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According to the Washington Post, U.S. officials suspect that a former Guantanamo Bay detainee played a role in the attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi. The U.S. government is said to be planning to designate the group he leads as a foreign terrorist organization.


The terrorist and former Gitmo detainee in question is Abu Sufian bin Qumu, leader of Ansar al-Sharia in the Libyan city of Darnah. Witnesses reportedly have told American officials that Qumu’s men were in Benghazi before the attack on Sept. 11, 2012. And three American officials told the Post that these men participated in the attack.


Qumu was released from Gitmo in 2007 and sent to Libya, where he was detained for a time. But the Libyan government released him as part of a deal between Qaddafi and Islamist militants. Now he is about to be listed as a “specially designated global terrorist.”


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Obama Administration's Benghazi Bombshell

10:05 PM, Jan 7, 2014


Ben Qumu was fingered early on as a suspect in the Benghazi attack, but his name dropped out of much of the reporting on the assault for more than one year.


In November 2013, however, THE WEEKLY STANDARD reported: “U.S. intelligence officials believe that Sufian Ben Qumu, a Libyan ex-Guantánamo detainee, trained some of the jihadists who carried out the attacks in Benghazi.” Ben Qumu, TWS reported, “has longstanding connections with al Qaeda leadership.”


Ben Qumu’s biography is rich with al Qaeda links:



Ben Qumu is one of the original “Arab Afghans” who traveled to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets in the 1980s. In the years that followed the end of the anti-Soviet jihad, Ben Qumu followed al Qaeda to the Sudan and then, in the mid-to-late 1990s, back to Afghanistan and Pakistan. He was eventually arrested in Pakistan after the 9/11 attacks and transferred to the American detention facility at Guantánamo Bay.

A leaked Joint Task Force Guantánamo (JTF-GTMO) threat assessment describes Ben Qumu as an “associate” of Osama bin Laden. JTF-GTMO found that Ben Qumu worked as a driver for a company owned by bin Laden in the Sudan, fought alongside al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan, and maintained ties to several other well-known al Qaeda leaders. Ben Qumu’s alias was found on the laptop of an al Qaeda operative responsible for overseeing the finances for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The information on the laptop indicated that Ben Qumu was an al Qaeda “member receiving family support.”









I have never had any problems with releasing prisoners from Guantanamo per say HOWEVER However there needed to be (and still does) much much more scrutiny before a person was/is released to another country.

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Group That Worked To Free Former Gitmo Detainee Tied To Benghazi Terror Attack Has Ties To Eric Holder… http://weaselzippers.us/?p=167060


The left-wing organization that helped spring Qumu was the Center for Constitutional Rights. Last April, the group issued an indignant press releasepainting Qumu as a harmless victim and blasting those concerned about his unrepentant jihadi ways.


After a trove of Gitmo documents found their way to Wikileaks and were published by the New York Times, CCR rose to Qumu’s defense and parroted jihadi propaganda that the


The major law firms working on detainee cases do not downplay their connections to Ratner; to the contrary, many embrace him. One firm listed in CCR’s 2008 annual report as part of its “Global Justice Initiative” is Jenner & Block, where Obama associate attorney general Thomas Perrelli served as managing partner of the Washington, D.C., office.According to Jenner’s website, the firm has worked with CCR, which it describes as “spearheading the coordinated efforts of all counsel” in Guantánamo cases. Jenner and Ratner also share a client: Jose Padilla.


Another firm working with CCR is Covington & Burling, Eric Holder’s law firm for eight years before he became Barack Obama’s attorney general. The firm’s website proudly notes that in 2008 it received the Center for Constitutional Rights’s “Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year” award. According to the American Lawyer, Covington & Burling lawyers spent 3,022 hours on Guantánamo litigation in 2007, more than on any other pro bono effort that year.At an average rate of $400 per hour, that comes to more than $1.2 million in donated legal services.




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State Dept: Benghazi Perpetrators ‘Continue to Pose a Threat to U.S. Interests in Libya’
Patrick Brennan
January 10, 2014 11:03 AM


The State Department released its official designation of three new terrorist groups and their leaders today, and all three have a record of attacking U.S. diplomatic facilities: Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia, which attacked Tunis’s U.S. embassy and the city’s American school on September 14, 2012, and Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi and Ansar al-Sharia in Derna, both of which were involved in the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi. The release identifies the leader of the last of the three, Sufian bin Qumu, who trained with Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, fought the U.S. during the liberation of that country, and spent several years at Guantanamo Bay after being captured in Pakistan.





ohmy.png A Threat! Gosh...Ya Think! Our State Dept. On The Ball!

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