"OBAMA, OBAMA THERE ARE STILL A BILLION OSAMA!"
That was the chant of the crowds attacking the US embassy in Egypt.
I believe that said chant is direct evidence that these protesters are directing their ire against the President, the drone attacks, and the United States of America--I want to be sure here--we are talking about riots directed solely at United States embassies, aren't we? No British embassy has been attacked, has it? No French embassy or Swiss embassy?
Hmmm. . . far be it from me to contradict the all wise-all knowing White House spokesperson, but really? The protests aren't directed at America?
'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'
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:
(cont'd at link)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.
The problem with Mr. Carney's assertion is that these attacks have been planned for some time. The attack in Benghazi was carefully planned and executed. There is a large and growing body of evidence that the film was nothing but an excuse. The actual source of the ire DIRECTED AT THE UNITED STATES is in response to the continued drone attacks being carried out by this administration and the efforts, by this White House and the Democrat Party to portray President Obama as some sort of "hawk" by crowing about it (sorry for the mixed metaphor).
NOTE: I don't object to these attacks, I believe them necessary and effective. I give the President full credit for his and the Intelligence community for their successes, but I do take exception to the constant hype surrounding them.
If anti-Muslim speech and film can spark the ire of Muslims in the Middle East, then certainly this continuous drumbeat of "Obama killed Osama," or "Osama's Dead and GM's Alive" has got to be at least as inflammatory . . . and nary a word's been said about it in the MSM.
Negligence, incompetence, dishonesty, hype, and ineffectiveness are the essence of this Clown Act in the White House.
Long Live Our American Republic!!!!