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Administration Still Saying Attack Was “Spontaneous”

Let’s examine what “spontaneous” means

Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, delivered the administration’s assessment on a number of Sunday talk shows.

On CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Rice said, “Soon after that spontaneous protest began outside of our consulate in Benghazi, we believe that it looks like extremist elements, individuals, joined in that effort with heavy weapons of the sort that are, unfortunately, readily now available in Libya post- revolution. And that it spun from there into something much, much more violent.”—CNN

spon·ta·ne·ous/spänˈtānēəs/ (ADJ)

Performed or occurring without premeditation or external stimulus: “spontaneous applause.”

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but something in my gut was telling me that Americans being murdered on the anniversary of our greatest national tragedy wasn’t a coincidence.

I know that media types usually don’t disagree with anything this administration has to say, but I really must disagree with Susan Rice on this one. I am sure she is extremely qualified for her job, but to classify this attack as “spontaneous” seems just a tad naïve.

I’ve been spontaneous before. I once drove an hour just to buy a cheesesteak. Spontaneous is staying up all night just because you feel like it. Spontaneous is jumping on a plane with a one way ticket to anywhere.

Does this sound spontaneous to you?:

According to a Libyan consulate guard who was interviewed by NBC’s Eamon Mojadin, these weren’t protesters, in fact there were “40 attackers [who] used rocket propelled grenades and machine guns as they stormed the compound looking for Americans inside.”

Forty attackers, carrying out an operation on September 11th, armed with RPG’s and machine guns, all protesting a video nobody had ever seen, produced by a producer nobody has ever heard of. ­– Forbes

Before the Obama administration, the brutal murder of four Americans and 40 rocket propelled grenades pointed at American soil would not have been referred to as “spontaneous.” It would have been referred to as a premeditated act of war. No one sits down, has a cup of coffee, and says “I think I’ll grab my shoulder-fired indirect fire weapon today and storm an embassy with all my friends.”

I think its safe to assume that if you keep an RPG in your closet, you are planning to use it. An RPG is not exactly a tactically sound weapon for home defense. Neither is it a weapon of opportunity. It’s not a knife or a cooking pot used in a crime of passion. The Islamist crowd did not stand back, look at their hands in horror and say “What have we done?”  This was not sloppy nor was it random. This was coordinated and planned. The fighting lasted for four hours. Does anything seem spontaneous about a four hour firefight?

Someone in the media needs to ask this question to Jay Carney: Why is this White House so concerned with playing the role of PR director for people who murdered four Americans?


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