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'Obama's Middle East Policy Is in Ruins'
http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/german-press-review-on-middle-east-violence-against-us-embassies-a-855835.html ^

Posted on 09/14/2012 5:05:37 PM PDT by TigerClaws

After days of protests over an anti-Islam film, American diplomatic missions in the Middle East and North Africa were braced for further violence after Friday prayers. The US put its overseas missions on high alert.

Germany has closed its embassies in a number of Muslim-majority countries in fear of attacks. "We are observing how the security situation develops with great attentiveness and we have increased security precautions at a number of foreign missions," a spokesman for the German Foreign Office told SPIEGEL ONLINE. Embassies in North Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan are believed to be among those affected.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events; Russia; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; germany; russia; sourcetitlenoturl; unitedkingdom; waronterror
But I thought Europeans loved Obama?.
1 posted on 09/14/2012 5:05:39 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Accurate:

“Obama was naive to believe that one only needed to adopt a new tone and show more respect in order to dispel deep-seated reservations about the free world. In practice, the policies of the Obama administration in the region were not as naive as they may have seemed at times, and the Americans have always been much more involved in the Middle East than the passive Europeans. But Washington has provided the image of a distracted superpower in the process of decline to the societies there. This image of weakness is being exploited by Salafists and al-Qaida, who are active in North Africa from Somalia to Mali.”

“One thing is clear: If jihadists believe they can attack American installations and kill an ambassador on the anniversary of Sept. 11, then America’s deterrent power has declined considerably. For a superpower, it is not enough just to want to be loved. You have to scare the bad guys to keep them in check.”


2 posted on 09/14/2012 5:06:55 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws
In ruins? Or maybe proceeding according to plan.

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3 posted on 09/14/2012 5:09:09 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: TigerClaws
But I thought Europeans loved Obama?.

I think they did, until they realized he is a dangerous fricking idiot.

4 posted on 09/14/2012 5:12:25 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: newheart

APPEASEMENT and APOLOGIES are not a Mid-East policy.

Muslims only understand Beheading, killings and enslavement.

AND THEY LOVE IT.

They raise their kids that as long as they kill others they are happy to die themselves.

They call these crazed a-wipes Martyrs. They are idiots.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 5:15:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: TigerClaws

Anyone who bows to Muslims is either beheaded by them or becomes their servant forever.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 5:17:14 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: TigerClaws
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7 posted on 09/14/2012 5:17:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: TigerClaws
For a superpower, it is not enough just to want to be loved. You have to scare the bad guys to keep them in check.”

I will always recall the comment from an unknown Syrian interviewed while sitting in a coffee shop in Damascus after our special forces blitzkrieg rout of the Taliban from Kabul in 2002: "Obviously it is not a good idea to upset the Americans."

That is what the "Arab Street" thought then. Now they know we are indecisive and nothing to be afraid of.

8 posted on 09/14/2012 5:22:31 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: cripplecreek

Nails it!

This is the story the MSM is ignoring. Entire Obama Doctrine failed.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 5:24:41 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

On the contrary, little barry bastard mooselimb’s ME policy is working beyond his wildest explectations, destroying world peace at a record pace!


10 posted on 09/14/2012 5:27:29 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: newheart

Absolutely proceding according to PLAN. Why else would he DO NOTHING when given a 48 hour in advance heads-up as to what was coming?!


11 posted on 09/14/2012 5:30:59 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: TigerClaws

first of all, it is not about an obscure anti-muslim film. funny how that trailer has been around for months and it didn’t come to light until sept 11.

a child could see through that stupid thought. tired of hearing all the news media believing what the fascist/marxist/nazi-islamists are telling them and swallowing it whole.

premeditated, looking for an excuse to riot and murder, and our stupid administration agrees with them and apologizes to them because someone exercised free speech.

what could expect from our muslim president. shut down the free speech rights of Americans.

Where was the left when some left wing idiot put a replica of Jesus on the Cross in a bottle of urine and called it art?

Where were they when the movie “ the temptation of Christ” was released?

they respect religion? not so. hypocrisy on parade, brought to you by the rats and liberals, and fascists and communists that inhabit the demorat party.

the destruction of middle east diplomacy presented to you by the smartest man in America, with the help of hitlery and mclaim.

blessings, bobo


12 posted on 09/14/2012 5:32:44 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: cripplecreek
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A little more context

13 posted on 09/14/2012 5:36:46 PM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: TigerClaws
That's what you get when you have Amateur Hour on the Potomoc. Barry thought that the muzzies would extend “ professional courtesy” to their fellow muzzie and Hildabeast sold the dims that she was “Madam co- president” when she rarely saw Bubba, much less had any influence on policy.

Just wait till Iran gets the bomb!

14 posted on 09/14/2012 5:38:28 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: bobo1

The liberals have no respect for Islam. They have jump lumped them int o their bag of victims, not realizing that radical Muslims have only contempt for them. Not just the actual terrorists but the heads of Muslim states. Islam is a warrior creed, which is why it won the admiration of so many British military men. But liberals refuse to admit this. They rant on about Joshua, not realizing that Mohammed was Joshua writ large. The story of the Bible is that as the people of Israel grew older, they were better and better instructed in the lessons of the Law. But to the Muslims, they cannot learn. The Koran is the final word, and that was said in the 7th Century. In their understanding, there is no progress.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 5:48:22 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: MHGinTN
On the contrary, little barry bastard mooselimb’s ME policy is working beyond his wildest explectations,

