Comments on: Honoring a slain ambassador http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/09/13/honoring-a-slain-ambassador/ Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:37:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: JP007 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/09/13/honoring-a-slain-ambassador/#comment-1986 Wed, 19 Sep 2012 04:41:49 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1191#comment-1986 “Whoever murdered Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three of his staff in Libya this week is our enemy. And so are the bigots who made a lurid amateur video denigrating Islam.”

Rohdes by conflating murderers as enemies with video makers is astounding.

Where were you Mr. Rohdes in condeming the Broadway show “The Book of Mormon”.

You sir are a true jack ass.

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By: KyleDexter http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/09/13/honoring-a-slain-ambassador/#comment-1978 Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:52:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1191#comment-1978 Im sorry to inform the poeple that have left comments that no, the West IS to blame for the dictatorships that existed in these countries, because we PUT THEM IN POWER!!!
So as for the protests, you will have to deal with them for the next 100 years, until the wrongs that have been done by the West are corrected.
However much the killing of the ambassador was horrible, it was not the work of the protesters, it was Al-Qaeda.
Besides, I thought people are free to protest? Most of the protests have occured without incident (remember there were protests in over 50 countries)I guess we only support the protests we like, not the ones we don’t like.

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By: pax_vobiscum http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/09/13/honoring-a-slain-ambassador/#comment-1950 Sun, 16 Sep 2012 10:03:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1191#comment-1950 “..our resolve…”

A grand soundbite, but IMO a rather poor substitute for an ACTUAL, COHERENT foreign policy.

Can’t blame the Arabs for not understanding the U.S. agenda in the ME, because President Obama himself seemingly cannot put it into words.

I hope you’re soon done ‘playing’ President Mr. Obama, because frankly, you really suck at it. I probably regret GW Bush as much as anyone, but can you IMAGINE if Obama was President on Sept 11, 2001? I shudder at the thought.

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By: Kailim http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/09/13/honoring-a-slain-ambassador/#comment-1945 Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:08:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1191#comment-1945 I fully support freedoms of speech and expression. However I also believe that everything should have limits incluing freedom of speech.

For instance, some people controlling or astricting themselves in order not to offending others does not mean that they lose their freedom. It is just being nice. Nice people always almost have no or less conflicts with other people. Being nice will therefore mitigate conflicts and even this sort of tragedy.

Being nice is a matter of attitude.

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By: Welred http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/09/13/honoring-a-slain-ambassador/#comment-1944 Sat, 15 Sep 2012 14:11:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1191#comment-1944 I understand the need to “soothe the savage beasts,” but someone had better champion the right of free speech soon in this debacle before we all become apologists for religious extremism. Freedom of speech is one of the fundamental bedrocks of American culture, and I have been shocked at how quickly we have abandoned it in the face of muslim violence. Where are the liberal champions of free speech that we see every day in America?? The freedom to speak one’s mind must be protected and brave people must provide that protection. And it is particularly disturbing speech that we must champion, as it is easy to tolerate the speech that everyone agrees with. In the US, we have spent millions of dollars to protect the Klu Klux Klan when it marched in small towns across the country. The content of the video that sparked this barbaric, uncivilized reaction shouldn’t even be a factor in the debate — it’s irrelevant. In a civilized nation, we protect the right of bigots and idiots to speak almost anything they like. We fight ignorant and idiotic speech with…more speech! Not with unhinged, unthinking mob violence. Not with murder. Not with crazed chanting that “god” ordered the mob to murder. We better start understanding that this is nothing but a free speech issue and has nothing to do with religious freedom — if we don’t, we’ve already lost.

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By: Kailim http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/09/13/honoring-a-slain-ambassador/#comment-1942 Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:52:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1191#comment-1942 I am a Chinese. I do appreciate and respect America’s core values. But I believe always everything should have limits including freedoms of speech and expression. We should always understand and respect each other for advoiding conflicts. A person controlling his words and actions without offending others does not mean that person has lost his freedom. It is just being nice. Self-control, respecting other people’s culture, religion, way of life etc, and being nice are a matter of attitude that will certainly reduce conflict.

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By: Kailim http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/09/13/honoring-a-slain-ambassador/#comment-1941 Sat, 15 Sep 2012 10:51:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1191#comment-1941 I am a Chinese. I do appreciate and respect America’s core values. But I believe always everything should have limits including freedoms of speech and expression. We should always understand and respect each other for advoiding conflicts. A person controlling his words and actions without offending others does not mean that person has lost his freedom. It is just being nice. Self-control, respecting other people’s culture, religion, way os life etc, and being nice are a matter of attitude that will certainly reduce conflict.

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By: jlj http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/09/13/honoring-a-slain-ambassador/#comment-1939 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:38:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1191#comment-1939 Thank you for this wonderful opinion piece; it says it all and so beautifully. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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By: jlj http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/09/13/honoring-a-slain-ambassador/#comment-1938 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:32:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1191#comment-1938 Thank you for this wonderful opinion piece; it says it all and so beautifully. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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By: jlj http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/2012/09/13/honoring-a-slain-ambassador/#comment-1937 Fri, 14 Sep 2012 18:32:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/david-rohde/?p=1191#comment-1937 Thank you for this wonderful opinion piece; it says it all and so beautifully. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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