Two Minutes Hate 9/14/12

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September 14, 2012 by Julia

Let’s go through today’s news.

Colleges with bomb threats: North Dakota State University, University of Texas (including a nuclear reactor), and Valparaiso Unversity.

U.S. embassies protested: London, Tunis, Khartoum, Cairo, JosJerusalem, Damascus, Chennai, and Sanaa.

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.

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4 thoughts on “Two Minutes Hate 9/14/12

  1. Ish says:

    Freedom of speech has been official policy of the government of the United States since 1789… although, the White House has just disavowed that policy.

    • Julia says:

      Don’t you understand? There is no freedom of speech to say mean things that may offend people who hate us! Kowtowing is our national policy. Don’t worry, President Obama is a constitutional law professor, so he knows what he’s talking about. /sarc

      (if we were talking IRL, I couldn’t say that with a straight face)

  2. Stuart the Viking says:

    So, are they saying here that a rocket propelled grenade is a valid from of protest when someone’s feels that they, or their religion, has been insulted? I’m not sure that this is a good precedent to set.

    s

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