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Interview with Sgt. Halloran

I interviewed my recruiter about the war on terror for my senior research project.

Zach Lee's insight:

Me: Were you involved with the war on terror?

Sgt: I was never in combat, I was artillery. I would shoot giant 100lb rounds at the enemy from miles away.

Me: Why did you join the marine corps?

Sgt: I found out about 9/11 and instantly wanted to be a marine and protect my country.

Me: Do you believe the war on terror wil turn into world war 3?

Sgt: The way it's been going I do believe that it could happen. These terrorist groups are basically taking over the Middle East. And on top of that, we have counties like North Korea threatening us with nuclear bombs, civil wars in countries like Syria, and we have countries that keep attacking each other.

Me: Do you like what you do?

Sgt: I can't see myself doing anything else.

Me: Do you think the war on terror is affecting our economy?

Sgt: Yes these wars aren't cheap.

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Video:Obama Admin. Was Likely Running Arms To Islamic Jihadists Through Benghazi.

CHECK THIS LINK: http://beforeitsnews.com/home/recent/ "It appears that the Benghazi "consulate" wasn't really a consulate at all, but a station for funnelin...

 

 

November 3rd, 2012 JERUSALEM – The U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, actually served as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, according to Middle Eastern security officials.

 

The U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, actually served as a meeting place to coordinate aid for the rebel-led insurgencies in the Middle East, according to Middle Eastern security officials.

 

Among the tasks performed inside the building was collaborating with Arab countries on the recruitment of fighters – including jihadists – to target Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria.

 

The distinction may help explain why there was no major public security presence at what has been described as a “consulate.” Such a presence would draw attention to the shabby, nondescript building that was allegedly used for such sensitive purposes.
Since the mission was attacked last month, countless news media reports around the world have referred to the obscure post as a U.S. consulate. That theme continues to permeate the media, with articles daily referencing a “consulate” in Benghazi.
U.S. officials have been more careful in their rhetoric while not contradicting the media narrative that a consulate was attacked.

 

In his remarks on the attack, President Obama has referred to the Benghazi post as a “U.S. mission.” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has similarly called the post a “mission.”

 

A consulate typically refers to the building that officially houses a consul, who is the official representatives of the government of one state in the territory of another.

Diplomatic missions, on the other hand, maintain a more generalized role. A diplomatic mission is simply a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organization present in another state to represent matters of the sending state or organization in the receiving state.

 

The State Department website lists no consulate in Benghazi.

According to Middle Eastern security officials speaking to WND, the so-called consulate was more of a diplomatic meeting place for U.S. officials, including Stevens.

The security officials divulged the building was routinely used by Stevens and others to coordinate with the Turkish, Saudi and Qatari governments on supporting the insurgencies in the Middle East, most prominently the rebels opposing Assad’s regime in Syria.

 

Last week, the State Department gave a vivid account of Stevens’ final day during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. It was disclosed that about an hour before the attack began, Stevens concluded his final meeting of the day with a Turkish diplomat. Turkey has been leading the insurgency against Assad’s regime.

Last month, WND broke the story that Stevens played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials.

Stevens served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces, said the security officials.

 

The officials said Stevens also worked with the Saudis to send names of potential jihadi recruits to U.S. security organizations for review. Names found to be directly involved in previous attacks against the U.S., including in Iraq and Afghanistan, were ultimately not recruited by the Saudis to fight in Syria, said the officials.

 

Stevens and three other American diplomats were killed on Sept. 11 in an attack blamed on Islamists.

 

As WND reported, questions remain about the nature of U.S. support for the revolutions in Egypt and Libya, including reports the U.S.-aided rebels that toppled Muammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya consisted of al-Qaida and jihad groups. The U.S. provided direct assistance, including weapons and finances, to the Libyan rebels.

 

Similarly, the Obama administration is currently aiding the rebels fighting Assad’s regime in Syria amid widespread reports that al-Qaida jihadists are included in the ranks of the Free Syrian Army. Earlier this month, Obama announced $50 million more in aid to the Syrian rebels.

 

During the revolution against Gadhafi’s regime, the U.S. admitted to directly arming the rebel groups.

