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U.S. captures Benghazi suspect in secret raid
The Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2014 | Karen DeYoung,, Adam Goldman and Julie Tate

Posted on 06/17/2014 8:24:54 AM PDT by don-o

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, according to U.S. officials.

The 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghaziarrest; benghazicoverup; benghaziterrorist; benrhodes; jaycarney; khattala; libya; susanrice
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1 posted on 06/17/2014 8:24:54 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Wonder how long before he gets repatriated by obama!


2 posted on 06/17/2014 8:26:29 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: don-o

Looks like the White House is looking for some good PR.


3 posted on 06/17/2014 8:27:03 AM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: don-o

Oh - I thought they had Clinton or Obama


4 posted on 06/17/2014 8:27:10 AM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party ...or else it's more of the same...)
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To: Dog

Ping


5 posted on 06/17/2014 8:28:19 AM PDT by Cap Huff
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To: don-o

Obama’s version of Catch and Release.
All the benefits to the enemy, 100x more expensive to us.


6 posted on 06/17/2014 8:28:26 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: don-o

Suspected ringleader? I didn’t know spontaneous demonstrations had ringleaders....


7 posted on 06/17/2014 8:29:04 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: don-o

Secret raid? hmmm the media told us where obama was this weekend how could that be a secret? /s


8 posted on 06/17/2014 8:29:15 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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To: don-o

... probably showing him that “Anti-Muslim” video for the first time. You know, the one that was supposed to have touched off the “Spontaneous Demonstration” (with heavy weapons)? Susan Rice is probably softening him up with tapes of Obama stump speeches.


9 posted on 06/17/2014 8:29:27 AM PDT by Tallguy
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To: don-o

Oh ,just in time for the Nov Election


10 posted on 06/17/2014 8:29:44 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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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.


11 posted on 06/17/2014 8:29:56 AM PDT by Republicanprofessor
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To: LUV W
Obama has to find another deserter to trade first.
12 posted on 06/17/2014 8:30:07 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: don-o

Good. 0’ now has more cards to play, and can trade him for more Gitmo prizoners to be released. Plus more cash.


13 posted on 06/17/2014 8:30:18 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: molson209

Better - just in time for non cooperation with Gowdy’s investigation.


14 posted on 06/17/2014 8:30:39 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Well jeez, how hard was that? Ahmed Abu Khattala has been walking around on the open since the attacks.


15 posted on 06/17/2014 8:31:00 AM PDT by mylife
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To: don-o

Why did they capture a movie protestor?


16 posted on 06/17/2014 8:31:30 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: All

trade bait


17 posted on 06/17/2014 8:33:45 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: don-o

Was he going to spill the beans on 0bama?


18 posted on 06/17/2014 8:34:11 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Radicalized via the Internet)
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To: don-o
ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi

"Terrorist attacks"??? But... I thought they were simply protests.

19 posted on 06/17/2014 8:34:26 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: don-o
Here's a guy we, the American people, will NEVER ever hear from.

His story won't gibe with Obama's, so he forever lives a redacted life.

20 posted on 06/17/2014 8:34:28 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: don-o

I wonder if his Youtube account will be entered as evidence?


21 posted on 06/17/2014 8:34:44 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: Wyatt's Torch

How long have they had this guy on ice to conveniently trot him out now?


22 posted on 06/17/2014 8:34:46 AM PDT by jester221 (Stupid pills, with all due respect, should have an obama-proof lid)
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To: don-o

NOW he acts????
Just a coinky-dink that it happens with everything else going on now, right?


23 posted on 06/17/2014 8:34:55 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Q)
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To: don-o
U.S. captures Benghazi suspect in secret raid

?
was it Hillary or zer0 that they caught???????

24 posted on 06/17/2014 8:35:10 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Uncle Miltie
Was he going to spill the beans on 0bama?

Good point. Probably just served with a subpoena from Gowdy.

25 posted on 06/17/2014 8:35:39 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

Just watched it on Fox, I am asking why now, then Jon Scott asks same question, so I guess we are all suspicious .

They probably have him primed to say that it was part of a protest

Obama and Hillary are scum of the earth


26 posted on 06/17/2014 8:36:26 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2016 OR BUST)
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To: jester221

That was the first thing I thought of too. Convenient timing.


27 posted on 06/17/2014 8:36:36 AM PDT by txmissy
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To: don-o

Along with other comments on this thread (e.g., convenient time to catch this guy), that’s what I was thinking. I was also thinking that Rep Gowdy should say he wants to speak with him as soon as he lands in the US or Gitmo. Judge Napolitano is on FNC now and doesn’t think he’ll be flown to Gitmo, given Obummer wants to close it. He thinks he’ll be flown to D.C. and tried in the area (No District of VA IIRC).


