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  • For Barack Obama, Muslims can do no wrong

    09/14/2012 12:01:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Kate Obenshain
    On 9/11, in response to an anti-Islam video that went viral on YouTube last week, Obama's Egyptian embassy released a statement deploring “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.” This is beyond imagination: On 9/11, the anniversary of the attacks by radical Islamists on our nation, Islamic protestors compromised the U.S. embassy in Cairo, tearing the American flag to shreds to cries of “We are Usama!” and the Obama administration responds that our concern needs to be the “hurt feelings” of Muslims. The...
  • Mark Steyn on Obama's Las Vegas 'performance': 'Every American should be ashamed of their president'

    09/14/2012 6:44:22 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Thursday night, National Review columnist Mark Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said President Barack Obama gave an embarrassing performance Wednesday during his campaign swing through Las Vegas, Nev., in the wake of attacks on U.S. diplomatic stations in Libya and Egypt. “I thought that thing last night with the president saying he had ‘a tough day’ and comparing the dead Americans in Libya to campaign supporters, which he did — I thought was one of the most disgraceful, inept and embarrassing performances by a head of state or government that I...
  • Obama's Middle East Policy Is in Ruins (Germans GET IT)

    09/14/2012 7:14:23 AM PDT · by barryobi · 71 replies
    der spiegel ^ | 9/14/2012 | ds
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung "The murder of an ambassador in Libya and the attacks on US diplomatic missions in other Arab countries is sure to strengthen the skepticism that more than a few Americans feel toward Muslims and the political changes brought by the Arab revolutions. The deeply held American belief that all you have to do is liberate people from serfdom and dictatorship, and then democracy and a market economy will develop more or less on their own, burned to ash in the trial by fire of Iraq. A fact that academics and historically informed diplomats have always known can...
  • September Surprise (Oliver North on Libya & Egypt)

    09/13/2012 5:50:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 14, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — The storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the brutal murders of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, produced chaos this week in the so-called mainstream media. Instead of asking about how the heck this could happen in the aftermath of the Obama administration's Arab Spring euphoria, "reporters" started looking for scapegoats. The potentates of the press first focused their ire on something few of them even had seen — a puerile Internet video titled "Innocence of Muslims" — and then they turned their guns on Republican presidential...
  • Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination

    09/13/2012 5:20:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 128 replies
    Independent/UK/Drudge (link only) ^ | 9/13/12 | Kim Sengupta
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/revealed-inside-story-of-us-envoys-assassination-8135797.html
  • DRUDGE BREAKING: U.S. WARNED OF EMBASSY ATTACK BUT DID NOTHING

    09/13/2012 5:00:17 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 117 replies
    Drudge Report
    Breaking on Drudge with Siren: U.S. warned of embassy attack but did nothing
  • Cheney: This is just the “logical outcome of three-and-a-half years of Obama foreign policy”

    09/13/2012 10:06:08 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/13/12 | Erika Johnsen
    I just wanted to take a moment to draw your attention to this particular op-ed, because… dang. Former Bush-administration State Department official Liz Cheney is going straight for the jugular with this one, and it is as damning an account of President Obama’s foreign policy failures as I’ve read.**snip** As Cheney points out, most of President Obama’s dealings on the international stage have been nothing short of a string of groveling apologies and attempts to weaken America and fall back to everybody else’s impuissant level, instead of us telling them what’s up, because apparently we don’t have to “moral authority”...
  • Jimmy Carter Corrects Obama

    09/13/2012 4:39:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept. 13, 2012
    President Carter spoke to Drake University in Des Moines and was asked if he agrees with what Obama said about Egypt: Carter: "Egypt is an ally of the US, we know Egypt well." President Obama had earlier stated during an interview: Obama: 'Ya know, I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an enemy. '
  • Libya And Egypt: Obama's Jimmy Carter Moment

    09/13/2012 4:48:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 13, 2012
    Embassy Attacks: As our Mideast policy once again crashes and burns, the president promises a tough response at a Las Vegas fundraiser and the press coordinates attacks on the candidate who says our emperor has no clothes. If the scenes in Benghazi and Cairo seem eerily familiar, they should. They are similar to the days before our embassy in Tehran was seized in 1979 and held for 444 days, the rotten fruit of a policy that deposed a loyal friend in the name of human rights and instead brought the world a government of, by and for fanatics in Iran...
  • Carter Corrects Obama

    09/13/2012 4:30:35 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 39 replies
    President Carter spoke to Drake University in Des Moines and was asked if he agrees with what Obama said about Egypt: Carter: "Egypt is an ally of the US, we know Egypt well." President Obama had earlier stated during an interview: Obama: 'Ya know, I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an enemy. ' Carter went on to Talk about Egypt's new President , Carter says he knows him well and has met with him. Carter said Egypt's president is dedicated to peace and truly a democratic government.
  • Ambassador Steven’s blood is on Obama’s hands

