To see this event in Egypt as well as the murder of a State Department official in Libya, one has to wonder how great the so-called "Arab spring" has turned out. One has to ask if we are not seeing Iran 1979 redux.
The alleged reason for the storming of the United States embassy in Cairo is in reaction to an alleged movie that among other things depict the Islamic prophet, Mohammad, as a child molester, womanizer and ruthless killer.
Well, sorry but I do believe that Mohammad saw nothing wrong with taking a nine-year old girl as a wife. According to Western tradition, having more than one wife at a time would satisfy the womanizing. And really, did not Islam spread by the sword?
OK, I am not justifying a film that I admit I have no idea about. Just making a point.
To those Islamics offended, welcome to being a Christian in 2012 America. We are told that we have to accept as "art" Jesus Christ on the cross in a jar of urine. Or feces spread on the Virgin Mary. And while we are appalled, we do not run around storming museums or art galleries that may show such wondrous "art".
Yet in Cairo, that wellspring of the the so-called "Arab spring", we saw 2,000 Islamics protesting in front of the United States embassy. So far, so good. But then, some scaled the very high walls. And went to the flag pole, removed Old Glory and hoisted this black flag with these words:
"There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger"
And here is a photo of the criminals at work.
No doubt on orders, they simply fired warning shots in the air. And what did the Egyptian army do to stop it? One can see, nothing. And it is not like the embassy was not aware of this aggression. The staff was cleared out before the mob took to the walls to vent against a movie.
Now, when a mob is scaling the embassy walls, I don't know, I would order the marines inside, and they are inside the sovereign territory of the United States, to shoot to kill. Allowing such a transgression on American soil should never and not be tolerated.
But in reading this on the website of the embassy in Cairo, it is any wonder that the ambassador, Anne Patterson, did not invite them in after taking the guns from the marines and handing it to them.
This is beyond sycophantic. It is appeasement in the worst form.
Hey Islamics that do not like any push back on your religion, too bad.
As I noted above, we Christians have to put up with this kind of stuff every single day in the United States. And they way that we try to affect change is peaceable, not in mob rule.
And in this incident in Libya, not only did the mob kill a State Department officer, but looted and burned the consulate in Benghazi.
Can it be that these event were coordinated? And is there not the irony of these events taking place on the eleventh anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D. C.? And is this a precursor of things to come that may be more in line of the Iranian "students" seizing the United States embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979?
Honestly, it is too early to say. But it does not help when, once again, the United States comes off as, well sympathetic to those committing real violence. This is exactly what led to the what came to be known as the Iranian Hostage Crisis.
We must understand that we can not appease these thugs. We must stand our ground and stand on our principles that the United States constitution guantees two things. Freedom of speech and freedom of religion.
It is a great tension, but one that has suited us well for over 230 years.
And it can not and must never be dictated to by thugs and weak-kneed so-called diplomats.
Otherwise, we can have an Iranian Hostage Crisis on multiple fronts. And that would not be a good thing.