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They Didnít Riot over This Video
Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2012 | Ken Blackwell

Posted on 10/21/2012 6:26:22 AM PDT by Kaslin

Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Bob Morrison.

After nearly a month of cringing and getting lost in their own contradictions, the Obama administration is finally clinging to an elliptical mention by the president of “acts of terror” that he claims won’t deter us from doing whatever we are supposed to do in the Mideast. What was it we were supposed to be doing over there?

Oh, supporting democracy, of course. But democracy in a country where “freedom fighters” roar into town shooting their rifles in the air is going to be hard to achieve.

All those celebratory bullets have a nasty way of coming down again. And they can hit local voters as they are lining up to cast their ballots.

Consider the ever-so-discreet caption for a photo of one of our purple-fingered frenzied friends. Against a lurid background of the U.S. Consulate in flames in Benghazi, we see a trim young man in jeans and tee-shirt. He’s holding his rifle menacingly. And Reuters labels him a “protester.” Indeed. He was surely protesting something.

It must have been that nasty U.S.-made video that few even here have seen. As if reading from scripted talking points, speakers from the U.S. Embassy in Cairo to the podium of the UN General Assembly, from the side of Amb. Stevens’s casket to the White House Press Room, have has been blaming that “offensive” video for the riots, the torchings, the embassy takeovers, and, finally, for the murder of Amb. Stevens and his three American colleagues.

It was an offensive video. But it’s interesting to consider the video the street protestors didn’t riot over. More than a year ago, the Israeli satirical group, Latma, produced this video.

The Israelis lampoon the Mullahs of Tehran and the flaccid response of this administration to the existential threat of Iran becoming a nuclear power. There were no recorded riots anywhere in what President Obama obligingly calls “the Muslim world” over this Israeli video.

Why not? Watch the video and note the caricature of the mullah. Note his smirking and mugging for the camera. Note, too, the burka-clad Iranian damsels and their come-hither batting of their eyes. Shouldn’t the Arab Street have rioted over that one?

They didn’t. And the reason they didn’t is because they knew it would do no good. The Israelis don’t quail. They don’t quiver. They don’t quake. And they never cringe.

That’s why they have the Obama administration . Contrast the Obama administration’s official spokespersons—Jay Carney and Victoria Nuland—with this defiant Israeli posture, as evidenced by the Latma video.

Day after day, Carney and Nuland come before the world press and grovel. There is virtually nothing that happens on the Arab Street that makes either of these capital cringers angry. For such a relentlessly pro-abortion administration, it is positively weird to see how often their spokespeople go into a fetal position.

We recall that President Obama went out to Osawatomie, Kansas, last year to channel the spirit of Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. Obama celebrated TR’s embrace of national health care in his famous New Nationalism speech of 100 years before. Many of us admirers of the first Roosevelt think that run-up to his Bull Moose candidacy in 1912 was the greatest error of TR’s life.

Still, Mr, Obama might have been inspired instead by Theodore Roosevelt’s reaction to the seizure of an American Consul in North Africa by Muslim kidnapers. It was 1904 and, like Obama, TR was running for re-election. The hostage-takers, led by a desert bandit called the Raisuli, demanded ransom for the captured American Consul, Ion Perdicaris.

President Roosevelt’s response was terse. “We want Perdicaris alive or the Raisuli dead.”

We got Perdicaris alive. And afterward, TR even won the Nobel Peace Prize. Those were the days when Peace through Strength still echoed throughout the world.

Mr. Obama claimed Amb. Stevens as a friend. Yet as the ambassador’s broken body was being flown home, the president did not convene an emergency meeting of his National Security Council. Instead, he flew to Las Vegas for a fund-raiser. We might say his actions were biblical: “Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child, and your princes feast in the morning!” (Ecclesiastes 10:16)


TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: barackobama; campaign2012; foreignaffairs; libya
The last paragraph says it all
1 posted on 10/21/2012 6:26:26 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Sure does.


2 posted on 10/21/2012 6:36:34 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Kaslin
>>> They Didn’t Riot over This Video

Irrelevant. They will riot over anything, their behavior is not our primary concern over the Bengazhi attack.

Obama and his thugs perpetrated and inflame an outright lie, did not stop the public outrage of media/social media lynching of one of our citizens.

This administration did not protect the RIGHTS of an innocent man, over trumped up charges. Think this won't happen to you and me?

3 posted on 10/21/2012 6:55:28 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Kaslin
The Word of God has an answer for every situation. Excellent post and citation:

“Woe to you, O land, when your king is a child, and your princes feast in the morning!” (Ecclesiastes 10:16)

4 posted on 10/21/2012 7:00:11 AM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: Kaslin

He was probably partying WHILE Stevens was being tortured and killed!!! They off to Vegas to talk to other MORONS! and get their dollars!!


5 posted on 10/21/2012 7:27:18 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Kaslin

...and the ONLY time Obama displayed any indignation during the entire weeks following was when his own personal integrity was questioned.


6 posted on 10/21/2012 7:28:05 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: Kaslin

Back in the day, protesters would chant, “The Whole World’s Watching, The Whole World’s Watching.” Funny thing is, now with the internet, the whole world really is watching. We are watching in real time, we are replaying and looking for details, we are sending links. It is as if they think they can still pull off this sort of lie.


7 posted on 10/21/2012 7:28:27 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: LittleBillyInfidel

That is very well said and it is another proof of his incompetence


8 posted on 10/21/2012 7:41:05 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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bmfl


9 posted on 10/21/2012 8:19:04 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Kaslin; Drumbo

Good points, great video.
http://jchannel.blogspot.com/2010/08/latma-bomb.html

Still can’t get over the apologies for free speech in USA & arresting the filmmaker. The entire current Administration deserves a jailhouse bendover, for starters, for that guy’s sake.


10 posted on 10/21/2012 11:39:15 PM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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