Who REALLY Produced the Film 'Desert Warrior' That Is Now Convulsing the Middle East?
By Staff News & Analysis - September 13, 2012

Actress says was duped, as anti-Islam film details emerge … The origins of a crudely made anti-Muslim movie that sparked violent protests in Egypt and Libya began to slowly emerge on Wednesday, with an actress in the California production saying she was duped and was unaware it was about the Prophet Mohammad. Cindy Lee Garcia of Bakersfield, California, who appears briefly in clips of the film posted online, said she answered a casting call last year to appear in a movie titled "Desert Warrior." "It looks so unreal to me, it's like nothing that we even filmed was there. There was all this weird stuff there," Garcia told Reuters in a phone interview. Clips of the movie, posted on YouTube under several titles including "Innocence of Muslims," portrayed the Muslim prophet engaged in crude and offensive behavior. Many Muslims consider any depiction of the prophet as blasphemous. Clips had been posted online for weeks before apparently triggering violent demonstrations on Tuesday at the U.S. embassy in Cairo and consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. – Reuters

Dominant Social Theme: One crazy film is all it takes to start World War III.

Free-Market Analysis: As part of the evolution of The Daily Bell, we have adopted the idea of "directed history," the idea that the power elite creates a historical narrative to further its globalist ambitions.

This led us to hypothesize some two years ago that the so-called Arab Spring was a pretext to install Islamic republican governments throughout the Middle East in order to foment a religious war with the West.

We also hypothesized that the CIA-penetrated Muslim Brotherhood would be the metaphorical Trojan horse that would be used by Western powers as the antithetical element – the controlled opposition – to ignite this war.

Not a single other publication we know of fully predicted what has come to pass, identifying the Muslim Brotherhood as the controlled opposition and US sponsored Saudi-Wahhabism as the religious trigger.

Don't believe we predicted all this? Just search the Internet for Daily Bell and Islamic Crescent and Muslim Brotherhood.

We point this out not to lobby for Pulitzer Prize (do you think they'd give us one?) but because we want to re-emphasize the relevance of our worldview.

There is a power elite funded by central banking that wants to create world government. It uses directed history, incidents of pre-meditated economic depression, military adventurism and regulatory authoritarianism to support this effort.

Like a boa constrictor, it swallows its prey in gulps. There is much quiet time between efforts at ingestion. But ingest it does. And we are living through a "swallowing time" right now.

We are supposed to believe that the sudden religious blaze in the Middle East that just took the life of a US ambassador and three of his staff members was the result of an obscure movie.

This movie was so unknown that it could hardly generate views on YouTube. Then a strange preacher, Terry Jones, began to promote the movie and brought it to the world's attention. Here's Wikipedia on Jones:

Terry Jones (born October 1951) is the pastor of Dove World Outreach Center, a small fundamentalist Christian church in Gainsville, Florida. He first gained national and international attention in 2010 for his plan to burn Qur'ans, the scripture of the Islamic religion, on the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. He is a self-declared independent presidential candidate in the 2012 U.S. Presidential election.

Jones sounds like a big shot but his total congregation is reportedly 50 … fifty!

As for the man who produced the movie that has set the Mideast aflame, he was said initially to be a Jew and claimed that the movie was funded by "100 Jews."

This is perhaps the way the elites and their allies work. They want the Jews blamed first and foremost. The alternative media for its own reasons too often plays into the hands of this premeditated meme.

In any case, the filmmaker, self-identified as an Israeli-American property developer, Sam Bacile, has a spokesperson, a friend. Reuters reports this friend is Steven Klein, "a southern California man in the insurance business … [who] described himself as a consultant and a spokesman for the project – but not the filmmaker." Klein believes Bacile's name is a pseudonym.

"I've met him twice, I don't know what country he's from. I do know he's not an Israeli Jew and I can only guess he threw that out to protect his family, which I do know is back in the Middle East," Klein told Reuters in an interview in front of his home in Hemet, California, as he sipped a beer.

And who is Klein? He is a former US Marine who said he advised the filmmaker to go into hiding. Regardless of whether Bacile hides or not, his identity is being revealed. AP reports the following:

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, 55, told The Associated Press in an interview outside Los Angeles that he managed logistics for the company that produced "Innocence of Muslims," which mocked Muslims and the prophet Muhammad and may have inflamed mobs that attacked U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya.

Nakoula denied he had directed the film, though he said he knew the self-described filmmaker, Sam Bacile. But the cellphone number that the AP contacted Tuesday to reach the filmmaker who identified himself as Bacile traced to the same address near Los Angeles where Nakoula was located.

Nakoula told the AP he is a Coptic Christian and supported the concerns of Christian Copts about their treatment by Muslims.

The film was implicated in protests that resulted in the burning of the U.S. consulate Tuesday in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi. Libyan officials said Wednesday that Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other embassy employees were killed during the mob violence, but U.S. officials now say they are investigating whether the assault was a planned terrorist strike linked to Tuesday's 11-year anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.

