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Wed Jun 18, 2014, 03:02 AM

Benghazi Suspect Said He Was Moved To Take Revenge For American-Made Video

Source: Huffington Post

"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."

Read more: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5505181



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Reply Benghazi Suspect Said He Was Moved To Take Revenge For American-Made Video (Original post)
truthisfreedom Jun 2014 OP
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2014 #1
leftyohiolib Jun 2014 #6
Beacool Jun 2014 #21
Quixote1818 Jun 2014 #2
Voice for Peace Jun 2014 #23
randys1 Jun 2014 #29
dipsydoodle Jun 2014 #3
Twenty1first Jun 2014 #5
Snarkoleptic Jun 2014 #7
L0oniX Jun 2014 #11
randys1 Jun 2014 #30
ieoeja Jun 2014 #36
yellowcanine Jun 2014 #34
quadrature Jun 2014 #4
L0oniX Jun 2014 #12
tabasco Jun 2014 #37
Bosonic Jun 2014 #8
Nitram Jun 2014 #9
Bosonic Jun 2014 #10
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2014 #13
Bosonic Jun 2014 #15
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2014 #16
frylock Jun 2014 #17
Bosonic Jun 2014 #18
Dr. Strange Jun 2014 #19
Voice for Peace Jun 2014 #25
Mz Pip Jun 2014 #31
AAO Jul 2014 #39
Beacool Jun 2014 #22
JustAnotherGen Jun 2014 #26
Voice for Peace Jun 2014 #27
Rhinodawg Jun 2014 #14
Beacool Jun 2014 #20
WhoWoodaKnew Jun 2014 #24
Arugula Latte Jun 2014 #28
wheniwasincongress Jun 2014 #32
Longie Jun 2014 #33
tabasco Jun 2014 #38
yellowcanine Jun 2014 #35

Response to truthisfreedom (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 03:15 AM

1. No, no, no, no....

 

He was supposed to say he was under orders from Master Obama to kill Ambassador Christopher Stevens to prevent his affair with Hillary from becoming public.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 06:23 AM

6. uh duh you forgot about their love-child

 

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Response to leftyohiolib (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 12:32 PM

21. Yes, let's not forget about that baby.



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Response to truthisfreedom (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 03:18 AM

2. Oh, the irony! LMAO! nt

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 12:47 PM

23. seriously.. this is making me roll on the floor almost

 

This may be one of the funniest things that's happened, ever.

How soon until Fox suggests this is part of the coverup?

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #23)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 01:05 PM

29. ...

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Response to truthisfreedom (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 04:36 AM

3. Original NYT reprort here from October 18, 2012

BENGHAZI, Libya — Witnesses and the authorities have called Ahmed Abu Khattala one of the ringleaders of the Sept. 11 attack on the American diplomatic mission here. But just days after President Obama reasserted his vow to bring those responsible to justice, Mr. Abu Khattala spent two leisurely hours on Thursday evening at a crowded luxury hotel, sipping a strawberry frappe on a patio and scoffing at the threats coming from the American and Libyan governments.

Libya’s fledgling national army is a “national chicken,” Mr. Abu Khattala said, using an Arabic rhyme. Asked who should take responsibility for apprehending the mission’s attackers, he smirked at the idea that the weak Libyan government could possibly do it. And he accused the leaders of the United States of “playing with the emotions of the American people” and “using the consulate attack just to gather votes for their elections.”

Mr. Abu Khattala’s defiance — no authority has even questioned him about the attack, he said, and he has no plans to go into hiding — offered insight into the shadowy landscape of the self-formed militias that have come to constitute the only source of social order in Libya since the fall of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi.

A few, like the militia group Ansar al-Shariah that is linked to Mr. Abu Khattala and that officials in Washington and Tripoli agree was behind the attack, have embraced an extremist ideology hostile to the West and nursed ambitions to extend it over Libya. But also troubling to the United States is the evident tolerance shown by other militias allied with the government, which have so far declined to take any action against suspects in the Benghazi attack.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/world/africa/suspect-in-benghazi-attack-scoffs-at-us.html?pagewanted=all&_r=1&

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 05:03 AM

5. Libya is the ultimate of extremists

 

..coming from North Africa, and to bring single guy so called terrorist to America is laughable. I am sure what the intelligence is on about is suspect, but we have to see why this guy is brought on and singled-out.

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Response to Twenty1first (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 07:57 AM

7. Why is it laughable to apprehend these guys and bring them to justice?

I'm struggling to make sense of what you've typed.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 11:01 AM

11. "according to people who heard him" = hearsay

 

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 01:07 PM

30. I will break my vow of silence and explain it to you...

Repeat after me:

"I hate Barack Obama because he is Black and for absolutely no other reason at all"

"Anything he does I will oppose no matter how absurd I look doing it"


Say that 2000 times and you will be getting the feel for it...

Let me make it clear I am not speaking of any particular person on DU, I am speaking only of people who instantly find something wrong with anything and everything directly, indirectly or remotely connected to Black President.

Vast majority of these people are rightys and wont be found on DU or if so not for long, there are a few who claim to be Democrats or liberals who do this but very few.

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Response to Snarkoleptic (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 03:46 PM

36. I will attempt a real translation.

 


"Libya is full of extremists.

