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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Following the riots at the American embassy in Cairo and at the U.S. Consulate in Libya, where our ambassador to the war-torn country was murdered by what is reported to have been a calculated attack, our administration had a duty to respond. Not only had our flag been desecrated and four of our own been murdered, but it was done on the most symbolic and somber of days.



Unfortunately, the reaction from the White House was anything but firm. Though it distanced itself from the embassy's weak initial response that sympathized with the rioters and expressed sadness "senseless" acts, it failed to accomplish what a nation under attack should.



It instead allowed the Obama campaign to respond first, slamming Romney for his statement. Then, rather than pledge retribution out of the gate, the White House responded with a statement that was limp and lacking in outrage. Said the President: "While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants."

Why didn’t the White House warn Egypt it would cut off funding or worse? Obama missed his Reagan moment in a national crisis. His remarks seemed canned. Even Secretary of State Clinton showed more resolve, yet even she appeared in denial when she denounced the attacks as being from a small mob.



Since taking office, the President has refrained from using the terms “war on terrorism” or “radical Islamic terrorism."


Obama's weak 'war' on terrorism The President doesn't understand or acknowledge the nature of the radical Islamist enemy




posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:33 PM
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Are these not "acts" of terrorism, against American and Western Interests?



I actually agree with this Opinion.

Obama needs to not coddle these Nations, that harbor groups of extremists, That will use Anything as a crutch, to promote violence against America, or the West.


ATS, what is your thoughts?
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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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Obama should blow up all 15 nations that have people protesting!

They are taking away your freedoms!

S+F
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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:37 PM
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Obama was never elected to be stern on the Middle East or our enemies, that was Bush's job,
he was placed in office to give the impression we are friends. That we want to reset relations with everyone.
While at the same time, continuing those policies in secret.

It's not that the war is weak on terrorism, it's that their priorities have shifted to the new terrorists, or opposition to their plans. Obama is a figure head as most of you are aware, he was not elected, he was placed. for purpose.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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So you're blaming the whole country of Egypt/Libya on the few that attacked the embassy's?

It's sort of like saying we should go to war and occupy Afghanistan because some militants hijacked a plane and crashed it into the towers. I don't even get the logic behind these types of thoughts. They must come from bloodthirsty people because it doesn't compute in my brain.

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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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The war on terrorism is a farce. Why would you want more bloodshed? Too many have already lost their lives fighting for this lie, why send more to their deaths?

If anything, shouldn't you be asking: 'Why hasn't Obama ENDED the war on terrorism?"



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:39 PM
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Would you support Obama if he declared war?

Originally posted by RealSpoke
So you're blaming the whole country of Egypt/Libya on the few that attacked the embassy's?

It's sort of like saying we should go to war and occupy Afghanistan because some militants hijacked a plane and crashed it into the towers.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:40 PM
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No

There is no reason to declare war on any nation at the moment.



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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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So you're blaming the whole country of Egypt/Libya on the few that attacked the embassy's?

It's sort of like saying we should go to war and occupy Afghanistan because some militants hijacked a plane and crashed it into the towers. I don't even get the logic behind these types of thoughts. They must come from bloodthirsty people because it doesn't compute in my brain.


I don't often agree with you, but you are spot on in your statement! Kinda like blaming the bees for stinging the hell out of someone who knocked down their bee hive!?


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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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It's weird to see people on ATS rooting for the war on terror. I thought all the members already knew this whole thing was a sham to make profits for war corps and maintain regional power.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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Originally posted by thepresident
Obama should blow up all 15 nations that have people protesting!

They are taking away your freedoms!

S+F
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Which 'freedoms' are they taking away? and whom are 'they'?...

Or did you mean the freedoms taken away with the Patriot Act??



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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Started apologizing to the world.
Can't ever admit the war on terrorism ever existed hell changed the name to "man caused disasters"
Missing over half of Presidential daily security breifings,

Yeah Obama is weak

Announcing troop withdrawls asisine rules of engagement in theatre you can't get any more clueless.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
So you're blaming the whole country of Egypt/Libya on the few that attacked the embassy's?



Hmmmm......

Is it NOT Terrorism? Thats the first question, that should be answered. Second one should be our these Nations NOT supporting this type of rhetoric?

How much PROOF do you need? Or....How much PROOF will you deny?









“Our capital shall not be Cairo, Mecca or Medina. It shall be Jerusalem with God’s will. Our chants shall be: ‘millions of martyrs will march towards Jerusalem’,” prominent cleric Safwat Hagazy said, according to the video aired by Egypt’s religious Annas TV on Tuesday.



“The United States of the Arabs will be restored on the hands of that man [Mursi] and his supporters. The capital of the [Muslim] Caliphate will be Jerusalem with God’s will,” Hegazy said, as the crowds cheered, waving the Egyptian flags along with the flags of the Islamist Hamas group, which rules the Gaza Strip.


Jerusalem to become Egypt’s capital under Mursi’s rule, says Muslim cleric




posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:45 PM
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Obama never apologized to the world, stop spreading lies.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:46 PM
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I don't get what you want to do. You want to declare war on Egypt because some Islamists attacked the embassy?

Why? You like to kill people? Support the military industrial complex? Destroy whole nations?

Unless their military attacks the USA then it makes absolutely no sense to go to war with them. Actions from a few citizens does not represent the whole nation of Egypt.

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posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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Originally posted by cartenz
reply to post by sonnny1
 


The war on terrorism is a farce. Why would you want more bloodshed? Too many have already lost their lives fighting for this lie, why send more to their deaths?

If anything, shouldn't you be asking: 'Why hasn't Obama ENDED the war on terrorism?"



I could ask that question, but those who support Obama, would NEVER ask that question, as they will continue to support him, oblivious as they OVERLOOK his stance, and his failures. My personal Opinion? He is just like Bush. He has had a chance to do things differently, and help change the way the World sees and views America. What has really changed?

Thats all I ask.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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There is no question that Obama not only cowers from standing up to these countries, he is lost as to what should be done. Every night he goes to bed hoping these problems will just go away on their own, because he has no backbone, and just can't stand up to anyone, other than political opponents. Instead of responding to the terror attacks, the first thing he and his administration did was attack Romney for his statement. I found this statement in the article rather ironic:

Most of the Americans we lost that day had never considered the possibility that a small band of terrorists halfway around the world could do us such harm.

I would like to slightly change that statement to this:
Most Americans had never considered the possibility that one man named Obama could do us such harm.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
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I don't get what you want to do. You want to declare war on Egypt because some militants attacked the embassy?

Why? You like to kill people? Support the military industrial complex? Destroy whole nations?


WHEN did I say declare war on Egypt?



Way to make it up, Realspoke.........

He could have taken a tougher stance. Stop giving aid to these countries would be a start.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:48 PM
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Is that the best some people can come up with?

How bout those lies just told in this thread "war for proifts"

Petro China the worlds only trillion dollar oil company is making bank off the blood of the US
Mineral rights in Afghanistan as well as other European countries who didn't do crap.



posted on Sep, 16 2012 @ 04:52 PM
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Originally posted by sonnny1
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I could ask that question, but those who support Obama, would NEVER ask that question, ...



So you wont ask because you support Obama?


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