If we didn’t have that damn constitution we could have banned it and arrested the guy who made made it— so please don’t blame us our hands are tied– but when I get another four years I’ll make sure something is done about that.
Comment by geezerette — September 14, 2012 @ 11:24 am
I’ve been in the situation of being attacked by a mob. It’s ugly business and there’s absolutely no damn reason in the universe for the activity.
My solution to these mobs is let them shout all they want, piss and moan all they want and wave their signs all they want. The first person that throws a rock, or attempts to light a fire is shot on sight. After that, the rest can decide if they want to be peaceful, or dead.
Jess – I was one of a company of MP’s confronting a hippie mob on Pennsylvania Ave at Nixon’s Inaugural 20 Jan 1969. In the gaps in our line and a step back was the DC Police tactical squad – big guys. When a couple of stringy haired ratty punks appeared in front and just to the right of me with a lighter and an American flag, this big cop in black stepped into the gap, snatched the guy with the flag by the collar and belt and flung him past me into the street where a couple more drop kicked, dragged and rolled him about 30 feet into the paddy wagon. The guy with the lighter followed the same way in seconds. From the time they appeared until the paddy wagon doors closed couldn’t have been more than ten seconds.
The mob got very quiet.
I have to wonder what the muzzie mob would have done if the first four or five guys on the walls were shot off of it.
As I write this, the Empty Chair, BiteMe, and Her Filthiness are making a show of concern at Andrews AF base as four coffins arrived from Libya.
*SPIT* on them all. Captain Shitstain, Her Filthiness and Ambassador Peterson should be put on trial for dereliction of duty.
Comment by dick, not quite dead white guy — September 14, 2012 @ 12:02 pm
Carney: Protests not directed at the United States — ‘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’
Well, wow, then it stands to reason that Captain Zero really has ushered in an era of peace and understanding with the Arab world.
“…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.”
I’m assuming that he means that other “host countries” are as committed to protecting the personnel and buildings as the were in Egypt and Libya?
I would say “really good dope they’re smoking there at the WH.” But the truth is these dopes are bound to know they are lying….
Comment by Ironic in Denver — September 14, 2012 @ 12:07 pm
If I could draw *one* political cartoon, it would depict the smoldering remains of a building burned nearly to the ground, and in the center on one of the few remaining walls of the internal structure would be a perfectly untouched case with a glass front on it, fire extinguisher inside, that read “in case of fire, break glass”
The labels would point to the burned building as the USA, and the glass case as the second amendment.
I’ve had it with this crap.
Comment by Caged Insanity — September 14, 2012 @ 12:08 pm
Protesters set fire to trees in the U.S. Embassy compound during a demonstration in front of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis. Well Captain Zero is “making sure in his conversations with leaders around the region that they are committed … to protect both personnel and buildings and other facilities.” He didn’t mention trees.
A Sudanese demonstrator stands in front of the burning German embassy in Khartoum after Friday prayers September 14, 2012. Okay, I’d say it’s not about the film, nor even the USA, it’s about the Islamic War on Western Civilization.
The Dem Party is right to focus on the right of free contraception for all women and the alleged Repub War Against It. Always better to focus on the problem that you think you can solve than on the one you know you can’t.
Comment by Ironic in Denver — September 14, 2012 @ 12:19 pm
For a view of how Obama’s doing from abroad, here’s a quote from Der Spiegel:*
“US President Barack Obama’s Middle East policy is in ruins. Like no president before him, he tried to win over the Arab world. After some initial hesitation, he came out clearly on the side of the democratic revolutions. … In this context, he must accept the fact that he has snubbed old close allies such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Egyptian military. And now parts of the freed societies are turning against the country which helped bring them into being. Anti-Americanism in the Arab world has even increased to levels greater than in the Bush era. It’s a bitter outcome for Obama.”
“Obama was naive to believe that one only needed to adopt a new tone and show more respect in order to dispel deep-seated reservations about the free world. In practice, the policies of the Obama administration in the region were not as naive as they may have seemed at times, and the Americans have always been much more involved in the Middle East than the passive Europeans. But Washington has provided the image of a distracted superpower in the process of decline to the societies there. This image of weakness is being exploited by Salafists and al-Qaida, who are active in North Africa from Somalia to Mali.”
“One thing is clear: If jihadists believe they can attack American installations and kill an ambassador on the anniversary of Sept. 11, then America’s deterrent power has declined considerably. For a superpower, it is not enough just to want to be loved. You have to scare the bad guys to keep them in check.”
If you click through to the full Der Spiegel post, there is a mix of views, mostly unfavorable to Romney, plus a few apologies for Obama, but hey, Germany is full of leftists, so no surprises there. The main take-away is that few seem to think we’re doing well — or that the present course is working out.
Comment by Ironic in Denver — September 14, 2012 @ 12:27 pm
#5—I couldn’t watch. They actually have the guts to go to Andrews and face those families and spew their crap from their blow holes. They have no shame– I’m ashamed enough for them— I keep wondering what else we’re going to have to endure with these people b/4 the elections? How much lower can they go?
When yours and others deaths are just regrettable it matters not.
Comment by geezerette — September 14, 2012 @ 1:03 pm
“Supervised Release”, not “Parole”
yes, they look almost identical, but trust me, your typical legal eagle will twit you about it.
If I may— I need to correct my #10 comment when I stated that their deaths were regrettable. I was referring to a comment on the previous post Dereliction,incompetence,arrogance or treason made by Yarbouti— Stevens death was really,really unfortunate not regrettable—in my comment about that I wondered who it was unfortunate for? I think Mr. Stevens and his family would not think of his death as unfortunate. Devastating would be more of what I would think.
Comment by geezerette — September 14, 2012 @ 1:17 pm
O.K. is all of this about that film or is everyone covering their asses because they approved of the over throw? Is it just a small group or is it the people of the country? Was Hillary wrong to stand over those caskets and proclaim it was the movie? Was she lying her ass off?
Comment by geezerette — September 14, 2012 @ 3:45 pm
They will cover their asses no matter who has to die or lose their rights.
If they get re-elected, none of this counts.
Comment by DougM (November is coming) — September 14, 2012 @ 5:22 pm
There’s something about this “film” thing that smells funny to me.
Comment by JoeBandMember® — September 14, 2012 @ 5:36 pm
One of the stories our Human Terrain Teams collected in Iraq goes like this: Once upon a time, in the days of the black tents in the desert, there was a family made up of a young man, his elderly father, and their women and children. One day the young man discovered that one of their goats had been stolen. His father advised him to take revenge, but the young man wasn’t quite sure who had stolen it, so he did nothing. The next day, one of his sons was killed. The father urged him to revenge, but the son wasn’t sure who was guilty, so he did nothing. The third day, the enemy returned and killed his other sons, raped his daughters, and murdered his wife. When he came to his father, he found the old man in tears. The old man said, “This is all because you didn’t avenge the goat.”
We now have an obligation of honor to settle the score and avenge the harm done to our flag, and the murder of our ambassador.
If we do not do this the consequences will be terrible. It is fine to do it through the law: the Libyan government has apologized for the attacks in its country, and if they are willing to work with us to find and hang the murderers, so be it. If the law fails to work, however, we must avenge our flag and our ambassador in any case. At minimum someone must die for the murder of our ambassador, in a clear and public way.