Charles Johnson, Expert in Middle East Terrorism, Exonerates Al Qaeda From U.S. Embassy Attack.

Based upon a report by the well known and respected Conservative Voice of Reason known as the LA Times (authored by Ken Dilanian and Shashank Bengali) and backed up by objective reporting by the NYT, and ignoring surveillance videos, reports by the CIA, first-hand accounts by the military and locals, and other compelling testimony and evidence that the attack that killed non-combatant US Citizens serving on US land abroad due to incompetence by the current administration, it’s intuitively obvious to the casual observer that Charles Johnson is a mess.

Al-Qaeda hasn’t been pinned to the 9/11/12 attacks on the US Embassies yet, but so what. You think they didn’t have a hand in it Charlie? You think the various terrorist groups operate in a vacuum bubble like Little Green Footballs?

We’ll humor you, Chuck. It was just a benign protest in the streets with anti-American flags and puppets that went bad once people showed up to infiltrate a peaceful demonstration about a video that few had seen, with automatic weapons,  RPGs and cans of diesel when there is absolutely no evidence that it went down that way.

Chuck, play us another tune.

Oh, one more thing. That top image with the adverts was a screencap and not photoshopped. Thank you, Charles.

Daedalus Update: Charles Johnson’s latest post links to a story that contradicts his claims al-Qaeda was not involved.

“It was a flash mob with weapons,” is how the senior official described the attackers. The mob included members of the Ansar al-Sharia militia, about four members of al-Qaeda in the Maghreb, and members of the Egypt-based Muhammad Jamal network, along with other unarmed looters.

I thought al-Qaeda was not involved Charles?

[Updated: Revised awkward phrasing and minor typos in the original post. -Briareus]

110 Comments on “Charles Johnson, Expert in Middle East Terrorism, Exonerates Al Qaeda From U.S. Embassy Attack.”

  1. garycooper says:

    Ambassador Stevens would beg to differ, Fatass…too bad he’s dead. He wrote home about the Islamist extremists running rampant, and Al Qaeda flags flying around town. You scum keep spitting on his grave, though. It was the movie-trailer, and a spontaneous protest that got a little out of control. Damn that movie-maker! Stirring up the righteous Muslims like that. It’s a disgrace.

  2. Bunk X Chromosome says:

    Yeah. That.

  3. swamprat says:

    I can’t remember the original version the state dept put out, or what gas prices were under Bush, or how unemployment has done the last 4 years.

    I think I have Obamnesia.

    • Bunk X says:

      Don’t call it Obola.The lizards spent a lot of time dissecting that made-up word to decide if it was racist or not. Really.

    • JimboXL says:

      The procedure of intentuonally inflicting a brain trauma to mentally disconnect a person from the reality of our current state of the union and who lead us here is called an “Obotomy.”

  4. Bunk X says:

  5. JimboXL says:

    Just joking of course, but I had the thought of what if those Romney ads were fake in order to catch and reveal closet Romney supporters or Repubs so they can be purged from the site?

    • Bunk X says:

      That’s what I thought when Daniel Ballard aka rightwingconspirator posted a page with a poll for the lizards earlier today: “Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t Gonna Vote For Obama?”
      Nobody could vote in the poll due to Chuck’s scripting problems. Instead of allowing an anonymous PollDaddy embed, CJ’s got his own dealie so everyone votes the correct vote under duress.

      • Bunk X says:

        Comment 6 of 6:

        6 jogiff Fri, Oct 19, 2012 10:49:20pm
        Well, I guess that that settles it. Obama is going to get 87% of the vote.

        Now if that isn’t funny by itself, in Comment 5 CuriousLurper posted a long story about a wait at the doctor’s office where the topic of the elections came up.

        Obviously, I live in a very blue state despite our Republican governor, and everyone in the office was a minority of some sort, so it really wasn’t surprising that they leaned 100% Dem. What was surprising was that while most didn’t strike me as high-info voters, all appeared very much aware of the GOP having gone completely off the rails…

        Got that? Everyone in that office was a Democrat-leaning minority of sub-par intelligence. No racism at LGF. Nope.

      • JimboXL says:

        LOL, this sounds like a punishmemt in Hell, having a political discussion in the waiting room of a doctor’s office filled entirely with Dims.

      • RTR's Ubuntu Server running on a Raspberry Pi Kicks the Crap out of LGF says:

        And the “doctor” has a fudd in psych.

      • Pakimon says:

        Pakimog afraid of white space!

        White space make round pony-tailed Cheetos god angry!

      • GJT says:

        You hear the funniest things down at the free clinic. Right Curious Jerker?

  6. archonix says:

    Okay fine, no al qaida involvement. Doesn’t that imply the whole terrorism thing is more widespread? If it’s not AQ, then it’s another group with apparently similar resources and capabilities, or – worse – it’s a sign that the whole terrorism thing is very deeply embedded in islamic culture.

    As lon as AQ were involved, it was easy to say “but they’re not like the rest, it’s a religion of peace! they’re just naughty unislamic terrorists!” and hide under the blanket for a while longer.

    If AQ aren’t involved (and in many cases they apparently aren’t) then it’s a lot harder to make that claim. Which implies that islam is itself a terror-inclined ideology, if it keeps spawning RPG-toting, machete wielding assault teams all over the place.

    Bam. Another one in the foot. Methinks CJ is running out of toes to shoot off…

    • garycooper says:

      Bam. Another one in the foot. Methinks CJ is running out of toes to shoot off…

      In fairness, doctors had given up trying to cure his toenail fungus, said to be a mutant super-strain he picked up on the road in the early ’80’s. One frustrated, mildly-disgusted doc down at the free clinic sarcastically suggested “the Mossberg Solution,” and poor Chunky took it seriously. He has trouble doping out the finer points, these days. 😦

  7. Voltaire's Crack says:


    98 Mich-again Fri, Oct 19, 2012 9:37:44pm


    re: #94 Gus
    As we get closer to the election and it becomes more obvious that Mitt is going to lose badly I look for more distemper tantrums like that from the online wingnut community.

    • garycooper says:

      Mich-again is apparently just reading the LGF polls, which have Obama in a walk. He’s getting near-Saddam levels of support, there. The voting was very fair in Iraq, prior to our criminal involvement with their peaceful process.

      In the real world, though, Gallup and most other pollsters have Romney leading in most swing-states, and in the electoral college. So, that could be worrisome for the kidz. Don’t wake them up, though. They need their rest, or they get cranky.

      • poteen2 says:

        Saddam support? Right here.

        17 Destro Fri, Oct 19, 2012 9:46:01pm


        re: #16 ckkatz

        Frankly, I feel that the American occupation of Iraq badly flawed. Nor am I convinced that the invasion of Iraq was necessarily in the United States national interest. However, that does _not_ obscure the fact that Saddam Hussein and his Ba’athist regime slaughtered hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraqi citizens.

        Middle finger to Uncle Sam and his faux moral outrage when it suits him (and that bastard Uncle Sam maybe helped Iraq’s Ba’athist use chemical weapons to bring Iran to her knees). Let’s go down the memory hole, shall we?


        The deliberate American prevarication on Halabja was the logical, although probably undesired, outcome of a pronounced six-year tilt toward Iraq, seen as a bulwark against the perceived threat posed by Iran’s zealous brand of politicized Islam. The United States began the tilt after Iraq, the aggressor in the war, was expelled from Iranian territory by a resurgent Iran, which then decided to pursue its own, fruitless version of regime change in Baghdad.

        So spare me. And yes, I rather live in Saddam’s Ba’athist Iraq where I could buy a good bottle of Scotch than fucking American ally Saudi-Wahabist-Arabia where such a purchase may get me be-headed.

        And I am still waiting for someone to tell me how many wars Iran started in the 20th century? 21st? to prove Iran is an irrational nation ready to carry out a mass suicide attack at moment’s notice.

  8. garycooper says:

    Forgot to say, namaste. You know it’s time to limber up, and limbo down. Assume the position…

  9. garycooper says:

    He’s very, very tired. You’d be tired, too, if you were trying to keep up with this little powerhouse, knockin’ the boots all night. See, there’s the boots, next to the bed. Between that, and killing spiders all day, the poor man is half-dead from exhaustion. It’s good that she does her sunrise salutations quietly. She was more than loud enough, last night.

