I have great respect for Jack Cashill.
BUT, it do not think this was a on the fly spin by the Dems. I think they intended to use the excuse of the movie as a way to suppress Freedom Of Speech granted in the 1st Amendment by this event.
They had already planned to use this.
There are “some” who think that Obozo planned to allow Amb. Stevens to be “captured” and exchanged for the Blind Sheik.
Not sure I agree with them, but it is clear the movie was being used as an excuse to silence 1st Amendment speech in the US.
The producer of the movie was arrested. Is he still in prison? Has he actually been charged with anything? There is a Fatwa against him. Think I read he was sentenced to death in absence in some ME country.
I think they had planned to use the video, just as they had planned to use their knowledge of Petraeus’ affair...but not necessarily for a specific thing at any particular moment. They were just insurance; the Petraeus affair was originally meant to be used if he became the GOP nominee, and when he didn’t, they just put it back in their arsenal for later use.
And I think the video (which the US may have funded without Nakoulah’s even having been aware of this) was also just something Obama and Co. thought they might be able to use at some point, probably in whipping up frenzy during the “Arab Spring” in Egypt. But they didn’t need it then, so they just kept it on hand for when they did need it.
Probably they then encouraged its showing in Egypt around 9/11 (because they knew there were going to be “commemorative” anti-US protests and possibly even attacks on that date) to provide a cover-story for Islamist violence that would make it look as if the Islamists were somehow justified and it had nothing to do with 9/11. And they hoped it would work for Benghazi too.
That... and to justify an internet kill switch in the hands of the Pres.