Obama: Americans laid down lives 'in service to us all'
President Barack Obama speaks Friday at a ceremony in for the four Americans killed Tuesday in Benghazi.
September 14th, 2012
01:23 PM ET

Obama: Americans laid down lives 'in service to us all'

Editor's note: Several protests stemming at least in part from an anti-Islam film produced in the United States are unfolding outside U.S. embassies around the world. Friday's protests follow ones Tuesday at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, where attacks killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

In Tunisia, protesters have scaled a U.S. Embassy gate and set fire to cars on the property, a journalist there says. In Egypt, the influential Muslim Brotherhood canceled nationwide protests planned for Friday, but a running battle between police and protesters in Cairo continued into its fourth day.

Follow the live blog below for all of the developments around the world.

[Updated at 3:04 p.m. ET] A ceremony at Maryland's Joint Base Andrews for the returned bodies of the four Americans killed at the Benghazi consulate has ended, and the caskets are being carried to hearses. See the 2:59 and 2:51 p.m. entries for remarks by President Barack Obama, who said the four laid down their lives "in service to us all."

[Updated at 2:59 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama, at a ceremony at Maryland's Joint Base Andrews for the returned bodies of the four Americans killed at the Benghazi consulate, added:

"The United States of America will never retreat from the world. We will never stop working for the dignity and freedom that every (person) deserves. ... That’s the essence of American leadership. ... That was their work in Benghazi, and that is the work we will carry on."

At the beginning and toward the end of his remarks, Obama cited the Bible's John 15:13: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Obama said the four killed Americans laid down their lives "in service to us all."

"Their sacrifice will never be forgotten," Obama said.

[Updated at 2:51 p.m. ET] President Barack Obama, at a ceremony for the returned bodies of the four Americans killed at the Benghazi consulate, is now eulogizing the four at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

Ambassador Chris Stevens, Obama said, "was everything America could want in an ambassador."

"Four Americans, four patriots. They loved this country. They chose to serve it, and served it well," Obama said. "They had a mission they believed in. They knew the danger, and they accepted it. They didn't simply embrace the American ideal, they lived it; they embodied it. The courage, the hope, and yes, the idealism - that fundamental American belief that we could leave this world a little better than before."

Ex-SEALs, online gaming maven among Benghazi dead

[Updated at 2:45 p.m. ET] At a ceremony for the returned bodies of the four Americans killed at the Benghazi consulate, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said:

"Today we bring home four Americans who gave their lives for our country and our values. To the families of our fallen colleagues, I offer our most heartfelt condolences and deepest gratitude."

She saluted Sean Smith, a computer expert, as someone known as "an expert on technology by colleagues in Pretoria, Baghdad, Montreal and The Hague."

She hailed ex-Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods as someone who protected diplomatic personnel since 2010 "in dangerous posts" around the world.

"He had the hands of a healer as well as the arms of a warrior, earning distinction as a registered nurse and certified paramedic," Clinton said of Woods.

Clinton also hailed the other ex-Navy SEAL, Glen Doherty. "He, too, died as he lived, serving his country and protecting his colleagues."

Clinton said Stevens, as a diplomat, "won friends for the United States in far-flung places.” She thanked his parents, who were at the ceremony, for the "gift" that Stevens was.

The ceremony was at a hangar at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

[Updated at 2:35 p.m. ET] The ceremony for the returned bodies of the four Americans killed at the Benghazi consulate has begun. A prayer is being offered. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will speak soon, followed by Obama.

[Updated at 2:31 p.m. ET] Marines at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland are removing from a plane the flag-draped caskets of four Americans killed in the consulate attack in Libya, including U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The caskets will be placed at a hangar nearby, and President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give remarks.

[Updated at 2:28 p.m. ET] We're awaiting a ceremony at which U.S. President Barack Obama will honor the arrival of the bodies of of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans killed in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Defense Secretary Leon Penetta have entered the hangar where the ceremony will take place at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

[Updated at 2:22 p.m. ET] Marines will take the caskets off a plane at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give remarks. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will also be present, Pentagon spokesman George Little said.