    • rightymouse says:

      If I tried to do sunrise salutations like this, the cats & dog would be selling tickets to the comedy show.

      • garycooper says:

        The cat, maybe. Dogs are more loyal and forgiving. 🙂

      • rightymouse says:

        My cats would threaten him with bodily harm (bloody nose) if he didn’t go along with their evil plot.

      • garycooper says:

        Yes…cats are evil. I think that’s why I’m so deathly allergic to them. My body, filled with kindness and good, is repelled by Satan’s Little Helpers at a molecular level.

  10. garycooper says:

    The failure of AGW-theory, demonstrated.

  11. garycooper says:

    On the way female perceptions of Obama have changed, from seeing him as “the Fresh Prince Of Punahou” to the “Second Coming Of Urkel.” Romney, on the other hand, has emerged in the debates as the clear Alpha, which makes all the blather about “The War On Women” totally irrelevant (along with being moronic in the first place).

    I don’t pretend to understand everything about women, but I do know they tend to be like Arabs in that they back the strong horse. It’s coded into their survival-DNA, just like men’s appreciation for young fertile female bodies. Shaven or not. 😉

    • Pakimon says:

      I don’t think it’s “The War On Women” anymore.

      It morphed into “The War On Lady Parts”.

      Or is it “The War On Binders Full Of Women”?

      Or is it “The War On Lady Binders Full Of Women Parts”?

      Or is it “The War On Lady Parts Full Of Women Binders”?

      I’m getting confused… 😐

  12. rightymouse says:

    Charles is a moron. Even facts can’t sway this giant of intellectual fatuity.

    • rightymouse says:

      Charles also cannot admit when he’s wrong. He just doubles down on teh stoopid. See ‘Weinergate’.

  13. Medchemmer says:

    “Hey Ahmed, where did we put that 60 mm mortar base plate when we moved? I heard there was a flash mob down at the consulate. I thought we might want to bring the set-up…you know, just in case someone insulted the prophet.”

  14. rightymouse says:

    My Uncle Carl was a staunch Conservative, and voted straight Republican until the day he died in Chicago.
    Since then he has voted Democrat.

  15. CroMagnon says:

    OT, but here ya go

    milyo milyo milyo lol


  16. RTR's Mail-Order Mideast Studies College says:

    Ok, Chuckles. It wasn’t Al Queda. It was his other brother by another mother Andy Queda.

    • garycooper says:

      …ably assisted by Pancho Villa and Quesa Dilla. Also, Cameroon Diaz and Mexican Cartel armed with Bush-provided, high-tech military weaponry. Read this in the LA Times today. Now I know how many holes it takes to fill Benghazi Embassy.

  17. haysoos says:

    not sure what this AQ obsession is all about unless it’s a petty point of detail…AQ, MB, Hez and Ham…same shit, different stench….the whole issue has gone over his head

  18. rightymouse says:

    Just found out that one of my son’s friends will be voting for Romney, as will his parents. They are African-American. I spoke with his mother at some length over the summer. She’s a teacher in the Cleveland school system and sick to death of the mess there caused by unions and the culture of indifference re: education. Anyway, there’s hope here and it ain’t what Charlie’s thinking of. Bite me Charlie! 🙂

  19. garycooper says:

    It’s a red herring argument, Haysoos. A straw man, where the man of straw is the idea that a narrowly-defined organization exists called “Al Qaeda” (which can be spelled more ways than the late Moamar Khadafy’s name) which does not share any ideas, tactics, information or adherents with any other Islamist terror outfit. A story was circulated yesterday in the leftist-MSM citing unnamed “intelligence sources” who say the attack on the embassy cannot be linked to “Al Qaeda,” therefore the “Administration was right in saying the attack was due to outrage over the disrespectful movie-trailer.” It was just a coinkidink that it fell on 9-11, of course. All the other reports of the CIA calling it a “coordinated terror-attack” from the beginning? “LOOK, A SQUIRREL!”

    This is all bullshit of the purest ray serene, of course. A pathetic attempt to cover for a devastating international embarrassment, which is just more evidence of the total incompetence on every front of this disastrous administration.

