The New York Times says that the September 11, 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, was led by fighters who benefited directly from NATO's extensive air power and logistics support during the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi.
Times correspondent David Kirkpatrick writes that contrary to claims by some U.S. lawmakers, the attack was fueled in large part by anger at an amateur video made in the United States denigrating Islam. His report is based on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack.
In that 2012 attack, angry mobs killed four Americans — including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. In the immediate aftermath, the Obama administration said the deaths were the result of an anti-West demonstration that got out of control. Muslims around the world were angered by the crude video ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad.
Some reports said that the Benghazi attack was organized by an al-Qaida-linked terrorist group. The Obama administration came under harsh criticism from Republicans in Congress for the alleged failure to detect and prevent the attack. Many especially blamed then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
Kirkpatrick's report on Saturday says that the central figure in the September 11 attack in Benghazi was anti-Gadhafi militia leader Ahmed Abu Khattala.
IMO...THIS is just NYT-B.S....probably concocted to give some political cover for it's beloved Hillary Clinton's run for Prez. They are desperate!
Shortly after the October 2011 death of Qaddafi, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced in Tripoli that the U.S. was committing $40 million to help Libya “secure and recover its weapons stockpiles.” Department of State Assistant Secretary Andrew Shapiro confirms DOS had a weapons buy-back program in Libya that was also supported by the UK who gave $1.5 million, the Netherlands gave $1.2 million, Germany gave about $1 million and our neighbor to the north, Canada gave $1.6 million to purchase the deadly arsenal that went missing after the fall of Qaddafi.
The State Department was specifically looking to acquire the 20,000 MANPADS (they are commonly known as man-portable air shoulder-fire missiles) that went missing once Qaddafi was killed.
How come the Bengazi "angry mob" had mortars, rocket propelled grenades, and AK-47s and other demonstration did NOT?
The live video Hillary watched all during should corroborate her "story"...right Kirkpatrick?edit on 28-12-2013 by Granite because: (no reason given)