Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

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 assault has been apprehended. Officials said Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured 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.

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Wow...from the headline I thought they caught Hillary.

#1 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-06-17 11:41 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 2

This is all a lie. We know HIllary planned and carried out the Benghazi attack. - the GOP

#2 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-06-17 11:45 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 6

Obama did not do it fast enough!

- Moonbat Righties

#3 | Posted by 726 at 2014-06-17 11:48 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

They captured Hussein Obama? Sweet!

-The Right

#4 | Posted by apparatchik at 2014-06-17 11:49 AM | Reply | Flag:

I'd love to get a transcript of the full interrogation.

"So, we hear you attacked the embassy on 9/11 because of a video."

"No..that's incorrect. It was because it was 9/11 and because your embassy was a CIA gun-runner front."

"I'm hearing 'It was because of the video'."

"You are wrong. It was because..BRRZZZAAAPPP!
AAAAUUUGGGHHHH!! Yes, it was because of a video."

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-06-17 11:55 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Ahmed Abu Khattala had a "Hillary 2016" bumper sticker on his pickup truck, at the time of his capture.

#6 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-17 11:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

Good job special forces. I saw a video from a while back where these guys snatched someone off the street in the middle of the day. Just pulled up in a van and snatched him. His wife was looking out the window and saw the whole thing. I wonder where they took him?

#7 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-06-17 11:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

At This Point What Difference Does It Make.

It was all about one man and a Video.

#8 | Posted by ATaxpayer at 2014-06-17 11:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

Too late. The GOP deadline expired long ago.

#9 | Posted by tiger150 at 2014-06-17 12:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

I guess Obama will take credit for this one also..

#10 | Posted by boaz at 2014-06-17 12:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

I thought the guy that made the video was already in custody.

#11 | Posted by visitor_ at 2014-06-17 12:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

"In this case, a central figure in the attack was an eccentric, malcontent militia leader, Ahmed Abu Khattala, according to numerous Libyans present at the time. American officials briefed on the American criminal investigation into the killings call him a prime suspect.

Mr. Abu Khattala declared openly and often that he placed the United States not far behind Colonel Qaddafi on his list of infidel enemies.

But he had no known affiliations with terrorist groups, and he had escaped scrutiny from the 20-person C.I.A. station in Benghazi that was set up to monitor the local situation."

"The violence, though, also had spontaneous elements. Anger at the video motivated the initial attack.

Dozens of people joined in, some of them provoked by the video and others responding to fast-spreading false rumors that guards inside the American compound had shot Libyan protesters. Looters and arsonists, without any sign of a plan, were the ones who ravaged the compound after the initial attack, according to more than a dozen Libyan witnesses as well as many American officials who have viewed the footage from security cameras.

A 20-person team from the Central Intelligence Agency is in the compound known as the Annex, about a half-mile from the mission, where the security officers Tyrone S. Woods and Glen A. Doherty are later killed.

The Benghazi-based C.I.A. team had briefed Mr. McFarland and Mr. Stevens as recently as the day before the attack.

But the American intelligence efforts in Libya concentrated on the agendas of the biggest militia leaders and the handful of Libyans with suspected ties to Al Qaeda, several officials who received the briefings said. Like virtually all briefings over that period, the one that day made no mention of Mr. Abu Khattala, Ansar al-Shariah or the video ridiculing Islam, even though Egyptian satellite television networks popular in Benghazi were already spewing outrage against it."

www.nytimes.com

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 12:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

Terrorist attacks in Benghazi? When did that happen?

#13 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-06-17 12:16 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

I guess Obama will take credit for this one also..

Why shouldn't he get some credit? If this op went bad and special forces members died, the right would give him all of the blame.

#14 | Posted by rcade at 2014-06-17 12:17 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

Let's trade him for one of the Americans who is in jair over there for smuggling heroin.

#15 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-06-17 12:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

like the left isn't quick to blame slow to praise?

#16 | Posted by path at 2014-06-17 12:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

jair=jail

#17 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-06-17 12:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

I thought the guy that made the video was already in custody.

