Projecting Weakness: Another U.S. Ambassador Attacked
While our president parties with Jay-Z and David Letterman; while our State Department blames a movie for four murders in Libya; while our Embassy in Cairo doubles down on an apology to the terrorists who attacked it; while Obama farms out embassy security to private security firms in Britain; while we refuse to point to our enemy and call it by name; while Obama treats the atrocities in Egypt and Libya as crime scenes instead of terrorist attacks -- the message this White House is sending out to the world is that, if you target American ambassadors, the repercussions might be a strongly worded statement.
How else to explain yet another brazen attack on an American ambassador:
A car carrying the U.S. ambassador to China was mildly damaged after becoming the target of boisterous anti-Japan demonstrators who were expressing outrage over a territorial dispute and marking the 81st anniversary of Japan's invasion of China.
The State Department said in a statement Wednesday that Ambassador Gary Locke was unhurt in Tuesday's incident, and that diplomats have expressed concerns to the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
The statement said around 50 protesters surrounded Locke's car as he tried to enter the embassy and were eventually removed by Chinese security personnel.
The incident comes amid heightened vigilance for American diplomats following violent attacks on U.S. embassies in Libya, Yemen and Egypt. The statement said embassy officials have asked the Chinese government to do everything possible to protect American facilities and personnel.
It's wholly obvious that, under the feckless leadership of President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton, the United States is no longer respected or feared. And why would anyone fear us?
Our response to the attacks in Egypt and Libya looked like an episode of "C.S.I" meets "Law and Order," which means the Beijing protesters knew they had nothing to fear.
And they were right.
Look at our reaction to this latest attack:
The statement said embassy officials have asked the Chinese government to do everything possible to protect American facilities and personnel.
Ooh. Slow down, State Department. We don’t want to upset the bad guys.
It's open season on our embassies and foreign service personnel. Just because the media won't report it, doesn't mean it's not true.
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