Germany Opines: "Obama's Middle East Policy Is in Ruins"

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Since the US media appears to have little if anything to say on the topic of the global anti-Pax Americana insurrection that does not devolve purely along pre-election party lines, here is what Germany thinks.

From Spiegel


US embassies in the Muslim world were on high alert Friday following days of violent protests against an anti-Islam film. Germany, too, closed several embassies in fear of attacks. Some German commentators argue that the violence shows that Obama's Middle East policies have failed.

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.

The spokesman said that the missions would only close on Friday, though. Other German institutions such as aid organizations have also been urged to increase security precautions, he said.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said he was "deeply concerned" about the attacks on US embassies. He called on the countries in question to protect foreign missions. "Diplomats have to be able to do their work without fear," he said.

Westerwelle said he could understand the outrage that many Muslims felt about the anti-Islam film. "But this outrage cannot justify violence."

The German army in Afghanistan is also increasing its security precautions. "We are assuming that we will also feel the effects of this whole business," one German soldier told SPIEGEL ONLINE in a telephone interview. "When the people here see the film, they are sure to protest."

On Friday, German commentators analyze the violence and its implications for US foreign policy.

The center-right Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung writes:

"The murder of an ambassador in Libya and the attacks on US diplomatic missions in other Arab countries is sure to strengthen the skepticism that more than a few Americans feel toward Muslims and the political changes brought by the Arab revolutions. The deeply held American belief that all you have to do is liberate people from serfdom and dictatorship, and then democracy and a market economy will develop more or less on their own, burned to ash in the trial by fire of Iraq. A fact that academics and historically informed diplomats have always known can now be observed throughout the Arab world: Deeply ingrained cultural attitudes do not change simply because one political regime replaces another. In the long process of building a democratic society, it is not possible to simply skip stages."

The left-leaning Berliner Zeitung writes:

"The attacks on US embassies and consulates in the Arab world can not be justified in any way. If it turns out that al-Qaida is behind the attacks, as some US officials suspect, then they are acts of terrorism committed under the guise of religion. If they turn out to be uncoordinated actions by angry believers, then they are an expression of a frightening ignorance. A crazy individual US citizen has uploaded a movie onto the Internet which denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. The US government can not be held responsible for that. But that clearly does not help US President Barack Obama very much. He has to bear the political consequences of the recent events by himself."

"Four years ago, Obama pledged to seek reconciliation with the Muslim world. Now, it is doubtful whether he has succeeded. The US and its European allies now have to ask themselves how much support they still enjoy in the countries of the Arab Spring."

The center-left daily Süddeutsche Zeitung writes:

"Since the Arab Spring broke out, there have been many difficult moments in the relationships between America and the Arab nations. But few have been as delicate as this one. America hardly has influence in the region any longer, and now sees itself confronted with anti-American sentiment in places where it no longer controls the dictators. Meanwhile, forces that simultaneously exploit and spurn America are gaining influence."

"Middle Eastern policy is a thankless task for America. But for precisely this reason -- and despite the election campaign -- it would be unwise to pour oil into the fire. The fact that President Obama has deployed destroyers and marines to Libya, and may soon send out drones, isn't a good sign, though. … Should Washington fall into defense mode, as it has in Yemen against al-Qaida, where the anti-terrorism fight is the top priority and there have been civilian victims, then the tables could turn quickly. People in the Arab world want to be more than just a security risk."

The conservative Die Welt writes:

"US President Barack Obama's Middle East policy is in ruins. Like no president before him, he tried to win over the Arab world. After some initial hesitation, he came out clearly on the side of the democratic revolutions. … In this context, he must accept the fact that he has snubbed old close allies such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Egyptian military. And now parts of the freed societies are turning against the country which helped bring them into being. Anti-Americanism in the Arab world has even increased to levels greater than in the Bush era. It's a bitter outcome for Obama."

"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."

The left-leaning Die Tageszeitung writes:

"The conservative US media have already -- excessively -- labeled the anti-US protests in Egypt, Libya and Yemen as a 'wildfire' and interpreted them as a result of Obama's 'weakness.'"

"It's lucky for Obama that his opponent Romney is acting in such a hapless manner. Instead of condemning the attacks in a statesman-like fashion and assuring the president of his support, Romney criticized the government's alleged 'apology' to the demonstrators. That was not just nonsense, but partisan maneuvering at a moment when patriotism would have been appropriate. With his attack, Romney has scored an own goal."

The financial daily Handelsblatt writes:

"Three years after Obama's speech in Cairo, which was supposed to initiate a new beginning in the Middle East, the United States now has even less support in the region than before. That's not a failure of this president. Instead, it is the consequences of an American foreign policy that for decades favored power over democracy, and a hard line over human rights -- and which will suffer from a credibility problem for a long time for precisely those reasons."

"Mitt Romney has, however, failed to recognize the very core of the American dilemma. He attacked Obama with twisted facts shortly after the announcement of the death of the US ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. He claimed that the US government had sympathized with the attackers in Benghazi. But not only was that factually wrong, it also demonstrated an alarmingly high level of foreign policy incompetence to his own party. None of this would matter, except that Romney wants Obama's job -- and might even get it on Nov. 6."

The mass-circulation daily Bild writes:

"Naked hatred is raging against a country that many people in the world regard as a symbol of freedom. When US flags burn, embassies are vandalized, and diplomats are murdered, it is an attack on the West, and not just America!"

"We rooted for the demonstrators at Tahrir Square, and many of us have longed to see democracy in the Arab nations. But democracy includes honoring the lives of fellow humans."

"The turmoil in Libya, Cairo, and Bangladesh is a return to the Middle Ages, when people were beheaded and stoned to death. No pathetic anti-Islam film can justify hate-filled murder."

"The West must be tough on terrorism. And it must show that it can differentiate between rabble-rousers and peaceful Muslims."

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Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:00 | 2795951 lolmao500
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So what's next.

Invasion of Lebanon, Bangladesh, Egypt, Sudan, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan... EVERY COUNTRY with more than 100k muslims?

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:02 | 2795971 Surly Bear
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We had to lose an ambassador, sensitive documents, and a few embassies to reach this conclusion?

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:07 | 2796013 knukles
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This is Directed History in the making, turning out exactly and the global elite wish it to be, further ensuring the "Long War" through the installation of a Islamic Calaphate to take the place of the receeding illusion of the War on Terror.

From Chaos, Order

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:12 | 2796055 iDealMeat
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Where is Xi ?    Killed?

 

China up next for a little chaos..

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:30 | 2796205 lolmao500
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Xi is still alive. Rumors say he either have back problems, a friend died or just doing what the previous chinese leaders did before getting nominated... disappear for a while then come back... some kind of rennaissance ritual or something.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:37 | 2796253 Michael
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It looks like on TV, that's always muted while listening to AJ, their finally showing dead troops coming home in coffins and body bags who were killed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

It's about time our dead solders are being honored by being shown on Jewtube MSM TV.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:40 | 2796642 Christophe2
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I can't stand to read MSM crap, be it from Germany or elsewhere.  The snipets above suggest that Obamma was sincerely trying to spread democracy (with bombs) and that he 'failed' because people over there just aren't sophisticated enough.  What a crock of shit.

 

The Zionists in power are replacing every secular government with brutal fundamentalists and al Qaeda (making life hell for all moderate Muslims and Christians), just as planned.

 

What's even worse: a reader who is led to believe that the 'peaceful', 'well-meaning' approach of 'spreading democracy' is counter-productive: I guess we'll need to look for a final solution?

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 18:51 | 2797349 franzpick
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Well fine, with NoBama's domestic policy also in tatters, he'll go down in history as the president who could ruin but couldn't hide.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 20:50 | 2797447 Element
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Yep, how was the crap about;

"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." - Die Welt. 

What ludicrous horseshit, "love" a super power? ... "Keep" them in check ..."Scare" dah 'baddies'.  That whole dumb ignorant attitude is what has these guys using religion as an excuse to take up arms against anyone stepping on their toes, and soil. 

Another MSM outlet says:

"Four years ago, Obama pledged to seek reconciliation with the Muslim world. Now, it is doubtful whether he has succeeded. The US and its European allies now have to ask themselves how much support they still enjoy in the countries of the Arab Spring. - Berliner Zeitung"

"Doubtful" reconciliation successes?  What of anything is doubtful about  this?  It's been a constant stream of lies, shallow hopey blather, and articulate teleprompter-based doctrinaire effluent for the past four year.  The whole point of a political revolution is to change the status quo. Did it not occur to the perverse morons in Paris, London and Washington, that maybe this included foreign-relations and former understandings, deals and arrangements as well?

