Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Gitmo Alum Tied to Libyan Consulate Terror Attack

The US Consulate attack in Bengahzi, Libya was an al-Qaeda operation. Intelligence sources say they are convinced the attack in which Ambassador Chris Stevens, an aide, and two retired SEALs were killed involved a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner.

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group release, Abu Salim prison, Tripoli Mar 24, 2010. 
Sufyan ben Qumu (aka Sofiane Ibrahim Gammu and half dozen other names) was probably involved and may have led the attack on the consulate reported Bret Baier as breaking news today. Intelligence sources identified Qumu as a Gitmo prisoner who was released to Libya in 2007 on condition he would be kept in prison. He wasn't. Gateway Pundit blogged about the release in April 2011.

Qumu, wrote the Wall Street Journal, was released by the Libyan government in 2008 as part of an Islamist reconciliation agreement. After his release, Qumu was involved in training Libyan rebels in the fight to oust Moammar Gadhafi. At the time of the WSJ report, the heroic rebel, Qumu, was on the front lines of the Libyan revolution and couldn't be reached for comment.
 
His Gitmo file shows he was connected with the financiers of the 9/11/01 New York City and Washington, DC raids. An alias of his is listed along with other terrorists as "probable Al Qaeda personnel receiving monthly stipends and family support.”
Gitmo Release Documents for Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda Bin Qumu

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