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Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:24 AM

US Embassy in Tunis breached

Source: Reuters

FLASH - Protesters jump over wall into U.S. embassy in Tunis: Reuters witness

Read more: https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/246613253134880768



PROTESTERS SET FIRE TO TREES, BREAK WINDOWS INSIDE U.S. EMBASSY COMPOUND IN TUNIS - REUTERS WITNESS

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/246614954818543616


Tunisian protesters smash windows, set fires in U.S. embassy

TUNIS- Tunisian protesters jumped over the wall of the U.S. embassy compound in Tunis on Friday and broke windows and set fire to trees, a Reuters witness said.

A large fire could be seen burning inside the compound. Police fired teargas at the hundreds of protesters who were demonstrating at the embassy.

http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1256679--tunisian-protesters-smash-windows-set-fires-in-u-s-embassy

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Reply US Embassy in Tunis breached (Original post)
Bosonic Sep 2012 OP
deutsey Sep 2012 #1
MrDiaz Sep 2012 #2
lonestarnot Sep 2012 #30
drm604 Sep 2012 #3
daleo Sep 2012 #29
djean111 Sep 2012 #4
C_U_L8R Sep 2012 #5
deutsey Sep 2012 #8
slackmaster Sep 2012 #10
Blue_Tires Sep 2012 #13
djean111 Sep 2012 #15
emilyg Sep 2012 #20
drm604 Sep 2012 #6
rollin74 Sep 2012 #7
jsr Sep 2012 #9
slackmaster Sep 2012 #11
Comrade Grumpy Sep 2012 #16
octothorpe Sep 2012 #27
jsr Sep 2012 #28
octothorpe Sep 2012 #31
MrDiaz Sep 2012 #33
octothorpe Sep 2012 #34
muriel_volestrangler Sep 2012 #12
Bosonic Sep 2012 #14
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #17
Bosonic Sep 2012 #18
leftynyc Sep 2012 #19
4th law of robotics Sep 2012 #21
leftynyc Sep 2012 #23
Comrade Grumpy Sep 2012 #26
leftynyc Sep 2012 #32
lunatica Sep 2012 #22
Luciferous Sep 2012 #24
Tx4obama Sep 2012 #25

Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:28 AM

1. Sigh

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:32 AM

2. smh

 

all these damn RELIGIOUS NUTS!!!

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Response to MrDiaz (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:32 AM

30. Cultural too. They are not used to anything but state run media. Apparently no free speech to

exposure to free speech causes the crazy to break out in some places.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:34 AM

3. How the hell did they get inside?

I guess the guards were reluctant to shoot unarmed protesters (assuming they're unarmed).

How do you deal with this kind of religious mania? Is it even really about religion or is this just people with anti-American feelings using that as an excuse?

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Response to drm604 (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:32 AM

29. No doubt both factors are involved

N/t

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:35 AM

4. Whoever is behind that film sure got the results they wanted.

Lessee, who wants a Middle-Eastern war?

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Response to djean111 (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:38 AM

5. Sheldon Adelson?

someone paid for that POS,
and it would not be surprising
if there was a direct connection
to the Romney campaign

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Response to djean111 (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:47 AM

8. They apparently have connections with Christian End of the World types

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (aka Sam Bacile?), a Coptic Christian, apparently made the movie with Media for Christ, which has on its website CDs by Samuel Doctorian, an alleged prophet who says he's had a vision about the end of the world (http://biblelandmission.org/pdfs/angels.pdf).

I wonder if they weren't just hoping to help God speed things up a little bit...

http://gawker.com/nakoula-basseley-ankoula/

http://home.conservativebabylon.com/2012/09/13/together-again-for-the-first-time-christian-crusades-versus-muslim-crusades/

http://www.mediaforchrist.net/CDs.htm (Scroll down for Doctorian's CDs)

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Response to djean111 (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:56 AM

10. The film is NOT THE ISSUE. It's being used as a pretext for a set of coordinated attacks.

 

The question you should be asking IMO is: Who stands to benefit most by embarrassing the current US government?

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 11:06 AM

13. +1

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 11:45 AM

15. That's pretty much what I was implying, I thought.

The film seems crafted to force Obama's hand or force Obama out. And all of a sudden a new meme is that Obama doesn't go to security meetings; I think it all was coordinated.
The religious right are just handy tools; they don't care, though, one hand washes the other - or smears the other with slime.

