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Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:08 AM

Militant sentenced to 19 years for role in Benghazi attacks

Source: AP

By JIM MUSTIAN

NEW YORK (AP) ó A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a Libyan militant to more than 19 years in prison for his role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador.

A jury convicted Mustafa al-Imam last year of conspiring to support the extremist militia that launched the fiery assaults on the U.S. compounds but deadlocked on 15 other counts.

The attacks, aimed at killing American personnel, prompted a political fracas in which Republicans accused the Obama administration of a bungled response.

Al-Imam was sentenced to a total of 236 months behind bars. He is the second militant convicted in the attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, communications specialist Sean Smith and security officers Tyrone Snowden Woods and Glen Anthony Doherty.



FILE - This undated image provided by the FBI in a U.S. District Court filing in Washington on Feb. 29, 2019, shows Mustafa al-Imam after his capture in October 2017. A federal judge has sentenced Mustafa al-Imam to 19 years in federal prison for helping to plan the 2012 attacks in Benghazi. The sentence came several months after a federal jury in Washington convicted Mustafa al-Imam of supporting the extremist militia that launched the fiery assaults on the U.S. compounds. (FBI via AP)


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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 07:40 AM

1. Thanks for the info. Despite the 7 years of screaming about benghazi, I never heard a repug

talk about Mustafa al-Imam, even once.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 12:40 PM

2. Thanks for the catch. He's not elgible for any political office in the US, so Uglicans don't care.

Whether he -- or Hillary Clinton, or Joe Biden -- did anything wrong or not is not the issue. The only thing Uglicans care about is whether the accusations will damage their opponents' electability.

Remember, 45 only wanted Ukraine to announce an investigation; it didn't matter in the slightest whether they carried one out or not. This is just another example of the same phenomenon -- bad guy, so what ? Dem maybe, possibly, looks bad -- pull out all the stops !

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #2)

Sat Jan 25, 2020, 07:24 AM

4. They're disgusting. So transparently lying and hypocritical.

They don't care how bad they hurt the country. They're the 'loyal' opposition.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Fri Jan 24, 2020, 04:11 PM

3. But I thought Hillary killed them with her emails?

Iím so confused!

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