Seem like weaklings in the Middle East
Violence against America and its citizens is increasing among the Arab nations and in Northern Africa. What do these “protesters” hope to gain? How many of them even know what they are protesting for/against? They are rioting, burning, killing innocent people and to what end?
If we close every embassy and remove all Americans (and their businesses) from this part of the world, what then? Will al-Qaida, the Taliban or any other terrorist organization improve their lives or will they still be the uneducated, impoverished people they are now?
It's difficult for Americans citizens to understand what's going on, and why, and our president hasn't taken the time to enlighten us — he's too busy attending fundraisers in Las Vegas, hanging out with celebrities and appearing on Letterman's show.
There is a lot of anger. We aren't used to being pushed around without responding. The fact that the administration has distorted (it sounds better than lied) the truth as to the reasons/causes of these attacks — waiting for several days before admitting that they were planned by terrorists groups and were not a response to a stupid tape that ridiculed Mohammed — has added to the anger and frustrations.
We have also learned that our government was warned at least 48 hours (some say as much as 72) ahead of these attacks that killed Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans. What was done in response to these warnings?
There are all sorts of anger induced reactions/solutions being tossed around regarding what's going on in the Middle East. Among them: Close every embassy in the area, as mentioned earlier; bring ALL our military people home, NOW; immediately stop ANY and ALL foreign aid and let them fend for themselves; refuse any requests for travel visas in EITHER direction. One suggestion was to give Israel all the weapons they can find room for — planes, ships, whatever — and tell them to do whatever they need to do to keep order in that part of the world. There were others, but they were too far out there to mention.
Make your own decisions as to whether any of those suggestions, in whole or in part, have merit, but the actions (or inactions) of our government should make us all nervous because we are made to look like weaklings, lacking resolve, and that encourages these terrorist groups — they don't feel at all threatened by reprisals.
Something is wrong with this picture, and the responsibility starts in the White House.