The focus of the mainstream media (MSM) and the Obama Administration on the aftermath of the September 11 murder of four U.S. Diplomats, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens has disproportionately been on the YouTube video that supposedly spurred the riots, and Mitt Romney.
The murdered U.S. Diplomats, the search for their killers, the fact that the riots are spreading, the people of Benghazi, the weapons provided by the United States to the militants (which has led to Libya now without a leader and Egypt in the clutches of the Muslim Brotherhood) are not really the concern of the MSM. But Mitt Romney is!
The almost obsessive focus by the MSM on Mitt Romney's comments made in response to the U.S. Embassy in Egypt announcement condemning those who "hurt the religious feelings" of Muslims borders on insanity.
An article in the New Yorker says,
"Romney has managed, in a couple of short vignettes, to showcase so many of the qualities that make people doubt him: the eager opportunism; the indifference to the truth; a certain arrogance; his clumsiness and near-incompetence as a diplomat; the sense that he doesn't understand what it means for a person to be in hard circumstances, or even danger."
The Chicago Tribune declared,
"Romney's insistence on criticizing Obama's administration over Wednesday's events had Democrats recalling the Republican's gaffes during a trip abroad in July, and Republicans cringing at what many saw as a botched chance to raise questions about the effectiveness of Obama's policies in the Middle East."
These are just two of thousands of such criticisms. President Obama, not surprisingly, is not being scrutinized nearly as closely, despite the fact that this has happened on his watch.
The YouTube Video
One would think that Pastor Brian Terry, the fool who likes to bring attention to himself by burning the Koran, is directly responsible for the death of the U.S. diplomats. He, along with the "film-maker" is being hounded by the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the entire mainstream media. Hillary Clinton and others have denounced the film.
Apparently, Terry has not even watched the film.
"It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose, to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage. But as I said yesterday, there is no justification, none at all, to responding to this video with violence."
Glad she clarified.
Although it was widely reported that the film-maker was an Israeli named Sam Bacile, that seems to have been an alias. Perhaps the MSM should consider that there is a particular sensitivity with Israel before they put out false reports.
The FBI and U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a joint intelligence bulletin about how the film poses "security concerns to U.S. interests at home and abroad," as reported by CNN. The wording is interesting.
Is it the film that poses a security risk? Or is it the radical Muslims who use the film as an excuse to riot, loot, and murder people?
There is also not much made that the riots fell on September 11, despite the fact that the video has been available for some time. The New York Times reported that "...the assailants seemed organized, well trained and heavily armed, and they appeared to have at least some level of advance planning." It is very possible that the film was used as an incitement tool, perhaps as a cover for the murder the U.S. Diplomats.
The protests have since spread to Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Gaza City, Sudan, Iran, Israel, and Iraq. In Iran, they chanted, "Death to America" and in Iraq they chanted, "America is the enemy of the people," while burning an American flag. Perhaps the MSM can start there.
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