By Mr. Curmudgeon:
ABC News reports that the U.S. embassy in Beirut is destroying classified material anticipating a breach of its walls by Arab Spring demonstrators. And they sent Lebanese employees home early, probably to avoid possible “friendly fire” occurring within the embassy walls. They have every reason to fear. Hezbollah terrorists are standing outside the walls with the protestors.
It should be occurring to the Obama administration by now that there is little daylight separating the terrorist from the Islamic protestor these days. The embassy also suspended its Fullbright and English Language Fellow programs “because of the deteriorating security situation and the increased possibility of attacks against U.S. citizens,” said the U.S. State Department.
Meanwhile in Jakarta, Indonesia, perpetually angry Muslims threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at America’s diplomatic mission, going so far as to set a nearby fire truck’s hose alight.
A spokesman for the Front of Islamic Defenders said his followers will “continue to protest until the U.S. government takes proper legal actions against them,” by which he meant those that produced the anti-Muhammad video “Innocents of Muslims” – now playing on YouTube.
The U.S. government, from the White House to the State Department, continues to denounce the inflammatory video and reiterate it had nothing to do with its production. This only inflames the passions of Islamic protestors because they already know that. What they are demanding is that the U.S. government remove the film from public view, punish those responsible for it and make sure nothing like this happens again. They simply want America to operate like the autocratic regimes they live under. Is that too much to ask?
It’s the kind of power movie critic Roger Ebert can only dream of.
With that in mind, John Nolte at Breitbart asks, “If the poorly produced and laughably bad trailer for ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ results in chaos, murder, and the burning of foreign outposts all throughout the Middle East, how much rioting and mayhem is a big-budgeted, slickly produced, Oscar-bait blockbuster celebrating the death of the leader of al-Qaeda going to cause?”
The film in question is “Zero Dark Thirty,” which details the action-filled events that culminated in Navy Seals taking the life of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Just in passing, Islamic rioters stormed the U.S. consulate in Karachi on Monday, claiming one life.
Classified details concerning the Pakistan raid were leaked by the White House to Hollywood filmmakers. The president’s men were anxious to have a blockbuster campaign commercial – I mean, action-adventure film – released ahead of Election Day – I mean, the holidays.
Back in Libya, CNN reported that American Ambassador John Christopher Stevens may have been killed by a pro-al Qaeda group following a call by its leader Ayman al-Zawahiris to “revenge … the death in June of senior Libyan member of the terror group Abu Yahya al-Libi.”
Now a big international film release is about to rub the Islamic World’s nose in a Hollywood valentine to Obama; written in the blood of the “martyred” bin Laden. In the words of Hillary Clinton, that’s just plain “disgusting and reprehensible.”
Meanwhile in Gaza, Palestinians, who danced in the streets when hearing America was attacked on 9/11, burned an effigy of the president last Friday in protest of the anti-Muslim feature – the short 13-minute video, not the soon-to-be-released feature-length film showing our heroic president giving the okay to grease bin Laden.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think anything is going to stand in the way of “Zero Dark Thirty” hitting theaters this December. It’s an integral part of Obama’s re-election campaign. And if the world burns, I’m sure the president will think it’s well worth the “shared sacrifice.”