By: Jeffrey Klein
Political Buzz Examiner
Is it reasonable to believe that the random acts of [war], violence and murder against United States Embassies and staff in Egypt and Libya–as we here at home were paying homage to the thousands of dead U.S. civilians on the 11th anniversary of “9/11”–were ‘spontaneously’ ignited by several short, ‘C’ movie trailers (which I have watched) posted on YouTube six months ago?
And in just three days, according to an Associated Press article today, these ‘riots and attacks’–not protests–have spread to a total of 20 Muslim countries, across the rest of North Africa, through the Middle East and into Southeast Asia?
No–but that is what we are being sold.
In reality, all Americans can see that the ‘unexpected’ events of this past week clearly show there is no captain’s hand on the tiller of the U.S. ‘ship of state,’ as Barack Obama abdicated the Oval Office sometime last fall, making his real ‘job-one’ the campaign trail and fund raising events–the only things for which he has ever shown any savvy.
A further indication is that President Obama has been AWOL from more than half of his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) — the meeting at which he is briefed on the most critical intelligence threats to the country, according to Marc Thiessen’s September 10, 2012 Washington Post article.
During his first 1,225 days in office, Obama attended his PDB just 536 times (43.8 percent); but since the beginning of 2011 he has attended just over 38 percent. By contrast, George W. Bush almost never missed his daily intelligence meeting.
And to top it off, Obama refused to make time to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is traveled to the U.S.–because he had a ‘scheduling conflict’–he was attending a fund raiser with Jay Z and Beyonce in New York.
This explains how Barack Obama and the State Department were caught ‘flat-footed’ by the events of this past week, and as more information is becoming available the more unflattering it is becoming.
For example, it is confirmed that a top al-Qaeda operative was spotted in the ‘mob’ outside the U.S. Embassy Cairo.
Also, post-battle analysis of the attack on the U.S. Mission in Libya that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens, a staff member and two former Navy SEALS hired to provide security, indicates that it was a prior-planned and well executed military assault–possibly by members of al-Qaeda or related entities.
Equally disturbing is recent reporting by The Independent, referenced in Jason Howerton’s article in The Blaze yesterday.
Senior diplomatic sources say the U.S. State Department had credible information, 48 hours prior to the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya and the embassy in Cairo, that American locations may be targeted, however, no warnings were issued, no ‘lock-down’ orders given.
Finally, it is clear that Barack Obama’s foreign policy in the Muslim world is not working, when the clerics in the mosques all over that world appear to hate the United States even more than before, according to reporting in an Associated Press article today.
At the U.S. Embassy in Tunisia, local police chased hundreds of ‘protesters’ out and took down another Muslim black flag raised upon the pole where the now burned American flag once hung.
Then, moving south into Sudan, a fiery prominent sheik named Mohammed Jizouly inflamed his flock and urged them to storm the U.S. Embassy in Sudan during his Friday state radio broadcast of Muslim prayers, pronouncing…
America has long been an enemy to Islam and to Sudan.
Finally, Rifaei Taha, a leader in Egypt’s Jihad group holding a conference in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, proclaimed that anyone who “defamed” the prophet should be killed. Then, he called on Egypt’s newly elected President, Mohammed Morsi to cut relations with U.S. by saying…
I appeal to President Mohammed Morsi to cut our relations with those monkeys and pigs.
Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, made this clear observation about President Obama and the gang in Chicago, in a FOXNews article today…
They’ve got to get out of campaign mode and get into leadership mode … and they really haven’t done it in this situation.
However, a majority of Americans would probably say that Barack Obama never got into a ‘leadership mode’ since his inauguration.