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Indictment of Suspect in Benghazi Attack Debunks the Obama (Video) Tale
The Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, July 1, 2014 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 07/01/2014 7:52:02 PM PDT by kristinn

The Obama administration’s just-released criminal complaint against the alleged mastermind of the Benghazi terrorist attacks provides a final contradiction to its own evolving explanations for what happened that day.

The Justice Department’s indictment spells out a calculated conspiracy by Ahmed Abu Khatallah and associates to attack the U.S. diplomatic mission and CIA annex, which killed four Americans. The indictment might be viewed as a death knell for a theory that the attack resulted from a spontaneous protest against a U.S.-produced video.

Now in custody, Khatallah was a commander of Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi, a U.S.-designated terrorist group, and is himself deemed a global terrorist by the State Department.

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But with the capture of Khatallah in June, the Justice Department is characterizing Benghazi not as the impromptu work of a mob but as a conspiracy hatched by terrorists who had infiltrated the port city in eastern Libya.

The unsealed June 26 indictment, coinciding with Khatallah’s U.S. District Court appearance in Washington, states that the grand jury does not know when the conspiracy began. It says Khatallah “did knowingly and intentionally conspire and agree with other conspirators, known and unknown to provide material support and resources to terrorists, that is personnel including himself and others.”

The indictment says Khatallah intended the material support and resources “to be used in preparation for and in carrying out” the attacks that killed the ambassador, his aide and two ex-Navy SEALs protecting a CIA base that came under precision mortar attack.

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The laying out of a conspiracy charge marks a major move away from assertions early on that a video and a spontaneous crowd caused the four American deaths.

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghaziterrorist; benghazivideo; chritopherstevens; hoax; khatallah; liars

1 posted on 07/01/2014 7:52:02 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

bttt


2 posted on 07/01/2014 7:54:20 PM PDT by txhurl (2014: Stunned Voters do Stunning Things!)
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Link to 11 page PDF file of the government's motion for pretrial detention.

A word search for "video" brings back nada.

4 posted on 07/01/2014 7:59:30 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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To: Nachum

For the list.


5 posted on 07/01/2014 7:59:35 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: kristinn

Nobody believed that cock and bull story.any more than they do about hard drives.
No body


6 posted on 07/01/2014 8:00:58 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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Source.

"On June 26, 2014, a federal grand jury in this district returned a one-count Indictment charging the defendant with Conspiracy to Provide Material Support and Resources to Terrorists Resulting in Death, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2339A. Specifically, the Indictment charges the defendant with conspiring to provide material support and resources to terrorists, knowing and intending that the support and resources were to be used in preparation for and in carrying out a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 930(c) (killing a person in the course of an attack on a federal facility involving the use of a firearm and a dangerous weapon) and a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 844(f) (maliciously damaging and destroying U.S. property by means of fire and an explosive). The charged offense, which carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, see 18 U.S.C. § 2339A, is a crime of violence, as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 3156(a)(4). See United States v. Goba, 220 F.Supp.2d 182, 187 (W.D.N.Y. 2003) (conspiracy to provide material support to foreign terrorist organization constitutes a “crime of violence”). The charged offense is also listed as a Federal crime of terrorism in 18 U.S.C. § 2332b(g)(5)(B). An immigration detainer has been issued for the defendant by the Department of Homeland Security."

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"As discussed further below, the defendant is an approximately 43-year-old Libyan national who conspired to participate and participated in the Attack that ultimately resulted in the death of four Americans and the destruction of U.S. property.

"In particular, the defendant’s participation in the Attack was motivated by his extremist ideology. The defendant was a commander of Obaidah Ibn Al Jarrah, an extremist brigade that was absorbed into Ansar Al Sharia (“AAS”) after the recent Libyan revolution. AAS is an Islamic extremist militia in Libya that holds anti-Western views and advocates the establishment of Sharia law in Libya. The United States Department of State (“DOS”) designated AAS in Benghazi a Foreign Terrorist Organization on January 10, 2014. The DOS noted in its designation that AAS in Benghazi has been involved in terrorist attacks against civilian targets, frequent assassinations, and attempted assassinations of security officials and political actors in eastern Libya as well as the Attack. The defendant, who is a senior leader of AAS in Benghazi, was also designated by the U.S. government as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist."

7 posted on 07/01/2014 8:10:34 PM PDT by kristinn (Welcome to the Soviet States of Obama)
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The regime pissed on the 1st Amendment for no good reason — not to suggest there could ever be a good reason.


8 posted on 07/01/2014 8:15:30 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: kristinn

0bama is like if I ignore it, it didn’t happen.


9 posted on 07/01/2014 8:20:33 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: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

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10 posted on 07/01/2014 8:35:58 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: kristinn
She gets a raise out of this. Count on it.


11 posted on 07/01/2014 8:41:28 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

a face like a football


12 posted on 07/01/2014 10:37:00 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: kristinn

Why is an Unlawful Enemy Combatant being put on Trial in the United States? He does not share the same Constitutional Protections and Rights that a United States Citizen enjoys.

Oh sorry, everything is different now that a Mulatto Marxist is running the show. He can’t be criticized because he is a Mulatto, which makes his Marxist ideology untouchable as well.


