Thursday, October 04, 2012

The Box Cutter Rebellion

There is good news and bad news about the September 11 embassy sieges.

On the bad side, it looks like Benghazi, Cairo, Tunis, and Sana were all planned attacks to benefit al Qaeda:

On and around September 11, 2012, al Qaeda attacked multiple American assets around the world. The attack that has received the most attention is the deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But the U.S. consulate in Libya was not the only diplomatic facility assaulted by al Qaeda-affiliated groups in September. Terrorists with ties to al Qaeda’s senior leaders, including al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, were involved in at least three other U.S. embassy sieges in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and possibly elsewhere.

So much for spontaneous outrage over a film none of the protesters ever saw. Instead, the attacks were organized by our enemies.

I suppose the good news is that al Qaeda could only manage to pull off one really hard attack on the consulate in Benghazi.