(Image by API/Getty: Libyan attacker in US Consulate, Benghazi)
ROPMA: Religion of Peace, My *ss.
For the past three days now, US embassies/consulates have been attacked in Libya, Egypt and now Yemen. There's much hue & cry--from liberals, as well as muslims--over a hokey anti-Islamic film.
But this is a smoke screen. The uproar started on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks. Speculation is now, this all may have been (or still is) coordinated. For now, we have the basic timeline
of the attack in Benghazi along with photos
of the current Middle East Mayhem.
As of now a couple of warships and a handful of US Marines have been dispatched to the "Shores of Tripoli."
Comments from my friends over the past couple of days include:
If there was ever an administration without a clue, I can’t think of one. This is beyond disgusting.
We going to have another apology tour now?
So, why isn’t the MEU with the 6th Fleet (if they have one) en route, and the SETAF (is this an airborne brigade now?) or the ready brigade out of Joint Base Bragg-Pope already on the ground in Tripoli?
I don’t believe a platoon is anywhere near enough boots on the ground when you consider the size of the crowds. My opinion is we’re just giving them 50 more hostages.
I’m still trying to figure out, given Libya’s instability, who thought it was smart to open a consulate there with no actual security.