Joint Chiefs chair’s newest duty: Phoning Terry Jones and begging him not to antagonize Muslims

posted at 6:37 pm on September 12, 2012 by Allahpundit

It’s not clear what role Jones had, if any, in producing the Mohammed film that’s got Islamists in a lather but he’s been promoting it, so it’s time for the U.S. government to spring into action. Do note, this isn’t the first time he’s received a call from a top defense official. Bob Gates picked up the phone too and beseeched him not to burn the Koran two years ago when the last “Islam insulted” insanity was raging. Think about that. Think about how many civilians, in a country of 300 million people, have ever received a personal call from the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff asking them not to do something. Dempsey, in particular, likely spends most of his time these days gaming out an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities; he took precious time from doing that to phone some guy in Florida who’s somehow made it on the international media’s radar for his willingness to provoke. That’s how much of a geopolitical threat it’s become to the United States for even the most random Americans to affront Islamic sensibilities.

This madness must stop. Mario Loyola:

Nobody in the U.S. government, least of all the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff acting in his official capacity, should be calling Terry Jones or any other American citizen about the Mohammed spoof. Not only does that elevate Jones to some sort of semi-official status, but spoofs of deities are entirely within our rights and absolutely no business of the government’s. The U.S. government should not be taking an official position on the Mohammed spoof. It is entirely outside the official competence of United States military to be calling private citizens asking them be quiet, especially when they are exercising a constitutional right. Offending people is not an incitement to violence. Otherwise I could get everyone who wears a Che Guevara t-shirt brought up on charges of incitement…

Meanwhile, members of Congress should formally protest General Dempsey’s phone call to Terry Jones. I know Petraeus did it when Terry Jones was going to burn some Korans, but he was wrong then and General Dempsey is wrong now. In their private capacity they can make whatever phone calls they want. In their official capacity they have no business making phone calls like this.

Why anyone in the government would want to raise Jones’s profile this way is inexplicable. They’re creating a perverse incentive for copycat attention-seekers and provocateurs to follow his lead; we’ll get more Koran-burnings from indulging him, not less. And Loyola’s right that military leaders phoning citizens to ask them to pipe down for the sake of the troops sets a bad precedent. If more copycats do emerge, will Dempsey phone all of them? Will the Pentagon set up a special phone bank for officers to phone critics of Islam and let them know that they’re hurting national security by giving fundie nuts a pretext to make trouble? If we’re going down this road, let’s just establish a PR bureau inside the Defense Department to issue official statements of patriotic disapproval anytime a U.S. citizen says something that’s unhelpful to the wider strategy in the Middle East

The punchline here, by the way, is that the movie that’s got everyone all worked up appears to be a scam of some sort. Read BuzzFeed’s post on how some of the dialogue, including mentions of “Mohammed,” was overdubbed. No one seems to be able to find the filmmaker, “Sam Bacile,” either; he claims to be an Israeli Jew but, according to an associate who spoke to Jeffrey Goldberg, that’s not true. The cast and crew issued a statement today insisting that they were “grossly misled” about the film’s purpose, which jibes with the idea of the dialogue having possibly been overdubbed by “Bacile” in post-production. (Or maybe the case is just disowning the film because they’re now in fear for their lives.) “Bacile” has given a few phone interviews already and been sharply critical of Islam so I don’t think this is a case of jihadis overdubbing the dialogue themselves to create a false-flag pretext for international Outrageous Outrage, but we’ll see. Stay tuned.


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It’s Terry Jones’ world — we only live in it.

Zombie on September 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

My God this administration is a nightmare of a disaster. Barry gave the whole ME to radical Islamists right after he sunk our economy here at home.

Punchenko on September 12, 2012 at 6:39 PM

I was waiting for Megashark or Megacrocodile to appear at some point. The trailer reminds me of one of those bad syfy movies.

lorien1973 on September 12, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Phoning Terry Jones Barack Obama and begging him not to antagonize Muslims

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Have Todd Aikin call instead, since they both talk regularly with God.

Bruno Strozek on September 12, 2012 at 6:42 PM

11 years after 9/11, NOTHING has been done to punish muslims for their extreme murderous intolerance or to dissuade them from it.

These are not civilized people. islam is NOT a religion as we know it.

F them. F their pedophile prophet and their Jerry Sandusky “religion”.

I have no respect whatsoever for it.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:42 PM

From who we elect to how we fight wars to how we behave political correctness will be our undoing.

Kataklysmic on September 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

This kind of thing happens all the time.

My cousin made a video of him and his buddies tying a squirrel to a skateboard which they then pushed down a wheelchair ramp. After they posted it to YouTube and got 27 views, he received a conference call from Nelson Mandela, Ban-Ki Moon and the Pope, begging him not to continue his YouTubin’ ways, and to please apologize to squirrel kind.

Zombie on September 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Can we all be Terry Jones now?

……Free Speech is a threat to the radical voices in Islam.

Obama is a Muslim sympathizer……is he not?

He apologizes for OUR NATION, embarrasses Israel and encourages the Muslim Brotherhood.

God help us (and hey Muslim thugs I do mean the JUDEO CHRISTIAN God, wrapped in Bacon for you).

PappyD61 on September 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

When did the world start cowering at the feet of Islam? This is insane.

We have military men begging a private citizen not to exercise their 1st Amendment rights.

I swear the Rapture is just around the corner the way things are going.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

LOL. Watch that video from like 5:30-6:00 minutes or so.

Hilarious.

lorien1973 on September 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Phoning Terry Jones Barack Obama and begging him not to antagonize Muslims

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:41 PM

Complaining about Barry HUSSEIN Soetoro’s excessive “spiking of the football is RAAAAACIST!!! Or something.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:41 PM

and Barck Usama lives…

My God this is a disaster. Barry BAMSTAHHHHH!!! YOU DA MANNN BAMMY BABYY!!! LOVE YA BARRY OL BUDDY OL PALL!!! YAHH!!hhhhhhHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Punko 12, 2012 at 6PM

cableguy615 on September 12, 2012 at 6:44 PM

From who we elect to how we fight wars to how we behave political correctness will be our undoing.

Kataklysmic on September 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

Political correctness kills.

This whole lie about islam being “a religion of peace” prevents us from dealing with reality: that they are a cult of murderers, those who condone murder but not commit it and those who condone murder but won’t admit it.

How many more have to die before we start dealing with what islam really is rather than what we WISH it were?

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:45 PM

Think about how many civilians, in a country of 300 million people, have ever received a personal call from the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff asking them not to do something.

I know Petraeus did it when Terry Jones was going to burn some Korans

And these are the guys that some folks think will be capable of fighting an actual war? A public relations campaign maybe, but not a war where ‘feelings‘ might get hurt.

Terrorism has defeated the Pentagon.

sharrukin on September 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Joint Chiefs chair’s newest duty: Phoning Terry Jones and begging him not to antagonize Muslims

Wow, this is beyond stupid. What in the hell is wrong with the Obama administration fools.

SWalker on September 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I was waiting for Megashark or Megacrocodile to appear at some point. The trailer reminds me of one of those bad syfy movies.

lorien1973 on September 12, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I’ll have to watch it again with that mindset. I was waiting for the chicka-wah music and a pizza being delivered.

kim roy on September 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I’m starting to think these jihadists are the ones producing these “blasphemies” as an excuse to stir up rage and violence. Is it tin foil hat time?

RedRedRice on September 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

sheesh. Rage boy and his friends are stupid.

pat on September 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I thought it was already reported that the attacks were pre planned for 9/11 and the “movie” was just a diversion..?

d1carter on September 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM

WH: Obama bin Laden is dead and GM is ALIVE! Er, no comment.

Punchenko on September 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Sam Bacile

Anyone know how this name is pronounced?

Just asking, because in Surrenderspeak (i.e. French*), the word “imbecile” is pronounced, approximately, “am beh-seel.”

Which makes me go “hmm…”

On the other hand, if the name is pronounced “bah-chee-lay”, as in Italian, or “bass-isle” (if fish could live on an island), then I got nothin’.

*No offense intended to patriotic Americans of French ancestry and to patriotic French citizens who deplore the Islamization of their once great and gracious country…

Mary in LA on September 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Hey General or Admiral…whatever your rank is, can you give this guy a call and tell him to stop, he is really putting a damper on my partying.

tommer74 on September 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Our government is going insane before our eyes. Romney should jump on this. He needs to tie together the threads of appeasement and incompetence and contempt for the Constitution.

rrpjr on September 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Osama* I tend to mix up the two.

