FORMER U.S. SUPPORTED LIBYAN LEADER IS NOW HEAD OF ISLAMIC STATE IN LIBYA

Posted on Tue 03/10/2015 by

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Congressman Trey Gowdy reports “huge gaps” in State Dept. Benghazi Emails

The news over the past week confirms what we already know — the threat to our country from jihadists is growing. But thanks to you, some of our leaders are finally starting to realize just how grave the threat we face has become.

In the past week we’ve learned that not only has Libya become a safe-haven and staging area for the murderous band of terrorists known as the Islamic State, but also another major group of Islamist radicals has sworn it’s allegiance to the group as well.

Benghazi is now completely under Islamic State control. Abdelhakim Belhadj, the head of a faction that at one time received U.S. support in the effort to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, is now reported to be the head of the IS in Libya. The group is now using Libya as safe haven away from its main area of operation in Syria and western Iraq.

This comes at the same time that Boko Haram, the barbaric group best known for kidnapping hundreds of women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa to become “brides” for the groups fighters or sold as slaves, swore their allegiance to the Islamic State.

Boko Haram’s open embrace of the Islamic State is a critical event. Everything about Boko Haram cries out to the barbaric, hateful nature of their movement, and how they are completely opposed to Western civilization.

Even the name of this group speaks to the danger they present, not only in the form of terrorist attacks, but the very way of life they intend to impose on others. Boko Haram translates to “Western learning is forbidden.”

This is a group that has declared that it will kidnap more women and sell them into slavery, and that it will prevent anyone in their territory from receiving anything other than a traditional Islamic “education.”

And yet even as late as 2011, our national security leadership resisted listing Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. For decades, political correctness blinded those charged with defending our country to the clear and present danger represented by jihadis.

Our leaders also thought they could work with “moderate” rebels in Libya to transform the dictatorship into a democracy, ignoring the terrorist ties of those who were actually fighting on the ground.

But thanks to you, that time is quickly coming to an end.

Congressman Trey Gowdy, the former prosecutor leading the House inquiry into just what happened at Benghazi, told reporters this weekend that there are “huge gaps” in the State Department’s email record surrounding the attack on Benghazi.

The committee Rep. Gowdy chairs, the House Select Committee on Benghazi, has issued a subpoena to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requesting all of the emails routed through her personal email server, which we learned this week was her exclusive means of email communication during her time at the State Department.

Whatever comes from this investigation, it was you, acting together in support of concern for our country that first sounded the alarm, which has finally begun to wake up America’s national security apparatus.

Before ACT for America became involved, many of our leaders refused to call Benghazi a terrorist attack for a significant period of time following the attack. Instead, they chose to blame what was effectively an act of war not on terrorism, but an alleged protest over a YouTube video.

It was the combined efforts of people just like you that forced Congress to realize just what a disaster Benghazi was — and to finally take action to find out just what has gone so wrong inside the institutions charged with defending our country.

The hour is late, but many are beginning to wake to the threat. That’s why we have to keep working to educate our friends and neighbors, as well as our elected representatives.

The threat is grave, but working together, we can and WILL save our country, and our way of life!

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