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Libya militias storm US consulate over 'insulting' film
BBC ^ | September 11, 2012 | BBC

Posted on 09/11/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon

The building is said to have burnt down. It is thought nobody was in the consulate at the time.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: egypt; libya; shadowwars; threatmatrix; usconsulate; usembassy
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1 posted on 09/11/2012 2:41:50 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Our understanding Arab friends from the Arab spring.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 2:42:50 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: HapaxLegamenon

“This is what democracy looks like.”


3 posted on 09/11/2012 2:43:46 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: HapaxLegamenon
On 9/11. What a coincidence.
4 posted on 09/11/2012 2:44:14 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: HapaxLegamenon
Its just a coincidence that the US Consulate in Libya and the US Embassy in Egypt are both getting attacked on the anniversary of 9-11...

Right?

5 posted on 09/11/2012 2:44:43 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

They think this brings respect to Islam?

It only makes me thing they are still 7th century savages whose religion is no more than a violent cult.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 2:45:32 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

This has hit Drudge

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/2/9/52597/World/International/Mob-sets-fire-to-US-consulate-in-Benghazi-witness.aspx


7 posted on 09/11/2012 2:46:03 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Because ‘2016; Obama’s America’ reveals the ugly truth about Obama?


8 posted on 09/11/2012 2:46:11 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Wow just wow. I thought we were safer now a days. They would love us. FUBO!!!!!!


9 posted on 09/11/2012 2:47:15 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Did I need the major dripping sarc tag?


10 posted on 09/11/2012 2:48:14 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Interesting that this appeared on US TV and then disappeared. (According to posts here - I didn’t see it because I don’t watch TV during the day or virtually any other time.)

And now the building has been burned down?

The staff was actually evacuated earlier. The only people left were the Marines, and I hope they got out, since there was obviously no interest on our part in defending it.

The Arab Spring. Way to go, Bambi!


11 posted on 09/11/2012 2:49:09 PM PDT by livius
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To: HapaxLegamenon

But Obama gave a speech in Cairo in 2009! We’re different now from bad old George Bush! They should love us!!!


12 posted on 09/11/2012 2:49:24 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88
But Obama gave a speech in Cairo in 2009! We’re different now from bad old George Bush! They should love us!!!

"Wait till Otis sees us! He loves us!"

13 posted on 09/11/2012 2:51:49 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
That al Qaida flag they raised is just a coincidence too.

And just what is this supposed “film” that they're so worked up about?

To my knowledge, no one has identified any film by title.

14 posted on 09/11/2012 2:52:53 PM PDT by mojito
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Let me guess the Bozo Zero gave order to not retaliate against this uncivilized terrorists? The way Bozo sees it, it is just as he learned from the Bill Ayers handbook. Pretty sure somewhere right now, Obozo is well pleased. This is sickening!


15 posted on 09/11/2012 2:54:22 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: HapaxLegamenon
Meanwhile, at the White House:

Obama offers thanks to the Emir of Qatar--showboating some rather halting Arabic skills in addressing "His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani"--and praising the inspiring democratic example of the Arab Spring, which happened to leave the absolute monarchy of Qatar untouched.

16 posted on 09/11/2012 2:55:56 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: livius

You’ll notice that not ONE article has named this movie that supposedly insults Islam?


17 posted on 09/11/2012 2:56:00 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Libya, Egypt.

I would suspect collusion.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 2:56:05 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ColdOne
I watched a little bit of a program on C-SPAN yesterday held at the Brookings Institution. A person in the audience who may have been South Asian (he gave his name but I didn't catch it) raved about how much better the reputation of the US is in a lot of predominantly Muslim countries like Indonesia, thanks to Obama's foreign policy. He sounded deadly serious and the panelists seemed to agree with his positive attitude towards Obama and Hillary's handling of foreign policy.

If they love us in Jakarta, maybe Obama isn't such a total failure after all...

19 posted on 09/11/2012 2:56:52 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Can’t find any reports from US media, except a link in AP World which was up briefly and then taking down.

Waiting for Confirmation.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 2:58:48 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: HapaxLegamenon
doesn't matter what happens, the goathumpers are safety wired to the terrorist/murderous thug position anyway so fill in the blank...

22 posted on 09/11/2012 3:01:25 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: tcrlaf

This is the movie:

http://www.christianpost.com/news/son-of-hamas-to-make-film-about-islam-prophet-muhammad-77048/


23 posted on 09/11/2012 3:03:13 PM PDT by cdga5for4
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To: livius

External security for embassies rests with the local army and sometimes police. The marines are responsible for the in side. Some embassies have 9-15 marines and all not on duty at one time. I think a few embassies may have a complement of up to 22.

If 200 people storm the embassies would be hard to kill them all, as much as I’d like to see it. Ou folks are really not that secure against a human wave attack.

In some countries the local gov gives a heads up regarding the demonstration and everyone stays away or hunkers down in the building until the demo is over, but safe, not likely.

In Jerusalem the consulate is guarded on the outside by armenia security personnel. I didn’t see any weapons. Down the block was a small structure with 4 Israeli soldiers. Don’t know what they have in Te Aviv.


24 posted on 09/11/2012 3:03:39 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: mojito

what does an ‘al qaida’ flag even look like?


25 posted on 09/11/2012 3:03:50 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: tcrlaf

It’s some movie being made here in the US by a Dutch national of Middle Eastern Muslim descent, but it actually hasn’t even appeared yet, so far as I can determine.

However, the fact that this is 9/11 and there seems to have been some advanced knowledge on the part of embassy staff in these places (Libya and Egypt) indicates to me that this was actually something bigger than the movie, whatever it may be.

I suspect we’re seeing Obama covering up for the Muslims. I don’t read Arabic, so I don’t know what their signs and banners say, but it would be interesting to get a translation.


26 posted on 09/11/2012 3:03:59 PM PDT by livius
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To: HapaxLegamenon
Even though the US put a POS Muslim in the WH who continues to fund these Islamic barbarians, they still hate us, the US. I guess they all just want Americans to die. Given the state the US is currently in, that death wish of America surely includes the you know who in the WH.
27 posted on 09/11/2012 3:05:59 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Pearls Before Swine
The USAtoday.com article downplays it and calling it a mob attack and not terrorist attack, which happened to have rocket propelled grenades that were fired on the embassy and caused it to burn.

Even after a terrorist act the left weing media is spinning this.

Libyan mob attacks U.S. consulate in Benghazi

28 posted on 09/11/2012 3:06:23 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: ColdOne

#24 FYI


29 posted on 09/11/2012 3:06:43 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

I hope the employees and Marines all got out. I read somewhere that they had advance notice in Egypt, and probably in Libya too.

The Muslim idiots may not have been armed, but if they managed to burn the place down...that’s not a good thing. Even getting in to tear down our flag was not a good thing either, to put it mildly.


30 posted on 09/11/2012 3:07:27 PM PDT by livius
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To: TomGuy
"Libya, Egypt.

I would suspect collusion."

Oh, come now.

What could they possibly have in common?

32 posted on 09/11/2012 3:08:34 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Big difference between Arab Spring and Irish Spring, wouldn’t you say? The way the media trots out that phrase, they make it sound like a positive thing, when all it is is destructive 7th century savage terrorists looking to kill or destroy anything not Islamic.


33 posted on 09/11/2012 3:08:34 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: HapaxLegamenon

And the embassy in Cairo as well...but no no it isn’t coordinated. This is the way then end begins


34 posted on 09/11/2012 3:09:17 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Joe 6-pack; Mad Dawg
I want every jackwagon that thinks 9-11 was an inside job to see this.

There's bad, there's evil and there's muslims, the worst of both.

35 posted on 09/11/2012 3:09:31 PM PDT by pfflier
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Thanks to 0bama’s Fundamentalist changes in America the world sure loves us now! /s


36 posted on 09/11/2012 3:10:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: HapaxLegamenon
In a barbershop long ago I recall reading in a magazine of an incident during the Spanish Civil War.

Rebels took our consul in Barcelona and his family hostage. Roosevelt ordered a US Navy cruiser to enter the harbor and tell the dirtbags to release our people unharmed within 24 hours, or said cruiser would start wasting the city.

Consul and family were released pronto.

That is the way to deal with barbarians.

37 posted on 09/11/2012 3:11:08 PM PDT by Jacquerie (Exterminate rats.)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

On this anniversary of 9/11 I think is important to revisit what should have happened in 2001. While George W. Bush did many things correctly, and I think deep in his heart he understood the difference between good and evil, there were many things that he did not do.

