Former Gitmo Detainee Sufian bin Qumu Was On The Ground In Benghazi During Terror Attack that Killed 4 Americans
Could some one please explain to me why we are capturing terrorists, holding them at GITMO and then letting them go?
The Obama administration has held no one, zero, nada, nil, nessuno, cero, ninguno, nikdo, semmi, butkis responsible for the murders of four Americans, including Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi following the terror attacks that Obama’s minions initially called a reaction to a video. But then again, Obama typically grandstands in front of the camera and promises to hold people responsible and never does. Oh, oops, this was Obama’s faux promise to hold those responsible in Benghazi.To make matters worse, if possible, now we learn that ex-GITMO detainee, Sufian bin Qumu, with Al Qaeda ties was in Benghazi the night of the September 11, 2012 terror attack.
Sufian bin Qumu
From FOX News:
A former Guantanamo Bay detainee with Al Qaeda ties was in Benghazi the night of the Sept. 11 attack, according to a source on the ground in Libya.
The source told Fox News that ex-detainee Sufian bin Qumu, who is suspected of running camps in eastern Libya where some of the assailants trained, is also a “respected member” of Ansar al-Sharia — one of the Islamist groups identified in State Department email traffic two hours after the attack.
Two sources familiar with the investigation, when asked about bin Qumu’s whereabouts the night of the attack, did not dispute the claim he was in Benghazi.
While it is not clear whether bin Qumu was directing the assault, his security file from Guantanamo may be revealing. Having already trained in Usama bin Laden’s camps, in 1998 bin Qumu joined the Taliban in Pakistan and “communicated with likely extremist elements via radio during this period indicating a position of leadership,” the file shows.
Fox News’ ongoing reporting on the attack has shown that at least four key Benghazi suspects have ties to the Al Qaeda senior leadership in Pakistan. They include bin Qumu and Muhammad Jamal, whose network is also suspected of training jihadists for the attack. Jamal was held, and later released by, Egyptian authorities. Earlier this month, the State Department’s terrorist designation for Jamal and his network cites letters he exchanged with Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, where Jamal asked for money and explained the scope of his training camps, which included Libya and the Sinai.
Fox News was first to report that two other suspects have ties to the Al Qaeda senior leadership — one believed to be a former courier and the other, a bodyguard for the network. Faraj al Chalabi, identified to Fox News as the bodyguard, was also in Afghanistan with bin Laden until the U.S. invasion in October 2001. (Read full story and watch video HERE)
I couldn’t agree with Weasel Zippers any more … “Why bother capturing them in the first place if we’re going to cut them loose?”
Chief Judge Army Colonel James Pohl Delays Gitmo War Crimes Tribunal Against 9-11 Terrorist Sheikh Mohammed, and 4 Co-defendants to Observe Ramadan
What is wrong with this picture, since when does a US military tribunal need to be shariah compliant?
Chief Judge Army Colonel James Pohl has delayed the Gitmo war crimes tribunal for terrorist killers so that they can observe Ramadan. Are you serious! It is sad, but true, the trial of terrorist Sheikh Mohammed, and four co-defendants terrorist killers has been delayed due to PC BS. Out of respect for Ramadan? I must have missed the part where these terrorists respected the rights and lives of the 3000+ people that were killed on September 11.
Do these murderous terrorists really deserve any respect?
The next hearing for five Guantanamo prisoners charged with plotting the September 11 attacks has been postponed for two weeks to allow the defendants to observe the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.
The chief judge in the Guantanamo war crimes tribunals, Army Colonel James Pohl, granted the delay on Monday for the alleged architect of the attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and four co-defendants who could face the death penalty if convicted on charges of conspiring with al Qaeda and murdering 2,976 people in the hijacked plane attacks of 2001.
Enough of this crap of coddling Islamic radicals and some how those of Muslim faith are given special treatment because if we don’t Islamic terrorists will take to the street. To the powers that be in America, have you noticed these savage killers murder no matter what anyone so not to make them feel uncomfortable.
This trial should have long been over and these sum convicted if it were not for Barack Obama and Eric Holder stopping the proceedings and thinking that they would try this case in the US in criminal court. Until finally Obama had no alternative but to nix the stupid idea. The trial got shipped back to GITMO as Obama flip-flopped and a campaign promise and did nothing but delay justice for thousands of American families.
Just curious, would such delays take place for observations of Easter or Christmas? Doubt it! Then again, that would make these Islamofascists Christians. It is about time the victims families of thee murderous dogs receive justice. ENOUGH!
Putting the “Hussein” in Barack Hussein Obama …
President Barack Hussein Obama’s regime in cutting a peace deal with the Taliban . contemplates handing over Taliban GITMO detains to Afghanistan… So the Obama regime is considering sending Taliban terrorists to Afghanistan to a prison that will soon he taken over by the Afghan government this September. Good grief, how else is this President and his minions going to insult America? Promoting peace with the Taliban, are you frigging serious!!!
The Obama administration is considering a new gambit to restart peace talks with the Taliban in Afghanistan that would send several Taliban detainees from the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to a prison in Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan officials told The Associated Press.
Under the proposal, some Taliban fighters or affiliates captured in the early days of the 2001 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and later sent to Guantanamo under the label of enemy combatants would be transferred out of full U.S. control but not released. It’s a leap of faith on the U.S. side that the men will not become threats to U.S. forces once back on Afghan soil. But it is meant to show more moderate elements of the Taliban insurgency that the U.S. is still interested in cutting a deal for peace. [...]
The Taliban have always been indifferent at best to negotiations with the Karzai government, saying the U.S. holds effective control in Afghanistan. The Obama administration has set a 2014 deadline to withdraw forces and is trying to frame talks among the Afghans beforehand.
Under the new proposal, Guantanamo prisoners would go to a detention facility adjacent to Bagram air field, the largest U.S. military base in Afghanistan, officials of both governments said. The prison is inside the security perimeter established by the U.S. military, and is effectively under U.S. control for now. It is scheduled for transfer to full Afghan control in September.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta would have to sign off on the transfer and certify that the men did not pose a danger. He would not confirm details of the new proposal at a Pentagon news conference Friday, but he said discussions continue to try to promote a peace deal.