I’ve been watching with growing incredulity in the last 24 hours how people are blaming this Libya attack on some cheap movie made by someone unknown. Do people really believe that that this was all a coincidence on the anniversary of 9/11?
This wasn’t the fault of some nutcase making a home movie. This was a coordinated attack on the anniversary of 9/11 by our enemy.
Plain and simple.
Although initial reports described the events as a demonstration that had spiraled out of control, there are indications that the attack may have been planned, most likely by Islamic radicals who have been gaining ground in Libya.
Stevens had gone to the consulate in still-restive Benghazi to oversee its evacuation after the demonstration had started. The building was then stormed by gunmen, who succeeded in setting it on fire.
The ambassador was well-liked by many Libyans, particularly the pro-democracy rebels on whose behalf he passionately argued during the conflict last year that brought down dictator Muammar Gaddafi.
An almost-simultaneous demonstration was held outside the US Embassy in Cairo, though events did not turn violent there. Both protests were sparked by a 14-minute trailer of the hour-long movie Innocence of Muslims, which was posted on YouTube and openly ridicules the prophet Muhammad – whom religious Muslims believe should not be portrayed at all.
The shortened version of the video is being promoted and circulated by Morris Sadek, an Egyptian-born Coptic Christian in the Washington area who has expressed extreme anti- Islamist views.
There are several indications, however, that there was a concerted effort to rile up emotions based on the crude video in the days before the attack, and that the demonstration may have been a pretext for a more serious assault.
The fact that it happened on September 11, coinciding with the 11th anniversary of al-Qaida’s attacks on the US, fueled speculation that it was a planned attack, rather than spontaneous violence.
If this had happened any other day I could entertain the explanation that these Muslim idiots got their widdle feelings hurt over a video but for this to happen on 9/11 over any other day explains everything to me.
And they know the weakest United States President in our history will do nothing. Maybe he will shoot a few drone missiles but no one, least of all members of al-Qaeda, are afraid of that. Hell, they have taken over Libya and Egypt while this President was shooting his missiles. What are they supposed to fear?
A man who explains away the fact that these Muslim animals paraded around our dead Ambassador as good samaritans dragging a dead body to the hospital?
The action and inaction of this President over the last four years have made me so ashamed…I don’t think I have never been so ashamed of a President in my lifetime. (I was too young to comprehend the cowardice of Jimmy Carter so you have to give me a pass on that one).