Everything you need to know about Benghazi

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CURATED BY Zack Beauchamp

2014-05-20 10:44:11 -0400

  1. What was the Benghazi attack?
  2. Why did the US have a diplomatic presence in Benghazi?
  3. Why are there so many militias in Benghazi?
  4. Did the CIA, NSA, or anyone else have intel that an attack was coming?
  5. Why didn’t Ambassador Chris Stevens get the security he requested?
  6. What’s the precise timeline of the events of the night of the attack?
  7. Who were the Benghazi attackers?
  8. Were the attackers angry about an anti-Islam movie?
  9. Did al-Qaeda do it?
  10. Could the US military have stopped the Benghazi attack?
  11. Why is Benghazi such a big deal politically?
  12. Why do Obama critics tend to focus so much on Benghazi?
  13. Why do liberals make fun of “#Benghazi” all the time?
  14. What are “the talking points”?
  15. Is the Obama Administration to blame for Benghazi?
  16. What was the political fallout from the Benghazi investigations?
  17. What is the House Select Committee on Benghazi?
  18. Could something like the Benghazi attack happen again?
  19. You didn't answer my question!
  20. What else should I read about Benghazi?
  21. How have these cards changed?
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    What was the Benghazi attack?

  2. Card 2 of 21

    Why did the US have a diplomatic presence in Benghazi?

  3. Card 3 of 21

    Why are there so many militias in Benghazi?

  4. Card 4 of 21

    Did the CIA, NSA, or anyone else have intel that an attack was coming?

  5. Card 5 of 21

    Why didn’t Ambassador Chris Stevens get the security he requested?

  6. Card 6 of 21

    What’s the precise timeline of the events of the night of the attack?

  7. Card 7 of 21

    Who were the Benghazi attackers?

  8. Card 8 of 21

    Were the attackers angry about an anti-Islam movie?

  9. Card 9 of 21

    Did al-Qaeda do it?

  10. Card 10 of 21

    Could the US military have stopped the Benghazi attack?

  11. Card 11 of 21

    Why is Benghazi such a big deal politically?

  12. Card 12 of 21

    Why do Obama critics tend to focus so much on Benghazi?

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    Why do liberals make fun of “#Benghazi” all the time?

    The media and political firestorms around Benghazi have sparked a counter-reaction, typically among liberals who doubt the merits of the Benghazi allegations. This is often expressed with ironic use of the Twitter hashtag #Benghazi, and was crystallized in Clinton's January 2013 testimony at a Congressional hearing, in which she barely attempted to contain her exasperation with Republican's questions.

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    The progressive attitude, basically.

    Progressives often see the Benghazi controversies as driven by a sort of Obama Derangement Syndrome, wherein conservatives invent scandals that only make sense inside their own closed information feedback loop.

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    For liberals, a hilarious throw-pillow. Cafepress/The Wire

    So they mock #Benghazi. A lot.

    One persistent liberal meme grew out of a particularly amusing tweet that turned Benghazi into a conspiratorial acrostic.

    Hence, when you see weird acrostics spelling out Benghazi on progressive Twitter, like this one:

    Now you know why.

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    What are “the talking points”?

  15. Card 15 of 21

    Is the Obama Administration to blame for Benghazi?

  16. Card 16 of 21

    What was the political fallout from the Benghazi investigations?

  17. Card 17 of 21

    What is the House Select Committee on Benghazi?

  18. Card 18 of 21

    Could something like the Benghazi attack happen again?

  19. Card 19 of 21

    You didn't answer my question!

  20. Card 20 of 21

    What else should I read about Benghazi?

  21. Card 21 of 21

    How have these cards changed?

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