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It's good to see Obama emphasize the positive in the face of the serious adversities at hand.

Meawhile, presenting a weekly Republican address, Representative Allen West of Florida called on the president to avoid making significant defense spending cuts at this time.

However, it would seem that the USA needs to work on implementing some changes domestically of a nature such as to act as measures preventing the type of international calumny resulting from the obscene bigotry exhibited in a propaganda effort by individuals holding extremist views of their own in the USA.

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Obama sits in the Whitehouse claiming that all of this rage is not Anti-American sentiment and is not his fault...how he is bigger than that and has conveyed to the world that America is a place of honor and trust in this glorious new world. LMAO. The man is clueless.

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“We are Americans. We know that our spirit cannot be broken, and the foundation of our leadership cannot be shaken,” the president pointed out. “That is the legacy of the four Americans we lost - men who will live on in the hearts of those they loved, and the strength of the country they served.”

Nonsensical soundbites from the bloviator in chief.

Nevermind the fact that much of the the anger which puts Americans and others in the crosshairs of radicals is the result of decades of political meddling, financial support of cruel dictatorships, and lest we forget, bombings and drone attacks.

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More people like Miko sama will surely make the world a better place for living in peace. Cannot understand of the hatred feeling that american had, sigh..

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However, it would seem that the USA needs to work on implementing some changes domestically of a nature such as to act as measures preventing the type of international calumny resulting from the obscene bigotry exhibited in a propaganda effort by individuals holding extremist views of their own in the USA.

You sound like you believe America should close its doors to immigrants. Or you find free speech offensive?

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"Obama sits in the Whitehouse claiming that all of this rage is not Anti-American sentiment and is not his fault"

Obama didn't claim anything of the sort. You did. Get your smears in order, champ.

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America cause many problems, make people angry

the Muslim world, attacking embassies, schools and restaurants in retaliation

Great way to express your anger, by attacking the innocent.

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"That should change Japan is number one. America cause many problems, make people angry."

"Be more like Japanese because we are polite to Muslims."

"More people like Miko sama will surely make the world a better place for living in peace."

Evidence that heiwa boke is still in ample supply throughout the majority of the Japanese population.

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Evidence that heiwa boke is still in ample supply throughout the majority of the Japanese population.

Ah, yes. Peaceful, respectful Japan. No-one would dream of attempting to storm the Japanese embassy...

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I actually don't disagree with anything Obama said here.

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The Americans need to stop being so anti-Muslim. Be more like Japanese because we are polite to Muslims. They do no bad things in Japan.

The majority of Americans are not anti-Muslims (do you know how much money we give to these countries?) Muslims are against ANYONE who isn't Muslim or bows down to their way of life and viewpoints. Americans, just don't want anyone to tell them how to police their speech. Japanese don't have any idea about Islam and there are NOT many Mosques here, so the Muslim population is very low, but make it 1%, I betcha Japan will see things change and then let's have that conversation then and see if you feel the same way.

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bass4funk: Muslim population is very low, but make it 1%, I betcha Japan will see things change

These words already can make you either apologize or resign from your job for "racial discrimination" in many countries.

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Seems so long ago now, Obama fatuously predicting back in 2007 that if he is inaugurated Muslim hostility will cease.

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Herve Nmn L'Eisa: radicals is the result of decades of political meddling, financial support of cruel dictatorships, and lest we forget, bombings and drone attacks.

As a Westerner, you shouldn't be so quick to toss aside the notion of Freedom of Speech. By hijacking the issue and inserting your own justifications for protest/violence you are in effect doing just that. Another chance for you to present your platform will probably be along soon, so I'm not sure why you can't just be patient and sit this one out.

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Mr Obama is no longer believable.

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The president is correct. Western ideals of democracy will inevitably win out.

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@Yosun

Nothing discriminating at all. The Muslim population is low in Japan-FACT. Once the Muslim population grows in Japan, you don't think, they will start demanding special laws or special considerations to their religion? You don't think that they would one day ask in Japanese schools that they want their girls to wear a Hijab or that they are have to take breaks for daily prayer and how about Halal, you think the Japanese are going to accommodate Muslims and their religious diets? In order to appease them? That will never happen! Japan is a conformist society and we all know how they feel about change. If the Muslim population grows in Japan of course, they demands will become greater and then what? If you can't see that and you call that discrimination then you are living in a world of Oz.

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@Bass I find it interesting that the Christian right love to invoke the sinister spectre of Islam encroaching on secular values but have no problems about Christianity doing the same thing. As you are well aware, the US Constitution for example protects freedom of worship for all religions and draws a clear line between church and state. I just wonder if you feel the secular values that you defended so passionately should apply to all religions.

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Seems so long ago now, Obama fatuously predicting back in 2007 that if he is inaugurated Muslim hostility will cease.

Heh, I remember the JT liberal posters agreeing with each other here in January 2009 that the entire world would love us again once "The One" was sworn into office.

RR

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I find it interesting that the Christian right love to invoke the sinister spectre of Islam encroaching on secular values but have no problems about Christianity doing the same thing.

The "Christian right" is doing no such thing. It is in fact doing the exact opposite as the "liberal left" isn't just encroaching on the those with strong Christian religious beliefs it is forcing by law its "liberal values" on them. So much so that the "Christian right" is now reduced to filing lawsuits to try on stop it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/12/hobby-lobby-morning-after-pill_n_1878873.html

In his statement, Green said the federal government is challenging his faith by forcing his company to offer the morning-after and week-after pills in its insurance plan.

"These abortion-causing drugs go against our faith, and our family is now being forced to choose between following the laws of the land that we love or maintaining the religious beliefs that have made our business successful and have supported our family and thousands of our employees and their families," Green said. "We simply cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with this mandate.

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Strange to see these Americans so far gone in their right-wing radicalism they are willingly giving comfort to the enemy.

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One of my best friends in Japan is a Malaysian/Australian Muslim. He is one of the most respectful, kind and sincere people you would hope to meet. The main problem with this whole issue is that too many people on both sides are stereotyping and lumping everybody into the same basket. One preacher in the United States said something bad about Islam, therefore every American is at fault. A handful of Islamic extremists in Syria stormed an embassy, therefore every Muslim must hate America. Please get a reality check.

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If you go to restaurant, would you said something offensive to the people sitting around? That isn't about freedom of speech, it is social norm. America should learn to respect other and talk in a civilized way.

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With Obama, talk is cheap.

His kowtowing and apologizing policy is a giagantic failure, and he now looks weak and foolish.

In accepting his party’s renomination a week ago, Obama called himself a “tested and proven” leader in a dangerous world of threats from abroad, especially from the terrorist-spawning Middle East.

“The historic change sweeping across the Arab world must be defined not by the iron fist of a dictator or the hate of extremists, but by the hopes and aspirations of ordinary people who are reaching for the same rights that we celebrate here.”

But a week later, with Muslim protests flaring at U.S. diplomatic posts across the Middle East and with four Americans killed in Libya on Obama's 9/11/12, the apologetic foreign policy pillar upon which supports his re-election bid is falling apart.

For us Americans old enough to remember, the images of Muslims chanting “Death to America” evoke memories of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979. What this is all about is American weakness and this president's demonstrated inability to lead.

America needs to rid itself of this failure-in-chief in November.

RR

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@Jim

How many Christians are going around burning embassies around the world? How many Ambassadors were strangled, sodomized and murdered? How many go around and wanting to impose the strictest form of Christianity and to the level that the Muslims are taking it to? I think secularism should apply, but invoking God is not invoking a complete overhaul of the Christian church over taking the government. To imply that Radical Islam is the exact same thing on par as with Christianity, then you really don't understand what we are dealing with or you choose not to.

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@RomeoRII,

War isn't a resolution, how can America escape from all terrorist's attack ? US has to find a peaceful way to get along with other religions or countries unless US use nuke to eliminate them from the earth.

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@efisher

You are living in a serious fantasy world if you think there can be peace with these radicals, I don't know what to tell you, tried that before. Bush's way and Obama's pacifist peaceful, apologetic way and nothing worked! We can be as peaceful and as we want, it WILL NEVER CHANGE with these people, sorry. And your premonition might come true!

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@bass4funk

it takes time and mutual respect for reconciliation. It is crazy idea to use nuke anymore.

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@efisher

I agree with you, but I can tell you know, this uprising really had nothing to do with the video. This was no accident. There is no way, that we will sit down and have a pow wow with these people, no matter how much respect we give them. They want us to capitulate and bow down to these thugs! To them, we are infidels and that's it. They will always hate us, no matter what, So I'm not holding my breath.

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Efisher sama, that was perhaps the most intelligent comment I have read. Thk u gozaimashita..

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Agree with bass4funk. Before the radical Islamist blamed Bush as being anti-Islam and we all saw what happened. Now we have a very Islam sympathetic president and we have the same crap happening.. If Obama got down on his hands and knees and crawled across the desert to placate these people, they would still hate America. The "Arab spring" was NOT a good thing, it was only the beginning of more Irans. Oh where are Ronald Reagan, Teddy Roosevelt and Harry Truman when we really need them?

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it takes time and mutual respect for reconciliation

Tell that to the Islamist's

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All human beings need to adapt to each other for living in the same planet. If either one side insists on their idea without compromise, then they will have to pay a much higher price. US may stand a good chance to win a war, but how can American guarantee 100% safety from terrorist's attack. Does anyone want to spend a lot of time everyday for security check , in airplane, in cinema, for beverage, food etc.?

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bass

Happy relations between the US and many other nations will never be realized while the US continues to maintain a military presence in those nations. Just imagine for a minute if it were the other way round. Would you like Saudi bases in the US, or Turkish or German or Japanese bases in the US? Or any other country's base on "your" territory? If not, how can the US justify their trouble making presence everywhere? It's all just money and oil.

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All human beings need to adapt to each other for living in the same planet.

I do agree but there has to be a mutual understanding of some pretty basic rules before that adaption can take place. For instance with the Islamic extremists we in the west are going to have to get them over this little hurdle that communication with infidels can be actually possible without hostage-taking.

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@serendipitous

This isn't really true. America gets it's oil from allied sources, not from Iraq and Afghanistan. I should mention that I myself don't think America should be in these regions solely because the deaths of thousands of Americans are not worth the freedom of nations who hate us.

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@Seren

I don't want America to be in ANY of those countries, but countries like Saudi Arabia, have been an excellent help for us on the war of terror and also, if we pulled out of SA, in two days, the royal family would be slaughtered 100% I don't want our country to be dependent on ME oil, but since Obama, liberals and the environmentalists are against drilling in our own backyard, we have oil that can last us at least 180 years and not to mention, he's against coal and natural gas, so it's back to the Chevy Volt that no one is buying Obama motors. So right now the ONLY realistic solution that we have at the moment is oil. Yes, a lot is about money and oil, which these other countries need as well. It's sad, but that is the harsh reality. The US has more than enough natural resources with staying in these countries that hate us, but until Obama and or liberals stop blocking us from getting these natural resources and weening us off the ME tit, things will never change. Also being in Turkey is for military strategic purposes, Germany and Japan, you know what happened there, right? Of course Germany and Japan are friends now, but things are different now then they were 70 years ago. But that's up for the politicians to decide the future outcome of that.

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Bass

Perhaps I should have written that it's all about money and oil prices. Some would argue that the 9-11 attacks happened precisely because of the US presence in Saudi Arabia but that is another topic of course.

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