Oh that Obama Arab Spring …
Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi appears to have overplayed his hand. The Muslim Brotherhood newly elected president has played a dangerous game of power grab among the protests of thousands of protesters. Mursi was forced to leave the palace as all chaos broke loose. Sadly, Barack Obama has done and said nothing regarding the dictatorial seizure of power on the part of Mursi. But as we were told, the Muslim Brotherhood is moderate.
Egyptian police battled thousands of protesters outside President Mohamed Mursi’s palace in Cairo on Tuesday, prompting the Islamist leader to leave the building, presidency sources said.
Officers fired teargas at up to 10,000 demonstrators angered by Mursi’s drive to hold a referendum on a new constitution on December 15. Some broke through police lines around his palace and protested next to the perimeter wall.
The crowds had gathered nearby in what organizers had dubbed “last warning” protests against Mursi, who infuriated opponents with a November 22 decree that expanded his powers. “The people want the downfall of the regime,” the demonstrators chanted.
UPDATE I: It would appear that the protesters are none to happy with President Barack Obama either. One protester had a sign that is going to leave a mark. Hey Barack, how come you are not touting the Arab Spring still? How’s that Muslim Brotherhood working out for you Obama? Or is this what you had in mind all along?
Pic Hat Tip: Doug Ross
During tonight’s Presidential Debate in Boca Raton, FL, Mitt Romney was asked by moderator Bob Schieffer, would either of you be willing to declare that an attack on Israel is an attack on the United States? Romney’s response was … “When I’m President of the United States, we will stand with Israel”
ROMNEY: Well, first of all, I want to underscore the same point the president mad,e which is that if I’m President of the United States, when I’m President of the United States, we will stand with Israel.
And if Israel is attacked, we have their back, not just diplomatically, not just culturally, but militarily. That’s number one.
Number two, with regards to Iran and the threat of Iran, there’s no question but that a nuclear Iran, a nuclear-capable Iran is unacceptable to America. It presents a threat not only to our friends but ultimately a threat to us to have Iran have nuclear material, nuclear weapons that could be used against us or used to be threatening to us.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us that Obama’s comments tonight rang a little hollow when it came to Israel. Obama also said he was with Israel; however, when he had his chance to put up or shut up, Obama failed. How soon Obama forgets that he invited Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi to meet with him in New York at the UN, but he blew off Israeli PM Netanyahu.
Another power moment for Romney during the debate was when he KO’d the president with Obama’s apology tour.
Number two, Mr. President, the reason I call it an apology tour is because you went to the Middle East and you flew to Egypt and to Saudi Arabia and to Turkey and Iraq. And by the way, you skipped Israel, our closest friend in the region, but you went to the other nations.
And by the way, they noticed that you skipped Israel. And then in those nations, and on Arabic TV, you said that America had been dismissive and derisive. You said that on occasion America had dictated to other nations.
Posted October 22, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
2012 Elections, Barack Obama, Debates, Iran, Islamofascist, Israel, Israel/Palestine, Middle East, Mitt Romney - Paul Ryan 2012, Muslim Brotherhood, Obamanation, Presidential Election, Terrorism, US National Security, War on Terror, You Tube - VIDEO | 13 comments
Barack Hussein Obama Calls Middle East Protests, Attacks & Murder of US Ambassador … “These Are Not Bumps in the Road” … Romney Rips Obama for Comments & Foreign Policy
BUMP IN THE ROAD = OBAMA FAILURE!
This is why Obama avoids interviews and would be crushed if he ever had to deal the the MSM as Republicans must. Obama crumbles like a house of cards when trying to provide his point of view without a teleprompter. This is why Obama opts for the “David Letterman Show” and “The View”.
During President Barack Hussein Obama’s disastrous “60 Minutes” interview, Obama referred to the recent protests, attacks and murders as “Bumps in the Road”. WHAT! The United States had an Ambassador assassinated and a Muslim Brotherhood leader elected in Egypt and Obama considers this a “bump in the road”? How could any one, especially Barack Hussein Obama, who is said to care so much bout America, consider the death of an American … A BUMP IN THE ROAD!!! How callous could one possibly be? How out of touch could Obama also be to view the Muslim Brotherhood take over and a nuclear Iran as just noise and and a “bump in the road. To paraphrase a comment that Obama previous made, Dear Mr. President … “You built this”.
