Thursday, September 20, 2012

Innocent goatherder?

Remember a few years ago when the mantra of the left about prisoners in Guantanamo bay were just people in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Well look who the ringleader during the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya is

From the Daily Mail:

Original title: Revealed: Ringleader behind 'al-Qaeda attack that killed U.S. ambassador was former Guantanamo inmate handed over to Libya by America'


A former al-Qaeda terrorist released from Guantanamo Bay is believed to be the leader of the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including the US Ambassador, it was revealed on Wednesday.

Sufyan Ben Qumu, who was reportedly once Osama bin Laden's driver, was let out of the US military detention center in Cuba in 2007 and turned over to the government of Muammar Gaddafi on the condition he be kept behind bars.

Now, Fox Newsreports he may have led the September 11 attack on the American consulate that resulted in the death of John Christopher Stevens -- the first US Ambassador killed by violence overseas since 1979.

The US military characterized him as a 'medium to high' risk to national security while he was in US custody and he refused to cooperate with authorities and explain his past associations with Islamic extremists.

Qumu, 53, is a Libyan army veteran who was jailed by Qaddafi and later escaped and moved to Sudan, where he worked for one of Osama bin Laden's holding companies.

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