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The Times Disconnects the Dots on Benghazi, Again

10:12 AM, Jan 9, 2014 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
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It is no secret that some U.S. officials are desperately trying to dismiss the ties between the al Qaeda network and the Benghazi attack. It is easy to find sources who will approve a disconnect the dots storyline. The Times itself is playing this game not just with respect to Sufian Ben Qumu, but also when it comes to other al Qaeda connections to Benghazi.

Is it a coincidence that Egyptians trained by Muhammad Jamal, a terrorist who has been loyal to al Qaeda and Ayman al Zawahiri since the 1980s, just happened to show up in Benghazi on the night of September 11, 2012, too?

Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

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