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« on: September 14, 2012, 06:51:43 AM »

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/german-press-review-on-middle-east-vio


After days of protests over an anti-Islam film, American diplomatic missions in the Middle East and North Africa were braced for further violence after Friday prayers. The US put its overseas missions on high alert.

 


Germany has closed its embassies in a number of Muslim-majority countries in fear of attacks. "We are observing how the security situation develops with great attentiveness and we have increased security precautions at a number of foreign missions," a spokesman for the German Foreign Office told SPIEGEL ONLINE. Embassies in North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan are believed to be among those affected.

The spokesman said that the missions would only close on Friday, though. Other German institutions such as aid organizations have also been urged to increase security precautions, he said.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said he was "deeply concerned" about the attacks on US embassies. He called on the countries in question to protect foreign missions. "Diplomats have to be able to do their work without fear," he said.

Westerwelle said he could understand the outrage that many Muslims felt about the anti-Islam film. "But this outrage cannot justify violence."

The German army in Afghanistan is also increasing its security precautions. "We are assuming that we will also feel the effects of this whole business," one German soldier told SPIEGEL ONLINE in a telephone interview. "When the people here see the film, they are sure to protest."
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« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 06:53:02 AM »

Barry owns this...he made the speeches...he conducted the policies...he killed Bin Laden...he allowed the drone strikes...he allowed the damm Middle East to go up like a torch...oddly enough doing nothing in Iran in 2012..or now. This is alllllllllllllllllllllll llllllllllllllllllllllll llllllllll him.
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« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2012, 06:55:54 AM »

Economy - DISASTER

Monetary policy - DISASTER

Foreign Policy - Disaster

Debt - Disaster

Deficit - Disaster



and the stupid obama turds want to go over the cliff w this asshole. 
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« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2012, 06:58:05 AM »

Of course its in ruin, you don't apologize and walk on egg shells with these fuckers. They understand and respect strength. They may not have liked Bush, but I can guarantee you they respected him.
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« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2012, 06:58:32 AM »

The breaking news keeps breaking when it comes to revelations surrounding the attacks and protests aimed at U.S. embassies going on throughout the Islamic world. Protests have spread to at least eight countries. Reports indicate that four people have been arrested relating to the killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff there. That offers at least the promise of getting more information about the deliberate attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi.
 
Meanwhile, in the U.S., government authorities identified the man behind the controversial film purported as the cause for the protests as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, a 55-year-old Californian with a shadowy past including many aliases and a criminal record.
 
Unlike a Brad Thor novel, however, we can’t just jump to the end of the story to find out what this all means for American policy in this troubled part of the world.
 
But (again, unlike a Brad Thor novel) without cheating we can predict how the story is going to end—because the result of the President’s Middle East policies was predictable from the start.
 
Obama’s strategy for this part of the world started out much the way Jimmy Carter’s did—with acts of conciliation and accommodation. The President narrowly focused his priorities on three objectives: 1) withdrawing from Iraq as quickly as possible; 2) engaging with Syria and Iran; and 3) transforming the U.S. into a neutral party—to negotiate peace between Palestine and Israel.
 
For starters, we know that all three of those objectives have met with abject failure.
 
Iraq was not only left a shaky state; it has become a shaky friend—defying U.S. requests to block Iranian flights that are rearming the Syrian military so they can kill more Syrian civilians.
 
After wasting three years of trying to find common ground with the totalitarian regimes in Syria and Iran, even the White House has acknowledged failure, calling for the government in Damascus to step down and asking for more sanctions on Tehran.
 
Finally, the peace process has collapsed—a blessing in disguise, because if Obama succeeded in creating a Palestinian state today, it would look an awful lot like the Syrian regime the rest of the region is trying to bring down—a corrupt state that oppresses its own people, a state sponsor of terrorism, and a tool of Iran.
 
