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Egyptian protesters scale US Embassy wall in Cairo
Houston Chronicle ^ | September 11, 2012

Posted on 09/11/2012 11:56:41 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian protesters, largely ultraconservative Islamists, climbed the walls of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo on Tuesday, made their way into the courtyard and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with an Islamic inscription to protest a film attacking Islam's prophet, Muhammad.

Hundreds of protesters marched to the embassy in downtown Cairo, gathering outside its walls and chanting against the movie, which was reportedly produced in the United States.

"Say it, don't fear: Their ambassador must leave," the crowd chanted.

Dozens of protesters then scaled the embassy walls, took down the flag from a pole in the courtyard and brought it back to the crowd outside. The crowd tried to burn it, but failing that, tore it apart. The protesters on the wall then raised on the flagpole a black flag with the Muslim declaration of faith on it, "There is no god but God and Muhammad is his prophet." The flag, similar to the banner used by al-Qaida, is commonly used by ultraconservatives around the region.

In Washington, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said the U.S. was working with Egyptian authorities to try to restore order.....

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhostatedept; cairo; egypt; islamiststerror; middleeast; soshillary; usembassy
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1 posted on 09/11/2012 11:56:47 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Welcome Back Carter! Another 70’s Sitcom replayed by Obama.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 11:58:03 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Intelligence Warns of Attacks Against Israeli and US Embassies
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/159873


3 posted on 09/11/2012 11:58:37 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: PGR88

Jimmy Carter, now in Black.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 11:58:55 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Nothing that a nice hellfire missle can’t take care of..


5 posted on 09/11/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT by aces
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"ultraconservative"

You can always count on AP throw in a political smear.

6 posted on 09/11/2012 12:00:43 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

If this were British embassy in Cairo the Egyptians would be ordered to close their embassy and all consulates in UK.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 12:00:53 PM PDT by hamboy
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Anyone playing “who’s the best shot” at the embassy yet?


8 posted on 09/11/2012 12:00:56 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The most disgusting aspect of this event is the way the Americans responded, they couldn’t bend over and kiss that a** fast enough. Have we totally lost our testicles as a nation?


9 posted on 09/11/2012 12:01:00 PM PDT by yank in the UK ( A liberal mocking Christianity. I asked "why don't you mock Islam?" he replied "Muslims are violent)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We remember 9/11 our way, they remember it in their own way. It will be interesting to see how the White House spins this to protect their precious, non-political Muslim Brotherhood friends.


10 posted on 09/11/2012 12:01:00 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We remember 9/11 our way, they remember it in their own way. It will be interesting to see how the White House spins this to protect their precious, non-political Muslim Brotherhood friends.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 12:01:00 PM PDT by newheart (At what point does policy become treason?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

” largely ultraconservative Islamists,”

Yeah, right, it’s those nasty conservatives at it again.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 12:01:10 PM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Cincinatus' Wife

Wonder if anyone has bothered to tell Barry? But then again, he is a busy man.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 12:01:18 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Fresh Wind

Send them money.
Quick !


14 posted on 09/11/2012 12:01:18 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: aces

I’ll see your Hellfire and raise the ante with a nuke....


15 posted on 09/11/2012 12:01:59 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: PGR88

16 posted on 09/11/2012 12:02:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Oh, well, it’s Chinese money anyway. This country is broke.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 12:03:25 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ah yes, the world will love us if Barry becomes President. I guess it’s another thing we’ll just have to wait on until his 2nd term.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 12:05:43 PM PDT by Rokurota
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

So what’s the Won gonna do? Probably play a round of golf. If we had a real CIC he would immediately cut off all aid to Egypt and maybe do a flyover with a few B2”s. But won’t happen with this pussy.


19 posted on 09/11/2012 12:06:08 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And our Marines?...


20 posted on 09/11/2012 12:06:27 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well that didn’t take long. Obama will say he is better than Bush because he doesn’t rise to any such provocation and better than Carter because he has fireproof flags.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 12:07:26 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
“ultraconservative Islamists”

Ever notice how the MSM always characterizes violent extremists and enemies of the U.S. as “conservatives”?

