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CNN joins Fox in covering Benghazi revelations
The American Thinker ^ | May 3, 2013 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 05/03/2013 7:00:40 AM PDT by EXCH54FE

Fox News is no longer alone in uncovering revelations about the Benghazi attack the Obama administration wanted nobody to hear about. CNN has done some investigating of its own and discovered that 3 Al Qaeda operatives were involved in the sustained assault on two US diplomatic facilities that claimed 3 lives.

Several Yemeni men belonging to al Qaeda took part in the terrorist attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi last September, according to several sources who have spoken with CNN.

One senior U.S. law enforcement official told CNN that "three or four members of al Qaeda in theArabian Peninsula," or AQAP, took part in the attack.

Another source briefed on the Benghazi investigation said Western intelligence services suspect the men may have been sent by the group specifically to carry out the attack. But it's not been ruled out that they were already in the city and participated as the opportunity arose.

This is precisely the sort of information that puts the lie to President Obama's campaign claim that "Osama bin Laden is dead and al Qaeda is on the run." That is why the media had to be signaled to ignore holes in the story, at least until the election was over. With one major exception, they did so, and focused in the early days on the "inappropriateness" of Mitt Romney commenting on the attack before all the facts were known.

According to one source, counterterrorism officials learned the identity of the men and established they had spent two nights in Benghazi after the attack. Western intelligence agencies began trying to track the men in the aftermath of the terrorist attack, but were always behind in their manhunt.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banghazi; benghazicoverage; benghazimedia
Last night on Greta van Susteren's show, Karl Rove posited that Jay Carney's flip dismissal of Benghazi as old news was a big mistake, signaling that there is something that the administration desperately doesn't want uncovered. It is decision time for the MSM. Do they stay on the sidelines and let a potentially huge story fall to their rivals?
1 posted on 05/03/2013 7:00:40 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

CNN was told to join in to spin the spin...can’t let FOX expose the truth and not have a say in it....SPIN SPIN SPIN..


2 posted on 05/03/2013 7:03:08 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: EXCH54FE

Is the movie maker still in jail?


3 posted on 05/03/2013 7:04:57 AM PDT by tractorman (I never miss a chance to tweak a liberal.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Time to cover Obamas lies and protect Kankles at all cost.


4 posted on 05/03/2013 7:08:49 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: EXCH54FE
“there is something that the administration desperately doesn't want uncovered.”

ABSOLUTLY TRUE. No truer words may ever have been spoken on this subject.

5 posted on 05/03/2013 7:09:36 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: EXCH54FE
Al Qaeda operatives were involved in the sustained assault on two US diplomatic facilities that claimed 3 lives.

I thought four people died.

6 posted on 05/03/2013 7:10:34 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: EXCH54FE

“CNN joins Fox in covering Benghazi revelations”

I imagine their (FOX and CNN) stories will not match.


7 posted on 05/03/2013 7:10:55 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: EXCH54FE
"...Jay Carney's flip dismissal of Benghazi as old news was a big mistake, signaling that there is something that the administration desperately doesn't want uncovered.

This needs to be repeated over and over. For a while after the attack I thought Obama wanted to quiet it down simply because he and his administration had been asleep at the switch. But now, as more and more comes out, there is more to it than just being asleep at the switch, ergo the quickly built "the video did it" cover story.

Thread by thread, this is unraveling.

8 posted on 05/03/2013 7:11:06 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: EXCH54FE

I think this is more about keeping Hillary safe for the 2016 run. We will never get rid of Obama. We can only neuter him to keep him from doing any more harm than he has already done. Especially if we could somehow take back the Senate.

However, this could keep Hillary out of the White House in 2016. “What difference does it make?” could come back to be a great campaign commercial for our side or her democrat primary competitors in a couple years.


9 posted on 05/03/2013 7:14:47 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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BENGHAZI

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10 posted on 05/03/2013 7:17:51 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: EXCH54FE

"That was a long time ago ..."

11 posted on 05/03/2013 7:19:00 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: EXCH54FE
Benghazi happened only seven months ago. I wonder how long it will take CNN to discover Gosnell’s House Of Horrors?.
12 posted on 05/03/2013 7:19:22 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: EXCH54FE
Sharyl Attkisson, CBS, doing the job her colleagues are afraid to do.

Thank you Sharyl.

13 posted on 05/03/2013 7:24:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun
Attkisson is a gleaming ember of what was once the gold standard in broadcast news.
14 posted on 05/03/2013 7:26:07 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: V_TWIN

Or maybe CNN didn’t like BO mocking them and are tiring of supporting him—just maybe.


15 posted on 05/03/2013 7:27:31 AM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: EXCH54FE
"....signaling that there is something that the administration desperately doesn't want uncovered."

I always wonder what Obama meant when he sent a message to Putin that he would have more "flexibility" after his re-election.

1. What was the msg about?

2. How was he so sure he would be re-elected?

16 posted on 05/03/2013 7:30:24 AM PDT by hummingbird (So much conspiracy and not enough time.)
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To: dandiegirl

I hope you are right and I am wrong but unfortunatly I doubt it.


17 posted on 05/03/2013 7:35:08 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Liberty Valance

Perfect!


18 posted on 05/03/2013 7:35:28 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: mardi59

KANKLES4PRES!


19 posted on 05/03/2013 7:36:37 AM PDT by I am Richard Brandon
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To: V_TWIN
It could be gun-running on the part of our state department, which is gross enough, but I suspect it has to do with Obie's whereabouts for 8 hours when he was incommunicado at a time of national crisis.

