Monday, September 17, 2012

As The World Burns...President Obama : "I Am Proud Of My Accomplishments"

President Obama has said that elevating the image of the United States around the world was one of his proudest foreign policy accomplishments.

In February, Obama said, “One of the proudest things of my three years in office is helping to restore a sense of respect for America around the world, a belief that we are not just defined by the size of our military.”

Three years ago in Cairo, the President stressed his leadership would be dramatically different than former President George W. Bush’s: “I have come here to seek a new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world; one based upon mutual interest and mutual respect; and one based upon the truth that America and Islam are not exclusive, and need not be in competition.”


This week, as Libya, Egypt and other cities around the globe burned, protesters in Afghanistan burned Obama in effigy and cable news shows ran footage of many burning U.S. flags around the world.

November 21, 2007. State Senator and candidate Barack Obama, "The day I'm inaugurated, Muslim hostility will ease." Please watch this short radio interview clip.

White House press secretary, Jay Carney, last Friday, "'This is not a case of protests directed at the United States at large or at U.S. policy, this is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims."

But did the video really create this worldwide chaos? Or is it merely an excuse to kill Americans?

And an even more poignant question is, "Will the Obama administration affirm themselves and their positions by merely punishing the guy, whom the press is now identifying as a 'Christian' filmmaker, laying all the blame at his feet?"

What about free speech?

What about equality and fairness and tolerance---all favorite words of the administration?

What about films like, "Blue Like Jazz" that denigrate biblical evangelical Christianity? Or "Easy A" that mocks biblical morality and those who believe it?

And what about filmmaker Kal Penn who once made a lot of money making films that mocked Christians, then went to work for the Obama administration as a White House liaison, but has now returned to making films. He says he left the White House because, "You can make more money making fun of Christians than in a public service job."

What accountability is assigned to these folks?

Lee Smith at "The Weekly Standard" puts it in what I feel is a proper and reasoned perspective. He says, "The Video Didn't Do It" and explains that "Carney's comments lie outside the range of plausible spin, even by the Obama administration standards."

He says if the administration actually believes what they are saying, they are "delusional."

Our country and culture has lost its way . The foundations are crumbling. Our very identity is questioned.

With great concern. God help us.

Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful. Be Informed. Be Active. Be Blessed.

9 comments:

  1. "What about free speech?"

    It has nothing to do with free speech. It came to light that the guy clearly violated the terms of his probation from a bank fraud case. He had been ordered not to use computers, the Internet or online user or screen names for five years without approval from his probation officer. It appears he uploaded the video himself among other violations.

    Were they supposed to just ignore his probation terms? I thought you believed in the rule of law?


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  2. From the LA Times 9/17/12

    The man believed to be responsible for the film is a Coptic Christian.

    "The actions of a few ignorant individuals do not represent the collective Diaspora Cops, nor do they represent the collective Muslim community," Bishop Serapion said.

    The two leaders issued a joint statement that they "collectively condemn desecration directed at any religion, namely in the form of the anti-Islam film 'Innocence of Muslims.'"

    A controversial Coptic cleric -- sometimes called Islam's Public Enemy No. 1 -- has defended the film.
    The preacher, Zakaria Botros Henein, owns a home in Huntington Beach, and his teachings influenced the Southern California men behind the anti-Islam movie, according to Times reports. He is known around the globe for insults to the prophet Muhammad that are strikingly similar to those in the film.

    During his satellite TV show on Alfady TV, Botros said: "We are stating the truth and showing the path of redemption," Botros said.

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  3. How can a country that targets the sickest of its senior citizens with a financial burden like the Medicare Donut Hole expect respect from the rest of the world?

    The Donut Hole came mostly from the Republican
    Party that claims traditional Christian values.




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    Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. (Exodus 20:12)

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  4. @Ralph - The Rep party has 0 Christian values except to use to draw in silly lemmings who aren't paying attention.

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    1. It's hilarious, Romney says Obama's voters are the 47% who don't pay federal taxes. Apparently, he's not aware of his own base in the south.

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    2. @Patrick- The Dem party has <0 Christian values including promoting genocide and the destruction of the nuclear family.

      Craig in Lacey

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  5. Romney is not interested in facts or reality - he is interested in power and ideology. Sounds familiar? Try the entire evangelical right - perfectly modeled after its ancestors - the murderers of Jesus Christ.

    Pretty simple once the Lord brings light to your eyes - and you see all the religious silliness that really brings despite to His precious name.

    Sincerely
    In the Lord Jesus Christ

    Patrick

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    1. Patrick,

      You are a typical mindless liberal. Please don't use the name of Jesus Christ .

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  6. I don't understand why you jump on Blue Like Jazz as against Christianity. It shows the problems in the modern day church like narrow minded conservative southern Baptist/ Calvinist views. I also think Easy A shows this (though I thought it was way exaggerated and somewhat hateful). Also, you display racism and bigotry by saying Muslims are people just looking for an excuse to commit violent acts.

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