  20. Pakimon says:

    @Symbolman Took some tweaking, but it looks like the new servers are really blazing along now. 54 minutes ago

    The Hindenburg was “blazing along” as well after “some tweaking”… 😆

  21. MrPaulRevere says:

    No wonder Chunk nuked and then re-established his twitter feed. Here he’s busted re-tweeting psycho rubbish from the Kimberlin/Rauhauser stooge ‘BreitbartUnmasked’:

  22. Pakimon says:

    I tweaked the audio of the above video for entertainment purposes 😀


    The ill-fated blog on its last flight sails over the internet

    The blog was hailed by thousands who little dreamed it was their final glimpse of The LGF.

    Again, she dumps memes and a nervous tension grips those who are watching, for this is something unusual.

    The vast servers of the blog are just holding it…uh…just enough to keep it from…IT BURST INTO FLAMES!

    Get this , Charley! Get this Charley!

    It’s fire and it’s crashing! It’s crashing terrible!

    Oh, my! Get out of the way, please!

    It’s burning, bursting into flames and is falling on the Cheetos bags, and all the folks agree that this is terrible.

    This is the worst of the worst catastrophes in the world!

    Oh, it’s crashing…oh, four or five hundred feet into the sky, and it’s a terrific crash, ladies and gentlemen.

    There’s smoke, and there’s flames, now, and the frame is crashing to the ground, not quite to the urine filled Mountain Dew bottles…

    Oh, the humanity, and all the sycophants screaming around here!”

    • garycooper says:

      Nice job! I would only make one edit, if I may be so rude:

      Oh, the huge manatee, and all the sycophants screaming around here!

  23. pat says:

    The article is absurd. The distinction being that it was an Al Qaeda affiliate rather than Al Qaeda. Ohj. And while we do not know who the exact attackers are, they must be angry about that movie trailer…or something.
    One of the most dimwitted pieces ever penned. As for the ‘intelligence’ officers pushing this nonsense, I suggest they review Brett Baie’rs special that aired last night. While the attack may not have been Special Forces quality, it was clearly well organized, with all escape routes leading to a cross-fire ambush.

    • haysoos says:

      the cheeto kid outed his profound naivete when he accused the gop of exposing the CIA’s ‘hideout’ in Libya….when in fact it’s assumed that every embassy and consulate covers for the CIA, sometimes right in the ambassadors office or more often with some outfit like the Office Of Irrigation or some such phony group….wherever there is an official (and often unofficial) US presence, you can bet your butt that the CIA is near…that’s hardly any secret….he’s an idiot

  24. garycooper says:

    An article on feminism that all women (and men) should read:


    It’s a poisonous myth. It’s also a stupid one. No one in their right mind would talk about “War on women” for instance. Are you insane? Why would normal men – yes, your husband, your brother, your son – want to make war on women? And yes, that means you, your sister, your mother. Hell, even my gay male friends like women and have mothers and women friends. And yes, for those of you about to be stupid, even males on the opposite side in politics have all of those, and no, none of them hate women. (Except perhaps the occasional pathological case.)

    (If you bought that wanting to not pay for contraceptives out of the public purse and at the expense of other people’s religious conscience is a “War on women” you might want to inform yourself. Not giving you something for free is NOT restricting access. Otherwise, people are restricting your access to food, housing and entertainment. Is that a war on humans?)

    I’ve watched the rise of this myth with slack-jawed amazement. HOW can you even think that. Guys, my men – and I live with three of them, husband and two sons – couldn’t “conspire” to keep chocolate hidden from me (they’ve tried.) And they’re all three of them brighter than the average bear. WHY would you think men in general would want to conspire to keep you in submission? Most modern guys wouldn’t know what to do with a truly submissive woman.

  25. Turkish Belly Dancer for your consideration (and drooling):

  26. garycooper says:

    Reminded me of this little smoker, from the last season of SYTYCD, which is a show you watch when you live with three women who are into music and dance. It’s a show you can learn to enjoy, men…unlike the horrible “Housewives” and their non-stop bitching.

    • rightymouse says:

      Here ya go..a Turkish male belly dancer.

