Skip to comments.Attacks on U.S. Embassies Were Not About a Movie
Posted on 09/13/2012 5:34:21 AM PDT by SJackson
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Attacks on U.S. Embassies Were Not About a Movie
Posted By Caroline Glick On September 13, 2012 @ 12:40 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments
Here are a couple of facts:
On June 4 the White House confirmed that the US had killed Abu Yahya Al-Libi – OBL’s Libyan lieutenant who had moved into Al Qaeda’s #2 spot after Ayman Zahawiri after the Navy SEALs whacked OBL.
On Tuesday 9/11, a tape was released of Zawahiri announcing that Libi had been killed earlier this year by a US drone attack. The Zawahiri tape was made during Ramadan which ended in the middle of last month. Zawahiri called for his terrorist underlings to avenge Libi’s death and especially exhorted Libyans to take revenge.
The attack in Libya was well planned and executed. It wasn’t about a spontaneous protest against some ridiculous internet movie of Muhammad. The assailants came armed to the teeth, with among other things, RPG 7s. They knew that the US Ambassador was in Benghazi rather than Tripoli. They knew how to track his movements, and were able to strike against him after he and his colleagues left the consulate building and tried to flee in a car. As Israel Channel 2′s Arab Affairs Correspondent Ehud Yaari noted this evening, you don’t often see well trained terrorists participating in protests of movies.
Then there is the attack in Cairo. They were led by Mohammad Zawahiri – Ayman Zawahiri’s brother. According the Thomas Josclyn in the Weekly Standard, the US media has been idiotically presenting him as some sort of moderate despite the fact that in an interview with Al Jazeerah he said said, “We in al Qaeda…”
Egypt’s US supported Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi recently released Zawahiri from Egyptian prison. The same Barack Obama who has no time in his schedule to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu next week in New York, is scheduled to meet Morsi.
The Egyptian government has not condemned the attack on the US Embassy in Cairo. But Morsi is demanding that the US government prosecute the film’s creator.
You may be wondering how some movie no one’s heard of has caused such a hullabaloo. Well, as it turns out, the film was screened on an Egyptian Salafist television channel. Obviously the Salafists — many of whom, like Zawahiri were released from prison by Morsi, wanted to stir up anti-US violence on the eve of 9/11. So if the film is responsible for the violence, a finger needs to be pointed to its chief distributor — Al Qaida’s Egyptian friends and members.
With these facts in hand, it is clear that the attempts to present these acts of war against the US as the consequence of some stupid nothing movie are obscene attempts to deflect the blame for these unwarranted attacks onto their victims and away from their perpetrators.
I wish more Caroline Glicks existed in the media.
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Egypts US supported Muslim Brotherhood President Mohamed Morsi recently released Zawahiri from Egyptian prison. The same Barack Obama who has no time in his schedule to meet with Prime Minister Netanyahu next week in New York, is scheduled to meet Morsi.
That says it all, and so does this.
There is clearly something going on. The WH is now saying obama did not attend briefings. Covering for him.
There had to be chatter going on about this situation. Are they telling us our intelligence agents are derelict in their duty not letting the dummy know what was going on.
Something stinks to high heaven here.
Just like the Egyptian Revolution the attacks may be receiving some coordination on facebook and via the internet.
(I think I detect a larger problem.)
(Politico) During a House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper called Egypts branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement largely secular.
In response to questioning from Rep. Sue Myrick (R-N.C.) about the threat posed by the group, Clapper suggested that the Egyptian part of the Brotherhood is not particularly extreme and that the broader international movement is hard to generalize about.
The term Muslim Brotherhood . . . is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam, Clapper said. They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera. . . . In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally.
Clapper said later in the hearing that the Brotherhood in Egypt runs 29 hospitals not under the guise of an extremist agenda. He said the group fills a vacuum cause by the absence of government services, but added, It is not necessarily with a view to promoting violence or overthrow of the state.
And this is why the phony "oppressed victim card" employed by both muslims and leftists is so dangerous. Typically it's a form of soft tyranny, but it also can be extended and hardened as needed to obtain desired ends directed at non-submissive, recalcitrant targets.
Who first stated and where did the original statement come from that the reason for the protests were the movie? Anyone know.