This past weekend the New York Times claimed Al-Qaeda had nothing to do with the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack.
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Months of investigation by The New York Times, centered on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack there and its context, turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault.
But that is not what they said about the attack back in October 2012.
In the months leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, the Obama administration received intelligence reports that Islamic extremist groups were operating training camps in the mountains near the Libyan city and that some of the fighters were “Al Qaeda-leaning,” according to American and European officials.
Thomas Wictor has more on the real Benghazi story.