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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The world is upside down..seriously..this crap is happening on 9/11

God(not Allah the false God or Satan himself) save us all

sadsushi on September 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM

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

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM

As much as I like the C-130 (worked on them in the Air Force), I think a Warthog or dozen would do the trick.

davidk on September 11, 2012 at 9:15 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

It is 100% the Al Qaeda flag, there is no doubt about it…

mnjg on September 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM

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

changer1701 on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

alt is showing her “south.”

It is catching.

predator on September 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM

I think we should kill them all…easiest way is to just let them kill each other…encourage it. Make it US policy.

ellifint on September 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

The administration talks nice to the people who storm and burn our embassies and kill our staffers but the One won’t talk to Bibi at all. What more do Americans of the Jewish faith need to know. After his reelection, what would Obama do if Israelis attacked and burned our embassy for leaning on Israel not to preempt an Iranian nuclear strike?

KW64 on September 11, 2012 at 9:16 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

…biscuit! (:->)

KOOLAID2 on September 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Obama meeting with Letterman!!!

http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/obama-back-on-letterman-next-week-20120911

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 11, 2012 at 9:16 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

there was at least two flags Drudge has just the standard Islamic flag and Jawa has the Al-Qaeda

tjexcite on September 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

alt is showing her “south.”

It is catching.

predator on September 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM

Heh…indeed. I’m going to start using it…

changer1701 on September 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Where is Ronald Reagan when you need him? Why haven’t we parked a F22 at Cairo’s front door?

tom0508 on September 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM

but caught probably us and the Egyptian security outside the embassy by some surprise,” she said

Really? Uh, 9/11 anniversary, “Egyptian Spring” and they were caught by surprise? Pull your head out of the sand!

IrishEyes on September 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Anybody seen Terp Mole? Can’t have a good Libya thread with his ridiculous contributions.

Christien on September 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Get off my lawn.

El_Terrible on September 11, 2012 at 9:18 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

Our feckless leaders have no sense of responsibility. Sure would have been nice after 9-11 if we had cut back on immigration from Muslim countries.

arnold ziffel on September 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm………………..

Updated September 11, 2012, 8:26 p.m. ET

U.S. Missions Stormed in Libya, Egypt

Film Depicting Prophet Mohamed in Flesh Spurs Rocket Attack in Benghazi; ‘Islam Is a Cancer,’ Filmmaker Says
*********************************************

Demonstrators attacked a U.S. consulate in Libya and breached the walls of the American Embassy in Cairo,

mounting angry protests over a film by a U.S. producer
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that portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a womanizer, pedophile and fraud.
******

The movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” was directed and produced by an Israeli-American real-estate developer
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who characterized it as a political effort to call attention to the hypocrisies of Islam. It has been promoted by Terry Jones, the Florida pastor whose burning of Qurans previously sparked deadly riots around the world.

In Benghazi, Libya, several dozen gunmen from an Islamist group, Ansar al Sharia, attacked the consulate with rocket-propelled grenades to protest the film, a deputy interior minister for the Benghazi region told the Al-Jazeera network. A government brigade evacuated the consulate, after which militants set it on fire, said the minister, Wanees Sharef.

One American died in the attack, the State Department was informed by Libya, CNN reported.

To the east, in Cairo, a crowd of some 2,000 people gathered at the Embassy to protest the video. Some of them climbed the embassy walls late Tuesday, pulling down and burning an American flag.
(More…..)
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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444017504577645681057498266.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLENexttoWhatsNewsTop

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM

Hey, Barack, where’s Zawahiri?

Christien on September 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM

As far as King Hussein is concerned everything’s going along nicely in the muslim world and he couldn’t be happier with this latest turn of events.

Buttercup on September 11, 2012 at 9:18 PM

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

What if they claimed their reason was: “There is this guy on the internet calling himself “Allahpundit!”? How many embassies must burn, AP?

Buddahpundit on September 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Romney better be all over this tomorrow and beyond. If not, he deserves to lose.

