Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:28 AM
choie (1,175 posts)
Anti-American Protests Over Film Enter 4th Day
Source: NY Times
CAIRO — Anti-American protests inspired by a video denigrating the Prophet Muhammad entered a fourth straight day here in the Egyptian capital and other demonstrations erupted in much of the Middle East after Friday Prayer — an occasion often associated with public displays of dissent.
Witnesses in Cairo said protests that first flared on Tuesday — the day J. Christopher Stevens, the American ambassador in Libya, was killed in an attack in neighboring Libya — continued sporadically early Friday, with protesters throwing rocks and gasoline bombs near the American Embassy and the police firing tear gas.
In Lebanon, one person was killed and 25 injured as protesters attacked restaurants, while in Sudan demonstrations flared outside of the German and British embassies. There was also turmoil in Yemen, Bangladesh, Qatar, Kuwait, and Iraq. Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem, and held protests in the West Bank and Gaza.
Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/15/world/middleeast/anti-american-protests-over-film-enter-4th-day.html?_r=1&hp
I really think it's clear that while these protests may have been inspired by the video, the root cause is the United States' invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as our policies in the mideast. THAT IS NOT TO DEFEND THE VIOLENCE, BUT IS AN EXPLANATION...
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Anti-American Protests Over Film Enter 4th Day (Original post)
Response to choie (Original post)
Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:42 AM
classof56 (4,072 posts)
1. Well, since we can't retroactively do over those invasions...
I'm not sure how the US could mitigate the root cause for the violence. The video was not US-sanctioned, but seems like those engaging in the violence don't want to hear that. We did support the Egyptians during their recent uprising, and we do send them an awful lot of money. Perhaps those are policies we should change. I don't really know--I'm very confused as to what the answer is. For the record, I don't buy your explanation, so I guess the bottom line is, it's complicated. R***** just stated that if he'd been president Ambassador Stevens would not have been killed. Maybe things will work better if he's in charge. Somewhere there has to be an answer. Or...maybe not.
My head hurts now.
Response to classof56 (Reply #1)
Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:47 AM
LeighAnn (2,442 posts)
2. That video was produced for one reason only
It was conceived, created, and distributed solely to impact the 2012 election by inciting violence in the Middle East.
It was Romney's 9-11
Response to LeighAnn (Reply #2)
Fri Sep 14, 2012, 11:13 AM
heaven05 (2,365 posts)
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that turns out to be true, money can be hidden too easily so we probably would never know who really sponsored it, but if it ends up at rmoney or rethug party door? I can only say they are responsible for the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and the others that died. Period. And like that meth maker/filmmaker and terry DS jones, should be brought up on charges of collusion with the enemy. Period .Robme? POS
Response to classof56 (Reply #1)
Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:51 AM
RKP5637 (25,585 posts)
3. Sometimes IMO things get so tangled and convoluted there is no answer. Too
many balls are being juggled at once, too many intervening variables.
My head hurts now too.