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The religion of peace was at it again today, attacking US Embassies in Cairo and Libya. The ruling governments of those countries did absolutely nothing to help safeguard the embassies.  But, this is nothing new it’s been ongoing since the 1700s. Muslims were attacking US merchant ships long before there were videos or cartoons, all based on Islam. Not much has changed except the dates. The reasoning behind the attacks today is the same as it ever was, someone did or said something to hurt their sensitivities or offended their prophet. Does anyone not notice they are attempting to hold the world hostage? Nothing with these barbarians has changed, not even the names of the players.

In March 1785, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams went to London to negotiate with Tripoli’s envoy, Ambassador Sidi Haji Abdrahaman (or Sidi Haji Abdul Rahman Adja). Upon inquiring “concerning the ground of the pretensions to make war upon nations who had done them no injury”, the ambassador replied:

It was written in their Koran, that all nations which had not acknowledged the Prophet were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every mussulman who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once. [19]

Jefferson reported the conversation to Secretary of Foreign Affairs John Jay, who submitted the Ambassador’s comments and offer to Congress. Jefferson argued that paying tribute would encourage more attacks. Although John Adams agreed with Jefferson, he believed that circumstances forced the U.S. to pay tribute until an adequate navy could be built. The U.S. had just fought an exhausting war, which put the nation deep in debt. Federalist and Anti-Federalist forces argued over the needs of the country and the burden of taxation. Jefferson’s own Democratic-Republicans and anti-navalists believed that the future of the country lay in westward expansion, with Atlantic trade threatening to siphon money and energy away from the new nation on useless wars in the Old World.[20] The U.S. paid Algiers the ransom, and continued to pay up to $1 million per year over the next 15 years for the safe passage of American ships or the return of American hostages.  A $1 million payment in ransom and tribute to the privateering states would have amounted to approximately ten percent of the U.S. government’s annual revenues in 1800.[21

Fast forward to today……

“One American staff member has died and a number have been injured in the clashes,” Abdel-Monem Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya’s Supreme Security Committee, said, adding that he did not know the exact number of injured and could not say what the cause of death was.

An armed mob protesting over a film they said offended Islam, attacked the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday and set fire to the building, witnesses reported.

So, like in the early 1800s when the US paid about one million a year in tribute, we now have the same type of State Department, an apologetic bunch, apologizing for a video no one in said Dept. has seen. And, for some reason, they don’t think this is offensive to us? These attacks were planned and executed with deliberation on 9/11. Thanks Obama, good job with that bowing and scraping.

The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.

I can name a number of religions this Administration does not stand up for, none of them are Islamic.

In case a translation is needed, it simply says ‘We will not surrender’.


    • The Original

      Exactly what I was thinking. The son of a family friend was one of the Iranian hostages. Just will never forget any of those days.

      • Don’t think for one minute this won’t escalate…the Imams will make sure it does…so will the Muslim Brotherhood. It’s already starting in Indonesia and will spread. Americans in those countries run by Islam will not be safe, neither will the Europeans.

  1. “It’s all so counter-intuitive that the average person likely cannot grasp what is happening at this moment: The United States is switching sides. We are joining forces with a nation of people that hates us and everything we stand for, while simultaneously turning our backs on a nation of people that love us. And we are agreeing with those who do not even grasp the bedrock of our political system, much less approve of it.

    In other words: Our government has become overtly anti-American. We are aiding our enemies. We apologize when they attack us, and agree with their reasoning. We discard our own constitution if our enemies take offense”

    I grasped it immediately…

    • Carole

      I researched Barry and Moo before the 2008 elections. I came across tons of articles that claimed Barry is gay. It really is not that far fetched as gossip, especially when you see Barry prancing down the steps of Air Force One like a girly girl and when he is posing for photo ops kissing Moo. He looks like a 12 year old kissing his middle school girlfriend crush.

  2. Carole
  3. Carole

    This video is to be passed to people who may be undecided about voting for Romney.

  4. Moody’s expects to cut US rating without deal to lower debt/GDP ratio….good job Obama and Dem Senate….how about that budget and cutting spending?

  5. Us Ambassador to Libya killed along with others in rocket attack…..rushing to leave the building after Embassy attack. Waiting for the State Dept to apologize to the Islamists who murdered him and his staffers.

    • My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims.

      Now will BO acknowledge that this is anti-American activity?