People are seated at a facility on the base. The caskets will flank the podium from which Obama and Clinton will speak.

[Updated at 1:41 p.m. ET] Three people were killed and 28 wounded during protests outside the U.S. Embassy in Tunis on Friday, Tunisia state television reported.

[Updated at 1:23 p.m. ET] U.S. President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will join Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at this afternoon's "transfer of remains ceremony" marking the return of the remains of the four Americans killed this week in Benghazi, Libya.

Obama and Clinton will deliver brief remarks at the 2:15 p.m. ET ceremony at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

[Updated at 1:15 p.m. ET] Here is video from today's protests in Khartoum, Sudan:

[Updated at 12:23 p.m. ET] Nigerian military and police fired shots to disperse a crowd of protesters in the city of Jos, an eyewitness said.

About 2,000 people protesting the anti-Islamic film gathered at a central mosque, and security forces intervened when the crowd started moving toward the city center.

[Updated at 12:15 p.m. ET] Some protesters who scaled the gates of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, reached a garden outside the building but have not breached the building itself, journalist Zeid Mhirsi reports.

Also, the thick, black smoke that we previously reported was near the Embassy is coming from burning vehicles on the Embassy grounds, Mhirsi reported.

Earlier, he reported that protesters took down a U.S. flag from a pole at the Embassy and replaced it with a black flag. Police were firing tear gas in an attempt to disperse them. (See 10:20 and 10:42 a.m. entries.) Hard-line Muslims known as Salafists were among the demonstrators, Mhirsi reported.

[Updated at 12:06 p.m. ET] Some Friday protests that hadn't yet been mentioned in this blog post:

In Afghanistan, hundreds of demonstrators in the eastern Nangarhar province burned a U.S. flag and chanted "Death to America" and "We condemn the film." The demonstration lasted about an hour and ended peacefully, a local official said. The Afghan government has ordered an indefinite block of YouTube to prevent people there from watching the clips and staging violent protests.

In Baghdad, Iraq, hundreds of followers of the radical Shiite Muslim cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chanted "No to America, no to Israel."

In Jerusalem, Palestinians marched from the al-Aqsa mosque toward the U.S. Consulate, but were prevented from reaching the mission by Israeli riot forces.

In Syria, hundreds gathered outside the U.S. Embassy in Damascus. Protesters waved placards that condemned the film and blamed the U.S. administration for allowing the production and broadcast of it, according to the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency.

In Iran, the Islamic Propagation Coordination Council called for nationwide rallies Friday to protest the film and what it is calling a U.S.-backed plot against Muslims, according to the state-run IRNA news agency.

[Updated at 11:57 a.m. ET] An update on Friday's protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan: Journalist Isma'il Kushkush says no protesters have been able to get inside the compound, and that police and security forces appear to have the situation under control.

Small fires are burning nearby. Kushkush said he believes protesters set tires ablaze. For more on the Khartoum protests, including one at the German Embassy there, see the 9:54 and 8:42 a.m. entries.

[Updated at 11:52 a.m. ET] Ninety-three protesters have been arrested in Egypt since Thursday night, Egyptian Interior Ministry spokesman Alaa Mahmoud said. Forty-eight officers have been injured, he added.

[Updated at 11:40 a.m. ET] Protesters in southern India have been arrested on suspicion of throwing rocks at the U.S. Consulate in Chennai, the city police commissioner said. As many as 200 protesters were demonstrating in front of the building, but the number arrested was not reported. There were no reported injuries.

[Updated at 10:57 a.m. ET] Video from Tunisia's capital shows thick, black smoke rising from an area near the U.S. Embassy. It's not clear what was on fire.

Protesters there had taken down a U.S. flag from the embassy property and replaced it with a black flag, journalist Zeid Mhirsi reported. Police fired tear gas at protesters as some of them climbed the property's walls.

