You see, we attempt to help these people. Rebuilding mosques for Eqyptians, hell we directly supported the Libyan revolution. This is during the "great recession," mind you. In other words, those at USAID, the Executive Branch, and the State Department who dole out taxpayer's dollars with the smug affirmation "we know what's best and this will help the US" are incompetent fools.
All of the recent events are a direct reaction to one podunk (he tends to a flock of twenty), Islamophobe Florida preacher's promotion of a recent "film" that vilifies Islam in juvenile jokes.
"Is this THAT guy?' Yeah, it's the guy who burned a copy of the Koran last year, kicking off protests, violence, and killing the Muslim world.
The US Embassy in Cairo released the below statement, showing steadfast resolve and belief in the US Constitution.....except when freedom of speech might offend someone's religion.
The U.S. Embassy said in a statement Tuesday that it "condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions."
"Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy," the statement said. "We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."
That statement was released before the US Ambassador to Libya was assassinated. So...we're not going to cut off aid to these countries and we are going to blame our citizens exercising their right o freedom of speech. Got it. Our government's appeasement of these other countries whose mouths are firmly affixed on our welfare teat reminds me of someone continuing to feed and care for a dog that continually bites them.
Lest someone confuse me with an Islamophobe, I'll state that I remember the USS Liberty and I'm a fan of General Butler's words:
There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights.