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NYT report: No al Qaeda link to Benghazi attack [video was a factor]
The Hill ^ | December 28, 2013 | Peter Sullivan

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 administration’s 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 Rice’s 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.


TOPICS: Government; History; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: benghazi; christopherstevens; demagogicparty; hillaryclinton; memebuilding; newyork; newyorkcity; newyorkslimes; newyorktimes; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; usembassy

1 posted on 12/29/2013 1:22:59 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The NYT continues to cover for Obama’s State Department, Hillary, ex-SecDef Panetta, the administration, Obama, and Valerie Jarrett.
2 posted on 12/29/2013 1:31:10 AM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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?


3 posted on 12/29/2013 1:34:46 AM PST by NonValueAdded (It's not the penalty, it's the lack of coverage on 1 Jan. Think about it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

...PROTECT HILDA AT ANY COST


4 posted on 12/29/2013 1:40:41 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NonValueAdded

....they’ve all but admitted it was Panetta


5 posted on 12/29/2013 1:42:12 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NonValueAdded

“Hillary makeover tour.”

Well said.

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.


6 posted on 12/29/2013 1:48:36 AM PST by jocon307
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What did they do? Interview one of their own Al-Qaeda cameramen?


7 posted on 12/29/2013 2:05:10 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: jocon307

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


8 posted on 12/29/2013 2:23:43 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The Terrorists didn't even know about the Video until the Obama admin told them
what to be angry about. Giving them an excusable out I suppose.

Repeat a lie enough times,,.......

9 posted on 12/29/2013 2:24:30 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: jocon307

I think Obama had sex with the Ambassador and they killed him because he was about to talk.


10 posted on 12/29/2013 2:26:13 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: MaxMax

...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


11 posted on 12/29/2013 2:43:34 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

the N.Y. Times
A once great informer of the people has devolved into little more than a tool of the left.


12 posted on 12/29/2013 2:49:56 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: Joe Boucher
The Left is transitioning from Obama to Clinton.

Barbara Walters doesn't believe Obama is the new coming (as she once did) and has named Hillary the "most interesting person of 2013."


13 posted on 12/29/2013 2:56:34 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

...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.


14 posted on 12/29/2013 3:04:34 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Bingo.


15 posted on 12/29/2013 3:12:17 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: All

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.

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16 posted on 12/29/2013 3:13:52 AM PST by AnthonySoprano
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The ability to lie is a practiced art and grows with the absurdity of the claim.


17 posted on 12/29/2013 3:36:17 AM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Propaganda dispenser agrees with propaganda creator.

Who'da saw that one coming?

18 posted on 12/29/2013 3:44:16 AM PST by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall ; / ?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The whitewash begins on Hillary’s behalf.


19 posted on 12/29/2013 3:44:33 AM PST by jersey117
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“The Witch of Benghazi” = Derr Hilderbeast


20 posted on 12/29/2013 3:53:01 AM PST by Texas Fossil
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CONGRESSIONAL/HOUSE REPORT: “....the State Department quickly notified the White House that the attack was taking place in Benghazi, and that within two hours of the start of the attack the department was telling the White House that al Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia was claiming responsibility for it....snip......“After the Benghazi attacks and the savage murders of four Americans, the Obama Administration perpetuated a deliberately misleading and incomplete narrative that the violence grew out of a demonstration caused by a YouTube video. The Administration consciously decided not to discuss extremist involvement or previous attacks against Western interests in Benghazi.”

THE LINGERING LIE The September 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi precipitated the murders of the American Ambassador three other American citizens. Yet, Susan Rice, who got her NSA job b/c she toadied for Obama---parroting the WH "video" script---is still trying to pump her resume---to convince us nothing really happened.

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Susan Rice was on TV a-g-a-i-n---on 60 Minutes. She can't get enough TV time to save her sorry a**---to continue the Benghazi lie and the cover-up. Forget the video---the cover story now includes "national security" as the rationale.

Rice figures that should be enough to pump up her sorry resume.

Better to cover up what happened than to let the entire world know about Hillary's involvement....part of her shady MO to get into the WH in 2016.

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LET'S STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE In 2009, Obama made a "Smart Power" suck-up speech in Cairo----"apologizing" for America's historical role in the Middle East. By snubbing Mubarak, Obama set the stage for the Egyptian president's overthrow by the Islamic mob.

When the worst-case scenario happened, when Obama's personal choice---Islamist Muslim Brotherhood, Mohamed Morsi, was elected president----Obama sap-happily sent his secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, to Cairo to personally kiss-up to Morsi....perhaps at that time hatching their plans to destroy Westen civiliation in compliance w/ Muslim dictates.

