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US Apologizes to Gaddafi For Using Harsh Words That Offended the Dear Dictator
Gateway Pundit ^ | 03/10/10 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 03/10/2010 10:12:57 AM PST by American Dream 246

The Obama State Department apologized to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi for offending the dear tyrant with offensive language. The BBC reported:

The US State Department has apologized for comments made about Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi’s call for jihad, or holy war, against Switzerland.

Department spokesman PJ Crowley, who made the dismissive comments, said they did not reflect US policy and were not intended to offend.

Col Gaddafi had criticised a Swiss vote against the building of minarets and urged Muslims to boycott the country.

Mr Crowley described it as “lots of words, not necessarily a lot of sense.”

Libya and Switzerland are embroiled in a long-running diplomatic row.

“I regret that my comments have become an obstacle to further progress in our bilateral relationship,” Mr Crowley said.

Last week, Libya’s National Oil Corporation warned US oil firms of possible “repercussions” over Mr Crowley’s reaction. The Libyan ambassador to the US sought to clarify Col Gaddafi’s remarks saying the Libyan leader meant an economic boycott not “an armed attack”.

“I should have focused solely on our concern about the term jihad, which has since been clarified by the Libyan government,” Mr Crowley added.

“I understand my personal comments were perceived as a personal attack on the president,” he said.

Hat Tip Dan Friedman

Libyan dictator Moamer Gaddafi warned the Swiss in December that their minaret ban invited attacks by Al-Qaeda on Europe.

In September it was reported that the Obama Administration planned to give $400,000 in funding to a Libyan charity run by the Gadhafi family.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bowtothedictator; charity; education; elections; government; healthcare; islam; islamicimperialism; libya; military; muslim; musliminchief; obama; palin; patriot; politics; prodictator; religion; switzerland; taliban; teaparties; terrorcharity; waronterror

1 posted on 03/10/2010 10:12:58 AM PST by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246

This is satire, right?


2 posted on 03/10/2010 10:13:44 AM PST by Hoodat (For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: American Dream 246

They’re all acting like a bunch of little 3 year olds.


3 posted on 03/10/2010 10:16:15 AM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: American Dream 246

COWARD

4 posted on 03/10/2010 10:17:08 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: American Dream 246

The USA is being run right now by the immates of the insane alsylum!


5 posted on 03/10/2010 10:17:29 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: American Dream 246

Awwww, for ***k’s sake!!!!!!


6 posted on 03/10/2010 10:17:32 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (I don't have a 'Cousin Pookie'.)
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To: Hoodat

It sure sounds like satire to me.

It’s getting a bit scary when what SHOULD be satire is not.


7 posted on 03/10/2010 10:18:26 AM PST by KEmom (Please send viable Conservative candidates to Massachusetts!!)
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To: bgill
Quaddafi said in 2008 that Barack Hussein Obama is a muslim. Now why hasn't our State Department corrected this leader on this point? They made sure to post a correction on Obama's campaign website.

Why do they let him persist in repeating this fallacy?

8 posted on 03/10/2010 10:18:34 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

9 posted on 03/10/2010 10:19:18 AM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: American Dream 246; G8 Diplomat
Gadaffi is bipolar, and his son has a hard time to rectify his fathers strange outbursts.
10 posted on 03/10/2010 10:20:01 AM PST by AdmSmith
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To: Hoodat
This is satire, right?
 
I'm with you. I thought it was The Onion again.
 
But sadly.....
 
State Department Begs Forgiveness After Insulting Libya's Qaddafi
The Business Insider - ‎5 hours ago‎
Well this is embarrassing -- although more for State Department spokesman PJ Crowley than for the United States. PJ Crowley had to climb down today from his ...
Libya accepts US apology The Associated Press


11 posted on 03/10/2010 10:20:08 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
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To: American Dream 246

Mr. Gaddafi... meet Mr. Predator.


12 posted on 03/10/2010 10:21:04 AM PST by CIDKauf (No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.)
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To: American Dream 246

back in the days of reagan we would have delivered that apology attached to a tomahawk missle....

the leaders today are such pussy’s....


13 posted on 03/10/2010 10:22:21 AM PST by tatsinfla
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To: a fool in paradise

Owe Bow Mao.


14 posted on 03/10/2010 10:24:12 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: American Dream 246
I am going to go out on a limb here and respectfully pose a thought.

150 years ago if congress and these idiots in DC had tried to pull this crap, the whole lot of them would have bee escorted out side those hollowed halls, lined up and shot.

Damn I miss the old days

15 posted on 03/10/2010 10:30:25 AM PST by SERE_DOC (My Rice Krispies told me to stay home & clean my weapons! How does one clean a phase 4 plasma rifle)
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To: bgill
They’re all acting like a bunch of little 3 year olds.

Yep, they went "wee wee" in their pants at the thought of offending Gaddafi - this is the best and the brightest/sarc

16 posted on 03/10/2010 10:34:38 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: American Dream 246

Youtube on Gadafi; it’s hilarious to watch him speak.


