One of the most bizarre story line to come out of the explosion of violence against America in the middle east this week is that it was all because of a movie. It wasn’t. Lee Smith at the Weekly Standard writes:
“What we have seen unfold in the Middle East over the last week is what distinguishes the region’s societies from our own. The protests in Cairo and Benghazi were not really about the film, the preacher, or Muslim sensitivities. They were an exercise in raw power politics, partly aimed at intramural rivals in the Arab political sphere, but mainly against the United States.
If the reaction of U.S. officials in the face of such an assault is to “condemn . . . efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims” (the initial response of the U.S. embassy in Cairo) and to try to silence individual citizens, there is good reason for the terrorists to believe that, with more acts of terror, they will also change American policies. The unpleasant fact is that the Obama administration has encouraged our adversaries to keep at it.
President Obama believed that to maintain “credibility with the Arab states,” as he once told a group of Jewish leaders, he had to put some daylight between ourselves and Israel. His administration sought desperately to “engage” Iran and Syria, two state sponsors of terror that have been killing Americans for decades. The same Joint Chiefs chairman who told journalists in London that he doesn’t want to be “complicit” in any Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities now advises an American citizen to stop alienating Muslim mobs.
A president who began his tenure by going to Cairo to say he considered it his “responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear” should not be surprised that the U.S. embassy in Cairo tweets similar apologetics while it is under siege.
It would be nice to have an American administration that stood up for America, for its people and its principles. It would also make the world far less dangerous for Americans—and for decent people of all faiths.”
For all the stuff about Obama being a secret Muslim, you would think he wouldn’t go out of his way to defend Islamic law at the expense of Judeo/Christian American founding. It simply boggles the mind that this administration would think the American people so tone deaf as to not notice that he’s willing to throw our freedom of speech to appease his Muslim brethren.
But to the point of the headline, Islamic terrorists do not need a movie to get them fired up about America and burn embassies and kill Americans. Remember there was no movie that lead to 9/11, nor to the USS Cole, the first World Trade Center attack or the Kobar Towers. They attacked us then, as now, because they hate us – period. You’re never going to make these terrorists love us.
They don’t even want our submission, they want our heads and won’t quit until they have them.
If the administration wants to look at blame, perhaps they look in the mirror. After all it was they who politicized the killing of Bin Laden, spiking the football at every opportunity. Hell they made a campaign ad about it. If there is a film to blame all this on, here it is.
In fact the Democratic National Convention was all about spiking the ball. When Muammar Gaddafi was killed Hillary famously laughed in an interview saying, ‘We came, we saw, he died”. According to my sources Al Qaeda and other radical Islamic message boards and chat rooms were all buzzing with it in the weeks prior.
We’re all glad both of these criminals are dead, but since the administration would rather deflect blame to a movie on Youtube as the only cause for these “peaceful Muslims” getting agitated, perhaps they need to re-access that position. Again, terrorist don’t need a reason to attack, but if anyone is to blame for ginning them up it’s the Obama administration.
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