[Updated at 10:42 a.m. ET] Protesters have taken down a U.S. flag from a pole at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, and replaced it with a black flag, journalist Zeid Mhirsi reports.

Earlier, Mhirsi reported protesters were climbing the building's gates, and police fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse them. (See 10:20 a.m. entry.) Hard-line Muslims known as Salafists were among the demonstrators, Mhirsi reported.

[Updated at 10:25 a.m. ET] A U.S. Marine Corps security team is being sent to help protect U.S. diplomatic installations in Yemen, including the Embassy in Saana, a senior U.S. official said, according to CNN's Barbara Starr.

Earlier today, Yemeni police opened fire to stop protesters from reaching the U.S. Embassy in Saana, witnesses said (see 7:31 a.m. entry).

The protection team is similar to the team of 50 Marines that was sent earlier this this week to Tripoli, Libya, in the wake of the attack in Benghazi.

[Updated at 10:20 a.m. ET] Protesters are climbing the gates of the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia, and police have fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse them, journalist Zeid Mhirsi reports.

Some protesters, who are about 20 meters outside the U.S. Embassy gates, are throwing rocks at the police, Mhirsi says. He says
that some protesters are waving black flags as they attempt to vandalize the gates.

[Updated at 10:15 a.m. ET] U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to receive the remains of the U.S. diplomats killed in Libya at Andrews Air Force Base at 2 p.m. ET Friday.

[Updated at 10:13 a.m. ET] Add Tunisia to the list of Friday's protests. Hundreds of protesters have left Friday prayers and are heading to the U.S. Embassy in a neighborhood in Tunis, journalist Zeid Mhirsi reported. There is a strong Tunisian police presence in the area.

Hard-line Muslims known as Salafists were among the demonstrators, who were in pickup trucks and on foot.

[Updated at 9:54 a.m. ET] Ron Hawkins, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, said that because Friday is a non-work day, most of the staff and Embassy personnel are not there as protesters gather outside the building. As far as security goes, Marines are assigned there, and local police officers were sent there earlier Friday as a precautionary measure, Hawkins said.

Earlier Friday, a fire was set at the vacated German Embassy as protesters gathered there. The protest at the U.S. building so has been peaceful, journalist Isma'il Kamal Kushkush said (see 8:42 a.m. entry).

[Updated at 9:31 a.m. ET] More information from Khartoum, Sudan: Protesters have gathered outside the U.S. Embassy there, a journalist at the scene said. The demonstration is peaceful so far.

Earlier today, protesters in Khartoum set the German Embassy on fire and also rallied outside the nearby UK Embassy (see 8:42 a.m. entry). The German Embassy was vacated before the protests.

[Updated at 9:24 a.m. ET] Lebanon has joined the list of Friday protests. One person was killed by police in Tripoli, Lebanon, after a group of armed men stormed a KFC restaurant amid protests in the city, Lebanese security forces told CNN.

About 40 armed men were spotted among 3,000 protesters, officials said.

Gen. Bassam Ayoubi, of the Lebanese internal security forces, said a group of armed men stormed the KFC and asked people to leave. Ayoubi said that the armed men then set the KFC on fire, at which time police arrived and began to fire at the armed men, killing at least one of them. Twenty-five were injured, he said, but it wasn't clear which of the injured were on which side.

[Updated at 9:09 a.m. ET] The German Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, was vacated before the protest that reportedly has set the building on fire, the German Foreign Ministry said.

The German Foreign Ministry also said that the Sudanese ambassador to Germany has been called in to the German
Foreign Ministry in Berlin to discuss the situation in Khartoum.

Journalist Isma'il Kamal Kushkush told CNN about 30 minutes ago that the German Embassy in Khartoum was on fire after protests against the online anti-Islam video.