The President’s policy, however, has been more than unsuccessful—the “Obama doctrine” has taken the cause of protecting U.S. interests in the region backward—because it relied on a self-imposed agenda of self-weakening. It included distancing the U.S. from Israel and playing politics with the U.S. defense budget—where even his own officials acknowledge that if the automatic cuts required under the Budget Control Act of 2011 go into effect, they will undermine the readiness and reduce the capabilities of the armed forces. (Watch our new video featuring real stories from veterans about the readiness challenges facing our military.)
 
The war on terrorism began when Osama bin Laden wrote his fatwa proclaiming America a paper tiger in withdrawal. With a sharp push, he believed, the Americans would fall away. It is not the President’s policies, nor the promises he made at his historic speech in Cairo, nor the pledges he made to punish the perpetrators of the attack in Benghazi that America’s enemies are responding to. They believe the U.S., by its actions, has demonstrated it is in retreat.
 
Attacks on embassies and anti-American riots in the street can happen on any President’s watch. What we need to be most concerned about is that those who are deliberately plotting against us are on the offensive—again.
 
It is time for a different course:
 
Don’t lose focus on Iran. Tehran is the number one troublemaker in this part of the world. From its nuclear aspirations to sponsoring terrorism, plotting attacks of its own, and promoting an extremist agenda across the region to crushing the aspirations of freedom from its own people—peace in this part of the planet has no greater enemy.
 
Reassert the need for close strategic cooperation with Israel. The instability that continues to sweep the region only underscores the fact that Israel is the only ally in the region that the U.S can reliably count on.
 
Acknowledge that the war against a global Islamist insurgency isn’t over. There are evil people out there trying to kill us, and we have to stop them. Chasing down their leaders with drone strikes is not enough—dealing with the “next wave” of transnational terrorism will require a different course. The strategy for the next wave must regain the initiative that has been lost by this President, bring a successful end to the long war, and leave behind an enduring and sustainable counterterrorism enterprise—one that can adeptly respond to emerging threats, like the recent attack in Benghazi.
 
Adopt an economic freedom agenda. The 2012 Index of Economic Freedom confirms that countries of the Middle East lag in many areas of economic freedom and that the lack of jobs and opportunity is at the root of much of the anger. It is past time to move the economic freedom agenda from an afterthought to the centerpiece of U.S. Middle East policy. Even the best security policy will never be sufficient. We can lower our own barriers to trade and encourage governments in the Middle East to do likewise. We can encourage reforms to open up investment, create jobs, and empower individuals economically.
 
To protect America’s interest in this part of the world, we must be:
 •A faithful, responsible, and enduring ally;
 •A champion of supporting the cause of liberty and economic freedom; and
 •A strong, resilient, and confident nation prepared to defend itself, its allies, and its interests.
 
It will take that kind of shift in U.S. policies to weather this crisis well.


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« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2012, 07:39:46 AM »

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« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 08:00:15 AM »

Deadly protests turn on American fast-food chains in Middle East as KFC is ransacked in Lebanon
 Daily Mail ^ | Sep 14 2012 | Matt Blake

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 10:50:23 AM by iowamark

The unrest over an amateur anti-Islam film made in America spread to Lebanon today as an angry mob set fire to a Kentucky Fried Chicken and a Hardee's...

The KFC was set alight after the mob - many wearing face masks- ransacked the interior.

The American embassy in Tunisa is also under attack with protesters setting fire to trees inside the compound.

It adds to unrest in Sudan where an angry mob attacked the British and German embassies, Bangladesh where tens of thousands have taken to the streets, and India - where there are widespread protests in Muslim Kashmir.

Sudanese police were reportedly fighting back up to five thousand protesters who had gathered outside the building in the North African country's capital Khartoum. It is unclear how many staff were inside the mission, or whether they are all accounted for.

The same group have already stormed inside and set fire to the German embassy next door, before tearing down its national flag and hoisting the Islamic banner...

Egypt's president Hosni Mubarak appealed for calm on live television, a day after Barack Obama issued a veiled warning to the region's leaders to quell the violence and protect America's embassies.

