“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile — hoping it will eat him last.” Winston Churchill
U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens, RIP. A Useful Idiot and now a dead one for his trouble. This was an openly gay man appointed to be the ambassador to a Muslim country, a reckless fool who tempted fate doubly: first as a Liberal believing he could charm & persuade civility out of a savage ideology, second as a homosexual provoking one of that savage culture’s most visible taboos. Not a martyr. A suicidal fool, one appointed by like-minded fools. And speaking of Those In Charge: what about the ignored warning signs? And despite statements by the Libyan President that the embassy assault “was planned by foreigners, by people who entered the country a few months ago, and they were planning this criminal act since their arrival,” Obama’s UN Ambassador and loyal stooge Susan Rice goes into full CYA denial mode. It was that nasty movie. Oddly, to date, there have been no Utah riots in response to Broadway’s “The Book Of Mormon.”
Mark Steyn views the premeditated 9/11/12 assault on our embassies and citizens without even a speck of the cautious hesitation most of us feel about the prospect of going to war. Daniel Greenfield moves beyond the horror of a murdered, mutilated ambassador to spell out the idealistic, naive diplomat’s complicity in his own demise. Clarice Feldman sets forth the White House CYA fairy tale mythology surrounding the attacks: 1)Our Middle Eastern alliances are stronger than ever thanks to the famous Obama Outreach (Ha!); 2) It’s all because of a 3rd rate anti-Muslim film trailer online for months (Ha! Ha!); 3) Obama doesn’t know much about the Middle East but he’s got a crackerjack staff of superexperts around him (Ha! Ha! Ha!). Charles Krauthammer accurately sees a self-deluded State Department, from Mme. Secretary on down, in total meltdown.
All those Peace Corps warm fuzzies, that 60s missionary Urge To Serve the Poor & Downtrodden, all those billions in foreign aid…and they still don’t like us…? Perhaps they want more money or more cracking down on anti-Muslim cartoonists and moviemakers on our turf…
All those good, bleeding-heart American intentions, and we know where that leads. Behold, the road to hell:
Read, absorb and remember (Liberal revisionist denials notwithstanding) how quickly the agonizingly long Iranian hostage crisis was over literally the hour a strong leader took the American helm in 1980.
Whitewashing the event for the cameras, Hillary sentimentalizes the wonderful bond between Chris and the Libyans. “Libyans carried Chris’s body to the hospital.” We are expected to be moved by this touching, tender repayment for a classically Liberal lifetime of feeling the pain of fanatics in no mood to be pandered to by well-meaning American do-gooders.
As Mark Steyn bluntly translates, “Some years ago, I had occasion to assist in moving the body of a dead man: We did not stop to take photographs en route. Even allowing for cultural differences, this looks less like ‘carrying Chris’s body to the hospital’ and more like barbarians gleefully feasting on the spoils of savagery. Phyllis Chesler, poring over things a week later, states “…I have spoken to two different Arabists [who] both assure me that the mob dragging and photographing Ambassador Steven’s body are chanting a song of victory over one’s enemies and are praising God for that victory.”
Note the handy cellphone in the mouth of the Good Samaritan. About to dial 911? More likely in the enthusiastic process of setting up a good souvenir photo-op for himself.