Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, disputed the controversial New York Times propaganda piece on Benghazi this week.
Issa argued the attack was never about a YouTube video.
In fact a separate report by a leading social media firm found that the first reference to the anti-Islam film that was initially blamed for sparking the attack was not detected on social media until a day later.
It never was about the YouTube video.
Talking Points Memo reported:
Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) on Sunday disagreed with some of the conclusions in the New York Times investigation on Benghazi, specifically that the attack was fueled in part by an anti-Islamic American video.
“It was never about a video,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
The New York Times did not find any evidence throughout its investigation that al Qaeda was involved in the attack, even if other regional terrorist groups carried out the attack.
Issa has claimed that al Qaeda was involved in the attack, and still claims that a group affiliated with the terrorist organization founded by Osama Bin Laden attacked the U.S. consulate.
“There was a group that was involved that was affiliated with al Qaeda,” Issa said. “It is not about al Qaeda as the only terrorist organization.”
David Kirkpatrick, the journalist who authored the Times report, said on Sunday that even if the attack was carried out by an anti-Western terrorist group inspired by al Qaeda, it was not organized by al Qaeda itself.
The New York Times also forgot to include this in their propaganda piece…
** Shortly after the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi where four Americans were killed, a phone call was made from Benghazi that linked the attack to Al-Qaeda. The call was made to a senior figure in al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, or AQIM.