The following should be done, and we should still do them:

1. All Muslims in the US on a visa or here illegally should have been deported.

2. All nations that have supported terrorism should have been destroyed.

3. The oil fields of such nations should have been controlled by the US without any payment to those nations.

4. All assets of such nations should have been confiscated to pay for their nation’s destruction and the cost to repair the oil fields and opening a free market when OPEC found they had no members.

5. No rebuilding should have occurred.

These five things could have been achieved in a year. Our safety would be more secure and our nation much richer. More importantly, the cult of Islam would be held in check.


38 posted on 09/11/2012 3:12:02 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (The truth hurts)
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To: HapaxLegamenon
The Jerusalem Post also reporting.
39 posted on 09/11/2012 3:14:19 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Naive question: Why cut off the hand that fed you SO Very Well?!


40 posted on 09/11/2012 3:18:40 PM PDT by odds
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To: Jacquerie
That's not how Barry rolls. Here's how Barry rolls:
41 posted on 09/11/2012 3:19:12 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: y'all

Wanis al-Shari, Libya’s deputy interior minister, said the crowd in Benghazi attacked the building and that the information was confirmed by the US embassy in the capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday.

“There are fierce clashes between the Libyan army and an armed militia outside the US consulate,” Abdel-Monen Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya’s Supreme Security Committee, said, adding that roads had been closed off and security forces were surrounding the building.

A US embassy source said there had been “an attack” on the diplomatic office in Benghazi, but gave no further details.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/09/20129112108737726.html


42 posted on 09/11/2012 3:19:31 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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Wanis al-Shari, Libya’s deputy interior minister, said the crowd in Benghazi attacked the building and that the information was confirmed by the US embassy in the capital, Tripoli, on Tuesday.

“There are fierce clashes between the Libyan army and an armed militia outside the US consulate,” Abdel-Monen Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya’s Supreme Security Committee, said, adding that roads had been closed off and security forces were surrounding the building.

A US embassy source said there had been “an attack” on the diplomatic office in Benghazi, but gave no further details.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/09/20129112108737726.html


43 posted on 09/11/2012 3:19:37 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle of our time is the battle of liberty against the overreach of the federal government")
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To: HapaxLegamenon
This morning on NPR I heard this:

"And Obama turns to his generals and says, 'Go back to the Pentagon.
Come back with an option that actually prevents this slaughter.'
But you step back from this process and you think, here's a president
basically making a decision all by himself that his top
advisers would not have him make. And the consequence
is, you know, a hundred-thousand people in Libya
are now alive who would have been dead.

To me ... it's a breathtaking power. And it's one that goes in
this election season sort of hardly mentioned. Because in
this case, except peripherally, it didn't seem to affect Americans very much."


How inconsiderate of those ungrateful Libyans to set fire to our embassy.
But probably none of those 200,000 are among the torchers.
44 posted on 09/11/2012 3:22:56 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Isn’t this considered an attack on American soil? Whatever happened to the sanctity of our diplomatic embassy? Oh, now I remember. omuzzi is in charge and would rather apologize than defend our embassies. What a crock he is.


45 posted on 09/11/2012 3:27:42 PM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: TigersEye

Whitehoue apologizes for muslim hurt feelings!!!!

http://egypt.usembassy.gov/pr091112.html
U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement
September 11, 2012
The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others


46 posted on 09/11/2012 3:29:00 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: morphing libertarian

> a human wave attack.

With enough ammo and your six covered a couple of machine gunners can crate an ever growing mountain of muzzy scum.

It will become so tall and steep that the gutter scum will need crampons and climbing skills to crawl up and die.


47 posted on 09/11/2012 3:29:07 PM PDT by soycd
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To: HapaxLegamenon
We should cut off any foreign aid to Egypt and Libya immediately. Freeze their bank accounts. Let them be offended on their own nickel.
48 posted on 09/11/2012 3:31:10 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: HapaxLegamenon

Finally,a small victory for the obama administration


49 posted on 09/11/2012 3:32:01 PM PDT by daku
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To: MestaMachine
I saw that garbage on Drudge. Grrr!

The sovereign U.S. soil of our consulates and embassies are attacked and sacked and 0bowdown apologizes. I hate him. I really, truly hate him!

50 posted on 09/11/2012 3:32:16 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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