A massacre in Libya ends in the deaths of four Americans.
In an exclusive interview, Bret Baier reveals the hidden story behind the killings. What did Washington know and when?
Plus, Greg Palkot is on the ground with a moment-by-moment account of the attack, Catherine Herridge searches for signs of growing Al Qaeda power, and Ed Henry has the latest White House reaction.
Watch as Bret Baier hosts Special Report Investigates:
Death And Deceit In Benghazi
And here’s the latest on the media’s attempt to cover for Obama:
Spinning Benghazi by Thomas Joscelyn
Ahead of what is sure to be a contentious presidential debate focusing on foreign policy on Monday, anonymous “intelligence officials” have decided to update the Benghazi story. “No evidence found of Al Qaeda role in Libya attack,” a Los Angeles Times headline reads. A Washington Post headline declares, “U.S.: Evidence doesn’t show planning in Libyan attack.”
There is just one problem: These new accounts don’t add up.
The L.A. Times says that “U.S. intelligence agencies…have found no evidence of Al Qaeda participation.” That is contradicted by numerous other accounts and by the Post’s latest version. The Post reports that intelligence “suggests the attack was spontaneous even if it involved militants with ties to al-Qaeda.”
The Post adds: “The violence in Benghazi appears to have involved militants with ties to al-Qaeda in North Africa, but no evidence indicates that it was organized by al-Qaeda, or timed to coincide with the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in the United States, officials said.”
So either the attack did involve terrorists tied to al Qaeda, or it didn’t, depending on which report you read.
More than one month after Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack, “intelligence officials” cannot even provide the press with a consistent account of what happened. And keep in mind that neither account says that there was a protest before the attack, which was the original story given to the American public.
Whether the L.A. Times’s sources want to admit it or not, ties between al Qaeda-affiliated parties and the attack are already established in the record.
Read more at the Weekly Standard
Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.