The President cannot claim any real superiority in foreign policy; as recent events show, foreign crises are irritating things that seem to serve no other purpose than to interrupt his fund raising. What the heck are Libya and Egypt thinking? Dont they want him to be re-elected?
Egypt storms over the embassy walls, tears down the American flag, and hoists upno, not the Egyptian flag, but the Al-Qâ’ida flag. And that same black emblem was festooning not just a flag pole, but anywhere they could hang one. Make no mistake: Al-Qâ’ida attacked our Egyptian embassy on September 11, 2012.
As it happened, the embassy there was both hurt and confused. U mad bro? asked the embassy in a series of tweets. Because if you had armed terrorists vaulting over your walls, attacking your marines, and tearing down your flag, the first thing you want to do is sit there and tweet about it. Dont know Y they h8ing us like this; also Justin Bieber tickets arrive by mail in 2 days!!! #winning!!
Could be worse. Over in Libya, our ambassador was murdered along with at least three other American consulate members. Killed. Dead. And not by a little bit, but by a direct rocket attack. They werent hit by some mugger looking to resell some Reebok Zigs, but by a well-armed paramilitary force carrying black flags. Libya, to their credit, has apologized for this and offered to get the hell out of the way if the Americans want to investigate. Thanks, Libya, for the generous offer, but it appears that were going to sit this out.
President Obama has to realize how stupidly ineffectual this makes him look. And while our friends on the Left will be blaming Rush Limbaugh for inciting this, the media is genuinely aiding and abetting the Islamist cause by giving slightly lunatic Muslims the reason to attack. Al-Qâ’ida rallied the crowds out there, who might have perhaps been inclined to stop them or at least refuse to participate, by indicating that this was in response to some non-existent movie that ridicules Mohammed. Seriously.
This of course will only tip the scales in their favor, because the Czar has yet to see a single media source point out this simple phrase: there is no such movie. The entire thing is a fabrication. But there are clips of it on YouTube! And it was an American-Israeli film! Have you seen it? Does this sound like something Israel would actually do, or something that a militant anti-Israeli terrorist team would gin up?
And our dear old media, who are more urgently pressed to fact check Paul Ryans marathon time, cannot be bothered to spell out a single fact that might help calm tensions.
Al-Qâ’ida lied about the movie, and our moron media believed it.
So the Presidents response has been to order the evacuation of the embassies, send in Marine forces to secure the premises, and launched a media blitz indicating that Al-Qâ’ida is clearly behind both attacks, and that they are spreading lies about Americans in order to foment false hatreds against Americans. And that while any smart person in either region must realize they are being duped, make no mistake: America will respond with force and sanctions until the Al-Qâ’ida bastards are brought into the open.
No, of course not. The Presidents response is to have some junior under-secretary of something delete the goofball tweets and totally ignore the greater problem while blaming the victims (the embassy staff) for screwing each situation up. Meanwhile, he is on the fund-raising trail in the Southeast United States.
A not-at-all-unlikely rumor says that Mitt Romney has been desperate to show up President Obama on a foreign policy issue. Romney has been handed a giant one on a silver platter. Anybody here think hell make use of it?
Божію Поспѣшествующею Милостію Мы, Дима Грозный Императоръ и Самодержецъ Всероссiйскiй, цѣсарь Московскiй. The Czar was born in the steppes of Russia in 1267, and was cheated out of total control of all Russia upon the death of Boris Mikhailovich, who replaced Alexander Yaroslav Nevsky in 1263. However, in 1283, our Czar was passed over due to a clerical error and the rule of all Russia went to his second cousin Daniil (Даниил Александрович), whom Czar still resents. As a half-hearted apology, the Czar was awarded control over Muscovy, inconveniently located 5,000 miles away just outside Chicago. He now spends his time seething about this and writing about other stuff that bothers him.