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  • Libya Recovers Remains of 21 Beheaded Coptic Christians

    10/10/2017 6:41:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    Die Welt ^ | 10/7/17
    "Islamic State" militants reportedly carried out the execution-style killings in early 2015. A detained IS militant who witnessed the mass murder clued in authorities to the site.Libyan authorities have recovered the remains of 21 Coptic Christians who were beheaded by so-called "Islamic State" (IS) militants more than two years ago, the anti-IS organization al-Bonyan al-Marsous announced Saturday. The gruesome discovery was made in the seaside city of Sirte — the home town of former dictator Moammar Gadhafi, who was toppled in 2011. A statement said officials were led to the site by an IS militant who had witnessed the attack...
  • Will Trump Pursue Clinton by Reopening the Benghazi File?

    09/27/2017 7:47:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 27, 2017 | Helle Dale
    It’s been five years since terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012, leaving four Americans dead. Now, Libya’s interim government is considering opening up Benghazi to foreign consulates again. But it’s hard to imagine foreign governments rushing to return to Benghazi. By 2013, when law and order in the city collapsed completely, no foreign diplomats remained. While five years have passed, the legal repercussions of the attack and the cover-up are far from over. The jury selection in the trial of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the only terrorist ever arrested for the attack, is just now...
  • Trump’s Opportunity to Oust Those Who Covered Up Benghazi Missteps

    09/26/2017 12:11:16 PM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 26, 2017 | Helle Dale
    It’s been five years since terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012, leaving four Americans dead. Now, Libya’s interim government is considering opening up Benghazi to foreign consulates again. But it’s hard to imagine foreign governments rushing to return to Benghazi. By 2013, when law and order in the city collapsed completely, no foreign diplomats remained.
  • ‘Blackwater Air’ Is Back, and Flying for U.S. Special Forces

    02/15/2017 3:57:27 PM PST · by Lorianne · 16 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 13 February 2017 | David Axe
    A mercenary air force that became a symbol of the U.S. occupation of Iraq is back in action—this time in Central Africa, supporting a shadowy American U.S. Special Forces commando operation targeting the Lord’s Resistance Army. In late January, a source on the ground in Central African Republic spotted a Sikorsky S-61 helicopter with the registry number N408RC carrying American Special Forces troops. The LRA, a cultish band of thieves and rapists led by warlord Joseph Kony, is most active in the forested region where Central African Republic, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo meet. In 2010, President...
  • Contractors say Clinton State Department silenced them on Benghazi security lapses

    09/12/2017 6:38:14 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 9/12/17 | By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    EXCLUSIVE: Security at the State Department's Benghazi compound was so dire that another contractor was brought in to clean up the mess just two weeks before the 2012 terror attack – and was later pressured to keep quiet by a government bureaucrat under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to two men from the American security company. Brad Owens and Jerry Torres, of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, say they faced pressure to stay silent and get on the same page with the State Department with regard to the security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans. They spoke...
  • Contractors say Clinton State Department silenced them on Benghazi security lapses

    09/12/2017 8:10:03 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9-12-17 | Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    EXCLUSIVE: Security at the State Department's Benghazi compound was so dire that another contractor was brought in to clean up the mess just two weeks before the 2012 terror attack – and was later pressured to keep quiet by a government bureaucrat under then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, according to two men from the American security company.    Brad Owens and Jerry Torres, of Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, say they faced pressure to stay silent and get on the same page with the State Department with regard to the security lapses that led to the deaths of four Americans. They spoke...
  • Libyan preacher on benefits investigated for suspected hate speech at Swiss mosque

    08/24/2017 11:08:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 24 August 2017 10:21 CEST+02:00
    The city of Biel/Bienne is investigating a Libyan man who came to Switzerland as an asylum seeker nearly 20 years ago for giving sermons at a mosque in which he called for non-Muslims to be destroyed. His alleged hate speech was reported by Swiss media including broadcaster SRF and the Tages-Anzeiger on Wednesday, and has caused particular consternation given they also revealed the unemployed man has been living on Swiss social welfare for years, receiving nearly 600,000 francs over the last 13 years. The 64-year-old is an occasional volunteer preacher at the Ar’Rahman mosque in Biel/Bienne, said the paper. In...
  • Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton meet privately in Phoenix

