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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Libyan Militia
As new information surfaces about last year's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and as the National Security Agency scandal continues to swirl throughout the media, the Obama administration has come out with a worldwide warning about the possibility of serious terrorist attacks.
The Justice Department has filed criminal charges against Libyan militia leader Ahmed Khatallah, the first indictment in last year's deadly terrorist attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi — signaling a shift in a case whose political undertones have roiled the Obama administration over the past 11 months.
U.S. officials say they have identified five men they believe might be behind the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
U.S. intelligence told President Barack Obama and senior administration officials within 72 hours of the Benghazi tragedy that the attack was likely carried out by local militia and other armed extremists sympathetic to al-Qaida in the region, officials directly familiar with the information told the Washington Guardian on Friday.
An absence of accountability now overshadows the Obama administration’s failures to defend Americans from radical Islam.
Assailants fired a rocket-propelled grenade at the U.S. Consulate on Wednesday in the eastern city of Benghazi, a Libyan militia commander said, the latest example of lawlessness that has plagued the country since a civil war that ousted longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi.