October 20, 2012

Report: Top Suspect In Benghazi Attack Still Hasn't Been Questioned

Via Public Radio International

Abu Khattala, U.S. officials and witnesses in Libya have said, is the top suspect in the Benghazi consulate. So it came as a surprise when The New York Times found him sipping juice on the balcony of a Libyan hotel. He says no one has even come to ask him about his involvement -- which he denies.

New York Times Reporter David Kirkpatrick sat for two hours on a hotel patio with Ahmed Abu Khattala, the man that U.S. authorities and witnesses say was a ringleader of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benhazi.

That attack killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, but Abu Khattala denies any responsibility. In fact, while he admits he was present at the attack, he says he was only trying to help out.

To be sure, Khattala isn't worried about anyone coming after him because of the attacks. He called the Libyan National Army a "national chicken." And he scoffed at the notion that the United States would do anything about it.[More....]

You can listen here:

Why they keep bringing up the Mohammed video is beyond me. But more important, if true, why hasn't this man been questioned?

Just think, the video maker in sitting in jail and this man is sitting on balconies sipping juice. Obama Administration justice?

On Friday

WASHINGTON – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and National Security Subcommittee Chairman Jason Chaffetz today sent President Obama a letter and 166 pages of documents related to security threats and the process of ‘normalization’ in Libya. The letter requests that the White House respond to questions about its role in the controversial decision to have the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya pursue a course of ‘normalization’ that was intended to help create the perception of success in Libya and contrast it to U.S. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
You can read all of the documents here[PDF] and they are mind blowing. The constant requests for more security due to the escalation of violence, and even to keep the same they had, were either denied or ignored.

Update: Pizza the Hut reminded me of this:

Obama Administration officials were watching the attack in real time and failed at taking action:

BTW, Sharyl Attkisson is not a obamabot. She is one of the few reporters who investigated the Fast and Furious scandal besides FOX News.

By Stable Hand at 06:21 PM | Comments |