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U.S. Ambassador Rice: Of Course Americans Aren't Unpopular in the Middle East
Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2012 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 09/17/2012 7:42:52 AM PDT by Kaslin

It seems the administration is hell bent on sticking with the "this isn't about America, it's about a film," argument when it comes to increasing violence from radical Islamists around the world. Despite images of rioters burning in effigy the American flag and photos and dolls representing President Obama in dozens of countries around the world, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice said over the weekend that America isn't "impotent" in the Middle East and that the popularity of the United States hasn't been degraded.

After showing Rice a map of protests in 33 countries around the world in recent days, I asked Rice, “President Obama pledged to repair America’s relationships with the Muslim world. Why does the U.S. seem so impotent? And why is the U.S. even less popular today in some of these Muslim and Arab countries than it was four years ago?”

“We’re not impotent, we’re not even less popular, to challenge that assessment,” Rice said in response. “What happened this week in Cairo, in Benghazi and many other parts of the region was a result, a direct result, of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with, which we have made clear is reprehensible and disgusting.”

Apparently, the burning of Americans flags just isn't a strong enough indicator for this administration to understand what's really going on here.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: 911iisundaytalkshows; arabspring; islamicextremists; obamalies; statedeptcoverup; susanrice; susanricelies
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1 posted on 09/17/2012 7:42:57 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin
U.S. Ambassador Rice: Of Course Americans Aren't Unpopular in the Middle East

Interesting phrasing, but exactly which planet is she referring to?

2 posted on 09/17/2012 7:45:26 AM 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: The Sons of Liberty

Maybe she meant “Americans” like Obama.


3 posted on 09/17/2012 7:47:18 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Kaslin

There was video on Fox this morning of militant Muslims in Pah-kee-stan burning a picture of Obama ...or maybe it was Alfred E. Newman.


4 posted on 09/17/2012 7:47:35 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Kaslin

The title should read:

U.S. Ambassador Rice: Of Course American’s money not Unpopular in the Middle East


5 posted on 09/17/2012 7:48:22 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Kaslin

that isn’t really what the administration is saying. rice’s comments, taken together with carney’s statement about the attacks not being about administration policy can only boil down to one thing:

the administration is saying, “this isn’t about us obamites. they love us. it’s the rest of you bass-ackwards americans that they hate”.

watch and listen. see if that isn’t the consistent theme running just beneath the surface.


6 posted on 09/17/2012 7:48:46 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

So, when does Ambassador Susie plan to embark on a good will tour so the muslim peoples can show her how much they admire obama and the USA? Maybe she could travel with Cankles and Huma, the mother of all Weiners


7 posted on 09/17/2012 7:49:08 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

It’s called : “ DIPLOSPEAK “ i.e. all BS, all the time.


8 posted on 09/17/2012 7:49:53 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: JohnBrowdie

“this isn’t about us obamites. they love us. it’s the rest of you bass-ackwards americans that they hate”.

See, there are some “shared values” between muslims and the current administration- they all despise America and Americans


9 posted on 09/17/2012 7:52:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Kaslin

Today in “Pok-e-ston” they’re burning pictures of Obama while chanting “Obama, Obama, we are all Osama”.

I guess they didn’t get the WH memo.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 7:52:09 AM PDT by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

What a tool this woman is. Worse, she actually believes what she’s saying.


11 posted on 09/17/2012 7:52:42 AM PDT by jagusafr
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To: Kaslin

It seems the administration is hell bent on sticking with the “this isn’t about America, it’s about a film,” argument


What alternate universe do these creatures come from? They are so freaking arrogant that they actually believe people will believe that crap instead of what they are seeing on tv. And the stinking, lap dog media echos it.


12 posted on 09/17/2012 7:53:19 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: DonaldC

This “ambassador” looks like one of Napolitano’s girls.


13 posted on 09/17/2012 7:57:11 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kaslin; vette6387; Old Sarge; gonzo; flat; unkus; freekitty; Free ThinkerNY; justiceseeker93; ...

I would advise Ambassador Rice to walk the streets of Libya or Egypt and suck up the love and take Barry, Pelosi, Reid, and Boxer along for the love feast.


14 posted on 09/17/2012 7:57:54 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Kaslin

The Romney campaign should be jumping all over this - any administration that doesn’t even recognize a terrorist attack when it hits them in the face should NOT be in charge of anything.

Remember “connecting the dots”? These dots came to them already connected and they didn’t see it!


15 posted on 09/17/2012 7:58:51 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: ExTexasRedhead

BTTT


16 posted on 09/17/2012 7:59:22 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: jagusafr
"Americans aren't unpopular"

I arrived at a completely different conclusion after getting off my flight in Kuwait. Later reinforced when regular Iraqis were allowed in the Green Zone.

But what do I know...?

17 posted on 09/17/2012 7:59:44 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: Kaslin

We are truly living in a George Orwell dystopia here. Down is up, black is white, coming is going.


18 posted on 09/17/2012 8:02:53 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: Kaslin; All

incredibly blatant liar!
Pew polls have shown for years, how much Muslims hate us, all over the world. and it has gotten WORSE under Obama!
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http://townhall.com/tipsheet/kevinglass/2012/09/13/americas_reputation_in_the_muslim_world_is_worse_than_ever

A Pew Research Center Global Attitudes Project poll completed in June showed that in places like Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Pakistan, U.S. favorability is lower now than it was at the end of President Bush’s tenure.
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http://www.danielpipes.org/3706/pew-poll-on-how-muslims-think
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http://www.pewglobal.org/2011/07/21/muslim-western-tensions-persist/
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2672357/posts
Egyptians Hate America and Want Islamic Rule (Zogby, Pew Polling Data)
http://ronbosoldier.blogspot.com/2007/05/pew-poll-exposes-muslim-hate-for.html
The Pew Poll Exposes Muslim Hate For America


19 posted on 09/17/2012 8:03:04 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

The non-Christian and non-Jewish elements in the Middle East despise America for what it is, that is, not Muslim.

