Skip to comments.State Department designates 3 Ansar al Sharia organizations, leaders
Posted on 01/11/2014 11:41:34 PM PST by Texas Fossil
The US State Department announced today that it has added three chapters of Ansar al Sharia, as well as three of the groups' leaders, to the government's terrorist designation lists. Ansar al Sharia groups in Benghazi, Derna, and Tunisia were designated as foreign terrorist organizations, as well as specially designated global terrorist entities.
The three Ansar al Sharia leaders, Sufian Ben Qumu, Ahmed Abu Khattalah, and Seifallah Ben Hassine (a.k.a. Abu Iyad al Tunisi), were also added to the list of specially designated global terrorists.
Ben Qumu is described as "the leader" of Ansar al Sharia Derna, while Khattalah is "a senior leader" of Ansar al Sharia in Benghazi. Seifallah Ben Hassine is the founder of Ansar al Sharia in Tunisia.
The State Department says that Ansar al Sharia Tunisia "is ideologically aligned with al Qaeda and tied to its affiliates, including AQIM" (Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb). The designation confirms The Long War Journal's reporting on Ansar al Sharia Tunisia's connections to the al Qaeda network.
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They did not admit what the connection was with Egypt in the Benghazi attack.
I think this release is preemptive for damage from the Trials of Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. That trial was put off until February.
I think this is the beginning of a major shift in coverage of Obama's Middle Eastern Policy Disaster.
May this lead to his Impeachment.
State Caves a bit on Benghazi; still avoids Egypt Link http://tinyurl.com/mtsxk7a
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Did they happen to add the Muslin Sunni thug terrorist group that is hunkered down in the White House? Oh, right, they are our friends according to the head Moola in the White House.
You are correct. Andy you left out the most vicious and dangerous. Valorie Jarrett.
To my pisslam hating ears, that all sounds like the phonetic equivalent of a big pile of steaming dog shite.
I seem to remember hearing not too long ago that some of these Muslim Brotherhood folks may have been appointed to positions in the 0bama administration.
Here are 6 that are visible.
Has Barry committed to giving them aid yet? / sarc
He already sent the aid.