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A Brazen Figure in Benghazi Holds an Attack’s Secrets
New York Times ^ | June 17, 2014 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

Posted on 06/17/2014 2:56:55 PM PDT by don-o

Money snip

What he did in the period just before the attack has remained unclear. But Mr. Abu Khattala told other Libyans in private conversations during the night of the attack that he was moved to attack the diplomatic mission to take revenge for an insult to Islam in an American-made online video. Continue reading the main story

An earlier demonstration venting anger over the video outside the American Embassy in Cairo had culminated in a breach of its walls, and it dominated Arab news coverage. Mr. Abu Khattala told both fellow Islamist fighters and others that the attack in Benghazi was retaliation for the same insulting video, according to people who heard him.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi
Knock me over with a feather
1 posted on 06/17/2014 2:56:55 PM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha. What a laugh.


2 posted on 06/17/2014 2:58:27 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: don-o
There's you a fine example if investigative repor-ta-jay.
3 posted on 06/17/2014 3:01:46 PM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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>> the attack in Benghazi was retaliation for the same insulting video

Hard hitting ... propaganda.

I assume the article is no more informative than the excerpt.

The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.


4 posted on 06/17/2014 3:02:01 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: don-o

Rush said it would take a week...


5 posted on 06/17/2014 3:02:04 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: don-o

He was the willing partner of The Regime then, and he is exactly that, now, too:

He turned himself in specifically to say this story —for how much? Who knows, we only know the price is high, though rest assured he’ll be swapped back.

WE CAN BE SURE HILLARY IS RUNNING.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 3:02:46 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

Here is the other thing we know, owing to his ridiculous “video” claim:

IT WAS A PRE-ELECTION SWAP GONE BAD.


7 posted on 06/17/2014 3:04:19 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Parley Baer
He will stand trial in US courts? Some questions.

Is there an extradition treaty with Libya?

Was a proper warrant signed by a federal judge issued for this guy?

Why do you think Gitmo is where these kind of folks were sent?

CC

8 posted on 06/17/2014 3:06:10 PM PDT by Captain Compassion
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To: don-o

ROFLOL


9 posted on 06/17/2014 3:07:08 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: don-o
At this point in time, we should suspect that any "Major Figures" in the attack are being picked up so that they no longer can reveal why they REALLY were involved and who paid them!!!
10 posted on 06/17/2014 3:07:12 PM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: don-o

Another Zimmerman show trial.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 3:10:33 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: don-o
Khattala told other Libyans in private conversations

Of course the nyt has full access to the certified transcripts of these conversations.

Do I need /s?

nyt: liars by all means.

12 posted on 06/17/2014 3:16:54 PM PDT by T Ruth (Islam shall be defeated.)
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To: don-o

Gee, the Slimes didn’t do this just in front of Hellery’s Fox News interview on purpose, did they?

“Roll in hot with the Muzzie video excuse, Hillary — the lapdog media have got your six!” (And what a huge six it is.)


13 posted on 06/17/2014 3:23:30 PM PDT by twister881
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To: ExSES

so that they no longer can reveal...

I’m with ya on this. Nightly News says the guy is on a Navy ship, being interviewed by military intelligence.

Why not just fly the guy here.

Of course, a long relaxing sea-cruise would go a long way towards everyone getting their story straight.

And, in the style of our favorite Mafia traditions, his family back home will be ‘taken care of’...


14 posted on 06/17/2014 3:41:49 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: don-o

So BamBam made a deal that went bad in 2012. He made another deal that also soured a bit with the prisoner for traitor exchange. Now he has a guy who has been walking around free as a bird for two years captured by Special Forces. And the next day the NYTimes says the guy was saying it was all because he was angry about a video on YouTube. Yup. So believable. Just like the email going POOF.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 3:42:11 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: don-o

Bovine excrement writ large.


16 posted on 06/17/2014 3:43:34 PM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: Gene Eric

“The MSM is the Country’s greatest threat.”

The education system needs to be on the list.


17 posted on 06/17/2014 3:44:56 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: don-o

Well, there it is. The Benghazi question has been answered. Case closed. And he’s such a reliable witness. /s/


18 posted on 06/17/2014 3:46:57 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: don-o

Why did this move now? 2 reasons:

1. Trey Gowdy plans to publicly question witnesses as to WHY Chris Stevens was in Benghazi? Obama and Hillary do NOT want that rock turned over publicly.

