Evening Updates: Libya and the Mitt MessPosted: September 12, 2012
I thought we’d have a new post with some updates from today’s news stories. If you have not read Dakinikat’s posts today, please do…
…then come back and check out these links.
Rosie Gray created an (unembeddable) video highlighting the heavy dubbing the the trailer. She theorizes that the “anti-Muslim ‘movie’ that served as the spark or pretext for a wave of violent unrest Egypt and Libya may not be a movie at all”:
[N]early all of the names in the movie’s “trailer” are overdubbed. The video is a compilation of the most clumsily overdubbed moments from what is in reality an incoherent, haphazardly-edited set of scenes. Among the overdubbed words is “Mohammed,” suggesting that the footage was taken from a film about something else entirely. The footage also suggests multiple video sources — there are obvious and jarring discrepancies among actors and locations.
I haven’t weighed in on Romney’s awesomely awful intervention on events in Egypt and Libya; with even Republicans joining in the chorus of shocked disapproval, not much I can add.
But maybe I can say something about why this matters for the campaign.
Go to link to read his thoughts on this…I think Romney made his lack of suitability for the job clear long ago, unfortunately I think even this shit is going to slide off him like all the other things we have pointed out during his campaign.
The actors from the “film” are talking: Duped | Suburban Guerrilla
And this from: Benghazi today | Suburban Guerrilla
About those wingnuts?
Obama vows “justice” I just wonder what kind of justice it will be?
As Susie suggest: Libya | Suburban Guerrilla
CNN reports that the United States will send unmanned drones to Libya to look for jihadist camps, as the White House now accepts the belief that the Benghazi attack was the premeditated work of terrorists. U.S. officials say the attack was not a direct assassination attempt on Ambassador Christopher Stevens, but that used the otherwise peaceful protest of an anti-Muslim film as a diversion to infiltrate the area and then strike the compound.
Nic Robertson of CNN reports that the top suspects are the Omar Abdul Rahman Brigades, named after the infamous “Blind Sheikh”, who is currently in jail for orchestrating the original 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The group has claimed responsiblity for previous attacks in the Benghazi area and even attacked the same diplomatic offices back in June. On September 11, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called for new attacks to avenge the death of Abu Yahya al-Libi, who had been the No. 2 man in the Libyan Brigade.
I will end with this last cartoon…
This is an open thread…