Hillary’s Libya Post-War Plan Was ‘Play It by Ear,’ Gates Says

When Hillary Clinton appears before Congress’s special committee on Benghazi Thursday, she’ll likely be asked all the wrong questions.

Clinton will be peppered with queries about why she kept a private email server, what caused the 2012 attacks on the U.S. special consulate in Benghazi, and how come U.S. forces didn’t respond more quickly to the strikes. But the really important issues—the questions longstanding followers of the U.S. and NATO intervention want answered—are: Why did Hillary Clinton push for strikes that contributed to the fall of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi? And why didn’t the Obama administration bother to plan for the all-too-predictable chaos that came next?

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com

And the consequences of that improvisation are still being felt today. The country is an epicenter of the refugee crisis sweeping the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. Part of Libya is under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State. And the Russians use the U.S.-NATO intervention in Libya to justify their own military incursions in places like Syria.

H/T:Free Republic

Description – Veni Vidi Vici were the brief words spoken by Caesar -pronounced “Kaiser” when he said— ‘I came, I saw and I conquered’ The Latin reference to Hillary Clinton’s phrase that ‘ WE came, WE Saw and HE’s Dead’ is a reference to Libertia the Roman Goddess of Death.. or Persephone the statue effigy on top of either the congress or Senate, I forget right now which has Hades and witch has the consort or Saboath standing over the political theatre. The Statue of Liberty or Columbia is the goddess for the Satanist Cabal standing over in NY Harbour. “Veni Vidi Libertia” … Those are Hillary Clinton’s words about a foreign leader’s death. This news clip is relevant to her political career now as well as for WAR CRIMEs given her possible personal involvement in the assassination of a foreign leader.

Clinton latest email dump – ‘Owns Libya policy from start to finish’

No big surprise. Check out the PDF e-mail and who all was copied. One can only wonder why some names had to be scrubbed. Libya is her baby. From start to finish. What different does it make? Ask Gaddafi.

CNSNews.com) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had “leadership/ownership/stewardship of this country’s Libya policy from start to finish,” says an email written by one of Clinton’s top aides–and forwarded to Clinton herself–as the Libyan rebellion that sought the overthrow of Muammar Qadhafi appeared to be nearing a triumphant moment.

The email is one of those the State Department has thus far given to the House Select Committee on Benghazi. It is among 349 pages of those emails that were obtained by the New York Times and that the Times has posted online in a PDF.

This email about Clinton’s “ownership” of U.S. Libya policy was sent—on the East Coast of the United States–at 7:40 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2011. By then, in Tripoli, Libya, it was already 1:40 a.m. on the morning of Monday, August 22.  More at  CNS

Tripoli about to fall, U.S. embassy ready to be evacuated

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — The U.S. military has doubled the number of aircraft standing by in Italy if needed to evacuate Americans from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, CNN has learned.

Thanks for the memory Hillary. Just a few reminders of your wizardy as Secretary of State. Who didn’t see this coming?

A decision to evacuate as violence in the Libyan capital grows is “minute by minute, hour by hour,” a defense official told CNN on Monday.

Fierce fighting swept across the city Sunday after armed men stormed the country’s interim Parliament. Sporadic bursts of gunfire and blasts could still be heard on the outskirts of the capital Monday evening.

The violence appeared to be some of the worst since the 2011 revolution that ousted longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi

Hillary Clinton on Gaddafi: “We came, we saw, he died” 

Oct, 2011

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Meanwhile, the Saudi ambassador to Libya announced that his country’s embassy and consulate in Tripoli closed Monday because of the violence, and the staff has left Tripoli, according to the official Saudi Press Agency. The sites will reopen when the situation stabilizes, Ambassador Mohammed Mahmoud Al-Ali said, according to the report.

Turkey took similar measures, shutting down its consulate in Benghazi, Turkey’s semi-official Anadolu news agency reported.

ED: With everyone leaving town, why are we still there? What do we have to have, another Benghazi????

U.S. aircraft arrive in Italy

Four additional U.S. V-22 Osprey aircraft “arrived overnight” at the naval base in Sigonella, Italy, to join four V-22s and 200 Marines that had been moved there last week, a U.S. defense source said.

More over at CNN with video

Obama – How’s the Arab Spring -What’s the plan?

We are so caught up with the back and forth of self immolation of our party candidates, that we let Obama slide with his failed foreign policy. We hear bits and pieces, well below the radar, that the radical Muslims are well on their way in taking over the newly forming governments. As I have opined before, we have little in shared values with these folks, and any capacity to emulate our form of government is practically nill. So here we go, just a glimpse into the hearts and minds of our new-found friends.  First  we have:

Sam LaHood, the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, is among five Americans banned from leaving Egypt, officials said Thursday, heightening tensions over an Egyptian investigation into groups that promote democracy and human rights. Source: NBC Chicago

Then on to Libya:

The humanitarian aid group Doctors Without Borders said it was halting its work in detention centers in Misrata because detainees are “tortured and denied urgent medical care.”

