Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

How murder of U.S. ambassador to Libya plunges Obama's re-election campaign into crisis
Daily Mail UK ^ | 09/12/2012 | Toby Harnden

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012issues; 911ii; bho2012; bhoforeignpolicy; carterisobama; christopherstevens; egypt; lybia; muslims; obama; obamaiscarter
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-95 next last
To: EGPWS
The Iranians could handle a fool however they weren't prepared to confront Ronald Reagan.

Precisely!

21 posted on 09/12/2012 6:36:05 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: henkster
This is the monster 0bama helped create. I hope it destroys him.

Obama's muslim spring has sprung a little sooner than he expected.

He brought this on - I hope it totally backfires on him.

Of course, he can count on the Obama Media Group to protect him as much as possible.


22 posted on 09/12/2012 6:36:16 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nhwingut

Obama will make a show of this, just wait. He will drone or Seal them, and we will see more pictures of him in the situation room, and videos of the kill. Get ready for the hawk Obama again.


23 posted on 09/12/2012 6:38:11 AM PDT by Toespi
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nhwingut

As well it should. Another failure from Øbama...
But, who’s surprised by this¿


24 posted on 09/12/2012 6:41:16 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: henkster

This is the monster 0bama helped create. I hope it destroys him.
_____________________________________________________________

I do, too.....and I hope he’s condemned to hell for all eternity. But, that’s not up to me.


25 posted on 09/12/2012 6:41:21 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: nhwingut

Obama, how’s that bowing and apologizing doing for ya now?


26 posted on 09/12/2012 6:41:37 AM PDT by coconut47
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nhwingut
Obama’s Statement on the Muslim attacks on American missions

To all my Muslim friends. Peace be unto you in the name of Mohammed, blessed be his name.

If you MUST kill Americans, please try to refrain from hacking their bodies to pieces as it makes them difficult to identify.

Thank you.

Statement from Mitt Romney

American Embassies are AMERICAN SOIL. If you attack another American Embassy, unlike in Cairo where you morons violated our territory and destroyed property and where the Marine sentries were ordered by the Muslim friendly Obama administration to STAND DOWN, our security forces will FIRE FOR EFFECT. If necessary, I will dispatch carrier based air cover and additional ground forces to protect our people and remove them from your clutches.

The Marine Hymn contains the line “…to the shores of Tripoli.” If you wish to continue your insane tribal and sectarian madness, we will be back just long enough to bring out every American citizen then leave you to your national insanity until you’re all dead.

27 posted on 09/12/2012 6:41:39 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Obama for president -- of KENYA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: nhwingut

No, it won’t. They’ll spin it to be a PC crisis. It’ll be our fault and he’ll declare a Send a $1 or Hug a Muzzie Service Day.


28 posted on 09/12/2012 6:43:36 AM PDT by bgill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: EGPWS
I remember that well, Reagan didn't have to do anything but show conviction.

Reagan had a lot of behind-the-scenes negotiating going on to free the hostages. After the election, the Iranians knew they would have to deal with Reagan rather than Carter.


29 posted on 09/12/2012 6:45:04 AM PDT by TomGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: nhwingut
Gee, it sounds like BO is not up to the job. He had no intention of protecting this country or its citizens from the get go.

We gotta let him go.

30 posted on 09/12/2012 6:46:40 AM PDT by Slyfox
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Toespi
Obama will make a show of this, just wait. He will drone or Seal them

Drone or Seal who? This was a flash mob. There's no way he can go after Libyan citizens. And he can't put this on the government (although we all know the complicity).

This puts Obama in a bad spot. Sure, there are many things he can and should do, but he's not up to them. Especially with those he has as advisors...

31 posted on 09/12/2012 6:47:06 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: nhwingut

Not a good day for Zero. I am trying to call the White House and cannot get through after several attempts. Zero must be getting hammered and he deserves this and more. He is one POS.


32 posted on 09/12/2012 6:47:47 AM PDT by elephant
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Dick Bachert

They have killed our ambassador. The marines only fired warning shots as the protestors entered the embassy and took down the US flag and replaced it with theirs. Someone gave the rules of engagement that had to be followed.


33 posted on 09/12/2012 6:52:46 AM PDT by toolman1401
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: nhwingut

The Cletus Solution:

Dear Libya:

You have 7 days to find the perpetrators of this act of war and present them to the US Marines. They will then be transported to the US and be tried as war criminals. If these criminals are not presented in 7 days, Ben-ghazi will be subject ot wholesale destruction with no discrimmination for man, woman or child.

If that does not bring about the perpetrators for trial, Tripoli will be likewise levelled.

Warmest Regards
Cletus

What the hell, it worked against the Japs!


34 posted on 09/12/2012 7:04:24 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: InterceptPoint

“Members of the Libyan security staff pointed out to the protestors the building in which the ambassador and staff had taken refuge...”...

This just gets worse and worse.

Thanks for posting this information.


35 posted on 09/12/2012 7:05:19 AM PDT by livius
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: nhwingut

“But.....but.....I killed Bin Laden.”


36 posted on 09/12/2012 7:06:07 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Travis McGee

bfl


37 posted on 09/12/2012 7:06:58 AM PDT by windcliff
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: nhwingut

Here are the nuts at Kos flailing about that range from nearly responsible comments to the truly deranged anti-1st Amendment ones.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/12/1130680/-U-S-Ambassador-to-Libya-killed-Romney-and-GOP-play-politics#comments


38 posted on 09/12/2012 7:09:51 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Just saw her speaking- Buckwheat is, as usual, out shooting hoops or playing golf........


39 posted on 09/12/2012 7:12:07 AM PDT by matthew fuller (Obama- If you get re-elected, who are you gonna blame for the mess you will inherit?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator
This is Mitt’s opportunity to take control of the election. Will he take. advantage of it?

If he doesn't, he has no intention of becoming President...

40 posted on 09/12/2012 7:12:47 AM PDT by Iscool (You mess with me, you mess with the WHOLE trailerpark...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-95 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson