Thursday, September 20, 2012

It wasn't the film, after all

For days people who know about the Middle East, including the Libyan President have been saying it: those attacks on 9/11 and in the subsequent couple of days may have used that wretched film that nobody has seen but were actually co-ordinated terrorist attacks.

No, no, no, said the State Department and other spokespersons for the Administration. It was that terrible provocative film and we shall lean on Google to withdraw it.

Well, what do you know? Apparently these were terrorist attacks and the State Department has now admitted it. Let us be thankful for small mercies.

UPDATE: Ex-Gitmo detainee is reported to have been involved in the attack. Oh surely not.


  1. Purely a clash between a somewhat extremist lot and a totally extremist lot

  2. Helen,

    As I am sure you've noticed the WH has dithered forth and back regarding the importance of the YouTube film. Presently the story is definitely that the unrest in various places in Asia and Africa is due to this film clip that no one had heard of before the WH decided to use it to cover the bare essentials of the failed foreign policy.

    But, what do you know. Suddenly a journalist does what journalists are supposed to do. Kudos to Catherine Herridge from FOX News:

    Breaking: White House Knowingly Gave False Information to Media on Benghazi Terror Attack (Video)

    “There was this private narrative you see in the intelligence community where they separate what happened in Libya from this YouTube clip and then you have this public narrative that you have from this administration."


  3. Thanks for the link, Mikgen. Good to know that occasionally journalists do what they are supposed to do and do not just repeat government propaganda.