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Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Good Man Down
Yesterday mobs swept over the walls of the US embassies in Egypt and Libya. The crowds were enraged by an amateurish film insulting the Prophet Mohammad. Security forces were able to drive back the two thousand protestors in Cairo, but US consulate and safe house in Benghazi was overrun by attackers. The building was set on fire and the ambassador and three other American diplomats died in the frenzied attack. Christopher Stevens had been instrumental in assisting the anti-Khaddafi forces gain the upper hand against the dictator and the death of this good man and his compatriots is a loss for America and the world.
I have seen a trailer of THE INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS. Its laughable production has been twinned with a clearly incendiary attack on Islam. The film by Sam Bacile was supposedly made for $5 million financed by Jewish donors, but there was no way that is cost that much and as a hunchologist I think that the movie was a scam that the con artist never thought would see the light of day. A Google search of 'sam bacile' comes up empty other than references to yesterday's riots.
President Obama expressed his condolences to the ambassador's family and vowed vengeance on his killers. His GOP opponent announced that Mr. Obama had disgraced America by apologizing for American values of free speech. The Republican candidate was joined in this sentiment by Florida Pastor, Terry Jones, who has scheduled a viewing of THE INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS at his fundamentalist church, and Rep. Allan West (R) blame the president for supporting the Arab Spring overthrowing a number of dictators and then falsely stated that the US Embassy in Cairo had apologized for the film.
"President Obama's policy of appeasement towards the Islamic world has manifested itself into a specter of unconscionable hatred."
Senators McCain and Graham offered their sympathy and support to the freedom of the Arabs as well as expressing their confidence in our ability to get back at the killers.
Most of the news agencies have reported that the mysterious Sam Bacile has gone into hiding.
Probably more from his creditors, for he must have pocketed most of the money from his investors in Prophet 9 From Outer Space and now he has cost the lives of Americans.
My thoughts are with the families.
And that's all that Mitt Romney should have said at a moment like this.
ps the guy in this photo is a goner.