Curiouser and curiouser. Rush wondered if he was doing something trivial...shooting hoops or whatever, but logic says it was something more sinister. Was Moochelle in town ? An secret tryst with Beyonce ? A dinner with Jay-Z and a choom gang. Commies ? Soros ?

I'm intrigued just what the hell he was doing that he could not be interrupted.

20 posted on 05/03/2013 7:37:20 AM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: EXCH54FE
NO NO NO NO!!!

It was a YouTube video!

Nothing to see here, move along.

No really, MOVE ALONG, or else!

21 posted on 05/03/2013 7:40:28 AM PDT by null and void ("Och, aye 'twas a huge beastie the shape of a haggis but the size o' the football pitch at Dunkeld!")
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To: hummingbird
"I always wonder what Obama meant when he sent a message to Putin that he would have more "flexibility" after his re-election. How was he so sure he would be re-elected?

You ask entirely too many questions ... look into the little red light

*poof*

22 posted on 05/03/2013 7:41:01 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

KANKLES4PRES!

********

KANKLES/HUMA 2016


23 posted on 05/03/2013 7:46:51 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Fox will spin one way, CNN will spin the other. The result is each will cancel each other out.


24 posted on 05/03/2013 7:47:13 AM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: chiller
but I suspect it has to do with Obie's whereabouts for 8 hours when he was incommunicado at a time of national crisis.

I suspect Reggie knows exactly where his butt was the hole time!

25 posted on 05/03/2013 7:47:45 AM PDT by null and void ("Och, aye 'twas a huge beastie the shape of a haggis but the size o' the football pitch at Dunkeld!")
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To: mardi59
KANKLES/HUMA 2016

Guarantied to lick the competition...

26 posted on 05/03/2013 7:48:57 AM PDT by null and void ("Och, aye 'twas a huge beastie the shape of a haggis but the size o' the football pitch at Dunkeld!")
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To: chiller
“I'm intrigued just what the hell he was doing that he could not be interrupted.”

Thinking outside the box for a moment, maybe he was orchestrating the whole damn thing............. or is that just paranoia?

27 posted on 05/03/2013 7:54:28 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: mardi59

Mrs Bill/ Mrs Weiner 2016


28 posted on 05/03/2013 8:02:09 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: V_TWIN
Who knows? I doubt it, but the bottom line will reveal lies and deceit on the part of Obama specifically.

Dereliction of duty, at minimum.

Impeachment is political, partially predicated on popularity, so its not out of the question in the next few months, once we confirm what he doesn't want/can't afford be known.

29 posted on 05/03/2013 8:05:11 AM PDT by chiller (NBCNews et al is in the tank and should be embarrassed)
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To: V_TWIN

http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/03/04/saudi-influence-peddling-and-why-fox-news-has-gone-all-soft-on-islam/


30 posted on 05/03/2013 8:10:57 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: chiller
I suspect Obama would be more interested in having a secret tryst with Jay-z than Beyonce.
31 posted on 05/03/2013 8:11:48 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: EXCH54FE
... there is something that the administration desperately doesn't want uncovered.

Gun running to al Qaeda?

It's hard to chant "Osama is dead, GM is alive" when we're secretly keeping al Qaeda alive by arming them against Syrians.

-PJ

32 posted on 05/03/2013 8:18:04 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: EXCH54FE

TREASON - continuous, pre-meditated, agenda-driven, in-your-face, agency-abetted, representative-enabled, ongoing...


33 posted on 05/03/2013 8:18:35 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: All; chiller

I recall Hitler was not disturbed on D-Day, possibly because he was sleeping off a drug induced tiredness at the time...there is president for the self absorbed in power to assume their personal needs trump the public needs.

Nero fiddled, while Obama choomed, and Hitler slept...

The tip of the spear is now a blunt dobbin...


34 posted on 05/03/2013 8:38:06 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: EXCH54FE

Head fake by Obama loving CNN?? Or is it real journalism?


35 posted on 05/03/2013 8:38:26 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: TexasCajun
"Sharyl Attkisson, CBS, doing the job her colleagues are afraid to do."

Yes, let's not forget the very brave Sharyl Attkisson"

bump!

36 posted on 05/03/2013 8:49:03 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: dandiegirl
Or maybe CNN didn’t like BO mocking them and are tiring of supporting him—just maybe.

Don't pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel. (We need to update that one. Any suggestions?)

37 posted on 05/03/2013 9:10:45 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: EXCH54FE

One of these days, CNN is going to wake up and remember that they used to be respected as a “hard news” organization (opinion has always been cr*p, but they were once The Best at dealing with actual news).


38 posted on 05/03/2013 9:15:04 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: chiller
I'm intrigued just what the hell he was doing that he could not be interrupted.

Probably nothing. He just removed himself from the decision loop so that they're be nobody with any authority to do anything, and let it take care of itself through inaction.

39 posted on 05/03/2013 9:17:27 AM PDT by kevkrom
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To: SoFloFreeper

Maybe CNN has been tasked with putting this story to bed once and for all, taking that responsibility off Carey’s shoulders.


40 posted on 05/03/2013 9:20:32 AM PDT by uncitizen
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To: EXCH54FE

Her Heinous will not be pleased.


41 posted on 05/03/2013 9:22:13 AM PDT by stboz
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