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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass



    That would be 5 different commanders each with 200-300 fighters under their command. Just in the Area. Like I said way earlier in the thread. An Assault Force!

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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Notably, the Brigades said the June 5 attack was also timed to coincide with preparations for the arrival of a senior U.S. State Department official.

    “The time frame of attacks shows that the group has been following and actively involved in gathering information about the activities of diplomatic missions in the country,” Benotman wrote in a June briefing paper on the group.

    He adds that it appears the Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades was also responsible for a rocket attack against the convoy of the British ambassador in Benghazi on June 11 and an attack against the Red Cross in Misrata on June 12.

    Another Libyan official told CNN at the same time that five radical Islamist militant commanders were operating in the Derna area, with 200 to 300 men under their command in camps in the area. Ironically, Christopher Stephens — the U.S. ambassador killed in Tuesday’s attack — had written extensively about the rise of Salafist factions in and around Derna in a 2008 diplomatic cable.

    As CNN has previously reported, one of militant commanders, according to several sources, is Abdulbasit Azuz, a long-time associate of al-Zawahiri. Azuz was dispatched by al-Zawahiri to Libya from Pakistan’s tribal areas in the spring of 2011 to create a foothold for al Qaeda in Libya, the sources say.

    Azuz is a veteran jihadist who fought the Soviet-backed government in Afghanistan in the early 1990s, according to several sources. He later to moved to the United Kingdom, where he increasingly came on the radar screen of British security services for his radical recruitment efforts in Manchester.

    According to one source, Azuz has dispatched men as far west as Ajdabiya and Brega in his attempt to build up al Qaeda operations in eastern Libya.

    According to Libyan security sources, within the militant ranks in Derna there are 20 to 30 hardcore jihadist fighters who are cause for most concern. One source said a number of Egyptian jihadists are also present in the Derna area, as well as fighters belonging to al Qaeda’s North African affiliate, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.....snip~

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    Its complicated and messy.. and still dangerous. When think tanks and experts disagree, I would be most likely to believe the Ambassador..Its a real shame.

    I remember visiting Marsa Brega with my father.. Sounds like its a AQ stronghold now. Pretty beaches.. There used to be a British school there. God, I hate Al Qaeda.


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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

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    And your Obama/Dem worship doesn't blind you at all. Lol.

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    The fact that you think Romney had a good response to that only shows your Obama derangement or your hero worshipping of Romney.
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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    I think most wouldn't.. Some might picket.. but there is always an element that gets ramped up.


    Unfortunately and realistically it's a mayor and increasingly dominant, influential and powerful element.

    All this talk about this ridiculous film is besides the point.

    The point is the barbaric and unjustified violence from the fanatic Islamists who as a vote of thanks to the US for freeing them from what they considered hated and oppressive dictators, attack and murder US citizens.

    That is the point.

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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Its complicated and messy.. and still dangerous. When think tanks and experts disagree, I would be most likely to believe the Ambassador..Its a real shame.

    I remember visiting Marsa Brega with my father.. Sounds like its a AQ stronghold now. Pretty beaches.. There used to be a British school there. God, I hate Al Qaeda.



    Now you know why the Berbers are not going to accept any Sunni overlords dictating anything to them. Despite Gadhafi being gone. The Sunni could never Conquer the Berbers. A least not without the help of the Others and a Modern Day world.

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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    I think most wouldn't.. Some might picket.. but there is always an element that gets ramped up.
    "Ramped up" does not equal to rioting and murder. That is what occurred no more, no less.

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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Now you know why the Berbers are not going to accept any Sunni overlords dictating anything to them. Despite Gadhafi being gone. The Sunni could never Conquer the Berbers. A least not without the help of the Others and a Modern Day world.
    Libya is a large country with a small population that mostly hugs the coast line.. I really don't know much about the Berbers.. There must be pockets of them left, but I thought that most were now mixed blood people.. Arab/Berber.

    I think Libya is about 95% Sunni Muslim with some Sufi influence.

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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    "Ramped up" does not equal to rioting and murder. That is what occurred no more, no less.
    Well I got caught in a Shia riot with my family once.. Ramped up is a soft word for mass hysteria.. but I wasn't in Benghazi so I don't know to what extent they were ramped up.

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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Unfortunately and realistically it's a mayor and increasingly dominant, influential and powerful element.

    All this talk about this ridiculous film is besides the point.

    The point is the barbaric and unjustified violence from the fanatic Islamists who as a vote of thanks to the US for freeing them from what they considered hated and oppressive dictators, attack and murder US citizens.

    That is the point.
    The three hundred or so that were protesting the film in Benghazi should not necessarily be considered barbarians. According to the hospital, it was protestors who rushed Amb Stevens and another man with a gunshot to his leg to the hospital.

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    Re: Libya: Assault on U.S. consulate in Benghazi leaves 4 dead, including U.S. Ambass

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    The three hundred or so that were protesting the film in Benghazi should not necessarily be considered barbarians. According to the hospital, it was protestors who rushed Amb Stevens and another man with a gunshot to his leg to the hospital.
    Oh? that's interesting .... so first they kill him.... and then they take him to the hospital!

    I don't understand that way of thinking.... do you?

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