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Egypt Attack Doesn’t Show Anti-US Sentiment

From the Washington Examiner:

State Dept: Egypt attack doesn’t necessarily reflect growing anti-American sentiment

By Joel Gehrke | Tuesday Sept 11, 2012

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland cautioned reporters not to assume that the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo today reflected growing anti-American sentiment among the Egyptian people.

In response to a reporter’s comment that "it does seem as if there is a growing anti-American sentiment in Cairo," Nuland said, "I would urge you not to draw too many conclusions because we’ve also had some very positive developments in our relationship with Egypt."

See below for the reception the locals gave Hillary Clinton back in July, when she visited Egypt for the first time since the Muslim Brotherhood came to power.

Protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and tore down and desecrated the American flag, replacing it with a flag bearing the Islamic inscription, "There is no god but Allah."

Our news media and even this report seems to not realize that the flag in question is actually the official flag of Al Qaeda.

Moreover, according to Arab speakers who have watched the videos of the attack, the protesters also chanted: ‘We are all Osama bin Laden!’ And ‘Obama, we are here to sacrifice for Osama!’ All on the anniversary of 911.

They also expressed their hatred of the Coptic Christians, who they called "dogs." As this ‘protest’ was an attack on Coptic Christians, whom they say are behind the Mohammed film. For the record, September 11th is also the Coptic New Year. But our State Department personnel do not seem to be aware of any of this.

In fact, right before this attack the US Embassy in Cairo issued a press release that condemned attacks on ‘religious beliefs,’ meaning the anti-Mohammed film. But they never once noted the ongoing Egyptian Muslims attacks against the Coptic Christians.

Nuland pointed out that such protests are only possible because dictator Hosni Mubarak was thrown out of power. "So obviously, one of the things about the new Egypt is that protest is possible," she told reporters.

This was not a simple protest. This was an attack on US sovereign soil. You would think someone from the State Department would realize that. But then again, maybe not.

"Obviously we all want to see peaceful protest, which is not what happened outside the U.S. mission, so we’re trying to restore calm now.

It was inside the US mission, as well.

By the way, Ms. Nuland also said that the attack only involved a "relatively modest group of people." When in fact there are said to have been over 3,000 protesters.

But I think the bigger picture is one of the United States supporting Egypt’s democratic transition and the Egyptian Government very much welcoming and working with us on the support that we have to offer."

So they like our money. Who doesn’t?

By the way, regarding the lack of any anti-American sentiment in Egypt, just two months ago we noted this outpouring of love, via Reuters:

Egyptians pelt Clinton motorcade with tomatoes

By Arshad Mohammed [sic] | July 16, 2012

ALEXANDRIA, Egypt (Reuters) – Protesters threw tomatoes and shoes at U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s motorcade on Sunday during her first visit to Egypt since the election of Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

A tomato struck an Egyptian official in the face, and shoes and a water bottle landed near the armoured cars carrying Clinton’s delegation in the port city of Alexandria after she gave a speech on democratic rights.

A senior U.S. official said neither Clinton nor her vehicle, which was around the corner from the incident, were hit by the projectiles, which were thrown as U.S. officials and reporters walked to the motorcade after her speech.

Protesters chanted "Monica, Monica," a reference to the extra-marital affair conducted by Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, while in the White House…

Which, we have to admit, was a great idea for a chant.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Egypt Attack Doesn’t Show Anti-US Sentiment”

  1. Right of the People says:

    Yeah that spokesperson is right, they friggin’ love us. The Hildabeast should be used to getting receptions like that, I mean didn’t she have to dodge hostile gunfire on her arrival before?

    Here the heck were the Marine guards? I thought they provided security at all of our foreign installations or did Obi-Wan Oblowme yank them from Mooslimb countries so we don’t incite the locals? This wouldn’t have happened if there were a few Leathernecks around to deal with these mopes.

  2. ilzito guacamolito says:

    Were any warning shots fired? Were the Marines told to stand down? If so, whose politically correct idea was that? If not, what the hell went on there?

  3. bousquem25 says:

    There must be some insane logic running through the current administration that says not to put guards in the embassy aside from maybe two marines total in a country where a majority hate everything no islamic. If they are going to hire local guards instead of having a large contingent of marines so as not to offend the locals, you might as well just hire directly form some terrorist recruiting site or have no guards at all with signs stating where to go to kill the embassy staff and have piles of combustables and gasoline waiting for the protestors to burn the building.

  4. canary says:

    9/11 anniversary attacks by Cairo Egypt and Libya killing U.S. envoy Americans diplomats show’s Muslims hatred towards the U.S. has not dimmed in spite of U.S. aid towards democracy in ridding former muslim leaders.

    Note how AP follows other media headlines in not using U.S. or Americans when they are murdered by Muslims around the world. “others, personnel, foreign soldiers (U.S. & NATO soldiers) and the media still follows Obama’s order not to name or classify wounded U.S. Soldiers.

    Presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke of Obama not addressing the Cairo on Americans on the 9/11 anniversary and the Libya attack lead Obama to do his fundraising and campaigning from the WH.