      • No, he’s too busy campaigning and really feels it’s all our fault for being who we are…we deserve this because we have freedom of speech…

  6. Fast and Furious guns found in Columbia…
    “El Tiempo claims an estimated 200 guns are in Medellin, Colombia in the hands of “Oficina de Envigado” and criminals “Calatrava” and “Pacheli,” and these guns were supplied by the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico.”

  7. YEP, BO did authorize security leaks….Panetta admits it in interview.

    “Among the information that Panetta now says the president authorized to be released were the identities of the leaders of the SEAL team that killed bin Laden. Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vickers released that classified information to Hollywood producers who were working on the film Zero Dark Thirty, which was at that time intended for release just weeks before the 2012 presidential election. Vickers remains in his job. No one in the administration has come under any penalty for the numerous and damaging leaks of other operations, including President Obama’s “kill list,” US assistance to the rebellion in Syria, and the ongoing cyber war against Iran.

    Now we know why: Despite the administration’s denials, President Obama himself authorized those leaks.”

    Yep, we’re so much better, we’ll let them kill us to prove how good we are….. at least our betters will.

  9. “Americans are reacting in shock after the U.S. Embassy in Egypt apologized to the Muslim world for “abuse” of free speech–after it was stormed by radical Islamists who raised the Al Qaeda flag and chanted slogans in support of Osama bin Laden on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. In fact, restrictions on free speech regarding religion have been the official foreign policy of the Obama administration since the fall of 2009.”–With-Egypt–in-2009

    I’m not “shocked”….the Apologist-in-Chief and the State Dept have had this policy for 4 years…they support blasphemy laws. Always have since Rice was made Ambassador to the UN…

    • Francine

      Here is the apology posted on the embassy website:
      The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims â?? as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of other

      • Up thread…yep I was just waiting for the apology and it happened…just like I predicted. 😦

  10. This just boggles the mind! What is going on? Where is the leadership? Where is the outrage? Our embassies have been attacked, on 9/11 no less! All rhetorical questions b/c I know the answer. I cannot believe what is going on. This whole situation infuriates me, yet no one in the gov is sayiing anything except apologizing to those crazy freaks who just attacked us! My head is going to explode!!!

    • Another reason to kick Obama’s ass out of office….

  11. What is going on? I can’t believe what I am seeing/hearing! Where is the outrage? The condemnation of these actions? What about the “gosh, sorry we’ve offended your delicate sensibilities…”? This is all disgusting!! Why won’t anyone in DC say/do anything?! I almost feel like the pRes WANTS this to happen b/c his silence on the matter is deafening.
    (lost my first post, sorry if this shows up twice)

  12. The Original

    Okay, I can only take about 5 minutes of Hillary speaking. She talks soooooooo slow and like she is talking to a 5 year old.

    Besides, she just repeats Obama’s lies. Maybe without Obama we can be rid of seeing her face as well.

    • Carole

      Why, oh why did Hilary allow herself to look like a dumpy,frumby, unkept, bloated frau? She has the money and means to keep up an appropriate appearance. She will not have my vote if she runs in 2016.

      • The Original

        I was never a fan of hers. I just know too much about her and Bill.

  13. “On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.

    But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.”

  14. The Original

    “President” Romney is speaking right now.

  15. The Original

    Press is asking really stupid questions to Gov. Romney.

  16. “According to al-Sharef, members of the Libyan security team seem to have indicated to the protesters the building to which the American officials had been relocated, and that building then came under attack.”

    Yes, the very people BO worked to put into power in Libya were the ones who betrayed our Ambassador. Sorry if someone has already posted this, but it needs to be repeated.

  17. The Original

    How can they possibly think that Obama was more qualified to handle foreign affairs prior to taking office than Gov. Romney? Gov. Romney is much smarter than Obama.

    • They’re Muslims, they hate us, they want to kill us…it’s that simple. Read the Koran….one of the ugliest pieces of work ever written.

      • Uh-oh. I think you’ve offended Allah. Better apologize quick!

        • Allah and Muhammed are as offensive to me as I am to them….

      • srdem65

        The sooner we elect MrRomney, the sooner we ‘drill, baby, drill’ so that we can tell the Arabs to K. O. A., the better off we’ll be.
        I’m so full of hatred for a people I’ll never understand, who are not even civilized as we know it and I wish I was ashamed of my feelings, but I’m not.

        I pray to God that the family of the Ambassador never, NEVER, sees the photos of what the monsters did to their husband, father, brother and son. Never.

