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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
CNS' Jeffrey Brings Stupidity To Obama-Bashing Over Libya
Topic: CNSNews.com

And the award for the stupidest analysis of events surrounding the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, goes to CNSNews.com editor in chief Terry Jeffrey, whose Nov. 4 article on the subject is headlined "CIA Timeline Confirms: Woods and Doherty Killed in Benghazi 7Hrs After WH Told of Attack; Commercial Airliner Can Fly From London to Libya and Back in That Time."

And yes, that's exactly what he writes about:

What David Ignatius of The Washington Post describes as a “detailed CIA timeline” of the events that unfolded in Libya on Sept. 11, 2012 (and in the early hours of Sept. 12), confirms that former Navy Seals Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty were not killed until seven hours after the State Department informed the White House—in writing--that the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi was under attack and that U.S. Amb. Chris Stevens was in Benghazi where the attack was taking place.

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On Expedia.com, British Airways is currently advertizing a non-stop flight from London to Libya on Nov. 15--via an Airbus A320--that is expected to have a duration of 3 hours and 30 minutes. That means that in the seven hours that elapsed between when the State Department informed the White House that the U.S. mission in Benghazi was under attack and when Woods and Doherty were killed, a common commercial airliner—not a military jet--could have flown from England to Libya and back.

Jeffrey's stupid reference to sending commercial airliners to Libya plays into the bogus right-wing narrative that President Obama deliberately abandoned Americans in Benghazi. In fact, even Fox News military analyst retired Gen. Jack Keane has pointed out:

The fact of the matter is, what took place in terms of response to the consulate and response to the CIA base was pretty significant from inside the country, and the reality is the quick response force that came out of the CIA base moved in 24 minutes -- now we know for a fact based on surveillance tapes, from the time the consulate called for help -- and clearly, what those people did is miraculous and certainly courageous in rescuing everybody was still alive. Also, a reaction force was organized from Tripoli and moved to the CIA base, which was under attack for four hours, and also strengthened that CIA base and then was able to safely evacuate them to the airport and back to Tripoli.

Further, as Fox News host Geraldo Rivera noted, "We have never in the history of this republic mounted a raid on the circumstance described here [in Benghazi] ever. We have never done it. The Israelis, when they rescued their people in Entebbe, it took them seven days to mount that operation. This was seven hours."

But Jeffrey doesn't care about facts -- he cares only about trying to take down Obama.


Posted by Terry K. at 2:07 PM EST
Updated: Tuesday, November 6, 2012 2:08 PM EST

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