Sunday, September 16, 2012
Ambassador Susan Rice Pushes Obama's Failed Mideast Policy
America's UN Ambassador Susan Rice beclowned herself today talking to Jake Tapper on ABC's 'This Week':
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice told me this morning on “This Week” that the United States is not “impotent” in the face of violent anti-American protests sweeping the Muslim world.
After showing Rice a map of protests in 33 countries around the world in recent days, I asked Rice, “President Obama pledged to repair America’s relationships with the Muslim world. Why does the U.S. seem so impotent? And why is the U.S. even less popular today in some of these Muslim and Arab countries than it was four years ago?”
“We’re not impotent, we’re not even less popular, to challenge that assessment,” Rice said in response. “What happened this week in Cairo, in Benghazi and many other parts of the region was a result, a direct result, of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with, which we have made clear is reprehensible and disgusting.”
Rice also claimed that the attacks in Libya were spontaneous, not pre-planned. And that there were no Marines stationed in Benghazi.
Let's examine this in a little detail. Our embassies in Tunis and in the Sudan have already been evacuated, and the Sudan refused to allow Marine forces into what is supposedly U.S. sovereign territory to defend our diplomats. Even our embassy in London was attacked. The security forces at our embassy in Cairo put there by the Muslim Brotherhood government the Obama Administration helped put in power in Egypt melted away at a precise time when the original Cairo attack occurred, and that government's original response was that the invasion of our embassy was 'regrettable' rather than an apology.
None of the Egyptian security guards who disappeared have been arrested, nor have any of the Libyan security guards who were supposed to be guarding our consulate in Benghazi. They not only fled without making any effort to defend our diplomats, but there's significant evidence they may have even told the mob where they could find the safe house the Americans were stashed in.
The Marine contingent guarding our embassy in Cairo was disarmed per the State department no matter how the Obama Administration tried to spin this. Anyone hear any reports of warning shots being fired or any casualties among the rioters?
And in Banghazi, in spite of what Ambassador Rice said, there were a handful of Marines present. They were likewise disarmed, and two of them were dragged to their deaths from the safe house and torn apart by the mob. Again, there are no reports of any casualties among the rioters, as there would have been if the Marines were armed.
The idea of not taking extra steps to protect American personnel on the anniversary of 9/11 after Osama bin-Laden's death was an intel screw up of monumental proportions.
I don't know what Ambassador Rice calls it, but I call it pretty impotent.
As for it not being preplanned, that beggars the imagination. All of these 'spontaneous' attacks occurred pretty much on the same date,the anniversary of 9/11. In Egypt, eye witnesses verified that the Egyptian security guards all vanished at the exact same time, leaving the embassy open to attack. Not one of them stood his ground to protect the embassy, nor have any of them been disciplined for not doing so.
In Libya, not only did the perpetrators admit this was pre-planned, but the coordinated attacks were obviously planned in advance.
The idea that this was sparked by a poorly made YouTube video is an insult to our intelligence. Not that I blame Ambassador Rice for that. Like White House spokeshole Jay Carney, she was ordered to open wide, take a bite of the crap sandwich and keep repeating 'it's the movie,the movie, the movie...'
Okay, fine, if it's a YouTube video cause all this mayhem, than one thing the White House needs to do immediately is pressure Sony not to release what amounts to a multi-million dollar campaign ad for President Obama, Director Karen Bigelow's "Zero Dark Thirty," which celebrates the killing of Osama bin Laden.
As John Nolte over at Breitbart writes:
Think about it: if the poorly produced and laughably bad trailer for "The Innocence of Muslims" results in chaos, murder, and the burning of foreign outposts all throughout the Middle East, how much rioting and mayhem is a big-budgeted, slickly produced, Oscar-bait blockbuster celebrating the death of the leader of al-Qaeda going to cause?
Moreover, an excuse Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be able to use in the case of "Zero Dark Thirty" (as she did with "Innocence of Muslims") is the cowardly and self-righteous claim that the federal government and the Obama White House had nothing to do with "Zero Dark Thirty."
Because the federal government and the Obama White House had everything to do with "Zero Dark Thirty."
As we now know, in an effort to get this glitzy in-kind contribution (tens of millions of dollars) up on the screen in time to affect the election, it was the Obama Administration that gave the filmmakers tons of encouragement and a troubling amount of access to all kinds of classified material.
Indeed they did.
Since it's movies that cause terrorism if you swallow the Obama Administration's narrative, then I expect the President and the Secretary of State to publicly call on Sony to shelve this movie. Because we wouldn't want to injure the sensibilities of Muslims and cause more mayhem, would we?