Breaking: Suspected Killer of US Ambassador Was Leader of US-Backed Libyan Rebel Forces

Two former Afghan Islamists and a former Gitmo detainee led the rebels in Libya.
The US reportedly trained and armed the rebels in Libya.

Now, one of the rebel leaders, Sufyan Ben Qumu, is suspected in the murder of US Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Sufyan Ben Qumu showed his appreciation by murdering our ambassador.

Leader: Sufyan Ben Qumu, who has known extremist ties, became one of the top commanders of rebel forces in Benghazi. Sufyan Ben Qumu, who was reportedly once Osama bin Laden’s driver, was let out of the US military detention center in Cuba in 2007 and turned over to the government of Muammar Gaddafi on the condition he be kept behind bars. (Daily Mail)

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

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.

More… During his military service Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda Bin Qumu was frequently disciplined for drug and alcohol offenses, absences without leave, and attempted rape.

At least 27% of former Gitmo prisoners return to terror.

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  • TammyChicago

    Appeasement does not work when dealing with savages. When will we ever learn?

  • ar05075

    Thanks Barry.

  • MrGoodWench

    Mr. Ben Qumu spent six years at Guantanamo Bay before he was turned over to Libyan custody in 2007.
    I knew it !
    It is Bush’s fault. Yes it is.

  • OT: FNC’s special report opened tonight with a story from the washington examiner called The Man Behind the Image — fact checking Obama’s past. Very revealing about his days as a law professor, privileged upbringing etc:

    Bottom line: most of the stuff in Michelle’s DNC speech was pure BS, and his students did NOT respect him as a teacher.

  • OT: Fox News special report opened tonight with a story from the Washington Examiner called The Man Behind the Image — fact checking Obama’s past. Very revealing about his days as a law professor, privileged upbringing etc:

    Bottom line: most of the stuff in Michelle’s DNC speech was pure BS, and his students did NOT respect him as a teacher.

  • Patty

    Convert to Islam arrested for bomb threat at UT-Brownsville made in retaliation for derogatory comment about Islam
    HenryMcFarland.jpgThe jihadist formerly known as Henry Dewitt McFarland III

    See? If it were illegal to make derogatory comments about Islam, Henry Dewitt McFarland III, convert to Islam, would never have had to make his bomb threat. He would be free today, and all would be well. Repeal the First Amendment! “Derogatory comment against Islam motive in UTB bomb threat,” by Sergio Chapa for, September 17:

    Court records show that a derogatory comment made against Islam was the motive in a weekend bomb threat at the University of Texas at Brownsville.

    UTB police arrested 25-year-old Henry Dewitt McFarland III on a terroristic threat charge on Sunday afternoon.

    The Harlingen man is accused of phoning in a bomb threat to the UTB campus early Sunday morning.

    Court records released on Monday show that McFarland made the threat to the National Veteran’s Crisis Hotline.

    McFarland allegedly told the operator is a Marine Corps veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and in the process of converting to Islam.

    According to the records, McFarland was planning to detonate a bomb in retaliation to a classmate making a derogatory remark against the Muslim faith.

    McFarland told the operator that he had a pressure plate bomb in his living room.

    The Harlingen veteran told the operator that he receiving counseling for anger management and domestic violence….

    Oh, good. That’ll fix everything.

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  • stonedome

    the rebels in libya were trained by the u s, aka barack and hillary orchestrated. hillary said “we came, we saw, he died” no victory dance for hill this time…busy hiding under a rock

  • donh

    I AM VERY SUSPICIOUS OF THIS NEWS….. It makes more sense Khaddafii loyalists arranged payback for the murder of Khaddafi….killing our Ambassador in the same brutal manner….The US Government has a bias interest in pinning this all on Al Quaida…..because Al Quaida is the government approved target for killing muslims . It contains the disaster to the same old fringe group…. shielding Iran and wider Islamic influences from blame. This is Leon Panetta trying to reel the disaster back onto the failing CIA NWO script that Terror is caused by a few crazy fanatics who can be dealt with by targeted drone strikes.

  • Ruebacca

    The real question is how does the media humiliate Romney over this?

  • James

    More blood on the democrats hands.

  • Multitude

    Apparently he has made a statement regarding our request for his organization to return the surface to air missies we loaned.

