Good Morning Campers!!!! Boy, do we have a great issue for you today! Laffs, jokes, groaners, funnies, things that make you go hmmm and rants. Did I mention rants? There are rants and then there are RANTS! Today, in the Last Word, we have a tremendous rant from … well, why spoil the surprise. Why don’t we jump right into the fun and be surprised when we get to the end?
those are all good reasons, but since I’m in charge and besides these words are already written if you are reading them now…
You know, it’s almost like time travel. I’m writing these words on Friday and you are reading them on Saturday my words are magically traveling into the future! That is way cool!
Where was I?
Oh yeah, since I’m in charge, yada, yada, yada
Let’s have fun!!!
Aides to President Obama say they are trying to lower expectations for
the upcoming presidential debates. How can anyone possibly lower expectations for any political debate?
A Pakistani protester died after inhaling fumes from an American flag he was burning. Next they will protest the U.S. outsourcing the manufacturing of U.S. flags to China where there are no safeguards against the use of toxic materials.
A golf lobby has asked Senator Marco Rubio to drop jokes about President Obama golf outings. If you have never heard of the “golf lobby” it is pretty much the House, the Senate and Wall Street.
Alaskans will get $878 each for their annual oil wealth payout. That just about covers the average heating bill in Alaska for November.
Hi Campers, just because our annual plea for funds is over doesn’t mean that you couldn’t donate more if you wanted. All donations are cheerfully and thankfully accepted and go to bettering our little project. Dragon and Leprechaun Laffs!
Christian Comedy…laughter with no dirty words! This guys is great. Mark Lowry, he makes people with no sense of humor laugh! But, as usual, you’ll have to watch it on our web page… http://dragonlaffs.com
Oh, were this only true!!! …
Mitt Romney defended U.S. principles including the right to free speech and free expression despite Muslim anger over an anti-Muslim film. The Muslim Brotherhood is very worried in Egypt. They know that if Mitt Romney becomes president he will spare Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Iran, and sell off the Arab countries that are losing money.
This is a must watch. What a colorful world we live in which we take for granted every day.
Black and white is dramatic, but color… wow!
I probably have blind spots, but I don’t see them.
I know a guy who wouldn’t go to a Beatles’ concert because he was afraid of insects.
Bigamy: Jack said “I thought it was BIGAMY to make so many women happy.”
If chickens could choose any car at all to be given to them, they would choose a free Range Rover.
When I’m stoned I get a little boulder.
I’ve put my money into a new girlie magazine so I can take accrued interest.
As a bank manager my only interest is to get you a loan and make advances.
If his new secretary isn’t sweet in the daytime and a little tart at night, he’ll saccharin the morning.
What did one tampon say to the other tampon in school? “I’ll see you next period.”
Some guys go out every Saturday night and sow their wild oats, then go to church on Sunday and pray for crop failure.
The gay burglar couldn’t blow the safe so he went down on the elevator.
My father is Welsh and my mother is Hungarian. That makes me Well-Hung.
A dentist couldn’t get an erection on his wedding night so he used his finger. Wife, “What’s this?” Dentist, “Nothing honey, just a temporary filling.”
Prepositions are not words to end sentences with.
Have you ever notice how groups of lions tend to move on just before autumn? Of course! Pride goeth before the fall.
The Moses film project was abandoned after they’d seen the rushes.
Wedding Ring: A small tourniquet. It cuts off circulation.
They did a sex change because he had a wrongy dongy.
Okay, so the Viagra my boyfriend took was still having an effect hours later. Does that give him the right to go running to the emergency room asking to see the head nurse?
Have you heard about the male and female ventriloquist’s dummies? They screwed their heads off.
Why does it take so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
Why is it that the person you sleep with who snores, is the first one to fall asleep ??
Never dance naked because the body has parts that do not stop moving when the music stops.
The road to success is always under construction.
I have to power walk very early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I’m doing.
Mother to daughter in local department store: “If it has anybody’s name on it, it’s too expensive.”
Set aside an hour every day to do all your worrying; then take a nap during this period.
At the convent, it was storming
Nuns huddled ’round the fire, warming.
Some took their wet clothes
Off, before they froze
Priest prayed it was habit forming.
Once upon a time there was a very handsome male camel with two huge
camel humps. He fell in love and married a beautiful female camel who had one perfect camel hump.
As time progressed, they became the proud parents of a wonderful baby camel who had no humps. They contemplated long and hard on what to call their beautiful little boy.
They finally decided on…… You ready for this??? ‘Humphrey’!!!
Oh, stop your whining and groaning!!! It’s a nice story
Often, even the most unrealistic characters are well-known actors…
I feel guilty for not having a decent Last Word last week, so for this week, we have a special guest ranter…I’m sure by the time you are done reading this that you will figure out that this is from our own dear Leprechaun. He has been working on this for the better part of the week, putting more time and effort into this guest rant than either of us put into an entire issue. Let me tell you right up front that there are parts of it that will offend or upset most of all of you. But, sometimes, what has to be said, offensive or not, HAS to be said. We, of course, welcome your comments and thoughts on this and any other part of our issues.
Rest assured I do not make this warning lightly, nor do I post the graphics without good and valid reasons.
What’s REALLY behind the Middle East riots and how do we stop Americans from dying in them?
This subject has multiple issues/aspects to it so I’m going to do this in sections. Rather than wasting time trying to be cleaver and find segues from one aspect to another if you see a divider it means we’re switching topic to another issue/aspect . I will however attempt to present the information in as coherent a flow as possible
US interests across the world have come under attack by protestors, leaving US ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens dead. The US evacuated all non-essential embassy staff after violent demonstrations in Libya, Tunisia, Indonesia, Sudan, Pakistan, Egypt, Yemen and Afghanistan.
At the centre of the protests is an amateur US film that mocks the Prophet Mohammed, condemned by several Muslim leaders as ‘blasphemous’. But is this is case of freedom of speech versus religion, or are President Obama’s Middle East policies the real reason for the riots?
A gulf between Western and Muslim worlds
“The West’s failure to understand the Muslim world has been analyzed to the point of exhaustion,” wrote David Blair in The Telegraph. “But the attacks on US and other Western embassies this week have surely demonstrated that the absence of understanding cuts both ways.” Blair pointed out that Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi told President Obama that he was furious over the YouTube film; but this attitude demonstrates a lack of understanding of the importance of free expression in Western countries: “The President of the United States cannot be held responsible for the thoughts, opinions and actions of 300 million Americans. Nor, in a free society, can he ban his citizens from expressing themselves, even if they sometimes do so in crass and offensive ways.”
Most Muslims aren’t protesting
“While the killing of American diplomats and other ongoing violence dominates news of the protests, what is less noted is that most Muslims aren’t protesting. And many Islamic religious leaders are calling for people to protest peacefully, if at all,” pointed out a Christian Science Monitor editorial. According to the editorial, there are signs that freedom of speech and tolerance are spreading around the world: “Last year, the watchdog group Freedom House found the percentage of people living in either a free or partly free country is 65 percent. In the past three decades, the number of countries in those categories has risen to 76 from 61.”
My first inkling that there was more here than met the eye came in a two fold realization. First that the film had been out since roughly the third week of June and it was just now coming to serious light. The second was how many Muslims do you see or hear protesting this film IN THE USA WHERE IT WAS SPONSORED CREATED AND SHOWN? How many outspoken Imams and Clerics do you hear ranting and condemning this 14 minute badly made film or its creator? How much news coverage did it get BEFORE the riots it supposedly caused?
Makes you stop, scratch you chin thoughtfully and go humm…doesn’t it?
OK, now let’s look at the alleged cause of the entire affair a YouTube video entitled the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ which has had over 10 million hits. Allegedly according to protestors it not only supposedly blasphemes Islam & the Koran but commits the unforgivable twins sin of actually depicting Mohammad and not in the best of lights suggesting among other things (and NOT BTW for the first time) that the prophet Muhammad as a sex-obsessed individual who engages in relations with young people and commits acts of sadistic violence.
