Dear Readers: I feel rantish again. So, before I let loose, I wanted everyone to know our fun Canto Talk “gameshow” style program for “We the People Fight Tyranny” is now available (click here). Team California totally defeated Team Texas (well, no – but we were on fire). Next Thursday, we will be talking about Poland, Polish history, and the famed Winged Hussars by heavy-metal icon, Rik Fox.
Now, let’s see how Arab Spring is progressing today, shall we???? Here is An Annotated Map of Today’s Protests and of the ‘Muslim World’, via the Atlantic Wire:
Here are some links to cutting analysis from my favorite pundits:
- Professor Jacbobson: Obama’s Great Islamist Delusion has come home to roost
- Anne Sorock: Obama leads from behind as violence in Middle East escalates
- HotAir: Islamist rioters set fire to German embassy in Sudan; Update: Rioters breach US embassy in Tunis
- More HotAir: Three universities get terrorist threats, two evacuate campuses
Detestably, the American Press has rushed to blame the horrendous epidemic of Muslim protests and violence on Friday — their holy day — on Mitt Romney. Today, Mitt Romney has also been ridiculously accused of being a fiscal lap-dog of China — by the Chinese and Team Obama. Because, what happens when your usually slavishly loving European press start to deride you? If you’re Obama, you create a senseless distraction!
True, we have outsourced a lot of work to China. However, quality journalism has been totally outsourced. We must rely on the international press to obtain some serious news items about the events that triggered the current chaos.
Example 1: THE FULL ANALOGY TO PRESIDENT CARTER IS NOW COMPLETE.Recall that Carter authorized a mission to rescue the Iranian hostages that ended in disaster.
This news gem from an international source: Two killed as U.S. troops ambushed en route to rescue besieged diplomats in Benghazi
BENGHAZI, Libya — A squad of U.S. troops despatched by helicopter across the Libyan desert to rescue besieged diplomats from Benghazi on Wednesday ran into a fierce ambush that left a further two Americans dead, Libyan officials told Reuters. Captain Fathi al-Obeidi, commander of a special Libyan operations unit, said his men and an eight-man U.S. force came under attack after American survivors had left the blazing consulate and moved to an ostensibly secret location in an isolated villa. The villa came under an intense and highly accurate mortar barrage.
“I really believe that this attack was planned,” he said. “The accuracy with which the mortars hit us was too good for any regular revolutionaries.”
Example 2: Via Word Warrior – The fact that Ambassador Stevens was brutalized before he was slain is reported in….a Libyan account.
Example 3: Via the British news firm, the Independent, is that Team Obama had loads of warning before the mob attacks on the embassies in Egypt and Libya: Revealed: inside story of US envoy’s assassination
According to senior diplomatic sources, the US State Department had credible information 48 hours before mobs charged the consulate in Benghazi, and the embassy in Cairo, that American missions may be targeted, but no warnings were given for diplomats to go on high alert and “lockdown”, under which movement is severely restricted.</blockquote
If there is any form of journalism occurring, it is among the many independent conservative websites that have sprung up over the past few years. I will end with a Breitbart.com Big Government report on an Obama tweet, as he was watching caskets of dead service personnel carried off a plane:
Hey Obama – here is one of my favorite quotes. I think you should reflect on it:
Item 4) An Ulsterman Report entry: Another Report Confirms Obama Government Warned Of Embassy Attacks But Did NOTHING…. The piece is in….
NYT…. LA Times
A just-released report from the Jerusalem Post cites a September 4th letter originating in Egypt warning of attacks against U.S. and Israeli embassies. It seems highly unlikely the Obama administration did not know of this warning – and yet, all related reports suggest U.S. embassies were given no additional protections. Those embassies were, in essence, left quite vulnerable and open to attack.
Joel Engel over at Legal Insurrection has a similar take: Fantasy v. Reality
There has been a complete lack of reality this week in our government and media.
Words are not deeds. This is especially important to remember if you’re the President of the United States who has essentially talked himself into office.