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USS New York, Carrying a Benghazi Suspect, Has Gone Dark
Washington Post ^ | June 25 | THOMAS GIBBONS-NEFF

Posted on 06/25/2014 6:42:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Where is the USS New York?

At 684 feet long and displacing over 24,900 tons, the Mayport, Fla.-based San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock is no smart car of the seas. Yet the vessel has gone “dark” for more than a week now.

The low profile might have something to do with the fact that the New York is currently home to the recently captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, one of the accused ringleaders of the Sept. 11-12, 2012, Benghazi terrorist attacks that left four Americans dead.

While any ship’s location is supposed to be a well-guarded secret when deployed, the New York is in a unique position, because instead of threading its way through the Suez Canal or dodging a Chinese destroyer, it’s believed to be steaming toward the East Coast: Abu Khattala is expected to be arraigned soon in Washington.

The ship’s crew has been noticeably absent from social media, most likely due to the fact that the entire ship’s outbound communications have been blacked out, or as the military calls it: “River City.” River City is usually implemented when a soldier is wounded or killed during combat operations. It allows for the Defense Department to notify family members before word gets out through unofficial means such as social media.

Officials have said Abu Khattala must be flown directly from the ship into the District for legal reasons.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arraignment; benghaicoverup; benghazi; benghaziterrorist; khattala; libya; navy

1 posted on 06/25/2014 6:42:25 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

slow boat to china, why the hell would they bring him back via ship and not on a plane.


2 posted on 06/25/2014 6:46:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway

Everything this administration does is rotten to the core.


3 posted on 06/25/2014 6:48:04 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: nickcarraway

be a darn shame if they tied an anchor to his legs and he slipped over the side...

he’ll all but walk if they “try” him here.


4 posted on 06/25/2014 6:48:19 PM PDT by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: nickcarraway

He’ll be a proper team player, screaming high and low about HOW VERY ANGRY HE WAS ABOUT THAT HORRIBLE VIDEO.

Then in grand ceremony he’ll be packed off to superman for his bad, bad, SUPER LONG punishment.

Then his Luxembourgh account will be credited, they’ll swap in a double to do his time, and he’ll be swapped back to Libya or some other sand-blown, fly-choked, Middle-Eastern hell hole.

The whole aim?

CLEAR THE WAY FOR HILLAGHAZI.


5 posted on 06/25/2014 6:49:56 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: gaijin

supermax, not superman.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: nickcarraway

This reeks of a loose lips sinks ships item. Why should the media report on activities of a ship at sea. If it is important, the military will make an announcement - or the COOTUS.


7 posted on 06/25/2014 6:51:02 PM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe the guy’s ‘escaped’. Right?


8 posted on 06/25/2014 6:51:32 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: driftdiver
"slow boat to china, why the hell would they bring him back via ship and not on a plane."

Maybe they need to chat with him a few days before he gets here and has a lawyer tell him to STFU.

9 posted on 06/25/2014 6:52:27 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: nickcarraway

USS New York

10 posted on 06/25/2014 6:53:15 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Enterprise

Bingo.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 6:54:50 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: Enterprise

Why bring him back at all? He committed an act of war against America, that doesn’t call for a trial in New York. It calls for a lead belt and a push off the side.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 6:58:06 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: nickcarraway
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling.

Looks like they have plenty of Baseball fields and a lacrosse facility where they could land. Or perhaps Martin Luther King Blvd. (Yes, I also spotted the 250 foot long runway at the Air Force Base.) Looks like most of the facility has been converted to residential and recreational for the brass.

14 posted on 06/25/2014 6:58:54 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: nickcarraway

The U.S.S New York is the ship that has 25 tons of WTC steel I her bow.

Maybe that is the message for the terrorist.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 6:59:50 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Why does every totalitarian political hack think that he knows how to run my life better than I do?)
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To: driftdiver

To interrogate him prior to the Justice Dept. granting him US civil jurisdictional rights. Miranda rights, court appointed attorneys, etc.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 7:00:31 PM PDT by Justa
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To: F15Eagle
http://youngcons.com/revealed-if-this-is-true-benghazi-is-even-worse-than-we-ever-thought/
17 posted on 06/25/2014 7:01:20 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (Tea: A beverage best served cold. With RINO meat.)
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To: nickcarraway

Obama is probably sneaking him back to Qatar or something


18 posted on 06/25/2014 7:01:37 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: driftdiver
why the hell would they bring him back via ship and not on a plane.

Probably to give Abu Khattala and Susan Rice enough time to get their 'stories straight' about it all being over a video...
19 posted on 06/25/2014 7:02:24 PM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: nickcarraway

Either arraigned, or given a cabinet appointment.


20 posted on 06/25/2014 7:02:43 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: nickcarraway

They’re parked next to that Malaysia flight that disappeared????


21 posted on 06/25/2014 7:05:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: Justa

And lolipops


22 posted on 06/25/2014 7:05:03 PM PDT by stanne
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To: nickcarraway

The terrorist is not being interrogated by the 0bama administratiom he’s being coached.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 7:10:14 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: driftdiver

We need to give him reparations because our country made that terrible YouTube video.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 7:11:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: driftdiver

Because they enjoy his conversational skills.


25 posted on 06/25/2014 7:22:44 PM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Everything this administration does is rotten to the core.

That sums it up. And you can throw-in many GOPe useful idiots.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 7:30:23 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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To: driftdiver
"slow boat to china, why the hell would they bring him back via ship and not on a plane."

Easy, he needs to be briefed on his story about the "video" being the cause of the attack. This will take lots of rehearsal.

27 posted on 06/25/2014 7:31:12 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The Arab Spring is over. Welcome to the Jihadi Spring." Jonah Goldberg)
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To: nickcarraway

Interesting as I do believe it’s the New York that has a considerable amount of recycled steel from the WTC in her bow. Curious as to such symbolism.


28 posted on 06/25/2014 7:40:34 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: nickcarraway

“River City”?

I hear the dulcet tones of the late great Robert Preston:

“Wellllllllllll, ya got trouble, my friends...”


29 posted on 06/25/2014 7:57:07 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: driftdiver

Because we don.t have sea planes anymore. A sky hook is out.


30 posted on 06/25/2014 8:00:48 PM PDT by Domangart (Tho I walk Through the valley of Wall Mart, I fear no man.)
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To: nickcarraway

We are at war. Why are we wasting the resources of an over-burdened civil legal system on this guy?

Our world has gone insane.


31 posted on 06/25/2014 8:03:48 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Well, they could strap him to the “bullnose” and go find some heavy seas somewhere...

It would give a new meaning to the term “waterboarding”...


32 posted on 06/25/2014 9:22:43 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: PAR35
Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

There is "...a large heliport facility, primarily used by Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) in support of "Marine One" presidential transport operations...", so it looks like they could transport the prisoner there from the USS New York using a V-22.

sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naval_Support_Facility_Anacostia

and

http://www.navy.com/about/equipment/vessels/uss-new-york.html

33 posted on 06/25/2014 9:38:37 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: nickcarraway; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner
He'll lawyer up the minute his treacherous toes touch U.S. territory....and we'll never get another word out of him.

...and I bet he's clammed up on the ship, also, despite reassuring but phoney words to the contrary.

This is just another special favor to a fellow muslim by our infidel president.

This guy should get a waterboard at Gitmo.....followed by a military tribunal, a blindfold, a cigarette.....and an elite firing squad.

Leni

34 posted on 06/25/2014 9:50:23 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Monster BHO uses illegal children for political agenda while accusing Right of doing same.)
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To: PAR35

The CIA has assets there


35 posted on 06/26/2014 3:59:24 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: nickcarraway

The ship is hiding from reporters


36 posted on 06/26/2014 4:04:51 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: rawcatslyentist
Either arraigned, or given a cabinet appointment.

Finally, Obama makes a thoughtful decision. They put him in charge of the death panels. /sarc

37 posted on 06/26/2014 5:37:22 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: nickcarraway

Maybe he is going through a post operation debriefing because he knows to much of who, what, where, when, how and why???? Knowledge like that could cause a heart attack, a fatal accident or even suicide.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 6:41:00 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2016! Really??? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Everything this administration does is rotten to the core.

My admittedly paranoid take on this is that the administration is in cahoots with this guy. He's being prepped to blame the video and tell a fake "insider's" story of Benghazi that is favorable to the Administration in exchange for dough and a promise of a modest sentence.

39 posted on 06/26/2014 6:47:36 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Benghazi ping.

Let Republican professor know if you want on or off this ping list.


40 posted on 06/27/2014 5:16:06 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: gaijin
supermax, not superman.


41 posted on 06/27/2014 6:00:15 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: gaijin

Superman works, too.
I hear he likes to snap people’s necks.

;-)


42 posted on 06/27/2014 6:04:00 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
"My admittedly paranoid take on this is that the administration is in cahoots with this guy. He's being prepped to blame the video and tell a fake "insider's" story of Benghazi that is favorable to the Administration in exchange for dough and a promise of a modest sentence."

All too believable. You can count on Obama to do what is most damaging to the US.

43 posted on 06/27/2014 6:09:05 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Mygirlsmom
A team of Iranian operatives under the control of Qassem Suleymani, the head of Iran’s secretive Quds Force, arrived a few days before September 11, 2012 in order to put the plan into operation.

There was only one hitch: the NSA, which had a top secret listening station at the CIA annex in Benghazi, picked up on local jihadist chatter, revealing the plan. But Suleymani had a CIA source that told him of the NSA’s discovery. A backup plan was then quickly put into motion that sounds like something out of a spy novel.

What if the Administration was working with the Iranians... and the NSA are the good guys?

44 posted on 06/27/2014 7:09:51 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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To: MinuteGal; nickcarraway; flaglady47; mickie; pax_et_bonum; Maine Mariner

He needs to sing about what Admiral Lyons is saying!!!


45 posted on 06/27/2014 7:45:02 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: nickcarraway

So WaPo publishes this “secret” information, jeopardizing every single person onboard? Thanks, WaPo. I really didn’t need to know. And why a ship? Odd, at best.


46 posted on 06/27/2014 11:55:32 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: driftdiver
slow boat to china, why the hell would they bring him back via ship and not on a plane.

It would have meant landing him first in somewhere like Spain or Italy so they could pick up a transatlantic aircraft. Why involve them?

47 posted on 06/27/2014 12:10:29 PM PDT by Lower Deck
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To: bert

Few except us give a damn about treason and corruption in government. What reporters?


48 posted on 06/27/2014 12:25:05 PM PDT by Broker (Any real cops left? Obama is cultural Sunni)
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To: anyone
Did anybody hear about this. . .

Benghazi killings suspect that was aboard Mayport's USS New York is now in the U.S.

49 posted on 06/30/2014 7:23:25 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: Anybody
Abu Khattalah was flown by military helicopter from the ship to a National Park Service landing pad in the city's Anacostia neighborhood, according to a U.S. official who was not authorized to discuss the transfer publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.


50 posted on 06/30/2014 7:27:04 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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