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Sources: US letting Benghazi suspects off hook, recent arrest ‘small potatoes’
Fox ^ | June 27, 2014 | Adam Housely

Posted on 06/27/2014 6:27:25 PM PDT by Red Steel

Despite President Obama's promise to stay focused on hunting down those responsible for the 2012 Benghazi attack -- and despite a recent arrest touted as a major takedown -- sources say little has been done to nab the other suspects.

According to multiple sources on the ground, including some with direct knowledge of the operations to identify and hunt the Benghazi suspects, intelligence that could have been acted upon at times has been ignored or put on hold. Further, they say, the recent capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala -- now on a ship bound for the U.S., expected to arrive this weekend -- was an easy one.

"He was low-hanging fruit," one source told Fox News. "We could have picked him up months and months ago and there was no change, or urgency to do this now."

Former Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack. Khattala was long thought to be involved, but is also considered by some to be rather low on the suspect list.

According to sources, the United States has a "target list" that initially contained about 10 suspects identified within days of the attack and eventually grew to more than 20 as American Special Forces conducted surveillance in and around Benghazi.

The four groups on the "target list" include Ansar al-Sharia, with the top target being the "Emir of Ansar al Sharia," Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu. He was a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay for more than five years and at the time was classified by analysts at the prison as "a probable member of Al Qaeda." Despite this significant threat to American security and allies, bin Qumu was released as part of an amnesty for militants in 2008.

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KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghaziterrorist; hillary; hillarybenghazi; hillaryphoto; khattala; obama

1 posted on 06/27/2014 6:27:25 PM PDT by Red Steel
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2 posted on 06/27/2014 6:32:10 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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Just another goofy distraction from the Obama regime’s Department of Distractions czar. Barry’s low information followers fall for it every time.


3 posted on 06/27/2014 6:34:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Feed the wacko enrviromentalists to the starving polar bears.)
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If the real culprits were apprehended they would probably have a tale to tell that the WH doesn’t want heard.


4 posted on 06/27/2014 6:39:06 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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If the real culprits were apprehended they would probably have a tale to tell that the WH doesn’t want heard.

Yep, Obama can't have that.

5 posted on 06/27/2014 6:43:40 PM PDT by Red Steel
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> If the real culprits were apprehended they would probably have a tale to tell that the WH doesn’t want heard.

BINGO. Bam right on the head.


6 posted on 06/27/2014 7:23:40 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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This smells like Clinton passing on arresting Osama bin Ladin in the late ‘90s.
Did you notice the Democrats had a record fund-raising quarter?


7 posted on 06/27/2014 9:06:41 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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But we already have the guy responsible--the video maker? Right?

Will future historians note that the Obama Administration was the tipping point for America's decline?

8 posted on 06/28/2014 5:41:57 AM PDT by Lysandru
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