Pages

Jump to bottom

7 comments

1 Charles Johnson  Mon, Oct 29, 2012 1:49:02am

Please note: the attackers themselves said they were retaliating for the video. The weird attempt to portray this as an either-or situation (either a terror attack or a reaction to the video) is just stupid, and deliberately deceptive.

There is absolutely nothing unusual about accounts changing as more information became available. I honestly find the continuing right wing efforts to exploit and politicize this tragedy repellent.

2 Randall Gross  Mon, Oct 29, 2012 4:06:18am

You can wave that 7-week old smelly fish trying to pretend it's news sushi all you want, nobody is going to buy it.

3 Tiny Alien Kitties are Watching You  Mon, Oct 29, 2012 4:19:46am

I thought the fact that there was no protest going on outside the consulate prior to the attack was thoroughly settled weeks ago. I certainly never heard of any official claiming that there was a protest going on since Rice did on Sept. 16th anyway. Do you know why she said that? Because it was in the talking points sheet she was given to prepare for her interviews by the damn CIA!

Ms. Rice, the United States ambassador to the United Nations, has said that the judgments she offered on the five talk shows on Sept. 16 came from talking points prepared by the C.I.A., which reckoned that the attack that killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans had resulted from a spontaneous mob that was angry about an anti-Islamic video that had set off protests elsewhere. That assessment, described to Ms. Rice in briefings the day before her television appearances, was based on intercepted communications, informants’ tips and Libyan
[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

Charles was quite clear on the other point concerning the infamous video, so I'll just leave it at that.

4 goddamnedfrank  Mon, Oct 29, 2012 3:56:44pm

Here's a handy google map annotated with locations where mass protests were reported, over 50 around the globe.

It would be remarkable if there was no protest at Benghazi, and there were many, many contemporaneous reports of protest there. This kind of memory holing and deliberate suppression of common sense is completely outrageous and it's pathetic to see people supporting such utter, ridiculous nonsense.

Use your goddamned heads, Libya was awash in military grade weaponry after the fall of Gadhafi's regime, it makes sense that any protest there would be even more likely to turn violent. Hell, 19 people died at the protests in Pakistan, and they have an actual functioning government. The shear widespread nature of the protests and the huge number of them should clue you in regarding just how pissed off people were.

5 MPH  Thu, Nov 1, 2012 4:35:01am

President Obama and Secretary Clinton have already dismissed the video excuse as false (blaming faulty intelligence). And LGF is doubling down on the false narrative?

6 Charles Johnson  Thu, Nov 1, 2012 9:48:43am

re: #5 MPH

President Obama and Secretary Clinton have already dismissed the video excuse as false (blaming faulty intelligence). And LGF is doubling down on the false narrative?

No, they did not do anything of the sort. Here are the facts:

[Link: www.nytimes.com...]

To Libyans who witnessed the assault and know the attackers, there is little doubt what occurred: a well-known group of local Islamist militants struck without any warning or protest, and they did it in retaliation for the video. That is what the fighters said at the time, speaking emotionally of their anger at the video without mentioning Al Qaeda, Osama bin Laden or the terrorist strikes of 11 years earlier. And it is an explanation that tracks with their history as a local militant group determined to protect Libya from Western influence.

7 Charles Johnson  Thu, Nov 1, 2012 9:56:27am

Clinton and Obama absolutely did NOT "dismiss the video excuse." This is right wing bullshit. What they said was that there was apparently no peaceful protest on the day the attack took place.

It's incredibly clear that the video was the motivation for this attack. The attackers themselves said so. Maybe you think they were lying too? They must be in on the plot to cover it up.


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Judge: Plan for Restoring Northwest Salmon Runs Not Enough This is an area where environmentalists clash - hydro electric power is one of the essentials to ending dependencies on carbon based fuels. The real problem is warm water; because warm water fish die offs will continue no matter ...
Thanos
31 seconds ago
Views: 13 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Turkish Leadership Split Spoils the Party It boils down to one man - and his determined quest to change the constitution and enhance his position. Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Erdogan may have miscalculated if he saw Ahmet Davutoglu (R) as a pliant prime ...
Thanos
21 minutes ago
Views: 47 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Ironic Ways the Target Boycott Is Backfiring for Conservatives A street preacher protests in a Portland, Oregon Target wearing a "No Sodomy In Hell" shirt and announcing to customers that they will "see the Lake of Fire on Judgment Day." Since conservatives launched a boycott of Target last ...
The French Rat
8 hours ago
Views: 230 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 5 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
SENSUS Smart Guitar Performance The video shows the full expressive potential of SENSUS Smart Guitar, which allows guitar players to use infinite modulations and effects, switching between electro-acoustic and electronic sounds in real time and in a natural way. All sounds and modulations ...
Thanos
9 hours, 50 minutes ago
Views: 191 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Racist Commenters Attack Malia Obama After News of Her Going to Harvard - AOL This weekend the White House announced that President and First Lady Obama's eldest daughter Malia had decided on Harvard University for undergrad. -President Obama's Black History Month Joke Kills At The White House However, they also announced that she ...
The French Rat
10 hours ago
Views: 178 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
So, Donald Trump’s Going to Get the Nomination.We're dead. We're fucking dead. We're deader than dead. No use reincarnating us, because who'd want to live in a US which is run by a tyrant?
The French Rat
1 day, 7 hours ago
Views: 318 • Comments: 1 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Rides Kick Out of It
Thanos
1 day, 9 hours ago
Views: 487 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Radiohead - Burn the Witch Burn The Witch. Available here x-l.co and here hyperurl.co Director - Chris Hopewell Producer - Rosie Lea BrindEditor - Ben Foley DOP - Jon Davey Art Director & production designer - Chris Hopewell Post effects and grading - Ben ...
Thanos
1 day, 9 hours ago
Views: 475 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Jacob Collier - (Funkified) Eleanor Rigby (Maida Vale Session)Jacob Collier performs Eleanor Rigby in session at Maida Vale for BBC Introducing and Jamie Cullum on BBC Radio 2.
Thanos
1 day, 10 hours ago
Views: 449 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 4 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
US Navy Seal Killed in Iraq as IS Breaches Peshmerga Lines A US Navy Seal who was advising Kurdish Peshmerga forces in northern Iraq has been killed by Islamic State (IS) militants, US defence officials say. The special warfare operator, who has not been named, died as a result of ...
Thanos
1 day, 12 hours ago
Views: 549 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Likes: 0
Comments: 0
: 0