Diplomatic ripples from embassy and consulate attacks to continue

posted at 1:21 pm on September 17, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Normally, nations rely on their diplomatic staffs to calm the waters after unrest within and between nations.  When that unrest targets the diplomatic missions, though, the process takes longer and leaves significant damage to the relationship.  The Washington Post warns that not only will violent protests continue in Muslim nations, it will result in reduced or eliminated diplomatic posts, which will make it more difficult to mend ties:

In Cairo, the U.S. Embassy returned to full staffing Sunday, a spokesman said, for the first time since Tuesday protests against an anti-Islam video made in the United States sparked turmoil across the Muslim world. But the American diplomatic presence remained reduced elsewhere in the region, meaning that there were fewer routes to repair relations even as they came under the most strain since the wave of democratic change caused last year by the Arab Spring.

In Tunisia, where additional security has been deployed to protect the embassy, the Saturday decision to withdraw nonessential U.S. staff from the mission there appeared to jar Tunisian officials, who have marketed the country as a model of democratic transformation after the peaceful toppling last year of the longtime president, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. Tunisia’s 2011 protests set the rest of the Arab world afire — and led, in the end, to newfound freedoms for many citizens to express their distaste for their own governments and for the United States.

Speaking of “newfound freedoms” to express “distaste” …

In an address to the nation Friday night, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki condemned that day’s violent attack on the U.S. Embassy and an American school, in which four protesters were killed. He said those who organized the protest — widely described here as religious hard-liners known as Salafists — had “crossed a red line.” Yet he also sought to appease the sentiments of those reportedly angered by the video, “The Innocence of Muslims,”saying Tunisia would work with Egypt to sue its producers.

Tunisia’s foreign minister, Hedi Ben Abbas, wants the US to send back its diplomatic personnel, most of whom evacuated Tunis in the wake of the riot that sacked the embassy.  His message? Trust us:

“We understand that there was a failure,” he said of security measures at the embassy and school. “Let’s be clear, the plan we put in place was not enough. It was weak.”

“The government of America cannot be responsible for the movie,” he said. Similarly, he said, “the Americans cannot blame the Tunisian government for the behavior” of protesters.

“The United States should trust us again,” Ben Abbas said. “We need them more than ever to support democracy.”

In other words, they need us more than we need them.  But Ben Abbas offers a false equivalency in this message.  The Tunisian government had the responsibility to protect the embassy from attack, and they failed.  They also had a moral responsibility before and after to avoid feeding the nonsense outrage over a six-month-old YouTube video and to refrain from stoking anti-Americanism.  Those failures are not the act of a friend, and we have no responsibility to put American diplomatic personnel in danger while the government there tries to appease paranoia by promising to file lawsuits in order to validate the rage of radicals. We had no responsibility to silence Americans to keep from hurting the feelings of Tunisians, which would be antithetical to our own identity and interests in real freedom of expression.

If the new government of Tunisia wants our help in establishing democracy, then they need to do more than just say trust us.  They need to demonstrate some backbone and stop giving radicals a pretext to establish credibility.  Otherwise, all the help we can provide won’t keep them from sinking into either an overt theocracy like Iran or a wafer-thin “democracy” used as a cover by the Muslim Brotherhood to establish a similar kind of system in a more secular context.  Either way, the outcome will be hostile to our interests, and we don’t need to waste resources and perhaps lose American diplomats as we did in Benghazi in that process.


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tommyhawk on September 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM

I belivee it is time to close ALL embassies in ALL Muslim countries and withdraw our people… and see how the next decade settles out.

cane_loader on September 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

moderate Islamists vs hard core islamists! enjoy the show!

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Viva la Film Meme!

Join the Reelect Obama Campaign

faraway on September 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Look, we HAVE to get back in the good graces of these flea-bitten, feral, primates.

GIVE them more money – MUCH more money! – and burn a pile of Bibles in front of every embassy.

This will please BOTH the flea-bitten, feral, primates AND the American Commies a/k/a Democrats.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 17, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Obama/Hillary/Rice/Carney stoked the fires with the video crap they use as a pretext to their failed policies and bad intentions.

Schadenfreude on September 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Ed, apparently power to Iran nuclear facility has been hit by explosion. http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/19561388/iran-atomic-chief-says-explosives-cut-power-at-facility

God Bless Israel.

bloggless on September 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I’m reading about foreign affairs now and copying and pasting links because now it’s really important!

tommyhawk on September 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM

So you have no problem with Americans being attacked at our embassies and consulates? Ain’t you a peach

Rio Linda Refugee on September 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Embassy in Pakistan is under siege.

Schadenfreude on September 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

I’m reading about foreign affairs now and copying and pasting links because now it’s really important!

tommyhawk on September 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM

And, how do you write your Blog? Oh…never mind.

kingsjester on September 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

The organizer of the Cairo protests said he had not seen the “blasphemous movie”…

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I’m reading about foreign affairs now and copying and pasting links because now it’s really important!

tommyhawk on September 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM

No you’re not. You’re showing up here, reading the articles, and biotching about them, day after day after day, instead of going somewhere else.

Either you’re a glutton for punishment or a jackass.

Bishop on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Obama fiddles while the world burns.

Schadenfreude on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

That darned video again.

We’re learning though. The media more and more refer to Prophet Muhammad in full Dhimmitude mode.

Drained Brain on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

moderate Islamists vs hard core islamists! enjoy the show!

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Where are the moderates? Behind the curtain?

NotCoach on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Close all of these embassies, consulates, bring our people home and cut off all of their aid.

Period.The.End.

JPeterman on September 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Either you’re a glutton for punishment or a jackass.

Bishop on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

One doesn’t exclude the other.

Schadenfreude on September 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Either you’re a glutton for punishment or a jackass.

Bishop on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I’m going with both choices on this one.

Rio Linda Refugee on September 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

JPeterman on September 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM

The ‘democratically’ elected new friends of Obama in Egypt said yesterday that all non-muzzies can pay the fine or leave.

Obama sends them 2 billion.

Israel just cut the flights of ElAl to Egypt.

Schadenfreude on September 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

According to an interview on McClatchy news, a wounded guard at the Libyan consulate said there had been no protest before the armed attack began…

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 1:31 PM

The more we act like dhimis the more we will be treated like dhimis.

0bama started his term being a dhimi, we have reaped what he has sewn.

Se also takia and how that applies to our POTUS.

jukin3 on September 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Bishop on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

I think he was attempting sarcasm. This 1979 redux has our resident trolls in a tither. They can’t address the reality that Obama is topping Carter in losing the entire Muslim world, and not just one nation, so they have been talking about squirrels instead and pretending acts of war are just another day at the office.

NotCoach on September 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Has Dear Leader made any public statements about any of our embassies..?

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

It is true that it is the host nation’s responsibility to provide adequate security for foreign diplomats. But it is the responsibility of the United States to determin if the conditions in the host nation make that responsibility feasible.

Somehow, Ambassador Stevens (and untold national security materiel)was in Benghazi -the al Qaeda-influenced wild, wild east of Libya on 9/11 in an un-hardened facility with inadequate exterior AND interior security with an inadequate escape route and unsecured safe house.

Someone requested that he be there.

Someone authorized it.

That someone has blood on their hands.

BKeyser on September 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM

FOXNEWS is reporting that there were NOT protest BEFORE attack in Libia. If this is true and the media covers it it could blow up in the addministations face.

KBird on September 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM

IMO, any sane American should refuse to go to any rop type country to be in our embassy there. They ARE NOT safe and bho/hill/team will not do anything to keep them safe!

And while we are at it, cut every penny of aid to the whole blooming bunch, everwhere!
L

letget on September 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM

The more we act like dhimis the more we will be treated like dhimis.

0bama started his term being a dhimi, we have reaped what he has sewn sown or sowed.

Se also takia and how that applies to our POTUS.

jukin3 on September 17, 2012 at 1:32 PM

Rio Linda Refugee on September 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Has Dear Leader made any public statements about any of our embassies..?

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

No, the King is busy campaigning in Ohio today.

JPeterman on September 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

That article is dated 9/13 !!!

faraway on September 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

NotCoach on September 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

He was, but he also truly hates HotGas for not having reporters out there on scene throughout the world. Apparently this is the only blog in existence which passes on information about world events.

Bishop on September 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

FOXNEWS is reporting that there were NOT protest BEFORE attack in Libia. If this is true and the media covers it it could blow up in the addministations face.

KBird on September 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM

thanx for the laugh

Rio Linda Refugee on September 17, 2012 at 1:36 PM

FOXNEWS is reporting that there were NOT protest BEFORE attack in Libia. If this is true and the media covers it it could blow up in the addministations face.

KBird on September 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Jay Carney to claim later today that Ambassador Stevens was privately screening “the movie”.

NotCoach on September 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Rio Linda Refugee on September 17, 2012 at 1:34 PM

Preview is your friend.

jukin3 on September 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

No protest before Benghazi attack, wounded Libyan guard says

faraway on September 17, 2012 at 1:35 PM

But, but, but Ambassador Rice said…she had bad intel, I’m sure. Notice, Dear Leader is quiet…

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

moderate Islamists vs hard core islamists! enjoy the show!

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Where are the moderates? Behind the curtain?

NotCoach on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Moderate muslims are those who only want just HALF of the infidels killed, hard core want ALL the infidels killed.

Just wondering where is our muslim population these days, you know, those who moved to USA for freedom, freedom of speech, etc? Our muslim representatives in the House? Would love to hear what they have to say.

riddick on September 17, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Preview is your friend.

jukin3 on September 17, 2012 at 1:37 PM

not trying be mister grammar/spelling monitor just killing time

Rio Linda Refugee on September 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM

I belivee it is time to close ALL embassies in ALL Muslim countries and withdraw our people… and see how the next decade settles out.

cane_loader on September 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

seems good to me!

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Our muslim representatives in the House? Would love to hear what they have to say.

riddick on September 17, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Keith Ellison (muslim demorat-MN) is cackling with glee in his office.

That’s right, my state elected Keith Ellison because Al Franken just wasn’t crazy enough for the libs here.

Bishop on September 17, 2012 at 1:41 PM

Has Dear Leader made any public statements about any of our embassies..?

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 1:33 PM

No, the King is busy campaigning in Ohio today.

See why we need to just appoint him President For Life? Obviously his attention is so focused on re-election, the campaign seriously distracts him from making rhetorical and weak statements about his foreign policy.

hawkeye54 on September 17, 2012 at 1:41 PM

I belivee it is time to close ALL embassies in ALL Muslim countries and withdraw our people… and see how the next decade settles out.

cane_loader on September 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

+1

sharrukin on September 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Where are the moderates? Behind the curtain?

NotCoach on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

the ones in power. they are all hard core before touching power…

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Tunisia has an embassy in Washington.
http://www.embassypages.com/missions/embassy17643/
They can talk with us there if they wish.

tomg51 on September 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Either you’re a glutton for punishment or a jackass.

Bishop on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Or just another Obama supporting liberal idiot (but I repeat myself) spouting talking points.

AZfederalist on September 17, 2012 at 1:43 PM

the ones in power. they are all hard core before touching power…

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Yeah, just like in Iran…

NotCoach on September 17, 2012 at 1:43 PM

Yep, lefty on Fox just said the new narrative…”fog of war”..?

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 1:44 PM

Just wondering where is our muslim population these days, you know, those who moved to USA for freedom, freedom of speech, etc?

riddick on September 17, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Sorry, they’re too busy stoning Christians to comment.

Rebar on September 17, 2012 at 1:44 PM

moderate Islamists vs hard core islamists! enjoy the show!

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Where are the moderates? Behind the curtain?

NotCoach on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

No, they are hiding out with our “moderate” dhimocrapts.

I’m reading about foreign affairs now and copying and pasting links because now it’s really important!

tommyhawk on September 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM

No you are not. You can’t find out anythng TRUE about foreign affairs looking to HuffPo, NYT, etc. Look up the Diplomad on blogger. There is someone from the foreigh service who knows what he is talking about; who has been there, done that.

I think Hot Air is doing its readers a disservice by not linking to the Diplomad over on the right side.

Old Country Boy on September 17, 2012 at 1:44 PM

No you’re not. You’re showing up here, reading the articles, and biotching about them, day after day after day, instead of going somewhere else.

Either you’re a glutton for punishment or a jackass.

Bishop on September 17, 2012 at 1:29 PM

Silly Bishop, he doesn’t read the articles.

bluealice on September 17, 2012 at 1:45 PM

So now Indonesia, the birthplace of Obama’s father, he himself having acquired a taste for man’s best friend while living there as a child, is burning pictures of him in the street.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/more-protests-indonesia-over-anti-muslim-film

Will the statue they erected of the boy king meet the same fate as the other Hussein?

Flora Duh on September 17, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Just wondering where is our muslim population these days, you know, those who moved to USA for freedom, freedom of speech, etc?

Officially, about 2.7 million. But that doesn’t include those whove illegally slipped across our border, or the many tourists, visiting family members, students, and temporary workers who have outstayed their visas.

Let’s just say more than enough to cause considerable problems and chaos should they choose to do so.

hawkeye54 on September 17, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Moderate muslims are those who only want just HALF of the infidels killed, hard core want ALL the infidels killed.

as long as they fight each other now…

Just wondering where is our muslim population these days, you know, those who moved to USA for freedom, freedom of speech, etc? Our muslim representatives in the House? Would love to hear what they have to say.

riddick on September 17, 2012 at 1:38 PM

most american muslims are truly moderates i think.

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:46 PM

THIS is what our President does while his entire foreign policy collapses, such as it was, and the Middle East burns and our personnel are murdered. This is why his domestic policy agenda has been disastrous. This is a snapshot of a man who was, and remains, to immature and feckless to be President of the United States of America.

thatsafactjack on September 17, 2012 at 1:46 PM

This is Smart Power?/

kingsjester on September 17, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Close all of these embassies, consulates, bring our people home and cut off all of their aid.

Period.The.End.

JPeterman on September 17, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Not an idea I would agree with until now. Perhaps you’re right. Let the Muslim countries descend back into the 15th Century for a few years.

Or they can get their aid from Russia or China. Of course, the Muslim Brotherhood may not like the strings attached.

Come to think of it, I haven’t heard any news of demonstrations at any Russian Embassies. I guess they don’t use the locals for protection.

Curtiss on September 17, 2012 at 1:47 PM

Sever all ties – no diplomatic talks, embassies, consulates and
especially NO FOREIGN AID. Threaten to kill a few of them if
they kidnap, maime, kill or otherwise harm any American citizen.

Start drilling for oil in Alaska, off the coasts, wherever.

If they get out of line, then send in a strike force of some kind
to root out and kill the troublemakers.

When are we going to be DONE with these idiots?

Amjean on September 17, 2012 at 1:47 PM

belivee it is time to close ALL embassies in ALL Muslim countries and withdraw our people… and see how the next decade settles out.

cane_loader on September 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

+1

At the same time, we can immediately withdraw from Afghanistan, since we evidently find it nearly impossible to identify friend from foe, and get timely authorization to fire back when we can.

hawkeye54 on September 17, 2012 at 1:48 PM

which will make it more difficult to mend ties:

At this point I’m not interested in mending ties. Egypt, for example, had a 5000 year head start on us on building a civilization. And it looks like they’ve regressed.

rbj on September 17, 2012 at 1:48 PM

I don’t why there’s any mystery about why the Middle East is blowing up.

Intellectually honest Americans of any party – GOP – Dem – Libertarian – ANY party need to step way back and look at it.

0bama goes to Cairo in 2009 and basically announces an American surrender to Islam, amid profuse apologies, and promises to close Gitmo.

Instead, he begins killing Muslims with drone strikes at a rate multiple times that of GWB, leaves Gitmo open, and kills bin Laden. Then he takes out Gaddafi and bombs people in Yemen, to boot.

For all the talk about how 0bamas has surrendered the M.E. to Islam, he has killed a whole HECK of a lot of fanatics with drones.

Talk peace and surrender, but deliver fire from the sky.

The rage against 0bama for using taqqiya on the Muslims seems even more intense than that against Bush, who at least said how he really felt.

cane_loader on September 17, 2012 at 1:49 PM

Sorry. TOO…not to.

thatsafactjack on September 17, 2012 at 1:50 PM

most american muslims are truly moderates i think.

For now. And will be more than glad to become truly devout fundamentalists when that proves necessary for them.

Islam always trumps national loyalty.

hawkeye54 on September 17, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Pull our people, close the diplomatic outposts and expel their diplomats, family and hangers-on from the United States. Believe me, those that are stationed here don’t want to go home.

totherightofthem on September 17, 2012 at 1:52 PM

“Moderate Muslim” is about as oxymoronic a term as “Rich Communist.”

However, they do differ, in one respect:

The former don’t exist.

The latter not only exist; but have thrived and become malignancies of the Democrat Party/Congress and the White House.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

And, cut off all aid, monetary and otherwise.

totherightofthem on September 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

ripples. maybe its the japanese tsunami’s fault? ATM machines?

t8stlikchkn on September 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

most american muslims are truly moderates i think.

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Go sit (or kneel) with them in their mosques and I think you’ll be singing a different tune.

Starting at the webpage of a local “moderate” mosque, it took me just about three clicks to find videos of a pro-jihad, pro-sharia Saudi cleric denouncing America and calling for the imposition of the caliphate.

steebo77 on September 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

If all the Muslims in the US were Moderate, there wouldn’t be any Honor Killings in the news.

kingsjester on September 17, 2012 at 1:54 PM

the ones in power. they are all hard core before touching power…

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Yeah, just like in Iran…

NotCoach on September 17, 2012 at 1:43 PM

its a good point. but the iranian shia revolution is hardly a model for these sunni revolutions.

but my point is, both in tunisia and egypt, the moderate islamists got in power and the salafists stayed out of power. this dynamic with 2 distinct islamist fields did not happened during the iranian revolution.

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Romney, apparently, is terrified to open his mouth again. Mission accomplished. The media have convinced him to play by Obama’s rules, just as McCain did.

In the end, it may be a blessing. If Romney can’t stand up to the American media, he certainly can’t stand up to China or Russia or Iran.

The Resolute Desk on September 17, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Close THEIR embassies and consulates in the West. Expel THEIR diplomats, until they decide they want to protect ours.

Christien on September 17, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Starting at the webpage of a local “moderate” mosque, it took me just about three clicks to find videos of a pro-jihad, pro-sharia Saudi cleric denouncing America and calling for the imposition of the caliphate.

steebo77 on September 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

No further comments are necessary. This one says it all.

Let’s all move to another thread.

OhEssYouCowboys on September 17, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Go sit (or kneel) with them in their mosques and I think you’ll be singing a different tune.

Starting at the webpage of a local “moderate” mosque, it took me just about three clicks to find videos of a pro-jihad, pro-sharia Saudi cleric denouncing America and calling for the imposition of the caliphate.

steebo77 on September 17, 2012 at 1:53 PM

link?

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Close THEIR embassies and consulates in the West. Expel THEIR diplomats, until they decide they want to protect ours.

Christien on September 17, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Canada expelled Libyan diplomats two weeks ago. At the same time, they evacuated their own embassy in Libya and brought their people home.

They knew something was about to happen. They probably received the same warning the US did.

Only, Canada chose to act on it.

