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    Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    This film was vulgar and deliberate.. Its affect on the Arabs was predictable, but they aren't the only ones being manipulated. We are being manipulated as well.

    Meanwhile, they have burned the embassy in Benghazi.
    Are you saying all Arabs lack self control? Is that why it was predictable?

    I remember watching Jesus fight in celebrity death match (a ridiculous show) strangely I did not start a riot.

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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
    I'm wondering why the Marine gaurds at the embassy didn't score a few kills, defending the embassy peremiter. Ordered to stand down, perhaps?
    The protesters were contained and any deaths/injuries would have accelerated and intensified the violence.

    "Dozens of riot police lined up along the embassy walls. They did not stop protesters who continued to climb up the wall and stand on it, chanting. But it appeared they were no longer going into the embassy compound."

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

    Where were the Egyptian police during all of this? An attack on a nations Embassy is an act of aggression and should not be taken lightly.
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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
    This film was vulgar and deliberate.. Its affect on the Arabs was predictable, but they aren't the only ones being manipulated. We are being manipulated as well.

    Meanwhile, they have burned the embassy in Benghazi.
    Don't worry. It seems that we have apologized for the movie today. How sad and weak do we look when we apologize to people who tore down our flag and replaced it with Al-Quieda's flag.

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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
    I'm wondering why the Marine gaurds at the embassy didn't score a few kills, defending the embassy peremiter. Ordered to stand down, perhaps?
    It wouldn't accomplish anything that's why, sure you could kill a few protestors but ultimately just anger them all the more and increase the potential for violence. There's no indication that after they bounded the wall that any further attempt was made to get inside the embassy itself.

    According to the BBC and other sources salafists, a type of hardline fundamentalist and often violent Muslim belief group, were involved and perhaps motivated the attack. BBC News - Egypt protesters breach US embassy over 'insulting' film

    What needs to be done is work with the Egyptian authorities to crack down on these guys by influencing them through diplomatic means, a carrot and stick approach, the US gives aid to Egypt and if Egypt cannot guarantee our embassy's security then that aid because leverage. There are ways to get Egypt to work with us against this hardliner portion of their population, and I'll tell you nothing would come of bloodshed by our Marines in the embassy expect further problems.

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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
    Misrepresenting yourself in this manner clearly does in any worthwhile discussion of this nature.
    Having to know whether or not someone has an ipad in a country you supposedly live in is not a worth while discussion, so no, it doesn't actually matter.
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    re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    Don't worry. It seems that we have apologized for the movie today. How sad and weak do we look when we apologize to people who tore down our flag and replaced it with Al-Quieda's flag.
    Really? Who apologized for what movie?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by L0neW0lf View Post
    Having to know whether or not someone has an ipad in a country you supposedly live in is not a worth while discussion, so no, it doesn't actually matter.
    However, stringing people along when asked a direct question, speaks to credibility. So yes ...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Really? Who apologized for what movie?
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1060897705

    Read this from CNN.

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




    Following the protest, Egypt's Foreign Ministry said it was committed to giving all embassies the necessary protection.

    The U.S. embassy had put out a statement earlier on Tuesday condemning "misguided individuals" who hurt the religious feelings of Muslims or followers of other religions.

    "We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others," the U.S. embassy said in its statement.

    Although it was not clear which film prompted the protests, Egypt's prestigious Al-Azhar mosque and seat of Sunni learning condemned on Tuesday a symbolic "trial" of the Prophet organized by a U.S. group including Terry Jones, a Christian pastor who triggered riots in Afghanistan in 2010 by threatening to burn the Koran.

    Egypt's Coptic Orthodox church also condemned in a statement some Copts living abroad who it said financed "the production of a film insulting Prophet Mohammad", a state website reported. About a 10th of Egypt's 83 million people are Christians.

    One slogan scrawled on the walls of the embassy, which is near Tahrir Square where Egyptians revolted against Mubarak, said: "If your freedom of speech has no limits, may you accept our freedom of action.".....snip~

    Egyptians angry at film scale U.S. embassy walls - Yahoo! News
    Reuters – 54 mins ago<<<<<


    After the fact!!!!! That is US Soil.....which we pay for. Despite being in Egypt. Time for the Egyptian Military to get their heads out of the Sand!

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