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

    Thousands of Egyptian demonstrators tore down the Stars and Stripes flag at the US embassy in Cairo, replacing it with an Islamic flag on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States


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    Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Thousands of Egyptian demonstrators tore down the Stars and Stripes flag at the US embassy in Cairo, replacing it with an Islamic flag on the 11th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States


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    Egyptian protesters tear down US flag in attack on Cairo embassy - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

    That's Obama's heros at work.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    That's Obama's heros at work.

    It is sickening!

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

    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

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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

    It is a despicable act. Period.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    It is a despicable act. Period.
    Sure is and I want someone to pay....but the right someone, not go off half cocked and take out my aggressions on just anyone.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    That's Obama's heros at work.
    That's some top shelf hogwash you're peddling there.

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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
    Sure is and I want someone to pay....but the right someone, not go off half cocked and take out my aggressions on just anyone.

    Who says half cocked? did I say half cocked? No I did not!

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

    Good thing Egypt is our ally in the Middle East !!
    The question is more important than the answer!

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