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Khattalah Capture

One of the terrorists responsible for the attack on our embassy in Benghazi has been capture:

U.S. forces working with the FBI captured a key suspect in the deadly 2012 attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Libyan militia leader Ahmed abu Khattalah was captured over the weekend, officials said. It is the first arrest and detention by the United States in connection with the Benghazi attack.

Abu Khattalah will be brought to the United States to face charges “in the coming days,” said Edward Price, a spokesman for the National Security Council.

Abu Khattalah, who faces three federal criminal charges, will be tried in U.S. courts, said Attorney General Eric Holder.

Only took 21 months. During that time, he was running around openly in Libya, giving media interviews. But I’m glad we finally have him.

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  1. Dave D says:

    “One of the terrorists responsible for the attack on our embassy in Benghazi has been capturd.”

    Yay! Now 4 more and we get one or ours back……..

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  2. Xetrov says:

    Abu Khattalah will be brought to the United States to face charges “in the coming days,” said Edward Price, a spokesman for the National Security Council.

    Abu Khattalah, who faces three federal criminal charges, will be tried in U.S. courts, said Attorney General Eric Holder.

    http://bit.ly/1l0Socp

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  3. Thrill says:

    Of course, I question the timing. What a wonderful distraction this serves for a President trying to shore up his terrorism credibility in the face of Bergdahl and Iraq.

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  4. Seattle Outcast says:

    What Holder means is “this person will be given blowjobs, by me and Obama personally, on a daily basis until we can find an excuse to release him”…

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  5. Hal_10000 says:

    Kattalah is saying the attack was a response to the video and the Left is screaming that this vindicates Susan Rice. The problem is that she claimed the attacks were spontaneous and the result of a protest. Kattalah is saying they were pre-planned, which is what the Obama critics have been saying all along.

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  6. Thrill says:

    Kattalah isn’t saying that, Hal. There’s a line in a NYT story about it floating around the left-wing blogs that says he said it to some unidentified jihadists. I’m taking it with a grain of salt.

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  7. Hal_10000 says:

    Agreed, Thrill.

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  8. HARLEY says:

    Kattalah has had a few years to get his story straight….just saying, and how the hell does anyone know what is his saying NOW>?

    Oh question for the group.

    According to the administration Kattalah is set to stand trial in a civil court, but right now is being held by the military and interrogated, with no lawyer? ugh? is this legal? would it effect his Civil rights ? sounds almost like Bushes black Bag deep dark black prison shit?

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  9. Thrill says:

    They’re probably just pumping him for intel with no intention to use in court. The FBI will interrogate him stateside and get the court admissible statements.

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  10. Hal_10000 says:

    Harley, it’s legal as long as nothing he says is used in court. They did the same thing with the underwear bomber. They interrogated him for a while. And when he shut up, they read him his rights and turned him over to the FBI.

    I suspect they have more than enough evidence to convict him sans any confession.

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  11. Xetrov says:

    It’s not a criminal justice situation. This is the same bass-ackward way Clinton dealt with Terrorists.

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  12. richtaylor365 says:

    We got dick out of the underwear bomber because he was Mirandized only after 50 minutes of interrogation. We got statements like .”More will follow me”, indications of a greater plot involving more people but he lawyered up, what a surprise. We did not need a confession, we needed information, these clowns should never be Mirandized.

    This guy is not a criminal, he an unlawful combatant, we set up military tribunals at Gitmo specifically to try these type of individuals, that is where he belongs.

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