Why the hell did Obama not place our embassies on high alert prior to the anniversary of 9/11? Does it have anything to do with the FACT that Obama doesn’t bother to attend more than half of his intelligence briefings???
I reported the facts as they became available yesterday. The facts are far, FAR worse than the initial reports suggested. We heard yesterday that an American may have been killed in Libya; make that FOUR Americans INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR. Second, the report was that the attacks were the result of a video that was produced by an American in America exercising his rights to free speech. That is now known to be false; as there is simply no way the incredibly coordinated attack on the US consulate in Libya could have been pulled off without careful advance planning (see also here and here). Even the damn MOB was part of the plan, with the terrorist attackers using it as a diversion. The planning was so extensive, in fact, that the Libyan government itself is now implicated; and further in the aftermath of the attack, it is now being reported that Libyan intelligence officials who should have been protecting the ambassador were instead tipping off the terrorists to the ambassador’s new location after he fled (see also here and here).
What I reported about Barack Obama = Jimmy Carter STANDS:
I’m trying to remember if anything like this ever happened before: our embassy being attacked and overran, our economy in the toilet, and a pathetic failed Democrat president doing nothing. Does that bring back any memories? Hmmm:
The timeline is astonishing. Notice the pathetic weakness of initial responses by the Embassy – which is under the control of the White House – and then by the White House itself. Notice also that Mitt Romney denounced those responses and that AFTER THAT the White House issues an “us too” walkback of the previous statements. Notice also the initial statements condemned the free speech of an American citizen far more than they denounced the acts of violence which resulted in the murder of four Americans including a US Ambassador:
September 12, 2012, 1:29 PM
Who Said What: Timeline of Statements on Libya, Egypt Attacks
By Danny Yadron
Here is a timeline of the news reports, official statements and Twitter posts regarding the attacks on the Cairo, Egypt, embassy and Benghazi, Libya, consulate. All times are EDT.
Tuesday midday: Hours before protests escalated at embassies in Cairo and Benghazi, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued a statement that appeared to condemn an anti-Islam movie promoted by Florida pastor Terry Jones, whose previous burning of Qurans sparked deadly protests. “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,” it said in part.
Tuesday afternoon: The Cairo embassy stands by its original statement. “This morning’s condemnation (issued before protest began) still stands. As does our condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy,” it posts on Twitter. That post has since been deleted but has been preserved on sites including Buzzfeed and Twitchy.
Tuesday 4:29 p.m.: After the Cairo embassy’s Twitter account acknowledged that “protestors breached our wall and took down flag,” it posted this string of Twitter posts: “1) Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. 2) Of course we condemn breaches of our compound, we’re the ones actually living through this. 3) Sorry, but neither breaches of our compound or angry messages will dissuade us from defending freedom of speech AND criticizing bigotry. An example:
Shortly before 7 p.m. ET Tuesday: Wire services report that one American official was killed in the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Shortly after 10 p.m.: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirms that a U.S. official was killed in Libya.
Tuesday 10:10 p.m.: Mitt Romney’s campaign emails reporters a statement, embargoed for midnight. “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,” the Republican presidential candidate said. “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.”
10:25 p.m.: Romney campaign lifts embargo on the statement.
11:04 p.m.: The White House distances itself from the Cairo embassy’s original statement, telling ABC News, “no one in Washington approved that statement before it was released and it doesn’t reflect the views of the U.S. government.”
Wednesday 12:11 a.m.: President Barack Obama’s campaign spokesman emails reporters: “We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Governor Romney would choose to launch a political attack.”
Around 5:30 a.m.: Wire services report that U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens was killed Tuesday in a mob attack. In all, four Americans are reported dead in the attack, which is later confirmed by the State Department.
Around 7:22 a.m.: White House emails out statement from the president on the attack in Benghazi. It reads in part: “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.”
10:20 a.m.: In televised remarks, Mr. Romney stands by his criticism of the White House’s handling of the administration, noting that U.S. embassies are part of the administration.
10:44 a.m.: In Rose Garden remarks, Mr. Obama, with Mrs. Clinton at his side, condemns Libya attacks in “strongest terms.”
