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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Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Have we apologized yet?

oldroy on September 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Take a bow Obama

Electrongod on September 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM

Jimmah Cartah returns.

Punchenko on September 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM

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.

Un-freaking-believable. Romney needs to hit him hard on this…Letterman, instead of our Israeli allies?

changer1701 on September 11, 2012 at 8:43 PM

What’s a Benghazi?

EddieC on September 11, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Will the last remaining Jewish democrat voter please crank up the oven…

SouthernGent on September 11, 2012 at 8:44 PM

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.

Well you obviously didn’t follow what he said at the NAM meeting in Iran.

lexhamfox on September 11, 2012 at 8:46 PM

In Libya BOTH sides are evil. I don’t give a DAMN what happens to EITHER side. Get the Jews and Christians out and let those that remain exterminate each other.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 11, 2012 at 8:46 PM

I wonder how high the body count has to get before our lovely President will actually say something.

Guy has no leg to stand on in criticizing Romney or Ryan on foreign policy – not one.

What a piece of low level dog dung.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Pull out our people.
Send in the clowns, I mean bombers with a few MOABS and a bunker buster.
Wash, rinse, repeat on Iran, Syria, occupied Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, you get the idea.
Free oil for real.

RovesChins on September 11, 2012 at 8:47 PM

Obama’s foreign policy paying dividends.

Wigglesworth on September 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Krauthammer: “Go to Hell”.

LtGenRob on September 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM

So why are they storming the consulate and embassy in Libya and Egypt? Just to be assholes all of a sudden?

Daikokuco on September 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM

I was too young to remember the Iran hostage crisis. If it was anything like this – no wonder people shifted to Reagan.

Incompetent – just totally incompetent

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Tweet heard round the world

https://twitter.com/USEmbassyCairo/status/245460037273792512

William Amos on September 11, 2012 at 8:49 PM

So why are they storming the consulate and embassy in Libya and Egypt? Just to be aholes all of a sudden?

Daikokuco on September 11, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Any wild guess as to which ‘religion’ did this?

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:50 PM

“Never forget!” they shouted…yet how quickly they did.

This government DOES NOT speak for me.

IrishEi on September 11, 2012 at 8:50 PM

AND OBAMA SPEAKS OUT FOR AMERICA…not

Axion on September 11, 2012 at 8:50 PM

We best hurry up and apologize for getting blood on their hands. Wouldn’t want to offend anyone.

Brad on September 11, 2012 at 8:50 PM

A bow and and apology from Empty Chair should patch things right up. Send some foreign aid money while you’re at it, Barry.

Mitt needs to comment on this tonight.

Philly on September 11, 2012 at 8:51 PM

I tried telling everyone that this Arab spring thing is not such a good idea but no one would listen.

newportmike on September 11, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Well you obviously didn’t follow what he said at the NAM meeting in Iran.

lexhamfox on September 11, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Big deal. He spoke up for Syria’s “freedom fighters”, otherwise known as tomorrow’s terrorist regime. There are no Good Guys over there. At this point we should just kill them all and let God sort them out.

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Statement of full dhimmitude and war against humanity from the Obama State Department after muslims tore down the American flag at our embassy in Cairo. And our Dhimmi anti-American generals will likely soon follow suit. Petraeus will likely soon condemn all those who insult the koran, or as he calls it “The Holy Qur’an”.

“We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others”

There is no universal right of free speech in muslim countries and these sons of #itches don’t want Americans to have any either. The religious beliefs of muslims is that no one should be alive if they don’t submit to islam. And to spew the above crap on the anniversary of 9/11 is beneath contempt. OBL must be dancing a jig in Hell.

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:51 PM

“Will someone please explain to these people that Bush is no longer president? I voted for Obama so the rest of the world would love us again!” -Dem voter

visions on September 11, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Arab Spring!!!!!

LegendHasIt on September 11, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Mitt needs to comment on this tonight.

Philly on September 11, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Yeah he does.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I’m sure the White House is outrageously outraged. Dopey me still has some hope that the White House will take action, but I won’t hold my breath.

Philly on September 11, 2012 at 8:52 PM

I would have liked to see the pyramids before they are blown up.

Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 8:53 PM

No one with a soul could possibly have any respect for islam at all.

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM

What’s a Benghazi?

EddieC on September 11, 2012 at 8:44 PM

That should be Ben-Ghazi. It’s an ointment you rub on your muscles to relieve pain.

Only sold in Muzzie countries.

predator on September 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM

ACT OF WAR ON EVE OF 9/11.

Well?

Bulletchaser on September 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM

Does Juan still get scared when he sees Muslims on his flight?
He needs to wipe his chin. It was nice to see Krauthammer slam him into the wall.
Go to hell indeed.
And MoHo is a child molesting bigot.