The Noble Islamic Gentlemen, given exceptional respect, are all the more extraordinary in that they have done very little to EARN that respect, and have, in fact, attempted in every way and at every opportunity to heap upon themselves a well-deserved reputation for being liars, murderers, thieves and generally unreliable people.

Scorpions and vipers have a more well-developed conscience and sense of decency. At least, if one stays out of range of their stinging apparatus. But militant Islamic Jihadists, they have to make predatory attacks, it is a categorical imperative, infiltrating and damaging perceived enemies at close range, the world’s ultimate knife fighters, coming in by stealth and guile, only so they may be close enough to work their treachery.

The world grows weary of this mendacity.


20 posted on 09/17/2012 8:09:03 AM PDT by alloysteel (Something like 95% of the personal woe in this world is self-induced.)
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To: JohnBrowdie

Truth:

“...the administration is saying, “this isn’t about us obamites. they love us. it’s the rest of you bass-ackwards americans that they hate”.

watch and listen. see if that isn’t the consistent theme running just beneath the surface.”

Up is down and down is up for Obamaites.

If you are a tourist, avoid all the Middle East and North Africa as it is not safe at all. If your job requires travel to these areas, ask for protection and get life insurance that includes assassination and kid napping so your family is provided for after you are gone.


21 posted on 09/17/2012 8:11:38 AM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

By middle east I assume she must be referring to Virginia, North and South Carolina areas of the United States. She’d be correct.


22 posted on 09/17/2012 8:12:10 AM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: jagusafr

I agree...a total Kool Aid drinker for sure. Go to Breitbart and watch the video of the Ambassador being dragged down the street and finally killed. It doesn’t take much to understand who hates who and it wasn’t due to some silly film made in California that made them MAD!! The Muslim Brotherhood is calling the shots. President Obama and Hillary are jumping to the call....”how high??” they say. We and our Kool Aid drinking MSM will control this election and pick Obama as our leader again. He is the voice we use well. RIce is nothing but a tool that will be used to talk talk on the TV news shows by the Dims. Day by day it gets worse. Question...Who comes to a Muslim rally all decked out with an RPG and ammo??


23 posted on 09/17/2012 8:21:02 AM PDT by cousair
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To: Kaslin

The phrase, “aren’t unpopular” is a funny thing without context.

For instance,

“Lopez brand pinatas aren’t unpopular in Libya. People love hitting them with sticks until they die. In fact, the new Lopez brand “US Consulate” pinata has been a real hit!”


24 posted on 09/17/2012 8:24:37 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Kaslin; All
Thank God for Lt. Col. (Congressman) Allen West!!

The Congressman has studied the ideas of liberty upon which the American Republic was formed. From his own personal study and experience, he also understands the ideology which is threatening American liberty today--from within and without.

When Col. West speaks, he speaks with authority, not with the arrogant assumptions we hear from this President and his surrogates.

The very first pictures and sounds from demonstrators in Cairo on American TV last week were messages directed at the American President in response to a specific action and the object of that action--not a film, and not a filmmaker.

25 posted on 09/17/2012 8:30:32 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Kaslin

Then travel there without any security detail...


26 posted on 09/17/2012 8:41:15 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

They love us “to death.”


27 posted on 09/17/2012 8:41:14 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JudyinCanada

Remember the Ft Hood, workplace violence? Not a terrorist attack? This administration seems to delight in making excuses for Islam, it is past ridiculous.


28 posted on 09/17/2012 8:47:48 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Kaslin

“Wait’ll Otis sees us, he LOVES us!”


29 posted on 09/17/2012 8:52:14 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Kaslin
The 0bama Administration is playing both the RACE card
and the GENDER card by sending out Amb Rice to cover for Hildebeast.

Anyone other than Col. West would have been
seen as picking on the Black Girl.

The person responsible for Foreign Policy and
operation of Embassies and Consulates is Hildebeast.


30 posted on 09/17/2012 8:52:35 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: Kaslin; Revolting cat!

The Islamonazis who raped an American journalist during the Egyptian Arab Spring thought it was just another FREE LOVE love-in.


31 posted on 09/17/2012 9:04:45 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

She won’t.


32 posted on 09/17/2012 9:19:32 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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Who is Susan Rice? She worked in the Clinton... administration

In a 2002 op-ed piece in the Washington Post, former Ambassador to Sudan Timothy M. Carney and news contributor Mansoor Ijaz implicated Rice and counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke in missing an opportunity to neutralize Osama bin Laden while he was still in Sudan in 1996.

(from wikipedia)

33 posted on 09/17/2012 9:20:54 AM PDT by THE UNDISPUTED TRUTH ("Obama, we are all Osama." This is the chanting of the perpetrators.)
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To: Kaslin
The most important part of diplomacy is sincerity.
Once you lean to fake that you're all set.
Our administration does not even know how to fake it well.
You can't make a statement that both friend and foe know is blatant BS and hope to be believed, no matter how well you practiced your sincere face and voice in front of the mirror.

34 posted on 09/17/2012 9:24:39 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Kaslin

Danger, danger.

Her coefficient of bimboness is increasing at an exponential rate.

Take cover, take cover...bimbo eruption eminent.


35 posted on 09/17/2012 10:25:48 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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