One dreadful film and an international wave of violence against US consulates and embassies. Horrific despicable murders, burning buildings, a gigantic upsurge of anger. And all because of a backward hateful offensive film? Really? I put it to you that the film was only a catalyst and that the wave of uprising was in actual fact retaliation for a decade of US wars, imperialism , drone strikes, savage butchery of one million Iraq's, the occupation of Afghanistan, the plundering of oil wealth, the installation of puppet presidents and international disregard for the rule of law..?
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Stop giving them money and stop interfering in their political affairs and they will stop attacking us--I promise they will stop.
Gladly. So long as you'll let me speak "horribly".
Australia has also willingly been involved with wars that the US has kicked off. The U. N. was against the invasion of Iraq by US and US allies but that didn't seem to matter. To Australia, the USA was a big help against the Japanese in WW2.
Wow this question has generated some great comments. I don't believe the attack on the consulate increased any animosity that wasn't already present . Chuck Bluestein may have a point advocating Jill Stein. Although that happening is slim to none.
Agreed, to a point. I am a conservative, but you don't throw gasoline on a fire. We should discontinue our aid both financially and by military.
Wasn't this little video made by an Egyptian? Maybe in California, but by an Egyptian? Hello?
No, it was made by an American, Sam Bacile. However, an Egyptian Christian, Morris Sadek, has some sort of connection to it, and has promoted it. (Sadek also lives in California.)
We have to realize that the people who are rioting and burning are just a small minority of violent radicals who are more intent on bringing their own governments down then they are against the US. They don't want democracy.
The U.S. should mind it's own business. Would our Govt sit by and watch if another country came in here and tried to fix things?
Oil and Israel - otherwise we'd just ignore the middle east like we do the problems in Africa.
Exactly. Can't just traipse across the globe creating death and terror and have people love it. As you say, we're doing all that while the economy goes down the tube; formula for disaster.
This country has over 300 million inhabitants. If one of us misbehaves, is it even rational to kill our consolate members? I think not, redical islam shows it's very ugly face here. Their's is a religion that is absolutist and tolerates nothing.
you are correct that it is not rationale to kill consolate officials - or anybody. The comment against Islam can also be directed at other fundamentalist religious groups. Not all Muslims behave or think in this outrageous way.