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Response to leveymg (Reply #19)
Wed Sep 12, 2012, 06:27 PM
Junkdrawer (27,993 posts)
20. Sadek seems to be the guy who translated the video and sent it to the Sunni Satellite TV station....
the timing of it all seems coordinated.
But it was clear this morning on DemocracyNow that the guys with the RPGs and the video-inspired crowd were under separate leadership:
NIZAR SARIELDIN: Well, the security void is unclear, and no one can really accuse who did this or moved these groups to make this protest. Yesterday, we heard about this attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. We went over there and found this building burned. And like, beard people were outside, looks like radical groups with weapons, and they were like planning to attack the consulate. We didnít know for what reason, until we found out that a channel, an Egyptian channel, religious Egyptian channel, were accusing Americans that we need to move to protect our Prophet Muhammad and stop this video that had been posted two months ago. And you justówe donít know why this thingís been provoked right now. And nobody knows about this movie. I donít know why and who and for whose interest is to attack the embassy in Benghazi.
NERMEEN SHAIKH: Nizar Sarieldin, do you know if there were any links between the attacks on the embassy in Cairo, whether it was a coordinated attack, the attack in Cairo and then the one in Benghazi on the U.S. consulate?
NIZAR SARIELDIN: Well, these groups are moved by clerics outside the country. They have no control of them. They take their orders from outside the country, so they are Salafis with the radical Salafist group, and they are moved by certain clerics. And they are on channels, on satellite, so everybody watched them. When they got thisóget this order, they go out and do what they asked for. So, what they moved them, actually, a channel, a program and a channel called Al Nas, People, and itís a religious Sunni TV.
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