American embassy security leader assassinated in Yemen

posted at 8:41 am on October 11, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington DC, our consulate in Benghazi was sacked, and four Americans murdered, including our Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens.  The Obama administration considered that just a coincidence in its public statements on the attack for several days, insisting that the attack was a “spontaneous demonstration” that just “spun out of control.”  Later, we discovered that there was no protest at the time, and the Obama administration had designated this a terrorist attack within the first 24 hours.

Tomorrow, as the Boss Emeritus points out, is the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen.  Is this just another coincidence, too?

Masked gunmen shot dead a Yemeni man on his way to work at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Thursday, a security source said, the latest in a wave of assassinations in the Arab state where Washington is battling al Qaeda militants.

The attackers on a motorcycle opened fire on a car carrying Qassem Aqlan – who headed an embassy security team – in the center of Yemen’s capital, the source told Reuters.

“This (assassination) operation has the fingerprints of al Qaeda which carried out similar operations before,” said the source who asked not to be named.

Are they sure?  Perhaps this is just another spontaneous movie review, only with lighter weapons.

Twitchy notes the contradictory reports on the job description of the victim.  Reuters says he “headed an embassy security team,” while other reports range from his being a security guard to the chief of security at the embassy.  The description from Reuters appears to be a middle ground, but obviously this will get clarified later, along with the nature of the attack — hopefully much sooner than the White House did with its deceptive posturing on the Benghazi attack.


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“Al-Queda is on its heels.” ~President Barack Hussein Obama

BKennedy on October 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM

What new film trailer are they upset with now?

Or was Big Bird behind this?

blatantblue on October 11, 2012 at 8:44 AM

He had been working at the embassy for nearly 20 years.

Too friendly with the infidels, apparently.

Washington Nearsider on October 11, 2012 at 8:44 AM

Are they sure? Perhaps this is just another spontaneous movie review, only with lighter weapons.

I see what you did there…++

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 8:46 AM

That movie trailer has lots of legs over there. Sheesh

Bensonofben on October 11, 2012 at 8:49 AM

A masked assassin killed a Yemeni security official during a drive-by at the U.S. embassy in Yemen. The official had been working for the U.S. Embassy for nearly 20 years. Yemeni officials said the killing bore the hallmarks of an Al Qaeda attack, though it was too soon to tell for sure.

Gabriel Malor, top headlines, Ace of Spades HQ

Twenty year veteran Yemeni on the job.

maverick muse on October 11, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Just another isolated incident. Nothing to see here, move along.///

kingsjester on October 11, 2012 at 8:50 AM

First an attack on 9-11-12 now an attack on 10-11-12. There is a message here and that is America is powerless to stop us.

The anniversary of the Cole tomorrow has nothing to do with this and will probably see its own commemoration on 10-12-12.

meci on October 11, 2012 at 8:50 AM

“Al-Queda is on its heels.” ~President Barack Hussein Obama

BKennedy on October 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM

Another sexist remark by BO .

Lucano on October 11, 2012 at 8:53 AM

This is doubtless an inevitable reaction to Mitt Romney wanting to outlaw tampons.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 11, 2012 at 8:54 AM

AQ’s actions of late must frustrate Barry and his muslim brotherhood pals to no end….the stealth jihad was going along swimmingly…

thedevilinside on October 11, 2012 at 8:54 AM

this will get clarified later, along with the nature of the attack — hopefully much sooner than the White House did with its deceptive posturing on the Benghazi attack.

“than the White House did”?!

The White House has yet to come clean for leaving American officials including the Ambassador hanging in the Benghazi wind.

Yesterday’s Congressional House Hearings prove COVER UP!

Now, what is Congress going to do about it? Their own posturing. “Wait until after the election” so we can wait until after the subsequent election, ad nauseam.

maverick muse on October 11, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Obama can easily have his labor department cook the books on unemployment, but he can’t cook the books when it comes to the continued treachery of AQ.

rplat on October 11, 2012 at 8:55 AM

If we were truly serious about defeating terrorists, Yemen would be in the top tier of countries already turned to glass.

