posted on Sep, 15 2012 @ 11:11 PM
This article is basically how I've felt. I've always known that the use of the movie as an excuse was just scapegoating, but this article explains
that it was likely pre-planned.
The controversial film that Islamists in Egypt and Libya sited as the reason for their violet attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions yesterday was most
likely a hoax. In addition, reports are emerging that the attacks were pre-planned to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11 as opposed to a
spontaneous reaction to the release of the film’s trailer on YouTube.
The U.S. ambassador to Libya, along with three other Americans, was killed in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. In Cairo, the wall
surrounding the U.S. embassy was breached, its American flag torn down and the black flag of Islamic jihad raised in its place, as thousand
participated in the attack.
CNN quotes a former top member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group Noman Benotman, currently with the Quilliam Foundation in London, as saying, "An
attack like this would likely have required preparation. This would not seem to be merely a protest which escalated. "According to our sources, the
attack against the consulate had two waves. The first attack led to U.S. officials being evacuated from the consulate by Libyan security forces, only
for the second wave to be launched against U.S. officials after they were kept in a secure location." Benotman said. He also said that the group
claiming responsibility for the attack, the Imprisoned Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades “prepared for a military assault; it is rare that an RPG7
[Rocket-Propelled Grenade] is present at a peaceful protest."
In short it goes on to give more clues on how this is likely a pre-planned attack.
Whenever a religious leaders calls for revenge against the west for a perceived wrong, you can take that as a sign of the beginning of an Intifada, or
other form of uprising. These things really don't happen on the spur of the moment, they do take some time to develop. The movie was just the
scapegoat for it.
Sometimes things like this are rhetorical gorilla chest pounding, but it should policy to check things out, to see if there really is a movement to
use violence against western countries, and then to act on it before they even begin. Because sometimes, it isn't mere gorilla chest pounding and
saber rattling, it is a real threat.