As I said earlier, I had written a post to commemorate the 9/11 attacks but I got so bitter about how low we’ve fallen that I deleted it – the day is not fit for such things. Until now. Here’s the story from al Jazeera:
Thousands of Egyptian demonstrators have torn down the Stars and Stripes at the US embassy in Cairo and replaced it with an Islamic flag on the anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks in the US.
Nearly 3,000 demonstrators, most of them Islamist supporters of the Salafist movement or football fans, gathered on Tuesday at the embassy in protest over an amateur film deemed offensive to the Prophet Muhammad which was produced by expatriate members of Egypt’s Christian minority resident in the US…
So, because a film was made by someone in the United States a mob of Islamists seized our embassy in Cairo – but that’s not all; a similar mob in Libya sacked our consulate and, it seems, killed one American official while doing it. That, of course, is enough to outrage an American patriot – but it gets worse. Here’s the official, US response to the taking of our Cairo embassy:
The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.
That is the whole thing. Nothing about condemning the Islamists. Oh, no. We’re far too chickenshit to do that. Our government under Obama knows precisely what it has to do – crawl on its knees to its Muslim masters! We’re apologizing to these dirty-necked barbarians because they got mad over a film made in the one-time land of the free and home of the brave. 11 years after beasts massacred 3,000 of us we’ve learned our lesson.
I am just disgusted. And, liberals, I entirely blame you. Oh, don’t you try to weasel out of this – don’t you even dare. It is your man Obama running the show. He’s the one who apologized for all that we did from 2001 to 2009. He was the one who was going to get these savages to love us by showing understanding and kindness. And you cheered him on. You liberals said we were wrong to fight them; wrong to rendition them; wrong to waterboard them. We’re doing it your way, now – and look what it gets us. You think the cringing, spineless apology from our embassy will stop them now? Bloody fools – weakness to barbarians just encourages the barbarians to attack.
Oh, for just an hour of the spirit of Godfrey of Bouillon! Someone who will do what needs to be done – drive a sword through these people as far as it will go until they learn that you don’t attack us, ever.
UPDATE: Hopefully on January 20th we’ll be able to stop cringing. Romney’s statement:
I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.
Team Obama is now busily trying to walk back the craven statement from the embassy but its too late for that. Everything Obama has done since 2009 is encapsulated in that statement – its his embassy under his direction and they clearly did what they thought was in line with Obama Administration policy.
UPDATE II: Fury is growing over this disgraceful act by our government – especially as the linked article shows that its even worse than we thought, what with embassy officials apparently “tweeting” craven statements to Islamists over this incident.
UPDATE III: Sarah Palin’s statement:
…It’s about time our president stood up for America and condemned these Islamic extremists. I realize there must be a lot on his mind these days – what with our economy’s abysmal jobless numbers and Moody’s new warning about yet another downgrade to our nation’s credit rating due to the current administration’s failure to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan. And, of course, he has a busy schedule – with all those rounds of golf, softball interviews with the “Pimp with the Limp,” and fundraising dinners with his corporate cronies. But our nation’s security should be of utmost importance to our Commander-in-chief. America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.
Can’t even think of a response which wouldn’t be laced with obscenity.
al Ubama’s vision for America
Neutron Bombs, keep the oil
Mark what you fail to realize or admit is that the US Embassy in Cairo issued its press release which you quoted in the hours before the crowd had gathered, not after. The statement by Mitt Romney was issued at 22h 15m local on 11 September when both campaigns were taking a day off from politics. The ability to spin this as “Obama being weak on foreign policy” carried far more weight than respect for 9/11 victims and their families. Romney, by this act showed a lack of the ability to understand the nuances of being President. He went for political gain without having all the facts and this morning when it became apparent that he had erred he stuck to his lie knowing his base would prefer him standing firm on a lie than correcting the truth. After this, there is no way that Mitt Romney will become the 45th President of the United States. The debates will only make it worse. State poll data post conventions that I have seen have President Obama leading by 11 points in Ohio, 9 points in Michigan and 7 points in Florida. Mathmatically it cannot work for Romney no matter how much money he has raised. There are not more than 3 or 4% undecided voters left and they are amonmg those who want to be the best informed and will likely vote their future not the future of someone who thinks corporations are people. Mark you simply had the wrong horse in this race and you know as well as I you never thought Romney could win. After the election there will be those who will cry foul, call for “revolution” or even threaten to leave your country. None of that is serious because America will get better only if Obama is reelected. I expect after Romney’s defeat that this blog will return to the echo chamber of Obama dislike and likely there will be Impeachment calls and more enthusiasm for Birtherism. Have fun with that. Those of us looking down on you will make sure you still can worship as you wish, marry who you wish and hopefully prosper despite your disdain for all things Liberal.
Mark, I was just sitting here watching the news and was thinking of posting a very similar thread, but you captured my sentiment exactly and nailed it. So I will just respond by saying that I am equally disgusted by the asshole Islamists and the asshole Obama. He has no problem confronting and disrespecting Christianity, but when it comes to the loser Muslims, he usually cowers. I just don’t get him. He allows the military to kill UBL and green lights drone strikes on other suspected jihadists, but then apologizes for stupid stuff, which only emboldens the Islamist rage. He is inconsistent to say the very least, which is not a good quality when dealing with violent, ignorant people.
F##k the loser Muslims and the camel they rode in on. I am very tired of those cockroaches and if they keep this shit up I hope that we one day have a strong enough person in the white house who will drop a nuclear bomb on their sorry asses.
Reptilian response. Kill them all in one flaying swoop. Don’t think about the aftermath of exploding hundreds of nuclear weapons, don’t think about what happens after, just satisfy a seething, mindless gorge of revenge. And Cluster, if you want to couch your ideas by using words such as “inconsistent”, you should look very closely at the Republican nominee who isn’t consistent from one sentence to the next. A nominee who has no foreign policy experience and who has enraged and frustrated the right with everyone from Ingram, Limbaugh, Newsmax, the WSJ and Bill Kristol excoriating him. This binary idea you have about us vs them is better suited to Dark Side of the Moon. Not a reactionary response to an affront. You all are reacting in the exact same way as the Islamists you decry. You want to kill them. All of them. Period. And you have the temerity to claim it’s about Obama dis’ing Christianity? Spare yourself embarassment with your self-serving hypocracy. You are the same as they, except they act on impulse. You just think it.
The only thing to think about Mitch is your misdirected rage. If you can’t see and understand the threat from these barbarians then I can’t help you. If you can’t direct your ire and efforts towards defeating them rather than devolving into moral relativism, than nobody can help you. You and your ilk are the Neville Chamberlain of our times, and I for one, will continue to dismiss people like you as ignorant fools. Two well placed atom bombs neutralized Japan, and it can have the same effect on the Muslims. We just need the courage to do it and that would entail pushing people like you aside.
islam is a CULT and and it’s form of government is sharia…..
PS THEY are at war with US, we are merely attempting to hold them at bay.
Mitch – wonderful; you think the Muslims are just animals incapable of stopping themselves. Bet you don’t even suspect how actually racist your views are.
But what I’m tired of is these barbarians killing Christians, killing Americans, killing Israelis and even killing their own and no one stops them. I want them stopped. I want them to be crushed. Defeated. Destroyed. Brought so low that they’ll know their prophet is false and so turn away from him for good.
Too many warnings about religious bigotry to think another will make a difference, so you are bounced. Your posts have degenerated into nothing but personal attacks and attacks on religion. You are on the spam list. //Moderator
If you would just for once step outside your ideology you’d have a much better chance of understanding…I don’t like it when they kill their own. I want them to be stopped in their murderous, anti-human rampages.
guess your reading comprehention is on the level of your understanding of islam….ZerO
NEUTRON bombs…101 for dummies.
“He allows the military to kill UBL and green lights drone strikes on other suspected jihadists, but then apologizes for stupid stuff, which only emboldens the Islamist rage.”
The rage he wants. The competition he does not. Can not think of any other way to put it.
Mitch – its not an “act of disrespect”; it is an act of murder; it is an act of war. It is a direct challenge to the very idea of the United States. Furthermore, these Islamists are killing non-Muslim people in great, big bloody batches, in addition to massacring any of their own who step out of line. That you can’t see a reason to war on these people is astounding. If you won’t fight them over what they’re doing then what on earth would you ever fight over?
Mitch has been bounced for posting religious bigotry and you will be, too, if you continue. You need to focus on the acts of radical Islam but be warned that attacks on the religion itself will be deleted and repeated offenses will result in you being placed in the spam file. Whining about the decision will have the same effect. //Moderator
This was a coordinated islamic attack on American soil on 9-11, Hussein’s administration APOLOGIZED to these countrys.
Romney stood the gap and acted more like a President than the kenyan.
Imagine that, to the al Hussein regime now WE are at fault…….
MSNBC Panel Actually Debates if DOJ Should Prosecute Anti-Islam Pastor Terry Jones for Libya Deaths
“It might be time for the Department of Justice to start viewing his role as an accessory before or after the fact”
Remind me never to share a foxhole with you, Mitch.
He does seem to be extra upset about this – not about the death of an American or the attack on our diplomatic offices, but about people being upset over the attacks. Rather strange – but, now that he’s vented with some personal insults perhaps he’ll calm down.
As for me, I’ve also calmed down. While still outraged over what happened and our gutless response, getting angry can only do so much. If the anger isn’t changed in to something worthwhile then it just harms the effort. Our job is to just work for an American government which is able to recognize friends as well as enemies and act accordingly.