Nakoula denied he had posed as Sam Bacile. Federal court papers filed in a 2010 criminal prosecution against him said Nakoula had used numerous aliases in the past. Among the fake names, the documents said, were Nicola Bacily and Erwin Salameh.

During a conversation outside his home, Nakoula offered his driver's license to show his identity but kept his thumb over his middle name, Basseley. Records checks by the AP subsequently found that middle name as well as other connections to the Bacile persona.

So Bacile may actually be a convicted fraudster named Nakoula. The AP reports:

Nakoula, who talked guardedly about his role, pleaded no contest in 2010 to federal bank fraud charges in California and was ordered to pay more than $790,000 in restitution. He was also sentenced to 21 months in federal prison and ordered not to use computers or the Internet for five years without approval from his probation officer.

Klein makes an appearance in the AP article, too. AP reports that Klein was among those identifying Bacile/Nakoula as a "Jew" before changing his mind and describing him as a Coptic Christian. As for Klein himself, here's how the AP describes his background:

The Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups, said Klein is a former Marine and longtime religious-right activist who has helped train paramilitary militias at a California church. It described Klein as founder of Courageous Christians United, which conducts protests outside abortion clinics, Mormon temples and mosques.

OK, let's try to keep track of the players. There's Bacile/Nakoula who is either a Jew or a Coptic Christian. And there is Klein, a Marine who spends his time on anti-abortion protests, gives out conflicting information about Bacile/Nakoula and acted as an advisor to a little-known film project … Desert Warrior.

Neither Klein nor Bacile/Nakoula seem to have any previous experience making films. Reuters reports that a screening of the film did not go over well …

The largely obscure English-language film's low production values were evident in its stilted dialogue and wooden acting. Klein said there was an attempt to screen the full movie at a theater in southern California under a slightly different title, but after 30 minutes into the film no tickets had been sold.

The film was saved for posterity by firebrand pastor Terry Jones who has a history of incitement when it comes to Islamic issues. Here's how Iran's Press TV describes Terry Jones in a recent article entitled, "CIA, Mossad team up to insult Islamic values":

Jones, to most, is an uneducated and lower class figure in a backward area of the American south. His congregation is largely made of weak minded people on the fringe of society, easily coerced and influenced. He has few followers.

However, Jones has another following, one not so easy to detect. Jones moved to Germany in 1981 and established a religious cult in Cologne. Thus, his ties while there were with Israeli intelligence and the P2 Masonic lodge, better known as "Operation Gladio," the group responsible for the murder of Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro and terror bombings that went on into the 90s.

Jones real background is that of an intelligence asset. His personal weakness is narcissism. His strength is his ability to hide behind what appears to be backward and ignorant exterior while actively working as an intelligence agent for a combination of rogue CIA elements, extremists in the former Stasi German group now called the DVD who partner with Israel's Mossad.

Jones is a spy, CIA trained, run by rogue handlers, and heavily promoted by Mossad elements throughout the Middle East and able to garner national news attention in the US when anyone else of his minor following and total lack of credibility would be ignored.

Instead, his every obscene move, his every blasphemy, from his tiny and forgotten church, reaches, not just the front page of every paper but is announced and spread throughout the Islamic world by the hundreds of Israeli agents that infiltrate every Mosque.

Unfortunately, this makes some sense, regardless of the source … It's hard not to avoid the conclusion, dear reader, that we are once again seeing directed history at work.

In this case, a terrible film that could not attract viewers at its single screening has now convulsed the world. And let's not forget the Muslim Brotherhood. Wouldn't they make an appearance if this were "directed history"? Well, yes, they would and they have … An article today in the Wall Street Journal tells us that "Karzai, Muslim Brotherhood Condemn Anti-Islam Movie." Here's some more:

Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood Wednesday angrily denounced a U.S.-produced film harshly critical of the Prophet Muhammad, raising fears that a new wave of violent protests will follow Tuesday's attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Cairo and Benghazi, Libya.

Shortly after news emerged that the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats were killed in Benghazi, the Afghan presidential palace released a statement condemning the "desecrating act" by the makers of the film, saying that its release "stoked interfaith enmity and confrontation, and badly impacted the peaceful coexistence between human beings."

After Thoughts

Bear in mind this movie did not sell a single ticket when it was screened. Now it is the most important film on the planet.

Editor's Note: In addition to our write-up about this film there are now several other reports questioning the cast of characters surrounding "Desert Warrior" (now called "Innocence of Muslims") and the creation of the film itself, which looks as if it has been "repurposed" in a very clumsy way to further "incite" the Arab world. Given the clumsiness and obviousness of the film's manipulation, we confront a further fact of this Internet era, which is that the power elite is hardly bothering to hide its tracks anymore. Having been discovered and dissected, the powers-that-be show us they intend to continue with business as usual. It is a kind of intimidation. "Yes, you understand what we do, but it doesn't matter. You cannot stop us." In fact, this approach bodes terrible violence as the elites are giving up any pretense at justifying their actions. And manipulation without even a pretense of morality likely cannot stand.