TXUS on October 11, 2012 at 8:55 AM

From “words, just words” to lives, just lives.

maverick muse on October 11, 2012 at 8:56 AM

“Al-Queda is on its heels.” ~President Barack Hussein Obama

BKennedy on October 11, 2012 at 8:43 AM

And Obama expects to get away with lies like this because the media is on their knees.

Aviator on October 11, 2012 at 8:56 AM

Obama’s Arab Spring has come home to roost.

maverick muse on October 11, 2012 at 8:56 AM

American embassy security leader assassinated in Yemen

So he worked for the US State Department, right ?

burrata on October 11, 2012 at 8:57 AM

White House:

—”he was just the janitor”…

PatriotRider on October 11, 2012 at 8:58 AM

Al Qaeda didn’t get the memo that they were supposed to be ‘on their heels‘?????

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 8:59 AM

Bkennedy i sure hope mitt uses that quote against dear leader to his face

cmsinaz on October 11, 2012 at 8:59 AM

President Obama: This was a response to the outrageous video of Mitt Romney saying he wants to kill Big Bird. We disavow the reprehensible idea of killing Big Bird and do not side with anyone who mocks the Great Bird.

MobileVideoEngineer on October 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM

…another one…that hit a bump in the road.
…MSM won’t be able to put this all together though.. until November the 7th.

KOOLAID2 on October 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM

Later in the same report:

Men armed with machine guns and rockets attacked a security checkpoint in Yemen’s southern city of al-Dalea late on Wednesday, injuring two policemen, a local official said on Thursday.

RPGs and machine guns: never leave home without them.

STL_Vet on October 11, 2012 at 9:00 AM

BENGHAZIGATE.

Did the White House run a Fast and Furious style operation to get guns to Libyans that wound up in the hands of Al Queda?

How do we know? Someone in the gop needs to have the stones to get to the bottom of this………oh, wait. What am I saying.

….and what the heck are we doing now in Jordan?

PappyD61 on October 11, 2012 at 9:01 AM

This was not an act of terrorism. This was simply an inappropriate overreaction by a disgruntled Yemeni cricket fan in the wake of yesterday’s loss to Oman.

Bruce MacMahon on October 11, 2012 at 9:01 AM

The description from Reuters appears to be a middle ground

Interesting. They usually take the left field.

itsnotaboutme on October 11, 2012 at 9:02 AM

…Jay Carnival-he was just a local landscaper who did gardening for us.

KOOLAID2 on October 11, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Let’s not get hysterical here – I just checked and Big Bird and Elmo are safe. Whew – so this is just another bump in the road.

NeoDawg on October 11, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Barry’s gonna need some new shocks for that golf cart soon. These bumps in the road must be wreaking havoc on its suspension.

Bruce MacMahon on October 11, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Since the dead man was Yemeni, it’s obviously a case of workplace violence and comes under the heading of local criminal law. It’s not ‘that T-word’.

Liam on October 11, 2012 at 9:03 AM

Al Qaeda didn’t get the memo that they were supposed to be ‘on their heels‘?????

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 8:59 AM

he said in their heels
In their heels
;-) ;-)

burrata on October 11, 2012 at 9:04 AM

They love us. They really love us.

faraway on October 11, 2012 at 9:06 AM

Are they sure? Perhaps this is just another spontaneous movie review, only with lighter weapons

.

Washinton memo ****MEME as follows:
He was celebrating ZerO’s successful campaign and his weapon accidentally discharged.

kcd on October 11, 2012 at 9:08 AM

This is inconsistent with wanting BHO reelected. The average America hater over there wants O back for another four years.

Dick Morris just released a tape discussing the possibility of an October surprise involving a breakthrough with Iran and moratorium on enrichment. The “hate the US” fans want that I’m sure.

