|An American bigot's movie causes a deadly outbreak of violence in the Middle East. Many Muslims feel that the United States has strong intolerance towards Islam. The Libyan government condemns those who killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other members.|
The Republican nominee criticized the president for the U.S. Embassy in Egypt trying to smooth over the outrage over an anti-Islamic American movie. The nominee has went out of his way to politicize an event that was caused by an American bigot and his cheaply done movie trailer. That American bigot sparked outrage in the Middle East by portraying the Prophet Mohammad in a negative light.
Let me repeat this for any online bigot who thinks without knowing! Criticizing Mohammad is blasphemous!
These people are proud of their religion and heritage!
We Americans should respect that! We believe in religious tolerance. Unfortunately, we also believe in religious intolerance as well!
|Mitt Romney's attempt to upstage President Barack Obama backfires. Now conservatives are really panicking over this epic flub. Some conservative foreign policy experts think that Romney really screw up this time!|
Mitt Romney's presidential campaign claims President Barack Obama apologized to those who stormed the U.S. Embassy. Romney claims that the president is more interested in making nice with those who killed the four Americans in Libya.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was ordered to immediately come back to the United States to have a briefing with the president and members of the United States military on how to resolve this problem. The FBI is also investigating if this was the work of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Reports of an intended plot are emerging. This tragedy falls on the day of the deadly attacks that happened on September 11, 2001.
Christopher Stevens lost his life in a senseless event. These cowards should be brought to swift justice.
Hey I understand that these idiots here in the United States pissed off the Middle East. I can say this with no remorse, that it's typical of the White angry male! They have no respect towards race, gender, sexuality, nationality, religion, political and economic standings.
If this man was so proud of his movie, why don't he actually reveal his name, and movie production company?
Why not let all the performers go out into the Middle East and say these comments directly to those conservative Islamic followers?
I can tell you this! These cowards would never do it!
It's easier to say something offensive if its behind a camera, computer, a comment section online or in the comfort of the religious institution that promotes this type of divisiveness.
Think of the hundreds of anti-Black websites alone. These arm chair warriors would rather waste their time criticizing us but never themselves or people who associate with them.
For them it's always they're the victim! It's because they've said something offensive and they're taking the fall! While they're taking the fall, they claim that many others would say stuff like this but never have the guts to do it!
Really funny that Mitt Romney rushed to the cameras to condemn the violent act as well as the president. It shows the signs of desperation. Many of his own supporters felt that he may have stepped over his line as a candidate. Lacking foreign policy skills hurts the United States in trade, assistance at times of war, or even in times of borrowing.
Romney criticizes China for taking advantage of the economic food chain. Say that to the face of the president of the Democratic Republic of China, Hu Jintao!
Romney thinks Russia should stay out of the way when the United States plans on building a weapons shield in Poland. That gives it clear distance to the city center of Moscow. You want to say that to President Vladimir Putin!
Romney claims that England wasn't prepared to handle a possible terrorist attack at the Summer Olympics. I guess he learned that the United Kingdom takes all threats seriously and they've maintained assurance that anyone attending London will be safe. The country has taken steps to prevent any massive attack post July 7, 2007.
The United States Embassy released a statement to tone down the uprising:
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.Romney was criticized by the president as a person who "shoots first and then aim later!" He roundly dismissed the Romney campaign's attempts at politicizing this tragedy for gamesmanship.
Peggy Noonan, a longtime conservative writer was concerned that Romney may have damaged his skills as a diplomatic leader. She thinks that his rush to judgment has doomed his chances come this election.
Bill Kristol, a fierce warmongering conservative publicist made the case to defend Romney for at least showing that he's concerned but also acknowledge that his timing was off.
Many others in the conservative media weren't so nice to Mitt Romney.
|Peggy Noonan slams Romney for being aloof on foreign policy.|
After the Cairo embassy's initial statement, as a mob protest outside the embassy heated up, even entering the compound, and commentators in the U.S. suggested the embassy condemn the protesters, the embassy responded through its Twitter feed: "Of course we condemn breaches of our compound, we’re the ones actually living through this."
The embassy added: "Sorry, but neither breaches of our compound or angry messages will dissuade us from defending freedom of speech AND criticizing bigotry."
The diplomats in Cairo survived the assault on their embassy. When the protests spread to Libya, diplomats there weren't so lucky: Four U.S. State Department officials, including Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens, were killed in an hourslong assault. Romney responded by attacking the diplomats in Cairo.
"The embassy in Cairo put out a statement after their grounds had been breached, protesters were inside the grounds," said Romney at his press conference. "They reiterated that statement after the breach. I think it's a -- a terrible course for America to stand in apology for our values."
Did Romney expect the Cairo diplomats to retract their defense of religious tolerance in the face of the attack? Or did Romney expect the Obama administration to denounce the diplomats who were under siege?
"It's their administration," said Romney, referring to the embassy in Cairo. "Their administration spoke. The president takes responsibility not just for the words that come from his mouth but also from the words of his ambassadors, from his administration, from his embassies, from his State Department. They clearly sent mixed messages to the world. The statement that came from the administration -- and the embassy is the administration -- the statement that came from the administration was a statement which is akin to apology. And I think was a severe miscalculation."
Reporters in Washington have been as quick to condemn Romney as he was to condemn Obama and the embassy officials. "Unless Mitt has gamed crisis out in some manner completely invisible to Gang of 500, doubling down=most craven+ill-advised move of '12," Time's Mark Halperin tweeted, referring to the Beltway establishment.
|The United States condemns the actions of those who killed four Americans. The outbreak of violence started by word of mouth. An American movie depicts Islam in a bad light.|
In an appearance in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, flanked by Clinton, the president spoke about the events the night before, pledging that the incidents would "not break the bonds between the United States and Libya."
"We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," Obama said, referencing the anti-Islamic video, "but there is no justification for this kind of violence. None."
Libyan security workers had helped bring other American diplomats to safety during the crisis, Obama noted, and had transported the ambassador to the hospital.
"It is especially tragic that Chris Stevens died in Benghazi because it's a city he helped to save at the height of the Libyan revolution," Obama said.
|Libyans try to remove the body of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador killed by protesters after an American bigot produced a film depicting the Prophet Mohammad in an offensive nature.|
"This is an attack that should shock the conscience of people of all faiths around the world," she said. "We condemn in the strongest terms this senseless act of violence."
With her eyes occasionally watering, Clinton spoke at length about Ambassador Stevens, whom she knew well and whom she had personally dispatched to Libya at the beginning to the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, to be the American attache to the rebel leadership.
"He arrived on a cargo ship in the port of Benghazi and began building our relationship with the Libyan revolutionaries," she said. "He risked his life to stop a tyrant, then gave his life trying to help build a better Libya. The world needs more Chris Stevenses."
Clinton too pledged to maintain America's relationship with Libya, although she conceded that events like those on Tuesday challenged even her certainty.
"Today many Americans are asking -- indeed, I ask myself -- how could this happen," Clinton said. "How could this happen in a country we helped liberate, in a city we helped save from destruction. This question reflects just how complicated, and at times how confounding, the world can be. But we must be clear-eyed even in our grief: This was an attack by a small and savage group, not the people or the government of Libya."
President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the Rose Garden.