Sunday, September 16, 2012

Naivete... or Is It?

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
-vs- Tyranny

More Obama administration naivete? Or is Rice's narrative by design and crafted to fit Obama's broader agenda?

THE HILLThe Obama administration is sticking to its position that Tuesday's deadly attack in Benghazi wasn't premeditated, contradicting U.S. lawmakers and Libya's own president.

Speaking on several Sunday shows, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice placed the blame for violence that has spread to two dozen countries across the Muslim world squarely on a U.S.-made anti-Islam video.

Republicans and many others are dubious, with some lawmakers suggesting the attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi was a coordinated attack by a militant group.


Libya's own leader, interim president Mohammed Magarief, has said that foreigners infiltrated Libya over the past few months and planned the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

“The idea that this criminal and cowardly act was a spontaneous protest that just spun out of control is completely unfounded and preposterous,” Magarief told NPR in Benghazi on Sunday. “We firmly believe that this was a pre-calculated, pre-planned attack that was carried out specifically to attack the U.S. Consulate.

“The intention was there from the beginning, for it to take this ugly barbaric, criminal form,” he said.


He told CBS that about 50 people have been arrested in conjunction with the attack on the U.S. consulate, which he said was “definitely planned by foreigners” who entered Libya several months ago and immediately started plotting the assault. He said “a few” of the perpetrators were from Mali and Algeria while others were Libyan “affiliates” and “sympathizers.”

“These ugly deeds, criminal deeds … do not represent in any way, in any sense, the aspirations and feelings of Libya toward the United States and its citizens.”

“The way these perpetrators acted and moved and their choosing the specific date [of Sept. 11] for this so-called demonstration, I think this leaves us with no doubt that this was pre-planned, pre-determined.”

Magarief said the security situation “is difficult, not only for Americans but for Libyans themselves.”


Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, told CBS he didn't buy the notion that the attack in Libya was spontaneous.

“Most people don't bring rocket-propelled grenades and heavy weapons to a demonstration,” McCain said. “That was an act of terror. And for anyone to disagree with that fundamental fact I think is really ignorant of the facts.”

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and a former FBI official, told Fox News the violence in Libya had “all the hallmarks of an al-Qaeda-style attack.” {Read More}

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Via: Memeorandum


  1. The film was just a pretext (and it doesn't seem to take much these days, now does it?) for what they wanted to do anyway. Spontaneous, shmontaneous.

  2. You can't just ignore that stupid video by those stupid anti-Islam loons. Yes, the timing may have been convenient for a terrorist cell that already had a plan, but the reaction to that stupid video by those stupid anti-Islam loonies, certainly provided a convenient opportunity for that cell.

    In other words, there's a little more to it than you depict here.


  3. There are no facts, yet.
    Maybe Obama doesn't want to give credit to any group, yet, because that's what they want.

  4. Like almost everybody in that administration, she's either clueless or she's lying, to what end I don't know.

    This was planned, and probably by AQ teamed up with pissed off pro-Khadafy people who are still heavily armed.

    I know, AQ helped topple Khadafy, but the enemy of my enemy...


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