One U.S. official killed as gunmen storm, burn U.S. consulate in Benghazi

posted at 8:41 pm on September 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

The attack was still ongoing as of 7:15 p.m. ET but there’s already a body count. Time for another, more forceful statement of regret about “hurt feelings” from the local embassy?

“We can confirm that our office in Benghazi, Libya has been attacked by a group of militants. We are working with the Libyans now to secure the compound,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in State late Tuesday afternoon. “We condemn in strongest terms this attack on our diplomatic mission.”…

Earlier Tuesday, as the attack on the Cairo embassy was ongoing, Nuland told reporters at the daily briefing that the Cairo protests were “modest” compared to what State has seen in the past.

“It sounds like — and I don’t have full details — that this came up pretty quickly, relatively modest group of people, but caught probably us and the Egyptian security outside the embassy by some surprise,” she said. “I would urge you not to draw too many conclusions because we’ve also had some very positive developments in our relationship with Egypt.”

Among the very positive developments lately: Egypt’s new Islamist president paying a goodwill visit to a country with whom we might be at war a month from now. Nuland won’t say whether the attack in Libya is related to the storming of the compound in Cairo, but a spokesman for the Libyan government says it is. Can’t wait to find out which clerics and/or Islamist politicians are quietly pushing the Mohammed movie on their followers to get them excited. According to the filmmaker, he’s surprised by the reaction — although, by his own account, he shouldn’t have been:

Sam Bacile, an American citizen who said he produced, directed and wrote the two-hour film said he had not anticipated such a furious reaction…

“The main problem is I am the first one to put on the screen someone who is (portraying) Muhammad. It makes them mad,” he said in an interview in a telephone number in California. “But we have to open the door. After 9/11 everybody should be in front of the judge, even Jesus, even Muhammad.”

He said many of the film’s cast quit half way through the production, which he started “three or four” years ago, because they were afraid of Muslims.

He said the film also addresses the persecution of Copts in Egypt and blames the U.S. and its allies for fighting Muslims. “The U.S. should fight the ideology, not the people.”

If we “fight the ideology” the way this guy’s decided to fight it, embassies will be burning all over the Middle East. That’s why the Cairo embassy groveled as it did: The irony of these fulsome diplomatic statements of respect for Islam every time the more excitable elements of Islamist movements fly into a rage is that they’re not based on respect at all. They’re a rhetorical ransom, paid to keep the body count down. If not for the threat of violence, the embassy could have, and maybe would have, simply said something like, “The U.S. government had nothing to do with the film in question. American citizens have the right to freedom of speech. Hopefully Egyptians will someday too.” But they can’t say that, because that sort of neutrality could be used as a further pretext to kill. So they sold out American principles in the interest of saving some lives. Pitiful, but maybe not quite as pitiful to the guy whose life was saved. Whatever else this is, though, it’s assuredly not respect.

Byron York’s right that you should expect something from Romney on this tomorrow; in the meantime, Krauthammer’s segment on Fox News tonight will have to do. As for The One, he’s said nothing yet but he’s got a hard-hitting gig on Letterman coming up next week so maybe we’ll get to hear him talk about how he’s the foreign-policy president there. Exit quotation: “If your freedom of speech has no limits, may you accept our freedom of action.”



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Updated: Tuesday, September 11, 10:24 PM

EL-ARISH, Egypt — U.S. diplomatic compounds came under attack in two Muslim countries on Tuesday, with a State Department employee killed in the assault on a consultate in Libya.

“I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement.
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“As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and those who have suffered in this attack.”
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/egyptian-protesters-scale-wall-of-us-embassy-in-cairo-pull-down-american-flag/2012/09/11/59312502-fc41-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_story.html

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

wren:You Rang:)
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Secretary of State Clinton confirms State Dept. officer killed in Benghazi, Libya after anti-US protests – @NBCNews

8 mins ago by editor

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 10:37 PM

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Flora Duh on September 11, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Thank you for the updates on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statements, canopfor, pambi and Flora Duh!

I think the brief statement from Candidate Mitt Romney is very appropriate.

But I would think that the woman who actually currently holds the position of Secretary of State would want to do something more than a brief statement.

Does anybody think we can expect to see Secretary of State Hillary Clinton give a press conference in the morning?

wren on September 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

Flora Duh on September 11, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Romney better pound the point home tomorrow that Obama again shows NO leadership….

WhoU4 on September 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

We need the kind of leadership that when 9/11 rolls around next year that we don’t put up with any of this kind of $hit…

WhoU4 on September 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Thank you for the updates on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statements, canopfor, pambi and Flora Duh!

wren on September 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

wren:

Anytime Wren,I do marvel at pambi/William Amos/Flora Duh`s
ability to get info that I just didn`t see or get,but the
H/A Combo brings in the news——————-:)

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

But my journey is part of a larger journey- one shared by all who’ve ever sought to apply the values of their faith to our society. It’s a journey that takes us back to our nation’s founding, when none other than a UCC church inspired the Boston Tea Party and helped bring an Empire to its knees.

- Barack Hussein Obama
June 23, 2007

Assault Hope: From Jakarta to the White House

ITguy on September 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Sec. Clinton statement: ‘I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today’ – via @stevebrusk

54 secs ago by editor

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Oh oh, she said “strongest”. All the ammunition gone in one volley.

BL@KBIRD on September 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM

The black banner with the Obama symbol reads: اين انتم؟ يا مسلمون ممن آساء لنبي which translates into English as “(Obama symbol) Where are you? Muslims who offended the Prophet.” Since the message begins with the “O” from President Obama’s name, it seems clear that the protesting Muslims see him as a Muslim who has done the unthinkable, namely turned against the Prophet. Obviously, the strategy of apologizing often and profusely is NOT working. (Oh, and by the way, I do not believe the president is a Muslim, I am just stating what the protesters appear to believe.)

StubbleSpark on September 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

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canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Did I miss Terp Mole’s apologetic?

mankai on September 11, 2012 at 10:44 PM

Nope. At best, he’ll wait until this thread is in the archives, then slink in and moan, as he’s wont to do.

Christien on September 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

We can’t even keep our own Embassys safe anymore.

How disgraceful has this become.

Yes, Oliar, we are respected around the world once again- you freakin putz.

FlaMurph on September 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

…what’s a “Bibi”?…is that a golf term like “divot” or “slice” or “mulligan”? JugEars don’t know what a “Bibi” is!

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu

Philly on September 11, 2012 at 10:30 PM

…(I know…I don’t use /)

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Would everyone please QUIET DOWN . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . .

I can hardly hear Bill Kristol explain all of this, over-top of the noise y’all are makin’.

listens2glenn on September 11, 2012 at 11:24 PM

If they’re going to burn; let them burn with heaps of dead Islamic radicals and empty brass on the floor.

michaelo on September 11, 2012 at 11:29 PM

Obviously, the strategy of apologizing often and profusely is NOT working. (Oh, and by the way, I do not believe the president is a Muslim, I am just stating what the protesters appear to believe.)

StubbleSpark on September 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

.
(oh and I believe he is not a practicing Muslim either, even though he feels the Muslim call to pray is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. Maybe second though to the Oh –Ba—ma chant)

This mystery man with a hidden past is very spiritual though. You just know it.

FlaMurph on September 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM

Coming to America soon………..

Islam is the world’s fastest growing religion and it’s influence on American culture is expanding. We have large Muslim populations in Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee and many other states and they will continue to grow.

At some point, America will see the same response to insulting Islam right here at home. Although other religions will never get the same protection, I can guarantee that any insults hurled toward Islam in America will be considered a hate crime and subject to severe penalties, including time in prison and monetary damages.

Does anyone remember when a photograph showing a crucifix, immersed in a container of urine, was placed in a New York City museum under the guise of art? It was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Do you think anyone could get by showing a photograph of Muhammad immersed in urine in an American city? Not a chance. We will never expect Muslims to accept the concept of free speech in this country if it results in hurting their feelings or denigrating their religion. Our country is under attack, has been for years, and we go on down the road like nothing is wrong. Shame on us!

metroryder on September 11, 2012 at 11:39 PM

By sunrise the west will have recognized the true evil and Terry Jones and those damned Coptic Christians will be shamed, humiliated and silenced. That will make Allanpundit and all of us safer.

BL@KBIRD on September 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM

In the meantime, Bill O has a female team auruing over a life time prison inmate getting a sex change.
With all that’s going on in our world and this country they cover this crap. God help us.

scookam on September 11, 2012 at 11:51 PM

At some point, America will see the same response to insulting Islam right here at home. Although other religions will never get the same protection, I can guarantee that any insults hurled toward Islam in America will be considered a hate crime and subject to severe penalties, including time in prison and monetary damages.

Does anyone remember when a photograph showing a crucifix, immersed in a container of urine, was placed in a New York City museum under the guise of art? It was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Do you think anyone could get by showing a photograph of Muhammad immersed in urine in an American city? Not a chance. We will never expect Muslims to accept the concept of free speech in this country if it results in hurting their feelings or denigrating their religion. Our country is under attack, has been for years, and we go on down the road like nothing is wrong. Shame on us!

metroryder on September 11, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Not some day that day is already here.

Some Christians went to Dearborn Michigan. Islamist have a festival on the town square. They though they could share the gospel with some of them. They were stoned literally stoned. There were several police that saw this and turned their heads away, as the Christians were not fighting back at all, for a while. Then eventually they walked up to the Christians and said they had to leave. The Christians were causing an unsafe environment the police said. They could not spare two officers to keep the Christians safe yet used 20 to force them out of town.

Islam is in no way peaceful.

This after wining a court order over being stoned the year before.

Steveangell on September 11, 2012 at 11:56 PM

Anytime Wren,I do marvel at pambi/William Amos/Flora Duh`s
ability to get info that I just didn`t see or get,but the
H/A Combo brings in the news——————-:)

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

That is just one more reason why I love the Hot Air community!

Thank you all! Hot Air is helping to keep me sane during this insane election season!

wren on September 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM

How ’bout them “Brave Libyan Contras?”

/Terp

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Obozo truly is Jimmah Redux…

glcinpdx on September 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM

We may have to amend the Constitution to ban Islam in America.

No, I’m not kidding and I’m not trying to be inflammatory. It just may be what we’ll have to do.

Because if Islam can’t withstand criticism and mockery it can’t be practiced in America.

Jocon307 on September 12, 2012 at 12:11 AM

America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.

- Sarah Palin

Hah, eunuchs don’t have/grow any.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:11 AM

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? Have we received an apology yet from our “friends” in the Muslim Brotherhood for the assault on our embassy?

It’s about time our president stood up for America and condemned these Islamic extremists. I realize there must be a lot on his mind these days – what with our economy’s abysmal jobless numbers and Moody’s new warning about yet another downgrade to our nation’s credit rating due to the current administration’s failure to come up with a credible deficit reduction plan. And, of course, he has a busy schedule – with all those rounds of golf, softball interviews with the “Pimp with the Limp,” and fundraising dinners with his corporate cronies. But our nation’s security should be of utmost importance to our Commander-in-chief. America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.

- Sarah Palin

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Obozo truly is Jimmah Redux…

glcinpdx on September 12, 2012 at 12:10 AM

Carter was a fool on foreign policy.

Obama actively destroys his land and what she stood for.

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:13 AM

Smart power is on the prowl again. The ONE they were waiting for is on a roll.

I hope that you stupid pukes who voted for this POS realize the folly of your choice while you still have the freedom to think for yourself.

hillbillyjim on September 12, 2012 at 12:19 AM

A spokes”person” for CAIR was quoted as saying:

“Heads are gonna roll for this. AllahSnackbar!”

hillbillyjim on September 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM

Schadenfreude on September 12, 2012 at 12:12 AM

Ouch! Palin nailed The O-Loser but good.

GrannyDee on September 12, 2012 at 12:24 AM

If they don’t contain these attacks, they will spread. Baghdad next?

What’s Jug EArs got to say about it?

PattyJ on September 12, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Forgive me if someone has already pointed this out but:

The pacifist Juan Williams justifies this cowardly statement by saying, “…If we saw Muslims attacking Christians, we would say something is wrong, and we have said something is wrong.” WTF

Please tell me how he can equate a film with an ATTACK?!? What a d-bag. I used to have an infinitely small modicum of respect for Juan Williams. He just lost all respect with that moronic statement of moral equivalence.

Zooid on September 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.

- Sarah Palin

Yet another reason why it’s so easy for people to dismiss Sarah Palin. It’s another example of why voters don’t take her seriously.

Even when she is making a strong, appropriate statement, she has to ruin the whole thing with an obscene comment that distracts from the seriousness of her statement.

This “grow a big one” comment of hers is something better suited to a late night or radio talk show host, NOT someone who wants to be taken seriously by voters.

Sarah Palin is like Donald Trump; she’s an entertaining but gimmicky Obama critic who voters don’t take particularly seriously.

As much as I agree with a lot of what Sarah Palin says, I am very thankful that this incompetent former half-term governor is no longer seen as the face of the Republican Party or conservatism.

bluegill on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

Please tell me how he can equate a film with an ATTACK?!? What a d-bag. I used to have an infinitely small modicum of respect for Juan Williams. He just lost all respect with that moronic statement of moral equivalence.

