Skip to comments.House Intelligence chair: Benghazi attack 'Al Qaeda-led event'
Posted on 12/29/2013 5:08:10 AM PST by McGruff
The 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya was an "Al Qaeda-led event" according to multiple on-the-record interviews with the head of the House Intelligence Committee who receives regular classified briefings and has access to the raw intelligence to make independent assessments.
"I will tell you this, by witness testimony and a year and a half of interviewing everyone that was in the ground by the way, either by an FBI investigator or the committee: It was very clear to the individuals on the ground that this was an Al Qaeda-led event. And they had pretty fairly descriptive events early on that lead those folks on the ground, doing the fighting, to the conclusion that this was a pre-planned, organized terrorist event," Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., told Fox News in a November interview.
"Not a video, that whole part was debunked time and time again," Rogers added of the attack which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Foreign Service officer Sean Smith and former Navy SEALs Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty, "which just leads to questions of why the administration hung with that narrative for so long when all the folks who participated on the ground saw something different."
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Boston...Russia told us more than once to look at the bombers. Obama told Putin to MYOB. That's his legacy.
Hasan....We were warned that this guy was nutso. Obama policy said..."Give him a promotion". That's his legacy.
"I will side with......."
The NYT, aka Pravda, is busy revising history to get the Worst State Dept. Ever off the hook for the murder of our ambassador and three other brave Americans who saved many at the embassy in spite of Obama and Hillary. They are guilty of lying while standing next to the caskets of those they abandoned on 9/11/’12.
The MSM has been interviewing its own local Muslim ‘reporters’ and their photographers and Al Jazeera affiliates. Do they provide videotaped interviews? Do they even identify these ‘sources’?
“The MSM has been interviewing its own local Muslim reporters and their photographers and Al Jazeera affiliates. Do they provide videotaped interviews? Do they even identify these sources?”
Perhaps a look behind the reporting is in order...
NYT: Suliman Ali Zway and Osama Alfitori contributed reporting from Benghazi
17 November, 2011
Zway and Alfitory were construction workers who quit comfortable jobs to volunteer for the Western journalists that flooded into Benghazi when the February protests turned to armed rebellion.
How it began
It all came by chance at the beginning, Zway tells me during a trip to London to collect his award.
The protests were over and the fighting was just beginning. Only a few were fighting and had gone to the frontline. A lot of journalists came in and wanted to get an idea of what was happening.
No one really knows anything about Libya, Alfitory says, but suddenly all these journalists came to Benghazi to find out what was going on.
In the beginning I had decided to fight with the rebels, as it was our duty to protect our city. But just for a moment, until in my mind I realised that to help the journalists would be a much better cause. Back in February there were a lot of people starting to fight but not many helping journalists.
Zway and Alfitory are now in London to attend the Rory Peck Awards ceremony, and will stay for two weeks to unwind after eight months of conflict.
Their trip was part-funded by Jon Lee Anderson and organised by a group of journalists who worked with them, including Fadel.
“quit comfortable construction jobs” yet miraculously threw all that away to ‘volunteer’ for the MSM who was intent on creating their own story.
Interesting information. The Times, of course, liked these guys because they told the NYT exactly what it wanted to hear.
That said, why is a “report” by a newspaper - and a historically very partisan and politicized newspaper at that - getting more credence than the investigations of our own people whose responsibility it is to investigate such matters?
The point is not who...but that Obama said “Stand Down”. That’s his legacy.>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Obama, a stand up comedian, a stand down president.
That indeed is his coercive utopian legacy, may it be relegated to the dust bin of history.
A treasonous POS if there ever was one.
Were they enraged because of the video ? /s
Of course the majority of Americans have no clue where Benghazi is and what happened there. The left are such hypocrites, I am reminded of the A.N.S.W.E.R. crowd screeching ‘NO blood for oil’, and not a peep out of them over ‘blood for wmds’.
How can anyone believe this NYT tripe?
A couple of construction workers who wanted to rebels, yet felt the calling to ‘help’ the MSM? They then went to London and collect some MSM awards for collusion? They stayed a couple of extra weeks to ‘unwind?’
The MSM can create anything it wants when it goes unchallenged and happens to be at an opportune time (like Hillary’s runup for 2016. The fact is they create this shit all the time. Just like Dan Rather’s damning 1970s memos that were fabricated on 1990s word processors.
