Friday, February 22, 2013

Benghazi jihad suspect held in Egypt; US denied access to interrogate

Abu Ahmed aka Mohammed Jamal did not participate in or directly organize the murder of Ambassador Stevens and three others; he ran the training camp where the jihadist practiced before the assault on the embassy compound.  He is in custody in Egypt but US officials have been denied access to talk with him.  This comes on the heels of Tunisia releasing from custody another suspect in the Benghazi attack before questioning could happen.

More benefits courtesy of the rampant democracy from the "Arab Spring."

From FOXNews Feb 21 by Catherine Herridge 

US denied direct access to Benghazi suspect held in Egypt

The U.S. has been denied direct access to the only publicly known suspect in custody in connection with the Benghazi terror attack, Fox News has learned, with U.S. interrogators still unable to sit in the same room as the Egypt-held prisoner to ask questions.

Abu Ahmed, also known as Mohammed Jamal, is suspected of establishing Islamist training camps in Eastern Libya where militants who took part in the Sept. 11 Benghazi terrorist attack were able to train.

Ahmed is not suspected of directly taking part in the attack which left four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, dead. But this is at least the second time U.S. interrogators have been denied access to a suspect held by a foreign government.

In January, Tunisian authorities released Ali Ani al-Harzi, who is suspected of taking part in the attack, citing a lack of evidence.

FBI agents finally got access to al-Harzi after the personal intervention of Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Thomas Joscelyn, with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, said some of the militants Ahmed helped train "directly took part" in the Benghazi attack.

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