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RandySF

(62,586 posts)
Sun Dec 29, 2013, 02:57 PM Dec 2013

Congress desperate to pin Benghazi on al Qaeda

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of House Intelligence Committee, on Sunday cast doubt on the New York Times article that claimed that there is no evidence that al Qaeda had a role in the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi.

"I don't think it's complete," Schiff said of the report on "Fox News Sunday."

While Schiff conceded that the report provides some insight into the Benghazi attack, he said it doesn't conclude for sure whether al Qaeda was fully responsible or not involved at all.

"I don't think either paradigm is really accurate here," he said. "Intelligence indicates al Qaeda was involved."

The Times investigation found that the attack was spurred in part by an American anti-Islamic video, a claim with which Rogers disagreed.

"I dispute that, and the intelligence community, to a large volume, disputes that," he said on "Fox News Sunday."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/benghazi-new-york-times-report-schiff

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Congress desperate to pin Benghazi on al Qaeda (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2013 OP
As long as the Repukes can play COLGATE4 Dec 2013 #1
They have transposed Al Qaeda to the Taliban already in order to keep the money moving. L0oniX Dec 2013 #2

COLGATE4

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1. As long as the Repukes can play
Sun Dec 29, 2013, 03:03 PM
Dec 2013

"Six degrees of separation" they will keep on insisting on this. So, if the sister-in-law of one of the Libyan attackers' nephews once met an Egyptian student whose third cousin on his mother's side was a Saudi whose uncle's cousin once married someone whose name was Bin Laden), they think they have proof positive that Benghazi was an Al Queda operation. So long as they keep the AlQueda boogeyman front and center with the American public they don't have to explain that a rag-tag group of Libyan nuts being able to fuck up an unguarded Consulate and kill an Ambassador wasn't a particularly difficult task.

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