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  • The 9/11/12 Embassy Attacks - President Obama Built That

    09/19/2012 4:23:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | September 19, 2012 | ALAN KORNMAN
    The Arab Spring President Barack Hussein Obama built, failed in a wave of riots and violence spanning 20+ countries throughout the Middle East and North Africa on 9/11/2012. ....The full responsibility for the protection of our foreign embassies falls, by law, on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton directly and her boss President Obama. ....President Obama's Middle East foreign policy has now officially failed. If President Obama should do the bare minimum of withholding U.S. aid to those Islamists he helped install in Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia, etc... his house of Middle East cards will come tumbling down. ....President Barack Hussein...
  • Romney: Palestinian truth-teller, again

    09/19/2012 3:06:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 19, 2012 | Abby W. Schachter
    With all the focus on what Mitt Romney said about Obama voters and dependents, during a secretly video-taped fundraising event, it is surprising to learn that the Republican presidential nominee had the right idea about foreign policy as well as domestic issues.There is this three minute and 22 second video clip of Romney talking about peace between the Israeli and Palestinians that is a model of clarity.Romney says essentially that there is little for the US to do about creating a new Palestinian state because the security problems that would be created for Israel as a result would be too...
  • Libya, Middle East Burning – Dick Morris TV: Lunch Alert! (Will have profound impact on election)

    09/18/2012 8:57:03 AM PDT · by Signalman · 2 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 9/18/2012 | Dick Morris
    Dear Friend, In this video commentary, I discuss the political impact of the world wide explosion of anti-Americanism and how it exposes Obama’s weakness. Tune in!
  • The Shattered Remains of US Middle East Policy

    09/18/2012 5:12:41 AM PDT · by Makana · 10 replies
    Al-Akhbar ^ | September 13, 2012 | Karl Sharro
    "How can this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction?" asked Hillary Clinton. The shocking attack on the US consulate in Benghazi late on Tuesday that left four Americans dead abruptly revealed the fragility of America’s position in the post “Arab Spring” Middle East. The statement made by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton after the blast revealed the state of shock and disbelief that Obama’s administration is in. Obama’s reluctance to intervene in Libya, misleadingly interpreted by some as “leading from behind,” was abandoned hastily in a telling sign of the...
  • Promoting Islamic Liberty Here and Abroad

    09/17/2012 1:53:03 PM PDT · by eagleye85 · 6 replies
    Eagleyeblog ^ | September 17, 2012 | Bethany Stotts
    Can a good Muslim be a good American? M. Zuhdi Jasser, founder of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) audaciously asked at a recent Heritage event. “And I think if you can answer yes to that, it’s not just about being a good American, it’s about believing in liberty and I think the bigger question for the Middle East as we see these mobs in Libya and Yemen and Egypt– can a good Muslim believe in liberty?” he said. Those Muslims who believe in liberty over Islamist theocracies do need encouragement, argued Ayaan Hirsi Ali in a recent Newsweek...
  • A Screenshot of The Movie That Sparked Chaos In The Middle East

    09/17/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 7 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-17-12 | The Looking Spoon
    This wasn't only predictable, it was predicted...
  • Obama's Handling Of The Middle East Embassy Debacle In One Word

    09/17/2012 9:59:06 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 9-17-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Instapundit explains why here...
  • Sequestration Would Slow U.S. Response to Foreign Crises

    09/17/2012 8:19:40 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 31 replies
    Defence Professionals ^ | 17 Sep 12 | Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D.
    The Middle East is ablaze again, literally, and Israel is sending strong signals that it intends to attack Iran's nuclear complex with or without U.S. assistance. It would be nice to stay out of this latest round of regional violence -- most Americans have had their fill of foreign entanglements for the time being -- but sometimes circumstances don't afford us that luxury. If Iran responds to an Israeli air strike by trying to close the Strait of Hormuz, Washington will need to act. Imagine, though, that the crisis came after across-the-board spending cuts triggered on January 2, pursuant to...
  • KISS THE MIDDLE EAST GOOD BYE