      • Pakimon says:

        Pakimog no like see man turning, gyrating and flail about!

        If Pakimog want see such thing, Pakimog put mouse trap in Cheetos bag of round, pony-tail blogger man or clamping lizards in round, pony-tail blogger man’s underwear!

      • Thomas The Rhymer says:

        A disruption has been detected, NSFW:

        Things are now normal.

      • rightymouse says:

        It’s equal opportunity belly dancing dammit!

      • garycooper says:

        A male belly-dancer? This is not sexy! 😡

        Okay, have your fun. Just know, you’re making Chunky’s day with that.

  27. MrPaulRevere says:

    Reality seems to be sinking in over there:

    Shiplord Kirel Sat, Oct 20, 2012 1:44:43pm


    If Romney wins expect to see…

  28. Pakimon says:

    Most modern guys wouldn’t know what to do with a truly submissive woman.

    *puts on “wife-beater” t-shirt

    I’d know what to do with ’em! I’d tell them to get in the kitchen and make me a sammich!

    * takes off “wife-beater” t-shirt 😀

  29. Pakimon says:

    Yoga from Asia and belly dancing from the Middle East!

    Goes to show the denizens of DoD aren’t a bunch of taunting booger-flickers but are cultured and worldly! 😉

  30. Thomas The Rhymer says:

    Sadly, there are *true* believers:

    18 SanFranciscoZionist Sat, Oct 20, 2012 11:31:15am


    re: #3 AK-47%

    On PBS? That wil be his final excuse then..”they were out to get me for wanting to fire Big Bird!”

    You don’t fuck with Big Bird. Americans will put up with a lot, but not an attack on Big Bird.

    Listening to songs from Sondheim’s “Assassins”. For some reason, every time the ghost of John Wilkes Booth responds to Guiseppe Zangara’s complaint about his stomach pains with “Have you considered shooting Franklin Roosevelt?” I start laughing hysterically. This is probably not healthy.

    (Zangara responds, “You think that help?” Booth: “It couldn’t hurt.”)


    Fark Big Bird, PBS and the cadre of crap that they run. If it cannot survive by being sufficient financially, then it needs to die. The socialists do not need a taxpayer funded network or radio station (npr). If npr died today, the only things I would miss would be “The Thistle & Shamrock” and “World Music”.

    And again, Fark Big Feathery, F–khead Big Bird, and “Socialist Street”.

    Someday, I’ll find that quote thingamabibber…

    • Bunk X says:

      “You don’t fuck with Big Bird. Americans will put up with a lot, but not an attack on Big Bird.”

      • Thomas The Rhymer says:

        An Iron Cross and flaming skulls, The “hip and edgy” 2007+ lgf crowd would wet themselves if they met 2004-2005 LGF.
        Thanks for ruining everything, Charles, you asshat.

        By the way, does anyone still have a link to the original “Epic Celtic Cross Meltdown” from September 2007? I seem to have lost my original. Thanks in advance.

    • RTR's Purple Dinosaur AK-47 says:

      Forget Big Bird. Kill Barney the dinosaur!!!

      I hate you, you hate me
      Let’s get together and kill Barney
      With tanks of water and acid he will drown
      Barney escapes but he falls down

      I hate you, you hate me
      Let’s get together and kill Barney
      With a great big knife on his head
      Barney’s bloody cuz he’s already dead

      I hate you, you hate me
      Let’s get together and kill Barney
      With his big dog leash around hit neck
      He’ll sure make you say ‘what the heck’

      I hate you, you hate me
      Let’s get together and kill Barney
      When he’s skiing lets make an avalanche
      And then he’ll get hit by a big tree branch


  31. Thomas The Rhymer says:

    The “anyone who disagrees with me is a traitor” award goes to:…

    25 Charles Johnson Sat, Oct 20, 2012 11:38:16am


    re: #22 Killgore Trout

    Couldn’t care less what the Weekly Standard has to say about this. For someone who’s so quick to just dismiss sources like ThinkProgress, you’re amazingly willing to read the most biased right wing sites on the web.

