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Topic - Glen Doherty
The captured Libyan accused of leading the deadly attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi that killed four Americans has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy charges on Saturday afternoon. Ahmed Abu Khattala appeared before a federal magistrate judge in Washington.
Thirty-four Americans at the U.S. Special Mission and CIA Annex in Benghazi were attacked by Islamic terrorists in two waves, the first starting at 9:40 p.m. the evening of Sept. 11, 2012.
One of President Obama's key arguments for military intervention in Syria is that its president, Bashar Assad, violated international norms by using sarin gas. While the Obama administration loudly beats the war drums over Mr. Assad's violation of international norms, it remains virtually silent on another egregious violation of international norms: the slaying of an American diplomat.
The drip, drip, drip of Benghazi makes it easy to forget key elements of the story, learned months ago. Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were killed defending the occupants of the Benghazi mission in Libya. They were killed because they disregarded orders to "stand down." They were killed because they assumed help was on the way. They used a laser to illuminate a mortar position that was attacking the compound and exposed themselves to targeted fire. The help never came.
A House Republican introduced a resolution Thursday to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the two former Navy SEALs who were killed as they defended American diplomats and CIA officers from Islamic extremists in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11.
The father of a former Navy SEAL killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, says he learned the details of his son's bravery not from the Obama administration, but in an email from an American whose life was saved by his son.
He argued that the manner in which the violence unfolded in Benghazi — with an attack on a diplomatic post, where Mr. Stevens is believed to have died, and a second on a nearby CIA annex, where the former SEALs were killed — rendered an effective counterstrike or rescue attempt impossible.