Skip to comments.Clinton says U.S. must embrace Arab Spring despite dangers
Posted on 10/12/2012 9:04:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States must look past the violence and extremism that has erupted after the "Arab Spring" revolutions and boost support for the region's young democracies to forge long-term security, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Friday.
Clinton, seeking to reinforce the Obama administration's Middle East policy following a wave of anti-American violence and last month's deadly attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, said Washington cannot be deterred by "the violent acts of a small number of extremists."
"We recognize that these transitions are not America's to manage, and certainly not ours to win or lose," Clinton said in a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank.
"But we have to stand with those who are working every day to strengthen democratic institutions, defend universal rights, and drive inclusive economic growth. That will produce more capable partners and more durable security over the long term."
Middle East unrest has become fodder for the U.S. presidential campaign, where Republican candidate Mitt Romney has sought to portray President Barack Obama as an ineffectual leader who has left the United States vulnerable at a time of international crisis.
Romney and other Republicans have focused on the September 11 Benghazi attack, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, accusing the Obama administration of security and intelligence lapses in what officials now describe as a terrorist attack.
Clinton noted that the Benghazi incident was the subject of an official probe and vowed the United States would track down those responsible for the attack.
But she stressed that U.S. diplomats must engage with an uncertain and dangerous world if they are to promote and protect U.S. interests. " .. Our people cannot live in bunkers and do their jobs," she said.
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivers a keynote address on "U.S. Strategic Engagement with North Africa in an Era of Change" at the Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) in Washington October 12, 2012. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas less
Beware the U.S. 'day of rage' September 17
Anthony Martin, Conservative Examiner
August 21, 2011
In 1969 Leftwing domestic terrorist William 'Bill' Ayers, head of the group known as 'the Weathermen,' staged the 'days of rage' in Chicago during which acts of violence, mayhem, and destruction of property were conducted as a means by which Progressive extremists would not only protest American capitalism and the Viet Nam War but so disrupt the country that its economic and social system would crumble and be replaced by a Marxist and pacifistic model.
The fact that by definition an anti-war movement along with its promotion of pacifism disavows all violence for any purpose, good or bad, was totally lost on this gang of extremist militants who were more interested in pushing a Marxist, anti-Capitalist agenda than portraying a pacifistic mindset. Despite their many claims of 'peaceful protest and non-violent civil disobedience,' the Weathermen went on a rampage during which they ran wild in the streets wearing helmets, military gear, and wielding baseball bats and other weapons. All symbols of wealth and power were attacked, including parked cars, the apartments and property of the affluent, police officers, and 'rich' innocent bystanders.
Ayers called on the Marxist minions to kill their parents. By the end of the melee 400 militants were arrested and 60 victims were injured, some seriously. The group had also caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages to property.
By 1970 the Weathermen turned even more violent as they began to blow up buildings with bombs. Bombs were detonated in the U.S. Capitol Building, the Pentagon, and the New York City Police Headquarters, among others. The violence resulted in several deaths, including that of at least 2 police officers. To this day, neither Bill Ayers, nor his wife and co-domestic terrorist Bernadine Dohrn, have ever expressed the slightest hint of remorse for their actions. To the contrary, they have stated more than once that they would do it all over again and are sorry that they did not do even more.
On September 17 of this year yet another 'day of rage' is scheduled to occur in New York City on Wall Street, as once again the militant Marxist Progressives attempt to shut down the stock market and bring to ruin several large firms. The major difference between the days of rage of 1969 and the day of rage this September 17 is that today the Leftwing extremists have friends in very high places within the government. And the key players in this year's display of mayhem have a direct connection with those who staged the first event in 1969.
The usual suspects are involved--the union SEIU, former directors of ACORN, and other Leftist organizations that have come to the forefront of attention since the Presidential election of 2008. But as a special report published in 2003 in the Boston Globe indicates, the Weathermen are still active and do most of their work underground, well out of the public eye. Many believe that Ayers, Dohrn, Kathy Boudin, and other key players in the Weathermen are helping fuel the tensions leading to the various days of rage around the world.
For example, it is known that Ayers, Dohrn, and Jodi Evans of Code Pink form the driving force behind the so-called 'Peace Flotilla' that is aimed at breaching Israel's blockade of Gaza and provoking attacks. It is also curious to note that the flotilla's activities closely preceded the so-called Arab Spring and days of rage throughout the Middle East as extremists used the ruse of 'democratic protests' to oust dictators and usher in their own form of totalitarianism called 'Sharia Law.' Ayers is the original purveyor of the 'days of rage'--the originator and guru of the movement. The fact that these types of events are being staged all over the world, using the same name, is no coincidence.
Why on earth would I want to support Islamist governments that hate us?
Chaos always benefits the Global Socialist movement.
I'll think what I want, do what I want, say what I want, support who I want.
I certainly Do Not support islam.
The ‘rabs need to eschew Islam before they get any more loans from China passed on by ‘rats.
With all due respect, Mrs. Clinton, and that would be none, you can go to Hell.
Exactly. Communist Ayers, his fellow Weather Underground buddies and commies, Code Pink, are most definitely not backing this for religious reasons. Neither are the lefties in the Obama administration.
Its a lie from the pit of hell....the NWO (Clinton) needs this conflict to further their agenda....
Study the Hegelian Dialectic.
Date: 2012/10/11 - 18:46
Leader’s Aide Predicts 2nd Wave of Islamic Awakening
Senior Military Aide to the Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi stressed that the recent developments in the region herald the second wave of Islamic Awakening and a sharp decrease in the US hegemony over the region.
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Rahim Safavi underlined on Wednesday that the Islamic Awakening movement shows that the region is entering a new era, making a politico-historical transition, and added, “The US and its allies are opposed to these developments, but the people of the region and the second wave of the Islamic Awakening will bring about this change.”
He said that these changes will decrease the US influence in the region and will strongly continue within the monarchies and dictatorial political systems in the next decades.
Since the start of 2011, the region has witnessed a growing wave of popular protests resulted from the people’s growing awareness and vigilance.
Tunisia saw the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolution in January, which was soon followed by a revolution which toppled Hosni Mubarak in Egypt in February.
Libya was the third country touched by the Islamic Awakening. Libyans also embraced victory after months of bloody campaign against the country’s dictator, Muammar al-Qaddafi.
Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have since been the scene of protests against their totalitarian rulers, who have resorted to brutal crackdown on demonstrations to silence their critics.
In Yemen, although the people have toppled the dictator and elected a president, the revolution still continues as allies and family members of the former dictator, Ali Abdullah Saleh, still hold key posts in the country and have not been brought to justice.
Hillary HATES democracy no matter where it lives
I was 9 years old in 1965, still I know there were better groups than the Turtles.
Nonsense...there is not now nor will there ever be democracy in any Islamic country.
Hillary can KMA. I’m not “embracing” no raggies. She can do that if she can get her arms out of her burqa. I’ve got friends that aren’t here anymore...
That is what the country boils down to for any hollywood/celebrity a photo-op.
I for one am sick and tired of MEDDLING in that part of the world. They can g-hod, kill themselves all they want to, and HATE US FOR FREE (as said by Dennis Miller)...and yes g-hod is disrespecful, so what?
Embrace them with nuclear strikes to mecca and medina!
“Our people cannot live in bunkers and do their jobs,” she said.”
Kinda tough for “our people” to do their jobs... when they’re DEAD!!!
Point exactly, the irony is where people forget history. Zawahiri wanted Hosni Mubarak’s regime overthrown, and bin Laden wanted the Saudi Royal Family, as well as Qadaffi, pretty much reduced to carrion in the streets. But interestingly enough, it’s better to have an intelligence and infiltration as opposed to full-blown support or praise to these regimes, especially when they potentially are getting overthrown by a similar group that caused 9/11.
Both are commies, Obama and the Code Pink crew. As is (obviously) Jane Fonda, Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and communist "Black Liberation", Obama mentor Jeremiah Wright.
H! is a liar.
R&R recognized and celebrated the (normal) human desire to be an individual.
arab slaughter more like it
Time for 'Right-thinking' Media to drop this euphemism of 'Arab Spring' and call it what it is. Arab Winter would be an improvement. Arab Hell more accurate. The Caliphate has been enabled; facilitated; is making manifest. Hell is rising in the East.
And the Left; continues to be; a partner-in-crime with like-minded/sharia-minded totalitarians; wherever they are found in the world.
She will NOT be missed.
Go hang yourself, BillyJeff. You filthy rapist.
Jihad successfully installing the Caliphate.
I was 28 in 1965 ansd what is a turtle but dinner?
Hillary and Billy both need the same treatment as the whole rest of the democratic party.
Deport them to the filthiest muslim hhole anyone can find, dressed up in pig.
I thought I’d heard everything with the woman and the DEER CROSSING signs. But after reading Hillary’s psycho-babble BS about embracing the Arab Spring, I think she too is a contender for “Dumber than a box o’ rocks” poster woman!
Maybe she BELONGS under the bus!
well, what she’s saying is that with the president pussyfut making decisions, we don’t have much of a choice to do anything else (so vote for Romney who will give us another choice).
Growl.......and other expletives deleted.
The bad thing is, the GOP’s foreign policy outlook under Romney isn’t much better than that of Obama and Hillary. What we need is real foreign policy change - stop meddling in the Middle East and start protecting our own interests.
Hillary should STFU and get back under her bus.
No we don’t.
Your Arab spring is the start of America’s Winter as far as the islamist are concerned!
Exactly, you are exactly right. And the problem is, nobody in our political establishment understands this. Romney has actually stated that jihad has nothing to do with Islam.
Consolidation of that Muslim Caliphate sure is important to this administration.