A TALE OF THREE VIDEOS: October 25, 2012 Report by MySpace Founder Brad Greenspan who has extensive experience in online

social media, direct marketing, and online video Analytics. TIMELINE
OF
LIBYA
ELECTION
+
FINAL
AMBASSADOR
SECURITY
WARNING
–
SLIDE
2
 Summary
of
Three
Videos
‐Slide:
3‐
 Why
WH
&
President
put
blame
for
Libya
aOack
on
videos
knew
not
linked
&
OMISSION
Sep9

 MUSLIMBROTHERHOOD
ATTACK
&
SECURITY
Warning
in
SEP11
LIBYACABLE–Slide
4/5
 Evidence
WH
knew
based
on
YouTube
sta[s[cs
available,
omi]ng
Video#3
“Arab
Spring”
from

 Men[on
to
media
while
poin[ng
to
Video
#1
“Innocence
of
“Muhammed”
as
culprit
was
dishonest
 
–
Slides
6‐8
 Review
&
Role
of
of
Video
#1
–
Slide
9
 Review
of
Video
#2
+
Sep10
US
Cable
to
Egypt‐
Slides
10‐11
 Quick
Summary
&
Major
Findings
–
Slide
12
 Troubling
Fact
#1

=
WH
September
10,
2012
Conclusions
&
Ac[ons
–
Slide
13
 Troubling
Fact
#2‐
WH
knew
it
was
infla[ng
role
of
Videos
in
Egypt,
Libya,
and
other

 Arab
countries
based
on
available
stats/demographics
–
Slide
14
 Troubling
Fact
#3
State
dept
never
tried
to
get
Google
to
block
the
AL‐NAS
video#2.
Nor
did

 
State
Dept
request
AL‐NAS
or
Egyp[an
Gov
remove
Video#2
–
Slide15
 Troubling
Fact
#4‐
Language
difference
further
decreases
chance
of
Egypt/Libya
video
linkage–
Slide
16
 Troubling
Fact
#5
–Timing
of
Video
linkage
to
Libya
terror
aOack
doesn’t
add
up–
Slide
17
 Troubling
Fact
#6‐
State
Dept’s
Rice
misled
public
about
length
of
[me
Ambassador
was
in
Libya,‐

 Slide
18
 Troubling
Fact
#7‐
Why
did
WH
decrease
security
at
US
Cairo
Embassy
&
not
request
Egypt
Gov
aid
–Slide
19
 Troubling
Ques[on#1
WHY
DID
WH
gave
instruc[ons
for

US
Embassy
Cairo
to
accept
blame
for
Videos
 
BEFORE
ANY
EVIDENCE
OF
PROTESTS.
–
Slide
20
 Troubling
Ques[on
#2
–
Why
did
WH
take
ac[on
against
US
Ci[zen
with
incomplete
early
intelligence?
–
Slide
21


Troubling
Ques[on
#3
–
Did
the
Wall
Street
Journal
use
a
doctored
photo
to
aOempt
to
s[r
up
protests
in
 
other
countries?
–
Slide
22
 Budget
of
State
Dept
shows
US
is
paying
400%
more
VS.
previous
administra[on.
Highligh[ng
lack
of
accountability

 –Slide
23
 Clue
as
to
why
President
Obama
rewarded
AOy
General
aqer
Fast
&
Furious
negligence
by
le]ng
Eric
Holder

 represent
US
in
Qatar
points
to
special
ongoing
rela[onship–
Slide
24


SEP7:
 US
BACKED
LIBYA
 PM
CANDIDATE

 JABRIL
WINS
 PRELIMINARY
 VOTE


SEP9:
 US
LIBYA
 AMBASSADOR
 REPORTS
SECURITY
 THREAT
FROM
 JABRIL/US
PM
 RIVAL
MUSLIM
 BROTHERHOOD


SEP11:
 US
LIBYA
 AMBASSADOR
 KILLED


SEP12:
 MUSLIMBROTHERHOOD
 CANDIDATE

BECOMES
 LIBYA
PM
BEATING

 JABRIL
94‐92


SEP20:
 CLINTON’S
ANNOUNCE
 MUSLIM
BROTHERHOOD
 PRESIDENT
MORSI
INVITED
 TO
ADDRESS
THEIR
GALA
 SEPTEMBER
25


SEP25:
 MUSLIM
BROTHERHOOD
 GIVES
CLOSING
 ADDRESS
AT
CLINTON’
GALA
 &
PRESIDENT
OBAMA
MAKES
 FINAL
CLAIM
IN
ADDRESS
AT
 UN
“VIDEO”
CAUSED
 BENGHAZI



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A
TALE
OF
3
VIDEOS


4
poten[al
trigger
events
(including)
3
Videos


1)
VIDEO#1‐
July
2,
2012
–
“Innocence
 of
Muslims”
uploaded
on
YouTube



2)
VIDEO#2
‐September
9‐”AL‐NAS”
 Egyp[an
TV
show
Clip
uploaded
on
 YouTube
From
September
8th
TV
show
 (includes
1minute
Arab
dubbed
 Clip
of
“Innocence
of
Muslims”


3)
VIDEO#3
‐
WH
“ARAB
SPRING”
“ARAB
ASSET
RECOVERY”
video

 Uploaded
September
11,
2012
Targets
Libya,
Qatar,
Egypt,
Tunisia

hOp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZ7HK5ns6mE&feature=g‐u‐u


“Muhammad
Trial”
 =American
Online
event


A
website
unaffiliated
with
“innocence
of
 Muslims”
video,
purportedly

 Planned
for
September
 11,
2012



4)ONLINE‐EVENT#1
The
online
website
event
was
described
 as
a
trigger
by
Egyp[an
media
the
day
of
protests:
“Roughly
 2000
Salafist
ac[vists
answered
a
call
on
Tuesday
by
Wesam
 Abdel‐Wareth,
a
Salafist
leader
and
president
of
Egypt's
 Hekma
television
channel,
to
protest
'Muhammad's
Trial'
–
a
 US‐made
film
which,
cri[cs
say,
insults
Islam's
Prophet
 Mohammed
–
at
5pm
in
front
of
the
US
embassy
in
Cairo.”


WH
Sought
to
coverup
its
role
in
verifiable
Arab
outrage
that
began
on
YouTube
aqer
President
published
“Arab
Spring”
(Video#3)
 Gree[ng
related
to
September
11‐13
Qatar
mee[ngs
that
sought
to
determine
control
of
certain
Libyan
seized
assets



WH
also
sought
to
coverup
major
strategic
loss
by
death
of
Libya
Ambassador

 ‐ US
backed
PM
was
running
in
elec[on
on
September
11+12
against
Muslim
Brotherhood
backed
candidate
+
US
was
trying
to
get
UK
back
in
 Benghazi
 ‐Muslim
Brotherhood
which
Sec
Clinton
and
her
aide
Abedin
back
was
last
source

Of
imminent
threat
to
Ambassador
Stevens
 ‐If
Stevens
had
not
been
killed,
US
Candidate
likely
would
have
triumphed
 Over
Muslim
Brotherhood
candidate.
Instead,

US
Candidate
Jabril
lost
vote
on
Sept
12
by
94
to
92

SELECTIONS
FROM
US
EMBASSY
BENGHAZI
AMBASSADOR
STEVENS
SEPTEMBER
CABLE


CONCLUSIONS
 i)  Video#3
had
gone
“viral”
 Aqer
upload
&
would
have
become
 Focus
of
mass
media
if
WH
had
 Not
cited
different
video#1
as
 Culprit
for
Libya
terror
aOack.
 ii)
Almost
all
Video#3
comments
were
 Nega[ve
and
by
Arabs,
hence
 WH
knew
Video#3
was
“inflammatory”
 iii)
Video
caused
more
“dislikes”then

 “likes”
further
affirming
video#3
 Was
“inflammatory”to
Arab
viewers


Video#3
was
“going
Viral”
between
 Period
of
Sep
11‐12,
2012
 Sep
11
video
Is
uploaded
On
 YouTube
By
WH


By
Sep
12,
Video#3
 Has
been
viewed
 Significant
#
of
 Times
with
no
 Major
media
promo[on.


