Fox News reports that one of the graduates of the Guantanamo Bay master’s program was on the ground at the site of the terrorist attack on the US consulate in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012.
The source told Fox News that ex-detainee Sufian bin Qumu, who is suspected of running camps in eastern Libya where some of the assailants trained, is also a “respected member” of Ansar al-Sharia — one of the Islamist groups identified in State Department email traffic two hours after the attack.
Two sources familiar with the investigation, when asked about bin Qumu’s whereabouts the night of the attack, did not dispute the claim he was in Benghazi.
While it is not clear whether bin Qumu was directing the assault, his security file from Guantanamo may be revealing. Having already trained in Usama bin Laden’s camps, in 1998 bin Qumu joined the Taliban in Pakistan and “communicated with likely extremist elements via radio during this period indicating a position of leadership,” the file shows.
bin Qumu graduated from Guantanamo in 2007 after 5 years of intensive study and sent to Libya where he has made a name for himself in the Libyan and African terror network. But, yeah, we should release more of these graduates on the world.