Now I admit what follows is pure speculation, but we have to ask cui bono, who profits from violence of this nature driving the Arab world further from the U.S., Israel and the West. Well, al-Qaeda, of course, but I suspect they’re not that deep into the intelligence business that they’re fabricating movies, even of this crude nature. No, this seems to be the work of a country with an intelligence service, one that has the reach even to cross our borders to plot the assassination of a foreign ambassador, one that frequently works through cutouts and has a fair amount of expatriate citizens in Los Angeles, the capital of film (well, once upon a time).
You probably know the country I’m talking about, even if you haven’t clicked on the links. And you’re probably thinking “Oh, Simon, he always thinks it’s them.” Well, I do. You’re right. So I’ll leave it there.
One more thing, as the late S. Jobs used to say: Wouldn’t it be surreal if it turned out the State Department was asking us to apologize for Iranian disinformation?