Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
Middle East - and the world.
A big hoo-ha is being made about that line: "to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy."
What was happening THE DAY that email was sent?
Oh, that's right -- protests about a video all over the freakin world.
"A report (PDF) from the Congressional Research Service published days after the attacks in Benghazi details how "Muslims in a number of countries have responded in recent days with anger at the United States that many observers describe as a response to a privately produced film circulating on the Internet that denigrates Islam and the prophet Mohammed."
According to the report, as of September 14, 2012, when Rhodes' email was sent, such protests - often violent and focused on U.S. diplomatic facilities -- had occurred in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Sudan, Egypt, Lebanon, Turkey, Yemen, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Iraq, Iran, Bangladesh, and Malaysia."
Remember? Muslim Protests Spread Around the Globe - In Focus - The Atlantic
^ Sept. 14, 2012 Article ^
Need a visual?
BTW, that map is from headline news the same day that email was sent.
Sep 14, 2012 10:11AM ET / Global <-------
A Map of Muslim Protests Around the World
Reuters / Google Maps
If you can't keep track of all the Muslim protests erupting across the globe, you're not alone. The uproar over a 14-minute anti-Islam YouTube video has sparked furious protests from Somalia to Egypt to Sudan to Tunisia to Libya to Bangladesh to Indonesia to Pakistan. With new reports of protests surfacing every minute, we've compiled the latest reported incidents into this handy interactive Google Map. Click the locations and embedded links for more details about each incident."
A Map of Muslim Protests Around the World - The Wire
Click a bubble, any bubble - on the interactive map from that day. https://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid...4439,53.613281
Here, I'll get you started:
Last edited by US Conservative; 05-04-14 at 01:11 AM.