Thursday, October 31, 2013

Special Forces Were Poised To Capture Benghazi Suspect But The Mission Was Scrubbed

Special Forces Were Poised To Capture Benghazi Suspect When They Swooped On Terrorist Behind 1998 Attack In Kenya -- Daily Mail

* Publicity surrounding capture of al-Libi jeopardized mission
* Officials feared two high-profile U.S. raids would destabilize Libya's fragile government

U.S. commandos were just hours away from launching a raid this month to capture a militiaman wanted in the deadly Benghazi terror attack, according to officials.

Special forces were waiting for orders to capture Ahmed Abu Khattalah, part of the Ansar Al-Sharia militia, but the mission failed to materialize according to CNN.

The order never came after a terrorist wanted over the 1998 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Kenya was seized in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

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More News On The Scrubbed Mission To Capture The Militant Wanted In The U.S. Consulate Attack At Benghazi

First on CNN: US commandos were poised for raid to capture Benghazi suspect -- CNN
The White House Reportedly Passed On The Chance To Nab A Benghazi Terror Suspect -- Business Insider
US Scrubbed Military Raid to Snatch Benghazi Suspect in Libya -- ABC News
Why top Benghazi suspect wasn't apprehended -- Aaron Klein, WND

My Comment: I am surprised that these two missions were not coordinated to occur together. Either this was not possible .... there was a failure to communicate .... or just too much turmoil in Libya itself. Either way .... one cannot help but feel that this was a missed opportunity.

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