Coordinated Attacks On All Fronts
September 12, 2012 Leave a comment
The fall out from yesterday’s coordinated attacks in Libya and Egypt continues. It appears that Obama didn’t attend any of his national security intel briefings in the last week. The administration has alleged that Obama reads his briefings but if he’s reading them then he isn’t asking any questions nor is he providing direction to his underlings. Today Obama spoke at the State Department and told the folks there that he values foreign service because he once lived abroad. What stunning leadership. Obama has managed to turn foreign service into a statement about himself. Otherwise, Obama doesn’t seem to have much to say about any of this as he jets off to Vegas. Meanwhile protests are breaking out in Kuwait, Sudan and Morocco.
All of these events are coordinated, just like the Arab Spring. They supposedly are spontaneous protests against a film that is critical of Mohammed. The film maker is Sam Bacile. I had earlier said that it was created by Egyptians, it was apparently translated into Arabic by Egyptians. Like the US Embassy in Cairo which apologized to protesters for free speech, University of Pennsylvania professor Anthea Butler doesn’t think much of Bacile’s free speech. She wants Bacile jailed because of the attacks on our embassy’s. We’ve gotten to the point where Ivy League professors want people exercising free speech jailed because barbarians went on a rampage half a world away. Meanwhile MSNBC debates whether Pastor Terry Jones should be jailed for voicing opposition to Islam. What have we come to?
Mitt Romney got in on the act, criticizing the Embassy response to the attack. The left is going bananas over Romney’s statement, which was made before Obama backtracked on his Embassy’s statement. Apparently Romney has “rushed” to comment while the Embassy is given a pass. How absurd. Romney can and should comment on this because he has an alternative foreign policy vision for the nation. While Obama refuses to meet with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu, Romney says he wouldn’t turn down a meeting. It’s pretty clear that Romney has a different vision of relations in the middle east than Obama does, there is no reason why Romney shouldn’t highlight them. Especially as Obama’s foreign policy unravels before us.
We have a serious problem in this country. We refuse to acknowledge the danger that is Islam. We pretend it’s a religion of peace even while they drag one of our dead ambassador’s through the streets. We pretend like only radicals are dangerous while Muslims protest violently in front of seven of our embassy’s. We make excuses for 9-11 and the attacks on the London Underground. We give them a pass when they violently protest Danish cartoons. Then we actually sit around and debate whether people who publicly oppose Islam should go to jail. Even if we acknowledge that Terry Jones is over the top in his rhetoric or that Sam Bacile’s movie unnecessarily mocks Mohammed, does that mean the government should shut these people down and prohibit their speech?
If this is what it comes down to in America we have lost and the terrorists have won. We have a President who thinks nothing of forcing Christian churches to fund contraception despite their moral opposition which MSNBC cheerleads but they want to jail pastor’s who publicly oppose Islam. We have a President who supported the very people who are responsible for all of these protests in the middle east. Obama’s policies set all of this up. It is Obama who supported the destabilization that has occurred in the middle east thanks to the Arab spring. But it’s Mitt Romney who had best shut his mouth about it. What madness. We need to wake up to what’s going on here because we’re looking at a significant threat to free speech and a significant threat to our security all created by the radical left and Obama.
UPDATE: While Islamic socialists are coordinating attacks on US Embassy’s and liberals are coordinating attacks on American free speech the left-wing press is coordinating questions for Romney, trying to trap him and prevent him from making the points he wants to make.
UPDATE 2: Egypt has reportedly asked its Embassy in Washington (which hasn’t been burned to the ground or attacked) to take all available legal measures against Sam Bacile’s film. Let me make this easy for Egypt: There are no legal measures you may take in the United States against this film. The first amendment protects our right to speak freely, even if it offends you and even if it offends the offensive “prophet” Mohammed. There is nothing you can do to shut down Bacile’s free speech in the US. If our government should ever ban Bacile’s film in any way then all freedom is lost. If we cannot criticize Islam, sharia law will be in effect and freedom will be gone forever. Thankfully our country hasn’t gone down the road of banning speech, at least not yet. So Egypt, take your speech codes back to Cairo.