While the liberal media, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and others are trying to blame an “Anti-Muslim” video for inciting a spontaneous attack on American embassies, other officials are citing and investigating contrary evidence. Rather, the scale, timing, and coordination of the attacks indicate that they were planned ahead of time, and likely in retaliation for American drone strikes against Al Qaida operatives.
The Independent reports,
Senior officials are increasingly convinced, however, that the ferocious nature of the Benghazi attack, in which rocket-propelled grenades were used, indicated it was not the result of spontaneous anger due to the video, called Innocence of Muslims. Patrick Kennedy, Under-Secretary at the State Department, said he was convinced the assault was planned due to its extensive nature and the proliferation of weapons.
There is growing belief that the attack was in revenge for the killing in a drone strike in Pakistan of Mohammed Hassan Qaed, an al-Qa’ida operative who was, as his nom-de-guerre Abu Yahya al-Libi suggests, from Libya, and timed for the anniversary of the 11 September attacks.
Senator Bill Nelson, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said: “I am asking my colleagues on the committee to immediately investigate what role al-Qa’ida or its affiliates may have played in the attack and to take appropriate action.”
Ironically, Ron Paul (you know that guy whose foreign policy is wacked-out and extremely naive?) months ago predicted Al-Qaida would appear in Libya: