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Old 09-11-2012, 02:11 PM  
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Protesters storm U.S. Embassy in Cairo

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/11/world/...html?hpt=hp_t1

I suppose it's a good thing that "it doesn't have to be a good thing for us"....

Cairo (CNN) -- Angry protesters climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and hauled down the American flag, replacing it with a black standard with Islamic emblems, apparently in protest of the production of a film thought to insult the Prophet Mohammed.

The incident prompted a volley of warning shots to be fired as a large crowd gathered outside, said CNN producer Mohammed Fahmy, who was on the scene.

The replacement flag read, "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger."

Others expressed more general grievances about U.S. policy, chanting anti-American slogans and holding up bits of a shredded American flag to television camera crews in front of the embassy.

An embassy operator told CNN that the facility had been cleared of diplomatic personnel earlier Tuesday, ahead of the apparent threat, while Egyptian riot police were called to help secure the area.

The U.S. Embassy said in a statement Tuesday that it "condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions."

"Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy," the statement said. "We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."

The incident occurred on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, as crowds gathered in somber remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed that day.

It is not clear which film upset the protesters in Cairo.

In 2008, an anti-Muslim and anti-immigration parliamentarian from The Netherlands sparked international outcry when he produced a film that portrayed Islam as a violent religion.

Geert Wilders' film "Fitna," which he released online, featured images of terrorist acts superimposed over verses from the Quran.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:53 PM   #31
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The crowds trampled on a U.S. flag before they burned it while chanting: “The people want to dismiss the ambassador.”
btw... here is the real story of what happened... it apparently was a "manufactured" protest using some obscure online video as the impetus.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:54 PM   #32
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Nice. A mob has set a fire at the US consulate in Libya.

Still think the Arab Spring "doesn't have to be a good thing for us," Direckshun?
Lemon for Libya.
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:55 PM   #33
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I'm sure it was just a coincidence that this happened on 9/11.
yeah.. just a coincidence that this was one of the chants...

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“Obama, we are here to sacrifice for Osama”
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:59 PM   #34
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:02 PM   #35
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yeah.. just a coincidence that this was one of the chants...
They have some long ass chants.

Chants need to be kept to 3 words maximum.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #36
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #37
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yeah.. just a coincidence that this was one of the chants...
"We are here to sacrifice for osama"?
By all means, let our boys accommodate them.
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Lol @ the annon mask in the crowd.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:06 PM   #39
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Crazy Islamists attack our embassy and we apologize. That sure does send out a message of strength about the US, doesn't it?
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Looking at that picture it seems like the perfect place for a 30-second flame-thrower blast.

We could say we were helping them with their flag burning.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #42
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:19 PM   #43
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Looking at that picture it seems like the perfect place for a 30-second flame-thrower blast.

We could say we were helping them with their flag burning.
THIS is why we need giant ****ing space lasers! Protest=fine.. Scale wall=burst into flame .. and we can claim we had nothing to do with the magic fire from heaven!
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THIS is why we need giant ****ing space lasers! Protest=fine.. Scale wall=burst into flame .. and we can claim we had nothing to do with the magic fire from heaven!
Okay I know you are mostly joking here but by God this could work with these savages.
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Nice. A mob has set a fire at the US consulate in Libya.

Still think the Arab Spring "doesn't have to be a good thing for us," Direckshun?
The Arab Spring is the bottom-up struggle for representative government against tyrants.

Storming US embassies doesn't have anything to do with that. That's just thugs.
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