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A Deadly Mix in Benghazi

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2013 by sheriffali

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

December 28, 2013

Benghazi, Libya

ABOYISH-LOOKING AMERICAN DIPLOMAT was meeting for the first time with the Islamist leaders of eastern Libya’s most formidable militias.

 

It was Sept. 9, 2012. Gathered on folding chairs in a banquet hall by the Mediterranean, the Libyans warned of rising threats against Americans from extremists in Benghazi. One militia leader, with a long beard and mismatched military fatigues, mentioned time in exile in Afghanistan. An American guard discreetly touched his gun.

 

“Since Benghazi isn’t safe, it is better for you to leave now,” Mohamed al-Gharabi, the leader of the Rafallah al-Sehati Brigade, later recalled telling the Americans. “I specifically told the Americans myself that we hoped that they would leave Benghazi as soon as possible.”

 

 

Yet as the militiamen snacked on Twinkie-style cakes with their American guests, they also gushed about their gratitude for President Obama’s support in their uprising against Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

 

They emphasized that they wanted to build a partnership with the United States, especially in the form of more investment. They specifically asked for Benghazi outlets of McDonald’s and KFC.

The diplomat, David McFarland, a former congressional aide who had never before met with a Libyan militia leader, left feeling agitated, according to colleagues. But the meeting did not shake his faith in the prospects for deeper involvement in Libya. Two days later, he summarized the meeting in a cable to Washington, describing a mixed message from the militia leaders.

 

Despite “growing problems with security,” he wrote, the fighters wanted the United States to become more engaged “by ‘pressuring’ American businesses to invest in Benghazi.”

 

The cable, dated Sept. 11, 2012, was sent over the name of Mr. McFarland’s boss, Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens.

Later that day, Mr. Stevens was dead, killed with three other Americans in Benghazi in the most significant attack on United States property in 11 years, since Sept. 11, 2001.

 

 

Open the New York Times link to read the most impartial and detailed account of the

Benghazi tragedy!

 

http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/benghazi/?emc=edit_na_20131228#/?chapt=0

BENGHAZI - NY TIMES - A DEADLY MIX

Benghazi – The Truth: Interviews show Militia and Insults to Islam fueled the assault!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2013 by sheriffali

Open the New York Times Link and read the extensive detailed report and Honor Ambassador Christopher Stephens, because he died for what he believed. Jihadists who are really lunatics, killed Ambassador Stephens over the Video that was published Online!

http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/benghazi/?emc=edit_na_20131228#/?chapt=0

 

AFTER THE ATTACK, Mr. Obama vowed retribution. “We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act,” he said in a televised address from Washington on the morning of Sept. 12. “And make no mistake, justice will be done.”

 

But much of the debate about Benghazi in Washington has revolved around statements made four days later in television interviews by Ms. Rice, who was then ambassador to the United Nations.

 

“What happened in Benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo,” she said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in Cairo, prompted by the video.”

 

Republicans, pouncing on the misstatement, have argued that the Obama administration was trying to cover up Al Qaeda’s role. “It was very clear to the individuals on the ground that this was an Al Qaeda-led event,” Representative Mike Rogers, a Michigan Republican who is the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said last month on Fox News.

 

“This was a preplanned, organized terrorist event,” he said, “not a video. That whole part was debunked time and time again.”

 

But the Republican arguments appear to conflate purely local extremist organizations like Ansar al-Shariah with Al Qaeda’s international terrorist network. The only intelligence connecting Al Qaeda to the attack was an intercepted phone call that night from a participant in the first wave of the attack to a friend in another African country who had ties to members of Al Qaeda, according to several officials briefed on the call. But when the friend heard the attacker’s boasts, he sounded astonished, the officials said, suggesting he had no prior knowledge of the assault.

 

Al Qaeda was having its own problems penetrating the Libyan chaos. Three weeks after the attack, on Oct. 3, 2012, leaders of the group’s regional affiliate, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, sent a letter to a lieutenant about efforts to crack the new territory. The leaders said they had sent four teams to try to establish footholds in Libya. But of the four, only two in the southern Sahara “were able to enter Libyan territory and lay the first practical bricks there,” the letter said.

