by Javier ManjarresUnless you’re a die-hard Obama supporter, you’re probably not buying the claim that the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi and the first murder of an American ambassador in over 3o years was provoked by outrage about some schlocky B-movie made about the prophet Muhammed. It also wouldn’t surprise me at all if those same Obama supporters also believe that it’s nothing but pure coincidence that these attacks took place on 9/11.
Perhaps a better question to be asking is why the U.S. continued to maintain a consulate in such a volatile country without ensuring that security precautions and a significant security detail was in place?
Unfortunately, this is the result Obama’s extraordinarily naive ad-hoc foreign policy that not only can’t tell friendlies from foes, but also has no strategic vision whatsoever. The absence of a significant U.S. Military presence at the Benghazi embassy was a naive political move made by the Obama administration intended to placate the “Muslim street”, and it resulted in a dead ambassador, three other U.S. fatalities including two Marines, not to mention our diminished respect and prestige across the region.
U.S. Senator Marco Rubio and Congressman Allen West joined the throngs of politicos in condemning the cowardly acts of these barbaric Islamists-
“Less than 24 hours after our nation remembered the heinous attacks of September 11, 2001, Americans find their sovereign soil attacked again as more American lives are lost at the hands of intolerant, barbaric, radical Muslims.United States Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and several embassy staff were murdered late yesterday when suspected religious extremists stormed the United States Consulate in Benghazi. This morning, my condolences and prayers go out to the families of the victims.
Americans need to question whether the deaths of these innocent patriots could have been avoided. The Obama Administration touted the Arab Spring as an awakening of freedom, which we now see is a nightmare of Islamism.
Even more concerning, is the initial response to these attacks last night from the embassy officials of the Obama Administration was to apologize for a Facebook video that supposedly hurt Muslim feelings. President Obama’s policy of appeasement towards the Islamic world has manifested itself into a specter of unconscionable hatred.
How anyone can believe this President is strong on national security and foreign policy is beyond my comprehension. President Obama has clearly surpassed former President Jimmy Carter and his actions during the Iranian Embassy crisis as the weakest and most ineffective person to ever occupy the White House.”
“It is imperative that these senseless mob attacks be condemned by the Libyan government and that it commit to stop this violence and bring those responsible for the deaths of our American diplomats to justice. In both Libya and Egypt, their governments have an obligation to resolutely condemn these violent attacks and protect American diplomatic missions and personnel based on their soil. –Congressman Allen West
“The Libyan and Egyptian people should understand that the U.S. shares their commitment to building more hopeful and prosperous nations. However, if left unchecked, violent attacks like these against our embassies and diplomats will lead Libya and Egypt down a dark path and rob them of their hopes of a more prosperous and democratic future. The broader publics in Libya and Egypt should condemn the violence and distance themselves from the unruly and intolerant elements of their society that threaten the security and future of their nations.”
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