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Aired September 16, 2012 - 22:00   ET


DON LEMON, CNN HOST: Tonight, new details out of Afghanistan after a weekend of attacks targeting the military. And what seems to be an alarming new trend, when an ally supposedly a friend kills the troops who are training him.

Plus, chilling words from a man who says he did just that.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): They took off their body armor and put their weapons down. At that moment, I thought it was the right time so, I took my gun and shot them.

LEMON: Then, the Catholic Church and the e-mail faux pas that got them sued.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When you are caught with your pants down you have to say something.

LEMON: All that, plus a man without a party and a matter of bad timing or no tact in tonight's no talking points.


LEMON: Hello, everybody. I am Don Lemon. Thank you so much for joining us. We want to get you up to speed on today's headlines.

Chicago teachers accused tonight of breaking the law. It's the latest development in the city's week-long teachers strike. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the city will file for a court injunction to force teachers back to work.

Scenes like this one will shows the rising tension in Chicago just hours ago. The teachers union postponed a vote until Tuesday on a tentative contract deal. We are going to have more on the stalemate in Chicago in less than five minutes here on CNN.

Four American service members shot to death today in Afghanistan by somebody wearing a Afghan policemen's uniform. It is the third time in three days that Afghan forces have turn their weapons on NATO troops and killed them. We will have the latest from Afghanistan in just a moment.

This is Karachi, Pakistan. Police pushing protesters away from the American consulate. They are furious about that film made in the U.S. that Muslims say makes fun of their religion. The same anger spark a violent protest in Libya that resulted in the death of U.S. ambassador and three others. U.S. officials are still trying to determine if the Libya attack was complex and preplanned or spontaneous. A senior U.S. senator says there's no doubt in his mind.


SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R), ARIZONA: Most people don't bring rocket- propelled grenades and heavy weapons to a demonstration. That was an act of terror.


LEMON: Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to United Nations told reporters she believed a rocket attack in Benghazi was spare of the moment act carried out by extremists taking advantage of the anti- American protest.

Iran is confirming it has had special forces acting as advisers in was towards Syria. The Far East news agency reports Iran has been giving advice to Bashar Al-Assad's government for some time but has no forces there now.

Explosions shook the suburbs of Damascus today. Opposition groups report at least 167 people were killed across the country.

Three straight days, three separate deadly attacks on NATO forces in Afghanistan , not by obvious Taliban fighters or al-Qaeda, but by infiltrators acting alone or in groups often wearing the uniform of NATO's allies.

Here's CNN's Anna Coren in Kabul.


ANNA COREN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It has been a deadly weekend here in Afghanistan. Two more green on blue attacks have Afghan soldiers turning on the forces training them.

Early Sunday morning, four American soldiers were killed after an Afghan police officers turned his weapon on them. Well, this follows an attack on two British soldiers who were killed on Saturday.

Now, this is an alarming trend on coalition forces who have already lost 51 solders this year as a result of green and blue attacks compared to 35 last year.

In other tragic news NATO claimed responsibility for a deadly air strike that has killed eight Afghan women, wounding several others. Anger brought out in the streets saying response to these attacks. It's believed these women were only picking up firewood at the time of the strike.

ISAF has sent its deepest regrets and sympathy to the lost of innocent lives.

(END VIDEO CLIP) LEMON: Make sure you stay there, because just in a few minutes, we are going to go back to Afghanistan where Anna has a CNN exclusive. She set a man who says he was trained on U.S. soldiers to be a policeman and then turned his gun on those U.S. troops and killed them.

Chicago's mayor is bound to sue teachers to force them back to work. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says I will not stand by as the children of Chicago are played as pawns in an internal dispute with a union. This continued action by union leadership is illegal on two grounds. It is over issues that our deemed by state law to be non-strikable, and it dangers the health and safety of our children.

It's just hours ago the teachers union delayed a vote on the proposed teachers' contract until at least Tuesday.

CNN's Kyung Lah has more.