Too bad that AlQ and the angry hardcore haven’t gotten the memo.

IlikedAUH2O on October 11, 2012 at 9:12 AM

I had to go to the US Embassy in Manila yesterday. I was told, by a guard with a BIG gun, to disembark my cab 1 block from the embassy. When we finally got to the embassy, I saw more automatic rifles and shotguns than I have ever seen before. The embassy was unusually quiet as the usual throngs of people, vying for US visas, were not present – it appears that all services were suspended except for US Citizen services.

Something is going on, the administration knows all about it, and they are covering it up for whatever reasons.

We can’t vote Obama and his band of thugs out soon enough.

Timothy S. Carlson on October 11, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Actual quote from “The Audacity of Hope” [pg. 261]:

Of course, not all my conversations in immigrant communities follow this easy pattern. In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific assurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.

That is highly “nuanced”, as Obama can claim that he was merely describing the needs of the Arab and Pakistani Americans with whom he met…but he has never denied that he would indeed “stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction”.

ITguy on October 11, 2012 at 9:13 AM

“This (assassination) operation has the fingerprints of al Qaeda which carried out similar operations before,” said the source who asked not to be named.

The Ambassador was “murdered” but the security guy was “assassinated”……wut? I think that it is the other way around or both.

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Those silly “religion of peace” guys. Always cutting up and doing light hearted pranks.

Why we give these sub human animals billions and billions of tribute errrr “foriegn aid” is beyond comprehension. May be time to assess whether that money could be used better here.

acyl72 on October 11, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Hope and Change, because of Obama’s changes our diplomats and other personnel now must hope for their safety.

meci on October 11, 2012 at 9:14 AM

“Al Qaeda is on it’s heals.”

-Barack Obama, DNC

WisRich on October 11, 2012 at 9:14 AM

no embassy has been burned down and all personnel is safe. this bedwetting about the protests needs to stop.
 
sesquipedalian on September 14, 2012 at 1:21 PM

rogerb on October 11, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Oh, another copycat incident. Yeah, thats the ticket.

If Barky truly believes a video caused assassinations, then the upcoming Bin Laden movie should be of concern. Didnt the producer contribute big bucks to Barrys campaign?.

Philly on October 11, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Question :
How many anniversaries of 9/11 and of 10/12 we had under Bush and how many of them ended up with dead Americans /dead American employees any frgin where in the world ?

burrata on October 11, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Timothy S. Carlson on October 11, 2012 at 9:12 AM

Thanks for the firsthand account!

MelonCollie on October 11, 2012 at 9:15 AM

I will wait to pass judgement until the major evening news channel story’s on this.I know it will be the headline so I won’t have to watch the entire newscast.

docflash on October 11, 2012 at 9:17 AM

I am praying for HOPE AND CHANGE on November 6th!!!

kcd on October 11, 2012 at 9:17 AM

KT McFarland just said that Hillary Clinton ought to ‘go rogue’ to get to the bottom of this and shun the Obama administration.

ted c on October 11, 2012 at 9:19 AM

Poor Yemeni just happened to drive by a demonstration just as it “spun out of control.”

BigAlSouth on October 11, 2012 at 9:19 AM

but obviously this will get clarified later, along with the nature of the attack —

Trolls, y’all wanna take that and explain right now ?

burrata on October 11, 2012 at 9:20 AM

I don’t know about the rest of you, but until further notice, I am staying as far away from airports and flying as humanly possible. I am seeing indications of history repeating itself, and I am hoping I am wrong.

pilamaye on October 11, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Sooo, Lara Logan was right.

