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The Regime's Benghazi Indictment Fails to Cite the Anti-Islam Video

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RUSH:  Well, the Regime has indicted the lead culprit in the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, and the indictment -- the Regime's own indictment, the Obama administration DOJ's own indictment -- doesn't even mention the video that Obama and Hillary said was responsible for the whole thing.  The indictment has undercut the Regime's whole point. I guess they feel enough time's gone by they can't be hurt by the truth now, so to hell with it.

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RUSH: The Regime just released the "criminal complaint against the alleged mastermind of the Benghazi terrorist attacks." They just indicted the guy, a criminal indictment against Ahmed Abu Khatallah and associates, terrorist associates.  Civilized people, associates.  "The Justice Department’s indictment spells out a calculated conspiracy by Ahmed Abu Khatallah and associates to attack the US diplomatic mission and CIA annex, which killed four Americans."

There is no mention in the indictment that Ahmed Abu Khatallah and associates were enraged by a video. 

"Now in custody, Khatallah was a commander of Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi, a US-designated terrorist group, and is himself deemed a global terrorist by the State Department….The unsealed June 26 indictment, coinciding with Khatallah’s US District Court appearance in Washington, states that the grand jury does not know when the conspiracy began. It says Khatallah 'did knowingly and intentionally conspire and agree with other conspirators, known and unknown to provide material support and resources to terrorists, that is personnel including himself and others.' The indictment says Khatallah intended the material support and resources 'to be used in preparation for and in carrying out' the attacks that killed the ambassador, his aide and two ex-Navy SEALs protecting a CIA base that came under precision mortar attack."

Precision mortar attack.  There is not one mention of the video, the entire reason for the attack, as given to the country by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. They even ran a commercial that ran in Pakistan. They recorded a TV commercial that ran in Pakistan decrying this video.  You've heard it.  I don't know how many times you heard that the video led to a spontaneous protest in Benghazi, and if it hadn't been for the video, nothing would have happened.  But now that the indictment has been unsealed and now that we have read the indictment, there's no mention of the video.  And contrary to the assertion it was a video, the charges say it was a long planned conspiracy led by Ahmed Abu Khatallah and associates to attack the US diplomatic mission and CIA annex. 

Now, Mr. Khatallah can prove the charges untrue, maybe.  What if his lawyers say, "This indictment is full of it.  Mr. Khatallah and associates acted because of a video, and the president of the United States and the secretary of state have all said so.  This indictment is criminal!  This indictment impugns the honor of my client!  My client is an upstanding citizen who is sick and tired of an egregious, expanding, imperial United States.  And the last straw was the video that the president of the United States himself blamed for this attack.  This indictment is worthless, and I demand the court to throw it out." 

What if Ahmed Abu Khatallah and associates take that tack?  Some sharp lawyer is gonna do this.  "Wait a minute, what is the DOJ trying to do here?  Didn't they hear what the president said?  Didn't they hear what the secretary of state said?  It wasn't any of this.  It was no long laid conspiracy by Ahmed Abu Khatallah and his associates.  It was a video."  Don't be surprised if that happens.  Right now everybody is saying, "See?  See?  There wasn't a video! There was no video! There was no video!  See, see, it was a conspiracy."  Do you think this guy's gonna sit still for this?  They've got a built-in acquittal, or at least a pretty good challenge.  "The DOJ is impugning my client.  This is character assassination, typical of an imperialist United States led by George W. Bush," blah, blah, blah.  

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