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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...

    09/17/2012 6:46:59 AM PDT · by shortstop · 49 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 · 3 replies ^ | 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,...