Skip to comments.NYT report: No al Qaeda link to Benghazi attack [video was a factor]
Posted on 12/29/2013 1:22:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
A New York Times investigation of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, concluded that al Qaeda did not play a role, but an anti-Muslim video was a factor.
Based on interviews with witnesses, the report found that local militia leader Ahmed Abu Khattala was the central figure behind attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and four other Americans.
It said the attack was pre-planned, but grew as people angry about the anti-Muslim video, Innocence of Muslims poured in spontaneously.
The newspaper notes that not only is there no evidence of a link to al Qaeda, but someone connected to al Qaeda expressed surprise upon hearing of the attack.
This account is at odds with claims Republicans used to attack the Obama administration.
It was very clear to the individuals on the ground that this was an Al Qaeda-led event, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said last month on Fox News. This was a pre-planned, organized terrorist event, not a video. That whole part was debunked time and time again.
Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), all fierce critics of the administrations handling of Benghazi, also attributed the attack to al Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda, its affiliated groups, and local militias were able to establish sanctuaries almost uncontested in the ungoverned spaces of eastern Libya, the senators said in a statement in May. Some of these individuals were involved in the attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi.
Much of the Republican criticism has centered on an alleged cover-up of the facts by the administration, including editing talking points before then-UN Ambassador Susan Rices appearance on Meet the Press.
The New York Times article does not address whether there was any cover-up by the administration after the attack.
Hillary makeover tour. Funny how everybody but the FBI can find and talk to the perps
The essential question remains, where was Obama when this was playing out in the Situation Room. And who gave the stand down order?
...PROTECT HILDA AT ANY COST
....they’ve all but admitted it was Panetta
“Hillary makeover tour.”
I don’t really care what started it, maybe it even was the video.
But that was OUR ambassador and THEIR guy; and 3 other Americans who were killed by a mob.
Their guy, their friend, a GAY guy, even, and THEY DO NOT CARE.
I never met that man and know nothing about him, but I swear to heaven I am more upset at his murder than they are.
And I know many people here feel the same way.
You kill our ambassador, it is like you killed our whole country.
But they don’t care, and neither does the NY Times.
He’s just chopped liver to them.
What did they do? Interview one of their own Al-Qaeda cameramen?
Maybe but can the NYT tell us why they tried to assassinate The British ambassador,or why they attacked the Red Cross months before they threw bombs into this compound
Hey NYT,tell us,what was the American ambassador doing in a Alqeda strong hold,in a residential neighborhood,in a home that did not meet security standards for an embassy let alone a mission? Why was he meeting with the Turkish ambassador minutes before the attack,what was said?
Don’t you know NYT,the embassy is in Tripoli,not Benghazi?
Instead of kissing The Hildabeasts fat ass with this crap of an article,do some real reporting.
What the hell was Obama or Hildabeast doing when these men were left to be slaughtered? What was ambassador Stephens doing in Benghazi? Neither of these questions have ever been addressed,let alone answered,and with the middle east in turmoil caused by the Marxist frauds in this administration,
They have shown how totally corrupt and diabolical they really are
Repeat a lie enough times,,.......
I think Obama had sex with the Ambassador and they killed him because he was about to talk.
...nope,it’s the guns again. Assad found out about the shipment held up in Turkey. Too many CIA operatives in the area (over 30 I think). Assad gave the go ahead, A’Q did the rest. Odungo knew if the Ambassador (who also knew of the arms shipment, thats why he was at the annex) survived the attack and he had to testify about the illegal arms shipment BEFORE the election, it would’ve doomed him. In other words he let people die in order to save his reelection. Hilda did the same in order to save her future
the N.Y. Times
A once great informer of the people has devolved into little more than a tool of the left.
Barbara Walters doesn't believe Obama is the new coming (as she once did) and has named Hillary the "most interesting person of 2013."
...THIS IS going to open up the BENGHAZI story over again in a way THAT IS NOT going to help Hilda...it IS going to eventually bury her.
Had nothing at all to do with a Youtube Video.
Had as much to do with a Youtube Video as Bill’s Staff Blowjobs did to a Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
The ability to lie is a practiced art and grows with the absurdity of the claim.
Who'da saw that one coming?
The whitewash begins on Hillary’s behalf.
“The Witch of Benghazi” = Derr Hilderbeast
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