Posts Tagged ‘Embassy’

Benghazi Cover-up Fallout

Posted by Troy on 9th May 2013 in Political

There will be none.  As I predicted, here are the facts:

Terrorists attacked the embassy.  The administration knew it was terrorists and lied to say it was over a protest.  They lied to protect the administration’s narrative that we can nation build effectively using Obama’s methods and to protect Obama himself during the election.

If this event would have happened weeks before the election with Bush as President, the media would have gone crazy with conspiracy theories and 30 minutes specials and all kinds of things.  However, it was O-breezy, so they took it easy.

So, why did they do it?  I don’t believe for a second that the military couldn’t have responded in that time frame.  I also can’t believe that Obama was not informed about an embassy being attacked and given a list of options.  Here are the options that I believe were on the table:

1) Full military support.  This would have been an act of war.  Additional people would have died.  There would have been collateral damage on the Libyan side.  This would have been rejected for a few reasons:  It would have destroy the “footsteps in the sand” narrative that we can intervene, get out, and the world would be a better place.  It would have started a war which would have ticked off his base and cost him the election.  Finally, killing civilians while trying to save our civilians would have tainted US-Libyan relations for years to come.

2)  Armed drone strikes.  They were in the air with cameras, why not a couple of missiles?  Again, an act of war.  This would have tainted the relationship between the US government and Libyan government as it would have ignored their national sovereignty (odd how Obama only cares about honoring national sovereignty when it comes to backwater countries and not our own) and our agreement that our drones in their airspace would be unarmed.  It would have basically all the same problems of the first option excluding less civilians dead and possibly not seen as starting a war, but pert-near it.

3)  Do nothing.  A few Americans would die.  We could turn those into martyrs (true believers always love martyrs be it Communists or religious fanatics).  It could be used to shore up support internationally.  It would so that we have restraint.  It wouldn’t play well at home, but a few quick lies with a compliant media, and that would be negated.  All they had to do is just let the few Americans die quietly, and all would be alright.  As such, Obama went to bed.  He had a long day of campaigning, after all.

So, why do I think that nothing will happen?  After all, Nixon was impeached because a couple of his underlings broke into the Democratic headquarters.  He was impeached for tying to cover up a break in.  Why can’t Obama be impeached because his administration lied and failed to intervene on behalf of Americans killed by terrorists on US soil (remember, embassies are US soil)?  For two reasons.  The first reason is because the media is going to go all out to protect their child star.  In 2084, I argue that communists infiltrated the media to do just that, to color whatever story they have to suit that agenda.  This is no different.  They will say exactly what they are saying: “There’s no smoking gun here!  Why, it sounds like the military made the call!  etc etc”  They won’t focus on what is really the PROBLEM.  The problem is that the administration actively mislead the US people to help Obama get re-elected.  There was no other justification for lying.  By not focusing on the fact that this is the problem and WHY he lied, this will merely blow away.  The second reason he will never be impeached is because he’s black.  As soon as ANYONE moves to try to impeach him, they will say it is because he is black and the GOP hates blacks, and everyone is racist.  He could piss on the Constitution on live TV, and that’s still exactly how it will play out, and the Republicans are way too scared to stand up to him because of that.

My prediction?  Nothing will happen.  The media will protect him.  Without public outrage drummed up by the media, Republicans will lack the will do do anything to anyone in the administration including Hillary Clinton.

Long Live the Constitution!

Romney’s Tone

Posted by Troy on 12th September 2012 in Current Events, Political

The media is getting onto Romney for condemning the embassy for their whimpy announcement.  Quote:  ”We don’t like your tone, boy.”  Oooooh.  I don’t care if the announcement was made before the embassy was stormed.  It was an inappropriate announcement.  We are the United States of America.  We stand for Freedom of Speech, even if its bad speech.  I’ve seen the trailer for the anti-Muslim movie.  It really reminds me of a lot of movies lampooning Christianity, and yet, Christians don’t go around killing people.   What that announcement really said is, “Please don’t hurt us.  We’re sorry our freedom of speech offended you.  We’ll be quiet.  Just don’t hurt us.”  It’s weak and pathetic.  I would have rather every single person in that embassy died than to have released such a statement.  I am reminded of a History Channel show about Wake Island.  It was the first time the US Marines ever surrendered.   At the end of the show, the survivors stood around on the beach saying how glad they were to be alive, and one said, “We should have died on that island.”  There was uncomfortable silence.  The embassy is an extension of the government.  They put people in charge of the embassy.  What happens there is at the feet of the administration.  I hope Romney sticks to his guns.

Long Live the Constitution!

We mustn’t offend the Muslims

Posted by Troy on 11th September 2012 in Current Events

Oh, Heaven forbid!  We mustn’t offend the Muslims.  Egyptians stormed the US embassy and tore up our flag.  Why?  Because someone has decided to make an anti-Mohammed movie.  How did we respond?  We issued the following statement:

“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”

Wow!  That’s really standing our ground isn’t it?  This reminds me so much of when the political cartoon of Mohammed walking around with a bomb in his turban made Muslims so mad they started suicide bombing places–obviously not understanding the concept of irony.  When they did that, Bush issued a statement saying that it was irresponsible of the cartoonist to draw that cartoon.  My God!  We are the United States of America.  We are supposed to stand up for the Freedom of Speech, but I guess it’s only the Freedom of Speech as long as it doesn’t offend a Muslim.  We mustn’t offend a Muslim!  Oh, Heavens no!  I wonder if the US government will demand The Book of Mormon return their awards.  They made fun of Mormons, but I guess Romney is a Mormon, and Mormons aren’t Muslims, so I guess it’s cool.  Right?

Here’s how we should have handled the storming of the embassy.  ”Praise A-” BLAM!  ”Great Sa-” BLAM!

Storming a US Embassy is an act of war.  That is US soil.  We should immediately cut all aid to Egypt and let them deal with the consequences for their actions.  If we are concerned about the well-being of our diplomats, we should bring them all home so we don’t have another Iran hostage crisis.

So much for the Arab Spring, huh?

Long Live the Constitution!