They are mudding the water.
Note the reporters.
DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
CAIRO After a month of conflicting statements and partisan criticism, the circumstances surrounding the attack that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11 have become clouded in ambiguities and questions: Did the attack grow out of anger against an American-made video mocking the Prophet Muhammad, or was it waged by an affiliate of Al Qaeda out to mark the 11th anniversary of its attack on United States soil?
To Libyans who witnessed the assault and know the attackers, there is little doubt what occurred: a well-known group of local Islamist militants struck the United States Mission without any warning or protest, and they did it in retaliation for the video. That is what the fighters said at the time, speaking emotionally of their anger at the video without mentioning Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden or the terrorist strikes of 11 years earlier. And it is an explanation that tracks with their history as members of a local militant group determined to protect Libya from Western influence.
United States intelligence officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, have said they intercepted boastful phone calls after the fact from attackers at the mission to individuals affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb. But they have also said that so far they had found no evidence of planning or instigation by the group. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, described the participation of individuals linked to groups affiliated with or sympathetic with Al Qaeda acknowledging, at best, a tenuous or indirect link.
It is a promiscuous use of Al Qaeda, Michael Hanna, a researcher at the Century Foundation, said of those charging that Al Qaeda was behind this attack. It can mean anything or nothing at all.
Suliman Ali Zway contributed reporting from Benghazi, Libya.
Of course the NY Times is covering for Hillary. Obama too, after all, he’s their candidate, must protect his pitiful legacy with lies.
The NY Times is a journalistic disgrace.
Look. You can post all the NYT lying crap you want. There is no one on this earth that can tell me that this was because of a video. No one. Bark it up another truee
Good grief. I’m not suggesting it was the video. I am suggesting the NYT’s is circling the wagons, covering for HRC and their own asses. Their original reporting and reporters seem agenda-driven. IMHO.
Because they were getting away with it.
There isn’t any reason, then, to keep posting NYT background lies.
Yeah, there is. The new report is nothing but a retread of their earlier reports by the same reporters. My post connects the dots.
Dig deeper. Who is behind the reports? What is their agenda?
Just a little red meat for the base from a Boehner stooge. Do Nothing Rodgers won’t be engaging the Obama Admin over Benghazi.
Hillary has big bucks to purchase political ads. They are counting political ad money before it is hatched! Lots of people need their hands greased.
This NYTimes BS is written for one purpose, Hillary's run in 2016.
“Dig deeper. Who is behind the reports? What is their agenda?”
What’s their agenda?
I’m going to go out on a limb and say this is part of the preparation for another terrorist attack, after which there is going to be another version of the “spontaneous” lie to explain the timing of the attack and the particular set of circumstances that will take place before the attack.
Maybe it was AlQaeda led but for sure it was Hillary Clinton caused.
If the press says it was a stupid video, then it was a stupid video and Hillary is cleared for the white house. That’s how it works when retards can vote.
Didn’t they raise the al Queda flag after killing everyone in the embassy?
I agree with the Slimes: the biggest problem in America in 2013 is free speech/free expression.
We need an office of censorship.
I understand that even without all the digging. I just hate to see this spew from the NYT promulgated in the process. It supports the theory that a law oft repeated becomes the truth.
Sorry Rodgers. You have yet to have the 40 or so rescued State Dept. individuals testify before Congress so your protestations fall on deaf ears. In many of the Repukelicans tactics, the most disgusting one is opening hearings that NEVER reveal the TRUTH but just enough facts to embarrass but never declare this administration guilty. Repeat after me: KA-BU-KI, KA-BU-KI. They are all lawyers. The one thing you NEVER want in court is the truth. It will hurt the case every time. That’s why the lawyers are on the same sub-scum level as politicians.
No Congressmen doing the investigation will ever ask where BO was during the attack and who gave the stand down order. What do they know and what are they afraid of.
The NYSlimes seems to think otherwise.
No Congressmen doing the investigation will ever ask where BO was during the attack and who gave the stand down order. What do they know and what are they afraid of.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
That means the POS was up to no good.....likely swingin’ in the kitchen with Reggie Love or some such Obama fluff....or worse.