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May 9, 2013 - 11:53 am
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On September 16, Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice would take five separate interviews to pound on the theme that the movie and its producer had caused a protest, which led to the attack, in Benghazi. “What sparked the violence was a very hateful video on the Internet. It was a reaction to a video that had nothing to do with the United States,” Rice said.

The Obama White House backed her to the hilt.

Liberals like Bill Press and Tim Wu piled on, questioning free speech while condemning Nakoula Nakoula as if with one voice. President Obama himself would condemn the movie on September 26th, in a speech before the entire world at the United Nations. In that speech Obama declared that “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” There was a movie-making monster on Benghazi Avenue.

In “Monsters,” the neighbors’ paranoia leads to a tragic end. They blame a child. They commit murder. Chaos. Mayhem. Civil war. It’s at this point that we learn the truth: Actual aliens have instigated the confusion to demonstrate how humans will behave. “Understand the procedure now?” one alien says to the other while they watch Maple Street’s descent into madness. “Throw them into darkness for a few hours, and then just sit back and watch the pattern. … They pick the most dangerous enemy they can find. And it’s themselves.”

By comparison, Nakoula Nakoula should consider himself lucky. He has merely been imprisoned in the land-of-the-free United States of America for slandering the prophet of Islam. The Americans in Benghazi were far less fortunate.

But how about the rest of us? How should we treat the scapegoat, and the powers who goaded us to hate him?

Related: Hillary Clinton, From Watergate to Benghazi-gate

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Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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"And this is the writing that was written, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin.
This is the interpretation of the thing: God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it."

Ah well, one can hope.
49 weeks ago
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Free Nakoula.
49 weeks ago
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You guys need a scandal to fire up your base. I understand that. After all, smoke and mirrors are an absolute necessity for folks who promote privilege in a supposedly democratic country. The problem is that the Benghazi business doesn't have any sex in it and, anyhow, it's pretty hard to state in simple terms what the heck you think that the administration did wrong. Spin inappropriately? Fail to send additional troops after the consulate was already overrun? Pretty weak stuff.

Thanks for playing.

49 weeks ago
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Hah. Alinsky condescension complete with straw sex, 'nothing to see here..' and a variation of '...what does it matter?'

As the man saith, replace Obama admin. with Bush. But now, even your media rats are beginning to flee the ship...
49 weeks ago
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Valerie Plame, huh? THAT's your pick? For the new Watergate? Covers of TIME and Newsweek, multiple Chris Matthews orgasms, the whole nine?

Valerie Plame?!?!? Yeah, that was a winner. BTW, not one of you was capable of uttering the name, so let me do it. See if you can say the words, syllable by syllable --- Ri-Chard-Ar-Mah-Tidge. Go ahead, say it, he won't bite. Ri-Chard-Ar-Mah-Tidge.

Still can't say it, huh? And Plame was your pick.

Ehhhhh, I'll stick with Benghazi, thanks. At least it actually matters in the real world.
49 weeks ago
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For all depraved indifference Obama knew the attack could have ended up lasting 7 weeks instead of 7 hours and yet he ordered a complete "stand down". He might have well have murdered them himself.
49 weeks ago
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The two former Navy Seals weren't killed until many hours into the attack, so there was plenty of time to send help.
49 weeks ago
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Please don’t waste your time and energy on Jim Harrishmuck a.k.a. Jim Hitlerson. He has venomous opinions on every topic, even ones he knows nothing about. He is simply too ignorant to understand how ignorant he is. However, he thinks he knows everything about everything and thinks he has the solution to all of the world’s problems. The guy is what Thomas Sowell might call a self-anointed messiah. He believes that civilized and successful people and countries are intrinsically evil and he has a vicious hatred of Jews and of Israel. His posts are often incoherent ramblings. He evades questions, he tells outright lies and he throws tantrums. Please don’t waste your time and energy on this immature, malignant, narcissistic, attention-starved, anti-Semitic demagogue.
49 weeks ago
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To fire up the base? What? I don't know if you have been paying attention, but even the MSM has noticed that everything Obama has done lately has gone down in flames. That means we are winning. The Right is learning to fight. As for smoke and mirrors, this is a legitimate issue, not manufactured, because Benghazi was a debacle, and this administration owns it.

Remember the movie, "Mississippi Burning"? Remember the closing argument? "Now imagine she's white." Same thing here. Now, imagine it were Bush. You'd be howling at the moon.
49 weeks ago
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The Obama administration left a paper trail, JH; Every small step
on the road to Hell is paved with paperwork documenting their
acts of commission or omission and their refusal to release that
data tells an objective observer all they need to know.
49 weeks ago
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An old Outer Limits TV episode "Hundred Day of the Dragon" explains the situation even better.

49 weeks ago
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To be fair, the excuse used to jail Nakoula was parole violation. But your point stands. He was scapegoated.
49 weeks ago
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He's our first political prisoner.
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