“Patients were brought to us for medical care between interrogation sessions, so that they would be fit for further interrogation. This is unacceptable. Our role is to provide medical care to war casualties and sick detainees, not to repeatedly treat the same patients between torture sessions.”

Christopher Stokes, general director of MSF, told CNN that two detainees died — one in October and another in November — within 30 minutes of being interrogated.

In a statement, Amnesty described “widespread torture and ill-treatment of suspected pro-Gadhafi fighters and loyalists,” a reference to those who fought for the regime of leader Moammar Gadhafi until his ouster and death. More at CNN

Al-Qaeda flag flying high over Libya – thanks Obama

Obama’s mission is almost complete in Egypt and Libya. No reporting by our press, but the outcome of his “kinetic action” is as we expected.  Al-Qaeda is alive and well. Thank you Mister President. Meanwhile Obama is dropping drones on six countries including Africa now. We have boots on the ground, but one must go to the foreign newspapers to find out anything about it. He is now moving on to destabilize Africa under the rubric of helping out humanity.

Somalia is the sixth country where the US military has engaged in unauthorized aerial bombing campaigns through the use of its remote-controlled aircraft.Press TV Ir  Drones away- here-there-everywhere

Here we go: Sadly, the flag of al-Qaeda is not just being flown at the Benghazi courthouse.  According to eyewitnesses, it is now being displayed all over Benghazi.  The following is an account from an eyewitness that has seen the flag flying over the Benghazi courthouse for himself….

It was here at the courthouse in Benghazi where the first spark of the Libyan revolution ignited. It’s the symbolic seat of the revolution; post-Gaddafi Libya’s equivalent of Egypt’s Tahrir Square. And it was here, in the tumultuous months of civil war, that the ragtag rebel forces established their provisional government and primitive, yet effective, media center from which to tell foreign journalists about their “fight for freedom.”

But according to multiple eyewitnesses—myself included—one can now see both the Libyan rebel flag and the flag of al Qaeda fluttering atop Benghazi’s courthouse.

According to one Benghazi resident, Islamists driving brand-new SUVs and waving the black al Qaeda flag drive the city’s streets at night shouting, “Islamiya, Islamiya! No East, nor West,” a reference to previous worries that the country would be bifurcated between Gaddafi opponents in the east and the pro-Gaddafi elements in the west.

According to the Telegraph, the leader of the Libyan rebels was very open about the fact that his “troops” included significant numbers of al-Qaeda fighters that were firing bullets at U.S. soldiers in Iraq….

Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.

According to a recent article by Kurt Nimmo for Infowars.com, al-Qaeda rebels had established an “Islamic emirate” in eastern Libya as early as February….

In February, it was reported that al-Qaeda had set-up an Islamic emirate in Derna, in eastern Libya, headed by a former prisoner at Guantanamo Bay, Abdelkarim al-Hasadi.

According to the Telegraph, the leader of the Libyan rebels was very open about the fact that his “troops” included significant numbers of al-Qaeda fighters that were firing bullets at U.S. soldiers in Iraq….

Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.

Full story over at The Amercian Dream

Libyan Gaddafi and his Amazon Body Guards – Where are they?

Update: China Smack is reporting that some of the guards have been murdered. Warning graphic pictures. Looks like the site is getting too many hits, or is doing a lot of blocking– google it and you may have better luck if you cannot link in.

According to information organized by a Middle Eastern website, the first fled with her boyfriend but was caught by the opposition and shot dead, the two of them dying together. The second was identified despite her makeup/disguise and was beaten to death. The third was kidnapped by the opposition’s soldiers, viciously tortured and gang-raped for days before being strangled to death with the words “the fate for Gaddafi’s whores” beside her, her body rotting when discovered. At this moment Gaddafi was still on the run!

Previous report:

So where in the world are Gaddafi’s lovelies? We worry. Did they escape with him? On the run? Holed up?  I have scoured the wires, nothing. Not to worry, I am on the job. UPDATE: I said I would not let you down: Planet Washington:

Navy Seals To Face Gaddafi Body Guard (humor)

US Navy Seals anticipate facing Colonel Gaddafi’s infamous all-female body guard, dubbed The Amazonian Guard, as they fight the final battle for Tripoli.  A video of the contest, ‘Guards Gone Wild,’ is available for pre-order on The Learning Channel ($19.95).

The back story  now:

Choosing the members of the Amazonian guard is a little more involved than simply placing a mildly coherent Craigslist ad. For one, every member must, allegedly, be a virgin hand picked by Gaddafi, and must then undergo extensive martial arts and firearms training at a special academy before becoming official members of the force.

The bodyguards dress in military-inspired guard, wearing either khaki jumpsuits or fatigues with red berets… as well as make-up, polished nails and jewelry, even when on the job. H/T and more: Mediaite  For more on the Amazonians Here

Entourage of Deadly Virgins’

UPDATE:

It has been reported in various news including AFP and Reuters that they had already defected/escaped. Some are in Italy and are claiming that they were gang-raped by Gaddafi and his sons constantly.

http://jezebel.com/5835724/female-bodyguards-say-qaddafi-and-sons-raped-abused-them

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8729685/Gaddafi-and-his-sons-raped-female-bodyguards.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/gaddafi-raped-his-female-_n_939540.html

NATO kicks butt: Asks Gaddafi to please give up – we want to go home

Is anyone interested in news regarding Libya? I mean with the debt crisis or whatever it is, news regarding our wars has all but disappeared. But hey, I am game. So let me give it a whirl. Our fearless Zero leader is nowhere to be heard on his one of many foreign screw ups. Now he asks Russia to help bail his sorry a** out on this one. So much for leading from behind. A real game changer.