RovesChins on September 11, 2012 at 8:55 PM

I would have liked to see the pyramids before they are blown up.

Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 8:53 PM

And be sure to see the White House before it is officially turned into a mosque.

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:55 PM

In Libya BOTH sides are evil. I don’t give a DAMN what happens to EITHER side. Get the Jews and Christians out and let those that remain exterminate each other.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 11, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Gotcherback, GF !!!

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:55 PM

What’s a Benghazi?

EddieC on September 11, 2012 at 8:44 PM

That should be Ben-Ghazi. It’s an ointment you rub on your muscles to relieve pain.

Only sold in Muzzie countries.

predator on September 11, 2012 at 8:54 PM

They killed several tubes of Ben Gay before the shopkeeper changed the packaging. It has a naked camel on it now.

RovesChins on September 11, 2012 at 8:56 PM

The only good muslim is a muslim who no longer exists.

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Maybe Barry will express outrage to Mohammad Morsi when they meet (and Empty Chair snubs Bibi).

Philly on September 11, 2012 at 8:57 PM

The closest thing to a proper definition for “Islamophobia” that I have been able to come up with is the fear on the part of Muslims and their auxiliaries that the truth will be told about that vile barbaric crime against humanity that is Islam, and it’s founder, Muslim’s “Perfect Man”, the mass murdering, thieving, hating, torturing, enslaving, camel urine drinking, child raping sadistic pervert, the Monster who Walked the Earth, called Mohammad. My definition is certainly far more accurate than that of the muslims and their helpers.

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Religion of Peace (TM) at work.

Mr. Prodigy on September 11, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Arab Spring!!!!!

LegendHasIt on September 11, 2012 at 8:52 PM

Nuclear Winter?

Electrongod on September 11, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Y’all gotta know that Zero’s delayed response is because he’s soooo busy with his security council, making sure he has all the facts !!
Or, Val hasn’t told him what to say …
OR, the polls haven’t come in, yet.
OR, his schedule doesn’t permit a comment at this time.
OR, Mitt hasn’t shown him the way, yet.
OR ….

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:58 PM

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Yes, this administration is very reminiscent of Carter’s, except even more so. It’s Carter on steroids.

esr1951 on September 11, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Now all we need is a take over of some embassy hostages and Obama will have at last achieved his goal to be the next Jimmy Carter…

William Eaton on September 11, 2012 at 8:59 PM

I was too young to remember the Iran hostage crisis. If it was anything like this – no wonder people shifted to Reagan.

Incompetent – just totally incompetent

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM

It was worse but things are just starting to heat up. More is coming.

sharrukin on September 11, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Interesting that in Cairo they raised a black flag, not a green on. Black is the color of anarchist flags.

rbj on September 11, 2012 at 8:59 PM

One would have thought that the USA would have beefed up security at ALL Embassies in the Arab world well before/on/through 9/11…

Nice foresight, Hillary… As SecState, this happened on YOUR watch… but as a Democrat, she will skate with the LSM regarding HER lack of leadership and preparation…

Khun Joe on September 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Arab Spring.

F’ing delightful time of year.

M240H on September 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM

If we “fight the ideology” the way this guy’s decided to fight it, embassies will be burning all over the Middle East.

If we do not fight it this way they win.

Right now they have won. All the lives lost on 9/11 were lost for nothing. We have not learned anything from that experience. We should have shot the thugs going over the wall mowed them down and killed all of them.

This was an attack on American soil instead of showing we defend America. We cowered and said please don’t attack us we will stop freedom of speech in America.

We are not recognizing the enemy. Egypt is the enemy and we empowered Egypt. Libya is the enemy and we empowered Libya. Muslim Brotherhood was responsible for 9/11 now we empower them and let them work throughout our government. We are suicidal.

Steveangell on September 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Islam is a religion of peace. Thank you. Please all suicide vests, ied’s and ak47s at the door as your enter

jaywemm on September 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM

“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.”

“Condemnation in the strongest terms” kind of sums up the Empty Chair’s foreign policy, though in his heart of hearts we know he applauds the embassy attacks in Egypt and Libya today, his “freedom fighters” on the march.