"To capture a single so called 'terrorist' is laughable. I am sure America's intelligence on this is suspect. But we need to see why they bothered singling out this one guy."


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Response to Twenty1first (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 03:37 PM

34. So...what number of "guys" do they have to catch at a time so that you no longer laugh?

Just trying to calibrate the laugh meter here. Two, three, four????

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Response to truthisfreedom (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 04:50 AM

4. terrorists...well known for their truthfullness ... nt

 

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Response to quadrature (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 11:02 AM

12. US ...well known for their truthfullness ... nt

 

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Response to quadrature (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 07:00 PM

37. Like Fox "News" LOL!

 

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Response to truthisfreedom (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 08:06 AM

8. I'm sure he was a model citizen until he saw the video

You never know what minor event will annoy you into planning & executing a multiple fatality attack.

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Response to Bosonic (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 08:22 AM

9. I guess, Bosonic, you haven't noticed...

...that Islamists take insults to the Prophet very seriously. In fact, our very own Fox News spends a great deal of airtime wringing their hands over so-called insults to Christianity. Extremists are not a reasonable lot.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 08:27 AM

10. That's kinda the point

If it wasn't a video, it would be someone dressing incorrectly, or a cartoon, or 10009 possible other things.

Guy was a maniac. That's the cause.

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Response to Bosonic (Reply #10)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 11:08 AM

13. The POINT is the denial by the Right Wing in this country that they had anything to do with it....

 

"Party of Personal Responsibility" my ass.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #13)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 11:20 AM

15. It's just a convenient excuse used by a scumbag

Unless you believe that being offended, even deeply offended inevitably leads to violence.

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Response to Bosonic (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 11:25 AM

16. I believe the American Right likes to poke them with a stick for fun.

 

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Response to Bosonic (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 11:28 AM

17. are you stating, unequivocally, that being offended has never lead to violence?

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Response to frylock (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 11:32 AM

18. nope, I'm saying the people that kill over offence are scumbags

controversial position I'm sure.

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Response to Bosonic (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 12:18 PM

19. Here at DU?

Oddly enough, yes, a controversial position.

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Response to Bosonic (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 12:57 PM

25. It's true.. there is an undercurrent of anger and distorted beliefs, not hard to trigger.

 

Everyone knows the region and many of the people
are volatile. Everyone knows Islamic fundamentalists
believe in violently defending their imaginary repressive
& violent god.

So what is the purpose of these right-wing provocations,
like the video, the koran-burnings, if not to incite violence?

And to point out that the video was a trigger.. ? but no, it
was a coverup. Of anything, whatever. Because Obama, and
now Hillary! Sheesh.

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Response to Bosonic (Reply #18)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 01:32 PM

31. I agree

If you read Clinton's entire statement that has the "what difference does it make?" statement, she is saying essentially the same thing.

I really don't get the Republican's hysteria over this comment. Our interests, embassies, consulates have been attacked in that neck of the woods for decades. There are people who hate us for a variety of reasons, perceived disrespect to Mohammed is just one of them.

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Response to Mz Pip (Reply #31)

Fri Jul 4, 2014, 03:51 AM

39. Remember Beirut!

 

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Response to Bosonic (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 12:37 PM

22. The point is that there have been multiple investigations by Congress

and one of their major accusations is that the video had nothing to do with the attacks. They accused Obama, Hillary and Susan Rice of lying about the video. They further accused them of making up the story about the video because it was politically expedient (Obama was up for reelection).

Well, there it is, out of the horse's mouth. The video DID influence their decision to attack the mission in Benghazi (it wasn't a full fledged consulate yet). That video was mentioned as the reason that there were protests in Cairo, Tunisia and Yemen.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 12:59 PM

26. This times 100

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Response to Beacool (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 01:00 PM

27. I am loving it. Will Issa & Friends get the ridicule they deserve?

 

I am staying tuned...


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Response to truthisfreedom (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 11:14 AM

14. Chew on that Issa.

 

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Response to truthisfreedom (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 12:29 PM

20. No, say it ain't so!!!!

What's that sound I hear? Oh, never mind, it's just Republican heads exploding. Let's see if Rush, Hannity, Fox and the rest of the RW nut jobs, mention that tidbit.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 12:55 PM

24. Too funny

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Response to truthisfreedom (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 01:05 PM

28. Ah, Religion. Will your horrors never cease?

 

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Response to truthisfreedom (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 02:28 PM

32. How will They spin this

(the little they cover of it)? I'm sure we will hear "They promised Abu Khattala a shorter and lighter sentence if he claimed the video caused their attack."

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Response to truthisfreedom (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 03:19 PM

33. Gullible

 


Ahmed Abu Khattala has been hiding in front of various TV news cameras and walking the street of his home town, in other words, in deep cover. A now he gets a nice long boat trip through the Mediterranean and then across the Atlantic. Sort of reminds one of Bowe Bergdahl and his family reunion.
Longie

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Response to Longie (Reply #33)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 07:28 PM

38. Seems that you are.

 

Hook, line and sinker!

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Response to truthisfreedom (Original post)

Wed Jun 18, 2014, 03:40 PM

35. That's what he says NOW. What will he say after Dick Cheney water boards him?

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