KYUNG LAH, CNN CORRESPONDENT: Don, the strike here in Chicago continues. That is the decision by the Chicago teachers union delegation after a lengthy and what we are told at times a contentious meeting. What that means for the 350,000 students in Chicago and the public school district, the third largest in the nation? Well, no school on Monday and no school on Tuesday. The union delegation going back to their members to discuss what we are told is a lengthy and complicated contract.


KAREN FINNEY, MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST: LEWIS, PRESIDENT, CHICAGO TEACHERS UNION: They are not happy with the agreement. They would like it to be actually a lot better for us than it is. I mean, clearly, a contract is always a set of negotiations. No sides are ever completely happy, but our members are not happy, and they want to have the opportunity to talk to their members to see. They still want to know if there is anything more they can get.

MICHAEL BOCHNER, CHICAGO TEACHER: Disappointed because I want to spend time with my students again tomorrow, but I understand that I will have to be a little bit patient about that.


LAH: Details of the contract that we obtained from the schools elementary students, will be gaining 1 1/4 hours, high school will gain half hour on the school day. All students gaining about two additional weeks for the school year. Principals will retain authority to hire teachers of their choice. And for the very first time, layoff decisions will be based on performance.

On Tuesday evening, the union delegates will return here and they will decide then whether or not the strike continues - Don.

LEMON: Thank you, Kyung.

So if schools are closed, where do all the students go? Chicago school board president says 147 sites will be open citywide for students, plus there are programs run by the city's parks department and neighborhood organizations.

As you heard a minute ago, CNN's Ana Coren spoke with a man in Afghanistan that said he turned on the U.S. troops training him. His story is next.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: They took off their body armor and put their weapons down, and at that moment I thought it was the right time so I took my gun and shot them.



LEMON: The military has a term. Green on blue. They use that when a supposed ally, a friend of NATO forces for some reason kills the troops training him. You are about to see and hear the voice of a man who says he killed Americans. He says he went on patrol with U.S. troops, took his gun and shot them.

CNN's Anna Coren met him and asked him simply why he did it.


COREN (voice-over): In a small house in a Taliban-controlled village is a man who claims to be responsible for a green on blue attack.

With his ace covered to hide his identity, he pulls out his police uniform, something he has not worn since the attack on the second of October, 2009.

On patrol with U.S. forces in Wardak province in central Afghanistan, this father of two says he waited for an opportunity to launch his premeditated attack.

The Americans went inside the nearby school for a break, he explains. They took off their body armor and put their weapons down. At that moment I thought it was the right time so I took my gun and shot them. Two soldiers were killed. 25-year-old sergeant Aaron Smith, and 20- year-old private first class, Brandon Owens. Three other soldiers were injured including a captain (INAUDIBLE).

When asked why he turned his gun on the U.S. soldiers training him, he said because Americans were burning copies of the holy Quran and disrespecting it.

Having escaped from the scene, he was captured by the Taliban who thought he was a police man.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): When I told him I killed Americans, he took me to a safe place and gave me new clothes, then, they drove me to Pakistan with the Taliban welcomed me very warmly like a hero. COREN: He says he later moved to Iran for three years. Returning to Afghanistan only recently after being told it was safe.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): They said Americans were not everywhere they like used to be. The Taliban brought security and I should return home. I am happy to be back in my country.

COREN: Green or blue or insider attacks as they are known in the military have sharply increased this year here in Afghanistan. It is an alarming trend that its coalition forces extremely worried. And every single time there's an attack, the Taliban immediately claims responsibility.

COLONEL TOM COLLINS, U.S. ARMY: The Taliban lie and we know they lie. We think they overstate their influence on the tragic incidents. We think somewhere around 25 percent of them are insurgent related to some degree.

COREN: The majority of the attacks according to the coalition are related to personal grievances, cultural differences, and a psychological fatigue of an 11-year war that is about to enter its 12th year. And while trust is being undermined forcing new measures to be put in place to protect troops. The Afghanis are determined to ensure these insider attacks don't derail these vital partnership.

SEDIQ SEDIQI, AFGHAN INTERIOR MINISTRY: We will continue to work together. We have been working for the 11 years. We have built very good relationship together and this will continue to despite any efforts by the Taliban to make us separate. That will not happen.

COREN: But for this 30-year-old Afghani, he believes the attacks won't stop.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE (through translator): I know they will increase and I know more people will do what I did.

COREN: Anna Coren, CNN. Kabul.


LEMON: The political lines seem to blur more and more every year. Some folks leave one party and become independents, and then those who take it one step further.


LEMON: People are going to ask if you are supporting President Obama, why are you independent? When are you just going to be a Democrat?


LEMON: His answer and my conversation with the former Florida governor next.

(COMMERCIAL BREAK) LEMON: Buddy Roamer and Gary Johnson, two former Republican governors who recently come on the show to explain why they left the party and become political independents. Now add Charlie Crist to the list. The former governor is also now independent. But some wonder if that's only temporary. After all, he endorsed President Obama at the Democratic convention. So, I asked him what caused him to make the switch.


CHARLIE CRIST (I), FORMER FLORIDA GOVERNOR: As I said at the convention, I didn't leave the Republican party. The Republican party left me. Much in the fashion that Ronald Reagan once talked about when referring to the Democratic Party, that he didn't leave the party the party at that time left him. And I felt the same way with the Republicans. And you know, it's just a matter of, you look at policies and positions and the things that are important to me, and the principles that I always stood on, you know, education, ethics, the environment, the economy, immigration policy that is progressive.

LEMON: You know the Florida pizza shop owner that gave the president the bear hug, and you went to the same pizza shop and got the same hug and pose. And the reason I'm asking that is because it happened to the president. Many people are going to say, well, Charlie Crist is doing this just like he did in that photograph. He is being opportunistic. It's an opportunity to increase his visibility. And, what do you say to that?

CRIST: Well, they are dead wrong.

LEMON: There are people who will say that you staged that photograph, you staged the same pose, and the same hug. What do you say to them?

CRIST: Well, like I said, that's not true. I mean, the reason I went there wasn't to do the hug, although, you know, he felt compelled to do it and I was grateful that he felt that way. But the reason I went there was to encourage him. I mean, he had been getting death threats, believe it or not, for supporting our president. And he says, you know Charlie, you can't imagine the kind of threats I have been getting simply by being nice and decent to the president. I said, actually I can. It happened to me a couple years ago when the president came to Fort Meyers and that's when I first started to see the intolerance of the former party rear its ugly head. And that is just not right.

LEMON: So listen. So, people are going to ask you are supporting President Obama, and why are you independent? Why don't you just become a Democrat?

CRIST: I don't know. You know, my wife already has. So, it maybe not too far off. But the thing that is important to me is not the politics of it, but really, to support the man that I got to know over the past four years, even as a Republican governor, what he did during the BP oil spill, he put people above politics he did not care, he helped us with our teachers, our firefighters, our law enforcement officers with the recovery act. Time and again, he has been there to help Florida, and I saw it up close and personal. He even tried to give us a bullet train, high speed rail. But unfortunately ideology got in the way of that and it was not accepted by our current administration in Tallahassee. But the president is a good man. He is a good and decent human being. He has been a good leader for our country and I am honored to support him and try and help him in the sunshine state.

LEMON: So Jeb Bush said this about your decision to run for the senate as an independent in 2010. He organized his life around his personal ambition and ran in a primary where he was the odds on favorite, did not offer a compelling reason to be elected into the Senate. Marco Rubio cleaned his clock and beat him in the general and now he is trying to find a way to get back into the political gain. It has nothing to do with principles or ideas. And he goes on to talk about you. What do you say about that?

CRIST: Well, he's a delightful fellow.


