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U.S. envoy to Libya, a Bay Area native, killed over anti-Muslim film

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The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats were killed, and the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was attacked over an anti-Muslim movie.

John Christopher Stevens, 52, who graduated from Piedmont High School and U.C. Berkeley, was killed along with three unnamed diplomats Sept. 11 in a rocket attack on their car in Benghazi. The previous evening, Egyptian protesters climbed over the wall of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, pulled down an American flag and tried to set it alight.

The attacks followed the release online of an Arabic translation of a movie titled “Innocence of Muslims.” The two-hour movie, which according to the Associated Press cost $5 million to make and was financed by more than 100 Jewish donors, attacks the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a fraud.

Although it was originally reported that the film’s director was an Israeli American named Sam Bacile, it now appears that the name is a pseudonym and the actual director is not Israeli.

That revelation was made by Atlantic correspondent Jeffrey Goldberg, who spoke to a self-described militant Christian activist named Steve Klein, who consulted on the film.

A high-ranking Israeli official in Los Angeles said that no one in the Hollywood film industry or in the local Israeli community knew of a Sam Bacile. — jta


Posted by sfchassida
09/16/2012  at  12:40 AM
Arab opportunist terrorism 9/11/12

It seems that 9/11 is a special day for the Arab world to target Americans.  Celebrating an anniversary? Maybe even a good day for Obama to choose to snub Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu?

The murder of American diplomats and others on the date of 9/11 used the excuse of Muslims “responding” to an offensive film about their religious leader. A film that has been out for several months?  Maybe it would be more civilized to write a negative review of the film.  Is murder a response to aesthetic offense?

Just like other orchestrated and pre arranged opportunities to begin terrorist attacks, this follows the same pattern. 

The intifada was supposedly a spontaneous response to Sharon visiting the Temple Mount.  So why were Arabs young and old stockpiling rocks and boulders for days near the Temple Mount

In this brief space, we are not able to go into this issue, but it is certainly a shameless media that pretends to accept the terrorists reasoning and excuses.

For more 9/11 terrorist anniversary events check out the following lecture:
Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism helped cause 2008 financial crisis…. - Heritage Foundation
Kevin D. Freeman, CFA,  founder and CEO of Freeman Global Investment Counsel. In 1990, he wrote a business plan for Sir John Templeton and was hand-picked by him to help build the Templeton Private Client group, which managed nearly $2.5 billion in global markets within a decade. One of the world’s leading experts on economic warfare and financial terrorism, Freeman authored the report “Economic Warfare: Risks and Responses” for the Department of Defense in 2009 and has briefed members of Congress, U.S. Senators, and past and present members of the CIA, DIA, FBI, SEC, Homeland Security, Justice Department, and state and local law enforcement.

“Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.” Thomas Mann

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