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  • FlagDUDE08
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    The Libyan government responded with a condemnation of the attack. Reprisal against them would make no sense.

    The Egyptian government, though, is a different case. As of this morning they had yet to condemn the attack on the Cairo embassy. That's the kind of situation where you start expelling diplomats.
    Instead, we provide them with U-Boats. http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/10/ob...o-buy-u-boats/

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    Personna non grata.
    The Libyan government responded with a condemnation of the attack. Reprisal against them would make no sense.

    The Egyptian government, though, is a different case. As of this morning they had yet to condemn the attack on the Cairo embassy. That's the kind of situation where you start expelling diplomats.

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  • Rover
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    Foreign Policy Hands Voice Disbelief At Romney Statement
    Mitt Romney's "sharply-worded attack on President Obama over a pair of deadly riots in Muslim countries last night has backfired badly among foreign policy hands of both parties, who cast it as hasty and off-key, released before the facts were clear at what has become a moment of tragedy," Ben Smith reports.

    Said a very senior Republican foreign policy hand: "They were just trying to score a cheap news cycle hit based on the embassy statement and now it's just completely blown up."

    Said another Republican: "I guess we see now that it is because they're incompetent at talking effectively about foreign policy. This is just unbelievable -- when they decide to play on it they completely bungle it."

    Another said it was "a parallel to the moment when John McCain, amid the 2008 financial crisis, failed to come across as a steady leader."

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  • ScoobyDoo
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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politi...4e1_story.html

    Mitt goes into full derp mode.

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  • Bob Gray
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    The comments from our embassy in Egypt represent muddled thinking at best, but don't deserve to be a major focus in and of themselves. Expressing sympathy for the Muslim sensitivities as they attack our embassies is interesting to say the least though. These are some of the same countries where Christians have been being harrassed, killed, etc. as an unseemly offshoot of the Arab Spring, and it's garnered little international interest and no discernable concern from Muslim quarters.

    It'll be interesting to see if any sort of concrete steps are taken by Obama, beyond his verbal condemnation of the attacks. Really, maybe we should just pull embassies out of Middle Eastern countries that can't/won't protect them. The lack of any sort of condemnation by the Egyptian government for the attacks is more than a little interesting, though not really surprising.
    Last edited by Bob Gray; 09-12-2012, 11:21 AM.

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  • joecct
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    What would V. V. Putin do?

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  • joecct
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Portable network graphics?
    Personna non grata.

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  • ScoobyDoo
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    So, someone opened up the door for Romney and he still blew it? And this is who they nominated?

    GTFOOH.

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  • geezer
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    It's a pretty simple statement:
    You would think right? I haven't heard his statement, but have no doubt he said enough to again prove his complete inadequacy for the job, which is a good thing to awaken a few more voters to the danger of electing this jackwagon.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Rover View Post
    More on Mittens:

    Mark Halperin: "Unless the Romney campaign has gamed this crisis out in some manner completely invisible to the Gang of 500, his doubling down on criticism of the President for the statement coming out of Cairo is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign."

    My take: Romney is a CHUMP. This is beyond ridiculous. I was thinking the same thing. S T F U already if you don't know what the #$%^ you're talking about.
    It's not just Romney. It's the whole diseased bunch.

    RNC Chairman Reince Priebus:

    Obama sympathizes with attackers in Egypt. Sad and pathetic.
    Obama's actual response:

    I strongly condemn the outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Right now, the American people have the families of those we lost in our thoughts and prayers. They exemplified America's commitment to freedom, justice, and partnership with nations and people around the globe, and stand in stark contrast to those who callously took their lives.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by 5mn_Major View Post
    I expect I have a slightly different slant on the Benghazi killings. Just because there is free speech...that doesn't mean you should be an idiot. I remember after 9/11 a few folks around here were hypersensative to anything that foriegners would say.

    So the cause of this?

    The two-hour movie, "Innocence of Muslims," cost $5 million to make and was financed with the help of more than 100 Jewish donors, said Bacile a Jew himself, who wrote and directed it.

    The film claims Muhammad was a fraud. An English-language 13-minute trailer on YouTube shows an amateur cast performing a wooden dialogue of insults disguised as revelations about Muhammad, whose obedient followers are presented as a cadre of goons.

    It depicts Muhammad as a feckless philanderer who approved of child sexual abuse, among other overtly insulting claims that have caused outrage.

    So my opinion?
    Radical Islamists have blood on their hands.
    Those involved in making the film that sparked it have blood on their hands.
    No, Radical Islamists were free to ignore it or denounce it without a violent outburst. They are left as the only ones with blood on their hands. If you don't like the content, then boo friggin' hoo - don't watch it.

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  • Rover
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    More on Mittens:

    Mark Halperin: "Unless the Romney campaign has gamed this crisis out in some manner completely invisible to the Gang of 500, his doubling down on criticism of the President for the statement coming out of Cairo is likely to be seen as one of the most craven and ill-advised tactical moves in this entire campaign."

    My take: Romney is a CHUMP. This is beyond ridiculous. I was thinking the same thing. S T F U already if you don't know what the #$%^ you're talking about.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
    Well, here's Romney's chance now. Everyone loves a war monger when this happens.
    He already put his head in his rear.

    Lord knows why he decided to say "blarg blarg blame the embassy blarg partisan redmeat derp blarg." That's about as presidential as a Newt Gingrich laugh line.

    It's a pretty simple statement:

    1. The murder of US officials and citizens is outrageous and intolerable.

    2. Freedom of speech is a fundamental human right enshrined in civilized codes throughout the world including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    3. We welcome the apology by the Libyan prime minister and believe the Libyan government will work diligently and expeditiously to bring the killers to justice.

    And then STFD and let the diplomatic process do the heavy lifting.
    Last edited by Kepler; 09-12-2012, 10:56 AM.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    Hearing reports that the Ambassador's body was dragged through the streets.

    I would PNG the highest ranking Libyan diplomat in DC, and if we can, the UN as well.
    Portable network graphics?

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  • joecct
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    And Germany went to war because of Charlie Chaplin's film.

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