 

The letter, left behind when the group’s leaders fled French troops in Mali, was later obtained and released by The Associated Press. It tallied up the “spectacular” acts of terrorism the group had accomplished around the region, but it made no mention of Benghazi or any other attacks in Libya.

More than a year later, the group appears more successful. People briefed on American intelligence say the regional affiliate has established a presence in Derna.

 

In the days after the Benghazi attack, meanwhile, Mr. Abu Khattala was still at work on construction sites and moving at ease around the city, even mocking the American political debate about the ambassador’s death. “It is always the same two teams, but all that changes is the ball,” he said in an interview. “They are just laughing at their own people.”

 

Sitting for an interview on a Benghazi hotel patio three weeks after the attack, Mr. Abu Khattala acknowledged being at the scene. But he said he had stopped near the mission that night only to break up a traffic jam. He then left, he said, and returned later to help rescue a Libyan guard he had heard was trapped inside.

 

But he scarcely hid his sympathy for the attackers. While almost everyone else in Benghazi mourned Mr. Stevens as a friend of the revolution, Mr. Abu Khattala was unmoved by his death. “I did not know him,” he said coolly.

 

And he suggested that the video insulting the Prophet Muhammad might well have justified the killing of four Americans. “From a religious point of view, it is hard to say whether it is good or bad,” he said.

 

But as American investigators focused on Mr. Abu Khattala in the following weeks, other militia leaders closed ranks with him.

 

Mr. Bargathi and Mr. Bin Hamid offered alibis for him, contradicting many witnesses. Mr. Bargathi said that he had received a call from Mr. Abu Khattala after the attack had begun and that Mr. Abu Khattala had seemed surprised by the news.

 

Told that Mr. Abu Khattala had given his name as a corroborating witness, Mr. Bin Hamid said they had stood together outside the compound because it seemed too dangerous to enter.

 

In an interview last spring, Mr. Bin Hamid said he had decided to make Mr. Abu Khattala a kind of local real estate judge, putting him in charge of settling disputes over property deeds.

 

“That made him happy,” Mr. Bin Hamid said. “He is good at this. He is a sincere person. People respect him.”

 

Other Benghazi Islamists insist, bizarrely and without evidence, that they suspect the C.I.A. killed the ambassador.

 

The leaders of Ansar al-Shariah, the hard-line Islamist group allied with Mr. Abu Khattala, declared in a statement read on television the morning after the attack that they had not participated in it. But they lauded the assault as a just response to the video. They, too, insisted that a “peaceful protest” had “escalated as a result of shooting that came from the consulate, which led to the ambassador’s death by suffocation.”

 

As they did with Mr. Abu Khattala, other local militia leaders and even elected officials embraced Ansar al-Shariah more tightly after the attack. Yousef al-Mangoush, the chief of staff of the Libyan military, met with its leaders to confirm their warm ties. “Mangoush has a very good impression of them,” said Ibrahim Bargathi, the chief of the Preventive Security Brigade, who arranged the meeting.

 

Ansar al-Shariah focused on charitable missionary work, including an antidrug campaign with local corporate sponsors, picking up garbage during sanitation strikes and offering exorcisms for those troubled by evil spirits.

 

“They are like Boy Scouts,” Mr. Bargathi said. “Anything that promotes good, they support.”

 

By last summer, United States investigators had interviewed hundreds of witnesses and formally asked the Libyan government to arrest Mr. Abu Khattala, along with about a dozen others wanted for questioning. The United States military also prepared a plan to capture him on its own, pending presidential approval, officials said. But the administration held back, fearing that unilateral United States military action could set off a backlash that would undermine the fragile Libyan government.

 

In the meantime, violence among local groups has scattered the militia. This fall, Ansar al-Shariah fought a citywide gun battle with a defected military unit that left at least nine dead. Opponents burned down Ansar al-Shariah’s headquarters and bombed its clinic, and its fighters were driven into hiding.

