PARIS. The 9/11 anniversary jihad operation was quite successful in France as in the rest of the world. An act of war–the attack against the American Consulate in Benghazi – was marketed as a spontaneous popular demonstration against an Islamophobe film that inadvertently led to the demise of three Americans including the ambassador to Libya.
Primary responsibility for the cover up lies of course with the Obama administration but French media willingly obliged. While gruesome photos of Ambassador Chris Stevens, still alive, dragged through the streets like a bagged animal, manhandled, photographed like a trophy, and probably subjected to the ultimate outrage were circulating on the Net, UN Ambassador Susan Rice engaged in grotesque damage control and French reporters in Benghazi peddled the same version, which they called the “real story” based on inside information from Libyan authorities.