Across the globe, protests against the U.S. are on the rise. The Middle East is on fire. Iran is close to having nuclear weapons and Israel is ready to strike. What is President Obama doing? Not enough.
On the anniversary of 9/11, the American Embassy in Libya was attacked, American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three of his staff members were brutally murdered by protesters and classified documents were stolen. On the same day in Cairo, the U.S. Embassy was protested and the American flag was ripped down and burned; in its place, the flag of Islam was raised.
President Obama and his regime would have you believe that the attacks were based solely on a YouTube video mocking the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. Make no mistake, this was not the result of a video, but a coordinated attack against the U.S.
The cause of the attacks can be linked to Obama and the leftist/progressives incompetence on foreign policy and their failed ideology. The leftists, as well as Obama, believe that America is at fault, that the “war on terror” was President Bush’s idea and anyone who expresses concern over radical Islamists should be labeled Islamophobes.
Obama made this clear in 2009 in his first speech after his inauguration, which took place in Cairo. Obama apologized to the Egyptian people, stating, “The fear and anger of 9/11, led us to act contrary to our ideals.”
Obama and those on the left have not only destroyed our economy, which has been downgraded once again, but have destroyed our standing in the world. Everyone knows that respect is earned. Even a kid knows that if you stand up to a bully, you are respected, but if you give into the bully you end up getting your butt kicked. This is what happened at the U.S. Embassies when they issued apologies prior to the attacks. We have lost all respect as a nation and we are now vulnerable.
During a press briefing Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary, insisted that the “reason why there is unrest, is because of the film. This is a response to the film.”
Carney was questioned further by Jake Tapper of ABC News, who asked, “wouldn’t it seem logical that…the anniversary of 9/11 would be a time that you would want to have some extra security around diplomats and military posts?”
Carney responded by stating, “Let’s be clear. These protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region…We don’t know otherwise, you know, we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack.”
According to the British newspaper, The Independent, senior State Department officials were saying that they had credible evidence 48 hours in advance of the attacks. The article also stated that, “senior officials are increasingly convinced, however, that the ferocious nature of the Benghazi attack, in which rocket-propelled grenades were used, indicated it was not the result of spontaneous anger due to the video.”
If there was enough credible evidence, why didn’t Obama and his regime do anything to stop it? It was said that Obama wasn’t briefed. According to the White House spokesman Tommy Vietor, Obama was “among the most sophisticated consumers of intelligence on the planet.” So he doesn’t need to be briefed by intelligence experts daily. Not to mention, Obama said in his convention speech, “I know more than my political director does. I know more than my intelligence people.”
As the week progressed, there had been protests at U.S. Embassies and military facilities in Tunisia, Sudan, Lebanon, Yemen, Jordan, London, India, Egypt and Jerusalem. Protesters were taking down American flags, yelling “Death to America” and “Obama, we are all Osamas.” Yet the Obama regime would still have you believe it was over a video.
According to Toby Harnden of the Daily Mail, Obama stated in a speech to his volunteers in Las Vegas, “I had a chance to go to the State Department to comfort some of the friends and co-workers of the folks who had fallen and I reminded them that as hard as things are sometimes, as difficult as change is that if we’re resolute, if we don’t give up, if we don’t give in, if we don’t become cynical, if we continue to be realistic about how hard change is but also keep in our hearts that sense of idealism and sense of purpose then over time good things happen.”
As the world erupts in chaos, it is comforting to know that our fearless leader, Obama, is concentrating on his campaign, while plugging the 2008 hope and change mantra.