The Egyptian authorities had erected large concrete blocks to block the route to the embassy and deployed hundreds of police.

'Before the police, we were attacked by Obama,' shouted one demonstrator, blaming U.S. President Barack Obama and the U.S. government for insulting the Prophet.

One banner held aloft by demonstrators read: 'It is the duty of all Muslims and Christians to kill Morris Sadek and Sam Bacile and everyone who participated in the film.'...


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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2012, 08:37:05 AM »

Mob Gathers Outside U.S. Embassy in London (and Tunis and Khartoum and..)
 The Weekly Standard ^ | September 14, 2012 | Daniel Halper

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 11:06:19 AM


Photos and video from the Twitter feed of Phil Han, a reporter and producer in CNN, who is outside the U.S. embassy in London where a mob has gathered and burned the American flag..
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012, 08:43:36 AM »

GERMAN FM: SUDAN EMBASSY IN FLAMES, UPDATE: GUN FIRE AT US EMBASSY
 Breitbart ^ | 14 Sep 2012, 7:34 AM PDT | staff

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 11:33:33 AM


Germany's Foreign Minister says the country's embassy in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum has been stormed by protesters and set partially on fire.

Guido Westerwelle told reporters in Berlin on Friday that the Embassy building was "partially in flames but fortunately... the employees are safe."


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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012, 09:47:54 AM »

Carney: Protests not directed at the United States
 Washington Free Beacon ^ | 9-14-12 | staff

Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 12:48:00 PM by Brookhaven

White House press secretary Jay Carney said Friday the violent protests throughout the Middle East are not directed at the United States or U.S. policy but are a response to a YouTube video:

"CARNEY: We also need to understand that this is a fairly volatile situation and it is in response not to United States policy, and not to, obviously, the administration, or the American people, but it is in response to a video, a film that we have judged to be be reprehensible and disgusting. That in no way justifies any violent reaction to it, but 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.

Again, this is not in any way justifying violence, and we have spoken very clearly out against that and condemned it. And 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."


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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 09:54:12 AM »

Of course its in ruin, you don't apologize and walk on egg shells with these fuckers. They understand and respect strength. They may not have liked Bush, but I can guarantee you they respected him.

My old boss once referred to this as FITA diplomacy.
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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2012, 09:56:18 AM »

U.S. Embassy in Tunisia under attack

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« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2012, 10:02:44 AM »

American School In Tunisia Torched


Geoffrey Ingersoll, Robert Johnson and Rob Wile|Sep. 14, 2012, 11:25 AM|5,990|91

 
 


The protests that started in Cairo have spread across the world raising havoc in more than a dozen countries in the Muslim world.
 
The news today is one of massive chaos: Lots of protests, fires, and reports of killing.
 
TUNISIA:
 
BBC: An American school in Tunis was torched, reportedly after being evacuated.
 
The Guardian's Eileen Byrne says smoke continues to billow from an outbuilding in the American compound there, but that local riot police have kept protesters from storming the main office.
 
Here's chilling footage of the flag being removed from the U.S. embassy in Tunis:
 


From CNN:
 
Protestors broke trees and setting fires inside US Embassy.
 
Protestors have climbed atop the walls of the U.S. Embassy.
 
ArabesqueTV reports foreign journalists were attacked.
 
LIBYA:
 
Buzzfeed's Michael Hastings reports on an appearance by on Piers Morgan suggesting held up paperwork updating security in Benghazi.
 
The BBCspoke with a professor who met slain Ambassador Chris Stevens at the State Department's post in Benghazi in the days before the compound was attacked:
 

"The security [at the consulate] was not enough. I was there in the morning with Chris around 0915 having breakfast but the security was not just insufficient, there was a big lack of security. He had 4 Libyans, 2 of them in front of the door and 2 inside the small room by the fence. It was very normal security measurements as if you were going to a hotel."
 
BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardener reports security at Benghazi was not the same at other U.S. missions:
 
"The BBC has been told that the US Consulate in Benghazi which was fatally attacked and gutted on Tuesday was not given the standard security contract offered to most US diplomatic missions in the Middle East. The consulate's walls were breached in just 15 minutes, guards were outgunned and overwhelmed and 4 US personnel were killed, including the Ambassador, Chris Stevens."
 
White House spokesman Jay Carney says reports that the U.S. had advance warning of the attacks are "absolutely wrong," according to the BBC.
 

Libyan officials say that "many" have been arrested following investigations into the assault that killed ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three staffers—one information officer and two former Navy SEALs.
 
Protests kicked off here a day after people gathered in Egypt.
 
YEMEN:
 
USA TODAY: Marines have been deployed to Yemen after attacks escalate at U.S. Embassy.
 
Pentagon Spokesman John Little confirms that Marines have been sent into Yemen to reinforce the U.S. Embassy.
 
SUDAN:
 
Reuters now reports protesters have been expelled from the U.S. compound in Khartoum.
 
"They were all expelled. They didn't get far," the spokesman said when asked about the protesters and how far into the grounds they had reached. He said no embassy staff were injured in the incident.
 
Al Arabiya reports three people were killed in front of the U.S. embassy in Khartoum.
 
Protestors bussed from German and U.K. embassies to U.S. embassy.
 





Al-Jazeera
There are reports of three dead at the protests. According to many twitterers on the ground, the three died when a security vehicle ran them over.
 
The images from Al-Jazeer are striking.
 
Thousands of protestors gathered outside of the German Embassy. Protestors jumped the wall and pulled down the American flag, but police dispersed them with tear gas.
 
Recent reports out say that the German Embassy is on fire and has been completely evacuated.
 
INDIA:
 
The Associated Press is reporting that about 15,000 protestors have gathered in the city of Kashmir to protest the video, in what's being called the largest showing yet of any Muslim country. The protestors are shouting
 
Al Arabiya reports 86 have been arrested.
 
The State Department and Indian officials are calling for all U.S. citizens to remain out of the city, and if they're visiting the city now, to leave as soon as possible.
 
Local authorities there have put about five "separatist leaders" on house arrest, a common tactic during civil unrest.
 
"If America is true in its claim of being against any kind of religious blasphemy, then it should lose no time in taking stern action against these enemies of humanity," said a statement from the Jamat-e-Islami, the biggest Islamic group in Kashmir.
 
MALAYSIA:
 
Only a handful of protestors reported here so far, chanting the phrase "Alahu Akbar" or "God is great" outside embassy walls.
 
Also, they had printed newsletters calling for the American government to punish the producers of the film.
 
INDONESIA:
 
A prominent cleric has urged fellow Muslims to remain calm. About 200 showed up outside the embassy to protest.
 
“We came here because we want the US to punish whoever was involved with the film,” protester Abdul Jabar Umam told reporters of First Post. “They should know that we are willing to die to defend the honor of our Prophet.”
 
EGYPT:
 
Protestors gathered here again today, but reports on the ground are that the protests have become more about violence than the film.
 
Hundreds of protestors are in front of the U.S. Embassy. Police are using tear gas, water hoses, and rubber bullets to disperse the crowd.
 
Several peaceful protestors are farther back, in Tahrir Square, praying.
 
LEBANON:
 
Forty armed protestors stormed a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Tripoli, police fired on the group, killing one. There were about 3000 protestors in Beirut.
 
YEMEN:
 
The protests have broken up after a brief clash with police.
 
GAZA:
 
From Ahram Online:
 
In Gaza, thousands of people rallied at demonstrations in Gaza City and the southern town of Rafah, a day after the ruling Hamas party urged citizens to turn out for protests after Friday prayers.
 
Protesters waved the flags of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad movements, and set fire to American flags, chanting "Death, death to America, death, death to Israel."
 
Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya, in a sermon during Friday prayers, repeated a call on Washington to apologise for the film, produced in the United States.
 