Or was that supposed to be unthinkable if they just went ahead and showed fawning consent to demands to supply weapons and an airforce to destroy country's vital economic infrastructure, and severely undermine civil infrastructure, like water supplies and power, and then just spieled-out a bunch of aberrant and wilful lies and ignored reality entirely, murdered thousands, under a supposed UN civilian protection action, and installed a new bunch of west-nominated and "recognised" desperados, who were duplicitous enough to setup a Rothschild central bankster system and award resources contracts, to dah "goodies" ... so then all would be settle-down, and turn into a utopian demockracy-on-a-stick with frolicking dewy-eyed unicorns?

It was never going to produce anything but enduring dysfunction, war and failed states ... but that was the underlaying aim, to make the states so weak and vulnerable to violent manipulation, that they would do anything you demand, you just have to go back from time to time and mow-down some more of their ... er ... rebels.

So Obama and Clinton are imbeciles at best, if they were in any way genuinely and innocuously pursuing such approaches, with a bunch of intransigent violent rebels, who demanded free weapons (!) and for the west to be their airforce, navy and special-forces.  But I think we all know Washington London and Paris were being very far from genuine or innocuous with their approaches and responses, and has thus completely incensed Russia and China, who can see they were just duped by Paris and Londons bleating lies, and that has now made the UN Security Council a hopelessly dysfunctional charade. 

Well good-going Obama, Clinton, NATOtards, "... mission accomplished ...". 

I hopey you don't need to utilise that institution again, wing-nut.

"In this context, he must accept the fact that he has snubbed old close allies such as Israel, ... - Die Welt"

No, Obama didn't snub anything.  He saw the polls going down or failing to rise, so he made an expedient political decision to put some space between his previous toadying to Israel on every issue, but it isn't real, it isn't a genuine independence and decency, as Obama has none of that in him.  He's a mass-murderer in a tailored suit.  It's simply a cynical ploy to get re-elected because Obama knows US foreign policy with regard to Israel is getting mighty unpopular in the US electorate, and you sure don't want them feeling impassioned by it, and "getting-out-the -vote".   So you nullify it some.  He's doing this until the election is over and then it's right back to toadying US foreign policy to Israeli interests again.

"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. - Die Welt"

The thing is, that's not what Obama did, Obama expanded wars and started new ones, and expanded drone attacks, on the territory of a nuclear power I might add, people seem to forget this, and generally pissed-off everyone in sight with his warped Washington lies and support of terrorism.  Whilst claiming the right to arbitrarily murder everyone on Earth to get his way.  And the hypocritical little prick got a pre-emptive peace prize that has still not been rescinded?

And as for "Free World"?  Does that exist in the same mythical universe as the "Rich World" perchance?  The Rich-World never existed, it was a credit charade and a con game that's now broke and the Free World is the figment of your imagination, that was implanted by organisations ... just like yours in fact. 

Hey, Die Welt, you're just a neo-con rag, spieling out the new lies and appologism for entrenched western 'foreign-policy' idiocy and the, global-bastardry network.

" ... the United States now has even less support in the region than before. That's not a failure of this president. Instead, it is the consequences of an American foreign policy that for decades favored power over democracy, and a hard line over human rights -- and which will suffer from a credibility problem for a long time for precisely those reasons." - Handelsblatt"

Yeah, because no one's ever directly responsible or accountable for the decisions and choices, are they Handelsblatt?  There's always a dimwitted excuse or justification for abject failure during the past 3.75 years,  There's always snivelling apologists in the MSM who will tell the new lies. You just blame it on the inertia of the preceding 30 years!  Well, you do if you're inclined to be flagrantly dishonest about what has transpired, and are just encouraging further irresponsibility and unaccountability of global mafia war-criminals instead. 

Get a clue Handelsblat;  

Obama and Clinton are 100% responsible for the degenerate foreign relations, and war-like situations in the middle-east, in Sept 2012.

 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 16:16 | 2796828 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Those troops are being "honored" for successfully placing the Iraq oil fields and the Afghan poppy fields into anglo-american hands. How "glorious".  Their families should be proud!  And more boys will join to "defend" [sic] their country.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 17:23 | 2797055 I am more equal...
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They can't vote for HIM - fuck them.... ops, they can vote for him in Chicago

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 21:10 | 2797731 Clashfan
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If I had a rocket launcher...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7vCww3j2-w

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:37 | 2796247 Spastica Rex
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I'm having a hard time moving today becasue of all this, which is stupid. I will be dead soon, as will everybody else (as is always the case), and there's nothing I can do about any "plan" that exists for the transformation of the world. I'm not bitching at you and you may very well be right.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:04 | 2796426 Overfed
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Oceania has always been at war with Eastasia.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 16:04 | 2796766 eatthebanksters
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I almost have reached Ron Paul's position about just getting out of all these messes...In the hood if some knucklehead down the road is causing problems I can do one of four things:  1. I can ignore it, 2. I can pretend that if I ask him nicely to cease his reprehensible behavior that he will immediately respect my wishes, 3.  I can get my gun and go kill the knucklehead, or, 3. I can mind my own business but let him know if he messes with me that I will kill him and his family.  Which option is your favorite? 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 17:52 | 2797170 ClassicalLib17
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Hey eat,  I would go with #4 first and if that only accomplishes a ratcheting up of the situation,  I would not hesitate to go right to #3.  Make sure no one else but the asshole hears your #4 command. 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 22:26 | 2797867 Dr. No
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I heard an crazy idea from a friend of a friend; but I can remember his name.  Obviously this one film has roiled the middle east to a call to arms.  As a tax payer, I wonder why are we over their givining them foreign aid?  Packistan gets over a billion.  Who knows how much we spend on the other countries.  It is safe to say all this foreign aid is against the pubilic opion, but the government keeps doing it.  After embassys being assulted, people killed, american public opinon is getting stronger and could potenitally be strong enough for governemnt to be forced to stop aid to these contries.  So this friend of a friend thought, if one badly produced internet movie caused this, what if 10 more were produced?  Woudl the uprising be 10 times more and as a result american public opinion be 10 times stronger for the US to get out?  It is far fetched no doubt and I would never encourage a film maker to create a movie with such a motive.  Not that I would ever watch these movies since I am crying myself to sleep every night due to a boating accident which caused me to loose all my gold.  THe worst part is the paperwork went with it so I can claim it on insurance.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 20:53 | 2797679 Slightly Insane
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It is always directed history.  We are entering the "chaos" phase .... disorder will become the new norm.  Everything (according to the "directors") will be upside down.  I'm not sure what you can do to wade through the BS but I'm here to tell you, dissenters will become "shackled".   This is all part of the "transformation" .... to totalitarianism.  The U.S. will never be the same.  All the traditional paradigms will intentionally be destroyed.  The U.S. is headed down .... things will never be the same.  The U. S. populace has been "dumbed down" into a society of serfs, and village idiots.  I'm not sure if there is a recovery from here. 

This is indeed bad, very bad.  It's been a long road to get here.  It will be a long road to wherever we're going, and it won't be pleasant.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 22:54 | 2797909 oldman
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@knuckles

Dear Knuck,

Thanks for the "Directed History" phrase. I was just appal;ed in reading the article by how people of the future would never imagine what the reality had been.

Just one example:

"After some initial hesitation, he came out clearly on the side of the democratic revolutions. … In this context, he must accept the fact that he has snubbed old close allies such as Israel, Saudi Arabia and the Egyptian military."

How will anyone in the future know that the 'hesitation' was because the State Dept and White house were each on the opposing sides of the others position and it took them three or four days just to reconcile their differences and seemingly switch horses: there were no priciples involved only third-rate politics.

And what close allies were 'snubbed'? certainly not those named---they are still on top!

Dinner is over and the bill has been presented----and we don't have the funds.

I guess we pay it in blood this time and it will not be terrorism but justice        om

 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:15 | 2796080 Urban Redneck
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No- the Saviors court jester still thinks this is about a US film...

Tomorrow's papers will be interesting since German diplomatic missions have so much to do with Hollywood (and since there is no freedom of speech in Germany)

Unless the film was bad enough to star David Hasslefoff, in which case bets on the neutered apologist German reaction are off. 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:31 | 2796584 fuu
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"star David"

I see what you did there.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:18 | 2796109 Abiotic Oil
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"They don't hate us for our freedoms. They hate us because we are over there, occupying their countries."

-Ron Paul

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:22 | 2796138 francis_sawyer
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"Don't hate me because I'm beautiful"

~Kelly LeBrock

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:30 | 2796202 Dr. Richard Head
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"You love me, you really, really love me." Sally Field

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:38 | 2796256 Spastica Rex
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Flying Nun +1

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:38 | 2796634 NewWorldOrange
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So...someone makes a film that is disrespectful (of a fucking RELIGION...awwww...let's all give condolensces to the Great Pumpkin), and a bunch of retards brainwashed into the scam go nuts...

