US prepares to strike Libyan militia suspected in Benghazi attack

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  1. SajeevJino

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    US prepares to strike Libyan militia suspected in Benghazi attack


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    The US military and intelligence agencies are preparing to capture and kill militants involved in the attack on the US consulate in Libya, despite the Libyan government’s demand that no foreigners will fight on their country’s land.

    The top-secret Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) is currently gathering information on the attack that killed a US ambassador and three other Americans, planning to launch drone strikes or raids against the suspects, the New York Times reportes.


    an unnamed American official told the news organization.

    While President Barack Obama has not yet ordered strikes on suspects, the JSOC is preparing what senior military officials call “target packages” in the case that he does make the order.

    While President Barack Obama has not yet ordered strikes on suspects, the JSOC is preparing what senior military officials call “target packages” in the case that he does make the order.

    “Make no mistake, justice will be done,” the president said last month, making a promise to take action against the consulate’s attackers.

    The dossiers come at a time when the Obama administration has faced criticism for its failure to accurately describe the cause of the attack. While the White House claimed the killings were a violent response to an anti-Muslim YouTube video, the attack was later determined to have been a terrorist attack planned for the Sept. 11 anniversary. The administration has also been condemned for providing inadequate security at a site that already had fears of rising terrorism.

    But as the US contemplates administering drone strikes and raids, it may harm relations with Libya.

    US prepares to strike Libyan militia suspected in Benghazi attack — RT
     
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  3. sesha_maruthi27

    sesha_maruthi27 Senior Member Senior Member

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    They say the same for IRAN and no sort of attack...........

    America threatens but they do not and cannot touch anything in that part of the world as it may rake up a huge war.........

    It is for the betterment of U.S. they will not attack IRAN or any country in that part of the world........
     
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    Empty vessels ring the loudest. If they are preparing for an attack, why are they informing the world about it?
     
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    SajeevJino Long walk Elite Member

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    It could Be a World war. ..

    In USA view.....

    They need a Military Strikes aganist Iran...Iran had good Strategic patnership with Syria....Both of them creating Headache to USA...one more Russian shouted To US for the strike aganist Iran ....In case of war Israel comes to the Biggest battlefield aganist the Arabs....I know Egypt ,Lebanon , Pakistan and the Hezbullah terrorist gangs joint their hands in The war frontier....

    I don't know about Turkey..May be he is Neutral. otherwise allow his land to the use of NATO forces....

    In the Eastern Region...China wants to prove his arm aganist East Asia countries and US , India....Continues Patrol over the Island makes a biggest battlefield in the water or colliding Ships of China and US ...


    a simple If Iran Attacked ..World war 3 starts

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  6. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    You could answer your own question. Something to do with November 6.
     
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    I expect if we were willing invade Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden we wont have a problem with going in to Libya. We sent about 60 people in to the middle of Pakistan and we had strike and fighter air craft standing by to protect the invasion. The situation could have deteriorated into an all out war. On 911 the rules changed, if you attack americans we will kill you no matter where you are or who you are, if it results in a war so be it.
     
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    The Benghazi attack was an event in an on-going war. That a US ambassador was killed made it high profile, getting more attention than the almost routine and unremarkable drone strikes on terrorist leaders. The timing of the former event in the weeks before an important US election does not change the nature of the conflict.
     
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    Eureka! It all makes sense now. Election 2012.

    Well, Obama can huff and puff however much he wants, but those who killed his ambassador have already settled themselves in Pakistan, the safe haven of Muslim terrorists, worldwide. To kill them, US has to mount another Osama style raid. Else he can forget about justice being served. An imbecile like Pakistan, Obama's valued ally in the War on Terror, doesn't care about justice and will do all to protect those terrorists.
     
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    Suspect in Libya Attack, in Plain Sight, Scoffs at U.S.


    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/w...attack-scoffs-at-us.html?pagewanted=all&_r=2&

    Mmmmmmm, strawberry frappe...
     
  11. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Ok, let me get this straight.

    Afghanistan:
    USSR versus Mujahideen/Jihadi/Islamist War in progress.
    US supports Mujahideen/Jihadi/Islamists.
    Mujahideen/Jihadi/Islamists cause 9/11 attack.
    US attacks Mujahideen/Jihadi/Islamists.

    Libya:
    Gaddafi versus Mujahideen/Jihadi/Islamist War in progress.
    US supports Mujahideen/Jihadi/Islamists.
    Mujahideen/Jihadi/Islamists cause Benghazi attack.
    US attacks Mujahideen/Jihadi/Islamists. (plans to)

    Syria:
    Assad versus Mujahideen/Jihadi/Islamist War in progress.
    US supports Mujahideen/Jihadi/Islamists.
    ... (narrative yet to unfold)
     
  12. SADAKHUSH

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    They did twice on Iraq than ruled the sky over Libya recently. The next offensive will take place as and when we decide in consultation with our allies in the region. I am of the opinion that USA is going to leave this to GCC and if they do all bets are off. As in previous posts let me repeat here as well if GCC starts anything than they will face the alliance of Iran-Iraq-Syria and Hezbollah.
     
  13. indian_sukhoi

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    They wont go for an all out open attack over the militia, After all that effort they made for the Oil.

    They are lot of tribal clans in libya ready to fight each other for power, US could use to its advantage. Libya tribal loyalist are not in the open, but they do come to the fore during feuds.
     

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