Former CIA Analyst: New York Times Benghazi Article Doesn’t Pass Smell Test

“This article is based on interviews with Libyans. Most of the Libyans deny they had anything to do with this attack. Well of course they’re going to say that. They don’t want to be prosecuted. They don’t want to be arrested.”

Speaking on Fox News, former CIA analyst Fred Fleitz ripped apart the New York Times’ assertion that there was no Al-Qaeda involvement in the attack on our embassy in Libya. The Times concludes that the murder of the Ambassador and three other Americans was the direct result of unrest over a video posted on YouTube, a theory first infamously floated by Susan Rice.

“I think there were a lot of omissions. I think that were statements about terrorism that simply didn’t add up.”

Fleitz points out that the article fails to take key intel about Al-Qaeda and how its tactics have changed over the years. The interview highlights the credulous way in which the Times swallows lines not only from the administration but from bad or self-interested actors in country without outside verification. Fleitz notes that Congressman Mike Rogers has access to classified information and facts and intel that the New York Times reporter was not privy to, and calls the evidence for terrorist involvement “overwhelming.”

Is this an attempt to lay cover for President Obama or for Hillary Clinton ahead of her possible presidential run? Why, what on earth would possibly make you think the media might exercise such subterfuge and water-carrying?

(via Daily Caller)


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  • Crassus

    In the words of old Thunder Thighs, “What difference does it make?”

  • Exodus2011

    America has already heard the CREDIBLE testimony of Greg Hicks et al

    Killary has intimidated, and tried to SILENCE further American witnesses

    the NYT AKA “chief media protector of the A$$es of the Permanent Political Class, in particular the fascinating but Kallous, Killary Klinton”, are going to be very embarrassed as the pending Snowden documents continue to drop

    …. and further eye-witness testimony, by AMERICANS, is heard


  • olddog

    Without doubt..(D)em-wits are (D)elusional and should NEVER be trusted..They have removed ALL doubt. They’re (D)angerous and TOO STUPID TO BREATH.

  • Press Watchusa

    This is ridiculous attempt to put HITlary in the best possible light for 2016 – It has nothing to do with Obama

    Approx. 4 months ago the NYT did a hit piece on the Clintons relating to the mismanagement of $$$ from their foundation

    Bill was pissed off BIG TIME – and read the NYT the riot act and probabaly passed them a thick envelope to STFU

    Now another envelope was passed to the NYT to put out this BS story

  • toongoon

    The gray lady is an angry spouse. She hates her marriage and wants to make life miserable for the entire family. She just needs to divorce herself from the United States and make it official.

    We need a restraining order.

  • Nukeman60

    I said this on another venue, but I will say it again here. This most certainly DOES pass the smell test. 1) The NY Times posted it. 2) They backed the President’s agenda. 3) It smells. PERIOD.

    (simple math, 1+2=3).

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      As two of the three stooges said:
      Curly: ‘You said it, it’s putrid!’

  • timsrighty

    Just another sad (if not scary) example of the NY Times and others giving cover to liberals in DC who care more about destroying the very fundamentals that have brought our country so far in such a short amount of time. The Times and BHO and Ms. Clinton and their ilk are all part of the Enemy Within. My prayers continue to go out to the families of those murdered in Benghazi.

  • Conservator1

    There’s a reason why the rag enjoys the title of New York Slimes, The New York Birdcage Liner often cited by Mark Levin. Everyone knows the truth that al-Qaeda and other radical Islamic terrorist groups such as the QRF Brigade and Ansar al-Sharia where involved.

    How can the the next leftist Messiah, cackling Hillary, run for president if the Benghazi cover-up doesn’t get at least 2 more years of revisionary history from the lefty MSM? After her testimony about who cares if it was a video, the only path to the presidency for her is revisionary history.

    Thus, the answer to Scoop’s question is indubitably as Sherlock Holmes might say.

    • Nukeman60

      Ahhh, the game’s afoot, then. We’re ready.

