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The United States apologizes after Muslims attack the US embassy in Egypt on the anniversary of September 11th

September 11, 2012

   Correction: I reported in this post that the US ambassador to Egypt was killed last night in the riots, when in fact it was the US ambassador to Libya who was killed. I regret the mistake and apologize.

  As I wrote about in this post, earlier today Egyptian protesters stormed the US embassy in Cairo, tore down and burned the United States flag, and attempted to raise a black flag which is usually associated with Islamic terrorists  over the embassy because they were upset with an American made anti-Muslim movie and thought this movie should be banned. And in case you didn’t notice, this just happens to be the anniversary of the terrorists’ greatest attack on America.

  Nobody seems to know what movie these people were protesting, or if this movie even exists other than in the minds of the protesters. That doesn’t matter, when you are attacked a response is needed and after the attack the US embassy in Cairo released this statement:

The U.S. Embassy said in a statement that it “condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.”

“Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy,” the statement read. “We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.

  After the attack the US embassy had a condemnation alright, only they didn’t condemn those who carried out this attack, the US embassy condemned the American people who they claim are trying to hurt the feelings of Muslims and stated that some Americans were abusing their right of free speech. Again, nobody even knows what movie–if any–these protesters were supposedly offended by, but that didn’t stop the politically correct officials at the US embassy from placing the blame for these attacks on the American people while removing all guilt from those who carried out the attack.

  Most likely Barack Obama approved this message–that is if he decided to listen to a briefing on it–so once again he has bowed to those who would do us harm and has apologized for America when it is America who should be demanding an apology. Egypt should be condemning the actions of her citizens, not the other way around.

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  1. September 11, 2012 10:17 pm

    Any comment would be an understatement but here goes: screw Obama and his politically correct embassy appointees. After their asses are cooked we will apologize to their torturers and do nothing to bring them to justice. Ahh, Arab spring, that most wonderful time of the year.

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    • September 12, 2012 5:44 am

      The Arab Spring didn’t turn out as intended, or did it…..

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      • reem muhammed permalink
        September 12, 2012 3:54 pm

        Do you know how much American kids killed in Iraq ..!! you are the true terrorist but no one want to recognition it

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      • September 12, 2012 7:09 pm

        Thanks for stopping by, I hope you will keep coming back.

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  2. September 11, 2012 10:29 pm

    o had the same reaction as you did when i read about the apology.

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    • September 11, 2012 10:38 pm

      Did you hear O’Reilly crediting this traitor in the WH for defeating Al Qada? I still maintain that Obama has been hard wired to win this election. I just wonder if the GOP will give up their turn in 2016 to accommodate Hill and Bill; that is if we still have presidential elections after this anti-american’s second term.

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      • September 12, 2012 5:46 am

        I don’t watch O’Reilly because he in one of those that seem to think he is above the rest of us and he bothers me, but I am not surprised to hear he made comments to that effect.

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    • September 12, 2012 5:45 am

      I am so disgusted by this that it is hard to put into words, we have embarrassed ourselves on the world stage yet again.

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  3. pbruce permalink
    September 11, 2012 11:06 pm

    Only one comment, which really is just one question. WHY DOES HALF OF AMERICA STILL SUPPORT OBAMA?

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    • September 11, 2012 11:14 pm

      Fir the same reason we elected a Muslim president 7 years after 911: we are a country of ignorant, uneducated and under educated, I’ll informed couch potatoes with a great spattering of american hating liberals from the elites to the welfare class, or so it would seem. There are lemmings with greater survival instincts than a majority of Americans.

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      • September 12, 2012 5:55 am

        Sadly much of what you wrote is true, it is so sad to think that so many people aren’t paying close attention to what is happening in the world and in the country and yet will still turn out to vote.

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    • September 12, 2012 5:54 am

      I wish I had an answer to that question but I do not.

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  4. September 11, 2012 11:15 pm

    The sooner this stain on America is voted out the better. An American was murdered when the Libyan embassy was attacked.

    Apologize for some damn movie and encourage these idiots?

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    • September 12, 2012 5:57 am

      It is unbelievable what occured yesterday–from the attacks to the response. I still can’t believe we apologized although at this point I thought I couldn’t be surprised by Obama any more.

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  5. MaddMedic permalink
    September 12, 2012 12:41 am

    Reblogged this on Freedom Is Just Another Word….

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  6. September 12, 2012 2:21 am

    Very interesting nobody knows even the name of this movie. How much you want to bet a movie pops out of nowhere in the coming days. Where it came from will be the question.

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    • September 12, 2012 5:59 am

      It does seem odd because this seemed to come out of the blue but we know that it didn’t, and I am one who thinks this Chicago teacher issue is something that was in the works as well.

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  7. LD Jackson permalink
    September 12, 2012 5:33 am

    It is sickening to see the religion of peace showing themselves for what they really are. I tend to think we need to leave those countries who treat our citizens in this manner, stop all foreign aid to them, and let them kill each other. Their history shows that if they aren’t fighting us, they will fight among themselves. I say let them have at it.

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    • September 12, 2012 6:01 am

      I agree Larry, it is time to get out of there altogether. These is nothing more we can do for those people and they aren’t going to like us no matter what we do.

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    • reem muhammed permalink
      September 12, 2012 3:35 pm

      you are do not deprive Muhammad as we respect Jesus yes leave us alone ,., i’m from iraq you had killed many of Innocent people ,., we don’t love

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      • September 12, 2012 5:58 pm

        So go back home where you are free to eat with your right hand and wipe with your left. The advantage you will have there is that your slave- I mean your wife, or is it wives, will empty your chamber pot while over here they will tell to go scratch your ass.

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      • September 12, 2012 7:11 pm

        So the actions of one “film maker” justifies the killing of those who had nothing to do with what you are protesting? And you call us the terrorists?

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  8. September 12, 2012 7:52 am

    It’s events like these that so clearly point out the American vs. Leftist pov, as well as the Islamist vs. freedom pov. And so many miss it!

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    • September 12, 2012 1:00 pm

      Hopefully this will help to wake some of them up.

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      • reem muhammed permalink
        September 12, 2012 3:44 pm

        leave us alone leave our Mohammed alone you don’t know anything about him don’t talk about him

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      • September 12, 2012 7:12 pm

        I haven’t done anything to your god and I don’t talk about him, what are you talking about? I don’t care who anyone decides to worship, but people in America are free to debate religion without fear of death, unlike in your country.

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  9. September 12, 2012 9:41 am

    Maybe it’s time for our marines and army to begin building roads, schools and hospitals in Egypt and Libya along with politically correct rules of engagement to ensure no future rioters are harmed. Then these 7th century animals will like us, huh?

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    • September 12, 2012 1:02 pm

      Speaking of the Marines, don’t they guard the embassies? I thought they did, where were they and were they ordered not to fire?

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  10. September 12, 2012 10:17 am

    Thought I responded to this last night. Oh well.

    The headline makes it appear that the protests were timed to coincide with the anniversary of 9/11. It turns out the protest was against an indy film, apparently highly critical and even mocking of Islam, produced in the US. The protesters are apparently (still) unfamiliar with western concepts of freedom of expression, even when it comes to matters religious. The killing of Americans and the assaults on our embassies, even if done by extremists pursuing their own anti-American agenda, adds to the blot on Islam that began long before 9/11.

    My personal feeling is that all of us should treat each others’ beliefs and customs with respect, at least to the extent that they don’t interfere with human rights. Nevertheless, I don’t feel called upon to defend God, and I honestly have doubts about religions that call for the beating or killing of people accused of insulting Him – without trying to be snarky about it, I think God can take care of Himself pretty well, and if a religion is so shaky it has to resort to violence to protect its adherents from hearing it questioned, well, it’s got some pretty serious problems.

    The “apology” was issued before the protests, in an effort to head them off.

    Hope all’s well. Take good care, and may God bless us all.

    TGY

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    • September 12, 2012 1:05 pm

      The headline was not meant to imply these attacks were timed to coincide with September 11th, I just thought it needed to be pointed out that America was attacked and we were apologizing for being attacked on the same day terrorists had their most successful day against US.
      I did write in the post that this was over an anti-Muslim movie which was made, although it now turns out it might be a youtube video or something, however I wouldn’t be surprised if the attackers did consider the date when they planned this attack.

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      • September 13, 2012 10:26 am

        It’s beginning to appear more and more that the movie was just an excuse to carry out a planned assault. Not a lot of protesters, even in that troubled corner of the world, attend rallies armed with RPGs.

        And why the embassies were not more securely defended is a question the President should address.

        Hope all’s well – take good care and may God bless us all!

        TGY

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      • September 13, 2012 7:15 pm

        I was willing to give the benefit of the doubt at first TGY and tried to believe this was a random act and the date was a coincidence, but I am no longer able to do so. This was well planned for quite awhile to occur on this date and I also believe the movie excuse was just that, an excuse put out by the Obama administration to play down the fact that they failed us in keeping our people safe. I now also believe this was a targeted attack: I believe they knew were our ambassador was and the intended to kill him from the beginning. There are now some reports coming out about what they did to our ambassador before they killed him, but to this point they are still rumors and I am not willing to write about them yet. But they are very disturbing and I hope it is false.

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  11. September 12, 2012 12:06 pm

    From Merriam-Webster:

    apol·o·gy noun \ə-ˈpä-lə-jē\

    1a : a formal justification : defense
    b : excuse
    2
    : an admission of error or discourtesy accompanied by an expression of regret

    What the embassy in Cairo issued wasn’t much of an apology, in fact:

    “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.”

    In other words – We believe in tolerance and respect for others’ beliefs, and deplore it when some are intolerant and disrespectful; nevertheless, we also have complete freedom of speech.

    It’s interesting to note that Governor Romney, not waiting to verify facts, inaccurately described the above statement as an apology issued after the embassy was stormed. He was apparently unaware that the statement was issued several hours beforehand, before any violence occurred.

    Putting aside for the moment the fact that the Governor felt compelled to turn the issue into an element of the campaign before even expressing condolences for the 4 Americans killed, I’m worried if, as President, he will similarly jump the gun before all the facts are in. He’s already alienated our friends and our competitors overseas, and I’m sure this gaffe will make them even more nervous. Even President George W. Bush, not generally noted for his patience, allowed the facts to be thoroughly analyzed before even identifying Al Quaeda as the group responsible for the 9/11 attacks, let alone committing US troops. This intemperate reaction on the candidate’s part should give us all pause.

    Anyway, the President and the Secretary of State have both condemned the attacks; the only actual apology I’m aware of is from Libya’s leadership.

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  12. lou222 permalink
    September 12, 2012 12:32 pm

    Condemning and Strongly Condemning just doesn’t cut it. We are becoming neutered as a nation. Now we are sending in troops, where will that lead and for how long? So Obama issues his little statement and heads to Las Vegas for more campaigning, I am really getting tired of him not doing the job he was paid to do. Not that he knows how to do it, but geeze, Mr. President “man up” and lead. How thin do we need to spread our depleted military? What about OUR borders, do they even matter anymore?

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    • September 12, 2012 1:07 pm

      Me too Lou! Isn’t it strange that the embassy wasn’t defended? It seems strange to me, maybe they would have been if Obama had bothered to attend his intelligence briefings, but he was bust elsewhere I suppose.

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      • lou222 permalink
        September 12, 2012 6:45 pm

        I am suprised that you associate the word “busy” with Obama. I can not think of a president that was less involved with taking care of this country and more with controlling it.

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      • September 12, 2012 7:14 pm

        By busy I didn’t mean with official business, the comment was meant to be sarcastic.

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      • lou222 permalink
        September 12, 2012 7:34 pm

        So was my comment back at you!!!!

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      • September 12, 2012 8:47 pm

        Doh! I should have realized that!

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  13. September 12, 2012 12:38 pm

    Immediately after the Embassy attacks WE offered *apologies*.

    This morning it’s *condemnation in the strongest possible language*.

    What does it take for us to hear *Load up the B-52’s and CARPET BOMB the bastards*?

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  14. pbruce permalink
    September 12, 2012 1:56 pm

    The movie 2016 explains everything about this event.

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    • September 12, 2012 3:59 pm

      Get ready for Obama’s bump in the polls. After all doesn’t he look more presidential than ever as his middle east foreign policy efforts continue to pay dividends beyond even beyond his expectations?

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      • September 12, 2012 7:15 pm

        This is probably what he was hoping for with his foreign policy because we all knew this would happen, he had to know it would happen also.

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  15. September 13, 2012 10:30 am

    The comments from the Cairo embassy came *before* the assaults, and from what I read, it’s fairly standard in situations like this – “We’re sorry the movie offends you; it offends us too, but in our nation we hold freedom of speech to be sacred. Grow up and get on with your lives.” Personally, I think that if Allah is so offended by some of these cartoons, etc., so much that he wants people made dead as a result, he’s got the power to make it happen.

    Hasn’t he?

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