Obama’s Arab Spring becomes the Arab Winter

Lee Cary
American Thinker

The murder of Ambassador Stevens prompts a new question to Obama supporters: “How’s that Arab Spring thing workin’ out for ya?”

The horrific photo of Chris Stevens, who died in service to his country, is the new icon for Obama’s naïve Arab Spring mantra.

Back on May 19, 2011, in a speech on the Arab Spring, Obama said:

…In the face of these challenges, too many leaders in the region tried to direct their people’s grievances elsewhere. The West was blamed as the source of all ills, a half century after the end of colonialism. Antagonism toward Israel became the only acceptable outlet for political expression. Divisions of tribe, ethnicity and religious sect were manipulated as a means of holding on to power, or taking it away from somebody else.

But the events of the past six months show us that strategies of repression and diversion won’t work anymore. Satellite television and the Internet provide a window into the wider world – a world of astonishing progress in places like India, Indonesia and Brazil. Cell phones and social networks allow young people to connect and organize like never before. A new generation has emerged. And their voices tell us that change cannot be denied.

In Cairo, we heard the voice of the young mother who said, “It’s like I can finally breathe fresh air for the first time.”

In Sanaa, we heard the students who chanted, “The night must come to an end.”

In Benghazi, we heard the engineer who said, “Our words are free now. It’s a feeling you can’t explain.”…

Here’s the newest addition to his list of events: In Tripoli, we see the limp body of a dead American Ambassador…

…When a nation chooses to be governed by incompetent leadership, people die. It’s always been that way. It will always be that way. And that’s the way it is now, in America.

Read the entire article at the American Thinker.

Also, “Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others.”

… The full text of Obama’s statement, released today. Refer to the full context and to the place where it appears at the end of a timeline of statements — from various individuals, including Romney.

The article has a useful timeline of events and video.

Also,  Libyan Jihadists’ Free hand

In the wake of the murderous assault on the US consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Tuesday night, which killed US ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other embassy officials, comes this frank eyewitness account (hat tip, Diana West) from Sofian Kadura.

An airline pilot living in Benghazi, Mr. Kadura, who claimed to have fought with “the Freedom Fighter Libyan rebels,” insists “Islamists” from Ansar al-Sharia were responsible for the attack on the US consulate:

…armed Islamists had blocked off the streets. They had automatic rifles, RPGs, and big machine guns mounted on cars. It was obvious they were Islamists due to their long beards…

Read the whole thing.

Related: How to Behave During an Islamic Massacre A video by Andrew Klavan.

UpdateNo Security At Benghazi Consulate Except Locked Doors

Obama’s Chickens Have Come Home To Roost

Barack Hussein Obama’s strategy in dealing with radical Islamists around the world has been a long series of groveling, apologizing, and coddling.

He threw the U.S. and Israel’s long-time ally, Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, under the bus and has embraced the Muslim Brotherhood.

He involved us in an illegal war with Libya in overthrowing Gaddafi.

What has been the result of Obama’s policy of groveling to our enemies?

On the anniversary of 9/11, a mob stormed the embassy in Egypt and desecrated our flag.

A mob at the embassy in Libya dragged out the U.S. ambassador—Christopher Stevens—suffocating him and then parading his dead body around the crowd.

They then burnt the embassy to the ground.

Is this the “Hope” that Obama promised us?…

The article continues, with video, at the link.

Also, Not a Neighborly Day in the Brotherhood  Yesterday’s embassy stoning sets the stage for Egyptian President Morsi’s upcoming visit to the U.S.

…For a number of reasons the Morsi visit is important. Even if one is hesitant to blame the Obama Administration for badly calibrating the U.S. response to last year’s “Arab Spring” uprising and the revolution in Egypt, it appears that this newly elected president is ready to bring Egypt into a full embrace of radical Islam, with stronger ties to Iran, and, as the embassy-storming indicates, a very different relationship with America …

So Much for Obama’s Muslim Outreach

The eleventh anniversary of the attacks of September 11th will be remembered not only as the day Muslims in Egypt and Libya stormed our embassies and consulates but for our sad, pathetic, weak and apologetic response to it as so well illustrated this morning by Ross Kaminsky.

For those of us who are old enough to remember, it is reminscient of what happened at the American Embassy in Tehran in 1979. While no hostages were taken there were fatalities including our Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. For those of you not old enough to remember, this could be our future and if we don’t want this to be our future then the time to change things would be now.

Well, so much for President Obama’s Muslim outreach which he embarked upon in earnest in Cairo in June 2009…

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