(KCEN) -- An Obama Administration official says there's evidence the deadly assault on the US Consulate in Lybia may have been the result of a protest that spun out of control.
But Libyan officials say they have evidence to the contrary.
Was the attack on the US Consulate in Libya spontaneous, or did terrorists use a protest over an anti-Islamic film as cover?
United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice says, "Opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. They came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately, are readily available in post-revolutionary Libya."
But Libya's interim president says it was coordinated and not by Libyans.
Mohammed el-Megarif says, "It was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago."
Libyan officials says they have rounded up dozens of suspects. The FBI is hoping to deliver a definitive answer but has been unable to reach the Consulate in Benghazi because it's still too dangerous.
The waves of anti-American protests from North Africa to Asia appear to be ebbing, but critics of current US policy say the protests are not the problem they're a symptom.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers says, "If we all decide to rally around the video as the problem we going to make a serious mistake."
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says it's bigger than diplomacy it's about the existence of The United States and Israel.
"For them, we are you, and you are us. And at least on this point they're right," said Netenyahu.
While the anti-American protests have died down the US Government has ordered all non-essential personnel out of Sudan and Tunisia.