What Are You Waiting For, Mr. President? The Benghazi Murders Await Your Justice.

Posted on February 21, 2013

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President Barack Obama and his administration went to extreme efforts to deny that it was Islamic radicals that attacked  our facilities in Benghazi, Libya, killing our Ambassador and three other Americans on September 11, 2012. Two weeks later he and the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, finally admitted that the attack was carried out by terrorist. They both swore that the killers would be hunted down and brought to justice. So, Asylum Watch would like to know: what you are waiting for, Mr. President?

According to Reuters and according to Barry Rubin, the killers are living the good life right there in Benghazi, just five months after the attacks. From the Reuters article:

Heavily bearded youths from Ansar al-Sharia control the western entrance into Libya’s second biggest metropolis {Benghazi}, patrol a hospital and check cars and trucks passing through another checkpoint in the south.

Witnesses say the group’s members were at the scene of the September 11 attack that killed the U.S. ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans – though Ansar al-Sharia denied any involvement.

But, didn’t our good Libyan friends chase those bad guys out of Benghazi?

“These men are also people who fought on the front lines, care about their city and provide services. We can’t shun them,” said Benghazi University professor Iman Bugaighis. “We had to ask them to come back and protect our hospital and streets.”

“These militias are part of our liberation. We cannot exclude them at least at this time until we build our army and police,” he told Reuters in Benghazi, the cradle of the revolt.

Barry Rubin responds:

Yes, they fought on the front lines with courage — Islamists often speak of sacrificing their lives in jihad and martyrdom — but the victory was handed to them by NATO, a NATO led by the United States, and a United States whose officials the Ansar al-Sharia killed perhaps because they were trying to get some of the weapons back.

Wait a minute.

The current Libyan government is a client of the United States. Can’t the White House pressure the Libyan government to push forward the investigation, to detain those identified by witnesses as the attackers?

Or is the U.S. not even trying?

I think Barry Rubin probably shouldn’t hold his breath waiting for the Libyan “government” to take action. He might better spend his time asking President Obama what he is waiting for. Obama has a kill list for Yemen and one for Pakistan. Maybe he could start a new list for Libya.  Just a thought.

Well, that’s what I’m thinking. What are your thoughts?

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