During the cold war Reagan Administration officials were called “right wing kooks”, “the weird fringe” and “extremists”. Hard line communists who favored war and other aggressive action against the U. S. were called “conservatives”.

After 9/11, Hamas and other violent, America hating groups were called “conservative Muslims”.

22 posted on 09/11/2012 12:07:34 PM PDT by detective
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To: beethovenfan

TODAY:..... “An Israeli official told Reuters on condition of anonymity that Netanyahu’s aides had asked for a meeting when he visits the United Nations this month, and “the White House has got back to us and said it appears a meeting is not possible. It said that the president’s schedule will not permit that”.”.....

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/11/israel-us-idUSL5E8KBLQC20120911


23 posted on 09/11/2012 12:10:32 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: PGR88

BUMP!


24 posted on 09/11/2012 12:11:45 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (We the People are coming!!)
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To: EGPWS
I hope the Marines on the ground are familiar with the story of Rocky Sickmann. He was a young Marine at the embassy in Tehran when it was overrun. I heard an interview with him a few years ago. He stated that he was armed with a shotgun when the radical stormed through the doors, and he followed orders to not shoot. He feels that his (and his fellow Marines) failure to shoot was ultimately what forged the image of the US as a paper tiger in the islamic world, and extrapolated that the lack of any response in Tehran is what ultimately led to 9/11.

In the interview I heard, Sickmann said he would trade everything, his kids, grandkids, career, etc. to be able to go back to that day and pull the trigger.

25 posted on 09/11/2012 12:15:47 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Why weren’t the first “protestors” shot as soon as they made it over the wall?

Isn’t this a huge security breach? What if one (or more) of these “protestors” had a bomb strapped to themselves that detonated once inside the compound?


26 posted on 09/11/2012 12:17:40 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: detective

27 posted on 09/11/2012 12:17:58 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is another attack by Islamists on U.S. Soil. Are you listening, Mr. Obama? An attack on U.S. soil !!

Why did you not order the Marines to use some of their gazillion rounds of bullets to defend our turf?

Oh, that’s right, the embassy prolly wasn’t on the recipient list for any of the gazillion bullets, they are intended for something or someone else.

What would you do, Mr. Obama, if Americans stormed the Egyptian embassy and tore down their flag and raised Old Glory?


28 posted on 09/11/2012 12:19:32 PM PDT by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (x)
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To: TexasRepublic

well since we are spouting power I’ll raise your nuke with the word of God....smile...


29 posted on 09/11/2012 12:19:42 PM PDT by aces
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To: chrisser

According to the article, they sent most everyone home because they knew about the upcoming “protest.”


30 posted on 09/11/2012 12:20:45 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Well there is a political ad in those pics, but I’m sure milk toast will go on and on about Obama being a nice guy.


31 posted on 09/11/2012 12:23:05 PM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: aces

Repeat after me. “Rabid Rotweillers.”


32 posted on 09/11/2012 12:23:05 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney needs to jump on this, STAT!


33 posted on 09/11/2012 12:23:10 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: PGR88

I was thinking - Carter & Embassy & Hostages.

Deja vu.


34 posted on 09/11/2012 12:27:40 PM PDT by hummingbird (I CAN CU2!)
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To: bigheadfred

...............”About 20 people stood on top of the embassy wall, while about 2,000 protesters gathered outside. The demonstrators were mainly supporters of Islamist groups or “ultras” youths.

Rafik Farouk, 38, an Egyptian Christian, also took part. “I am here because I am Egyptian and reject anything that insults Islam or anything that sparks division in Egypt,” he said.

Washington has a big mission in Egypt, partly because of a huge aid programme that followed Egypt’s signing of a peace treaty with Israel in 1979. The United States gives $1.3 billion to Egypt’s military each year and offers the nation other aid.

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland in Washington said the wall was breached and the flag removed.

“We are obviously working with Egyptian security to try to restore order at the embassy and to work with them to try to get the situation under control,” she said.

