An Internet video little seen in the United States, but promoted by Qu’ran burning Pastor Terry Jones, which depicts the Prophet Muhammad [qcpn!] as a paedophile, has sparked widespread violence in North Africa. The violence in Benghazi, Libya has lead to the death of United States Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens in a rocket propelled grenade attack. Yesterday being 11 September, was a political press embargo day for both GOP candidate Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama, out of respect for those who lost their lives in the terror attacks eleven years ago.

When the cause of the violence in Cairo and Benghazi became known The White House remained silent seeking to gain more details about the scaling of the embassy walls in Cairo and the armed violence in Benghazi. The United States Embassy in Cairo issued the following statement prior to the violence in an effort to defuse anger about the film:

The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others

This statement was directed at Sam Bacile, a 52 year old Israeli-American real estate developer who wrote, filmed and produced the Muslim bashing film The Innocence of Muslims. However, the Romney campaign decided that this would be a golden opportunity, on 11 September a day of mourning for patritotic conservatives to attack the Obama administration for being “weak on Islam.” The Romney campaign issued this statement, which it states should have been held until 1 miniute after midnight this morning:

“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.”

This of course is chateaubriand with a rasher of bacon to the far right who are already in the Romney camp. Romney’s advisors miscalculated horribly, which is what political amateurs do, because the above statement was issued before it was known the ambassador and three others had been killed. This is not a gaffe it is political incompetence on the part of the Romney campaign as it was released to attack President Obama on 11 September. Are you listening undecided American voter? These are the people who want to drown America in another war of choice, this time with Iran, with no clear exit strategy. Haven’t you seen that movie before?

The Obama campaign responded to the Romney campaign early this morning in the form of an e-mail sent by campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt:

“We are shocked that, at a time when the United States of America is confronting the tragic death of one of our diplomatic officers in Libya, Gov. Romney would choose to launch a political attack.”

Sam Bacile, who is allegedly in hiding in fear of his life, has made no statements but Pastor Terry Jones vows to continue to press on and show clips of this obscure yet fatal film. This is the pastor’s right, but he has to keep in mind, in light of the events in Benghazi and Cairo that bigoted actions can have a brutal cost, globally, in the digital age. I would say that inciting people to riot and do violence is a crime and because of this Sam Bacile and Pastor Terry Jones are responsible by their incitement of those offended by this “film” and they both should be arrested and charged with depraved indifference. Both men sought this sort of violence and they sought fame in their communities for being so vehemently anti-Islam. They should now both reap what they have sown.

Qu’ul cuda praedex nihil!

Sarah Bloch, D.S.V.J., J.F., O.Q.H [Jur.]
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  1. Sarah,

    It’s even worse than that. The original statement from the State Dept. was issued BEFORE the the protests. This was, no doubt, an effort to defuse a tense situation. It is a bald-faced lie that Obama sympathized with the attackers. When that statement was issued there WERE no attackers.

    Mitt Romney owes an apology to Obama, to the families of those killed, and to the entire United States diplomatic corps.

    • sarahbloch Says:

      Ser Daryl as always you are spot on. Romney does owe the families of the four dead in Benghazi a public apology for politicizing this tragedy. I’d like your opinion on the filmmaker and the religious nut that wants to be the leader of a 21st Century crusade.

      • Thanks for the kind words, Sarah. I always look forward to your commentary.

        As for the pastor and the film-maker, I hope there is a special circle in Hell reserved for those who intentionally fan flames this way. What possible good could ever come out of it? The riots in Libya and Egypt were entirely predictable. Stupid, but predictable. This kind of “free speech” really is no better than shouting “Fire!” in a movie theater.

      • sarahbloch Says:

        Or opening fire in a movie theater for that matter.

  2. There may be no anti-Islamic movie at all
    Some interesting and convincing points are made. By Dan Murphy, Staff writer / September 12, 2012

    The online 14-minute clip of a purportedly anti-Islamic movie that sparked protests at the US embassy in Cairo and and the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya is now looking like it could have been ginned up by someone sitting a basement with cheap dubbing software.

  3. Spellreflekt Says:

    I wonder how long till we find out Jones is in fact a snitch of informant of some kind? His actions are that both a psychopath and provacateur.

    • sarahbloch Says:

      I’ve wondered about that as well just as I’ve wondered if Clint Eastwood was a plant at the RNC by Ser Axelrod!

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