Spitting in the Face of Uncle Sam

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Today on the eleventh anniversary of 9-11 an Egyptian mob stormed our embassy in Cairo and burned our flag.  The rioters were offended by a film that they allege is insulting to Mohammed.  The ringing response of our embassy to this insult to this country on today of all days?  An announcement perhaps that the US will no longer waste sending billions of dollars a year in foreign aid to a people who obviously despise us?   A recall of our ambassador?  A warning to the Egyptian government that repetitions of this type of behavior will lead to a severing of diplomatic relations?

No, after getting down on their hands and knees presumably, this is what the officials at our embassy said:


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.

When we react so cravenly to this type of insult, we merely ensure many future 9-11s to come.

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  1. Well, let me start by hurting some religious feelings.

    Islam is a false religion and Allah is NOT God and Mohammed is a false prophet.

    Christianity is the only true religion, Yahweh is the only God and Jesus Christ is His only begotten Son.

  2. Outside of the issue the Muslims attacking US embassies / consulates on this anniversary of 9/11, we have to recognize that Christendom Herself is in a two way struggle between militant Islam in the Middle East and atheist humanism in Western Europe and North America. We ain’t winning any battles, folks. Yes, we know the end of the story – Jesus does win. But I hope He returns soon in the Parousia because right now I don’t see much hope. Maybe I am too pessimistic.

  3. You are not blind Paul, you merely hear the trumpet a little after I do! Life is a glorious adventure. Often hard, sometimes dangerous, but always an adventure. I try to live my life by these words of Theodore Roosevelt:

    Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.

  4. Interestng that you use that quote, Donald. Right after I made a decision to study for the diaconate, I had chest pains this July and was put in the hospital for installation of cardiac stents, and was diagnosed with diabetes. I started exercising and dieting after that, and two had a half weeks ago tore my left quadriceps off my knee cap. Now I am on crutches, but this too shall pass. Then I see all the crap with the DNC and this mess with how the Administration ingratiates itself with the enemies of liberty – those who attacked us on 9/11 – and I do and say what comes naturally. We have a good country. The doctors and nurses who worked on me are the best. My employer was fantastic. My priest came right away on both hospital occasions to hear my Confession. And all this that makes our nation great is denigrated by that demagogue Chicago gangster. People gave their lives on and after 9/11 for our freedom. The Administration’s response to how the Muslim fanatics treat their memory is abominable – or should I say Obominable? So maybe my reaction is an all mixed up – sorry.

  5. I don’t know if any of you have seen the film by Dinesh D’Souza 2016 Obama’s America, I have not yet but plan to.

    However I saw him speak on TV (C-span I think) promoting the film and after listening to him I think it’s the first time I actually understand Obama. One insightful thing he said was it’s not that Obama is trying to get outcome “A” (restore the economy, increase jobs, etc.) but because he is inept he is getting outcome “B” instead (increased govt dependency, massive regulation, etc.) But he is actually trying to achieve outcome “B”. He is in fact wildly successful in terms of what he has set out to do.

    Obviously he was much more in-depth than that, but it was the main take home I got out of it.

    Another interesting thing he also said was as we can remember Regan for helping end communism; we will remember Obama as helping to establish a new Islamic caliphate.

  6. Don. Obama plans on visiting Cairo soon to make a formal apology.
    Ok. Cheap shot, however let’s remember: “We are not a Christian nation…”
    I did see 2016 movie. Please make an effort to view this work.
    The conclusions are sound im my opinion.

  7. By the grace and mercy of God, Obama will be defeated this November. I can’t image having to endure another four years of this guy, but as always, God’s will be done.

    Don, if I may, there’s a web site called Locutions to the World which is very interesting. I give no opinion for or against – I’ll just leave it up to the individual. Monsignor John Esseff, a diocesan priest of Scranton, Pa., was ordained in 1953. In 1959, Padre Pio became his spiritual director. For many years, he was the spiritual director for Mother Teresa of Calcutta. He claims that for many years, he has been the spiritual director for a special soul who allegedly is receiving locutions from Our Lady. Of special interest is nos. 146, 166, 359 & 360. http://www.locutions.org/

  8. “Islam is a false religion and Allah is NOT God and Mohammed is a false prophet.”

    I’ll concede on the Islam being a false religion and Mohammed being a false prophet. However, Allah is just the Arabic word for God. In Catholic bible translation in Arabic the word for God is Allah.

  9. It’s pretty obvious that that statement couldn’t have been worse in tone and content. Isn’t it laughable though when read in context of the Obama administration at home? These people are so irony impaired I would say it’s funny, but it’s actually dangerous. Scoundrels.

  10. “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”
    And has anyone done anything about the killing of hundreds of Christians by Boko Haram?
    The response is deafeningly silent!!

  11. It is shameful that Obama hasn’t the cojones to get up and denounce this attack on American sovereignty. I just read an article where Sarah Palin has spoken out on this – she’s twice the man Obama is, and she’s a woman.
    It must be getting close to the point, with the attacks on Christains in Egypt, Sudan, Nigeria, Tunisia and Ethiopia, where Christians will rise up and defend this naked religious persecution, sponsored by the likes of Saudi Arabia, who are spending billions in developing and populating mosques in all areas of the christian/western world – even down her in Oz and NZ.
    Bring on the Crusade???

  12. Thank you, Greg M., for the clarification on the literal meaning of the word “Allah.” I should have said that the caricature of God as presented in the Quran is NOT God.

    Thank you for prayers, Donald M. et al.

    And thank the Lord Jesus for our heroes and heroines – whether from the US or from Don the K’s Australia or from England or wherever who still believe in the Lord and who still believe that freedom is worth fighting for, regardless of the Obama Administration’s ingratiation of itself with Islamic militants of death and destruction.

  13. Although I doubt there is much distinction between the political appointees and the permanent government in their basic dispositions, the following should be noted.

    1. It is doubtful that press releases by embassies abroad are routed to the President’s desk for pre-approval.

    2. The ambassador in Egypt is a career foreign service officer and has held ambassadorial appointments under three administrations.

    The best construction you can put on this is that it was an inept and fairly undignified effort to defuse an anticipated attack. The worst construction you can put on this is that our diplomatic corps is chock-a-bloc with post-Americans and poltroons who did not experience the indignity at all. Your call.

  14. “The worst construction you can put on this is that our diplomatic corps is chock-a-bloc with post-Americans and poltroons who did not experience the indignity at all. ”

    I believe that is the true construction to put on it Art. Considering the importance of our Cairo embassy, an attack on it on the anniversary of 9-11 I rather suspect went very far up the chain, to Clinton if not to Obama.

  15. So what is this alleged defamatory movie about ol’ Mo that got these folks all in a tizzy?

    My guess is there is no such movie, and it was just an excuse to stage an attack on an anniversary of 9/11.

  16. I stand corrected – there actually is a movie (a really cheesy bad one at that). Still no excuse, no matter how bad it portrays Mohammed.

  17. Don,

    They didn’t defend the statement as a response to the attack (how could they, given that it was issued prior to the attack even happening?) They did say that they stood by the statement even after the attack.

  18. Which works out to the same thing BA and is even more pusillanimous. The statement was clearly their response to the attack as their tweets were in the same cowardly vein and they stood behind the statement until they became aware of popular outrage building at home. In short, they ratified the statement as their response to the attack.

  19. Obama for several months now had been “spiking the ‘Killed Bin Laden’ football…” e.g., “He saved GM, he killed Osama!!” Can’t help but wonder if that might have had something to do with the 9/11 anniversary violence and murder in Cairo and the Libyan embassy — Just a thought….

  20. I second Katy Malone.

    Of course we are at war, and Anything we do will be held against us. There is no way out of this war but to win it.
    I read some of the comments on the other thread about whether or not the Cristeros should’ve fought back. I say yes. Fight back.

  21. Paul W Primavera.
    5.58 am.

    That’s OK Paul, I’ll forgive you this once for calling me an Australian 😉

    Actually, I spent 11 of my 70 years in Oz, so I suppose you can claim some accuracy.

    I have a lot of good friends, and several cousins in Oz, and in fact, some Aussies are just about good enough to be Kiwis, once they are de-Aussiefied. 🙂

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