Months earlier reports fromAl Jazeera were quoting Mike Mullen as follows:

Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, has said the military operation in Libya called for by the UN Security Council is not aimed at regime change – adding that a “stalemate” could well exist, leaving Muammar Gaddafi in power.

They continue to report that a stalemate appears, so it makes it worthy to continue searching for more info concerning this one of our many wars. Here we go:

New NATO Ultimatum to Gaddafi: Give up, ‘Cause We Want to Leave

NATO is seeking an urgent exit strategy from Libya that will end the fighting and decide the future of embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi, even if that means letting him stay in the country though out of power, it emerged Tuesday after British and French foreign ministers met in London.

British Foreign Secretary William Hague and French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said NATO and even members of the opposition Transitional National Council wouldn’t oppose Gadhafi staying in Libya as long as he gave up power.

In the only Libyan voice of dissent reported so far, activist Soliman Albrassi, living in London, said allowing Gadhafi to stay in Libya would be a recipe for civil war, the BBC said.

Hague and Juppe received support for the proposal from former British Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind, who said it would be important to avoid a “blood bath in Tripoli” — seen as a likely outcome if a final military push to the Libyan capital triggered close combat.

Hague said: “What happens to Gadhafi is ultimately a question for the Libyans … What is absolutely clear, as Alain (Juppe) has said, is that whatever happens, Gadhafi must leave power. He must never again be able to threaten the lives of Libyan civilians nor to destabilize Libya once he has left power.” More at SGT Report

Russia to help us out with our screw up in Libya:

The Hindu:

Russia played host to Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi’s top diplomat in Moscow, highlighting its role as an honest broker in the Libya crisis.

During an hour-long meeting with Libya’s Foreign Minister Abdelati al-Obeidi late on Wednesday Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stressed “the topmost task” was to stop bloodshed and embark on a political solution that must be steered by the United Nations and the African Union, said the Foreign Ministry in a statement.

Libya’s top diplomat said Tripoli would welcome “any Russian role in the peaceful settlement of the Libyan conflict” that should be “equally acceptable for all Libyans, including the opposition in Benghazi”.

Mr. Al-Obeidi is the highest-ranking Tripoli official to visit Moscow since the conflict began. Representatives of the Libyan opposition also came to Moscow two months ago. In recent weeks President Dmitry Medvedev’s envoy for Africa has met both rebels in Benghazi and top officials in Tripoli. Mr. Medvedev said earlier this week that compromise between the warring sides was “attainable”.

Ground attack against Libya soon? says a Russian Envoy

 
Our fogotton war? So many now, it is hard to keep up. Obama of course, will need a distraction. So why not?  Will he ask Congress? What Congress? Here tis:
RIA Novosti
MOSCOW, July 1 (RIA Novosti)

NATO is likely be preparing a ground operation in Libya, the Russian envoy to the alliance, Dmitry Rogozin, said on Friday.

“I think that now we are witnessing the preparation stage of a ground operation which NATO, or at least some of its members… are ready to begin,” Rogozin said.

He also said Russia and France should “clarify” the issue of weapons supplies to Berber tribes in Libya, which France says were for “self-defense” and in line with the UN resolution.

“If direct weapons supplies to rebels indeed take place, they can only be referred to as a serious breach of the UN Security Council resolution,” the Russian envoy said. More at  RIA Novosti

The Amazonian Guard – Gaddafi’s All-Female Security Force

No sharia law here. One would not find this anywhere else in the middle east. Sure beats the alternative.

Controversial Libyan leader Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi is a man with precise, if peculiar, tastes. Case in point: His notorious “Amazonian Guard,” an elite force of female bodyguards.

Choosing the members of the Amazonian guard is a little more involved than simply placing a mildly coherent Craigslist ad. For one, every member must, allegedly,be virgin hand-picked by Gadaffi, and must then undergo extensive martial arts and firearms training at a special academy before becoming official members of the force. For more on the Amazonians Here

The bodyguards dress in military-inspired guard, wearing either khaki jumpsuits or fatigues with red berets… as well as make-up, polished nails and jewelry, even when on the job. H/T and more: Mediaite

‘Entourage of Deadly Virgins’

It has been reported in various news including AFP and Reuters that they had already defected/escaped. Some are in Italy and are claiming that they were gang-raped by Gaddafi and his sons constantly.

http://jezebel.com/5835724/female-bodyguards-say-qaddafi-and-sons-raped-abused-them

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8729685/Gaddafi-and-his-sons-raped-female-bodyguards.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/28/gaddafi-raped-his-female-_n_939540.html

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