Criminal how this has been bungled from start to finish. There have been reports of others in alleged custody at various points, yet no clear word, and apparently, no action.
War On Terror: Before we confirm the president’s national security team, let’s get some answers to why no terrorists have been captured or killed after the consulate attack and why the administration doesn’t seem to care.
Last Tuesday, the Tunisian government released Ali Ani al-Harzi, a leading suspect in the attack who was taken into custody after fleeing Libya for Turkey and then sent to Tunisia. A Tunisian court said he was released for lack of evidence, but more likely he was released for no lack of pressure from Islamist groups in and outside Tunisia.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., vice chairman for the intelligence panel of the Armed Services Committee, has said Harzi was confirmed to be a member of Ansar al-Sharia, the al-Qaida-linked terror group that took credit for the consulate attack as it was happening.
Harzi came to the attention of U.S. intelligence investigators after he posted real-time information to a social media platform about the assault on the U.S. compound in Benghazi just as it was starting. He is a prime suspect in the terror attack on Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens, his aide and two Navy SEALs.
While Harzi was interviewed by FBI investigators before a Tunisian judge in December, after intervention and pressure by Sen. Lindsey Graham and others, no further action has been taken or progress made.