US embassies have been the focus of violent protest across the Middle East and North Africa. Is this really all over a YouTube film? http://theweek.com/article/index/233239/the-obscure-anti-muslim-film-that-sparked-egyptian-and-libyan-riots-a-guide
What is the Innocence of Muslims about?
The movie claims to tell the true story of the Prophet Mohammad, depicting him “as a homosexual son of undetermined patrimony, who rises to advocate child slavery and extramarital sex, for himself, in the name of religion,” say Matt Bradley and Dion Nissenbaum at The Wall Street Journal. Scenes “seem to portray Muslim Egyptian characters, who for some reason all have strong New York accents, as immoral and violent, particularly toward the Christians whom they pursue with near-genocidal fervor,” says Max Fisher at The Atlantic.The movie is, in other words, an intentionally offensive and bigoted takedown of Islam and its most revered prophet.
Who made it?
There is a bit of a mystery on that score. Media outlets first identified the producer as Sam Bacile, an Israeli-American from California who has described Islam as a “cancer” in at least two combative interviews following the riots. However, the man purporting to be Bacile said he was 52 years old in one interview, and 56 in another, and “there was no immediate confirmation in official records of such a person,” says David D. Kirkpatrick at The New York Times. There is no definitive evidence that he is either Jewish or Israeli. It’s possible that “Sam Bacile” is a pseudonym.
READ HERE FOR TRUE IDENITY: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/14/alan-roberts-innocence-of-muslims_n_1885758.html
AND FINALLY HERE: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/14/media-for-christ-company-allegedly-behind-innocence-of-muslims.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=cheatsheet_afternoon&cid=newsletter%3Bemail%3Bcheatsheet_afternoon&utm_term=Cheat%20Sheet
First off let me say many are making fun of Bette Midler for her social media site comments regarding finding this A-hole First Class and charging him with murder. They point at his right to ‘Free Speech” as his defense. Well it seems pretty clear to me that this guy went out of his way to hide the true nature of the film he was making even from the actors in the film itself, his true identity and then to make sure that not ONLY did Muslims see the film but in their own language. This tells me he knew exactly what he was doing, knew what the probable consequences were and went out of his way to provoke those consequences. To me this smacks of a deliberate premeditated hate crime NOT ‘Free Speech’. Further the right to ‘Free Speech’ does NOT absolve you for the consequences of your self expression. Were the same A-hole First Class to stand up in a crowded theater and scream “FIRE!” absolutely no sane person or legal defense team would even think for a nanosecond of raising the 2nd Amendment as a defense of his actions at his trial for the deaths of anyone who died as a result of his action. So why is this any different? Because he lit the fire here in the US and US citizen died abroad? I’m whiffing that farm yard by-product again in that argument!
Is this A-hole 1st class the SOLE responsible party in this? OH HELLS NOT! He’s one of several but the only one subject to our laws and his actions would seem to be analogous to the guy who rolls a snowball down the side of a mountain which in turn causes an avalanche. Certainly as you see in the timeline below:
“Sam Bacile” talks to the AP and Wall Street Journal, claiming to be an Israeli-American real estate developer funded by Jewish donors.
indicates to me that he was deliberately trying to stir the pot and anger Muslims as much as possible. Adding the Israel and Jewish twist was akin to throwing aviation fuel on a smoldering fire- not something you do unless you are either incredibly stupid or an arsonist. What I see here is evidence of a deliberate attempt at geopolitical and sociopolitical arson. I will admit the exact reasoning behind the act as well as the timing eludes me, but then I try to stay out of the mind set of idiots and religious fanatics as I have little tolerance for either and get the urge to cure both though exercising my trigger finger vigorously and thereby vastly improving the gene pool
Would there have been rioting in Libya if he had not posted his vitriolic hate filled ‘movie’ to YouTube? Possibly. In truth probably abet for another reason(s). Would it have spread the way it has? Doubtful. did this jerk give them a tool to use for creating the riots that got 4 Americans killed and dragged through the streets? Definitely. Did he go out of his way to provoke such a reaction and deliberately time it for September 11th? Sure as hell seems to be the case. From the time line you’ll find farther down the page it seems as though he was not going to stop until he got the results he wanted which is best summed up by this photo:
Here is our American Ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, diplomat, father, husband, and American Citizen, being dragged through the streets of Benghazi
I submit to you its those making fun of Bette Midler’s stance that are crazy. The man responsible SHOULD be found put on trail for murder and sued in civil court as well.
