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U.S. embassies under seige as protests spread

American diplomatic facilities around the globe are being attacked and set fire as protest grows over everything from the Pope’s visit to Lebanon to the killing of Al-Qaida’s second-in-command. Despite the Obama administration’s condemnation of the an American-produced youtube video trailer that displays the Islamic prophet Mohammed in a negative light, the protests seem to be largely-fueled by the recent publicity the video has received. The video was released in July.

Lebanon: Protesters set a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant ablaze in protest to the Pope’s visit to Lebanon. One protester has been killed and 25 wounded in clashes with police.

Sudan: Protesters broke into the German embassy, removed the German flag and replaced it with the now-familiar black, Islamic religious flag. The embassy is now reportedly on fire. At least one protester killed.

Libya: U.S. Ambassador, staff member and two former Navy Seals killed at Consulate on 9-11 and Consulate burned down. Four people have been arrested in connection to the attack, but Libyan officials say that the suspects are not directly connected to the killings.

Yemen: Hundreds of protesters storm the U.S. embassy in San’a. One protester shot and killed by Yemeni security forces.

Iraq: Protesters in the Sadr City district of northeast Baghdad carried banners and pictures of radical Shiite and anti-American cleric Muqtada

Egypt: Egyptian security forces pushed protesters back to Tahrir square on Thursday after four days of protest at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo. Thursday’s protests included crowd-thrown fire bombs and rocks.

Afghanistan: An hour-long protest of the youtube video was held in the Nangarhar province. The Afghan government has indefinitely blocked the entirety of youtube to prevent further violence.

Syria: Hundreds gathered in protest of the American government’s failure to prevent the production of the youtube video and the film it portrays. Buses and cars carrying protesters are now heading to the U.S. Embassy outside of Khartoum.

India: Thousands are holding protest in the Kashmir region. Protesters are calling President Obama a “real terrorist” and chanting “Down with America. Down with Israel.” Five top separatist leaders have been put under house arrest.

Fire near/at U.S. Embassy in Tunis

Tunisia:Fire reported near U.S. Embassy in Tunis. 3 dead, 28 wounded after protesters attacked the embassy.

U.K.: American flag being burned among hundreds of protesters at American embassy in London.

Oman: Protest occurring in front of U.S. embassy.

Sinai Peninsula: U.N. Peacekeeping forces attacked by anti-American protesters.

Mauritania: U.S. Personnel told to avoid embassy and BMCI bank area due to large anti-American protest.

U.S. Embassy in Yemen Surrounded

Hundreds of Islamic protesters surrounded the U.S. Embassy to Yemen in San’a on Thursday displaying anti-American sentiment , chanting “death to America”, burning the U.S. flag and in-general protesting the United States.

Yemeni security forces are reported to have fired warning shots, used tear gas and riot batons to push the crowd back from the Embassy after a few protesters climbed the outer walls, reached the inner wall and replaced the embassy’s American flag with the familiar black Islamic faith flag. No protesters breached the actual main embassy building.

Shortly after attempted breach, one protester was reportedly shot and killed by Yemen security forces.

A senior Yemeni official stated that security personnel have been given orders to shoot any protester carrying weapons although no weapons have yet been seen.

Some protesters could be heard shouting “Not our Prophet! He is a red line!” in unison indicating that the protest might be religiously motivated. Yemen’s Islah religious fundamentalist political party denied organizing today’s protest.

Yemen is home of Al-Qaida, the terrorist network responsible for the 9-11 attacks, the U.S.S. Cole bombing and numerous attacks on U.S. facilities such as that in Libya yesterday. On Tuesday, it was announced that the number 2 man in Al-Qaida was killed some time ago by a U.S. Airstrike. This announcement correlates closely with the ratcheting up of protests to violent activity.

The embassy in San’a had its security drastically upgraded after the Al-Qaida attacks in 2008 that killed 19 people.

