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Libya Singles Out Islamist as a Commander in Consulate Attack, Libyans Say
New York Times ^ | October 17, 2012 | By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

Posted on 10/17/2012 11:38:03 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

CAIRO — Libyan authorities have singled out Ahmed Abu Khattala, a leader of the Benghazi-based Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia, as a commander in the attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, last month, Libyans involved in the investigation said on Wednesday.

Witnesses at the scene of the attack on the American Mission in Benghazi have said they saw Mr. Abu Khattala leading the assault, and his personal involvement is the latest link between the attack and his brigade, Ansar al-Sharia, a puritanical militant group that wants to advance Islamic law in Libya.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ansaralsharia; benghazi; benghaziattack; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; election2012; failure; libya; mediapac; obama; rop; terrorism
I wonder if Ahmed Abu Khattala has a YouTube account.
1 posted on 10/17/2012 11:38:06 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I wonder if Ahmed will take responsibility for the attack.


2 posted on 10/17/2012 11:40:50 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is too prep for a Wag the Dog moment. The bombing will begin before the weekend. Count on it.


3 posted on 10/17/2012 11:41:00 AM PDT by SDShack (0zer0care = "The Final Solution" - Socialized Euthanasia Healthcare)
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To: SDShack

Now we know who—we can get him—blow up his house—or capture him or let the Libyans do it to him like he did it to our ambassador. Look to see Obama carry in the man’s head—in the next debate...


4 posted on 10/17/2012 11:44:39 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Rumor out there is Obama is going to take him out to nulify the situation.


5 posted on 10/17/2012 11:57:41 AM PDT by big bad easter bunny (If it weren't for coffee I would still be living with my parents!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Islamist? That must be liberal dog whistle for ‘terrorist.’


6 posted on 10/17/2012 12:01:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NY Times: Libya Singles out Islamist as Commander...

Give the source of this new zeal I read Obama’s going in and maybe soon.


7 posted on 10/17/2012 12:07:58 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

November 3rd:

Obama: I hunted those responsible for the attack on our consul and killed their leader Ahmed Abu Khattala last night. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your vote.


8 posted on 10/17/2012 12:13:05 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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I have a suspicion that a drone might be headed toward Ahmed in early November. They might claim they got him, regardless if it even hits anyone.

Sort of interesting to know that Qaddafi's kept the guy locked up. If we hadn't thrown him to the wolves, the Ambassador and our three contractors would almost certainly be alive today.

9 posted on 10/17/2012 12:16:41 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Poor sucker, somebody was going to be sacrificed! Didn’t make much difference as long as they had an Arab name and were related to the current cabal. Probably picked a few others to be sacrificed with him.


10 posted on 10/17/2012 1:30:30 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; zencycler; SJackson; Fred Nerks; SunkenCiv; blam; ...
Thanks for posting this.

Obama now has an opportunity to show how he operates ....expect something. to happen.

Can he get it done before the Monday night debate?

11 posted on 10/18/2012 11:40:58 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Watch out for cruise missile attacks on tents and camels, stay away from Baby Milk Factories.


12 posted on 10/18/2012 12:00:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The question I have for Obama is why KSM is still alive and kicking, if we assassinate terrorists without a trial, even if they are not an imminent danger.

I don’t know who this guy is, that they’re trying to pin this Libya attack on, but I know that the early reports said that the brother of Ayman al-Zawahiri had been released from prison by the Egyptian government and had led an attack on our embassy there - I believe that was the one in which the US flag was replaced with an Islamist (Al Qaeda?) flag. And of course, Zawahiri released a tape early on 9-11 telling Libyans to avenge the drone-strike death of his #2-in-command. So both Zawahiris are associated with coordinated attacks on 9-11. The one Zawahiri brother after having been released from prison.

Does Obama really want to release these terrorists to “allies” such as Egypt, now that the Islamist government there is letting them loose to coordinate attacks on our embassy?

My questions for Obama, then:

Do you intend to release terror suspects to nations with Islamist regimes?

Do suspected terrorists deserve due process? Why or why not?

Why do you think Islamists on 9-11 held signs saying, “We are all Osama Bin Laden”?

Why do you think Lara Logan is saying that you have been lying to us about terrorism being on the run?

Why did you twice say no to assassinating Osama Bin Laden, so that the military only informed you of the Bin Laden mission when it was too late for you to say no again?


13 posted on 10/18/2012 12:18:06 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Repealthe17thAmendment

So this is ANOTHER instance where the “freedom-fighters” that Obama supported ended up releasing the terrorists that the previous government (an ally in the war on terror) had kept locked up - and that terrorist went out and attacked our embassy on 9-11.

The Egyptian attack led by Ayman al-Zawahiri’s brother being the other.

Seems to me like “Arab Spring” replaced our allies in Egypt and Libya (at the very least) with Islamist regimes that release terrorists so they can attack US.

Seems like Lara Logan is right; Obama has been lying to us about terrorists being on the run. Terrorists are rising to prominence all over the place - and they are attacking the US, right in our faces.

Somebody should also ask Obama if he regrets having said that if the political winds shift in an ugly direction, he would stand with the Muslims.


14 posted on 10/18/2012 12:24:40 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Obama now has an opportunity to show how he operates ....expect something. to happen.... Can he get it done before the Monday night debate?

Arabs, they all look alike. Sure he can do it.

Did I say they all look alike, they don't, but no one will know who the h*ll he hits. And the strike will end the threat of terrorism.

15 posted on 10/18/2012 3:50:36 PM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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16 posted on 10/18/2012 3:53:01 PM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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Thanks Ernest.


17 posted on 10/18/2012 5:21:05 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We should demand that Libya turn him over, or we’ll consider it an act of war.

When we get him, we should lock him in a building while we burn it down.


18 posted on 10/19/2012 10:16:48 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: SDShack

Exactly!


19 posted on 10/19/2012 10:56:53 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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