Talk about kissing the hand that slaps you, but that is just what happened. Our consulate in Benghazi was attacked and four US officials were murdered. So what does the US Embassy in Cairo have to say? Quote: "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."
My understanding is that the jihadists were having quite the temper tantrum over some film that allegedly insulted Mohammed. It's much like what we Catholics did when "The Last Temptation of Christ" was playing or when the "Piss Christ" garbage was publicly exhibited. Yes, that last statement is factually untrue, but I put that in there to make plain the differences between the True Faith that civilizes versus bogus junk that turns its adherents into violent snarling barbarians. It's quite likely that the film was merely an alibi, as they wanted to attack US territory on this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Fat lot of good that apology did for the Cairo embassy. It too was ransacked and overrun. I submit that their grovelling and sniveling statement only encouraged the bullies. Weakness tends to have that effect on bullies, as most kids learn in the school playground.
Speaking of kids, it's time to expel the brats from the White House this November. If there's anything that the events of the past two days should have made crystal clear, it's that we need competent adults in the White House.