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    Re: NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

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    OMG, What are the Republican deniers and Rep. Trey Gowdy going to do now? LMMFAO


    NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

    Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the suspect captured by U.S. special forces on Tuesday for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attack, reportedly said he was motivated in part by the anti-Islam online video made in America, according to the New York Times.

    "What he did in the period just before the attack has remained unclear. But Mr. Abu Khattala told other Libyans in private conversations during the night of the attack that he was moved to attack the diplomatic mission to take revenge for an insult to Islam in an American-made online video," Times reporter David Kirkpatrick wrote in a story on Khattala on Tuesday.

    Immediately following the attack, Khattala declined to say whether the video had anything to do with his role in the Benghazi attack, according to the Times.

    The New York Times reported in December that the attack was fueled in part by the anti-Islam video, but did not link Khattala to the video in that investigation.

    The scandal surrounding the Obama administration's response to Benghazi was centered on whether or not the attack was related to protests surrounding the video.




    The Associated Press reported in May that American officials had identified five men who might be responsible for the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi that occurred just weeks before President Barack Obama's re-election. The suspects were not named publicly, but the FBI released photos of three of the five suspects, asking the public to provide more information on the men pictured. The images were captured by security cameras at the U.S. diplomatic post during the attack, but it took weeks for the FBI to see and study them. The FBI and other U.S. intelligence agencies identified the men through contacts in Libya and by monitoring their communications. They are thought to be members of Ansar al-Shariah, the Libyan militia group whose fighters were seen near the U.S. diplomatic facility prior to the violence.

    Waiting to prosecute the suspects instead of grabbing them now could add to the political burden the Benghazi case already has placed on Obama and Democrats who want to succeed him in 2016. Since Obama's re-election, Republicans in Congress have condemned the administration's handling of the matter, criticizing the level of embassy security and questioning the talking points provided to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for her public explanation of the attack. Conservatives have suggested that the White House tried to play down the incident to minimize its effect on the president's campaign.

    In an interview with the Times in October, Khattala said he had arrived at the American compound in Benghazi as gunfire broke out but that he had played no role in the attack. He told the newspaper that he entered the compound at the end of the siege in an attempt to rescue Libyan guards who worked for the Americans and were trapped.

    Khattala accused American leaders of using the Benghazi attack to play "with the emotions of the American people" in an effort to "gather votes for their elections," according to the Times.

    -- The Associated Press

    Benghazi attack: Ahmed Abu Khattala, the head of a Libyan militia, charged | OregonLive.com

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    Re: NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

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    The Associated Press reported in May that American officials had identified five men who might be responsible for the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi that occurred just weeks before President Barack Obama's re-election. The suspects were not named publicly, but the FBI released photos of three of the five suspects, asking the public to provide more information on the men pictured. The images were captured by security cameras at the U.S. diplomatic post during the attack, but it took weeks for the FBI to see and study them. The FBI and other U.S. intelligence agencies identified the men through contacts in Libya and by monitoring their communications. They are thought to be members of Ansar al-Shariah, the Libyan militia group whose fighters were seen near the U.S. diplomatic facility prior to the violence.

    Waiting to prosecute the suspects instead of grabbing them now could add to the political burden the Benghazi case already has placed on Obama and Democrats who want to succeed him in 2016. Since Obama's re-election, Republicans in Congress have condemned the administration's handling of the matter, criticizing the level of embassy security and questioning the talking points provided to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for her public explanation of the attack. Conservatives have suggested that the White House tried to play down the incident to minimize its effect on the president's campaign.

    In an interview with the Times in October, Khattala said he had arrived at the American compound in Benghazi as gunfire broke out but that he had played no role in the attack. He told the newspaper that he entered the compound at the end of the siege in an attempt to rescue Libyan guards who worked for the Americans and were trapped.

    Khattala accused American leaders of using the Benghazi attack to play "with the emotions of the American people" in an effort to "gather votes for their elections," according to the Times.

    -- The Associated Press

    Benghazi attack: Ahmed Abu Khattala, the head of a Libyan militia, charged | OregonLive.com
    Good article, thanks

    Amazing others will believe what this guy says- Khattala has been kicking back watching the news for 2 years and knows exactly what to lie about.

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    Re: NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

    Best thing I've read on this is from today's Daily Dish:

    "The reaction of the Fox News right to the capture of the ringleader of the attack on the Benghazi consulate/CIA base tells you a huge amount. If their concern at the attack on the compound were genuine, they would have taken a moment to celebrate. Here, after all, is the fanatic they’ve wanted to get for two years now. He could help answer more questions than dozens of Congressional hearings. The truth of what occurred could be fleshed out much more definitively, as long as we use civilized methods of interrogation; and justice can be better served by trying him in a civilian courts rather than military commissions, since the courts have an exponentially better record at prosecuting terrorists.

    But no. The FNC right is not interested in the actual facts of the case or the pursuit of justice. It is merely a weapon with which to bludgeon their partisan opponents. So good news like yesterday’s will have to be instantly dismissed in order to maintain the crusade against the president. And when I say instantly, I mean instantly. "
    Many Trump supporters have lots of problems, and those deplorables are bringing those problems to us. They’re racists. They’re misogynists. They’re islamophobic. They're xenophobes and homophobes. And some, I assume, are good people.

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    Re: NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    OMG, What are the Republican deniers and Rep. Trey Gowdy going to do now? LMMFAO


    NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

    Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the suspect captured by U.S. special forces on Tuesday for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attack, reportedly said he was motivated in part by the anti-Islam online video made in America, according to the New York Times.

    "What he did in the period just before the attack has remained unclear. But Mr. Abu Khattala told other Libyans in private conversations during the night of the attack that he was moved to attack the diplomatic mission to take revenge for an insult to Islam in an American-made online video," Times reporter David Kirkpatrick wrote in a story on Khattala on Tuesday.

    Immediately following the attack, Khattala declined to say whether the video had anything to do with his role in the Benghazi attack, according to the Times.

    The New York Times reported in December that the attack was fueled in part by the anti-Islam video, but did not link Khattala to the video in that investigation.

    The scandal surrounding the Obama administration's response to Benghazi was centered on whether or not the attack was related to protests surrounding the video.
    He only had a year and a half to come up with his story to divide the US even more.

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    Re: NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    He only had a year and a half to come up with his story to divide the US even more.
    Sure hasn't changed much.....huh?


    Ahmed Abu Khattala



    Native of Benghazi in eastern Libya
    Construction worker by trade
    Spent several years in Gaddafi's notorious Abu Salim prison in Tripoli
    Formed his own small militia during the anti-Gaddafi uprising
    Denies any links to al-Qaeda but has expressed admiration for them
    Also denies any role in the attack on the US embassy in 2012, but eyewitnesses report him being there
    US state department says he is a senior leader in Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia
    Has been a vocal and visible presence in eastern Libya since the attack.....snip~

    U.S. captures Benghazi suspect in secret raid - The Washington Post


    Timeline:

    Late December 2012 to early January 2013: Although Ahmed Boukhtala, a member of an Islamic terrorist group, is the main suspect in the September 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, he continues to live freely in that city. Libyan authorities are reluctant to become entangled in cases like his, which involve terror-group affiliations. In an interview with a Libyan newspaper, Boukhtala neither admits nor denies his role in the September 11 attack. In response to a direct question regarding the incident, he says:

    Let’s first ask about the reason for their presence in Benghazi in this suspicious and secret way. The other thing is: what is the nature of work they were doing in Benghazi? What was the role that the consulate was playing, and who gave it permission to violate Libya’s sovereignty and intervene in Libyan politics?” .....snip~


    Does this sound like a guy talking about how things were about a video? That now even Hillary Clinton Admits she didn't even discuss the video when they first talked. Can't even recall talking about it then. First call into BO.
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    Re: NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Sure hasn't changed much.....huh?


