I’ve already written about how the government under this current administration feels that the protests and attacks on the United States embassies in the Middle-East right now have nothing to do with American policy. What’s curious is that United States Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice is now parroting the administration’s message. As she explains in the video below, the Middle-East hates us because of this video, and this video alone.
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Nobody likes the anti-Islamic movie Innocence of Muslims. If you can even call it a movie. The current incarnation of it is a 15 minute trailer on Youtube that I’m pretty certain I could produce better.
Innocence of Muslims, in whatever form it exists, was released months ago. The idea that it actually is responsible for any of the mobbing and rioting is silly, since its quite clear that this was a protest organized on 9/11. Whoever started the protest needed something to rally the mobs with, and the threat of a movie that insults the Prophet Muhammed was all that was needed to anger the poor, uneducated Egyptian mobs that now demand its “banning”. A movie they have never seen, have no opportunity to ever see, and are rioting over only on hearsay. In fact, the reason for the protests is general anti-Americanism. Some random video just happens to be a convienent excuse to make them look justified. So they “demand” a banning of the movie.
There’s a lot of confusion and anger in American politics right now about who is responsible for what conservatives are somewhat mockingly referring to as the “Arab Autumn”, a play on the supposed post-terrorism awakening known as the Arab Spring that many people, including those in the Obama administration, attribute a large amount of reduction in Muslim support of terrorism over the last several months. The Arab Spring was largely considered responsible for the ousting, exile, and eventual murder of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, a leader who although certainly did not treat all citizens the way we would have wanted him to, ultimately was an ally of the United States for thirty years. Our foreign policy at this time was, perhaps in retrospect unfortunately, to abandon Mubarak to the fates that may be. The Obama administration instead reported that “the United States stands with the people of Egypt”. Which I guess was always a given, but the message of the statement was more so “Whatever you guys want to do, we’re all down for. Yo.”