Published on Intrepid Report, by Bev Conover, September 17, 2012.
Isn’t interesting that right before the US presidential election, with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu champing at the bit to involve the US in a war against Iran over its nuclear program, along comes an anti-Islam video, which sat practically unnoticed on the web until an Arabic translation was added, that has set off riots and mayhem in some 20 Muslim majority countries in condemnation of the US?
Coincidence or planned? Police will tell you they don’t believe in coincidence. Yet no one is questioning the timing of this incident and your editor is likely to be trashed as a conspiracy theorist for even raising the question.
While Israel has repeatedly said it had no hand in making this video, which is now being called the work of an American-Egyptian Coptic Christian, doth Israel protest too much? … //
… Whether it’s the pot calling the kettle black, according to Cox, “Today, the CIA considers Israel to be the primary counterintelligence threat to its operations in the Middle East. In other words, U.S. secrets are more vulnerable to Israeli spying, than any other government in the area, including Iran.”
Given this history, along with Netanyahu’s obsession with Iran and his desire to see Obama replaced by Romney, since Obama hasn’t given Israel the go-ahead to bomb Iran or join in that suicidal endeavor, is it too much to ask cui bono from Muslim riots over a poorly made, amateurish video?
While the US has much to atone for over the killing of innocent brown people (Muslims and non-Muslims) and the destruction of their countries, it had nothing to do with the making of this video and the only decent thing Washington can do is appeal to the governments of the countries involved to show they are in charge by putting out the flames or lose US aid.
Poverty: A Dirty and Missing Word at the Political Conventions, on ZNet, by Paul Street, September 17, 2012;
Occupy Your Victories, on ZNet, by Rebecca Solnit, September 17, 2012;
Occupy Theory Introduction, on ZNet, by Michael Albert and Mandisi Majavu, September 12, 2012;
Concerns over Public Order: Germany Bars US Pastor Terry Jones, on Spiegel Online International, Sept. 17, 2012;
same theme in german: Islamfeindlichkeit: Innenministerium verhängt Einreiseverbot für US-Prediger, Die Zeit Online, 16. Sept. 2012.