Tag Archives: Benghazi

Speculations About the Cause of Benghazi Attack

  Right from the onset of terror at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 there seemed to be much ado about semantics rather than tragedy. From the beginning, this linguistic back-story never made sense.   On … Continue reading

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Maqdisi disciples In Libya and Tunisia

  Aaron A. Zelin Ever since the attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and U.S. Embassy in Tunis in September, there has been a large spotlight on the Islamist groups viewed as the main culprits — Katibat Ansar al-Sharia … Continue reading

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OBAMA’S LIGHT FOOTPRINT STRATEGY

      Would Jackson Diehl have preferred to land 130,000 U.S. troops inside Libya? That seems to be the upshot of his column today:   But ultimately the disaster in Libya derived from Obama’s doctrine. Having been reluctantly dragged by … Continue reading

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Diplomats still in Benghazi say they had long questioned U.S. reliance on local militia

  Even before the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, diplomats from other nations and Libyan security officials had questioned the wisdom of a U.S. decision to rely primarily … Continue reading

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New Spy Chief ? What does it take?

  Today, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency resigned. There are few positions in government more vital than the head of the agency with primary responsibility to provide the strategic intelligence Presidents use to inform their most pressing decisions … Continue reading

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The State Without A State

  Analysis Report Long-time Libyan dictator Moamar Kaddafi was deposed and killed a year ago but his legacy fights on. Kaddafi used tribal loyalties to maintain power and favored certain tribes, and some of the pro-Kaddafi tribes are still fighting. … Continue reading

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Panetta says foreign actors attempting to slip into U.S

  Two foreigners, including possibly one American, have been kidnapped in Afghanistan’s Wardak province.   The spirited veep debate last night focused largely – and to some extent, according to pundits, excessively ­­- on foreign policy. But some contrasts emerged … Continue reading

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Anti-American Autumn Follows Arab Spring

Analysis The brutal assassination of the American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three US diplomats in Benghazi, the cradle of anti-Qaddafi uprising in Libya, suggests an extremely improvident foreign policy of the United States in recent years. The commentators and experts … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda’s “Fourth Generation Warfare”?

    Intelligence Analysis Report   http://www.hamdancommunications.com   This year, the anniversary of the al-Qaeda 9/11 attacks on the United States was marred by a series of demonstrations against American diplomatic missions, beginning in Egypt and quickly spreading to Libya, … Continue reading

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US Was Warned of ME Embassy Threats

US Was Warned of ME Embassy Threats Intelligence Report Intelligence Sources revealed, the Obama administration had received warnings of threats to attack as many as seven US missions in the Middle East on the anniversary of 9/11. As early as … Continue reading

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