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 9:25 AM

This is doubtless an inevitable reaction to Mitt Romney wanting to outlaw tampons.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on October 11, 2012 at 8:54 AM

You mis-heard him. It wasn’t “tampons”, it was “crampons”. He’s foolishly throwing away the glacier hiker vote.

swinia sutki on October 11, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I don’t know about the rest of you, but until further notice, I am staying as far away from airports and flying as humanly possible.

pilamaye on October 11, 2012 at 9:22 AM

I’m with you. It doesn’t help at all that after playing flight sims a bunch, I know exactly how easy it is for those skinny metal tubes to fall out of the sky.

MelonCollie on October 11, 2012 at 9:26 AM

I had to go to the US Embassy in Manila yesterday. I was told, by a guard with a BIG gun, to disembark my cab 1 block from the embassy. When we finally got to the embassy, I saw more automatic rifles and shotguns than I have ever seen before. The embassy was unusually quiet as the usual throngs of people, vying for US visas, were not present – it appears that all services were suspended except for US Citizen services.

Something is going on, the administration knows all about it, and they are covering it up for whatever reasons.

We can’t vote Obama and his band of thugs out soon enough.

Timothy S. Carlson on October 11, 2012 at 9:12 AM

.
Thanks for the firsthand account!

MelonCollie on October 11, 2012 at 9:15 AM

.
Dittos what MelonCollie said.
Also, it would appear you have “blown” the Presidents cover(-up).

listens2glenn on October 11, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Will those idiots still put out that self-adoring movie on how Obama saved America from terrorism?

Don L on October 11, 2012 at 9:31 AM

What video is this “protest” about?

farsighted on October 11, 2012 at 9:32 AM

So glad that Al Qaeda is on its heel.

bayview on October 11, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Tomorrow, as the Boss Emeritus points out, is the 12th anniversary of the bombing of the USS Cole in Aden, Yemen. Is this just another coincidence, too?

Let’s remember something about the USS Cole bombing. The ship could have re-fueled at sea but was sent in to Aden mostly at the behest of State Department for “show the flag” diplomatic purposes.

Now in 2012, we have another corrupt Dem administration who for their own political reasons have decided to just declare that there is no terrorist threat in the Middle East and have structured our embassies security precautions accordingly. It is almost as if they want our diplomatic personnel to be attacked.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 9:34 AM

What video is this “protest” about?

farsighted on October 11, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Fact that Downton Abbey Season 3 isn’t out until January.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 9:36 AM

Biden’s initial response to every question tonight: “Obama done put al Qaeda in chains!”

BuckeyeSam on October 11, 2012 at 9:36 AM

This is crazy.. Obama runs on a platform which in effect says.. the world hates us, our allies hate us.. all because Bush only had a coalition of 23 countries… instaed of well.. um.. uhhh.. all of them, yeah that’s it.. he’s a unilateralist… the bast*rd..

Now after a whirlwind global apology tour to kiss up to all our enemies.. and a round of ally bashing and ignoring..

The Arab street not only still hates us.. but they carry signs of Barry’s face to openly mock the nutless wonder..

and our allies hold Him in contempt,.. an unreliable chump, refusing to lead, and leaving regional powers like Iran, China Russa to fill the void..

in short.. he’s completely screwed up any influence we might have had, by frittering away American power and influence..

much to the joy of the idiot left.. and the extremist Paultards.. they never liked the Israeli joooos.. and just love abandoning our best ally…

Like Carter redux.. it’ll take years to fix what Obama has done to our reputation as a reliable partner.. and a country to be trusted.

mark81150 on October 11, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Joe Biden will stick his foot in his mouth tonight regarding al Queda, plus Obama got Osama…

Looking forward to it.

albill on October 11, 2012 at 9:42 AM

White House:

—”he was just the janitor garbage man, and Romney was condescending to him”…

PatriotRider on October 11, 2012 at 8:58 AM

FIFY.

BuckeyeSam on October 11, 2012 at 9:42 AM

This is an amazing Lara Logan speech at a Watchdog group meeting in Chicago, it should be a wake up for all the idiots like Dante who thinks that if we leave Afghanistan Al Qaeda and their global agenda go away and leave us alone…abolutely powerful stuff, didn’t know what an amazing journalist she actually is…the type of force, intelligence, clarity and integrity that she projects when she speaks, and the trust she inspires is something almost unconceivable In our imbecilic, unserious and sycophantic media milieu.. And she is a powerful speaker too. Really,must see video see folks.

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Joe Biden will stick his foot in his mouth tonight regarding al Queda, plus Obama got Osama…

Looking forward to it.

albill on October 11, 2012 at 9:42 AM

I think Bidenullah has been trained to keep his mouth shut about osama but hammer Ryan about that 47% comment , so that idiots and parasites can remain enthusiastic for Obama until Nov 6th.

burrata on October 11, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Re: KT McFarlands comments: The Clintons will get their revenge. No question.Theyve been working on the plan to survive this since it began. If they go down in flames, theyll take Barky down with them.

Philly on October 11, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Is this Obama’s “October surprise” of his own making???

The “strategy” of appeasement doesn’t work, Neville. By encouraging the “Arab Spring” you have emboldened them. They do not think with a Western worldview and isn’t it rather “intolerant” to presume that they would operate by your rules? This is a religion, and these are a people of conquest. Has all of the terrorism of the last 30 years been in vain? Have we really learned nothing?

October 1983 – Marine barracks Lebanon
December 1988 – PanAm Lockerbie
February 1993 – WTC garage NYC
June 1996 – Khobar Towers
August 1998 – US Embassies Kenya/Tanzania
October 2000 – USS Cole Yemen
September 11, 2001 – WTC, Pentagon, UA93
September 11, 2012 – US Ambassador Libya
October 11, 2012 – Yemen

Iraq and Afghanistan have proven that “Why Can’t We Be Friends?” approach doesn’t work. They will never like us. They do not like the West and therefore, will not adopt a Western style of democratic government. We cannot nation-build in a place that does not want to emulate us.

Sweaty Deacon on October 11, 2012 at 9:56 AM

it should be a wake up for all the idiots like Dante who thinks that if we leave Afghanistan Al Qaeda and their global agenda go away and leave us alone

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM

No one, including me, has made that argument. But your use of personal attacks, including name calling, doesn’t really speak well for your ability to understand arguments.

Dante on October 11, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Hillary & Rice better get back to Waterboarding more youtubers… they have got to get to the bottom of this and craft more apologies to keep America SAFE!

DANEgerus on October 11, 2012 at 9:59 AM

Sweaty Deacon on October 11, 2012 at 9:56 AM

I remember 2 more,
Black Hawk down
and
Achille Lauro

burrata on October 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Just another casualty of the smartest administration in the history of the Republic.
No big deal. At least with this one we won’t have to watch Hill smirk and lie to a grieving family. Barky won’t even mention it.

ORconservative on October 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Sooo, Lara Logan was right.

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Yes. Yes, she was.

Lara Logan has more intelligence, courage, and honesty in her little finger than the Dog Muncher In Chief has in his entire body.

GrannyDee on October 11, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Perhaps this is just another spontaneous movie review, only with lighter weapons.

Shaheed and Imam give it two mags up…

Kraken on October 11, 2012 at 10:05 AM

Dante on October 11, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Come now Dante, quit lying. You are a committed isolationist. Which is stupid enough in itself that the rest is inconsequential.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Come now Dante, quit lying. You are a committed isolationist. Which is stupid enough in itself that the rest is inconsequential.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Non-interventionist, not isolationist. I am for diplomatic relations and trade between nations.

Dante on October 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Regardless, I’ve never said if we left the region or if we stopped interventionism that they’d leave us alone. That’s why Paul and his supporters, including me, are in favor of a strong national defense that is based at home instead of spread out all over the world. We should be defending OUR borders, not someone else’s, and we shouldn’t be engaged in “nation building”.

Dante on October 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM

That’s why Paul and his supporters, including me, are in favor of a strong national defense that is based at home instead of spread out all over the world. We should be defending OUR borders, not someone else’s, and we shouldn’t be engaged in “nation building”.

Dante on October 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM

And it is that blind stupid simplistic thinking that makes Paul’s ideas completely and totally wrong.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

burrata on October 11, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Tried to post this thought with a link and apparently it did not work. You’ve forgotten an important one- The Fort Hood shootings. It was a terrorist act no matter what DHS says.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 10:17 AM

I am for diplomatic relations…between nations.

Dante on October 11, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Don’t “diplomatic relations” have to be reciprocal?

Having “diplomatic relations” with countries that have no desire to have “diplomatic relations” with you is like John Wayne Bobbitt having sexual relations with Lorena.

Resist We Much on October 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM

As Barry would say ‘Just another bump in the road!’.

GarandFan on October 11, 2012 at 10:24 AM

This one was precipitated by an episode of Spongebob.

Somebody arrest Tom Kenny!

The Rogue Tomato on October 11, 2012 at 10:26 AM

Via Drudge-

Vienna Embassy was authorized $108K for Chevy Volts five days after Libya Embassy was denied continued use of the DC-3.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Maybe we should hire the Mexican Drug Cartels to guard our embassies.

Obama gave them a butt-load of weapons…..

redguy on October 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Dittos what MelonCollie said.
Also, it would appear you have “blown” the Presidents cover(-up).

listens2glenn on October 11, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Well, I don’t think I’ve done that – the coverage this debacle is getting is growing to the point that they can’t hide from the spotlight anymore.

Note on the embassy visit: We received several alerts (via email) from the embassy the week before we went. There were also alerts from other western countries out of fear that their citizens would get caught up in an attack on Americans. So we postponed our trip for a week, hoping it would calm down. Apparently, it hasn’t.

Timothy S. Carlson on October 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

sweaty deacon,

added to your list.

1972 Munich Olympics Sep-5,1972 (Black September)
1976 Entebbe Hostage Crisis, June 27, 1976
1979 Iran Hostage Crisis, Nov. 4, 1979 444 days
1979 Grand Mosque Seizure, Nov 20,1979
1981 Assassination of Egyptian President, Oct 6,1981
1981 Attempted Assassination of Pope John Paul the Second
1982 Assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister, Sept 14, 1982
1983 Bombing of US Embassy in Beirut, April 18,1983
1983 Bombing of Marine Barracks, Beirut, Oct 23,1983
1984 Hezbollah Restaurant Bombing, April 12,1984
1985 Egyptian Airliner Hijacking, Nov 23,1985
1985 Rome Airport murders
1985 TWA Flight 847 hijacked, U.S. Navy diver murdered
1985 Achille Lauro hijacking, Homicidal maniac lived in
saddams Iraq
1986 Aircraft Bombing in Greece, March 30, 1986
1988 Pan Am 747 Flight 103 Bombing, Lockerbie, 100′s murdered
1988 Berlin Discotheque Bombing, Dec 21,1988
1990 A Muslim Named El Sayyid Nosair Murders Israeli Political
activist Meir Kahane. Nov 1990
1992 Bombing in Israeli Embassy in Argentina, March 17,1992
1993 Attempted Assassination of Pres. Bush Sr., April 14,1993
1993 First World Trade Center bombing, February 26th, 7
Killed, Hundreds injured, Billions
1994 Air France Hijacking, Dec 24,1994
1994 A Muslim Named Rashid Baz shoots at a van filled with
Hasidic boys, on the Brooklyn bridge murdering one of them.
FBI calls it “Road Rage”. March 1, 1994
1995 Attack on US Diplomats in Pakistan, Mar 8,1995
1995 Saudi Military Installation Attack, Nov 13, 1995
1995 Kashmiri Hostage taking, July 4,1995
1996 Khobar Towers attack
1996 Sudanese Missionaries Kidnapping, Aug 17,1996
1996 Paris Subway Explosion, Dec 3,1996
1997 At Empire State Building; Ali Abu Kamal shoots at
tourists, kills one and wounds six before killing himself,
Mayor Giuliani informs the public “he had many enemies in his
mind”.Feb 24,1997
1997 Israeli Shopping Mall Bombing, Sept 4, 1997
1997 Yemeni Kidnappings, Oct 30,1997
1998 Somali Hostage taking crisis, April 15,1998
1998 U.S. Embassy Bombing in Peru, Jan 15, 1998
1998 U.S. Kenya Embassy blown up, 100′s murdered
1998 U.S. Tanzania Embassy blown up, 100′s murdered
1999 Egypt Air flight 990′s co-pilot crashes plane killing all
217 people on board, officials post no link to terrorism, even
though the co-pilot is heard on black box tape exclaiming “I
rely on Allah” 11 times as he crashed the plane.- Oct 1999
1999 Plot to blow up Space Needle (thwarted)
2000 USS Cole attacked,17 U.S.Navy sailors were murdered and
39 others were injured- October
2000-2003 Intifada against Israel – 1000′s dead and injured
2000 Manila Bombing, Dec 30,2000
2001 4 Commercial airliners hijacked, 250+ murdered
2001 World Trade Center attacked, 2800+ murdered
2001 Flight 93 murders
2001 Pentagon attacked, 180+ murdered
2002 Bali Nightclub Bombing 200 dead
2003 Istanbul,Turkey Bombing 30 dead, 400 wounded
2003 Casablanca, Morroco Bombing 33 dead
2003 Riyadh, Saudia Arabia Bombing 21 people dead
2004 Madrid subway bombs kill 200, wound 2,000
2005 London subway bombing kills 56
2005 Jordan Hotel bombing kills 52
2006 Bomby subway bombing kills 200

acyl72 on October 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Via Drudge-

Vienna Embassy was authorized $108K for Chevy Volts five days after Libya Embassy was denied continued use of the DC-3.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 10:28 AM

Because the DC-3 was not “green” enough. They could not find enough
batteries in Libya to keep the DC-3 in the air.

I wonder if Mitt will un-plug the Volts?

redguy on October 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

…so why do they have a picture of The View’s Joy Behar’s private part leading to this thread?

KOOLAID2 on October 11, 2012 at 10:35 AM

I wonder if Mitt will un-plug the Volts?

redguy on October 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

That’s a good question – what will Mitt do with all of the ‘green’ initiatives that Obama has put in place? As far as I am concerned, stop all of the subsidies (especially for ethanol), the DOE loans, and cut all holding in GM. Let them all succeed or fail on their own merits.

As long as we have the international and economic problems we are seeing now, all this ‘green’ junk needs to go away for a while.

Timothy S. Carlson on October 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM

On April 23, 2012, the Jantional Journal reported that a senior State Department official announced, “The war on terror is over.”

He continued “Now that we have killed most of al Qaida,” the source said, “now that people have come to see legitimate means of expression, people who once might have gone into al Qaida see an opportunity for a legitimate Islamism.”

The article itself describes the Obama administration’s new vision of foreign policy, which admits no enemies. Everyone, in this view, is a friend. Islamism, says the Obama administration, is just fine, so long as it does not openly support terrorism.

My reaction? This is how completely clueless the Obama administration is from top to bottom.

I served 21 years as a Marine infantry officer with three years in combat. The first week in combat, it was clear to me that the quickest way to lose a war or die on the battlefield was to underestimate your enemy.

In countless ways, Obama has overestimated his abilities and underestimated his adversaries. He seems incapable of knowing the difference between friends and foes.

The senior official mentioned above admits that Obama’s policies admits no enemies and everyone is a friend.