CRIST: I think what is important is -- I'm not going to respond to that kind of negativity. There's no place for that in our society. And that stuff is exactly what we have to get away from. You know, the people in our country want people to work together for the common good. They don't appreciate those kinds of attacks as add on personal attacks, and you know, that's the kind of stuff you get out of the Republican party today. And that's why it felt so good to not be there anymore, and frankly it felt so exhilarating to be in Charlotte.

LEMON: You think the extremes in the party have too much influence in the party?

CRIST: Yes. they have hijacked. There's no question about it. I mean, the Republican Party has been hijacked by an extreme ideological point of view, that is pretty intolerant, relatively un-accepting, trying to take away a lot of people's voting rights, reducing our funding of public education and helping teachers and doing the kinds of things that I just thought never were important. I was proud to be of the party of Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt. But remember, Teddy Roosevelt left the party at one time, too, so this is not a new thing. I mean, you know, when a party gets hijacked by an extreme ideology, those of us who feel like they are more mainstream, almost have a commitment to ourselves and an obligation to our soul to do what is right and take a different path. And that's what I have done.


LEMON: My thanks to Charlie Crist.

You know, we have all heard it before, be careful what you post online but yet, it still happens. Next, a facebook faux pas gets a replacement ref replaced.


LEMON: Wait until you here this NFL story. Brian was supposed to be a one of the replacement ref working the New Orleans game at Carolina today. It turns out last he posted facebook pictures of himself tailgating at a saints pre-season game. The NFL found out just this morning so the replacement ref was, well, replaced. And the league was no doubt embarrassed. Saints by the way still lost. It lost to Carolina, 35-26.

Earlier I spoke with Terrance Moore. He is a contributor to and also a columnist for And we talked a little football that started with baseball and I asked him with a big money Yankees and a huge battle with the Baltimore orioles, is New York going to be able to pull this one out and make the playoffs.


TERRANCE MOORE, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: They better pull it out because this is their last hoorah with this particular dynasty. You look at the average age of the core of this team and its deceased. I mean, you look at, you have Mark Teixeira who has been injured most of the year, you had Derek Jeter who's 38 years old. This is their last chance to get it right, and they could get it right.

LEMON: The Yankees with the playoffs, that's supposed to happen. If that doesn't happen, you go what's wrong with the world down with spiral?

MOORE: This is like 1964, when they had Marise and Mantle. They didn't get it done that year. (INAUDIBLE). And they didn't come back to World Series again for another 12 years.

LEMON: OK. Let's see. NFL now. The latest on the Saints soap opera over the players who got their suspensions lifted after Roger Goodell this week did it. So what can we expect?

MOORE: We will see Roger Goodell fighting for his dictator life this week. Because when --


LEMON: Terrance, you can't --

MOORE: He is. That's a good thing. When the three-panel group ruled against him for bounty gate, that took away his power.

LEMON: His unchecked power, right?

MOORE: Yes, and remember like last week, he came back with this probe thought thing, but they didn't take away my power. But here is the thing, Don. He needs that power, because all of these commissioners need to be dictators. Democracies work great for countries, but --

LEMON: You need a dictator like Roger Goodell?

MOORE: That's exactly right.

LEMON: Oh, my goodness. So, what do you think of the Saints official? MOORE: I think that's pretty funny. I mean, and that's exactly what they deserve, because they are not bringing back the regular referees.

LEMON: They still lost. They needed that guy though.

MOORE: Well you know what, they have to play defense.


MOORE: Then they can help --


LEMON: When there was such a need to do things right for the fallen in Libya, one candidate got it wrong. That's tonight's no talking point.


LEMON: Time now for "no talking points."

Tonight, a rush to judgment, and then lying to cover it up. On Wednesday morning, we woke up to this.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: The White House has now confirmed the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, has been killed.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE REPORTER: President Obama condemns the attack that killed four Americans in Libya.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: The violence there, and at the U.S. embassy in Cairo is being fueled by an anti-Muslim video made here in the United States.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE REPORTER: U.S. marines being called in as enforcements at U.S. consulate in Benghazi.