If you don’t see how convoluted and weak the U.S. response to this was, you are plainly and simply a moral and an intellectual idiot.
I pointed MONTHS AGO that Barack Obama 1) took credit for the ouster of Mubarak – who happened to be the strongest ally of the U.S. and of Israel in the entire Middle East:
Let’s not forget that Barack Obama took complete credit for the Arab Spring and the Mubarak exit by rushing out to put himself right in the middle of it. The left cheered Obama for his messianic leadership:
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: You know, gentlemen, I’m a little bit jubilant right now, a little bit frisky so I’ll say something that will bother people. But if you have, a lot of the people in this country think the President of the United States is Muslim, which he’s not, he’s Christian. They think he’s foreign born, which he’s not, he’s American born. But they have this attitude about him, the people on the right a lot of them, right? And here he is, and he comes into office, and this jubilant situation in Eqypt, with the first time in our lives we get to see people from the Arab world in a very positive democratic setting. Not as terrorists or not as people fighting Israel, or whatever. Not mouthing epithets against the West, but people like us.
DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES: Right, celebrating.
MATTHEWS: In a way it’s like it took Obama to have this happen, or it’s just so serendipitous.
“It took Obama to have this happen.” Praise him! Worship him! Our blessed messiah! Of course, a lot of people – like Israelis – were arguing from the outset that “this” actually wasn’t a good thing. At all. Conservatives like Sean Hannity predicted from the very outset that the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Islamists were going to take control of Egypt – just as they did.
But who cares about reality? Praise Obama! Praise him! Worship him!
Honk if you think that Chris Matthews is going to point out that what is happening now is the result of Obama the way he was claiming glorious credit for Obama for the same damn terrorist regimes taking over above. And honk twice if you think that the pathological liberal hypocrite liar somehow won’t bother to mention Obama being responsible.
But Obama didn’t just take credit for Mubarack being gone. He did much more.
Obama also 2) assured the American people that the terrorist Muslim Brotherhood was going to be a force for peace and that what was going on in Egypt would turn out swell for America:
Obama also erroneously massively downplayed the role that the Muslim Brotherhood would come to have (you know, unlike Sean Hannity and a lot of other conservatives who were RIGHT):
Mr. Obama downplayed concerns that the Muslim Brotherhood could take power and install a government hostile to U.S. interests.
“I think that the Muslim Brotherhood is one faction in Egypt. They don’t have majority support in Egypt but they are well organized and there are strains of their ideology that are anti U.S., there is no doubt about it,” Mr. Obama said.
Mr. Obama said he wanted a representative government in Egypt that reflected the country’s broader civil society.
The fool was wrong, wrong, WRONG about that:
Though the current upheavals in the Middle East were not initiated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist parties in Egypt, as in Tunisia and Libya, have been the chief beneficiaries of the collapse of long-standing authoritarian repressive regimes across North Africa.
In Egypt itself, the two largest Islamist groups, the Brotherhood and the Salafists, won about three-quarters of the ballots in the second round of legislative elections held in December 2011, while the secular and the liberal forces took a battering.
The Brotherhood, an organization founded by Egyptian schoolteacher Hassan el Banna back in 1928, has never deviated from its founder’s central axiom:
“Allah is our objective; the Prophet is our leader; the Koran is our law; Jihad is our way; dying in the way of Allah is our highest hope.”
It is this radical vision, which animates all those in the region who seek a fully Islamic society and way of life.
The Muslim Brotherhood has always been deeply anti-Western, viscerally hostile to Israel and openly anti-Semitic — points usually downplayed in Western commentary on the “Arab Spring.”
In spite of the fact that Obama was actually giving aid to the Muslim Brotherhood, Obama demanded that America give a billion dollars in aid to Egypt. You know, to the country that is now using RAPE in its war on women.
And now the same fool is making the same mistakes in Syria.
First of all, do you remember the justifications for going to war over Libya, which also aint working out that great? We were told that “Barack Obama’s war in Libya bears the intellectual imprint of Samantha Power.” And what was that “intellectual imprint”? This:
“She began to see war as an instrument to achieving her liberal, even radical, values.”
