Wednesday, September 12, 2012

US Ambassador to Libya Killed Over Muhammad Movie

This is quite shocking:

Libyan officials quoted by Reuters and AP said the ambassador was heading for a safer venue with three other officials after the attack on the consulate, when gunmen fired rockets on their car.
The four were reportedly fleeing after another American was killed by the militants. A witness said attackers fired automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades at the consulate as they clashed with Libyans hired to guard the facility.

Where were the Marines who are supposed to be guarding our embassies as if they are US territory?  Where were they in Egypt, where our embassy was stormed and our flag replaced with the flag of Al-Qaeda?  Did Obama tell them to stand down so as not to create an "international incident"?  They should have been there, weapons drawn ready for combat.

And I already know how Obama will handle this, he will denounce the movie producers first and then denounce the violence (assuming he stops campaigning long enough to comment at all).  You can already tell that will happen by how Hillary Clinton reacted:
"The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind."
And of course there is the infamous reaction of the US Embassy in Cairo to being stormed:
The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.
What about our commitment to Freedom of Speech?  Did she forget that one? Should we be apologizing for some third rate YouTube trailer because murderous savages get offended? No.  We need to stop giving up our freedom so easily, we should be fighting for our freedom.

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