The Obama administration is now asking its supporters to suspend all disbelief in the matter of the Cairo-Benghazi attacks on 9/11. In lockstep the vanguard of those supporters, otherwise known as the American media, obeys. The official story is going to be that the attacks on the Egyptian and Libyan missions were nothing more nor less than a spontaneous eruption of Muslims who’d had their feelings hurt by a preposterous video that ran on the Internet weeks ago.
Mark Steyn captures only some of this present insanity at NRO:
But Hillary Clinton and General Martin Dempsey are guilty of something worse, in the secretary of state’s weirdly obsessive remarks about an obscure film supposedly disrespectful of Mohammed and the chairman of the joint chiefs’ telephone call to a private citizen asking him if he could please ease up on the old Islamophobia.
Forget the free-speech arguments. In this case, as Secretary Clinton and General Dempsey well know, the film has even less to do with anything than did the Danish cartoons or the schoolteacher’s teddy bear or any of the other innumerable grievances of Islam. The 400-strong assault force in Benghazi showed up with RPGs and mortars: That’s not a spontaneous movie protest; that’s an act of war, and better planned and executed than the dying superpower’s response to it. Secretary Clinton and General Dempsey are, to put it mildly, misleading the American people when they suggest otherwise.
One can understand why they might do this, given the fiasco in Libya. The men who organized this attack knew the ambassador would be at the consulate in Benghazi rather than at the embassy in Tripoli. How did that happen? They knew when he had been moved from the consulate to a “safe house,” and switched their attentions accordingly. How did that happen? The United States government lost track of its ambassador for ten hours. How did that happen? Perhaps, when they’ve investigated Mitt Romney’s press release for another three or four weeks, the court eunuchs of the American media might like to look into some of these fascinating questions, instead of leaving the only interesting reporting on an American story to the foreign press.
Read the rest at (“Disgrace in Benghazi”).
I use the term “court eunuchs” for the American media because their curiosity doesn’t seem to function. In a week of dramatic and consequential news, nothing seems to arouse them (other than Romney press releases).
For example, the Egyptian president demands the arrest of an obscure American who made an unseen film. And whaddayaknow? Next thing that happens, back in the land of the free, a large posse of heavily armed officers descends on his apartment at midnight so that he can be “voluntarily” taken into custody for alleged “probation violations” – because, as everyone knows, in civilized societies breach-of-probation orders are always served at midnight on a weekend when the dark is so much more conducive to persuading householders to “volunteer”.
Read the rest at (“Re: If Only Mitt Would Stop Preventing Us From Doing Our Jobs (The Sequel”).