BOMBSHELL: Obama is Letting Benghazi Murderers Off the Hook [WATCH]The recent capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala for his suspected role in the attack on the diplomatic mission and nearby CIA annex in Benghazi, Lybia on September 11, 2012, was widely regarded as a positive development in the quest for justice for the four Americans murdered that night.
New information, however, now indicates that Khattala was considered “low-hanging fruit,” and could have been apprehended months ago.
As cited on the official Fox News blog:
According to multiple sources on the ground, including some with direct knowledge of the operations to identify and hunt the Benghazi suspects, intelligence that could have been acted upon at times has been ignored or put on hold. Further, they say, the recent capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala — now on a ship bound for the U.S., expected to arrive this weekend — was an easy one.Obama’s declaration of determination to bring these terrorists to justice is just another story developed for public consumption by this administration. He and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have both made it abundantly clear through their words and actions that they have no interest in revealing the truth about Benghazi or its aftermath.
“He was low-hanging fruit,” one source told Fox News. “We could have picked him up months and months ago and there was no change, or urgency to do this now.”
Former Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack. Khattala was long thought to be involved, but is also considered by some to be rather low on the suspect list.
According to sources, the United States has a “target list” that initially contained about 10 suspects identified within days of the attack and eventually grew to more than 20 as American Special Forces conducted surveillance in and around Benghazi.
The four groups on the “target list” include Ansar al-Sharia, with the top target being the “Emir of Ansar al Sharia,” Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu. He was a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay for more than five years and at the time was classified by analysts at the prison as “a probable member of Al Qaeda.” Despite this significant threat to American security and allies, bin Qumu was released as part of an amnesty for militants in 2008. Sources told Fox News that intelligence has shown his involvement in the attacks, and actionable intelligence has for some reason been ignored.
Several internal investigations have revealed little; Democrats in both the House and the Senate have largely seemed content with that, as does much of the mainstream media. Luckily for the American people, the House Select Committee on Benghazi remains determined to get to the bottom of this scandal.
The truth must be made known. The American people, and the four Americans murdered in Benghazi that night, deserve no less.