Once is a bad day, but twice in a row should worry Democrats. President Obama followed his gaffe-ridden Univision interview with an outing on Sunday on “60 Minutes” that is destined to wind up in a series of Mitt Romney ads. There was this on the recent developments in the Middle East, including the death of four Americans:
Obama has used “bump in the road” before, in reference to unemployment, which was the inspiration for one of Romney’s best ads. Obama’s “bumps” seems to be what other people would call “failure.”
Mitt Romney Slams Obama for his “bump in the road” comment and failed foreign policy
Via Hot Air, Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer imagining today’s news in an alternate universe where the media is fair. If a Republican had made the “bump in the road” ill advised comment, it would have been a 3 days news story and the corrupt MSM complex would have hammered home just how insensate the GOP candidate was.
Can You Say President Jimmy Carter II?
President Barack Obama’s foreign policy approval ratings drop significantly following the continued Middle East protests and deadly attack in Libya that saw the death of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans on the a11th anniversary of 9-11. even with a skewed sampling of +5D, the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday found the president’s foreign policy approval among registered voters at 49%, down from 54%. Even worse, the fall among Independents went from 53% in August to 41%.
The first opinion poll to be conducted after last week’s deadly attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya and a spate of anti-American protests across the Muslim world has recorded a five-point drop in approval for President Obama’s handling of foreign policy.
The NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released Tuesday found the president’s foreign policy approval among registered voters at 49 percent, down from 54 percent one month earlier.
“The fall was steeper among independents, going from 53 percent in August to 41 percent,” NBC reported.
Is it any wonder why the Obama White House and their minions are trying to claim that the attacks were spontaneous and not a premeditated terror attack. The Obama White House would rather blame a movie trailer of a movie no one has seen, rather than take responsibility for their failed foreign Middle East policy and the fact that they ignored advance warnings and had little to no security on the anniversary of 9-11, of all days.
Rut-Roh, what is the liberal MSM to do? Their failed narrative to make the protests be all about Romney’s condemnation of Obama rather than Obama doing his job has failed. The MSM all but declared Romney’s chances over. Not so fast … Maybe, just maybe there is hope and Americans are outraged at the lack of response and the lack of responsibility from Obama in the wake of the protests and murders. All the while he just continues to campaign and fund raise as Americans are dead.
Posted September 19, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
2012 Elections, al-Qaeda, Barack Obama, Campaigner in Chief, Community Agitator, Egypt, Libya, Libyan Consulate - Amb. Stevens, Media Bias, Murder, Muslim Brotherhood, Obamanation, Polls, Presidential Election, Radical Islam, Terrorism, US National Security, War on Terror, World, WTF | 3 comments
US Rep. Allen West (FL-R) Discusses UN Ambassador Rice Comments of Spontaneous Libya Attack … “Asinine, Naive, Inept, Incompetent and Borderline Ignorant” … a Jimmy Carter Moment?
OBAMA’S FOLKS, SPINNING AS FAST AS THEY CAN … ONCE AGAIN OBAMA ADMINISTRATION REFUSES TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR OWN POLICIES.
You Spin Me Round – the “unofficial” official music video of reelect Obama/Biden 2012
Just another reason why we love Col. Allen West, he calls it like he see it … “well, they are outright distorting the truth and with the help of the complicit main stream media, this can be an incredible Jimmy Carter moment for President Obama.”
US Rep. Allen West (FL-R) spoke out on the comments, spinning and outright distortion of the facts by UN Ambassador Rice and the Obama minions who have developed the meme that the attacks and murders of Amb. Stevens and three Americans was a spontaneous act and not premeditated, even though all signs and evidence point to the contrary.
What sparked the violence was a very hateful video on the Internet,” Rice said on “Fox News Sunday.” “It was a reaction to a video that had nothing to do with the United States.”
“The best information and the best assessment we have today is that this was not a pre-planned, pre-meditated attack,”
Col. Allen West was asked by Judge Jeanine Pirro last night on Fox News ‘Judge Jeanine’, Alright Congressman, you heard it. White House spinning. This is the video we hear from the President of Libya that this was not about a video. What say you?