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:18 PM

20. +10

 

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:39 AM

6. And now Sudan

http://live.reuters.com/Event/Middle_East/45073242
US embassy compounds in Sudan, Tunisia compromised within minutes of each other - Reuters eyewitness reports


Also the German embassy in Sudan.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/14/us-film-protests-idUSBRE88D0O320120914
Sudanese demonstrators incensed by a film that insults the Prophet Mohammad broke into the German embassy in Khartoum on Friday and hoisted an Islamic flag, while one person was killed in protests in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli.


http://twitter.com/Reuters/status/246590852531642368
SUDANESE PROTESTERS SMASH WINDOWS OF GERMAN EMBASSY BUILDING AND START FIRE IN FRONT OF MAIN GATE -REUTERS WITNESS

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:46 AM

7. I'm watching Al Jazeera english

and a reporter on scene in Tunis is saying that part of the US embassy is on fire and militant protesters are still inside the embassy grounds

there is clearly a large fire burning at or very near the embassy building

http://www.aljazeera.com/watch_now/

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:53 AM

9. They need to use deadly force on people who breach the security parameter

The alternative is more dead Americans.

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Response to jsr (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 11:02 AM

11. It seems that what little security personnel the sites have are being overwhelmed

 

It's a coordinated operation.

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Response to jsr (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 12:26 PM

16. Yeah, that should calm things down.

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Response to jsr (Reply #9)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 11:30 PM

27. Oh that would suck if that happens...

Imagine the shit storm that would cause... I mean, I'm not saying they shouldn't protect themselves, I'm just pointing out that such an event would really make things worse.

I wonder if they are clearing embassies in certain hot spots to prevent such a thing from happening.

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Response to octothorpe (Reply #27)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:29 AM

28. I can't think of a better case for self-defense

The troublemakers leading the charge in these attacks are terrorists intent on causing harm.

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Response to jsr (Reply #28)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 12:46 AM

31. True, but it wouldn't really matter if it was justified or not

it would still only serve to inflame the situation... Again, not saying they should rollover if they are threatened, but the best thing to do is to avoid allowing such a thing to happen.

(I really hope I'm not coming off as an apologist for the extremist idiots who are doing this shit)

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Response to octothorpe (Reply #31)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 06:06 AM

33. if

 

you were the marines that were on site and these guys are rioting and then they start attacking. What would you do? Shoot or not shoot? If you do not shoot, what do you do? IM SHOOTING on grounds of self defense

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Response to MrDiaz (Reply #33)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 08:17 PM

34. I'd shoot, as I'm sure most others would too.

It would be better to prevent that situation from happening though. We're not going to magically calm the crowds of rioters down with anything we do right now (we can anger them more though) I'd just rather see us extract ourselves from the situation as much as possible..

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 11:05 AM

12. "At least 5 protesters wounded by police gunfire ...

... near U.S. embassy in Tunis, large fire inside embassy compound: Reuters reporter"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2012/sep/14/friday-protests-anti-islam-us-film-live#block-50534487c0e3eb823e69472a

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 11:20 AM

14. FLASH: Protesters set fire to American school in Tunis

FLASH: Protesters set fire to American school in Tunis

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/246628926540111872

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 12:29 PM

17. Do we not have significant security forces at these embassies?

 

Yeah they ought to be safe by convention.

But obviously that isn't the case.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 12:47 PM

18. Sinai (UN peacekeepers involved now)

Armed Salafis attack peacekeepers camp in #Sinai over anti-Islam 'movie', troops open fire, 1 man injured #Egypt

https://twitter.com/RawyaRageh/status/246650482691563520 (Al Jazeera reporter)

Protesters from Salafist groups in Sinai have stormed camp for UN multinational peacekeepers in town of Sheikh Zuwayed

https://twitter.com/AJELive/status/246651873342398464

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:11 PM

19. Sorry it has come to this but it's time

for the Marines to start shooting. Put out an announcement that anybody who breaches the security at any US embassy will be shot on sight. If the host governments wont guarantee the safety of our citizens, it's up to us.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:24 PM

21. Technically it is sovereign US soil

 

So they would be entirely justified in shooting attackers.

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Response to 4th law of robotics (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:43 PM

23. Yup

It's the responsibility of the host government to provide protection and they don't seem interested in that. If another American dies from this, all hell is going to break loose. It's time for Pres Obama to make a VERY public statement that it will not be tolerated and that the marines are armed and have orders to shoot to kill.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #19)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 10:59 PM

26. Oh, yeah, that would be a winning strategy...

if we want to be at war from Morocco to Indonesia.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #26)

Sat Sep 15, 2012, 03:57 AM

32. Abandon the embassies and consulates?

That's the only other answer. The murder of diplomats is unacceptable.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:24 PM

22. This is terrible

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 01:57 PM

24. My husband's friend works there- he's pretty worried about her.

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Response to Bosonic (Original post)

Fri Sep 14, 2012, 07:01 PM

25. Kick! n/t

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