 

The fighters are widely blamed for explosions that have destroyed seemingly every police station in the city, as well as car bombings and drive-by shootings targeting the defected unit.

 

Hearing rumors that a revenge-seeking mob was threatening to come after Mr. Abu Khattala this fall, dozens of his neighbors sprang to his defense in scenes reminiscent of Venezia Road on the night of the mission attack. Fighters raced to erect checkpoints on the roads around his house, and they pulled out Kalashnikovs, grenade launchers, truck-mounted artillery and even a tank. Some drove government-issued pickups.

 

Mr. Gharabi said that Libya’s prime minister, under pressure from the Americans, had asked a Benghazi army commander for help apprehending Mr. Abu Khattala.

 

Mr. Gharabi quoted the commander as replying, “You will be lucky if he does not apprehend you.”

AMBASSADOR STEPHENS - LIBYA

Vladimir Putin using Edward Snowden as a USED CAR SALES MAN to taint America and is helped by America’s News Media!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2013 by sheriffali

What fools some of us have become in endorsing Edward Snowden as a Patriotic Hero.

 

When Russia’s autocratic KGB Leader Vladimir Putin agreed to give Edward Snowden one year asylum, Putin said that he was doing so on the basis that Snowden would not release any further information about America’s NSA Program.

 

Well, let us look at the facts:

 

Every few weeks Edward Snowden releases some more of the “stolen” information that he shoplifted from the American people. With every release it is only America that Snowden slanders and if that is not bad enough; The New York Times; The Washington Post; The Huffington Post; CNN and many other News Outlets, gives Snowden daily Air-Time, be it in Print News or Television.

 

Snowden and those that supports him claims that he is a Patriot doing his moral duty! Well, is that true? Every major country in the World is Spying on each other including Russia and China. Russia spies on America for Military purposes while China spies on America on a daily basis for Industrial Espionage purposes.

 

Edward Snowden who has betrayed his country and is a “treasonous,” took Tax Payers money that paid his very hefty salary; breached his oath of office; stole America’s Intelligence Classified Secrets and gave it to both China and Russia, claiming that he was doing this for the good of the American people.

 

One has to ask, who are benefitting from Snowden’s stolen leaks? Most certainly it is not the American people, but rather, the Russian and Chinese Government. Because with every leak by Snowden, whether Snowden is truthful or not, “we America,” looks more like an Ochlocracy [A Mob/Mafia type Government] than a Democracy, and if you can’t see the difference for yourselves, then no one can convince you as to how wrong, deceptive and unpatriotic, Edward Snowden is, and, just how serious of a “fraud” Vladimir Putin is!

 

You may not agree with everything your country does, but, under no circumstances you shouldn’t betray your country to any foreign Government, especially, those that want to see America fall so that their despicable, deplorable, communist rule; can prosper. Edward Snowden is fully cognizant of Vladimir Putin’s outrageous myrmidon rule against his people and Gays and Lesbians [LGBT], but, Snowden has no comment on any issue, except to further scandalize America.

 

In all of Snowden’s comments, I will wage “all” that I have in wealth, that so long as Snowden is on Russian Soil, he would never criticize Vladimir Putin or Putin’s Henchmen Government, because the day he does, no one will ever see or hear from Edward Snowden again.

 

Open the link and see one of America’s leading News Paper, The New York Times; concurrence with Snowden’s deplorable behavior.

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/world/europe/snowden-christmas-message-privacy.html?hp

 EDWARD SNOWDEN - PUTIN DEC 25 13

Let us this 25th Day of December 2013, spiritually go down to Bethlehem, and;

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2013 by sheriffali

In the company with the wondering shepherds and adoring Magi, let us see Him who was born King of Kings, for we by faith can claim an interest in Him.