That’s just GREAT. So Obama went to war with Libya to remove a dictator who threatened to kill his own people but has refused to go to war with a dictator who has ACTUALLY murdered over fourteen thousand of his own people. But apparently radical liberal Obama is on the same page as doctrinaire liberal Barbara Walters – because they’re both helping this vicious dictator.
Libya has not worked out very well. At all. Aside from the fact that Libya has descended into complete anarchy, there is the fact that terrorists have used that anarchy to turn Libya into another Afghanistan/Yemen-style haven.
Oh, and Obama also supported and trained Egyptian activists to undermine and overthrow Mubarak. Just to complete the picture of who supported all these rapes that are now going on.
Like I said, Obama was, is, and will continue to be, a fool.
Here’s another clear proof that Obama supported the terrorists who are now stabbing us. From the LA Times:
U.S. open to a role for Islamists in new Egypt government
But the Muslim Brotherhood must renounce violence and support democracy, the White House says.
January 31, 2011|By Paul Richter and Peter Nicholas, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Washington — The Obama administration said for the first time that it supports a role for groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, a banned Islamist organization, in a reformed Egyptian government. […]
Conservatives almost unanimously said this would lead to disaster. And we were right. The Muslim Brotherhood president Muhammad Morsi blew his dog whistle and ginned up a riot that overran our walls. The Muslim Brotherhood terrorist regime government KNEW this was about to happen and did NOTHING:
The Egyptian government knew the time of the demonstration and the participants — it was all publicly announced — yet Egyptian security forces did not protect the embassy. And so the demonstrators scaled the wall, entered the compound, tore up the American flag, and put up the historic revolutionary flag of Islam (the eighth century black one, not the seventh century green one) in its stead. Why didn’t Egyptian security forces stop them? It was a deliberate decision no doubt taken at the highest level.
For over nine hours after the fecal matter hit the rotary oscillator, the ONLY statement from the Obama administration was that initial statement from the embassy apologizing for and expressing regret that the United States is a nation that allows free speech.
By the way, prior to the Egyptians hearing the Muslim Brotherhood Government blowing a dog whistle and calling hundreds of Muslims to overrun the United States Embassy and desecrate and burn the American flag, we actually had Christians being beheaded ON NATIONAL EGYPTIAN TELEVISION under this same government. And the Brotherhood that Obama welcomed is now literally CRUCIFYING its opponents.
Syria has continued to degenerate to an astonishing degree under this Obama turd administration. Over 31,000 civilians are now DEAD in Syria. And what has the “Arab Spring” president who took so much credit for the destruction of the Egyptian pro-Western and pro-Israeli government and the end of the Libyan regime done about it? Where is Samantha Powers and her “liberal, even radical, values” now???
Now, let me address Mitt Romney getting demonized by the Obama administration and by the Obama propaganda mainstream media machine. First of all, OBAMA HIMSELF ultimately drove the bus over the very same statements that Romney had attacked. So the media getting all sanctimonious about Romney being the FIRST guy who wants to be president in 2013 SHOWING LEADERSHIP is a sick joke. Four Americans, including a US ambassador, are murdered as two US embassies are attacked. Our flag is torn down and desecrated. We apologize and that apology is the only thing that the United States officially says for half a day. And Romney isn’t supposed to decry that??? To make that sick joke even sicker, though, find just ONE area that Barack Obama didn’t demonize about the Bush presidency policies when it was OBAMA who was running for president.
Again, to be a liberal is to be a pathological hypocrite. Which is made particularly clear given that the “objective” media was literally caught on tape coordinating their questions with one another in order to frame a narrative in a clear attack on Mitt Romney.
Why is it that Christians get mocked all the time – with the most offensive cartoons imaginable being directed against their Lord – and somehow they have the dignity to not start murdering innocent people???
Meanwhile, while all of this disgrace and abject failure to lead – when he isn’t leading America into DISASTER – on the part of Obama is going on, WE ARE GETTING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO AN ISRAELI ATTACK ON IRAN AND OBAMA REFUSES TO MEET WITH ISRAELI P.M. NETANYAHU!!!