Friday, May 2, 2014

Sharyl Attkisson a Better Reporter Now Than She Was at CBS

Funny how that works, isn't it?

State Dept. Immediately Attributed Benghazi Attacks to Terrorist Group
A newly-released government email indicates that within hours of the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya; the State Department had already concluded with certainty that the Islamic militia terrorist group Ansar al Sharia was to blame.

The private, internal communication directly contradicts the message that President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and White House press secretary Jay Carney repeated publicly over the course of the next several weeks.

They often maintained that an anti-Islamic YouTube video inspired a spontaneous
demonstration that escalated into violence.

The email is entitled “Libya update from Beth Jones. ” Jones was then-Assistant Secretary of State to Hillary Clinton. According to the email, Jones spoke to Libya’s Ambassador at 9:45am on Sept. 12, 2012 following the attacks.

“When [the Libyan Ambassador] said his government suspected that former Qaddafi regime elements carried out the attacks, I told him the group that conducted the attacks—Ansar Al Sharia—is affiliated with Islamic extremists,” Jones reports in the email.

There is no uncertainty assigned to the assessment, which does not mention a video or
a protest. The State Department provided the email to Congress in Aug. of 2013 under
special conditions that it not be publicly released at that time. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sought and received permission to release it Thursday. . .
See the rest at her own website, where she now independently publishes the new, having been fired, let go, reached an agreement with CBS to part ways after numerous disagreements over what news about the Obama administration was fit to publish.  Curiously, the President of CBS News is David Rhodes, brother of Ben Rhodes, White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser during the Benghazi attack and aftermath. He is currently Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.  Kind of like CBS News.

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