By Scott Tibbs, September 25, 2012
Barack Obama's response to the preplanned terrorist strike on our consulate in Libya and the preplanned Muslim "outrage" over an obscure low-budget Internet movie continues to be a shameful betrayal of American values.
Not content with his embassy employees in Cairo apologizing for our First Amendment, Obama has now dispatched his Secretary of State to continue to apologize for America. Oh, we don't have anything to do with this evil video, Obama's SOS whines pathetically. Please don't blame us for the actions of those bad people insulting Mohammed.
Folks, this is ridiculous. Does anyone really think that the attack on our consulate in Libya by well-organized militants with assault weapons and rocket propelled grenades was not planned well in advance to coincide with the eleventh anniversary of the war crimes committed by Al Qaeda on September 11, 2001? It is true that the terrorists have managed to exploit the sensitive feelings of mindless savages to whip up some AstroTurf outrage, but let's be honest here. These protests have nothing to do with an obscure Internet video. These protests are part of a planned attack on freedom and a effort to implement Sharia law.
If anything, Obama is inviting further attacks by repeatedly apologizing for our Constitution and begging the terrorists not to blame the U.S. government for the "offensive" words of relatively unknown Internet activists. Displaying weakness only invites more aggression. Remember that Osama bin Laden himself wrote after we cut and run from Somalia when warlords and terrorists murdered our troops and dragged their corpses through the streets in a demonic victory celebration. Remember, we were there on a humanitarian mission to stop a man-made famine. Those mindless savages must have really wanted to starve to death.
Let's get this straight: Free speech does not invite terrorism. People say critical things about Islam all the time, and this is what the terrorists are angry about? The terrorists suddenly decide, on the anniversary of 9/11, to get angry about an Internet video that has been up for several months? Please. No one is that stupid. This is all a ruse to attack our freedom - to demand that the government practice censorship of speech that Muslim terrorists find offensive. The worst thing is that Barack Obama is siding with the Muslim terrorists.
I am not a "birther." I am convinced that Barack Obama was born in the United States and is a natural born American citizen. But with or without a birth certificate, born in Hawaii or born in Kenya, Barack Obama is not an American. He does not believe in the Constitution that he swore to protect and he does not believe in the right of free speech that so many Americans have given their blood to protect. Obama actually attempted to convince Google to remove the "offensive" video - to practice censorship to appease the terrorists. Obama's ideology is both foreign and dangerous.
And once again, let's not forget that deceased Libyan tyrant Moammar Gadhafi was marching toward Benghazi just a year and a half ago and would have burned that city to the ground and slaughtered every single person there had the United States and other Western powers not intervened and gave the rebels just enough breathing room to mount a counter-attack, topple Gadhafi and then summarily execute the war criminal as soon as he was captured.
The complete and total lack of gratitude is evil.
An increasingly popular and unquestionably evil meme making the rounds in the media is that this is a clash between "extremists" - as if the people who made the controversial video are on the same moral ground as the mindless savages who rape, murder and riot. Rachel Maddow actually said this on her September 13 program after listing a number of incidents where Muslim terrorists rioted and murdered in response to something that "offended" them:
|Nobody has the power to force a civilized detente between provocateurs and the angry mobs who give them meaning. |
We need to have an adult conversation about Islam. Christianity is insulted all the time. Take a look at comment sections for newspapers not to mention various forums scattered across cyberspace and you will see countless examples of blasphemy. Yet when the taxpayer money is used to fund "art" like a picture of a cross in a jar of urine, you don't have Christians rioting and murdering and engaging in wanton destruction of property.
Why is that? What is it about Islam that turns otherwise normal people into mindless savages hell bent on killing anyone who disrespects their "prophet" or their religion? Is there something wrong with Islam itself that brings about these actions? We need to have an adult conversation about the "religion of peace" and whether it actually is what its defenders claim it to be. Can we have that conversation, as adults, without being accused of racism or bigotry?