  • NYGino

    A – If you like your health insurance you can keep your health insurance
    B – If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor
    C – Al-Qaeda had nothing to do with the attack in Benghazi
    D – Liquid water is wet
    E – I will have the most transparent administration ever

    Which one of these things is not like the others?

    • timsrighty

      Uh, Uh, I don’t know. I always guessed at multiple choice tests in school.

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        All the guessing gone out of this one? :0)

    • Nukeman60

      Hmmm, let me see. A is a racist remark, B is an anti-woman remark, C is an anti-Muslim remark, D is an anti-AGW remark, and E is the truth, as I could see right through Obama from the very start.

      So I would say, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 95% confidence rating and a 3% margin of error, that the answer is — wait for it, wait for it — more taxes (because it’s just patriotic, don’tcha know).

      • NYGino

        No wonder you ran a nuclear power plant, your ability to analyze is superb and considering we have a liberal administration, you’re correct. They make no sense either!

        Happy New Year Nukeman.

        • Nukeman60

          Same to you and yours, Gino. May the full year bring you happiness and joy.

          • I love you two. This made me so angry tonight when I saw it. You two always seem to be able to calm me down.

            • Nukeman60

              The truth WILL come out. We will NOT let Hillary run for office with this swept under the rug. Obama and his flunkies WILL end up paying the ultimate price for their dastardly deeds.

              We will stay on it (as you have from the beginning) until all of these things come true. I promise you that.

              In the meantime, it’s always fun to poke them in the eye every once in a while.

  • $7337178

    David Gregory looked so happy this morning thinking that the Times debunked the story. Can’t we just let him have this one?

  • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

    Looks like 2014 is going to be the year of distractions by the media subjects!


      As always…but more so this year since the democrats know that the DEMOCRAT OBAMACARE tyrannical law is dragging them down to very minority status in 2014 and in 2016. For some unknown reason they see the Hildabeast as their only hope. She is doomed and so are the democrats in congress… as it should be. You don’t get to wreck everyones healthcare and paycheck and live without having to eventually pay up.

      • JohnCraven

        It should drag the Democrats down into the dustbin of history, DOCWRIGHT, but never underestimate the Big Whigs in the GOP and their uncanny ability to snatch total defeat from the jaws of victory and if they listen to God-less libertarians like Niel Boortz, Sean Hannity’s best bud, they most certainly will snatch utter defeat from the jaws of victory.

        It’s almost as if the GOP leadership was paid to lose, paid to take a dive, paid off to throw every fight for our nation and our constitution. I’d say at least 30 pieces of silver the GOP leadership has been paid off to lose since 2010 and probably a lot further back than that.

        John Craven
        New Orleans

        • DOCWRIGHT

          You could be right… that is why we need to primary them out.

          • JohnCraven

            DOCWRIGHT, in 2010, we successfully primaried many a Big Whig out of a career job in Congress.
            However, in between the primary victories and the general election, the Big Whigs in the GOP came in with bundles of money to “help” the primary winners from the TEA Party Movement defeat the Democrat challenger when the TEA Party candidates were most hard-pressed for cash because their base – the TEA Party which is mostly your ordinary Joe and Jane – was tapped out.

            In return for this infusion of desperately needed cash, the primary winner became obligated to do what the Big Whigs wanted from them even if it wasn’t what they promised the conservative base before the election.

            As a result, many TEA Party candidates, who had such a great message before the primaries couldn’t seem to find their voices after winning a seat in Congress because they had been co-opted by the Vichy French Republicans in Congress who are more interested in saving the Democrat Party than our nation or even their own party.

            A handful of TEA Party candidates from 2010 remained true to their pledges like Ted Cruz but only a handful. That’s why we still have Nero ObamaCare to deal with.

