I think it was the CIA who intitially said in a memo that the video was to blame for the attack on Benghazi.....Is it really a slippery slope fallacy when the administration blamed a pretty unknown Facebook video from an unknown director for the initial mass wave of violent protests at our embassies?
On September 16, the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice appeared on five major interview shows to discuss the attacks. Prior to her appearance, Rice was provided with "talking points" from a CIA memo,
Pastor Jone's book burning party did in fact cause violent protests in the Arab world that got at least twenty or more people killed. Historically, book burning is an act of censurship, intimidation and control...so perhaps Muslims just don't understand American humor, eh?Let's face it. This is utterly ridiculous.
The slippery slope pork analogy didn't fly. oink oink
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Bush apologized for the desecration of the Koran. I assume he did that to protect our troops and Americans abroad.So, by not burning the Korans, the islamofacists hate us less? They won't try to kill our troops, now? Combat in Afghanistan will just be dangerous vice real dangerous?
"....On Saturday, the top American commander in Baghdad, Maj. Gen. Jeffery Hammond, and other officers held a formal ceremony apologizing to tribal chiefs in Radwaniyah.
Bush's apology followed similar moves by the No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq to placate the Iraqis, apologizing in separate meetings Monday with al-Maliki, Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi and parliament speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani.
The U.S. military said Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III paid individual visits to al-Maliki, a Shiite Muslim, al-Hashemi and al-Mashhadani, both Sunni Arabs - moves underlining the American eagerness to make amends for the incident, particularly among Sunni Arabs who have become key allies in the fight against insurgents.
In their meeting in his office, al-Hashemi, the top Sunni Arab in the government, told Austin that "the feelings of bitterness and anger cannot be eased unless there is a deterrent punishment and real guarantees" such an incident won't be repeated, according to al-Hashemi's office.
Al-Hashemi expressed his appreciation for the visit but asked for a written apology from the U.S. military.
Austin underlined in all three meetings that "the soldier had in fact been removed from Iraq. He assured them that the matter was serious and that we hold our soldiers accountable for their actions," a U.S. military statement said.
Al-Hashemi's Iraqi Islamic Party also issued a tough statement Monday saying that an apology alone was not enough and the U.S. military should impose the "severest punishment" on the soldier to ensure others do not repeat his act....
Bush Apologizes For Quran Desecration - CBS News
Bush Apologizes To Iraqi Prime Minister Over Quran 'Target Practice'
U.S. General Apologizes for Desecration of Koran
J'lem mufti demands U.S. apology for Guantanamo Koran desecration Israel News | Haaretz
Afghans vent fury over Koran burning, U.S. apologizes | Reuters
Oh my, how embarrassing for the free world when our leaders have to apologize for the desecration of the Koran by Americans. Hey, maybe they don't understand the difference between the state and nut jobs, either. lol
This particular asshole has a history in Florida. If you know Gainesville Florida you know this guy. He threatened to burn Qurans during a Florida football game (90K fans in the stadium), which of course could server as a lovely place to target for some other radical nut. The guy is a problem. I have no issue with him going to jail really...accept I do.
He has his first amendment right. He is allowed to protest. The question is was the smoker lit when he drove it down the road? I mean did he actively violate the law? I don't know if I can agree with this or not.
I do know that I could care less with the Muslims in the Middle East thing though. They can be offended and beat their burka clad wives in protest. This isn't about them. This is about free speech. We shouldn't pander to groups of people who protests a protest because they are offended. That just isn't a good precedent.
The Crowd is not the sum of its parts.
And I seriously doubt that dragging a smoker filled with kerosine drenched books with a pick up truck conforms with 49 C.F.R. and he almost certainly did not have the approval of the US department of transportation to drag that smoker on public roads.1) It is unlawful for any person to maintain, or possess any conveyance or vehicle that is equipped with, fuel tanks, bladders, drums, or other containers that do not conform to 49 C.F.R. or have not been approved by the United States Department of Transportation for the purpose of hauling, transporting, or conveying motor or diesel fuel over any public highway. Any person who violates any provision of this subsection commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084, and, in addition, is subject to the revocation of driver license privileges as provided in s. 322.26.
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I find it beyond disgusting that you blame him over the islamists. Keep giving up freedom out of your morbid fear. You must be a BIG fan of the patriot act.
And no, my question wasn't a rhetorical slippery slope fallacy, it was an example showing that you're inconsistent. If they started killing people over anything we were doing, you would throw your liberties at them in an attempt to save your neck.
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger