While press reports indicated the “mob” that attacked the U. S. Embassy in Libya was “well armed” that was as far as reports went in the first hours. The GMP went further.
At 11:30 in the morning on September, 12th, the Good Men Project’s Mark Greene, posted an article on the tragic death of J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, and three embassy staffers who were killed in an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
In that article, Greene theorized that the attacks, instead of being a spontaneous mob uprising, may have been linked to al Qaeda’s call for revenge.
Greene wrote: ”
Events in Libya may well be linked directly to a call for revenge by al Qaeda for the death of al Qaeda’s No. 2 commander Abu Yahya al-Libi, a native of Libya. The “mob” in Libya was particularly “well armed.” So, while events play out around an incendiary anti-Islam video posted to YouTube by Israeli American filmmaker Mr. Sam Bacile, it is important to note that protests in Egypt did not result in deaths. But in Libya, the native country of al Queda’s No. 2 commander, they did.
It is being reported that the mob in Libya was “very well armed.” Who these well armed men were exactly remains to be seen, but Stevens himself was clearly a friend of the Libyan revolution.
Greene’s observation that this “well armed” attack may have been linked to al Qaeda’s call for revenge came while larger media outlets continued to report that the attack was sparked by an anti-Islamic film posted on YouTube. Today, CNN is reporting that the attacks may have been planned well in advance by al Qaeda affiliated militants taking advantage of the chaos of the protests.
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