13 posted on 07/01/2014 10:47:17 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: clintonh8r

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYe1HnZvioA
Fever Tree - San Francisco Girls (1968)


14 posted on 07/01/2014 11:14:07 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: kristinn

How do you charge a foreign national, acting on foreign soil, with crimes against U.S. law? Are all foreigners now charged with understanding and complying with our statutes? Are we chargeable with understanding and complying with theirs? I must say that law is a very inscrutable subject, difficult for someone like me, who thinks logically, to comprehend.


15 posted on 07/01/2014 11:25:00 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: kristinn

Where’s the criminal complaint against Rice and Hildabeans for their LIES?


16 posted on 07/02/2014 4:32:21 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: kristinn; All

So does this mean we can chide liberals now about this being the “Weapons of Mass Destruction” claim that Bush touted, as Obama’s dumbarse statement of his presidency???

You know, kinda along the lines of his Dad’s “No new Taxes” line???

Man, I love the potential yield this has, politically speaking of course...;-)


17 posted on 07/02/2014 4:52:12 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (Will work for a new Kidney...)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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18 posted on 07/02/2014 7:09:25 AM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: kristinn

“unsealed June 26 indictment”

Why are we “indicting” an enemy combatant, treating him like he has rights under our laws?

He and his buddies are trying to destroy our society and its laws.


19 posted on 07/02/2014 7:24:23 AM PDT by garjog (Obama: bringing joy to the hearts of Terrorists everywhere.)
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To: kristinn

I thought for sure that somebody would waterboard that bastard until he came out shouting to the treetops about how the video made him do it and it was all the evil video.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 7:28:51 AM PDT by caligatrux (...some animals are more equal than others.)
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To: annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; Nachum; onyx; ...

Benghazi ping.

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


21 posted on 07/02/2014 8:06:35 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: kristinn

“I’ll keep quiet about having been sent by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood 0bama was supporting, and the fact that CIA guys were running guns out of Benghazi, in exchange for pleading guilty to jaywalking.” - Khattala.


22 posted on 07/02/2014 8:08:58 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: kristinn

Interesting


23 posted on 07/02/2014 9:05:53 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: kristinn

Even if it were the video all the more reason to execute him for threatening or First Amendment rights.

Obama and Hilary are a disgrace.


24 posted on 07/02/2014 9:14:46 AM PDT by Williams
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
Are we chargeable with understanding and complying with theirs?

Yes, we will all be responsible for knowing and understanding Sharia, lest we get in trouble with the law

25 posted on 07/02/2014 9:16:12 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: kristinn

You cannot get 500 to 800 armed men to one location in 24 hours without planning and coordination


26 posted on 07/02/2014 9:53:48 AM PDT by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: F15Eagle

*chuckle*

I wonder if he’ll see if on Fox News, because CNN, MSNBC, and others won’t publish it.


27 posted on 07/02/2014 10:31:29 AM PDT by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Liberty Valance

It’s hard work keeping up with all the scandals, corruption, developing pro-islamist strategies, directing the IRS and EPA, and tracking investigations.

He should give her 50% of his pay.


28 posted on 07/02/2014 10:36:14 AM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: kristinn

Related info here-
http://www.westernjournalism.com/revealed-seal-team-6-murder-weapon-supplied-obama/?utm_source=wysija&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyEmail


29 posted on 07/02/2014 10:48:58 AM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: Liberty Valance
"OK Susan, what I want you to say next is that Al Gore invented the internet, I found a cure for cancer, I wrote the Bible, the sky is polka dot, Hillary is not a lesbian, I am not a Muslim, Michael Bay makes good movies, Justin Bieber is todays Mozart and Joe Biden is the son of Einstein. Got it?"


30 posted on 07/02/2014 10:58:10 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: clintonh8r

She even walks like a football player.


31 posted on 07/02/2014 11:24:22 AM PDT by matthew fuller (gopetition.com/petitions/request-for-immediate-texas-border-control/sign.html#se)
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To: matthew fuller

I think she’s a closeted lesbo. This administration is full of them, mostly out in the open, I think.


32 posted on 07/02/2014 11:37:42 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Can Juan Williams possibly be that stupid?)
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To: kristinn

Good, but half the American public is still walking around with its finger up its nose, and doesn’t have the mental capacity to care.


33 posted on 07/02/2014 12:35:08 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: kristinn
Is this picture real?


34 posted on 07/02/2014 1:07:32 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: kristinn

The indictment spells out what happened in Benghazi? What difference does it make? Obama won his re-election so he could follow Saul Alinsky’s plan to destroy America by executive fiat.

Obama should be accused along with Khatallah.


35 posted on 07/02/2014 2:01:54 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

36 posted on 07/02/2014 2:07:20 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: reefdiver
Nobody believed that cock and bull story.any more than they do about hard drives.

That's IT!

The video caused the hard drives to crash...simultaneously.

Or something.

37 posted on 07/02/2014 3:14:27 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (June IS "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: kristinn

What difference, at this point, does it make?

38 posted on 07/02/2014 4:59:47 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: kristinn
looks like SOMEBODY didn't get the memo...
39 posted on 07/02/2014 6:24:31 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: kristinn

I was absolutely certain that they would somehow get this guy to say there was indeed a demonstration about a video

I would have bet money on it, absolutely....very surprised


40 posted on 07/03/2014 12:08:53 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: Old Sarge

Would make for a good ad during campaign, perhaps even with no audio


41 posted on 07/03/2014 12:10:28 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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