Libya condemns U.S. arrest of Benghazi suspect

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bromeando wrote:

Tough. We’d never get him if we had to depend on the Libyans.

Jun 18, 2014 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
dd606 wrote:

Boo hoo… Always the same story with these places. They let nuts roam around free as a bird… killing people left and right. Then they’re outraged when somebody actually does something. Get off your butts and do it yourselves, then you won’t have to worry about your ‘sovereignty’ being violated. They had almost two years.

Jun 18, 2014 4:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jaxkincaid wrote:

The Benghazi story, including this “breaking” story of arrest, is a distraction from the incomprehensible foreign policy practiced by the US. Without a NATO-backed (read US-backed) coup, none of this happens in the first place.

Jun 18, 2014 4:25pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
4825 wrote:

The timing of the arrest raises questions of whether it is politically motivated. The reason is, this guy was giving multiple news interviews for two years but our folks could not find him to arrest him? That really makes you question the motivation of the administration, the same one that apologized for a video that had nothing to do with Benghazi and then repeatedly mislead the public.

Jun 18, 2014 4:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JoeSchmoe123 wrote:

Tell the Republicans, they aren’t the only ones concerned with politics more than justice. The Libyans came right out and said so.

Is it time for an American Republican to run for office in an oil-rich gun-toting country and annex it under Texas redistricting? Hmmmm…

Jun 18, 2014 4:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Virago wrote:

Funny how the Americans can violate another country’s sovereignty with impunity (arrogance) but if another country does it they are condemned by the States for violating international law. I guess that is a cornerstone of Obama’s foreign policy: do whatever it takes, legal or not.
I guess he’s never heard of Interpol or International warrants

Jun 18, 2014 4:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Virago wrote:

Funny how the Americans can violate another country’s sovereignty with impunity (arrogance) but if another country does it they are condemned by the States for violating international law. I guess that is a cornerstone of Obama’s foreign policy: do whatever it takes, legal or not.
I guess he’s never heard of Interpol or International warrants

Jun 18, 2014 4:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

no.

Jun 18, 2014 4:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Hedonikos wrote:

“I guess he’s never heard of Interpol or International warrants” Yeah. That will get this guy to justice. Good grief. smh

Jun 18, 2014 5:39pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
The_Traveler wrote:

“We expect the world to help us with security. We expected the United States to help us, but we did not expect the United States to upset the political scene.”

If one uses the premise that “snatching” a suspected terrorist is a step to improving Libya’s “security”, then the US did them a favor.

As far as “upsetting the political scene”, that’s your problem. Get used to it.

Jun 18, 2014 6:13pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gregbrew56 wrote:

And Libyans violated the sovereignty of the American Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi.

The old “eye for an eye” thing…

Jun 18, 2014 7:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
majkmushrm wrote:

I think it would be more proper to say that the US kidnapped this guy and not arrested him. Also, what about the rest of the crew that attacked the consulate? Does no one care about them?

Jun 18, 2014 7:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Stanley7746 wrote:

In March 2011 Senator McCain called for the US to bomb Libya and enforce a no fly zone so the people of Libya could overthrow the government of Col Gaddify. The Republicaans will use any excuse or reason to start a war.

Jun 18, 2014 7:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
edgyinchina wrote:

‘We expect the world to help us with security’…. This…
Why can’t people secure themselves? Are they so weak, so cowardly, so un-passionate about their own sovereignty and their own freedom as to say things like this… “Protect me… Help Me… So I don’t have to do anything myself”….

Jun 18, 2014 7:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JamesChirico wrote:

This government is not smart enough to take the side of Gen. Hifter getting far more support from the USA. Instead it condemns us for doing what it could not, bring him to justice. These islamists don’t deserve anything but the iron fist. Gen. Hifter has one but is called a renegade by this government. They better wake up soon, the big neighbor to the east will elect Sisti whom will help against the Ansar al Sharia supporters after he finishes off the Muslim Brotherhood powerbase.

Jun 18, 2014 8:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
AnLaN wrote:

Good news from President Obama. A quiet and effective leader, despite the back ground noise undeserved criticism.

Jun 18, 2014 9:11pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Reality2Day wrote:

They can’t even defend their parliament, they couldn’t catch this guy if he surrendered to them!

Jun 18, 2014 9:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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