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Pentagon´s hands tied on hunting
down Benghazi attackers

The Hill [Washington, DC], by Kristina Wong

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/16/2014 11:40:03 AM

The U.S. military cannot hunt down and kill people responsible for the deadly 2012 attack on an American compound in Benghazi, Libya, as long as the terrorists are not officially deemed members or affiliates of al Qaeda, newly declassified transcripts from congressional hearings show. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Martin Dempsey in testimony on Oct. 10 said the Pentagon’s hands are tied because the groups involved are not covered by the Authorization for Use of Military Force. The AUMF law allows U.S. attacks anywhere in the world only on al Qaeda and “associated forces.” “The individuals related in the Benghazi attack,

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"..the groups involved are not covered by the Authorization for Use of Military Force. The AUMF law allows U.S. attacks anywhere in the world only on al Qaeda and “associated forces.” Are you freaking kidding me?? Once again my jaw is hanging open in total disbelief. What is going on in Washington is absolutely intolerable.


      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MissMolly, 1/16/2014 11:52:40 AM     (No. 9694403)

How about an Executive Order, Mr. President, declaring the attackers involved/included/were connected to/were affiliated with Al Qaeda and are...wait for it...TERRORISTS!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: FL_Absentee_Voter, 1/16/2014 12:07:12 PM     (No. 9694423)

"What difference, at this point, does it make?"

Kidding aside, if that´s the case then under what authority did we parachute that SEAL team into Somalia in order to wax a bunch of bandits and rescue an American aid volunteer?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: PChristopher, 1/16/2014 12:19:14 PM     (No. 9694451)

Didn´t seem too tied when you bombed Libya to begin with, huh?!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 1/16/2014 12:51:14 PM     (No. 9694511)

Ah, the beloved Catch 22. It covers so many sticky wickets. I am beginning to dislike General Dempsey as much as I dislike Obama.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bobn.t, 1/16/2014 12:51:19 PM     (No. 9694512)

Ain´t gonna happen because 0musbro will protest him muslim friends.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BamaMan, 1/16/2014 2:06:27 PM     (No. 9694605)

Remember, these weren´t al Qaeda fighters they were movie critics! /s


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