|Scene in Benghazi|
There is more going on here than meets the eye.
Ostensibly, this latest outburst of rioting and violence is the result of a film produced by a shadowy figure known as "Nakoula." The film depicts Mohammed in a slanderous light and seems intended to deliberately offend Muslims.
Very little is known about Nakoula. There are conflicting reports about "his" identity. You can read about it here.
The attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, the attack that killed Ambassador Stevens and the others, seems to have been planned and coordinated. Not the result of spontaneous, outraged street demonstrations. Today, Libyan officials arrested 4 persons in connection with the attack.
We'll have to see what comes of that, but as of this moment everything points to some shadowy chess game being played behind the scenes. The outraged Muslims demonstrating in the street, that stooge pastor at Dove World Outreach Center, Mitt Romney, narrow-minded Islamophobes, and the general news-consuming public the world over are being played as pawns.
Someone --a terrorist organization, a cabal of right-wing plutocrats, a band of Doomsday zealots --someone is stoking global flames toward a nefarious end. This is straight out of a David Mitchell novel.
We'd do well to keep our cools, but I'm no dreamer.
The bones fall as they must, I don't care what René Descartes said.