 

At the time, rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi admitted in an interview that a significant number of the Libyan rebels were al-Qaida fighters, many of whom had fought U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

 

Adm. James Stavridis, NATO supreme commander for Europe, admitted Libya’s rebel force may include al-Qaida: “We have seen flickers in the intelligence of potential al-Qaida, Hezbollah.”

 

Former CIA officer Bruce Riedel went even further, telling the Hindustan Times: “There is no question that al-Qaida’s Libyan franchise, Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, is a part of the opposition. It has always been Gadhafi’s biggest enemy and its stronghold is Benghazi. What is unclear is how much of the opposition is al-Qaida/Libyan Islamic Fighting Group – 2 percent or 80 percent.”

 

In Syria, meanwhile, the U.S. may be currently supporting al-Qaida and other jihadists fighting with the rebels targeting Assad’s regime.

 

In August, WND quoted a senior Syrian source claiming at least 500 hardcore mujahedeen from Afghanistan, many of whom were spearheading efforts to fight the U.S. there, were killed in clashes with Syrian forces last month.

 

There have been widespread reports of al-Qaida among the Syrian rebels, including in reports by Reuters and the New York Times.


WND reported in May there was growing collaboration between the Syrian opposition and al-Qaida as well as evidence the opposition is sending weapons to jihadists in Iraq, according to an Egyptian security official.


The military official told WND that Egypt has reports of collaboration between the Syrian opposition and three al-Qaida arms, including one the operates in Libya:
Jund al-Sham, which is made up of al-Qaida militants who are Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese; Jund al-Islam, which in recent years merged with Ansar al-Islam, an extremist group of Sunni Iraqis operating under the al-Qaida banner and operating in Yemen and Libya;
Jund Ansar al-Allah, an al-Qaida group based in Gaza linked to Palestinian camps in Lebanon and Syria.


U.S. officials have stated the White House is providing nonlethal aid to the Syrian rebels while widespread reports have claimed the U.S. has been working with Arab countries to ensure the opposition in Syria is well armed. Link: http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/this-is-what-benghazi-consulate-really-was/

 

Youtube video detail:
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“It appears that the Benghazi “consulate” wasn’t really a consulate at all, but a station for funneling Libyan arms and recruiting jihadists to overthrow Assad in Syria:”

 

October 23, 2012
It doesn’t get more serious than a sitting president funneling arms to Al Qaeda terrorists!
Mysterious Libyan ship linked to deadly terror attack?

Frighteningly, it may be because Obama didn’t want anyone to know that he was using the Benghazi station to funnel arms to jihadists:
During the 2011 Libyan revolt against Muammar Qaddafi, reckless U.S. policy flung American forces and money into the conflict on the side of the rebels, who were known at the time to include Al Qaeda elements. Previously the number two official at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Christopher Stevens was named as the official U.S. liaison to the Libyan opposition in March, 2011.

 

Stevens was tasked with helping to coordinate U.S. assistance to the rebels, whose top military commander, Abdelhakim Belhadj, was the leader of the Al Qaeda affiliate, the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG). That means that Stevens was authorized by the U.S. Department of State and the Obama administration to aid and abet individuals and groups that were, at a minimum, allied ideologically with Al Qaeda, the jihadist terrorist organization that attacked the homeland on the first 9-11, the one that’s not supposed to exist anymore after the killing of its leader, Osama bin Laden, on May 2, 2012.

 

[...] The New York Times reported in July, 2012 that CIA officers were operating out of southern Turkey to help channel weapons to fighters supposedly not allied with Al Qaeda or other terrorist groups. In a October 14 piece, though, the Times asserted flatly that “Most of the arms shipped at the behest of Saudi Arabia and Qatar to supply Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Bashar al-Assad are going to hard-line Islamic jihadists, and not the more secular opposition groups…” And while U.S. officials continue to stick to claims that they are not providing arms directly to the Syrian rebels, but only channeling weapons that come from Saudi Arabia and Qatar, reports that those rebels now have surface-to-air missiles call to mind the thousands of such weapons looted from Muammar Qaddafi’s stockpiles during and after the revolt that ousted him in October 2011.

