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Christopher Stevens Feeds the Crocodile ^ | September 16, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield

Posted on 09/16/2012 6:26:19 AM PDT by DJ Taylor

Winston Churchill once said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last.” On September 11, Christopher Stevens, a career diplomat, became one of the first Americans in Libya to feed the crocodile of Ansar Al-Sharia and learned too late that while appeasers may hope to be eaten last, they are often eaten first.

Christopher Stevens was a Middle Eastern diplomat who typified the new breed going from the University of Berkeley and the Peace Corps to desks in Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Syria. He taught English to Moroccan children in the Peace Corps and helped Palestinian Arabs in the East Jerusalem Consulate, which has a firm policy of pretending that Israel does not exist.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said of Christopher Stevens that he “made other people’s hopes his own” and that may serve as a fitting eulogy both for Stevens and for the disastrous foreign policy of making “other people’s hopes” our own that brought on the Arab Spring.

Stevens, like Clinton and Obama, made the hopes of Islamists his own and they repaid him for it, just as Afghans repaid America for supporting them against the Soviet Union, as Lebanon and Somalia repaid America’s peacekeeping efforts by killing American troops and on down the litany of gratitude in bombs and bullets that have come America’s way from the Muslim world.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: altereddate; benghazi; benghazigate; benghazisecurity; christopherstephens; christopherstevens; libya
Normally, I refrain from speaking ill of the dead. However, I'll make an exception in this case.
1 posted on 09/16/2012 6:26:25 AM PDT by DJ Taylor
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To: DJ Taylor
This type of mentality seems to be a requisite for career FSOs...and has been for decades.

"Cocktail Hour Heroes."
2 posted on 09/16/2012 6:30:52 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: DJ Taylor
The author is making an important point, but the approach seems unnecessarily harsh in light of this person's very recent death.
3 posted on 09/16/2012 6:37:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: DJ Taylor

The man who went over to help the rebels killed by rebels.

Pretty ironic.

Mr. Snake approaches Mr. Turtle on a river bank and asks Mr. Turtle for a ride across the water since he can’t swim the river himself. Mr. Turtle politely refuses to oblige, reasoning that if he were to give Mr. Snake a ride across the river, he would surely be bitten. Mr. Snake protests saying that it would be foolish for him to bite the one carrying him, since it would result in him perishing also. Mr. Turtle considers the argument, then agrees to ferry Mr. Snake over the broad river. When they are half-way across the river Mr. Turtle feels a sharp pain and realizes he has been bitten by Mr. Snake. As the venom is beginning to take effect, Mr. Turtle sadly and resolutely asks Mr. Snake why he bit him, since the biting will also result in Mr. Snake’s demise. A wry smile came upon Mr. Snake’s face. “I bit you because I am a snake Mr. Turtle; that is my nature.”

These idiots running this country today are just like the turtle.

4 posted on 09/16/2012 6:45:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Basic Laws of Human Stupidity by Carlo Cipolla.

He defines a stupid person as someone who causes harm to others for no benefit (and sometimes at a cost) to himself. I look around the world and I see a lot of stupidity.

5 posted on 09/16/2012 6:51:52 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (ua)
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To: DJ Taylor
6 posted on 09/16/2012 6:52:47 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: BenLurkin

‘Unnecessarily harsh.’ Indeed! The Truth is often harsh. That’s why people prefer to deny it. But it must be spoken.

And this Truth is way bigger than Christopher Stevens; it is about Obama and Hilary’s absurd and very misguided attempts to appease Muslims in total disregard of the last 1400 YEARS.

As we said on the playground, ‘Truth hurts.”

7 posted on 09/16/2012 6:54:49 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: DJ Taylor

What we need is a President with some cahones.

8 posted on 09/16/2012 6:57:17 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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To: bboop

This guy says Stevens was a Muslim

9 posted on 09/16/2012 6:58:52 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: DJ Taylor

“Yet I believe after my talks with Herr Hitler that, if only time were allowed, it ought to be possible for the arrangements for transferring the territory that the Czech Government has agreed to give to Germany to be settled by agreement under conditions which would assure fair treatment to the population concerned. . . .”

-Neville Chamberlain

10 posted on 09/16/2012 7:08:08 AM PDT by relictele
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To: DJ Taylor

The whole “dead hero” thing seemed very much like typical political / media
Propaganda - overdone and saccharine sweet.

I hope now we will start to get at the truth

11 posted on 09/16/2012 7:20:44 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: BenLurkin

A year from now, the opinions in this article will still be true. What does it matter whether the observations are made the day after or 10 years after the guy’s death?

12 posted on 09/16/2012 7:25:30 AM PDT by rabidralph (
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To: Rappini


Perhaps Jesse did what he said he’d do.

13 posted on 09/16/2012 7:42:58 AM PDT by sasquatch
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To: sasquatch

You are entirely too clever and nuanced... I, and perhaps majority of other readers, have no idea what your message might be.

14 posted on 09/16/2012 8:05:21 AM PDT by Minnesota fox
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To: Tainan

Sounds a lot like the MSM appeasers as a few journalists unfortunately found out.

15 posted on 09/16/2012 9:31:26 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RummyChick

Very interesting, thanks for posting.

16 posted on 09/16/2012 2:59:27 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Minnesota fox

Cajones is usually spelled with a ‘J’ not an ‘H’.
Jesse Jackson said he’d cut off Obama’s nuts.

17 posted on 09/16/2012 6:46:52 PM PDT by sasquatch
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