Skip to comments.Former Guantanamo detainee implicated in Benghazi attack
Posted on 01/08/2014 9:20:50 AM PST by mojito
U.S. officials suspect that a former Guantanamo Bay detainee played a role in the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and are planning to designate the group he leads as a foreign terrorist organization, according to officials familiar with the plans.
Militiamen under the command of Abu Sufian bin Qumu, the leader of Ansar al-Sharia in the Libyan city of Darnah, participated in the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, U.S. officials said.
Witnesses have told American officials that Qumus men were in Benghazi before the attack on Sept. 11, 2012, according to the officials. Its unclear whether they were there as part of a planned attack or out of happenstance. The drive from Darnah to Benghazi takes several hours.
The State Department is expected to tie Qumus group to the Benghazi attack when it designates three branches of Ansar al-Sharia, in Darnah, Benghazi and Tunisia, as foreign terrorist organizations in the coming days.
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Now we know why on January 20th 2009, Obamas very first day in office, the very FIRST thing he did was try to close down club Gitmo. Gotta git dem islamos back to work!!
What difference does it make?
Besides. We all KNOW Benghazi was a result of that Christian video.
I tried to find his release date from gitmo. When was it?
Releasing any detainee is just stupid... They're prisoners of war. If the war never ends, it's better to feed and house them forever than let them go to act up again.
“In 2007, Qumu was released from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and sent to Libya, where he was detained. The Libyan government released him in 2008.”
He was originally arrested in Pakistan.
Uh-oh. An undesirable result of the “catch and release” program. We seem to have a lot of “catch and release” programs in this country.
Odumbe thought he could walk into office and order GITMO closed and it would be done the next day?
He is so freakin’ clueless its unbelievable...
What happened to this GITMO guys they released to Jamaica and gave them a house on a beach?
They had TV cameras there showing them standing around like they didnt know what to do next, ... one of them jumped itno the water on the beach (in his clothes) and they all stood around a little more..
Any word on their progress in that country?
Did they find JOBS? LOL
Impeachment File for B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a documented legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
Why are they reporting this like it is new news?
Published September 20, 2012
Intelligence sources tell Fox News they are convinced the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was directly tied to Al Qaeda — with a former Guantanamo detainee involved.
I suspect it is to refute a very long, very detailed and very mendacious NYSlimes article published last week that claimed that al-Qaida involvement in Benghazi was a Republican invention, and that the Muhmammed YouTube video was the cause of the attack.
At least one of them did....
Whatever. More BS. Nobody knew Stevens was going to be in Benghazi, not even State.
Whatever really happened occurred hastily after he appeared on local Benghazi TV the prior morning.
We may never know the true story...
Don’t be silly. Why would the group that Obama and Biden say are not our enemies want to attack Americans?
And tell me, WHO is surprised that a muzzie, ex-prisoner of war would has ill feelings toward America?