17 posted on 03/10/2010 10:41:02 AM PST by glide625
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To: American Dream 246

I like the Reagan apologized with a Bomb through his front door.


18 posted on 03/10/2010 10:41:08 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: American Dream 246

YARGHHH! What are these idiots doing?? This post needs a PUKE ALERT!


19 posted on 03/10/2010 10:42:01 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: American Dream 246

Reagan put Bomb through his front door.


20 posted on 03/10/2010 10:44:16 AM PST by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: American Dream 246; KippLanham

MUST READ article by Andrew Bostom posted yesterday...here...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2467528/posts

Impeach Barack Obama.


21 posted on 03/10/2010 10:48:04 AM PST by PGalt
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To: American Dream 246

Is this from the Onion?


22 posted on 03/10/2010 11:07:13 AM PST by mojitojoe (“Medicine is the keystone of the arch of socialism.” - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: American Dream 246
The Obama State Department apologized to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi for offending the dear tyrant with offensive language.

Miss the "good old days" when we used to insult him with F-111s.

23 posted on 03/10/2010 11:20:43 AM PST by Poison Pill
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To: American Dream 246
MEMO

TO: Col. Muammar Gaddafi
RE: Jihad in Switzerland, and other reckless notions

Mr. Gaddafi,

Since the U.S. government won't speak the Truth, I will.

Since the State Department of the United States of America has misplaced its manhood, and refuses to stand by the Truth, as plainly manifest, I now step into that void and repudiate their equivocations.

You, Colonel, are a dangerous crackpot; a loose-lipped, terror-mongering Islamist bigot, and you deserve nothing so much as to have your nasal cavity purged with a tactical nuclear warhead. Your penitence in the wake of former President Reagan's "gift" to you seems, has now been exposed as a mere act by which you contrived to gain sympathy on the world stage. Sadly, there is no shortage of hollow-skulled, mouth-breathing halfwits in Washington D.C. hankering to buy off on such paper-thin deceptions. These fools infest the halls of every department and bureau of the American government; a fact which is the sole reason for your continued life on Earth.

Beyond the Beltway, however, the numbers of the foolish fall off precipitously, and there you will find True Men who have both the will and ability to wreak upon you the destruction you so very richly deserve. The very cosmos itself groans with anticipation the one of them would find you.

That stated, you would find such Americans more than happy to defer to the Swiss, the most well-armed society on planet Earth, and allow our European friends first (and last) dibs on your flea-bitten carcass. You may know that there is no country in Europe where citizens enjoy greater freedom in arms selection, and greater general skill-at-arms than Switzerland. This, of course, means that any who might follow your reckless demand to perpetrate jihad in Switzerland should expect to meet their doom in abject failure; laid in the dirt by a hail of Swiss gunfire.

You should well note: there is a very poetic reason that Swiss cheese is full of holes. May such be the end of all jihadis. You included.

"Warmest" regards from California, you totalitarian criminal scum.

HKMk23

24 posted on 03/10/2010 11:31:12 AM PST by HKMk23
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To: Poison Pill

To the memories of USAF Captains Fernando L Ribas-Dominicci and Paul F Lorence. May their sacrifices never be in vain.


25 posted on 03/10/2010 11:34:39 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Responsibility2nd

Middle Eastern potentates see apologies as a sign of weakness. The only thing they understand/respect is strength and power. They are laughing at the US. And neither Obama nor Clinton seems to ‘get it.’


26 posted on 03/10/2010 11:38:32 AM PST by EDINVA (Sarchasm (n): The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: American Dream 246

Yes, Pat, remember you’re only supposed to say stupid, inflammatory things about the “last administration”. You ex-military are such a pain in the ass.


27 posted on 03/10/2010 11:42:19 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: tatsinfla; All
Needs repeating.....

"the leaders today are such pussy’s....

28 posted on 03/10/2010 1:53:15 PM PST by goodnesswins (Tagline, oh, tagline, whereart thou tagline....)
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To: AdmSmith

Gadaffi (Quadaffi, Khadaffy, or what the hell) should have been blasted straight to Satan decades ago...


29 posted on 03/10/2010 3:03:15 PM PST by Levante
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To: Poison Pill

“Miss the “good old days” when we used to insult him with F-111s”

And A-6s. Don’t forget the Navy! ;)


30 posted on 03/10/2010 3:06:09 PM PST by Levante
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To: American Dream 246
I wonder what George Bush and Dick Cheney are thinking.

I'm sure as the sun will come up tomorrow they would have used back channels contacts to send this tin hat worm a message that would have not be taken lightly

31 posted on 03/10/2010 3:18:24 PM PST by Popman (Balsa wood: Obama Presidential timber)
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To: goodnesswins

thank you.....


32 posted on 03/11/2010 5:31:30 AM PST by tatsinfla
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