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(The New York Times)   Two US embassies attacked and the craven diplomatic response to it would seem to be the sort of thing that warrants New York Times front-page coverage, yes? Not if it crowds out a Romney hit-piece it's not   (nytimes.com) divider line 399
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2012-09-12 12:57:57 PM

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 850x566]

Fark you, you smug, sociopathic bastard for trying to make political hay out of the deaths of four Americans.


Maybe you would feel differently if they had more US flags?
 
2012-09-12 12:58:16 PM

Jake Havechek: the brave keyboard commandos


Okay, that was farked up but the add for the taliban online dating website was pretty funny.
 
2012-09-12 01:00:40 PM

The Dog Ate The Constitution: Muslims kill Americans. Obama and his embassies side with the Muslims.

Liberals attack Romney.

Not surprised.


Its OUR EMBASSY, AMERICAN LAND
AMERICAN LIVES

Republicans deserve the filth their small minds swim in
 
2012-09-12 01:00:47 PM

Bender The Offender: Jake Havechek: the brave keyboard commandos

Okay, that was farked up but the add for the taliban online dating website was pretty funny.


There's another one for Taliban Girls Gone Wild which is also kind of amusing.
 
2012-09-12 01:00:47 PM

Jake Havechek: Tumunga: Bocasio: The Republicans want to frame whats happened in Iran in 1979
With what happened last night

This is epic manipulation

Comparing Obama to Carter? I see it. If you don't see it, you're blind.

Yeah, but the GOP always conveniently forgets the CIA led coup that installed the Shah, and made the 1079 hostage crisis possible.


Wow, they really hold a grudge.

1979, rather.

D'oh!
 
2012-09-12 01:02:25 PM

The Dog Ate The Constitution: Muslims kill Americans. Obama and his embassies side with the Muslims.

Liberals attack Romney.

Not surprised.


Mitt Romney got up on national TV and criticized Obama for "sympathizing" with people who murdered the US Ambassador and then blames the diplomatic staff who just had their compound raided and colleagues killed for sending out tweets that made America look weak and encouraged attacks.

Obama is weak on national security HURR DURR stupid libs!
 
2012-09-12 01:02:47 PM

Jake Havechek: LarryDan43: Wicked Chinchilla: Jake Havechek: Tumunga: Bocasio: The Republicans want to frame whats happened in Iran in 1979
With what happened last night

This is epic manipulation

Comparing Obama to Carter? I see it. If you don't see it, you're blind.

Yeah, but the GOP always conveniently forgets the CIA led coup that installed the Shah, and made the 1079 hostage crisis possible.

You dropped the 9 you mongoloid :)

Yes, the GOP does forget that. They also forget Reagan paid for those hostages with weapons.

Whatever, you think I believe in a fact from 30 years ago? I don't even believe in facts from 3 minutes ago.

But can you believe 6 impossible things before breakfast?


God, Jesus, Holy Spirit, that's 3... or 1? You trying to trick me?
 
2012-09-12 01:02:52 PM

The Dog Ate The Constitution: Muslims kill Americans. Obama and his embassies side with the Muslims.

Liberals attack Romney.

Not surprised.


Okay, I want you to explain this BBC article.

FTA: Speaking in the Rose Garden at the White House, President Obama told reporters: "Make no mistake. Justice will be done."

He said he condemned "in the strongest possible terms the outrageous and shocking" attack.

It is especially tragic that Chris Stevens died in Benghazi because it is is a city that he helped to save, he added, praising the dead ambassador for his work in Libya after the overtrhow of the late Col Muammar Gaddafi
 
2012-09-12 01:02:59 PM

Kazan: fark you farking muslim extremists, and fark your pedophile raider 'prophet' Muhammad.


Hey, everybody! We found (the Evil Bigot) Terry Jones' Fark handle!
 
2012-09-12 01:06:40 PM
Obama and his embassies side with the Muslims.

fark you, you farking liar.
 
2012-09-12 01:07:06 PM

WizardofToast: The Dog Ate The Constitution: Muslims kill Americans. Obama and his embassies side with the Muslims.

Liberals attack Romney.

Not surprised.

Okay, I want you to explain this BBC article.

FTA: Speaking in the Rose Garden at the White House, President Obama told reporters: "Make no mistake. Justice will be done."

He said he condemned "in the strongest possible terms the outrageous and shocking" attack.

It is especially tragic that Chris Stevens died in Benghazi because it is is a city that he helped to save, he added, praising the dead ambassador for his work in Libya after the overtrhow of the late Col Muammar Gaddafi


I won't be surprised when Obama bows to el-Megarif when they next meet.
 
2012-09-12 01:07:21 PM
Carter.....
 
2012-09-12 01:08:09 PM
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2012-09-12 01:08:39 PM
Romney is totally using these dead Americans to criticize Obama's foreign policy, and that is also disgusting.

He should know better than this.
 
2012-09-12 01:09:50 PM

Jake Havechek: Romney is totally using these dead Americans to criticize Obama's foreign policy, and that is also disgusting.

He should know better than this.


In American politics, people basically sell their souls to win an election. It's how awful we have become.
 
2012-09-12 01:10:39 PM
America gets attacked, and the kos kids are upset about something Romney said.

That figures.
 
2012-09-12 01:11:31 PM

barneyfifesbullet: America gets attacked, and the kos kids are upset about something Romney said.

That figures.


You're not even trying.
 
2012-09-12 01:12:07 PM

The Dog Ate The Constitution: obvious troll


The Libyan government is so afraid of Obama's pimp hand that they are cowering and agreeing to do whatever we ask to hunt down and get the people involved, fellow Muslims, in their country. They are pissing themselves worrying that Obama will not only send the SEALs to get the rioters involved, which he most likely will do given he does not give a fark about Libyan Juris-my-dick-tion, but that they will wake up with a laser dot on their heads from the barrel of a MP-5. They are so terrified of Obama that they sent their military to protect OUR embassy from THEIR citizens. That is why Obama is to be feared and respected above all others, especially that magic-underwear wearing Mormon moron, Romney.
 
2012-09-12 01:12:30 PM

I alone am best: Carter.....


DO explain.

1) No one is captured/trapped inside any embassies
2) The attack on the Libyan Consulate was preplanned. It is as yet unknown whether the protest before the attack was used opportunistically or deliberately incited
3) The Libyan government has apologized profusely, promised to aid in the hunt of those who attacked, and sent in troops to defend our embassy
4) The egyptians treated the riot like a normal protest and sent in riot police

So, explain.
 
2012-09-12 01:12:46 PM
brunich.com
 
2012-09-12 01:14:07 PM
Smirking sociopathic asshole, and all of his acolytes, all deserve to get cock cancer.
 
2012-09-12 01:15:34 PM

LectertheChef: Smirking sociopathic asshole, and all of his acolytes, all deserve to get cock cancer.


Wait, thats from today? He looks like he is about to feast on your soul.

Christ, I thought a sociopath/pathological liar was supposed to be good at manipulating people. He looks like he is holding in distinct glee at US citizens being murdered.
 
2012-09-12 01:15:36 PM

barneyfifesbullet: America gets attacked, and the kos kids are upset about something Romney said.

That figures.


What Romney did not say pisses me off more. Did he offer his condolences to the family members of the deceased?

No? What an asshole!
 
2012-09-12 01:15:49 PM
Well, from a party who has made "you didn't build that" their campaign theme, I have begun to expect this sort of thing out of them.

It's predictable and utterly disgusting. Something bad happens, and the Romney response is to immediately look for any way to blame Obama or to work that into his campaign themes.

I think that accusing the president of encouraging an angry mob to be angry at the US and kill a U.S. Ambassador (based on a tweet from the US. Embassy in Egypt) is a sign of how desperate his campaign has become.
 
2012-09-12 01:16:06 PM
I hate concern trolling, but Mitt could have done the right thing, and he did not.

The question is, was it his decision or that of his campaign staff?
 
2012-09-12 01:16:07 PM

Zeno-25: [brunich.com image 800x243]


That is just so wrong. Does he not realize when to be serious and when to smile? Just so off the wall....
 
2012-09-12 01:16:16 PM

Zeno-25: [i.imgur.com image 850x566]

Fark you, you smug, sociopathic bastard for trying to make political hay out of the deaths of four Americans.


