I have been looking for confirmation of this story, and Gateway Pundit has picked it up so here goes. It is of course, “unnamed sources” to the Times that are spinning this. But knowing this regime, it makes sense. So Abu will be offered a deal. Give us the “video made me do it” in exchange for who knows how many Gitmo terrorists. Maybe a cushy prison, really the options are endless. So here we go:
What he did in the period just before the attack has remained unclear. But Mr. Abu Khattala told other Libyans in private conversations during the night of the attack that he was moved to attack the diplomatic mission to take revenge for an insult to Islam in an American-made online video.Fast forward to today…
The New York Times now says Khattala planned the attack because he was upset about the American-made online movie.
So, the one guy who will substantiate the White House claim that the YouTube video animated a “peaceful protest” is the only one caught, after two years, when he’s walking around mocking the charges? And it happens to be during a time when Obama’s foreign policy is collapsing and the administration is mired in scandals.But the the big deal here is how the New York Times joins Clinton’s battlespace prep with this unsourced report, citing “private conversations,” in which Abu Khattala is said to have launched the Benghazi attack to take “revenge” against the “Innocence of Muslims” video — the controversial online film which was the basis for the administration’s Susan Rice talking points after the attack of September 11, 1012.
Khattala was mocking the U.S. so openly that many journalists met and talked to him about it.
Mr. Abu Khattala, 41, wearing a red fez and sandals, added his own spin. Contradicting the accounts of many witnesses and the most recent account of the Obama administration, he contended that the attack had grown out of a peaceful protest against a video made in the United States that mocked the Prophet Muhammad and Islam.
After Colonel Qaddafi fell, Mr. Abu Khattala was one of the disgruntled veterans of the uprising who kept Benghazi on edge. Though he had friends among the militia leaders of the city who were close to American and British diplomats who took residence in the city, he kept his distance from foreign diplomats and rallied his own supporters to protest what he viewed as foreign interference in Libya’s affairs.
So what changed?
Hillary is running for president and needs cover.
Why else would their story change?