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AP - Benghazi attack was planned

Quantum Windbag

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The story keeps unraveling.

They still want us to believe it was spontaneous, even though there were 150 attackers in Ansar al-Shariah pick ups with mounted machine guns, rockets, and mortars. They even blocked off streets around the compound, but there is no evidence that it was a terrorist attack.

It began around nightfall on Sept. 11 with around 150 bearded gunmen, some wearing the Afghan-style tunics favored by Islamic militants, sealing off the streets leading to the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. They set up roadblocks with pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns, according to witnesses. The trucks bore the logo of Ansar al-Shariah, a powerful local group of Islamist militants who worked with the municipal government to manage security in Benghazi, the main city in eastern Libya and birthplace of the uprising last year that ousted Moammar Gadhafi after a 42-year dictatorship.
There was no sign of a spontaneous protest against an American-made movie denigrating Islam's Prophet Muhammad. But a lawyer passing by the scene said he saw the militants gathering around 20 youths from nearby to chant against the film. Within an hour or so, the assault began, guns blazing as the militants blasted into the compound.

I thought this part was really interesting.

Yasser el-Sirri, a former Egyptian militant who runs the Islamic Observation Center in London closely tracking jihadi groups, said the attack "had nothing to do with the film but it was a coincidence that served the (militants') purpose."
He believes the ambassador was the target and the attackers may have been inspired by an al-Qaida call to avenge the death of a top Libyan jihadist on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the United States in 2001. But he offered no firm evidence that was the motive.

Libyan witnesses recount organized Benghazi attack
 

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the truth will come out on this. There's too many people involved. Too many GOOD people died for the asswipe in Chief.
 

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The AP is a little late to the game we have known that for several weeks now.
 
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The AP is a little late to the game we have known that for several weeks now.

The AP isn't Fox News. The MSM is going to have to acknowledge this one.
 

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If there are any Army guys around, appreciate their input on this. As I understand it, mortars are what killed 2 of our guys an the Annex, some 4 hours after the initial attack. You don't just show up and fire off a few mortars, you need daylight to determine the range, elevation, type of shell, etc. No way was this a spontaneous demonstration over a video, it had to be a planned terrorist attack.

And BTW, this administration has consistently resisted the designation of this and other incidents as an act of terrorism. The NYC bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, the guy in the airplane over Detroit that set his own shorts on fire. For whatever reasons, the far left, which includes Obama and his adminstration, have consistently tried to label these things as criminal acivities. Which changes the way you treat the suspects and how the justice system works.
 

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If there are any Army guys around, appreciate their input on this. As I understand it, mortars are what killed 2 of our guys an the Annex, some 4 hours after the initial attack. You don't just show up and fire off a few mortars, you need daylight to determine the range, elevation, type of shell, etc. No way was this a spontaneous demonstration over a video, it had to be a planned terrorist attack.

And BTW, this administration has consistently resisted the designation of this and other incidents as an act of terrorism. The NYC bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, the guy in the airplane over Detroit that set his own shorts on fire. For whatever reasons, the far left, which includes Obama and his adminstration, have consistently tried to label these things as criminal acivities. Which changes the way you treat the suspects and how the justice system works.
the mortars didn't come out until late in the battle... after Woods and Doherty had been kicking ass with their machine gun from the roof of the safe house.

See, when the terrorists were getting their asses kicked, THEIR commander in chief sent in reinforcements.

They sent in the mortars, and it took four shots to zero in.

The machine gun had dried blood stains on it, indicating Woods and Doherty were wounded during the battle but continued fighting.

Probably hoping help was on the way.

Can you imagine?
 

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If there are any Army guys around, appreciate their input on this. As I understand it, mortars are what killed 2 of our guys an the Annex, some 4 hours after the initial attack. You don't just show up and fire off a few mortars, you need daylight to determine the range, elevation, type of shell, etc. No way was this a spontaneous demonstration over a video, it had to be a planned terrorist attack.

And BTW, this administration has consistently resisted the designation of this and other incidents as an act of terrorism. The NYC bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, the guy in the airplane over Detroit that set his own shorts on fire. For whatever reasons, the far left, which includes Obama and his adminstration, have consistently tried to label these things as criminal acivities. Which changes the way you treat the suspects and how the justice system works.
the mortars didn't come out until late in the battle... after Woods and Doherty had been kicking ass with their machine gun from the roof of the safe house.

See, when the terrorists were getting their asses kicked, THEIR commander in chief sent in reinforcements.

They sent in the mortars, and it took four shots to zero in.

The machine gun had dried blood stains on it, indicating Woods and Doherty were wounded during the battle but continued fighting.

Probably hoping help was on the way.

Can you imagine?


No, I can't imagine leaving those guys to die. There's no excuse good enough for that.
 

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