Col. Peters: Embassies in flames and Obama goes to Vegas?
Analyst reacts to Egypt chaos
- Duration 4:24
- Date Sep 13, 2012
Analyst reacts to Egypt chaos
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-- top story tonight let's bring in Fox News strategic analyst for turner colonel Ralph Peters who joins us now from Washington to colonel -- talking points accurate in your opinion.
I think -- dead on with one exception.
The I can't approve of the conciliatory statement issued by the embassy before the demonstration.
The -- -- -- let me let me stop there let me stop -- and I -- -- hear your point of -- on that.
But here's why I'm coming from so you know.
How to answer.
If I'm trying to defuse a situation -- trying to prevent violence that could take American lives are right.
I want to bring down I want to bring it down all right so I say to the militants.
This is wrong I concentrate on that.
That's where I'm coming from here -- -- All the -- -- represented the United States of America the embassy's job would have been to say.
Look under the US constitution the bill of rights we have something called free speech.
And and that's it I mean the embassy and then the Obama administration in Washington are -- our State Department and the White House.
Elevated political correctness and appeasement.
Above our constitution and I think that's a fundamental problem but it's also a problem when our embassies grew up in flames and our president goes Las Vegas.
All right but what.
If I agree that.
That this is American even looms have freedom of speech.
Has to be no but it wouldn't have helped in Cairo in fact it might have inflamed pardon upon the situation even worse.
So I'm not sure I'm with you on that.
Now let's advance the story -- maybe they'll just a moment.
How could have been worse really -- -- -- -- where they're gonna learn all thing to the ground and they could've killed everybody there are no egyptians all Americans killed in Cairo.
The Egyptian government.
It was controlling the situation all along they had to -- exactly as far as they're willing to go to appease the -- office that's right this whole thing was planned organized.
To the nth degree and -- bill let's get something straight here.
This happened on September 11 of -- days to for the Obama administration let its guard down globally.
September 11 Ding Dong had a President Obama.
I mean it's just unfathomable to me that the embassies.
We've been -- prepared.
Okay the assassination.
Of the American ambassador in Libya was obviously planned by whom who did it and how do we know.
Well we know that it's radical extremist Muslims of the sloppy school.
Which is not the same as al-Qaeda but al-Qaeda came out of them there may be some al-Qaeda influence.
We know because they've been jumping up and down from her -- the last two decades.
Telling us they want to kill Americans we know because our intelligence system has tracked them.
And their entry into and development within Syria.
It has all the hallmarks of a carefully planned.
Sloppy terrorism is -- you meant you meant Libya let's start -- house are living -- other a lot this -- office.
They are -- another they're not the Muslim Brotherhood did not al-Qaeda there yet another jihadist group.
A step is that wanna kill Americans and it's -- that correct.
This a lofty movement.
He is the most radical general movement within Islam.
It's beyond the farthest from the wing of the Muslim Brotherhood and they are actually out in the ratings war as it worked with the Muslim Brotherhood.
And I think the Egyptian government let this go down because they were afraid if they stopped -- -- office demonstrations slobs and say see.
The -- government the Muslim Brotherhood sides with the infidels and insult Mohammed.
Yeah but that's not the government's job to government's job is to protect.
They ought to be honest -- I and I don't you worry about that but I -- -- to be -- -- -- a little confused -- this -- office responsible for the assassinations in -- and also -- For the demonstrations in cart yeah it's always -- and law office in Egypt.
And Libya are intelligence system knows they cooperate very closely they cooperate the border but he was not an accident that both of these.
Attacks happened in neighboring countries on the evening of September 11.
And oh by the way the right answer is as far as -- goes is to go to Libya.
Tracked them down and kill every -- office terrorist involved.
All right thanks very much we appreciate -- reminder of the colonel's book -- -- Gettysburg very interesting read.