Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Benghazi Suspect Captured...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth

In a huge boost for President Obama one of the alleged mastermind behind the terrorist attack on the Consulate in Benghazi has been captured in Libya by United States Special Operation Forces. Of course regardless the positive news there are some who are already attempting to paint the capture as an Obama political stunt and diversionary tactic.

We also have that paragon of "Fair and Balanced" reporting and suggesting that the timing of the capture was to boost Hillary Clinton's anticipated 2016 presidential run. You just can't make this sh*t up.

Reporting below from the Washington Post.

U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend, the first time one of the accused perpetrators of the 2012 assaults has been apprehended, according to U.S. officials.

The officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured Sunday near Benghazi by American troops, working alongside the FBI, following months of planning, and was now in U.S. custody “in a secure location outside Libya.” The officials said there were no casualties in the operation and that all U.S. personnel involved have safely left Libya.

Abu Khattala’s apprehension is a major victory for the Obama administration, which has been criticized for having failed so far to bring those responsible for the Benghazi attacks to justice.

Speaking at TechShop in Pittsburgh, Pa., President Obama praised U.S. Special Operations forces for “showing incredible courage and precision” in capturing Abu Khattala, who Obama said “is alleged to have been one of the masterminds” of the Benghazi attacks.

“He is now being transported back to the United States,” Obama said.

“We continue to think about and pray for the families of those who were killed during that terrible attack,” the president added. “But more importantly, it’s important for us to send a message to the world that when Americans are attacked, no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible, and we will bring them to justice. And that’s a message I sent the day after it happened, and regardless of how long it takes, we will find you.”

A three-count criminal complaint filed by the FBI last July and unsealed in federal court in the District charges Abu Khattala with “killing a person in the course of an attack on a federal facility involving use of a firearm” on Sept. 11-12, 2012, providing and conspiring to “provide material support to terrorists resulting in a death” and possessing and using a firearm during a crime of violence.

Conviction on the felony counts could make Abu Khattala eligible for the death penalty or life imprisonment. In a statement, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said the Justice Department could bring more charges against Abu Khattala.


Via: Memeorandum


  1. Hillary 2016. Else NOTHING would have been done.

  2. You really believe that, FJ? I don't understand how a grown person can believe far out (in this case, silly and petty) conspiracy theories like that.


  3. How long ago did it happen? Why now? Only one answer makes sense.

  4. PS - Take NO prisoners is the Obama way. kill them, if necessary, but not one more Gitmo detainee. this boy is headed for trial in the US. He should be tried at Gitmo. But PUBLICITY is needed for Hillary 2016. If it weren't for this need, a drone strike would have been MUCH cleaner.

  5. "Only one answer makes sense to people who are eaten up by Obama paranoia and toxic hatred."

    There, I fixed that statement to reflect what he really meant.

  6. boy....yupperz....if Obama walks on water...they say he can't swim. If he does something...he can't win if he DOES'T do something...it's a sin. Some folks should get a beer, or get a life....but definelly should STFU

  7. "If Obama walks on water" .hmmm even bringing that possibility up shows a view as bad as blind Obama hatred.

  8. Maybe dmarks, but the point okjimm makes it true.

  9. Not really... the freedom to criticize the most powerful man on the planet is important. No one should ever STFU on this. As Hillary said, dissent is patriotic.

    Too much (?) criticism of those in power is wayyyy down on the list of problems.

  10. Rational, fact based, valid criticism is indeed of immense value and should always be welcome and encouraged.

  11. On the other hand irresponsible whining, bitching, pissing and moaning, spinning facts, and general BS should be ignored completely.

    Unfortunately there is no shortage of people who can't tell the difference and don't care to learn.

  12. Dmarks... I meant that with all the sarcasm I could muster. As time goes by I can only feel that the Oppostion Party will challene, castigate, demean, reduce, disqualify,dismiss anything Obama says or does. This is NOT a loyal, American Oppostion Pary. They have done nothing to enhance the lives of ordinary Americans or our nation. I truly believe that it is rooted in racism and partisanship. I have been a live long Liberal, never have registered with any Party. I Loathe Reagan and GWB...I had considerable admiration for Ford and Bush I. Jimmy Carter was a great man, a noble heart...and a weak President. I long for the days, hopefully to come, when we again have a Congress that works with our sitting President and extends to him the respect that office should have.. NOw.... I gotz ta goa nd write Barak to get him to put a chicken in every pot and a Mercedes in every garage.

  13. "They have done nothing to enhance the lives of ordinary Americans or our nation. "

    And the pure partisans of the other side say this of you side. And both (you and them) making stark, black and white claims which look good in campaign ads but don't fare so well held up to reality.

  14. It has been said that a person's PERCEPTION is their REALITY.

    I think whoever it was who first said that was on to something.

  15. The best way to get this a-hole to talk would be to put him in a room with wd. 5 minutes - that's all that it would take, for certain.

    1. I wonder why the commenter above thinks I'm so intimidating? I'm not, although that might have something to do with why he won't accept comments from me on his blog... he finds the truths I present in my comments too intimidating to handle?


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