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Libya Jihadist Defiant In Interview
Commentary ^ | 10/19/2012 | Max Boot

Posted on 10/19/2012 11:21:00 AM PDT by mojito

Just when the situation in Libya couldn’t get much more embarrassing for the Obama administration, now comes the news that Ahmed Abu Khattala, a leader of the jihadist group Ansar al Shariah who was seen by witnesses directing the attack on the American consulate, is living openly and defiantly in Benghazi. He is lounging around a seaside hotel and breathing defiance in an interview with a New York Times reporter, bragging that Libya’s nascent army is too “chicken” to come after him. He says he has no plans to go into hiding.

Although he denied being part of the attack, he admitted being on the scene and refused to condemn the murder of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. “From a religious point of view, it is hard to say whether it is good or bad,” he said, no doubt disingenuously.

One can only wonder if the U.S. government knows where Abu Khattala is, or whether this is another instance, as I noted in an earlier post, of the news media knowing more about what’s going on than the intelligence community.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ahmedabukhattala; ansaralshariah; benghazi; chrisstevens; khattala; obama
Drones this weekend? There's been chatter about a strike coming. 0's got to do something, and I'm guessing he wants it before the debate on Monday.

This vicious moron is a sitting-duck.

1 posted on 10/19/2012 11:21:05 AM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
Thank you obama. The world love us and respects us now.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — President Barack Obama declared Wednesday that the world has a “new feeling about America” and more respect for its leadership, weaving re-election themes into a commencement speech to jubilant graduates of the U.S. Air Force Academy.

“We can say with confidence and pride: The United States is stronger, safer and more respected in the world,” Obama told more than 1,000 graduates, dressed in their blue dress coats and yellow sashes for a ceremony in the Air Force football stadium.

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/headlines/20120523-obama-touts-worlds-new-respect-for-u.s..ece

2 posted on 10/19/2012 11:25:11 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

You have to admire Commandante Zero at some level: That comment is sad, stupid, funny, absurd, dangerous and patently false, all at the same time.


3 posted on 10/19/2012 11:30:10 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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