As an aside, I’ve decided that I will no longer respond to liberal comments on this blog. It just doesn’t get me anywhere – except to insults. I’ll leave it to the Moderators if they want to delete or ban any particular comment and commenter, but I’ll make no direct responses to liberal comments. The hope, of course, is that they’ll just go away. Though I suspect they’ll go away after November 6th, at least for a while. It is just too tiresome to get involved in arguments with our liberals.
All Mr. Obama had to do was to condemn the attacks on the US embassy in Cairo and comdemn the attack in Libya that resulted in the death of an American. No counter attacks needed. No threats of missles or invasions needed. Just a simple act of condemning the attacks.
Instead he condemns a few people that made the film and begs for forgiveness.
First comment to this post from our liberal friends was “Meaningless.”
In a way, that is a very truthfull statement.
It answers a lot of questions really.
How does Mr. Obama see American lives as? Meaningless.
How does Mr. Obama see American values as? Meaningless.
I’ll stop now. If I go on, the moderators will only delete what I have to say because of the words I would need to use are not allowed on this site.
Exactly – I mean, all of us who care would still have been angry about the attacks but, lets face it, we’re all used to Islamist mobs acting like this. What was shattering here was the official, US response to the attacks.
What was shattering here was the official, US response to the attacks.
I have long known the Kenyan, muslim, doper usurper, hated America….he has proven it time and time again.
When is America going to wake up to her enemies from within?
Oh wait that would be raaaaaaaacist….
I also found the “meaningless” comment to be a wanton disconnect from confrontation or reality on behalf of liberals. It is directly related to the expression “whatever” that mellenials are fond of, which is also a throw away line designed to escape the current reality.
I will ask our liberals to go back to the 1972 Munich Olympics and trace the actions of jihadists forward. If you are objective, you will see a disturbing pattern unfold, and for the last 40 years, their strength and rage have grown and have become more violent and deadly. Considering the abysmal societal living conditions they inhabit, the oppressive religion they subscribe to, and the poor education they are subject to, this pattern will only continue to accelerate and become more and more of a problem. In fact we are seeing huge warning signs of a right now with Iran and what do we get from our deep in denial liberals?
Neville Chamberlain would be proud. What we need now is a Winston Chrichill and an FDR.
GOOD going hussein
Egypt-Iran intelligence meeting prompts fears of new terror axis…
US Embassy in Algiers warns of protests…
ahhhhhhhhh the smell of islamic loooove in the morning…….BOOM!!
From Update III – Sarah Palin’s statement:
Moody’s new warning about yet another downgrade to our nation’s credit rating due to the current administration’s failure to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan
There hasn’t been a “failure” to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan. There is NO DESIRE on the part of this administration to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan. The current deficit isn’t an accident. it’s a purposeful part of the “fundamental transformation of the United States of America.
Exactly – Obama is in his own world and so are his liberal drones. They don’t seem to see the world of reality; they’ve retreated to a fantasy world.
And now we learn this:
According to the White House calendar, there is no public record of President Barack Obama attending his daily intelligence briefing–known as the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)–in the week leading up to the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Cairo and the murder of U.S. Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens and three American members of his staff:
God help us all. We have the dumbest, most arrogant, most detached President this country has ever had. He shouldn’t just be “not reelected”, he should be impeached.
And now stories are coming out that this attack was set up for at least some days before it happened. In other words, this may be a genuine executive failure.
Along with the 4 Americans killed there were up to 10 Libyan security guards who battled the attackers and were also killed. Do not always take the actions of a mob to reflect its nation.
Can you believe that Obama would apologize to terrorists?
Here is President Obama’s response to the attacks.
“THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 12, 2012
Statement by the President on the Attack in Benghazi
I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America’s commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.
I have directed my Administration to provide all necessary resources to support the security of our personnel in Libya, and to increase security at our diplomatic posts around the globe. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.
On a personal note, Chris was a courageous and exemplary representative of the United States. Throughout the Libyan revolution, he selflessly served our country and the Libyan people at our mission in Benghazi. As Ambassador in Tripoli, he has supported Libya’s transition to democracy. His legacy will endure wherever human beings reach for liberty and justice. I am profoundly grateful for his service to my Administration, and deeply saddened by this loss.
The brave Americans we lost represent the extraordinary service and sacrifices that our civilians make every day around the globe. As we stand united with their families, let us now redouble our own efforts to carry their work forward.”
Here is Secretary of State Clinton’s Remarks.
Statement on the Attack in Benghazi
Hillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of State
September 11, 2012
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I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today. As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.
This evening, I called Libyan President Magariaf to coordinate additional support to protect Americans in Libya. President Magariaf expressed his condemnation and condolences and pledged his government’s full cooperation.
Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet. The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. 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 acts of this kind.
In light of the events of today, the United States government is working with partner countries around the world to protect our personnel, our missions, and American citizens worldwide.
Response from Libya: