Novelist who predicted Benghazi is dead

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His spy thrillers tantalized readers with violence and sex but intrigued foreign diplomats and CIA officials with his insider knowledge of hot spots.

Gérard de Villiers, a French conservative who was a reporter before he started churning out pulp fiction with a James Bond-like hero, seemed to have the gift of prophecy. Continue reading

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Benghazi suspect talks; CIA agents polygraphed

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A month after the attacks in Benghazi, a key suspect was smirking at the United States and sipping a strawberry frappe on a hotel patio with a New York Times reporter. This week, he’s b-a-a-a-ck.

Abu Khattala — who told NYT in October that he was not a member of al-Qaida but admired the terrorists’ “puritanical zeal for Islamic law” — is talking to CNN. “He’s really not that difficult to find,” says Arwa Damon, the CNN reporter. “This is not a man who is in hiding.” Continue reading

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