 

Read more at Family Security Matters http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/the-real-reason-behind-benghazigate?f=must_reads


The evidence suggests that part of Ambassador Stevens’ mission was to recruit jihadists to fight in Syria:
Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador murdered in Libya, played a central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria, according to Egyptian security officials speaking to WND.

 

Stevens served as a key contact with the Saudis to coordinate the recruitment by Saudi Arabia of Islamic fighters from North Africa and Libya. The jihadists were sent to Syria via Turkey to attack Assad’s forces, said the security officials.

Fox News has chronicled how the Al Entisar, a Libyan-flagged vessel carrying 400 tons of cargo, docked on Sept. 6 in the Turkish port of Iskenderun. It reportedly supplied both humanitarian assistance and arms -- including deadly SA-7 man-portable surface-to-air missiles -- apparently destined for Islamists, again including al Qaeda elements, in Syria.

 

We know that Stevens' last official act was to hold such a meeting with an unidentified "Turkish diplomat." Presumably, the conversation involved additional arms shipments to al Qaeda and its allies in Syria. It also may have involved getting more jihadi fighters there. After all, Mr. Klein reported last month that, according to sources in Egyptian security, our ambassador was playing a "central role in recruiting jihadists to fight Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria."

 

It gets worse. Last week, Center for Security Policy senior fellow and former career CIA officer Clare Lopez observed that there were two large warehouse-type buildings associated with the so-called "consulate" whose purpose has yet to be disclosed. As their contents were raided in the course of the attack, we may never know for sure whether they housed -- and were known by the local jihadis to house -- arms, perhaps administered by the two former Navy SEALs killed along with Stevens.

Read more: Family Security Matters http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/the-real-reason-behind-benghazigate?f=must_reads#ixzz2DxVLenhO



Read more: Family Security Matters http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/the-real-reason-behind-benghazigate?f=must_reads#ixzz2DxUXvgPP

 

Source: http://newsrescue.com/benghazi-consulate-recruiting-center-weapons-shipments-militia-syria/#ixzz2DxQVzOhP

 

Read more at WND http://www.wnd.com/2012/09/sources-slain-u-s-ambassador-recruited-jihadists/

 

http://beforeitsnews.com-scandals-2012-10-bombshell-obama-admin-was-likely-running-arms-to-islamic-jihadists-through-benghazi-2430222.html

 

Related:
US Relied on Muslim Brotherhood for Benghazi Consulate Security | FrontPage Magazine http://sco.lt/6Cy4gr

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=libya

 

The real reason behind Benghazigate-Amb Stevens&Obama were arming jihadists in Libya&Syria http://sco.lt/73C2q1

 

Related:
State Department emails from day of Libya attack show Al Qaeda-tied group on radar&WH Notified! http://sco.lt/8GyiiP  ;

 

U.S. Officials Knew Within 24 hrs Libya Attacks Were Work of Al Qaeda Affiliates http://sco.lt/6X3h6v

 

Obama's History of Terrorism Cover-ups:Benghazi in Little Rock,Then Ft Hood Massacre&Now Libya | http://sco.lt/91NLSz

 

Tunisia says it has a 28-year-old Tunisian national in custody who is linked to the attack on the US consulate in Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, reports the AP. Details are sketchy, but the suspect has been identified as Ali Harzi. It's unclear exactly what role he played, but Eli Lake of the Daily Beast says Harzi posted about the attack on social media shortly after it began, drawing the attention of investigators. He reportedly fled to Turkey afterward, where he got picked up and handed over to Tunisia. One source tells Lake that Harzi belongs to "violent extremist networks."
http://www.newser.com/story/156401/tunisia-we-arrested-suspect-in-benghazi-attack.html

 

What Really Happened in Libya&When Did the US Know?Special Report:'Death and Deceit in Benghazi' http://sco.lt/5vl0TJ

 

Leader Of Libya Attack Linked To Obama Donor;Only Eight Security Hired by State Dept&UK? http://sco.lt/86pN5t

 

Muslim Brotherhood forms political party in Libya based on Islamic Principles! http://sco.lt/8X7WDJ

 

Sept 20:Suspected Killer of US Ambassador Was Leader of US-Backed Libyan Rebel Forces & Former Gitmo Detainee http://sco.lt/6wPOGv  ;

 

More:
Report: Obama Can’t Decide Whether Or Not To Attack Benghazi Perpetrators Or Let Them Get Away With It http://sco.lt/4w09U9

 

The security The State Dept did provide was outsourced to UK private security which hired Libyan rebels, armed with weapons supplied by the Obama admin to help remove&kill Gadaffi.