Punchenko on September 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM

sheesh. Rage boy and his friends are stupid.

pat on September 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM

In addition to practicing pedophilia (because it was approved by the “prophet”) they also practice incest heavily (also approved by the “prophet”).

Which accounts for moronic, depraved and deformed people like “rage boy”.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM

LOL. Watch that video from like 5:30-6:00 minutes or so.

Hilarious.

lorien1973 on September 12, 2012 at 6:43 PM

The only thing that can save this is Crow T. Robot.

kim roy on September 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM

The Ambassador is dead, and AQ is alive

Forward!

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Sam Bacile

It does occur to me that if you sound out the name in a fast manner, one could pronounce it as “some imbecile”.

Do note, this isn’t the first time he’s received a call from a top defense official.

This text from your link chills me:

the chairman of the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with Pastor Terry Jones by phone on Wednesday and asked him to withdraw his support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests

You’re telling me that Terry Jones has such a dramatic effect on this film that it’s a matter of national security to separate him from it? What if Robert Spencer promotes it? Pamela Gellar, maybe? You really think those Americans were murdered by Islamists who even knew Terry Jones’ name? This kind of blame game is sickening on its very face, but the fact that it’s being perpetrated by the highest levels of our defense complex is utterly breathtaking.

MadisonConservative on September 12, 2012 at 6:49 PM

The US should completely withdraw from most Middle Eastern countries and fund civil wars there ’til the end of time. There is nothing that can or will be built in Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan, etc.

They love killing more than anything else and they always will. Let them kill each other instead of us.

Django on September 12, 2012 at 6:49 PM

And these are the guys that some folks think will be capable of fighting an actual war? A public relations campaign maybe, but not a war where ‘feelings‘ might get hurt.

Terrorism has defeated the Pentagon.

sharrukin on September 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I’m going to go buy a koran tomorrow expressly for the purpose of burning it.

After I let it soften up in a toilet for a few hours, then let it dry out and then pour bacon grease all over it and then set it on fire!

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

DRUDGE:

FOR FIVE HOURS, NO ONE KNEW WHERE AMBASSADOR WAS…
BODY NOT RECOVERED FOR 12 HOURS…
OBAMA WENT TO SLEEP NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS HAPPENING THERE…

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Kinda makes you wonder how much time Dempsey and Gates spend on the phone with Netanyahu.

Anyway I heard Obama refused to meet with Jones.

Seth Halpern on September 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

I keep coming back to Valerie Jarrett for some reason. I don’t know why.

d1carter on September 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

General, let obama do the bowing. At that level, I hopes they could keep perspective.

StevC on September 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM

DRUDGE:

FOR FIVE HOURS, NO ONE KNEW WHERE AMBASSADOR WAS…
BODY NOT RECOVERED FOR 12 HOURS…
OBAMA WENT TO SLEEP NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS HAPPENING THERE…

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

f

God Bless Drudge.

gophergirl on September 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Time once again to mercilessly mock Islam in the name of free speech. If we can’t get them to get over it then maybe we can get people to wake the Heck up about Islam. Religion of Peace my A$$

Charlemagne on September 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM

I started watching the movie earlier and it seemed more like something a bunch of drunk guys make, waking up the next day wondering what they hell they did and why everyone is so pissed off, though it seemed a smashingly good idea after a bottle of Mescal.

William Teach on September 12, 2012 at 6:51 PM

This isn’t “real”.

I doubt it was even cut with something semi-pro, consider how choppy it is.

Half-ass green screen which can keyed out with a number of lower end systems.

This cost about two thousand if everyone involved was paid up front, plus props, costume pieces, camera and green screen.

And this all there is. No full movie.

This dude dubbed and “leaked” it to start a conflagration.

And whoever worked the Twitter feed in the Cairo embassy was in on it.

Inside job.

Reeks of the Muslim Brotherhood who helped start the Mubarak overthrow. Same level of tech expertise.

Prepare for massive coverup.

budfox on September 12, 2012 at 6:52 PM

This is outrageous! We have a dead US ambassador and three other US officials, killed by Islamo-fascist animal beasts, and we have our government and our media turning against our own citizens. What the hell is going on!? Is there no adult left in our government? To attack our own nation’s citizens for exercising their freedom of speech, (even if you disagree with it), for the killing of our State Dept. officials when it was at the hands of muslim nut cases is beyond the insane. Seriously, who’ll stand up for America today? Because our President sure isn’t. Our Press isn’t. Our freaking government isn’t! Shame on the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of staff. Shame.

Weight of Glory on September 12, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Bark to Terry Jones;

“So which will it be, Seal team 6 or a drone strike?”

antipc on September 12, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I’m going to go buy a koran tomorrow expressly for the purpose of burning it.

After I let it soften up in a toilet for a few hours, then let it dry out and then pour bacon grease all over it and then set it on fire!

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Expect a 3:00 am phone call desperately telling you not to do it…or a DOJ Swat Team taking you down both for the good of the country and your own. Protective custody and national security! /

sharrukin on September 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I keep coming back to Valerie Jarrett for some reason. I don’t know why.

d1carter on September 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

The reason why Obama doesn’t take this seriously is that he hates America and our freedom of speech as much as the muslims do. Indeed, he HAS (as he himself said) “muslim roots”. He had two fathers who were muslim. The fact that we elected anyone with ANY peripheral connections to islam within a CENTURY of 9/11/01 much less a DECADE shows that America has become itself suicidal…

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

It’s not clear what role Jones had, if any, in producing the Mohammed film that’s got Islamists in a lather but he’s been promoting it…

I’m promoting it. It’s hilarious and the trailer is definitely worth a look.

Blake on September 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Some of the makeup in that movie is hilarious. Looks like unevenly applied brown shoe polish.

Mark1971 on September 12, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Oh what a tangled web we weave.
When first we practice to deceive.

Bmore on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Martin Dempsey – obama’s new #1 Cabana Boy?

Pork-Chop on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Expect a 3:00 am phone call desperately telling you not to do it…or a DOJ Swat Team taking you down both for the good of the country and your own. Protective custody and national security! /

sharrukin on September 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Quite possibly.

What are Christians going to have to do in order to get any respect from this Regime? Start hurting people? That’s what muslims do.

Christianity IS the Religion of Peace. islam is the cult of death.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

This is the price we pay for an ‘outreach’ focused military. Get the military back to doing what it is supposed to do: killing people and breaking things.

WhatSlushfund on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Osama* I tend to mix up the two.

Punchenko on September 12, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Me too !! lol ! can’t imagine why !!

Cheers Punch

cableguy615 on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Quick! Someone file a Hurt Feelings Report. (This is the Navy version — I’m sure there’s one for each service)

Mary in LA on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

I smell a biiiig opportunity in the events of the past two days. As always the only real challenge is how does Romney get his message out to those not already firmly in a camp. Maybe his next ad could feature Flo Rida and air during Keeping up with the Kardashians.

Kataklysmic on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

And these are the guys that some folks think will be capable of fighting an actual war? A public relations campaign maybe, but not a war where ‘feelings‘ might get hurt.
Terrorism has defeated the Pentagon.
sharrukin on September 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM
I’m going to go buy a koran tomorrow expressly for the purpose of burning it.
After I let it soften up in a toilet for a few hours, then let it dry out and then pour bacon grease all over it and then set it on fire!
wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

After some Koran burning incidents in 2008 I bought 20 Korans and deposited them in toilets at the airport. Mapplethorpe can get NEA funding for ‘Piss Christ’ but we’re supposed to be sensitive to Islam? Screw them all.

Charlemagne on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Weight of Glory on September 12, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Yes, total madness. We’re supposed to be fighting to DEFEND the First Amendment.

rrpjr on September 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:41 PM

and Barck Usama lives…

faraway:)
==========

“Obama we are all Osama,”
**************************

chanted some of the bearded ultraconservatives, alluding to the al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/american-killed-libya-protest-over-film

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM

I’m not buying the provenance of this film. We knew more about a pizza shop owner in a couple of hours.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Here’s the Air Force version of DoD Form IMT WF11, the Hurt Feelings Report.

Mary in LA on September 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM

After some Koran burning incidents in 2008 I bought 20 Korans and deposited them in toilets at the airport. Mapplethorpe can get NEA funding for ‘Piss Christ’ but we’re supposed to be sensitive to Islam? Screw them all.

Charlemagne on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Yeah, I’d love to see some NEA funding for “koran in a toilet” or “koran in a jar of urine” or “koran wrapped in bacon”.

It will never happen because when muslims are offended they murder people.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Has Bidenullah commented on the situation in libya and egypt yet ?

burrata on September 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM

OBAMA WENT TO SLEEP NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS HAPPENING THERE…
faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

Oh, not necessarily. I’d not be a bit surprised if he helped plan it with his MB friends.