Mark1971 on September 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Money talks.

It’s time to dump the ME with the exception of Israel and put our full efforts into utilizing our vast energy resources. Yes, the ME will still be exporting oil, but we can cut them off, pull our corporations back to the US with incentives and tell the muzzies to FO.

We don’t need them. They need us. Europe can grovel if they want to.

We’ve spent too much time trying to enforce sanctions on Iran only to be undermined every step along the way. We saw it with Iraq.

Being held hostage to medieval savages as we have been for decades is ridiculous.

Drill here. Drill now. If they don’t like it, they know what to expect.

Cody1991 on September 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM

“We call upon the Egyptian authorities to hold accountable those, including security forces, who violate these standards,”

“Those who are protesting should do so peacefully and refrain from acts of violence. Our thoughts are with the families of those who have been killed or injured.”

Dec. 2011
Hillary Clinton

The Copy & Paste History Book

Electrongod on September 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Fluke you Mohammed, you murdering pedophile.

Nutstuyu on September 11, 2012 at 9:20 PM

I can answer my own question. Obama is a push over. A wimp. He is in way above his pay grade.

tom0508 on September 11, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Aren’t they sufficiently removed from populated areas?

TexasDan on September 11, 2012 at 9:09 PM

No

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/94/Giza-pyramids.JPG

William Amos on September 11, 2012 at 9:21 PM

So,looks like Hopey’s Cairo Speechy,seems to be a NeverEnding
BlowBack,

and me thinks,Dopey/Ragey…..MisCalCulated!!

Or did he!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:21 PM

But Obama will still forgive $1 billion of Egyptian debt.

Wethal on September 11, 2012 at 9:22 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

I remember the Iran hostage crisis.

One difference between then and now is that then, the network news channels actually led with the story — every day. It wasn’t 3 or 4 stories in, after a profile of one of the Kardashians or a feel-good story about the chick recovering from the flesh-eating bacteria, as we saw from the alphabets today.

AZCoyote on September 11, 2012 at 9:22 PM

The UN is useless too. They will run away just like they did in 67.

tom0508 on September 11, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Fluke you Mohammed, you murdering pedophile.

Nutstuyu on September 11, 2012 at 9:20 PM

What He said!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 11, 2012 at 9:24 PM

It was not just an attack on an American embassy, it was an attack on sovereign American soil. They might as well have attacked a VFW post in St. Louis. Of course if they had the body count would have been one American and several dozen Libyans.

Moose Drool on September 11, 2012 at 9:24 PM

AZfederalist on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM

Yes!

I do believe that Michelle Bachmann and those who co-wrote the “offensive letter” should feel vindicated over the utter naivete of this administration.

onlineanalyst on September 11, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Look who’s CHEERING On Obama “WINNING” the Next Election…..

Allahpundit…..

THAT is WHY he MADE SURE that the Caption to the Entry into this Post read “Winning”

No – it’s NOT because it’s “snarky” or “back-handed”….it’s because his SKIN has practically been CRAWLING with THE NEED to Pound his fist in the air – OPENLY CHEER for Obama to WIN!!

THAT’s WHY he tries to make Every Post about this Election – a Post about mmmmmBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!!! See earlier “posts” from him. HE constantly DROPS Bush into the conversation at EVERY turn. He WANTS every conversation about this election to START with George W. BOOOOOOSH!!! Why? BECAUSE he HAAATES mmmBOOOOOOOSH!!

WHAT is this Election About: It’s About THE ECONOMY, STUPID!!! And It’s About the Loss of JOBS, STUPID!!!

UNLESS you’re Allahpundit – then it’s about mmBOOOOOOSH….AGAIN!!

One of the WORST people alive – who is secretly CHEERING for the terrorists………

williamg on September 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

President Bishop:

“I’m dropping your apology now, it should land in the crowd very soon. Look for the parachute with the daisy painted on it.”

Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Obama is a schmuck.

tom0508 on September 11, 2012 at 9:25 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

operation eagle claw…

equanimous on September 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Nobody is going to say anything about the idiot Goldberg and his comments? According to him America should be apologizing to Muslims before they attack our embassies. This is the brain trust at National Review, it’s pathetic.

lowandslow on September 11, 2012 at 9:26 PM

MeanWhile if True????????????????????????????????????

White House: Pres. Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu spoke for an hour tonight ‘as part of their ongoing consultations’ on Iran, security – @stevebruskCNN

36 secs ago by editor

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Don’t we still have Neutron bombs???

The one’s that are more like X-rays as opposed to the particulate hydrogen (Tritium) one’s???

BigWyo on September 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM

AZCoyote on September 11, 2012 at 9:22 PM

I turned 9 in late ’79-so I remember parts of it, like the blindfolded hostages being led through the streets of Tehran. I also remember that my parents laid the fact that there WERE hostages @ the feet of the Carter administration.

annoyinglittletwerp on September 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM

operation eagle claw…

equanimous on September 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Thanks to you and everybody who responded. I’ve done some reading on it and of course heard about it from my parents and grandparents.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM

AZfederalist on September 11, 2012 at 9:12 PM
Yes!

I do believe that Michelle Bachmann and those who co-wrote the “offensive letter” should feel vindicated over the utter naivete of this administration.

onlineanalyst on September 11, 2012 at 9:24 PM

It is time we all realized Obama’s actions are purposeful.
He is not naive at all. He is much more dangerous than that.

Amjean on September 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Don’t we still have Neutron bombs???

The one’s that are more like X-rays as opposed to the particulate hydrogen (Tritium) one’s???

BigWyo on September 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM

hah! those things are old fashioned…

equanimous on September 11, 2012 at 9:28 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

Yep. What the hell is Williams talking about? Muslims are doing that every freaking day! It’s one of the cornerstones of Islam. There’s a Christian genocide underway. They’re slaughering the Copts, Iraqi Christians have dwindled and are under attack, Nigeria, Somalia, Pakistan, Indonesia, Afghanistan, etc, all over the world where there are Muslims this is happening. And we’re not doing a damn thing! That makes us complicit. And no one called him out on that.

WhatSlushfund on September 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM

This is all our fault, because of our damn Constitution.

Please, Obama, get rid of that foul thing already!

blue13326 on September 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM

One of the WORST people alive – who is secretly CHEERING for the terrorists………

williamg on September 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Try decaf

sharrukin on September 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM

One of the WORST people alive – who is secretly CHEERING for the terrorists………

williamg on September 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Up yours, effweasel!
AP’s a mensch-and a patriot!!!

annoyinglittletwerp on September 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Make that an official part of your platform, and you’ve got my vote.

I’m sick of the non-stop appeasement and apologizing from the insane clown posse currently in power. These cowards must go!

AZCoyote on September 11, 2012 at 9:29 PM

How’s that Barry Diplomacy work’n out for ya

roflmao

donabernathy on September 11, 2012 at 9:29 PM

White House: Pres. Obama and Israeli PM Netanyahu spoke for an hour tonight ‘as part of their ongoing consultations’ on Iran, security – @stevebruskCNN

36 secs ago by editor

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Guess Ryan Seacrest canceled on him, so he had the time?

changer1701 on September 11, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Has the State Department apologized to Lybia yet?

simkeith on September 11, 2012 at 9:30 PM

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

What if they claimed their reason was: “There is this guy on the internet calling himself “Allahpundit!”? How many embassies must burn, AP?

Buddahpundit on September 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Wait. Is it the name or the fact that he’s a beta male who owns cats?

RovesChins on September 11, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Btw, I spent a large portion of the Iranian Hostage Crisis on deployment in the Med onboard the U.S.S. Forrestal. Our deployment that started in late November 1979 (about 3 weeks after the crisis began) had been scheduled for months but the developments in Iran gave it a sense of urgency. We ended up patrolling the Med for several months as the only carrier on station because the Nimitz got pulled away to get prepared for the failed rescue attempt.

Moose Drool on September 11, 2012 at 9:30 PM

@jaketapper: WH: POTUS spoke with Israeli PM Netanyahu for an hour this evening re: Iran + security issues

mrscullen on September 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

It is time we all realized Obama’s actions are purposeful.
He is not naive at all. He is much more dangerous than that.

Amjean on September 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Hammer. Nail. Head.

davidk on September 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

We need to start supporting our embassies with Predators: the original version, for large crowds, and a different one, with a 40mm grenade launcher and 2 x .30cal MGs (a mini-AH1).
.
The man-dress wearers understand Predators, in a very similar way to dogs understanding 12ga. shotguns (and rifles and handguns): they run away, screaming.
.
I think two embassy “incidents” might be enough to resolve the situation.

Arbalest on September 11, 2012 at 9:32 PM

It was not just an attack on an American embassy, it was an attack on sovereign American soil.

Moose Drool on September 11, 2012 at 9:24 PM

So was the attack on Ft. Hood, Texas. It’s all the same attack. Unfortunately, our response seems always the same, too.

de rigueur on September 11, 2012 at 9:32 PM

One of the WORST people alive – who is secretly CHEERING for the terrorists………

williamg on September 11, 2012 at 9:25 PM

They shouldn’t have released you from the ward this early…

Electrongod on September 11, 2012 at 9:32 PM

@jaketapper: WH: POTUS spoke with Israeli PM Netanyahu for an hour this evening re: Iran + security issues

mrscullen on September 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Major back track. Not surprised.

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 9:32 PM

I can answer my own question. Obama is a push over. A wimp. He is in way above his pay grade.

tom0508 on September 11, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Oh how I wish you were right but you could not be more wrong.

The real President is Valerie Jarrett Muslim Brotherhood from birth.

This woman knows exactly what she is doing.

She is creating a United Islamic States of the World.

Steveangell on September 11, 2012 at 9:32 PM

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

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM

As much as I like the C-130 (worked on them in the Air Force), I think a Warthog or dozen would do the trick.

davidk on September 11, 2012 at 9:15 PM

davidk:

Well,that would keep the JihadyGoonNutJobs at bay,for-sure!:)

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Obama meeting with Letterman!!!
http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/obama-back-on-letterman-next-week-20120911

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on September 11, 2012 at 9:16 PM

It’s a comfortable intellectual level for him…

affenhauer on September 11, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Helluva job, Barack!

claudius on September 11, 2012 at 9:33 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

The black flag is al Qaeda’s.

IrishEi on September 11, 2012 at 9:33 PM

David Burge‏@iowahawkblog

To paraphrase Instapundit, imagine what Obama would say if those were Tea Partiers storming the embassies.

davidk on September 11, 2012 at 9:34 PM

@jaketapper: WH: POTUS spoke with Israeli PM Netanyahu for an hour this evening re: Iran + security issues

mrscullen on September 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Whew! I was getting worried…issue resolved, right?

ccrosby on September 11, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Romney better be all over this tomorrow and beyond. If not, he deserves to lose.

Mark1971 on September 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM

I’d think he’s allowing a BIT of time for Zero to step up, steaming out of his ears, but trying to give the Douche enough time to either man-up, or prove the ass he really is.
Mitt’s no slouch, and I can’t blame him for waiting for Zero or Hill to hang themselves, first.

pambi on September 11, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Can’t wait to see what response is cooked up by obumble. Romney ought to flog him with this.

ultracon on September 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

hah! those things are old fashioned…

equanimous on September 11, 2012 at 9:28 PM

Well no, my point was that the Neutron bomb killed everything with gamma/neutron radiation (err..as well as the standard blast and heat) as opposed to hydrogen bombs that killed everything with the blast and the residual radiation…

Go with Neutron…couple of years…go in, plow the skeletons into the ground…

problem solved.

BigWyo on September 11, 2012 at 9:36 PM

de rigueur on September 11, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Unfortunately you are correct.

