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Tue Oct 2, 2012, 07:41 PM

U.S. Said to Be Preparing Potential Targets Tied to Libya

Source: New York Times

U.S. Said to Be Preparing Potential Targets Tied to Libya Attack
By ERIC SCHMITT
Published: October 2, 2012 292 Comments


WASHINGTON — The American military’s top-secret Joint Special Operations Command is preparing detailed information that could be used to kill or capture some of the militants suspected in the attack last month in Libya that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, senior military and counterterrorism officials said on Tuesday.


Requests for Bolstered Security in Libya Were Denied, Republicans Say (October 3, 2012)

Preparing the “target packages” is the first step in a process that the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency are taking in preparation for, and in advance of, any orders from President Obama and his top civilian and military advisers to carry out action against those determined complicit in the attack on the United States Mission in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

Mr. Obama, whose administration has faced criticism from both Republicans and Democrats over a possible intelligence failure before the Benghazi attack, has vowed that he would bring the killers of Mr. Stevens and the three other Americans to justice, but he and his top advisers have not indicated how that might happen.

Mr. Obama has a range of options available — including drone strikes, Special Operations raids like the one that killed Osama bin Laden; and joint missions with the Libyan authorities — but all carry substantial political, diplomatic and physical risks. Administration officials say no decisions have been made on any potential targets.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/03/world/africa/us-said-to-be-preparing-potential-targets-tied-to-libya-attack.html?_r=1



hmmmmmmmmmmm, surprise...?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 08:20 PM

1. How about

we ask reporters to be responsible and quit publishing proposed targets before they are hit, eh?

OPSEC keeps Americans alive better.

Thank you.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 08:34 PM

2. Elsewhere on DU

an earlier thread reports the Republican Congress reduced security funding by fifty per cent. I'll look for it...and post a link if I find it. lol

Here's a link to the DU thread:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251115476

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 08:40 PM

3. .




"WAAC - SILENCE MEANS SECURITY"
Author Unknown or not provided
Record creator Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Domestic Operations Branch. Bureau of Special Services. (03/09/1943 - 09/15/1945)
Date 1941 - 1945
Current location: National Archives and Records Administration, College Park

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 09:16 PM

4. Killing people suspected of being complicit

I hope they are sure and that innocent people don't get murdered.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 10:31 PM

5. i'm not surprised. it's what those guys do.

all the time, everywhere.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 11:35 PM

6. Hmmm... Vietnam, the sequel?

I seem to remember something about "no boots on the ground" in Libya. I guess that doesn't count once our completely botched foreign policy fucks shit up there. What do we do when our policies and actions have been proven a complete disaster? Well, this is the USA, after all!! - we follow that shit up with even more fucked up shit that wastes uncountable lives and money!! YAY!!!

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