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#1 The administration's story appears to be "evolving". I am still waiting for hard evidence supporting last night's FOX news alert that former GITMO inmate Sufyan Ben Qumu was heavily involved, or the actual mastermind of the attack.
If Ben Qumu had connections with western intelligence services prior to, or following the effort to overthrow of Khadafi regime, things could get rather ugly.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-20 03:44||
#2 More on Qumu and other shady operators:
The dubious character of the Libyan rebels was further underscored in a remarkable profile published Saturday by the Wall Street Journal of three Libyans who had fought with Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan and were now playing major roles in the rebel military effort. Two of the three had been in US custody as alleged Al Qaeda operatives and one spent six years at Guantanamo Bay before being turned over to the Gaddafi regime in 2007. The three men are:
Abdel Hakim al-Hasady, described as "an influential Islamic preacher and high school teacher who spent five years at a training camp in eastern Afghanistan" and now "oversees the recruitment, training and deployment of about 300 rebel fighters from Darna," a city in eastern Libya
Salah al-Barrani, "a former fighter from the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG," who is Hasady's field commander
Sufyan Ben Qumu, "a Libyan army veteran who worked for Osama bin Laden's holding company in Sudan and later for an al Qaeda-linked charity in Afghanistan," and who "is training many of the city's rebel recruits."
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-20 04:59||
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-20 05:05||
Posted by no mo uro 2012-09-20 05:10||
#5 The radio in DC this morning reported Hilly was going to testify on the Bengazi attack before Congress today. A spokesdrone said the attack 'evolved and grew', but admitted some of the 'protesters' were 'heavily armed'.
Posted by Bobby 2012-09-20 05:44||
#6 It was a cock-up from bow to stern. The principal knew he was on a hit list, but chose to attend a public ceremony on 9/11. He took along straphangers who had 'day jobs' doing what? Who, in advance of their upcoming travel, might have contacted whom? Amateurs the lot, and now all dead. This tragic event will soon become an academic case study in failed operational security.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-20 06:18||
#7 Spot on Mr. B. This story will twist in the wind anyway the wind soots. The telling will have fifty shades of gray.
Posted by Dale 2012-09-20 07:08||
#8 Jay Carney is a lying asshat.
Posted by Frank G 2012-09-20 07:52||
#9 ..being a Donk spokesman, that's a rather redundant descriptive isn't it? Like water is wet.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-09-20 09:05||
#10 From Gateway Pundit:
During his military service Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda Bin Qumu was frequently disciplined for drug and alcohol offenses, absences without leave, and attempted rape.
Some early reports were the Amb. was raped and tortured for being gay--I hope Congress keeps the heat on Hillary and makes O's failed policies well known.
Posted by Lumpy Elmoluck 5095 2012-09-20 09:40||
#11 During his military service Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda Bin Qumu was frequently disciplined for drug and alcohol offenses, absences without leave, and attempted rape.
Name that party!
On a more serious note, if it is discovered that Mr. Qumu has recently been on someone's payroll... things could become a bit sticky. Of course if he turns up al-Aulaqi'd over the next few weeks.....problem again solved.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-20 09:48||
#12 The Osama bin Laden driver, who was considered toothless and benign. I have a feeling this story is going to get uglier. Somewhere along the line this is going to be Bush's fault. He was released from gitmo in 2007. Some background on the guy: Link
Posted by JohnQC 2012-09-20 10:03||
#13 Ima thinking he must have ended up on someone's payroll.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-09-20 10:07||
#14 Like the boomer who blew up the CIA spooks.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-09-20 10:08||
#15 misleading statement: He was released from gitmo in 2007.
He was transferred to one of Gadaffi's prisons. I'm sure the guy would have preferred to stay in Gitmo.
Posted by Frozen Al 2012-09-20 12:10||
#16 Update Per the NYT: He [Qumu] said he feared being returned to Libya, where he faced criminal charges [for murder], and asked to go to some other country where "You (the United States) can watch me," according to a hearing summary. Nonetheless, in 2007, he was sent from Guantanamo to Libya.
Posted by Frozen Al 2012-09-20 12:19||
#17 He was transferred to one of Gadaffi's prisons.
At some point he must have stopped being released to Daffy's prison and was just released. He took up his chosen avocation and passion of being a terrorist. At any rate, we weren't too bright about such releases. At the time, as I recall, the donks were making lots of noises about gitmo and how terrible and abusive (sarc) it was which of course was total BS. Does anyone know what happened to the 103 boomer who went to Libya to die? Is he back at work again also?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-09-20 16:21||
#18 Does anyone know what happened to the 103 boomer who went to Libya to die? Is he back at work again also?
Posted by JohnQC
Abdel Baset al-Megrahi went to be with Allan on or about 20 May 2012.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-20 16:28||
#19 Our Champ was keen on closing GITMO until he was elected. Shortly thereafter, someone explained the play action, handed him a score card and he was off to the game!
General Motors is alive and Osama Bn Laden is DEAD!
Posted by Besoeker 2012-09-20 16:38||
#20 Osamba Bin Laden is dead and GM is on life-support.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-09-20 17:11||
#21 Likely Qumu was freed during the uprising (either by Qadaffi or a militia) and immediately started making himself 'useful'.
Posted by Pappy 2012-09-20 21:15||