    09/17/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT · by shortstop · 49 replies
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/17/12 | Bob Lonsberry
    How about this. How about we pack up and come home. How about we tell them we’re not giving them another dime, How about we tell them to go screw themselves.p How about we leave them to live their Stone Age lives with their savage culture and their fanatic religion.p We’ve been bankrolling and defending any number of Muslim nations over the last decade and where has it gotten us? Our ambassador is dead, our embassies are under attack and our “allies” are shooting us down. It’s time to take the hint. It’s time to give them the finger. We’ve...
  • Intruding Realities - the Unleader is creating power vacuums that liberal vanity won't fill

    09/17/2012 3:33:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 17, 2012 | Jed Babbin
    Reality has a way of intruding,interfering with political hopes and ambitions. The realities of the past week in Egypt and Libya are so clear that they have propelled at least a few European liberals to what they surely regard as an ugly realization that challenges one of liberalism's most precious dogmas. Since the beginning of the Cold War,liberals here and abroad have always wanted to cut the American superpower down to size. America,in their view,should submit its foreign policy to the learned guidance of its betters among the EUnuchs and the UN. The U.S. should be made to reform,to end...
  • U.S. Is Preparing for a Long Siege of Arab Unrest

    09/15/2012 11:31:46 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 74 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 15, 2012 | PETER BAKER and MARK LANDLER
    WASHINGTON — After days of anti-American violence across the Muslim world, the White House is girding itself for an extended period of turmoil that will test the security of American diplomatic missions and President Obama’s ability to shape the forces of change in the Arab world.Although the tumult subsided Saturday, senior administration officials said they had concluded that the sometimes violent protests in Muslim countries may presage a sustained crisis with unpredictable diplomatic and political consequences. While pressing Arab leaders to tamp down the unrest, Mr. Obama and his advisers are left to consider whether to scale back diplomatic activities...
  • The Consequences of Obama's Bungled Mideast Policy

    09/17/2012 1:17:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Michael Barone
    In Libya, U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three colleagues were murdered Tuesday. Earlier that day, protesters in Egypt stormed the U.S. embassy and tore down the American flag. It was "the day the roof fell in," proclaimed blogger and historian Walter Russell Mead. Barack Obama's "efforts to reconcile the U.S. and moderate Islamism -- in part by distancing the U.S. from Israel -- have angered Israel without reducing Islamist bitterness against the United States." In other words, his Middle East policies are in shambles. His assumption that a president "who doesn't look like other presidents" would endear America to Arabs...
  • ME protests: the hardline 'tele-Islamist' who brought anti-Islam film to Muslim world's attention

    09/16/2012 12:48:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 15, 2012 | Nick Meo, Cairo, Colin Freeman, Richard Spencer in Cairo and Ruth Sherlock in Beirut
    His inflammatory chat show on satellite television has long prided itself on baiting liberals, Christians and Jews, but last week saw Sheikh Khalid Abdullah stage the broadcasting controversy of a lifetime. The rabble-rousing Egyptian tele-Islamist knew he had found a ratings-grabber when he found an obscure, badly-made film on the internet called the Innocence of Muslims. It had actually been online since July, but nobody had paid attention to its crude libels against the Prophet Mohammed until Mr Abdullah's show broadcast clips from it last weekend, calling for the film-makers to be executed. Within hours the hardline Salafi Islamists who...
  • Obama’s Terror Touchdown Dance is Over

    09/16/2012 12:28:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | September 13, 2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Yesterday, when most of the mainstream media busied themselves pounding Mitt Romney for having the chutzpah to denounce the initial apology for American freedom of speech issued by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, they were missing a much more important story. As Islamist attacks on the U.S. escalated throughout the Middle East, it became apparent that the Obama administration’s recent bout of back slapping celebration over its foreign and defense policy was completely unjustified. Not only were the White House, the Pentagon and the State Department sleeping while terrorist forces plotted a full-scale assault on our mission in Benghazi, Libya...
  • In Video Veritas: "Obama Starts The Fire"

    09/15/2012 10:24:33 PM PDT · by ShorelineMike · 11 replies
    self ^ | 9/15/2012 | ShorelineMike
    I was inspired by Freeper RushIsMyTeddyBear to create the YouTube video here dramatizing President Obama's incredible callousness with regards to the metastasizing conflict in the Middle East, or "9-11-Plus-Eleven", as I term it.
  • Middle East Mayhem: Congrats Obama,You Built That