Not really
No way they expected this
Hillary is crying about how much we helped these people
Crazies in the streets are yelling "We are all Osamas and death to Obama
Obama bragging about getting Osama has him right on the top of their death list

This crap is way beyond the Useful Idiots in DC ability to control

16 posted on 09/14/2012 5:48:55 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: TigerClaws

There was some woman on “Special Report” tonight (along with Charles Krauthammer and Steven Hayes) and she was really tearing into Romney over his statements of the last few days. Steve had a pretty good response to her but I imagine she is typical of the mainstream media.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 5:56:17 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: uncbob
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18 posted on 09/14/2012 5:57:29 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RobbyS

I actually believe that the elimination of islam is necessary for the survival of civilization.

i would turn mecca and medina into a sea of glass, bulldoze down the dome of the rock and eliminate iran immediately.

no sense putting off tomorrow, what you can do today.

blessings, bobo


19 posted on 09/14/2012 5:59:17 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: All

We should refer to these attacks as the “9/11 Embassy Attacks” to make it clear this was a terrorist act and not about a stupid movie.


20 posted on 09/14/2012 6:08:24 PM PDT by yellowhammer
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To: yellowhammer

You’re exactly right.


21 posted on 09/14/2012 6:19:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: RummyChick

Yeah it was pretty evident what his sexual orientation was


22 posted on 09/14/2012 6:20:05 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: bobo1

You know... Bush could have done a lot of what you have described in the first couple of weeks after 9-11 and had most of the world on his side. We missed a real opportunity, and instead entered into this stupid war with no chance of winning.... and only getting our guys and gals shot up.


23 posted on 09/14/2012 6:22:46 PM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fHjvo6eRkI)
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To: TigerClaws

Since the overwhelming majority of people in the American news media are Democrats, you can’t count on them for objective news reporting. You have to go to European sources.

The best possible outcome would be the present news media withering and dying because the public ignores it.


24 posted on 09/14/2012 6:24:45 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: TigerClaws

More than a few Europeans like to bitch about America or talk America down. However, many of them will admit that they are glad the U.S. is there and they normally look to us (at least NATO did) to carry the heavy water and do the right thing.

That sentiment is changing as the new guard replaces the old guard that still carries the memories of WWII and the mentality of the Cold War. It is interesting to see how many young Europeans look at what we are doing and express disbelief. If not America, who?

Media coverage about our own nation is much better in Europe. The progressive papers in Europe don’t carry water for Obama and it shows in their coverage. I suggest anyone (who has not) read European papers online for a week and compare.


25 posted on 09/14/2012 6:32:30 PM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids will pay for it!)
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To: bobo1

first of all, it is not about an obscure anti-muslim film. funny how that trailer has been around for months and it didn’t come to light until sept 11


Yep. This is just a charade to whip idiots predisposed to certain behaviors into a frenzy. It worked very well on the mobs there, the media mob here, and our own state department and administration.


26 posted on 09/14/2012 6:36:01 PM PDT by volunbeer (Don't worry America, our kids will pay for it!)
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To: TigerClaws

To be honest this crap was started with killing a Saddam.
But it was 100% 0&Hillary fault for making a precedent out of it with Q-duffy.
Vermins has lost their fear to dictators - the only force able to make them to behave earlier.


27 posted on 09/14/2012 6:44:41 PM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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Thanks TigerClaws.


28 posted on 09/14/2012 8:18:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks TigerClaws.


29 posted on 09/15/2012 6:47:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: TigerClaws

———You have to scare the bad guys to keep them in check.”-—

Actually, to scare them you must actually kill them, lots and lots of them, with an odd wife and child thrown in here and there as collateral damage


30 posted on 09/15/2012 6:52:21 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: cunning_fish
Vermins has lost their fear to dictators - the only force able to make them to behave earlier.

Right. Take a look at the IQ studies done in moslem countries. They are collectively too stupid to understand freedom or democracy. They are only smart enough to be dangerous. And can only be controlled with an iron fist.

31 posted on 09/15/2012 8:29:36 AM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: TigerClaws
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32 posted on 09/15/2012 8:30:17 AM PDT by CodeToad (Be Prepared...They Are.)
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To: bigheadfred

Yep. These nations are huge ghettos. If you want to imagine an average ME country just imagine a Calofornia-sized Dertoit.
In fact Detroit could look (only look) like a nice place long ago being ruled like they used in ME.
Dictator could simply show-trial and execute gangsters as “enemies of the neighborhood”, he could convert some stadium to re-education camp amassing addicts there, he could have his kind of industrialization forcing food stamp class into abandoned factories to make some lo-tech cheap stuff.
After all of these done all he has is to get some paint and windows to renovate urban exterior and claim they are in paradise. And Flint right next to it as a small stinking piece of Zionist decadence in need to be liberated:)
That couldn’t be that much better but you could certainly safely visit a place and peope around couldn’t complain about lawless Detroiters.


33 posted on 09/15/2012 4:19:53 PM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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To: kjam22

ya know, i am not a nation builder and do not believe in it and some nations are not ready for a “democracy”, which i do not agree with that word whatsoever.

has to be a constitutional republic. democracy is an overused word by the left.

some of these idiots can only be controlled by a dictator. when they get out of line, you send some bombers over there like Reagan did to kadaffi, blow the hell out of them and dare them to do it again.

no sense sending troops over there to try to educate ignorant people to accept freedom. hell, we have a hard enough time trying to do that in the US.

i would have never sent a troop to die, in place of a bomb.

Blessings, bobo


34 posted on 09/15/2012 5:18:31 PM PDT by bobo1
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