Obama’s response to the Arab Fall in his weekly radio address today (September 15th, 2012) is appeasement followed by empty rhetoric:
“I have made it clear that the United States has a profound respect for people of all faiths. Yet there is never any justification for violence …. There is no excuse for attacks on our embassies and consulates.“
This is more than a few random attacks of violence and the forces that our “fast” Marines are facing are not inconsequential:
From the Jerusalem Post:
It also emerged that Libya had closed its airspace over the second city’s airport for a time because of heavy anti-aircraft fire by Islamists aiming at US reconnaissance drones flying over the city; Obama vowed to bring the ambassador’s killers to justice.
The map below shows the instances of Muslim “protests” as of September 14th:
As our economy collapses, imagine the consequences of gasoline at $8 per gallon if it is available at all. A campaigner-in-chief has placed our nation’s defense and economy in jeopardy. But Obama is not the only “leader” in Washington, DC. We can not afford another round of paralyzed politicians watching planes crash into the Pentagon and New York City wondering what to do. And this applies to the people as well: this is now the time to take some cash out of the bank, stock your pantry and fill up some gas cans.
The United States is positioning military forces so that it can respond to unrest in as many as 17 or 18 places in the Islamic world, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced late Friday. “We have to be prepared in the event that these demonstrations get out of control,” he said.
Those words dashed hopes in Washington that the anti-US Islamist rampage by now sweeping 21 countries over a video deriding Islam had passed their peak. In fact, by their sixth day Saturday, Sept. 15,the street protests against American embassies and other US symbols of influence were growing more violent and more organized, threatening not only American lives but tearing up President Barack Obama’s entire outreach policy toward Arabs and Muslims.
In at least four Arab countries, anti-US protesters were no longer just throwing stones but using firearms. The most serious occurred in Egyptian Sinai, where scores of armed Salafist Bedouin linked to al Qaeda firing missiles, grenades, mortars and automatic weapons were able to break down two guard posts at the US-led Multinational Force near El Arish base in search of American victims. A battalion of Colombian troops fought the invaders off in fierce battle for hours, preventing them from reaching the hundreds of US officers, soldiers and air crews pinned down in fortified quarters.
In Cairo, Islamist demonstrators began firing rubber bullets at Egyptian security forces which have still not succeeded in breaking up the disturbances.
In Tripoli, Lebanon, protesters and the Lebanese army exchanged heavy gun fire. In Khartoum, Islamists shot their way into the US embassy and the American school before setting them ablaze.
In Tunis, the American ambassador almost suffered the same fate as his colleague, Chris Stevens and three consulate staffers who were murdered in Benghazi, Libya, last Tuesday, Sept. 11. The ambassador and several US diplomats were rescued from the burning embassy building by a special Tunisian counter-terror unit and taken to safety.
Friday, saw the first five fatalities as well the first violent Muslim demonstration in the Australian town of Sydney.