Skip to comments.Obama: Capture of Benghazi Mastermind 'a Milestone'
Posted on 06/17/2014 11:48:06 AM PDT by PoloSec
A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and is in U.S. custody, marking the first U.S. apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
President Barack Obama said Ahmed Abu Khattala, a senior leader of the Benghazi branch of the terror group Ansar al-Shariah in Libya, will "now face the full weight of the American justice system."
"The fact that he is now in U.S. custody is a testament to the painstaking efforts of our military, law enforcement, and intelligence personnel," said Obama, whose administration has come under intense criticism from Republicans for being unable to apprehend those responsible for the attack.
Abu Khattala, who will be tried in U.S. court, was captured by U.S. forces on Sunday and is being held in an undisclosed location outside of Libya, according to the Pentagon press secretary, Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said the capture makes clear that the U.S. is fulfilling its pledge to bring to justice those responsible.
"The capture of Abu Khattala is not the end of that effort but it marks an important milestone," Carney said.
Stevens was the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in the line of duty in more than 30 years.
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Probably another lie!
How convenient—a milestone on the day when the IRS lost letters has been eclipsing the VA scandal and Hillary is being interviewed on FOX. It’s a laff-a-minute with this Administration.
Keep the lies coming Odumbass you piece of excrement.
Mastermind? Exactly why does a “spontaneous protest” require a mastermind?
The poor guy probably thought he was going to an interview with CNN again - instead SpecOps shows up.
Was he the producer or the director?
What’s the point of capturing these people if he’s only going to turn around and release them like he did with the Taliban top 5 MVP’s?
Wait, I thought they already arrested the “shadowy figure” responsible for the attacks in Benghazi.
More likely that Bunko Hussein Obama wants to shut up the captive who might make the connection between Obama + Hillary + ISIL/ISIS?
Maybe he can tell us why 35 CIA guys were in Benghazi.
Love all the sarcastic replies. It’s probably why he wasn’t brought in sooner because it would remind people that 0bama lied originally about Benghazi. They must be so desperate for a good bounce, they risked this but it appears it has backfired on them once again.
.... Obama is way too excited and giddy about this event. That’s one of many reasons I believed this is a staged event. In fact this guy was actually interviewed by CNN last year in a coffee shop in Benghazi. They have had eyeballs on him probably since the event itself. Yet they picked NOW ... when the Prez is being backed into just about every political corner that presents itself. What a great time for yet another diversion to get the press of his back.
Is he going to get a civilian trial, as oppose to a military tribunal????
Yep, this guy is the key to all those disappearing IRS emails.
I wish the Egyptians had grabbed him. They don’t like Hill and O, and would probably get the truth outa him, whereas we’ll be fed lies.
Would this be the same guy who was interviewed by CNN, while sitting under an umbrella table at a Benghazi street cafe having a slurpee?
You know. When the administration couldn’t possibly find the perp, but media could.