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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5:00 pm

The high-powered assault on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday, not a premeditated assault tied to the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, so reported an Associated Press Story Sunday.

Ross Douthat, in a commentary in Sunday’s The New York Times, said the unrest in the Islamic world is more about power politics than blasphemy. He added that the biggest mistake to be made right now is to believe that the attacks on our missions in North Africa and the Middle East are “a completely genuine backlash against a blasphemous anti-Islamic video made right here in the U.S.A.”

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