President
&
WH
knew
from
ini[al
 day
of
comments
+
high
ra[o
of
 “dislikes
vs.
“likes”
that
Video#3
had
 inflamed
its
arab
target
audience.
 WH
sought
to
coverup
Video#3
by
 infla[ng
role
of
Video#1+#2
in

Libya
 Terror
aOack.
 Below
are
earliest
Video#3
 comments
From
YouTube.


By
end
of
day
on
Sep11,2012
and
certainly
by
Sep12,
WH
knew

Obama
“Arab
Spring”“Arab
Asset
Recovery
video”
was:
1)
true
“viral”
video.
 Approximately
40,000
Video
views
aqer
24
hours
was
significantly
more
then
WH
historical
avg.
TOTAL
views
per
video
historical
sta[s[cs.


WH
also
knew
within
24
hours
Video
was
 crea[ng
significantly

Higher
“Dislike”
votes
 vs.
“Likes”
Which
was
also
outlier
vs.
 Avg.
WH
Videos
put
on
YouTube


VIDEO
#1


Sharp
increase
in
#
of
video
views
does
not
begin
un[l

 September
12,
2012
as
US
Media
begins
repor[ng
 video
as
cause
for
Violence
+
Libya
terror
aOack



July
2

CONCLUSIONS
=
 1)  VIDEO
GENERATED
LITTLE
INTEREST
AND
HAD

 BEEN
ON
YOUTUBE
SINCE
JULY
2,2012

 2)
VIDEO#1
VAST
MAJORITY
VIEWS
AFTER

 PROTESTS/TERROR
ATTACK
MAKE
VIDEO#1
 UNLIKELY
CULPRIT
TO
HAVE
CREATED
PROTESTS
 IN
EITHER
EGYPT
OR
LIBYA
 3)
VIDEO
#1
IN
ENGLISH
SO
MOST
PEOPLE
 IN
EGYPT
OR
LIBYA
COULD
NOT
EVEN
 UNDERSTAND
VIDEO
TO
BE
OFFENDED.


YouTube
Had
not
even
Received
 enough
user
complaints
 un[l
September
12
to
ac[vate
its
 controversial
content
 Confirma[on
program
for
Video#1


Video#2


September
10,
2012

 WH
Sends
Cable
To
Egypt
Gov
re:
“Broadcasts”(sep8)
+

 clip
uploaded
On
Sep9.

September
10,
2012
–
“The
cable,
dispatched
from
Washington,
the
day
before
 protests
erupted,
advised
the
embassy
the
broadcasts
could
provoke
violence.
It
did
 not
direct
specific
measures
to
upgrade
security,”

 “State
Department
spokeswoman
Victoria
Nuland
said
staff
were
“well
aware”
 
that
the
video
was
being
used
to
whip
up
strong
feelings
and
could
lead
to
demonstra[ons,”

 “most
of
the
Cairo
embassy
staff
had
been
instructed
to
stay
home
that
day
even
 before
the
protests
began.”
 “there
was
actually
minimal
staff
in
the
building
because
we
were
already
alerted”



“we
had
alerted
the
Egyp[ans
as
well,”
she
told
a
news
briefing.”



Sep
8
 Egypt
 TV
Show
Broadcast


Sep
9
Video
uploaded
 To
YouTube


Sep
10


September
8,
2012

‐“broadcast
by
al‐Nas,
an
Egyp[an
satellite
TV
network,
of
what
 its
presenters
described
as
extracts
from
an
English‐language
film
denigra[ng
the
 Prophet
Mohammad.
 September
8,
2012
“That
broadcast
said
the
clips
from
the
American
film
 
had
been
uploaded
on
the
YouTube
website
by
“migrant
Cop[cs,”
a
reference
to

 exiled
members
of
a
Chris[an
sect
with
a
large
minority
presence
among
Egypt’s

 Muslim
majority.
The
film,
called
“Innocence
of
Muslims,


VIDEO
#2


When
NYTimes 
 posts
link

 Sep11,
Event
 has
already
 occurred
or
 almost
over
in
 Cairo+Libya


CONCLUSION
#1=VAST
 MAJORITY
VIEWS
AFTER
 PROTESTS/TERROR
 ATTACK


Reuters
:State
Dept
claimed
 
by
end
of
day
Sep
10,
it
had
 
confirmed
a
video
“Went
viral”


Sep
8


Sep
9


Sep
10


September
8,
2012

‐“broadcast
by
al‐Nas,
an
Egyp[an
satellite
TV
network,
of
what
 its
presenters
described
as
extracts
from
an
English‐language
film
denigra[ng
the
 Prophet
Mohammad.
 September
8,
2012
“That
broadcast
said
the
clips
from
the
American
film
 
had
been
uploaded
on
the
YouTube
website
by
“migrant
Cop[cs,”
a
reference
to

 exiled
members
of
a
Chris[an
sect
with
a
large
minority
presence
among
Egypt’s

 Muslim
majority.
The
film,
called
“Innocence
of
Muslims,


QUICK
SUMMARY
MAJOR

FINDINGS


VIDEO#1


‐Targeted

 No
poli[cal
 Egypt
 ramifica[ons

NOT
VIRAL‐
Lacked
 interest
Un[l
promoted
 By
mass
media


1) 

At
the
end
of
the
day
on
September
10,
 2012,
WH
had
reviewed
Video#1
and
 Video#2
and
deemed
Both
non‐threats
to
 provoke
violence
in
Libya.



2)
On
September
11,
WH
knew
video#3
“Arab
 Spring”
had
first
Been
published
on

Youtube
 3)
WH
&
President
knew
video
#3
unlike
video#1
 and
Video#2,
was
related
to
ongoing
events
in
Libya
 4)
WH+
President
knew
“Arab
Spring”
9/11/12
 YouTube
Video
had
been
viewed
by
more
Middle
 East
viewers
on
day
of
Libya
terror
aOack
then
 either
Video#1
or
Video#2
 5)
WH
&
President
immediately
Aqer
the
Libya
 terror
aOack
knew

The
“Arab
Spring”
YouTube
video
 had
Generated
“inflammatory”
comments

About
 President,
middle
east
policy,

And
sending
AOy
 General
Eric
Holder
To
Qatar
 6)
WH
knew
Video#3
“Arab
Spring”
unlike
Video
#1
 or
Video#2
Directly
linked
Libya
&
Egypt.
 7)
WH
&
President
were
afraid
Unless
they
focused
 media
AOen[on
on
alterna[ve
video
then
AOen[on
 would
focus
on
“Arab
Spring”
9/11/2012
published
 video.
 8)
WH
was
afraid
of
media
scru[ny
Of
sending
Eric
 Holder
to
Qatar
And
his
ongoing
Libya
related
 dealings
which
were
ongoing
thru
September
13th.
 9)
WH
statements
related
to
youtube
video#1
 causa[on
for
Libya
Terror
aOack
while
omi]ng
 men[on
of

Video#3
were
dishonest
and
designed
 to
be
a
cover
up.


VIDEO#2


‐Targeted

 No
poli[cal
 Egypt
 ramifica[ons


SEMI
VIRAL‐
Egypt
media
 Created
modest
interest

before
 mass
media
promo[on


VIDEO#3


‐Targeted
Libya,
Egypt,
 Qatar,Tunisia
 Only
video
linking
 Egypt
&
Libya


Direct
Libyan

poli[cal
 ramifica[ons


VIRAL‐
Significant
interest
on
 same
day
uploaded
without

 Mass
media
promo[on.



Troubling
Fact
#1
 
=
WH
September
10,
2012
Conclusions
 WH
fully
reviewed
video#1+#2+Event#1
&
alerted
US
Embassy
Cairo
September
10,
2012+
 Decided
not
to
warn
Libya
because
WH
before
Sep11
Determined
videos
would
 
not
create
“possible
violence”
in
Libya
 REUTERS:‐“Another
source
said
that
because
the
broadcast
and
concerns
 about
possible
violence
were
specific
to
Egypt,
the
warning
message
was
 not
sent
to
other
U.S.
Middle
Eastern
outposts.”
 WH/
State

Dept
reviewed
all
videos
BEFORE
SEPTEMBER
11,
2012.
Aqer
 review,
WH
on
September
10,
2012
concluded
“possible
violence”
ONLY
 “specific
to
Egypt”
 Therefore,
WH
at
the
minimum
guilty
of
failing
intelligence
in
 September
10,
2012
review
of
the
very
videos
it
on
September11‐25
 Now
sought
to
publicly
claim
was
not
only
not
just
“specific
to
Egypt”
 But
even
more
“inflammatory”
to
Libya


Troubling
Fact
#2‐
WH
knew
it
was

 infla[ng
role
of
Videos
in
Egypt,
Libya,
 
and
other
Arab
countries
when
 compared

to

real
stats/demographics
–
 Slide
12


Video#2


WH
was
irresponsible
 And
reckless
in
failing
 To
point
out:
 1)  WH
ignored
fact
videos
 before
being
blamed
by
WH
 had
[ny
viewership
sta[s[cs
 ‐Prior
to
Libya
terror
aOack
 On
9/11/12,
Video
#1
or
Video
#2
 Alone
+
in
aggregate
=
less
 then
200,000
views
 2)
Demographics
of
viewers
 Did
not
reflect
majority
of
 Ci[zens
in
either
country
 ‐analy[cs
available
to
WH
on
 YouTube
showed
audience
was
 heavily
Skewed
in
favor
 of
older
men

3)
Video
pointed
to
by
WH
 For
blame
confirmed
 Egyp[an,
Tunisia,
Canada
 Viewership
but
very
few
 Libyans
had
watched


Video#1


TROUBLING
FACT
#3
‐
State
Dept
Sep10
cable
and
video
it
referred
to
in
Reuters
ar[cle
 that
was
going
“viral”
and
could
lead
to
violence
was

AL‐NAS
tv
talk
show
video
(Video
#2)
 which
showed
a
1minute
dubbed
arabic
segment
from
Video#1.
Video#2
 was
uploaded
Sep9
triggering
US
State
dept
to
contact
Egypt
Gov
&
US
Cairo
Embassy.

 However,
State
dept
never
tried
to
get
Google
to
block
the
AL‐NAS
video.
Nor
did

 State
Dept
request
AL‐NAS
or
Egyp[an
Gov
remove
Video#2


Reuters
ar[cle
provides
key
evidence
 That
State
Dept
claimed
by
end
of
day
 Sep
10,
it
had
confirmed
a
video
“Went
viral”
 “While
the
TV
broadcast
of
the
clips,
on
a
talk
 show
hosted
by
an
Islamist
preacher,
did
not
 get
much
aOen[on,
(sep8)”
 “once
the
material
was
posted
on
social
media,
including
YouTube,
it
went
viral.
(Sep9)”
 “through
the
cable,
the
U.S.
Embassy
was

 “made
aware
this
is
happening,”
a
U.S.
official
said
on
condi[on
of
anonymity.”
 (sep10)


TROUBLING
FACT
#4‐
LANGUAGE
DIFFERENCE
FURTHER
DECREASES
CHANCE
OF

 EGYPT/LIBYA
VIDEO
LINKAGE


Libyans
speak
North
African
Arabic
vs.
Egyp[ans
speak
Egyp[an
Arabic.

Thus
WH
should
have
been
aware
it
was
unlikely

 Libyans
were
watching
or
sharing
an
Egyp[an
 TV
clip
that
was
put
on
YouTube
September
9,
2012


TROUBLING
FACT
#5
–
TIMING
OF
VIDEO

LINKAGE
TO
LIBYA
TERROR
ATTACK
DOESN’T
 ADD
UP


WH
had
knowledge
Cairo
Protest
 took
certain
key
elements

to
occur,
including:
(i)
minimum
[me
 for
Prospec[ve
protestors
to
learn
about
and
view
The
 controversial
content
&
(ii)
Involvement
of
Religious
leaders
 contac[ng
protestors
for
future
Planned
protest.
 ‐WH
knew
on
Sep10,
it
took
more
then
24
hours
of
 AL‐NAS
Video
“going
viral”
to
create
Sep11
 Cairo
protest.

‐“While
the
TV
broadcast
of
the
clips”
September
8
“did
not
get
much
 aOen[on,”
 “once
the
material
was
posted
on
social
media,
including
YouTube,”
 (September
9)
it
went
viral.”
 ‐“Through
the
(September
10)
cable,
the
U.S.
Embassy
was
“made
 aware
this
is
happening,”
a
U.S.
official
said
on
condi[on
of
anonymity.
 “In
Cairo,
protesters
said
they
rallied
to
the
embassy
at
the
promp[ng
 of
Islamist
Facebook
groups
and
hard‐line
Salafi
preachers
who
 frequently
preach
on
Islamist
satellite
channels.”
 “Strangely
Nader
Bakkar
of
Al
Nour
Party
that
got
good
rela[ons
with
 the
embassy
declared
yesterday
that
the
party
was
par[cipa[ng
in
this
 protest.”
 ‐.
“But
it
had
largely
escaped
aOen[on
un[l
recent
days,
when
ac[vists
 on
TwiOer
pointed
to
clips
that
included
actors
in
anachronis[c
 costumes,
near
flimsy
sets
and
oqen
stumbling
through
lines.
Egyp[an
 clerics
began
widely
condemning
the
footage.”
(WSJ,
September
12,
 2012)



There
was
no
evidence
of
(i)
 Or
(ii)
having
occurred
in
Libya
 Or
on
Libyan
social
networks
at
the

 [me
on
September
11,
2012
when

 WH
declared
Libya
terror
aOack

 caused
by
“video”
 DUBIOUS
WH
claim=
less
then
 9
hours
aqer
Cairo
protests
beginning
 Libya
ci[zens
had:
1)
become
aware
of
 either:
i)
Video
#1
or
ii)
Video
#2
 on
YouTube,
 2)
Watched
such
video(s),
3)
become
 Offended,
4)
then
contacted
 Other
Libyan
ci[zens
direc[ng
them
 to
watch
such
videos
and
5)
then
agreed
to
 meet
for
a
protest
outside
Benghazi
 1:42PM
‐
The
Associated
Press
tweets

 word
of
an
aOack
on
the
Cairo
Embassy.
 Consulate
at
9pm

CONCLUSION:
RICE
HAD
NO
EVIDENCE
SUPPORTING
HER
 CLAIMS:
“Our
current
best
assessment,
based
on
the
informa[on
that
 we
have
at
present,
is
that,
in
fact,
what
this
began
as,
it
was
a
 spontaneous
–
not
a
premeditated
–
response
to
what
had
transpired
in
 Cairo,”
Rice
told
me
this
morning
on
“This
Week.”
 “In
Cairo,
as
you
know,
a
few
hours
earlier,
there
was
a
violent
protest
 that
was
undertaken
in
reac[on
to
this
very
offensive
video
that
was
 disseminated,”
Rice
said,
referring
to
protests
in
Egypt
Tuesday
over
a
 film
that
depicts
the
Prophet
Muhammad
as
a
fraud


TROUBLING
FACT
#6‐


STATE
DEPT’S
RICE
MISLED
PUBLIC
ABOUT
LENGTH
OF
 TIME
AMBASSADOR
WAS
IN
LIBYA:
 “ONLY
FOR
A
MATTER
OF
MONTHS”
 VS.
APRIL
5,
2011,
17
MONTHS


“Unlike
other
embassies
around
the
world,
Rice
said
there
 were
no
Marines
present
last
week
to
protect
the
consulate
in
 Benghazi,
or
the
main
U.S.
embassy
in
Tripoli,
saying
the
U.S.
 
presence
there
is
“rela[vely
new”
since
the
revolu[on
that
 overthrew
former
dictator
Moammar
Gadhafi.
 “Our
presence
in
Tripoli,
as
in
Benghazi,
is
rela[vely
new,
as
 you
will
recall.
We’ve
been
back
post‐revolu@on
only
for
a
 maCer

of
months.”
 hOp://abcnews.go.com/blogs/poli[cs/2012/09/ambassador‐ susan‐rice‐libya‐aOack‐not‐premeditated/