    06/29/2016 12:58:03 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 58 replies
    ABC 15-Arizona ^ | 9:50 AM, Jun 29, 2016 | Christopher Sign
    PHOENIX - Amid an ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of email and hours before the public release of the Benghazi report, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with former President Bill Clinton. The private meeting took place on the west side of Sky Harbor International Airport on board a parked private plane. Former President Clinton was visiting the Phoenix area and arrived to Sky Harbor Monday evening to depart. Clinton was notified Lynch would be arriving at the airport soon and waited for her arrival. Lynch was arriving in Phoenix for a planned visit as part of her...
  • Judge orders State Dept. to search state.gov accounts for Clinton aides' Benghazi emails

    08/10/2017 12:11:38 PM PDT · by Hadean · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug, 10, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    A federal judge has ordered the State Department to search the “state.gov” email accounts of Hillary Clinton aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Jacob Sullivan for records related to Benghazi, as part of a watchdog’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Amit Mehta made the call Tuesday, describing the FOIA lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch in March 2015 as “a far cry from a typical FOIA case.” He noted that “Secretary Clinton used a private e-mail server located in her home, to transmit and receive work-related communications during her tenure as Secretary of...
  • Simon & Schuster to Pull Benghazi Book Amid Questions of Accuracy

    11/08/2013 2:35:53 PM PST · by library user · 22 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | Dianna Dilworth
    Simon & Schuster has pulled Dylan Davies‘ new book on Benghazi after new information has called into question the book’s credibility. Politico has the scoop: “In light of information that has been brought to our attention since the initial publication of The Embassy House, we have withdrawn from publication and sale all formats of this book, and are recommending that booksellers do the same,” Threshold Edition spokesperson Jennifer Robinson said in a statement. “We also are notifying accounts that they may return the book to us.” Davies was the source of the controversial “60 Minutes” Benghazi report, which 60 Minutes...
  • Why Is 60 Minutes Benghazi Witness Davies Now in Hiding?

    11/18/2013 10:23:53 PM PST · by Kimberly GG · 15 replies
    Free Patriot ^ | November 18, 2013 | Rick Wells
    ....."Things have recently gotten even more curious. If a news organization with the resources to go to Wales and interview Mr. Davies wanted to do so in order to get some answers, they wouldn’t find him at home. He’s in hiding. Just who would a charlatan opportunist, like the one he’s being portrayed to be, want to hide from, Morley Safer? Davies contacted his publisher, Simon & Schuster by email and informed then he was “going dark,” this past Friday morning. The message indicated that someone had threatened to harm his family if he continued to defend the truthfulness of...
  • British firm secured Benghazi consulate contract with little experience (BO's outsourcing)

    10/15/2012 7:02:57 AM PDT · by Snuph · 10 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 14 Oct 2012 | Damien McElroy, Richard Spencer and Raf Sanchez
    A small British firm based in south Wales had secured a contract to provide security for American diplomatic facilities in Benghazi despite having only a few months experience in the country. Sources have told the Daily Telegraph that just five unarmed locally hired Libyans were placed on duty at the compound on eight-hour shifts under a deal that fell outside the State Department's global security contracting system. Blue Mountain, the Camarthen firm that won a $387,000 (£241,000) one year contract from the US State Department to protect the compound in May, sent just one British employee, recruited from the celebrity...
  • Our Fearless Misleader

    09/30/2012 11:44:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 8, 2012 edition | Stephen F. Hayes
    After more than two weeks of obfuscation and misdirection from the Obama administration, the American public is coming to understand what the U.S. intelligence community learned in the 48 hours immediately following the September 11 attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Among the important new details: * Top Pentagon officials declared the assault a terrorist attack on “Day One.” Doing so enabled them to expedite any response to the attack (Yahoo! News). * U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials understood right away that the attacks were planned for the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 (THE WEEKLY STANDARD). * Within 24...
  • If not for obama and hillary, ISIS would be about finished today

