December 7, 2012

A “Slip of the Times”?

The NYT apparently couldn’t go on ignoring one of their usual “ignore this because it casts a liberal administration in a bad light” stories, so…

From Political Outcast:

New York Times Wakes Up, Admits U.S. Weapons Went to Islamists

It’s hard for most people to deny what’s right in front of them.

That hasn’t kept the New York Times from trying.

Months after all us “wingnut conservatives” realized the Obama Administration was arming Islamists in North Africa and the Middle East, the New York Times has finally run a story about U.S. weapons being sent to Libyan fighters and winding up in Islamist hands.

Don’t get too excited, though. It doesn’t mean the NYT has finally returned to the old-fashioned notion of journalism, asking questions and being the public’s government watchdog.

The NYT only goes so far as to admit that the Administration “secretly” approved giving arms to Libyans in Qatar and then became “worried” that some weapons were being put in Islamist hands by the Qataris.

The article blames the Qataris and a lack of CIA personnel overseeing the program for the “wrong” people being armed.

It also insists there’s no evidence that any of the U.S. weapons were involved in the murders of the ambassador and other U.S. personnel in Benghazi, Libya.


The money and weapons from Qatar, which we gave them. … First, it was a video’s fault, then it was Hillary Clinton’s fault, then it was everyone in the D.C. food chain’s fault, now it’s some unnamed Qataris’ fault. The buck certainly does not stop anywhere near this Oval Office, does it?


The entire piece is here.

by @ 10:27 am. Filed under The Mainstream Media, The Mideast, The President
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2 Responses to “A “Slip of the Times”?”

  1. john Says:

    Well the right wing was screaming that we help the insurgents. Maybe you forgot that the radical islamists got their biggest boost when the right wing gave them billions to drive the commie Russians out of Afghanistan. Say, anybody else wish Afghanistan was their problem and not ours?

  2. Mrs Wolf Says:


    Different realities in different decades prompt different solutions.

    During the Soviets Afghanistan conflict, we were engaged in a Cold war with the USSR, and helping the Afghanis was what they call a “proxy war”.

    It’s amazing how people can continue to dredge up the same “hindsight” argument over and over, going back to times long before the “[powers that be” real;ized we would one day have to deal with certain more current problems.