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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***

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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.


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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by on Sep. 12, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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PurpleChaos
by Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Nope. As I stated it was what I heard when he spoke early this morning about the event. A previous poster said she saw it as "damage control" but even if it was, I still saw that statement as inappropriate (imo).

As far as the video of him being killed, it's on the al jazeera site. You can see him not being carried to safety at all but dragged and kicked and beaten and spit on ect ect. They keep breaking the links because it was spreading on FB and other sites.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

Obama said he can understand why this was done? And the Ambassador wasn't been carried to safety? Do you have a link?


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. 



12hellokitty
by Platinum Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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I have seen people post pictures of violence done to Palestinians and no one complained...


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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UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:30 PM
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That may be how you conduct business but, clearly, it isn't how i conduct mine. I didn't say anything irrational or out of control and i used appropriate language.

You posted those pics to help make your case...that is how you benefited from exploiting them. You can excuse it all you want but a matter of fact. Unless you had had dying mans permission to post a photo of his death then you've exploited him for personal gain. Doesn't matter how you slice it.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

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. 



 


 



UpSheRises
by Platinum Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:31 PM

I haven't. If i did, i would complain. I think it's absolutely shameful.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

I have seen people post pictures of violence done to Palestinians and no one complained...


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. 






 




 



glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:33 PM

correction he said upset NOT done.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

Obama said he can understand why this was done? And the Ambassador wasn't been carried to safety? Do you have a link?


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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PurpleChaos
by Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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Every living being has the right to emotion. That's a given.

But to say in an incident involving 4 graphic murders "well should they be happy" Of course not and I never said they should be. But that doesn't give them any right to take away human life. Feel your emotion you're entitled to it.  But nothing, no video about any religion justifies murder. And once it's taken to that point, the fact of them being "upset" is moot.

Quoting glitterteaz:

did i say murderous? nope i didnt. did i say he deserved it? nope i didnt and you know what they say about assumptions. free speech is not lawfull every where. I asked you about your original comment mocking the fact that they were upset like they had no reason to have that emotion.  You really need to work on readin comprehension.

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. 





glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:37 PM

If there is unnecessary death...I expect people to be upset. If there people are insulted...  I expect them to feel upset. You don't? If you say no you would not be upset I call BULLSHIT!

Quoting 12hellokitty:

So if the attacks were in response to drone attacks ordered by Obama will you hold to the same standard?


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 5:39 PM

Come to think of it, I too have seen more graphic images and no one has complained. In fact I just came from one that had a picture of a baby dead in a trashbag because she was a girl and born in China. Not a single complaint. 

But oh well, such is freedom.

Quoting 12hellokitty:

I have seen people post pictures of violence done to Palestinians and no one complained...


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. 













brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:42 PM
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Do you think when he said he understands why they are upset he is referring to the people protesting who were upset about the people mocking their God, or do you think he is referring to the individuals committing murder?

Because as I have stated earlier. As our Commander in Chief it is his job to keep us safe. Not to incite terrorist attacks. So it makes sense to calm down the crowds of Upset people.

It wouldn't make sense for him to come out and say something to incite them even more and make a one day event that lead to murder turn into a continuous event with more murders.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

Every living being has the right to emotion. That's a given.

But to say in an incident involving 4 graphic murders "well should they be happy" Of course not and I never said they should be. But that doesn't give them any right to take away human life. Feel your emotion you're entitled to it.  But nothing, no video about any religion justifies murder. And once it's taken to that point, the fact of them being "upset" is moot.


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glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Sep. 12, 2012 at 5:42 PM

OMFG!!! You have not read a damn fucking thing.  Re-read my first reply or just shut up before you make a bigger fool out of yourself. I never said once that they had the right to murder those people in fact I said that they did not have that right. I simply said I could see why they were upset and that is all. I repeat once again they did not have a right to kill anyone because they were upset. Now kindly pull your head out and read before you start jumping around having a tantrum.

Quoting PurpleChaos:

Every living being has the right to emotion. That's a given.

But to say in an incident involving 4 graphic murders "well should they be happy" Of course not and I never said they should be. But that doesn't give them any right to take away human life. Feel your emotion you're entitled to it.  But nothing, no video about any religion justifies murder. And once it's taken to that point, the fact of them being "upset" is moot.

Quoting glitterteaz:

did i say murderous? nope i didnt. did i say he deserved it? nope i didnt and you know what they say about assumptions. free speech is not lawfull every where. I asked you about your original comment mocking the fact that they were upset like they had no reason to have that emotion.  You really need to work on readin comprehension.

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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