Aside from the douchetasticness of the Mittster's comments themselves, you really have to wonder about his physical instincts as a politician. He's been running for president for YEARS now, and he hasn't figured out how to maintain a "somber and troubled" face until he's safely away from the cameras?

To borrow a meme, WTF is this guy's problem?
 
2012-09-12 01:16:16 PM

Edsel: hammettman: Mitt has doubled down on his derp with his news conference. Smirking like a 10 year old who thinks he's just ratted out an enemy into detention. He's farking toast. Even establishment republicans are distancing themselves from this stinking turd.

You can't really blame him. At this point he is losing and doesn't have many opportunities to change the polls. He had to take this shot even if it backfired badly (which it has).


Yes, you can blame him. He hasn't got a clue and his advisors obviously haven't got a clue. But when it was obvious last night to all the other usual farkwit republican suspects that politicizing this event was a bad move, he could have smoothed it over "in light of new information" and, modern media being what it is, it would have blown over in a news cycle or two. Instead, he now has people like Boehner, Cantor, even Condi Rice moving to wipe his stench from their immediate vicinity. I'm waiting for his next move when he nearly starts an international event by injecting his gravitas into the Bibi/Iran troubles.
 
2012-09-12 01:18:06 PM

Jake Havechek: I hate concern trolling, but Mitt could have done the right thing, and he did not.

The question is, was it his decision or that of his campaign staff?


From what I've read, all off the record, he has a staff of yes men/women, because he doesn't much take the advice of his staff. This is probably why he doesn't have anyone any of us have ever heard of.
 
2012-09-12 01:18:37 PM

Chummer45: Well, from a party who has made "you didn't build that" their campaign theme, I have begun to expect this sort of thing out of them.


I was badly hoping to see a re-emergence of "Drill, Baby, Drill" at the 2012 RNC. What, did that not go over well?
 
2012-09-12 01:19:35 PM

barneyfifesbullet: America gets attacked, and the kos kids are upset about something Romney said.

That figures.


don't forget the one or two actually smart Republcans, as rare as they are.
 
2012-09-12 01:19:43 PM

skinnycatullus: the craven diplomatic response to it

I'm confused about what this is supposed to mean. The only official response I've seen has been condemnation.


The people in the embassy surrounded by hundreds of angry screaming Muslims attempted to calm the air by reminding the protesters that they condemn religious persecution of all kinds, which America does, it's in our first Amendment after all. Romney, sitting in his most comfortable arm chair, thousands of miles from any danger, decided that this was a cowardly and overly-apologetic tone for MURICA to take with TURISTS.

And I guess subby agrees, from his most comfortable armchair, thousands of miles from any danger. To me it's the height of dickery to nitpick diplomatic statements of people who are literally under attack by angry protesters.
 
2012-09-12 01:19:49 PM

hammettman: Edsel: hammettman: Mitt has doubled down on his derp with his news conference. Smirking like a 10 year old who thinks he's just ratted out an enemy into detention. He's farking toast. Even establishment republicans are distancing themselves from this stinking turd.

You can't really blame him. At this point he is losing and doesn't have many opportunities to change the polls. He had to take this shot even if it backfired badly (which it has).

Yes, you can blame him. He hasn't got a clue and his advisors obviously haven't got a clue. But when it was obvious last night to all the other usual farkwit republican suspects that politicizing this event was a bad move, he could have smoothed it over "in light of new information" and, modern media being what it is, it would have blown over in a news cycle or two. Instead, he now has people like Boehner, Cantor, even Condi Rice moving to wipe his stench from their immediate vicinity. I'm waiting for his next move when he nearly starts an international event by injecting his gravitas into the Bibi/Iran troubles.


Except Rush who was yammering away when I was at lunch about how this is a total failure for Obama and Romney did the best possible thing he could. He even attacked Fox News "Here is Fox News, who is supposed to be on our side, condemning Romney....shameful"
 
2012-09-12 01:20:03 PM

Wicked Chinchilla: LectertheChef: Smirking sociopathic asshole, and all of his acolytes, all deserve to get cock cancer.

Wait, thats from today? He looks like he is about to feast on your soul.

Christ, I thought a sociopath/pathological liar was supposed to be good at manipulating people. He looks like he is holding in distinct glee at US citizens being murdered.


