Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Egypt and Libya Say: Thank You, Barack Obama

Thrilled to receive the Obama adminstration’s wholehearted support for their revolution Egyptian Islamists scaled the walls of the American Embassy in Cairo yesterday, shredding the American flag and replacing it with an Islamist banner.

Overwhelmed by the generosity of an American administration that was first in the world to recognize its legitimacy the government of Muhammad Morsi stood by and allowed it to happen.

The Washington Post reported that the attacks were retaliation for a movie circulating on Youtube and Egyptian television:

Protests in Libya and Egypt appear to have been sparked by clips of a film produced by Sam Bacile, a California real estate developer who calls himself an Israeli Jew. The film calls the prophet Muhammad a fraud and depicts him having sex; pieces of the film were put on YouTube and showed on a Cairo television station. 

Under siege by Islamists the American Embassy in Cairo quickly apologized for the movie. Its weakness was almost inviting an assault.

Since retracted, the original statement read:

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.

The White House later declared that the statement had not been cleared, but still it has a Hillaryesque quality that sounds like it was put together in the Lady’s Room.

Now that Hillary Clinton has turned the upper echelons of the State Department into a pink ghetto, no one should be surprised to see that the Cairo Embassy is trafficking in girltalk.

Even though everyone has condemned the statement, few people have pointed out that it’s the language of teenaged girls.

Lest we forget, Clinton’s chief aide, one Huma Abedin, has extensive family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Could it be that Abedin influenced America’s diplomatic response to the Cairo outrage?

Call it “smart diplomacy” if you like, but it is also pusillanimous diplomacy, not leading from behind but leading with weakness. It’s a policy of moral appeasement.

It doesn’t take any advanced courses in diplomacy or any extensive experience with foreign policy—neither of which Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama possesses—to know that bullies, thugs, psychopaths and terrorists will always exploit weakness.

For too much time now Western political leaders have gone into an apologetic quiver every time a Westerner has freely expressed a negative or derogatory opinion about the prophet Mohammad.

In so doing it has carved out an Islamic exception to the right of free speech. It has acquiesced to the idea that there is something special, even superior in the prophet Mohammad.

Americans have fought for the right to exhibit a picture of Jesus immersed in a jar of urine. They cower in the corner when the name of Mohammad is taken in vain.

In America a brigade of whiners, led by Andrew Sullivan, has denounced the use of torture on al Qaeda masterminds. It has insisted that America can only win the war on terror by occupying the moral high ground.

One awaits anxiously their response to the fact that the American government, through its Cairo Embassy is willing to apologize to terrorists for the exercise of free speech.

The Obama administration has showered the Morsi government with financial sustenance. Yet, the Morsi government knew that there was going to be an attack and did nothing. Shouldn’t the Obama administration withdraw its financial support and link it to positive actions on Egypt’s part?

Statements of condemnation mean nothing unless they are accompanied by actions. Terrorists just invaded sovereign American territory and the American Embassy attacks Americans for instigating it.

While it is trying it make up its mind the administration should immediately fire the leadership of the embassy in Cairo.

9/11/2012 will go down in history as a day when fanatics invaded American soil and the Obama administration apologized for American values.

Yesterday, the people of Libya had an opportunity to express their heartfelt thanks to the Obama administration for leading an international coalition that helped overthrow the dictator Qaddhafi.

They embraced this opportunity by invading the consulate in Benghazi and murdering the ambassador, along with three other Americans.

Hillary Clinton issued the following statement:

Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.  The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.  Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation.  But let me be clear:  There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.

President Obama echoed the same language:

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.

Religious tolerance does not deprive you of the right to free speech, even to express thoughts that others find deplorable.

Again, one wonders what consequences the government of Libya will have to bear for the outrage of allowing its citizens to invade American territory and to murder the American ambassador.

Yesterday too, while the crack Clinton-Obama foreign policy was demonstrating its abject incompetence, we learned that President Obama had turned down a request from Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu for a face-to-face meeting in New York.

You know and I know and everyone with an ounce of sense knows that the Obama administration is doing this because it does not, yet again, want to offend Muslim sensibilities.

The only people who do not seem to know are the large numbers of American Jews who will dutifully go to the polls in November and mindlessly vote for Barack Obama.

In these events we see a policy of moral appeasement and its price.


Dennis said...

If the past is any indicator of the future then Libya will receive 25 not so nice adjectives and ten hurtful adverbs as punishment from the Obama administration. They will also have to endure 10 apologies for the Bill of Rights including free speech.
Does anyone find it interesting that this offending film just happened to have a Jewish producer and a number of Jewish backers? Does anyone wonder why this all seems to happen on September 11 and these supposed demonstrators just seemed to have RPGs?
Something just does not seem to make sense or add up. Color me skeptical.

JP said...

I'll see your past being an indicator of the future and raise you one k-cycle winter/Fourth Turning.

Obama's in charge of precisely nothing.

"The Tuesday attack on the U.S. Consultate in Benghazi, Libya, that ended up killing four employees, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, was not a spontaneous mob attack triggered by a fil about Mohammed. U.S. officials believe that al-Qaeda linked militants used the film as a cover to launch a military attack on the Consulate, to take revenge on Americans. The four Americans died in a coordinated assault by gunmen firing assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades and carrying the black flag of an Islamic extremist group.

The Obama administration has ordered to additional warships into the Mediterranean, near the Libyan coast. An elite anti-terrorist unit of 40 Marines will be flown in to beef up security in the American embassy in Tripoli (not Benghazi). FBI agents, along with a team to protect them, will be sent to the Benghazi embassy to sift through the wreckage for evidence.

American officials won't discuss the nature of any planned military activity, but it's assumed that the plan is to identify the perpetrators and, at the very least, bring them to justice. CBS News and McClatchy"

Dennis said...

As if the perpetrators are still in Libya since we have broadcast our intentions? That black flag is the flag of Islam. How are we really going to know if we got the planners or some poor camel jockey who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Does one seriously think a government that is weak is going to give us any real information especially when, given Obama's commitment to our allies, we will be gone and they will have to deal with the terrorists who control parts of Libya?
A lot of good 40 Marines are going to do now that the damage has been done. Why was the Embassies' security not beefed up especially given we had just used a drone on a Libyan terrorist who was purported to be the Number 2 man and September 11 was about to happen?
All the warships in the world are not going to bring back the four people who died. I note the the Egyptians are still rioting.
I will go you one better. I will up it to 4 Americans still alive and a President who actually does his job for all the use of adjectives and adverbs as action.