Empathy: the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
Earlier this month, Hillary Clinton may have inadvertently admitted to being responsible for the deaths of four Americans. During a speech at Georgetown University, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton insisted that America “empathize with (the enemy’s) perspective and point of view” in order “to define the problems (and) determine the solutions” for peace, as Shoebat.com reported.
When it came to the State Department’s actions and policies under Clinton in the months prior to the Benghazi attacks, it’s clear the U.S. showed empathy for the enemies that attacked the United States on September 11, 2012. Check out this excerpt from a New York Times article published about six weeks after the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on the 11th anniversary of the September 11th attacks:
What is clear is that even as the State Department responded to the June attacks, crowning the Benghazi compound walls with concertina wire and setting up concrete barriers to thwart car bombs, it remained committed to a security strategy formulated in a very different environment a year earlier.
In the heady early days after the fall of Colonel Qaddafi’s government, the administration’s plan was to deploy a modest American security force and then increasingly rely on trained Libyan personnel to protect American diplomats — a policy that reflected White House apprehensions about putting combat troops on the ground as well as Libyan sensitivities about an obtrusive American security presence.
In the following months, the State Department proceeded with this plan. In one instance, State Department security officials replaced the American military team in Tripoli with trained Libyan bodyguards, while it also maintained the number of State Department security personnel members at the Benghazi compound around the minimum recommended level.
According to the New York Times itself, the State Department – under the direction and leadership of Hillary Clinton – decided to rely on the February 17 Martyrs Brigade (F17MB) to protect American installations in Benghazi. “Libyan sensitivities about an obtrusive American security presence” were the reasons given as to why. That is by definition, empathy. F17MB is the group that spawned Ansar al-Sharia, one of the groups implicated in the attacks.
Last summer, Adam Housley of Fox News reported filed a report that identified a group of Ansar al-Sharia terrorists moved into a home next door to the U.S. Special Mission Compound. According to Housely, requests for “sandbags and a belt-fed machine gun” for protection against these neighbors was denied and that the reasons given were that it wouldn’t be…
“…aesthetically pleasing and it would upset the neighbors.”
Here is Housley’s report, relayed by Shoebat.com:
Is this not all of this by definition, the very expression of empathy with America’s Islamic enemies Hillary advocated for just this month?
Again, the definition of ’empathy’ is:
the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
Moreover, in light of Hillary’s expressed desire that the U.S. ’empathize’ with its Islamic enemies, it was Hillary herself who showed contempt for the very notion of empathy on June 26, 2011 while in Jamaica. As Shoebat.com reported, while speaking to the media, Hillary showed no empathy for Muammar Gadhafi when she rhetorically asked, “Whose side are you on?” after concerns about what would fill the vacuum left by Gadhafi were raised:
As that quote is hanging in the air, watch Hillary tell the Georgetown University audience earlier this month that the U.S. should ’empathize’ with our enemies: