1. These protests are not spontaneous. They are planned. And organized. And professionally executed.
B. The date is not coincidental. It was not about a movie.
III. The mobs are being used by the powers that be. Mostly they don’t care if someone is hurt or killed.
Theirs OR ours.
4. IF the attacks carried out at the embassy in Egypt had been “dealt with” properly at the start, then the
ambassador and Marines in Libya would likely still be alive, and not dragged lifelessly through the streets.
E. The leadership shown here is reminiscent of the Carter administration. Just sayin’.
VI. The host countries leaders are allowing this to happen, which suggests that they are sympathetic to
whoever is stirring up the crowds. This means the governments we are supporting are NOT our friends.
They each have the means to police their people accordingly, and have chosen not to.
7. Bullets and Fire are your friends when a mob attacks the walls of your embassy. Should have been used
early and often as a lesson the those following. Brutal, but effective. And it is not like it would generate
more hate towards the US. Allowing your embassy (or consulate)(legally, the soil of the US) to be
attacked and the US flag to be burned with no dead protesters is a travesty. It shows weakness.What
were the ROE for the Marine guards?
H. This shows that despite the significant amounts of foreign aid cash (which we didn’t have, and couldn’t
afford, but sent anyway) we have sent to these countries, we have not purchased one dimes worth of
goodwill. We should stop all foreign aid immediately. To each of the countries. If nothing else it sends a
message that we will not be fucked with, and the other remaining countries will understand and stop such
protests or pay the price.
IX. We should immediately pull all personnel out of the countries so far affected, and, if the mob continues to
loot the building(s) and compound, destroy them with no notice other than that it might happen rockets,
demolition, it doesn’t matter how. If we kill some looters, well, so be it. Animals learn the lessons taught
with the most force better…Same with these people. We should also kick their diplomatic personnel out
of the US with about 4 hours notice. Just tell them to leave. And enforce it. With force if necessary.
10. By allowing this to happen with no repercussions, the leadership in our government weakens the US in
the eyes of every other country. Apologizing and understanding don’t work with these people. A firm fist
does. We should use one. Understanding and such might work well in educated and peaceful groups of
“intellectuals”….. it won’t there.And the Diplomats had better learn that lesson quickly, before they allow
any additional damage to be done.
ETA: At least Obama and his people haven’t apologized for this….yet.
ETA2: Murphy and I agree