|'Time to fool 'em with a little double talk.'|
“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.That's not good.
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.
|'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.
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