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#1363728 - 09/13/12 07:51 PM Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing
newsman38 Offline
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Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination

According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and "lockdown", under which movement is severely restricted.

Eight Americans, some from the military, were wounded in the attack which claimed the lives of [US Ambassador Chris Stevens], Sean Smith, an information officer, and two US Marines. All staff from Benghazi have now been moved to the capital, Tripoli, and those whose work is deemed to be non-essential may be flown out of Libya.

In the meantime a Marine Corps FAST Anti-Terrorism Reaction Team has already arrived in the country from a base in Spain and other personnel are believed to be on the way. Additional units have been put on standby to move to other states where their presence may be needed in the outbreak of anti-American fury triggered by publicity about a film which demeaned the Prophet Mohamed.

A mob of several hundred stormed the US embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa yesterday. Other missions which have been put on special alert include almost all those in the Middle East, as well as in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Armenia, Burundi and Zambia.

Senior officials are increasingly convinced, however, that the ferocious nature of the Benghazi attack, in which rocket-propelled grenades were used, indicated it was not the result of spontaneous anger due to the video, called Innocence of Muslims. Patrick Kennedy, Under-Secretary at the State Department, said he was convinced the assault was planned due to its extensive nature and the proliferation of weapons.

There is growing belief that the attack was in revenge for the killing in a drone strike in Pakistan of Mohammed Hassan Qaed, an al-Qa'ida operative who was, as his nom-de-guerre Abu Yahya al-Libi suggests, from Libya, and timed for the anniversary of the 11 September attacks.

Kim Sengupta
Friday 14 September 2012
The Independent
2 Derry Street London W8 5TT
independent.co.uk

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#1363730 - 09/13/12 08:11 PM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: newsman38]
sands Offline
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Originally Posted By: newsman38
Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing



That is not entirely true! I wouldn't call apologizing to everyone and bowing to them nothing. What was it the news was saying today? Obama's foreign policy has gone from incompetent to downright dangerous.

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#1363732 - 09/13/12 08:17 PM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: newsman38]
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Newman, shame on you. Is there a real source other than right wing BLOGS?

If there is I'd like to see it, no sarcasm intended.
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#1363733 - 09/13/12 08:41 PM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: twocats]
newsman38 Offline
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Originally Posted By: twocats
Is there a real source other than right wing BLOGS?


Originally Posted By: newsman38

Kim Sengupta
Friday 14 September 2012
The Independent
2 Derry Street London W8 5TT
independent.co.uk



The Independent

The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited...

The Independent is regarded as leaning to the left politically, but tends to take a classical liberal, pro-market, stance on economic issues. It has not affiliated itself with any political party and features a range of views given on its editorial and comment pages...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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#1363734 - 09/13/12 08:52 PM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: newsman38]
Cuzi Sedso Offline
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And that's it? The only source? Real news journalists generally like to get corroboration from several sources instead of just one that agrees with what they've already concluded.

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#1363737 - 09/13/12 09:03 PM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: Cuzi Sedso]
newsman38 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cuzi Sedso
Real news journalists generally like to get corroboration from several sources..


Originally Posted By: newsman38
According to senior diplomatic sources...

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#1363742 - 09/13/12 09:47 PM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: newsman38]
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Senior officials are increasingly convinced, however, that the ferocious nature of the Benghazi attack, in which rocket-propelled grenades were used, indicated it was not the result of spontaneous anger due to the video, called Innocence of Muslims. Patrick Kennedy, Under-Secretary at the State Department, said he was convinced the assault was planned due to its extensive nature and the proliferation of weapons.


Right...RPGs are almost impossible to get hold of over there...
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#1363756 - 09/14/12 04:45 AM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: twocats]
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Originally Posted By: twocats
Newman, shame on you. Is there a real source other than right wing BLOGS?

If there is I'd like to see it, no sarcasm intended.



so when you quote the Bluffington Post or MSNBC/NBC......we should question the sources?.....as we all know those two above are nor left leaning at all!

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#1363759 - 09/14/12 05:19 AM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: SportsRef1]
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Yes, question everything.
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#1363763 - 09/14/12 06:35 AM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: newsman38]
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Originally Posted By: newsman38
Originally Posted By: twocats
Is there a real source other than right wing BLOGS?


Originally Posted By: newsman38

Kim Sengupta
Friday 14 September 2012
The Independent
2 Derry Street London W8 5TT
independent.co.uk



The Independent

The Independent is a British national morning newspaper published in London by Independent Print Limited...

The Independent is regarded as leaning to the left politically, but tends to take a classical liberal, pro-market, stance on economic issues. It has not affiliated itself with any political party and features a range of views given on its editorial and comment pages...

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


No vonder Johnny can't read. Hees teachers are illiterate.

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#1363767 - 09/14/12 07:20 AM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: twocats]
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Originally Posted By: twocats
Newman, shame on you. Is there a real source other than right wing BLOGS?

If there is I'd like to see it, no sarcasm intended.
Who's Newman?
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#1363769 - 09/14/12 07:25 AM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: newsman38]
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You're doing a great service for us Newsman...keep up the good work.
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#1363770 - 09/14/12 07:32 AM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: Ayurveda]
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Originally Posted By: Ayurveda
Originally Posted By: twocats
Newman, shame on you. Is there a real source other than right wing BLOGS?

If there is I'd like to see it, no sarcasm intended.
Who's Newman?

The Independent is a left-wing rag, just like your Daily Kos. Right comrade twocats?

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#1363774 - 09/14/12 08:10 AM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: ]
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Looks like that Hillary add was right about that wake up call in the middle of the night.

At least she would have answered the phone...

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#1363775 - 09/14/12 08:11 AM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: Rascal]
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When you elect a president who spends more time on the golf course than in Intel Briefings what would you expect? You get what you pay for.


Edited by Zealot (09/14/12 08:12 AM)
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#1363835 - 09/14/12 04:29 PM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: Zealot]
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#1363836 - 09/14/12 04:30 PM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: twocats]
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#1363837 - 09/14/12 04:31 PM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: twocats]
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#1363838 - 09/14/12 04:32 PM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: Cuzi Sedso]
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#1363840 - 09/14/12 04:36 PM Re: Obama admin was warned of attack, did nothing [Re: Zealot]
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Originally Posted By: Zealot
When you elect a president who spends more time on the golf course than in Intel Briefings what would you expect? You get what you pay for.

Why would an Intel Briefing on September 11th be important? Or September 10th, 9th, 8th, 7th, or 6th? The White House has no record of Obama attending an Intel Briefing since September 5th. What did he miss?

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