#11 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT 2014-06-17 12:10 PM | REPLY | FLAG

He is. This is one of the people who were wandering around one night and decided to kill some Americans after seeing a Video. He then became outraged and started a spontaneous riot and just happened to bring Mortars , Rocket launchers and Machine guns.

#18 | Posted by ATaxpayer at 2014-06-17 12:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

#14 If it went bad we wouldn't have heard about it Rcade.

#19 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-06-17 12:23 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Benghazi doesn't matter any more. Today it is blame Obama for the failure of the Iraqi army to defend Iraq. We should have stayed there forever so they would never have to be tested.

#20 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-17 12:25 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

Terrorist attacks in Benghazi? When did that happen?

#13 | POSTED BY WISGOD AT 2014-06-17 12:16 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

I've been watching MSNBC, NBC, CBS, ABC nothing so far on this what's Benghazi?

#21 | Posted by ATaxpayer at 2014-06-17 12:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

If it went bad we wouldn't have heard about it Rcade.

You mean like we never heard about Carter's failed Iran hostage rescue mission?

#22 | Posted by rcade at 2014-06-17 12:28 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Rwingers are faux outraged that capturing the real perps of Benghazi might take the heat off of Hillary.

And political points are all that matter to them, see; IRS, Bergdahl, Ben Ghazzziiii!!.... ad nauseum.

#23 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 12:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

Rwingers are faux outraged that capturing the real perps of Benghazi might take the heat off of Hillary.
Posted by Corky

They going to figure out a way to raise the dead to help her too?

#24 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-06-17 12:32 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

-If it went bad we wouldn't have heard about it

lol, the ultimate Denial. "No matter what really happened, we are right because we will will never know what really happened."

Reality is a False Flag Op.

#25 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 12:33 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

IRS

#23 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2014-06-17 12:30 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Corky I just found out the I.R.S Email machine broke just before they were to be handed over such a shame.

It should be interesting to see what the "perp" has to say about the Video that caused all this.

#26 | Posted by ATaxpayer at 2014-06-17 12:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

"You mean like we never heard about Carter's failed Iran hostage rescue mission?"

apples and oranges. Iran Hostage thing is a better comparison to getting OBL and that mission....not the detainment of one guy.

But with that said, I have no problem with Obama getting credit for this. It's a good thing, right? some here are pretending it's not.

#27 | Posted by eberly at 2014-06-17 12:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

#24

If you mean her friend Amb Stevens, he was a true believer in the Libyan people and their struggle, and knew that he put his life in danger every day. He turned down extra security multiple times so he would not be isolated from the people on the street.

Using him as someone who would blame Clinton is ludicrous indeed.

#28 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 12:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

Benghazi doesn't matter any more.

#20 | POSTED BY DANNI

You're right Danni! What difference at this point does it make?

#29 | Posted by path at 2014-06-17 12:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

Good. I'm glad we got somebody.

#30 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-06-17 12:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

Yeah, I guess we can hold the dude awhile and then release him to Qatar.

#31 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-06-17 12:40 PM | Reply | Flag:

Bitter, aren't they?

#32 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 12:40 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

www.youtube.com

#33 | Posted by sames1 at 2014-06-17 12:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

OF course, "What difference at this point does it make?" refereed in context to at the point of their death, what difference did it make if it were a video or not, "we had 4 dead Americans.".

Context being a 4 letter word to rwingers.

#34 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 12:46 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

referred

#35 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 12:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

Somebody call the stone cutters. Corky has a Mount Rushmore work order in hand.

#36 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-06-17 12:48 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

While certainly a good thing, for practical purposes (discouraging terror) it is way too little and way too late.

Two dozen large cluster bombs on terror compounds (with Islamists in them) a day or two after the raid would have been 'practical'. Would not even need to be the exact terrorists so long the targets were supporters of terror.

#38 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-06-17 12:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

Anybody that goes into Libya, or any other middle east hellhole, knows the risks. It's part of the job. It's not the first time state department personnel got caught in the middle. I'm happy the best special forces in the world got another terrorist of the streets.