LEMON: And before most of us could wipe this week from our eyes, before we had even heard about the attacks and the deaths, the Romney campaign had already drafted a critical statement saying the Obama administration's first respond was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.

OK. Here's the problem with that. The Romney statement was sent to reporters just after 10:00 p.m. on Tuesday with the caveat it not be released until after midnight. It was sent before many of the facts were gathered. The statement is wrong because the Obama administrations official statement from the secretary of state released just before the Romney statement reads like this.

I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear there is never any justification for violent attacks of this kind.

Clinton's statement in no way apologizes nor sympathizes with the attackers. Anyone who tells you it did is lying. If you believe it did, you are misguided. Even a statement that was released earlier from the embassy in Cairo never sympathize nor apologize, yet in a following hours and days, instead of correcting course, the Romney campaign doubled down.


MITT ROMNEY (R), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: It's a terrible course for America to stand in an apology for our values.


LEMON: And in an effort to do damage control imagine this. They even contacted us, the media, to make their surrogates available to us and then proceeded to come on the air and blame the media and bash them for their own mistake.


LEMON: I gave you plenty of time. I asked you the question the first time, and then you went on and gave me three points. You are saying it could not wait, yes or no, it couldn't wait?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: That's a silly question.


LEMON: There are no silly questions, Mr. Ambassador. And here is why.

In an effort to politicize the attacks and deaths of an American diplomat and three other heroes, Mr. Romney not only dealt a major blow to his campaign but had given his opponent a gift, the ability to politicize and even without trying by appearing to take the high road and just answering a reporter's silly question.


BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: There's a broader lesson to be learned here. You know, governor Romney seems to have a tendency to shoot first and aim later.


LEMON: President and the secretary of state were front and center. The optics were in their favor and they knew it. And quite frankly, there was nothing the Romney campaign could do to counter. Yet in an odd contrast, before the ceremony had even ended, Mitt Romney took to the stage in Ohio to bash the very people who were paying tribute to the fallen. And from my perch here at the anchor desk and to many of you watching at home, you wrote me and told me it felt weird, uncomfortable and sad. How can a man in a campaign that throws around patriot so often get it so wrong.

And that's tonight's talking point.


LEMON: Let's get you up to speed on the day's headlines now.

Four American service members shot to death today in Afghanistan by someone wearing an Afghan's policeman's uniform. It's the third time they have turned their guns on troops and killed them.

In Kabul, Afghanistan today, an angry crowd protesting an online film clip that Muslim feel is an insult to their faith. The film made in the U.S. and has triggered angry demonstrations in at least 20 countries.

Listen to this. You are about to see the man responsible for that film. CNN now has pictures of him given to us by one of the actresses in the clip. That is coming up.

There is a new edition to the McDonald's menu. A calorie count. That is right. The next time you are ask if you want fried with that, you know exactly how many extra calories will go along with it. Another fast food giant may have to follow students soon as next year. The changes are part of the president's health care overhaul.

Chicago's teachers accused tonight of breaking the law. It is the latest development of the city's week-long teachers' strike. Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his city will file for a court injunction to force teachers back to work.

Scenes like this show the rising tensions in Chicago. Just hours ago, the teachers union postponed a vote until Tuesday on a tentative contract deal.

Lawyers for Britain's royal family are going after the photograph that took topless pictures of Kate Middleton. Those photos have been splashed in the French tabloid and in an Italian one as well. Tomorrow, palace lawyers are headed to Paris in an effort to stop a 25-pages spread tip of a running an Italian gossip mag. They will also filing a criminal complaint for breach of privacy.

