Ahmed Abu Khattala, a chief suspect in the attack on our consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, was captured Sunday night of this past week, the Washington Post reported yesterday. He was soon after moved to a U.S. ship located off-shore from Libya where he is being held before apparently being moved to the United States to face prosecution for his alleged role in the terrorist attack on September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.
This means that Ahmed Abu Khattala has been in U.S. custody for three days since his capture on Sunday night of this past weekend. The New York Daily News has reported past interviews of Abu Khattala, including one last August with Arwa Dawson of CNN. Any connection of Abu Khattala's activities that night and the anti-Islamic video on YouTube cited by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama, as the alleged cause of the attack on our consolulate in Benghazi that night, was not mentioned in the interviews.
On late Tuesday night, three days after the capture of Abu Khattala, the New York Times reports, in a story titled “Brazen figure may hold key to mysteries,” that the Benghazi suspect
The New York Times account of Benghazi, seeking to bolster the Obama Regime's narrative that the video caused the attack in Benghazi, reported “A Fuse is lit” in stating, “Then, on Sept. 8, a popular Islamist preacher lit the fuse by screening a clip of the video on the ultraconservative Egyptian satellite channel El Nas. American diplomats in Cairo raised the alarm in Washington about a growing backlash, including calls for a protest outside their embassy.”
That same account of Benghazi reported this claim from the Regime about the video: “What happened in Benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo,” she said on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” “almost a copycat of the demonstrations against our facility in Cairo, prompted by the video.”
The Huffington Post, and other news outlets, on the evening of Tuesday, June 17 report that Abu Khattala blamed the attack on the videio, reporting form the New York Times story the quote, “What he did in the period just before the attack has remained unclear. But Mr. Abu Khattala told other Libyans in private conversations during the night of the attack that he was moved to attack the diplomatic mission to take revenge for an insult to Islam in an American-made online video.”
This is reportedly a statement that Abu Khattala allegedly made the night of the attack in Benghazi. Numerous news outlets are running with that statement from Abu Khattala and reporting it as new news broken by The New York Times last night, as if Abu Khattala said it last night or yesterday. While they are not making the claim that he made the comment in the last couple days since being captured by the U.S., they are clearly reporting this to make it appear that the statement was made by Abu Khattala lately. Such a statement by the Benghazi suspect may yet still be released by the suspect while he's in custody of the militiary or perhaps after he is turned over to the custody of the Justice Department of the current administration.
Rush Limbaugh, on his syndicated radio program, just shortly after noon yesterday (several hours before the publishing of the much-reported story in The New York Times story quoting Abu Khattala for blaming the attack on the video) speculated about the notion of whether or not the suspect, after reporting him as being captured, would say the video caused the attack.
During the noon hour of The Rush Limbaugh Program, Limbaugh said, “Folks, anybody want to bet me that this Benghazi suspect, at some point -- they've captured the militia leader, leader of the Benghazi attack -- anybody want to bet me that sometime this week he will admit that the Internet video is what made him so mad that he rounded up his buddies and began the assault on the consulate? I am just going to tell you, I'm not going to predict that, but I want to go on record here on June the 17th making it very clear that, if that does happen, I, for one, will not be surprised in the least.”
Rush Limbaugh said that shortly after noon yesterday, hours before The New York Times reported the statement by Abu Khattala, and hours after the statement, he was proven right. Seeminly almost every outlet of the mainstream media has quoted the statement in the Times story and is running with the report that the chief Benghazi suspect just captured says the video caused the attack.
Rush Limbaugh predicted this and he was right. The importance is how the Obama Regime used this narrative about the video causing the attack on our consulate in order to deny that what happened there that night was in fact an act of terrorism. Denying the events that night were an act of terrorism was key in upholding the claims by candidate for reelection Obama that his administration had defeted al Qaeda and has won the war on terrorism. Admitting that an act of terrorism has happened that night would instantly deflate his campaign trail claims of having eradicated al Qaeda and the terrorism threat overall. The video had received reportedly fewer than a dozen views in those few days it was posted on YouTube before it was blamed for the attack. Clearly a video that almost no one had seen could truly be blamed for such an attack.
Limbaugh was simply stating that the entirley debunked narrative, that the video caused the attack, is the Regime's defense and they would seek to bolster and continue to stand behind the video narrative in their continued efforts to conceal from the public the truth about what happened in Benghazi. Limbaugh suggested, that he would not be surprised, if the sudden capture of the Benghazi suspect was followed by a claim involving the suspect blaming the video for the attack to support the Regime's explanation of Benghazi. Once again, Rush Limbaugh has been provden correct. The willing accomplices in the mainstream media of this Regime, lead by their primary media cheerleader, The New York Times, wasted no time to confirm Limbaugh's wisdom by confirming that Abu Khattala allegedly blamed the video for the attack on Benghazi. Rush was spot-on correct, yet again.