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For days since the killings the Obama Administration has told the American people the reason for the killing was a video movie that made fun of the Prophet Mohamed
For example United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice was all over the Sunday talk shows saying:
“Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,”
"In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated,”
As Victor Davis Hanson, a historian at the Hoover Institution writes:
Embarrassed White House press secretary Jay Carney and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice insisted that these assaults were just reactions to an insensitive video that disparaged Islam and was circulating on the Internet. As embassies burned, we were assured that there was no animosity directed at America in general, or at this administration and its foreign policy in particular.http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/327849
That is hogwash. The weeks-old video was a mere pretext, in the manner of the Danish cartoons that Islamists used to stir up mobs in their war against the West. The street rioting was long ago synchronized across the Middle East to celebrate the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Apparently, the administration was left stunned and without a clue about the latest Middle East madness.
As a candidate and as president, Obama assumed that his own multicultural politics, his familiarity with Islam, his novel transracial personal story, and his repudiation of George W. Bush would all combine to win over the Middle East. Supposedly, Middle Eastern dislike of America had little to do with longstanding existential differences that did not start with Bush and won’t end with Obama.
Obama’s al Arabiya interview, Cairo speech, and loud reset diplomacy sent mixed messages. He gave the impression that Middle East anger was largely either America’s fault or due to misunderstandings that the sensitive Obama alone could mitigate — as he distanced himself from the supposed pathologies of prior American policy in the region.
That myth-making is now discredited. But it still makes it hard for the administration to admit that hatred in Egypt is deep-seated and irrational — and has very little to do with a silly video. Those in the Arab street hate the West and America because they are told daily that our supposed godlessness and decadence should not make us so rich and powerful — especially when such pious believers as themselves are so poor and impotent.But rather than addressing the real causes of their present misery — tribalism, misogyny, statism, corruption, authoritarianism, fundamentalism, and religious intolerance — amid rich natural resources, Islamists scapegoat. Sometimes they fume at American support for Israel, at other times at an obscure video, cartoon, or rumor of a torched Koran.
We only feed these adolescent tantrums when America wrongly apologizes for the occasional insensitivity of a few of our citizens, who enjoy free speech under the U.S. Constitution.
What particularly outrages me is the fact the Obama Administration has been misleading the American people and covers for their incompetence by shifting the blame to an American citizen who made an insensitive video
Now CNN is reporting:
Sources tracking militant Islamist groups in the region said that a pro-al Qaeda group was the chief suspect and that the attack appeared to have been planned. The attackers used the protest as a diversion, the sources said.
If the Obama Administration would mislead us on this what else are they misleading us on. I am mad, very mad, at their incompetence and dishonesty. Four good Americans died and more will die before this is all over. President Obama has time for David Letterman but not time for his daily intelligence briefings and to meet with our one strong ally in the Middle East, the leader of Israel, Prime Minister Netanyaho! While we spend our time "fiddling" on a supposed gaffs by Mitt Romney and Obama immerses himself in our pop culture , the Middle East burns, and Iran is building "The Bomb!"
Now we know what it was like to be in the Rome Empire during the fall part of the Rise and Fall!