A full bladder and a heavy foot leads to a woman being hand cuffed in Texas. The dash cam video from the Keene police department is from Thursday, sergeant Gene Cahade, is seen pulling over a car that was going 16 miles over the speed limit. And then, the regular run of the meal license and registration traffic stop turned in to this.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Let's hurry up, I have to go to the bathroom. I have a bladder infection. UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Can I see your driver's license and insurance, please --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Will you listen to me?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: No, I want to see your driver's license please and I will listen to you.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Why? Why are you going to wait?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Let me see your driver's license.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I will give it to you in a minute.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Give it me now or I'm taking you to jail.


UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Get out of the vehicle! Get out of the vehicle!

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You are hurting me.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Get out of the vehicle --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I'm going to report you for hurting me.


UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: You are twisting my arm. Oh, good --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: You are under arrest!


LEMON: The chief of police issued a statement. Here's what it says.

The incident has been reviewed thoroughly by the Keene police department and the city of Keene administration. All parties have concluded that Sergeant Geheb did not violate any state laws or department policies, and in fact was following department policy in regards to violators not providing information.

Well, that woman in the video was later released without ever leaving the scene. But she did get off - Scott didn't get off scot-free. She was issued a citation for speeding and failing to show identification. Next.


LEMON: The catholic church and the e-mail faux pas that got them sued.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: When you are caught with your pants down you have to say something.


LEMON: A gay married couple suing a church in Massachusetts for alleged discrimination. It all started when the diocese decided not to sell them a mansion. The couple say well, negotiations were dropped because they are gay.

What makes them think that? Well, this e-mail was accidentally sent to them from the church's monsignor. Because of the potentiality of gay marriages there, something you shared with us yesterday we are not interested in going forward with these buyers.

Earlier, I spoke to one-half of the couple, Alain Beret.


LEMON: And the monsignor in the e-mail said this was sent after the allegations were dropped. What do you make of this response. Is that true? Do you believe that? I mean, is that true? Were they dropped?

ALAIN BERET, SUES CATHOLIC CHURCH: No, I don't. No, I don't. The negotiations were not dropped. In fact, I know there had been some talk about financing being an issue. There had been no applications for financing that had been submitted. So I take it that we -- the smoking gun in front of us, it's an uncomfortable position for the monsignor, I understand that. When you are caught with your pants down you have to say something and I think that's what was going on.

LEMON: OK. So, the church claims they did not know that you were gay and they said the negotiations fizzled simply because you could not secure financing for your first offer and your second one was unacceptable. When you look at the e-mail, the e-mail says there's a whole thing about gay marriage. So what is going on here?

BERET: Well, I am not sure what is going on. I do know that the issue of having gay marriages at the property was certainly something that the church was concerned about since that's what they articulated in their e-mail. Whether or not they knew that Jim and I were gay is something that we have yet to discover. I believe they did simply because there was no discussion of gay marriages being held at the property.


LEMON: We have something for you that has never been shown on American television. Pictures of the man responsible for that online video that has inflamed anger against the United States across the Arab world. It's a poorly produced you tube clip that had actually a script and paid actors. Now the actors say they relied to, that they had no idea what kind of movie they were really making.

Here is CNN's Miguel Marquez in Los Angeles.


MIGUEL MARQUEZ, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Lily Dionne had been in Hollywood a week when she answered an ad on craigslist for an action adventure film called "Dessert Warrior."

LILY DIONNE, ACTRESS: First job. First week in L.A. since I moved out here.

MARQUEZ: She met this man, Sam Basil, seen here for the first time on U.S. television. She says he was in charge of everything.

Was it your sense he was the writer and producer?

DIONNE: Yes, I believe he was the writer. He definitely was the producer. He was the one writing checks, handing out the money. He is running the show.

MARQUEZ: Under the name Sam Basil.


MARQUEZ: The shoot a little weird, but never heard talk of politics or religion. The actors thought they were making a low-budget cheesy film with a little plot.

DIONNE: We didn't wonder what it was about. He kept saying - they kept saying George and more like this was the Middle East, 2,000 years ago, who is George? But you know, we don't really asked questions.

MARQUEZ: George turned out to be the Muhammad character.

DIONNE: He did.

