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Good news from Jay Carney: These protests are directed at an offensive movie, not at the USA
Hotair ^ | 09/14/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 09/15/2012 5:33:09 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Via Mediaite. I'm not sure how to square this with the fact that in Tunisia today they were chanting, "Obama, Obama, we are all Osamas," since I'm pretty sure the Egyptian Copt who produced the Mohammed movie isn't named "Obama." Oh well. Erick Erickson puts it nicely:

I long for the days before YouTube when our embassies weren’t stormed in the Middle East.

— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 14, 2012

Go look at the map of today's protests assembled by the Atlantic. To the extent that anyone involved actually cares about the movie, what they care about is the fact that the U.S. government refuses to censor it. The government would like to censor it, clearly, but they’re barred by the First Amendment; Islamist totalitarians have trouble with that concept, though, so they’re holding the White House responsible for the film’s publication despite Carney’s obsequious stammering over how mean and disgusting and reprehensible and awful it is. They’re protesting the idea of free speech, in other words, which is supposed to be — supposed to be — “U.S. policy.”

But that assumes that you take their declared anger over the movie at face value. Why should you? According to U.S. intel, the attack on the Benghazi consulate was pre-planned and unrelated to the protest over the movie outside the building, except to the extent that it used the latter as a diversion for security. As noted the other night, the storming of the embassy in Cairo was quite likely tolerated by Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood not because they care about the movie but because they’re looking to impress Egyptians by defying America and to impress Salafists who think they’re not puritanical enough. Tellingly, after Obama phoned Morsi to complain and no doubt to remind him that Egypt still needs economic help from the U.S., the Brotherhood decided to cancel today’s planned protests. That’s how much they “care” about the movie. Islamist cretins have their own political agendas and know how to exploit pretexts to advance them; the movie may be in the mix as a way of getting people out into the street, but if they didn’t have that, they’d find something else. In an odd way, Carney’s shtick here gives the Morsis of the Middle East less credit than they deserve for being savvy political actors. And it gives Americans less credit than they deserve by thinking they’ll believe that if we could just do away with free speech that insults Mohammed, some of the anti-Americanism might go away too.

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO



TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: egypt; embassy; jaycarney; libya

1 posted on 09/15/2012 5:33:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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2 posted on 09/15/2012 5:34:08 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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Then why didn’t they kill an offensive movie instead of Americans?


3 posted on 09/15/2012 5:36:32 AM PDT by Flightdeck (If you hear me yell "Eject, Eject, Eject!" the last two will be echos...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Good King FDR could have prevented WW II by saying the Germans and Japanese were mad at {insert name of Hollywood producer here}???


4 posted on 09/15/2012 5:38:46 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: SeekAndFind

Subtext from the WH:

If we can get the public believe this, we can get them to believe anything.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 5:40:19 AM PDT by TomGuy
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Hillary and I didn’t do anything wrong,it’s all the movie’s fault. That is the White House coverup stance.


6 posted on 09/15/2012 5:43:13 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Reasons for attacks:

1. Because it’s September 11th (and now with the islamists in power in many countries, “protestors” have a free license to attack us on that date).

2. To call for the freeing of the mass-murdering Blind Sheik from US prison.

To say that this is all over that amateurish movie is a thinly-veiled SCAM!!!!

Beginning with that fawning Cairo speech, obama has done everything he can to hand us and our allies over to the muslim enemy!!!! #obamafail!!!!


7 posted on 09/15/2012 5:43:32 AM PDT by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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GOOD NEWS EVERYONE!...we are now a nation ruled by SHARIA LAW!!!

8 posted on 09/15/2012 5:46:00 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They’d love to have a majority of Americans believe it’s due to the movie. The next step is to convince that majority that for the sake of security, we need to stifle free speech.

Voila! No more conservative websites, blogs, talk radio, Fox News, Glenn Beck, etc.


9 posted on 09/15/2012 5:47:48 AM PDT by randita
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Does this mean that I, as an American, can travel to Cairo again - safely?


10 posted on 09/15/2012 5:48:35 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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There are undoubtedly some other charges on which the Blind Sheikh has not yet been tried ~ 'he did, after all, murder a good number of people.

Some slick prosecutor needs to figure out what gets the death penalty here, charge the Sheikh with it, then hold a quick trial and get rid of this problem.

11 posted on 09/15/2012 5:49:09 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Honorary Serb
To say that this is all over that amateurish movie is a thinly-veiled SCAM!!!!

That, and the fact the vast majority of rioting muslims (or muslims in general), didn't see the video in the first place.

5.56mm

12 posted on 09/15/2012 5:55:18 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: SeekAndFind

Never let a crisis (manufactured or otherwise) go to waste. Just like Fast and Furious was an attack on the having firearms, this is attack on free speech. (”It’s like excusing Jeffrey Dahmer because he was hungry” - Thayrone X - local radio talker)

We are under continuous attack by enemies, foreign and domestic.

RESIGN, Barack.
RESIGN, Hillary

(worthless, POS’s)

Life, liberty and the pursuit and destruction of socialists/totalitarians, foreign and domestic.

The domestic ones we can vote out. C’mon November.

The foreign...that’s another battle.


13 posted on 09/15/2012 6:00:43 AM PDT by PGalt
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Don’t think they have reduced the cost of their tours, enough, yet....

http://www.abercrombiekent.com/travel_specials/?tdgf=8&cbc=Egypt%20%26amp%3B%20Middle%20East%20Special%20Offers

2013 tours are only discounted 25%

but 2012 is 50%


14 posted on 09/15/2012 6:19:49 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: SeekAndFind
These protests are directed at an offensive movie, not at the USA.

Well, then, why aren't they attacking movie theaters instead of our embassies?

15 posted on 09/15/2012 6:23:36 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

they are directed at the killer of OBL and they know it.


16 posted on 09/15/2012 7:02:45 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: SeekAndFind

So, did the KFC they attacked have a movie theater in the back room?


17 posted on 09/15/2012 7:21:07 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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18 posted on 09/15/2012 7:30:38 AM PDT by Amanda King (I don't want to tell my grandchildren that America used to be the greatest country on earth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

yeah..good luck Jay...yur boss is cooked come Novemeber if ya’ll can’t make that argument stick....no matter how hard they try to beat the movie fantsasy....which is gonna be pretty hard on the poor shlub that made it...

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/09/anti-muslim-film-nakoula-basseley-innocence-muslims.html


19 posted on 09/15/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: Amanda King

Mark


20 posted on 09/15/2012 7:32:03 AM PDT by sport
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Google rejects White House request
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LIBERAL controlled Google, “refuses” to pull a video,
that the liberals claim is causing people to be killed?
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when Google has quickly removed many other,
higher quality videos, for much less reasons?
(often simply from a few complaints).
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obviously, if Obama really wanted the video pulled,
it would be...


21 posted on 09/15/2012 8:14:49 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SeekAndFind

“The universalism of Islam, in its all-embracing creed, is imposed on the believers as a continuous process of warfare, psychological and political, if not strictly military. . . . The Jihad, accordingly, may be stated as a doctrine of a permanent state of war, not continuous fighting.”2
Majid Khadduri

from The Quranic Concept of War; Parameters; US Army War College; LTC Joseph C. Myers...

http://www.carlisle.army.mil/usawc/parameters/Articles/06winter/win-ess.htm

Our own Sociopath of State, POSOTUS and their propagandists using PSYOPS against us to shut down speech.

RESIGN Hillary
RESIGN Hussein

Treason


22 posted on 09/15/2012 8:37:58 AM PDT by PGalt
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