Thursday, September 13, 2012

56 Days Before the Presidental Election... Reminiscent of a Earlier Time

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
-vs- Tyranny

(AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

As the protests and violence spreads.

Yahoo News - SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Chanting "death to America," hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen's capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East.

American missions have been attacked this week in three Arab nations — Yemen, Egypt and Libya — that have faced persistent unrest and are struggling to restore law and order after last year's revolts deposed their authoritarian regimes.

The protests in Yemen and Egypt point to an increased boldness among Islamists who have become more powerful amid the turmoil since the revolts. In the past, protests have broken out over perceived insults to Islam from the West, but in Arab countries they never escalated to the degree of breaching embassies, suggesting now Islamists feel they can act with impunity.

The violence this week in Libya was of a different degree altogether. While protesters in other countries were unarmed, a crowd bristling with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades overwhelmed the American Consulate in Benghazi late Tuesday, killing the ambassador and three other Americans and ransacking the building. U.S. officials suspect the assault may have been a planned operation rather than a spontaneous mob assault.

In the Yemeni capital on Thursday, protesters smashed windows as they breached the embassy perimeter and reached the compound grounds, although they did not enter the main building housing the offices.

Angry young men brought down the U.S. flag in the courtyard, burned it and replaced it with a black banner bearing Islam's declaration of faith — "There is no God but Allah."

Yemeni security forces who rushed to the scene fired in the air and used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators, driving them out of the compound after about 45 minutes and sealing off the surrounding streets. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was inside the embassy at the time of the attack.

Demonstrators removed the embassy's sign on the outer wall, set tires ablaze and pelted the compound with rocks.

The Yemeni Embassy in Washington condemned the attack and vowed to ensure the safety of foreign diplomats and to step up security measures around their missions in the country.

It was similar to an attack on the U.S. Embassy in the Egyptian capital on Tuesday night. A mob of Libyans also attacked the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday, killing American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

Yemen is home to al-Qaida's most active branch and the United States is the main foreign supporter of the Yemeni government's counterterrorism campaign. The government on Tuesday announced that al-Qaida's No. 2 leader in Yemen was killed in an apparent U.S. airstrike, a major blow to the terror network.

The spreading violence comes as outrage grows over a movie called "Innocence of Muslims" that mocked Islam's Prophet Muhammad. The amateurish video was produced in the U.S. and excerpted on YouTube. {Read More}

As protests and violence over the America low budget film depicting the Prophet Mohammad in an unsavory light spreads to Yemen I find myself thinking we ought to pack up, bring out people home, and stop fueling the barbarians with American foreign aid.

America has lost four of our countrymen at the American Embassy in Benghazi and the insanity continues in Egypt. We can only hope it doesn't spread further, causing more loss of American life at he hands of barbarians. Barbarians lead by a religion its faithful would have us believe is founded on pillars of peace.

So lets bring our people home, cut all aid, every single penny of it, and let the barbarians fend for their own sorry as*es. Frankly my inner rage tells me we ought to incinerate the entire region. However, while the rage may be justified, and the desire to retaliate understandable, not all people in the region support the actions of the barbarians who live amongst then.

Getting the hell out of the "hell hole" and leaving the region to support and fend for itself may be the best thing for all concerned. We save billions upon billions in wasted foreign aid over time. The barbarians get what they want, the opportunity to slide back into the 7th century.

Of course doing this will require American security forces and the military to be even more nimble and battle ready so we can squash every attempt that will be made on our home soil by those barbarians that have managed to infiltrate our country along with those Muslims who mean us no harm and came here to find a better life in a freer country.

I am reminded of an old saying; "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." American foreign policy with respect to the Middle East highlights the wisdom of the quote quite well, don't you agree?

Via: Memeorandum


  1. Well, I don't know about the non-military aid, but the military aid has become both the cause of and solution to too many problems over there. Some of it is understandable - think Egypt/Israel and Pakistan/India. Some of it - like rescuing that sleazy, slave-holding monarchy in Kuwait accomplished nothing but trouble.

    That all said, we certainly need to pull back our military period. It's a trillion dollars a year we need here at home to pay off the debt, keep taxes down, and invest in our future. So far, it seems to me that most of the military spending since the end of WWII has been wasted at best, blown back in our faces at worst. And we're talking trillions upon trillions upon trillions of dollars.


  2. @ Jersey: "It's a trillion dollars a year...


    Go read the official US Government Budget document before shooting off your mouth.

    You're way off, and even if we packed it all up and came home, we would still be spending billions on defense.

  3. Better to fight them over there, not wait until America is a land of terror like Israel.

  4. Silver and anonymous, we don't need such a massive military. I can only ask you to consider just how much blood it would take to sate you.


  5. "Death to America"

    How sad it is that such a subhuman and savage idea is mainstream in this part of the world. America has more than 300 million people, and these people think it is OK to kill them off.

    Jersey: We need it, for sure. But our enemies want us weaker. Not that you are one of them, but quite simply it is not a good idea to weaken the nation.

  6. Silver: Yes. the actual military budget every year is but a fraction of the total revenues coming in.


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