    Ahmed Abu Khattala



    Native of Benghazi in eastern Libya
    Construction worker by trade
    Spent several years in Gaddafi's notorious Abu Salim prison in Tripoli
    Formed his own small militia during the anti-Gaddafi uprising
    Denies any links to al-Qaeda but has expressed admiration for them
    Also denies any role in the attack on the US embassy in 2012, but eyewitnesses report him being there
    US state department says he is a senior leader in Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia
    Has been a vocal and visible presence in eastern Libya since the attack.....snip~

    U.S. captures Benghazi suspect in secret raid - The Washington Post


    Timeline:

    Late December 2012 to early January 2013: Although Ahmed Boukhtala, a member of an Islamic terrorist group, is the main suspect in the September 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, he continues to live freely in that city. Libyan authorities are reluctant to become entangled in cases like his, which involve terror-group affiliations. In an interview with a Libyan newspaper, Boukhtala neither admits nor denies his role in the September 11 attack. In response to a direct question regarding the incident, he says:

    Let’s first ask about the reason for their presence in Benghazi in this suspicious and secret way. The other thing is: what is the nature of work they were doing in Benghazi? What was the role that the consulate was playing, and who gave it permission to violate Libya’s sovereignty and intervene in Libyan politics?” .....snip~


    Does this sound like a guy talking about how things were about a video? That now even Hillary Clinton Admits she didn't even discuss the video when they first talked. Can't even recall talking about it then. First call into BO.
    Looks like Grady from Sandford and Son.

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    Re: NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

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    this doesn't change the fact..............rice lied.
    or that Christopher Stevens died.
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    Re: NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    OMG, What are the Republican deniers and Rep. Trey Gowdy going to do now? LMMFAO


    NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

    Ahmed Abu Khatallah, the suspect captured by U.S. special forces on Tuesday for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attack, reportedly said he was motivated in part by the anti-Islam online video made in America, according to the New York Times.

    "What he did in the period just before the attack has remained unclear. But Mr. Abu Khattala told other Libyans in private conversations during the night of the attack that he was moved to attack the diplomatic mission to take revenge for an insult to Islam in an American-made online video," Times reporter David Kirkpatrick wrote in a story on Khattala on Tuesday.

    Immediately following the attack, Khattala declined to say whether the video had anything to do with his role in the Benghazi attack, according to the Times.

    The New York Times reported in December that the attack was fueled in part by the anti-Islam video, but did not link Khattala to the video in that investigation.

    The scandal surrounding the Obama administration's response to Benghazi was centered on whether or not the attack was related to protests surrounding the video.
    I guess he did! He's had two years to get his story straight!

    Obam probably cut him a deal to say that.
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    Re: NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    Best thing I've read on this is from today's Daily Dish:

    "The reaction of the Fox News right to the capture of the ringleader of the attack on the Benghazi consulate/CIA base tells you a huge amount. If their concern at the attack on the compound were genuine, they would have taken a moment to celebrate. Here, after all, is the fanatic they’ve wanted to get for two years now. He could help answer more questions than dozens of Congressional hearings. The truth of what occurred could be fleshed out much more definitively, as long as we use civilized methods of interrogation; and justice can be better served by trying him in a civilian courts rather than military commissions, since the courts have an exponentially better record at prosecuting terrorists.

    But no. The FNC right is not interested in the actual facts of the case or the pursuit of justice. It is merely a weapon with which to bludgeon their partisan opponents. So good news like yesterday’s will have to be instantly dismissed in order to maintain the crusade against the president. And when I say instantly, I mean instantly. "
    If you were an anti-American terrorist, who do you want in the White House? The biggest dud in history, or soneone with the balls to hunt you down and kill you?

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    Re: NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If you were an anti-American terrorist, who do you want in the White House? The biggest dud in history, or soneone with the balls to hunt you down and kill you?
    You mean Bush- the dud vs. Obama- the ballsy one?

    Oh wait. You forgot about Bin Laden.

    Never mind. Retreat back into your fantasy cave.
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