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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Benghazi Attack - Revisited

Sufyan ben Qumu - Released from Gitmo
FOX News reported Wednesday night that a former Guantanamo detainee named Sufyan ben Qumu (right) has been tied to the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed four Americans. While the details of Qumu’s alleged involvement remain to be confirmed, it isn’t surprising that his name has surfaced in intelligence circles.

So, to put a finer point on it, we had this terrorist in custody and then we let him go - and while it may shock you - he planned a terrorist attack. Was this act of clemency simply part of President Obama's outreach to Islam? I don't know, but I'm very uncomfortable with this disclosure.
THE WEEKLY STANDARD (LINK) has obtained an unclassified report published in August that fingers Qumu as a key al Qaeda operative in Libya. The report (“Al Qaeda in Libya: A Profile”) was prepared by the research division of the Library of Congress (LOC) under an agreement with the Defense Department’s Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office.

The report details al Qaeda’s plans for Libya, including the growth of a clandestine terrorist network that has attempted to hide its presence. The U.S military has concluded that al Qaeda is in the final phase of a three-step process for developing a full-blown al Qaeda affiliate. 
The contents of the report are sure to raise additional questions about the Obama administration's claim that al Qaeda is near defeat, and what administration officials knew about the growing threat from al Qaeda in Libya prior to the attack on the consulate.
The two former Navy SEALs killed in last week's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi were not part of Ambassador Chris Stevens' official security detail but took up arms in an effort to protect the facility when it was overrun by insurgents (terrorists), U.S. officials tell the Washington Guardian.
US State Department: The two ex-Seals and others engaged in a lengthy firefight with the extremists who attacked the compound", a fight that stretched from the inner area of the consulate to an outside annex and a nearby safe house -- a location that the insurgents appeared to know about, the officials said. 
The terrorists knew where the safe house was? This looks like an innocent demonstration gone wrong to me... President Obama wants to 'piss down my back and tell me that it's raining.'  Let's face it, Obama lied because that's what he does most of the time. When he's not, he's stumbling because his teleprompter broke or he is spouting Marxist dogma. His heart is bad and therefore what he does reflects that.
U.S. intelligence believes part of the motivation for launching the attack was a video from al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri that surfaced the night of Sept. 10, imploring Libyans to attack Americans in retribution for the U.S. drone strike that killed Libyan-born al-Qaida leader Abu Yahya al-Libi in June. 
U.S. intelligence had intercepted and translated Zawahiri’s message imploring Libyans to attack U.S. officials the night before the consulate attack and were still analyzing its significance when the ambassador was killed. No significant changes to security countermeasures at the diplomatic mission were taken until after the compound was overrun. (The Washington Guardian)


Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease. 

"My position has always been, along with many other people, that any differences be resolved in a nonviolent way
--President Jimmy Carter 

4 comments:

  1. Witnesses say there was no demonstration. But that the local "help" that worked at the embassy were seen taking pictures of embassy grounds prior to the attack (deceased staff told his gaming friends about the photography and worried that he might "die tonight") and the local "help" also pointed out embassy staff as they ran off at the beginning of the attack.

    With friends like these....

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    1. That is my understanding as well.

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