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Obama hired Al-Qaeda-Linked Group to protect Benghazi…By John Rosenthal:

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The Libyan militia group that the State  Department hired to defend its embattled diplomatic mission in Benghazi had clear al-Qaida sympathies, and had prominently displayed the  al-Qaida flag on a Facebook page for months before the deadly  attack.

That  organization, the February 17th Martyrs Brigade, was paid by the U.S. government to provide security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in  Benghazi, Libya. But there is no indication the Martyrs Brigade  fulfilled its commitment to defend the mission on Sept. 11, when it came  under attack.

The  assault claimed the lives of four Americans: Ambassador J. Christopher  Stevens, information officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty. Stevens was the first U.S. ambassador to be  killed in the line of duty since 1979.

Several entries on the militia’s Facebook page openly profess sympathy for Ansar  al-Sharia, the hardline Islamist extremist group widely blamed  for   the deadly attack on the mission. The U.S. State Department did not respond to a Newsmax request for an explanation as to why the February 17th Martyrs Brigade was hired to protect the mission.

On April 23, House Republicans released an interim progress report on its investigation into the Benghazi killings. It cited “numerous reports”  that “the Brigade had extremist connections, and it had been implicated  in the kidnapping of American citizens as well as in the threats against U.S. military assets.”

The report also stated that just a few days before Ambassador Stevens arrived in Benghazi, the Martyrs Brigade informed State Department officials they would no longer provide security as members of the mission, including Stevens, traveled through the city.

From June 2011 to July 2012, Eric Nordstrom, the Regional Security Officer for  Libya at the time, documented over 200 security threats and violent  incidents threatening to U.S. personnel in Libya. Some 50 of those  incidents occurred in Benghazi.

Yet despite those threats, repeated requests for additional security from  the mission went unheeded by the State Department, for reasons that  remain unclear.

But  perhaps the biggest question is why the State Department would hire a  group that openly displayed its admiration for al-Qaida, and ask it to  participate in the defense of its diplomatic mission.

Had Enough?

 

Dick Brauer, Colonel, USAF  (Ret.)  Co-founder, Special Operations       Speaks

Everything we have seen from this administration since the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attack, points to a colossal       leadership failure in the Obama Administration and their attempts to cover up the truth about what happened. And now, the smoking gun, HILLARY LIED.It is up to us to hold them  accountable and to demand real leadership.

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3 Responses to Obama hired Al-Qaeda-Linked Group to protect Benghazi…By John Rosenthal:

  1. J.R. May 4, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    It just never stops with these people does it?

  2. Jack May 8, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    WTF , if there is a ppaer trail that we paid these people for those services , then the POS POTUS is guilty of TREASON!!

    As outlined in the Constituion (which he contunes to usurp): :Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort. No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court. The Congress shall have Power to declare the Punishment of Treason, but no Attainder of Treason shall work Corruption of Blood, or Forfeiture except during the Life of the Person attainted.

    Last I knew we were at war with Al Qaida and any assistance to those who sympathize is also abetting our enemies. This SOB should be hung!!

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