Let’s see what can be more symbolic than the US Embassy being stormed and the US flag torn down on 9/11
Egyptian demonstrators climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo today and pulled down the American flag to protest a film they say is insulting to the prophet Mohammad.
Update at 2:07 p.m. ET: CNN reports that U.S. security guards fired a volley of warning shots as the crowd gathered outside the embassy walls.
So I turn on the TV and what do I see, a CNN story about the Al Qaeda Leader’ Ayman Al Zawahri brother calling for the release of the 1st world trade center bomber on 9/11 before covering the story
On MSNBC Chris Matthews is talking are we better off than 4 years ago (now they say yes)
Am I actually seeing this?
The Jimmy Carterzation of Barack Obama is now complete but will the MSM give this any play, and more importantly if they do cover it how will they blame it on George Bush?
I don’t know Greg, it’s sure looking 1980 ish to me today.
Update 2: I guess Greg Sargant has a point because even the Carter Administration wouldn’t have issued a statement like this after being attacked.
The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims
No that is not a photoshop or a parody, that is the start of statement from Barack Obama’s US Embassy on 9/11 when our embassy has been stormed.
If the Hilary Clinton State department under Barack Obama OK’ed this statement they should be run out of office on a rail.
Update 3: Ed Morrissey
The money word there, of course, is “abuse.” If speech is illegitimate because it offends religious sensibilities, then we’re on the doorstep of yelling “blasphemy.” In practical effect, that’s what the embassy is pushing: There’s not a syllable wasted here on condemning the cretins who climbed the embassy walls and tore down the flag — on 9/11. The denunciation is reserved for the blasphemers, who in this case turn out to be Egyptian expats who made an amateur film about Mohammed that’s presumably being used by Islamist demagogues over there to whip up the crowd. Every now and then, the Organization of the Islamic Conference pushes a blasphemy resolution at the UN designed to carve out international exceptions to free speech laws for insults to religion, i.e. Islam. The statement from the embassy is precisely the mentality they’re trying to cultivate. All that’s missing is a call for criminal penalties, but that’s less important to the anti-blasphemy bloc than western officials groveling to their sensibilities. Mission accomplished.
In my opinion these people are our enemies and should be treated accordingly
Update 4: While our liberal administration offers apologies, Stacy McCain prepares to send his son to war.
This administration’s idiotic policy blunders — and not some movie — are to blame for the signals of weakness that make these thugs think they can attack us with impunity.
Weakness inspires aggression, and war arises not from the power of our enemies, but from the foolishness of our leaders.
America would not be attacked if we were respected. We are not respected because our enemies believe we are weak and cowardly, and they believe this because our leaders don’t often enough remind them that our sons are strong and do not fear them.
The American people will be safer — and the entire world will be safer — when we have leaders who deserve the confidence of a nation willing to send its sons to war if need be, but who yet pray for peace. America’s strength is the best hope for peace.
The enemies of America are the enemies of peace, and they should be warned: My strong son – like the sons of so many thousands more Americans – is prepared to come kill you.
I think today proves Glenn’s statement more true than ever before: “They’re not anti-war, they’re on the other side.”