    09/15/2012 9:55:38 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sept. 16, 2012 | Doug Giles
    Remember back in the beginning of 2011 when Obama told us about the freedom lovers in Egypt and Libya living under the oppression of dictators and needing our immediate help to establish democracy in their fair lands? .... Yep, these "yearners for democracy" turned out to be radicals of radicals who'd like nothing more than to eradicate the U.S. and Israel and establish a global bounce house for all things Muslim. Whoopsie, eh Mr. President? You kind of misjudged that one, senor. At least I hope Obama misjudged their end game because if he had even an inkling that they...
  • Amid uneasy calm in Cairo, prime minister says some were paid to protest

    09/15/2012 9:46:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 15, 2012 | Ian Lee, Hamdi Alkhshali and Joe Sterling
    Egypt's prime minister said some of the thousands involved in days of protests near the U.S. Embassy got paid to participate, state news reported Saturday, the same day riot police managed to force demonstrators from the area. Prime Minister Hesham Kandil said "a number" of those involved in the tense, sometimes violent protests, which began Tuesday, later confessed to getting paid to participate, according to the state-run Middle East News Agency. He noted, too, that some of the demonstrators were acting on their own and weren't paid to vent their anger against the United States over an inflammatory anti-Islam film...
  • US official: Sudan balks at Marine troop mission

    09/15/2012 12:58:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 15, 2012
    The fleet anti-terrorism security team's deployment is on hold Saturday even as the protest grows outside the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum. [Houston Chronicle tease on front page] WASHINGTON (AP) — Objections by Sudan's government have held up the security mission of an elite Marine team that the U.S. planned to send to Khartoum, a U.S. official said Saturday. As a result, the deployment has been delayed and possibly curtailed, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to disclose details on the troop movement. The Marine unit, known as a fleet anti-terrorism...
  • Fruits Of Obama Foreign Policy.

    09/15/2012 12:45:39 PM PDT · by Atlanticist.us · 3 replies
    skipmaclure.us ^ | September 15 2012 | Skip MacLure
    Absolutely incredible! Our first Moslem President has made the ineptitude of the Carter years look like sheer genius. How is it that someone, who is supposedly so tuned-in to all things Moslem, can misread the entire Middle East for so long?. Unless by purposeful intent, which I suspect is more truth than fiction, denigrating and denying our allies and giving aid and comfort to our enemies. Watching the knuckleheads of the Lame Stream Press contorting themselves, to somehow spin what’s occurring across the Arab world, would be funny if it weren’t so tragic. The events in Cairo and Libya, by...
  • Which Is Melting Faster: America's Position in Middle East or MSM's Position in America?

    09/15/2012 11:34:25 AM PDT · by radioone · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 9-14-12 | Hugh Hewitt
    If an American consulate had been attacked and four Americans including the ambassador slaughtered on George W. Bush's watch --on 9/11, no less-- the outrage broadcast over the nation's elite media would have been intense and round-the-clock. Had George W. Bush then responded to those events by jetting to Vegas for a fundraiser and campaign rally marked by a rote and emotion-less nod towards the victims and a callous transition to the difficulty of campaign life for political volunteers, well, the hysteria that would have followed would have melted wires. Because Barack Obama is the MSM's favorite president ever; however,...
  • Muslim Cleric Tears Bible At Protest Outside the US Embassy in Cairo

    09/15/2012 6:21:11 AM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 43 replies
    Assyrian International News Agency ^ | 9-14-2012 | AINA news release
    (AINA) -- During the demonstration which was held in front of the American Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, 9/11, a Muslim cleric named Abu Islam tore and burned the Holy Bible in front of thousands of Muslims. His action was met with applause and anti-Christian cheers from the demonstrators. Before leaving the demonstration and getting into his car, he told the crowds "next time I will urinate on it."
  • Muslims Show Respect for Religion by Attacking Pope

    09/15/2012 2:57:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    If there’s one consistent element in the media’s coverage of the Mohammed riots, it’s that Muslims are sensitive darlings who get very upset when religion is offended. All they really want is for everyone to respect religion… their religion. >>>Some 1,000 demonstrators marched from Tripoli’s Al-Mansouri Mosque to nearby Nour Square following Friday prayers, shouting slogans against the U.S. and Pope Benedict XVI, who began a three-day visit to Lebanon. They tore down posters and banners welcoming the pope that had been put in place by Saad Hariri’s Future Movement. The demonstrators ignored warning shots fired by police, and tried...
  • Protests sweep Islamic world, fueled by domestic politics, anti-US anger

    09/15/2012 1:58:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 14, 2012 | Scott Peterson, Staff writer
    ............"American flags were torched from Tehran to Amman to Kuala Lumpur. Egyptian protesters fought street battles with security forces. In Afghanistan, which was otherwise surprisingly quiet, an effigy of Barack Obama was burnt in an eastern province. In India-administered Kashmir, the top Islamic cleric told all Americans to "immediately leave" because Muslim sentiments "have been hurt by these pictures." Iran's supreme religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, condemned a historic string of Western insults, saying that an "evil chain – namely Salman Rushdie, the Danish cartoonist and Quran-burning American priests," showed that the US and "evil Zionist groups are furious at...
  • Peacekeepers attacked in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

    09/15/2012 1:35:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | September 14, 2012 | Kristen Chick, correspondent
    Armed men attacked foreign peacekeepers operating in Egypt's North Sinai today, in what appears to be an opportunistic attack by Islamist militants inspired by the anti-American protests that have swept the Muslim world in the past few days. The attackers threw hand grenades, fired rocket-propelled grenades, briefly entered the peacekeepers camp, and raised a black Islamist flag, according to a former Egyptian state security officer who spoke with several officers on the base. The former Egyptian officer asked not to be identified by name. ....The militants made their way 30 to 50 meters inside the camp before they retreated under...
  • Egypt and Libya, Obama's Frankenstein

    09/15/2012 12:54:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 15, 2012 | Camie Davis
    In Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein,Victor Frankenstein is responsible for creating a monster. Realizing his mistake, however,Victor becomes horrified of his own creation. Victor grows even more despondent with the knowledge that the monster he created is guilty of murder. This is the point in the story where the similarities between Victor and Obama,who have both created monsters, end. One is horrified and remorseful over the monster he created. The other feels no remorse. It is left to the reader to decide if this lack of remorse is due to Obama's inability to recognize that he has created a monster. Or...
  • Protests sweep 23 countries on third day of anti-US violence

    09/14/2012 10:54:50 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 22 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sept 14, 2012 | By NANCY A. YOUSSEF
    <p>CAIRO — An unprecedented wave of anti-American violence swept across Africa, Asia and the Middle East on Friday as protesters, angered by an amateurish video that mocks the founder of Islam, stormed and scorched U.S. embassies in Tunisia and Sudan, ransacked a German embassy in Sudan, and set a fast-food restaurant ablaze in Lebanon.</p>
  • Ryan Calls for ‘Moral Clarity’ in American Foreign Policy

    09/14/2012 6:22:22 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 13 replies
    Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan called for U.S. foreign policy to have “moral clarity and firmness of purpose” in remarks today to the Family Research Council’s voter summit in Washington. His address followed criticism by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of how President Barack Obama’s administration has handled attacks on U.S. diplomatic outposts this week in the Middle East. The presidential campaign has turned to foreign policy after four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, were killed in Benghazi, Libya. The deaths and assaults on U.S. embassies in Egypt and Yemen followed publicity of film footage that mocked Muslims...
  • US Official: Nuclear Bomb Is Our Red Line

    09/14/2012 5:19:26 PM PDT · by edpc · 49 replies
    YNet ^ | 14 Sept 2012 | YNet
    US President Barack Obama rejected an appeal by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to define a specific “red line” that Iran could not cross in its nuclear program, The New York Times reported Friday, citing an unnamed senior administration official. According to the report, in an hour-long conversation on Tuesday Obama deflected Netanyahu’s proposal to make the size of Iran’s stockpile of close-to-bomb-grade uranium the threshold, that, if passed, would trigger a US military strike on the Islamic Republic's nuclear facilities. While Obama reiterated the assurance that the US won't allow Iran to manufacture a atomic bomb, he was unwilling to...
  • My View of Middle East from my experiences in the 70's

    09/14/2012 2:01:04 PM PDT · by YihYthink · 23 replies
    myself | today | Myself
    As a person that has spent three years in an out of Arab countries (1970's) that is the center of the present unrest I can say a few things with certainty.
  • Obama's Middle East Policy Is in Ruins