Moose Drool on September 11, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Doug Schoen on Hannity:

Where is the President? It is the anniversary of 9/11…two of our embassies are being attacked…and American may have been killed…

Where is he indeed.

IrishEi on September 11, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Lighting up the people conducting the assault on the consulate will result in the death of Americans. Better to have Libyans stop the assault. Inform whomever is holds the most power that we will be destroying the oil termini along the coast in 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 …

M240H on September 11, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Stuck on stupid

https://twitter.com/USEmbassyCairo/status/245493644478521344

US Embassy CairoVerified‏@USEmbassyCairo

@mbaha2 No, that’s not true. We consistently stand up for Muslims around the world and talk abt how Islam is a wonderful religion

William Amos on September 11, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Press Release

U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement
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
=============================

http://egypt.usembassy.gov/pr091112.html

http://egypt.usembassy.gov/index.html

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:38 PM

The marxist sure is acting cocky all of a sudden, like he believes he’s got his re-election sewn up.

bgibbs1000 on September 11, 2012 at 9:38 PM

From Twitchy:

The U S embassy response to demonstrators climbing walls,tearing down the American flag,tearing it to pieces is so weak it is embarrassing—
Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) September 11, 2012

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Jonah Goldberg had it right. Under international agreements, consulates are treated as the sovreign soil of the consulate’s country. That is, attacking an embassy and killing US citizens IS A DECLARATION OF WAR. We should treat it as such and stop with the namby pamby apologies. The middle east sees this as us taking in a knee – which is encouragement for more attacks. This crap has to be met with a forceful response (yes, FORCE).

fabrexe on September 11, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Go Newt Go

gophergirl on September 11, 2012 at 9:39 PM

The real President is Valerie Jarrett Muslim Brotherhood from birth.

This woman knows exactly what she is doing.

She is creating a United Islamic States of the World.

Steveangell on September 11, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Aside from being a bit over the top, that’s the only thing I’ve ever read from you that I agree with….

So there’s that….

That hag should be in jail…

BigWyo on September 11, 2012 at 9:39 PM

https://twitter.com/USEmbassyCairo/status/245493644478521344

US Embassy CairoVerified‏@USEmbassyCairo

@mbaha2 No, that’s not true. We consistently stand up for Muslims around the world and talk abt how Islam is a wonderful religion

William Amos on September 11, 2012 at 9:37 PM

William Amos:Sweet Intell(linky) Grab:)

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:39 PM

From Twitchy:

Is there a grownup in Cairo who could take over the @USEmbassyCairo twitter feed?—
Craig Good (@clgood) September 11, 2012

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Can’t wait to see what response is cooked up by obumble. Romney ought to flog him with this.

ultracon on September 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Surely Obama sees another vacation to the middle east to get back to his “roots” during another apology tour.

BruthaMan on September 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Can’t wait to see what response is cooked up by obumble.

ultracon on September 11, 2012 at 9:35 PM

If dingleBarry thought that Tea Partiers had been involved in this, he already would have issued a condemnation, in the strongest possible terms.

But since it’s crazed Muslims, he’ll need some time to think of how to delicately word his multi-cultural, politically-correct apology, so as not to offend their tender sensibilities.

AZCoyote on September 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Anybody else think it’s past time for Arc Light? A little hard rain might take care of some of this absolute b.s.

Oh, shoot, that’s right… we have a president who cares more about the correct angle of his bow to foreign potentates, than the sanctity of US territory and the safety of its citizens.

Bombs, Stone Age, eradicate, sanitize, sea of effin’ glass… you libs and Islamist apologists can stuff your abhorrence of necessary solutions to this plague. I’m tired of this multiculture, brotherhood of humanity, religion of peace, kiss-their-a**es-so-they-like-us attitude. If we’re too scared to defend our way of life because we’re afraid of getting hurt in the process, we might as well hand over the flag and declare sharia right now.

I think I’m going to spit.

creekspecter on September 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Romney better be all over this tomorrow and beyond. If not, he deserves to lose.

Mark1971 on September 11, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Yes then he can be a day late and a dollar short.

