The Libya attack looks like a well planned operation with lots of leaking from our Libyan allies to the bad guys.http://www.emptywheel.net/2012/09/13/wh ... -in-libya/
And the film seems to be the work of US anti Islam notables and Egyptian Coptics
This suggests not only that professionals launched this attack with advance warning and serious weaponry (this is part of the reasons Libyans initially blamed it on Qaddafi dead-enders), but that they did it with either inside knowledge or incredibly good intelligence.
The Islamophobic plot in California
The second strand of coverage has puzzled through who was responsible for the film itself.
The film was made by a “Sam Bacile,” who claimed to the WSJ and AP to be Israeli. Then a “consultant” on the film, the militant Christian Steve Klein, refuted that claim, while claiming to know little of the film-maker’s real story.
Klein told me that Bacile, the producer of the film, is not Israeli, and most likely not Jewish, as has been reported, and that the name is, in fact, a pseudonym. He said he did not know “Bacile”‘s real name. He said Bacile contacted him because he leads anti-Islam protests outside of mosques and schools, and because, he said, he is a Vietnam veteran and an expert on uncovering al Qaeda cells in California.
When I asked him to describe Bacile, he said: “I don’t know that much about him. I met him, I spoke to him for an hour. He’s not Israeli, no. I can tell you this for sure, the State of Israel is not involved, Terry Jones (the radical Christian Quran-burning pastor) is not involved. His name is a pseudonym. All these Middle Eastern folks I work with have pseudonyms. I doubt he’s Jewish. I would suspect this is a disinformation campaign.”
Then the AP figured out “Sam Bacile” is actually a Coptic Christian with 2010 check kiting conviction named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula who lied to them about his identity.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, told The Associated Press in an interview outside Los Angeles that he was manager for the company that produced “Innocence of Muslims,” which mocked Muslims and the prophet Muhammad and may have caused inflamed mobs that attacked U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya. He provided the first details about a shadowy production group behind the film.
The film is brutal and clearly not made to win any awards or do any business, rather it seems to have been conceived and executed to accomplish just what it did which is to give plenty of rope to fundi mullahs and broadcasters to whip up the mob in the ME.
Steve Klein's name keeps popping up in this too. He is a a well known Christian fundamentalist figure on the far right and was involved in producing the film.http://maxblumenthal.com/2012/09/meet-t ... dly-riots/
Just shows how insane these people are that they claimed the director to be "an Israeli Jew' and the film to have been funded by "100 Jews", lies that cannot be taken back but will reinforce every insane prejudice and conspiracy theory in the Muslim world.