Heck folks, I just do not know where it all ends. We have a second American beheaded and the Obama administration doesn’t believe we’re at war with ISIS. Vladimir Putin dials up the European Union Commissioner and mocks him stating that he could be in Kiev in two weeks — for those of you geographically challenged that’s the capitol of Ukraine.
Hamas is demanding an open border with Israel — I guess they got the idea from Obama, since we have one with Mexico. Boko Haram is running all over Nigeria. Iran is silently enhancing their nuclear capability. And we have Islamists swan diving into the former US Embassy residence pool in Tripoli, Libya.
And speaking of Libya, the country Obama so effectively destabilized, the Washington Free Beacon reports that “Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning that one or more of the aircraft could be used in an attack later this month on the date marking the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against New York and Washington, said U.S. officials familiar with the reports. “There are a number of commercial airliners in Libya that are missing,” said one official. “We found out on September 11 what can happen with hijacked planes.”
This is like a really bad Greek tragedy playing out right before our eyes.
And again, where are the progressive medias on the results of Barack Hussein Obama’s actions in Libya and the consequences there? As we reported here, Egypt and the UAE decided to get after the problem themselves, as they contend with Obama’s BFFs the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Beacon says “the aircraft are a serious counterterrorism concern because reports of terrorist control over the Libyan airliners come three weeks before the 13th anniversary of 9/11 attacks and the second anniversary of the Libyan terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi.”
Yes, this should be a concern, but read how the Obama administration responded to inquiries: “One senior State Department counterterrorism official declined to comment on reports of the stolen jetliners. A second State department official sought to downplay the reports. “We can’t confirm that,” he said.”
Gee, that’s not a very reassuring answer. It’s like being asked about an Islamic terrorist group taking over Fallujah and Al Ramadi and getting the response, “we can’t confirm that.” Yep, sounds like the JV team in action all over again — and I mean the Obama administration.
Here is what is being reported, and known. The Beacon says, “U.S. intelligence agencies have not confirmed the aircraft theft following the takeover of Tripoli International Airport in late August, and are attempting to locate all aircraft owned by two Libyan state-owned airline companies, as security in the country continued to deteriorate amid fighting between Islamists and anti-Islamist militias. Tripoli airport and at least seven aircraft were reported damaged during fighting that began in July. Photos of the airport in the aftermath showed a number of damaged aircraft. The airport has been closed since mid-July. The state-owned Libyan Airlines fleet until this summer included 14 passenger and cargo jetliners, including seven Airbus 320s, one Airbus 330, two French ATR-42 turboprop aircraft, and four Bombardier CJR-900s. Libyan state-owned Afriqiyah Airways fleet is made up of 13 aircraft, including three Airbus 319s, seven Airbus 320s, two Airbus 330s, and one Airbus 340.”
We must account for all the aircraft — that should have been the State Department response. Regardless, we must always plan for the enemy’s most dangerous course of action — something for which this administration doesn’t seem to want to acknowledge.
According to the Beacon, “counterterrorism expert Sebastian Gorka said that if the theft is confirmed, the stolen aircraft could be used in at least two ways. “The first would be how commercial airliners were used on Sept. 11, 2001, literally turning an innocent mode of mass transit into a super-high precision guided missile of immense potency,” said Gorka, who holds the Maj. Gen. Charles Horner chair at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Va. “The second tactic could be to use the airframe with its civilian markings as a tool of deception to insert a full payload of armed terrorists into a locale that otherwise is always open to commercial carriers,” he said.”
“Just this past Sunday the Libyan government announced that it no longer controlled the capital of Tripoli. What is even more disconcerting is that Ansar al-Sharia — an al-Qaida affiliate responsible for the Benghazi SMC attack, based in Benghazi — recently publicized on social media that it has obtained large numbers of more sophisticated weapons, including SA-6 surface-to-air missiles, anti-aircraft guns, rocket-propelled grenades, shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles, assault rifles, and armored vehicles. The group is closely aligned with al-Qaida-linked rebels in Syria”.
Could it be we’re seeing another ISIS-style Islamo-fascist terrorist army growing in Libya – enabled by our own actions? I’m quite sure this was also in Obama’s daily intelligence briefs.
This is the second term “forward” as promised by Barack Hussein Obama, except it is our enemies who are marching forward. We’d best account for those aircraft, and soon.