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November 02, 2015

State Department Officials: Don't "Conflate" the Video With the Benghazi Attack, the Two Have Nothing to Do With Each Other

Three days after the attack, and before Susan Rice had gone out to spread Hillary's lie on her behalf.

Incidentally -- and I'm adding this as my own assertion; it's not in the article -- the only reason this "video" angle even made it into the discussions was due to pressure from the "principles" of the "equities" -- like Hillary Clinton at State -- pushing for some cover in the intelligence community's reports.

Colleagues, I mentioned to [redacted] this morning, and want to share with all of you, our view at the Embassy Tripoli that we must be cautious in our local messaging with regard to the inflammatory film trailer, adapting it to Libyan conditions. Our monitoring of the Libyan media and conversations with Libyans suggest that the films [sic] not as explosive an issue here as it appears to be in other countries in the region. The overwhelming majority of the FB comments and tweets we’ve received from Libyans since the Ambassador’s death have expressed deep sympathy, sorrow, and regret. They have expressed anger at the attackers, and emphasized that this attack does not represent Libyans or Islam. Relatively few have even mentioned the inflammatory video. So if we post messaging about the video specifically, we may draw unwanted attention to it. And it is becoming increasingly clear that the series of events in Benghazi was much more terrorist attack than a protest which escalated into violence. It is our opinion that in our messaging, we want to distinguish, not conflate, the events in other countries with this well-planned attack by militant extremists. I have discussed this with [redacted] and he shares PAS’s view.

The below is several days old now, but worth noting: Charlie Rose looks like he's been Donkey Punched when Marco Rubio informs him Hillary lied about the Benghazi attack.

He also can't imagine why Hillary Clinton would lie for political purposes.

He's just never heard such preposterousness!

Let's get him to moderate the next debate.


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