Libya Cable Detailed Threats 2 days before 9/11 attacks
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Libya Cable Detailed Threats 2 days before 9/11 attacks
Posted by L.A. on 10/8 at 11:58 pm
It is clear that the Obama administration was engaged in concealing the truth from the American public in the days and weeks after the 9/11 embassy attack.

What were they trying to cover up? Mere incompetence, or something more egregious?

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In a dispatch sent the day he was killed, Ambassador Christopher Stevens described how the militias keeping the peace in Benghazi threatened to quit over a political feud. Eli Lake reports.

Just two days before the 9/11 anniversary attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, two leaders of the Libyan militias responsible for keeping order in the city threatened to withdraw their men.

The brinksmanship is detailed in a cable approved by Ambassador Chris Stevens and sent on the day he died in the attack, the worst assault on a U.S. diplomatic mission since the 1979 hostage crisis in Iran. The dispatch, which was marked “sensitive” but not “classified,” contained a number of other updates on the chaotic situation on the ground in post-Gaddafi Libya.

The cable, reviewed by The Daily Beast, recounts how the two militia leaders, Wissam bin Ahmed and Muhammad al-Gharabi, accused the United States of supporting Mahmoud Jibril, the head of the Libyan transitional government, to be the country’s first elected prime minister. Jibril’s centrist National Forces Alliance won the popular vote in Libyan elections in July, but he lost the prime minister vote in the country’s Parliament on Sept. 12 by 94 to 92. Had he won, bin Ahmed and al-Gharabi warned they “would not continue to guarantee security in Benghazi, a critical function they asserted they were currently providing,” the cable reads. The man who beat Jibril, Mustafa Abushagur, lost a vote of no-confidence Sunday, throwing Libyan politics back into further uncertainty.

The threat from the militias underscores the dangers of relying on local Libyan forces for security in the run-up to the 9/11 military-style assault. The U.S. consulate in Benghazi employed a militia called the “February 17 Martyrs Brigade” for security of the four-building compound. In addition, there were five Americans serving as diplomatic security and a group of former special operations forces that acted as a quick reaction force on the day of the 9/11 attack. Members of the militias led by bin-Ahmed and al-Gharabi overlapped with the February 17 militia, the cable says.

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Posted by Taxing Authority on 10/9 at 12:44 am to L.A.
I missed the part where they talked about the youTube video...


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Posted by L.A. on 10/9 at 12:50 am to Taxing Authority
Which youtube video?


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Posted by TX Tiger on 10/9 at 12:55 am to L.A.
Knew the attacks were coming....Did nothing about it.

You'd think they'd at least change up the propaganda a little bit from one 9/11 attack to the next....

But I guess, if the sheople fell for it one time....



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Posted by L.A. on 10/9 at 2:08 am to Taxing Authority
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I missed the part where they talked about the youTube video...
Gotcha, you mean the seven minute anti-Muslim video. Yeah, that was bull shite all along.

Is there one single thing the Obama administration said to the American public about this attack that proved to be true?



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Posted by RTR America on 10/9 at 2:09 am to L.A.
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Is there one single thing the Obama administration said to the American public about this attack that proved to be true?



Forward



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Posted by CamdenTiger on 10/9 at 7:07 am to RTR America
It almost sounds like they needed a sacrifice. Its like they wanted the Ambassador dead, that our incompetence, and huge cover-up.


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Posted by Tiger89 on 10/9 at 7:22 am to L.A.
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Is there one single thing the Obama administration said to the American public about ANYTHING that proved to be true?


FIFY



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Posted by Good Times on 10/9 at 7:59 am to CamdenTiger
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It almost sounds like they needed a sacrifice. Its like they wanted the Ambassador dead, that our incompetence, and huge cover-up.



Would you explain in a little more detail, please?



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Posted by theunknownknight on 10/9 at 8:20 am to Good Times
I am with Greg Gutfield at this point: there is only ONE question to be asked at this point: Why was Obama touting the video within 24 hours when they knew it was an attack? How did they know about it so quickly? What convinced them it was the cause when only 10 people saw it? (Same question really)

That gets to the heart of the coverup. And if Romney asks Obama that question directly in the next debate, the Obama presidency is over.




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Posted by XKEnut on 10/9 at 8:29 am to theunknownknight
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Libya Cable Detailed Threats 2 days before 9/11 attacks
I am with Greg Gutfield at this point: there is only ONE question to be asked at this point: Why was Obama touting the video within 24 hours when they knew it was an attack? How did they know about it so quickly? What convinced them it was the cause when only 10 people saw it? (Same question really)

That gets to the heart of the coverup. And if Romney asks Obama that question directly in the next debate, the Obama presidency is over.



The video was touted as a twofer. First, it took the heat off the security fiasco, and Second, it subtlety linked right-wing anti-Muslim bigots (read Republicans) with undermining the new loving relationship we have with those people under this Administration.



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Posted by Good Times on 10/9 at 8:31 am to theunknownknight
Just the facts that it was 9/11 anniversary in a country with many different armed militias SHOULD have made security a high priority. WHY NOT?


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Posted by udtiger on 10/9 at 8:32 am to L.A.
Didn't you hear? Paul Ryan walked out on an interview that was over!!!

Stick with serious topics! This is important!!!



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Posted by Anodyne on 10/9 at 8:41 am to theunknownknight
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That gets to the heart of the coverup. And if Romney asks Obama that question directly in the next debate, the Obama presidency is over.


And he has two debates to slip that in as well. You know that Team Obama is scrambling trying to develop a legit answer.




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Posted by Shankopotomus on 10/9 at 8:42 am to theunknownknight
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if Romney asks Obama that question directly in the next debate, the Obama presidency is over.


I bet it comes up during the VP debate, Biden is the administration's foreign policy credibility start remember. He was handpicked for just that reason...



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Posted by Rickety Cricket on 10/9 at 9:04 am to Shankopotomus
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Biden is the administration's foreign policy credibility start remember. He was handpicked for just that reason...


A regular Kissinger



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Posted by Wolfhound45 on 10/9 at 9:35 am to L.A.
But on a positive note, President Obama did very well raising money for his campaign on September 12th in Las Vegas.

Obama's Going to Las Vegas



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Posted by L.A. on 10/9 at 11:20 am to theunknownknight
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I am with Greg Gutfield at this point: there is only ONE question to be asked at this point: Why was Obama touting the video within 24 hours when they knew it was an attack? How did they know about it so quickly? What convinced them it was the cause when only 10 people saw it? (Same question really)

That gets to the heart of the coverup. And if Romney asks Obama that question directly in the next debate, the Obama presidency is over.
Boom!



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Posted by davesdawgs on 10/9 at 8:36 pm to L.A.
quote:

quote:
I am with Greg Gutfield at this point: there is only ONE question to be asked at this point: Why was Obama touting the video within 24 hours when they knew it was an attack? How did they know about it so quickly? What convinced them it was the cause when only 10 people saw it? (Same question really)

That gets to the heart of the coverup. And if Romney asks Obama that question directly in the next debate, the Obama presidency is over.
Boom!




BaBoom!!



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