#40 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-06-17 12:51 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#20 And 6 years ago Danni was blaming Bush for her dish washer overflowing.

#41 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-06-17 12:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm happy the best special forces in the world got another terrorist of the streets.

#40 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-06-17 12:51 PM

Me too. But some people aren't, and some of them post here. In the Bush era that might make them terrorist sympathizers.

#42 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-17 12:56 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Good we captured the guy bad we let him kill 4 Americans because this Administration had their head up their a--. How's that Libs, I gave him credit.

#44 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-06-17 12:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

Ahmed Abu Khattala is en route to the US now.

www.foxnews.com

#45 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 12:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

#44 |

Yes, fortunately nothing like that happened on Saint George's watch... oh, wait, it did.

#46 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 12:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

I guess Obama will take credit for this one also..

#10 | Posted by boaz at 2014-06-17

You'd prefer that he said he was sorry?

#47 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-17 12:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

Me too. But some people aren't, and some of them post here. In the Bush era that might make them terrorist sympathizers.

#42 | Posted by Zed

Are you sure whatever group this mutt belongs to is on the Obama Terrorist list or should we wait?

#48 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-06-17 12:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I'm hearing 'It was because of the video'."
"You are wrong. It was because..BRRZZZAAAPPP!
AAAAUUUGGGHHHH!! Yes, it was because of a video."

Moron.

Suspect in Libya Attack, in Plain Sight, Scoffs at U.S.
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
Published: October 18, 2012

Mr. Abu Khattala, 41, wearing a red fez and sandals, added his own spin. Contradicting the accounts of many witnesses and the most recent account of the Obama administration, he contended that the attack had grown out of a peaceful protest against a video made in the United States that mocked the Prophet Muhammad and Islam.

Although Mr. Abu Khattala's exact role remains unclear, witnesses have said they saw him directing other fighters that night. Libyan officials have singled him out, and officials in Washington say they are examining his role.

But Mr. Abu Khattala insisted that he had not been part of the aggression at the American compound. He said he had arrived just as the gunfire was beginning to crackle and had sought to break up a traffic jam around the demonstration. After fleeing for a time, he said, he entered the compound at the end of the battle because he was asked to help try to rescue four Libyan guards working for the Americans who were trapped inside. Although the attackers had set fire to the main building, Mr. Abu Khattala said he had not noticed anything burning.

He pointedly declined to condemn the idea that the demolition of a diplomatic mission was an appropriate response to such a video. "From a religious point of view, it is hard to say whether it is good or bad," he said. www.nytimes.com


All of this has been known since 2012 by those of us who actually paid attention to what was coming out of Benghazi instead of listening to Fox News and the rightwing disinformation champaign.

#49 | Posted by tonyroma at 2014-06-17 12:59 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

How's that Libs, I gave him credit.

#44 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-06-17 12:57 PMFlag: (Choose)
FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusiv
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Its a good start. Now, say clearly and into the microphone that this is a good day for the United States. You know, your country?

#50 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-17 12:59 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#50 Only if you go back in time and say it was a bad day for this country when we let those 4 get killed Zed. You know, your country?

#51 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-06-17 01:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

#50 Only if you go back in time and say it was a bad day for this country when we let those 4 get killed Zed. You know, your country?

#51 | Posted by fishpaw at 2014-06-17

That was a vey, very bad day. It was said at the time and often afterwards, by me and by others like me.

I and we just didn't take the same brain-dead spin you did from it all. How many Benghazi investigations to date, seven or eight?

When we get to twelve, the thirteenth one is free.

#52 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-17 01:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

www.foxnews.com
#45 | POSTED BY CORKY AT 2014-06-17 12:57 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

FOX News link posted by Corky.

Corky why don't you wait and post a link from the MSM ohhh wait that's right they never heard of Benghazi before Today.

#53 | Posted by ATaxpayer at 2014-06-17 01:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

I hate to bring it up, but its your turn now.