[Updated at 9 a.m. ET] An update on protests in Egypt, while we await more information about the burning German Embassy in Sudan:

Fifteen protesters have been injured in Egypt on Friday, according to Dr. Mohamed Sultan, a health ministry spokesman. Most of the injuries were related to inhaling tear gas or getting it into their eyes.

Two hundred twenty-four people have been injured this week in protests in Cairo, 11 of whom have been hospitalized, Sultan said.

On Friday, officers armed with shields and batons, backed by an armored personnel carrier, rushed a group of several hundred protesters shortly after dawn to quell a violent demonstration that had raged through the night in Cairo. After the rush, a smaller number of demonstrators regrouped near the U.S. Embassy across from police lines, and stones and tear-gas canisters once again crossed in the air. Police fired rubber bullets at protesters. The army began constructing a wall of concrete blocks about 10 feet high across the road leading to the embassy.

Hours later, in the afternoon, youths climbed the newly built wall and threw rocks at police, according to eyewitnesses. Security forces fired tear gas and used water cannons to hold off the rioters. But 100 to 200 hundred meters away in Tahrir Square, a few thousand protesters congregated peacefully.

[Updated at 8:42 a.m. ET] The German Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan was on fire Friday after protests against the online anti-Islam video, a journalist on the scene, Isma'il Kamal Kushkush, said. No embassy personnel were believed to be inside.

The UK Foreign Office also says protesters were demonstrating Friday outside its embassy, next to the German Embassy, in Khartoum.

[Updated at 8:35 a.m. ET] U.S. embassies aren't the only Western diplomatic posts facing protests on Friday. Protests have been reported outside the UK and German embassies in Khartoum, Sudan.

UK Foreign Office Spokesperson Mandy Heffield confirmed there is an ongoing demonstration outside the British Embassy in Khartoum. Sudanese police are on the scene, Heffield said.

Earlier, a journalist on the scene said thousands of protesters had marched on the German Embassy in Khartoum, and that a few protesters jumped onto the embassy grounds and pulled down the German flag. Riot police fired tear gas, causing the protesters to pull back, the journalist said.

[Updated at 8:30 a.m. ET] Thousands of protesters marched on the German Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, on Friday, as protests against a short online film mocking the Prophet Mohammed swept across the Muslim world, a journalist on the scene said.

A few demonstrators were able to jump into the embassy grounds and pull down the German flag, Isma'il Kamal Kushkush said. Riot police fired tear gas, causing the protesters to pull back. The German Embassy is next to the British Embassy, which did not seem to be the focus of the demonstration.

[Updated at 7:40 a.m. ET] Afghanistan saw its first anti-American protest over the film Friday, as hundreds of demonstrators burned a U.S. flag and chanted "Death to America" and "We condemn the film."

The demonstration in Nangarhar province lasted about an hour and ended peacefully, said Zia Abdulzai, a spokesman for the governor of the eastern province.

[Posted 7:31 a.m. ET] Yemeni police opened fire Friday to stop protesters from reaching the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, witnesses told CNN.

Meanwhile, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood canceled nationwide demonstrations Friday, except for one in Cairo's Tahrir Square against the controversial film about the Prophet Mohammed, the group said in a Twitter message.

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soundoff (3,687 Responses)
  1. nylimos

    Newark airport to brooklyn,NY

    September 14, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  2. David

    Another reason not to get involved in Syria. Let them kill each other off.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      I agree. Support the dictators. These people can't handle freedom.

      September 14, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. aubreyfarmer

    34). "We shall drive the Christians into war by exploiting
    their national vanity and stupidity. They will then massacre
    each other, thus giving room for our own people." (Rabbi
    Reichorn, in Le Contemporain, July 1st, 1880)

    September 14, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Mick

      You use a quote that is over a hundred years old to explain society today? And you talk about ignorance.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      Mick, what about the bible, you believe in that 2000 year old jarbish?

      September 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cleanup Philly

      So you're telling me the Muslims follow a Rabbi?

      September 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mauren

    I don' think that a Youtube video released 6 months ago has anything to do with these attacks. If the Muslim radicals were so "offended" why wait so long ,until 9-11?