 

Jesus is Jehovah incarnate, our Lord and our God, and yet our brother and friend; let us adore and admire, Immanuel, God with us in our nature, in our sorrow, in our life work, in our punishment, in our grave, and now with us, or rather we with Him, in resurrection, ascension, triumph, and Second Advent splendor.

 JESUS CHRIST DECEMBER 25 2013 - 2

“The Virgin Woman,” not the offspring of the man, shall conceive and bear a Son!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2013 by sheriffali

Since venturous woman led the way in the sin which brought forth Paradise lost, she, and she alone, ushers in the Regainer of Paradise. Our Savior, although truly man, was as to His human nature the Holy One of God.

 

Let us reverently bow before the Holy Child whose innocence restores to mankind its ancient glory; and let us pray that He may be formed in us, “the hope of glory.” Fail not to note His humble parentage. His mother has been described simply as “a Virgin,” not a princess, or prophetess, nor a matron of large estate, but yet how humble her position, how poor the man to whom she stood affianced, and how miserable the accommodation afforded to the New-Born King!

 

Jesus is Jehovah incarnate, our Lord and our God, and yet our brother and friend; let us adore and admire, Immanuel, God with us in our nature, in our sorrow, in our life work, in our punishment, in our grave, and now with us, or rather we with Him, in resurrection, ascension, triumph, and Second Advent splendor. 

JESUS CHRIST DECEMBER 25 2013

Nelson Mandela; A life in Pictures – BBC

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2013 by sheriffali

Memorable photos – BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/12299223

 NELSON MANDELA - A LIFE IN PICTURES - BBC.-2

Megyn Kelly, Santa Claus is just a Fat F***, and he is what ever race you want him to be!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by sheriffali

Fox’s Megyn Kelly has certainly stirred up anger over her comment and insistence that Santa Claus is White. But, she didn’t stop there, she went on to say; “boys and girls that are watching right now, Santa Claus is White!”

 

Megyn Kelly is an Attorney and as such, she is an educated person. However, Kelly proves that racism; hate and the likes, usurps intelligence and replaces it with arrogance, ignorance and stupidity, resulting in the espousing of internecine deluge.  

 

The exact definition of Santa Claus is: “An imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas.” For anyone to attribute a particular race to a purely fictional, imaginary character; is self evident that “we become the company we keep!” 

 SANTA CLAUS 2 DEC 13 13

 

 

Republicans do not care about Americans in need!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on December 13, 2013 by sheriffali

REPUBLICANS - UNEMPLOYMENT INS

Light is come, the light of immortality, the light of a Father’s countenance.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 12, 2013 by sheriffali

Adieu, our beloved, Mother Theresa, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, thou hast light at even-tide, such as we have not yet! We thank you!

 

These Four Twentieth Century Saints sacrificed their lives and lived out the words of Christ; “There is no greater love than to lay down your life for another!”

 

Pain breaks not the calm of the sweet twilight of age, for strength made perfect in weakness bears up with patience under it all. Ripe fruits of choice experience are gathered as the rare repast of life’s evening, and the soul prepares itself for rest.

 

The Lord’s people shall also enjoy light in the hour of death. Unbelief laments; the shadows fall, the night is coming, existence is ending. Ah no, crieth faith, the night is far spent, the true day is at hand. Light is come, the light of immortality, the light of a Father’s countenance. Gather up thy feet in thy bed; see the waiting bands of spirits!

 

Angeles waft thee away. Farewell, beloved, thou art gone, thou wavest thine hands. Ah, now it is light. The pearly gates are open; the golden streets shine in the jasper light. We cover our eyes, but thou beholdest the unseen, adieu, beloved, thou hast light at even-tide, such as we have not yet! AMEN!

 

These four very special people lives were embedded in the wonderful words of Emily Dickinson;

 

“If I can stop one heart from breaking,

I shall not live in vain;

If I can ease one life the aching,

Or cool one pain,

Or help one fainting robin

Unto his nest again,

I shall not live in vain.”