#54 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-17 01:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

#43

yep. it's okay.

#55 | Posted by eberly at 2014-06-17 01:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

Too bad it's so early. Obama won't find out until the 6 O'clock news.

#56 | Posted by wisgod at 2014-06-17 01:16 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

that's right Wisgod, he's still on the 5th hole

#57 | Posted by path at 2014-06-17 01:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

Still bitter, I see.

Good news for America is still bad news for rwingers, whether it be foreign or domestic..

#58 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 01:20 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

I guess Obama will take credit for this one also..
#10 | POSTED BY BOAZ

If he's afforded blame via proxy, he's afforded credit via proxy. Consistency is so pleasant, no?

#59 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-06-17 01:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

I guess Obama will take credit for this one also..

#10 | Posted by boaz

Well... it sure won't be Romney.

#60 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-06-17 01:46 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

#53 | POSTED BY ATAXPAYER

Time for you to actually consider the message. You shouldn't be bitter over CORKY providing support for a point using sources that you trust -- it should be appreciated. Otherwise you seem very closed minded.

#61 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2014-06-17 01:49 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

Fox News Suggests Obama Captured Benghazi Suspect To Boost Hillary's Book Tour

A Fox News anchor suggested that President Obama captured one of the alleged architects of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi to boost Hillary Clinton's presidential prospects.

Speaking on Fox News' Outnumbered just moments after news broke that the United States had captured Ahmed Abu Khattala, Kennedy mused, "you have a former Secretary of State who is in the middle of a high profile book tour, I think this is convenient for her to shift the talking points to some of the things she has been discussing."

The sentiment -- that Obama timed Khattala's capture for political benefit -- was quickly echoed by other conservatives. Rory Cooper, an aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, tweeted, "While it's great to see they caught the Benghazi suspect, it's important to remember, he wasn't really hiding."

The United States filed the first criminal charges in the Benghazi attack in August of 2013.

ThinkProgress

#62 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2014-06-17 02:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

#62

Fair and Balanced. Check.

#63 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 02:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

You shouldn't be bitter over CORKY providing support for a point using sources that you trust -- it should be appreciated. Otherwise you seem very closed minded.

#61 | POSTED BY RSTYBEACH11 AT 2014-06-17 01:49 PM | REPLY | FLAG

I never said anything about being "bitter" that is something you and Corky are attempting to Project.

Possibly you do Not understand or appreciate the Irony of posting a link to Faux news as Corky likes to call them. All other Main Stream Media Outlets all but ignored this story just like they are ignoring the missing I.R.S emails.

#64 | Posted by ATaxpayer at 2014-06-17 02:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

-the Irony of posting a link to Faux news

Not nearly as ironic as you whining about it.

#65 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 02:08 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

"A Fox News anchor suggested that President Obama captured one of the alleged architects of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi to boost Hillary Clinton's presidential prospects".

In other words, this anchor is SORRY and ANGRY the terrorist was captured.

#66 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-17 02:11 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

-Fox News Suggests Obama Captured Benghazi Suspect To Boost Hillary's Book Tour

It's hard to tell where the paranoia stops and the ignorance begins with these people.

#67 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 02:12 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

Was it just last week they we SORRY and ANGRY that Bergdhal was freed?

#68 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-17 02:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

Was it just last week they were SORRY and ANGRY Bergdhal was freed? The two stories have something in common. In both cases the Right has been complaining that Obama wasn't doing enough to capture this terrorist of bring the POW back home.

#69 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-17 02:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

"A Fox News anchor suggested that President Obama captured one of the alleged architects of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi to boost Hillary Clinton's presidential prospects".
In other words, this anchor is SORRY and ANGRY the terrorist was captured.
#66 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2014-06-17 02:11 PM | FLAG:

Well you know that was bound to happen. I don't think they have gotten over their butt hurt from Bin Laden being fed to the fishes and now this?

Terrible day in moonbat land.

