Obama- Egypt - Libya
Proud to be an American? Islamists commemorate 9/11 by sacking U.S. embassy in Cairo, tearing down American flag and raising Al Qaida flag. In Libya, Islamists kill 4 Americans including the U.S. Ambassador. Only well into the morning on 9/12 does Pres. Obama get around to issuing a statement that seems more like an apology than the justified outrage of a great nation. But Obama did delay departing for his campaign trip to Las Vegas by a whole hour. With American blood running in the streets and an American embassy burning, the first response of the Obama administration was to apologize to the murderers and vandals for America’s tradition of free speech. In two countries, on 9/11, a truly symbolic date, ‘spontaneous’ uprisings protesting a film that 99.9% of Americans never heard of ( and assuredly most of the Islamists never heard of either) supposedly result from Islamic outrage. Now, protests are spreading to other Mideast countries. Do you believe that this is all coincidence or was it preplanned and coordinated? Many years ago when I lectured on such subjects, I always explained that ‘spontaneous demonstrations’ took the most meticulous planning and training. I was right then and I am right now. I don’t believe a word about the cause or excuses made by either the Islamists or the Obama administration. The initial response of the Obama administration was truly awful. Note Americans, the U.S. and free speech are to blame. Here is the statement released Tuesday by the U.S. embassy, in its entirety: “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others. While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.” After a justified uproar, President Obama issued a Rose Garden statement of 4 paragraphs. Only one sentence related to outrage over the sacking and murder of American; “ While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.” To me this still smacks of groveling and apology to the terrorists. Poor Barack! He was forced t delay his departure for a campaign trip one full hour. H is obviously incapable of thinking about anyone but himself. Viva Las Vegas! Republican candidate Romney gave a more American assessment: “I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.” I am so thankful Obama is off to Las Vegas and not Plains, Georgia to see Jimmy Carter.