IRAQ:

Hundred of protesters have taken to Iraqi streets: From CNN:
 
Angry protesters in the Sadr City district of northeast Baghdad carried banners, Iraqi flags and images of radical Shiite and anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr as they railed against what they see as an insult to their faith.
 
"America is the enemy of the people," the demonstrators shouted Thursday morning. They also yelled out, "Yes, yes to Islam. Yes, yes to Iraq. Yes, yes to Quran" -- the latter referring to the Muslim holy book.
 
IRAN:

400 Iranians have gathered outside the Swiss Embassy in Tehran. From Russia Today:
 
They're "protest[ing] against the American-made film denigrating the Prophet Muhammad that has sparked outrage in the world's Muslim community. “Death to the United States and death to Israel and death to England!" was heard over a loudspeaker outside the Swiss diplomatic mission, which represents American diplomatic interests in Iran, following the breakup of diplomatic ties in the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
 
Riot police have cordoned off the are, causing traffic jams around the capital as the crowd voiced support for demonstrations in Egypt, Lebanon, Libya and Tunisia.  Shouts of "Muslims, unite!" and "Mohammad is God's prophet"were heard.
 
ISRAEL:

Protests have spread to Jerusalem. From yNet:
 
Hundreds of worshippers leaving the al-Aqsa Mosque after Friday prayers hurled stones at police officers and rioted near Jerusalem's Damascus Gate.
 
The demonstrators, protesting against the anti-Islam film that sparked riots across the Middle East, started marching towards the US Consulate but were blocked by police officers who used shock grenades against them. Several officers were lightly injured by stones. Some protesters were detained.
 
JORDAN:

Jordanian authorities are cracking down. From AnsaMed:
 
The arrest by security forces of well over a dozen peaceful reform activists since September 7, 2012, signals the government's toughening stand toward demands for political reform in the kingdom", Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should release all of those detained solely for the peaceful exercise of their rights to expression, association, and assembly, Human Rights Watch added.

The security services arrested activists in various parts of the country for peacefully protesting or calling for reform, in what appeared a concerted move by security and judicial authorities against opposition groups, said HRW in a statement. Those arrested include eight activists from the southern town of Tafila, two from Karak, and seven from Amman. All were charged under terrorism provisions, which place them under the purview of the military-dominated State Security Court, three lawyers for the activists told Human Rights Watch. All remain in detention.


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The World Obama Made

Column: The sun never sets on Obama’s failures

BY: Matthew Continetti

September 14, 2012 5:00 am




As the media continue to scrutinize Mitt Romney’s alleged gaffes, might we spend a moment looking at the world as it actually exists, right now, independent of the presidential campaign? Let’s take a tour.
 
Russia. When Obama became president he proclaimed a policy of “reset” in U.S.-Russia relations, and tried strenuously to bring Russia within the Atlantic orbit of democracy and the rule of law. To that end he scrapped the proposed land-based missile interceptors in Poland and the Czech Republic, politely ignored Russia’s continuing occupation of Georgian territory, negotiated a nuclear arms reduction treaty that slashes the U.S. stockpile (while failing to implement the modernization commitments he made to pass that treaty), and promised “more flexibility” in further missile talks should he win a second term. He has sought to liberalize trade with Russia by de-linking human rights from commercial exchange, while he quietly opposes the Magnitsky Act, which would ban Russians involved in the abuse of human rights from the United States.
 
This is the response: The Russian president, when he is not posing shirtless or flying with cranes, has looked not to the West but to other autocracies for influence and friendship. He brooks no dissent. Activists for a truly democratic Russia face imprisonment or worse. Russian bombers have threatened American airspace. A Russian Akula-class nuclear submarine is believed to have entered the Gulf of Mexico. A high-level Russian general threatened the West with a preemptive nuclear strike. Our ambassador, Michael McFaul, is harassed. Russia’s response to the Magnitsky Act, according to a government-funded propaganda website, was to introduce “similar sanctions against an undisclosed group of U.S. officials implicated in violating the rights of certain Russian citizens such as Viktor Bout and Konstantin Yaroshenko.” Bout is the international arms dealer serving 25 years in prison. Yaroshenko is in prison for drug trafficking.
 