LegendHasIt on September 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:53 PM

I don’t think BHO is running the day to day WH. He is focused on campaigning for reelection. That leaves Val to run the shop. She would not allow anyone to do that but her.

d1carter on September 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Charlemagne on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

has great big brass ones!!!

O_O

Mary in LA on September 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/tony-blair/9420909/Tony-Blair-The-West-is-asleep-on-the-issue-of-Islamist-extremism.html

Tony Blair: ‘The West is asleep on the issue of Islamist extremism’

the_nile on September 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

Obama: “Bin Laden is dead!”

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:41 PM

DRUDGE:

FOR FIVE HOURS, NO ONE KNEW WHERE AMBASSADOR WAS…
BODY NOT RECOVERED FOR 12 HOURS…
OBAMA WENT TO SLEEP NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS HAPPENING THERE…

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM

SCOAMF

dont taze me bro on September 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM

This south park clip sums up my feelings on this. **Content warning**

da *&%$ ?!?!?

LtBarnwell02 on September 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM

This is outrageous! We have a dead US ambassador and three other US officials, killed by Islamo-fascist animal beasts, and we have our government and our media turning against our own citizens. What the hell is going on!? Is there no adult left in our government? To attack our own nation’s citizens for exercising their freedom of speech, (even if you disagree with it), for the killing of our State Dept. officials when it was at the hands of muslim nut cases is beyond the insane.

Because this administration and those who think like it do believe that Americans who don’t buy the party line are “the enemy”. They just haven’t gotten quite bold enough to take things to the next step (beyond legal harassment, saying bad things in the press and TV, and regulatory harassment).
And it’s not just limited to liberals, but to those sucking off the teat of government (paging John B., John McC., and the like)

BigFluffyClouds on September 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM

“Obama we are all Osama,” chanted some of the bearded ultraconservatives, alluding to the al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

Bin Laden is dead indeed.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM

If Romney gets elected he needs to clean house and send all these generals into retirement.

Wigglesworth on September 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM

This is the price we pay for an ‘outreach’ focused military. Get the military back to doing what it is supposed to do: killing people and breaking things.

WhatSlushfund on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

We won World War II because we destroyed Germany and Japan’s ability to resist.

We should have never shot these people except with bullets greased with pork fat. We never should have buried any of them without pig entrails. We shouldn’t feed anyone in Gitmo anything not a pork product.

If they fear these things we should have constantly exposed them to it.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

“Obama we are all Osama,” chanted some of the bearded ultraconservatives, alluding to the al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden.

Bin Laden is dead indeed.

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Seems to be more alive than Government Motors for sure.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Start hurting people? That’s what muslims do.

Christianity IS the Religion of Peace. islam is the cult of death.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Sadly terrorism works and we have lost the ability to bring holy hell to our enemies in response to their outrages. Now we worry if we might have hurt their feelings as they are murdering our citizens.

sharrukin on September 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

If Romney gets elected he needs to clean house and send all these generals into retirement.

Wigglesworth on September 12, 2012 at 6:58 PM

More General Pattons

Less General Wesley Clarkes.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

This,um,now appears to be a Three-Ring Circus,of Shark-Jumping,

Terry Jones,Spokesperson for the US of A!!

Its a Progresive Twilight Zone!!

What ever happened,about the “ADULTS” in “CHARGE”.
and,

“DIPLOMACY SUPERIOR SMART POWER”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Obama slept like a baby last night because he counter-attacked Romney and gave the media their talking points for the next day. What else is there to worry about? The ambassador and his staff?

Wigglesworth on September 12, 2012 at 7:00 PM

He said the man who identified himself as Bacile asked him to help make the anti-Muhammad film. When I asked him to describe Bacile, he said: “I don’t know that much about him. I met him, I spoke to him for an hour. He’s not Israeli, no. I can tell you this for sure, the State of Israel is not involved, Terry Jones (the radical Christian Quran-burning pastor) is not involved. His name is a pseudonym. All these Middle Eastern folks I work with have pseudonyms. I doubt he’s Jewish. I would suspect this is a disinformation campaign.”

we don’t even know what involvement Terry Jones has.

we have to face facts. most of the establish ‘press’ is running based on a narrative that is probably false.

