In Benghazi, Libya, the American Consulate was attacked and four American diplomatic workers were killed, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
In Cairo, Egypt, a crowd of 500 demonstrators breached the outer perimeter of the American embassy and set a vehicle on fire. A statement by Ambassador Anne W. Patterson blamed the violence on people who said bad things about someone's religion.
Ambassador Patterson's statement is a direct attack on First Amendment privileges.
Both incidents happened on September 11, 2012.
The Egyptian government is controlled by an organization called the Muslim Brotherhood. During the "Arab Spring" the Obama administration sat back and did nothing to stop this group from taking power and allowed our alley, Hosni Mubarak to be taken away to jail. Many security experts warned at the time that the Muslim Brotherhood is a cover for radical Muslims throughout the world.
The Obama administration ignored these warnings and has even gone further by giving Egypt foreign aid money.
It occurs to me that the present administration has the same foreign policy acumen as the Carter administration.
The administration's failure to prevent the Muslim Brotherhood from taking power resembles the appeasement policy of Neville Chamberlain when he dealt with Adolph Hitler.
In addition, in this election year, the President is campaigning as a champion of women's rights. The irony is, radical Muslims don't believe women have any rights.
To financially support the new Egyptian government is treasonous in that it lends aid and comfort to our enemies.
The failure of the State Department to tighten security at foreign posts on an anniversary of September 11, 2001, smacks of total clueless incompetence.
That's the way I see it.