UPDATED: I heard from Stacy who does the Secretary Clinton Blog. Please read her comments at the bottom of the page. She is very angry with me for what I’ve written. I emailed and told her I would direct my readers to her comments.
I have yet to locate a retraction for the story – from anyone. Stacy says that Hillary’s spokesman has denied the story. That doesn’t work for me. Philippe Reines DID NOT DENY the al Qaeda story. Hillary’s spokesman is denying the gossip about the problems she is having at State, and the possibility of her quitting.
SECOND UPDATE: Stacy is now going to be writing for Blogcritics. My new article about the incident in Kenya has just been posted. I highly recommend her blog about Hillary Clinton. She does a tremendous amount of research, and feels the same way about Hillary as I do Sarah Palin.
It is now 8:30PM. I have yet to find a confirm or more importantly a denial. But – another article has been written on the subject.
The following is a cautionary tale for this 8th anniversary of 9/11.
The Pink Flamingo spent much of Thursday working sources trying to confirm or debunk the story that Hillary Clinton was targeted by al Qaeda. The more I worked the story, the more I am beginning to suspect that the tale might be true. I also suspect that Hillary is doing some work against al Qaeda that might be ruffling some Obama Administration feather.
The unidentified blogger who allegedly maintains a Hillary Clinton blog says that the story about Hillary being threatened by Al Qaeda is not true. Having spent some quality time, lately, with Obama-bots, I’m beginning to think the whole “it did not happen” thing is being promoted by Obama-bots.
“…I covered this story on my blog and was initially concerned that there was no MSM coverage. Then I spoke to someone at ABC news and they said the reason the US and British media were not covering the alleged terror plot story was because all their inside sources said there was no truth to the story. With respect to the rumors about Hillary stepping down to run for Governor of NY- that is based on a one-sentence post on the Weekly Standard- not a single named source was used. Someone is just trying to stir up trouble and unfortunately, it ends up being a distraction for Hillary and takes the focus away from all the great work she is doing at the State Dept. In other words, these rumors end up hurting Hillary (in my opinion)…”
The problem is the story doesn’t seem to exist on her blog. She also doesn’t seem to have the courage to give a name – just the fact that she is a Clinton fan. She left the following comment on the BC article I did that was published today.
“…I spoke to Kirit Radio of ABC news about this and he told me that the reason it was getting no coverage in British or US media is because his sources at State told him there’s nothing to the story.
Also, with respect to the comment above about Hillary resigning to run for Governor- that is total nonsense- the rumor is based, literally, on a one-sentence blog post from the Weekly Standard the other day. There’s not a single named source for any of it.
This latest rumor is just a twist on the theme from about a month-and-a-half ago where rumors were going around saying there was a rift between Secy Clinton and Obama and that she has no power- a claim she personally rebutted.
Some people are so gullible.
Some people are just trying to stir up trouble…”
I know an ObamaBot when I see one.
Then this comment appeared:
“…the story is ignored in the west because it’s an obvious propaganda piece, intended for kenyan consumption & not really the west. try reading the daily nation on a regular basis wrt their coverage of affairs in somalia & you’ll catch on pretty quick. lots of deliberate fear-mongering about the situation in somalia being a threat to kenyan national security which helps justify kenya’s ongoing covert & increasingly more overt participation in the u.s. counter-revolutionary program in somalia.
doesn’t help that the u.s. program is ran out of nairobi & the usual alphabet agencies purposely play the local media like that.
and fyi – tales of al-qa’idah in somalia are part of the deception…”
That is a typical ObamaBot. Why are they trying to stop the story?
You might also want to check out what Hillary is doing in Kenya-Somalia. If she takes Obama on in 2012, she can humiliate him with her work there.
Someone does not want this story told – I think.