Could you imagine the reaction if the Bush administration asked the removal of a movie? What if they ordered a filmmaker taken from his home in the middle of the night on the pretense of checking if he had violated his probation?

No one really takes the Obama administration seriously that the attacks in the Middle East are all (or even mainly) because a movie.  But the Obama administration has done something that a Republican  adm would have been viciously attacked over.  Fine the movie is quite bad in many senses of the word, but with the Obama administration claiming that the attacks are being motivated by the film and tripping over itself to get the movie removed from the internet and put pressure on the filmmaker, one has to wonder whether this will encourage more bad behavior in the Middle East.
1) "Google will not remove anti-Islam film from YouTube following White House request for review"
Google will not remove the YouTube video that has been cited as the spark for demonstrations raging across the Middle East and North Africa, the company announced Friday.The decision comes following a White House request for the trailer for ‘Innocence of Muslims’ to be reviewed under the company’s policies.The Obama administration was not explicitly asking YouTube to remove the film, but to check if it meets their standards."The White House asked YouTube to review the video to see if it was in compliance with their terms of use," Press Secretary Jay Carney said. . . .
2) The Obama administration is using the FBI to "track" down a filmmaker for making a movie that offends someone, or some group.  Is this for real?
The Innocence of Muslims, a movie that has enraged radical Islamists who have rioted and committed murders in the Middle East this week, was partially shot on a set that Paramount's TV unit helped to build for its TV show JAG, and a man with five decades of movie and television experience is helping the FBI figure out who is behind the controversial film. . . . 
The FBI and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were interviewing Veluzat on Thursday, and Veluzat told The Hollywood Reporter that both law-enforcement agencies instructed him not to speak with the press or other interested parties about what he knows about The Innocence of Muslims. . . .
3) How about the filmmaker being rousted from his bed in the middle of the night?  Glenn Reynolds has this comment:
WHY BARACK OBAMA SHOULD RESIGN. Just for the record, this is what it looked like for a man who made a film that made the Obama Administration uncomfortable: . . .Here’s the key bit: “Just after midnight Saturday morning, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Muslim world.” . . .



Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

So, we have a matter here that involves one individual being arrested in the middle of the night because he exercised his First Amendment right to freedom of 'speech'.

What of the rest of us? Do I need to fear that my posting here at this blog may be an act that would lead to I being taken in the night?

Could it be that the simple expression of one's political views will be treated as some form of danger because it may annoy some foreign nationals?

If the Obama administration engages in this type of outrageous behaviour, what is to stop them from declaring the upcoming election invalid due to an 'Emergency', or perhaps saying that the Electoral College is an anachronism in the event that Obama gets a majority vote, yet loses in the college?

Also, how can any so called leader allow themselves to be so distracted by some obscure movie maker to the point of ignoring the rest ot the country's woes? Not to mention ignoring facts that show this movie really had nothing to do with the attacks on our Embassies in the first place.

There is a repeated pattern of lies, broken promises, abuse under color of authority, breach of oath of office, and just plain unlawful acts committed by Obama and his cronies, yet the lame stream media ignores all of this.

We as Americans must counter this or we are all doomed to be the subjects of a petty dictator whose blind ignorance drives his goal of domination over us because he wrongfully believes he knows more than we do, and that we are not capable of the self governance that our Founding Fathers and military members paid dearly for.

History is rife with examples of misguided fools who followed folks like Obama and ended up as a defeated people or simply enslaved to the whims of the leader.

9/17/2012 1:46 PM  

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