The U.S. State Department spent $70,000 to run a TV ad in Pakistan featuring President Obama ad Mrs. Clinton. They assure viewers that the U.S.. government does not approve of the anti-Muhammed video that is posted on YouTube.
There are rioters in Pakistan. Pakistan is the only nation where the State Department ad is being aired.
Protests have tapered off in many countries, but in Pakistan on Thursday, more than 2,000 people tried to reach the U.S. Embassy inside a guarded enclave that houses embassies and government offices.
Riot police used tear gas and batons to keep the stone-throwing demonstrators away from the enclave, and hundreds of shipping containers were lined up to cordon off the area. The government later called in army troops to protect the restricted areas when it appeared that police could not handle the situation. . . .
The demonstrations are expected to grow on Friday, the traditional Muslim day of prayer. The Pakistani government deemed Friday a national holiday so people can demonstrate peacefully against the film.
When you think about how cheaply the producers of the video was made, and how much havoc it has caused for American foreign policy, you get the idea of the leverage of the World Wide Web. If getting more bang for your buck is what it’s all about, the producers did very well.
We are reminded once again that the leverage is shifting toward the little guy, the guy with a message that has not been filtered through the New World Order. The American foreign policy establishment has had a major setback. No one seems to know who produced the video, or for how much money. But its presence on YouTube has undermined years of work by the State Department. We think of Libya under the present regime or under Khadaffy, and we long for the good old days. The West toppled his regime by funding the rebels. Now look at the results.
The West’s New World Order brigade thinks it can manipulate foreign governments to the advantage of the Western establishment. Then, without warning, comes a cheap video that undermines years of careful planning and hundreds of millions of dollars in clandestine funding. This is the lure of all central planning. The planners cannot foresee events like the riots fostered by a privately produced video.
The State Department is trying to put out fires. Too late. The fuses are lit.