Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Clinton downplays emails implicating Al Qaeda-tied group within hours of Libya strike
fox news ^ | 10/24/2012 | fox news

Posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:15 PM PDT by tobyhill

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed back Wednesday on the suggestion that Sept. 11 emails implicating an Al Qaeda-tied group in the Libya consulate attack were proof of terrorist involvement, saying their claims of responsibility on Facebook and Twitter were not "evidence."

Though social media was vital in driving -- and monitoring -- the so-called Arab Spring that overthrew longtime dictators in Libya and other countries, Clinton dismissed it as an unreliable source after a series of internal emails sent by Clinton's State Department staff surfaced in which officials reported within hours of the attack that militant group Ansar al-Sharia claimed responsibility in Internet postings.

"Posting something on Facebook is not in and of itself evidence," Clinton said. "And I think it just underscores how fluid the reporting was at the time and continued for some time to be."

She suggested those producing the emails were "cherrypicking" documentation, as the White House noted the organization reportedly had denied responsibility in other settings.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghaziemails; hillaryclinton
Hillary still taking it for their team despite Obama throwing all the women on his team under the bus.
1 posted on 10/24/2012 1:05:20 PM PDT by tobyhill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Sounds like Shrillery is whistling past the graveyard.


2 posted on 10/24/2012 1:06:54 PM PDT by An American In Dairyland
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
Clinton downplays emails implicating Al Qaeda-tied group within hours of Libya strike

Oh well, I guess it depends on what the meaning of "IS", is.

3 posted on 10/24/2012 1:08:21 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Don’t you think it would have been optimal.....to have made a decision based upon the worse case scenario, especially when lives are in danger?


4 posted on 10/24/2012 1:09:05 PM PDT by Toespi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

5 posted on 10/24/2012 1:09:56 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

saying their claims of responsibility on Facebook and Twitter were not “evidence.”

so show us your “concrete” evidence that you went on the national media with...


6 posted on 10/24/2012 1:10:02 PM PDT by rolling_stone
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

They have no problem blaming a you-tube. No problem overthrowing governments to put Muslim Brotherhood into power. No problem backing Al Qaeda militias to bring down governments and put Muslim Brotherhood into power. But they can’t bring themselves to blame Al Qaeda for terrorism even when Al Qaeda claims it.

Our government really has switched sides in the “war on terror”.


7 posted on 10/24/2012 1:10:02 PM PDT by marron
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

And of course, he never had sex with Monica Lewinsky either.


8 posted on 10/24/2012 1:10:50 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama's myth is oozing out onto the floor. He's the political Lance Armstrong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Why did Biden say that none of thjem knew anything about it
in the VP debate?


9 posted on 10/24/2012 1:11:00 PM PDT by DOGHEAD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

“saying their claims of responsibility on Facebook and Twitter were not “evidence.” “
___________________________________

Bwahahahaha! But a youtube video is uber evidence, eh?! THAT can cause the the muzzy world to be set on fire and the US government to make a $70,000 apology on the taxpayers dime. pfffft! jackwads.


10 posted on 10/24/2012 1:12:33 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

TWA800—spontaneous center fuel tank explosion in run up to the ELECTION.

Sound familiar?


11 posted on 10/24/2012 1:14:21 PM PDT by gaijin (S)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

I am remembering talking about the Rose Law Firm’s billing records. Pro stonewalling; only BO is as good at it.


12 posted on 10/24/2012 1:20:21 PM PDT by gloryblaze (Don't forget to donate and keep FR going strong!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Yep, social media is SOOOoooo unimportant, that’s why General Dipsh *caugh caugh* Dempsy is using and pushing it, eh?
https://www.facebook.com/GENDempsey


13 posted on 10/24/2012 1:30:12 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

This whole incident is unfathomable to me. After years and years of “faux-gates” that the media sensationalized, here is an event that appears to an actual cover up by the executive branch of government that could possibly be 1000’s times worse than Watergate and its hardly news worthy?

