Category Archives: Counter-Terrorism

Tweet from Nadia El-Awady (@NadiaE)

Interesting post critiquing Nigerians’ feelings towards Boston bombings in contrast to their numbness towards Boko Haram madness. http://t.co/ddnW2dGTkh (https://twitter.com/NadiaE/status/325868402344337408) Get the official Twitter app at https://twitter.com/download

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Libya Attack: Clinton Claims Responsibility For Libya Consulate Security

Last week, I asked if President Obama would throw Secretary of State Hillary Clinton under the bus as a consequence of the tragic errors that left US Ambassador Chris Stevens vulnerable to attack in Libya. Today, on the eve of … Continue reading

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Will Obama Throw Hillary Under The Bus After State Dept. Meltdown at Benghazi Hearing?

The State Department mishandling of the situation in Benghazi Libya has hurt what many believe was President Obama’s strong suit — foreign policy. With Bill Clinton out stumping for him, Obama can’t throw Hillary under the bus. Mitt Romney will … Continue reading

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ABC News: Email Shows State Department Rejecting Request of Security Team at US Embassy in Libya

No, this is not a “bombshell” email.  It’s connection to the possible security unpreparedness at the Benghazi Consulate is tenuous at best. An anonymous State Department official provided ABC News with an internal email where Undersecretary for Management Patrick Kennedy … Continue reading

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U.S. had early indications Libya attack tied to organized militants | Reuters

An American Ambassador can’t manage all the risks when posted aboard. The late Ambassador Chris Stevens probably knew this more than anyone. But after action reports and reviews are revealing the truth about the attack that led to Ambassador Stevens … Continue reading

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Review & Outlook: The Libya Debacle – WSJ.com

The Wall Street Journal opinion page’s Review & Outlook column is a must-read for those interested in what really happened in Benghazi, Libya earlier this month. The Obama Administration’s mischaracterization of the events that resulted in Ambassador Chris Stevens’ death … Continue reading

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Former Navy SEALs died after coming to the aid of others – CNN.com

As we put time and distance between the events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya, the clearer we understand what transpired that day. We now know that Ambassador Chris Stevens, who perished, traveled in an armored vehicle and had, … Continue reading

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In the face of Middle East unrest: Keep on Tweetin’

I found this interesting article online at Foreign Policy magazine. It’s written by James K. Glassman, a former State Department official. Mr. Glassman encourages the use of social media and offers a balanced assessment of the State Department’s efforts, especially … Continue reading

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Our choice for President…

Obama! That was my reply to a friend who in response to a recent posting, What Wikileaks cables tell us about Abu Qumu Hamouda, replied, “our choice for president.” President George W Bush authorized Hamouda’s release and Secretary Condoleeza Rice‘s … Continue reading

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What Wikileaks cables tell us about Abu Qumu Hamouda — Updated 1X

    I was looking at the Wikileaks cables [To/From Washington & Embassy Tripoli, 2007-2009] and it appears the late US Ambassador Chris Stevens was aware of Ben Qumu Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamouda. Since his name appears on a … Continue reading

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