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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 06:53 AM

Obama to urge UN to confront roots of Muslim rage

Source: AP-Excite

By BEN FELLER

NEW YORK (AP) - Campaign politics shadowing every word, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will challenge the world to confront the root causes of rage exploding across the Muslim world, calling it a defining choice "between the forces that would drive us apart and the hopes we hold in common."

Obama will step before the United Nations General Assembly and declare that the United States will not shrink from its role in troubled, transitioning nations despite the killing of four Americans in Libya, including U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens, and more than 50 people total in violence linked at least in part to an anti-Muslim film.

Obama will also to seek to show U.S. resolve in preventing Iran from developing a nuclear weapon, a menacing issue that has undermined White House relations with Israel's leadership.

In his final international address before the November election, Obama will stand up for democratic values on a stage afforded to presidents, not presidential challengers. He will use it to try to boost his political standing without ever mentioning Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

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Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20120925/DA1GO3N81.html




President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One upon his arrival, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at JFK airport in New York. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Reply Obama to urge UN to confront roots of Muslim rage (Original post)
Omaha Steve Sep 2012 OP
dipsydoodle Sep 2012 #1
truth2power Sep 2012 #11
dmallind Sep 2012 #12
truth2power Sep 2012 #14
Posteritatis Sep 2012 #13
msongs Sep 2012 #2
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #6
Quantess Sep 2012 #3
redgreenandblue Sep 2012 #4
GliderGuider Sep 2012 #9
dipsydoodle Sep 2012 #5
Socal31 Sep 2012 #7
dipsydoodle Sep 2012 #8
bread_and_roses Sep 2012 #10

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 07:12 AM

1. Obama warns Iran on nuclear bid, containment "no option"

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama will warn Iran on Tuesday that the United States will "do what we must" to prevent it acquiring a nuclear weapon, and appeal to world leaders for a united front against further attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Muslim countries.

Preparing to take the podium at the United Nations six weeks before the U.S. presidential election, Obama hopes to counter criticism of his foreign record by Republican rival Mitt Romney, who has accused him of mishandling the Arab Spring uprisings, damaging ties with Israel and not being tough enough on Iran.

Seeking to step up pressure on Iran, Obama will tell the U.N. General Assembly that there is still time for a diplomacy but that "time is not unlimited," according to advance excerpts of his speech, due to begin sometime around 1315 GMT.

His tough talk appears aimed at easing Israeli concerns about U.S. resolve to curb Tehran's nuclear drive, as he reasserts before the world body that he will never let Iran develop an atomic bomb and then simply contain the problem.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/25/us-un-assembly-obama-excerpts-idUSBRE88O0F520120925

"never let Iran develop an atomic bomb and then simply contain the problem" - The US turns a blind eye to Israel doing so.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 02:27 PM

11. Roots of Muslim rage? Let's see...

It might be all those drone attacks on their women, children, wedding parties, funerals etc.

It could make the citizens of ME countries a little bit cross. Just sayin'.

I wonder if Obama listens to himself, sometimes.


I meant this as a reply to the OP. Sorry.

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Response to truth2power (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 03:18 PM

12. These things caused the 1st Barbary War?

Were they cited by Abdrahaman in 1786?

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Response to dmallind (Reply #12)

Thu Sep 27, 2012, 04:23 PM

14. We can't do anything about what happened in the 1700's..

We can do something about our current predations and terrorizing the people of the ME.

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Response to truth2power (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 03:31 PM

13. Uh, the problems go a little further back than Obama and Bush.

There's a larger context to some stuff that doesn't just boil down to the US.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 07:13 AM

2. as if those rioting religious people are going to confront their own needless rage lol nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 11:28 AM

6. One thing unreasonable people always respond well to are calls for reason. nt

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 07:20 AM

3. Nice "reporting", accusing Obama of political posturing.

He will use it to try to boost his political standing without ever mentioning Republican opponent Mitt Romney.

How about, he is President of the United Sataes and he is doing his job?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 08:41 AM

4. Oh brother. Hey Obama: The US "role in troubled, transitioning nations" ...

...is the "root of Muslim rage".

Here's how to confront those "causes":

Stop the drone wars. Remove all troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and pretty much every other country in the region. Recognize Palestine.

But of course he knows that and is just doing his job the way it is done.

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Response to redgreenandblue (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 11:44 AM

9. +1 Hear, hear! nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 08:59 AM

5. Total number of Muslums worldwide is c. 2.1 billion

Total pop. of USA is c.314 million.

And he's telling them what to do ? Sounds arrogant to me.

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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 11:34 AM

7. Are you saying 2.1 Billion Muslims are enraged?

I seem to think it is a small majority that are taken advantage of by political/religious figures, sent out to fight the boogieman by protesting at their embassy.

While I'm sure our foreign policy decisions are not appreciated by Muslims and Xtians alike in the ME, I think Obama will be singling out the small % that are willing to kill and burn down their own country.

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Response to Socal31 (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 11:37 AM

8. That cannot be quantified

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 12:14 PM

10. Is this from The Onion? (n/t)

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