The anti-Islam-film riots: A timeline
Additional notations excerpted from other sources and added to this news article by me are in green
The violent protests against the ultra-inflammatory Innocence of Muslims video seem to have sprung out of nowhere. But in truth, they didn’t http://theweek.com/article/index/233454/the-anti-islam-film-riots-a-timeline
June 6th: we announce another Al-Qaida leader got waxed by a drone attack, the embassy compound in Libya got attacked.
June 23: The only known full screening of Innocence of Muslims is held at Hollywood’s Vine Theatre, according to the Los Angeles Times. The L.A. Times‘ source, an unidentified police officer who spoke with The Daily Beast, and Steve Klein, a Christian anti-Islam activist who advised on the film, all agree that almost nobody attended the screening.
June 27: A Los Angeles blogger, John Walsh, sounds the alarm about the film, in a blog post titled “ARE MILITANT ISLAMISTS ABOUT TO GATHER ON HOLLYWOOD BLVD.?” Two days later, at a Los Angeles City Council meeting, he repeats his warning: “A group has rented the Vine Street theater to show a video entitled Innocence of Bin Laden. We have no idea what this group is.”
June 30: A second screening of the movie is planned and, reportedly, aborted. Walsh sayshe tried to buy a ticket but was told the screening was canceled.
July 2: A YouTube user, “Sam Bacile,” uploads “Muhammad Movie Trailer,” the 14-minute clip that is all almost anyone has seen of the movie to date. Nobody pays attention.
Sept. 2: Bacile uploads an Arabic-language version of the movie trailer to YouTube, then deletes it.
Sept. 4: Another Arabic-language version is uploaded by persons unknown. (likely Bacile though an anonymous proxy server in an attempt to continue to hide his identity and actions)
Sept. 5: Morris Sedak, Washington, D.C.-based Coptic Christian and anti-Islam activist, starts promoting the movie trailer to journalists and via social media, timing his pitch to Florida pastor Terry Jones’ “International Judge Muhammad Day” on Sept. 11.
Sept. 8: Egyptian television firebrand Sheik Khaled Abdalla airs part of the the Arabic version of the clip on local channel Al Nas, condemning it harshly. The trailer’s YouTube view-count skyrockets.
Sept. 10: Pastor Jones, known for threatening to burn the Koran on previous Sept. 11 anniversaries, announces that he will show part of the movie at his “Judge Muhammad Day.”
September 11th: the Libyan Leader finally admits & confirms the death of the Al-Qaida leader (he had previously denied this) the compound gets attacked again
Sept 11: Protesters decrying the movie storm the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, scaling the wall and replacing the American flag with a black one inscribed with a Muslim slogan used by militant groups. In Benghazi, Libya, a protest outside the U.S. consulate turns deadly when heavily armed militants, possibly using the protest as cover for a premeditated attack, kill U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other U.S. diplomatic personnel. “Sam Bacile” talks to the AP and Wall Street Journal, claiming to be an Israeli-American real estate developer funded by Jewish donors.
Sept. 12: As protests spread to Tunisia and Morocco, Bacile’s story starts to unravel. AP reporters and other journalists use his cell phone number and other clues to track him to the house of Coptic Christian activist Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, whose criminal history is littered with aliases very similar to “Bacile.” Actors and crew from the movie say they were duped, and condemn the trailer, saying the film they made was a pre-Islam historical action flick, Desert Warrior, that was later poorly overdubbed with anti-Islam language.
