Is Nakoula a government informant? The protests against the Nakoula’s anti-Muslim film “innocence of Muslims” continue to spread unabated. It is curiously and strange that the US official response, except for a few mild comments from the White House and Sec. Clinton, has been almost non-existent. You would think Washington would want to defuse the situation as quickly as possible, but instead there has been no rapid response. Indeed, there has hardly been any response by DC at all.
Well, lookee here, down the rabbit hole we go.
However, Clinton’s attempt to distance the U.S. from “Innocence of Muslims”–and, by extension, its felonious producer–may be complicated by the revelation that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula became a government informant after his 2009 arrest for bank fraud, The Smoking Gun has learned.
The Daily Beast agrees, and chronicles several occasions where Nakoula ought to have gone to prison but did not. These cases go back fifteen years.
“Sounds like he’s an informant,” observes a law-enforcement official familiar such matters, though not with the particulars of this case.
Cannonfire is all over this story with two detailed, long, well-documented posts. I highly recommend reading both of them.
Nothing we have learned about Nakoula indicates that he was motivated by religion or by his concern for the oppressed Christians in Egypt. Nakoula is a con artist; he’s all about the money. He fits a classic pattern we’ve seen many times before — the jailbird who makes a deal with spooks in order to have the blemishes on his record cleared up.
Who was he dealing with and why is the US apparently treating him with kid gloves?
Nakoula made a notorious anti-Islam film — yet he had worked for an Islamic terrorist
Nakoula Nakoula, producer of the film “Innocence of Muslims,” has been called in for questioning by the Los Angeles Police Department. This makes sense: The terms of his parole specified that he was not to use the internet without supervision, and he seems to have hopped on the net quite often while posing as “Sam Bacile.”
If Nakoula walks, you’ll know that the fix is in. On the other hand, keeping him behind bars will keep him away from interviewers.
All of this helps explains why the US has been so mute about the Nakoula’s anti-Muslim film, about Nakoula himself, and everyone else involved, even when denouncing the film loudly enough that the Arab Street hears the message might prevent further violence and death.