NYT: No Evidence Al-Qaeda Was Involved In Benghazi

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    The NYT says...................Please give me a break!! they are liberal activists. That is like when Dean Martin asked Thorton Mellon if he cheated and he said no.
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    A. Tell that to the family members of those lost due to Obama's incompetence

    B. One of you Libs brought it all up again hoping we were all as gullible and willfully ignorant as the rest of you Obama supporters. Talk to him..
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    Out of curiosity, what is the proof that Al Qaeda was involved in the Benghazi attack?
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    Ok, I'll tell it to the 4 families who lost loved ones in Benghazi if you tell it to the 7400 families who lost loved ones in 9/11 and in the Iraq invasion/occupation that occurred under your Republican president's watch. The hypocrisy of you cons is astounding. Benghazi was a tragedy that you have attempted mightily to use for political advantage. Meanwhile, Bush makes one of the most incompetent decisions in American foreign policy history, gets 4000 Americans killed directly because of his incompetence, and barely a peep from anyone on the conservative side. Truly disgusting.
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    C'mon. There was a peep. They blamed it on Clinton
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    But what about Iraq? But what about Bush? But what about anything else accept admitting your guy Obama is a dangerous amatuer that has done far more to hurt the average Amercian citizen than help them. Talk about a broken record. This thread is about Benghazi and the NYT promoting Hillary for Prez, and your boy chomp started it. Try to stay on task or start another it's Bush's fault thread if that's too hard for you.
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    Let me ask again: Out of curiosity, what is the proof that Al Qaeda was involved in the Benghazi attack?
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    Just pointing out your hypocrisy here as you and your conservatives try to take political advantage of a tragedy.
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    To be a hypocrite I would have to have never criticized Bush and his actions as Pres, including Iraq. Let's just say on appropriates threads involving that subject at the time you would find that I am not a hypocrite in the least so once again you are wrong. I find fault where it lies, regardless of political affiliation. This thread is just another attempt by Libs to try and justify their blind allegiance to the worst President in recent, likely even all of, our history. Thing is Libs are fooling nobody but themselves..
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    the attack was a coordinated attack carried out by people that had worked and trained together and had planned this attack out right down to how to attack the safe house and the escape routes.

    getting proof is difficult when the investigator doesn't want the proof to come out. your question sounds like it came from the cop that investigated the Winston rape

    got to love the justification for the failure...it is old now so let's not pay attention to it. Nixon should have just waited them out I guess
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    I'm sorry, your proof is what?
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    headed to Libya..will report back shortly...wish me luck

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    And they'll get what they deserve.
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    Come on, let's try to have a reasonable, adult conversation.
    NY Times said that there's no evidence Al Qaeda was involved in the attack. Conservatives here and elsewhere have claimed that's wrong. To do that, you kind of have to have some evidence that they were involved, right?
    I'm not saying you're wrong, I'm just curious what the evidence is.
    Thanks
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    Bush - 13 embassy attacks, not a peep from the cons
    Obama - 1 embassy attack ERMAGERD EMPEECH!
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    Bush never tried to blame the attacks on a movie....
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    the attack was done by well trained militia that executed a planned, coordinated attack. can we agree on that much as a base?
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    True, he blamed them on the crazies in the middle east that have been doing the same crap for thousands of years.

    But the Nobel Prize winner says it was because of some movie hardly anybody saw made over here, so we must apologize and lock the dude up.
    And the koolaid drinkers look for anyway to defend him.
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    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/benghazi-times-al-qaida-rogers/2013/12/30/id/544378

    A new report has blasted The New York Times story that claims there's no evidence to prove that al-Qaida took part in the deadly attacks in Benghazi.

    The controversial Times article published Saturday claims that al-Qaida or any other international terrorist organization played no role in the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

    Now The Daily Beast's Eli Lake reports that "evidence has emerged in the last year that does show the participation of militias and fighters with known ties to al-Qaida."

    Republican Rep. Mike Rogers and Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff, who are both members of the House intelligence committee, have condemned the Times report, saying that intelligence reports have shown al-Qaida was to blame for the assault.

    The Times focused its claim on an interview with militia leader Ahmed Abu Khattala, who admitted he was one of the attackers but denies he has any connection to al-Qaida.

    But The Daily Beast points out that Abu Khattala was "by no means" the only person who was involved in the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi.

    Lake contends that some of the fighters are thought to be from a terror group called the Jamal Network, which is led by Mohammed al-Jamal, a former top lieutenant to Ayman al-Zawahiri, the current leader of al- Qaida.

    The Wall Street Journal was the first to report the participation of the Jamal Network in the Benghazi attacks. In October, the network was designated by the State Department as a terror group with ties to al-Qaida.

    Although the Times had previously reported that the network had taken part in the attacks, the controversial new report by the liberal-leaning newspaper fails to even mention the Jamal Network.
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    http://online.wsj.com/news/articles...8020373444418316?cb=logged0.09090709635369376

    The revolutions that swept the Middle East and North Africa also emptied prisons of militants, a problem now emerging as a potential new terrorist threat.

    Fighters linked to one freed militant, Muhammad Jamal Abu Ahmad, took part in the Sept. 11 attack on U.S. diplomatic outposts in Libya that killed four Americans, U.S. officials believe based on initial reports. Intelligence reports suggest that some of the attackers trained at camps he established in the Libyan Desert, a former U.S. official said.

    Western officials say Mr. Ahmad has petitioned the chief of al Qaeda, to whom he has long ties, for permission to launch an al Qaeda affiliate and has secured financing from al Qaeda's Yemeni wing.


    U.S. spy agencies have been tracking Mr. Ahmad's activities for several months. The Benghazi attacks gave a major boost to his prominence in their eyes.

    Mr. Ahmad, although believed to be one of the most potent of the new militant operatives emerging from the chaos of the Arab Spring, isn't the only one, according to Western officials. They say others are also trying to exploit weaknesses in newly established governments and develop a capacity for strikes that could go well beyond recent violent protests in Libya, Egypt and elsewhere

    Intelligence officials now believe the attack was carried out by local militants who were in contact with regional members of al Qaeda-affiliated groups, using the eruption of protests elsewhere as an opportunity to mount an assault on U.S. installations. That belated conclusion has raised questions about the adequacy of intelligence and security preparations at U.S. diplomatic posts abroad as they confront both old and newer risks.

    Of the new militant operatives, Mr. Ahmad is among the most worrisome to Western officials. Thought to be about 45, he is a native of Cairo's Shobra district, a densely populated, low-income neighborhood along the Nile that includes many Coptic Christians, said Barak Barfi of the New America Foundation, a Washington think tank, who recently interviewed several of Mr. Ahmad's associates in Egypt.

    According to Mr. Barfi, Mr. Ahmad attended college, studying either literature or commerce, and went to Afghanistan in the late 1980s. There, said his associates, he trained to make bombs.
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