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Administration Now Acknowledges Benghazi Assault Was a Terrorist Attack

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The Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was in fact "a terrorist attack" and the U.S. government has indications that members of al Qaeda were directly involved, a top Obama administration official said Wednesday morning.

"I would say yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy," Matt Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said Wednesday at a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, in response to questioning from Chairman Joe Lieberman (I-CT) about the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

As for who was responsible, Olsen said it appears there were attackers from a number of different militant groups that operate in and around Benghazi, and said there are already signs of al Qaeda involvement.

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  1. Wow, that was quick turnaround for unintended consequences. With Afghanistan and the USSR, it took decades before our former “freedom fighters” turned on us. This time, it took mere months! I hope that we are also helping the “freedom fighters” in Syria too. What a great idea! Hey, Hillary, I have one more stanza to add to your quip. You can now say about Libya “We came, we saw, he died, we died”

  2. It’s easier to blame it on a stupid movie than to admit it was a terrorist attack. Once the administration admits that it was terrorism, people will expect them to do something about it. If they don’t do anything, they’ll look weak. Taking action with our military at this point will not be popular either. Obama is fucked!! (I hope)

  3. I’m SHOCKED that there’s gambling in this establishment!

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