MARQUEZ: The script handed out piece mail, sometimes late at night, a day before the shoot. Lily had no lines, but was asked to come in after the shooting was done to dub her voice over that of another actress. Other actresses she says went to the same sound studio also after the studio was done to record the words that sparked a firestorm.

DIONNE: They have brought the actors in, in post and have them same the words, like Muhammad, for example, and it was isolated. It was not in context, OK. So, they said, say Muhammad. They are like say Muhammad, why?

MARQUEZ: She says Basil, we now know his real name is Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was engaging and cheerful on set. There was no indication of the film's real intent or story.

DIONNE: I was shaking when I found out.

MARQUEZ: Really?

DIONNE: Yes. I mean, I had no idea, and it was a movie that I thought nobody would ever see.

MARQUEZ: You were shaking when you heard about the ambassador's death?

DIONNE: Yes. MARQUEZ: Dionne feels betrayed by a man who pretended to be filmmaker and a friend, Sam Basil, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a convicted fraudster and identity thief. He put all his skills together to pull off the role of the lifetime.

DIONNE: He had a vision, OK? And he and the director would get in the arguments. He want to things certain way. He knew what he was doing. He was playing us all along.

MARQUEZ: In this town, a common experience, but the making of this film the deception, its dark motivation would be Oscar worthy if hateful were a category.


LEMON: All right, Miguel Marquez joins me live from Los Angeles.

And Miguel, the story just keeps going on and on and on. But do you believe this actress, that she really didn't know what kind of movie she was making?

MARQUEZ: Yes, this is the second actor in the film I spoke to and we talked to others off film. They had a feeling that something was not right about this, and they thought it was a weird set, but then actors always think sets are weird and Hollywood is a weird place. They did not think a lot about it. There was so much -- the script was so bad, the acting so bad, the direction is so bad, the writing so bad, the weird bit just really didn't come to fruition. And that the information that that Mr. Basil or Mr. Nakoula put forward was so compartmentalized and he thought it out so well that they really did not have a clue - Don.

LEMON: So Miguel, we know he was supposed to have limited access to the internet giving his probation limits, and any other line that he may have crossed?

MARQUEZ: A very big line. He went by Sam Basil that phone. He told our producer his name was Sam Emil. He told the associated press his name was something else. And one of the conditions of his probation is that he not go by any other name than he true legal name, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. It is clear that, unless he had the written permission of his probation officer. That will be now the question for probation officers and for the federal courts as to whether or not he got permission to go by Sam Basil.

Checks were made out in that name. His name is on the call sheet. This is a man that was going by Sam Basil, a guy who had 17 aliases before he was convicted of fraud and identity theft - Don.

LEMON: Miguel Marquez in Los Angeles. Great work.

Thank you, Miguel. We appreciate it.

We are awaiting the return of a U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts. We are going to go live as their capsule lands in just moments. (COMMERCIAL BREAK)

LEMON: OK. There he is and just landing after four months of floating around the earth. The Soyuz is landing now U.S. astronaut, Joe Acaba, and two Russian cosmonauts returned home at any moment now. Are these live pictures we are looking at? Yes, live pictures now.

The Russian Soyuz has just landed, the spacecraft spit away from the international space station a few hours ago after 125 days in space. And they are landing now in Kazakhstan that we are looking at, you are looking at. This is coming from NASA television. The northern part of the country is where it is in a desert region. I expect an odd feeling, the affects of gravity they will feel on their body, and we are going to show now as it hit.

Let's take a look. Do we have it? All right. We will bring it to you if we can. But again, a medical team is going to meet them there, and we hope that they are a-OK. But, let's take a listen now to -- there it is.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Six and a half minutes until touchdown. There's our first video of the Soyuz TMAO4M descending under its main parachute on a cloudless morning, on Monday morning in Kazakhstan. It is 8:46 of the morning on Monday at the landing site. Gennady Padalka and the southern seat of descent module at the Soyuz commander flanked on his left by Sergei Revin.

