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“Kill or capture” exegesis continues

“Kill or capture” exegesis continues

U.S. Said to Be Preparing Potential Targets Tied to Libya Attack
Published: October 2, 2012 12 Comments

WASHINGTON — The American military’s top-secret Joint Special Operations Command is preparing detailed information that could be used to kill or capture some of the militants suspected in the attack last month in Libya that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, senior military and counterterrorism officials said on Tuesday.

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Preparing the “target packages” is the first step in a process that the Pentagon and Central Intelligence Agency are taking in preparation for, and in advance of, any orders from President Obama and his top civilian and military advisers to carry out action against those determined complicit in the attack on the United States Mission in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

Mr. Obama, whose administration has faced criticism from both Republicans and Democrats over a possible intelligence failure before the Benghazi attack, has vowed that he would bring the killers of Mr. Stevens and the three other Americans to justice, but he and his top advisers have not indicated how that might happen.

Mr. Obama has a range of options available — including drone strikes, Special Operations raids like the one that killed Osama bin Laden; and joint missions with the Libyan authorities — but all carry substantial political, diplomatic and physical risks. Administration officials say no decisions have been made on any potential targets.

The Joint Special Operations Command, which includes the Navy SEAL team that killed Bin Laden, works continuously with the C.I.A. to update several lists of potential terrorist targets around the world.

Since the attack on the diplomatic mission and a nearby annex in Benghazi on the night of Sept. 11, American officials say that Special Operations planners have sharply increased their efforts to track the location and gather information on several members of Ansar al-Shariah as well as other militants with ties to Al Qaeda’s arm in North Africa — Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb — that American officials believe were involved in planning and carrying out the attack there.

It remained unclear precisely how many of the “target packages” are being prepared — perhaps a dozen or more — but military and counterterrorism officials said that the Libyan authorities had identified several suspected assailants based on witness accounts, video and other photographs from the scene.

Suspects are supposed to have a court ordered warrant issued for their arrest, and the warrant is supposed to be made public so the suspect can surrender and use the full force of constitutional law to protect him, or her, self; xref: “surrender, capture, or kill,” {Capture with lethal force if necessary}
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“Lead us not into temptation…”

#290 of 290: William Hale (hinging0) Tue 31 Jul 2012 (03:05 AM)

The video, documenting a June 1 assault on Camp Salerno near the
border with Pakistan, was released in the past week as a publicity
blitz by the group behind the attack: the Haqqani network, a Taliban
affiliate whose leaders shelter in Pakistan.

Even as the United States begins a large-scale troop withdrawal from
Afghanistan, the Salerno attack, acknowledged at the time only in terse
official statements, and others like it have cemented the Haqqani
network’s standing as the most ominous threat to the fragile
American-Pakistani relationship, officials from both countries say.

The two countries are just getting back on track, after months of
grueling negotiations that finally reopened NATO supply routes through
Pakistan. Pakistan’s spy chief, Lt. Gen. Zahir ul-Islam, is scheduled
to arrive in Washington this week for talks with the Central
Intelligence Agency, in an early sign of a new reconciliation.

But the relationship still has a tinderbox quality, riven by
differences over C.I.A. drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal belt, the
Afghan war and, most contentiously, the Haqqani network. The arguments
are well worn: American officials say the Pakistani military’s
Inter-Services Intelligence spy agency is covertly aiding the
insurgents; Pakistani officials deny the accusation and contend the
Obama administration is deflecting attention from its own failings in

But a new boldness from the Haqqanis that aims at mass American
casualties, combined with simmering political tension, has reduced the
room for ambiguity between the two countries. Inside the
administration, it is a commonly held view that the United States is
“one major attack” away from unilateral action against Pakistan —
diplomatically or perhaps even militarily, one senior official said.

“If 50 U.S. troops were blown to smithereens by the Haqqanis, or they
penetrated the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and killed several diplomats —
that would be the game changer,” he said.

xref: “Lead us not into temptation,” – this provides motivation for
the US and / or whom – to attack our own troops / diplomats to create a
reaction that generates permission to attack on a scale who [dump
truck doppler] feels is necessary.

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