Regrettably not in prison is Bashar Assad in Syria, where he murders his countrymen and pays no price because Putin stands behind him. These are the men the Russian regime defends.
 
China. Can we really say that President Obama has improved relations with or enhanced America’s standing vis-à-vis this complex and roiling nation of more than a billion people? The Chinese continue their mercantilist trade practices of undervaluing their currency, violating intellectual property laws, and shielding their markets. America does nothing in response. The Chinese continue their military buildup and missile tests and bully Japan and Vietnam and the Philippines. America cuts defense spending while borrowing trillions more from China to pay for goodies for Democratic Party client groups.
 
China is in trouble as its decennial leadership transition approaches. It helps for example to have a leader to transition to—but Xi Jinping, who is presumed to be China’s next head of state, has neither been seen nor heard for two weeks now. His disappearance only makes stranger one of the most unusual years in Chinese politics (such as they are). After the attempted defection of Wang Lijun to the United States, Chongqing party leader Bo Xilai was stripped of his power. His wife was imprisoned and found guilty of murdering a British businessman. Wang, too, is on trial for attempting to escape the ethno-nationalist police state he served for so long.
 
The economy is stalling. The party leadership is desperate to stimulate domestic markets because it knows that if it does not fulfill its side of the grand bargain—economic growth for civil order—the great nation may once again come apart at the seams. One cannot really speak of “civil order” anyway. The Charter 08 movement has made celebrities of dissidents Liu Xiaobo, Chen Guangcheng, Hu Jia, and Ai Weiwei. The “mass incidents” of civil disorder continue. So does ethnic strife in Xinjiang and Tibet provinces.
 
The Obama administration, meanwhile, assists campaign donors such as DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg exploit the Chinese market.
 
Af-Pak. For close to 11 years Americans and our NATO allies have been fighting to protect the possibility of a democratic Afghanistan that controls its territory and is an ally in the war on terror. One of the problems is that our main enemy, the Quetta Shura Taliban, is based not in Afghanistan but in Pakistan. That country, a nuclearized Muslim state that sways between military dictatorship and corrupt democracy, harbors elements within its government that would like nothing more than to harm the United States.
 
President Obama’s major success in Pakistan was ordering the mission that killed Osama bin Laden, who had been living near that nation’s version of West Point for years without complaint. Obama so mistrusts the Pakistanis that he did not bother to inform them of the operation. Pakistan is riven with political unrest, as well as with its own ethno-sectarian conflicts, as it wages a proxy war against Hindu-majority India.
 
This week, after years of dithering, the United States designated the Haqqani syndicate, which has ties to Pakistan, as a terrorist group. The decision was made as the American president campaigns on promises to remove American troops from Afghanistan by 2014. Those troops are under attack from men who wear the uniform of the Hamid Karzai government they are meant to protect.
 
What will happen after the Americans leave? President Obama will not say. The most probable occurrence is the balkanization of Afghanistan, and Taliban reclamation of the country’s south. Will America be “safer” then?
 
This too President Obama will not say.
 
The Mideast. The Iranian theocracy continues its march to nuclear status. President Obama, though, seems far more interested in preventing Israel from attacking Iran than in ending Iran’s nuclear program. Obama’s combination of diplomacy, sanctions, and espionage has not deterred the Iranians nor really slowed them down. Israel, however, is increasingly isolated from its neighbors and from the rest of the world. This is the fruit of Obama’s “diplomacy” in the region.
 
