On the day news broke that an email revealed Susan Rice was directed to lie and blame a video for the 2012 Benghazi attacks, by White House deputy Ben Rhodes, Saudi Arabia called on Norway to make criticism of Islam and its prophet illegal. Often lost on those who are convinced the White House had Rice lie to protect an election year narrative that said al-Qaeda was “on the run”, is that by blaming the video, the Obama administration was also pushing an agenda like the one being pushed by Saudi Arabia.
The Independent reported yesterday:
Saudi Arabia has criticised Norway’s human rights record, accusing the country of failing to protect its Muslim citizens and not doing enough to counter criticism of the prophet Mohammed.
The gulf state called for all criticism of religion and of prophet Mohammed to be made illegal in Norway. It also expressed concern at “increasing cases of domestic violence, rape crimes and inequality in riches” and noted a continuation of hate crimes against Muslims in the country.
It’s not just that Rice was directed to lie that was so egregious. Perhaps trumping that was the fact that President Obama himself helped to perpetuate the lie for at least two weeks. Over that span, the Obama administration was helping Muslim fundamentalists push an agenda to force non-Muslim countries to enact such laws espoused by Saudi Arabia in Norway.
On September 13, 2012, nearly two weeks prior to Obama’s decision to stop blaming the video, Shoebat.com published an article that began with the opening paragraph:
The attacks on U.S. Embassies had very little to do with the latest film and much more to do with the old story of the Muhammad Cartoon and the failure of Muslims to prosecute internationally the culprits who drew the Muhammad cartoons. This will be another attempt to change the laws globally.
For two weeks, the Obama administration aided and abetted Muslim terrorists in that effort and it tried to get far too much mileage out of that narrative. It must therefore be considered a possibility that the administration shared the terrorists’ goal of undermining the first amendment, or at least approved of the Muslim assault on it.
On September 25, 2012 – 11 days after the Rhodes email – Obama appeared on ABC’s The View and also spoke at the United Nations. Here, left-wing whacko Joy Behar asks Obama if the Innocence of Muslims movie or terrorism was to blame for the attacks. Obama continued to accept the possibility that the movie was involved:
On that same day, Obama spoke at the United Nations and blamed “a crude and disgusting video” for “spark(ing) outrage” in the Middle East and that the video was “an insult to Muslims”. Based on the prior narrative begun by Jay Carney on 9/14 and perpetuated by Rice on 9/16, that had to have been meant to include Benghazi.
Obama also said, “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam”. There are those who will point to his other comments about who and what the future should not belong to but it is this excerpt that is relevant when blaming a video for Benghazi.