AP Still Pushing Fiction YouTube Video Was Behind Libya Terror Attack

Posted by on Oct 10, 2012 at 8:08 am
Activists on the beach in Cancun.

It’s difficult to fathom how unconscionably bogus this  reporting  is. We now know conclusively that the story offered up by the Obama administration surrounding the September 11 terror attack in Libya was patently false.

Though the timeline of events outlined on the call was similar to the last official account of the incident, which was given on Sept. 12, some stark differences and new details were revealed.

The biggest difference was a clear statement that there were no protests before the attack. Also it was revealed that former Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods died from a mortar attack and that officials still do not know how Stevens, who was suffering from severe smoke inhalation, made it from the compound to the hospital.

That was reported Tuesday.

Indeed it’s now become a political issue because Team Obama lied, repeatedly, in the aftermath.

The Libya attack has increasingly become a political issue, with Republicans charging that President Obama and top administration officials misread the danger signs and tried to deflect questions about terrorism afterward.

“This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long,” Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Monday.

So with all obvious evidence pointing toward a terrorist attack, what does the Associated Press report this morning?

Youssef has been in a federal detention center since Sept. 28 after he was arrested for the probation violations and deemed a flight risk by a magistrate judge.

He went into hiding after a 14-minute trailer for the movie “Innocence of Muslims” was posted on YouTube. Angry protests stoked by the film broke out in Egypt and Libya and violence related to the film has spread, killing dozens. Enraged Muslims demanded punishment for Youssef, and a Pakistani cabinet minister has offered a $100,000 bounty to anyone who kills him.

This is not journalism. It’s pure propaganda, curiously enough with no byline. Whatever happened to those layers of fact-checkers and editors in the mainstream media? Amazingly enough, an AP report from earlier today rebuts AP.

The account answers some questions and leaves others unanswered. Chief among them is why for several days the Obama administration said the assault stemmed from a protest against an American-made Internet video ridiculing Islam, and whether the consulate had adequate security.

14 Responses to “AP Still Pushing Fiction YouTube Video Was Behind Libya Terror Attack”

  1. Harry K. on 10/10/12 at 9:35 am

    I don’t really think this is propaganda. There WERE protests over the film in Egypt and Libya. But those were something entirely different from the terrorist attack on the Benghazi consulate.

  2. Odel Roo on 10/10/12 at 10:18 am

    As was alluded to in the comments at Aces, if he preezy and the others continually kept up the charade of this was all caused by the video, did that in turn continue to fuel the fire for all the other unrest in the following weeks?

    By doing this are they not guilty of aiding and abetting?

  3. MT Geoff on 10/10/12 at 10:25 am

    The president and his team have been dreadful in this matter. That said — if the film’s agent was on probation and did violate his probation in posting the film, then the court is correct to look into the matter and maybe to confine him while the potential violation is considered. This is normal enough — sometimes people are jailed while working out a violation, sometimes not, and this case may not reflect government misconduct.

  4. Uncle Monkey on 10/10/12 at 10:26 am

    I’d still like to know WHY Stevens was in Benghazi at of all times Sept. 11? Wouldn’t Tripoli be a slightly safer place to be during that anniversary?

  5. Blue Hen on 10/10/12 at 11:57 am

    MT Geoff on 10/10/12 at 10:25 am
    if the film’s agent was on probation and did violate his probation in posting the film, then the court is correct to look into the matter and maybe to confine him while the potential violation is considered. This is normal enough — sometimes people are jailed while working out a violation, sometimes not, and this case may not reflect government misconduct.

    Are you fucking kidding? he was arested by a pack of deputies in the middle of the night with the media showing his home and the neighborhood he lived in. The President made them all targets. he then talked about it at the UN. How many “probation violaters” are treated this way? Jerry Sandusky was a child molestor and HE got out on bail during his trial.
    And how is he a flight risk? Obama told us the borders are secure. Take his frigging passport.

    “May not reflect misconduct”. Bullshit.

  6. MT Geoff on 10/10/12 at 1:56 pm

    Howdy Blue Hen
    The well-known photos of the LA County officers and the producer (the gentleman’s name eludes me) look like a ridiculous response to me and I’ve said so elsewhere. I’ve also pointed out that the “brownshirt” comments are out of line; the deputies were sent on a lawful mission (I didn’t say wise or even just) and their uniforms have had tan shirts for decades. In any case, he was not jailed at that time — I think it was most of a week later that the hearing occurred.
    I can believe the Obama gang is happy to have this man in jail and I can believe the judge was more than willing to put him there. There’s still an outstanding conviction and a plausible case for probation violation. Mr. Sandusky was on bail for a while and then was perp-walked into jail well before his trial.
    The producer’s detention could be legitimate or it could be everything you say. I’m open to reason on the topic. But it is no “slam dunk” that his confinement is improper.