Sept. 15: Nakoula is brought in for questioning over probable violations of his parole, which forbade him from using computers and the internet without permission.
Sept. 17: Protests have spread to at least 20 countries, including close U.S. allies like Britain, France, and Australia, and 10 protesters have been killed. In Egypt, al Qaeda–linked jihadist Ahmed Ashoush issues a fatwa against anyone who took part in the film. The blood of the participants, he says on an Islamist militant website, “should be shed, including the producer, the director, and the actors” adding, “their killing is a duty of every capable Muslim.”
We need to understand riot mysteries
Obama and his team handled the crisis very well under trying circumstances, wrote Leslie H. Gelb at The Daily Beast. [noted for its liberal slant and bias] What the administration now needs to do is find out exactly went wrong at the embassies in Libya and Cairo, in order to prevent future attacks. For example, Gelb asked, were Libyan security guards complicit in the attack and did Egyptian security forces do their best to hold back the mob? “Obama, in particular, will have to twist arms to solve the mysteries raised by these awful riots. And he’ll have to go further and crack Libyan and Egyptian heads to get those governments to do what they must to protect American diplomats,” said Gelb.
While not wanting to turn this into an indictment or an Anti Obama rant, I respectfully must disagree with the assertion that this was handled well by not just Obama but the entire administration. To most Americans, this:
is an act of war or at least one requiring immediate, decisive and punishing military retaliation as a response. Obama didn’t even remain in the White House monitoring the situation, instead went to Las Vegas for a fund raiser and to campaign. What sort of message does that send abroad?
On 5 April 1986, (within Regan’s first 100 days in office) Libyan agents bombed “La Belle” nightclub in West Berlin, killing three people and injuring 229 people who were spending the evening there. West Germany and the United States obtained cable transcripts from Libyan agents in East Germany who were involved in the attack. on April 14th & 15th theUnited States at Regan’s order bombed Libya, code-named Operation El Dorado Canyon, it was comprised of joint United States Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps struck five targets at 02:00 on April 15, with the stated objective that their destruction would send a message and reduce Libya’s ability to support and train terrorists. Reagan warned that “if necessary, [they] shall do it again.”
Say what you like about Regan, his gunboat approach to foreign policy was damned effective and we could use some of it now. More on that thought in my summation however.
Obama to blame for failure of leadership
What caused the riots is “a perception of American weakness” wrote Mark A. Thiessen in The Washington Post. “Across the region, people see the United States in retreat. They see Obama pulling all U.S. forces out of Iraq and preparing to do the same in Afghanistan. They see an American ambassador killed in Libya.” And the reason for this perceived weakness lies in Obama’s Middle East policies – a failure to engage with Syria, for example, or to support Egypt’s protestors until it became clear the Mubarak regime was finished. [Lets’ not forget his infamous ‘apology’ for the burning of a Koran] “The failure of Obama’s policies in the Middle East is not the fall of dictators in Cairo and Tripoli; it is the failure of leadership in Washington,” said Thiessen.
It seems pretty clear to me that the Administration could have and SHOULD have immediately increased the security at the Libyan Consulate including more & more heavily armed Marine guards as early on as MAY. I say this because it is pretty clear to me that the riot over this film was simply cover and misdirection for the true issue here, the premeditated well planned heavily armed assault (RPGs & mortars are NOT generally found at your local Libyan Protest America Supplies & Camel Feed Store along side the baskets of loose rubble for stoning and American flags for burning) on our least secure and able to defend itself Consulate.
This undoubtedly was fought against by the State Department Diplodipshits in Foggy Bottom who think a well cut suit, a Phi Beta Kappa Key, a few cocktails and an open US checkbook can solve any and all international problems if they are given an eternity to accomplish the negations as sending the wrong message to the ‘newly democratic emerging government’.
