Skip to comments.How murder of U.S. ambassador to Libya plunges Obama's re-election campaign into crisis
Posted on 09/12/2012 6:15:35 AM PDT by nhwingut
The Obama administration is engulfed in a full-blown foreign policy crisis just two months before the presidential election with the two campaigns trading angry accusations over events in Libya, Egypt and Israel.
Footage of the body of Christopher Stevens, United States ambassador to Libya, slung over the back of a protester, was reminiscent of the 1993 'Black Hawk Down' incident in Somalia in 1993 when militia fighters lynched American aircrew in the streets of Mogadishu.
President Barack Obama's staff will also be mindful that a shadow was cast over Jimmy Carter's presidency by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.
A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.
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This is the monster 0bama helped create. I hope it destroys him.
I remember that well, Reagan didn't have to do anything but show conviction.
The Iranians could handle a fool however they weren't prepared to confront Ronald Reagan.
It’s tough to blame Bush for this one, but I’m sure Obama will give it the old college try.
The American people, enough of them, saw this or enough of it to see what kind of people Obama and Hillary are.
Obama will now try to sound tough and do nothing while Hillary is sent to apologize.
It certainly should. He is personally and directly responsible for the deaths. He is an embarrassment and a murderer.
Here is the 12-minute trailer that is driving the muslim world (more) insane.
Then it could be that this is the “crisis” Obama needs to cancel the elections and invoke martial law. An early “October surprise”?
“The Hostage Crisis” all over again.
Welcome Back, Carter.
This is Mitt’s opportunity to take control of the election. Will he take. advantage of it?
"Excerpted from CBS News: Wanis al-Sharef, a Libyan Interior Ministry official in Benghazi, said the four Americans were killed when the angry mob, which gathered to protest a U.S.-made film that ridicules Islams Prophet Muhammad, fired guns and burned down the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. He said Stevens, 52, and other officials were moved to a second building, deemed safer, after the initial wave of protests at the consulate. According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack."
Yah, wouldn’t ya just love to see 0bumer try to have a sit down with these hyenas to discuss differences... why people aren’t throwing shoes at 0bumer is beyond me...
Hillary has gone rogue and has decided the murdering islamists actually have a pretty good point.
I can’t wait till Barry comes out of his closet and says something about this.
At least we won’t be talking about birth control for a couple of days.
Arab spring, my ass.....
If this plays out badly for him in any way.... he will initiate strikes against Iran with Israel before the election. Israel has already made it known that they’re ready to go now.
Agreed. Obama handed Libya to the muslim brotherhood, and this is how they pay him back.
Filthy muslims are killing our ambassadors, but Barry has to make time to go on the David Letterman show but cant meet with PM Netanyahu when he comes to the US. The Kenyan insults our ally in order to suck up to celebrities. Barry is a pathetic excuse for a “leader.”
NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN POLICY MEGA FAILURE.... yes Mr. Obama, you built that.
fubo and hillary have just accomplished the impossible...
there was no way i was going to vote for the socialist lite mcromney....
during the attempted rescue of the iran hostages, i was on an aircraft carrier in the med... we were at battle stations for over 24 hours.. we were shooting aircraft off the decks like there was no tomorrow ( this in itself was an amazing feat, considering there were no spare parts, very little fuel and ammunition, thanks carter )..
i guess i will now have to face the fact that electing a socialist is better than keeping the marxist islamist loving fubo, who is worse than carter ever could dream of being...
would chairman Issa and the pubs please just impeach this guy already?
? This like a high school mass media project.
Can we say Kenyancide?