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Obama’s Cowardly Hypocrisy on Sony

Posted by on Dec. 20, 2014 at 8:37 AM
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Obama's Cowardly Hypocrisy on Sony

 

Benghazi Filmmaker / Breitbart

by Joel B. Pollak19 Dec 2014820

In his last press conference of 2014, President Barack Obama blamed Sony for pulling The Interview after hacking attacks and terror threats from North Korea. Yet not only did President Obama do and say nothing to defend Sony at the time, he also created a precedent in Benghazi in 2012 that likely contributed to Sony's surrender. By blaming an obscure YouTube video, and jailing the filmmaker, Obama sent a signal that he would not protect American filmmakers from foreign attacks.

In that light, Obama's remarks are clearly a cowardly attempt to shift blame entirely to the filmmaker. While Sony probably deserves much of the criticism it is receiving for its swift surrender, no private company can be expected to stand up, alone, to cyber-terrorist threats from a nuclear-armed dictatorship.

Had Obama actually done what he claims about cyber-security, had he defended the company, and had he not blamed a YouTube video for Benghazi, the result may have been different.

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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Dec. 20, 2014 at 1:30 PM
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Sony said "if" Sony had called him, he would have told them not to cave. But they DID call him - and he didn't take their call. And, anyway, isn't it the responsibility of the Leader of the Free World to call Americans who are terrorist victims.  I thought the Commander-in-Chief is supposed to fight North Korea, not American civilians. 

Billiejeens
by Emerald Member on Dec. 21, 2014 at 2:07 PM
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he hates Americans.
Ednarooni160
by on Dec. 21, 2014 at 4:33 PM

Interesting read..

In that light, Obama's remarks are clearly a cowardly attempt to shift blame entirely to the filmmaker. While Sony probably deserves much of the criticism it is receiving for its swift surrender, no private company can be expected to stand up, alone, to cyber-terrorist threats from a nuclear-armed dictatorship.

Had Obama actually done what he claims about cyber-security, had he defended the company, and had he not blamed a YouTube video for Benghazi, the result may have been different.

jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Dec. 21, 2014 at 4:36 PM

...interesting that you think the two are comparable.

(or, that you are pretending to.)

Erin270601
by on Dec. 21, 2014 at 4:51 PM

Yes,Obama needs to be doing something about it, but there has been so many situations, breaches of security, subtle attacks against our country and hes done nothing about it.. He's like an HR rep, "We're investigating this" "we've got people looking into the situation" "we take this very seriously" He says stuff to make us feel better in the moment, then time goes by and nothing is done....


jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Dec. 21, 2014 at 4:54 PM

...furthermore, didn't the House Committee investigation just release a report stating that blaming the attack on protests spurred by the video was based on faulty intelligence, and that's just what they had available at that time?

jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Dec. 21, 2014 at 4:55 PM
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http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ecc3a300383445d5a90dd6ca764c9e15/house-intel-panel-debunks-many-benghazi-theories


Quote:

But Rice's comments were based on faulty intelligence from multiple agencies, according to the report. Analysts received 21 reports that a protest occurred in Benghazi, the report said —14 from the Open Source Center, which reviews news reports; one from the CIA; two from the Defense Department; and four from the National Security Agency.

In the years since, some participants in the attack have said they were motivated by the video. The attackers were a mix of extremists and hangers on, the investigation found.

"To this day," the report said, "significant intelligence gaps regarding the identities, affiliations and motivations of the attackers remain."


littlemum41
by on Dec. 21, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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Quoting Billiejeens: he hates Americans.


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