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  • The ‘Hybrid View’ of Benghazi

    11/18/2012 11:36:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 2:30 PM, Nov 17, 2012 | THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Washington Post reports that “the CIA and other intelligence analysts have settled on what amounts to a hybrid view” of September 11, 2012, “suggesting that the Cairo protest sparked militants in Libya, who quickly mobilized an assault on U.S. facilities in Benghazi.”  What the Post doesn’t say is that the Cairo protest was itself an al Qaeda-infused, if not outright orchestrated, event.The “hybrid” explanation is a compromise, of sorts, between two competing narratives. The first suggested that a protest against an anti-Islam film in Benghazi led to a “spontaneous” assault on the US consulate there. We know that version...
  • Democrats cheer Socialist victory in Spain as Bush ally is blamed for Madrid blast

    03/14/2004 2:43:50 PM PST · by nwrep · 110 replies · 562+ views
    Various | March 14, 2004 | nwrep
    Various Democrats took to the internet on Sunday cheering the defeat of the party of Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar in the general elections. Several congratulated the Spanish people for what they saw as a justified rejection of the war on terror. Exit polls from the election showed vast numbers of the electorate blaming the terrorist attack in Madrid on Spain's support of President Bush's position on Iraq. Prime Minister Aznar is one of Bush's strongest allies, and Spain is one of the few countries that contributed significantly to the military effort in Iraq. One Democrat writing in an...