<coughing to cover the exclamation of “BULLSHIT!”>
If there is ONE thing I am POSITIVE of its that if the Muslim Brotherhood is in charge of the government in Libya the veneer of Democracy is about as thick as the sincerity of a political campaign promise. What I learned early on in my study of US history and World Affairs is the most successful negations are accomplish from a position of strength, intimidation and fear. When it comes to the Mid East this translated to old stick and the carrot approach to getting a donkey to do what you want. In this case the State Department at least has the advantage of the donkey being semi intelligent and fully able to understand our language. However that’s where the diplomats screwed up. They should have sucked the donkey with a lead weighted stick and drove it to its knees then waited for its senses and vision to clear and calmly showed the donkey both the stick and the carrot and asked which it preferred because the diplomat didn’t give a shit one way or the other they WERE going to get what they wanted in the end.
Its clear to basically everyone in the world except for Obama’s supporters that his foreign policy is to have no foreign policy and when forced to deal with a foreign issue adopt one of two strategies, avoidance and procrastination until such time as its is abundantly clear which side will prevail or appeasement and apologies. Both strategies play it safe and both make us lose face and easy marks as this incident has clearly demonstrated.
I’m NOT the only one expressing this point of view either:
Krauthammer to Egyptian Protesters: ‘Go to Hell’
You’ve been warned TWICE now so I will not be entertaining any comments about how you were offended kindly
No One Murdered Because Of This Image
WASHINGTON—Following the publication of the image above, in which the most cherished figures from multiple religious faiths were depicted engaging in a lascivious sex act of considerable depravity, no one was murdered, beaten, or had their lives threatened, sources reported Thursday. The image of the Hebrew prophet Moses high-fiving Jesus Christ as both are having their erect penises vigorously masturbated by Ganesha, all while the Hindu deity anally penetrates Buddha with his fist, reportedly went online at 6:45 p.m. EDT, after which not a single bomb threat was made against the organization responsible, nor did the person who created the cartoon go home fearing for his life in any way. Though some members of the Jewish, Christian, Hindu, and Buddhist faiths were reportedly offended by the image, sources confirmed that upon seeing it, they simply shook their heads, rolled their eyes, and continued on with their day.
Now I’m not going to debate that the Onion went over the top to make their point with this illustration or try to defend them over it, that by and large is a matter of personal perspective. However I feel that their point is well and amply made by the illustration’s example.
One count has it that there are more than 730 established Religions in the world which are broken out into more the 3200 different sects. Christianity, for example is 1 of the major religions but has more than 200 sub sects, each with their own unique traditions and interpretations of the bible. [ http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_total_number_of_religion_in_the_world ] Another simplifies that down to 19 major classifications. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups ]. Yet the SINGLE SOLE ‘RELIGION’ who’s adherents’ behave in this manner and are in fact incited, pushed and encouraged to it by their religious hierarchy is Islam, ‘the religion of peace’.
Personally I think calling it ‘the religion of peace’ is about as truthful and accurate as calling Sydney Biddle Barrows a.k.a. Sheila Devin a.k.a.The Mayflower Madam the Mother Teresa of Escorts. Regardless of how much spin, make up and perfume you put on a pig, it’s STILL a pig. Same thing goes for the Religion of Islam, it is a racist, sexist hate spewing, intolerant and oppressive political ideology Theocracy hiding behind the guise of religion.
South Park is still unable to show its episodes 200 & 201, and a simple pic of Muhammad in an earlier episode, despite its creators’ willingness to show them if allowed by Viacom. Not only that, Muhammad was in an earlier episode that was rerun many times – until the ‘outrage’ over the Danish cartoons, after which the episode was pulled.
This is about nothing but control, sovereignty, oppression of non Islamic religions, view points and freedoms and as long as people are willing to accept oppression though their inactions and/or the inactions of the governments when such outrages occur we’re going to continue to have to deal with it. There should be nothing more offensive to the religion of Islam than the images and videos that have captured their followers murdering and torturing others with delight. Ever wonder about that?