    08/03/2017 11:50:21 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-03-17 | DrJohn
    He warned them. He said the Jihadis would take over if they took him out: Muammar Gaddafi warned Tony Blair in two fraught phone conversations in 2011 that his removal from the Libyan leadership would open a space for al-Qaida to seize control of the country and even launch an invasion of Europe. The transcripts of the conversations have been published with Blair’s agreement by the UK foreign affairs select committee, which is conducting an inquiry into the western air campaign that led to the ousting and killing of Gaddafi in October 2011. In the two calls the former British prime minister pleaded...
  • Hiding US Lies About Libyan Invasion

    07/12/2017 9:19:14 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 11 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 07 July 2017 | Joe Lauria
    In 2016, when a British parliamentary report demolished the excuse for the U.S. and its allies invading Libya in 2011, it should have been big news, but the U.S. mainstream media looked the other way __ In George Orwell’s 1949 dystopian novel 1984, the protagonist Winston Smith’s job was to delve into The Times of London archive and rewrite stories that could cause trouble for the totalitarian government ruling Britain. For instance, if the government made a prediction of wheat or automobile production in their five-year plan and that prediction did not come true, Winston would go into the archives...
  • US military considers ramping up Libya presence

    07/12/2017 7:24:56 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 10 July 2017 | Barbara Starr
    A new diplomatic and military policy for Libya that could significantly expand US involvement in the country could be finalized by the Trump administration in the next few weeks, according to two US officials. The policy, if approved, would aim to further the existing US goal of supporting reconciliation between rival factions in eastern and western areas of Libya. The policy could also lead to the eventual re-opening of the US embassy and the establishing of a new intelligence sharing effort led by US special forces, according to the officials.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Libyan Army Spox Says Obama, Clinton 'Abandoned the Libyan People to the Terrorists'

    07/11/2017 12:54:04 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11 July 2017 | Patrick Poole
    In an exclusive interview with PJ Media, the Libyan National Army (LNA) spokesman, Col. Ahmed al-Mesmari, says that President Obama and Hillary Clinton "abandoned the Libyan people to face these terrorists alone." He also implicates the Obama administration in supporting terrorist militias -- including Libyan al-Qaeda leader Abdelhakim Belhadj and Muslim Brotherhood militias allied to al-Qaeda. Col. al-Mesmari also claims that the February 17th Martyrs Brigade -- hired by Hillary Clinton's State Department to protect the U.S. consulate in Benghazi -- cooperated with Ansar al-Sharia in attacking the consulate compound on September 12, 2012. That attack led to the deaths...
  • Declassified memos show FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties

    05/25/2017 5:57:56 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 51 replies
    For instance, a ruling declassified this month by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) chronicles nearly 10 pages listing hundreds of violations of the FBI’s privacy-protecting minimization rules that occurred on Comey’s watch. The behavior the FBI admitted to a FISA judge just last month ranged from illegally sharing raw intelligence with unauthorized third parties to accessing intercepted attorney-client privileged communications without proper oversight the bureau promised was in place years ago.
  • Legendary FBI Agent Carlos T. Fernandez Retires

    06/29/2017 12:18:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The legendary FBI agent in charge of New York’s counterterrorism division, Carlos T. Fernandez, is retiring after 21 years. Fernandez, 50, was posted in Yemen after the USS Cole bombing, in Afghanistan after 9/11 and in Libya after Benghazi. He is joining Viacom as their global head of security at their Times Square headquarters. Insiders say the media giant has hired him to lead all of their security teams on a global basis, protect their offices and digital systems, and ensure the safety of Viacom staff and guests who attend their events.
  • State of ‘Collapse’: Italy Overwhelmed as 13,500 Muslim Migrants Arrive in Past Two Days

    06/28/2017 10:43:08 PM PDT · by Lera · 147 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | June 28, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Al hijrah. We are witnessing the fall of Europe. They’ve reached a tipping point — a point of no return. “The government continues to show a worrying powerlessness in the face of a situation that becomes more and more dramatic every day,” said Paolo Romani, president of the senators of Forza Italy. Trump is right! back the ban! State of ‘Collapse’: Italy Overwhelmed as 13,500 African Migrants Arrive in Past Two Days Italy’s migrant welcome centers are in a state of “collapse” as huge waves of African migrants take advantage of the temperate climate to make the crossing from Libya...