Al-Qaeda says attack on U.S. consulate in Libya ‘revenge’ for death of its 2nd man

Tuesday’s attack by armed men in the eastern city of Benghazi came amid a wave of protests in the Muslim world against a U.S.-made amateur Internet film deemed insulting to the Prophet Mohammed.

Al Arabiya
9/15/2012

Al-Qaeda said the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya was in revenge for the killing of the network’s number two Sheikh Abu Yahya al-Libi, SITE Intelligence Group reported Saturday, as Libyan authorities have identified 50 people who were involved in the attack.

“The killing of Sheikh Abu Yahya only increased the enthusiasm and determination of the sons of (Libyan independence hero) Omar al-Mokhtar to take revenge upon those who attack our Prophet,” al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said in a statement, quoted by the U.S.-based monitoring group, according to AFP.

Al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based offshoot did not claim direct responsibility for Tuesday’s attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans.

But it stressed that “the uprising of our people in Libya, Egypt and Yemen against America and its embassies is a sign to notify the United States that its war is not directed against groups and organizations … but against the Islamic nation that has rebelled against injustice.”

The statement comes four days after al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri issued a video eulogizing Libi, his late deputy and propaganda chief who was killed in a drone strike in June…

The article continues at Al Arabiya.

H/T Babalú Blog

…What those pushing the film/video blame refuse to allow in the discussion is that the majority of those rioting in the streets in the Muslim world had never even heard of the video, let alone seen it, prior to the protest organizers poking them in the ears about it in order to incite them into violence. Over the years they have rioted over falsehoods and mere unsubstantiated rumors of insult.

By the way, British author Salman Rushdie has had the death fatwa bounty raised from $2.8 million to $3.3 million amid all this outrage. I guess the leaders of radical Islam never let a crisis got to waste either.

Oh, and they were just taking Amb. Stevens to the hospital (Warning – Graphic Video).

Meanwhile, your Ambassador to the U.N. was on today’s Sunday talk shows:

Home page The Daily Caller, Sunday 9/16/2012. Click on the image to enlarge.

 

Tapper To UN Ambassador: ‘Why Is U.S. So Impotent?’ 

TAPPER: Look at this map, if you would. There have been protests around the world over the last several days. And President Obama pledged to repair America’s relationships with the Muslim world. Why does the U.S. seem so impotent? And why is the U.S. even less popular today in some of these Muslim and Arab countries than it was four years ago?

Obama Admin: Blame ‘Heinous’ Video, Not Our ‘Impotence’

…Some free speech rights are more equal than others, apparently. And the Obama administration won’t stand up for free speech rights. In fact, Rice refused to do so this morning when questioned by David Gregory on Meet the Press — she simply wouldn’t answer why the Cairo embassy didn’t say anything about free speech rights as Muslims rioted. Instead, she continued to blame the YouTube movie…

…And the media, with the notable exception of Tapper, continues to cover for the Obama administration. The facts are simple: Obama’s Middle East policy has handed over full countries to Islamists. These are the predictable results. This was never about a YouTube movie, even if Obama and company would prefer that the American people think it was.

Read the whole thing!

Related:

Jesse Ventura suggests US may secretly be behind Middle East violence

Buchanan: Unrest is Obama’s ‘naive’ Middle East policy ‘collapsing right in front of us’

‘I think, quite frankly, all of this, what is exploding now has been building up for years and years and years’

Turley: White House position on video censorship ‘perfectly incoherent’.  

Legal scholar and media commentator Jonathan Turley believes the Obama administration handed a victory to extremists

As Middle East attacks on US intensify, Politico focuses on critiquing GOP

On a Friday when the rest of the news media trained its sights on the rapidly deteriorating Middle East, the news website Politico focused on critiquing Republicans who don’t control America’s foreign policy apparatus…

Also, Hillary Celebrates End of Ramadan at State Department with Libyan Ambassador

At an event officials say was planned before the attacks in Libya that killed four Americans on Sept. 11, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Libyan Ambassador to the U.S., Ali Aujali, celebrated the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan at the State Department on Thursday.

The Eid ul-Fitr reception was held almost a month after the official end of the month on Aug. 19, delayed, officials say, because of Clinton’s travel schedule…

Update: Secretary Clinton told the American people that by-standers “took Chris to the hospital.” This newly uploaded–and graphic–video might suggest she has lied to us. After all, would you expect rescuers to drag the injured party shouting, “Allahu Akbar” while they film their “rescue”?

Neither would we.

CAJ readers will recall that after learning of the attack in Benghazi Barack Obama slept through the night, learned of the deaths the following morning, then flew to Las Vegas for yet another political fundraiser–something we find even more disturbing than this video.

Also, from the Embassy of the United States, Libya, 11 June 2012: Attack in Benghazi:

U.S. citizens are advised that there was an armed attack on a UK diplomatic convoy in Benghazi on June 11. Two individuals sustained injuries. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. This incident is a reminder of the fluid security situation in Libya and is the latest in a series of attacks in Benghazi against diplomatic and international installations, including the IED attack against the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi on June 6. U.S. citizens in Libya are urged to exercise caution.

The Embassy reminds U.S. citizens in Libya of the current Travel Warning, which warns against all but essential travel to Libya. The Embassy’s ability to assist U.S. citizens in the event of a crisis remains extremely limited…

Update 2: Law, Legalisms, and Lying about Libya by Andrew C. McCarthy.

…If the State Department and the White House have gone mum, it is because they have chosen to stonewall the American people, not because anything in the law requires them to do so…

 

Acts of War, Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Last week, I warned of the gathering storm clouds of World War III. This week, the ponderous gears of war were set into motion by Jihadists in the name of Allah across the planet. The trigger was said to be an amateurish YouTube video that Muslims found offensive. May I just say, bull crap. The attacks in Libya and Cairo were well planned and executed. The riots in 20+ countries across the globe were also called for, planned and carried out by Islamic leaders of terror. Al-Qaeda is claiming this is in revenge for the killing of their number two man Sheikh Abu Yahya. This has all the earmarks, by the way, of one of Soros’ colored revolutions

Update 3: From Creeping Sharia: Two days after 9/11/12 embassy attacks Hillary Clinton hosted Muslim holiday celebration in DC.

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