28 posted on 06/17/2014 8:36:58 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: 2001convSVT

I’m surprised he even bothers to “trade”.


29 posted on 06/17/2014 8:37:12 AM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos! Thank you David, Michael, Chris Txradioguy, JJ, CMS, & ALL Vets, too!l)
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To: LUV W

I wonder if his Youtube account will be entered as evidence?


30 posted on 06/17/2014 8:37:48 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: don-o
"U.S. captures Benghazi suspect in secret raid..."

.... Ha .... Since the Benghazi hearings are moving to the next level of progress, my guess is that this event could well have been staged. And was more like a special delivery to the US Special forces after being briefed and the talking points fully internalized and rehearsed by special personnel to satisfy any inquiry during an interrogation.

31 posted on 06/17/2014 8:39:57 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: don-o

I don’t care who they capture, it still will not absolve Hitlery or Biraq of their guilt of doing NOTHING to help.


32 posted on 06/17/2014 8:40:23 AM PDT by red-dawg (<<< click for info on my book.)
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To: don-o

Whoops...Forgot to read him his rights....


33 posted on 06/17/2014 8:41:08 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: don-o

Someone give Barry a heads up to tune in to CNN so that he can hear about this.


34 posted on 06/17/2014 8:41:15 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (There's no there there.)
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To: don-o

Is he a renegade movie critic?


35 posted on 06/17/2014 8:41:45 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: don-o

If this is true it should be applauded, despite the late date and the timing.


36 posted on 06/17/2014 8:41:45 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: Joe 6-pack

Suspected ringleader? I didn’t know spontaneous demonstrations had ringleaders....
******

He was the director of the video.


37 posted on 06/17/2014 8:42:34 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: don-o; mylife
Better - just in time for non cooperation with Gowdy’s investigation.

Exactly! "timely" arrest, complete with miranda rights and plea-deal possibilities. As mylife pointed out in post 15:

Well jeez, how hard was that? Ahmed Abu Khattala has been walking around on the open since the attacks.

...and has been available for press interviews.

38 posted on 06/17/2014 8:43:54 AM PDT by thouworm
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To: don-o

The current regime has me so cynical that I don’t care. I wouldn’t be abit surprised to learn that this is strictly kabuki - that the order went out to get someone - anyone - and we’ll stash him in Gitmo ‘til the heat’s off.


39 posted on 06/17/2014 8:44:13 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: don-o
CNN: We Were Able to Interview Lead Benghazi Suspect for 2 Hours (July, 2013)
40 posted on 06/17/2014 8:44:22 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: don-o

Is this a distraction for Iraq, or is the Iraq collapse a distraction for this? Perhaps they are both a distraction for for the Mexican border collapse or the economic collapse. It’s so hard to tell with all these collapses happening.


41 posted on 06/17/2014 8:44:44 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: LUV W
Benghazi hearings heating up? Time for Obama to catch the ringleader IN ORDER TO SHUT HIM UP. He will probably have an accident in prison or choke to death on a meal.

Obama is worried what this guy will say so he got him off the streets in order to SILENCE HIM.

Does Khattala know about the Hillary/Morsi plot to kidnap Stevens in exchange for the Blind Sheik? You betcha!

42 posted on 06/17/2014 8:45:17 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Joe 6-pack

Wouldn’t it be interesting if they guy admits that they were just supposed to capture the staff and trade for folks like the Blind Imam? And that the whole thing was coordinated by the white house.


43 posted on 06/17/2014 8:45:18 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Hoodat
Everything recently about the White House has STUNK (Bergdahl, Benghazi, Obamacare, Iraq, Ukraine, VA, IRS, etc).

So they need something to retain some credibility -- even among liberals...

Maybe the fact that None of the Above won the primary for Governor in Nevada might have helped push the administration to try to get something positive out there...

44 posted on 06/17/2014 8:45:45 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: don-o

They better kill him before he implicates Obama or Hillary.


45 posted on 06/17/2014 8:47:25 AM PDT by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: LUV W
You have a good point, he may feel so empowered that he can do things without a fig leaf for cover. We can thank the brain dead voters, spineless RINOs and the lame stream media for that.
46 posted on 06/17/2014 8:48:19 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: don-o

PR for Hillary. “Round up the usual suspects!”


47 posted on 06/17/2014 8:48:43 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: don-o

I thought today was Save The Oceans Day.


48 posted on 06/17/2014 8:51:15 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s actually National Fudge Day.


49 posted on 06/17/2014 8:51:58 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: NCLaw441

Since when has the administration done anything to help the good guys? to convenient.


50 posted on 06/17/2014 8:53:28 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11))
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