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

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    It looks like in response to this attack is an apology from the state department about whatever made the attackers mad. Odd.

    Press Release | Embassy of the United States
    This nasty film was released on the anniversary of 9-11 for a reason.

    Here it is in English.

    The Movie So Offensive That Egyptians Just Stormed the U.S. Embassy Over It - Max Fisher - The Atlantic

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

    BBC News - US official dies in Libya consulate attack in Benghazi

    A US official has been killed and others wounded after militiamen stormed the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, security officials say. It is believed the protest was held over a US-produced film that is said to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammad. The building is said to have burnt down after being set alight by protesters. It is thought nobody was in the consulate at the time. Protests have also been held at the US embassy in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.

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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
    Obama gave Israel Iron Dome to increase their security and increased their foreign aid. I suppose you were not aware of that.
    Thats okay Clinton went around Congress and released money to Egypt......so Egypt could get their act togther. Seems it didn't matter where the money came from with the Egyptians. Just as long as they could get the money!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    Ok, it was a really bad way to make a point that I was trying to make.
    LOL...you got that right!
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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
    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."
    They breached the embassy wall, so obviously they weren't contained. They should have never been allowed to make it across the wall. This is an attack on American soil and the ambassador sat back and did nothing to stop it.
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    Re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    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.
    So, appeasement is the newest national security strategy?
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    Re: Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy [W:53]

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    BBC News - US official dies in Libya consulate attack in Benghazi

    A US official has been killed and others wounded after militiamen stormed the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, security officials say. It is believed the protest was held over a US-produced film that is said to be insulting to the Prophet Muhammad. The building is said to have burnt down after being set alight by protesters. It is thought nobody was in the consulate at the time. Protests have also been held at the US embassy in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
    It's time for some retaliation.
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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
    So, appeasement is the newest national security strategy?

    Obviously, haven't you noticed Obama appeasing the al-Qaida terrorists?

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

    You know, not so long ago we saw hundreds of thousands of young people demonstrating in Tahrir Square. They were not demonstrating against the United States, they were not demonstrating against Israel and they were not demonstrating against the West.

    They were demonstrating for something a lot of us take for granted. That is democracy. I just really, really, really hope that these extremists will not be allowed to define what is acceptable behavior in a secular democracy. If they are, it is a shameful period in the history of western civilization and a major step backward for those that fought so hard and died for something better.

    Today should be about remembering the 9/11 victims, their families, and the heroes who made so many sacrafices that day. We should not let these actions, as despicable as they are, overshadow the significance of today. They are not worthy.

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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
    It's time for some retaliation.

    Exactly. It's time to carpet bomb Egypt.

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