|Cartoon from Independent Journal Review|
With protests now happening in dozens of locations and the 14 minute film Mohammed Movie trailer "Innocence of Muslims" being cited as the cause for the Muslim extremists attacking American embassies and consulates across the world, it is easy for the media to focus there and not continue to remind viewers and readers that the initial attacks in Egypt and Libya started on September 11, 2012.
September 11, 2001, a date etched into the memories of anyone old enough to remember watching the clips, shown over and over again of planes, hijacked by Muslim terrorists and flown into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and one downed in Pennsylvania by brave passengers to prevent hijackers from slaughtering even more than the 3,000 people killed that day.
There is no doubt that the dozens of violent anti-American Muslim protests still happening across the world since then, continued today, are by Muslim extremists attacking American interests across the world and killing innocent people, are because they were offended by the movie trailer that portrays Mohammed as a womanizer, child molester and ruthless killer.
Protests have spread from Egypt and Libya and now have been reported in Australia, Germany, Tunisia, more in Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Afghanistan, Gaza, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey England, Israel, Nigeria, Malaysia, Bangladesh and India among other locales, just to name a few from CNN.
Does anyone truly believe that a clip that had been up for over 2 months (see here), coincidentally became known in time to spark worldwide anti-American protests on September 11, the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil?
Via another CNN report:
Militants on Tuesday, the anniversary the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, attacked the consulate in Benghazi, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.Libyan officials believe it was a planned assault that used a protest over a film mocking the Prophet Mohammed as a diversion. Rage over the film across the Muslim world has made the region dangerous terrain for Westerners.
This was a preplanned terrorist attack against America and American embassies, no matter where they are located, are considered American soil and just yesterday, photos showed an al-Qaeda flag flying over the U.S. embassy in Tunisia, while Barack Obama was attending yet another campaign event in Washington.
Reports say the State Department is in chaos and now they say they won't answer any more questions about the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans until the investigation into the incident is complete.
"I'm going to frustrate all of you, infinitely, by telling you that now that we have an open FBI investigation on the death of these four Americans, we are not going to be in a position to talk at all about what the U.S. government may or may not be learning about how any of this this happened -- not who they were, not how it happened, not what happened to Ambassador Stevens, not any of it -- until the Justice Department is ready to talk about the investigation that's its got," State Department spokeswoman Victorian Nuland told reporters late Friday afternoon.What Americans are looking at right now, is a sustained terrorist attack against America that started on 9-11-12 and using a movie clip, which I will repeat was uploaded over 2 months ago, to recruit more terrorists to carry on attacks against America.
"So I'm going to send to the FBI for those kinds of questions and they're probably not going to talk to you about it," she said.
Barack Obama, since the day after this terrorist attack began, has flown to Vegas for a fundraiser on 9/12, attended a campaign event in Colorado on 9/13 and a campaign event in Washington at a private residence on 9/14. (Links for Obama's campaign events directly from the White House Schedule page)
Four days of continued terrorist attacks against America while Obama campaigned at three separate events on three of those days.
Bad optics Barack.
[Update] 9/17/12] Six days now and according to Obama's schedule he will be attending his fifth campaign event. Media still focused on Romney.