Media misdirection – Anger over a stupid video, or a planned terrorist attack on the US?
It couldn’t be allowed to appear to happen on Obama’s watch…
A video nobody’s ever heard of precipitates two US Mideast embassy attacks, and one dead ambassador plus others? Color me not surprised that the US Obama media is focused on covering a bumbling President.
All this if you believe the media spin, that somehow all this was caused by a video and a Pastor named Jones [my emphasis]:
It has been reported that the protests in both Cairo and Benghazi were touched off by a film released in July, directed by an Israeli-American and promoted by Florida Pastor Terry Jones that insults Islam. However, one Egyptian activist noted that it would be hard for Americans to process how attacks on the embassy on September 11, at which Al Qaeda affiliated flags were flown, would be entirely related to a film protest.
The anniversary of 9/11, suddenly Mullahs are upset over a video that (have I mentioned this before?) nobody ever heard of before?
Would you believe – a planned Al-Qaeda terrorist op? I sure as hell would -
“The deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya may have been a planned operation and not a spontaneous protest that turned violent, U.S. officials told the New York Times and CNN on Wednesday.” Yahoo News reveals that the initial belief that the assaults were caused a spontaneous mob maddened by an anti-Muslim video may not have been true.
Initial reports suggested that protesters in Benghazi, Libya, were angry about an online video that mocked the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, and then attacked the consulate, killing U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other foreign service workers. But now, according to the New York Times, officials suspect that “an organized group had either been waiting for an opportunity to exploit like the protests over the video or perhaps even generated the protests as a cover for their attack.” U.S. sources told CNN that they don’t think Stevens was a specific target of the attack.
This astonishing development may come as a surprise to a university professor who Tweeted that the producer of the video deemed a hate statement should be jailed. A University of Pennsylvania professor wrote, “Good Morning. How soon is Sam Bacile going to be in jail folks? I need him to go now. When Americans die because you are stupid…” Just who she was referring to as the object of ‘stupid’ is unclear.
Add more misdirection, on orders from the POTUS, I’m sure, General Martin Dempsey (CJCOS) personally is asking assclown Terry Jones to knock off the antagonizing terrorists and Muslims in general. But from This Ain’t Hell:
Ya know what else endangers US troops in Afghanistan, General? Making them walk around unarmed until a scant few weeks ago. And they’ve been doing that during most of your tenure through scores of green-on-blue attacks, but suddenly you’re worried about a film killing troops?
This is bowing to his political masters, trying to take the heat off the administration for their inept handling of the Arab Autumn. Those of us living on this planet have already come to the conclusion that film was just an excuse, and some of our common sense has finally seeped into Washington.
Now why on Earth would anyone want it to appear that a terrorist attack didn’t, in fact, occur on B. Hussein Obama’s watch? Could it be an election?
UPDATE: Oh, and why we’re on the subject of who pissed al Qaeda off, might hand a mirror to Obama and the DNC:
It is hard to count how many times a Democratic party speaker stood up proudly to proclaim:
Osama. Bin. Laden. Is. Dead!
Almost every time Bin Laden’s scalp was paraded around on its pike – all thanks to the warrior spirit and unflinching courage of our commander-in-chief – the crowd of progressives, liberals and party faithful erupted into a prolonged “USA. USA” chant.
Leading this orgy of chest-beating, we’re-more-bellicose-than-you, nationalistic strutting was, ironically, the 2004 GOP’s prime victim of it: Democratic Senator John Kerry. Kerry’s speech exploited virtually every theme of patriotism and militarism that was used against him eight years ago, and he did so with great efficacy.
Like Obama advocates so often do, Kerry first trumpeted how faithful and loyal Obama is to the Israeli government, and held up the Israeli prime minister as the arbiter of truth and sufficient loyalty…
“And after more than – after more than 10 years without justice for thousands of Americans murdered on 9/11, after Mitt Romney said it would be naive to go into Pakistan to pursue the terrorists, it took President Obama, against the advice of many, to give that order and finally rid this earth ofOsama bin Laden.
“Ask Osama bin Laden is he is better-off now than he was four years ago.”
As Victor Davis Hansen writes (and read the whole thing):
The juxtaposed chants of “Osama” and “Obama” in Egypt make a mockery of the recent “We killed Osama” spiking the football at the Democratic convention. And they remind us why 2012 is sadly looking a lot like 1980 — when in a similar election year, in a similarly minded administration, the proverbial chickens of four years of “smart” diplomacy tragically came home to roost.
- U.S. Ambassador To Libya Dead, U.S. Embassy In Cairo Attacked, In Protests Over Obscure Film (outsidethebeltway.com)
- Muslims kill US ambassador to Libya; Hillary apologizes for hurting their feelings (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)