‘My eyes are bleeding from this’: State Dept refuses to answer basic questions about capture of Benghazi mastermind

On Tuesday, the United States officials announced U.S. forces had apprehended Ahmed Abu Khattala – the man believed to have masterminded the September 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya – in a secret weekend operation. Khattala, who a leader of the Ansar al-Sharia terror group, will “now face the full weight of the American justice system,” according to President Obama.

As TheBlaze’s investigative news magazine For The Record reported earlier this year, Khattala had spoken out in media interviews with CNN and the New York Times about having been in the area the night of the attacks that claimed the lives of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. He denied, however, any direct involvement.

Considering news organizations were able to contact Khattala fairly easily, it is unclear why it took the Obama Administration so long to capture the suspect.

A U.S. criminal complaint filed against Khattala last year accuses him of ”killing a person in the course of an attack on a federal facility involving the use of a firearm and dangerous weapon and attempting and conspiring to do the same” and of “providing, attempting and conspiring to provide material support to terrorists resulting in death.”

On Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki faced a series of questions from reporters about the mission that led to Khattala’s apprehension. Fox News’ James Rosen got into a particularly heated exchange with the Psaki after she sidestepped his question about why it took so long for the Obama Administration to act.

Watch Rosen’s questioning courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon:

“Listen to this,” Glenn said exasperatedly on radio this morning. “My eyes are bleeding from this… For the love of Pete. You’re telling me that New York Times could find what the United States government can’t? That’s what she’s saying… It’s nuts what’s going on now. You tell me if this is America anymore.”

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  • Anonymous

    Ah, ah ah ,ah, ah, double talk, thank you for being so straight forward.

  • Anonymous

    Ahhhh! Another Obama silencing tactic!! When will we all riseup to this guy??

  • Anonymous

    And the front page of the paper this morning said he would probably be tried in D.C. Might as well just give everyone in the city a target to pin on their backs whenever they leave home.

  • Anonymous

    Translation: the White House always knew where this terrorist was but waited until Valerie Jarrett determined it was time to shout “squirrel” again before deciding to capture him.

    Besides, “what difference at this point does it make?” We got him, Benghazi is over, Move-On.

    /sarc.

  • Anonymous

    What better finish of fundamental transformation of this Country? Obama would be on a golf course in CA if/when DC has a terrorist attack.

  • Craig Johnson

    We have (most of us!) lost trust in this adminstration–so I ask how much did we have to pay this guy to come forward!??!!

  • JMACZ

    She does a great two-step unfortunately that wasn’t what was playing.

  • landofaahs

    They don’t answer questions because they are the most open administration ever.–It’s proof that democrats are insane. Yes we literally emptied the nut houses and put them in charge of the country. God has turned them over to a reprobate mind.

  • Bert31

    I have one piece of advice for Ahmed Abu Khattala. Dude, if you want to get reduced sentencing or an acquittal, tell the Obama Regime that you spontaneously attacked the Americans because of a video that you saw on the internet that upset you.

  • Bert31

    Can you say “show trial?” The New York Times (aka Pravda) will have the scoop on this every step of the way.

  • Anonymous

    It was time to bring on another diversion to distract us. WATCH what BO is doing with the other hand.

  • Anonymous

    Supposedly he’s already done that but there’s no video of him actually saying it so we’re having to take the State Department’s word. Yeah, I feel real comfortable about that….

  • Dave Bellewood

    Dance around that question. Should have been a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” Just pacifying the people. We let 5 go BUT we got the REAL BAD MAN behind Benghazi.

  • Paul of Alexandria

    One question is: did he do anything that was illegal in Libya? Or are we trying to apply U.S. laws to foreign territory? (I don’t think that he actually entered the consulate, nor that the facility attacked could be considered U.S. territory according to normal practices).

  • Paul of Alexandria

    He is. Of course that was after he saw the whole “video” fuss on TV, so he knew exactly what to say.
    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2014/06/benghazi_attack_suspect_mastermind_or_crackpot.html

  • Bert31

    I find it funny that the Regime finally wants to get to the bottom of the Benghazi scandal (allegedly). Something is fishy here…

  • Bert31

    I skimmed the article that you have posted here and it reinforced a thought that I’d had. WAS he even involved at all?

  • Kathy Bamert

    They are always quick to take responsibility if they actually did the deed. Why is he denying it????Because he did not do it. The administration is trying to make itself look good.

  • Anonymous

    They clearly waited until he was needed to distract the people from all the other scandals and lies of the Administration.

  • Anonymous

    This is another diversion and illusion to hypnotize Americans. With the help of the MSM, obama will be made a hero, but the truth will eventually come out. The democrats are using every tactic they can to pave the way for hillary’s election in 2016.

  • Anonymous

    The reason the Obama administration made the arrest at this time is to take some heat off of the Benghazi investigation. They can then say, ‘see, we got the individual responsible, and Obama will prostitute him to the fullest extent of the law.’

  • http://PatrickofAtlantis.com/ Patrick of Atlantis

    Obama and Valerie Jarrett conspired with President Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood to kidnap the Ambassador and swap him for the Blind Sheik. The evidence points to this scenario. Since the Obama administration is stonewalling and showing all signs of mens rea, this scenario can be stated as fact.

  • David Wilson

    Did you see how she couldn’t say 3rd world country…..she was stumbling fumbling bumbling to stop herself.

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    love the tone on james rosen here. love it. you see, i’m one of those people who think we not only must speak truth to power but that POWER NEEDS A SCOLDING.

    OFTEN.

  • CeasarObama

    Im sure we brokered a deal with this guy.We will let you live if you testify in court it was all because of that silly video.Trying to save Hillary’s worthless AZZZZZZZZZ.

  • Tammy Rice Otto

    THE REAL QUESTION HERE PEOPLE IS WHY HAS THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS NOT STARTED YET???

  • landofaahs

    He has not been properly indoctrinated yet. It takes time for muslims to always remember “It was the video”.

  • Native Pride 1973

    I honestly fail to see the big deal. Its pretty obvious this guy went to the media and that the New York times did “find” him. He most likely fled the area as soon as the interview was over. For whatever reason, the journalist didn’t inform the CIA or anyone that he was going to meet with him. but that doesn’t mean that it makes our military or intelligence community somehow inept.

  • Native Pride 1973

    It was a US consulate, which, under international law, is considered the foreign nation. Also on embassies and consulates, local laws and rules actually don’t apply and they are immune from any law enforcement action, even if they were to commit murder, which actually happened in Pakistan in 2012, when a US CIA contractor shot a couple of kids. He was released because Pakistan wasn’t allowed to prosecute him and government pressure allowed him to be released.

  • Native Pride 1973

    Was Bin Laden really involved in 9/11? Not really. He basically told them to go bomb the twin towers and so on and the others figured out the rest. But Bin Laden , as is this guy, was the major figure behind the attacks, finances and operations of the terrorist group that carried out the attack.

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  • Anonymous

    Glenns eyes are bleeding because of the massive ego mania is swelling up his brain such that blood in his cranium can only be released thru his eyes.
    And does really do things for the love of Pete.
    Do Stu and whatzhizzname know about Glenn’s new love.