Monday, September 17, 2012

Baghad Betty Rice just can't see planned attack in Libya

Obama's ambassador to the UN Susan Rice just can't see it.

President Mohammed el-Megarif of Libya says the attack in Benghazi was planned in advance. That it was not a spontaneous reaction to the attack on the US embassy in Cairo, Egypt. They attacked with rocket-propelled grenades.

Daily Caller:

“The idea that this criminal and cowardly act was a spontaneous protest that just spun out of control is completely unfounded and preposterous,” Libyan President Mohammed el-Megarif told the liberal National Public Radio network.

Instead, the killing was a military-style attack, he said.

That attack hit the poorly guarded group of diplomats, who had to be rescued by Libyan reinforcements.

Do spontaneous protesters just happen to have rocket-propelled grenades lying around? That's what Baghdad Betty sees.

ABC News

“Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice told me this morning on “This Week.”

“In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated,” Rice said, referring to protests in Egypt Tuesday over a film that depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud. Protesters in Cairo breached the walls of the U.S. Embassy, tearing apart an American flag.

“We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the embassy to – or to the consulate, rather, to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo,”

Who are you going to believe? Libya's President who is there? Or Obama's designated spinner? That's why we now call her Baghdad Betty. *
* Baghdad Bob was Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, Saddam Hussein's information minister who claimed US forces had not entered the city Baghad while during the same live broadcast you could see US tanks in the background across the river. He just "couldn't see them." Wikipedia

Hat tip to John Carlson on KVI 570 for the appellation.

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