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Obama dropped the ball in Middle East
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Editor, Manteca Bulletin,

According to the British newspaper The Independent, the U.S. State Department had credible information of the attack on our embassy in Libya at least 48 hours before it took place. However, even with that warning and with the anniversary of September 11, there was no instruction for diplomats to be on alert.

The result of Obama’s lack of focus is the murder of the American ambassador in Libya, attacks against the US embassy in Cairo, the burning of the American flags throughout the Arab region, and the torching of American businesses in Lebanon.  Obama’s response has been to weaken our military, and slash our defense, which has placed our military in danger.  The U.S. Marines sent to defend the American embassy in Egypt were not even permitted to carry live ammunition according to multiple reports of U.S. Marine Corps blogs stating that Ambassador Anne Patterson “neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.” 

While the media has tried to portray a “You Tube” video as a reason for the violence, they cover up the coordinated terrorist attack in line with the anniversary of September 11, 2001.  Obama not only dropped the ball.  He has assisted the advancement of the Muslim Brotherhood’s power in the Middle East.  Still, these extremists hate America even with our $1.5 billion of tax funded aid we provided them this year.  Obama has turned a blind eye to the crisis in the Middle East.  His chair is empty once again, focusing on his reelection, fund raising in Las Vegas, and going on the David Letterman show rather than meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or paying attention to our national security warnings.


Frank Aquila

Sept. 14, 2012