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Obama: Capture of Benghazi Mastermind 'a Milestone'
News Max ^ | June 17 2014 | News Max

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; benghazi; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; gitmo; obama

1 posted on 06/17/2014 11:48:06 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

Probably another lie!


2 posted on 06/17/2014 11:49:14 AM PDT by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: PoloSec

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.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 11:49:23 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: PoloSec
So, this is the guy that "masterminded" the spontaneous attack due to a movie?

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

Keep the lies coming Odumbass you piece of excrement.

4 posted on 06/17/2014 11:49:59 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: PoloSec

Mastermind? Exactly why does a “spontaneous protest” require a mastermind?


5 posted on 06/17/2014 11:50:36 AM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: PoloSec

The poor guy probably thought he was going to an interview with CNN again - instead SpecOps shows up.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 11:51:29 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: PoloSec

Was he the producer or the director?


7 posted on 06/17/2014 11:51:52 AM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: PoloSec

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?


8 posted on 06/17/2014 11:52:09 AM PDT by winner3000
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Wait, I thought they already arrested the “shadowy figure” responsible for the attacks in Benghazi.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 11:53:07 AM PDT by r0tten
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To: PoloSec

More likely that Bunko Hussein Obama wants to shut up the captive who might make the connection between Obama + Hillary + ISIL/ISIS?


10 posted on 06/17/2014 11:53:39 AM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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To: PoloSec

How convenient.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 11:56:18 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: PoloSec

Maybe he can tell us why 35 CIA guys were in Benghazi.


12 posted on 06/17/2014 11:56:27 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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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.

CGato


13 posted on 06/17/2014 11:56:30 AM PDT by Conservative Gato
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To: PoloSec

.... 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.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 11:56:31 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: PoloSec

Is he going to get a civilian trial, as oppose to a military tribunal????


15 posted on 06/17/2014 11:56:37 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: PoloSec

I'm pretty surprised he wasn't found dead. How do they keep him quiet now?


16 posted on 06/17/2014 11:56:51 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: PoloSec

17 posted on 06/17/2014 11:57:17 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: PoloSec
"The capture of Abu Khattala marks an important milestone," Carney said.

Yep, this guy is the key to all those disappearing IRS emails.

18 posted on 06/17/2014 11:58:08 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: skeeter

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.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 11:58:32 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: skeeter

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.


20 posted on 06/17/2014 12:06:34 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: smoothsailing

Perfect.

So many wag the dog scenarios being concocted at once, covering up numerous wags before the next one coming.

Who IS on first, btw? ,)


21 posted on 06/17/2014 12:09:34 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: PoloSec
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."

Yeah, taking a slap on the wrist sure is gonna be tough!

22 posted on 06/17/2014 12:11:29 PM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: RitaOK

Probably. He’s been interviewed by the western press several times.


23 posted on 06/17/2014 12:11:39 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Bratch
They're not doing Wag the Dog they wagging the whole kennel.
24 posted on 06/17/2014 12:14:24 PM PDT by AU72
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To: PoloSec
They captured the guy who starred in Innocense of Muslims?


25 posted on 06/17/2014 12:20:31 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" means something different to 0bama.)
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To: RitaOK
Who IS on first, btw? ,)

He most certainly is. B^)

26 posted on 06/17/2014 12:20:43 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: PoloSec
Timing is really suspect!

Just one of many I'm sure we keep tabs on.

Needed him now to distract from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Russia, Afghanistan, Yemen, Qatar, IRS, Benghazi, VA, Gitmo, US Invasion from Southern Border.

27 posted on 06/17/2014 12:21:53 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: skeeter
From CNN on July 31, 2013: Lawmaker: If CNN can interview suspect in Benghazi attack, why can't FBI?

Chaffetz was referring to CNN's recent interview with Ahmed Abu Khattala, who Libyan and U.S. officials have described as the Benghazi leader of the al Qaeda-affiliated militia group Ansar al-Sharia -- one of many groups that filled the vacuum of authority following the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi.

28 posted on 06/17/2014 12:35:17 PM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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To: PoloSec

I say, let’s put this new patsy in a cage match with the WON and let the winner walk.


29 posted on 06/17/2014 12:47:00 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: caligatrux
How do they keep him quiet now?

They'll probably take him out to an aircraft carrier and throw him in the drink the same way they supposedly disposed of Osama.

30 posted on 06/17/2014 12:48:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: PoloSec

They could have gotten this turd a long time ago. They held off until they needed a deflection from other problems they created. You watch, they will, in secret of course, offer this turd a deal if he says it was a video that caused Benghazi. This guy will get a get out of jail free pass in the next couple of years. He will get released on a Friday afternoon and we won’t hear about it until after the release. These Obama scum play the same games over and over. They do not care if they are lying because they know nobody will stop them.

Sorry if people are tired of hearing nobody will stop them, but it is a fact.


31 posted on 06/17/2014 12:52:34 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
After the Egyptian trial they could have sent us his head for our trial.
32 posted on 06/17/2014 12:56:59 PM PDT by kitchen (Even the walls have ears.)
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To: PoloSec

Now can we prosecute on the cover-up and lies and will he tell us where he was that night?


33 posted on 06/17/2014 12:57:58 PM PDT by jersey117 (greta)
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To: winner3000
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?
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Wait a minute, didn't they have this bastard once before, and Obummer let him go? Now, after this Benghazi debacle thet risk special forces to catch the troglodyte again. As Kerry said, this is the plan for the Taliban 5.
34 posted on 06/17/2014 1:08:25 PM PDT by iontheball
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To: kitchen

Recall that it was reported that one of the attackers yelled out “Dr. Morsi sent us.” Bet the Egyptians woulda squeezed that outa him!


35 posted on 06/17/2014 1:37:52 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: PoloSec

Fall guy. Bet he’s zipped in his cell...


36 posted on 06/17/2014 6:22:42 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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