#70 | Posted by 726 at 2014-06-17 02:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

Captured Benghazi Suspect To Boost Hillary's Book Tour

It's kinda like trading arms to Iran for hostages to get Reagan elected.

Or, sabotaging the Paris peace talks to help Nixon in '68.

#71 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-06-17 02:22 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#71 That would be if Obama actually did do this to boost her book tour instead of just being a Moonbat Wingding Echo Chamber creation.

#72 | Posted by 726 at 2014-06-17 02:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

"It's kinda like trading arms to Iran for hostages to get Reagan elected.

Or, sabotaging the Paris peace talks to help Nixon in '68."

or like indoctrinating women that it was unsightly and uncivilized to have armpit hair and lower leg hair and you-know-what hair until just before creating country-wide ad campaigns peddling, coincidentally-- female razors, removal creams and electrolysis...

#73 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-17 02:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I guess Obama will take credit for this one also..
#10 | Posted by boaz"

Yep. Any day now I expect to see a photo of him on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier with a "Mission Accomplished" banner in the background.

Oh wait, that was your hero Bush wasn't in Boazo?

#74 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-06-17 02:37 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 3

It's ok guys. Unless this guy was on a golf course or a fundraiser Obama didn't get anybody.

#75 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-06-17 02:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Obama says that Khatallah is being transported to the United States aboard a ship.

"He is now being transported back to the United States. I say that first of all because we continue to think about and pray for the families of those who were killed during that terrible attack," Obama said during an event in Pennsylvania.

"But more importantly ... 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."

Rear Admiral John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said there were no civilian casualties in the operation and all U.S. personnel involved had safely left Libya. The Pentagon declined to discuss further details of the operation and it was not immediately clear whether there were non-civilian casualties."

www.chicagotribune.com

#76 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 02:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Yep. Any day now I expect to see a photo of him on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier with a "Mission Accomplished" banner in the background."

Hope he don't forget his flight suit. But, I am told Obama won't need the codpiece like Bush the Lessor did.

#77 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-06-17 03:14 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2

I guess Obama will take credit for this one also..
#10 | Posted by boaz at 2014-06-17 12:09 PM

I'm sure you'll give Dubya the credit, you Dbag.

#78 | Posted by e1g1 at 2014-06-17 03:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

I am pretty well-known on this site.

I am a conservative and have been extremely critical of this administration.

So, please someone, anyone, explain to me how this capture is regarded as anything other than good news.

Republicans and conservatives (and some liberals) have been (rightly IMO) deriding this administration for its failure to bring any of the Benghazi attackers to justice. The administration owns that blame. Conversely, now that one of the leaders of that attack has been captured, the administration owns the credit. That's just the way it works.

#79 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-06-17 03:37 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"So, please someone, anyone, explain to me how this capture is regarded as anything other than good news."

I'm with you, Jeff.

#80 | Posted by eberly at 2014-06-17 03:40 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#80

That's good to hear. It suggests to me that I am not crazy - that I am not the only one who is both conservative and regards this as good news. Really good news.

#81 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-06-17 03:44 PM | Reply | Flag:

They've released a pic of him headed to the US.

www.dvd.net.au

"keelhauling", not on the official torture list.

#83 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-17 04:03 PM | Reply | Flag:

I think he should be given the Abu Graihb treatment.

#84 | Posted by JeffJ at 2014-06-17 04:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

I am pretty well known on this site.
-JeffJ

Do you have many leather-bound books, and an apartment that smells of rich mahogany?

#85 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2014-06-17 04:10 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

#79: You're right! This is great news. I take back all my snide remarks. Kudos to Mr. O and all the special ops teams.

Can I have my humble pie now?

#86 | Posted by path at 2014-06-17 04:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Do you have many leather-bound books, and an apartment that smells of rich mahogany?
#85 | Posted by 101Chairborne"

He does not. But he has a friend who does, who summers in the Hamptons every August and lets him house-sit and finger his tomes.

#87 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-06-17 04:48 PM | Reply | Flag:

Like we know whether this guy is guilty or not.