  7. lyle on 10/10/12 at 2:04 pm

    But it is no “slam dunk” that his confinement is improper.

    Gullible much? This is first amendement-shredding, ass-c0vering, appeasement. Nothing less.

  8. Blue Hen on 10/10/12 at 3:12 pm

    There’s still an outstanding conviction and a plausible case for probation violation

    More bullshit. Name another “probation violater” being treated this way. It’s not “proper” unless it can be proven that this is how such cases are handled. Can you cite any other cases with the President getting involved and doing a shout out at the UN? if not, this is utter bullshit.

  9. MT Geoff on 11/11/12 at 9:24 am

    Howdy friends
    When people are arrested for probation or parole violations, their treatment varies widely. Sometimes they are bailed out quickly, sometimes not. Probation and parole violations themselves are subject to somewhat arbitrary enforcement at all levels.
    The producer in this case was under court supervision due to a fraud conviction. His use of multiple names, while common in some circles like Arabs and Copts, was specifically prohibited by the terms of his supervised release. So was his use of the Internet without permission.
    I’ll offer a plausible — unsupported — scenario: the film “Innocence of the Muslims” was designed to defraud Coptic and other Christian investors. The producers never intended to release a usable film but were operating on the model of “The Producers”. It’s happened before. The producers of the film may well have defrauded their own actors and supporters; the YouTube trailer may be all the movie there is.
    I am as sceptical of the Obama gang as any reasonable person is. I’m sure some of them are gloating at the producer’s arrest. That doesn’t make it illegal or improper; if you’re under court supervision, you’re supposed to, well, comply with the supervision requirements. Notice that no others involved with the film have been publicly identified or questioned. At the very least, the film’s financial arrangements bear examination.
    Some bad guys wear the cloak of anti-jihad.

  10. Rose on 11/11/12 at 1:09 pm

    Trying hard to push the fiction while denying they have lied all along. Neat trick if they could pull it off.

    Thankfully, all they are doing is showing themselves to everyone for exactly what they are.

    #5 – Uncle Monkey – Tripoli failed the security check as bad as Benghazi – they are supposed to be able to stay safe for 1 hour while they destroy essential paperwork AND get themselves EMERGENCY-evacuated.
    What they showed they could do was stay viable for 15 minutes IF ATTACKED BY 4 – FOUR – INTRUDERS.

    Anyone who doesn’t know the History of TRIPOLI – AMERICA’S FIRST WAR, check writings of and about Thomas Jefferson by GENUINE sources. CAUSED THE BIRTH OF OUR NAVY.

    In the midst of this Civil War, both places should have been TOTALLY EVACUATED along with ALL State material, paperwork, computers AND ALL ET ALs.

  11. Blue Hen on 11/11/12 at 3:22 pm

    MT geoff: if you’re under court supervision, you’re supposed to, well, bend over and take it hard, especially if the President needs a body to throw into the pit.

    “Varies widely”. The fuel efficiency of my car and an M1A1 tank “varies widely”. But both have engines. Since they’re essentially the same, do ya think that I can get a 120mm cannon for my commute? You’d been better off saying “varies wildly”. It’d be partially accurate.

    This is some impressive analysis right here.That was funny. You’re a very funny guy.

  12. MT Geoff on 12/12/12 at 9:39 am

    Howdy Blue Hen
    I am in fact a very funny guy, according to sweetheart, but you know that I am perfectly serious in my comments on this case.
    When people are arrested for allegations of probation or parole violation, their supervising officers and courts respond in ways that border on “arbitrary and capricious”. That’s been true for decades. If you follow your local news, you know what I mean.
    Gosh knows I am opposed to this administration and nearly all of its policies; that doesn’t prove that the officers or courts are doing anything wrong in this specific case.

  13. Blue Hen on 12/12/12 at 12:54 pm

    If you follow your local news, you know what I mean.
    Gosh knows I am opposed to this administration and nearly all of its policies; that doesn’t prove that the officers or courts are doing anything wrong in this specific case.

    You keep typing the same shit. The only thing that changes is the smell.

    It ain’t “local news” when the dear leader starts a witchhunt and condemns him at the UN. And he got thrown into solitary, which you have repeatedly ignored. What is it you’re trying to achieve?
    Either him being dragged off was coincidental after the dear leader set his sights on him or it wasn’t. If it wasn’t, then we’ve entered new realms of Shit. Does this “locality” have a backlog of unserved warrants and probation violations arrests? Most do. If so, your pathetic hope to treat this as SOP goes tits up. Instead of blowing smoke up peoples’ asses, it’d be nice if you tried logia and perhaps Occams’ razor.