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Remember when Obama said most of the guys in Gitmo were students or "low level" operatives like taxi drivers? And that releasing them wasn't a big risk to National Security?
Meet Sufian bin Qumu, a one-time guest of the United States Government, freed from Guantanamo Bay in 2007, who just happened to be on the ground in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. And no, he wasn't driving a taxi.
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.
While it is not clear whether bin Qumu was directing the assault, his security file from Guantanamo may be revealing. While in Afghanistan in 1998, alongside Usama bin Laden, the Libyan national "communicated with likely extremist elements via radio during this period indicating a position of leadership," the file shows.
OK, all you "close Gitmo" goofballs, you wanna explain this one to me? He's in "a position of leadership" in al Qaeda, we've got him locked up, and we let him go. Nobody thought that maybe he'd go right back and hook up with Terrorists R Us?
Bin Qumu was transferred to Guantanamo on May 5, 2002, and released to Libya on Sept. 28, 2007, where he was initially held and later released. His Guantanamo review file, originally a classified document but made public by WikiLeaks, says he is a "former member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a probable member of al Qaida and a member of the North African Extremist Network. Detainee is a medium to high risk and he is likely to pose a threat to the US and it's interests and allies."
Hmm. Somebody did notice. Obama just wasn't paying attention. That seems to be a recurring theme, by the way.
Anyhow, let's connect some dots.
A review of State Department cables, also made public by WikiLeaks, shows that former Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the 2012 attack, was interested in bin Qumu's fate once he was transferred from the U.S. military detention facility to Libya. Stevens had one of his subordinates meet with bin Qumu at the Libyan jail.
Interesting! There is a connection between a known terrorist, who was formerly in US custody, and our Ambassador to Libya. That terrorist is part, maybe a big part of a well-coordinated attack which results in the death of our Ambassador and three other Americans. An attack that Barack Obama ignored so he could attend a fund-raiser.
Now if we had a media that cared about pursuing presidential scandals, they might look into why Sufian bin Qumu was given his walking papers and sent to Libya. They'd try to find out what he was doing there prior to his arrival in Benghazi. And if any other former guests of Barack Obama's Home For Wayward Misunderstanders Of Islam were also involved in the attack.
Yeah, I know, at this point, what difference does it make?
Unless they could connect it all to George Bush. Or Halliburton. Then the gloves come off, for sure.
UPDATE 25 Oct 2013 17:25:
CORRECTION! This gomer was released in 2007, so we really can't blame Obama for that.
So my earlier headline was inaccurate. Sorry for the confusion.
But it still reflects poorly on the "close Gitmo" crowd. Clearly the terrorists locked up there aren't choirboys.
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