The so-called Benghazi scandal defies all logic. Only in the mind of a Rethug would 4 dead Americans, because a CIA clandestine rendition and torture operation was exposed, be more important that 5000 dead and one million wounded Americans for an unnecessary pea-brained war in Iraq.

Not to mention all the people killed in raids on US Embassies while the pea brained Shrub was in charge. Why don't Rethug clowns want to investigate those failures? How long must we put up with these fools?

#88 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-17 04:59 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

...in Iraq AND Afghanistan

#89 | Posted by nutcase at 2014-06-17 05:00 PM | Reply | Flag:

this is amazing...every now and then I think I've read it all on this place and then this comes along and I find, no....these liberal people can be even more UNINFORMED....

www.foxnews.com

Ahmed Abu Khattala, a senior leader of the terror group Ansar al-Sharia in Libya, brazenly gave several interviews with reporters despite being one of the suspected ringleaders in the September 2012 attack, during which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died.

State and Defense officials were asked repeatedly Tuesday why reporters were able to access Khattala while U.S. forces apparently were not, until they captured him on Sunday.

Khattala spoke with reporter Anthony Loyd in the front room of his home just a 10-minute drive from central Benghazi at the time. He was described as 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a gray beard and a thin scar on the left side of his face. And despite his "wanted" status at the time, Khattala took little-to-no precautions before the interview, during which he admitted to being near the consulate building when it was attacked but consistently denied being part of the assault.

#90 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-17 06:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

On Oct. 18, 2012, the New York Times published an interview from "two leisurely hours" with Khattala, who declared he was not a member of Al Qaeda but said he'd be proud to be associated with the organization's zeal for Islamic law.

The NEW YORK TIMES CAN FIND HIM BUT OBAMA'S PEOPLE CANT??

or they can't find him UNTIL THEY NEED HIM..

one more example of the DISDAIN that this president and his 'people' have for the citizens who have the nerve to even question him.

#91 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-17 06:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

www.foxnews.com

really? Fox says something, and we have to take it as fact..

interesting

#92 | Posted by drewinnj at 2014-06-17 06:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

Torture works. Always has, always will.

#82 | Posted by 101Chairborne (tm) Torture Werks!

Define "works". You mean it might work every now and again? So does Astrology. So does guessing.

Torture is a crime and according to the CIA (who I would assume are professionals in this matter) rarely produces actionable and reliable information.

#93 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-06-17 07:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

Can we trade him for a pitcher and centerfielder next season?

#94 | Posted by JROD at 2014-06-17 08:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

drewinnu

please don't embarrass yourself....it's all over the news...I chose that one just because I knew someone here would say something....

#95 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-17 08:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

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#96 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-17 08:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

Torture works. Always has, always will.
#82 | Posted by 101Chairborne (tm) Torture Werks!

and you, being the CIA dude..would know that
or like sean hannity that said waterboarding is no big deal

..or you just..sayin'

my bet is your blowing smoke as you always do.

wouldn't expect anything less from you..

"that's gold jerry, gold"

#97 | Posted by drewinnj at 2014-06-17 08:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

this is amazing...every now and then I think I've read it all on this place and then this comes along and I find, no....these liberal people can be even more UNINFORMED....

And you couldn't be more dense in making such a stupid assumption,

NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video

What he did in the period just before the attack has remained unclear. But Mr. Abu Khattala told other Libyans in private conversations during the night of the attack that he was moved to attack the diplomatic mission to take revenge for an insult to Islam in an American-made online video.

An earlier demonstration venting anger over the video outside the American Embassy in Cairo had culminated in a breach of its walls, and it dominated Arab news coverage. Mr. Abu Khattala told both fellow Islamist fighters and others that the attack in Benghazi was retaliation for the same insulting video, according to people who heard him. www.nytimes.com


Many of us have known and written about Abu Khatala since his name first surfaced in the days after 09/11/12 and I also posted a thread about one of his early interviews that very week. The story above contains the most detail about the logistics of the attacks than I've ever read before but the right isn't going to like it one bit.