The Resolute Desk on September 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Megyn Kelly killing the meme right now on Fox

Go Megyn

faraway on September 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

That photo could have come from Syria.

flataffect on September 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

If all the Muslims in the US were Moderate, there wouldn’t be any Honor Killings in the news.

They and their domestic apologists and allies want us to believe they are all moderate, that’s why they are here enjoying our freedoms, no? Some can handle posing that way publicly, some just can’t.

hawkeye54 on September 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

As anyone asked Dear Leader to give back his Nobel Peace Prize?

VorDaj on September 17, 2012 at 2:02 PM

the Muslims are acting out, they’re like children in mind with gigantic pubic-like beards.

I’d hate to send them back to the stone age, but we can anytime we want

Slade73 on September 17, 2012 at 2:03 PM

All these conflicting stories….I’m relying of Susan Rice’s take on this. She seems to have the pulse of the nation.

Rovin on September 17, 2012 at 2:04 PM

most american muslims are truly moderates i think.

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:46 PM

So are most Muslims in the middle east in the sense that they aren’t actively attacking anyone.

Pew Research (2007): 5% of American Muslims have a favorable view of al-Qaeda (27% can’t make up their minds). Only 58% reject al-Qaeda outright.

Terrorism Research Institute Study: 51% of mosques in the U.S. have texts on site rated as severely advocating violence; 30% have texts rated as moderately advocating violence; and 19% have no violent texts at all.

NOP Research: 68% of British Muslims support the arrest and prosecution of anyone who insults Islam;

MacDonald Laurier Institute: 62% of Muslims want Sharia in Canada (15% say make it mandatory)

In America…only 40% of U.S. Muslims believe that Arab Muslims carried out the 9/11 attacks. 47% of respondents said they considered themselves Muslims first and Americans second.

sharrukin on September 17, 2012 at 2:06 PM

I’d hate to send them back to the stone age, but we can anytime we want

Mentally and ideologically, they’ve never left the 7th Century, so it wouldn’t be a difficult task.

hawkeye54 on September 17, 2012 at 2:07 PM

have you ever seen Egyptian TV?

how about the Hidden Camera Israeli host prank? The Egyptian guests went nuts, slapped women, waxed poetic racism – evil Zionist plots to clear the earth of anything Hebrew and Hebrew related.

Slade73 on September 17, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Megyn Kelly killing the meme right now on Fox

Go Megyn

faraway on September 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

She is kicking the butt of Chucky T of NBC…

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 2:08 PM

The first thing we can do is tell these countries that we are arming our Marine guards, and that we WILL shoot any “offended” individual who shoots at or attempts to climb over the embassy wall.

Only after that can the State Dept start kissing asses.

GarandFan on September 17, 2012 at 2:10 PM

You know who’s at fault here. That’s right.

The Joos. Islamophobes. Greedy Corporations. Bush. Romney. Ryan.

(insert designated narrative culprit here)

spiritof61 on September 17, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Megyn Kelly is spending an enormous amount of time to illustrate the legacy media’s corruption…

d1carter on September 17, 2012 at 2:13 PM

After a few trips I’ve made to the Middle East there is not one,NOT ONE muslim I trust.They are nothing but scammers looking for a buck and deep down behind the smiles they want us all dead.Leave them to the sand.

docflash on September 17, 2012 at 2:14 PM

The rage against 0bama for using taqqiya on the Muslims seems even more intense than that against Bush, who at least said how he really felt.

cane_loader on September 17, 2012 at 1:49 PM

And they are likely as angry, if not more, at Obama for using taqqiya techniques on them. They probably think it’s not supposed to happen that way — they’re the only ones who are allowed to use it.

PatriotGal2257 on September 17, 2012 at 2:18 PM

For those of you willing to accept the administrations claims you have to believe the following:

There was a protest where a bunch of people “just happened” to show up with rocket grenade launchers. Susan Rice says this is common in that part of the world. Sorta the way one would show up at a football game with a six-pack of beer, I guess.