Rep. Allen West responded, “Well it’s very simple. When I listen to the US Ambassador Susan Rice today, several words came to mind; asinine, naive, inept, incompetent and borderline ignorant.”
Partial transcript from the Gateway Pundit:
Rep. Allen West: Well it’s very simple. When I listen to the US Ambassador Susan Rice today, several words came to mind: asinine, naive, inept, incompetent and borderline ignorant because when you understand that the Egyptian government, there intelligence services, put out a letter talking about potential threat of attacks, uprisings about a week before this. It was even printed in the Jerusalem Post on 9-11… For Susan Rice to say this was not a well coordinated attack, first of all, I’d have to ask her what is her line of expertise in understanding what a well coordinated attack is. Because this was not happenstance. It was not coincidence. It was well planned. Well coordinated. And the President there in Libya confirms it.
Powerline adds an important little factoid that disproves Ambassador Rice and makes her comments pretty much foolish and mere spin.The investigation she is referring to has not even been able to get off the ground.
The investigation to which Rice refers seems not to have gotten far off the ground; the FBI has reportedly been unable even to enter Libya. Among recent news reports that suggest this story won’t stand is this CNN story, currently linked on Drudge:
President Barack Obama’s Cairo speech is coming home to roost and like clockwork, he refuses to take responsibility. Even though the United States was warned 3 days in advance, there were warnings in the Jerusalem Post, there were four prior attacks in Benghazi and the attack was on all days, the anniversary of 9-11. Obama has been seen to be weak on domestic policy, they last thing that Obama can stand is to be seen weak, wrong and naive and clueless on foreign policy.
Posted September 17, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
2012 Elections, 9/11, al-Qaeda, Barack Obama, Egypt, Epic Fail, Islam/Muslims, Islamofascist, Jimmy Carter, Libyan Consulate - Amb. Stevens, Media Bias, Middle East, Murder, Muslim Brotherhood, Obamanation, Politics, Radical Islam, Terrorism, The Lying King, US National Security, Violence, War on Terror, WTF, You Tube - VIDEO | 6 comments
UNREAL, Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice Says Libya Attack Was Spontaneous Act to Movie; Libyan President Mohamed Yousef el-Magaria Says Premeditated
SHAMEFUL. The spontaneous attacks in the Middle East excuse is beginning to sound more political than plausible …
The Obama sycophants have circled the wagons for “The One”. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice actually went on ABC’s ‘This Week’ with Jake Tapper and stated that the Libya attack and murders at the Benghazi consulate were a result of a spontaneous act to a movie trailer of of a more than obscure video. It is simply incompressible that these folks are either outright lying to protect Barack Obama as a foreign policy expert or they are just that foolishly dangerous and naive.
Even though as referenced by the Gateway Pundit that the attack included over 150 Islamists equipped with rocket propelled grenades and assault rifles and not to mention that Al Qaeda already admitted the attack was revenge for its leader’s death earlier this year. Obama and his State Department keep repeating this ridiculous scenario because they are afraid that Americans are going to begin to ask themselves, are they safer today than they were four years ago?
From ABC News:
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi last week was not premeditated, directly contradicting top Libyan officials who say the attack was planned in advance.
“Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous – not a premeditated – response to what had transpired in Cairo,” Rice told me this morning on “This Week.”
“In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated,” Rice said, referring to protests in Egypt Tuesday over a film that depicts the Prophet Muhammad as a fraud. Protesters in Cairo breached the walls of the U.S. Embassy, tearing apart an American flag.
“We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people came to the embassy to – or to the consulate, rather, to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo,” Rice said. “And then as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons… And it then evolved from there.”
Let us also not forget that the United States was warned 3 days in advance and the attacks took place on the 11th anniversary of 9-11. Yeah, sounds spontaneous, doesn’t it?
To make the “spontaneous” claims even less plausible, as reported by Doug Ross, Libyan President Mohamed Yousef el-Magaria offers CBS a “most devastating interview“. How shameful that the Obama crew would contradict the Libyan accounts that the attack and murder of Ambassador Stevens was not premeditated.
