Intelligence source: There was no anti-film demonstration before Libya Consulate attack

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Via Fox News:

An intelligence source on the ground in Libya told Fox News that there was no demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi prior to last week’s attack — challenging the Obama administration’s claims that the assault grew out of a “spontaneous” protest against an anti-Islam film.

“There was no protest and the attacks were not spontaneous,” the source said, adding the attack “was planned and had nothing to do with the movie.”

The source said the assault came with no warning at about 9:35 p.m. local time, and included fire from more than two locations. The assault included RPG’s and mortar fire, the source said, and consisted of two waves.

The account that the attack started suddenly backs up claims by a purported Libyan security guard who told McClatchy Newspapers late last week that the area was quiet before the attack.

“There wasn’t a single ant outside,” the unnamed guard, who was being treated in a hospital, said in the interview.

These details appear to conflict with accounts from the Obama administration that the attack spawned from an out-of-control protest. The Libyan president also said Sunday that the strike was planned in advance.
U.S. officials, in response to the claim that there was no demonstration at the time of the attack, told Fox News there was a small protest earlier in the day — but they did not dispute that there was no significant or sizeable demonstration at the time.

Is the “anti-Islam filmmaker” being turned into a scapegoat over what looks to be attacks coordinated to happen on the anniversary of 9-11? Will we ever know the truth?

At least the President knows what’s important to him

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**Posted by Phineas

So, with our embassies burning and besieged, our diplomats murdered, and the scent of war wafting in from East Asia, what does President Obama do? Convene his Cabinet? Get briefings from his national security staff? Ask Valerie Jarrett what he should do?

Don’t worry, Citizen! The fourth-greatest president EVAR!!! knows what comes first:

Now, don’t you feel better?

Like I’ve said before, I don’t begrudge presidents their recreational time; they have a demanding, darned hard job.

I just wish he’d try to do it once in a while, instead of just pretending.

via Bryan Preston

RELATED: A very good post from Baseball Crank on Barack Obama’s passivity in a crisis.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)