Following the protest, Egypt’s Foreign Ministry said it was committed to giving all embassies the necessary protection.

The U.S. embassy had put out a statement earlier on Tuesday condemning “misguided individuals” who hurt the religious feelings of Muslims or followers of other religions.

“We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others,” the U.S. embassy said in its statement.”................

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSBRE88A11N20120911?i=9&irpc=932


35 posted on 09/11/2012 12:28:15 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

As I am writing this I’m sure Sparky the jug-eared Wonder Dolt is composing a sternly-worded letter for someone’s file.


36 posted on 09/11/2012 12:28:19 PM PDT by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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....”The U.S. embassy had put out a statement earlier on Tuesday condemning “misguided individuals” who hurt the religious feelings of Muslims or followers of other religions.

“We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others,” the U.S. embassy said in its statement.”................

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSBRE88A11N20120911?i=9&irpc=932


37 posted on 09/11/2012 12:29:07 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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According to the article, they sent most everyone home because they knew about the upcoming “protest.”

Thanks.

Guess it makes sense - if we don't care about our sovereignty in the CONUS, why should we care about it at our embassies.
38 posted on 09/11/2012 12:32:38 PM PDT by chrisser (Starve the Monkeys!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Then the answer is no. Why am I not surprised?


39 posted on 09/11/2012 12:33:28 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

they’re all whipped up about a Dutch movie...how is that our fault?

was it free movie night for the public at our embassy and they played that?

WTF?


40 posted on 09/11/2012 12:34:30 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: PGR88

Quite a few embassies use contract security for their outer security and save the Marines - if any are available- for protecting the embassador.
It is no longer a Marine in blues with rifles behind him that guard our embassies.

A sad state of affairs to compromise our security to avoid offending someone.
Offend them but protect our people First.


41 posted on 09/11/2012 12:36:13 PM PDT by lowflyn (Im nobody, just ask a liberal)
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To: meatloaf

with lasers mounted on their heads? raised to believe muslims are food? LOL


42 posted on 09/11/2012 12:36:35 PM PDT by aces
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To: TurboZamboni

A Dutch movie, but produced (or written) by that preacher in Florida who burned the koran.


43 posted on 09/11/2012 12:39:01 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

And yeah, I know the intel pointed to this. Just a big yawn for Barry.


44 posted on 09/11/2012 12:40:36 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: JimSEA

>fireproof flags

I would insist that all American flags with a good chance of getting torched be made of a plastic that flies off when burnt and sticks to the people near it.


45 posted on 09/11/2012 12:45:14 PM PDT by soycd
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To: newheart
“We remember 9/11 our way, they remember it in their own way. It will be interesting to see how the White House spins this to protect their precious, non-political Muslim Brotherhood friends.”

When does the day count begin for each day the embassy is on attack.

Is this early choreograph October Surprise.

46 posted on 09/11/2012 12:46:41 PM PDT by hummingbird (I CAN CU2!)
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To: hummingbird
TEXAS! Dixie Flag Co. (carefully stitched 360 pound flag) to fly at WTC


47 posted on 09/11/2012 12:50:50 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: aces

If you want a cleanup we’ll need to go with feral hogs ... biguns.


48 posted on 09/11/2012 12:51:39 PM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Why aren't the “visitors” being flayed with automatic and semi-automatic until more backup can be found.

They are breaching American soil....you breech the Embassy, we shoot you.

Case closed, for now....

49 posted on 09/11/2012 12:55:32 PM PDT by hummingbird (I CAN CU2!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The United States gives $1.3 billion to Egypt's military each year and offers the nation other aid.

We have over 10% real unemployment, 16 trillion dollars in debt, 1+ trillion dollar annual deficits, families struggling to put gas in their car to drive to the grocery store to buy food they can't afford and we give these a$$-wipes, enemies of freedom and everything we hold dear, $1.3 billion a year?! Tell me why the federal government should not be considered a domestic enemy.

50 posted on 09/11/2012 12:55:43 PM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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