He's a sociopath, but not a good liar. Probably comes from his life of privilege. He never had to learn to hide what he's really thinking, because he's never had to face the consequences for anything.
 
2012-09-12 01:20:06 PM

Epoch_Zero: mainstreet62: Tumunga: Bocasio: The Republicans want to frame whats happened in Iran in 1979
With what happened last night

This is epic manipulation

Comparing Obama to Carter? I see it. If you don't see it, you're blind.

Enlighten us, dickf*ck. Compare them. Show us what you've got.

One was a Democrat, the other is a Democrat.....

Oh - is it tense? It's tense, isn't it?


They both have 11 letters in their name. It's obvious to anyone who is willing to count to eleven.
 
2012-09-12 01:20:57 PM

JusticeandIndependence: Zeno-25: [brunich.com image 800x243]

That is just so wrong. Does he not realize when to be serious and when to smile? Just so off the wall....


Smirking with pleasure at scoring a point against Obama at the expense of other Americans. Good thing none of his kids have to serve.
 
2012-09-12 01:21:00 PM

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 541x282]

This is the only slightly relevant piece on the front-page that I see.


Why does Israel constantly want us to fight their wars for them? Are they a sovereign nation or not?
 
2012-09-12 01:24:10 PM

The Dog Ate The Constitution: Obama and his embassies


Oh good lord. Has it come to this?
 
2012-09-12 01:24:32 PM
Romney has not backed off the response - "It's never too early for the United States government to condemn attacks on Americans and to defend our values," he said Wednesday - but his campaign faces a near consensus in Republican foreign policy circles that, whatever the sentiment, Romney faltered badly.

"It's deeply unfortunate when the circumstance of the statement becomes the story," said Rick Perry's former foreign policy adviser, Victoria Coates, who is now an adjunct fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and who suggested that Romney should simply have "gone earlier rather than save it for midnight" to avoid appearing to play politics on September 11. "It's unfortunate that it's playing out this way, and hopefully they can get back on message, because their point is sound," she said.

Other conservatives were less sympathetic.

"It's bad," said a former aide to Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. "Just on a factual level that the statement was not a response but preceding, or one could make the case precipitating. And just calling it a 'disgrace' doesn't really cut it. Not ready for prime time."

A third Republican, a former Bush State Department official, told BuzzFeed, "It wasn't presidential of Romney to go political immediately - a tragedy of this magnitude should be something the nation collectively grieves before politics enters the conversation."



"They were just trying to score a cheap news cycle hit based on the embassy statement and now it's just completely blown up," said a very senior Republican foreign policy hand, who called the statement an "utter disaster" and a "Lehman moment" - a parallel to the moment when John McCain, amid the 2008 financial crisis, failed to come across as a steady leader. 


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2012-09-12 01:25:59 PM

Jake Havechek: It was a bunch of yahoos and hooligans, how do you declare war on them?



Ask Pussy Riot
 
2012-09-12 01:27:50 PM

I_C_Weener: Jake Havechek: It was a bunch of yahoos and hooligans, how do you declare war on them?


Ask Pussy Riot


Can you imagine what would become of similar protestors in a Middle East mosque?
 
2012-09-12 01:28:41 PM

coeyagi: Benghazi and Cairo. Really, Muslims?

Back in 98, it was Tanzania and Kenya. You didn't f*ck around then. Now granted, embassies are more like Xanadu coated in polyurethane and surrounded by gators, electric fences, and RPG-toting brigades of Marines than they used to be, but we expected better from you.

We expected better.


Um yeah, those targets were exactly what they wanted to hit.

* 9/11 significant date for Americans
* Egypt -- US assisted in recent change in government
* Libya -- US assisted in recent change in government

This was obviously a planned attack. It may or may not have originally been meant to kill anyone but for both of the two countries that we recently helped change governments to both attack our embassy's on the same day while other countries that have huge Muslim populations that we have worse relationships with did not attack leaves little doubt.
 
2012-09-12 01:28:49 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-09-12 01:30:00 PM

Gulper Eel: Most papers go to press in the 10:30-11:30 window, especially if they have evening events to cover like sports.


My two cents: as a New Yorker who used to read the Times, the News, and the Post almost every day, I know that the News and the Post would almost always have the late sports scores, but the Times would hardly ever have the late sports scores. Perhaps someone with free time can check the print editions of all three sports sections to back that up.
 
