TRUTH TELLIN' – AT 8:26 A.M. ET: One of the heroes to emerge from the attacks against America in the last few weeks is the moderate president of Libya, who refuses to be conned by the Obama administration's absurd notion that it was all caused by that YouTube video.
Yesterday, at the UN, Obama devoted an inordinate amount of embarrassing time to still one more denunciation of the offending video, and put in a couple of required words to the effect that attacks on Christianity and Judaism are also abad stuff. But the president of Libya has just engaged in some real truth tellin'. From NBC News:
An anti-Islam film that sparked violent protests in many countries had "nothing to do with" a deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi earlier this month, Libya's president told NBC News.
In an exclusive interview with NBC News' Ann Curry, President Mohamed Magarief discounted claims that the attack was in response to a movie produced in California and available on YouTube. He noted that the assault happened on Sept. 11 and that the video had been available for months before that.
"Reaction should have been, if it was genuine, should have been six months earlier. So it was postponed until the 11th of September," he said. "They chose this date, 11th of September to carry a certain message."
What a breath of fresh air. This courageous man won a fair election against extremists, and should be a household name in the U.S., or at least a name we hear regularly on TV. Maybe he's a little too pro-American for the tastes of some journalists.
Magarief said there were no protesters at the site before the attack, which he noted came in two assaults, first with rocket-propelled grenades on the consulate, then with mortars at a safe house.
Obama and the crowd of pseudo-intellectuals around him won't like that. Watch Magarief get the Netanyahu treatment. I don't see Obama rushing to invite him to the United States.
Magarief told Curry that based on the accuracy of the assault, he believes the attackers must have had training and experience using the weapons.
"It's a pre-planned act of terrorism," he said, adding that the anti-Islam film had "nothing to do with this attack."
He added: "We consider the United States as a friend, not only a friend, a strong friend, who stood with us in our moment of need."
COMMENT: And you, sir, are a class act. Someone tell the president.
September 26, 2012