    September 14, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Tootsie

      Its not the movie, thats what Hilliary and her inept boss want you to believe. The lunatics are seeking revenge for our seeking revenge on them for 9-11. Bet you that they are mad about the bragging the American lunatics, otherwise known as the Democrats did at their Dog and Pony Show just last week about killing their hero Bin Laden. Biden says 'BIN LADEN IS NOT BETTER OFF THAN HE WAS 4 YEARS AGO. And they are mad that we are holding some of their insane leaders in our prisons and they want them released. AND of course they are a little mad about the movie. Those lunatics are just mad, mad and mad, you are not dealing with reasonable people here.

      September 14, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tami

      Tootsie, You my friend are an idiot. I

      September 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JP

    Freedom of speech is a foreign concept in these dictatorial religious countries for many people. They would benefit from learning about the concept and they would need to accept to become more open societies. They still have not joined the 21st century, but it is not a choice. They need to learn and adapt to be part of the global society and economy and need to become more tolerant of human diversity.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • ajournalismstudent

      You are exactly right! They don't seem to understand the concept of freedom of speech. In the U.S. people say all kinds of things. People even question Christianity. But Christians don't riot in the streets because they are offended. I didn't see the video they are talking about. However, I have read so many criticisms of Islam and Muhammad. Some might make logical sense and some are prejudged and nonsense. Who cares? Let someone say what they want and others can also speak in a contrary opinion. It is sad that they don't understand the freedoms of our society under which such a video could be made. Youtube is worldwide but not every culture has the freedom the U.S. has.

      September 14, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Thomas

      This is why I applaud the USA concept of separation of church and state. Religion is a luxury, not a necessity, and may or may not make your life 'better'. It is a personal choice. However, in these 'fundamentalist' countries religion is not a choice in the true sense of choice without penalty and is more of a necessity in the sense that if you are not part of the religious group or have any opposing viewpoint you are considered essentially worthless and expendable.

      September 14, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Rick Lenz

    Look at history. This part of the world loves to fight. They look for things to fight about. Just like an angry two year old. You cannot reason with a two year old. I say we let them fight it out.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike jones

      look at history America loves to fight and go to war its what we do

      September 14, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • slaythedonkey

      And stop all foreign investment in these countries. Let them rot in the 7th Century!

      September 14, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • FayeDunaway2

      Movies like this one that incited riots are made only to point to the futility of religion fanaticism in place of democracy, women's rights, fairness and tolerance. It is about radical ismam, and they cannot look in the mirrror as to why it was made.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  7. charlie

    I'm tired of them calling these "protests". They are riots, plain and simple.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    I guess these uncivilized barbarians are going to attack every embassy worldwide that's not run by Muslims. Then there's a simple solution the the problen that can be summed up in one word. Nuke!

    September 14, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
  9. Maria

    Two things that seem fishy to me about the situation. First, we can't speak their foreign language so how do we know what they are saying? They could be upset about anything or it might even be just a big misunderstanding. Second, and most importantly, since they speak this foreign language that no one understands (and could be just made up), how do we even know they are angry? As an Obama supporter I think we should figure out what is going on first before jumping to conclusions about stuff we might not even understand.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard F

      You're not a very good troll. You fall all over yourself trying to be a troll.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cleanup Philly

      Ms. Jarrett? How do you find time to post on CNN?

      September 14, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • LMAO58

      Maybe your Obama could sit with them, have tea and crumpets, and just ask them why they are so upset. Are you kidding me? This is happening because Obama is WEAK. It's time to let someone with a backbone take over. These people need a boot up their ass.. not an apologetic President who leans Muslim himself.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • GM1953

      You don't understand theri language but lots of other people DO

      September 14, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • BIg Gay John

      LMAO58....really?? This is all happening because our current president is weak???...Sure troll, whatever lies you need to tell yourself to get to sleep at night. This has everything to do with OIL, plain and simple. Now go back under your bridge...

