Benghazi Killers Of U.S. Ambassador Stevens Are Still On The Loose

A protester in front of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, on Sept. 11, 2012. Esam Al-Fetori / REUTERS

Benghazi Killers Still On The Lam After 9 Months, May Have Sought To ‘Smoke Out’ CIA -- Washington Times

Washington is preoccupied with the political decisions surrounding last year’s attack in Benghazi, but nine months later the who and why of the terrorist assault that left four Americans dead remains shrouded in mystery.

Some analysts say Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was the target, while others believe he may have been an opportunistic way to smoke out the location of a CIA compound in the eastern Libyan city. It’s not even clear whether the attack was long premeditated or whether it was a last-minute strike organized after Stevens was seen in town the afternoon of Sept. 11.

The FBI is investigating the attack in order to fulfill President Obama’s promise to “bring to justice the killers.” But no arrests have been made and only one suspect — a Tunisian since released from custody — has been interrogated.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. dodged the issue when asked about progress last month at a congressional hearing.

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My Comment: The administration's handling of this case .... especially a few weeks before last year's Presidential election .... may have bought the White House some time but they are now paying a political price for it. And while I expect the politics to continue .... the situation on the ground in Libya is going from bad to worse.

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