Reaping What We Sowon September 13th, 2012 at 2:50 pm
I’m watching the coverage of the mess in the Libya and surrounding countries. Everyone is up in arms about the ridiculous apologies from the state department (that have been walked back by the White House) and our overall weak response reminiscent of the Carter Administration during the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
I understand the outrage as U.S. sovereignty has been assaulted and our Ambassador and two other citizens killed and drug through the streets of Benghazi. I get the anger that people fell when they learn that U.S. marines at these embassies are being asked to not load their guns.
The correct action here is a strong and coordinated effort to ensure that assaults on our embassies are dealt with. If the host country won’t do it, we should.
But it is hard to act decisively when you are in bed with the nation killing your citizens.
In case you don’t remember, the Obama Administration helped the current regime overthrow the Gaddafi regime. The Obama Administration had no problem with bombing Libya and creating collateral damage when they helped install the current Libyan regime. Hillary Clinton’s latest statement on this included this precious line:
“how could this happen in a country we helped liberate and in a city we helped to save from destruction.”
Now Gaddafi was a bad guy who oppressed anyone who opposed his rule. However, the U.S. helped installed the current regime which has systematically oppressing minority groups in Libya. Since the overthrow this has been the norm across large portions of Libya.
“The BBC reports that “They had been hiding in their tiny slum home in a Tripoli suburb since Col Gaddafi had been swept from power, fearing the knock at the door. Earlier this month 20 rebel fighters came, demanding to be let in, shouting “mutasaka (mercenary)”.”
“The fighters forced their way into the Nigerian family’s home. They beat the couple living there. They stole their possessions and money, abducted the father of the house and turned on his 16-year-old daughter.”
The daughter continued and told the BBC that “A group of armed men came to our house. They locked my mother inside a toilet. Six of them raped me. They took our belongings and money. My father tried to stop them but they hit him and carried him away.”
These are supporters of the regime that the Obama Administration helped install. And the press and the regime in Washington systematically ignores these facts as they would be embarrassing to the Administration and their efforts to win re-election. Who’s responsible?
- The Obama Administration, either through their incompetence or their willful efforts are actively supporting a dictatorial regime hostile to the U.S. and Israel.
- Congress, who wrung their hands as Obama violated the War Powers Act, and did nothing to stop him.
- The press that is actively working to keep Obama out of trouble. By blaming a filmmaker that dare express his First Amendment rights and a candidate who criticizes the disastrous policies of the Administration, they continue to run interference for their man at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
So stop worrying about whether the press is out to get Romney. That is a given.
The real travesty here is that we are supporting a regime clearly hostile to America that our nation helped put in to power.
And now the administration is all flustered that evil men would not show the proper appreciation for our support?
British PM Neville Chamberlain had the same attitude towards Hitler prior to World War 2. Carter had the same attitude to the Ayatollah in Iran prior to the hostage crisis in Iran. See the pattern?
The facts are plain. The only questions really left to answer are these?
- Will the people of the United States take the time to figure out the truth despite the blatant attempts by the press to hide them?
- Will people recognize that the Obama Administration is either incompetent or complicit with this travesty?
- If they elect Romney as a reaction to this, will he rectify this?
- Woud Romney keep us out of the kinds of these dangerous foreign adventures that the last two administrations have gotten the nation involved in?
I don’t know the answers to these questions…but the fact that they have to be asked casts a very dark and ominous cloud over our national future.