#98 | Posted by tonyroma at 2014-06-17 09:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

drewinnu
please don't embarrass yourself....it's all over the news...I chose that one just because I knew someone here would say something....

all over the news...yep...

#99 | Posted by drewinnj at 2014-06-17 09:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

Obama's fault

#100 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2014-06-18 08:19 AM | Reply | Flag:

Early word is he was paid by the Koch bro's in a deal brokered by FOX to attack the embassy!

GREAT JOB OBAMA!

OBAMA: 2

Bush: 0

#101 | Posted by drewl at 2014-06-18 08:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

The NEW YORK TIMES CAN FIND HIM BUT OBAMA'S PEOPLE CANT??
or they can't find him UNTIL THEY NEED HIM..
one more example of the DISDAIN that this president and his 'people' have for the citizens who have the nerve to even question him.

#91 | POSTED BY AFKABL2 AT 2014-06-17 06:11 PM | REPLY | FLAG:TSK TSK TSK

Sounds more like preznit Bush... and bin Laden.

mmmmhmmmmmm yeah right. I recall a bin laden video coming out 12 hours before the polls open in the 2004 re-election. Funny thang how Bush could get "authentic" videos but no bin Laden. One minute is all "we're gonna get him "dead or alive" the next he wasn't worried about Osama.
When he came up empty handed you had a million excuses... you know like when there were no WMD's in Iraq and it was revealed Saddam had no ties to al Qeda.

Meanwhile on a quiet little street in a near a military base in Abbattabad.... Osama and the 3 Mrs. bin Ladens were growing pot in a cozy little compound.

Then 4 years later McCain stating flatly that he would not go into "our allies" Pakistan and that he had a foxy milf who was going to be VP.

Oh BTW did you notice Obama said he was going in to Pakistan to take Osama out and he did? Now this... getting the Benghazi suspect. Dang!! And you thought he would be soft on terrorists.

Well I guess this just blows your "He's not doing enough" to settle the Benghazi attack, issue.

I told you that you were just setting yourself up for another spanking.

#102 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2014-06-18 11:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

"NYT: Captured Suspect Said Benghazi Attack Was Revenge For Anti-Islam Video"

LOLOL...and, "If you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan...period!"

I wonder where he got the idea to say that??? Certainly not Susan Rice. But then, this terrorist is a fervent Muslim and wouldn't lie...not like this inept, incompetent and corrupt occupant of the White House and his sycophants.

#103 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2014-06-18 11:52 AM | Reply | Flag:

Hmmmm, how long did it take Dumya to find Bin Laden??? oh wait, he didn't!
Dumya and Cheney should be in prison for their crimes against America.

#104 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2014-06-18 12:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

Well I guess this just blows your "He's not doing enough" to settle the Benghazi attack, issue.

#102 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2014

We can wish. I doubt it, though. These people are like trained seals. Its just what they know what to do.

Were did the Benghazi crew go today? Awaiting e-mails from Fox as to how to the proper way to nastily respond to such good news?

#105 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-18 12:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

I wonder where he got the idea to say that??? Certainly not Susan Rice. But then, this terrorist is a fervent Muslim and wouldn't lie...

#103 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2014-06-18 11:52 AMFlag: (Choose)
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Oh, I missed that. Those kids at Fox are sure quick on the draw.

Cute approach, making Rice responsible for what the terrorist says. All you need to proceed with such a tactic is a little mind reading ability (in Arabic, of course) and a really sh---- personality.

#106 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-18 12:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

#106 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2014-06-18 12:59 PM | FLAG: Actually believes "Bin laden is dead and al Quaeda is in retreat."

Can we now say that Achmed Abu Khatallah is captured and Ansar al-Sharia is defeated??? Hillarious, these people are just hillarious. If stupidity was a snowflake they'd all be walking blizzards.

#107 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2014-06-18 01:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

Another I told you so moment by Obama!

Outstanding.

#108 | Posted by fresno500 at 2014-06-18 05:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

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