Skip to comments.American School In Tunisia Set On Fire, US Embassy In Tunisia Burning-Al Jezeera Live Blog
Posted on 09/14/2012 9:03:55 AM PDT by tcrlaf
6 Minutes Ago - Protesters set fire to the American School in the Tunisian capital on Friday, after hundreds of people incensed by a "made in the USA" film that demeans the Prophet Muhammad invaded the US embassy compound and clashed with riot police.
The school was closed on Friday.
Protesters had earlier set fire to trees in the US embassy compound.
"Obama, Obama, we are all Osama," the protesters chanted to the US president, referencing the slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
20 Minutes Ago - Anti-Islam film protests Live Blog Anti-Islam film protests 7 minutes ago
Protesters set fire to the American School in the Tunisian capital on Friday, after hundreds of people incensed by a "made in the USA" film that demeans the Prophet Muhammad invaded the US embassy compound and clashed with riot police.
The school was closed on Friday.
Protesters had earlier set fire to trees in the US embassy compound.
"Obama, Obama, we are all Osama," the protesters chanted to the US president, referencing the slain al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Anti-Islam film protests 20 minutes ago
Shots were fired at the American embassy in Tunisia on Friday.
The latest Al Jazeera report from capital, Tunis, shows the embassy has been set on fire.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.aljazeera.com ...
Unfortunately, this hides his even greater Economic EPIC FAILS, as this takes attention away from Yesterday's disastrous Initial Jobless Claims Report, and the announcement of QE-TO-INFINITY, and BEYOND!
Al Jezeera has video of the Embassy on fire at the same link.
Thanks for the link
CNN’s headline is “Protesters Breach Embassy in Tunisia.”
That chant confirms it has nothing to do with the movie and everything to do with perceived weakness.
I have been to the Embassy in Tunis. Back then it was a very European, cosmopolitan city. It was one of the better vacations we have taken.
Patton knew how to deal with Tunisia.
My sister lives in France and regularly vacations in Tunisia; it is to the French what Florida is to Canadians. This will be VERY bad for business there.
So where’s Waldo? Which state is he campaigning in today?
We are almost at the point of: Air raid Pearl Harbor, this is no drill
After that point of time in December, 1941, anything that would aid the Japanese/German propaganda effort was considered treason by Americans...
Waldo’s taking a well-deserved hiatus from his backbreaking campaign schedule. He’s playing golf.
He’s qualified to play in the U.S. “AMATEUR”, you know.
Hell, he may even be OVER-qualified ;)
I’m sure they’ll be releasing a “situation room” photo-op any time now showing him hard at work.
I have a good friend at The Agency who has told me that if I want to know what is actually going on overseas watch BBC and AlJezeera. Don’t believe any American source to be accurate or truthful. And lately, like in the last six months that seems to apply to sourcing American domestic news as well.
Maybe about the 15th hole? Almost done, ready to get to a big cheeseburger, fries, and a couple beers (psst, don’t tell Michelle!).
Thanks to dead for this reality:
Carter is Obama. Obama is Carter.
Both are Traitor Losers, who hate America!
Jimmy Carter's presidency was doomed by the Iranian hostage crisis after the US embassy in Tehran was stormed by Islamist extremists following the Iranian revolution.
A year after the 52 Americans were taken hostage, Carter lost the 1980 election. The hostages were released just as President Ronald Reagan, who defeated Carter, was sworn in.
As Clint noted, the Empty Chair improved by codetoad:
It is past time to fire Barack and have him hit the road back to Chicago!
Thanks to RushIsMyTeddyBear and Focault's Pendulum and for finding these morphing graphic art realities
It’s not US Media is covering this as well.
MSNBC cut away from the White Daily Briefing disaster mid-way through, and CNN is too busy trying to blame the film-maker, and not Obama’s foreign policy.
Al Jazeera is a legitimate news network with a pro-Islam bias. You could think of them as the CNN of the middle east.
When I was in Egypt earlier this year I got better news from them than I did from the CNN feed. They were a bit selective in what they chose to show, but the programming was much more interesting than I could get anywhere else.
But there can be only one night in Tunisia:
President Obama, is your foreign policy better of than it was 4 days ago?
If I am wrong, I admit to being wrong. They might be a better news source than MSNBC (in general).
They are, according to you, probably a news source that is much better than some MSM in the US.
Al Jezeera - 3 Minutes Ago:
Hundreds of Salafists burned US flags in Morocco after Friday prayers at a mosque in a poor neighbourhood of Sale, twin town to the Moroccan capital Rabat.
Around 200 of the hardline Islamists gathered, shouting anti-US slogans including “American satan”, before trampling on two US flags and then ripping them up and setting them ablaze.
The security forces were not in evidence.
