Islamist Militia Behind Benghazi Attack Makes a Comeback, Obama Golfs

When Obama said that he was going to get the folks who did this, he apparently meant jailing the filmmaker who made a Mohammed movie, not the Muslim killers of four Americans. With that job done, he went on yet another golfing vacation.

And in Benghazi, the Islamist militia behind the attack is taking power in the city once again.

After the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission last fall that left the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans dead, the Islamist militia widely accused of leading the assault all but disappeared amid a popular backlash.

But Ansar al-Sharia is edging back into society, and many of Benghazi’s residents now say they want it here.

The militia tentatively resumed its role as guardian of Benghazi’s two main hospitals last week. Its fighters have staked out positions at the western entrance to the city. They have also moved back onto their base, and residents say the group has been participating in community cleanup and charity work.

“Desperate times call for desperate measures,” said Jalal al-Gallal, a prominent political activist in the city and a former member of Libya’s transitional government. Ansar al-Sharia has some “hard-liners,” he said, “but they do actually carry out a lot of good work, whether we like it or not.”

Oh and Obama’s Islamist rebel Libyan government is up to its ears in this.

“The people attacked Ansar al-Sharia a few months ago because they were angry. But now they’re asking them to come back because there is no police and no real military,” said Essam al-Zubeir, a government spokesman in Tripoli.

Rafallah al-Sahati has recoiled, too.In September, the group’s commanders bragged about the militia’s role on the rescue team that assisted the American evacuation from the mission on the night of the attack. But the group largely disappeared from the public eye in the months since.

The group recently resumed command of checkpoints on the city’s perimeter, but it has changed its name to “Libyan Shield 3” because it now falls under the command of the Defense Ministry.

So one of the Islamist militias behind the Benghazi attack operates under the Libyan defense ministry and will be a beneficiary of US aid and possibly even military training.

But at least the guy who made the Mohammed movie is in jail. Mission accomplished.

  • Mary Sue

    Five will get you ten that obama actually wanted the islamists in power to begin with.

  • AdinaK

    NO one, least of all those with brain matter, should be surprised by the blow back from Benghazigate. It's results were hardly unintentional. Sounds nut? Yes. But not if one understands the players involved, as well their game plan –

    The Islamist-in-Chief's main legacies will be this – the implosion of the economy into a third world basket case, not immediately, but down the line, as well as a Mid East (and surrounding areas) on jihadi fire, much more so than when he came to office.

    BTW, with John Brennan & Hagel at the helm, the WORST is yet to come!

    Adina kutnicki, Israel –

  • objectivefactsmatter

    Which did 0'Bama state in the UN after the 9-11-2012 attacks?

    1) The future must not belong to those that attack US diplomats.

    2) The future must not belong to Islamic militants.

    3) The future must not belong to Christians and Jews.

    • Mary Sue

      pretty much #3 though not in those words :)

  • Robert Klein Engler

    So, Who's Lying?

    "Lt. Col. Tony Schaefer reported to Fox News that his own sources have confirmed that President Obama actually watched the monstrous attack unfold live, in real time:

    "'I hate to say this, according to my sources, yes, [the President] was one of those in the White House situation room in real-time watching this. And the question becomes, ‘What did the President do or not do in the moments he saw this unveiling?’ He–only he–could issue a directive to Secretary of Defense Panetta to do something.'"

    Contradicting these accusations by Lt. Col. Schaefer, outgoing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said, "President Obama was absent night of Benghazi attack and did not check in once during the night of the deadly terror assault."

    "Panetta said to Senator Kelly Ayotte, that President Obama left operational details for Benghazi 'up to us' – implying that the situation was under the control of Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff."

    "'Did you have any further communications with him that night?' Senator Ayotte asked."

    "'No,' Panetta replied."

    "In addition, Panetta admitted to Senator Ayotte that there was no communication with anyone at the White House and that no one from the White House called for an update on the situation."

    "It was also revealed that neither the Secretary of Defense nor the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff spoke to Secretary of State Hilary Clinton once during the eight-hour attack on the consulate in Benghazi."

    Meanwhile, according to Aaron Klein, "WND (World Net Daily) has reconfirmed with multiple knowledgeable Middle Eastern security sources that the U.S. special mission in Benghazi was used to coordinate Arab arms shipments and other aid to the so-called rebels fighting in Libya and later in Syria."

    This revelation by WND comes after Hillary Clinton's testimony to the US Senate, where she denied any knowledge of arms shipments and other aid to Syrian rebels.

    Senator Ron Paul asked Clinton, “It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that may have weapons, and what I’d like to know is the annex that was close by, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons, and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries, any countries, Turkey included?”

    Clinton replied, “Well, senator, you’ll have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. I will see what information is available.”

    “You’re saying you don’t know?” asked Paul.

    “I do not know,” Clinton said. “I don’t have any information on that.”

    As we move beyond the administration's lies about the Incident at Benghazi, the slow drip of news gradually fills the glass of truth.

    We know that the administration was aware of attacks at the Benghazi mission in April and June before the one that killed ambassador Stevens on September eleventh.

    We also know that some type of gun running was happening at the Benghazi mission. This means that the administration was supplying weapons, especially shoulder launched ground to air missiles, to jihadist who were fighting with the Syrian rebels.

  • Robert Klein Engler

    Many of these jihadists are declared enemies of the United States. While we were fighting the jihadist in Afghanistan, we were giving them aide and comfort in Libya.

    Ambassador Stevens was an intelligent man. He must have been aware of these facts, too. Why was he at the Benghazi mission on September eleventh? We know he meet with a representative of the Turkish government there, but couldn't that meeting have occurred at a different time and place?

    Something went wrong at Benghazi while Stevens was there. Some plan did not work out and four Americans ended up dead.

    No actions was taken to save them because that would have exposed the plan to the world. Such exposure would have impacted the reelection of the president. Instead, the Incident at Benghazi would be blamed on a video supposedly insulting to Islam that few have seen

    If it is true that all that went on at Benghazi was seen via a live drone feed to members of the administration and they still took no action, then what could that failed plan have been?

    The most likely explanation to emerge is that the plan was to have Stevens kidnapped and in return for his release, the blind Sheik would be released and return to Egypt. This would make the president look like an international hero and guarantee his reelection.

    On October 11, 2012 the author of the blog The Last Refuge claims, "Benghazi was not an assassination attempt, it was a botched kidnapping." The kidnapping was botched when the two ex-Navy Seals, not aware of the plot, decided to offer resistance.

    "…The al-Qaeda goal was to kidnap Ambassador Chris Stevens and ransom him back to the U.S. in exchange for Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman.”

    Ambassador Stevens was probably killed because the jihadists felt betrayed. Perhaps infatuated with Obama and believing in the liberal policies he promoted, Stevens was swept away by a sirocco he little expected or understood.

    In short, four Americans were sacrificed so that the president could be reelected. The US Congress must understand this betrayal as the high crimes and misdemeanors necessary for impeachment.