Editorial on Libya attacks missed the culprit


Christopher Gunty’s editorial (CR, Sept. 20) inappropriately blames attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya on a video, rather than the people who committed the crime. Films and videos do not incite destructive violence. Rather, people with evil thoughts in their minds and hearts cause destructive violence, using the most insignificant event as an excuse.

The editorial continues to spread the Obama administration’s propaganda about the event. Many suspected all along that the attacks on our embassy in Libya were premeditated. Subsequent unfolding of events, not the least of which is Ambassador Stevens’ diary, have proven that not only were the attacks premeditated, but the administration knew about the potential for danger well in advance, at least a week ahead, of the attacks.


James P. Randisi


Catholic Review

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