 

 SAINTA OF THE 20TH CENTURY -3

Nelson Mandela’s moral shoe is too big for the Republican Greek god, Ronald Reagan!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on December 9, 2013 by sheriffali

The regime of apartheid in South Africa, under which nonwhites were systematically oppressed and deprived of their rights, is remembered as one of the worst crimes against humanity of the 20th century.

Despite the then growing international movement to topple apartheid in the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan maintained a close alliance with a South African government that was showing no signs of serious reform.

The Reagan administration demonized opponents of apartheid, most notably the African National Congress, as dangerous and pro-communist. Reagan even vetoed a bill to impose sanctions on South Africa, only to be overruled by Congress. 

In 1985, Ronald Reagan said “They have eliminated the segregation that we once had in our own country — the type of thing where hotels and restaurants and places of entertainment and so forth were segregated — that has all been eliminated.” Of course, that was simply not true, and Reagan later walked the statement back. 

President Jimmy Carter had imposed sanctions and restrictions on South Africa and also had publicly criticized the South African government many times. When Reagan became President he went back to supporting the South African Government under a “sham disguise.”

Reagan gave a lot of public support to the South African Prime Minister, P.W. Botha and his government, portraying Botha as a moderate who was willing to start political reforms and would stay on the side of the United States and help us block Soviet influence in southern Africa.

 

Pressure was building up in the United States, and Congress was threatening to pass legislation that would put sanctions on South Africa and restrict the flow of American aid to South Africa. Reagan always said he would veto the bill and he did.

 

 

Prime Minister Botha gave the “Rubicon Speech on Aug. 15, 1985, in the face of increasing unrest in South Africa. Botha said that South Africa would never accept one man, one vote in a unitary system. Real democracy, he said, would lead to chaos. Despite Reagan saying he was disappointed with Botha’s speech, Reagan stuck with Botha. Pressure built both inside of South Africa and outside, and the protest inside of South Africa led to the imposition of martial law. Congress then voted sanctions.

 

Republican Senator Sen. Nancy Kassebaum took the lead.  She said that the situation in South Africa was virtually beyond hope and that constructive engagement was irrelevant. This regime was not going to change unless forced to. The United States was just party to this continued oppression.

 

That broke the Republican unity behind Reagan on this policy. The larger context was that Reagan had just failed in the Philippines in trying to back [Ferdinand] Marcos to the end. The Reagan doctrine was collapsing in Central America as well, with opposition growing to his interventions there. So that was also now happening in South Africa. The House vote wasn’t even recorded; it was so overwhelming in favor of imposing sanctions. The Senate vote was more than enough to override the veto, which it did.

 

Reagan’s attitudes hadn’t changed, but the policy changed because Congress changed it and voted sanctions. That cut off a lot of the flow of American capital.  Bishop Desmond Tutu who came to the United States in 1984 after being awarded the Nobel Prize and spoke in the House of Representatives, said that constructive engagement is a farce, and that it just entrenched the existing order. He said Reagan’s policy was “immoral, evil and totally un-Christian.”

 

Reagan met with Desmond Tutu and at a press conference Reagan was asked to talk about their meeting. Reagan said, “It is counterproductive for one country to splash itself all over the headlines, demanding that another government do something.” Then he claimed that black tribal leaders had expressed their support for American investment. He was trying to discredit Tutu’s argument that U.S. policy had hurt blacks.

Reagan’s support of Botha’s fictional “constructive engagement,” gave Botha’s Government life and gave it hope that the United States would continue to stick with it. It gave it continued flow of aid as well as ideological support. It delayed the changes that were going to come. The big crackdowns came in ’86 and ’87 and proved that there was harm in the lengthening and there was harm in the violence that continued.

After all of Reagan’s pernicious involvement with Botha’s South African egregious Government, Regan’s lame excuse was, “If we’re willing to talk to the Russians, why aren’t we willing to talk to the South African government?” We’re going to encourage them to moderate and reform — it sounded reasonable, but it was all talk and it was exposed as that.

“Article is the result of material used from various researches.”

 NELSON MANDELA - RONALD REAGAN - 2