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Old Jun 17, 2014, 11:55 AM   #1
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Benghazi Suspect Captured by US Special Forces

Clearly Obama is using this as a distraction from Benghazi.


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The U.S. government has captured what it’s calling “a key figure” in the attacks two years ago on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, which killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

American military and law enforcement personnel operating in Libya captured Ahmed Abu Khatallah, who has secretly been indicted in the United States for his alleged role in the attacks.

Khattalah, who was captured Sunday, is now in “a secure location outside of Libya,” and no civilians or U.S. personnel were harmed in the operation, according to a statement today from a Pentagon spokesman. One source said he is being held on a US Navy ship in the Mediterranean.

Since the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, the Obama administration and top law enforcement officials have faced harsh criticism over the failure to capture anyone involved in the attack. Part of the criticism has focused on the fact that some reporters have been able to conduct in-person interviews with Khatallah and suspects, but the U.S. government had appeared unable to do the same.
http://abcnews.go.com/US/benghazi-su...ry?id=24174176
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 12:01 PM   #2
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The U.S. government has captured what it’s calling “a key figure” in the attacks two years ago on U.S.
Hillary has been apprehended? NO WAY


it's a JOKE people, get over it

EDIT, wonder where he will be tried?
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 12:26 PM   #3
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Why call SOCOM, when you can have CNN interview him?

CNN interviews Khattala.
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 12:29 PM   #4
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And here we go.


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Fox News analyst Pete Hegseth suggested on Tuesday that the arrest of a suspect in connection with 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi may have been a conspiracy to help former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton just hours before she was scheduled to talk to the conservative network.

After Fox News broke the news on Tuesday that U.S. forces had detained Ansar al-Sharia commander Ahmed Abu Khattala, Hegseth said that he was pleased, but “we all have questions about the timing.”

“You have the former secretary of state, who is in the middle of a really high-profile book tour, and I think this is convenient for her to shift the talking points,” Fox News guest host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery noted.
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/06/1...e+Raw+Story%29
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I will withhold opinion until there is a VOXsplain infographic.
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Only took how long? He could have waited until closer to November.
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 12:47 PM   #7
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Only took how long? He could have waited until closer to November.
You righties are never happy
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Only took how long? He could have waited until closer to November.

Sigh. Your posts are so predictable.
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Sigh. Your posts are so predictable.
Predictable is good, right? I know I like to be able to predict when the train is coming, when the light will turn green but I wish I could predict the winning numbers to the Pick 6
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Old Jun 17, 2014, 01:02 PM   #10
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Why call SOCOM, when you can have CNN interview him?

CNN interviews Khattala.
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"One of the pertinent questions today is why we have not captured or killed the terrorist who committed these attacks?" Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, told reporters. "News out today that CNN was able to go in and talk to one of the suspected terrorists, how come the military hasn't been able to get after them and capture or kill the people? How come the FBI isn't doing this and yet CNN is?"
CNN , more organized than the current administration
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CNN , more organized than the current administration
In 1998, an ABC News reporter was able to find and interview Osama Bin Laden a few months before the Kenya and Tanzania bombings.

At the time, the CIA was having trouble finding Bin Laden, and it took them a very long time to catch up with him.
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Only took how long? He could have waited until closer to November.
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I love how any time the Obama administration tries to walk and chew gum at the same time, they get accused of trying to distract people from "x" or "y."

It's hilarious.
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Only took how long? He could have waited until closer to November.
I find it amusing that depending on the issue, you either claim the administration is incompetent or that their actions are meticulously calculated with a precise and politically driven timetable.
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I find it amusing that depending on the issue, you either claim the administration is incompetent or that their actions are meticulously calculated with a precise and politically driven timetable.
It's a combination of both. They are very politically driven but often really don't think through the consequences of a move that sounds good today. This comes from a lack of leadership experience. It's not likely to change anytime soon.
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I love how any time the Obama administration tries to walk and chew gum at the same time, they get accused of trying to distract people from "x" or "y."

It's hilarious.
I think both sides play the same game. I will say that at least for NOW, the republicans appear to think they can win re-election by pointing out how "bad" the other guys are instead of offering actual solutions to problems.
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A waste of time and Money capturing him. They should have just put a bullet in his head and save the tax payers the expense involved in bringing him back for trial.
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A waste of time and Money capturing him. They should have just put a bullet in his head and save the tax payers the expense involved in bringing him back for trial.
Wouldn't that be capital punishment? The left is against capital punishment.
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So when they question him, do you think he is going to say he decided to kill a few Americans over a youtube video?


That's what Hillary and Obama told us...

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State Department spending $70G on Pakistan ads denouncing anti-Islam film:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...ti-islam-film/
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When he hits US soil and they give him an attorney, the next thing he'll do is plead the 5th
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When he hits US soil and they give him an attorney, the next thing he'll do is plead the 5th
Good thing we have the beach resort of Guantanamo...

Comes in handy for times like these.
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Good thing we have the beach resort of Guantanamo... .
I guarantee you that Ahmed Abu Khatallah will never see Guantanamo.

I also guarantee you he will be given competent legal representation. He will be advised of his rights under our Constitution. He will be given a fair trial. And I am more than reasonably confident he will be convicted by a properly seated Jury, and be sentenced appropriately to the crimes he is convicted of.

Thats an America I can believe in. Thats an America I love. Where even those accused of the most heinous and wicked crimes are tried fairly.

The vision some people are promoting, of an America that shoots prisoners out of hand, or keeps them forever in an illegal offshore concentration camp - I despise.
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I guarantee you that Ahmed Abu Khatallah will never see Guantanamo.

I also guarantee you he will be given competent legal representation. He will be advised of his rights under our Constitution. He will be given a fair trial. And I am more than reasonably confident he will be convicted by a properly seated Jury, and be sentenced appropriately to the crimes he is convicted of.

Thats an America I can believe in. Thats an America I love. Where even those accused of the most heinous and wicked crimes are tried fairly.

The vision some people are promoting, of an America that shoots prisoners out of hand, or keeps them forever in an illegal offshore concentration camp - I despise.
HA, Obama has a different idea of that vision
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Interesting read from the NY Times.


This will drive the Republicans crazy.

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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.

An earlier demonstration venting anger over the video outside the American Embassy in Cairo had culminated in a breach of its walls, and it dominated Arab news coverage. Mr. Abu Khattala told both fellow Islamist fighters and others that the attack in Benghazi was retaliation for the same insulting video, according to people who heard him.
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It's a combination of both. They are very politically driven but often really don't think through the consequences of a move that sounds good today. This comes from a lack of leadership experience. It's not likely to change anytime soon.
I guess that's at least a genuine response, although if I was looking for people to blame for the majority of our problems, I would look more at Congress. Presidents are just visible and known to everyone.

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Good thing we have the beach resort of Guantanamo...

Comes in handy for times like these.
As I recall neither of you were happy with the past use of drone strikes, and neither was I. If someone is in custody, why wouldn't they be allowed their rights and placed on trial?
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