If Only the CIA Were As Capable As the AP

September 13, 2012

Someone’s going to have to explain this to me.

The AP says that the man who created the film that Hillary Clinton is blaming for inciting violence in, so far, three Muslim countries—even though the Administration at the same time says that the violence was planned far in advance—is not who he pretended to be.

A federal law enforcement official said Thursday that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, was the man behind “Innocence of Muslims,” a film denigrating Islam and the Prophet Muhammad that sparked protests earlier in the week in Egypt and Libya and now in Yemen. U.S. authorities are investigating whether the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in Libya came during a terrorist attack.

Okay, so the news agency is quoting a fed.  But what about this?

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss an ongoing investigation, said Nakoula was connected to the persona of Sam Bacile, a figure who initially claimed to be the writer and director of the film. But Bacile quickly turned out to a false identity and the Associated Press traced a cellphone number used by Bacile to a southern California house where Nakoula was found.

How is this done?  GPS?  Billing records?  If so, can either of those be legal?

Amazing what the AP can find.  When it wants to.

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