A Black Flag Day for America

On a pretense of anger about an anti-Islamic film, "ultra-conservative" Muslim "protesters" attacked the U.S. embassies in Cairo, Egypt, and Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday. (Short video of the Cairo mob here.)

In Egypt, some of the protesters scaled the embassy walls, went into a courtyard, and took down the American flag. They tried (and failed) to burn it, then tore it up, and then put up a black Islamic flag.

My immediate question is this: Why did the first terrorist to touch our flag not have his head blown off? Or perhaps: Why did the first terrorist to touch our flag not receive a "warning shot" to the arm or leg, and the second terrorist, who presumably was not impressed by the admonition, not then have his head blown off?

Please read the entirety of my article for the American Spectator here:
http://spectator.org/archives/2012/09/12/a-black-flag-day-for-america

  • airbus
    Comment from: airbus
    09/12/12 @ 12:26:55 pm

    I'm surprised the president hasn't ordered the white flag at the white house lowered to half staff. He believes in the prophet Mohammed, just not the "profit" of Bain Capital. I , always assumed there were Marines posted at US emabassies. If there are, they probably had orders ahead of time to stand down in the event of a conflict: to protect but not offend. Where's the drones? I heard on the Limbaugh program that they were shouting 'Obama, there's a billion Osamas' and speculation that Obama spiking the football about the killing of BL may have gotten them ticked off. So bottom line, any official US office overseas is fair game.

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