      September 14, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chemical Castration®

      What a huge waste of time. Not even funny. The amount of venom in some people's hearts is disturbing.

      September 14, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • AstuteAndroid

      Maria..your naivete makes me laugh. If this were a cartoon, this is how it would play out. American girl with pigtails sees hordes of tribes screaming and yelling silly. Girl thinks "oh, i wonder what the problem is. Why are they so angry and upset?" "Oh i know, thats because I dont understand a word of they are trying to say..what do i do??" ..."oh i know !!!" ...flash of thunder...girl says and snaps her fingers and looks at the sky. Cut to next scene where all of them are sitting together around a nice round table enjoying cupcakes and pink lemonade and laughing....On the table is a copy of "Rosetta stone"...ad line "In a troubled world, we help you talk" ... Sweetie switch off Dora the explorer and read a copy of Thomas Friedman's "From beirut to jerusalem".

      September 14, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Name*tg

    As I was saying everytime, looking every reason to attack americans and western ppl.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  11. Maria

    And what is the freedom of speach law anyway? Does it apply in other countries? I think it really is a confusing situation.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • steelers52

      What is this free spech law????? Let me guess.... You're not an American?

      September 14, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • maddy

      Maria, freedom of speech is a universal god given right. It is what makes America a great country. It is part of our ideology. Hope that helps.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • maddy

      Maria, to articulate it better, it means you have the right to express your thoughts through speech and not be held accountable for the words that come out of your mouth. I think that writing a book or producing a film clearly citing it as your own views and thoughts are just another way of expressing yourself. I don't think the film had anything to do with the uprising, it was just another lame excuse to hate on America.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Sirned

    The video was shown to the Egyptians on TV by a muslim Glenn Beck personality type loudmouth who helped stir the pot....This was shown just a few days before the attack

    September 14, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Cleanup Philly

      There were several such videos, but in fairness, Glen Beck never calls for burning stuff down, killing people, rioting, breaking and entering, and the other "misbehaviors" we see in the Muslim world today.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  13. KT

    I have a hard time believing these protests are really about the video like they claim they are. Why would people riot at the UK and German embassies, which are totally unrelated to the film maker? Why would they riot so long after the movie came out and conveniently around 9/11? Why would they chant Death to America, if their problem is supposedly with the movie which was not made by an individual and not supported by the American people as a whole?

    Unfortunately this isn't really a problem with the movie and it's depiction of their Prophet. It is really about the hatred and animosity for the west that seems to be ingrained with the Muslim community of the Middle East. Make any claims you want about the Islamic faith being a religion of peace, so long as "true muslims" stand aside and let radicals and extremists speak for your religion as a whole nobody is going to believe it.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      All civilized nations should pull their diplomats out of Islamic countries. Also not to offer one iota of aid of any nature. Absolutely no tourism or flights into these countries.
      screw them. Let them wallow in their miseries.

      September 14, 2012 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Alu

      So anything against holocaust is banned but everything else that offends anyone else is allowed? Pathetic..Down with NATO

      September 14, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • GJG

      40 armed men out of 3,000 shouldn't set our opinion for the whole religion. Especially since there are more Muslims in the world than any other religion.

      September 14, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
    • sybilquestion

      Excellent comment. And I will go one step further. How does this Administration, particularly the Secretary of State, NOT INTENSIFY security at all the Embassies in the Middle East. IF Hillary Clinton is that naive she should be fired effective immediately. This is absolutely not about the film, the film was a great excuse to justify the 911 attacks on the UNITED STATES of AMERICA, the greatest country to EXIST!!!
      Hillary Clinton is going to protect these Radical Muslims and say we in our country cannot have "Freedom of Expression" if it is against Islam? The same Group that thinks raping a cousin or relative is okay and if a Muslim female talks to another man it is adultery and she gets stoned to death? Hillary Clinton you and this administration should be charged with TREASON for your statements and apologetic stance in the last four years.
      I certainly DO NOT subscribe to the killing of innocent people, with low level intelligence but I certainly have no sympathy for this same group of people that have the audacity to attack and slander the USA, the greatest country in the WORLD!!
      Got that Muslim Radicals. Keep your oil and hey AMERICA, start developing and investing in our Energy and OUR AMERICAN ENGINEERS!!!