LEMON: Let's take a look now at the moment it landed.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: And once again, the final moments of the decent of the Soyuz spacecraft under its chute, and you can see one of the Russian search and recovery helicopters that will land within seconds after touchdown.

And standing by for touchdown. And touchdown confirmed. The soft landing engines firing, and the touchdown has occurred at 9:53 p.m. central time, 10:53 p.m. Eastern time, just north of Arkalyk, Kazakhstan. Gennady Padalka and Sergei Revin and Joe Acaba back on earth.

LEMON: It all happened just two minutes ago. And you saw it. We turn that video around for you right here on CNN. The Russian Soyuz, just now landing in Kazakhstan.

You know, he was supposed to come home from Afghanistan three months earlier, but instead, he was killed in the country's dangerous element provents. Gunned down by the very Afghan forces he was training.

CNN's Davis Ariosto talked with the family he leaves behind.


DAVID ARIOSTO, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): This is the game Greg Buckley Junior was supposed to see back home on leave from Afghanistan where he had trained Afghan forces. The 21-year-old marine had only two days left before heading home to see his brother play varsity high school football for the first time.

But before getting word that he was to go home early, he phoned his dad.

GREG BUCKLEY SENIOR, GREG BUCKLEY'S FATHER: He told me that I have to stay here until November. He says I'm not going to come home. And I was like, well, I don't understand. He goes you've got to be able to tell mom and Justin and Shane. You know, that I'm going to be killed over here. I said, out in the field, you know, he goes, no, in our base.

ARIOSTO: Then it happened. Greg was gunned down August 10th by the very forces he was training. Like he said, it happened inside the base. And by his phone calls and letters, he knew it was coming. And on one particular night on guard duty, he had a run-in with the trainee.

BUCKLEY: A guy turned around and said to Greg, you know we don't need you here. We don't need you here. And Greg, what are you saying. He said it again. And Greg turned around said to him, you know, why would you say that? You know, I'm here giving my life for you guys to help you, to make better for yourselves. The guy just started tormenting him all night.

ARIOSTO: His dad said Greg spent the rest of the night with the trainee.

BUCKLEY: Pitch-black out. And all he kept on saying it over and over again. We don't want you, we don't need you. We don't want you, we don't need you.

ARIOSTO: Building up national security is considered the lynch pin of naval strategy for withdraw, but attacks by trainees have become disturbingly more frequent. Families like the Buckley say, it is a sign America's longish war has gone on long enough.

BUCKLEY: I basically collapsed and his mother collapse and we were both on the r floor, balling.

ARIOSTO: But Greg's two brothers refused to cry, at least during the day.

BUCKLEY: One night I went into Shane's room and he was on the end of the bed and his head was hanging over the end of the bed. I thought he dropped water on the floor. He was balling. Heart broke for him.

And later on that night, I heard noise from Justin's room and I went inside and he had a pillow over his face, 4:30 in the morning, screaming at the top of his lungs, heart wrenching.

And I explained to Justin, why don't you guys cry during the day, and they both turnaround and say, we can't. We have to take care of you and mom.

ARIOSTO: With the community behind him, the Buckley family is now coping the best they can. And Justin, Ocean Side's star running back, wearing cammo with his team to honor Greg, makes sure to salute his fallen brother each time he scores.

Greg was supposed to be home for this game. What would you tell him right now?

JUSTIN BUCKLEY, GREG'S BROTHER: I will tell him I love him and miss him. That's about it.

ARIOSTO: David Ariosto, CNN, Ocean Side, Long Islands New York.


LEMON: We wish that family the very best.

We want to show you something that happened just moments ago live here on CNN. The landing of the Russian Soyuz spacecraft. It's been away from the international space station a few hours ago, 125 days in space. This was at landing in Kazakhstan. It happened in a northern part of the country in a desert region.

I am Don Lemon at the CNN world headquarters in Atlanta. Thank you so much for watching. Have a great week. Good night.