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Entries in Libya (33)

Wednesday
Sep112013

Car bomb causes “serious damage” in Libya on anniversary of Benghazi attacks and 9/11

The FBI ‘Seeking Information’ about Benghazi poster features 29 photographs of individuals who were on the ground at the Special Mission Compound during the attacks Sept. 11, 2012. (Snip: FBI)A car bomb has exploded in Benghazi near the Foreign Ministry building. The attack has turned media’s attention back to Libya although The US Report has consistently covered the country’s chaos with some experts warning Libya is again threatened by civil war.

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Monday
Sep092013

Tripoli without running water since Friday, but no one says a word about Libya

Tweeted Sept. 6, 2013; still waiting. (Snip: @TheUSReport via Twitter)If you want news about Libya, you have to dig for it. When you find it, the news is mostly negative. The latest: Tripoli has been without running water since Friday. Tripoli has been without running water since Tuesday, Sept. 3. [See editor's note at bottom]

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Tuesday
Sep032013

Unilateral move on Libya haunts Obama as he lobbies for action on Syria

Many Syrians have fled the civil war, seeking refuge in Iraq's Kurdistan region. Photo: UNHCR/G. GubaevaWhen President Barack Obama decided to get the U.S. involved in the Libya civil war, Congress was not part of the decision beforehand. The outcome in Libya—a country “awash” in weapons and U.S. properties including intelligence files being breached—remains controversial.

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Monday
Sep022013

Not-so-funny guy spin: Maher credits Obama for “restoring” Constitution “re war powers”

Snip: War Powers Act; Cornell University Law SchoolBill Maher is channeling his fellow extremists on Twitter by claiming President Barack Obama restored the Constitution “re war powers.” Maher, by the yardstick of “progressives” also disrespected the president by calling him “Barry.”

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Sunday
Sep012013

With North Africa and Mideast in turmoil, Americans engage on Syria as Obama makes case for bombs

Photo: Still shot/Fox News broadcastAmericans have the freedom to speak out about political issues and we also have a direct conduit for our opinions, the U.S. House of Representatives. As President Barack Obama contemplated bombing Syria, a number of unusual consequences occurred, and he accomplished something unprecedented in his presidency.

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Friday
Aug302013

On war, Kerry accused Bush of ‘blustering unilateralism’ while Pelosi voted against Iraq

Columnist Mona Charen cited Kerry's remarks about Iraq in Feb., 2003. (Snip: Herald-Journal). What a difference near-absolute power makes. President Barack Obama’s secretary of state John Kerry just made the case for military action against Syria while Democrats’ minority leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi lobbied for the same.

For the Democrats, the narrative wanders from humanitarian grounds to national security issues.

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Thursday
Aug012013

Crenshaw underscores need for Select Committee on Benghazi after latest briefing 

Congressman Crenshaw talks to veterans in Jacksonville. (Photo: Crenshaw House page)

Congressman Ander Crenshaw believes a Select Committee is the only way to get to the bottom of attacks on U.S. property in Benghazi where four Americans died.

What really happened in Benghazi? Why weren’t security issues addressed despite numerous warnings?

Why did the U.S. set up a temporary “Special Mission Compound” there, one that didn’t qualify for security upgrades?

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Friday
Jul262013

If U.S. is pursuing Snowden, should we pursue Mrs. Clinton for Benghazi breach?

Photo of the SMC in Benghazi after the attacks on September 11, 2012. Whatever classified information was stored there was obviously compromised. (Photo: FBI/Benghazi)

An explosive new report from Judicial Watch reveals information implicating government officials responsible for security failures in Benghazi.

At present President Barack Obama would likely be thrilled to get former NSA contractor Edward Snowden back. Fox News said Snowden will face charges of espionage and theft of government property.

There was another breach of classified information, in September, 2012, but Snowden had nothing to do with it.Those responsible for the breach have paid little or no penalty whatsoever.

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Wednesday
Jun052013

Rice rewarded for falling on her sword as Donilon departs 

Democrat consultant Pat Caddell (right) shown here with President Jimmy Carter in 1977, called Tom Donilon the 'leaker-in-chief.' [White House Photograph]Imagine a Republican appointee going on numerous talk shows to repeat a fictional story about why U.S. property was attacked and Americans were killed in Libya. We all know what would happen if that Republican, instead of being penalized for falsehoods, earned a promotion, right?

It’s a good thing Susan Rice is a Democrat.

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