2012-09-12 01:32:18 PM
Are those Romney pictures seriously from today? Wow. Creepy. Like, McCain eye-roll creepy.
 
2012-09-12 01:32:31 PM

Kazrath: coeyagi: Benghazi and Cairo. Really, Muslims?

Back in 98, it was Tanzania and Kenya. You didn't f*ck around then. Now granted, embassies are more like Xanadu coated in polyurethane and surrounded by gators, electric fences, and RPG-toting brigades of Marines than they used to be, but we expected better from you.

We expected better.

Um yeah, those targets were exactly what they wanted to hit.

* 9/11 significant date for Americans
* Egypt -- US assisted in recent change in government
* Libya -- US assisted in recent change in government

This was obviously a planned attack. It may or may not have originally been meant to kill anyone but for both of the two countries that we recently helped change governments to both attack our embassy's on the same day while other countries that have huge Muslim populations that we have worse relationships with did not attack leaves little doubt.


Egypt wasn't attacked. It really was just a protest. They just happened to jump our fence first. Its seriously not even on the same planet in terms of severity. Is it still severe? Yup. It would be a big story if a different consulate weren't just attacked militarily and burned.

Libya was a deliberate preplanned attack. It is not yet known whether protests there were initiated by the attackers or just used serendipitously.
 
2012-09-12 01:34:18 PM

bartink: I_C_Weener: Jake Havechek: It was a bunch of yahoos and hooligans, how do you declare war on them?


Ask Pussy Riot

Can you imagine what would become of similar protestors in a Middle East mosque?



I was thniking of their convictions for "hooliganism", but yeah, females in a Middle East mosque protesting would be instant stonings.
 
2012-09-12 01:34:21 PM

I_C_Weener: Jake Havechek: It was a bunch of yahoos and hooligans, how do you declare war on them?


Ask Pussy Riot


Well, punk rock chicks getting wild and garnering a farked up response from the Russian government is a lot different than a bunch of assholes killing Americans because they don't like some random dickweed's movie.
 
2012-09-12 01:36:02 PM

InmanRoshi: Romney has not backed off the response - "It's never too early for the United States government to condemn attacks on Americans and to defend our values," he said Wednesday - but his campaign faces a near consensus in Republican foreign policy circles that, whatever the sentiment, Romney faltered badly.

"It's deeply unfortunate when the circumstance of the statement becomes the story," said Rick Perry's former foreign policy adviser, Victoria Coates, who is now an adjunct fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and who suggested that Romney should simply have "gone earlier rather than save it for midnight" to avoid appearing to play politics on September 11. "It's unfortunate that it's playing out this way, and hopefully they can get back on message, because their point is sound," she said.

Other conservatives were less sympathetic.

"It's bad," said a former aide to Senator John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign. "Just on a factual level that the statement was not a response but preceding, or one could make the case precipitating. And just calling it a 'disgrace' doesn't really cut it. Not ready for prime time."

A third Republican, a former Bush State Department official, told BuzzFeed, "It wasn't presidential of Romney to go political immediately - a tragedy of this magnitude should be something the nation collectively grieves before politics enters the conversation."


"They were just trying to score a cheap news cycle hit based on the embassy statement and now it's just completely blown up," said a very senior Republican foreign policy hand, who called the statement an "utter disaster" and a "Lehman moment" - a parallel to the moment when John McCain, amid the 2008 financial crisis, failed to come across as a steady leader. 


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Remember when people were questioning Mitt's lack of foreign policy experience/skills. Seems like this is one of those reasons why it was a legitimate concern.

Was he really this gleeful when giving that speech on TV? I've been at work since 6 AM and didn't see it.
 
2012-09-12 01:36:23 PM

I_C_Weener: bartink: I_C_Weener: Jake Havechek: It was a bunch of yahoos and hooligans, how do you declare war on them?


Ask Pussy Riot

Can you imagine what would become of similar protestors in a Middle East mosque?


I was thniking of their convictions for "hooliganism", but yeah, females in a Middle East mosque protesting would be instant stonings.


Good gravy, you can't even fathom what atrocities would happen to those girls if they did that in a mosque, but that's still beside the point.
 
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