Obama’s Insult to America

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As this is being written, violent protests have occurred in more than a dozen Middle East and North African countries.

The wildfire of anti-American protests started on September 11, 2012,  11 years to the day after Islamic radicals brought down the Twin Towers and killed nearly 3,000 Americans.  But, today there is a difference – a very ugly difference.  Today, we face these attacks with an Administration ill suited to the task and seemingly preoccupied with damage control.  In that effort of political self preservation, the Obama administration insults the intellect of the American people and insults the memory of four brave American representatives killed in the Benghazi, Libya assault.

First, we have an apology coming from the U.S. Embassy in Egypt – an apology that actually preceded the assault on the Embassy and the burning of the American flag.  The subject of the apology:  an obscure video released on YouTube in July, 2012, ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed.  Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney quite correctly took issue with Obama’s apology.  But, Obama has apparently been moderately successful in distancing himself from the Embassy’s statement, saying that he did not authorize it – while, at the same time, ridiculing Romney for “shooting before he aims.”

Well, how about that?  Any person who has ever served in a sensitive position in the military, or in the government in general, will tell you that there are protocols for virtually everything – particularly, statements made in the international arena.  The idea that an Embassy would release a statement essentially apologizing , on behalf of the United States, to a large religious block without presidential approval is stunning.  It is particularly odd that a statement amounting to an apology did not come from Obama.  The number of apologies he has made for our Country suggests strongly that somewhere in Washington there is an apology czar combing the wires for stories in any part of the world that could warrant a U.S. apology!

Then there is the obvious – and again I call on those who have served in the military, or in law enforcement.  Given the tensions in the Middle East – given the recent political transitions in Egypt and Libya – how is it even possible that this administration would not have increased security (with U.S. forces) for at least the preceding week and the week following the anniversary of 9/11?  Was this an oversight, or was as it the result of sheer hubris on Obama’s part?  Whatever the reason, four brave men were murdered.  They might have still been alive today, if this very basic step had been taken.

Now, while Romney continues to be the subject of over the top political attacks based on his stand against the initial Embassy apology, the White House is in effect repeating that apology. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney points out that the protesters were not protesting against Obama’s policies, or his administration.  They were protesting against a low budget video released in July, 2012 and amazingly causing people in Egypt and Libya to become sufficiently enraged to burn the American flag and kill four Americans – but, not until September 11 – a day that also “lives in infamy.”  That’s not enough.  Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had the audacity to repeat this theory in the presence of mourning family members of the four dead Americans.

While President Obama spoke today, during the arrival of our four murdered patriots, it is beyond comprehension that he reportedly first called the mourning families from his plane on the way to a campaign event in Las Vegas, that he has allegedly missed (presumably, by choice) 65% of his security briefings and that he refused a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in favor of an appearance on the David Letterman show. Even now, he continues to campaign – or, is he simply doing his best to avoid calls for a decision – to make this another “Present” vote?

This Administration seems thoroughly convinced that whatever they say to the American people will be believed and embraced without discussion or analysis.  Their behavior is no longer just insulting.  It is dangerous.

If these things are not sufficiently bizarre, former President Jimmy Carter has weighed in, saying that Obama should follow the example he set in handling the Iran hostage situation.  Those who remember can tell you that Jimmy Carter did not handle the Iran hostage situation.  He displayed weakness for the world as Barack Obama does today.  The election of President Reagan was singularly responsible for the release of the hostages, as the timing of their release overwhelmingly proved.  Perhaps, if we are fortunate, the election of Mitt Romney will have the same effect throughout the Middle East.

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9/11 Revisited

As families and friends once again gathered to mourn the losses of loved ones lost on 9/11, starkly different gatherings were taking place in the Mideast.

A mob of thousands attacked the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, hauling down and burning the American flag[1] while planting their own black flag, bearing the words: “There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger,” in the Embassy compound.[2]   Some members of the crowd were shouting, “We are Osama,” apparently referring to Osama Bin Laden.[3]

The assault, it seems, was actually preceded  by an unsolicited apologetic response from the U.S. Embassy, regarding a film made by an individual in the U.S.

“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.”[4]

This apology was reportedly based on a film made by Sam Bacile, a self-described Israeli-American, depicting Muhammad as a fraud and philanderer.  Bacile is quoted as saying, “Islam is a cancer, period.”  He admits that “This is a political movie,” saying that “The U.S. lost a lot of money and a lot of people in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but we’re fighting with ideas.”[5]

Apparently, the Embassy’s apology was not enough.

Another Sept. 11th attack – this one at the U.S. Embassy in Libya – resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three staff members. [6]  It appears that the Ambassador was killed at a “safe house,” and there is some speculation that his location may have been divulged by Libyan Security forces.  Some reports say he was carried to the hospital – others, that he was dragged through the streets.   On Sept. 12, 2012, more mob protests followed in Morocco, and Tunisia.

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney condemned the U.S. Embassy apology.  President Obama distanced himself from it and condemned Romney’s participation in the conversation.

Meanwhile, the response from the new Egyptian President, Mohamed Morsi, told the real story.  While he indicated that it was the duty of the Egyptian authorities to protect diplomatic missions, private and commercial property, he also said Egypt’s government:

 “respects and protects the right of expression and the right to protest peacefully under the law and will firmly oppose any irresponsible attempt to veer off the law.”[7] 

The real heart of his statement was this:

“The presidency condemns in the strongest terms the attempt of a group to insult the place of the Messenger, the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) and condemns the people who have produced this radical work,” “The Egyptian people, both Muslims and Christians, refuse such insults on sanctities.”[8]

Our Embassies have suffered at least two 9/11 anniversary attacks.  Four more Americans are dead.  Our flag has been burned, and other U.S. Embassies in the Mideast have been attacked.  What does America have in return1.     

  1. Another speech from Obama.
  2. An attack on Romney by the Obama Administration for condemning the inappropriate U.S. Embassy apology.
  3. An open Mic incident revealing a conspiracy among mainstream journalists, coordinating hostile questions for Romney[i]
  4. A further erosion of free speech in America. 

God bless the proud Americans who gave their life in service to our nation.  God bless the United States of America.

TO BE CONTINUED…


 [1] Nick Dietz, (Sept. 12, 2012), CBS News Web-site, Egyptian protesters attack U.S. Embassy over Muhammad film, retrieved Sept 12, 2012 from http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7421376n

[2] CNN Wire Staff (Sept. 12, 2012), CNN web-site, Protesters attack U.S. diplomatic compounds in Egypt, Libya, retrieved September 12, 2012 from http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/11/world/meast/egpyt-us-embassy-protests/index.html

 [3] Posted by Jim Hoff (Sept. 12, 2012), The Gateway Pundit web-site, Radical Islamists Chant “We Are All Osama!” at US Embassy in Egypt on 9-11, retrieved Sept 12, 2012 from http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/09/radical-islamists-chant-we-are-all-osama-at-us-embassy-in-egypt-on-9-11/

[4] Byron York, (Sept. 11, 2012), Washington Examiner web-site, Beltway Confidential, Romney: Obama administration response to embassy attacks ‘disgraceful’, retrieved Sept. 12, 2012 from http://washingtonexaminer.com/romney-obama-administration-response-to-embassy-attacks-disgraceful/article/2507676#.UFD7ulFSRJY

[5] FoxNews (Sept. 12, 2012), FoxNews web-site, Filmmaker Sam Bacile in hiding after anti-Muslim film sparks violence in which American diplomat was killed, retrieved Sept. 12, 2012 from

[6] Jonathan Lemire, (Sept. 12, 2012), NY Daily News Web-site, U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens killed, along with three other Americans, in attack on consulate in Benghazi, retrieved Sept. 12, 2012 from http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/u-s-ambassador-libya-chris-stevens-killed-americans-attack-consulate-benghazi-libyan-officials-officials-ambassador-chris-stevens-killed-tuesday-night-a-group-embassy-employees-consulate-evacuate-staff-article-1.1157387

[7] CNN Wire Staff, (Sept. 12, 2012), CNN web-site, New protest turns violent outside U.S. Embassy in Cairo, retrieved Sept. 12, 2012 from http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/12/world/meast/egypt-us-embassy-protests/index.html

 [8] Ibid.

[9][9] Joel B. Pollak, (Sept. 12, 2012), Breitbart.com web-site, Big Journalism, article by the Right Scoop.com, MSM Reporters Caught on Open Mic Planning Attack on Romney, retrieved Sept. 12, 2012 from http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/09/12/Mainstream-Media-Caught-Coordinating-Attack-on-Romney-Open-Mic-NBC-Time-New-York-Times

 

Reason #46 – Farrakhan: Barack Obama has Captured the Youth

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Reason #46

Farrakhan: Barack Obama has captured the youth

Minister Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam and friend to the late Libyan Dictator, Muammar Qaddafi,[i] was the winner of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s 2007 Empowerment Award and is the man who Wright called “one of the most important voices in the 20th and 21st century.”[ii]

Farrakhan is also the man, who said of Obama:

“You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.”[iii]

Recall that Louis Farrakhan received an award from Obama’s Pastor – that he was invited periodically to speak at Rev. Wright’s Church, Trinity United – a church attended for 16 years by Barack Obama. Michelle Obama is pictured in a 2004 photo with Louis Farrakhan, his wife Khadijah and Rev. Willie Barrow, an Obama superdelegate and member of his 2008 campaign’s official faith outreach team. Barrow, according to a 2002 Farrakhan interview, also assisted Farrakhan in devising the platforms of the Nation of Islam.[iv]

No doubt all of this is merely a coincidence – just like Obama’s alleged ties to now convicted felon Tony Rezko, former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, and to America bashing minister Jeremiah Wright.

Each time these associations surface, the Left immediately and scornfully condemns the idea of “Guilt by Association.”  Reasonable and prudent people however, might agree that there is a “tipping point,” beyond which we must conclude, as one saying goes: “Show me the people with whom he surrounds himself and I’ll show you who he is.”

When we consider Alinsky, ACORN, SEIU, Wright, Ayers, Bell and the “Marxist Professors,” Farrakhan, Cone, Holdren, Sunstein, Dunn, Jennings, Khalidi, Rezko, the “Occupiers” and others, who then – who really – is Obama?

(Excerpt from 203 Reasons Not to Vote for Barack Obama)


[i] Huffington Post (Feb. 28, 2011), Huffington Post web-site, Louis Farrakhan: Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi Remains A Friend, retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/28/louis-farrakhan-libyas-ga_n_829024.html

[ii] Liz Halloran (Apr 28, 2008), U.S. News & World Report web-site,  Reverend Wright’s Re-emergence Could Spell Trouble for Obama Campaign, retrieved March 21, 2011 from http://www.usnews.com/news/campaign-2008/articles/2008/04/28/reverend-wrights-re-emergence-could-spell-trouble-for-obama-campaign

[iii] Minister Louis Farrakhan, (Oct. 9, 2008), WND web-site, Farrakhan on Obama: ‘The Messiah is absolutely speaking’, retrieved February 19, 2012 from http://www.wnd.com/2008/10/77539/

[iv] Aaron Klein, (Feb. 23, 2011), WND web-site, Obama’s mystery links to Gadhafi uncovered, retrieved February 19, 2012 from http://www.wnd.com/2011/02/267361/

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