It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.


Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.


Obama Considers Military Strike Over Benghazi Attack

page: 1

log in


posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 10:22 AM
Anyone buying this? Until a couple of days ago the White House was covering up the radical islamic terrorist attack by claiming it was the fault of the West and 'that youtube film'. Now that it is self evident that the White House screwed up and covered up, they are talking miltiary strike. ON WHO??? It's been a month. The perps are long gone.

Gotta' go bomb someone.
Gotta' try to look presidential and strong ... an election is coming afterall.
Too little too late. :shk:
Benghazi-gate .. bigger than Watergate.

Minnesota Public Radio

The White House, under political pressure to respond forcefully to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, is readying strike forces and drones but first has to find a target.

And if the administration does find a target, officials say it still has to weigh whether the short-term payoff of exacting retribution on al-Qaida is worth the risk that such strikes could elevate the group's profile in the region, alienate governments the U.S. needs to fight the group in the future and do little to slow the growing terror threat in North Africa.

Details on the administration's position and on its search for a possible target were provided by three current and one former administration official, as well as an analyst who was approached by the White House for help. All four spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the high-level debates publicly.


The White House is “aiming for a small pop, a flash in the pan, so as to be able to say, ‘Hey, we’re doing something about it,’” said retired Air Force Lt. Col. Rudy Attalah, the former Africa counterterrorism director for Defense Department under President George W. Bush.

Attalah noted that in 1998, after the embassy bombing in Nairobi, the Clinton administration fired cruise missiles to take out a pharmaceutical factory in Sudan that may have been producing chemical weapons for al-Qaida.

“It was a way to say, ‘Look, we did something,’” he said

posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 10:53 AM
Already Posted

posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 11:24 AM

Originally posted by FlyersFan

Benghazi-gate .. bigger than Watergate.

Nobody died in Watergate.

But this incident kind of took "Fast and Furious" (Which is a bigger scandal) out of the headlines.

posted on Oct, 16 2012 @ 12:49 PM
reply to post by FlyersFan

Usually I disgree with a lot of your posts.

But for once I have to say that I agree with you!


log in