Islamists Attack and Kill Libyan US Ambassador Christopher Stevens; U.S. Embassy in Cairo's Orwellian Anti-Free Speech Response

By the Left Coast Rebel


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The UK's Daily Mail on what this means for our Dear Leader:

The Obama administration is engulfed in a full-blown foreign policy crisis just two months before the presidential election with the two campaigns trading angry accusations over events in Libya, Egypt and Israel.

Footage of the body of Christopher Stevens, United States ambassador to Libya, slung over the back of a protester, was reminiscent of the 1993 'Black Hawk Down' incident in Somalia in 1993 when militia fighters lynched American aircrew in the streets of Mogadishu.

President Barack Obama's staff will also be mindful that a shadow was cast over Jimmy Carter's presidency by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.

But I thought Egypt and Libya were Obama Country? On that point, here's what Obama's peeps in Egypt did yesterday on the 9/11 anniversary. Nice, no?

What's that? What caused all this chaos, you ask?

A movie called "The Innocence of Muslims" by wacko Florida pastor Terry Jones:

The attacks in Cairo and Benghazi were ostensibly triggered by the release of a low-budget film ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed. Excerpts of the film, dubbed in Arabic, had been posted on YouTube.
And, here is our government's Orwellian response to then-escalating situation in Libya:
September 11, 2012
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
Leslie Eastman at Temple of Mut chimes in on this nonsense and notes that the White House is in full retraction/damage control mode:

So let me get this straight — just because some attention-getting pastor makes some stupid film about the prophet, it is OUR fault that our EMBASSY gets attacked by rioting extremists.  WTF???? That was the initial take by Obama’s Embassy staff! Happily, it seems there was such an outrage that Team Obama had the Embassy staff delete an apologetic tweet and issued a clarification:
Walking Back the Cairo Apology
The Obama administration is attempting to walk back the damage done by the apology issued by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for criticisms of Islam made by American citizens. In the wake of condemnations of the embassy’s shocking statement, which seemed to justify the violence that was directed at the United States, administration officials have now said the apology was not vetted by Washington. Responding perhaps to Mitt Romney’s outrage about the apology, last night Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued her own statement in which she also condemned critics of Islam but added, “There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.” But with the attacks on posts in both Libya and Cairo now having left four Americans dead and with anti-U.S. rioters acting with impunity, the problem here is bigger than one retracted apology.

Matt Welch on the Cairo US Embassy's response and the First Amendment:

I would add that my government has no business giving a whirl about "hurt[ing] the religious beliefs of others" (a standard both elastic and asymmetrical, virtually begging for a heckler's veto) and that there is no "universal right of free speech," at least in practice (as opposed to the philosophical principle, which I wholeheartedly endorse).

The fact is that the First Amendment, no matter how embattled, protects a range of expression unthinkable even in Western Europe. Because of that unique position, and because the U.S. seems doomed to play an outsized diplomatic and military role in the tumultuous Muslim world, it behooves the State Department to constantly explain the vast differences between state-sanctioned and legally protected speech in the so-called Land of the Free. If the U.S. government really was in the business of "firmly reject[ing]" private free-speech acts that "hurt the religious beliefs of others" there would be no time left over for doing anything else.

It's really not that hard. The values in that film (or "film") are not our values; our government respects religion, religious expression, and religious pluralism (including and especially that of Muslims, even in the wake of murderous Muslim-led attacks on American soil); and we are not in the business of approving or (for the most part) regulating the private speech of our citizens. To the extent that that message is not sufficient for riot

Is simple cause and effect of American Middle East foreign policy on display? I'll let you be the judge on that. I'll leave you with an excerpt for George Washington's farewell address:

While, then, every part of our country thus feels an immediate and particular interest in union, all the parts combined cannot fail to find in the united mass of means and efforts greater strength, greater resource, proportionably greater security from external danger, a less frequent interruption of their peace by foreign nations; and, what is of inestimable value, they must derive from union an exemption from those broils and wars between themselves, which so frequently afflict neighboring countries not tied together by the same governments, which their own rival ships alone would be sufficient to produce, but which opposite foreign alliances, attachments, and intrigues would stimulate and embitter. Hence, likewise, they will avoid the necessity of those overgrown military establishments which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty, and which are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty. In this sense it is that your union ought to be considered as a main prop of your liberty, and that the love of the one ought to endear to you the preservation of the other.

Via Memeorandum.

Updated: Despite previous reports, Terry Jones had nothing to do with the "Innocence of Muslims" film (although he was promoting it), rather the author is some guy named Sam Bacile out of California (though if you read this article, Sam Bacile is likely not his real name).

20 comments:

  1. list of traitors

    BUSH , Obama , Hillary and Bill , McCain , most of congress and the senate.

    plus all the other regulars and apologists for islam.

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    1. List of traitors: Ron Paul, Lew Rockwell, Justin Raimondo, Radley Balko, Reason editors, and all other left libertarians who have ruined our libertarian movement with their Blame America First attitudes.

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  2. Boy, is this going to tie up the left-libertarians in knots. The Ron Paulists, AntiWar.com crowd, Lew Rockwell-heads, they all claim to be in favor of free speech rights. Now, we have a case of the US being attacked over our support for free speech. What will the Paulists ever do? Gonna be hilarious to watch them twist and turn. My guess, they'll do their best to avoid the issue altogether, pretend the Embassy attacks never happened.

