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Sunday, September 23, 2012

CNN Finds Ambassador Steven's Diary

The State Department is in a snit with CNN over a diary belonging to slain Ambassador Chris Stevens it found in the U.S. consulate  in Benghazi. Putting aside the feelings of the family of the late ambassador it seems the State Department has a lot more to apologize for than CNN. The diary was found 4 days after the attack so evidently anyone had access to the consulate which raises the obvious question, what other documents were carried off and by whom? Supposedly the FBI is investigating the raid but the area was not secured. Phillipe Reines blasted CNN saying, " "First instinct is to remove from a crime scene the diary of a man killed along with three other Americans serving our country, read it, transcribe it, email it around your newsroom for others to read' and then call the family?"
Oh yes, took it from a crime scene as if this were an episode from CSI. The administration is clearly trying to label this as as a crime rather than an act of terrorism. Next we'll hear it was work place violence. What really has State upset is the contents of the diary. Ambassador Stevens was worried about " the never ending security threats" and the rise of Islamic extremism and he was on a hit list. A week ago Susan Rice was telling all who would listen that everything was hunky dorry in Libya until the infamous YouTube video unleashed righteous anger which resulted in Steven's death. Apparently she never had spoken to Stevens before his death. Good for CNN.

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