The New York Times produced a hoax report claiming that Al Qaeda was not involved in the Benghazi attack and that the whole thing had been set off by a YouTube video. It was a little like reading the paper claim that the earth was flat.
Ironically, the Times ran its Benghazi hoax report to protect former State Department boss Hillary Clinton. But now even the State Department is preparing to shoot down the scam report according to the Washington Post.
U.S. officials suspect that a former Guantanamo Bay detainee played a role in the attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya, and are planning to designate the group he leads as a foreign terrorist organization, according to officials familiar with the plans.
Militiamen under the command of Abu Sufian bin Qumu, the leader of Ansar al-Sharia in the Libyan city of Darnah, participated in the attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, U.S. officials said.
The State Department is expected to tie Qumu’s group to the Benghazi attack when it designates three branches of Ansar al-Sharia, in Darnah, Benghazi and Tunisia, as foreign terrorist organizations in the coming days.
Qumu and two other men, militia leaders Ahmed Abu Khattala and Seif Allah bin Hassine, will be identified as “specially designated global terrorists,” a determination that allows U.S. officials to freeze their financial assets and bar American citizens and companies from doing business with them.
The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly discuss the developments.
No mention of the dreaded YouTube video of doom either because this is a professional report, not a PR exercise for Hillary 2016.