Former Gitmo Detainee Militant Involved In Benghazi Attack Was Us ‘Ally’ During Libyan Revolution
Obama probably had him over for lunch too.
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Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu, a former Gitmo detainee for more than five years who The Washington Post reports the Obama administration says was involved in the September 2012 attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, was once considered an ally to the current administration during the toppling of Libyan President Colonel Moammar Qaddafi.
On April 24, 2011, The New York Times reported:
For more than five years, Abu Sufian Ibrahim Ahmed Hamuda bin Qumu was a prisoner at the Guantánamo Bay prison, judged “a probable member of Al Qaeda” by the analysts there. They concluded in a newly disclosed 2005 assessment that his release would represent a “medium to high risk, as he is likely to pose a threat to the U.S., its interests and allies.”
Today, Mr. Qumu, 51, is a notable figure in the Libyan rebels’ fight to oust Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, reportedly a leader of a ragtag band of fighters known as the Darnah Brigade for his birthplace, this shabby port town of 100,000 people in northeast Libya. The former enemy and prisoner of the United States is now an ally of sorts, a remarkable turnabout resulting from shifting American policies rather than any obvious change in Mr. Qumu.