Arab Fall. Radical Islamic fundamentalists showed their intolerance and hate towards America and the free people of the world again. The Embassy in Cairo was infiltrated, and four Americans at the Libyan Embassy were killed after a movie – of unknown origin – was rumored to insult Muhammad. These rumors give rise to direct attacks on the United States of America.
Who wants to lay cash down on the bet that not one of the protestors in Cairo or murderers in Libya even saw the movie’s trailer?
A brief recap from the UK Guardian.
Protesters – believed to be mainly Islamists – stormed the US embassy in Cairo last night, climbing the walls and hoisting a flag with an Islamic inscription. They were protesting against an obscure Islamophobic film produced in the United States. An extract from the film had been posted on the internet.
Armed militants in Libya, apparently prompted by the Egyptian protest, then attacked the US consulate in Benghazi, setting it on fire. One American was killed during that attack.
Latest information from our correspondent in Libya is that the US ambassador, Chris Stevens, went to the consulate this morning to inspect the damage. His car was reportedly attacked, killing him and two bodyguards.
The United States ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, was killed in a rocket attack on the American Consulate in the city of Benghazi on Tuesday, a contractor working at the mission said Wednesday after seeing Stevens’ body.
Three American security staff were also killed, said the contractor, who asked not to be named for security reasons.
He said he saw all four bodies on the street Wednesday morning. The bodies are now in the Central Hospital in Benghazi, he said.
Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur appeared to confirm that the envoy had been killed, saying that Stevens was “a friend of Libya, and we are shocked at the the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.”
Saying or doing just about anything, anywhere, that can be construed as “offensive” to Muslims who have been radicalized now results in direct attacks on American diplomats overseas. The US Embassy in Cairo actually apologized and we’re seeing total amateur hour at the State Department and the Executive Branch again. This was the direct statement – still on the State Department website as of 7:40 a.m. ET. – after the breach over the wall at the US Embassy in Cairo.
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.
Politico got a response from the Obama administration last night about 10 p.m. ET. My emphasis.
The Obama administration is disavowing a statement from its own Cairo embassy that seemed to apologize for anti-Muslim activity in the United States.
“The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government,” an administration official told POLITICO.
Does not reflect the views of the United States government? Read the statement – which was a totally inappropriate response to the breach on the Cairo embassy – and tell me this is not another perfect example of amateur hour from the Obama administration … more than three years after they started.