Zooid on September 12, 2012 at 12:38 AM

Juan has jumped out of the Obarmy tank and into the Obarmy pocket, it seems.

hillbillyjim on September 12, 2012 at 12:44 AM

God saves us from these evil fools. not only the elected ones, but from the ignoramuses that elected them

tom daschle concerned on September 12, 2012 at 12:56 AM

bluegill good grief you are a deranged lunatic.

tom daschle concerned on September 12, 2012 at 12:57 AM

As much as I agree with a lot of what Sarah Palin says, I am very thankful that this incompetent former half-term governor is no longer seen as the face of the Republican Party or conservatism.

bluegill on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

STFU!

KOOLAID2 on September 12, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Are yall ready to give up on the despicable neocons yet? Will you smack them in the mouth when they clamor for more wars? For example, the repeated calls for intervention in Syria?
This has been the endgame of these wars since forever – they have been empowering the Islamist psychopaths at the expense of the local authoritarians.

flawedskull on September 12, 2012 at 1:06 AM

America can’t afford any more “leading from behind” in such a dangerous world. We already know that President Obama likes to “speak softly” to our enemies. If he doesn’t have a “big stick” to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.

– Sarah Palin

Yet another reason why it’s so easy for people to dismiss Sarah Palin. It’s another example of why voters don’t take her seriously.

Even when she is making a strong, appropriate statement, she has to ruin the whole thing with an obscene comment that distracts from the seriousness of her statement.

This “grow a big one” comment of hers is something better suited to a late night or radio talk show host, NOT someone who wants to be taken seriously by voters.

Sarah Palin is like Donald Trump; she’s an entertaining but gimmicky Obama critic who voters don’t take particularly seriously.

As much as I agree with a lot of what Sarah Palin says, I am very thankful that this incompetent former half-term governor is no longer seen as the face of the Republican Party or conservatism.

bluegill on September 12, 2012 at 12:42 AM

We can certainly see your priorities. No matter what is going on in the world, the important thing is to diminish Sarah Palin somehow.

There Goes The Neighborhood on September 12, 2012 at 1:16 AM

Muslims are sickening and Islam sucks

Dollayo on September 12, 2012 at 1:51 AM

The name of the official killed is on the net already, a memorium by his friends since he was a player of the online massive multiplayer game EVE Online (which I also play)pretty sure all this is legit.

http://themittani.com/news/rip-vile-rat

His name was Sean Smith (he went by the name Vile Rat ingame)

theflyonthewall on September 12, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Barack Hussein Obama I *spit* in your direction.

And if you were standing within 2 feet of me I’d spit in your face. Even at the risk of doing time in prison for doing so.

Flora Duh on September 11, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Sister, I got your bail money!

I would just like to be there to see it.

ccrosby on September 12, 2012 at 2:31 AM

I’m in the HBC (Honey Badger Coalition) in EVE, VR wasn’t a friend of mine, but he was a well known guy in the game and he was a friend to my friends, which hits a little closer to home than I would have liked.

RIP Sean.

Lets not make this political. A guy died, it’s tragic. Lets not use his memory for political points.

triple on September 12, 2012 at 2:52 AM

I’m in the HBC (Honey Badger Coalition) in EVE, VR wasn’t a friend of mine, but he was a well known guy in the game and he was a friend to my friends, which hits a little closer to home than I would have liked.

RIP Sean.

Lets not make this political. A guy died, it’s tragic. Lets not use his memory for political points.

triple on September 12, 2012 at 2:52 AM

He was well known, most of the game’s history mentions him at one point or another.

Prayer to the family, not trying for any points on anything.

Problem with a civilian mob is that its difficult to pinpoint any one group to lob a few tomahawk cruise missiles at. For killing one of our citizens like that I want some warheads on some foreheads right now.

theflyonthewall on September 12, 2012 at 3:03 AM

He was well known, most of the game’s history mentions him at one point or another.

Prayer to the family, not trying for any points on anything.

Problem with a civilian mob is that its difficult to pinpoint any one group to lob a few tomahawk cruise missiles at. For killing one of our citizens like that I want some warheads on some foreheads right now.

theflyonthewall on September 12, 2012 at 3:03 AM

When I saw the broadcasts on jabber (and TM post) I didn’t feel angry at obama, or angry at libya, just frustrated that people could kill someone they didn’t even know for something so stupid.

It’s clear you weren’t trying to stir the pot, but it seems people have prior issues with obama and they don’t really care that Sean died. It’s just another bullet point in the news for them.

triple on September 12, 2012 at 3:08 AM

It’s clear you weren’t trying to stir the pot, but it seems people have prior issues with obama and they don’t really care that Sean died. It’s just another bullet point in the news for them.

triple on September 12, 2012 at 3:08 AM

He didn’t have to die. Even if people didn’t know him they are still angry that he was killed, and they are right to be angry at what happened.

sharrukin on September 12, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Of course he didn’t have to die, but that gets into bigger problems than Barack’s foreign policy, now you’re getting into issues of whether religion itself is a net benefit to society at all. It’s not that this is a smaller issue than foreign policy, the truth is this is a much larger issue than anyone seems to realize or care about.

Moreover, I’m just pissed that romney can’t show some class and leave the politics at home for a night.

triple on September 12, 2012 at 3:16 AM

Moreover, I’m just pissed that romney can’t show some class and leave the politics at home for a night.

triple on September 12, 2012 at 3:16 AM

I am no fan of Romney but you seem to be the one bringing this guys death into the political arena. You are defending Obama and attacking Romney while wrapping yourself in self-righteousness preaching about not using his death for political purposes.

If you don’t want his death used for scoring political points…then stop.

sharrukin on September 12, 2012 at 3:21 AM

I’m speaking out against it, I realize that calling out people using him for political gain is, paradoxically “political”, but obviously you understand in order to do so, I have to name names regardless of my own political leanings.

In another thread, one guy even went so far as to use this as a ‘get out the vote’ post. Something to the effect of, “Obama apologized, lets take our country back November 6th.” Eff him.

triple on September 12, 2012 at 3:33 AM

Those of you too young to remember the undoing of the Carter presidency, take a screen-cap of today’s Drudge Report before it’s gone. Save it for posterity. Before I even read the Hot-Air comments, I took one look at Drudge and realized that today’s page ENCAPSULATES the Carter disaster.

Al-Qaeda’s flag raised over our embassy on 9/11.

President AWOL.

Barack has become the Jimmah to the Ummah.

cane_loader on September 12, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Today’s events – telling the Israeli Prime Miniser he’s too busy with TV appearances and fundraisres and golf to meet – combined with the storming of the American embassies in Egypt and Libya – ON SEPTEMBER 11TH – should SINK THIS PRESIDENCY TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN AS OF TOMORROW A.M.

cane_loader on September 12, 2012 at 4:27 AM

See where apologies get you. It’s like they replaced the bust of Winston Churchill with a paint-by-number portrait of Neville Chamberlain.

curved space on September 12, 2012 at 5:33 AM

Reuters and AP say 4 have been killed, including the ambassador.

catquilt on September 12, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Uh oh.

jefrey with one f on September 12, 2012 at 6:24 AM

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/12/us-libya-usa-attack-idUSBRE88B0EI20120912

If this is confirmed then Ambassador Christopher Stevens and more of his staffers were killed by what was probably RPG fire.

A fat lot of good, the Obama-approved appeasement message did for them…

theflyonthewall on September 12, 2012 at 6:31 AM

Holy shit, they killed out ambassador

blue13326 on September 12, 2012 at 6:33 AM

CNN verrrrry slow to cover this story..wtf??

malkinmania on September 12, 2012 at 6:39 AM

And here is the headlines I wake up to in my local paper Tampa Bay Times (the spawner of Polifact)…
September 12, 2012

Campaign 2012 | Florida

Clinton fires up crowd at FIU

malkinmania on September 12, 2012 at 6:41 AM

The ambassador to Libya is dead. Its 3 am…again Mr. President.

BohicaTwentyTwo on September 12, 2012 at 7:00 AM

This will be Romney’s reaction more than Obama

tomas on September 12, 2012 at 7:15 AM

Obama Hussain Carter.

So we aid the Libyan Islamists in taking over Libya, and this is our thanks.

We aid the Muslim Brotherhood in taking over Egypt, and this is our thanks.

Democrats have a heck of a record of picking enemies to be friends and turning friends into enemies, while losing the respect of all.

Don’t forget how Clinton killed Christian Serbs in favor of Kosovo Muslims, and I am sure that we still await our reward for that.

Spartacus on September 12, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Obozo’s reaction will be wanting to know who to bow to.

theflyonthewall on September 12, 2012 at 7:20 AM

Obama owns this. He’s the one that was crowing about the Arab Spring. He’s the one that claims to have killed Qaddafi.

Carter? He dreams himself as competent as Carter.

Red Cloud on September 12, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Drudge is reporting the American ambassador and three others have been killed n Tripoli.

Guess we should really be sorry now.

Tenwheeler on September 12, 2012 at 7:41 AM

This is the 3 AM phone call we all dreaded under this incompetent narcissistic boob in the white house. His appeasement will continue to weaken our position in the Arab world. He still doesn’t understand that they don’t respect weakness.

jbh45 on September 12, 2012 at 7:41 AM

I don’t know if anyone mentioned this yet (there are a lot of posts – I didn’t read them all)but, embassy’s in foreign countries are considered to be part of the country they represent. Therefore, an attack on an American embassy (or British, or French, or Iranian, etc.) is the same as an attack on the nation it represents. Why, oh why, haven’t we sent in some troops (or jets, etc.) to protect our embassies and those who are living and serving there? Does our enemy have to scale the fences of the White House before anyone will take this egregious assault seriously?

Know It All on September 12, 2012 at 7:44 AM

At this point, we have to admit as Americans that a vote for Obama is a vote for decline. There really can be no doubt about this now.

blue13326 on September 12, 2012 at 7:45 AM

As of right now, this isn’t even a headline on yahoo.

blue13326 on September 12, 2012 at 7:47 AM

Okay when was the last time an American Ambassador was suffocated to death? With no fear of reprisal? OMG.

txmomof6 on September 12, 2012 at 7:59 AM

I’m sure the American muslim community will soon condemn the violence toward our embassies & stand firm with the film maker for his right to free speech.
After all, islam is the religion or peace & tolerance.

Badger40 on September 12, 2012 at 8:14 AM

Reuters and AP say 4 have been killed, including the ambassador.

catquilt on September 12, 2012 at 6:18 AM

OMG – there should be missles dropping as we speak.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Is this the result of Obama’s illegal war in Libya without congressional consultation? Is this the result of the apology tour in Egypt? Is this the result of The Won unilaterally gutting the United States military? Is this the result of the bankrupting the U.S. economy unable to react to foreign threats? Is this the result of Obama living the Reverend Wright theology? Is this the “chickens coming home to roost”? Is it time for the Won to make another apology tour and speechify all over the world? Is it time to blame Bush? Let’s see who gets blamed this time! Romney? Texas? Arizona? Coal industry? Republicans? Sarah? Racism? Christians? Insurance companies? Millionaires and Billionaires? Ryan? Wall Street?….Stay tuned!!!!!

Marco on September 12, 2012 at 8:16 AM

How ’bout them “Brave Libyan Contras?”

/Terp

Christien on September 12, 2012 at 12:09 AM

Christien whines: I’m a loser who hates liberty and Reagan!

All glory to the Jeffersonian rebels who are, like, totally way better than the Founders and stuff! If Ronald Reagan were here, he’d convert to Islam just to be more like them! Have you not seen that one article from August 2011 where that one guy in the back of a pick-up truck was holding an American flag? They totally can’t wait to adopt our Bill of Rights and send us cheap oil.

If you disagree at all or if you express any doubts or concerns, it can only mean that you love Gaddafi and want to have his babies!!!

Terp Mole on Every Libya Post Since 2011

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mankai on September 12, 2012 at 8:17 AM

“While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants,” Obama said.

They are still apologizing even after the deaths.

FACEPALM.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 8:17 AM

I told you so. I knew keeping Kadaffi was in the US best interests.Now we have 4 DEAD AMERICANS in the Libyan Embassy including the US Ambassador. This came on the heels of the US Embassy in Egypt APOLOGIZING for a US movie. Obama ought to be arrested as an accomplice to murder.

MaiDee on September 12, 2012 at 8:17 AM

New York Times hand-wringing over US mosques in 3 2 1

curved space on September 12, 2012 at 8:17 AM

I’m speaking out against it, I realize that calling out people using him for political gain is, paradoxically “political”, but obviously you understand in order to do so, I have to name names regardless of my own political leanings.

In another thread, one guy even went so far as to use this as a ‘get out the vote’ post. Something to the effect of, “Obama apologized, lets take our country back November 6th.” Eff him.

triple on September 12, 2012 at 3:33 AM

I’m sorry but pull up your big boy pants and get over it. Romney was right to call Obama out because Obama deserved it.

Yes this is political but with most things in life – politics are involved because your politics are your value system.

I’m outraged at the death of these 4 Americans. I’m also resolved to make sure they did not die in vain. Getting Obama out of the WH will make sure they did not.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 8:25 AM

OK, can someone please tell me WTF were the rest of the Marine detachment when this was going on? Were they told to stand down prior to the “protest”?

What about return fire when a RPG took out the vehicle with the Ambassador and his two bodyguards(Marines)? Were there no casualties on the attacking side?

Security had already been scaled back prior to this (several roadblocks removed in front of embassy).

CLUSTER FARK! This is the albatross that should hang around Obama’s neck……

Renee on September 12, 2012 at 8:27 AM

And what did our President have to say about Stevens?

I am profoundly grateful for his service to my administration, and deeply saddened by this loss.”

Barack Obama couldn’t say ‘his service to this nation,’ he had to say ‘my’ again.

Holy hell that pisses me off.

Washington Nearsider on September 12, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Let’s be clear, we mourn those killed by these savages and pray for their families. However, it is the result of a feckless foreign policy in the Middle East that is both wrong and dangerous.

The President and his DoS have embarked on an amateurish mission to appease regimes that are not friends of the United States or democratic in any sense of the word. They have supported terrorists cloaked as sovereign governments and encouraged their actions. They have overseen the dismantling of Middle East forces that have kept war and further attacks against the United States interests. They have dismissed and belittled the only force for democracy and a staunch ally, Israel, in the Middle East.

They have rewarded despicable actions and elevated people who deserve our scorn, not praise because of their hatred and intolerance towards others.

The world is a lesser more dangerous place for our country, because of it.

This chaos and blood of our countrymen is on their hands.

Marcus Traianus on September 12, 2012 at 8:46 AM

The last time I checked, killing an ambassador was a declaration of war. But we are dealing with Carter 2.0. Is this escalation because the Muslim Brotherhood is afraid that Romney might win, and they better get stuff started while the US is less likely to put up a fight?

LibraryGryffon on September 12, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Is this the result of … ?

Marco on September 12, 2012 at 8:16 AM

No, none of those things.

These people are Muslims, i.e. people who think that the thieving, vindictive, lustful liar they refer to as Mohammed, is their role model.

This is the whole explanation. Any attempt to rationalise their choices beyond this is to wholly miss the point.

YiZhangZhe on September 12, 2012 at 8:51 AM

Is this the result of Obama’s illegal war in Libya without congressional consultation?

Would have to say no, as a indirect and immediate cause maybe. It’s more a small part of the Long War waged more or less continuously and, in the long term successfully, since the 7th century. It’s waged by a virulent, expansionist political movement that has perfected its camouflage as a religion. As in any conflict a combatant cannot effectively engage unless it is willing to identify and locate the adversary. This neither political party in the US is willing to do.

The proper reaction to these invasions into sovereign US soil (That’s what an embassy is, President Dufus) would be to demand — yes, it’s time for demands — that every dominant muslim country, including the likes of Indonesia, make an unequivocal denunciation of these events or the US severs relations. Let the Middle East wallow in the early Dark Ages. A big global no-go zone like the Paris suburbs and parts of Michigan, with one oasis of modernity, Israel.

But that’s just me. From our leaders look for more American-, and indeed, civilizationzation-endangering appeasement and cluelessness while infiltration happens before own eyes.

curved space on September 12, 2012 at 8:56 AM

The last time I checked, killing an ambassador was a declaration of war.

LibraryGryffon on September 12, 2012 at 8:48 AM

Indeed it is. And if Øbama fails to control it, the violence against us will escalate.

petefrt on September 12, 2012 at 8:56 AM

civilization-endangering

Yes. While NBC focuses on some creature called a Kardasian.

curved space on September 12, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Is this escalation because the Muslim Brotherhood is afraid that Romney might win, and they better get stuff started while the US is less likely to put up a fight?

LibraryGryffon on September 12, 2012 at 8:48 AM

No. It would be quite wrong, I think, to interpret these acts through the lens and filter of rational thought and the conduct of peo[ple familiar with civilisation. To them this is just a deliberate poke in the eye on a sensitive date. The full explanation will be found inside their blackened, twisted souls.

It should be understood only as a spiteful act from people who admire and follow a spiteful man and who are so ignorant that they revere a deity who, judging by their condition of life, despises them far more than their human opponents do.

