By Jay Sekulow
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Washington is preoccupied with the political decisions surrounding last year's attack in Benghazi, but nine months later the who and why of the terrorist assault that left four Americans dead remains shrouded in mystery.
The Syrian extremist militia Jabhat al-Nusra is a branch of al Qaeda's coalition in Iraq and has been all along, the umbrella group Islamic State of Iraq acknowledged Tuesday — a move that shows the blossoming self-confidence of salafist jihadis about their role in the revolution raging in Syria.
"All the stuff in those emails from the State Department, they got wrong," he said. "They weren't looking at the actual official Facebook page of Ansar al-Sharia because there was not a posting on the official page until a day later."
"Al Qaeda has no issue with claiming responsibility for attacks, so you would think that if they were the ones who did it, they would say something," said Aaron Zelin, a scholar at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy who specializes in combing Islamist websites for terrorism-related chatter.