Obama’s Egyptian friends attack U.S. embassy while he ices meeting with Israeli ally
Protesters affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Egypt’s capital Tuesday and brought down the American flag, replacing it with a black Islamist flag to protest a U.S.-produced film attacking the Prophet Muhammad. Hours later, armed men in eastern Libya also stormed the US consulate there and set it on fire as anger spread.
The protest was sparked by outrage over a video being promoted by a Christian campaigner in the U.S. who opposes the rise of Islamism, clips of which are available on the social website YouTube and dubbed in Egyptian Arabic. The video depicts Muhammad as a fraud, showing him having sex and calling for massacres.
Meanwhile, the White House has turned down an offer by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet with President Obama later this month. “I’m astounded that (Obama) cannot find the time,” former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said. “I don’t see it so much as a snub as a horrible, substantive mistake in American foreign policy.”
Myself, I see it as a snub and a mistake but then, I care about things like democracy, allies, sanity, and the survival of the West.