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  •  why does it matter (3+ / 0-)
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    FiredUpInCA, sfgb, Catesby

    whether it was a "terrorist" group or if it was some less organized group causing terror?  The result was the same.  To me, and I suspect most Americans not in the right wing echo chamber, how it is labeled doesn't make any difference.

    Even if for some reason it matter to you that it was an organized terrorist group, that still doesn't mean that it wasn't provoked by the video.   Individuals were clearly upset by it, why wouldn't this group be motivated by it, particularly if the organization was Islamic centric.

    •  terrorist groups aren't provoked by videos (1+ / 0-)
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      coffeetalk

      that's the difference. They are already terrorist groups and plan to attack their enemies.

    •  Exactly. Assume everything they say or spin is (3+ / 0-)
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      FiredUpInCA, Deep Texan, Juliann

      true and it's still a non-story.  Except among Republicans who are looking for a Carter/hostage moment. And this wasn't one. It's a stupid waste of time. Which doesn't mean the RW media won't keep trying to spin it. They know the President rules on national security and they are trying to make inroads against it. Luckily they sent their poorly informed candidate to the fight with a bag full of nothing and they were humiliated. Even if CNN and FOX spend the next 13 days on nothing but this the story no longer has legs. Especially when those that are trying to make something of it have to parse sentences and draw diagrams of who said what when. The President should just say, "Guess what, I don't tell you everything when a crisis is still ongoing. And as long as the potential is there for other citizens to be hurt or killed I'm not going to.  I don't know who Mr. Romney thinks he is but I do know that right now he isn't anybody with any kind of security clearance and neither he nor anyone else is going to get briefed until we know what happened. I'm sorry that you don't like it that you didn't get all the details immediately but that's just not the way it works. So STFU."

      "Speak the TRUTH, even if your voice shakes."

      by stellaluna on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 06:22:11 AM PDT

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