I looked oked at the comments on this story on CNN. The main responses from people on the left are 1) This is a non story cooked up by republicans and the people wanting to make a big deal about it are too stupid and or racist to understand world politics
2) Bush and his administration lied all the time. Seriously. Bush did it (WMD etc)..so I guess it’s okay??

I don’t get it. There doesn’t seem to be any “right” side here, this isn’t a campaign issue. People died, our embassy was attacked.

I wonder how this all would have gone down if it was after the election?

Rant over.


14 posted on 10/24/2012 1:30:16 PM PDT by pesto
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

This whole incident is unfathomable to me. After years and years of “faux-gates” that the media sensationalized, here is an event that appears to an actual cover up by the executive branch of government that could possibly be 1000’s times worse than Watergate and its hardly news worthy?

I looked oked at the comments on this story on CNN. The main responses from people on the left are 1) This is a non story cooked up by republicans and the people wanting to make a big deal about it are too stupid and or racist to understand world politics
2) Bush and his administration lied all the time. Seriously. Bush did it (WMD etc)..so I guess it’s okay??

I don’t get it. There doesn’t seem to be any “right” side here, this isn’t a campaign issue. People died, our embassy was attacked.

I wonder how this all would have gone down if it was after the election?

Rant over.


15 posted on 10/24/2012 1:30:18 PM PDT by pesto
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pesto

It posted twice and both times with my typo..oh well. Not my day :-)


16 posted on 10/24/2012 1:33:58 PM PDT by pesto
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
"Posting something on Facebook is not in and of itself evidence," Clinton said.

Guess what? Neither is posting a digital facsimile of one side of an alleged COLB on a "Fight The Smears" website.

-PJ

17 posted on 10/24/2012 1:35:35 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: marron
>"Our government really has switched sides in the “war on terror”"

Not really, they never were on our side.

“I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”

page 261 “The Audacity of Hope.”

18 posted on 10/24/2012 1:57:00 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: onyx

” “Posting something on Facebook is not in and of itself evidence,” Clinton said. “

Translation: “ Just DAMN !! “


19 posted on 10/24/2012 2:07:44 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

- It’s 9-11-2012
- You have reports that your ambassador has been killed
- Reports are flooding in, some indicating that this is a coordinated Al Qeada attack

Your choices:

1) Call a staff meeting immediately. Sort out the reports. Consult with experts. Devise a response strategy. Seek assistance from allies.

2) Hop on a plane to Las Vegas. Wheeeeeeee!


20 posted on 10/24/2012 2:09:55 PM PDT by kidd
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Resign, Bitch.


21 posted on 10/24/2012 2:10:23 PM PDT by Senator Goldwater
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DoughtyOne

I did not see any emails implicating Al Qaeda .....

22 posted on 10/24/2012 2:12:44 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill

Maybe Hillary really does want to run in 2016 and President Petulant Child is holding that over her head? Perhaps he will not cooperate with her THEN if she doesn’t take the blame NOW. I wouldn’t put it past such a corrupt group!


23 posted on 10/24/2012 2:15:19 PM PDT by austinaero
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
"Posting something on Facebook is not in and of itself evidence,"

It should be the smoking gun that is placed in her mouth. That wench needs to go.

24 posted on 10/24/2012 3:38:52 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Don't think for a minute that this excuse for a President has America's best interest in mind.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tobyhill
...the so-called Arab Spring...

Also known as 'the Muslim Brotherhood Spring takeover'...

25 posted on 10/24/2012 4:35:17 PM PDT by GOPJ (Obama on Benghazi - - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nE-aorbApBw&feature=plcp)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kidd
2) Hop on a plane to Las Vegas. Wheeeeeeee!


26 posted on 10/24/2012 6:31:28 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: Servant of the Cross

LOL...

Beating up on this guy is a hoot.

I did not have sex with that terrorist organization, Al Qaeda...


27 posted on 10/24/2012 10:08:54 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama's myth is oozing out onto the floor. He's the political Lance Armstrong.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson