September 11, 2012

"If your freedom of speech has no limits, may you accept our freedom of action."

Graffiti.

32 comments:

John Lynch said...

Fine. Close the embassy and leave.

Egypt hates us. That's their choice. We don't have to pander to it.

SomeoneHasToSayIt said...

Our response to them should be:

"We were preparing a response when we realized, as Clint pointed out the other night, it is physically impossible to pull it off."

Paul Zrimsek said...

"Before you praise freedom of action too loudly, picture to yourself what our freedom of action would look like."

Christopher said...

I assume that Obama no longer wants to take credit for the "Arab Spring".

Michael K said...

I agree with them that they have freedom of action. So do we. Close the embassy and leave. No more money to the army. Let them starve. They will pretty quickly as they are grossly insufficient in grain.

As for Libya, we can leave there too. They can eat their oil.

Fen said...

Never understood why Islam didn't launch their attacks against Hollywood instead of NYC.

Prob b/c they know Hollywood keeps America weak.

Hari said...

Consider this to be radical Islam's corollary to the "fighting words doctrine."

With these guys it's not enough to commit violence against the speaker himself. They need to commit violence against the government that allows the speaker to speak.

Smilin' Jack said...

""If your freedom of speech has no limits, may you accept our freedom of action.""

We'll see your freedom of action, and raise you freedom of action + drones.

edutcher said...

Someone ought to remind them their freedom of action ends at our embassy gates.

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William said...

It's a nice touch that they pull this demo off on 9/11. The proper question isn't "why do they hate us" but "why do they want us to hate them?". I don't understand what they think the upside of this is?....Bring back the Mamelukes. When Egypt was run by castrated Albanian slaves, that was the true golden age. Egypt will never again be prosperous or happy until they are ruled by castrated Albanian slaves.

edutcher said...

There's also the British rejoinder to the practice of suttee, "We also have a custom, hanged by the neck until you are dead. If you observe your custom, we shall observe ours".

Revenant said...

Obama currently has the lead in the Presidential race, but it is a close thing that could go either way.

This could be a good "Sister Souljah" moment for him. If he got on TV and said something along the lines of "the US government will make no apology for the free speech of American citizens, and will make no concessions to those so demand one" -- I think he'd lock up the race.

Hell, I'd vote for him. If only because I am sick. to. death. of American Presidents kissing foreign Muslim ass just because those barbarians missed out on the age of enlightenment.

Big Mike said...

Hey! Burning the US flag is constitutionally protected free speech.

Isn't there a Muslim proverb along the lines of don't pull on the tiger's tail unless you are prepared to deal with his teeth? Someone ought to paint that alongside the "freedom of action" graffiti.

edutcher said...

Given that the cutthroats also invaded the US consulate in Benghazi and murdered an American, does this give anyone else not only Carteresque vibes, but Clintonian ones as well?

Revenant said...

Obama currently has the lead in the Presidential race, but it is a close thing that could go either way.

This could be a good "Sister Souljah" moment for him


Frankly, I don't think he has the equipment for one.

Hell, I'd vote for him. If only because I am sick. to. death. of American Presidents kissing foreign Muslim ass just because those barbarians missed out on the age of enlightenment

He doesn't kiss them.

But he will bow to them.

And, whether anybody likes it or not, I think he is very aware of his position in Sharia as a Moslem.

Paul said...

You know, it's beginning to look like Jimmy Carter's foreign policy over there.

And you gents do remember what happed.

So the circle is complete. A Carter economy and a Carter foreign policy.

Just wonderful, isn't it?

tiger said...

What's the over/under that Obama will apologize tomorrow.

The State Department should have politely told them to GFT but they have even less backbone that Obama.

As for Carter, if that weak-willed appeasing pantie-waist had told Iran they had 2 hours to release the hostages or Iran would bombed and then DID IT I think many of the problems of the past 30 years would not exist.

Carnifex said...

Zero will just bow to the muj horde...and then spread his ass cheeks for deeper penetration. Because, as you all know, he likes it.

It's 3 a.m. and the phone is ringing.

Alex said...

Do you notice that garage/shiloh/Ritmo never ever comment on these stories?

Synova said...

"We'll see your freedom of action, and raise you freedom of action + drones."

LOL!

Cogent! :)

el polacko said...

so far, krauthammer has had the best reply to the egyptians: "go to hell".

AndyN said...

Revenant said...

This could be a good "Sister Souljah" moment for him. If he got on TV and said something along the lines of "the US government will make no apology for the free speech of American citizens, and will make no concessions to those so demand one" -- I think he'd lock up the race.


"We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others," the U.S. embassy said in its statement.

While not technically an apology, it's damn close. It's my understanding that ambassadors serve at the pleasure of the President. I would hope that the embassy wouldn't be issuing statements to the press without the approval of the ambassador. I'll be absolutely stunned if the President either rescinds that statement or removes the person who authorized it. The idea that he might actually come out and state unequivocally that the US won't apologize for US citizens exercising their right to free speech is laughable.

Mary Beth said...

Now they've said, "The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government."

Revenant said...

Perhaps in a few more days the White House will get around to telling us what their views *are*.

rhhardin said...

Islam is an organized crime culture.

Paddy O said...

Because they understand freedom of speech having limits, they insist that we must submit to their actions.

It's freedom vs. submission. One side has to submit to the other, essentially.

Paco Wové said...

"Before you praise freedom of action too loudly, picture to yourself what our freedom of action would look like"

Well, it would be nice if it were something other than grovelling and "now now, don't be mean to us, please". But I won't hold my breath.

You would hope that killing ambassadors would generate some kind of non-pathetic response.

Anglelyne said...

You see, children, this is why "multiculturalism" is bullshit.

Cultures can be rock-bottom incompatible. Free speech is a perfect example. It's a culture-bound concept, centuries in the making, embedded in a whole host of implicit social assumptions. It sure as hell ain't some "universal right", whatever the idiots at State blither on about, or how many UN manifestos gas on about an idea most people don't really "get".

Cretinous Western universalists, of course, don't see the obvious incompatibility of some cultural foundations. Since they're ideologically committed to a really, really, really poorly thought-out universalism + multiculturalism, they have to endlessly deceive themselves trying to square the circle of a universal code. So it all ends, inevitably, with them giving away the farm. One of the great ironies of history is that the crusade for "universal human rights" will leave stubborn particularist cultures intact, while Western Man is stripped of his own traditional cultures, freedom of speech included.

Clyde said...

The Muzzies had better watch out for Newton's Third Law*. It's a bitch!

* - "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction."

Paco Wové said...

Historical fact of the day: the last U.S. Ambassador killed in the line of duty was Adolph Dubs, killed in 1979 in Kabul. Make whatever historical parallels from that you wish...

Calypso Facto said...

From the article:

Although it was not clear which film prompted the protests...

Message fail.

AndyN said...

Mary Beth said...

Now they've said, "The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect the views of the United States government.


Fine, the President rescinded the embassy's statement, then personally said this...
Appearing with Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the White House Rose Garden, Obama said: “We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, but there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence.

If you reject the right to free speech, you have no business being President of the United States.