        • and, BO’s off to Vegas…

      • Carole

        Amen, amen, amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. JOHN LEO: Those Mealy-Mouthed Statements From Our Cairo Embassy.“These same attitudes infected the mainstream media as well. The New York Times buried the mob violence and killings at the bottom of Page 4, not mentioning that an ambassador was killed and assuring any readers who got that far that anti-American feelings are confined to ‘pockets’ in the Middle east. On the First Page, however, was a big story that Mitt Romney was not opposed to the Vietnam war as a college student in 1966. Likewise, on Morning Joe the all-lefties panels focused exclusively onMitt Romney’s statement, the point of which I couldn’t quite figure out from the indignant discussion.”

    UPDATE: Matt Welch: What’s So Hard About Saying, “In the United States, we are not in the business of approving these messages”?

    Also: James Joyner: “In point of fact, making a movie commenting on the sexual proclivities of someone who died some fourteen hundred years ago in no way constitutes ‘incitement’ under any meaningful use of the term.”

    Plus: Ann Althouse: “The media strains ‘to shift the focus from the Obama administration’s failure to protect our embassies and for its apologies (both before and after the attack on the Cairo Embassy) to whether Mitt Romney was wrong to criticize Obama last night.’”

    MORE: Prof. Stephen Clark writes: “Matt Welch’s post points to just how deep the rot runs. His point should not need to be made

  19. WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: The Day The Roof Fell In.“Sometimes trouble blows up out of a clear blue sky. That’s what happened to the White House yesterday.” Read the whole thing, and as you do, remember that Mead voted for Obama. And yeah, that’s two Mead posts in a row, but he’s on a roll.

    UPDATE: Obama’s Going To Vegas!“On the day after the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in Benghazi, the White House on Wednesday morning released a schedule showing that President Obama would continue with his planned campaign trip to Las Vegas.”

    Related: Dueling pressers: Romney takes questions, Obama doesn’t on Egypt & Libya attacks. On Facebook, Jon Ham comments: “Want to see the Obama media in action? Just watch the video from Romney’s press conference this morning. As I often say, the media is the defense attorney for the left and the prosecutor for those on the right.”

    And Ed Morrissey comments at the link: “Had Romney not taken questions, especially after his criticisms of last night, I think the media would have ripped him for not being forthcoming. But I think the better question is why the current President didn’t take at least a couple of questions. An active American ambassador was murdered, an act that hasn’t happened since 1979, and some questions at least could have been answered. Thanks to his unilateral action against Libya last year — when Obama never bothered to get Congressional approval for military action against Moammar Qaddafi’s regime — the outcome in that nation belongs entirely to Obama, for better and worse. I doubt the media would have forgiven George Bush for not taking questions had an American ambassador been killed in Baghdad or Kabul during his tenure, with or without the withering criticism Bush had already received for his management of both wars.”

    Also: Dead Ambassador dragged through streets, MSM furious at Romney criticism of Obama. The media regards Obama with the devotion that Islamists grant to the Koran. Any criticism and they’re out for blood. . . .

  20. BO was warned the US Embassy in Cairo was under threat….they KNEW…and did nothing

  21. Francine
  22. annnnnndddd….. they’re off!! Tunisia, Morocco….all the loons at it again…

  23. Quisling-in-chief speaks to Arab Forum on 9/11…

  24. Egypt to take legal action in US against Prophet film makers,7340,L-4280756,00.html

  25. domanii
    • I doubt it very much…the media and Obama will just do what they always do, ignore it.

    • The Original

      I bet she won’t. BO just ignores all rules and laws as it is. Why not add another one?

  26. IG report on security at US Embassies…your toes will curl…

  27. srdem65

    Late night rant; This has been two horrible, traumatic days for everyone. And it’s not going to get better soon enough to calm the anxiety we all feel. BO (or someone) sent warships to the MiddleEast, our embassies are under attack and no one’s in charge.
    Our President is more worried about what his opponent is saying or doing than taking care of his Presidential duties and showing some dam leadership. Maybe he’s more of a fraud than we think, maybe he doesn’t even know what to do, or when to do it, or how to do it.

    I don’t care how bad the leadership in Congress is divided or hate each other, they’re going to have to step up and take over where Obama is failing. We can’t just drift along with a sorry excuse for a leader who can’t wait to get on AF1 to do some campainging.
    He doesn’t realize how incompetent or cowardly he looks by running out to LasVegas to talk to a bunch of screaming coeds.

    SarahPalin is right; he needs to show us that big stick that ol’Joe said he has.

    • He may as well put on a Guy Fawkes mask and join them…This crap is exactly what the left has been planning since 2010…remember ?

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