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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:39 PM

what is this about the Libya attack went on for hrs?

How long did.this incident last?

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Reply what is this about the Libya attack went on for hrs? (Original post)
GusFring Nov 2012 OP
Polldancer2012 Nov 2012 #1
GusFring Nov 2012 #2
Polldancer2012 Nov 2012 #3
sammytko Nov 2012 #4
Polldancer2012 Nov 2012 #6
sammytko Nov 2012 #5
Polldancer2012 Nov 2012 #7

Response to GusFring (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:47 PM

1. 7 hours

 

Between two different locations separated by a few blocks. The entire 7 hrs wasn't a firefight, it was on and off.

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Response to Polldancer2012 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:52 PM

2. Did Libya provide any help?nt

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Response to GusFring (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:56 PM

3. Libya, meaning the new gov't? NO.

 

There were a group of local militia who were supposed to provide some level of security but they disappeared into the ether when the attack started.

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Response to Polldancer2012 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:59 PM

4. I thought some of them were killed helping to defend the building.

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Response to sammytko (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:04 PM

6. I haven't read that...

 

http://articles.latimes.com/2012/oct/10/world/la-fg-libya-us-guards-20121011

Two Libyan militiamen guarding the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi deny aiding the attackers. They say they initially fought back but fled when outnumbered.

Both are veterans of the ragtag revolutionary forces that toppled Moammar Kadafi. Over the last year, while assigned by their militia to help protect the U.S. mission in Benghazi, the pair had been drilled by American security personnel in using their weapons, securing entrances, climbing walls and waging hand-to-hand combat.

They were the "quick reaction force" for a compound that was also protected by about five armed Americans and five Libyan civilians hired through a British firm and equipped only with electric batons and handcuffs.

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Response to Polldancer2012 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:03 PM

5. this story says up to ten were killed or wounding helping defend the building

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Response to sammytko (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:05 PM

7. conflicting stories... someday we'll figure it out. nt

 

BTW that MSN report you posted from 9-12-2012 is 90% inaccurate lol.

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