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Sharyl Attkisson addresses NYT article on Benghazi


This reporter, I give credence to and respect to her reporting. She's one of the few reporters that does what a reporter should do.

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I’m not an authority on al-Qaeda links (or lack thereof) to the attacks in Benghazi but some of my sources agree w/the NYT contention of no proven direct al-Qaeda links. Were they al-Qaeda, al-Qaeda-influenced, or just independent terrorists? Since the US apparently hasn’t questioned all the terrorists involved, those trying to draw conclusions have to use theory and deduction. Some people who worked there tell me that “terrorist” ties are complex. They say that some Libyans now working with Americans have worked with al-Qaeda linked groups in the past but are now considered friends as far as the mission in Libya. I have a feeling we could study the dynamics for a very long time and never perhaps fully understand them. (Whatever the status of the terrorists, there's now widespread agreement even among Obama admin that they weren't spontaneous protesters.) If anyone is interested, all my CBS Benghazi reports can be found in one place here: LINK


All of the above were a series of tweets I combined.




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KCT
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re: Sharyl Attkisson addresses NYT article on Benghazi


I was watching a couple of the interview shows this morning, and NOBODY was blaming the attack on that stupid video. The only discussion was regarding whether or not Al Queda recognized the group that carried out the attack. There didn't seem to be any question that the people who did this identify themselves as being related to AQ.

But, anything to protect King Barack and Queen Hillary.






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davesdawgs
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I was watching a couple of the interview shows this morning, and NOBODY was blaming the attack on that stupid video. The only discussion was regarding whether or not Al Queda recognized the group that carried out the attack. There didn't seem to be any question that the people who did this identify themselves as being related to AQ.

But, anything to protect King Barack and Queen Hillary.


Al Qaeda is not the only Islamic terrorist organization and many Muslims seem to be radical regardless of affiliation. As such the NYT article claiming that the group conducting the attack was not affiliated with Al Qaeda is is not the real issue. The issue is that attack WAS NOT some spontaneous riot resulting from an anti-Muslim video as claimed by the Obama admin. All the evidence I have read points to a well coordinated terrorist strike.






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L.A.
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The attack on the embassy was a coordinated attack by a radical Islamic terrorist group. Whether or not they are affiliated with Al Queda is of secondary importance.


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SoulGlo
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The attack on the embassy was a coordinated attack by a radical Islamic terrorist group. It Whether or not they are affiliated with Al Queda is of secondary importance.



Tertiary even. Hillary said the right thing... about the wrong topic. "What difference does it make..." if they were AlQaeda or not? The fact is that the admin knew ahead of time, and did nothing. They had plenty of time to react, and did nothing. They went to the American people and lied about it... again and again.



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Lima Whiskey
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Al Qaeda is a franchise at this point. Did Zawahiri order the attack? Probably not. Did the attackers have ties to Al Qaeda? We have evidence they did.







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gthog61
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When you think about it, it's pathetic that the admin's defense is "Well, the attackers weren't affiliated with anybody but we are too lame to protect our embassies against random spontaneous street protesters. Doesn't that make you feel better?"

This admin and the NYT are the keen Ivy League minds that are supposed to be better than the rest of us.

not seeing it






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Lima Whiskey
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No one thought Libya through. Benghazi was a predictable disaster, but so was the spread of weapons across the region. We broke Libya and destabilized the entire region.

Was it worth it? It was certainly justice for Qaddafi's acts of terrorism but we have to weigh the consequences as well.

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This admin and the NYT are the keen Ivy League minds that are supposed to be better than the rest of us.


Credentials are nice, but the real world is a rough place. Sometimes all those nice theories you learned in class just don't hold up.






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GeauxxxTigers23
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Al Qaeda is a franchise at this point.


Exactly. I don't know why some think this is a "gotcha" moment. I never seriously considered it being AQ. I never really cared actually. Lybia was such a shitshow at the time that I doubt even Al Qaeda wanted to get heavily involved. I think it was more than likely a pro Qaddafi militia.






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mauser
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Not to digress, but I would like to footnote ...

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the keen Ivy League minds


is a farce since it has now come out that the average undergrad grade at Harvard is an A-.






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Reubaltaich
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I was watching a couple of the interview shows this morning, and NOBODY was blaming the attack on that stupid video


The stupid 'video' that the hacks in the media and even right here on TD keep beating their chests about had been out several years BEFORE the attacks at Benghazi.

obama and his shills dropped the ball before, during and after this attack.






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Champagne
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The Resident Obamabots will never hesitate to believe and defend Obama's lies.

They are like the die-hard devotees of Adolf Hitler in the last days of the Berlin Bunker, exhorting the masses to ever-greater acts of heroism to defend Hitler, when it was clearly evident that Hitler destroyed Germany and that the war was lost.

Der Fuhrer hat immer recht !

(The Leader is always right !)






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doubleb
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re: Sharyl Attkisson addresses NYT article on Benghazi


You are right about that, it is pretty sad how the NYT has tried time and time again to cover for Obama.

In the Benghazi matter the debate has never been whether or not AQ was involved; the debate was about two main things.

First why did Rice and others in the administration try to blame the video producer for the murders instead of the terrorists who killed our people.

And second why were our people almost unprotected and neglected when the shooting started.

This whole thing about AQ now is just a red herring to divert attention away from Obma and Clinton who both have blood on their hands in this matter and refuse to take much of any responsibility for letting this thing go down the way they did.

The third thing which has upset a lot of people is now instead of justice, Obama and his administration seems to have let the terrorists involved get away with murder.







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Good Times
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The only thing that registers to me is the claims by the admin running up to the election that AQ was decimated and on the run. This is to fill that hole in their story line.

Pre-Hillary cover.






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Crimson1st
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This admin and the NYT are the keen Ivy League minds that are supposed to be better than the rest of us.


No joke! We should ALL rest easy knowing these are the people who are always the smartest people in the room!






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Crimson1st
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The only thing that registers to me is the claims by the admin running up to the election that AQ was decimated and on the run


Yep. And all we heard coupled with that was how glorious the Arab Spring was too. Well how did that work out for us so far?






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