The protesters were so incensed by the thought of their prophet being mocked that they divided themselves into two groups with one group providing direct fire on the consulate while the other provided indirect fire. Perfectly plausible if the protesters “just happened” to have some advanced military training. Keep in mind that these things were spontaneous, there was no leader giving the orders.

Likewise, they spontaneously figured out how to set up a defensive position that repelled a counter-attack and kept the battle running for a couple hours. Amazing how the protesters “just happened” to figure out how to lay down defensive fire zones.

The tech skills of the protesters were so advanced they were able to hone in on the Ambassador in the safe house by means of triangulating is cell phone or something. It would not be a “just happened” sort of thing if the diplomats were betrayed by the security forces and the is no question that the protesters knew exactly were these people were.

But of course it must not have been an attack because that would undermine Barak Hussein Obama and to do so is even more profane to liberals as the idea that anybody would present Islam’s prophet in less than sterling fashion.

Happy Nomad on September 17, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I belivee it is time to close ALL embassies in ALL Muslim countries and withdraw our people… and see how the next decade settles out.

cane_loader on September 17, 2012 at 1:25 PM

Pull our people, close the diplomatic outposts and expel their diplomats, family and hangers-on from the United States. Believe me, those that are stationed here don’t want to go home.

totherightofthem on September 17, 2012 at 1:52 PM

Good sentiments. + 6.022 x 10²³

I would modify them as follows:

1) Start with any country that allows protesters over the wall that cause any damage. Give Turkey and others an incentive to protect our embassy.
2) Include visas. Cancel existing visas, and issue no more new ones. Until we get recompense, a grovelling apology, and a promise for no more problems. Then they start from a position of distrust.
3) No aid. Period.
4) Support Israel to the hilt. They are actually Civilization’s front line and blast shield.

NaCly dog on September 17, 2012 at 2:28 PM

(insert designated narrative culprit here)

spiritof61 on September 17, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I’m certain that the White House press room has a sign like they have in Starbucks. Except instead of telling the “reporters” the special brews of the day, they list the designated scapegoat of the day. What we heard with that hot mic the other day was essentially the MSM coordinating their attack because Mitt was the designated evil-doer with “timing and tone” being the refrain that they all repeated.

Happy Nomad on September 17, 2012 at 2:31 PM

It’s Bush’s fault, errr the videos fault.

right2bright on September 17, 2012 at 2:39 PM

most american muslims are truly moderates i think.

nathor on September 17, 2012 at 1:46 PM

Well, there is that 18 year old kid in Chicago they just caught in a FBI sting when he tried to blow up a bar/nightclub. I guess, other than him,…..

a capella on September 17, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Only, Canada chose to act on it.

The Resolute Desk on September 17, 2012 at 2:01 PM

GEAUX, Canada! I’d trust friends and allies abroad before I’d trust a US embassy to help me in a real pinch.

Christien on September 17, 2012 at 2:50 PM

I agree with all the other comments…

Close our embassies, remove our diplomats, cut all aid, expel their diplomats. Drill here everywhere.

dominigan on September 17, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Oh, and I agree with an earlier comment… shut down all visas and travel with countries where we’ve cut our ties.

dominigan on September 17, 2012 at 2:56 PM

The Tunisian government message is positively great compared to the Egyptian government message. I’m not going to criticize the Tunisians when the issue is Egypt.

MTF on September 17, 2012 at 3:14 PM

You know….

I would not be surprised if this so called “video” blamed for all the violence
was produced by someone in the Obama administration….

The “producer” being blamed is a fall guy…..

Go follow the money.

redguy on September 17, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Ed: Why is no one SCREAMING for the autopsy results on the four dead bodies returned from Libya? I have seen nothing mentioned anywhere asking that question.

Carnac on September 17, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Let’s just say more than enough to cause considerable problems and chaos should they choose to do so.

hawkeye54 on September 17, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Briefly.

Solaratov on September 17, 2012 at 3:30 PM

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