2. The revelation last week that the US had intercepted telephone calls of the terrorists using cell phones.
a. They do NOT want to reveal how we captured voice calls in real-time in Libya.
b. More importantly, we now know that the White House knew before the attack ended that it was a planned terrorists attack. Susan Rice’s testimony is now DEMONSTRABLY a planned lie. Which leads you back to point #1.

Why was Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi? What was the CIA doing?

I’d say the odds are better than 50/50 that the Obama Administration helped arm ISIS. We are living in a bizarre world. Had the media even gave a 1/4 second of thought that George Bush had done what Obama has done, the media would have been leading the demonstrations at the gates of the White House for Bush’s immediate arrest and impeachment.


19 posted on 06/17/2014 3:52:14 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: don-o

Why do NY Times’ headlines read like an old Nancy Drew novel?


20 posted on 06/17/2014 4:22:05 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: don-o

Gee,,as predicted


21 posted on 06/17/2014 4:22:10 PM PDT by austinaero
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To: don-o

As Abraham Lincoln would have said about the cause of the Benghazi attack, “Out damned video”.

(Spot Resolutionn, 1848)


22 posted on 06/17/2014 5:11:51 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Bryan24

Why was Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi?

Well, as my kid would say, DUH.

He was there to be kidnapped.

AND, traded for the “Gitmo 5”

or the Blind Sheik...


23 posted on 06/17/2014 8:39:55 PM PDT by Paisan
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To: don-o; All
NOW DOES THIS MAKE SENSE?

"INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS" was the 'offensive YouTube video' that Hussein LIED ABOUT, claiming it triggered the Benghazi attack.

But now we learn (via Walid Shoebat) that the filmmaker was a US government MOSLEM operative creating agitprop for CGI/Stanley, a US government front company.

Remember how the actors told the media, "We didn't say those lines in the video. That wasn't our dialogue or the plotline, so we don't know why the Director turned our little movie into that anti-muslim storyline."

ANSWER = Because the 'Director' was an agitprop muslim working for the US government to CRIMINALIZE ANY SPEECH AGAINST MUSLIMS.

The actors were confused b/c their 'dialog' never mattered! They were given lines to speak on camera, without knowing the CIA was going to OVERDUB THEIR LINES with different anti-muslim speech in VARIOUS LANGUAGES depending on which countries they were targeting with this "Muslims are victims" tool.

WALID SHOEBAT article CLICK HERE



24 posted on 06/17/2014 8:45:08 PM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: don-o

“Suliman Ali Zway contributed reporting from Tripoli, Libya.”

‘A-team fixers’, whom within months catapulted from construction/materials contractors to rebel fighters, then onto foreign journalists’ “most trusting ears and eyes” award winners.

https://rorypecktrust.org/rpt-live/November-2011/Libyan-Fixers-to-Receive-2011-Martin-Adler-Prize

Friday, 11 November 2011

Written by Rory Peck Trust
Suliman Ali Zway and Osama Alfitory, known to international journalists as the ‘A Team’ worked with many of the world’s biggest news organisations to deliver accurate and ground breaking stories from Libya
The Rory Peck Trust today announced that Libyan fixers Suliman Ali Zway and Osama Alfitory will be the recipients of this year’s Martin Adler Prize. Now in its fifth year, the prize recognises the dedication and bravery of local freelancers who have played a significant role in the reporting of a major news story. Suliman and Osama will be presented with the prize at the Rory Peck Awards ceremony on Wednesday 16 November at London’s BFI Southbank, hosted by BBC’s Mishal Husain and Channel 4’s Alex Thomson.

Known by international journalists as the “A Team”, Suliman Ali Zway and Osama Alfitory, found themselves in every corner of the country during Libya’s revolution, helping journalists deliver accurate and ground breaking news. Both had made comfortable livings working in the construction business but in early February, when many young people in eastern Libya were volunteering to help visiting journalists, the two men joined the wave. Suliman worked briefly with an Italian television crew, and for reporters working for the Washington Post. Osama first worked with a New York Times Magazine reporter.

Weeks later, after many of the young Libyan volunteers had gone back to their lives, Osama and Suliman continued to assist international journalists, travelling to the front lines with Jon Lee Anderson of the New Yorker and Leila Fadel of the Washington Post, helping them uncover stories.

