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After the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya last week, the Obama administration claimed that it was a "spontaneous" attack growing from a demonstration that spiraled out of control and fueled by anger about a movie that showed Islam in negative light. Au contraire says the Libyan government and US intelligence sources in Libya.
According to Fox News:
"The assault on the consulate came without warning, and, to strengthen the view that it was pre-meditated, the assault included RPGs and mortars -- including at least one round that hit the consulate roof.
There were two waves to the assault, Fox News was told. According to the intelligence source, in the first wave, the attackers were heard to say "we got him" -- a reference to Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the attack. Word spread, the attackers regrouped and the second wave went after the motorcade and support personnel.
Well, that definitely sounds spontaneous to me. I'm sure it went something like this:The account relayed by the intelligence source on the ground in Libya is consistent with statements by the Libyan president that the attack was pre-mediated and the work of foreign fighters, which is code for Islamist extremists, including the Al Qaeda affiliate in North Africa. It is also consistent with an interview by McClatchy Newspapers with a purported Libyan security guard who was injured in the assault. The guard said the consulate area was quiet and "there wasn't a single ant outside" until dozens of armed men descended on the compound."
- "Death to America! Hey Charlie, do you have a spare mortar on you? I left mine at home."
- "Down with Obama! No Fred, I didn't bring mine either but I have this nifty RPG. Maybe Earl has one. Hey Earl, did you bring your mortar to the demonstation?"
UN Ambassador Susan Rice had this to say:
- "Death to Israel! Why yes Charlie, I did happen to bring my mortar. Would you like to borrow it?"
"The best information and the best assessment we have today is that in fact this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack, that what happened initially was that it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video. People gathered outside the embassy and then it grew very violent and those with extremist ties joined the fray and came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately are quite common in post-revolutionary Libya and that then spun out of control. But we don't see at this point signs this was a coordinated plan, premeditated attack."Hang on, didn't the Libyan security guard say "there wasn't a single ant outside" until dozens of armed men attacked the compound? But wait! There was a demonstration outside the consulate compound that day.
"However, the official emphasized there had been a small demonstration, of about two dozen people, at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi earlier in the day."Wow! About two dozen people hours earlier in the day. I can see how that seething mob could mutate into a maelstrom of violence backed by heavy weaponry.
Hey! It was spontaneous...