Didn’t Obama repeatedly promise to bring the terrorists who attacked our consulate in Benghazi to justice?
Via Weekly Standard:
More than ten months after the September 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, Ansar al Sharia is even more entrenched in Libyan society. Members of Ansar al Sharia in Benghazi were reportedly part of the al Qaeda-linked jihadist coalition that killed four Americans, including a U.S. ambassador. But today, Ansar al Sharia is far from being on the run. The organization is expanding and is even tasked with providing security inside Benghazi.
On Sunday, Ansar al Sharia Libya posted images and a video of its armed members manning a checkpoint in Benghazi. Incredibly, according to previous reports, the group is providing security at the behest of the Libya government.
In February, Jamie Dettmer reported for The Daily Beast that the Libyan government is relying on Ansar al Sharia, and other “revolutionary militias,” to “combat drug dealers and a crime wave that is disrupting daily life in the capital and in the eastern city of Benghazi.” Ansar al Sharia members have been “manning checkpoints and guarding hospitals and other public buildings,” while receiving Libyan government payments “through other Benghazi brigades.”
The rampant violence has not been quelled, however. There were numerous attacks before and after the assault on the U.S. mission in September of last year. That trend has continued. […]
Other reports suggested that the violence has been fueled by a “convoy of Islamist extremists” who “had arrived in Benghazi from the alleged hotbed town of Derna,” the Herald noted. But Zeidan “again refused to confirm or deny such allegations.” (Ansar al Sharia is known to have a presence in Derna that is led by a former Guantanamo detainee. Derna has supplied many Libyan jihadists to the battlefields of Iraq and elsewhere.)