Did the State Department Intentionally Inflame Muslims?

The Hyper-liberal, Dem-regime-promoter blog Media Matters is accusing Rush Limbaugh of pushing a “conspiracy theory” about the government’s use of the anti-Mohammad video as a diversion. Someone should tell them it is only a theory before there is direct evidence available.

Remember how the story of the consulate attack in Benghazi got started. It began like this: There were these riots over a YouTube video in Cairo. And in Benghazi rioters burned down the consulate and killed four Americans because they were inspired by the protests in Egypt.

But it was reported right away that the attack on the consulate was no riot. It was a coordinated terrorist attack using military-grade weapons. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice and President Barack Obama tried to convince us otherwise, but they were lying. Even mainstream media reported that the Obama Administration knew it was a terrorist attack. The White House chose to pretend otherwise.

But then it was revealed that the claims that there was ever a riot in Benghazi were all false. There were no rioting crowds. The media reported this as “breaking news” but it was really just their same old State Department sources now admitting that they had used them to spread lies previously.

But in Egypt there was, indeed, a real protest before the attack in Benghazi. Was that caused by the YouTube video? Not according to the protesters. Nor according to the advance warning that our government received. They were rioting to get the US government to release a convicted terrorist from prison.

The DHS report, released on Sept. 11, said an “unidentified user” on an Arabic-language forum posted the statement “inciting Egyptians to target the U.S. Embassy, indicating the U.S. Embassy shouldn’t remain in Egypt” until Omar Abdel-Rahman, also known as the blind sheikh, is released. Abdel-Rahman, who played a role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing and other attacks, is serving a life sentence in U.S. prison. The DHS document described the source of the warning as “fairly reliable.”

Here is a timeline. The earliest mention of the video comes from the American Embassy in Egypt in response to protests that were not about that video.

So the question is: Did any Muslim know about that video before it was repeatedly and ardently publicized by the US State Department, our Ambassador to the UN, and President Obama? Because from what can be seen, it looks like the riots that were inspired by the video took place after Benghazi.

Obama’s defenders can speculate that the video must have caused the riots apart from the way it was aggressively promoted by this administration, but until we see evidence, that is only a theory.