this was a assassination in response to the killing of al-libi (from libya) by al queda.

the administration wants to keep the focus off its own incompetence…namely that intell people knew something was up…and that is was 3 am and barry was partying.

and they don’t want to talk about the kill list anymore…better to talk about terry jones

r keller on September 12, 2012 at 7:01 PM

What’s next ? Jones going to National Archives to dispose of the Bill of Rights, lest muslims find out what’s in it and get further outraged ? 21st Amendment itself is worth at least a few embassy bombings…

runner on September 12, 2012 at 7:01 PM

No one seems to be able to find the filmmaker, “Sam Bacile,” either; he claims to be an Israeli Jew but, according to an associate who spoke to Jeffrey Goldberg, that’s not true.

Sam Bacile’s youtube page doesn’t appear to be by someone who is Jewish, considering the Muslim vid’s he’s posted or linked to in the “Likes” category. If he’s an Evangelical Christian, as has also been reported, he’s and Evangelical who knows how to write in Arabic and “Likes” ME talk shows praising Islam.

Dusty on September 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

While I’m no fan of Terry Jones, I hope he reminded Dempsey that his oath is to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, so until key components of it are ammended or abolished, please kindly go f himself and put Jones on his do not call list…

Roc on September 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

I posted this last night on another thread after doing some research.

Perhaps this has all been planned? Some interesting info about this & Sam Bacile.

A a 14-minute trailer for the English-language film, which was posted on YouTube in July, attracted little attention until last week, when a version dubbed into Arabic was posted on the same YouTube channel and then copied and viewed tens of thousands of times more.

So this trailer was posted last July on youtube and just “last week” it was dubbed into Arabic. Hmmmm

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/obscure-film-mocking-muslim-prophet-sparks-anti-u-s-protests-in-egypt-and-libya/#more-188260

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

Joint Chiefs chair’s newest duty: Phoning Terry Jones and begging him not to antagonize Muslims

So Dumpstery , if 9/11 attacks had happened under your term as Joint Chief, WHO would you have called begging them not to antagonize the moozies ?

burrata on September 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM

did I say Jones ? I meant Dempsey the joint chiefs chair

runner on September 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Sam Bacile’s youtube page doesn’t appear to be by someone who is Jewish, considering the Muslim vid’s he’s posted or linked to in the “Likes” category. If he’s an Evangelical Christian, as has also been reported, he’s and Evangelical who knows how to write in Arabic and “Likes” ME talk shows praising Islam.

Dusty on September 12, 2012 at 7:02 PM

As much as the so-called “Christians” in the Phelps clan offend the hell out of me (a practicing Catholic), none of the things they do justifies killing.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Think of all those great movies Martin Scorsese could have made(Goodfellas, Gangs of New York, Aviator…) if only he hadn’t been killed by those Xian animals for making The Last Temptation of Christ.

Wait, that didn’t happen…and except for Goodfellas those movies suck.

JohnBrown on September 12, 2012 at 7:03 PM

Here’s the Air Force version of DoD Form IMT WF11, the Hurt Feelings Report.

Mary in LA on September 12, 2012 at 6:56 PM

Mary in LA:Please tell me thats a parody thingy,if so,LOL:)

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 7:04 PM

11 years after 9/11, NOTHING has been done to punish muslims for their extreme murderous intolerance or to dissuade them from it.

These are not civilized people. islam is NOT a religion as we know it.

F them. F their pedophile prophet and their Jerry Sandusky “religion”.

I have no respect whatsoever for it.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 6:42 PM

100% agreement…

The “muslim street” is a raging murderous thug with a taste for blood and a blinding need to BE offended… it’s like they wouldn’t exist if they didn’t have someone they wanted to kill… even random nuns if that’s all they can find to correct some “offense” the pope made…

I’m getting to the point of thinking, they want to flood the streets and kill Americans they can find…

we have plenty of cluster bombs in storage… and napalm is so misunderstood as an ice breaker..

or we could just detonate a 250Kiloton device..

mark81150 on September 12, 2012 at 7:04 PM

***************** ITS 3:00AM ******************************

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Kudlow opened his show with a 2×4 to little Bammie’s forehead, slamming him for saying that Governor Romney tends to ‘shoot from the hip’ while backing off and even trying to erase from the internet his own disastrous apologia from the consulate in Lybia.

