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Us now is former CIA operative and head of the -- -- tracking unit Michael shorter good to have you with us Michael thank -- -- this is.
It is a peculiar moment.
To say the least to hear the the spokesman for the president's say that this is about a movie and has nothing to do with the US policies -- of this administration.
While it's part of we know that the country didn't Lou is out of control is out of control economically but in the Middle East we have been out of control for fifteen years.
We have not had an enemy in the Middle East who are anywhere in the world who has been so clear about what motivates them.
Since we fought ho -- man and general -- GAAP.
This is all about American intervention in the Middle East.
You just mentioned that there's there's a problem in the Sudan now well last year or two years ago we and the British.
And that European Union.
It's ripped half of Muslims -- -- away from that country along with 70% of its oil.
And gave it took a new Christian nation in the south.
This has everything to do with with.
What what our government does -- it should be clear to Americans.
Americans -- hated in the Muslim world is people but they're government under either parity is.
-- And as we watch what is happening.
There with the response and each.
The Muslim Brotherhood we're watching an assertion here.
In this country that this is a continuation of the Arab Spring.
When too many it appears to be straightforwardly.
The murder of our ambassador in.
And but Ghazi and three other Americans there of that and that attack appears to be clearly an assassination.
-- assessed well.
Well -- Arab Spring was never about democracy.
We have a lot of BBC journalists and NBC journalists reporting.
Talking to of -- -- fuel -- score.
English speaking well groomed professional egyptians and then reading their FaceBook they all could talk to democracy jargon.
But they'd they extrapolated from that very small -- representative sample to say a hundred billion egyptians -- -- democracy.
A hundred million egyptians wanted to get out from under Mubarak wanted to get out from the Americans who were paying Mubarak to suppress them.
And also -- to reassert their religious identity.
So look at the Arab Spring was in the entire construction of mrs.
Clinton's mind and the media's mind.
And never really existed in the sense it was describe.
Clinton's Secretary Clinton saying that this.
That the ambassador.
Is death is a loss to the Arab Spring -- Are you anyway what is your reaction to those words.
Which we have you know shared with the audience here tonight.
I think this -- Clinton.
You may know a little bit more about the Middle East and -- parity but not much Lou.
The press one artery graft.
You know mrs.
Clinton has blood on her hands everywhere.
They stuck the ambassador in his team into the middle of a city without guards.
In the city provided more suicide bombers in Iraq than any -- any country except Saudi Arabia.
-- around Syria for the better part of a year encouraging the Syrians to come out and protest the sad knowing that they would get shot down.
This government seems to be trying to make the world safe for anarchy more than anything -- And the idea that Libya.
Is now -- is now arrested four people suspected of taking part in that attack are you confident of first there.
The the earnestness.
And the honesty of their -- their.
Lou I am afraid I'm getting old -- cynical might my guess is that -- panel like Claude -- in castle Blanco that they rounded up the usual suspects.
The Libyan government really is whatever goes on in Tripoli not outside of any outside of there.
When we supported that revolution and basically what we did was provide air cover for people who if they were in Afghanistan would have been called the Taliban.
This what happens it what happened to the ambassador was perfectly predictable -- And tragic tragic you're -- absolutely necessary that he be part of us -- in -- and a counselor that is.
Frankly not safe unprotected not -- by US Marines are taken to a safe house that was anything but that.
The idea that we will not have -- boots on the ground and Libya that was a promise of this president.
It now is clear they're going to have marine boots on the ground in Libya.
We're going to have marine boots on the ground in Yemen to protect Americans.
And our interest in those two countries.
Your thoughts as we conclude.
-- there's no greater admirer of the US Marine Corps than myself my dad was a marine.
But I tell you -- fifty Marines against the 101000.
Person lab in Egypt or Yemen in Yemen is the most heavily armed country on earth.
We're just sending those boys on another -- chase just like we sent the late ambassador.
-- charter thank you very much for being with us accuse.
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