September 14, 2012 by Julia
Let’s go through today’s news.
Other protests: UK and German embassies in Sudan, a government building and KFC in Tripoli, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Baghdad, Iran, Malaysia, Jordan, Kenya, Bahrain, Qatar, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
In response, Jay Carney actually said, out loud, “…this is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy, this is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims.” People who burn the American flag and attack American embassies (considered American soil) to protest a video that is completely legal in America . . . are not protesting American or its policies. Brilliant analysis. Carney’s statement also included a blatant lie, that all of the protests were solely caused by the video. Actually, no. Why can’t they just admit that we were attacked?
Amidst what appears to be widespread attempts to bully the US into abrogating free speech rights, let us remember candidate Obama’s promises to inaugerate peace with the Muslim world.