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Mitt Romney Finds The Line You Shouldn't Cross And Dives Under It ***Warning!!! Some tactless person put graphic pics of the murder in this post***

Posted by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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Mitt Romney Finds The Line You Shouldn't Cross And Dives Under It


Mitt, this isn't the time to use a national tragedy as a political talking point. Go buy a sense of shame at the Billionaire Store, and come back when you've learned a sense of decorum.

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A series of tragic events unfolded in the Middle East yesterday. An anti-Islamic YouTube video posted by an Israeli-American filmmaker sparked a wave of violent protests in Egypt, which then spilled over to Libya and led to an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Upon hearing that his staff was under attack, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens rushed to the scene with three other staff members to assist with the evacuation. All four were killed in the ensuing mayhem. 

Evidently, Mitt Romney decided that a tragic international crisis would be the perfect time to inject himself into the national conversation and accuse President Obama of sympathizing with the psychos who killed his own Ambassador. The reasoning behind this outrageous claim? At the beginning of the protests in Egypt, the U.S. embassy in Cairo released a statement condemning the movie in an attempt to head off the violence. In Mitt Romney's eyes, this was somehow an example of "apologizing for our values." At the end of the press conference, he grinned. 

ORIGINAL: By self-taught diplomat Mitt Romney on the Associated Press YouTube channel. Here is his full, baffling, statement, if you'd like the context of his whole video. Here is the timeline of events as they unfolded.

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mikiemom
by Ruby Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 4:25 PM
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Romney's comments were more than an example of bad taste and lack of class, they illustrate why he shouldn't be allowed anywhere near foreign policy decisions, he clearly  has no clue. At Least GW was smart enough to ensure all of his daddy's friends were around to advice him in those matters. Romney has no-one.

PurpleChaos
by Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 4:28 PM
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When I was watching the news early this morning I heard Obama say it, and I didn't like the way it sounded. From what I remember it was:

"There is no question, what happened is a tragedy. But, I can understand why they're upset and why they felt, they had to lash out"

Basically in the film it is said "Islam is like a cancer"

As well as depictions of their prophet Mohammad. And Obama was saying that while the murder (which I saw btw on aljazeera it's disgusting) was sad, he said Libyians carried him to safety which now that the video and pics have been leaked it is seen that he wasn't "carried to safety" he was actually dragged to death. So for him to say "I can see why they're upset" kinda bullshit. IMO. 

glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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okay so you think they should be happy about the film and not insulted or upset?  not saying they had a right to do what they did cause they didnt.  but really you wouldnt be uppset with your faith mocked? 

Quoting PurpleChaos:

When I was watching the news early this morning I heard Obama say it, and I didn't like the way it sounded. From what I remember it was:

"There is no question, what happened is a tragedy. But, I can understand why they're upset and why they felt, they had to lash out"

Basically in the film it is said "Islam is like a cancer"

As well as depictions of their prophet Mohammad. And Obama was saying that while the murder (which I saw btw on aljazeera it's disgusting) was sad, he said Libyians carried him to safety which now that the video and pics have been leaked it is seen that he wasn't "carried to safety" he was actually dragged to death. So for him to say "I can see why they're upset" kinda bullshit. IMO. 


PurpleChaos
by Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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Upset? Yes.

Murderous? No.

BIG difference.

Make an excuse for this. Go ahead. Tell me how this individual who had NOTHING to do with the film deserved it. And regardless that film is protected under freedom of speech.


Images removed due to the offensive nature. 

Quoting glitterteaz:

okay so you think they should be happy about the film and not insulted or upset?  not saying they had a right to do what they did cause they didnt.  but really you wouldnt be uppset with your faith mocked? 

Quoting PurpleChaos:

When I was watching the news early this morning I heard Obama say it, and I didn't like the way it sounded. From what I remember it was:

"There is no question, what happened is a tragedy. But, I can understand why they're upset and why they felt, they had to lash out"

Basically in the film it is said "Islam is like a cancer"

As well as depictions of their prophet Mohammad. And Obama was saying that while the murder (which I saw btw on aljazeera it's disgusting) was sad, he said Libyians carried him to safety which now that the video and pics have been leaked it is seen that he wasn't "carried to safety" he was actually dragged to death. So for him to say "I can see why they're upset" kinda bullshit. IMO. 



UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 4:50 PM
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Posting pictures of people actively dying with out their permission is disgusting. I don't care if it's already on the internet...there is no reason to post that shit here.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

Upset? Yes.

Murderous? No.

BIG difference.

Make an excuse for this. Go ahead. Tell me how this individual who had NOTHING to do with the film deserved it. And regardless that film is protected under freedom of speech.

And this a clip from the video

 

Quoting glitterteaz:

okay so you think they should be happy about the film and not insulted or upset?  not saying they had a right to do what they did cause they didnt.  but really you wouldnt be uppset with your faith mocked? 

Quoting PurpleChaos:

When I was watching the news early this morning I heard Obama say it, and I didn't like the way it sounded. From what I remember it was:

"There is no question, what happened is a tragedy. But, I can understand why they're upset and why they felt, they had to lash out"

Basically in the film it is said "Islam is like a cancer"

As well as depictions of their prophet Mohammad. And Obama was saying that while the murder (which I saw btw on aljazeera it's disgusting) was sad, he said Libyians carried him to safety which now that the video and pics have been leaked it is seen that he wasn't "carried to safety" he was actually dragged to death. So for him to say "I can see why they're upset" kinda bullshit. IMO. 




PurpleChaos
by Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 4:56 PM
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Then ignore it. Move on. No one told you to reply. 

But if someone is going to defend this action, I'm going to put it out there and ask them what can they defend about this. 

It's easy to have an opinion going in blind, but sympathize with those murderers now. Now you SEE what they did was more than be "upset" over a stupid video. 

Quoting UpSheRises:

Posting pictures of people actively dying with out their permission is disgusting. I don't care if it's already on the internet...there is no reason to post that shit here.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

Upset? Yes.

Murderous? No.

BIG difference.

Make an excuse for this. Go ahead. Tell me how this individual who had NOTHING to do with the film deserved it. And regardless that film is protected under freedom of speech.


And this a clip from the video



Quoting glitterteaz:

okay so you think they should be happy about the film and not insulted or upset?  not saying they had a right to do what they did cause they didnt.  but really you wouldnt be uppset with your faith mocked? 

Quoting PurpleChaos:

When I was watching the news early this morning I heard Obama say it, and I didn't like the way it sounded. From what I remember it was:

"There is no question, what happened is a tragedy. But, I can understand why they're upset and why they felt, they had to lash out"

Basically in the film it is said "Islam is like a cancer"

As well as depictions of their prophet Mohammad. And Obama was saying that while the murder (which I saw btw on aljazeera it's disgusting) was sad, he said Libyians carried him to safety which now that the video and pics have been leaked it is seen that he wasn't "carried to safety" he was actually dragged to death. So for him to say "I can see why they're upset" kinda bullshit. IMO. 





brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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Why not just link to it so people who want to see it can? Or were you trying to illicit an emotional response?

And it is indeed a smart move. This is not an accident. This is not the first person killed over something like this. Is it horrible? Yes.

Should we go to war over every event a country does that is horrible? That depends. But to just rush in and commit to a stance that could cause a huge influx of terrorist attacks does not seem like a smart move.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

Then ignore it. Move on. No one told you to reply. 

But if someone is going to defend this action, I'm going to put it out there and ask them what can they defend about this. 

It's easy to have an opinion going in blind, but sympathize with those murderers now. Now you SEE what they did was more than be "upset" over a stupid video. 

Quoting UpSheRises:

Posting pictures of people actively dying with out their permission is disgusting. I don't care if it's already on the internet...there is no reason to post that shit here.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

Upset? Yes.

Murderous? No.

BIG difference.

Make an excuse for this. Go ahead. Tell me how this individual who had NOTHING to do with the film deserved it. And regardless that film is protected under freedom of speech.


And this a clip from the video



Quoting glitterteaz:

okay so you think they should be happy about the film and not insulted or upset?  not saying they had a right to do what they did cause they didnt.  but really you wouldnt be uppset with your faith mocked? 

Quoting PurpleChaos:

When I was watching the news early this morning I heard Obama say it, and I didn't like the way it sounded. From what I remember it was:

"There is no question, what happened is a tragedy. But, I can understand why they're upset and why they felt, they had to lash out"

Basically in the film it is said "Islam is like a cancer"

As well as depictions of their prophet Mohammad. And Obama was saying that while the murder (which I saw btw on aljazeera it's disgusting) was sad, he said Libyians carried him to safety which now that the video and pics have been leaked it is seen that he wasn't "carried to safety" he was actually dragged to death. So for him to say "I can see why they're upset" kinda bullshit. IMO. 






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UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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Sorry honey, when i see someone do something that i find utterly disgusting i feel obligated to mention something.

Posting pictures of dead bodies doesn't make your point, it exploits the dying for your own personal gains.

Not only did no one tell me to reply, i didn't ask permission. Not sure what that has to do with anything.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

Then ignore it. Move on. No one told you to reply. 

But if someone is going to defend this action, I'm going to put it out there and ask them what can they defend about this. 

It's easy to have an opinion going in blind, but sympathize with those murderers now. Now you SEE what they did was more than be "upset" over a stupid video. 

Quoting UpSheRises:

Posting pictures of people actively dying with out their permission is disgusting. I don't care if it's already on the internet...there is no reason to post that shit here.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

Upset? Yes.

Murderous? No.

BIG difference.

Make an excuse for this. Go ahead. Tell me how this individual who had NOTHING to do with the film deserved it. And regardless that film is protected under freedom of speech.

 

And this a clip from the video

 

 

Quoting glitterteaz:

okay so you think they should be happy about the film and not insulted or upset?  not saying they had a right to do what they did cause they didnt.  but really you wouldnt be uppset with your faith mocked? 

Quoting PurpleChaos:

When I was watching the news early this morning I heard Obama say it, and I didn't like the way it sounded. From what I remember it was:

"There is no question, what happened is a tragedy. But, I can understand why they're upset and why they felt, they had to lash out"

Basically in the film it is said "Islam is like a cancer"

As well as depictions of their prophet Mohammad. And Obama was saying that while the murder (which I saw btw on aljazeera it's disgusting) was sad, he said Libyians carried him to safety which now that the video and pics have been leaked it is seen that he wasn't "carried to safety" he was actually dragged to death. So for him to say "I can see why they're upset" kinda bullshit. IMO. 



 



PurpleChaos
by Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Honestly, didn't think of linking it.

as far as your other points, I really have nothing to say to them because I never mentioned wanting to go to war, never said this was the first time this incident has happened(the first in 30 yrs though).

I simply was asking how to defend this. 

Quoting brookiecookie87:

Why not just link to it so people who want to see it can? Or were you trying to illicit an emotional response?

And it is indeed a smart move. This is not an accident. This is not the first person killed over something like this. Is it horrible? Yes.

Should we go to war over every event a country does that is horrible? That depends. But to just rush in and commit to a stance that could cause a huge influx of terrorist attacks does not seem like a smart move.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

Then ignore it. Move on. No one told you to reply. 

But if someone is going to defend this action, I'm going to put it out there and ask them what can they defend about this. 

It's easy to have an opinion going in blind, but sympathize with those murderers now. Now you SEE what they did was more than be "upset" over a stupid video. 

Quoting UpSheRises:

Posting pictures of people actively dying with out their permission is disgusting. I don't care if it's already on the internet...there is no reason to post that shit here.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

Upset? Yes.

Murderous? No.

BIG difference.

Make an excuse for this. Go ahead. Tell me how this individual who had NOTHING to do with the film deserved it. And regardless that film is protected under freedom of speech.


And this a clip from the video



Quoting glitterteaz:

okay so you think they should be happy about the film and not insulted or upset?  not saying they had a right to do what they did cause they didnt.  but really you wouldnt be uppset with your faith mocked? 

Quoting PurpleChaos:

When I was watching the news early this morning I heard Obama say it, and I didn't like the way it sounded. From what I remember it was:

"There is no question, what happened is a tragedy. But, I can understand why they're upset and why they felt, they had to lash out"

Basically in the film it is said "Islam is like a cancer"

As well as depictions of their prophet Mohammad. And Obama was saying that while the murder (which I saw btw on aljazeera it's disgusting) was sad, he said Libyians carried him to safety which now that the video and pics have been leaked it is seen that he wasn't "carried to safety" he was actually dragged to death. So for him to say "I can see why they're upset" kinda bullshit. IMO. 







PurpleChaos
by Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:13 PM
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Because if you're so upset then don't reply. That's what I mean. When something pisses me off, upsets me, offends me, I don't sit there and reply to let them know that. I move on. Freedom of speech. 

And I have nothing to personally gain from this. I posted the pics because it's easy to have an opinion and sympathize with the Libyans when you're going in blind. But actually see what these "upset" radicals did and still defend it. 

It's your right to express your "disgust". And it's mine to post information and images pertaining to the topic. 

Quoting UpSheRises:

Sorry honey, when i see someone do something that i find utterly disgusting i feel obligated to mention something.

Posting pictures of dead bodies doesn't make your point, it exploits the dying for your own personal gains.

Not only did no one tell me to reply, i didn't ask permission. Not sure what that has to do with anything.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

Then ignore it. Move on. No one told you to reply. 

But if someone is going to defend this action, I'm going to put it out there and ask them what can they defend about this. 

It's easy to have an opinion going in blind, but sympathize with those murderers now. Now you SEE what they did was more than be "upset" over a stupid video. 

Quoting UpSheRises:

Posting pictures of people actively dying with out their permission is disgusting. I don't care if it's already on the internet...there is no reason to post that shit here.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

Upset? Yes.

Murderous? No.

BIG difference.

Make an excuse for this. Go ahead. Tell me how this individual who had NOTHING to do with the film deserved it. And regardless that film is protected under freedom of speech.


And this a clip from the video



Quoting glitterteaz:

okay so you think they should be happy about the film and not insulted or upset?  not saying they had a right to do what they did cause they didnt.  but really you wouldnt be uppset with your faith mocked? 

Quoting PurpleChaos:

When I was watching the news early this morning I heard Obama say it, and I didn't like the way it sounded. From what I remember it was:

"There is no question, what happened is a tragedy. But, I can understand why they're upset and why they felt, they had to lash out"

Basically in the film it is said "Islam is like a cancer"

As well as depictions of their prophet Mohammad. And Obama was saying that while the murder (which I saw btw on aljazeera it's disgusting) was sad, he said Libyians carried him to safety which now that the video and pics have been leaked it is seen that he wasn't "carried to safety" he was actually dragged to death. So for him to say "I can see why they're upset" kinda bullshit. IMO. 







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