US Relied on Muslim Brotherhood for Benghazi Consulate Security | FrontPage Magazine http://sco.lt/6Cy4gr

 

State Dept has no comment on Sept. 12 CIA report that militants attack consulate http://sco.lt/89Tl8z

 

34 highly-trained security personnel moved out over a six month period from Libya http://sco.lt/8TQM53

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam/p/2878166287/libya-fbi-examines-us-consulate-attack-site-three-weeks-later

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam/p/2802195398/two-weeks-later-wh-obama-views-libya-attack-as-terrorism

 

Pentagon Islamic Adviser Reappears as Political Leader for Syrian Muslim Brotherhood-Dominated Group
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/2X3bdp2PgvP

 

Obama's Rules of Engagement Endangering our Law Enforcement and Military
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/2EsxDrhNNYH

 

State Department refuses to explain why member of jihad terror group visited White House
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/QKggZeHBtgT

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam/p/2764654324/anderson-cooper-admits-cnn-found-slain-ambassador-s-journal-secretly-used-it-in-reporting

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam/p/2801330939/ret-general-boykin-confirms-us-govt-infiltration-by-the-muslim-brotherhood-bachmann-was-right

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam/p/2796148243/57-top-u-s-muslim-groups-demanded-government-wide-islamophobia-purge-in-letter-to-white-house

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam/p/2795657750/state-department-calls-cnn-disgusting-for-exposing-that-hillary-clinton-may-be-responsible-for-ambassador-stevens-s-death-pat-dollard

 

The Dangers to Our Military&Country-The Enemy Within https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/4MpFXhLipZ3

 

 

Congress Members Funded By CAIR&Influenced By The Muslim Brotherhood
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/CaEGRTxAZB5

 

MUST WATCH:The Muslim Brotherhood and US Policy-A Threat To America
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/SqKyYQmHxei

 

Feeling Safe Yet?A Summary of Dangers to Our Military&Country
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/NR1M8dU8Aa5

 

Accused Fort Hood shooter makes first statement in court, saying he is required to wear a beard - http://t.co/MGav7muM

 

Obama's Ring Says What?
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/YTa95Mh3RSN

 

Questions raised over feds' consistency on 'terrorism' definition in wake of shootings
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/Z7ee85qhxBN

 

Military Under Attack from Within??
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/Bj5PuKeLJjA

 

Obama’s anti-military legacy
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/8YBUMiN8TcG

 

Obama Adds Military Heroes to 'Enemies List'
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/gJMVzyDFmxj

 

Political Correctness Is a Threat To National Security
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/hZkg82RkZvF

 

Pentagon Islamic Adviser Reappears as Political Leader for Syrian Muslim Brotherhood-Dominated Group
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/2X3bdp2PgvP

 

Obama's Rules of Engagement Endangering our Law Enforcement and Military
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/2EsxDrhNNYH

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State Department refuses to explain why member of jihad terror group visited White House
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/QKggZeHBtgT

 

Like Fast&Furious, the US aided the 'rebels' with weapons and now after our meddling four Americans were killed
https://plus.google.com/u/0/103087425533147519173/posts/4rtFkkcs2vC

 

More:
http://www.scoop.it/t/littlebytesnews-election-2012?q=libya

 

Leader of Ansar al-Sharia eludes capture, wanted for inciting unrest in Tunisia - http://sco.lt/60M83d

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/war-against-islam?q=benghazi

 

Obama's Benghazi Cover-up Hiding Arms Shipments to Jihadists in Syria http://sco.lt/8WoPNh

 

'Benghazi-gate' - Bombshell: Obama Administration Deleted State Dept. Memo From Internet After Discovering Al Qaeda Behind Benghazi Attack http://sco.lt/63Bxlh

 

 

 


