October 15, 2012
I want to take you on a little journey to get a glimpse of a place that few of you, if any really, have ever seen. This place is the place where black is white and up is down. It is where the truth really does not matter because it can change at a whim and within seconds of “finding” it. Here the insane becomes the sane and, well, the sane are that which makes up the inhabitants of the funny farms. This place has been called many names, but for those who are in the know, it is most famously known as “The Wilderness of Mirrors.”
Before I push open the door to “The Wilderness”, you must be prepared for what you are about to see. For this exercise we will look at Libya and the events that took place just over a month ago on 11 September 2012 that took the lives of four Americans. This all began, we are told in Cairo where a mob of very upset Muslims stormed our embassy there in retaliation for a little YouTube movie that painted Islam in a rather bad light. After hours of very aggressive protesting, the sentiment then spread to Libya where, this time we are told, the protesters brought weapons including rocket propelled grenades. By the end of the evening four Americans lay dead including the US ambassador to Libya. And again, this is all because of a movie.
But here, in “The Wilderness of Mirrors”, something more sinister, more frightful, begins to make itself apparent, and questions that one would hope never to have to ask begin to spring forth.
For instance, this whole movie business being the culprit of the entire stint of violence that rose up throughout the Muslim world the ensuing days after 11 September seems to be a convenient scape goat for other than obvious reasons. The Cairo embassy is said to have put out a statement apologizing for this film's slight to Islam hours before any protesting began. So if that is true then why put the statement out prior to the protesting? Was there prior knowledge of the protest and that it would be about this movie? If so, where did that knowledge come from? The administration is claiming to not to have had any prior warning of Cairo or the Libyan attack, so why would the Cairo embassy not have sent a message saying there were going to be protests?
Well, what would you think if I said that the Cairo embassy used the knowledge of this video in the hopes that it would stir up massive protests? What would you say to the idea of there being intelligence warnings coming out of Libya about attempts to breach security at the consulate compound in Benghazi, which we now know happened thanks to Ambassador Stevens' diary and subsequent reports from other sources? Is there a chance that the Cairo protests were fabricated out of whole cloth to cover for what was suspected to take place in Libya?
You see the evidence involving Benghazi does not coincide with the evidence involving Cairo. In Benghazi there were months of pleas for help from Washington on the basis that the consulate has been targeted for low level security issues. Cairo on the other hand was seemingly out of the blue with zero warning, and the reason we are told was the impetus was apologized for hours before the protesting began.
I do not want to seem like I am saying that there was a conspiracy to kill Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans -- though in “The Wilderness of Mirrors” it cannot be ruled out. But what I am saying is that there was a vested interest in keeping the terrorism element out of the scope of view in the aftermath to the events that transpired. Perhaps we did know that something was going to happen in Libya on 11 September 2012 and that it was going to involve affiliates of al Qa'ida, which we were told was a dying entity since the death of Usama bin Laden. And perhaps the Cairo mess was ginned up by a phony film in the hopes that it would create a scenario that could be blamed for whatever happened in Libya. Perhaps.
Well folks I must ask that you follow me back outside “The Wilderness” so as to not cause you any permanent damage psychologically. Any longer and things could have gotten really bad in there. But now that you have seen behind the black curtain you might now have a better understanding of why it is that the administration does not. Again, that is the place where truth becomes so blurry it is not recognizable. For all we know, that might not even be the truth, and that movie might be what culminated in the deaths of four Americans.
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