Meanwhile, a central banker zionist POS announces the destruction of the U.S. dollar, a massive transfer from the poor and middle class to the wealthy, and a bunch of retards brainwashed into the scam...applaud him and celebrate!

Rally on!

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 16:19 | 2796836 bankruptcylawyer
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Because we are liberating their oil supplies.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 17:31 | 2797088 Carl Spackler
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Actually, they REALLY love us liberating ther oil supplies.  ("They being" the ones in power in the Arab world.)

Otherwise, the ones in power would still be Bedouins with no economies to speak of.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 18:55 | 2797366 dugorama
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'I hate myself for loving you' Joan Jett

'Ten things I hate about you' Joan Armatrading

'Hate to lose your loving' Little Feat

'mama hated diesels' Commander Cody and his lost planet airmen

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:02 | 2795974 Michael
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Thank the Creator the CIA and FBI finally met their demise over there. Can we bring the troops home Now?

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:10 | 2796042 spekulatn
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No worries. Twitter and Facebook will save the world.

 

Sarc off.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:05 | 2795975 Randall Cabot
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Germany is out of the loop:

General Wesley Clark: Wars Were Planned - Seven Countries In Five Years

 

 

  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RC1Mepk_Sw     

 

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:43 | 2796286 Ratscam
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they are behind the time line, hence the pressure from Israel.
Russia and China are not playing along.
They need another false flag to move along with Syria and Iran.
Then WW III officially starts.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:03 | 2795982 Haager
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No violence reported so far from Iran or Syria about that video, afaik. Only "free" countries on the edge?

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:09 | 2796029 lolmao500
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Another confirmation that Iran and Syria are engineering it! /or so the warmongering trash will say

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:21 | 2796127 john39
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there were massive demonstrations in Iran, speaking out against U.S. and Israeli aggression and foreign policy....  all peaceful.  

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 16:00 | 2796757 malikai
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Amazing how that works when the government supports the "demonstrations".

Sad how it works when they don't.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:22 | 2796134 Urban Redneck
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The Syrians are a bit busy demonstrating their "free speech" against the current administration of that country.

There is also the problem of no US diplomatic presence for either domestic population to engage in "free speech" with.

I guess they could talk to an empty building, not quite as funny as talking to an empty chair, but they could make up for it with special effects.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:05 | 2796001 Frastric
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Oi! That means we brits are next!

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 18:06 | 2797213 ClassicalLib17
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I thought you people are the English.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:54 | 2796368 Zadok
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I think it is more like countries with central banks not yet fornicating with the whore.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:14 | 2796481 LongSoupLine
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in order to have a policy in ruins, you have to have a policy in the first place.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:19 | 2796508 larz
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No shit captain obvious - Germany

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 15:45 | 2796672 WillyGroper
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Link from Jesse's. Listen to Gen. Wesley Clark.

http://www.crisishq.com/why-prepare/world-war-3-preserving-petrodollar/

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 16:09 | 2796795 L_Conquistador
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No.  If anything, our attempts at being reasonable conquerors in Iraq and in Afghanistan have given some freedom and flexibility to the next president who decides to hit back.  The American people will no longer want or expect boots on the ground.  Death from above will suffice going forward.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 16:10 | 2796800 L_Conquistador
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No.  If anything, our attempts at being reasonable conquerors in Iraq and in Afghanistan have given some freedom and flexibility to the next president who decides to hit back.  The American people will no longer want or expect boots on the ground.  Death from above will suffice going forward.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 17:58 | 2797189 TimmyB
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Who actually gives a fuck if there are protests against the U.S. because of a stupid movie for the next few weeks?  Sorry, I'm not ready to join the "Oh no, the sky is falling" crowd just yet.   

When these guys start protesting against the U.S. because of what we actually do, that's when I'll take notice.  However, when that happens, instead of worrying, I'll congratulate them.  We shouldn't be killing people all over the globe just so a few people can make a shitload of money.             

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 22:36 | 2797879 Mr.Bigfoot
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I love how when the news stations highlight all the Muslim countries currently protesting they also highlight Great Britain.

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 14:00 | 2795954 kaiserhoff
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seig heil!

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