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Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
If CIA had a serious operation running that night........WHAT were the fighters after that was *SO* important, they'd risk total annihilation for even attempting this?
While its massive reserves are estimated to be around 375 000 cu km of water, it is seen as a closed water system that is only marginally rechargeable and therefore largely non-renewable. They include new migrants from the capital of Cairo to the Western Desert in Egypt… urban residents of apartments on Libya´s Mediterranean coast… small communities mainly growing wheat in northern Sudan… and nomadic groups sparsely populating oases in northeast Chad. What do these people have in common? They all depend on water from the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System (NSAS), one of the largest and most important underground aquifers of any kind in the world. It is also the world’s largest ‘fossil’ water aquifer system, meaning that the water is ancient.
The ancient system´s massive reserves, estimated at 375 000 cu km of water (equivalent to about 500 years of Nile River discharge), are confined deep inside the earth´s underground chambers -- staggered, tiered, and pooled beneath the sands of the Sahara Desert, oasis settlements, wadis (dry riverbeds that contain water only during times of heavy rain), small villages, towns, and large cities. While today there is no definite agreement on the exact age of the NSAS water, new scientific techniques are getting closer. Before, the traditional technique for dating groundwater was through radiocarbon testing, but this had a limit of 40 000 years.
A new technique uses the rare isotope called Krypton-81 to trace age. Recently, a team led by professor Neil Sturchio from the University of Illinois in Chicago tested some Nubian samples using the new technique with extraordinary findings. They found that Nubian groundwater is between 210 000 and 1 million years old! The NSAS as a ‘system’ was created during the Ice Age, also called the Pleistocene epoch, which lasted from 1.8 million to 11 550 years ago. Within this epoch, there were various cold and warm periods, during which time the recharge of groundwater in the NSAS was possible if conditions were wet. Between 5000 and 7000 years ago, scientists believe there was some major replenishment through dramatic climate changes.
It consists of three collections of archaeologically excavated material:
1. Objects excavated from the Temple of Artemis in Cyrene in 1917, including a number of gold items, which date to the fifth and sixth centuries BC.
2. Objects excavated from the Palace of Columns in Ptolemais in 1937 which date to the Hellenistic period.
3. The Meliu collection of 2,000 coins.
All told, the treasure is thought to comprise ’364 gold coins, 2,433 silver coins, 4,484 bronze coins, 306 pieces of jewelry and 43 other antiquities’ (Bailey 2011).
According to its website, it is the largest underground network of pipes (2820 km)  and aqueducts in the world. It consists of more than 1,300 wells, most more than 500 m deep, and supplies 6,500,000 m3 of fresh water per day to the cities of Tripoli, Benghazi, Sirte and elsewhere. The late Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi described it as the "Eighth Wonder of the World."
Gowdy told Greta the Obama Administration is hiding the survivors, dispersing them around the country, AND changing their names.
The television network said that a CIA team was working in an annex near the consulate on a project to supply missiles from Libyan armouries to Syrian rebels.
Originally posted by dieseldyk
People are claiming that the Ambassador was there trying to retrieve weapons. That's the piss poor, post hoc, posthaste cover story. And in a nation that breathes and lives in a state of hypocrisy, its the exact opposite of what was actually happening.
The real story is that Benghazi was being used to run guns to Al Queda in Syria and it was either Russia or Iran that attacked the CIA run operation to expose the gun running to the world. Fact is is that the executive is responsible for arming our enemies in the war on terror. Exposing this hypocritical charade for what it really is exposes every dirty little plan being implemented to manipulate the American public into accepting a war that will ruin the US and destroy this country forever. China and Russia are playing a waiting game as the US implodes with the petro dollar. The only thing that will save the petro dollar is a huge war and that is what Benghazi is really about.
Originally posted by elouina
What still kills me today is how the Whitehouse keeps complaining that Benghazi is old news. And that we are beating a dead horse. Meanwhile they stall on everything to purposely drag it out. They are the ones that caused any delay.