http://frontpagemag.com/2012/bruce-thornton/the-futility-of-apology/print/ Einstein’s definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. By this standard, our foreign policy in the Middle East has been managed by crazy people since 1979. In fact, so consistent are the mistakes and delusions characterizing our responses to the jihadists that anything one can […]
http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/3345/us-dead-horse When Obama arrived in Cairo to tell the Muslims of the world that America does not want to fight, let alone win, he was declaring that America was now the weak horse. What the bearded men understood was that the competition was over and that Islam has won. The Islamists can always win by […]
Bill Siegel is the author of The Control Factor published by Hamilton Books. http://www.theblaze.com/contributions/talk-about-free-speech/ The cold-blooded slaying of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in diplomatic service in Libya, along with the assault on the US embassy in Cairo, afforded the two presidential candidates the opportunity to demonstrate their approach to foreign policy. Much of […]
President Obama claims Libyan security forces fought beside Americans against attackers on Tuesday, but a Libyan official says they gave up consulate personnel to the Islamists who murdered them.
Libya’s Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif says the consulate’s security forces moved Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other personnel to a second, safer building once the attacks began. But, he continues, the security forces told the attackers which building Stevens was hiding in, effectively handing him over.
According to Sharif, the attackers coming against the US embassy were “more heavily armed than the Libyan security personnel who were assigned to protect the U.S. Consulate.”
It’s much like the alignment of the planets to produce some catastrophic force, or the convergence of two storm systems: The U.S. remembers 9/11. On 9/11/2012, Muslim mobs assault the U.S. embassy in Cairo, hauling down the U.S. flag and raising the black flag of jihad. In Benghazi, Libya, hours later, another mob launches a military-style attack on the U.S. consulate, killing the U.S. ambassador and staff members, including two Marines, and burning the place to the ground.
A satiric movie about Mohammad and the poisonous fraud of Islam that few Americans even knew about? Or was it about the death by drone of a Libyan Al-Qaeda leader?
Who knows? Who cares? This is Islam at its best. This is Islam and Muslims shining through. Muslims don’t need an excuse. The Koran tells them so.
Trying to sift through the multifaceted motives for the attacks in Cairo and Benghazi is as pointless as sorting through the ruins of the World Trade Center on 9/11, 2001 searching for the identities of the plane hijackers. Once it was known who supported, funded, recruited, and triggered the attacks, why waste any time trying to identify the expendable “martyrs”?
It was the ideology that launched the attacks, in 2001 and in 2012. It was the ideology that has launched such attacks ever since the plane hijackings of the 1970’s. It was behind the Munich massacre and every casualty-strewn bombing and murder spree committed in the name of Islam for the last five decades.
Can anyone with a handful of scruples buy the phony piety and condolences of President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton? The New York Times quotes them both:
“These four Americans stood up for freedom and human dignity,” Mr. Obama said in a televised statement from the White House Rose Garden, where he stood with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. “Make no mistake: we will work with the Libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people.”
The Washington Post reports:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemned the attack “in the strongest terms,” adding that while the United States “deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others … there is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.” Wednesday morning, Obama released his own statement condemning “the outrageous attack.”
During the protest in Cairo but hours before the attacks in Libya, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued a statement saying that it condemns “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.” An administration official later told ABC News that “no one in Washington approved that statement before it was released and it doesn’t reflect the views of the U.S. government.” The statement still appears on the embassy website, but not on the homepage. (Italics mine)
Come again? What else has been the U.S. government’s view since 2008 but to excoriate and threaten anyone with the courage to brand Islam as a murderous, looting, pedophilic, misogynist, slave-thirsty ideology?
They are murderers and, yes, they are Muslim murderers.
When President Jefferson decided to send a naval expedition to Tripoli to rescue American seamen and punish the Barbary pirates, the opposition to him was practical: did we have the naval vessels and if not did we want to raise taxes to pay for them? Did we have allies with whom to embark on such a difficult campaign? Assuming success, what were we supposed to do next to insure the pirates did not lie low, regroup, begin their trade as soon as we looked the other way?
The third president’s answer to the first set of issues was to remind Americans that we already were being taxed due to the lawlessness in the western Mediterranean: the reason our ships were attacked by proto-Islamist terrorists (they justified their criminality with Koranic references, as Jefferson, who studied the Koran, was aware) was that it was lucrative to attack them, steal the goods they carried, and ransom their crews. Admittedly, it could be argued (it was) that spending on the navy was in effect a way to socialize risk, to use an anachronism; no one was forcing merchants to sail along those dangerous routes. But the president did not underestimate the value and importance of free trade to general economic growth. He also was well aware, of course, that a republic that did not defend its citizens would not last long. The slogan “Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute” rallied support for Jefferson’s policy, though Congress remained recalcitrant throughout the years of the Barbary campaigns and the Navy and the nascent Marine Corps were always under-funded. (Which also was a reason for the use of a privateer, a remarkable man named William Eaton, who organized something of a proto-Blackwater, at one point in the campaign.)
http://q4j-middle-east.com As I write this, we’re at three days and counting until erev Rosh HaShanah. Within just the last few days, we’ve witnessed the murder of American diplomats on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 atrocities, the assault on American embassies elsewhere in the Middle East, the refusal of the American President to meet […]
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DECKER: Consequences of Obama weakness
DECKER: Consequences of Obama weakness
Brett M. Decker | The murder of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens in Libya on Wednesday is the direct consequence of President Obama’s weakness as a leader. Read more…
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Obama: Egyptian government not an ally
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
President Obama backed away from Egypt’s Islamist government, which he has supported throughout 2012. “I don’t think we would consider them an ally, but we don’t consider them an enemy,” Obama said in an interview with the Spanish-language channel Telemundo. Read more…
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Aussie police raid Islam center, make terror arrest
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Australian police charged a man Thursday with terrorism offenses following raids in which they seized firearms, computer equipment and a USB stick containing what they said were “violent extremist materials.” Among the police targets was the Al-Furqan Islamic Information Centre. Read more…
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Romney is right to criticize Obama on Egypt
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
An instant consensus appears to have developed that Mitt Romney made a mistake when he released a statement condemning the Obama administration’s response to attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt. But Romney was, and is, right. Read more…
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http://www.melaniephillips.com/the-guilty-men-behind-the-arab-winter So now we can see the terrible results of western liberal hubris, the so-called Arab Spring so credulously and stupidly brought into being by Barack Obama, David Cameron and Nicolas Sarkozy. In Libya, the American ambassador and three colleagues have been murdered. In Egypt, the embassy has been sacked. In Yemen, the mob inflamed […]
As we witness the Islamist attacks on our embassies, the murder of our ambassador to Libya, and our government’s simultaneous apologies to those who hate and wage war on us, the catastrophic failure of Obama’s foreign policy is evident for all to see.
The roots of this devastating mishandling of our national interest were recently discussed on the Glazov Gang, where Dwight Schultz, Tommi Trudeau and Leon Weinstein gathered to analyze the main themes of the DNC and RNC conventions. In their discussion, the guests crystallized the willful blindness that prevails in the Democratic Party in general and in Obama administration in particular. They shed light on how it has now spawned the horrifying threat in the Islamic Middle East. All three parts of the three part series can be seen below: