The United States has "finally" charged someone with the attack on our Special Missions Compound and Annex in Benghazi last September 11th.
Ahmed Abu Khattalah, founder of Ansar al-Sharia, a Libyan extremist group, has been formally charged in connection with the attack.
With the three-ring circus that has been occurring regarding what happened, who could have but didn't respond, it is surprising to find that these charges were filed late last month in Washington, D.C.
Now comes a new wrinkle in the whole affair. IF Khattalah has been arrested in Libya....something authorities are refusing to comment on......where and how would he be tried.
News sources are reporting that the Obama administration would like to see him brought back to the United States and tried in civilian court whereas Republicans would like to see him treated as an enemy combatant. ALso, other charges have been filed, but no information is available on those at this time.
Recapping what happened per the State Department:
A series of attacks on September 11-12, 2012 involving arson, small-arms and machine-gun fire, and use of rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), grenades and mortars, focused on two U.S. facilities in Benghazi, as well as U.S. personnel en route between the two facilities. In addition, the attacks severely wounded two U.S. personnel, injured three Libyan contract guards and resulted in the destruction and abandonment of both facilities – the U.S. Special Mission compound (SMC) and Annex.
The Benghazi attacks represented the first murder of a U.S. ambassador since 1988, and took place 11 years to the day after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
A series of terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11-12, 2012, resulted in the deaths of four U.S. government personnel, Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty; seriously wounded two other U.S. personnel and injured three Libyan contract guards; and resulted in the destruction and abandonment of the U.S. Special Mission compound and Annex.