Does this really sound like a wining strategy to anyone?

Debates seldom matter. Never unless someone is just horrible. That will not be the case. Obama and Romney will both stick to talking points they will most likely be quite boring. Now Ryan will most likely have a good debate but seriously the VP Debate will not matter. Sarah destroyed Biden it made no difference.

Steveangell on September 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Thanks canopfor

William Amos on September 11, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Eerie shades of the Carter years….
For a very selfish reason I am praying every day that Romney will win this election. My youngest son is set for deployment to Afghanistan in the early spring. I pray he will have a new COC. Our enemies are emboldened by our current weak leader. Very scary times.

AZgranny on September 11, 2012 at 9:42 PM

The black flag is al Qaeda’s.

IrishEi on September 11, 2012 at 9:33 PM

The first msm report I heard was “al qaeda flag”. About an hour later it had become “Jihadist flag”. About an hour after that it had become “black flag with Islamic writing”. I don’t think the media was confused so much as it was having a political/diplomatic problem with the administration over that flag.

Buddahpundit on September 11, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Aside from being a bit over the top, that’s the only thing I’ve ever read from you that I agree with….

So there’s that….

That hag should be in jail…

BigWyo on September 11, 2012 at 9:39 PM

Well, then step in line behind annoyinglittletwerp to get your butt buttered!

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Doug Schoen on Hannity:

Where is the President? It is the anniversary of 9/11…two of our embassies are being attacked…and American may have been killed…

Where is he indeed.

IrishEi on September 11, 2012 at 9:37 PM

Like I said, tell barack to think of them as peaceful American citizens protesting spending and debt. All of a sudden, the lightbulb will go on over his head, and he’ll say, “Ohhhh…these guys are terrorists! I hate them!!!!”

Rational Thought on September 11, 2012 at 9:42 PM

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

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Puff Puff Baby!

WhoU4 on September 11, 2012 at 9:42 PM

@jaketapper: WH: POTUS spoke with Israeli PM Netanyahu for an hour this evening re: Iran + security issues
mrscullen on September 11, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Did Obysmal have his feet up on the Resolute desk and was he holding a bat in his hand? (Memorable photos of Preezy never can be erased.)

onlineanalyst on September 11, 2012 at 9:42 PM

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Effin cowards.

The 25,000 Americans who died to create this nation are rolling in their graves.

Bishop on September 11, 2012 at 9:43 PM

US State Department

Daily Press Briefing – September 11, 2012

Sept. 11, 2012: U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing by Spokesperson Victoria Nuland in Washington, DC.

VIDEO:(36:17)

http://video.state.gov/

http://statedept.tumblr.com/

canopfor on September 11, 2012 at 9:43 PM

but caught probably us and the Egyptian security outside the embassy by some surprise,”

According to the filmmaker, he’s surprised by the reaction — although, by his own account, he shouldn’t have been:

Unsurprisingly, surprise catches a bunch of fools on the very day it was thought surprise might be in town.

rukiddingme on September 11, 2012 at 9:44 PM

America is being attacked and burned on the other side of the world. Anyone know where Prezuhdunce Onero is?

stukinIL4now on September 11, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Can we send Dope & Chains to Benghazi?

EddieC on September 11, 2012 at 9:46 PM

I don’t think the media was confused so much as it was having a political/diplomatic problem with the administration over that flag.

Buddahpundit on September 11, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Remember back in 2009 when Janet Napolitano took over DHS, and sent out that memo forbidding the use of words like “Islamofascism” in government communications?

This is the kind of idiocy and cowardice we’re up against.

AZCoyote on September 11, 2012 at 9:46 PM

This is what we fight people. Listen. Watch. Prepare. It’s up to us. The government of this country is constituted, by and large, by appeasing cowards.

Beware.

predator on September 11, 2012 at 9:47 PM

From Twitchy:

Wait, has anyone actually seen Carter and Obama in the same room? #justaskin—
Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) September 11, 2012

Night Owl on September 11, 2012 at 9:48 PM

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