YiZhangZhe on September 12, 2012 at 9:00 AM

There either should be a tomahawks being launched by now to put some warheads on forehads, or a SEAL team being briefed on what targets, who were ringleading this craven attack, to forcibly insert lead into.

theflyonthewall on September 12, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Arab soldiers and Islam’s coming
We’re finally starting to see
The Arab Spring has started drumming
Four dead in Benghazi

mankai on September 12, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Muslims are sickening and Islam sucks

Dollayo on September 12, 2012 at 1:51 AM

is the same true about mormons, catholics, jews, etc…or are you just frustrated about world events?

Pragmatic on September 12, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Maybe if Obama would just lead another team of Seals or something…er…at least pay my mortgage, then this entire nightmare would go away and there would be rainbows shrouding America with government issued unicorns prancing to and fro, to the delight of the shuddering masses?

Don L on September 12, 2012 at 9:20 AM

what would mittens do?

Pragmatic on September 12, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Maybe if Obama would just lead another team of Seals or something…er…at least pay my mortgage, then this entire nightmare would go away and there would be rainbows shrouding America with government issued unicorns prancing to and fro, to the delight of the shuddering masses?

Don L on September 12, 2012 at 9:20 AM

Makes those Chi-town teachers and Sandra Fluke look like the lowlifes they are, huh?? Nothing like REAL hatred to help everyone see reality.

hoosiermama on September 12, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Maybe it’s (election) time for another presidential apology tour, citing the evil that “my predecessor” unleashed on you peace loving people?

Don L on September 12, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Muslims are sickening and Islam sucks

Dollayo on September 12, 2012 at 1:51 AM

is the same true about mormons, catholics, jews, etc…

Pragmatic on September 12, 2012 at 9:09 AM

No.

mankai on September 12, 2012 at 10:02 AM

mankai sneered: Did I miss Terp Mole’s apologetic?

Christien spat: Nope. At best, he’ll wait until this thread is in the archives, then slink in and moan, as he’s wont to do.

Leave it to the local Kaddafi-kuddlers to use the vicious murders of American citizens in Libya by Qaeda-sympathizers as a pretext to crawl out from under their rocks and micterate upon the sacrifice of our heroic NATO airmen and their Libyan-Contra allies.

Libyan leader Mohammed Magarief apologized to the United States on Wednesday over an attack on its consulate in Benghazi…

FLASHBACK: Kaddafi is busy arming al-Qaeda

Terp Mole on September 12, 2012 at 10:21 AM

This wasn’t an act of war by Libya; it was an act of kinetic karma.

Goose. Gander.

When one goes around dropping bombs on flying tanks to faithfully enforce a No-Fly Zone, the rules kind of go right out the window for both sides, don’t they?

cane_loader on September 12, 2012 at 10:26 AM

cane_loader spat: kinetic karma

What planet have you been orbiting over the past decade while Taliban sympathizers murder American peacekeepers (repeatedly) by infiltrating Afghan security? forces?

Where exactly is the “both sides” moral equivalence between our heroic NATO airmen and Kaddafi-klan (or Taliban) loyalists?

Try harder to avoid using the murders of innocent Americans to climb up on your hind legs and howl about karma, douchebag.

Terp Mole on September 12, 2012 at 11:00 AM

So – our Brave and Innocent Armed Forces who PROTECT the innocent citizens of America and The World are brutally attacked unsolicited, and several people MURDERED - and HOW does Allahpundit respond to this? Like this”

The attack was still ongoing as of 7:15 p.m. ET but there’s already a body count. Time for another, more forceful statement of regret about “hurt feelings” from the local embassy?

….With “Snark” and “Jokes“…..instead of OUTRAGE and Attacking the people who ENABLED these actions with THEIR Policies: Obama!

This response throws a “wet blanket” over the proper OUTRAGE and INDIGNATION and SUPPRESSES it.

THIS is how he “incites for THE ENEMY”……

He’s HELPING the Terorists by making them a JOKE instead of ENEMY COMBATANTS that VIOLATE the Rules of War….the SAME way he and the Media do when they make Biden a JOKE – INSTEAD of Criminally Negligent – which he is!!

williamg on September 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Rob sneered: good to know KDE is still prostrating himself for the islamists

Nice to see Rob is still willing to slander the heroic sacrifice of our brave NATO airmen and their Libyan-Contra allies, by suggesting that they’re all tools of Islamists.

Islamists must be so pleased with your cynicism.

Terp Mole on September 12, 2012 at 1:39 PM

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