Multiple Islamist groups participated in Libya attack, official says

Multiple Islamist groups participated in Libya attack, official says

Amb. Chris StevensCAIRO — The attackers who killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans last September in Benghazi, Libya, represented a variety of Islamist groups and were motivated by a myriad of factors, the top Libyan official investigating the case has told McClatchy Newspapers.

They almost certainly included members of al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, the North Africa affiliate of al Qaeda, which the French now are confronting in northern Mali, Army Gen. Carter Ham, the head of the U.S. military’s Africa Command, said in a separate interview.

The two descriptions of what took place underscore the complexity of the threat posed by restive Islamist groups that suddenly found space to grow and expand after the collapse of the government of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, whom Libyan rebels killed in October 2011 after a months-long NATO-led bombing campaign.

Gen Carter Ham“I believe there are individuals who participated in the attacks in Benghazi who had at least some affiliation with AQIM,” Ham told McClatchy. “I don’t interpret from that that this was AQIM-directed or even an AQIM-inspired or -supported effort. But the connection is there. And I think that what I am wrestling with is: What is the connection with all these various individuals or groups?” SOURCE

Ahhhh, Benghazi, that little *hell hole* in Libya that Barack Obama wishes would just go away.

Well, it’s NOT going away, it HAS been on my *back burner* for several days but you can’t just ignore Benghazi. Obama wants us to, that little *gun* issue concerning the Second Amendment may have been a deliberate attempt to deflect attention from Benghazi, but it just didn’t work.

Some are saying that Obama was AWOL when Americans killed in the Benghazi attack, the President has said he was there in operations but if stories are to be believed he *may* have been notified of the attack in progress and then went back to sleep.

According to some stories Obama had only one conversation with Leon Panetta. Panetta recalls just 1 conversation with Obama during Benghazi, Sen. Graham vows accountability. I have to tell you, Lindsey Graham vowing accountability doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence for some reason.

Somehow, every time Benghazi comes back to the forefront there is almost immediately another issue that pops up to take the spotlight off of what could possibly be the worst thing to happen to Obama, including the Fast and Furious scandal.

A lot of people thought that Hillary Clinton would *spill the beans* on her way out as Secretary of State, they hoped she would tell it ALL and implicate Obama in an attempt to hide information as he covered his own ass for what many, myself included, saw a failure to do his duty as the leader of the United States.

Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.

Many have speculated that the Benghazi operation was an Asian version OF Fast and Furious, an outlet for smuggling Libyan arms from the destroyed Gadhafi regime to the Syrian rebels in order to help overthrow the Assad regime in Syria.

Some have whispered that it was a CIA operations house and that they, they being the Agency, were in the gun running business, supplying Syrian rebels in an effort to overthrow Assad. I don’t know how anyone could imagine that one, the CIA running guns and using an embassy or consulate as an operations center and all…

Regardless, Barack Obama and his minions have much to answer for, it is OUR job to make sure that it happens.

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9 Responses to Multiple Islamist groups participated in Libya attack, official says

  1. Katie says:

    We had no consulate In Benghazi. It was a CIA outpost, run by the CIA. So what was Stevens doing there? And now it has emerged that our Fearless Leader was asleep while 4 men died. Just like it came out during the election. Hillary was asleep too. I guess she hit her head while having a fainting spell.

    This was an CIA operation that went South and we could have gotten an emergency team in there within 8 hours. That is why they train. But they need a Presidential order.

    We don’t have a President. We have a perpetual candidate!

  2. I have little expectations that anything will ever be done to extract the truth.
    As much as I want Obamas hide I doubt anyone has the cajones to give him up.

    We need to keep pounding away keeping tbe pressure on. Maybe someday someone will give him up. Obama makes Dillinger look like a boy scout….

  3. BobF says:

    Everytime Benghazi comes up, another issue pops up. It was the same way with Bill Clinton. Every time a scandal came up, he would deploy troops someplace. I was with a KC-135 Tanker unit and nobody deployed anywhere in the world until the “air bridge” was in place and that was us. When a scandal broke on the news, my guys would be literally bringing their mobility bags in to work. Nothing takes the heat off like a crisis; real or manufactured.

  4. LD Jackson says:

    I hope the media that is willing to cover Benghazi continues hammering away at the story, but I have little faith that much will come of their efforts. As you said, Lindsey Graham and his vows of accountability doesn’t leave me all warm and fuzzy with expectations.

    I can honestly say I have never seen an administration that is so much like a duck. One would have thought Fast and Furious would have made heads roll, but no such luck. Benghazi should have destroyed Obama’s reelection campaign, but again, no joy. These scandals are real, not purported, and yet they roll off his political back like so much water on the aforementioned duck.

    Long story short, we have a lot of work to do before anyone meaningful in the Obama administration is held accountable for anything.

  5. jrfoleyjr says:

    Add dereliction of duty to the Obama list of impeachable offenses.

    At the time several sources were saying that there was live video feed via drone of Benghazi as it was happening in the White House Situation Room and that Obama was present… Many lies have flowed over the dam since. From Rice, Clinton and now Panetta claiming that Obama was nowhere to be found, unreachable, which is a dereliction of duty. If he could not be reached, where was the military officer carrying the nuclear launch “football”, and where were Obama’s SS guards? Did Obama do a long line of coke and was non compos mentis? Did he sneak out through the tunnel to go have a couple doobies, satisfy munchies with a few Big Macs and shoot some hoops with a few fellow stoners?

    Now we just have to assemble enough congressmen with the spine to carry out the impeachment hearings and conclude their part.

  6. It doesn’t make any difference.

    Four deaths don’t make any difference.

    When Hillary Clinton can say “what difference does it make” in regard to the deaths of FOUR PEOPLE and one AMBASSADOR — and feminists and the MSM/DEM/AMM hold Clinton up as FEARLESS for facing down her so-called “accusers” — then we are well and truly lost as a nation.

    And NOTHING happens. Nothing happens at all.

    Plain and simple.

    BZ

  7. Bunkerville says:

    The question remains, do they choose to put blinders on, or are they on a mission. I chose the laster.

  8. What amazes me is that the peder puffers are not in a rage about this. A queer Ambassador gets raped and killed and nothing at all out of them…

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