    That Barack Obama believes Qumu was just sitting around his pad watching YouTube videos to pass time and came upon one that angered him to suddenly organize his team and go after our ambassador at a safe house, is just unfortunate and further confirmation that Barack doesn’t attend to his job.

    If youre a Democrat, you have to be ashamed at yourself at being fooled by such a pathetic excuse of a human being.

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  • Robert

    Until our top political and military leadership actually confronts the radical ideology of Islam, there can be no resolution of differing views. Not only that, but our prevarication is viewed by a virulent enemy as weakness and lack of resolve.

    In being so vague and ambiguous, our “leadership” gives nothing that can be viewed, by the Moslem population-at-large, as a clear alternative to the concept of jihad.

    A confrontation with the violent justifications that declare in Islamic texts could be force-multiplied by directing specific ideological and physical attention, including various kinetic operations, toward the assets and persons of relevant Islamic clerics.

    Otherwise, the confrontation will continue with no resolution, because it is not costly and significant enough to the population to force them to change their ideology. Under the current conditions, it is not honorable to send our young forces out to struggle when we are not willing to provide them with sufficient ideological support.

  • Sarah
  • MrGoodWench
  • Flintstone F.

    Clint Eastwood (lets remember part of his speech): So, Mr. President, how do you handle promises that you have made when you were running for election, and how do you handle them?

    I mean, what do you say to people? Do you just — you know — I know — people were wondering — you don’t — handle that OK. Well, I know even people in your own party were very disappointed when you didn’t close Gitmo. And I thought, well closing Gitmo — why close that, we spent so much money on it. But, I thought maybe as an excuse — what do you mean shut up?

    OK, I thought maybe it was just because somebody had the stupid idea of trying terrorists in downtown New York City.

    Sounding like the average American, Eastwood failed to articulate accurately how bad Obama really is. US criminal courts? Nah, Obama will just let the terrorists go free.

    Bill Maher said this about Eastwood (I did not know that):

    “As a performer, as a stand-up comedian for 30 years who knows how hard it is to get laughs, excuse me, he went up there … without a net, on a tightrope. There was no teleprompter. He did a bit with just an empty chair and killed,” Maher said. “He committed to it, it was consistent and it worked.” -Bill Maher

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  • Look-Out

    Bolton reminded Greta tonight that Bush had been under tremendous pressure to release Gitmo prisoners. This is what happens when Republicans don’t do what they know is right and agree to Dem demands. It always ends badly.

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  • shbiumi

    Recidivism rate of former Gitmo residents is 275? Is that in happy wonderful unicorn land? Because the rate of recidivism in the US is around 70%. Those are just general criminals. If the rate is that high for run of the mill prisoners, not brainwashed, sex crazed jihadi. My thought is that “27%” number should be more like “100%”

  • shbiumi

    LOL. 27%

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  • SoLongSong

    Republicans need the courage of their convictions. I remember the constant barrage from the dems and the media about how gitmo was tarnishing our reputation abroad, and that if we’d just close it – or let some of these “harmless” prisoners go….

    They call Republicans the party of “No”, because we keep trying to stop things. Well, it’s been this constant, “Okay, we won’t say “yes”, we’ll just do THIS” that has slowly led us down this slippery slope towards things like communism – and releasing a terrorist here and there.

    We need to be the party of, “HELL, no!”

  • squeaky

    “Bolton reminded Greta tonight that Bush had been under tremendous pressure to release Gitmo prisoners..” something we shouldn’t forget. making an argument without the benefit of point/counter point often leads to false conclusions. you can’t ignore the big hairy finger print of dem involvement to make your case. the fight for power always supercedes the needs and security of the people.

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  • Limousine Barry

    Let me be clear, I have the left-wing lunatic fringe to appease! But, I can’t close Gitmo until more money comes in from my donors!

    What are a few terrorists among American Ambassadors? So, the Ambassadors get killed. So what? I am only breaking even with Jimmy Carter! And, that is the good news. I am sure Bill Ayers would agree!

    The bad news is my campaign is going broke. It takes a lot of money to spend other people’s money. The booze, the coke and weed… it all adds up to a huge bill!

    I can’t pay it. So, you should! My job and my Limo are on the line. Give me your money!

    And, this is important! Send, me $40,999.99 before midnight. Some of my past donors want refunds! My campaign blows. Good day.

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  • DANEgerus

    His history reads like Lenin doesn’t it?

