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House intel chair: We knew
“something big” was coming
before Algerian hostage crisis

Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey

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Posted By:StormCnter, 1/22/2013 4:48:49 AM

Did the US get caught by surprise by the al-Qaeda attack on an Algerian natural-gas facility? Not entirely, as ABC News reports. While the US government insisted that AQ has been “decimated,” the House Intelligence Committee had been alerted to “lots of threat streams” about pending attacks in the North Africa region. Unfortunately, we didn’t get enough intel to connect the dots, says Rep. Mike Rogers, the committee chair:(Snip for video)The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said that before the deadly Algerian hostage crisis, the U.S. had several reports that “something big”

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/22/2013 5:24:18 AM     (No. 9131604)

Of course. We gave them the guns.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: tangles, 1/22/2013 7:46:11 AM     (No. 9131726)

Romney warned about Mali and BHO and the media laughed.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Felixcat, 1/22/2013 8:22:03 AM     (No. 9131794)

Ah yes, billions and billions of tax dollars spent since 9/11 to build up out "intel community" and we still cannot connect the dots...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/22/2013 9:15:36 AM     (No. 9131924)

Oh I believe the intel dots are being connected but the administration does not like the picture that is emerging. They would rather sacrifice Americans lives than have a hint of irresponsibility or incompetence taint their messiah. He will bear absolutely no blame for the hell that is about to be visited on this country both foreign and domestically. The progressives will make sure that Obama will go down in history as the modern day Lincoln. It started yesterday. Nothing will touch him. He will continue to ignore what does not fit into his agenda no matter how many Americans die.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Grambo, 1/22/2013 9:23:06 AM     (No. 9131943)

Ambassador Stephens was supposed to round up those weapons before they got to Algeria, but like Eric Holder’s guns, those darn things just got away.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/22/2013 10:05:50 AM     (No. 9132038)

If you knew ´something big´ was coming, why on earth did you not say something? You share the blame for the deaths of Americans here because of your inaction. To say that Obama would not have done anything about it is no excuse for letting Americans die yet again.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 1/22/2013 1:06:54 PM     (No. 9132564)

Ummm - - if Chairman Rogers knew - - dudn´t that mean that Zippy also knew?

Just asking.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: pineledger, 1/22/2013 1:40:41 PM     (No. 9132634)

Google or Bing "Romney Mali" and you´ll get a number of articles, including this one that is worth a look.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/10/25/despite-romney-claims-mali-is-no-afghanistan-expert-says

The klutz "expert" seems to feel comfortable saying that "Mali is no Afghanistan" because Mali is flat and Afghanistan is mountainous.

That guy should have failed the SAT analogy test.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: zazu, 1/22/2013 2:44:16 PM     (No. 9132772)

#7: It is likely that Zippy did not know since he finds the daily intel briefings too boring to sit through.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: LadyVet, 1/22/2013 7:16:27 PM     (No. 9133150)

The house should do the 3 month extension of the debt ceiling so that the White House cannot use that to gin up the press outrage on the debt ceiling to force Hillary´s Benghazigate off the front page. Maybe they will even ask about how the weapons made their way to Algeria and Mali.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: partoftheproblem, 1/22/2013 10:01:16 PM     (No. 9133311)

what are the odds Hiterly throws Obie under the bus?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: uno, 1/22/2013 11:00:25 PM     (No. 9133382)

Something big this way cometh.
Oh look, here´s the lunch menu...

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