night.