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White House secret meetings examine
al-Qaeda threat in North Africa

Washington Post, by Greg Miller and Craig Whitlock

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 10/1/2012 10:28:11 PM

The White House has held a series of secret meetings in recent months to examine the threat posed by al-Qaeda’s franchise in North Africa and consider for the first time whether to prepare for unilateral strikes, U.S. officials said. The deliberations reflect concern that al-Qaeda’s African affiliate has become more dangerous since gaining control of large pockets of territory in Mali and acquiring weapons from post-revolution Libya. The discussions predate the Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. compounds in Libya but gained urgency after the assaults there were linked to al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/1/2012 10:30:09 PM     (No. 8903287)

Wow.
And still Obama's lies continue.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: noddy, 10/1/2012 10:34:11 PM     (No. 8903294)

What does he do? Rub his Piece Prize every night and add some more names to his Kill List?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: horacer, 10/1/2012 10:44:43 PM     (No. 8903314)

We're back in the 2000 mentality. Killing bin laden was meaningless, al zawahiri is 100 times more dangerous. I wonder if Obama has even read his eulogy of Abu Yahya al Libi. We are going to get hit, hit hard and so will Europe. al qaeda is more lethal and sophisticated in it's approach than before. Imagine jihadists with special forces training and state of the art weaponry.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/1/2012 11:12:13 PM     (No. 8903359)

Why not let 'em ALL out of Gitmo, you fool?


"“Al-Qaeda is on the path to defeat and Osama Bin Laden is dead.”

Barack Hussein Obama, 9/30/12



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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/1/2012 11:33:48 PM     (No. 8903391)

These meetings: does Obama attend them? Who chairs them, Valerie Jarrett?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: neenbean, 10/1/2012 11:42:12 PM     (No. 8903401)

Spin it baby Spin.

Notice NO ONE talks about the on going protests and now this....they are looking very very weak and one hit...in the USA before NOV..it's over.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: NotaBene, 10/2/2012 12:48:43 AM     (No. 8903458)

Hey, he is with their team.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/2/2012 3:39:30 AM     (No. 8903525)

al-queerda is less of a dnager to N. Africa than al-0bama is to the USA.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/2/2012 4:35:55 AM     (No. 8903543)

#4 thanks for the quote reminding us that al-Qaeda was doomed most of the summer and right up to a few days ago.

We knew that because everyone in Washington was saying so.

But behind the scenes at the WH secret meetings were examining. Secret meetings of the top people. For they are all top people.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/2/2012 11:01:59 AM     (No. 8904094)

I heard these "secret meetings" are SO secret that obama can't even find out where they are! How can he attend meetings about "al-Qaeda" if he can't even FIND the meetin' place?...Never mind...

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