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    Re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    interesting - one minute you call the same people terrorists then they are freedom fighters

    make up your mind

    Why is the USA hated so much all around the world?

    Why is the US flag the most burnt and desecrated symbol on the planet?

    any ideas?
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    Re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]




    In Libya, gunmen in Benghazi attacked the U.S. diplomatic compound on Tuesday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces, officials said.
    Abdel-Monem Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya's Supreme Security Committee, said, "There is a connection between this attack and the protests that have been happening in Cairo."

    In Benghazi, Reuters reporters on the scene could see looters raiding the empty U.S. consulate's compound, walking off with desks, chairs and washing machines.
    Unknown gunmen were shooting at the buildings, while others threw handmade bombs into the compound, setting off small explosions. Small fires were burning around the compound.
    Passersby entered the unsecured compound to take pictures with their mobile phones and watch the looting.

    No security forces could be seen around the consulate and a previous blockade of the road leading to it had been dismantled.
    "The Libyan security forces came under heavy fire and we were not prepared for the intensity of the attack," Hurr said.....snip~

    U.S. Cairo, Libya missions attacked, U.S. official reported dead - Yahoo! News
    Reuters – 1 hr 44 mins ago..<<<<<


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    Re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    I knew this guy. I'm not sure if his name has been released.

    Damn. I don't even know what to say.
    I've been there - I'm sorry. What the hell kind of ROE's do ya'll put on the guard detachments, anyway? I mean, my mind just continues to be blown that this kind of stuff can happen.

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    Re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    I've been there - I'm sorry. What the hell kind of ROE's do ya'll put on the guard detachments, anyway? I mean, my mind just continues to be blown that this kind of stuff can happen.
    The producer/director is defiant, in hiding and states that embassy security should be improved.

    Israeli filmmaker in hiding after anti-Islam movie sparks deadly Libya, Egypt protests - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper

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    Re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Because there are a lot of bad people out there.
    interesting observation - that's what the US defined "terrorists" say

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    Re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by Klown View Post
    interesting observation - that's what the US defined "terrorists" say

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    Re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    The producer/director is defiant, in hiding and states that embassy security should be improved.

    Israeli filmmaker in hiding after anti-Islam movie sparks deadly Libya, Egypt protests - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper

    So your blaming this on the film maker? One can take offense, but do you condone killing for it?
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    Re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by Connery View Post
    While this is despicable, I need more facts about who exactly was involved, whether it is nation wide or a splinter group, before I condemn the entire country or any efforts to by the US to co-opt this government. There is a lot more at stake in this region than to totally write off Egypt because of this incident.

    I am not soft on this by any means, I was almost blown up in the first attack on the World Trade Center and lost friends in 9/11, however, a meaningful balance must take place in order to have this region stabilize.

    "The flag, similar to the banner used by al Qaeda, is commonly used by ultraconservatives around the region. Almost all the embassy staff had left the compound before the protest, and the ambassador was out of town...One young member of the ultraconservative Salafi movement, Abdel-Hamid Ibrahim said, "This is a very simple reaction to harming our prophet."

    Egypt protesters scale U.S. Embassy wall, take flag - CBS News
    An embassy belongs to the country occupying it. They attacked America when they scaled the walls, burned our flag and killed our ambassador. After what happened in Tehran in 1979, we either need to protect our embassies or leave those countries.

    This was nothing more than an excuse to attack America again on 9/11. Those protesters knew very well that the film was not sanctioned by the US govt or the people.
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    Re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So your blaming this on the film maker? One can take offense, but do you condone killing for it?
    The film maker is blaming the US embassy for not having better security.

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    Re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    An embassy belongs to the country occupying it. They attacked America when they scaled the walls, burned our flag and killed our ambassador. After what happened in Tehran in 1979, we either need to protect our embassies or leave those countries.

    This was nothing more than an excuse to attack America again on 9/11. Those protesters knew very well that the film was not sanctioned by the US govt or the people.

    I was addressing what occurred in Cairo, "almost all the embassy staff had left the compound before the protest, and the ambassador was out of town" I said in an earlier post the reaction to the movie was a poor excuse to act like animals on 9/11.


    Libya is a different story altogether. I expect the current administration to address these occurrences in the appropriate manner.

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