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littlebytesnews's comment, April 9, 2013 7:54 PM
http://act.securefreedom.org/9764/end-benghazigate-cover-up/ Sign the petition to stop the Benghazi coverup On April 8, 2013, seven hundred former special operations warriors ­ many
of whom were heroically involved in "preparing for and executing myriad operations to rescue or recover detained or threatened fellow Americans²" wrote an open letter to the House of Representatives. They said, in part:

"This was the most severe attack on American diplomatic facilities and personnel since the attacks on the US Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998. Thus far it appears that there has been no serious effort to determine critical details of this attack. This is inexcusable and demands immediate attention by the Congress. Congress must show some leadership and provide answers to the public as to what actually occurred in Benghazi. Americans have a right to demand a full accounting on this issue."
See the original letter and all 700 signatures here: http://www.docstoc.com/docs/151789065/SOF-700-Letter-4713
Robert Campbell sr.'s curator insight, May 24, 2013 10:01 AM

Secular govt terrorism through multicultural subversion of countries and their cultural identities....

Poppen Report's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:46 AM

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1031273

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US senators propose assassination court to screen drone targets

US senators propose assassination court to screen drone targets | War on terrorism | Scoop.it
U.S. senators are now floating the idea of an assassination court as a way to rein in the ever-expanding drone program.

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It sounds like an Orwellian idea from a futuristic sci-fi movie. Government officials gather in a secret courtroom, poring over documents and weighing whether to approve the fly-by killing of a suspected terrorist. 

If the judges say yes, the target dies. If not, the target lives.

 

But U.S. senators are now floating the idea of an assassination court as a way to rein in the ever-expanding drone program -- a secretive operation that, as it is, sounds like thriller fiction, but isn't.

 

The idea was bandied about during Thursday's confirmation hearing for CIA director nominee John Brennan, who fueled the talk by saying he thinks the concept is "worthy of discussion." The nominee, as a vocal supporter of the targeted-killing program, has come under scrutiny for what some lawmakers see as the administration's unchecked power to kill, even if the target is an American citizen. 

 

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said as part of an effort to regulate the killing, she wants to review proposals to create something similar to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court -- which reviews requests for wiretaps against suspected foreign agents -- for drone strikes

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, is pushing the idea the hardest. 

According to his vision, the drone court would be an avenue for U.S. officials to argue in secret before a judge why an American citizen should be targeted for death. He said it would be like "going to a court for a warrant" and proving probable cause.

 

Except in this case, the judge would be ruling not on a search warrant or a wiretap -- but a missile strike from thousands of feet in the air, and thousands of miles away.

  

"If you're planning a strike over a matter of days, weeks or months, there is an opportunity to at least go to some outside-of-the-Executive Branch body like the FISA court in a confidential and top-secret way -- make the case that this American citizen is an enemy combatant," he said. 


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SASFOR's comment, March 14, 2013 12:44 AM
Sir thank you for pointing out the Senate's deliberations. A special court for Drones would no doubt be opposed by the Pentagon. Surprising that almost a hundred and fifty years ago no one proposed a special court for Mr Mr Richard Gatling's toys?
SASFOR's comment, March 14, 2013 12:48 AM
In continuation I would like to draw your attention to this article by Willard Foxton in The Telegraph,
“Drones will change warfare as much as machine guns did – but our generals don't realise it yet”
http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/willardfoxton2/100008755/drones-will-change-warfare-as-much-as-machine-guns-did-but-our-generals-dont-realise-it-yet/
Sydney Cummings's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:19 PM

This is talking about terrorists and one way that they're targeted .It talks about how we fly over them in a plane, or drone,  and they get their target and then decide on whether to shoot or not. The most interesting part was the way that they talk about launching missiles, firing at things, and how far in they are they are when they lauch or fire at their targets. 

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Report: Israeli Subs Spotted Off Lebanese Coast

Report: Israeli Subs Spotted Off Lebanese Coast | War on terrorism | Scoop.it
Israeli submarines have allegedly been spotted cruising off the coast of Lebanon between Sidon and Nakura, according to a report in Lebanese media.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, February 18, 2013 7:04 PM

Interesting....Is Hezbollah on the move?I hear they are not welcome in Syria. I guess the Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda don't like Hezbollah?? But I thought they were all linked together?