This is why we are getting our a$$ handed to us now in the Middle East–he thinks everyone is his friend. This also explains why he wants to believe that video is the cause of the attacks on our embassies and the murders of Americans. To say other wise would mean we have real enemies that he pretends don’t exist.

Vote this incompetent fool our of office on 6 November.

BMF on October 11, 2012 at 10:40 AM

flying as humanly possible.

pilamaye on October 11, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Humans can’t fly.

The Rogue Tomato on October 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

And it is that blind stupid simplistic thinking that makes Paul’s ideas completely and totally wrong.

Happy Nomad on October 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Believe it or not, I’d love to hear you explain your position beyond, “blind stupid simplistic thinking.”

Dante on October 11, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Don’t “diplomatic relations” have to be reciprocal?

Having “diplomatic relations” with countries that have no desire to have “diplomatic relations” with you is like John Wayne Bobbitt having sexual relations with Lorena.

Resist We Much on October 11, 2012 at 10:22 AM

Of course relations would have to be reciprocal. That’s pretty self-evident, don’t you think?

Dante on October 11, 2012 at 11:03 AM

I wonder if Mitt will un-plug the Volts?

redguy on October 11, 2012 at 10:30 AM

That’s a good question – what will Mitt do with all of the ‘green’ initiatives that Obama has put in place? As far as I am concerned, stop all of the subsidies (especially for ethanol), the DOE loans, and cut all holding in GM. Let them all succeed or fail on their own merits.

As long as we have the international and economic problems we are seeing now, all this ‘green’ junk needs to go away for a while.

Timothy S. Carlson on October 11, 2012 at 10:39 AM

And I think it will, there’s no mooney for that kind of envioronmental philosophy garbage and Mitt knows it. When the economy is good, I suppose people close their eyes to this type nonsense and let it run in the background. but these are not good economic time by any definition, and they won’t be for a long time. People will easily accept this and won’t give a second thought to green policies once they see the energy price stay the same/don’t rise. They will be content and the whole green noise will be relegated to the militant crazy realm again, as it once was. was reading recently an article about how energy prices have sky rocketed literally in the UK as a result of the ‘green policies’, and I am talking the last 4 years… I left the UK in 2008 and the energy prices there were awfully high anyways, I can’t imagine how those poor people there can cope with he new ones…I simply can’t. I believe the pensioners there are literally enduring cold in winter time..I don’t think people would take this kind of treatment here…

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM

“Another coincidence?”

Yes, Al Qaeda’s daring is coincident with Obama’s fecklessness.

Dusty on October 11, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Strong horse, weak horse. Obama has shown that with him in charge, America is a weak horse. Might as well get “welcome” tattooed on your forehead and lie down in front of the door.

smellthecoffee on October 11, 2012 at 11:18 AM

it should be a wake up for all the idiots like Dante who thinks that if we leave Afghanistan Al Qaeda and their global agenda go away and leave us alone

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM
No one, including me, has made that argument. But your use of personal attacks, including name calling, doesn’t really speak well for your ability to understand arguments.

Dante on October 11, 2012 at 9:58 AM

…is lowlife acceptable?

KOOLAID2 on October 11, 2012 at 11:21 AM

it should be a wake up for all the idiots like Dante who thinks that if we leave Afghanistan Al Qaeda and their global agenda go away and leave us alone

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM

No one, including me, has made that argument. But your use of personal attacks, including name calling, doesn’t really speak well for your ability to understand arguments.

Dante on October 11, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Well then, maybe you should just watch the video, no commentary needed. The video in itself is the best argument I can think of, and it’s not talking or pushing policy, far from it, it’s simply an absolutely mind blowing account of where we are and stand rightnke and the abysmal gap between the West and the ME currently …and just ignrong it, won’t make it go away, au contraire…it is not a pretty or hopeful picture, or anything of the kind at all…it is actually grizzly, but it’s oh, so true.

I shall retract the ‘idiot’. You said that you didn’t make that argument, really?? You make that argument here all the time.

jimver on October 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM

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