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09-12-2012, 04:54 PM   #1
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Palin: Obama needs to ‘grow’ a ‘big stick’ after Libya attack

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Failed Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is ripping President Barack Obama in the wake of protests that resulted in the deaths of U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans, saying that if the president “doesn’t have a ‘big stick’ to carry, maybe it’s time for him to grow one.”
Palin: Obama needs to ‘grow’ a ‘big stick’ after Libya attack | The Raw Story

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And do what, exactly?
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeneV Quote
And do what, exactly?
Do anything or say anything so the GOP can parse his words into a political attack ad. There seems to be more armchair quarterbacks in politics than sports these days.
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This President has a big stick and he will use it as he has in the past when the intel comes back on who is responsible. It's the 21st century version of gunboat diplomacy. Like him or not Obama is not afraid to pull the trigger.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Workingdog Quote
This President has a big stick and he will use it as he has in the past when the intel comes back on who is responsible. It's the 21st century version of gunboat diplomacy. Like him or not Obama is not afraid to pull the trigger.
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Wow, your 666th post and it's about Obama
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Sarah Palin likes big sticks ... Newsworld Sept 12 2012. (I made that up) .... Joke.

I just saw the last of the news (American channel) ... The President says: Make no mistake ...Justice will be done .... or something like that.

JP (Canadian watching American news ... tonight.)

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Wow, your 666th post and it's about Obama

Any similarity between our President and Lucifer is purely coincidental
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Goddess. He's the Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces. He has the biggest stick on the planet in his back pocket. He just doesn't *think* with it.

Do we not know this? What's he supposed to do, destroy cities cause someone has an insurgency and tries to provoke us?


This is actually *precisely* why I'd have voted for damn near anyone just to keep *her* a heart attack away from the launch codes, even if there were nothing *else* I liked about the Dems, really. That was just *insane.* I'm not liking Romney or Ryan that way, either, but Palin should have been a deal-killer even to 'hawks.'


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I could not imagine how bad the country would be with a mindless person such as Palin in charge of anything. Also difficult to believe that she was ever the governor of anything; before she was forced out of office in Alaska
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Don't know about any big stick but he better beef up the USMC detatchments at our embassies PDQ.
ABC news reported no US security troops at the Libya compound and the troops in Yeman were ordered to fire warning shots in the air as protestors breached the wall which proved completely ineffective.
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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/14/world/middleeast/mideast-turmoil-spreads-t...pagewanted=all

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President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi of Yemen said in a statement that he “extends his sincere apologies to President Obama and to the people of the United States of America” for the attack. Mr. Hadi took office in February after his strongman predecessor, Ali Abdullah Saleh, stepped down last November following months of violent protests.

In his statement, President Hadi said he had ordered an “expeditious and thorough investigation” and promised that “the perpetrators of these acts will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” The statement also alluded to “divisions among Yemen’s security and military forces” between supporters of the new government and of Mr. Saleh which had exacerbated tensions.

Mohammed Albasha, a spokesman for Yemen’s embassy in Washington, said the government strongly condemned the attack, adding that there were no reported casualties.

“Given recent regional events, earlier this morning angry protesters have unfortunately flooded the security perimeter of the U.S. Embassy,” he said in a statement. “The government of Yemen will honor international obligations to ensure the safety of diplomats and will step up security presence around all foreign missions.”

With American Marines and naval vessels heading for Libya, where the American ambassador, J. Christopher Stevens, and three of his staff were killed on Tuesday in an attack on the United States consulate, the ferment in Yemen added to the already volatile mix of passions that have commingled with the initial exuberance of the so-called Arab Spring.

In an attempt to defuse the tension in Egypt, President Mohamed Morsi was quoted on Thursday as saying the attacks on American personnel were unacceptable. Speaking in a television address while visiting Brussels, the Egyptian leader said he supported peaceful demonstrations but rejected attacks on personnel and diplomatic missions.

“What happened is unacceptable, rejected. The Prophet Muhammad taught us to respect human life,” Bloomberg News quoted Mr. Morsi as saying. But he also warned against maligning Islam’s founding prophet. “The Prophet Muhammad and Islamic sanctities are red lines for all of us.”

Little is known about the origin of the video that provoked the protests, which is called “Innocence of Muslims.” It was made in obscurity somewhere in Southern California, and promoted by a network of rightwing Christians with a history of animosity directed toward Muslims. When a 14-minute trailer of it was posted on YouTube in June, it was barely noticed.

But when the amateurish video was translated into Arabic and reposted twice on YouTube in the days before Sept. 11, and promoted by leaders of the Coptic diaspora in the United States, it drew nearly one million views and set off bloody demonstrations.
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Whoever translated that video knew precisely what they were doing, and what the reaction would be.
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What happened is unacceptable, rejected. The Prophet Muhammad taught us to respect human life,” Bloomberg News quoted Mr. Morsi as saying. But he also warned against maligning Islam’s founding prophet. “The Prophet Muhammad and Islamic sanctities are red lines for all of us.”
The sanctity of our embassy walls and gates should be "red lines" for all of us.
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The sanctity of our embassy walls and gates should be "red lines" for all of us.
I agree.. but even using your language the country is a host.. and we are guests.. and in that light it is up to hosts to carry the burden of security.
BUT in failing that "host" thing it is still not err "polite" to just swarm troops into their country...........

Granted being civil is trying............especially in a less that stable and violent part of the world..but that is what separates us from that. and it is not a sign of weakness..
I know we could "kick but" if needed.. just isn't needed yet.....
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It is practically impossible to maintain an effective embassy with a big enough stick to keep out a populace which doesn't want us there. An embassy which is a fortress filled with our armed forces will find it more difficult if not impossible to do its job.

We are there at the invitation of and with the protection of the local government. If the government cannot protect our embassy, then the society may not be stable enough for that kind of normalized presence. If the government will not protect our embassy, then our relations with that government are altered accordingly.
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