Originally Posted by Fearandloathing
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 the United States Mission 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 members of a local militant group determined to protect Libya from Western influence.
“It was the Ansar al-Shariah people,” said Mohamed Bishari, 20, a neighbor of the compound who watched the assault and described the brigade he saw leading the attack. “There was no protest or anything of that sort.”
People who carried out the attack claimed it was in retaliation for the video Innocence of Muslims. The people who did it used the video as an excuse after they did it. No, it was not a peaceful protest gone awry but yes it was motivated in large part by the same video which caused the protests in Cairo, Lebanon, Pakistan, Tunisia, etc.. Sure, there were also probably Al Qaeda sympathizers who launched a failed attack the previous June in retaliation for a drone strike killing Abu Yahya al-Libi. But that doesn't account for every single person. To deny that there were people who carried out the attack that weren't motivated by rage over the video is absurd beyond belief..
The only "lemmings" are those who repeatedly push this "story" which is based on a mountain of falsehoods and lies that would make George Orwell blush. And for what? As Hillary said, does it really matter WHY the attack happened? Would it be less of a tragedy if the attacks were motivated by militant flat earthers? Would it in anyway change the failures in security or intelligence? And if you want to be rude and call someone a lemming, start with the people denying that there were protests in the first place.
Mods: This is not breaking news. It is two years old and there has not been any new reporting by any reputable news source. It should be moved to conspiracy theories or at least non MSM.