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AP sources: We didn't link Libya attack to video
Associated Press ^ | Oct. 9, 2012 | BRADLEY KLAPPER and LARRY MARGASAK

Posted on 10/09/2012 4:58:21 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department said Tuesday it never concluded that the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam, raising further questions about why the Obama administration used that explanation for more than a week after assailants killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans.

The revelation came as new documents suggested internal disagreement over appropriate levels of security before the attack, which occurred on the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the U.S.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ap; benghazigate; denial; libya; libyaattack; soshillary

1 posted on 10/09/2012 4:58:24 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Popcorn please. The bus will be here soon...


2 posted on 10/09/2012 4:59:42 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good grief.


3 posted on 10/09/2012 4:59:51 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The various rats in the lower ranks of the chain of command are beginning to cover their careerist behinds.


4 posted on 10/09/2012 5:01:54 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Then who was that hideous visage claiming to be the secretary of state telling us it was the video made em do it?


5 posted on 10/09/2012 5:01:58 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

What are they talking about? Clinton put out an ad apologizing to them for the video.


6 posted on 10/09/2012 5:09:09 PM PDT by randita
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well, so there is a subtle modification in regards to the video maker's identification. He is now just an American, no longer called a Coptic Christian.
7 posted on 10/09/2012 5:11:25 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: randita

Exactly, the fruits of their Arab spring are dropping on the ground. This is far from done. Obama’s caliphate will continue well after he is gone and America will have to deal with it later.


8 posted on 10/09/2012 5:11:52 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One by one, the wheels of the obamabus are coming off


9 posted on 10/09/2012 5:13:17 PM PDT by uncitizen
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To: randita
They ran a $70,000 ad in the ME sh•thole, apologizing for America's guilt! WTF!
10 posted on 10/09/2012 5:15:18 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: SE Mom

Get the popcorn...the bus is circling Hillary.


11 posted on 10/09/2012 5:16:12 PM PDT by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
All one has to do is to look at Hillary's remarks at Andrews AFB when the bodies were returned.

Hillary Clinton: "This has been a difficult week for the State Department and for our country. We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with."

I guess you could parse the words like a Clinton always does because the "rage and violence" was only directed at American embassies, but the attack took place on our Consulate in Benghazi. I guess Hillary intentionally used this wording to confuse the public by implying all of the attacks had to do with the video, but the reality was that Benghazi did not because it was not an embassy. How disgusting and disgraceful. These people are evil.

12 posted on 10/09/2012 5:20:05 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Excuse me for thinkin’ and all ... but didn’t they race out to try to arrest the guy that made the video that they are in no way blaming for the attack?


13 posted on 10/09/2012 5:30:24 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No wonder my head hurts all the time. I can’t keep up with all the lies.


14 posted on 10/09/2012 5:41:50 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: Winstons Julia

The film maker is still in jail, from what I’ve heard.

Those of us who were paying attention knew that this was a terrorist attack from the get-go, it’s been very instructive watching this administration spin in the wind about this and that is what is disgusting about all of this, they are all a bunch of liars. They didn’t care one wit about those who died, now I hope it comes back on them like a sledge-hammer. ?Obama’s chickens coming home to roost??


15 posted on 10/09/2012 5:46:58 PM PDT by eagles_rest ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves." -G.W)
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To: All

I remember back in the 90’s, we studied examples of corporations reacting to catastrophic problems. Tylenol and Coke immediately come to mind as good. What the failures all had in common was their inability to grasp the gravity of the situation and their hubris in failing to admit fault in lieu of liability. In other words, the more they spoke, the deeper they dug. The entire upper ranks of the state dept need to be fired, starting with Hillary.


16 posted on 10/09/2012 5:48:23 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; ntnychik; All

17 posted on 10/09/2012 5:49:10 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Exclusive: Libya Cable Detailed Threats
The Daily Beast | Oct 8, 2012 12:00 AM EDT

Exerpt:

The threat from the militias underscores the dangers of relying on local Libyan forces for security in the run-up to the 9/11 military-style assault. The U.S. consulate in Benghazi employed a militia called the “February 17 Martyrs Brigade” for security of the four-building compound. In addition, there were five Americans serving as diplomatic security and a group of former special operations forces that acted as a quick reaction force on the day of the 9/11 attack. Members of the militias led by bin-Ahmed and al-Gharabi overlapped with the February 17 militia, the cable says.

Link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/08/exclusive-libya-cable-detailed-threats.html


18 posted on 10/09/2012 5:49:33 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: glorgau
The various rats in the lower ranks of the chain of command are beginning to cover their careerist behinds.

I know Romney won't do it, but I wish he would sweep away about 250,000 lefty gov't workers who are politicizing everything instead of faithfully doing their duties.

19 posted on 10/09/2012 5:51:09 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So State and the White House are telling different stories? This is getting interesting.


20 posted on 10/09/2012 5:51:22 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: randita
“What are they talking about? Clinton put out an ad apologizing to them for the video.”

That is such a good point; and highlights the utter incompetence of this bunch.
They are out issuing apologies before they have a clue what has even happened.

Will they now apologize to Romney for their attack on Romney's remarks the day after the Libyan embassy attack?

21 posted on 10/09/2012 5:58:16 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: eagles_rest

I sure hope Romney hammers this in the next debate?

We should be infuriated that filmmaker is in jail.

The man is going to need protection in order to not be assassinated.

Also Iran raised the price on Salman Rushdie’s head.


22 posted on 10/09/2012 6:10:46 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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