Benghazi Attack Prompted By Anti-Islam Video: Report
A months-long investigation by The New York Times says Al Qaeda wasn't behind the attack, and backlash against the video was the primary motivation.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | December 29, 2013
Was the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was a carefully-planned terrorist attack, or a spontaneous response to a YouTube video?
The Times' David D. Kirkpatrick writes: "The reality in Benghazi was different, and murkier, than either of those story lines suggests. Benghazi was not infiltrated by Al Qaeda, but nonetheless contained grave local threats to American interests. The attack does not appear to have been meticulously planned, but neither was it spontaneous or without warning signs."