    09/14/2012 1:00:07 PM PDT · by PhxRising · 17 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 09/14/2012 | Der Spiegel
    US embassies in the Muslim world were on high alert Friday following days of violent protests against an anti-Islam film. Some German commentators argue that the violence shows that Obama's Middle East policies have failed. The center-right Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes: "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...
  • Egypt, Yemen work to contain anti-U.S. protests as anger spreads through Muslim world

    09/14/2012 12:26:53 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Birnbaum and Debbi Wilgoren,
    ....Protesters in Tunis broke into the U.S. Embassy compound and set fire to cars in the parking lot before being pushed out by police and special forces, who also confronted stone-throwing crowds with tear gas and gunfire, the Associated Press reported. Police in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, fired on protesters trying to scale the walls of the embassy there, AP said. And security forces in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, fired guns in the air to keep protesters away from that city’s U.S. Embassy, a day after its compound was broken into and looted. In Tripoli, Lebanon, demonstrators set fire to...
  • Islamists Welcome Pope to Lebanon By Torching KFC and Hardees in Tripoli (Video)

    09/14/2012 12:08:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon today and urged peace at a time of great turmoil in the Middle East. The trip will take the pope to the nation with the largest percentage of Christians in the Middle East — nearly 40 percent of Lebanon’s 4 million people, with Maronite Catholics the largest sect. Violence broke out in Tripoli as Pope Benedict arrived. Hundreds of protesters set alight a Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Hardee’s restaurant in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Friday, witnesses said, chanting against the pope’s visit to Lebanon and shouting anti-U.S. slogans.
  • Anti-American Protests Over Film Expand to More Than a Dozen Countries

    09/14/2012 11:36:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 14, 2012 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK, ALAN COWELL and RICK GLADSTONE
    ....Witnesses in Cairo said protests that first flared on Tuesday — the day J. Christopher Stevens, the American ambassador in Libya, was killed in an attack in neighboring Libya — continued sporadically Friday, with protesters throwing rocks and gasoline bombs near the American Embassy and the police firing tear gas. The bodies of Mr. Stevens and three other Americans killed in the Libya attack were being returned to the United States on Friday. In Lebanon,one person was killed and 25 injured as protesters attacked restaurants. There was also turmoil in Yemen, Bangladesh, Qatar, Kuwait and Iraq, and demonstrations in Malaysia....
  • 'I will bring peace to the middle east if I become U.S. pres.', Obama vows during Israel visit

    09/14/2012 8:57:40 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    daily mail ^ | orig 2008
    Barack Obama has vowed to bring an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict if he is elected President of the United States. The senator said today that he would work to bring to bring peace into the troubled region 'from the minute he is sworn into office.' Obama, who has flown into Israel, faces a packed schedule of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Obama After arriving in Jerusalem a day earlier, Obama said he hoped his administration would strengthen the historic special relationship between the United States and Israel. He also vowed that Israel as a valued ally with the...
  • Thousands in Kashmir protest anti-Islam film - call Obama a "terrorist" [burn U.S., Israel flags]

    09/14/2012 7:37:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | September 14, 2012 | AIJAZ HUSSAIN
    SRINAGAR, India -- Thousands of angry Kashmiri Muslims protested Friday against an anti-Islam film, burning U.S. flags and calling President Barack Obama a "terrorist," while the top government cleric here reportedly demanded Americans leave the volatile Indian-controlled region immediately. In the southern Indian city of Chennai, protesters threw stones at the U.S. Consulate, shattering some windows and burning Obama in effigy. Police quickly cleared the area, arresting more than 100 protesters. U.S. Embassy officials in Delhi did not immediately comment. In Bangladesh, about 5,000 hard-line Muslims marched through the streets of the capital, Dhaka, after Friday prayers, burning U.S. and...
  • 'Innocence of Muslims' Shot on Hollywood-Built Set - production worker talking to FBI

    09/14/2012 6:02:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 85 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 14, 2012 | Paul Bond
    The Innocence of Muslims, a movie that has enraged radical Islamists who have rioted and committed murders in the Middle East this week, was partially shot on a set that Paramount's TV unit helped to build for its TV show JAG, and a man with five decades of movie and television experience is helping the FBI figure out who is behind the controversial film. Portions of the infamous, micro-budget movie were filmed in Saugus, about 30 miles north of Hollywood, on a portion of Blue Cloud Film Ranch called “Baghdad Square,” which is often used for TV and film productions...
  • Christopher Stevens Feeds the Crocodile