    09/13/2012 4:41:06 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-13-12 | DrJohn
    US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens' fate was determined by Barack Obama. Obama set these events into motion when he decided Moammar Gaddfi had to go. Gaddafi's overthrow resulted in the disappearance of countless weapons, including RPG's and stingers. Hundreds of surface-to-air missiles have gone missing from Libyan arms depots since the fall of the Gaddafi regime, according to reports. Around 480 Russian SA-24 man-portable missiles, along with SA-7s and SA-9s, were said to be missing from a commercial storage unit in Tripoli after being moved from the headquarters of Khamis al-Gaddafi’s 32nd Brigade in the early stages of the...
  • Violent Muslim protests rage, spread to Gaza, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, ... (10 countries+)

    09/13/2012 2:42:20 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 35 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/13/2012 | Pam Geller
    Outside the US Embassy in Yemen Apparently, the NY Times is smoking the same doobie as the President:"Protests Stir Fears for Arab Spring." What bloody Arab Spring? It's the global jihad, quislings; it's been the global jihad all along. Turmoil Spreads to US Embassy in Yemen New York Times Rage at the embassies: Protests swell [Muslims] inIsrael, Yemen, Iran, Egypt CNN Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen USA TODAY Yemen Protests: Demonstrators Angered By Anti-Islam Film Storm ... Huffington Post Tunisia Casablanca, Morocco The enemedia is twisting itself into ridiculous and embarassing knots to hang it all onto the "youtube"...
  • Media Sets Narrative to Cover for the Democrats' Disastrous Foreign Policy (Long article)

    09/13/2012 2:58:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm trying to put my finger on what bothers me the most. There's something that's been gnawing at me. I always try to not get caught up. It's very hard. It's hard to avoid this. The narrative. I was talking about the narrative when the program started. The daily media narrative. There is one. We wonder how they can all end up using the word "gravitas." We wonder how they can all end up using the same words. We heard it with Jan Crawford and Ari Shapiro setting the narrative. Grab audio sound bite 26. I'm sorry...
  • Regime Brags: Obama is So Smart, He Doesn't Need Intelligence Briefings (The Arrogance)

    09/13/2012 1:32:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Marc Thiessen, opinion writer, Washington Post: "Obama Alone: This President Does Not Need Intel Briefers." Wait 'til you hear this spin. We've already got Obama walking back a major gaffe, this statement that Egypt is not an ally. They have been since 1989. Regardless the Muslim Brotherhood situation now, they've always been an ally. Folks, they've had to walk that back now. This is a major gaffe, and even foreign policy media people know this, and that's why they're walking this back, because there are some people who are not in the media laying down...
  • Obama compares murdered American officials in Libya to his Las Vegas campaign volunteers

    09/13/2012 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 13, 2012 | By Toby Harnden In Washington
    President Barack Obama compared his campaign volunteers to the American officials killed in Libya, saying that 'like them, you guys are Americans who sense that we can do better than we’re doing'. Obama's remarks came during a meeting with volunteer leaders in Las Vegas. 'And obviously [our] hearts are broken for the families but I wanted to encourage those folks at the State Department. that they were making a difference, he said, according to a pool report. 'The sacrifices that our troops and our diplomats make are obviously very different from the challenges that we face here domestically but like...
  • President Obama's Greatest Foreign Policy Failure: Killing bin Laden

    09/13/2012 1:15:37 PM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/13/2012 | Richard Miniter
    ....There are three things wrong with the bin Laden raid that suggest Obama is unsuitable as a wartime president: the planning, the execution and most importantly, the aftermath. Let’s examine those in reverse. Putting publicity ahead of victory. Obama ran to the cameras and raced to tell the world that bin Laden was dead– just hours after his body bobbed beneath the waves in the wake of the USS Carl Vinson. He was anxious for the credit, not realizing that the credit would keep. He forgot about the military advantage of surprise. In his hurry, Obama forgot the two trash...
  • White House: No cutting off Egyptian aid

    09/13/2012 11:12:53 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    politico ^ | 9/13/12 | BYRON TAU
    Despite calls for ending foreign aid to Egypt in the wake of an attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, the White House is standing by funding commitments. Asked on Air Force One Thursday if the United States would withhold aid, White House press secretary Jay Carney said simply: "No."
  • Islamists Drag Dead Body of US Ambassador Through the Streets of Benghazi!(Updated) I

    09/13/2012 12:22:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 116 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 8:11 AM | Jim Hoft
    Islamists dragged the dead body of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens from the embassy after he was murdered last night. The radical Islamists attacked the embassy with rocket propelled grenades and machine gun fire.
  • Report: Marines Guarding U.S. Embassy In Cairo Not Allowed To Carry Live Ammunition…

    09/13/2012 12:39:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 13, 2012
    What the ….?Via WFB: U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo.Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.”U.S. officials have yet to confirm or comment on the reports. Timemagazine’s Battleland blog reported Thursday “Senior...
  • Romney Offends the Pundits

    09/13/2012 8:21:30 AM PDT · by Qbert · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 12, 2012 | WSJ
    Tuesday's assaults on the U.S. Embassies in Benghazi and Cairo have injected foreign policy into the Presidential campaign, but suddenly the parsons of the press corps are offended by the debate. They're upset that Mitt Romney had the gall to criticize the State Department for a statement that the White House itself disavowed. We're referring to the statement issued Tuesday under the headline "U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement." The statement came in response to Muslim protests against a 13-minute anti-Islamic video making the rounds on YouTube. In response to anger in Egypt at the video, the Embassy in Cairo issued...