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The man behind the terrorist attack on the United States embassy in Libya was labeled an “ally of sorts” by Barack Obama

September 21, 2012

   This is a story that I have been meaning to get to for a few days, but with my workload in recent days it had slipped through the cracks.

  With our federal government finally admitting that the attack on the Libyan embassy was a terrorist attack and not simply a peaceful protest infiltrated by radical Jihadists, it is time to look at who led the attack. (I believe the Egyptian protest was a feigning maneuver designed to distract from the real attack.)

  It is now believed that the man who led the al Qaeda attack on the embassy was Sufyan Ben Qumu; a former GITMO detainee who was released under President Bush and handed over to the Libyan government.

    The back story can be read here, but it goes something like this: Sufyan Ben Qumu teamed up with Osama bin Laden, joined the Taliban, and was eventually captured in Pakistan. He was turned over to the United States government and sent to GITMO before being turned over to the Libyan government under President Bush because he was promised the United States would have access to him if they needed any intelligence from him. But in 2008 Qaddafi decided to let him go. Who didn’t see that one coming?

  This man should still be rotting in GITMO with all of the other terrorists there who Barack Obama didn’t release when he broke his promise to close the prison, but George Bush decided to trust Mommar Qaddafi and he was turned over to Libya.

  As troubling as it is that President Bush handed this man over to a government which did not deserve our trust, the story gets even worse because Barack Obama upgraded Qumu from a ‘medium to high risk’ individual who likely posed a threat to the United States to an “ally of sorts.”

  Did Qumu suddenly have an epiphany which led Barack Obama to think he was a changed man before he led the attack on the United States embassy in Libya?

  No, not quite. It wasn’t Qumu who softened his position (as we now know) it was Barack Obama who softened the United States’ position:

What made him an ally? According to the Times, that status change was due to the Obama administration’s “remarkable turnabout resulting from shifting American policies rather than any obvious change in Mr. Qumu.

  It appears as if this was part of Barack Obama’s plan of Middle East appeasement and outreach which led to the Arab Spring, the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Libya, and ultimately to the attack on the embassy in Libya. Barack Obama thought that by softening the stand of the United States in the Middle East that it would gain America standing on the world stage because it would show that he wasn’t like the others that come before him. What he saw as an olive branch our enemy saw as weakness and they took advantage of that weakness.

13 Comments leave one →
  1. September 21, 2012 9:53 pm

    So, Bush did something stupid and Obama did something insane. My memory goes back to Ike. In that time we have had one decent president; Ronal Reagan. What is it with The Powers That Be that we can’t get better candidates to choose from?


    • September 22, 2012 5:34 am

      I think the best men probably look at they way the candidates are dragged though the mud and smeared and they decide they don’t want to go through it.


  2. September 21, 2012 9:54 pm

    That’s an interesting story—hadn’t heard most of it before. The one thing I do know from reading history is that the Arabs respect strength and hate weakness in a man. They see Obama’s outreach as a form of weakness and therefore have little respect for Obama or America. That coupled with their underlying hate for America and our values has led to the present turmoil—-not the film that Obama and Hillary keep apologizing for. Obama’s middle foreign policy has collapsed and the administration is doing its best to deflect attention from the real cause of this violence.


    • September 22, 2012 5:37 am

      I think you are right Ron, they see Obama as weak and so they are using that weakness against him, which means against us as well. The film is an excuse but Barack Obama is the director of the action we are seeing over there right now.


  3. LD Jackson permalink
    September 22, 2012 5:21 am

    There is little that gets me angry in life more than a bully. I can’t stand them and I find myself wanting to stand up and slap them down, if I encounter one. Because of that, I do not want America to act like a bully, throwing her weight around, etc. Having said that, Ron is right. The people we are dealing with in the Middle East respect strength. Obama showed them weakness.

    I think it is far past the time when we should back out of the region, except for our support of Israel, and let the Muslims fight it out among themselves. We should show them a big stick and let them know we will use it on them, if they export their violence out of their borders. It may be time for us to act like a bully and back it up with the force and might of the American military, if necessary.


    • September 22, 2012 5:38 am

      I agree Larry, time to get out and let them figure it out on their own. As long as Israel is left alone we should stay out at this point, there is nothing for us to gain any longer.


  4. bunkerville permalink
    September 22, 2012 7:28 am

    He was suppose to stay in an Egyptian prison and it was Egypt that released him. That said, I have little doubt that we are being played big time. The FBI still cannot get into the consul yet? Of course not. They want to make sure the weapons and any info is long gone as well as the ammo. Follow the weapons and they will lead back to Hillary et al. She was arming this fine feillow.


    • September 22, 2012 9:36 pm

      I have read this elsewhere as well, Hillary is in this up to her eyeballs and there is a rumor out there that Stevens was getting too close to the truth and that is why we didn’t protect him even though the government knew an attack was coming.


  5. September 22, 2012 3:42 pm

    Great. They have yet another “blame Bush” excuse.


  6. donchute permalink
    September 22, 2012 4:21 pm

    Agreed…We need to get the hell out of the middle east [and elsewhere] where we’re not wanted…become a stronger ally towards Israel…but before we withdraw money and support to our enemy’s…we MUST plow towards our (US) energy independence!…lets use them, for once…for energy…then flip em’ the bird…SEEYA’!

    PLU from SSF



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