Fox News Insider just reported: FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Intel Sources Say Libya Attack Tied to Al Qaeda and Ex-Gitmo Detainee Sufyan Ben Qumu. We posted info back in April, 2011 that this bad fellow was heading up the rebels, and Clinton was the one behind giving him covert arms.
According to his Gitmo files, he was also tied to 9/11 financiers, and his alias is “found on a list of probable Al Qaeda personnel receiving monthly stipends and family support.”
CLICK HERE FOR THE ACTUAL DOCUMENT: Gitmo Transfer Papers for Al Qaeda Employee Who May Have Led Libya Attack
Question: Why are we still focused on the question of whether the attack was “pre-planned” or “spontaneous” if we have good reason to think Al Qaeda was involved? It’s not like U.S. intelligence didn’t know that there are expert jihadis in the area; on the contrary, Benghazi is one of the jihadi-est places on Earth and has been so for years. More at Hot Air
I wrote a couple of posts at the time of the Libyan misadventure in the Spring of 2011. Here are some excerpts.. Now we know why Susan Rice, who was up to her eyeballs with Hillary Clinton in this mess was lying through her teeth on Sunday. Now we know why Hillary looked like a deer in the headlights when giving her take on the action. Did they really think we would not figure this out?
Here is a bit of a refresher about our gal Susan Rice… from: Three women who brought us the new long war in Libya March 2011. I watched the news on T.V. this morning and I am not hearing anything about this. Then we got this report and video over at Al Jazerra that Hillary is arming the rebels link Here. Even thought Gates was opposed to it. So who are you arming Hillary?
In joining Ms. Rice and Ms. Power, Mrs. Clinton made an unusual break with Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, who, along with the national security adviser, Thomas E. Donilon, and the counterterrorism chief, John O. Brennan, had urged caution. Libya was not vital to American national security interests, the men argued, and Mr. Brennan worried that the Libyan rebels remained largely unknown to American officials, and could have ties to Al Qaeda.”
March 23 2011 Al Qaida and Muslim Brotherhood getting ready for Libya
“We also know that al-Qaida has their heart set on controlling petroleum. Libya is the No. 4 producer. There is no bigger prize in northern Africa than Libya right now,” Trento said.
He said Choudary is in a position to know if the Brotherhood or al-Qaida is poised to move if Gadhafi is removed.
April 3, 2011 post: Libyan rebels lead by Gitmo detainee and Afghan Jihadists
Two former Afghan Islamists and a former Gitmo detainee are leading the rebels in Libya.
The US is reportedly training and arming the rebels in Libya.
Former Gitmo detainee Sufyan Ben Qumu was released from Libyan prison last year.
It took Ben Qumu less than a year to lead rebels against the regime.
The Wall Street Journal reported:
Two former Afghan Mujahedeen and a six-year detainee at Guantanamo Bay have stepped to the fore of this city’s military campaign, training new recruits for the front and to protect the city from infiltrators loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi.
The presence of Islamists like these amid the opposition has raised concerns, among some fellow rebels as well as their Western allies, that the goal of some Libyan fighters in battling Col. Gadhafi is to propagate Islamist extremism.
Abdel Hakim al-Hasady, an influential Islamic preacher and high-school teacher who spent five years at a training camp in eastern Afghanistan, oversees the recruitment, training and deployment of about 300 rebel fighters from Darna.
Mr. Hasady’s field commander on the front lines is Salah al-Barrani, a former fighter from the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, or LIFG, which was formed in the 1990s by Libyan mujahedeen returning home after helping to drive the Soviets from Afghanistan and dedicated to ousting Mr. Gadhafi from power.
Sufyan Ben Qumu, a Libyan army veteran who worked for Osama bin Laden’s holding company in Sudan and later for an al Qaeda-linked charity in Afghanistan, is training many of the city’s rebel recruits.
Both Messrs. Hasady and Ben Qumu were picked up by Pakistani authorities after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 and were turned over to the U.S. Mr. Hasady was released to Libyan custody two months later. Mr. Ben Qumu spent six years at Guantanamo Bay before he was turned over to Libyan custody in 2007.
They were both released from Libyan prisons in 2008 as part of a reconciliation with Islamists in Libya. Sorry, link is dead but was from Full story Gateway Pundit