    09/14/2012 2:42:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 14, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    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...
  • US braces for more violence from anti-Muslim film

    09/13/2012 6:28:28 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | September 13, 2012 | Kimberly Dozier and Matthew Lee
    The Obama administration was caught by surprise by the ferocity of the Sept. 11 attack against the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the ambassador and three other Americans. Now it is bracing for another potential eruption of violent demonstrations in parts of the Muslim world after Friday's weekly prayers — traditionally a time of protest in the Middle East and North Africa... "The United States government had absolutely nothing to do with this video," [Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton] said before a meeting with the foreign minister of Morocco at the State Department. "We absolutely reject its...
  • HOW OBAMA--AND THE MEDIA--LOST EGYPT, AND ISRAEL, TOO

    09/13/2012 5:53:31 PM PDT · by moneyrunner
    The Virginian ^ | 9/13/2012 | Moneyrunner
    HOW OBAMA--AND THE MEDIA--LOST EGYPT, AND ISRAEL, TOO I have predicted how the Arab Spring would develop for several years. I have never been to Egypt, or for that matter any part of the Middle East. I am a student of human nature. Human nature is not immutable, but people who believe they can create a "new Soviet man" or and "Ubermensch" is severely deluded, and if they achieve power they can - and have - killed millions. But it's this kind of magical thinking that believes that the overthrow of Mubarak or K-Daffy would lead to a Western style...
  • (Hillary) Clinton as Schoolteacher: Violence is Not Acceptable

    09/13/2012 1:53:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    Artuz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | September 13, 2012 | Gil Ronen
    Speaking slowly, Secretary of State lectures Muslims on what their "great religion" stands for.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton adopted a pedagogical tone Thursday in a message to Muslims, explaining that violence runs contrary to the creed of their "great religion." Speaking slowly and deliberately, almost like a schoolteacher in front of a class of particularly difficult children, Clinton said the current wave of anti-American violence in the Middle East is "unacceptable." Clinton said that ... it was "especially wrong" to attack embassies.
  • Islamophobia as free speech -- a notion that escapes many Muslims

    09/13/2012 7:41:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 13, 2012 | Carol J. Williams
    "..............................Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader elected Egyptian head of state after the fall of the 30-year autocracy of Hosni Mubarak, called on the United States on Wednesday to prosecute the makers of the purported film, "Innocence of Muslims,"from which a 14-minute trailer posted on YouTube was said to be taken... The video clips, which depict the Islamic prophet Muhammad as a savage and a sexual deviant,set off a heated debate in the United States about the intersection of the 1st Amendment right to free expression and the dangerous consequences of hate speech and religious intolerance. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney...
  • The American Media Beclowned Themselves Yesterday

    09/13/2012 6:45:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    Red State ^ | September 13, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Yesterday, as the American consulate in Libya was smoking and the rioters were returning in Egypt, the President of the United States flew off to Las Vegas for a fundraiser while his spokesman was telling the American press corps that yesterday wasn’t really a normal political day. Had it been George W. Bush, the media would, right now, be marching on the White House with pitch forks and torches. Remember, on 9/11, as events were unfolding in Washington, the American media was crying for President Bush to return to Washington. They wanted Daddy at home in the White House where...
  • Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen - Chanting "Death to America!"

    09/13/2012 5:04:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 13, 2012
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Chanting "death to America," hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen's capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East. American missions have been attacked in three Arab nations — Yemen, Egypt and Libya — that have faced persistent unrest and are struggling to restore law and order after last year's revolts deposed their authoritarian regimes. Protesters smashed windows as they breached the embassy perimeter and reached the compound grounds, although they did not...
  • What a difference a day makes: Egypt and Libya react to US deaths