BOB SCHIEFFER: Was this a long-planned attack, as far as you know? Or what– what do you know about that?
MOHAMED YOUSEF EL-MAGARIAF: The way these perpetrators acted and moved, I think we– and they’re choosing the specific date for this so-called demonstration, I think we have no– this leaves us with no doubt that this has preplanned, determined– predetermined.
BOB SCHIEFFER: And you believe that this was the work of al Qaeda and you believe that it was led by foreigners. Is that– is that what you are telling us?
MOHAMED YOUSEF EL-MAGARIAF: It was planned– definitely, it was planned by foreigners, by people who– who entered the country a few months ago, and they were planning this criminal act since their– since their arrival.
Very interesting and must read article in the Washington Post where Eliot Cohen, a distinguished military historian and scholar of civilian-military relations, and foreign policy adviser to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney asks the important Ronald Reagan slightly modified question, Are you safer now than you were four years ago?
Has President Obama been a competent steward of U.S. national security?
Set aside the opening follies of this administration, such as the cringe-inducing “reset” button given to Russia’s foreign minister that yielded no cooperation but managed to produce anti-American venom from Vladimir Putin and the harassment of our ambassador to Moscow by thugs in Putin’s youth movement.
Set aside the hypocrisy of the Obama team’s scorn at former governor Mitt Romney’s lack of foreign policy experience, given that its own candidate, during his two years in the Senate prior to his presidential campaign, managed to produce one large goof: contemptuous certainty that the surge of U.S. troops to Iraq in 2007 would fail (VIDEO).
Set aside even the unseemliness of the president blaming America’s failures abroad on the George W. Bush administration while claiming credit for operations whose foundations were laid during the Bush presidency.
Disregard all this, and the answer remains no.
Yes, Obama ordered the killing of Osama bin Laden. So would any president who had him in American gun sights — imagine the furor if any commander in chief were to refrain from giving that order. But has Obama ended our war with Islamist extremists?
Read the entire article, quite enlightening and shows Obama for what he really is when it comes to foreign policy, a novice at best. Barack Obama’s greatest foreign policy accomplishments are those that he “inherited” from GWB. Its safe to say that Obama just adopted W’s drone attacks. The reason why BO does more is because he does not have the MSM claiming that innocent women and children are killed in missile attacks like W was at every strike. Some how the MSM never mentions that now. What a coincidence. Also, the tips that began the get Bin Laden efforts were started under W and dare I say, waterboarding.
How Naive Does Obama’s 2007 Words Look Now in Retrospect? … The Day I’m Inaugurated Muslim Hostility Will Ease … “the World Will Look at America Differently”
Maybe Samuel L. Jackson was partially correct ... AMERICA, ITS TIME TO WAKE THE F@CK UP. The voting for Obama part, not so much. Ask yourself America, do you think the hostilities have eased since Obama became President? How that Radical Muslin “Hopey-Changey” stuff working u for you?
On New Hampshire Public Radio on November 27, 2007 , Barack Hussein Obama stated that he was uniquely qualified to bring stability to America’s relationships in the Muslim world because he lived in an Islamic country during his youth and his half-sister is Muslim. Wow, Obama actually believed that the relationship between the Middle East and America was going to change because he was Barack “Hussein” Obama. Really? Sadly, an asleep at the wheel America bought this BS and elected him in 2008. Even more pathetic is Obama may actually believe his own BS.
click on pic for audio of Obama’s comments
Hat Tip: Breitbart.com
So what do you think now America? The Arab Street hates America just as much as they ever have and the Middle East is on fire. Once again Obama has failed, this time on foreign policy. It pretty much shows just how naive and Pollyannaish Barack Obama really is and was. Obama stated that on the day he is inaugurated Muslim hostility will ease. Once again we might ask, America, is the Muslin hostility better off today than it was four years ago? Picture from the AP of Protesters torch an effigy of Barack Obama in Afghanistan.
Yup, things look so much better under Barack Obama and his inner knowledge of being a Muslim.
Ambassador Stevens be dragged thru the streets after his death (Al Ahram)
Obama’s arrogance is amazing, the world will look at America differently because of him. UNREAL.
In a post 9-11 world, is the Obama Administrating operating as if it is September 10, 2001?
Four Americans, Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Snowden Woods and Glen Doherty, were murdered in Libya on 9-11 at the US Consulate in Benghazi. The haunting and heinous pictures at the Daily Mail show that these Americans heroes were dragged to their death. Now we learn the following, 3 days before the attacks on the US Consulate, local Libyan officials warned the United States of the situation in Libya and the deteriorating security in Benghazi.
Three days before the deadly assault on the United States consulate in Libya, a local security official says he met with American diplomats in the city and warned them about deteriorating security.
Jamal Mabrouk, a member of the February 17th Brigade, told CNN that he and a battalion commander had a meeting about the economy and security.
He said they told the diplomats that the security situation wasn’t good for international business.
“The situation is frightening, it scares us,” Mabrouk said they told the U.S. officials. He did not say how they responded.
Mabrouk said it was not the first time he has warned foreigners about the worsening security situation in the face of the growing presence of armed jihadist groups in the Benghazi area.
Check out Powerline, how could the US have been so ill prepared? And we are supposed to believe that Obama is great on foreign policy and Sec. of State Hillary Clinton is the end all be all?
” … the situation at the State Department in one word: “Chaos.” The working assumption is that several American embassies may have been penetrated, or are vulnerable to attack, because so many of them rely on local residents for staff needs at the embassy, and as such may be in a position to breach security if they have been recruited by Al Qaida. Moreover, the full story of the attack on the Benghazi consulate is much worse than we have been told…”
Egypt’s General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm.
According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5.
Obama Administration Blames Movie, Says Not Directed at US Policy, Not to the Administration, Not to the American Poeple … UNREAL!
Jay Carney becomes the Baghdad Bob of the Obama Administration … Obama has found nwe person to blame other than George W. Bush.
How out of touch, clueless or just plain wrong could the Obama Administration really be? Obama White House spokesman actually said the following with a straight face when discussing the Middle East that is on fire. Jay Carney told reporters today that the Middle East protests were in response to a video, not directed at United States policy, not to the Administration (of course not), and not toward the America people. Because when it comes down to it, Obama and his minions have to save Obama, the hell with everything else. As stated at the Daily Caller, the most important thing to remember with the fact that the Middle East is on fire is that it has nothing to do with the Obama Administration and its policies.
Sorry President Barack Obama, from the apologetic Cairo speech, to thumbing your nose at Israel, to your notion that the Arab Spring would promote democracy, to sitting on your hands when Iranians wanted freedom to your lack of response to the current chaos in the Middle East that say four Americans murdered and dragged through the streets … YOU BUILT THIS!
From the Washington Free Beacon:
CARNEY: 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, a film that we have judged to be be reprehensible and disgusting. That in no way justifies any violent reaction to it, but this is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy, this is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims.
Again, this is not in any way justifying violence, and we have spoken very clearly out against that and condemned it. And the president is making sure in his conversations with leaders around the region that they are committed as hosts to diplomatic facilities to protect both personnel and buildings and other facilities that are part of the U.S. representation in those countries.
Talk about playing politics with the crisis in the Middle East. Obama and his minions will do and say anything to deflect the blame from the explosion that took place in Egypt and Libya and the escalated to 21 countries. Obama and his spin machine have tried to tout Obama as strong on foreign policy. Sorry, appeasement is never a wise idea for foreign policy. The VIDEO was merely an excuse for radical Islam to pounce. So we are supposed to believe that four murdered Americans in Libya, chants of death to the USA, burning of likenesses of Obama in effigy and protests across the Middle East and the world a just a result of a video? How small is this president? Or is he just that dangerously naive? An ounce of leadership would have been the call Mr. President, not continuing to to be the Campaigner in Chief.
Posted September 15, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
2012 Elections, Barack Obama, Campaigner in Chief, Foreign Policy, Islam/Muslims, Libya, Lost in Smallness, Misrepresentation, Murder, Muslim Brotherhood, Obamanation, Partisan hack, Presidential Election, Terrorism, War on Terror, World, You Tube - VIDEO | 19 comments