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Verbatim: Not Ready to Move On

Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina and chairman of the special committee on the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, opened the panel's second hearing by defending why he continues to ask questions about what happened that day.

How the Failed Yemen Raid Went Down

The Wall. St. Journal has an open access link to an article on how the failed Yemen rain went down. ISIS has taken a town in Libya. The Guardian has an interesting article on how bad and frightening it is. Isis posts a series of pictures showing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

ISIS Operating Training Camps in Libya

Gen. David Rodriguez, who heads U.S. Africa Command, said that "around a couple hundred" IS fighters were estimated to be at training sites in the east of the country. IS controls large parts of Iraq and Syria, but Rodriguez said it was yet to establish a large presence in Libya. Show More Summary

General: ISIS Training Camps in Libya; US Searching for Benghazi Attackers without Ground Forces

The head of the U.S. Africa Command said the Islamic State has established training camps in eastern Libya. Gen. David Rodriguez, while briefing Pentagon reporters on December 3, added that the United States continues to search for the “network” behind the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Show More Summary

The country has had it with Obama

First, it seemed the wheels were coming off the bus internationally. Our people were murdered in Benghazi, Libya. Iraq crumbled. Then Libya crumbled, again. The Islamic State conquered vast stretches of territory. Russia grabbed part of Ukraine. Israel and the United States fought while Iran inched closer to getting the bomb. Our Sunni allies publicly […]

A Bad Night in Libya: Sharyl Attkisson on the Benghazi Cover-up

Sharyl Attkisson was one of the few mainstream journalists who tried to seek out the truth regarding what happened on that tragic day of September 11th, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.

Memo To The Media: GOP Intel Committee Report Is Just The Latest To Debunk Right-Wing Benghazi Myths

On November 21, the Republican-led House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the findings of its investigation into the September 2012 attacks on two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, debunking many right-wing media myths about the attacks. Show More Summary

Analysts: ISIS Developing 'Colonies' in Middle East as it Gains Credibility Among Jihadists

Reports coming out of the Middle East warn that the Islamic State terrorist group has established provinces across the region and a colony in Libya. One report from the Washington Institute says ISIS has developed colonies in areas as...Show More Summary

House GOP Benghazi Probe Goes On Despite Intel Panel Report

House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) said Monday that Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) will continue to head a special panel to investigate the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, pushing ahead with the probe despite the release Friday of a GOP-led report that found no attempt to mislead the public.

"A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly..."

"... in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees."Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation...Show More Summary

House Intel Report Debunks Benghazi Theories

A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees. Show More Summary

The Week’s Most Interesting Reads

Libya and the tides of history. Noah Millman reflects on Shakespeare and …

Yglesias Award Nominee

“The reasons for rethinking the intervention go beyond Libya itself. I had placed a great deal of emphasis on the demonstration effects of an intervention. My hope had been that the intervention would act to restrain other autocrats from unleashing deadly force against protesters and encourage wavering activists to push forward in their demands for […]

Curdling the Blood

Fresh from lecturing Vladimir Putin on international morality, David Cameron(the Victor of Libya, let it never be forgotten, as well as The Man Who Wanted to Back the Rebels in Syria Who Later Turned into ISIS, but luckily failed) i...

Revisiting the Libyan War

The arguments for intervention in Libya were extraordinarily weak and many of them were based on little more than wishful thinking.

Groups In Egypt And Libya Pledge Allegiance To ISIS

Militant Islamist groups in both Libya and Egypt have now pledged loyalty to ISIS and recognized the Islamic State. Despite efforts by governments in Iraq, Syria, neighboring states, and the US it appears ISIS has been able to continue to spread throughout the region. Though it is, in theory, incumbent upon Muslims to pledge loyalty [...]

Rape and Mayhem: How the People of Cambridge Are Paying a Bitter Price for Cameron's Hopeless Intervention in Libya

According to some interpretations of the Koran, homosexuality is second only to murder and raping a man is actually worse than killing him. So I don't much fancy Britain's chances of deporting Moktar Ali Saad Mahmoud (33) and Ibrahim Abogutila (22), the two Libyan soldiers who have been charged with the rape of a man in a Cambridge park. Show More Summary

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