Obama's treacherous ill-advised component of US foreign policy----sucking up to the very people who want to kill us and destroy our churches. He portrayed teeming Muslim majorities there as "victims of Western colonialism and Cold War policies," stupidly promoting American-style democracy for these conflicting cultures w/ thousands of years of religious and territorial factionalism.

OBOBO'S SUCKUP "The relationship between Islam and the West includes centuries of coexistence and cooperation, but also conflict and religious wars," Obama said in the June 2009 speech in Cairo. "More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies, without regard to their own aspirations."

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Fast forward to 2013: the savage Muslim Brotherhood torched some 63 Egyptian churches and many Christian businesses. Obama ignored the bloodbath and spent the crisis dining out, golfing, power-partying, and vacationing in exclusive Martha’s Vineyard on the taxpayers' dime.

Rice stupidly advised Boobamba to phone Gen al-Sisi from MV. But al Sisi refused to take the call knowing Boobamba planned to order the general to call off his beating back the Muslim Brotherhood .

OBAMA: "First, let's make sure the cameras get this staged
photo-op to pump your resume. Now what lie should I tell the
American people about Egypt?"

RICE: "After saying 'the Taliban is on the run and Osama Bin Laden
is dead'.... tell 'em Gen al-Sissi is a big sissy for not taking your phone call."

21 posted on 12/29/2013 3:54:38 AM PST by Liz
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FIVE SECOND BENGHAZI QUIZ

(Q.) Who holds the key to unlocking the Benghazi secrets Obama and Hillary will not divulge?

(A.) That would be Egyptian Gen Al-Sisi who drove blood-thirsty Muslims out of Egyptian politics and has vowed to rebuild the 63 churches torched by the Muslim Brotherhood.

Right now, sitting in an Egyptian jail is a man al-Sisi arrested for inciting terrorism. That man is Gehad al Hadad....once employed by the tax-exempt Clinton Foundation.

THE CLINTONS IN-HOUSE MUSLIM TERRORIST the Clintons tax-exempt foundation employed a Muslim Brotherhood activist.

Gehad el-Haddad
(The stupid Clintons did not know Gehad was Farsi for "jihad")

Gehad also knows how the Muslim Brotherhood launders money to finance terrorism, using "tax-exempt foundations."

As far as I know, Egypt does not have any limitations on obtaining information from terrorists---like prohibiting waterboarding, etc.

Rest assured---we will know everything---all in good time.

22 posted on 12/29/2013 3:56:42 AM PST by Liz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Nyt printing the Susan Rice lie.
Because they were told to.


23 posted on 12/29/2013 4:31:00 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Doogle

Hopefully.

The NY Times cannot find out Obama Social Security number or his student status, but they can go to Benghazi and come up with this crock of sh*t.


24 posted on 12/29/2013 4:42:40 AM PST by Venturer (Half Staff the Flag of the US for Terrorists.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Hillary makeover tour. Funny how everybody but the FBI can find and talk to the perps.

Let's give credit where credit is due: The Democrats are already executing on the 2016 Presidential race and have the media working in tandem with them.

Meanwhile, the Republicans are fighting against the Tea Party and true conservatives.

25 posted on 12/29/2013 4:55:59 AM PST by Senator_Blutarski
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Let’s see ...

A MSM outlet with no official access to classified reports and sworn testimony says it was caused by the video.

After months of classified sworn testimony before Congress Congressmen on the House Intelligence Committee are saying it was a preplanned attack by Al Qaeda.

Who are you going to find more creditable? Those who were there and giving sworn testimony or a reporter and editorial staff working from the safety of their offices in NYC?


26 posted on 12/29/2013 5:29:56 AM PST by Nip (BOHEICA and TANSTAAFL - both seem very appropriate today.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“It said the attack was pre-planned, but grew as people angry about the anti-Muslim video....”

Notice how they tell the truth for one second, and dismiss it with a BUT


27 posted on 12/29/2013 5:34:46 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why are they rehatching this crap again?


28 posted on 12/29/2013 6:42:58 AM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“NYT report: No al Qaeda link to Benghazi attack”

Hmmm that’s weird:

House Intelligence chair: Benghazi attack ‘Al Qaeda-led event’
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3106246/posts


29 posted on 12/29/2013 6:45:01 AM PST by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

From the folks most complicit in “Hide the trend”.

PRAVDA West.

Whatever the left wants believed is printed in NYT. This paper can’t die fast enough.


30 posted on 12/29/2013 6:52:30 AM PST by Blue Collar Christian (Vote Democrat. Once you're OK with killing babies the rest is easy. <BCC><)
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