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Old 09-11-2012, 01:11 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, 05:39 PM   #61
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Obama will see this as a good thing.
Maybe it was actually some sort of tribute to Obamas presidency in interpretive dance
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:00 PM   #62
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I'm sure the newly-liberated American-haters appreciate your support.
Democratized countries, by and large, moderate over time.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:00 PM   #63
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This is a feather in Obama's cap.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:12 PM   #64
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Sure it did. It also precluded self-determination.

Once we overthrew our monarch, we had quite a bit of security issues in the wake of our independence. I'm sure people were saying the same thing about us.

Comes with the territory, sadly. I continue to hope that no Americans will be harmed.
This will end badly. We are just not the same culturally as the native muslim middle eastern people. Most are undereducated and prone to mob mentailty.

We are a country that values its freedom. People are going to make images of muhammed. They are going to make fun of Islam.

Those undereducated lack a basic understanding of how our system of government works. They have no clue that the preacher who wants to burn the Koran has the support of 0.000001% of the population. They throw us all into that pool.

We are not going to bridge this gap without the Arab leaders educating their populace on how democracy works and they are never going to do that because they like wealth and power
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:23 PM   #65
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One of ours is dead. Obama on a money raising trip and cannot be bothered. Apologies to come.....


(Reuters) – An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound, two Libyan security sources said on Wednesday.

“One American staff member has died and a number have been injured in the clashes,” Abdel-Monem Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya’s Supreme Security Committee, said, adding that he did not know the exact number of injured.

Armed gunmen attacked the compound on Tuesday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces before the latter withdrew as they came under heavy fire. Reuters reporters on the scene could see looters raiding the compound, walking off with desks, chairs and washing machines.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...88A1JF20120911
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:28 PM   #66
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We aren't just working on it. We have tested it in the lab...and it works. The best quote from one of the scientists working on it...

"We never got tired of the lightning bolts zapping our simulated (targets)"

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ha ha, we don't need rain clouds for lightning.

Ahmadinejad says enemies destroy Iran's rain clouds:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused his country's enemies of enacting a sinister plan to create a drought by somehow destroying the rain clouds before they reach Iran, several Iranian websites reported on Tuesday.

Well-known for his anti-American and anti-Israeli rhetoric, Ahmadinejad has made similar remarks before and last year accused the West of devising a plot to cause drought in the Islamic republic.

"The enemy destroys the clouds that are headed towards our country and this is a war Iran will win," Ahmadinejad said on Monday, according to several websites including the BBC's Persian-language site and www.snn.ir.

Iran has one of the world's driest climates and officials have warned that a severe lack of rainfall in parts of the country has created drought-like conditions.

Ahmadinejad has courted controversy in the past, not least by denying that the Nazi Holocaust - in which six million Jews were killed - ever happened, a stance that drew furious criticism from politicians across the globe.

The Iranian authorities have repeatedly accused the West of hatching plots to undermine Islamic leadership.

Iran is also at odds with the United States and its allies over its disputed nuclear program which the West fears is aimed at developing nuclear weapons. Tehran denies its program has any military dimension.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:41 PM
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:46 PM   #67
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Yeah, after using information obtained by interrogation techniques that if he'd had his way would never have been allowed
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:10 PM   #68
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ha ha, we don't need rain clouds for lightning.

Ahmadinejad says enemies destroy Iran's rain clouds:

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has accused his country's enemies of enacting a sinister plan to create a drought by somehow destroying the rain clouds before they reach Iran, several Iranian websites reported on Tuesday.

Well-known for his anti-American and anti-Israeli rhetoric, Ahmadinejad has made similar remarks before and last year accused the West of devising a plot to cause drought in the Islamic republic.

"The enemy destroys the clouds that are headed towards our country and this is a war Iran will win," Ahmadinejad said on Monday, according to several websites including the BBC's Persian-language site and www.snn.ir.

Iran has one of the world's driest climates and officials have warned that a severe lack of rainfall in parts of the country has created drought-like conditions.

Ahmadinejad has courted controversy in the past, not least by denying that the Nazi Holocaust - in which six million Jews were killed - ever happened, a stance that drew furious criticism from politicians across the globe.

The Iranian authorities have repeatedly accused the West of hatching plots to undermine Islamic leadership.

Iran is also at odds with the United States and its allies over its disputed nuclear program which the West fears is aimed at developing nuclear weapons. Tehran denies its program has any military dimension.
I guess he doesn't understand deserts have a lack of rain as a general rule.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:10 PM   #69
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I'm sure the newly-liberated American-haters appreciate your support.
WTF were we supposed to do? Keep supporting the dictators murdering their own people? You know thats not going to turn out well.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:13 PM   #70
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One of ours is dead. Obama on a money raising trip and cannot be bothered. Apologies to come.....


(Reuters) – An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound, two Libyan security sources said on Wednesday.

“One American staff member has died and a number have been injured in the clashes,” Abdel-Monem Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya’s Supreme Security Committee, said, adding that he did not know the exact number of injured.

Armed gunmen attacked the compound on Tuesday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces before the latter withdrew as they came under heavy fire. Reuters reporters on the scene could see looters raiding the compound, walking off with desks, chairs and washing machines.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...88A1JF20120911
This is ****ing hilarious.

1 person died while Obama was on a fundraising trip.

Over 6,000 die while Bush was on vacation.

Obama = Evil

Bush = Oh well
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Krauthammer Rips Obama Regime For Issuing Apology To Muslims In Egypt After Embassy Attack, Tells Mob To “Go To Hell”…


“That statement is an embarrassment. That is a hostage statement. That’s a mob of al-Qaeda sympathizers in Egypt, forcing the United States make a statement essentially of apology, on 9/11 of all days, for something we’re not responsible. I would issue a statement saying to the mob, ‘go to hell.’ The way America works, the way democracy works is that everybody has a right to express themselves. We don’t police our speech. And you ought to apologize to the United States for storming the embassy and the violation of the ultimate sacred principle of democracy, which is protecting embassies and missions abroad. For the U.S. to essentially issue a veiled apology, I think is disgraceful.”
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:43 PM   #72
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“That statement is an embarrassment. That is a hostage statement. That’s a mob of al-Qaeda sympathizers in Egypt, forcing the United States make a statement essentially of apology, on 9/11 of all days, for something we’re not responsible. I would issue a statement saying to the mob, ‘go to hell.’ The way America works, the way democracy works is that everybody has a right to express themselves. We don’t police our speech. And you ought to apologize to the United States for storming the embassy and the violation of the ultimate sacred principle of democracy, which is protecting embassies and missions abroad. For the U.S. to essentially issue a veiled apology, I think is disgraceful.”

THIS.
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"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."
Anyone who wants my piece of "American democracy" is welcome to that worthless shit.
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Krauthammer Rips Obama Regime For Issuing Apology To Muslims In Egypt After Embassy Attack, Tells Mob To “Go To Hell”…


“That statement is an embarrassment. That is a hostage statement. That’s a mob of al-Qaeda sympathizers in Egypt, forcing the United States make a statement essentially of apology, on 9/11 of all days, for something we’re not responsible. I would issue a statement saying to the mob, ‘go to hell.’ The way America works, the way democracy works is that everybody has a right to express themselves. We don’t police our speech. And you ought to apologize to the United States for storming the embassy and the violation of the ultimate sacred principle of democracy, which is protecting embassies and missions abroad. For the U.S. to essentially issue a veiled apology, I think is disgraceful.”
Obama always seems to be singing off key when it comes to situations like this.
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Obama always seems to be singing off key when it comes to situations like this.
well not always.
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