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    1. Isn't an attack on a US Embassy that kills our ambassador and three others considered an act of war, Terry Jones idiotic video aside?

      I guess in the Islamic world free speech does not include criticism of the Prophet Mohammad. The extreme sect took the bait and viola, 4 dead.

      Find them and incinerate them.

      As to Terry Jones, with any luck he'll soon pass away quietly in his sleep.

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    2. I totally agree with Les: this is an act of war and incinerate those responsible. I wish I had time to look up precedent on this.

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    3. islam has been at war with civilized people since islam became a religion.

      if the administration in washington wasn't filled with traitors then these things would not happen. because islam would fear the civilized people.

      remember the Marines were first organized to stop the barbary pirates who were following the ideology of islam.

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    4. Oh, oh, oh, but the left-libertarians will tell you Jefferson was a non-interventionist. You're not supposed to bring up the barbary pirates. You might offend the left-libertarians who'd rather we all forget about the fact that the greatest libertarian in the history of human civilization, was also a warmonger against Islam.

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    5. The pirates had letters of marque and reprisal issued on their behind which is exactly what Ron Paul advocates in these situations.

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  3. Sadly, things like this will continue, until it is made apparent by our government that if you mess with America, your country won't be invaded. You will, however, be visited one night while you sleep, and that person will be the last you ever see. While I've never be a proponent of violence, my parents always taught me to stand up to a bully, and violence is the only thing these people understand. We need to start assassinating these bastards to the point that they fear uttering the word America.

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  4. It wasn't Terry Jones. He had nothing to do with the movie. It's some dude - businessman/small time movie producer - from southern California.

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    1. http://www.debbieschlussel.com/54276/sam-bacile-agent-provocateur-anti-muslim-movie-is-fake-conspiracy-excuse-provocation-for-usual-muslim-attacks/

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    2. I find it interesting that this Sam fellow supposedly received $5 million bucks for this movie, which isn't reflected in the quality.
      The whole story is far-out in my opinion.

      What really happened, the Al Qaeda rent-a-mob that smashed up Qaddafi on behalf of the US, turned like a dog on them and they're putting this outrage over a movie as cover. The fact that Terry Jones was promoting the movie screams to me he is one of the many paid sh*T stirrers on the USG payroll. I'm also thinking Stevens may have peed in the wrong bowl of cheerios.

      Daily Mail says mob was Al Qaeda
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201780/Christopher-Stevens-death-US-ambassador-killed-attack-Libya.html

      Yet only last year, Al Qaeda planted its flag in Bengazi:
      http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2201780/Christopher-Stevens-death-US-ambassador-killed-attack-Libya.html

      To which Hillary Clinton said, We came, We saw, He died.
      http://www.mediaite.com/tv/we-came-we-saw-he-died-hillary-clinton-reacts-to-confirmed-news-of-gaddafis-death/

      The rebels which accomplished this were Al Qaeda:
      http://www.redstate.com/streiff/2011/03/27/us-allies-with-al-qaeda-in-libya/

      It's time people wise up and start thinking critically because blowback's a b**ch

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    3. the movie had nothing to do with the rioting.

      this is how muslims celebrate 9/11 ...we in the west are trying to find reasons to blame ourselves (the progressives anyway).

      the whole mid-east disastre is the work of obama and the muslim brotherhood ..Hillary Clintons's girl friend, Huma is muslim brotherhood.

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    4. Correction; This is how Muslim Extremist and Terrorists celebrate 911.

      The evil of 911 was committed on Bushes watch but was planned before Bush was elected.

      The feelings toward America (its military power and presence in the region)go back even further.

      Blaming Obama and those in his administration is partially correct. It is IMO disingenuous and inaccurate to lay the sole blame on Obama.

      We need to pull out of the region, cut off ALL aid, both military and humanitarian and let the people of the region sort it out, take care of and fend for themselves.

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    5. I am not going to try to define moderate or extremist. since islam states there is only one islam (but good and bad muslims) then I will take their word for it.

      I will grant that many muslims have little knowledge of the depth of hated that is in their koran. and that they must subjugate and/or kill all kafirs. that bit kind of makes them all extreme doesn't it?

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    6. Only if they follow it.

      Now, if you want a discussion of the Koran and its content that in fact describes what you say I realize it is true, having read some of the Koran.

      Having read the entire Bible I can say their are ample verses in the Old Testament that subscribes to violence as well.

      The difference, Christians and Jews are not still mired in the 7th century. Muslim terrorists and their sympathizers are.

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    7. My comment above had less to do with the "movie", but actually proof that Al Qaeda and these Libyan rebels are working on the same team and everyone but the ignorant public knows it.

      I'd say start trying to pin down who's in what faction of Islam and watch to see who's receiving the foreign aid payments and ask why the State Dept knew about the threat 2 days prior and did nothing, the marines not having ammo, etc.

      I don't know why that doesn't rouse the curiosity.

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  5. why do you mention the bible ...no one is following or advocating the violence from the old testament. (besides it has never equalled the koran)

    why do you use the flawed arguments of the left.

    there is and never has been any equivalence between islam and Judaism or Christianity. even the inquisition was islam inspired.

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    1. Have you read the Old Testament? Did you read and understand my full comment? Or are you too preoccupied with carrying water?

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