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Published: Tuesday, June 17 2014 3:44 p.m. MDT

Updated: Tuesday, June 17 2014 3:44 p.m. MDT

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Henry Drummond
San Jose, CA

"Whether we bring our enemies to justice or justice to our enemies justice will be done."

Once again we all owe a debt of gratitude to our military and especially the special forces.

Brio
Alpine, UT

This is good news. But it still begs the question of why this has taken so long... almost 2 years since the tragedy took place.

Another question arises from the fact, as mentioned in the article, that this person arrested, said last August in a U.S. media interview, that he has not been in hiding and has been living entirely in the open. He made it seem that even a mall cop could've arrested him.

It appears that the recent strong criticism of Obama critics concerning this incident may have played a roll in this arrest finally coming about. But whatever the reason(s), it's good that justice is finally happening. Hopefully, some of the other perpetrators will also soon be brought to justice for their crimes.

Big Red '93
The High Plains of, Texas

Maybe he can explain whether or not the attack was a response to the 'video'. Special thanks to our military.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Well done to the military forces who did this.

There was no reason for FBI involvement, other than to make the ultimate outcome not only hugely delayed, but very uncertain. This guy could have been apprehended years ago when he was doing media interviews, so the timing now is very suspicious, as it diverts attention away from the numerous other Obama failures, fiascoes, and scandals.

As a terrorist, the correct response should have been to have our military forces track him down and kill him. Not arrest him and endure the mockery of a show trial which will extend over five years or longer. We are defended by warriors, not lawyers.

Set the lawyers to work on enforcing our border laws instead!

t702
Las Vegas, NV

The guy was not in hiding but it still takes 2 long years, what if he was hiding?

Why all of a sudden they decided to nab this dude? Would it be that the Obama Administration started to get serious about this investigation only because on the newly house committee setup to find out what really happened?

4601
Salt Lake City, UT

Since it took the FBI 16 days to reach the site and gather evidence, they had to build a solid case before apprehending him. Three of his co-conspirators also need to feel the arm of justice.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Good PR for Obama.

He needs it.

USA
Salt Lake City, UT

Well done USA, President Obama, and our Special Forces.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

This could hinder the conspiracy theorists going wild on this.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

"The guy was not in hiding but it still takes 2 long years, what if he was hiding?

Why all of a sudden they decided to nab this dude? Would it be that the Obama Administration started to get serious about this investigation only because on the newly house committee setup to find out what really happened?"

Ok... lets see if I understand this. The US takes two years to extract someone from a country that is still highly dangerous, has not stable government itself, is run by war lards right now.... and you question why two years?

Let me reframe this. This is 4 times faster than Osama bin Laden was gotten.... and we are playing with double standards why again? How long did it take to bring the 9/11 people to justice? Or the previous world trade center bombing... or the USS Cole bombing... it took how long to bring those guys to justice?

It is simply amazing the blatant double standard here. We got the guy.... let's celebrate this victory by the CIA and Military and leave the rank partisan comments at the door.

Interloper
Portland, OR

The suspect in the killings at the Benghazi consulate, Abu Khattala, was protected by local militias. Fighting among some of those militias provided a distraction that helped the U.S. take him in a surprise night-time attack. It is strange that conservatives are taking his word over that of U.S. intelligence officers.

President Obama promised the person or people responsible for the attacks in Benghazi would be brought to justice. He has delivered on that promise, just as he did regarding Osama bin Laden.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Benghazi suspect will be jailed for a while then traded for a POW, or just be released.

After our commander pardoned 36,000 convicted criminals from American jails in 2013, I doubt anything will happen to the Benghazi suspect. Unless it scores him some political points.

deseret pete
robertson, Wy

For weeks after the attack they said it was a demonstration . Now they say they have caught the leader or planner of the attack ( demonstration ) I hear they are charging him with going for a walk one night and deciding to kill some americans. And oh they forgot to charge him with having mortars and other heavy weapons and a bunch of friends to help carry them while on an evening stroll.

U-tar
Woodland Hills, UT

Well, I guess now that we have him, Obama can let him go.

SCfan
clearfield, UT

Now how about arresting the other hundred or so that participated in the attack. I'll bet they won't be like this guy openly talking to the press, and living out in the open just daring someone to arrest him. In fact, from what I've heard, he has been on the radar for a long time. Why now? Why did they wait so long?

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

"Why Now"....

Well, just like any other case in the justice system, you don't arrest the person until you know you have enough evidence to convict. In the media, you can "think" or even believe someone is guilty, and that is enough. In the legal system, thinking isn't enough. You have to have enough evidence and witnesses willing to testify, or the person walks.

Even "knowing" but without enough evidence to convict prevents a lot of criminals from being arrested. You can't just arrest people. You need the evidence to convict.

Why was Warren Jeffs allowed to wander free for so long, all the while we "knew" what was going on? It comes down to having enough evidence to convict before you can make an arrest.

GaryO
Virginia Beach, VA

Hey SC Fantasy -

"Why now? "

Why not now?

Is it inconveniencing you at this particular moment for this Terrorist to be apprehended?

Was it the wrong thing to do?

Was it as terribly wrong as rescuing an American POW from Taliban custody?

Please explain your "Conservative" reasoning. Thank you.

Loconic
Alpine, UT

@ Drailed:

Your analysis comment is very much backward. It's the right-wing who believes in the American rule of law and following those laws. Lately, the left wing has been even more ardent and open in subverting our laws by either executing illegal executive orders (bypassing Congress) or just plainly ignoring laws, such as is currently happening with our immigration laws. Our southern border is a sieve and way under-supported, while hundreds of thousands of new illegal aliens are illegally allowed to stay by Obama and not be deported as the law stipulates.

The IRS scandal speaks for itself, as does the VA scandal and other bad-for-America events happening under the Obama watch or directly involved with it. The democrats are running out of excuses with democrat Congressmen trying desperately to distance themselves from Obama.

As such, your comment saying "Interesting how a good day for America is always a bad day for right wingers" carries no water at all. In fact, it's twisted and convoluted. As previously mentioned, that particular comment is closer to being exactly opposite of actuality.

It appears that twisting reality is all some Democrats have left.

Obama10
SYRACUSE, UT

I thought this was a "spontaneous protest" over an internet video. How could there be a "subject"? Wasn't he just a demonstrator?

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

Ah.... the whole "protest never get violent" line..... I see where you are going with that one. I guess we need to let those in Ukraine know that protest are not violent... and in China, the protest there were none violent... the tanks just happened to be in the neighborhood and were driving through the square on their way home.

I guess all these headlines myst be false...

Deadly attack on Thai protest camp in Bangkok - BBC

Deadly Protests in Ethiopia Over Plans to Expand Capital - voice of Ameica

Venezuela student protest ends in deadly violence - BBC

hina warns Vietnam over deadly protests in territorial dispute - The Guardian

... and in particular... this one has to be wrong...

Libya Protest Turns Deadly as Militias Open Fire - NYTimes

Deadly Protests in Kiev, as Clashes Between Police and Anti-Government Erupt in Ukraine - ABCnews

These are just a few from the last few months.

Because protesters never resort to violence. How silly of someone to think a protest could have gone violent, because that just doesn't happen.... right?

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