Friday, September 14, 2012

White House Proud of Foreign Policy Record

'Time to fool 'em with a little double talk.'
As US embassies world wide are threatened and come under attack, the White House remains very pleased with itself:
“We’re very proud of the president’s record on foreign policy and are happy to make the case at the appropriate time.”
Well, you may be , Jay, and Barry certainly may be, but I am not.
"We also need to understand that this is a fairly volatile situation and it is in response not to United States policy, and not to, obviously, the administration, or the American people, but it is in response to a video... "
Really? Sure seemed like they were being very clear in their condemnation of the United States and, if I may say so, President Barack Obama.
The protests which began earlier this week have expanded rapidly across the Middle East on Friday. Protesters attacked the U.S. Embassies in Tunis and Sudan; Tunisian protesters smashed windows and lit fires inside the embassy compound, while gunfire could be heard. Images of a dark column of smoke over the Tunisian site have circulated on the Internet Friday.
Quoting the State Department’s website:
“Because an embassy represents a sovereign state, any attack on an embassy is considered an attack on the country it represents.”
That is why if a nation wants to have dialogue with other nations of the world, that nation must respect the other nation's embassy, and protect the embassy and its personnel. A nation that refuses to do that is not a friend, and it doesn't matter what the reason is for the attack.

According to the UK's The Independent:
American officials believe the attack was planned, but Chris Stevens had been back in the country only a short while and the details of his visit to Benghazi, where he and his staff died, were meant to be confidential.

The US administration is now facing a crisis in Libya. Sensitive documents have gone missing from the consulate in Benghazi and the supposedly secret location of the "safe house" in the city, where the staff had retreated, came under sustained mortar attack. Other such refuges across the country are no longer deemed "safe".

Some of the missing papers from the consulate are said to list names of Libyans who are working with Americans, putting them potentially at risk from extremist groups.
That's not good.
'Hey, hey, hey ... I am El Supremo!'
According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and "lockdown", under which movement is severely restricted.
Nice going there, Mr. President.

"Now how about a sweet deal I can get you on some sweat shirts..."


  1. (In response to Darrell)

    What an ass.

    Yes, there the president is, lining up for photos with the caskets.

    Meanwhile, Politico, the erstwhile beltway news source looks to see how this is all related to the GOP(?!!), while angry Egptians are shouting:

    ”We were attacked by Obama, and his government, and the Coptic Christians living abroad!”

    Mrs. Clinton, reportedly one of the smartest women in the world, kept up the video fantasy and offered the following:

    "We've seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that, because it is senseless. And it is totally unacceptable."

    Totally unacceptable. Thank you for that, Hillary.

    I ask you, does it not seem improper to be recieving the dead whose lost lives were the result of your mis-management and inattention, while you are pitching Obama brand sweatshirts for a 'long and cold winter'? Does kinda rupture the image of a man racked with grief over his fallen countrymen. And if the image is at odds, what does that say to the intelligence of the man? What's wrong with this guy?!!

  2. I'll cross-post this here so your response doesn't look so lonely up there.

    As the bodies of the embassy dead were being unloaded after their trip home, and the maudlin spectacle was unfolding for public consumption, manufacturing the images it hopes will fill the void of unanswered questions and lies told to explain shortcomings reported by the foreign press, here’s the Tweet that went out from the President: “Winter is coming, but these sweatshirts are perfect for fall: http://OFA.BO/rj5Tns”

    As I said elsewhere, today's American Left taht Obama is a part of, are the most malignant narcissists and sociopaths that our country has ever created-- besides from serial killers who lack the ability to work in groups. I don't think they believe in anything or anyone other than themselves. It's all a game for acquisition of power.

  3. And he goes to Vegas? For a fund raiser?!!

    Obama to screaming supporters in Vegas

    "Well, we had a tough day" (adoring screams)

    "No really.. a tough day."

    Four people are dead, his own ambassador, an assistant and two former military men there to protect them. All killed not in the consulate, but the "safe house" that they had withdrawn to. But the rioters were told by the security people in Libya where the safe house was, which, of course, made it significantly less safe. These are the people Obama helped put in charge.

    Michele Bachmann had some words to say about it.

    Spot on.

  4. Contempt for this man boils within me, and likewise, alas, for that overwhelming majority of my acquaintances who cannot or will not see him for what he is.

  5. Did you check out the sweat shirt offer Darrell provided the link to? I think Barry tweeted that to him. Nice. Don't think Darrell purchased one though.

  6. No, I didn't buy one. I thought they might say "I'm For Stupid" or "I'm With Stupid" [A hat-tip to Joe Biden], but they did not. Nor did they have "The End Of An Error" along with the 2013 Inauguration Date. None of the good ones.

    The morning of 9/11, the NYT had an editorial ragging on Bush again for ignoring the warnings--even though Bush only had generalities--no date or clue of the targets. Obama had specific dates and targets supplied by Egyptian intelligence and other State intelligence agencies. Bush missed the first 9/11: Obama missed the eleventh. Bush is a stupid, yet culpable idiot. Obama is AWESOME!!! Pravda had Siberia if they didn't lie on command. The American Media has dinner with Obama if they do. We are in the Bizzaro Universe, have no doubt! If the Mayans are not right, I'll never forgive them.

  7. We are indeed, and with the press utterly abandoning their duty to report the news rather than create it. I'm sure we will all be treated to another balony Gallup Poll come Monday, showing how the president, his holiness, El Supremo, is loved all across the nation. And of course, 'El Supremo' is a reference to the character in C.S. Forester's novel Beat to Quarters.