    • haysoos says:

      charles, the attack poodle….what a bunch of lame ass bullies…
      I’d like to bitch slap godamnedfrank, get him pissed, then get serious…lgf is a sanctuary for punks and other internet wannabe’s

    • Pakimon says:


      Ignore “biased right wing sites”!

      Butt-chug every word churned out by moonbat left-wing sites!

  32. mrpaulrevere says:

    Be careful with those space heaters Gus!:


    Gus Sat, Oct 20, 2012 3:31:17pm


    Must replace portable heating unit. BBL

  33. haysoos says:

    yo Bunk…
    about Iko Iko
    pretty interesting stuff you posted…I know just a tiny bit about the tribes and Mardi Gras…the Nevilles uncle, Chief Jolly, was a major player in that scene….I never did and still don’t understand the lyrics but now I know why at least, so thanks for that…a lot of obscure history there….fun stuff, and I’m a huge Nevilles fan
    crank it up

  34. haysoos says:

    RTR’s Purple Dinosaur AK-47 :
    I think that means Sterno can.

    no, gus ingests the sterno….nice buzz, like bath salts

  35. Pakimon says:

    Rut Roh!

    Romney Outpolling Carter,
    Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, Bush II and Obama

    On the evening of Nov.6th, I’m going to have lots of beer, the TV will be on MSNBC and I’ll be here monitoring all the wailing, and hysteria of Chris Matthews and The Chunkster and I’ll be laughing my ass off!

    Shadenfreude and more shadenfreude! 😈

    • Abu Obama's a Joke says:

      I turn fitty on the Sunday be4 the electoral-housecleaning on 11/6. Might take the week off since I have vacation available. I’ll upgrade to Fat Tire for the week should Mitt win.
      /I’ll check myself in on 11/13.

  36. garycooper says:

    I’ll be here, too. We will kill the fatted manatee calf, and eat its heart. We will drink deep, of the sweetest mead salted with the tears of the vanquished Dumbocrats. Songs of better days ahead, will resound from our floodlit patios!

    • livefreeor die says:

      From your mouth to God’s ears.
      I’m afraid to jinx anything by making too detailed plans yet but I will be between here and the TV on election night.
      I got my Romney-Ryan yard signs today. I realized that I may lose some friends but if they throw away our friendship over this, I’m better off knowing sooner rather than later that they weren’t great friends after all.

      • garycooper says:

        F’em if they can’t take a joke, Livefree. 😉

        I’m done tiptoeing around, too. We need to speak out about why we need a change, desperately. The reasons are everywhere around us. Let the preference cascade come crashing down on their sick charade. Let freedom fucking ring!

    • livefreeor die says:

      I drove by the corner where they were giving out signs and I realized I don’t want to be passive and risk my kids’ futures. I went back and got the signs. My grandparents went through WWII. The least I can do is put up some signs.

  37. garycooper says:

    To the tune of, “Edelweiss” (Rodgers and Hammerstein):

    Schadenfreude, Schadenfreude
    Every moonbat can eat me
    Brown and white, not too bright
    Your long faces complete me
    Eating your crow, may you choom and bloat
    Choom and bloat forever
    Schadenfreude, Schadenfreude
    Leave my homeland forever

  38. livefreeor die says:

    Hey, Chuck,
    You have such great insight into human nature and all. Maybe you can explain this…
    I was at a cocktail party and overheard six liberals loudly discussing all the tricks their accountants were going to help them play with their tax returns for this year so they can get financial aid for their kids when they go to college next year. A bunch of people driving nice cars, living in a nice suburb who want to cheat so the rest of us can pay more for their kids to go to college.
    Your thoughts, Chuckles?

  39. garycooper says:

    Chunky: “Kids? College? Accountants? What language are you speaking? Where is my Gameboy?”

    See, Fatass doesn’t have anything to do with the kind of reality most of us citizens deal with everyday. He’s a recluse spider, hiding in the basement, living in a fantasy world, spinning his crooked little web.

  40. garycooper says:

    The sparkly, dark-haired one in the middle. Yes, the leader. Capture her, bathe her, and bring her to my tent. Let the others go.

  41. koedo says:

    Since I’m certain Charles the Doughey reads this blog, I will address him here.

    Charles, you are a small man.