Romney Was Rght and Presidential

After our embassies were attacked, Mitt Romney came out with a statement condemning the attacks and the Obama’s administration apology. He didn’t speak as a republican or democrat .He spoke for all of us and the media attacked him for doing what Obama should have done.

So what does Obama do? He waits 9 hours before making a statement, accuses Romney of jumping the gun, doesn’t take questions and continues fundraising and the MSM naturally goes along with him.

During that 9 hours his state department issues an apology to these radical muslim terrorists. Meanwhile Obama has four Americans, one which is his ambassador, and our embassies under fire and he goes on campaigning .They attack our embassies and killed our people. He apologizes to them? What a disgrace!!!!!

Just like when the hurricane Issac hit New Orleans. Romney went out there right away. Obama waited three days because he was too busy going to fundraisers. He only looks out for himself and whatever is politically expedient for him. These attacks occurred on the anniversary of 9/11 and were planned in advance using this anti–muslim film as an excuse. Why weren’t our embassies beefed up a few days before the anniversary? These protestors tore down our flag and put up an Al Queada like flag shouting, “There is no God , but Allah. Mohammed is his messenger .Jihad is the way.” Why did it take Hillary governing from behind to order the embassies to beef up security when Obama should have done that? Oh I forgot. He has to appear on Letterman and fundraisers.

The muslim brotherhood has taken over Egypt and declared Isreal it’s enemy. Obama was an advocate of overthrowing Mubarak paving the way for the take- over by the muslim brotherhood. Talk show host Sean Hannity warned months in advance what would happen and how dangerous they are and the rest of the media attacked him. Now what he predicted has come true. Obama gave Egypt one-and-a-half billion dollars and gave Libya $200 million since 2011.

Mubarek and Qaddafi may have been ruthless dictators but at least they kept the radicals in line and Quaddafi gave us important information about what they were doing. Obama over threw him too If these two were still in power this would not have happened today. The goal of the muslim brotherhood is world domination of Islam and Sharia law .They are in Iran ,control Egypt, North Africa and bonded with Iran who is calling for the wiping of Isreal off the map. Isreal, our main ally is surrounded. Netanyahu asks to meet with Obama to help them and he’s too busy to meet with him, he has to meet on David Letterman’s show and attend fundraisers for Jay–Z and Beyonce out in Calif. What kind of president does that? He should have dropped everything to meet with Netanyahu, but he has never liked Isreal or Netanyahu. Instead he tells Netanyahu to wait. Netanyahu rightly replied, ”Wait for what?? And how long?” He can’t afford to wait any longer. Never forget Obama’s statement that he would side with the muslims. This administration and the media refuse to believe that we are at war with radical Islam. The9/11 commission said “they are at war with us, we are not at war with them.” They hate us plain and simple. They kill our people and want to kill all of us and we have a president who apologizes to them and blames us for the world’s problems. We have a problem there folks.

Mubarek was a dictator and a thug, but at least he honored the peace agreements with American and Isreal. If the muslim brotherhood gets their hands on nuclear weapons they might pass them onto a terrorist group I disagree with Romney on some issues , but I love my country and so does Romney. Obama doesn’t.

Mitt Romney’s Talking Points Memo Leaked

CNN was given a copy of a Romney talking points memo from a GOP source. The points are instructions on how to respond on the events and Romney’s statement this morning. The full remarks as reported by CNN follow:

MESSAGE POINTS: Attacks On America’s Diplomatic Missions In Libya And Egypt

Surrogate Message Points: Attacks On America’s Diplomatic Missions In Libya And Egypt

Top-Line Message:

– We join all Americans in grieving for the four American patriots who lost their lives in yesterday’s attacks and send our condolences to their loved ones.

– This is a time for America to be firm and resolute – and to make clear beyond any doubt that America will not tolerate attacks on our own.

– The violence against the American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt underscores that the world remains a dangerous place and that American leadership is sorely needed.

– Over the last several years, we have stood witness to an Arab Spring that presents both opportunity for a more peaceful and prosperous region, but also great peril if the forces of extremism and violence are allowed to control the course of events.

