On February 27, 1933 at about 9:25 PM, a fire in Germany’s Reichstag building was detected. The Reichstag building was the assembly place for the German Parliament. After a brief “investigation”, Adolph Hitler’s Nazis, who had already begun to take control of Germany, arranged the arrest of a Dutch Communist who was charged with the arson.
The fire and the destruction it brought was blamed on this handy scape goat, and Herr Hitler then pointed to him and used the fire as a reason for demanding dictatorial powers over Germany. Civil liberties soon started to disappear, and mass arrests of Hitler’s enemies were carried out. Soon, Herr Hitler and his Nazis had absolute power.
“Cui bono” is Latin for “Who benefits.” Germans quickly saw who benefited from this convenient fire, but their freedom was gone. The fire gave the Nazis the excuse they needed to grab control of a frightened German people, and their nightmare began.
On September 11, 2012, the Islamists in the Middle East smashed their way into the American embassy in Libya and killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Just as Herr Hitler did in 1933, our government has issued vague and contradictory explanations about the attack in Libya and other American compounds in the Middle East. This whole thing smells like a Reichstag fire.
Herr Obama has found his scape goat. The American government has identified a man who made a brief crude video about Muhammad several months ago and now insists the film incited this violence. The fact that these animals need no particular reason to attack Americans because they hate us means little to these accomplished liars. In truth, no one, save for a few avid Youtube surfers, had actually seen the video before Herr Obama’s henchmen decided to blame their scape goat and draw attention to it. Unfortunately for him, their target is a Coptic Christian, so he is not a member of a protected group. He will have to remain in hiding along with his family forever. What advantage will Obama gain from this? No one knows; if we are not careful, this could turn into Herr Obama’s “Reichstag fire”, and he will demand dictatorial powers to “protect us.” He has already barred the media from asking any more questions about how this has been handled. What’s next? Will this be his October surprise?
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