Remembering Benghazi: The Time to Act is Now

We should never forget 9/11 and Benghazi; the best way to remember our fallen is to act. For 9/11, the time has come to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammad (KSM) on trial and sentence him for his crimes. For Benghazi, the time has come to go after the actual terrorists who carried out the attacks in the same way we went after KSM back in 2003. Al-Qa’ida was our enemy 21 years ago, it was our enemy ten years ago, and we can’t forget that it’s still our enemy today. To keep al-Qa’ida on the run, we must take it to them.

A Three-Pronged Strategy is the Best Way Forward to go After the Benghazi Attackers.

First, request the extradition of Benghazi attackers currently apprehended in Libya to stand trial in the U.S. for their crimes against Americans. Or at least, request access to debrief the terrorists currently detained to identify additional attackers to bring to justice.

While a number are already in custody, the top five of the highest priority due to the propensity of the Government of Libya to release al-Qa’ida and affiliated terrorists include:


  1. Amin Kelfa, with full name Amin Ali Meloud Kelfa, a member of al-Qa’ida and prior member of Abu Salim Martyrs Brigade (ASMB)

2. Ahmed al-Mushaiti, with full name Ahmed Hassan al-Sharif Mohammed al-Mushaiti a member of the Islamic State (ISIS) and previously Ansar al-Sharia-Benghazi