Libya Attack

September 23, 2012
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CNN managed to recover Ambassador Stevens’ personal diary. How did that happen? Now they’ve revealed his writings about security concerns in Benghazi. And DoS is not happy about it:

The news channel, in a story posted online Saturday, said that it found a journal belonging to Stevens four days after he died in a Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The channel said in the story online that it took “newsworthy tips” from Stevens‘ diary and confirmed them with other sources. Citing an unidentified source “familiar with Stevens‘ thinking,” CNN said that the ambassador was concerned about security threats in Benghazi and a “rise in Islamic extremism.”

In a statement Saturday, CNN defended its use of the journal’s contents and asked “why is the State Department now attacking the messenger?”

“CNN did not initially report on the existence of a journal out of respect for the family, but we felt there were issues raised in the journal which required full reporting, which we did,” the channel said.

Read more: U.S. State Dept. blasts CNN report on Stevens’ diary – Washington Times

by R Hahn and posted by Joe Connor

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One Response to Libya Attack

  1. Tim Sumner on September 23, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    The story goes CNN found Stevens’ diary in the burned out and unguarded embassy in Benghazi. Perhaps. Moreover, it and CNN’s reporting reveals Ambassador Stevens warned the Department of State of the threat posed to him and foreign diplomatic personnel by al Qaeda. It turns out that AQIL are all Libyans, as was revealed in an August 2012 report by Congress. So much for the false “foreign fighters” meme. And there goes Obama’s credibility as a tough on terror, awake at 11 PM Commander-in-Chief. One wonders what Obama missed by allegedly reading and not attending 60 percent of his PBDs this year.

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