Between 300 and 400 Muslim activists had gathered outside the US consulate in Morocco’s largest city Casablanca on Wednesday, amid a heavy police presence, protesting against the film and shouting anti-US slogans.
I think it’s time to reach out to the Muslim community....with a .338 Lapua
“Al Jazeera is a legitimate news network with a pro-Islam bias.”
Not so. A number of these “reporters” are agents for al-Quada, and the Israelis have arrested them. Al Jazerra is person non grata in a number of Middle Eastern countries.
I'm not talking about the reporters, I'm talking about the organization itself. They are a news organization, like it or not.
That's a safe bet. :-)
Best vacation of my life was when I spent two weeks in Tunisia. Loved the country and the people. Spent time in Tunis and you are right, a very cosmopolitan city. The US Embassy was sponsering a weeklong event based on the life and writings of Mark Twain. I will never forget the lines of Tunisians waiting to see the speakers. But then again, this was in the eighties, when American values were celebrated and not disavowed and apologized for.
That’s correct. How can Carney even say with a straight face even now after it is common knowledge it was planned 9/11 attacks, and the chant, “Obama, Obama, we are a million Osamas” how that in any way is even remotely connected toward that scapegoate of a movie.
We stayed in a place called Souse (sp?) We were stationed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (the true definition of a sh@thole). Tunisia was the complete opposite of any middle east country I had ever been to We went to Egypt as well. We knew then Islam would be an issue, in 1982, but it took 911 to wake the rest of America up..
Looks like Dear Leader had an accident in that chair, too.
Even Reuters is more accurate lately than any American news source.
If they are screaming “Obama, Obama, we are not Osama” or something to that effect. Couldnt it have to do with the fact that Obama is taking the credit for killing Osama for the last month at least???? Video my @ss!
Yesterday in Golden, Colorado, Barry claimed “he was the son of a single mom”.
And Pershing knew how to deal with muzzlemen in the Philippines.
Right about now, how much is Hillary regretting NOT going after Obama’s Kenyan birth in the spring of 2008 & then getting herself in deeper by taking the job as Sec of State?
She certainly looks like she has buyer’s remorse!!
I think it was Sousse, near Sidi bou Said. I remember spending a couple of days in Tunis at the end of the R&RS. We went to the Embassy and saw “Flash Gordon.”
You have a bizarre notion of what a news organization is.
Well, if I have a bizarre notion of what a news organization is, then our Public Affairs Officer does as well.
I’ll trust his opinion on the matter.
I don’t want to be mean or anything, but our p.c. government officials just got an ambassador and three others murdered over in Libya. The CIA was sympathic to communism as they are to radical islam today (if we are nice to them, they won’t kill us in this war) and they got the collapse of the Soviet Union wrong, too.
Our intellegence services don’t know what they heck they are doing and they are full of anti-American liberal activists. Our government has even named American vets, constitutionalists and the Tea Party as the real domestic terrorists to worry about.
They are totally infiltrated.
I get all that, but what does it have to do with whether or not AlJazeera is a news agency?
For the same reason you would not trust the news sources infiltrated by the KGB as your fact finder during the cold war. But our feeble CIA cozied up to “moderate” leftists during the cold war and were misled and infiltrated.
Looks like they are still doing it. AlJazeera is infiltrated by the Muslim Brotherhood, a radical Islam group the CIA has named “moderate.” So you can believe a certain amount of information as true, but can also count on being misled by other key information presented. Islam is at war with the US but the US is pretending they are not at war with Islam. :(
Of course I wouldn’t place absolute trust in them. They have their bias and point of view, and being islamic I’m sure they’re riddled with terrorist sympathizers.
But as I mentioned up thread, they were more useful when I was in Egypt than the CNN feed was. They showed what was going on in the region while CNN was having stupid special reports about nothing.
I did notice, and I found it interesting, that none of the news outlets reported on anything that could cause a problem for tourism while I was there. I found out from family back home that two Americans and their tour guide were kidnapped; neither AlJazeera nor CNN reported that.
I found out what was really happening in Tahrir Square from our tour guide, who had friends on the ground there, and from AlJazeera’s live reporting and interviewing of people in the Square. CNN couldn’t be bothered.
I’m sad to see the images on TV of places I visited not that long ago. I wouldn’t dare go back now. :-(
Im sad to see the images on TV of places I visited not that long ago. I wouldnt dare go back now. :-(
“Well, if I have a bizarre notion of what a news organization is, then our Public Affairs Officer does as well.”
I’ll trust my Israeli news, business and chabad connections over your PAO. Even Alan Dershowitz has enough sense to know that the anti-semites at Al Jazeera are enemies of Israel.
Are you part of the Seattle BDS movement?
You’re not being mean, just truthful.