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U.S. Captures Senior Benghazi Suspect

From the Washington Post:

U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend, the first time one of the accused perpetrators of the 2012 assaults has been apprehended, according to U.S. officials.

The officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured Sunday near Benghazi by American troops, working alongside the FBI, following months of planning, and was now in U.S. custody “in a secure location outside Libya.” The officials said there were no casualties in the operation, and that all U.S. personnel involved have safely left Libya.

Abu Khattala’s apprehension is a major victory for the Obama administration, which has been criticized for having failed so far to bring those responsible for the Benghazi attacks to justice . . .

The State Department designated Abu Khattala a terrorist in January, calling him a “senior leader” of the Benghazi branch of the militant organization Ansar al-Sharia, a group that arose after the 2011 fall of the Libyan regime of Moammar Gaddafi.

This will help President Obama, but surely not as much as the White House thinks. It’s taken more than two and a half years to bring anyone to justice, and the questions about Benghazi have less to do with why we hadn’t apprehended anyone then what U.S. officials did the night of the raid and why we weren’t prepared for it.

Anyway, I’m glad to see it. Kudos to all our service men and women and law enforcement officials who seized this guy, and yes, congrats to Obama and the administration for sticking with this and seeing it through.

47 Responses to U.S. Captures Senior Benghazi Suspect

  1. I think it’s a squirrel Keith. From what I’ve been reading this guy’s been going to the same coffee shop to give media interviews for quite some time. CNN found him first.

    And the timing, always question the timing :D

    • I suspect he will slip on a bar of soap and choke in custody. He will not be allowed to testify else we would know the truth.

  2. What a coincidence! Isn’t Hillary appearing on Greta and Brett Baier tonight? I agree with Julie on the last thread – they have been keeping this ‘capture’ in their back pocket until they needed to pull a rabbit out of their hat. The ‘suspect’ has been hiding in plain sight for nearly 2 years. He also denies being a ringleader and had nothing to do with the planning.

    Two questions: Where was Obama and who gave the ‘stand down’ order? .


  3. Not buying this at all. We, all the little people, knew where this guy was, where he took his morning coffee and the good folks at CNN made sure we knew about him.

    This is the biggest SQUIRREL ever, and for all it’s worth, it means nothing to the questions and accusations of why we didn’t provide security or aid to those under fire at Benghazi.
    Their claims that he was responsible for the attack mean nothing if they can’t prove it. And they can’t prove it without revealing a whole lot of things they’ve been hiding since that night.
    I call SQUIRREL!

    • I just heard on Fox he will not be trialed as a Ter.
      2nd of all. When will I find out why he roamed around for so long?
      What is the big biting issue now, that caused him to be arrested.
      Maybe just maybe they did not arrest him, because they thought he could lead us to more information.
      However, if he is so dangerous that is a big risk to take:
      Take the risk of something else happening.
      I do appreciate any military and or FBI involved.
      Same time I am going with: Squirrel as well.

  4. This man was captured long before thei and held as a distraction.

    This is why!

    IRS Has Lost More E-mails . . .

    It’s not just Lois Lerner’s e-mails. The Internal Revenue Service says it can’t produce e-mails from six more employees involved in the targeting of conservative groups, according to two Republicans investigating the scandal.

    The IRS told Ways and Means chairman Dave Camp and subcommittee chairman Charles Boustany that computer crashes resulted in additional lost e-mails, including from Nikole Flax, the chief of staff to former IRS commissioner Steven Miller, who was fired in the wake of the targeting scandal.

    The revelation about Lerner’s e-mails rekindled the scandal and today’s news has further inflamed Republicans. Camp and Boustany are now demanding a special prosecutor to investigate “every angle” of the targeting. They expressed particular outrage that the agency has known since February that it would not be able to produce the e-mails requested by the committee yet did not apprise the committee of that fact, and they charged in a statement that the IRS is attempting to “cover up the fact that it convenient lost key documents in the investigation.”

  5. They are all ready pumping him with the story line about how he and the other Achmeds were sitting in the local Starbucks in Benghazi and saw the video whilst surfing YouTube and got miffed. You know, one thing led to another and coupled with a few double espressos, boom, spontaneous demonstration.

    They have promised him a nice life somewhere in return for carrying their water.

  6. “This will help President Obama” – um, until they ask the guy about the internet video and he says “Whachu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?”

  7. Remember the mockery of Romney’s “binder of women” — qualified women.

    Well apparently Barack Obama has his very own “binder of scapegoats” — there will be stacks and stacks of them in the Obama Library. Hell, at this point there will be an entire Wing of Blame.

      • My tv set is suppose to record hrc’s interview on FOX, but I think I will the driveway cement repair dry, instead!

        Her voice, like bho’s makes my head ‘hurt’, and for all of you readers who sent me headache remedies I’ve had since bho was elected, thanks for your thoughtfulness!

        I am getting the ‘banana peelings’, now! jb

  8. Smells just like the “bin Laden” raid, a couple of days after a.k.a. Obama released his fake + forged birth certificate [27 April 2011].


    Only in this case, akaO is trying to persuade America that he’s not a terrorist, that’s he’s NOT aiding abetting and instigating global terrorism.

    Dumb try.

    Throwing this guy under the bus will come back at him. Watch.

  9. I ain’t buying it. When ISIS started their campaign, Obama went golfing and to a fundraiser.
    NOW, he’s on the ball, abracadabra, watch me pull a terrorist out of my hat.
    Our sob’s knew where this sob was all the time and decided to capture him when it would serve Obama’s best interest.
    Barry didn’t have this done to keep America secure, he did it for purely his political interest.

    • Speaking of ISIS, that whole thing has been a topic on the blogs concentrating on the Middle East for months. It was well understood they were preparing to do exactly what they are doing now. It was no secret at all. That Obama ‘s administration is expressing surprise is total baloney.

  10. Yes, Keith – but they just released five guilty of crimes against humanity. Will the suspect be taken to Gitmo? Where are the preparations to make Hillary and Obama answer for Benghazi fiasco?