“On
April
5th,
2011,
a
small
Department
of
State
team
headed
by
Chris
 Stevens
arrives
by
chartered
boat
in
Benghazi.
They
set
up
shop
in
a
 hotel.
This
is
at
a
[me
when
Benghazi
was
liberated,
Qadhafi
was
s[ll
 in
power
in
Tripoli,
the
war
was
going
on,
our
Ambassador
had
been
 expelled
from
Tripoli
by
Qadhafi,
the
Embassy
staff
had
been
 evacuated
because
it
was
unsafe.
So
Chris
Stevens
coming
back
into
 Benghazi
–
coming
into
Benghazi
on
April
5th,
2011,
“


hOp://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/10/198791.htm
 October
2012
»
Background
Briefing
on
Libya
 Background
Briefing
on
Libya
 Office
of
the
Spokesperson
 Background
Conference
Call
With
Senior
State
Department
Officials
 Washington,
DC
 October
9,
2012


TROUBLING
FACT#7:
STATE
DEPT/WH
knew
of
poten[al
“violence”
 Against
US
Cairo
Embassy
on
September
10
but:
 1)

DECREASED
SECURITY
 In
an[cipa[on
of
“violence”
against
US
Cairo
Embassy.
 Embassy
lowered
security
by
having
most
employees
stay
home
 2)
State
Dept
also
did
not
ask
Egyp[an
Government
for
help
as

 State
Dept
disclosed
it
had
already
contacted
Egyp[an
 Government
on
September
10th.

Reuters:“The
cable,
dispatched
from
Washington
on
September
10,
the
day
 before
protests
erupted,
advised
the
embassy
the
broadcasts
could
provoke
 violence.
It
did
not
direct
specific
measures
to
upgrade
security,
said
the
 sources,
who
spoke
on
condi[on
of
anonymity.”
 “Another
source
said
that
because
the
broadcast
and
concerns
about
 possible
violence
were
specific
to
Egypt,
the
warning
message
was
not
sent
 to
other
U.S.
Middle
Eastern
outposts.”



From
Egyp[an
blogger:
“I
do
not
understand
how
easy
those
protesters
 stormed
the
embassy
,
the
embassy
is
more
of
a
military
base
with
tons
of
 marines
inside
it
,
it
is
very
suspicious
by
all
measures.
From
two
weeks
 Security
forces
beat
the
crap
out
of
the
protesters
at
the
Syrian
embassy
 literality
and
some
of
them
are
facing
trial
now
!!”
 “Now
amazingly
the
police
is
so
tamed
to
the
level
that
people
are
 wondering
why
it
did
not
beat
the
crap
out
of
those
protesters
like
it
always
 does
at
the
Syrian
embassy
which
is
only
two
blocks
away
from
the
American
 embassy.
Already
the
army
used
to
protect
the
area
since
the
revolu[on
but
 it
disappeared
for
awhile
now.
Strangely
enough
we
find
the
head
of
Cairo
 security
directorate
says
that
he
is
holding
talks
with
Al
Nour
party
and
 Salafist
front
"the
mother
movement
of
Al
Nour
Party"
in
order
to
end
the
 protest
peacefully
!!
He
claimed
that
Nadar
Bakkar
promised
the
security
 forces
that
the
protesters
will
leave
within
an
hour.
The
police
general
also
 stated
that
most
of
the
protesters
were
following
the
Salafist
Calling.”


TROUBLING
QUESTION#1:
Why
did
WH
give
instruc[ons

 For

US
Embassy
Cairo
to
accept
blame
for
 Videos
before
any
evidence
of
protests?
 WH
helped
induce
the
Cairo
Protests
 And
con[nued
similar
inducements
aqer
 The
protests
started

6:11
a.m.:
The
U.S.
Embassy
in
Cairo
issues
a
statement
via
TwiOer
 condemning
"con[nuing
efforts
by
misguided
individuals
to
hurt
the
religious
 feelings
of
Muslims,"
an
apparent
response
to
growing
aOen[on
in
Egypt
to
 the
an[‐Islam
film.
(Some
of
the
embassy's
tweet
have
since
been
deleted.)
 hOp://www.breitbart.com/Big‐Government/2012/09/12/Why‐Did‐it‐Take‐16‐ Hours‐for‐Obama‐Admin‐to‐Disavow‐Embassy‐s‐Apology‐Statement
 Timeline:
Obama
Admin
Took
16
Hours
to
Disavow
Embassy
Apology