            The Big Whigs amongst the Vichy French Republicans, like Karl Rove, have vowed to stop any TEA Party candidates from successfully primarying their Big Government candidates and so far they are doing it by portraying TEA Partiers as racist, anti-choice, unpatriotic extremists. In other words they are lying throught their teeth about our guys.

            My question is what happens when few of our guys successfully primary the candidates of the Vichy French republicans?

            I favor a new conservative party challenge to both the Democrats and the GOP in the general because I honestly see no difference between the leadership of the GOP and the Marxist democrats. The GOP is led by people who fight for nothing, stand for nothing, aspire to nothing and inspire nothing. And the leadership isn’t going to change except by voting them out and they won’t be primaried out – not this time. And I for one will not vote for a Marxist democrat nor will I vote for a Vichy French republican. But I will vote for a conservative alternative.

            John Craven
            New Orleans

  • TWO words first. BULL CRAP!
    This is why they’re called the New York Slimes. They’ve come aways from the Woodward/Bernstein days. This is pure bull crap and they know it.
    This is for distraction and to clear Hillary for 2016.
    They won’t have the last word on it. That’s a promise.

    • armyvet10

      As my post below indicates, I agree with you 100%

  • I only have one more thing to say.

    • timerunnersc

      Should have been imprisoned the day after September.11. 2012.

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        Wow, that document has a lot of source material… did you author the Wikipedia entry?

        • timerunnersc

          No I’m not the author of any of the Wikipedia materials. But glad there is plenty of information to read to remind us of just who this evil lawless Obama and his administration is and what miscreants the democrat party and RINOS have become. There is lots of materials on Google and Youtube for anyone who prefers less reading and video Documentation.

          The Galatians Chp2vs20 Scripture is very uplifting it reminds every Christian what we are who we serve, our Lord, the savior Jesus Christ.

          • Galatiansch2vs20

            It surely does remind us of Him and His sacrifice so we can walk in newness of life by faith in the Son of God who loved us! McGee- a dear brother who went on to glory some years back. I like much of what I’ve heard from him.

            • timerunnersc

              A very dear brother, leader of many for the Lord is right on for Christian McGee. At the resurrection Christ will call him friend, a leader of the brethren and a faithful servant.

              • Galatiansch2vs20

                II Cor. 5:6-8 (KJV)

                ‘Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord: (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
                We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.’

                • timerunnersc

                  As you have said it, tis assured the truth of it.

    • JohnCraven

      I think she should be in Guantanamo too! As an enemy combatant!
      John Craven
      New Orleans

      • YES!

        • DOCWRIGHT

          This is where she should be.

        • timerunnersc

          That’s more like it!

  • armyvet10

    I first heard this story on the morning news, and immediately I yelled at the screen, B.S. (I wasn’t nice in my choice of words) This is just a bunch of misdirection to distract the public eye from the failures that have caused, and rightly so, the plummet of artificial approval numbers for BO. Funny, I never really thought of his initials being the symbol for funky body odor. I have noticed that even the deranged Pelosi has been very quiet of late, it seems she is keeping her distance like many other tow the line politicians that just vote yes on anything BO puts out. Stink is stink I guess. But like the most rats, when the ship is sinking, rats get off as quickly as possible.

    • JohnCraven

      armyvet10, BO is BO now matter who gives it off. You are absolutely right about this being a total distraction and misdirection play to take everyone’s eye off the ball.
      John Craven
      New Orleans

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  • tinlizzieowner

    When I first saw this story, I thought ONE thing. ‘Cover Hillary’s A$$’. Well, NT Times, you’re going to need a ‘media’ Circus Tent to do that and you don’t even have one big enough anymore. 😉 😉

  • Jaels_Song

    The bone-dry Leftist, among the media and among the population, are chugging this story down. Funny, that the lies from the NYT’s are like water and refreshment to their souls.

  • USMC 64-68

    Oh, but it does pass the smell test. A load of crap from the lying left to cover for the despicable Obama, Hillary, etc. who abandoned these men to be tortured, and slaughtered.