September 14, 2012 by Julia
More details are emerging on Foreign Policy Amateur Hour. To sum up the big points reported by the Independent, the Libya attack may have been retribution for a drone strike on al Qaeda, the US had a credible warning at least two days earlier, and oh yeah, someone is stealing classified documents from the US consulate in Libya.
Over in Egypt, the Pentagon is denying multiple reports that the Marines defending the embassy were not allowed to carry live ammo. On the top of that, former president Jimmy Carter “corrected” current president Barack Obama and stated that Egypt is our ally, he knows Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi well, and Morsi is dedicated to peace and democracy. Being corrected by Carter would be the height of insults if he weren’t laughably wrong–although maybe Carter is the source of the Obama administration’s insistence that the Muslim Brotherhood is all about peace, love, and freedom. In any event, Obama and the National Security Council now believe that Egypt is our “partner.” (as a side note, isn’t it sad that when I Google to find the stories I remember about Obama and the Muslim Brotherhood, all I get are hits from UK papers and conservative blogs? The US lapdog media isn’t even trying)
Foreign Policy Amateur Hour? Maybe I should re-name it to National Security Amateur Hour, at this rate.