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'Act of terror' in Turkey

by Leigh Jones
Posted 2/01/13, 12:45 pm

White House officials are calling Friday’s bombing outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, “an act of terror.”

Apparently learning from their mistakes following the Sept. 11, 2012, attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, the Obama administration was quick to label Friday’s violence in Turkey a premeditated act. For days after the Benghazi incident, in which Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died, officials insisted the crowd that converged on the compound acted spontaneously.

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Mission accomplished?

Somalia | Defense cutbacks and victory speeches mislead Americans about growing threats
by Mindy Belz
Posted 1/25/13, 01:00 am

The rumble of helicopters enveloped black fields, the earth vibrating to the beat of their rotors. “Bullets rattled every corner,” a neighbor said. “Helicopters were firing at nearby homes.”

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Secretary Clinton dismissive of Benghazi beginnings

Benghazi Attack
by Leigh Jones
Posted 1/23/13, 03:45 pm

A defensive and at times emotional Hillary Clinton told lawmakers during congressional hearings on Wednesday that it didn’t matter how the Sept. 11, 2012, attack at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, started.

In the days immediately following what turned out to be a well-coordinated ambush, Obama administration officials insisted the incident was a spontaneous response to an anti-Muslim internet video. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died during the attack.

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