Americans have little presence in and hardly any influence over Iraq, where they spent eight years. Iraq’s neighbor Syria is in its death throes: The rebellion that began in the spring of 2011 has devolved into a proxy war between Turkey and the Gulf monarchies on one side and Iran on the other. The number of Syrian dead is estimated at 25,000. A refugee crisis is underway as millions of Syrians try to escape their war-torn country. The United States, which led (from behind) an international coalition to prevent Muammar Qaddafi from assaulting Benghazi in Libya, has done little if anything as Assad assaults every city opposed to his rule. The president has not explained fully or sufficiently why he acted in one place but not in the other.
 
Our response to anti-authoritarian movements has been confused. It varies from place to place. When the Iranians marched to protest a fraudulent election in 2009, Obama did nothing. When the Egyptians marched against Hosni Mubarak, an American ally, in 2011, the White House hemmed and hawed and finally threw its weight behind people power. Mubarak fell. What we neglected to notice was that the revolution in Egypt had not actually occurred. Other generals simply took over from Mubarak and tried to slow down the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood.
 
But they could not delay the revolution forever. Indeed, it is just gathering force. The Brotherhood’s candidate Mohamed Morsi is now the president, and the country is in such tumult that our president is not even sure whether Egypt is an ally. However, we can be sure that the fall of Mubarak energized not only the Brotherhood but also the more radical and more dangerous Salafists, who are conducting pogroms against Coptic Christians, launching terrorist attacks in the Sinai, and (as of Tuesday) storming the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
 
Egyptian politics have assumed a new and terrifying dynamic, with the Brotherhood attempting to triangulate between the Salafists who own the street and the Americans who provide economic and military assistance and debt relief. The casualties of this triangulation may include the peace treaty with Israel and the potential of Egyptian democracy. If the president has a plan to deal with this mess, we have yet to hear it.
 
The Mideast power vacuum has created multiple opportunities for a new generation of al Qaeda terrorists. The unconscionable attack on the American embassy in Benghazi and the murder of the American ambassador to Libya, certainly timed to occur on the eleventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks, is the latest example. Note that on the very day al Qaeda and its allies launched a coordinated assault against relatively unprotected American interests, the New York Times op-ed page was still debating whether George W. Bush could have prevented 9/11. Good to see we have our priorities straight.
 
Europe. It’s going nowhere fast.
 
United States. Our country is not well. The Census Department says median income continued to fall in 2011. A separate analysis found that incomes are down almost 5 percent since the Obama “recovery” began—illustrating that, despite what Bill Clinton might say, the Obama recovery is not a recovery at all. The drop in the unemployment rate from the recession high of 10 percent to the current 8.1 percent can be ascribed entirely to the decline in labor participation. Studies find that a majority of the jobs the economy has created are low paying. Economic growth is lagging. It’s likely to be below 2 percent for the second year in a row. Current and projected federal spending is unsustainable. Americans continue to think we are headed in the wrong direction.
 
Obama met with bipartisan congressional leadership early in 2009. Bob Woodward reports in The Price of Politics that Eric Cantor (R., Va.) handed him a list of Republican economic proposals. Not one of those proposals was included in the stimulus bill. At the health care summit in 2010, congressional Republicans suggested a variety of ways to improve the American health care system: for example competition through a national insurance marketplace, malpractice reform, and ending the tax penalty against individuals who buy insurance. Not one of those ideas was included in the health care bill.
 
For two years, the House Republicans have passed a budget that at the very least is an opening bid in a good-faith negotiation over spending and taxes. For two years, that budget has died in the Senate. The president says the House proposal is “antithetical to our entire history.” Then he castigates the Republicans for their “tendency to shoot first and aim later” and calls for civil debate.
 
This is the broken and anxiety-ridden world Barack Obama has made. Our adversaries are stronger. America and her allies are weaker. And yet, after spending practically a decade blaming every last thing, including the bad weather, on President Bush, the media seem determinedly uninterested in ascribing even the slightest amount of responsibility to President Obama.
 
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http://freebeacon.com/the-world-obama-made

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« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2012, 10:25:30 AM »

But, but, but........Obama got Osama! Osama Bin Laden is dead and GM IS ALIVE (albeit on life support).
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« Reply #15 on: September 14, 2012, 10:34:37 AM »

But, but, but........Obama got Osama! Osama Bin Laden is dead and GM IS ALIVE (albeit on life support).

