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  •  So you think (0+ / 0-)

    the intervention in Libya was responsible for this attack? The terrorists would leave us alone if we didn't mess with Gaddafi? From what I understand, the attack was planned as revenge for the killing of some al Qaeda leader or another.

    Should we just let them do what they want, until they decide to attack us again?

    "A lie is not the other side of a story; it's just a lie."

    by happy camper on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 10:35:19 AM PDT

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    •  Not so sure its Al Qaeda connected (0+ / 0-)

      Latest info in my paper today is that it was not connected to Al Qaeda. That local folks who were there say it did, in fact, start with the issue of the video.

      To Libyans who witnessed the assault and know the attackers, there is little doubt what occurred: a well-known group of local Islamist militants struck without any warning or protest, and they did it in retaliation for the video. That is what the fighters said at the time, speaking emotionally of their anger at the video without mentioning Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden or the terrorist strikes of 11 years earlier. And it is an explanation that tracks with their history as a local militant group determined to protect Libya from Western influence.
      http://mediamatters.org/...

      "...you can’t find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don’t open. I don’t know why they don’t do that. It’s a real problem." Mitt Romney

      by Catte Nappe on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 11:30:17 AM PDT

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