Obama : Sorry . Damn That Blasted Video To Hell.
I don't get it. Could this be true?
I saw this a few days ago but it was at a place that made me think it was just campaign noise as shrill as it gets. But now I think it could be true. This is what I don't get.
How come in the world's most free, liberal and important democracy less than a fortnight before her people's most important decision this century is this story not everywhere?
This should be the biggest Democrat presidential campaign derailment since George McGovern's running mate was caught hanging upside down in his pyjamas from a tree and baying at a herd of cows at midnight while sober just ten days out from polling day. Or something. Surely?
In fact it is worse than that.
This is the story.
On September 11 the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi is attacked and four Americans are killed including the Ambassador. The carefully planned attack lasts four hours and is monitored from Washington DC from the first shot. The premeditated attack could only be the work of the Al Qaeda network. Al Qaeda are not the only Islamist Nazi revolutionaries in the world by any means but they do have a certain style.
For these inheritors of Nazi jihad insurgency this is a war of symbols and they seem to know what works. They just murdered an US ambassador on September 11 just to show they could. The US for all its power could not stop it.. Instead this US administration sought to brush it off as over righteous blast back from some dumb U Tube upload.
This is not our fault they said while they sat around for hours and watched their own officials butchered because they represent the US and the West and modernity and all that is hateful for these medieval revolutionaries from hell. Blame it on the video. .A terrible offence to Islam. Blame it on anything. Blame it on the bossa nova. Blame it on Western values. Our fault really for allowing the offence. We have not appeased militant and political Islam enough.
Blame it on the Coptic Christian. It does not matter. Everybody knows they will blame it on the Jews .
This Administration allowed this outrage to be mixed up with some stupid video that proved only how stupid, puerile and dangerous the extremist religion mind can get when left to fester unchallenged. We saw it in our streets and around the world and so they apologised.for the offence. Freedom of expression. Sorry guys. Arrest that man in the night. Will do better next time.
But there has been no apology for not being able to save these American officials in harm's way and now it gets worse.
This from the latest column of Melanie Philips.
... far more devastating evidence has emerged that not only did he indeed know from the start it was a premeditated attack, but that for several hours after it started the White House refused to answer desperate pleas for help by American forces trying to defend the consulate – and who died as a result.
Read the whole piece.
Obama and Clinton could have saved these Americans but did not?
Why? Too cowardly? Their lives were expendable?
If they were taken alive and held as hostages they would have been more important for certain than as mere Americans in harm's way. That would have played to the electorate for sure in one way or another. Would they have been worth a rescue mission then?
This administration does not deserve to survive. There is no evidence they recognise the true nature of the enemy. The transition must come soon.
cross posted Geoffff's Joint
UpdateShirl has provided links in comments here to pieces just put up in Frontpagemag.com that I thought were worth another post at Geoffff's Joint.
This thing does not pass the nose test. We don't have the detail and naturally the Obama administration will do what it can to keep the lid on until after Melbourne Cup day but like a dodgy tax arrangement with too many loose ends --- it just smells.
Did the State Department pull an operation already in play to get support to Americans under siege on American soil because the "symbol" of US special forces arriving on the scene would be out of sync with its policy of appeasement of political Islam? Or for some other political reason however they choose to explain it?
What is this to be? If indeed that did happen then even if Obama is still in the White House next year why would that not be grounds for impeachment?
When a US president abandons an ambassador and staff to the enemy because to mount an effective response will jeopardise whatever his Secretary of State is cooking up -- appeasement wise -- with some faction of the enemy -- or whatever -- then he has abandoned more than the lives of a few brave Americans doing their jobs in a dangerous place. This is no ordinary mistake of judgement..
This is a grave error of policy and principle.
The seeds of Watergate were in the public arena before Nixon was re elected.
Ambassador Stevens and the others were attacked because they are a symbol and you can be certain this victory is being celebrated by the enemy and those who share its vile ideology way beyond just Libya and the Middle East. The defeat will be compounded if the Benghazi outpost is closed but in this bloody war of symbols that seems likely.
To have sent in the marines. Or the cavalry. The guys who took out two holes. Whoever. That was the symbol that was most urgently called for in this war. Its absence is a terrible message to the enemy. It tells them they are winning.
The worst symbol of all would be an US president who abandoned these souls to their fate even if that was because those were the policy settings in place while he and the others were on the campaign. Not on the job. Is that possible? Maybe I'm naive but that would not happen on West Wing.
This is exactly the thing that inspires the enemy. This is what they celebrate. The hated West on the recoil from this blow from jihadist Islam. The spitting contempt for democratic process would be just the fizz in their champagne.
This is why the appeasement of hateful murderous men inspired to every fibre by a hateful murderous ideology is so very very wrong.