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2012-09-27 Africa North
Clinton Sees Link to Qaeda Offshoot in Deadly Libya Attack
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Posted by Steve White 2012-09-27 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6470 views ]  Top

#1 AQIM is involved. They've spread to Mali and Libya and are active elsewhere in the years since they announced their broader ambitions and changed their name from GSPC (Algeria) to being Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

We lost our entire humint network in north Africa in the Benghazi raid, if comments from intel sources are to be believed - docs stolen, IDs compromised. And therefore we've lost the ability track and counter AQIM efforts. We've lost respect too, so there goes that deterrent ....

But Hillary, Obama and Holder are adamant this is a law enforcement issue, right up there with parking tickets and being late paying your taxes.
Posted by lotp 2012-09-27 07:38||   2012-09-27 07:38|| Front Page Top

#2 President Mohamed Magariaf is the key to rebuilding and improving what has been lost. Opportunity often knocks in tragedy. It will be interesting to see the relationship that may be developed with this fellow.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-27 07:53||   2012-09-27 07:53|| Front Page Top

#3 It is frustrating, frightening and disgusting that President Mohamed Magariaf has been and still is far out in front of anyone in our regime on this issue.
Posted by AlanC 2012-09-27 08:19||   2012-09-27 08:19|| Front Page Top

#4 If Romney attempts to make an issue of this, look for a replay of the Daisy ad. 'Cause it's sure starting to feel like 64. Or 40. Or 16.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-09-27 08:24||   2012-09-27 08:24|| Front Page Top

#5 read the cables they invaded for no reason and the people asking the questions are the ones that led the charge! Who did cut that side deal in the 90's with those hard knockers over in the Balkans wtc 1993 and 2001 all of them came from Afghanistan and Pakistan! Remember our troops had to keep them from slicing and dicing up the other side like foot ball refs?!? Research would show that at this point in history it's just a bunch of Nazis and stupid people who were duped killing each other! Do your home work kidz!
Posted by Angiting Snore1647 2012-09-27 08:25||   2012-09-27 08:25|| Front Page Top

Posted by Angiting Snore1647 2012-09-27 08:33||   2012-09-27 08:33|| Front Page Top

#7 Take a deep breath, Angiting Snore1647

That's good. Now, take another and let it out slowly.

Good ..... Now go scan the Rantburg archives and get a sense of just who you are shouting at, okay?
Posted by lotp 2012-09-27 10:07||   2012-09-27 10:07|| Front Page Top

#8 Clinton is a day late and a dollar short. Of course, the Obama never wanted to have a 911 on its watch just before election. In the denial stage--few sane people are buying it.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-09-27 10:15||   2012-09-27 10:15|| Front Page Top

#9 Obama lied, people died.
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck 5095 2012-09-27 11:01||   2012-09-27 11:01|| Front Page Top

#10 I say old chaps ... where is the French Foreign Legion when you need them? You can't just let them sit around all day - building sand castles and pi**ing into the wind. They are the perfect guys to go after AQIM. France is broke ... so just FUND THEM !!!
Posted by Raider 2012-09-27 11:20||   2012-09-27 11:20|| Front Page Top

#11 Yeah, but Raider, we're broke too!
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-09-27 11:48||   2012-09-27 11:48|| Front Page Top

#12 I'd be okay with borrowing Chinese money to pay the FFL.

Then, of course, I'd stiff the Chinese :-)
Posted by Steve White 2012-09-27 13:56||   2012-09-27 13:56|| Front Page Top

#13 Sometimes its hard to beat boots on the ground. For the price that we're paying for drones and surveillance ... we could probably rent a lot of FFL boots.
Posted by Raider 2012-09-27 14:27||   2012-09-27 14:27|| Front Page Top

#14 Then, of course, I'd stiff the Chinese :-)

We're going to.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-09-27 14:47||   2012-09-27 14:47|| Front Page Top

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