Af/Pak & Other News (12/9/2012)

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dump...@hotmail.com

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Dec 9, 2012, 8:15:33 PM12/9/12
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Colorado doc Dilip Joseph rescued by U.S. and Afghan forces after
Taliban capture:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/colo-doctor-rescued-taliban-capture-article-1.1216514



After 10 years of Karzai's rule, has life improved in Afghanistan?:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/06/15717878-after-10-years-of-karzais-rule-has-life-improved-in-afghanistan?lite



Pakistan's largest city rocked by wave of violence:

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2012/12/09/pakistan-largest-city-rocked-wave-violence/U9UMTRpLX4cqFlSX4l7kTP/story.html



US drone strike kills another al Qaeda commander in North Waziristan:

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/12/us_drone_strike_kill_16.php




Protesters Attack Iranian Consulate In Herat:

http://www.rferl.org/content/afghanistan-iran-herat-consulate-attack/24793688.html



This Is For Your Own Good:

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/india/articles/20121209.aspx



Yemen security chief tells Iran to stop backing rebels:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-yemen-iran-qaedabre8b80ag-20121209,0,2522536.story



Saudi says foreign group behind cyber-attacks:

http://www.nbcnews.com/technology/technolog/saudi-says-foreign-group-behind-cyber-attacks-1C7505411





Netherlands to deploy two Patroit systems to Turkey:

http://alert5.com/2012/12/09/netherlands-to-deploy-two-patroit-systems-to-turkey/




View from northern Syria: Rebels control countryside, open roads:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/09/15790886-view-from-northern-syria-rebels-control-countryside-open-roads?lite




Activists: 9 Syrian Judges Defect:

http://world.time.com/2012/12/09/activists-9-syrian-judges-defect/



As Syria's rebels close in, Assad has three options:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2012/1209/As-Syria-s-rebels-close-in-Assad-has-three-options



Syrian Rebels Fear Chemical Warfare:

http://video.msnbc.msn.com/nightly-news/50131398/#50131398




North Lebanon clashes leave 17 dead:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Local-News/2012/Dec-09/197791-higher-defense-council-addresses-north-lebanon-clashes.ashx#axzz2EV0akqqV




Israel has waged 'secret war' to track Syria WMD:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/sunday-times-israel-has-waged-secret-war-to-track-syria-wmd-1.483590



IDF arrests 2 PA intelligence officers in Hebron:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=295225



Experts: Gaza War Changed Face of Mideast Conflicts:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121209/DEFREG04/312090002/Experts-Gaza-War-Changed-Face-Mideast-Conflicts?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



UAV Tested for Assorted Defense Projects:

http://www.israeldefense.com/?CategoryID=483&ArticleID=1810



IDF soldiers, Palestinian police clash in Hebron:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/idf-soldiers-palestinian-police-clash-in-hebron.premium-1.483153



IDF: Hamas trying to activate W. Bank sleeper cells:

http://www.jpost.com/Defense/Article.aspx?id=295194




Morsi’s Concessions Fail to Quiet His Opponents in Egypt:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/world/middleeast/egypt-mohamed-morsi-protests.html?ref=global-home



CIA moved swiftly to scrub, abandon Libya facility after attack,
source says:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/05/cia-moved-swiftly-scrub-abandon-libya-facility-after-attack-source-says/



How The Seychelles Became Toxic For Pirates:

http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htseamo/articles/20121209.aspx




Georgia details nuke investigations:

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2012/12/09/georgia-details-nuke-black-market-investigations



Russia works to fix satellite's off-target orbit:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/russia-works-to-fix-satellites-off-target-orbit/story-e6frg6so-1226533431734




USAF Hopes Bulk Rocket Purchase Will Save Billions:

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Space_launch_vehicle_core_purchases_balance_needs_with_lower_cost_competition_999.html



Funding Spat Could Sink USN Virginia-Class Sub:

http://www.defensenews.com/article/20121209/DEFREG02/312090001/Funding-Spat-Could-Sink-USN-Virginia-Class-Sub?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE



USAF to develop new cruise missile:

http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/usaf-to-develop-new-cruise-missile-379957/



'Jane's' jihad: The FBI visits, a murder plot's wheels are set in
motion:

http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/09/15796606-janes-jihad-the-fbi-visits-a-murder-plots-wheels-are-set-in-motion?lite





Andrew Swallow

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Dec 9, 2012, 9:50:20 PM12/9/12
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On 10/12/2012 01:15, dump...@hotmail.com wrote:
> CIA moved swiftly to scrub, abandon Libya facility after attack,
> source says:
>
> http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/05/cia-moved-swiftly-scrub-abandon-libya-facility-after-attack-source-says/

[quote]
Within eight hours of the initial attack on the United States'
diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, the CIA decided to scrub and
abandon rather than protect its annex, a military intelligence source
told Fox News.
{snip}

The Benghazi consulate, where Ambassador Christopher Stevens and Foreign
Service Officer Sean Smith were killed, was never secured in the same
way. As recently as Nov. 1, six weeks after the terrorist attack and
nearly a month after an FBI team briefly collected evidence there,
Foreign Policy magazine reported its journalists had found sensitive
documents at the consulate, which included unsent memos about
“troubling” surveillance by Libyan security guards.
{snip}
[/quote]

So the CIA got out and covered their tracks.

Exactly who do the 'Libyan security guards' work for?

Andrew Swallow

David E. Powell

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Dec 26, 2012, 11:17:22 AM12/26/12
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More news about the Benghazi mess dropping the day after Christmas, interesting timing there with most people busy in the US.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/benghazi_penalties_are_bogus_ncP7RZx5uTIgDPbTp5WtoN?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=International

<http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/benghazi_penalties_are_bogus_ncP7RZx5uTIgDPbTp5WtoN?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=International>

Excerpt:

"The four officials supposedly out of jobs because of their blunders in the run-up to the deadly Benghazi terror attack remain on the State Department payroll — and will all be back to work soon, The Post has learned.

The highest-ranking official caught up in the scandal, Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell, has not “resigned” from government service, as officials said last week. He is just switching desks. And the other three are simply on administrative leave and are expected back."
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