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in Libyan riots. Media waiting for confirmation from State Department. Has been reported by Reuters according to CNN morning news. Ambassador  is J. Christopher Stevens.

It may be that a total of 4 people were killed.

Pictures of large American flag being to torn down in Egypt. The optics stink!

News is coming in and details may change, but the two attacks are to be condemned. No excuses, please.

I'm not only looking at this as the tragic death of one of ours, but from the vantage point of the election.

I dearly hope the President and Sec of State take a much stronger stand then as been reported so far.

Yes, it may have been our crazies that have incited their crazies. That's not an reason. We do have freedom of speech even if it's hate speech.

Aapparently in Egypt, their security forces were delayed in being deployed to protect the Embassy. They are now reported to be surrounding the building/compound(?).

Obama was winning the foreign policy numbers in this election. In the past it's not an area that has been viewed as a strength of the Dems. Obama has changed this.

Unfortunately, the R's have already jumped on this due to a statement made by a State Department person and which they attributed to Obama.

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  •  Tip Jar (2+ / 0-)

    Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive. And... It’s the Supreme Court, stupid!

    by auapplemac on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 03:14:59 AM PDT

  •  Just a knee-jerk reaction, but Sam Becile and (1+ / 0-)
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    Terry Jones should be stripped of their American citizenship, IMHO.

    Hope has a hole in it when Republicans come, bringing shackles and sorrow; branding their greed on the backs of the poor. - Wendy Connors

    by Wendys Wink on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 03:21:24 AM PDT

    •  Why? We have freedom of speech. Who put the (0+ / 0-)

      film clip on the web in Arabic?

      It is not unusual for some people in that area of the world to become violent. Look what happened to the Danish (?) cartoonist who depicted Mohammad.

      Progressives will win only when we convince a majority that they, too, are Progressive. And... It’s the Supreme Court, stupid!

      by auapplemac on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 03:25:52 AM PDT

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      •  The film was deliberately made to inflame hatred (0+ / 0-)

        and prejudice. There was no redeeming social value for the film at all. These two men caused the deaths of several of our State Department personnel out of their own prejudices and harmed the United States.

        Just as you cannot yell, "Fire," in a theater that isn't on fire because doing so would harm people from the panic you instigate, you cannot deliberately incite and expect to win a free speech argument.

        Hope has a hole in it when Republicans come, bringing shackles and sorrow; branding their greed on the backs of the poor. - Wendy Connors

        by Wendys Wink on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 03:37:32 AM PDT

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      •  It would seem to me that Becile and Jones are (1+ / 0-)
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        getting exactly what they want. If they can get Muslims to lash out against Americans then perhaps that will force the U.S. into a more aggressive foreign policy. At the very least, it will make many Americans more beligerant towards Muslims.

        •  I believe you are correct. However, our foreign (1+ / 0-)
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          policy is set by the President and instituted by the Secretary of State. Becile and Jones are deliberately and unlawfully, making an extreme policy statement for the United States. That would be, at the very minimum, just touching the line of treason, IMHO.

          I read where Becile went into hiding. Kinda like OBL.

          Hope has a hole in it when Republicans come, bringing shackles and sorrow; branding their greed on the backs of the poor. - Wendy Connors

          by Wendys Wink on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 03:55:55 AM PDT

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          •  I don't like the idea that out foreign policy can (1+ / 0-)
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            be held hostage by the likes of Terry Jones.

            I've been confidently predicting an Obama win this November to all my worry wart friends with the one caveat that an unexpected event, like this, and it's anyone's guess. I'm hoping that the American public will look at this and think to themselves that Obama is more trustworthy than the Republicans have shown themselves to be. Still, according to the New York Times, the Romney campaign is already trying to take advantage of this.

            Apparently unaware of the timing of the first embassy statement, the Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, put out a statement just before midnight Tuesday saying, “It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”
  •  Why I stopped checking in to DK every day. (0+ / 0-)

    Defending crazed murderers. Too liberal for me.

    We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.

    by PowWowPollock on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 03:52:30 AM PDT

  •  Isreali living in California made the video (0+ / 0-)

    according to ABC news...the pastor in florida has been promoting it.

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