CNN lead political anchor Wolf Blitzer interviewed Sen.
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today about the killings in Libya of
Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others. A highlight
from the interview is after the jump.
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BLITZER: Does it look like this was a carefully
planned operation that was in the works for a while?
What's the latest assessment...
FEINSTEIN: Yes, I can...
BLITZER: - on that?
FEINSTEIN: - I can say that I've seen no evidence
or no assessment that indicates it was. I - I can
certainly say that. There was a protest and it could
well be that quickly, some two dozen people took that as an
opportunity to attack. They have attacked the Benghazi
consulate before. I believe it was on June 6th.
So this is not a new thing.
But I think one of the great lessons out of this is that our
consulates in these very troubled nine Middle Eastern nations
must be in very secure locations, if we have them there at
BLITZER: The Libyan prime minister has told our
Christiane Amanpour, Senator, that at least one person,
possibly more, have been arrested.
FEINSTEIN: That's right.
BLITZER: Have you been briefed on who was had...
BLITZER: - any affiliations they may have with any
FEINSTEIN: No. Once the news is ahead. But
I'm - I'm very pleased to learn the same thing, that
people have been arrested. And I believe an
investigation is going on in this country concerning the
individual who did this very obnoxious 12 minute preview of
some very stupid movie and wrong-headed movie. And he
may well not be who he has claimed to be either.
So we're going to have to find out a lot about what
I would hope, a big day is coming up tomorrow. It's
Friday. It's a day of prayer in the Islamic
world. And I would really hope that cool minds
prevail. We now have 11 ongoing demonstrations in
various countries and more expected. And I think - I
hope that people who are very concerned, as all the world is,
by this, will understand that demonstrating, hurting innocent
people, perhaps some deaths resulting, please don't let