Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh on Monday argued the Obama administration prematurely apologized for the anti-Muslim video to “establish the video as the cause for everything that would happen later that day in both Cairo and Benghazi.”

Limbaugh said the apology was “timed perfectly” because the State Department had intelligence that suggested there would be “protests and organized terrorist activity” on Sept. 11, 2012.

“The origin of the video, let me explain the origin of the video. And for this we have to go to Cairo… where, in the afternoon of September the 11th, i.e., the anniversary of 9/11, out of the blue the State Department in Cairo issues an apology statement for a video that might cause people to get mad and protest,” he said. “And the State Department’s apology statement in advance, it was said by the Regime, was to calm them down and prevent them from protesting. Typical appeasement, is the strategy here.”

Limbaugh noted that the United States’ Cairo Embassy released the apology prior to the Benghazi attacks, which would ultimately claim the lives of four Americans.

“The specific reason, and it was timed perfectly, it was not rogue. It was not a mistake. It was done on purpose to establish the video as the cause for everything that would happen later that day in both Cairo and Benghazi, because the release of this apology statement ticked some people off and protests began,” the radio host added. “And the Regime then said that those protests inspired whatever happened in Benghazi, over in Libya, that ended up taking the lives of four Americans.”

Listen to the segment via the Daily Rushbo: