Report: FBI Identifies Five Suspects In Benghazi Attack
The Associated Press is reporting that the FBI has identified five men in connection with the attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi last year, but there’s a hitch:
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say they have identified five men they believe might be behind the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last year. The officials say they have enough evidence to justify seizing them by military force as suspected terrorists — but not enough proof to try them in a U.S. civilian court as the Obama administration prefers.
So the officials say the men remain at large while the FBI gathers more evidence. The decision not to seize the men militarily underscores the White House’s aim to move away from hunting terrorists as enemy combatants and toward trying them as criminals in a civilian justice system.
Given this caveat, I have to wonder why they would even acknowledge having identified anyone and thus run the risk of tipping people who, I presume, are under surveillance of some kind.