Say what you will about the Ayatollah Khomeini, whom most peg as the father of the Fundamentalist Islamic Movement and modern Jihadism but the man had principles honor and a sense of right & wrong. When Salman Rushdie wrote ‘The Satanic Verses’ and in Khomeini’s narrow fundamentalist mind was guilty of being “against Islam, the Prophet and the Quran.” he didn’t pull an al Qaeda–linked jihadist Ahmed Ashoush and call for blood of the participants, to be shed, including the writer, the publisher, and the editors” adding, “their killing is a duty of every capable Muslim.” Rather Khomeini issued a single fatwa on Salman Rushdie himself and only him. In his day there was none of this “Oh Look! Someone wrinkled their nose at the sight of a Quran! Kill everyone remotely even associated with him!” shit.
HEY ISLAM! GET A LOAD OF THESE PHOTOS OF YOUR STINKING PROPHET MUHAMMAD!
I’m awaiting your fatwa and your Muslim Mob Morons at your convenience. I suggest they bring their own burial shrouds and body bags otherwise I have access to this handy PIG FARM next to an Islamic compound for the disposal of their bodies in between the pig races which I PROMISE will be conducted over their mass grave.
OK now that I have the expected Curmudgeonly Indignant Outrage thing out of the way we can get down to the business of talking about what to do about this type of thing and keeping it from happening again.
Cease allowing mob attack on Americans in the Middle East or by Islamics to be an unpunished crime.
We have a host of options ranging from serious diplomatic ones:
with holding foreign aid funds,
with holding humanitarian aid,
refusing to allow entry into the US of citizens of the country where Americans die,
Immediate exportation of those who are in the country on visas, regardless of the reason
confiscating any assets of the responsible country in US banks, deducting the costs of damages incurred to our consulate and turn the rest over to a charity fund for the surviving families of those Americans killed in these incessant Someone Offended Islam We Must Kill an American Protest Mob attacks.
We have another $4.6 Billion dollars in aid set to go to Libya it should be canceled. Why?
Middle Eastern Countries with Consulates within the US should be put on notice that in the event of attacks on Americans abroad by al Qaeda or Clerically incited mobs that we cannot and will not protect and vouch for the safety of their Diplomats and people in the US.
The government could turn a blind eye to someone like say, Terry Jones decided to burn a Libyan &/or Egyptian Ambassador while crucified over a pile of Korans set ablaze with several gallons of pork fat until it was regrettably too late for the diplomats. THAT ought to get our people better more serious protection and treatment of potential threats by their host governments
They want us to live and die by their Quran in our country, fine tit for tat- we expect them to live and die by our Biblical Old Testament which says in part “an eye for an eye” seems only fair and reasonable. How much you want to bet that their Leader will be FAR more upset, angry and protesting than ours was?
Excessive? Over the top? Lowering ourselves to their level. Meh! I see it as speaking their language. Infidels have no honor, deserve no respect and no mercy in Islam They COUNT on us not playing by these rules and exploit them to their advantage and gain. You think for ONE SECOND that the al Qaeda terrorists that used heavy weapons on the Consulate under the cover and protection of that mob didn’t count on the Libyan Security forces and our Consulate Marines not opening fire on that mob? IF you don’t you’re an idiot and naive in the extreme. You show a bully that you are willing to bully them back and suddenly they will lose interest. The people in those mobs start dying for attacking Americans you’re going to see a LOT more peaceful demonstrations and at a much more respectful distance from our Consulates and Embassies.
Now lets talk about non Diplomatic options for response.
I have already clearly shown my support for the “gun boat diplomacy option”. However its not enough that Obama had 2 US warships steam in that direction. Saber rattling is only effective if you actually draw the saber and cut someone with it thereby demonstrating your willingness and resolve to use the saber. Our saber has been too long in its sheath just rattling. Nobody believes we have the resolve to use it anymore, especially not Obama. The terrorist and camel loving despots are counting on Americans being tired of war after Iraq and Afghanistan. Our failure to retaliate in any manner as simply strengthened this view point among them.
Islam has fatwas. I was shocked to learn you do not have to be an Ayatollah Imam or Cleric to issue one. ALL you have to be is a scholar of the Quran and be able to cite Surahs of precedent for your fatwa for it to be valid. Al Qaeda and these radical clerics use them as justification in waging this war of Islamic terror and conquest against the US. Fine we have something called Presidential Finding of National Security. Armed with such a finding that for example al Qaeda–linked jihadist Ahmed Ashoush who issued the fatwa calling for bloodshed of Americans over this YouTube video represents a “clear and present danger to the safety and security of Americans abroad and particularly our Diplomats and other high profile government people. Armed with this finding the US military can legally go hunting for this Terrorist Tango and terminate his ass. How many loud mouths you think are going to open them to call for American deaths over preceded slights against Islam when they realize that doing so is in effect getting them a US fatwa equivalent?
Terrorists and Islamic extremists operate from an attitude of “if you refuse to accede to my wishes and point of view you must suffer my wraith and pain”. They count on our American values with regard to freedom of religion and respecting religious edifices (a recent development since encountering Mosques, go see how many religious sites were destroyed in WWI, WWII, Korea and Viet Nam) and use that against us. Terrorist will attempt to run and hide in the nearest Mosque when chased, they cache weapons and explosives in them, they snipe, ambush and fight from them knowing we will not attack them.
Its HIGH TIME we fixed this. Place the governments Middle East on notice Mosques are no longer on the forbidden targets list. Shit these people are going to riot against us anyway regardless. They might as well be rioting for legitimate transgressions. Its not like they afford our religious buildings the same courtesy. You’re preaching hatred and harm to Americans from a Mosque count on dying in it Mr. Imam. You’re allowing terrorist to shelter in your Mosque and attack us from it? See how well you can aid and abet terrorism from the smoking smoldering ruins of your post cruise missile hit Mosque.
Weapons carried by the Marines on Embassy protection details are largely small arms side arms rifles a few shotgun. In such potentially hostile regions we need to beef up those arms and seriously reassess the rules of engagement for employing them. I have to tell you, side arm and M-4 versus RPG and Mortar is not even close to a fair fight for our guys. I’m willing to bet that if a pair of HUMVEES with a 50 cal and an M-240 40 MM grenade launcher atop them had been available and employed by those Marines as soon as the compound looked like it was going to be over run the Ambassador and those 3 others would probably still be alive and they guys with the RPGs and mortar would be dead in their places.
Finally counting in the security forces of the host country in places like the Middle East given the two faced tactics with regard to the war on terror they are ALL so famous for (think bin Laden’s compound being down the road form an Afghani military complex for over a year and they “never noticed”) is just plain asinine and ludicrous.
If we make the cost of this behavior high enough ONE TIME I guarantee you just like in 1986 people are not going to want to be a part of something that is going to potentially get them killed when some other idiot in the mob crosses the line and commits the first violent act. We’ve done the high road thing, we’re turned the other cheek so many times and done the bigger thing we’re a nation of bruised swollen faces. I personally try to remember to turn the other cheek as often as I can, but TRUST ME if you slap me on that cheek too I WILL retaliate and when I am done you will NEVER EVER even THINK about slapping me again!
The bottom line is that Americans are no longer safe abroad, especially from Islamic terrorists because we have been too nice, too enlightened and too damned respectful of other cultures to the detriment of our own. NOBODY fears our wraith and retribution let alone gives it a second thought over harming US citizen or government representatives. We will never be safe abroad in the world again until they DO fear us and the consequences of their actions are simply too highly priced to even contemplate. Appeasement and apologies are not the means required to reach this goal. Personally I suggest lead weighting a pipe, painting it to APPEAR a stick and poisoning the damned carrot if we have to use the ‘stick’ first to get their attention. We do that once or twice and these people will either find grounds to reach accommodations or graves but either way Americans will be safe abroad once again.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go check my Inbox for a fatwa I’m expecting and load a few more magazines for the unwelcome company I’m hoping for..