5:50AM
‐
Cairo
Embassy
publishes
a
statement
on
its
website
which
rejects
those
who
"abuse"
free
speech.
This
is
a
reference
to
an
an[‐Islam
film,
por[ons
of
 which
have
been
broadcast
on
TV
in
Arabic.
The
en[re
speech
is
tweeted
out
line
by
line
on
the
Embassy
account.
 1:42PM
‐
The
Associated
Press
tweets
word
of
an
aOack
on
the
Cairo
Embassy.
The
US
flag
is
pulled
down
and
replaced
with
a
black
Islamic
flag.
 5:28PM
‐
Cairo
Embassy
tweets
out
three
defensive
comments,
the
last
of
which
doubles
down
on
the
ini[al
statement.
It
reads
"3)
Sorry,
but
neither
breaches
of
 our
compound
or
angry
messages
will
dissuade
us
from
defending
freedom
of
speech
AND
cri[cizing
bigotry."
To
this
point
there
has
been
no
comment,
tweet,
or
 statement
defending
free
speech,
only
the
statement/tweet
cri[cizing
those
who
abuse
it.
 7:00‐7:20PM
‐
The
Embassy
puts
out
another
tweet
tripling
down
on
their
ini[al
statement.
"This
morning's
condemna[on
(issued
before
the
protests
began)
s[ll
 stands.
As
does
our
condemna[on
of
unjus[fied
breach
of
the
Embassy."
This
tweet
is
later
deleted.
 8:06PM
‐
AP
reports
an
aOack
on
the
US
Embassy
in
Benghazi,
Libya
has
resulted
in
one
death
and
one
injury.
 10:10PM
‐
Poli[co
reports
an
unnamed
Obama
administra[on
official
is
disavowing
the
statement
posted
on
the
US
Embassy
website,
claiming
it
was
 unauthorized.
No
explana[on
is
offered
why
the
embassy
was
s[ll
pushing
it
as
of
7PM.
 10:38‐10:56PM
‐
On
the
State
Dept.
TwiOer
feed,
Hillary
condemns
the
aOack
in
Libya
and
confirms
the
death
of
an
unnamed
"officer"
in
Libya.
One
of
the
final
 tweets
of
the
night
reads
"#SecClinton
on
the
aOack
in
#Libya:
Let
me
be
clear
‐‐
there
is
never
any
jus[fica[on
for
violent
acts
of
this
kind."
However,
two
other
 tweets
mixed
in
with
her
reac[on
to
Libya
reaffirm
a
commitment
to
religious
tolerance
and
denouncing
"any
inten[onal
effort
to
denigrate
the
beliefs
of
others."
 11:40PM‐11:50PM
‐
The
Cairo
Embassy
deletes
six
tweets,
including
the
one
about
"abuse"
of
free
speech,
one
about
hur[ng
Muslims
feelings,
and
the
one
 tripling
down
on
the
ini[al
statement
(7:00PM).
They
do
not
delete
two
unobjec[onable
tweets
which
were
at
the
heart
of
the
morning
press
release.
The
laOer
of
 these
echoes
Hillary's
statement
about
religious
tolerance.
The
Embassy
has
effec[vely
scrubbed
the
offending
statements
while
retaining
a
por[on
which
the
 Secretary
has
embraced.


Troubling
Ques[on
#2
–
Why
did
WH
take
ac[on
against
US
Ci[zen
with
the
incomplete
early

intelligence?
 
Instruc[ng
FBI
terror
Squad
and
federal
authori[es
to
team
with
local
police
to
intercept
purported
creator
of
video
 In
California.
Then
leaked
plans
to
media.


Troubling
Ques[on
#3
–
Did
the
Wall
Street
Journal
use
a
 doctored
photo
to
aOempt
to
s[r
up
protests
in
other
countries?