Originally posted by milominderbinder
Sometimes I just sit in absolute awe and bewilderment at all the "shock and outrage" of my fellow American citizens.
The story below is trending on Yahoo right now with the tagline "Slain ambassador a 'hero' during revolution:
Chris Stevens once slipped into Libya on a cargo ship to help rebels overthrow Gadhafi.".
So...basically our "diplomat" was more or less a CIA operative who illegally infiltrated a sovereign government specifically with the intent of
assisting a militant overthrow of Libyan government...and we are now somehow all bent out of shape that somebody stamped his ticket for him?
Christ almighty...what did we really expect was going to happen? What we do in this country if the Chinese Ambassador started a civil war in
order to make us their puppet state?
I will confess that I have not read all 8 pages of posts...started skimming after about the first four. However, I have read enough to have a pretty
concrete understanding of your position on this man's murder. Oh...and the killing of the others who fell with him.
Some people somewhere made a (very poor quality) movie that has an actor in it who is playing Mohammed - which is a taboo thing for Muslims - and the
film itself allegedly says uncomplimentary things about their Prophet. So, in response, "angry" zealots in multiple countries have taken to attacking
American Embassies and Consulates, and in some cases killing people who are inside.
Somehow, in your mind, this religious outrage, leading to the Ambassador's death, means that he personally got what he deserved...because, I guess, he
is American...and all Americans are evil and are to be held personally responsible for whatever things their Government has done over the years.
Now, you know that this man had absolutely nothing to do with the film in question...so you attempt to justify his killing by demonizing him for his
work as an American diplomat, and his direct role (as an American civil servant) in the overthrow of the Libyan dictatorship...after Ghadaffi started
shelling his own citizens (much as Assaud is currently doing in Syria).
You are obviously very vehemently opposed to U.S. foreign policy, and the (many) covert and military actions that America has undertaken to project
these polices. And, you believe that anyone who has played any part in any of this would be getting what they deserve if an angry mob came
along...dragged them outside...and shot them to death (or in some other manner dispatched them).
So, from this, I think I can safely conclude that...
1) You would support the execution or murder of any man or woman who serves, or has served, in the United States Military.
2) You would support the execution or murder of anyone who serves, or has served, in the United States Diplomatic Corps.
3) You would support the execution or murder of anyone who serves, or has served, in any branch of the United States Intelligence Services.
4) You would support the execution or murder of anyone who serves, or has served, in the United States Congress.
5) You would support the execution or murder of anyone who serves, or has served, as the President of the United States.
6) The same would be true of people involved in similar institutions in countries like Great Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy...and other
nations...who have taken allied action with the United States, on various issues over the past 65 years or so.
...Because the violent deaths of any an all of these people would simply be them getting what they deserve.
You, I have to assume, also think that the average citizens who died on September 11, 2011 in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington DC also "got what
they deserved" by virtue of their place of birth (or for the non-Americans who died, their places of employment).
From my perspective, your logic is disjointed, hateful and entirely unfounded.
Individual people do not deserve to lose their lives as a result of a group's anger over some action or event that has nothing to do with them
personally. Not too long ago, as I recall, people were killed or injured in far-flung places...because some Pastor in the United States burned (or
threatened to burn) the Koran.
I find your thread nothing more than a lot of Anti-American, posturing and blustering - with an extraordinarily violent edge to it.
Your armchair, keyboard, blood-lust is showing... If you really feel so strongly about this, then you maybe ought to just jump on over to Yemen, or
Egypt, or Libya...or somewhere else...and start breaking windows, firing off your AK-47, or your rocket-propelled grenades. Just understand that the
objects of your hatred just might fire back at you...and you might well get what you...um...never mind...
Or, alternatively, you might want to consider some anger management therapy, and some couch-time for your self-loathing issues as well (as an American
edit on 13-9-2012 by mobiusmale because: typo