pResident Gutless Pussy hits the reset button:
Apparently President Obama can’t see Egypt and Libya from his house. On the anniversary of the worst terrorist attacks ever perpetrated on America, our embassy in Cairo and our consulate in Benghazi were attacked by violent Islamic mobs. In Cairo, they scaled the walls of our embassy, destroyed our flag, and replaced it with a black Islamic banner. In Benghazi, the armed gunmen set fire to our consulate and killed an American staff member. The Islamic radicals claim that these attacks are in protest to some film criticizing Islam. In response to this, the U.S. embassy in Cairo issued a statement that was so outrageous many of us thought it must be a satire. The embassy actually apologized to the violent mob attacking us, and it even went so far as to chastise those who use free speech to “hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.” (Funny, the current administration has no problem hurting the “religious feelings” of Catholics.)
But where is the president’s statement about this? These countries represent his much touted “Arab Spring.” How’s that Arab Spring working out for us now?
It’s about time our president stood up for America and condemned these Islamic extremists.
Why on earth would he do that? He doesn’t like America any more than they do; in every way that really matters, he’s on their side, not ours.
Update! Time to reset:
Appearing with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the White House Rose Garden, Obama said: “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None. The world must stand together to unequivocally reject these brutal attacks.”
Wrong, boy-o: there is a justification. It’s the Muslim ideology-masquerading-as-religion, and it has justifications aplenty for slaughtering the infidel. Deny it if you wish, but all you have to do to find them is read the Koran, their filthy, sick little murder book.
Updated update! As usual, Steyn hits it on the head:
The disgraceful statements of the US Embassy in Cairo (before the mob attacked) on the very anniversary of September 11th make Ezra’s point explicitly. And it’s pitiful to see at home the same cocky swaggering secular triumphalists who reserve the right to jeer gleefully at Mitt’s “magic underwear” and sneer at the Catholic clergy as career pederasts turn on a dime and argue that Islam should be uniquely deserving of “respect”.
The mob of “Islamic rage boys” gets mad about all kinds of stuff – cartoons, dogs, teddy bears. You can never make a long enough list to satisfy them. So you might as well tell them you’re not going to start.
Or get the surrendering over with already, which seems to be the path we’re actually on here. The real irony, as always, is that the usual crowd of oh-so-valiant Hollywood idiots who speak so loudly and strongly to defend their right to make movies offensive to Christians (often with absolutely no point or motivation other than just that) will raise absolutely no objection to the Muslim preference for violent suppression of any criticism whatsoever of their disgusting ideology–thereby telling us all we need to know about the depth and quality of Lefty “courage.”
Update to the updated update! McCarthy, crystal clear and five by five:
The coordinated violence against American installations in the Middle East on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11 was caused by one thing: Islamic supremacism. Contrary to the knowing lies government officials and opinion elites have been feeding the American people for 20 years, Islamic supremacism is not the fringe ideology of the terrorists; it is the predominant Islam of the Middle East. By margins of upwards of 2 to 1, the United States and the West are despised in countries like Egypt and Libya. As I point out in my just-released book, Spring Fever: The Illusion of Islamic Democracy, when given the chance, Egyptians elected Islamic supremacists by a 4-to-1 margin. The only surprise in the voting was not the weakness of secular democrats — that they are a non-factor, even though American politicians continue to depict them as emblematic of the Muslim Middle East, was a given. The surprise was that the Muslim Brotherhood, which has reaffirmed its goal of a global caliphate ruled by sharia, is not quite devout enough for about a quarter of Egyptians, who voted for the even more extreme “Salafist” parties.
Under sharia, as construed by Islamic supremacists (i.e., at least two-thirds of Middle East Muslims), any negative criticism of Islam or its prophet, no matter how trifling, is deemed to be blasphemy and warrants violent reprisals — including death. These Muslims — hundreds of millions of them — consider this to be a divine ordinance and thus to be imposed on Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
Understand that Islam, particularly as Islamic supremacists interpret it, is not merely a religion; it is a totalitarian ideology that has some spiritual principles, which make up a small subset of the belief system. Blasphemy is not applied only to the spiritual principles — say, to the oneness of Allah, and the like. The speech prohibition applies across the board to all Islamic doctrine. You’ve got a problem with a woman’s court testimony being worth only half of a man’s? Blasphemy! You’ve got a problem with needing four male witnesses to prove rape? Blasphemy! You’ve got a problem with the death penalty for homosexuals? With stoning for adulterers? With scourging for the consumption of alcohol? Blasphemy, blasphemy, blasphemy!
That’s what causes the rioting and murder. The “blasphemers” are only a pretext. What causes this is the indoctrination of Muslim populations in an evil ideology that justifies savagery over nonsense. That’s the proximate cause. If you want to look at a material cause beyond the proximate cause, the place to start would be American officials like the ones Daniel cites with seeming approval: David Petraeus, Robert Gates, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — and I’d add Lindsey Graham to the list. They are the officials who condemned Terry Jones’s exercise of free speech — book burning — because, as Daniel gently puts it, they were “worried it would lead to Muslim violence against Americans.” That is shameful. What “leads to Muslim violence” is the toxic combination of Islamic teaching that violence is the appropriate response to even minor insults and the dhimmified superpower’s acquiescence in this barbarism.
No, we’re not at war with Islam, as appeasers in more than just the Obama regime have gone to great and disgraceful pains to point out again and again. But we ought to be forever on our guard against it; we ought to be exposing it for what it truly is, and fully prepared when the neverending conflict between liberty and pseudo-religious tyranny inevitably flares up into open hostilities and combat…as sooner or later, it always will. Defending it? Advocating for its supposed “right” to foment violence against us? Hell fucking no.
But, y’know, here we are.
Updates, forsooth! A powerful question that ought to have all of us hanging our heads in shame, especially so long after the 9/11 atrocities:
In Egypt, some of the protesters scaled the embassy walls, went into a courtyard, and took down the American flag. They tried (and failed) to burn it, then tore it up, and then put up a black Islamic flag.
My immediate question is this: Why did the first terrorist to touch our flag not have his head blown off? Or perhaps: Why did the first terrorist to touch our flag not receive a “warning shot” to the arm or leg, and the second terrorist, who presumably was not impressed by the admonition, not then have his head blown off?
On Wednesday morning, we learned that the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other embassy staff members were killed in the attack. President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton offered statements of outrage and condolence, but some of the blame can be found when they look in the mirror.
Again, I ask, why are there not dozens of dead Libyan radicals lying on the American sovereign territory they were invading?
Because we lack the national will and self-respect to aggressively defend ourselves against barbarian, knuckledragging savages, that’s why. Regrettably, Kaminsky unintentionally provides an example himself in the very next paragraph:
The offending film, of which you can see a 14-minute clip here, is a pathetic farcical joke of a film which comes across as more like Monty Python than a serious critique of Islam or anything else. Furthermore, it was posted to the web two months ago.
Ahh, the obligatory “I, too, am offended by this offensive offense against free speech.” It is neither necessary nor remotely relevant. But thankfully, after quoting the pathetic coward in the White House’s odious response, Kaminsky gets back on track:
This is, not surprisingly, a remarkable misstatement of the First Amendment. Saying something offensive is not “abusing” free speech. And what about the Islamic world, or even much of Europe, makes them claim that the right of free speech is “universal”? Perhaps they meant in theory rather than in practice, in which case our Founders might agree, but what is the point of making a statement like that to people who will never believe it, and who will take such a statement as incitement to further violence simply because it proves that we have decided on a suicidal strategy of Islamic rope-a-dope… from which we will never suddenly hit back.
These radicals are made that much braver by the obvious timidity and pro-Muslim bias of Barack Hussein Obama. Can you imagine what the Islamic world is thinking after we react to attacks on our embassies with soft words and apologies on the same day that it is reported that Barack Obama won’t meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu because it’s just too inconvenient for Obama’s campaign schedule? (I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts that Obama’s campaign advisers, desperate to win Florida in November, find a way to make the meeting happen.)
None of this is an accident or coincidence. It is our enemies testing us and finding us weak.
It is that. And nothing more. And it will never end, until we find the spine to make it so costly to the swine every time they try that the very thought of doing such again makes them spontaneously vomit from sheer terror.