We must strive to ensure that the Arab Spring is not followed by an Arab Winter.

– American leadership is necessary to ensure that events in the region do not spin out of control.

– We have seen a foreign policy of weakness and decline in American influence and respect. Yesterday, we saw the consequences of this perceived weakness.

– America cannot send mixed signals to either our allies or our enemies.

– We must not be afraid to use our influence to support those who share our values and interests – and to stand firm against those who threaten them. America cannot shrink from its responsibility to lead.

Questions & Answers:

Don’t you think it was appropriate for the embassy to condemn the controversial movie in question? Are you standing up for movies like this?

– Governor Romney rejects the reported message of the movie. There is no room for religious hatred or intolerance.

– But we will not apologize for our constitutional right to freedom of speech.

– Storming U.S. missions and committing acts of violence is never acceptable, no matter the reason. Any response that does not immediately and decisively make that clear conveys weakness.

– If pressed: Governor Romney repudiated this individual in 2010 when he attempted to mobilize a Quran-burning movement. He is firmly against any expression of religious hatred or intolerance.

Reports indicate the embassy in Cairo released its initial statement before the invasion of the embassy commenced. Doesn’t this show they were trying to tamp down the protest and prevent what ultimately happened, not sympathize with the protesters?

– The Administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt instead of condemning their actions.

– Distancing themselves from the statement and saying it wasn’t ‘cleared by Washington’ reflects the mixed signals they are sending to the world.

– American leadership needs to be decisive and resolute when our interests are threatened or attacked. For the last four years, this has been lacking.

– We have seen a foreign policy of weakness, indecision, and a decline in American influence and respect – and yesterday we saw the consequences.

– If pressed: The Obama campaign is now attacking Governor Romney for being critical of the same statement the Administration itself disavowed. This is hypocritical.

Did Governor Romney “jump the gun” last night in releasing his statement?

– No. It is never too soon to stand up for American values and interests.

Mitt Romney’s Statement on Embassy Attacks [Full Text]

The following is a transcription of Mitt Romney’s remarks following the attacks on U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya.

Americans woke up this morning with tragic news and felt heavy hearts as they considered that individuals who have served in our diplomatic corps were brutally murdered across the world. This attack on American individuals and embassies is outrageous, it’s disgusting. It breaks the hearts of all of us who think of these people who have served, during their lives, the cause of freedom, and justice and honor. We mourn their loss and join together in prayer that the spirit of the Almighty might comfort the families of those who have been so brutally slain.

Four diplomats lost their life, including the U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, in the attack on our embassy at Benghazi, Libya. And, of course, with these words, I extend my condolences to the grieving loved ones, who have left behind, as a result of these who have lost their lives in the service of our nation, and I know that the people across America are grateful for their service and we mourn their sacrifice.

America will not tolerate attacks against our citizens and against our embassies. We will defend also our constitutional rights of speech and assembly and religion. We have confidence in our cause in America. We respect our Constitution. We stand for the principles our Constitution protects. We encourage other nations to understand and respect the principles of our Constitution because we recognize that these principles are the ultimate source of freedom for individuals around the world.

I also believe the Administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt instead of condemning their actions. It’s never too early for the United States Government to condemn attacks on Americans, and to defend our values. The White House distanced itself last night from the statement, saying it wasn’t ‘cleared by Washington.’ That reflects the mixed signals they’re sending to the world.

The attacks in Libya and Egypt underscore that the world remains a dangerous place and that American leadership is still sorely needed. In the face of this violence, America cannot shrink from the responsibility to lead. American leadership is necessary to ensure that events in the region don’t spin out of control. We cannot hesitate to use our influence in the region to support those who share our values and our interests. Over the last several years, we have stood witness to an Arab Spring that presents an opportunity for a more peaceful and prosperous region, but also poses the potential for peril, if the forces of extremism and violence are allowed to control the course of events.

We must strive to ensure that the Arab Spring does not become an Arab Winter.