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ISIS Expanding Its Base In Libya Despite U.S. Attacks

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Despite American air strikes, ISIS is expanding its power amid the chaos in Libya.

War Against ISIS Poised To Expand Into Libya?

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Get ready for an expansion of the war against ISIS into Libya, because it’s probably not far away.

President Obama Likely To Leave World In As Bad A Shape As He Found It, If Not Worse

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President Obama came to office inheriting the legacy of one unnecessary war, and another that had faded from memory. He will leave office with Iraq and Syria in crisis, Europe uneasy, Yemen and Libya unstable breeding grounds for terrorism, and China doing whatever it is they’re doing.

Hillary Clinton Has Her Own Questions To Answer About Iraq, Libya, And Syria

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Hillary Clinton has admitted she made a mistake in supporting the Iraq War in 2002, but there are plenty of other questions she needs to answer when it comes to foreign interventions.

House Benghazi Investigation Seems More Concerned With 2016 Than Investigating Anything

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Not surprisingly, the House Committee re-investigating the Benghazi attack seems more concerned with scoring political points than fact-finding.

Rand Paul Says It Was A Mistake To Depose Saddam Hussein And Qaddafi

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Rand Paul bucks Republican orthodoxy on Iraq, Libya, and negotiations with Iran.

Marco Rubio’s Supposed Expertise On Foreign Policy Leaves Much To Be Desired

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Marco Rubio is often described as one of the GOP’s leaders on foreign policy, but a close look reveals a decided lack of substance.

ISIS Has Arrived In Libya, Just How Big A War Are We Looking At?

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ISIS apparently now has a foothold in Libya, and is making inroads in Yemen.

U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Tripoli Amid Renewed Violence

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Add Libya to the list of the world’s trouble spots.

U.S. Captures Suspect In Benghazi Attack

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Ahmed Abu Kattalah, the alleged ringleader of the September 2012 attack in Benghazi, has been arrested.

“Scumbag Woodstock”

How’s that Libyan intervention working out? Here’s one evaluation, reported by Eli Lake at The Daily Beast: An American counter-terrorism official used a different metaphor to describe the situation. “Libya today plays host to members and associates of several AQ-allied groups, in some ways becoming a jihadist melting pot,” this official told The Daily Beast. […]

Afghanistan Most Unpopular War Ever?

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The “good war” no more.

Libyan Prime Minister Kidnapped, Freed Hours Later

In a somewhat bizarre incident, the Prime Minister of Libya was kidnapped only to be freed hours later: (CNN) – Just hours after gunmen kidnapped Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan from a luxury hotel under the cover of darkness, he was released unharmed, a government official said. “He’s in good shape, the prime minister, and going […]

Remember Libya?

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Libya continues to teeter on the brink of chaos.

Why NATO Isn’t Going to Fight in Syria

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Syria isn’t Libya.

U.S. Withdrawing Diplomats From Libya After Protests

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The U.S. is withdrawing some of its diplomats from Libya in the wake of new protests rocking the country: Growing concerns over protests roiling Libya prompted the State Department to begin evacuating some diplomats from Tripoli, as the Pentagon put troops stationed at nearby European bases on high alert. The response was driven in part […]

Diplomat: Special Forces Team Told Not To Go To Benghazi During Attack

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A deputy to the late Ambassador Chris Stevens is reportedly saying that a special forces team in Tripoli was prevented from deploying to Benghazi when the consulate there was being attacked last September: The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from […]

New Documents Indicate Security Fears At Benghazi Prior To Attack

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Harald Doornbos and Jenan Moussa have a piece over at Foreign Policy that sheds new light on the events leading up to the September 11th attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, including the fact that Ambassador Stevens and others were expressing concerns about the lack of security at the facility in the lead up to […]

CIA Agents On The Ground In Benghazi Were Denied Requests For Assistance

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On the night of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, CIA agents on the ground sent word back to Washington asking for assistance, requests that were largely ignored: Fox News has learned from sources who were on the ground in Benghazi that an urgent request from the CIA annex for military back-up during […]

Report: 15 Days Later, FBI Has Not Been To Site Of Benghazi Consulate Attack

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More than two weeks after four Americans — including the U.S. ambassador to Libya — were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, FBI agents have not yet been granted access to investigate in the eastern Libyan city, and the crime scene has not been secured.

Report: U.S. Knew Benghazi Attack Was Terrorism Within 24 Hours

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The Administration’s decision to stick with the meme that the Benghazi attack was about a movie becomes more puzzling.

Libyans Protest Islamist Militias

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There was an extraordinary and noteworthy occurance in Benghazi last night as the people of the city gathered together to protest, sometimes violently, the militias in their city that have created a sense of chaos: BENGHAZI, Libya — Galvanized by anger over the killing of the popular American ambassador here last week, thousands of Libyans […]

The White House’s Libya Narrative Has Collapsed

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The Administration’s narrative regarding the attack that resulted in the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens no longer holds water.

Report: U.S. Had Advance Warning Of Unrest In Benghazi Before Attack On Consulate

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The Independent is reporting that American diplomats in Libya had at least three days warning of possible violence in Benghazi: American diplomats were warned of possible violent unrest in Benghazi three days before the killings of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three members of his team, Libyan security officials say. The claim came as the country’s interim […]

Reports On The Ground Contradict White House Narrative On Benghazi Attack

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Contrary to what was believed, it does not appear that there was any protest taking place when the Benghazi Consulate was attacked.

Libya Arrests Four Suspects In Consulate Attack

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The Libyan Government says it has arrested four people believed to be connected to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi: TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan authorities have made four arrests in the investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi in which the U.S. ambassador and three embassy staff were killed, the […]

University Of Pennsylvania Professor: Arrest The Makers Of That Anti-Muslim Movie

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One Professor suggests we sacrifice yet more of our freedom in the wake of the embassy protests in the Middle East.

U.S. Suspects Attack On Ambassador To Libya Was Planned

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Though they may have occurred on the same day within hours of each other, but the initial speculation is that there are vast differences between the protests in Cairo and the attack that resulted in the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others: WASHINGTON —The Obama administration suspects that the fiery attack in Libya that killed […]

Could Foreign Policy Cost Mitt Romney The Election?

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Mitt Romney’s foreign policy weaknesses are starting to become apparent.

Libyan Leader Issues Apology For Benghazi Attack, Still No Response From Egypt

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The leadership of Libya has issued an apology to the United States for the attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Foreign Service officers: TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s interim president has apologized to the United States for the attack on the U.S. consulate in the eastern […]

Romney Campaign Fumbles Initial Response To Attacks In Egypt And Libya

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Mitt Romney’s initial response to the attacks in Egypt and Libya displayed a tendency to jump the gun rather than wait for the facts.

U.S. Ambassador To Libya Dead, U.S. Embassy In Cairo Attacked, In Protests Over Obscure Film

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A day of protests over a film nobody has ever heard of has lead to the death of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya.

Convicted Pan Am Flight 103 Bomber Dies In Libya

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Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the only man ever convicted in the terrorist attack that took down Pan Am Flight 103, has died in Libya: BENGHAZI, Libya — Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence officer who was the only person ever convicted in the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, died Sunday nearly three years after he was released from […]

Aid Group Alleges Torture In Libyan Prisons

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The well-respected aid group Doctors Without Borders is suspending its work in the jails in the city of Mistrata based on what it calls evidence of widespread torture taking place right under the new regimes nose: BENGHAZI, Libya — Doctors Without Borders has suspended its work in prisons in the Libyan city of Misrata because […]

Time’s 2011 Person Of The Year: “The Protester”

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Time Magazine has chosen “The Protester” as its Person Of The Year. Let the outrage ensue.

Last Ghadaffi Son Captured

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The last major holdout from the Ghadafi regime was captured today in Libya: TRIPOLI, Libya – Muammar Qadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam was captured in a southern Libyan city along with two of his aides who were trying to smuggle him out of the country, a militia commander said on Saturday. Bashir al-Tlayeb of the Zintan […]

Herman Cain Tries To Explain What He Thinks About Foreign Policy, And Fails

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This interview between Herman Cain and the editors of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel is even more painful to watch than Rick Perry’s 53 second “Ooops”: No debate formats, no moderators, no time limits. And this is what Herman Cain gives us. Pathetic. Update: NBC’s Chuck Todd posted this on Twitter: Campaig[n] says Cain was on 4 […]

Qaddafi’s Killers Will Face Trial, New Government Says

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The leaders of Libya’s National Transition Council say that the people responsible for Muammar Qaddafi’s death will be prosecuted: Libya’s ruling National Transition Council pledged on Thursday to bring the killers of deposed leader Muammar Qaddafi to trial, Al Arabiya TV said. “With regards to Qaddafi, we do not wait for anybody to tell us […]

North Koreans Working In Libya Won’t Be Allowed Home

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Apparently, the Kim regime is concerned that North Koreans living in Libya have been exposed to a little too much revolution: North Korea has banned its own citizens working in Libya from returning home, apparently out of fear that they will reveal the extent – and final outcomes – of the revolutions that have shaken […]

Libya’s New Government Has An Islamist Feel

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The first statements to come out of what is effectively the new Government of Libya are not encouraging: BENGHAZI, Libya — Libya’s top leader declared the country officially “liberated” Sunday from the four-decade rule of Moammar Gaddafi, pledging to replace his dictatorship with a more democratic but also a more strictly Islamic system. In a […]

Don’t Judge The Libyan People For Killing Gaddafi

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Should we be outraged over the manner in which Muammar Gaddafi died? I’m not losing any sleep over it.

Killing Gaddafi Doesn’t Make President Obama’s Actions In Libya Legal Or Justified

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Gaddafi is dead, but it was still wrong for the United States to get involved in Libya.

Gaddafi’s Dead. Now What?

Frame grab of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, covered in blood, being pushed to the ground by NTC fighters in Sirte

The post-Gaddafi era has been made permanent. What comes next?

Up To 20,000 Missiles Reported Missing From Libya

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Earlier this month I took note of a report of a number of Russian made surface-to-air missiles that were missing from a weapons cache in Libya. It now appears that the problem is much worse than that: U.S. officials had once thought there was little chance that terrorists could get their hands on many of […]

Amnesty International: Libyan Rebels Committed War Crimes

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A new report from Amnesty International says that Libyan rebels have been guilty of atrocities during their campaign to overthrow the Gaddafi government: Rebels fighting to topple Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi committed unlawful killings and torture, Amnesty International said in a report released on Tuesday. The 100-plus page report, based on three months of investigation […]

Boots on the Ground in Libya!

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Four American soldiers are now on the ground in Libya. Reports have them wearing boots.

Where’s Qaddafi?

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His government has collapsed, but Muammar Qaddafi remains able to elude capture: TRIPOLI, Libya — In another confusing round of claims and counterclaims by the Libyan rebels, a spokesman for their most powerful militia commander said Wednesday that Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi had been cornered in the Sahara, a report dismissed by a spokesman for the […]

Surface-To-Air Missiles Looted From Libyan Arms Depot

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Well, this is something that could be a problem: A potent stash of Russian-made surface-to-air missiles is missing from a huge Tripoli weapons warehouse amid reports of weapons looting across war-torn Libya. They are Grinch SA-24 shoulder-launched missiles, also known as Igla-S missiles, the equivalent of U.S.-made Stinger missiles. A CNN team and Human Rights […]

The “Responsibility To Protect” Doctrine After Libya

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What does the apparent outcome of the war in Libya mean for the so-called “Responsibility To Protect” doctrine?

Report: CIA Worked With Libyan Intelligence, Utilized Libya As Site For Secret Interrogations

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The collapse of the Libyan government has led to the discovery of a treasure trove of documents, including evidence of close cooperation between the CIA and Libyan Intelligence in the rendition and torture of suspected al Qaeda members: Documents found at the abandoned office of Libya’s former spymaster appear to provide new details of the […]

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