TXUS on September 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Tweet heard round the world

https://twitter.com/USEmbassyCairo/status/245460037273792512

William Amos on September 11, 2012 at 8:49 PM

Just read the series on Twitchy. I’m absolutely stunned. I will be severely (heh) disappointed if R/R don’t take this and beat him in the head with it. It’s a slam dunk. His wimpiness has trickled down to the Embassy. What a shame to see what my country has been allowed to become.

hoosiermama on September 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM

For some reason twitter is blaming Terry Jones the pastor of 20 people in Florida. I would be a dollar that the people who lit the match on the flag never even heard of the is guy but of some evil that the Imam told them that has no relationship to reality.

tjexcite on September 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Get the Jews and Christians out and let those that remain exterminate each other.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 11, 2012 at 8:46 PM

Many of the Christians wouldn’t leave. They want preach the Good News about Jesus Christ to Muslims. And they are willing to suffer persecution and even martyrdom for their efforts.

http://www.persecution.com/

davidk on September 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

SouthernGent on September 11, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Wow! Brutal, but it makes one wonder why anyone of Jewish discent would support a president that has made obvious his disdain for their race…

ccrosby on September 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

BTW Obama responded to this

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/12/us-libya-usa-consulate-idUSBRE88B00V20120912

State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said in a statement: “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. We condemn in strongest terms this attack on our diplomatic mission.”

An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound, Libyan security sources said. The State Department statement did not make reference to any deaths.

William Amos on September 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

More dhimmitude by our State Department… and Juan says, “We’ll play it your way, Muslims.”

onlineanalyst on September 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

“Condemnation in the strongest terms” kind of sums up the Empty Chair’s foreign policy, though in his heart of hearts we know he applauds the embassy attacks in Egypt and Libya today, his “freedom fighters” on the march.

TXUS on September 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Maybe he’ll bring out Clinton’s wagging finger to really show how much they mean business.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

Steveangell on September 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit…I agree with you.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

I was too young to remember the Iran hostage crisis. If it was anything like this – no wonder people shifted to Reagan.

Incompetent – just totally incompetent

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM
It was worse but things are just starting to heat up. More is coming.

sharrukin on September 11, 2012 at 8:59 PM

444 days and it was the reason Nightline was created on ABC… but the LSM would never do that now as it would embarrass President Present…

Khun Joe on September 11, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I was too young to remember the Iran hostage crisis. If it was anything like this – no wonder people shifted to Reagan.

Incompetent – just totally incompetent

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM

This is *exactly* what it was like.

SomeCallMeJohn on September 11, 2012 at 9:03 PM

D*mmitt AP,I just sent that in to ya:)

http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/us-offices-in-egypt-libya-attacked-2012

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:03 PM

US Embassy Tweet:

We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.

Should say:
We firmly respect the actions by the One who abuses the power of the Presidency to hurt the religious beliefs of Catholics.

txhsmom on September 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Don’t worry the marxist will keep those welfare checks coming.

bgibbs1000 on September 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM

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?
==============================================

An AC-130 would certainly help,one would think!

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Y’all gotta know that Zero’s delayed response is because he’s soooo busy with his security council, making sure he has all the facts !!
Or, Val hasn’t told him what to say …
OR, the polls haven’t come in, yet.
OR, his schedule doesn’t permit a comment at this time.
OR, Mitt hasn’t shown him the way, yet.
OR ….

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 8:58 PM

Saw the Killing Osama documentary on History (or Discovery) today. The people in the film were just gushing about how decisive Jugears was when he was told that the CIA thought they knew where Osama was. The parts about the mission and Seal Team were good, the praise for Jugears, not so much.

AZfederalist on September 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM

I don’t think Mitt will comment on 9/11. tomorrow though..

wolly4321 on September 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

I suddenly realized that I, a solitary woman, have the power to set the whole islamic world on fire, if I only knew how to create and upload a video to YouTube.

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

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.

Tell the truth anyway. Tell the truth anyway, while you still can.

And stop believing that you are weak.

Axe on September 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Eleven years after 9-11 and we are still sucking the Muslims. Please don’t be angry flying imams, shoe bomber, panty bomber. Terrorize granny, eff with kids and cripples. Put up a mosque at ground zero—hey no problem we are in good hands just don’t eat too much pizza or soda.

Good thing y’all aren’t here in person so I could really unload and I haven’t even had my daily ration of grog yet.

arnold ziffel on September 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

So why are they storming the consulate and embassy in Libya and Egypt? Just to be assholes all of a sudden?

Daikokuco on September 11, 2012 at 8:48 PM

It’s just a way for the perpetually aggrieved Islamists to say, “Hooray for Hollywood.”

onlineanalyst on September 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Interesting that in Cairo they raised a black flag, not a green on. Black is the color of anarchist flags.

rbj on September 11, 2012 at 8:59 PM

This Black Flag in Cairo that was raised is the Al-Qaeda flag. It has white Arabic writing on it.

tjexcite on September 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Where are the Obots to defend Obama’s inaction?

wargamer6 on September 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Juan Williams thinks we’d issue strong statements if we see “Muslims attacking Christians”.