      September 14, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • osmanam

      You invade their countries, support despotic leaders who oppress their population to no end, impose economic sanctions leading to the deaths of millions, build torture camps, and send missionaries to give them the "message of Jesus Christ" in return for some food and economic aid....

      Yeah, I wonder why.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Audrey

      I agree, they are instilled from birth to despise us. The US needs to stop providing aid to these countries.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  14. iambicpentamaster

    This is not possible since Obama apologized to Muslims in Cairo back in 2009. It's almost as though they don't respect or fear him. And we know that can't be.

    But seriously, it would seem that the self-proclaimed Obamessiah's approach to foreign policy, appeasement at any cost, including the assassination of U.S. ambassadors, has been less than effective.

    Obama was never up to the task.

    He should not further endanger the United States and its interests abroad.

    Instead of waiting to lose on November 6, B. Hussein Obama should resign now.

    September 14, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
    • bob

      Holy agendas batman

      September 14, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
    • mary43

      You are right on with that one.

      September 14, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • jakespeed

      I love it, but would happen ;(

      September 14, 2012 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Patrick in Wisconsin

      Don't worry, he'll leave office, on January 20th, 2016.

      September 14, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      All of you prove just how ignorant the right is, stop listening to Fox news.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dadedi

      The only problem with Obama resigning is that there would be a corporate takeover. What are you planning to do with your millions once Obama leaves office? Buy more Middle East Oil? Obama ain't leaving bro! We Americans will not allow that to happen to our president.

      September 14, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • what ever

      I really don't see how you can blame Obama . As bad as he is he is not the issue here. stupidity is

      September 14, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • LMA Off, Idiots

      @ JIM – Where's the ingnorance? You are ok with our leader appologizing for us rather than defending our rights. He appologizes while standing over dead American bodies...... No Thanks, he's gotta go, and we should all share that opinion despite what side you sit on.

      September 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chemical Castration®

      This is an example of why nobody wants to put you America-hating pukes back into the White House. You had your chance with Cheney and the Chimp, and you failed so badly he went down in history as the Worst President Ever, and Cheney as the most powerful VP of all time. You are so simple you fall for this 'Obama apologizes' ruse, and you repeat it like a child on a playground. Wake up – this is your country you are spitting on. Kick the Mormon Millionaire to the curb.

      September 14, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. anticomm

    Islam should be prohibited in US. Did anybody see Muslims protest US ambassador killing?

    September 14, 2012 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Parthoef

      Actually, there was a protest by Libyans to denounce the killing the day after. They held up signs appologizing to America in both Arabic and broken english. The Libyan president has condemned the killings in the strongest terms of any Muslim leader (as he should).

      September 14, 2012 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
    • sybilquestion

      @Eric, an example of the "Apologetic Administration" on stupidity on foreign soil. I don't care about anyone that is ANTI_USA. AND I make NO APOLOGIES about that sentiment. You Eric, are the idiot. Unfortunately, if you don't recognize that the "very terrorists" that you have this profound sympathy for, are MUSLIMS and they don't like us. And here's the deal before you rush to the keyboard, I don't CARE why they don't LIKE us, they are dangerous to our safety and security.

      September 14, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Jeva

      @anticomm: Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Because underminding one of our founding tenets of RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE is the way to go. Get an education.

      September 14, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • anved

      They are busy wiping sheet from they ases using koran.

      September 14, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chemical Castration®

      "Islam should be prohibited in US." Sorry Abdullah, a real American would know that religious toleration is one of the cornerstones of liberty. Your goats are calling you.

      September 14, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
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