  • Whistleblower
  • Catherine

    Yay but obama let him out of jail it was NATO ie the USA backed so called rebbals (aq) that opened the prisons just look it up.

    the blood is on obamas hands and head and all who have supported him and his goons.


  • Sparty

    Isn’t arming our enemies an act of Treason?


    Why is this surprising?

    Give the radicals time, they will rule in Syria and Libya as they now do in Egypt.

  • Whistleblower
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  • dwillmore

    We must learn to be ruthless.
    We must remember that life is worth protecting.
    We must remember that freedom is worth protecting.
    To protect we must assail our enemies internal and external.
    Frankly they must be killed and not coddled.

    The time is long past due.

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    HERE’S THE ISSUE THAT DECIDES IF OUR NATIONS LIVES OR DIES: Will we put aside “social issues” like abortion, amnesty, gay rights, etc. TO FOCUS UPON DEFENDING (a) our borders and (b) of financial existence.


    You may think this a one-sided conversation,
    But things are changing so FAST in this our nation
    That I now “hear you” through your acts and speech
    Perhaps as well or better than if each
    Of you were sitting with me now,
    Striving to be as cordial as our emotions might allow.
    (But our deep feelings should not PREVENT our “talk”.)

    To start, might we agree upon “ONE THING”
    And that is, in America we may sing
    A song of life and love and hope unique
    From all other flesh that we may see or seek.
    Differences in our births or the trials of our lives
    Cannot negate a truth which enemies would disguise.
    (We CAN TALK as “Fellow Americans”.)

    Of all the times and lands who’ve gone before,
    There are FEW, IF ANY who have been given more!
    We, thus, are offspring of generations
    Whose labors/sufferings created this great nation.
    If we cannot admit we are such “heirs”
    We will have lost outstretched hands and honest prayers—
    (We will have lost the POWER to talk.)

    But if honor compels us to concede WE SHARE A DEBT,
    Then you and I can hold “discussion” yet,
    And seek to find SOME OTHER THING to share,
    If honoring each other’s view is something that we dare.
    I will admit, I don’t possess superior heart or reason,
    To find it easy to offer or accept an “Olive Leaf” this season.
    (How hard it is TO TALK, PEACEFULLY!)

    I strive to dig DEEP within my meager soul,
    To hold back fear and bitterness and to CONTROL
    That savage anger which now so threatens my life
    That, if given free rein, might begin such sorry strife—
    The likes of which were only seen before,
    When forefathers CREATED AND KEPT OPEN freedom’s door.
    (Self Control allows us to TALK.)

    In nations far away which have labored less,
    We see self-anointed “leaders” who possess
    Only the arts of fraud, and jealousy, and strife—
    They do not shrink to demand we give our life
    Either as vassals of their own vengeful plans
    Or victims, and “sacrifices” to their commands.
    (Would we allow this, because we COULD NOT TALK?)

    BUT IF WE HAVE “COMMON ORIGINS”, then the sounds
    Of despots and warlords now heard all around
    Should COMPEL US to join JUST AS OUR FOREBEARS did
    (Cannot we too, TALK AND ACT AS THEY DID?)

    Renewed in hope I see the miracle may yet repeat again,
    Out very different souls can yet agree to fight and win
    Not the despot’s “privilege”, but NATURE’S RIGHT to choose
    How we shall live our lives; and whether we will win or lose,
    The liberties which cost such good blood before,
    (And winning freedom, WE CAN TALK SOME MORE!)


    If we can preserve FREEDOM, then social issues and similar matters CAN BE FAIRLY, AND CALMLY, AND SUCCESSFULLY DISCUSSED. Which candidate will best PROTECT THE REPUBLIC? Your answer may differ from mine, but WE MUST have an intelligent conversation which focuses upon THE PRESERVATION OF THE UNION.

  • Reba

    Penny Pritzker is setting up funds for the Obamas to retire to their oceanside villa in Hawaii in Jan. 2013. Thank the LORD! It won’t be long before we are rid of this disastrous president and his phony wig wearing wife.

  • lizzy84

    A comment worthy of sharing:

    “One is bought online. The other is bought on the front lines..”

    Joan Of Argghh @ protein wisdom

    oBama MUST go.

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  • lowCal90

    In related news, the Egyptians have filed a credible criminal complaint against Hussein Obama in the international criminal court: