The US has begun preliminary military preparations for possible action in and around Libya. Drones have reportedly been moved into the sky over Africa and strike forces have been placed on standby—but that’s it for now. The idea behind the preparations is to be ready for a strike in case suspects in the killing of Christopher Stevens are located, but the administration is still debating the long-term wisdom of such a strike. The information was confirmed to AP by three current administration official and a few others. source
7:05 // 1 year ago
On tonight’s episode of “Glenn Beck”, Glenn laid out a new theory regarding the attacks on American Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya. On the show, Glenn stated that he believes, based on his research and analysis, Stevens was not killed as a result of spontaneous riot spurned by the video spreading around YouTube parodying Muhammad. Instead, Glenn believes he was killed in a targeted attack and that the protests were just used as a distraction.
Before the attack, one of the guards who died alongside Stevens, Sean Smith, posted the following on an online gaming message board: “assuming we don’t die tonight. We saw one of our ‘police’ that guard the compound taking pictures”.
Glenn wondered if all the elements of the timeline above and the message from Smith really match up with the story circulating Washington D.C. and the media – that the attacks were the result of a spontaneous protest spurned on by the YouTube video. He had a different theory.
Get your tinfoil hats ready: Glenn Beck thinks that Stevens’ last words to his friends on EVE Online are proof that the SomethingAwful forums are a front for CIA communications. We couldn’t make up stuff this fantastic/sad if we tried.
14:46 // 1 year ago
National Assembly President Mohammed el-Magarief vowed to dissolve all militias and military camps operating outside the control of the state. His announcement came after authorities took control of militia bases in the eastern city of Benghazi Saturday following fighting that left 11 people dead and more than 60 others wounded.
Those clashes outside the jihadist militia compounds followed large-scale protests Friday in which tens of thousands of Libyans marched through Benghazi, demanding the dissolution of the militant groups.
The order comes days after protesters forced the militia Ansar al-Shariah from their headquarters.
10:51 // 1 year ago
“I am sorry, America,” said one such protester. “This is the real Libya.” Early in the day yesterday, thousands of protesters gathered in Libyan streets to denounce the attacks and disown the sentiments of Ansar al-Sharia, the Islamist group suspected of carrying them out. Later in the night, an offshoot of several hundred protesters split off and stormed the Ansar al-Sharia headquarters. They torched a vehicle, but managed to assume control of the compound without firing any shots. Some of those involved claim to have freed 20 captives held inside.
12:10 // 1 year ago