Terence P. Jeffrey
August 10, 2013
President Barack Obama said at a White House press conference on Friday afternoon that the administration has a “sealed indictment” of unnamed and unnumbered terrorists involved in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Amb. Chris Stevens, State Department Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and CIA security personnel Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty.
CNN had reported on Tuesday that the administration had charged “several suspects” in the Benghazi attack and that one of them was Ahmed Abu Khattala, reportedly a leader of the Ansar al Sharia militia.
Ansar al-Sharia publicly took credit for the Benghazi while it was still unfolding.
The fact that the administration is indicting people it believes were involved in the terrorist attack in Benghazi suggests the administration is planning to try the terrorists responsible for the attack in U.S. civilian court as if they were domestic criminals—as opposed to treating them as unlawful enemy combatants who committed an act of war against the United States.