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Manchester Can Thank Obama and Clinton for Making Libya A Terrorist Haven

The latest news indicates that the British-born citizen of Libyan extraction who committed terrorist bombing in Manchester this week had ties to Islamists in his parent’s home country. Now you remember who is responsible for the situation in Libya, don’t you? From the Washington Post: In Libya, meanwhile, an official said counterterrorism authorities have arrested at least two members of the family of the bomber,

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The Latest Islamist State to Begin Rising Under Obama

While President Obama is whacking golf balls from one end of Martha’s Vineyard to the other, the Caliphate is reaching ever deeper into one of his many Middle East mistakes, this one called Libya. As you remember, former Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi was about to brutally crush a rebellion in his country when we got involved, albeit from the back seat, and turned the side

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State Department: Stay out of Libya

Well, looks like things are working out great in the wake of our Libya adventure. The State Department has issued a “travel warning” telling Americans not to go to Libya and advising those who are there to RUN FOR YOUR LIVES. From the bulletin: The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to Libya and recommends that U.S. citizens currently in Libya depart immediately.

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Obama Appoints New Libya Ambassador

President Obama today nominated career diplomat Deborah Jones to be U.S. Ambassador to Libya. Jones of course would replace the late Christopher Stevens, who was killed in Benghazi by terrorists last year. Jones served as ambassador to Kuwait from 2008-2011. She has wide-ranging experience, having served as Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey and on other assignments in Abu Dhabi, United Arab

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Hillary Takes the Fall

My God, what happened to “The buck stops here?” Long ago tossed in the Oval Office trash basket and carted away by the West Wing housekeepers. The president is ultimately responsible for our foreign policy and whatever results from it. Obama has spent so much time professing sympathy for the anti-U.S. grievances of the world, coddling our enemies, dissing our allies, and retreating from our

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October Surprise?

Or necessary retribution? From the Associated Press: The White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to strike militant targets from Libya to Mali — if investigators can find the al-Qaida-linked group responsible for the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya. But officials say the administration, with weeks until

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Benghazi Consulate Scandal Grows

The scandal involving the possible failure of the Obama administration to adequately provide for the security of the Benghazi consulate, where U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was killed Sept. 11, took a new turn today as Republicans revealed that the mission in Libya was denied resources in response to requests for more protection. In a letter to Secretary of State Clinton, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell

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WashPost: Security at Libyan Consulate “Lax”

The Washington Post is reporting that security at the consulate in Benghazi was lax at the time of the attack on Sept. 11, that American officials underestimated the threat, and that they were warned about it. From the article: U.S. officials appear to have underestimated the threat facing both the ambassador and other Americans. They had not reinforced the American mission to meet strict safety

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Top Republican: Benghazi Attack Planned, Security Lax

The top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee said Thursday that the assault on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a premeditated terrorist attack, expressing shock that the administration hadn’t provided better security at the outpost. “I’m just stunned and appalled that there wasn’t better security for all of the American personnel at that consulate, given the high-threat environment,” said Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine). “The

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Carney: Libyan Consulate Attack was Terrorism

After first suggesting the attack on the Libyan consulate was a spontaneous reaction to a movie depicting Mohammed, then saying maybe some bad actors took advantage of a movie protest, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today said the assault that killed our ambassador was indeed a terrorist attack. I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack. Our embassy was attacked

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So When Does the Investigation Begin?

See, this is the difference in how the press covers Republicans and Democrats. If George W. Bush were president, you’d be reading bracing articles and urgent commentary about HOW IN THE WORLD could our ambassador to Libya have possibly been killed by these thugs?? Instead of, you know, endless discussion about the timing of his opponent’s criticism. The talk of course would center on whether

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Obama to Deliver a Statement

President Obama will deliver a statement this morning in the Rose Garden on the killing of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americas at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Secretary of State Clinton will also be on hand for the remarks, which are scheduled to begin at 10:35 am ET. Obama earlier today issued a written statement condemning the violence and expressing sadness

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