Who is it that’s shooting from the hip Jackass?

slickwillie2001 on September 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM

There seems to be conflicting reports about whether any Marines were there at the Embassy in Libya. Michelle Malkin reported that there were 2 Marines killed also.

Haven’t heard any reports online or TV about that.

bluefox on September 12, 2012 at 7:06 PM

I don’t think this is a case of jihadis overdubbing the dialogue themselves to create a false-flag pretext for international Outrageous Outrage, but we’ll see. Stay tuned.

I’m starting to think these jihadists are the ones producing these “blasphemies” as an excuse to stir up rage and violence. Is it tin foil hat time?

RedRedRice on September 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM

They don’t need to create them because YouTube has plenty of them. As an experiment I just did a YouTube search for “Mohammed the pervert” and I was surprised by the results, but very glad to see some people in the civilised world aren’t willingly following the politicians into dhimmitude.

I thought it was already reported that the attacks were pre planned for 9/11 and the “movie” was just a diversion..?

d1carter on September 12, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Yes. After seeing what else is on YouTube, and how long it has been there, it is most unlikely that this particular film was the real reason for the attacks. They are just trying to set Americans against Americans and to create mischief. I am quite certain this violence was pre-planned and the named movie just a diversionary tactic / excuse / cover, or a way of allowing them to shed blood with an Islamically clean conscience.

YiZhangZhe on September 12, 2012 at 7:06 PM

THE WH might have a CLUE!!!!!!

Duh,ya think!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

U.S. probing possibility attack on U.S. embassy in Libya timed to coincide with Sept. 11
Sept 12 2012
*************

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1255410–u-s-ambassador-to-libya-three-staffers-killed-in-attack

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Time once again to listen to the wisdom and insight of Ann Barnhardt – SHE gets it!

(Content Warning)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qeyrp-V3Jvc&list=UUHMJsns2MeqLv6m7S30AgVw&index=20&feature=plcp

Pork-Chop on September 12, 2012 at 7:07 PM

The “muslim street” is a raging murderous thug with a taste for blood and a blinding need to BE offended… it’s like they wouldn’t exist if they didn’t have someone they wanted to kill… even random nuns if that’s all they can find to correct some “offense” the pope made…

I’m getting to the point of thinking, they want to flood the streets and kill Americans they can find…

we have plenty of cluster bombs in storage… and napalm is so misunderstood as an ice breaker..

or we could just detonate a 250Kiloton device..

mark81150 on September 12, 2012 at 7:04 PM

The 9/11 memorial should have been constructed out glass bricks made from the sand glassified by the gigantic nuke that obliterated Mecca 30 minutes after we found out that the attacks were carried out in the name of islam.

wildcat72 on September 12, 2012 at 7:08 PM

The Ambassador is dead, and AQ is alive

Forward!

faraway on September 12, 2012 at 6:49 PM

faraway:Yo ho,”We Thrive Together”!:)

(sarc)

canopfor on September 12, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Kudlow opened his show with a 2×4 to little Bammie’s forehead, slamming him for saying that Governor Romney tends to ‘shoot from the hip’ while backing off and even trying to erase from the internet his own disastrous apologia from the consulate in Lybia.

Who is it that’s shooting from the hip Jackass?

slickwillie2001 on September 12, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Kudlow rocks. I love that guy and he’s hammering the hell out of Obama right now. You can tell he’s angry.

Watching Shepard Smith at this hour is a big mistake.

Django on September 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

For our military to even be giving the slightest impression that they fear any further violence because of what any citizen says or does in their private life so long as its within the law is a disgrace, and only promotes more violence on the part of the extremists who wish to hold our nation hostage by virtue of threat of violence.

Increasingly, I’m convinced that the only way to put out some fires is with a another, more strategic, fire.

thatsafactjack on September 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

This is targeting an American citizen for exercising his right to free speech and at the same time putting said American citizen’s life in danger. And all the media can do is outrage over Romney looking more presidential than the turd in WH they keep trying to polish.

bgibbs1000 on September 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Our government isn’t sure what to do but it knows one thing for certain – part of the problem is Americans exercising their fundamental rights.

I wonder if a Muslim riot breaks out due to American notions of women’s rights if Sandra Fluke will get a call from the defense department?

gwelf on September 12, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Shep pretty much went out of his way to insinuate that Terry Jones caused this.

midgeorgian on September 12, 2012 at 7:10 PM

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