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http://www.journalism.co.uk/news-features/-wherever-there-was-news-we-went—libya-s-a-team-fixers-on-getting-the-story-out/s5/a546770/

‘Wherever there was news, we went’: Libya’s ‘A-Team’ fixers on getting the story out

When fighting broke out in Benghazi, Libyan construction workers Suliman Ali
Zway and Osama Alfitory began working with international journalists. Their work was recognised last night when they won the Martin Adler Prize

Posted: 17 November 2011

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This year’s winners are Suliman Ali Zway and Osama Alfitory, two Libyan fixers who worked with some of the world’s most established foreign correspondents during the country’s tumultuous revolution.

Zway and Alfitory were construction workers who quit comfortable jobs to volunteer for the Western journalists that flooded into Benghazi when the February protests turned to armed rebellion.

How it began

“It all came by chance at the beginning,” Zway tells me during a trip to London to collect his award.

“The protests were over and the fighting was just beginning. Only a few were fighting and had gone to the frontline. A lot of journalists came in and wanted to get an idea of what was happening.”

“No one really knows anything about Libya,” Alfitory says, “but suddenly all these journalists came to Benghazi to find out what was going on”.

“In the beginning I had decided to fight with the rebels, as it was our duty to protect our city. But just for a moment, until in my mind I realised that to help the journalists would be a much better cause. Back in February there were a lot of people starting to fight but not many helping journalists.”

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More than a work relationship

Zway and Alfitory are now in London to attend the Rory Peck Awards ceremony, and will stay for two weeks to “unwind after eight months of conflict”.

Their trip was part-funded by Jon Lee Anderson and organised by a group of journalists who worked with them, including Fadel.

Anderson is unequivocal about the importance of Zway’s and Alfitory’s work and the award it has won them.

“The work Suliman and Osama did for me, as they did for others in Libya, was essential,” he says.

“They were my trusted eyes and ears in an alien environment and my sounding boards for everything; together we found and reported the stories I later published. There were many reporters who did not have such fixers and they really struggled.”

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http://mije.org/richardprince/adl-flies-latino-journalists-israel

Zway and Alfitory were construction workers who quit comfortable jobs to volunteer for the Western journalists that flooded into Benghazi when the February protests turned to armed rebellion.

http://www.shabablibya.org/news/king-of-kings-the-last-days-of-muammar-qaddafi

I asked my friend Suliman Ali Zway, a construction-materials contractor who was helping me as an interpreter, to tell me what it said.

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But Qaddafi’s ban on private enterprise created many food and commodity scarcities; bananas, for instance, became a prized luxury. David Sullivan, a private investigator from San Francisco, worked for a contractor in Libya, setting up telecommunications systems around the country. “Nearly all work was done by foreigners.” he said.

http://www.atex.com/news-events/press-releases/libyan-fixers-win-2011-martin-adler-prize-sponsored-by-atex-1.1774

Known by international journalists as the “A Team”, Suliman Ali Zway and Osama osama martin alderAlfitory, found themselves in every corner of the country during Libya’s revolution, helping journalists deliver accurate and ground breaking news. Both had made comfortable livings working in the construction business but in early February, when many young people in eastern Libya were volunteering to help visiting journalists, the two men joined the wave. Suliman worked briefly with an Italian television crew, and for reporters working for the Washington Post. Osama first worked with a New York Times Magazine reporter.

Weeks later, after many of the young Libyan volunteers had gone back to their lives, Osama and Suliman continued to assist international journalists, travelling to the front lines with Jon Lee Anderson of the New Yorker and Leila Fadel of the Washington Post, helping them uncover stories.

Separately, they worked – often voluntarily – for many of the world’s biggest international news organizations, including the BBC, the New York Times, PBS and CBS. Working together they helped to probe allegations of a death squad in Benghazi and reveal the psychological toll of the war, among other stories.

Osama and Suliman’s dedication and insight about Libya were so coveted by international journalists that they earned the nickname the “A-Team”. Both are now journalists in their own right and have penned articles on difficult subjects for a new Libyan magazine, ‘The Libyan’.

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20110821/NEWS/110829983

August 21. 2011 8:05PM
Gadhafi regime apparently falls in Libya

By SULIMAN ALI ZWAY,
HANNAH ALLAM
and SHASHANK BENGALI
McClatchey Newspapers

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/world/africa/in-his-last-days-qaddafi-wearied-of-fugitives-life.html?_r=0

In His Last Days, Qaddafi Wearied of Fugitive’s Life

By KAREEM FAHIM
Published: October 22, 2011

Suliman Ali Zway contributed reporting.


25 posted on 06/18/2014 5:45:35 AM PDT by maggief
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