And claims we have done so in the past. What a tool. Does he not realize that as far as that crowd was concerned, they were attacking Christians? And that we’d have to issue daily statements of condemnation if we were to actually respond to such attacks?

TexasDan on September 11, 2012 at 9:06 PM

I would have liked to see the pyramids before they are blown up.

Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 8:53 PM

And be sure to see the White House before it is officially turned into a mosque.

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:55 PM

Heh! I had the opportunity to get a “behind the scenes” tour of the WH earlier this year. I passed, I’ll take them up on their offer when we have a president.

ccrosby on September 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I suddenly realized that I, a solitary woman, have the power to set the whole islamic world on fire, if I only knew how to create and upload a video to YouTube.

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 9:05 PM

You can just start an “Everybody Film Mohommad” page on facebook.

TexasDan on September 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Carter redux x2

petefrt on September 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Steveangell on September 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit…I agree with you.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

LOL .. I was just tying about the same .. glad I refreshed !

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM

LOL .. I was just tying about the same .. glad I refreshed !

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM

I actually rubbed my eyes to make sure I was reading what I thought I was reading.

Strange day indeed.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 9:08 PM

I would have liked to see the pyramids before they are blown up.

Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 8:53 PM

Aren’t they sufficiently removed from populated areas?

TexasDan on September 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM

The good citizens of Cairo and Behghazi were simply demonstrating their “day of service” in commemoration of September 11. (BTW Isn’t September 11 a day of significance historically to the ROP folks?)

onlineanalyst on September 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM

The dictator was better.

txhsmom on September 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM

444 days and it was the reason Nightline was created on ABC… but the LSM would never do that now as it would embarrass President Present…

Khun Joe on September 11, 2012 at 9:03 PM

And Walter Cronkite announcing every night at sign-off how many days the hostages had been held. It has the same stink of helplessness and political cowardice but it hasn’t gotten as bad…yet.

sharrukin on September 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM

My blood is boiling over this… We have damn muslim terrorists storming our embassies in Egypt and Libya, killing one American, and our government issue an apology and attacked our freedom of speech… This is beyond insane folks, this is treason… This fool welfare queens agitator from Chicago gave the muslim terrorists Egypt and Libya…

mnjg on September 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM

And the number of mosques in this country continues to grow at an almost exponential rate. We will be fighting an enemy from within. Our government has allowed it to happen–both parties for years now. And we will pay the price in the streets. Gird, people, gird.

predator on September 11, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Kill each other, just keep us out of it.

RovesChins on September 11, 2012 at 9:11 PM

“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.”

This statement, together with Obama’s snub of a meeting with Netanyahu today, pretty much tells the Israelis to FO, or as I say it, KMAGYOYO.

Today I had 9/11 tears and anger, tonight I am left with only the last one. Cannot believe this, so much beyond reason it is, unless you desire the complete destruction of our country and Israel and freedom.

TXUS on September 11, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Someone’s gonna have to tell barack, “Pretend these violent Egyptians and murderous Libyans are…American citizens peacefully protesting government spending and debt.”

That seems to be the only thing that makes him genuinely angry.

Rational Thought on September 11, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Carter redux x2

petefrt on September 11, 2012 at 9:07 PM

Totally creepy, the chills.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Instead of apology, a strongly worded message to the host countries telling them to protect the sovereignty of our embassy grounds or we will remove all diplomats, close the embassy, expel their diplomats from our country and cut off all foreign aid to their country would have been much more appropriate. Threat of loss of funds would have had the embassy ringed by tanks in a heartbeat.

AZfederalist on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

but, but, but i heard obama made a birdie putt today? c’mon people, focus.

renalin on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

There is no universal right of free speech in muslim countries and these sons of #itches don’t want Americans to have any either. The religious beliefs of muslims is that no one should be alive if they don’t submit to islam. And to spew the above crap on the anniversary of 9/11 is beneath contempt. OBL must be dancing a jig in Hell.

VorDaj on September 11, 2012 at 8:51 PM

Worth repeating.

onlineanalyst on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Look who else the Egyptians are meeting with.

http://freebeacon.com/the-cairo-tehran-express/

Yup, Tehran all over again.

Philly on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

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?
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An AC-130 would certainly help,one would think!

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Where are the Marines? These embassies are sovereign U.S. territory under attack.

de rigueur on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit…I agree with you.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 11, 2012 at 9:02 PM

That made me laugh. I’ve never seen that phrase before!

changer1701 on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Ooooo, ooooo, oooo !!!

What’ll the polls say, tomorrow ?
Or the next day ???

Oooo, oooo, ooo !!!

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 9:13 PM

dhimmicRATs

davidk on September 11, 2012 at 9:13 PM

On the more urgent news front, Obama has announced he’s going on Letterman next week.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 11, 2012 at 9:14 PM

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