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Is Arab Spring turning against US?
CSM via Yahoo ^ | Howard LaFranchi

Posted on 09/12/2012 2:38:30 PM PDT by Arthurio

The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three other American diplomats in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi Tuesday underscore how anti-authoritarian revolutions across the Arab world have unleashed extremist Islamist forces violently opposed to America and its ideals.

“The big question for the United States, and it’s only been made more urgent by these events, is how to adjust to a world where [moderate Muslim] governments have paved the way for more extremist elements to wield their influence,” says Patrick Clawson, director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy in Washington. “It’s not a good dynamic, but it’s not going away and has to be addressed.”

The American ambassador, Chris Stevens, was killed in the same city of eastern Libya where he had set up shop as the US envoy to the Libyan rebels as they fought to oust America’s longtime nemesis, strongman Muammar Qaddafi. Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans were killed when a mob infuriated by an anti-Islam video made in the US stormed the Benghazi mission and burned it to the ground.

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KEYWORDS: arabspring; benghazi; consulate; consulateattack; embassy; embassyattack; libya; rop

1 posted on 09/12/2012 2:38:31 PM PDT by Arthurio
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No, it isn’t turning against us. For that to happen, it would have had to be for us at one point. They’ve always been against us. Khadaffi and Mubarak, for all their warts, kept the Islamics in check. Obama unleashed them.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 2:39:42 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Islamists were never going to be OUR friends. But, they seem to be Obama’s favorites.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 2:39:42 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Arthurio

It was ALWAYS against us.

People will always gladly accept the rope from you, to hang you with later.


4 posted on 09/12/2012 2:40:45 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Arthurio

Islam is antithetical to democracy and free speech. How could it not turn?

Muslims are either under the boot of a dictator or at the throat of the US and her allies.


5 posted on 09/12/2012 2:40:45 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Arthurio

No one could have possibly seen this coming...


6 posted on 09/12/2012 2:43:24 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H

UNEXPECTED


7 posted on 09/12/2012 2:43:55 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio
Only morons in the 0bama State Department and fools like Anderson Cooper ever believed that the Arab Spring was pro-USA.
8 posted on 09/12/2012 2:44:49 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Arthurio

SURPRISING


9 posted on 09/12/2012 2:46:03 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Arthurio

Ya think???


10 posted on 09/12/2012 2:46:23 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Ken H

Stevie Wonder could have seen it coming.


11 posted on 09/12/2012 2:46:37 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Arthurio
The Islamicists have always been against us, and have always intended to kill us all, when they have the ability.

How's Obama's Arab Spring workin' out for ya, Chris?

12 posted on 09/12/2012 3:02:53 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: Arthurio

13 posted on 09/12/2012 3:12:27 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Arthurio
"Is Arab Spring turning against US?"

This never was about an Arab Spring, but about a muslim springboard!

14 posted on 09/12/2012 3:27:52 PM PDT by Dacus943
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To: Arthurio

I was going to make a comment but you already posted exactly what I thought.

There were a lot of us here on FR who were asking what in hell were we and NATO doing helping these radical Muslims.

Yes, Qadafi was awful and so is Asaad but the people we helped put in place are even worse.


15 posted on 09/12/2012 3:29:10 PM PDT by yarddog
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“No, it isn’t turning against us. For that to happen, it would have had to be for us at one point. They’ve always been against us.”

Precisely.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 3:30:14 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Arthurio

And the fool Obama was on of the “Arab Spring’s” biggest proponents.


17 posted on 09/12/2012 3:35:55 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Arthurio

It was never for us.


18 posted on 09/12/2012 3:36:30 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: Arthurio
We had the same thing happen in Iran. The US greased the skids to get rid of the Shah citing corruption and the use of Savak. In his place, we got Khomeini and Islamic fundamentalism that have made Iran the world's biggest state sponsor of terrorism.

Now we are patting one another on the back for getting rid of another despot, Mubarak. The MB is now in charge. What that means for the US and the region could be another disaster. Israel will be deeply affected as the Egyptians are allowing all kinds of weapons and terrorists into Gaza.

Obama failed to take the lead on having any influence on how this revolution takes place. The MB are really the only organized group and their influence spreads throughout the region. Egypt could become the new center of Pan-Islam. We are living in dangerous times and we have a radical Marxist in the WH.

19 posted on 09/12/2012 3:41:11 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Pearls Before Swine

This arab spring thing is just one of Obama’s orchestrated, choreographed and conducted projects in building and consolidating his North African caliphate. Being muslim, he knows exactly what he is doing, and at America’s expense.

Strategically, his goal was to encapsulate Israel. Soon they will take a run at it and if they find it easy going, then they will take another run at America.

Worst part? Obama has a penchant for dictators and “rulers” and the alien/muslim feels the same should be for America. It will be a bitch prying his ass from the White House. I believe he will attempt to hang on to power at any cost.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 3:49:37 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: himno hero
Well stated. I, too, believe that he will "attempt to hang on to power at any cost.".

Maybe that's why they're cooking the poll numbers...so they can later say that the polls were "right", all along. Sickening. Sickening that we even have to be worrying about this.

21 posted on 09/12/2012 3:53:16 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: kabar

There is another similarity between Jimmy Carter pulling the rug out from under the Shah and Obama and NATO doing the same to Mubarak.

Both the Shah and Mubarak, it turned out were too ill to fend off the attacks against them.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 3:56:10 PM PDT by yarddog
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To: Arthurio

what blather...what makes you think they were ever ‘for’ US? Why did you post this crap???


23 posted on 09/12/2012 4:00:02 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Arthurio

This also goes back to the Neo-Con idiots around Bush who wanted “to give” democracy to the Middle East. They don’t want democracy....they want their demented God and to kill & slaughter the West. We need to drill our own oil and build nuke plants by the dozen so we don’t need anythng from these people.


24 posted on 09/12/2012 4:00:40 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: Arthurio

It’s ALWAYS been against us.

The one bright spot in this (for freepers) is that we can each claim to have been smarter than the smartest woman in the world, who is SHOCKED that people we have “liberated” are so unappreciative.

I don’t know many conservatives that weren’t SCREAMING at their TVs during the “wonderful” Arab Spring on how it was a disaster for us. Sean Hannity last night was telling every lib he had, why didn’t you listen to us?

Unfortunately, when such a disastrous mess has been made (look how we have never recovered from the disaster Carter made of Iran) saying “I told you so” gives so little comfort....


25 posted on 09/12/2012 4:14:26 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Jane Long

They have to get the propaganda machine spinning at top RPM.


26 posted on 09/12/2012 5:51:22 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Arthurio

The Arab Spring was never for the United States it was for the Muslim Brotherhood the founding fathers of Al-Qaeda.


27 posted on 09/12/2012 6:13:55 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner
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When do we get to debate whether or not the Libyan ambassador was a commie traitor in the state department who encouraged and cheered for the Arab Spring? Maybe he rode the tiger, and the tiger ate him.

Whoops. Sorry for being politically incorrect and not joining the 30 IQ FR mob who want to bomb Tripoli residents who had nothing to do with this farce.


28 posted on 09/12/2012 6:39:38 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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