    AP: Obama condemns attack that killed envoy, 3 others

    By Jim Kuhnehenn Sept 12 2011

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday the United States would “work with the Libyan government to bring to justice” those who killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans in an attack on the consulate in Benghazi.

    He spoke after Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney also condemned the attack but criticized the administration for its initial response to a separate incident on Tuesday, the breach of the U.S. embassy in Cairo.

    Stevens, 52, and three other Americans were killed when he and a group of embassy employees went to the consulate to try to evacuate staff as the building came under attack by a mob armed with guns and rocket propelled grenades.

    In his remarks, Obama said: “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification for this type of senseless violence, none.”

    Romney’s criticism appeared limited to an initial statement issued the previous day by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. He said it was “akin to an apology,” and that said as president, Obama bears responsibility for it. “They clearly sent mixed messages for the world,” he said of the administration.

    The U.S. Embassy in Cairo issued a warning to all Americans in Cairo early Tuesday morning that it expected there would be demonstrations in the general neighborhood of the embassy. When it became clear later in the day that there would be a demonstration outside the embassy, it issued the statement referenced by Romney.

    That statement said that the embassy “condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.” The statement was issued before protesters breached the embassy.

    Vice President Joe Biden, campaigning in Dayton, Ohio, said there is “no place in the civilized world” for the attacks and reinforced Obama’s vow to bring the killers to justice.

    Stevens is the first U.S. ambassador to be killed in an attack since 1979, when Ambassador Adolph Dubs was killed in Afghanistan. The State Department identified one of the other Americans killed Tuesday as Sean Smith, a foreign service information management officer.

    The White House said Obama was informed Tuesday night that Stevens was not accounted for and was notified Wednesday morning that he had been killed.

    U.S. officials said some 50 Marines were being sent to Libya to reinforce security at U.S. diplomatic facilities in the aftermath of the attack.

    The Marines are members of an elite group known as a Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team, whose role is to respond on short notice to terrorism threats and to reinforce security at U.S. embassies.

    The officials who disclosed the plan to send the Marines spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

    Stevens was a career diplomat who spoke Arabic and French and had already served two tours in Libya, including running the office in Benghazi during the revolt against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

    His State Department biography, posted on the website of the U.S. Embassy to Libya, says he “considers himself fortunate to participate in this incredible period of change and hope for Libya.”


    “Considered himself fortunate to participate in this incredible period of change and hope for Libya”

    After Obama highhandedly to aid Libya from air, Obama now has officials breaking security breaches
    announcing U.S. Troops on the ground risking their lives.

    Romney has proven he would make a better U.S. President & Chief of Command than Obama.

    Both terrorist attacks were done on the anniversary of 9/11 at a time the Obama administration should have given more protection to the U.S. than holding up in the WH bunker making campaign fundraising calls and making arrangements for his $40,000 a plate dinner at JayZ’s

  5. canary says:

    New Egypt President to change course and work with Hamas to take control of Israel border..

    The Times of Israel: Cairo agrees to host Hamas headquarters, Arabic daily says
    A year after leaving Damascus, Islamists reportedly find a new home

    By Elhanan Miller September 11, 2012,

    Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi meets Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Cairo, July 26 (photo credit: MOHAMMED AL-OSTAZ/Flash 90)

    London-based daily Al-Hayat reported Tuesday that Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood administration has agreed to open a Hamas office in eastern Cairo and establish a joint committee with Hamas to discuss issues of security along the Gaza-Egypt border.

    Hamas’s Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh will meet with his counterpart Hisham Kandil in Egypt on Thursday, the daily said.

    Al-Hayat reported that the new security committee will exchange intelligence information regarding the border area.

    During his visit to Cairo on Thursday, Haniyah will discuss the creation of a free trade zone near the Rafah Border Crossing and the connection of Gaza to a regional electric grid, rendering it independent of Israeli energy.


    Is Morsi going to be friends with the U.S. or the entire Middle-East that is taking over the world. ?

  6. Mithrandir says:

    Embassy attacked
    Bad economy
    High gas prices
    Helicopter crash in the desert
    Poor foreign policy

    If we had a good president, instead of apologizing for U.S. citizens exercising our freedoms, we should have mowed down any and all people who climbed over, jumped over, peeked over, or came within 50 meters of the embassy walls. I would have ordered an immediate bombing of the crowd to disperse them.

    We are PAYING for our military to protect our lives and our rights, not to allow them to stand down and apologize to whomever doesn’t like us.

    –Ft. Hood shooter still hasn’t been on trial, the batman shooter is in court right now…….screwed up world man.

  7. wirenut says:

    Mithrandir, Batman shooter was white, with a bad doo! No news here folk’s, Killing people trying to bring you out of the third world, makes more sense.
    We are not going to make it, as a species, if we allow this kind of trash to carry on. Even worse, to elect those that will not stand for the simple rules of God and nature makes me cringe. The time to stand up and be counted, is Now! Talk,talk,talk. You’re children’s futrue is at stake.

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