Yemen mob storms US embassy

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A Yemeni protestor, left, holds a white flag with Islamic inscription in Arabic that reads, "No God but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet," in front of the U.S. embassy during a protest about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Sanaa, Yemen, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Dozens of protesters gather in front of the US Embassy in Sanaa to protest against the American film "The Innocence of Muslims" deemed blasphemous and Islamophobic.
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 7:22 AM
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SANAA, Yemen — Chanting “death to America,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on American diplomatic missions in the Middle East.

The protesters breached the usually tight security around the embassy and reached the compound grounds but did not enter the main building housing the offices. Once inside the compound, they brought down the U.S. flag, burned it and replaced it with a black banner bearing Islam’s declaration of faith — “There is no God but Allah.”

Before storming the grounds, demonstrators removed the embassy’s sign on the outer wall, set tires ablaze and pelted the compound with rocks.

It was similar to an attack on the U.S. Embassy in the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Tuesday night. A mob of Libyans also attacked the U.S. consulate in the eastern city of Benghazi on Tuesday, killing American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

In Egypt, protesters were clashing with police near the U.S. Embassy in the capital Cairo for the third day in a row.

The violence has raised worries that further protests could break out around the Muslim world as anger spreads over the movie.

Yemeni security forces who rushed to the scene fired in the air and used tear gas to disperse the demonstrators and were eventually able to drive them out of the compound. It was not immediately clear whether anyone was inside the embassy at the time of the attack.

The Yemeni Embassy in Washington condemned the attack and vowed to ensure the safety of foreign diplomats and to step up security measures around their missions in the country.

Yemen is home to al-Qaida’s most active branch and the United States is the main foreign supporter of the Yemeni government’s counterterrorism campaign. The government on Tuesday announced that al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader in Yemen was killed in an apparent U.S. airstrike, a major blow to the terror network.

The movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” came to attention in Egypt after its trailer was dubbed into Arabic and posted on YouTube. The video-sharing website blocked access to it Wednesday. The trailer depicts Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a madman in an overtly ridiculing way, showing him having sex and calling for massacres.

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dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 09/13/12 - 07:56 am
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"The trailer depicts Muhammad

... having sex and calling for massacres." And which part of that is historically wrong?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 09/13/12 - 08:18 am
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Ever notice:
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American lefties are more vicious in their attacks on American conservatives than on those who kill Americans. If that doesn't speak volumes concerning their character, then nothing will.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/13/12 - 08:54 am
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Spring and Fall

We had the Arab spring. Now it's time for the Arab fall.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/13/12 - 08:56 am
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Prep

The people in that photograph look well dressed; almost preppy. Did they walk over from the university?

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 09/13/12 - 09:34 am
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Maybe it is time

to just sever diplomatic relations with countries that refuse to stop such politically induced riots by their own people? Or, at the least, quit sending them taxpayer money we do not have as it is.

In regards to Muhammad, read up on his history:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muhammad

In regards to his principle wife
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aisha
"According to the traditional sources, Aisha (his main wife)was six or seven years old when she was betrothed to Muhammad and nine (9) when the marriage was consummated. In the USA we use a different name for such sexual activity.

divenut
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divenut 09/13/12 - 09:25 am
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U.S. Embassy

Remember now, the White House's spin on this calls them extremist. Sure are alot of them. This prez has got time to talk with David Letterman but thumbs his nose at the leaders of Israel. muslum or Christian? You decide. If he gets elected again, God help us. Not Allah. Just sayin'.....

No_Longer_Amazed
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No_Longer_Amazed 09/13/12 - 09:33 am
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"Put up or shut up"

I believe it is time to respond with force when necessary or cut-off foreign aid to any country that allows this to happen.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 09/13/12 - 09:48 am
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Remember the Arab Culture

if no response is forth coming quickly, it will be viewed a clear sign of the USA's weakness and their correctness.

Failure to act will only lead to increased attacks, including greater blood shed as one group tries to out do the other for the most powerful role.

On a Geo-Political note:
The Russians want into the Arab area for power, oil and more.
They have a small problem they have a history of being extremely brutal to Islamic followers. However the US State Dept. should remember a very old Arab saying. "An enemy of my enemy is my friend."

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/13/12 - 09:46 am
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On the radio

What I heard, Curtain, is that Obama's response was to evacuate the consulate office in Bengazi, Libya. Let's see if he does anything different in Yemen.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 09/13/12 - 09:50 am
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May be his telepromter is on vacation?

Or did he already forget what happen in Libya a few days ago?

PhiloPublius
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PhiloPublius 09/13/12 - 10:21 am
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You think Penn State was bad?

Muhammad did things far worse than Jerry Sandusky.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/13/12 - 10:53 pm
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12 Hours

It's time to let this "most discussed" thread go to bed.

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myfather15 09/14/12 - 04:51 am
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After all the attacks on our

After all the attacks on our embassy's, the best thing Hillary Clinton could think to say was "An attack on our embassy is an attack on our ability to work together."

Are you serious? This is the kind of leadership we have in this Country????

First of all, in Egypt they were burning the US Flag and putting up Al Qaeda flags so I'm guessing they aren't to concerned with "working with us". Second of all, how about this response being better; An attack on our embassy is an attack on us and an act of war which will be met with serious military consequences. How about any Country that doesn't respond with their own military to stop these attacks, will NEVER receive a single penny of assistance from us, EVER!!!!! Our politicians are weak pathetic panzies, period!!! They have no spine!!!

This is MURDER, nothing less. They are killing our representatives and THIS is the best she could think to say??? She is absolutely pathetic, along with the rest of this weak administration.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 09/14/12 - 07:45 am
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I almost forgot

Muslims are taught to avoid waring on other Muslims.
This might explain the lack of action from top leadership.

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