Middle East a Tinderbox, American Leadership Absent
Obama's refusal to recognize the threat of MIdeast radicals has made for a more dangerous situation in the region, writes Reza Kahlili for the American Thinker.
Though Tuesday's protests were claimed to be over an American film ridiculing the prophet Mohammad, the attacks in both countries on 9/11 is a clear sign that radical Islamists are gaining ground in both countries to further confront Israel and the U.S. This is while reports in the last two weeks further verify that the radicals ruling Iran are now closer to obtaining the nuclear bomb.
No time for accusers, apologists or political gamesters
Writing for CNN, former US ambassador to Egypt and Israel Daniel Kurtzer raps those seeking to score points from the attacks on the missions in Cairo and Benghazi.
The apologists, the accusers and the political gamesters are the last people we should listen to for answers at a time like this. The reality is that some militant fanatics decided to attack American government facilities, planned and bided their time, and carried out their act of terrorism on the anniversary of 9/11. They chose a pretext — a bigoted anti-Muslim film — to “justify” their action, just as fanatics have done in the past. They deserve no understanding on our part; they do not represent all Muslims, and they certainly do not deserve the political satisfaction of dividing Americans further from each other, widening the divide in an already dangerously polarized American society.
Times of Israel: Peace deal with Egypt is empty, says Israeli ambassador who had to leave Cairo after mob attack
Haaretz: Israeli government urged to link fate of Jewish and Palestinian refugees
Jerusalem Post: Netanyahu: I am not interfering in US presidential election
Ynet: Report: Israeli strike could delay Iran nuclear program by 2 years
New York Times: Egypt, Hearing From Obama, Moves to Heal Rift From Protests
Washington Post: The proper U.S. response to Cairo attack
Wall Street Journal: Cairo, Benghazi and Obama Foreign Policy