    09/13/2012 4:44:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Al-Bawaba ^ | September 13, 2012
    Despite being neighbors, Egypt and Libya’s reaction to the US embassy deaths, announced yesterday, could not have been more different. In Cairo there were more clashes reported today and the Muslim Brotherhood put out a statement many viewed as anti-American. By contrast, Libyans took to the streets of Benghazi in counter-protest and flooded Facebook with messages in support of the US. The attacks on the US embassies in Cairo and Benghazi on Tuesday night followed news of the release of a controversial anti-Islam movie about the Prophet Muhammad. The amateurish looking film depicts the Prophet as a homosexual, pedophile and...
  • The Shores of Barbary - A republic that will not defend its citizens will not last long

    09/13/2012 4:20:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rober Kaplan
    They are murderers and, yes, they are Muslim murderers. When President Jefferson decided to send a naval expedition to Tripoli to rescue American seamen and punish the Barbary pirates, the opposition to him was practical: did we have the naval vessels and if not did we want to raise taxes to pay for them? Did we have allies with whom to embark on such a difficult campaign? Assuming success, what were we supposed to do next to insure the pirates did not lie low, regroup, begin their trade as soon as we looked the other way? The third president's answer...
  • Is This Obama’s Chicago Swan?

    09/13/2012 3:16:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 4 replies
    Power Line ^ | 9-12-12 | Steven Hayward
    Everyone is by now familiar with Nassim Taleb’s idea of low probability, high impact “black swan” events that come seemingly out of nowhere to disrupt the world as we know it. The events of the last 48 hours look like they might be Obama’s black swan, except that we can’t say “black swan” and “Obama” in the same sentence because that would be, you know. . . racist or something. So I’ll call it a “Chicago swan” instead, especially given the salience of the Chicago teachers’ strike. Wait, what’s that? I can’t say “Chicago” either? Anyway, it is interesting that...
  • Jewish Refugees from Arab Lands: Redressing the Injustice

    09/13/2012 2:32:10 AM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs ^ | September 10, 2012 | Aharon Mor
    For over 2,500 years, Jewish communities have existed in the lands now known as the Middle East and North Africa, as well as in Iran. Around one million Jews lived there at the start of the twentieth century; today less than 3 percent of that one million still remain (including Iran). Upon the establishment of the State of Israel, the status of Jews in Arab countries changed dramatically. The Arab world’s rejection of the Jewish state triggered a deliberate surge in state-legislated discrimination and abuse by Arab regimes and their citizenry, making Jewish residence in Arab countries simply untenable. As...
  • Anti-muslim pastor [Jones] gets attention, not credit for deadly Libya attack [story grows]

    09/13/2012 2:30:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | September 13, 2012 | Ben Montgomery
    .....Citing sources in Benghazi,the think tank[Quilliam] said: "(W)e have reason to believe that the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi came to avenge the death of Abu Yaya al-Libi,al-Qaida's second in command killed a few months ago." A day before the attack,the leader of al-Qaida,Ayman al-Zawahiri,urged Libyans to avenge the killing,...roughly 20 militants were present,prepared for military assault with rocket-propelled grenade launchers that do not typically appear at peaceful protests. Nonetheless,much of the blame for the protests was aimed at the poorly-made film Innocence of Muslims, directed and produced by Sam Bacile,who told the Associated Press he was an...
  • Iran Has Obama in a Headlock

    09/13/2012 1:18:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 13, 2012 | James Lewis
    Iran's Armageddon cult now has Obama at its mercy. After appeasing the sadistic regime in Tehran for almost four years Obama only has to make it through the next two months without the MiddleEast blowing up, and he's set for life. This is the last electoral test of his career, and maybe also the first real election he's ever had to endure. Obama's political bind puts the mullahs in charge for the next two months, rushing to an irreversible grab for nuclear weapons.Obama will not do anything to stop them, because that would mean taking a career risk. He has...
  • Libs are going off the deep end (vanity)

    09/12/2012 6:28:40 PM PDT · by Signalman · 22 replies
    Self | 9/12/2012 | self
    All day today I've been reading articles and editorials (WaPO) from the libs re: Romney criticizing Obama on the debacle going on in Libya and Egypt. They just cannot stand it when Obama gets nailed on his miserable response to the ME crisis. Rush was ecstatic today about Romney's response, and I agree. The more Mitt starts sounding like a real "mensch" as we Jews say, the more he starts sounding like a WINNER. So Mitt (and Congressman Ryan)keep it up. This is the way to win the conservative base. This is what the country is desperately seeking. A real...