Obama didnt get shit.  I read the SEAL book and it was the work of the CIA over years of intel.

Obama had nothing to do with it. 
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« Reply #16 on: September 14, 2012, 12:44:01 PM »

But, but, but........Obama got Osama! Osama Bin Laden is dead and GM IS ALIVE (albeit on life support).

Obama, Obama, there are still a billion Osamas!
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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2012, 12:46:36 PM »

Barry owns this...he made the speeches...he conducted the policies...he killed Bin Laden...he allowed the drone strikes...he allowed the damm Middle East to go up like a torch...oddly enough doing nothing in Iran in 2012..or now. This is alllllllllllllllllllllll llllllllllllllllllllllll llllllllll him.

He definitely owns this.
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2012, 12:48:23 PM »

He definitely owns this.

not according to his cult members. 
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« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2012, 12:48:50 PM »

not according to his cult members. 

Or the media.
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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2012, 01:02:57 PM »

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/09/14/state_department_sets_up_24_hour_monitoring_team_for_embassy_crisis




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« Reply #21 on: September 14, 2012, 01:05:18 PM »

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/mob-gathers-us-embassy-london_652335.html


London now too. 

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« Reply #22 on: September 14, 2012, 01:23:56 PM »

Via Daily Mail:
 
 A black Islamic flag is flying over the U.S. embassy in Tunisia after it was stormed by a mob of protesters today – as anger at an American-made anti-Islam film resulted in chaos across the world.

Symbols of America and U.S. embassies have been targeted around the globe in a fourth day of protest after Tuesday’s deadly raid on the American consulate in Libya.

In Tunisian capital Tunis, a mob overran the U.S. embassy compound, scaling the walls and setting fire to cars before tearing down the Stars and Stripes and replacing it with the symbol of Islam.

It is not thought any U.S. staff were in the embassy in Tunis, where an American school has also been set on fire.

A large cloud of black smoke rose around the U.S. embassy as stone-throwing protesters and police waged a pitched battle.

Thousands of demonstrators massed outside the embassy and several were seen climbing the outer wall of the embassy grounds and raising a flag on which was written the Muslim profession of faith.

The protesters chanted ‘Obama, Obama, we are all Osamas’.

Police responded by firing tear gas, and police gunfire could be heard.



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« Reply #23 on: September 14, 2012, 01:31:27 PM »

Black Flag of Islam Flies Over US Embassy in Tunisia as Attacks on America Continue Around the Globe
 The Cleveland Leader ^ | SEPTEMBER 14, 2012 | Leader Staff.

Posted on 09/14/2012 1:23:16 PM PDT by RobinMasters

A black Islamic flag is currently flying over the U.S. embassy in Tunisia after it had been stormed by an angry mob of protesters, who were upset over an anti-Islam film that was made by Americans.

This is just one of many incidents occurring around the world today, in which Americans are being targeted.

In Tunis, the mob overran the compound, scaling walls and setting fire to trees before tearing down the American flag and replacing it with a symbol of Islam. It is not thought that any U.S. staff were actually in the embassy in Tunis. An American school in Tunis was also set on fire. Police responded to the mobs by firing tear gas, and police gunfire could also be heard.

Several dozen protesters were also briefly able to enter the embassy compound and set fire to cars in the embassy parking lot. Police and special forces pushed them back outside.

In Lebanon today angry protesters ransacked a KFC and Hardee's restaurant, police were firing on protesters in Yemen, and there was also unrest in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Turkey. Additional unrest occurred in Sudan where an angry mob attacked British and German embassies. In Bangladesh tens of thousands took to the streets to protest, and in India there are widespread protests in Muslim Kashmir. In London, protesters burned an American flag outside of the U.S. embassy.


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« Reply #24 on: September 14, 2012, 01:34:57 PM »

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